New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0

New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 1:44pm CDT

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Fellow podcaster extraordinaire Megatronus has just obtained the latest issue of the Transformers Club Magazine and it had some info about the new subscription service. Here is what he had to share, along with some pics:

The Club magazine arrived today, and they have a spread on the 6 TFSS 5.0 figures.

Notable bits include:
-Registration for 5.0 supposedly opens this week
-The Paradron Medic is called 'Lifeline'
-Toxitron, Fractyl, and Counterpunch are all designated 'Wreckers' and seem intended to combine

There's a bio for Lifeline (and TFSS 4.0 Impactor) towards the end of the magazine, I've included a shot of that as well.


Transformers News: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0

Transformers News: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0

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Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782668)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 19th, 2016 @ 1:46pm CDT
So Wreckers are a mix of :CON: and :BOT: now? That seems a little weird, so who's stuff do they wreck now since they're comprised of a mix of allegiances?
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782671)
Posted by Deadput on April 19th, 2016 @ 1:50pm CDT
I don't think they mean the Autobot wreckers I think Wrecker is the Combiner's name from what I have heard.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782672)
Posted by RevTibe on April 19th, 2016 @ 1:52pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:So Wreckers are a mix of :CON: and :BOT: now? That seems a little weird, so who's stuff do they wreck now since they're comprised of a mix of allegiances?
I think it's a callback to Beast War-era convention Wrecker fiction, which had a Wreckers team featuring 'bots, 'cons, Maximals and Predacons. Notably, Fractyl was one of those Wreckers.

The linked Impactor bio mentions he's rebuilding a Wreckers team from any survivor he can find - I assume he'll be leading this mixed Wrecker combiner.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782674)
Posted by G.B. Blackrock on April 19th, 2016 @ 1:53pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:So Wreckers are a mix of :CON: and :BOT: now? That seems a little weird, so who's stuff do they wreck now since they're comprised of a mix of allegiances?


3H-era Wreckers were a mix of factions... And I think Carnivac even joined their ranks in the UK comic.

So having Deceptions on the Wreckers is just continuing the long tradition.

(EDIT: The bio referencing "Survivors" seems to be a decided nod to the UK stuff)
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782676)
Posted by Deadput on April 19th, 2016 @ 1:58pm CDT
Nope never mind disregard my first post it is a Wreckers combiner and the Combiner's name is Wreckage.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782677)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:00pm CDT
Deadput wrote:It is a Wreckers combiner and the Combiner's name is Wreckage.


Sounds awesome, shame they're using the MM/OP mold, it could've been amazing :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782682)
Posted by Deadput on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:01pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sounds awesome, shame they're using the MM/OP mold, it could've been amazing :HEADHURTS:



The mold itself is not bad not great but not awful either.


But really what would you have made Toxitron from neither HotSpot or Onslaught fit Toxitron that well unless they want to change his alt mode?
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782684)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:05pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
Sounds awesome, shame they're using the MM/OP mold, it could've been amazing :HEADHURTS:



The mold itself is not bad not great but not awful either.


But really what would you have made Toxitron from neither HotSpot or Onslaught fit Toxitron that well unless they want to change his alt mode?
Plus, it was originally gonna be Nemesis Prime until Takara went and made Grand Scourge, forcing the Club to change its plans for the Motormaster mold's other pretooled head.

So if they hadn't gone with the Motormaster mold, we wouldn't be getting that final headsculpt.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782685)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:10pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Sounds awesome, shame they're using the MM/OP mold, it could've been amazing :HEADHURTS:
The mold itself is not bad not great but not awful either. But really what would you have made Toxitron from neither HotSpot or Onslaught fit Toxitron that well unless they want to change his alt mode?


Who says it has to be Toxitron, is that a thing? As 'Wreckers', I could see using Scattershot or Onslaught, since Onslaught was just used, I think Scattershot with a new head and combiner head and a bunch of guns would have been pretty cool :michaelbay:
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782690)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:14pm CDT
Poor Rotorstorm. After is death, there are now 2 Wrecker combiners. The joke is now on him :MAXIMAL:
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782691)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:15pm CDT
Hellscream9999 wrote:Who says it has to be Toxitron,
Who else would they make a mold with an "evil Optimus Prime" head out of when Nemesis Prime is off the table and SG Optimus is no more?

Hellscream9999 wrote:is that a thing?
Yes.

