New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Thursday, April 27th, 2017 5:57PM CDT

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Were you wondering what the next 2 figures of the Transformers Subscription Service would be? Are you waiting eagerly for the reveal? Well we can now tell you that shipment 2 of the TFSS 5.0 consists of the Double Pretenders Optimus Prime with Hi-Q and Megatron with Spacewarp! The images come to us via 2 different sources today. The in-hand images come courtesy of Puma the Hunter on twitter, while the biocards were provided by Allspark member Onyx Minor.

The in-hand images show that it is difficult to get Megatron into his shell and includes the instructions for how he is supposed to work. We've included Puma's comments as he attempted to make the shell work.

Check out all the images and let us know what you think in the comments section below!

And we have our Pretender Shells! But those aren't the weapons for the Megatron/Grand Max shell we first saw. Boo!


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Also, these instructions. Wow. That Megatron sure likes like Grand...


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Also, these instructions. Wow. That Megatron sure likes like Grand...


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

So yea. That gray part attaches to the chest and is supposed to hold Spacewarp in the shell. Sadly, looking at it wrong makes it pop off.


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Then it slots into these guys in the front shell and Spacewarp fitting in. I haven't figure out how to get legs to fit in the back shell.


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Got it! Make him squat!


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Grand/Fort Max's head will fit inside. The shells are identical.


Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron

Transformers News: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron
Credit(s): Puma the Hunter on Twitter, Onyx Minor @Allspark
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Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877806)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 27th, 2017 @ 5:59pm CDT
I really want that Optimus. The figure looks so cool and I love pretenders, and this thing looks gorgeous
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877814)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:14pm CDT
For clarity, those bio cards aren't mine. I just saw those pics of them and shared'em here.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877815)
Posted by Flashwave on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:20pm CDT
Really torn. I have no attachment to the Pretender Shells. The Legends Figures look pretty cool, but the ones I really like are the Minicons. But I am not sure its worth selling the shells without the minicons... >_>
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877816)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:For clarity, those bio cards aren't mine. I just saw those pics of them and shared'em here.

It wouldn't let me leave the pictures so I couldn't see which Facebook it was from. Can you clarify and I will update