Hellscream9999 wrote:As 'Wreckers', I could see using Scattershot or Onslaught, since Onslaught was just used, I think Scattershot with a new head and combiner head and a bunch of guns would have been pretty cool :michaelbay:
Except Scattershot was just used too. For Sea Clamp.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782693)
Posted by RevTibe on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Plus, it was originally gonna be Nemesis Prime until Takara went and made Grand Scourge, forcing the Club to change its plans for the Motormaster mold's other pretooled head.

So if they hadn't gone with the Motormaster mold, we wouldn't be getting that final headsculpt.
Ohhhh, is there an element of "Motormaster/Optimus mold was already slotted for our use, we cannot practically change the mold in reaction to Takara's Grand Scourge, but we can change the deco."?
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782694)
Posted by Optimutt on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:19pm CDT
Thanks for this, WJ! Very cool to see them dropping these details so soon after the official announcement at Botcon.

Any word on the Ratbat and hologram Megatron toys? Have they given and details about how to get our eager little paws on them?
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782696)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:20pm CDT
RevTibe wrote:Ohhhh, is there an element of "Motormaster/Optimus mold was already slotted for our use, we cannot practically change the mold in reaction to Takara's Grand Scourge, but we can change the deco."?
The Club was gonna make use of the Motormaster mold's alternate headsculpt by turning it into Nemesis Prime, but when Takara made Grand Scourge out of the regular Optimus mold, that made the Club's plans for Nemesis Prime redundant, so they switched the deco into Toxitron instead.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782698)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:22pm CDT
Optimutt wrote:Any word on the Ratbat and hologram Megatron toys? Have they given and details about how to get our eager little paws on them?
That Joe/TF set will be a Club store exclusive like the last two.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782701)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:26pm CDT
RevTibe wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Plus, it was originally gonna be Nemesis Prime until Takara went and made Grand Scourge, forcing the Club to change its plans for the Motormaster mold's other pretooled head.

So if they hadn't gone with the Motormaster mold, we wouldn't be getting that final headsculpt.
Ohhhh, is there an element of "Motormaster/Optimus mold was already slotted for our use, we cannot practically change the mold in reaction to Takara's Grand Scourge, but we can change the deco."?


The point is that the Motormaster tooling has an alternate head built in (that "Nemesis Prime" head. In fact, every CW toy has two heads) that would have gone unused by Hasbro and TakaraTomy, so FunPub decided it would be perfect to use and build a character around it, without going through the expense of making a new one from scratch. Since TakaraTomy already released a Nemesis Prime-like character, using the same base mold (those get tiring... nope, already run down) they used their fallback: Toxitron.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782704)
Posted by Big Grim on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:33pm CDT
G.B. Blackrock wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:So Wreckers are a mix of :CON: and :BOT: now? That seems a little weird, so who's stuff do they wreck now since they're comprised of a mix of allegiances?


(EDIT: The bio referencing "Survivors" seems to be a decided nod to the UK stuff)


As is Operation : Volcano.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782710)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on April 19th, 2016 @ 2:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:Who says it has to be Toxitron,
Who else would they make a mold with an "evil Optimus Prime" head out of when Nemesis Prime is off the table and SG Optimus is no more?

Hellscream9999 wrote:is that a thing?
Yes.

Hellscream9999 wrote:As 'Wreckers', I could see using Scattershot or Onslaught, since Onslaught was just used, I think Scattershot with a new head and combiner head and a bunch of guns would have been pretty cool :michaelbay:
Except Scattershot was just used too. For Sea Clamp.


Huh, well I guess that makes some sense then.

As for Sea Clamp, I was only trying to align a torso mold that fit with the ethos of 'Wreckers', you have to admit, a scattershot with his combiner gun equipped under his nose-barrel, with a couple extra guns plugged into him would fit that bill 8-)
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782715)
Posted by megatronus on April 19th, 2016 @ 3:02pm CDT
If Impactor is part of this particular combiner, that means the bonus 7th figure of 5.0 will likely be the 5th member of the team.

Wouldn't be surprised if Wreckage and Thunder Mayhem were nemeses.
Re: New Details about Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 (1782717)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on April 19th, 2016 @ 3:06pm CDT
megatronus wrote:If Impactor is part of this particular combiner, that means the bonus 7th figure of 5.0 will likely be the 5th member of the team.

Wouldn't be surprised if Wreckage and Thunder Mayhem were nemeses.

Agreed. Would be cool if the 7th was Punch somehow :MAXIMAL:

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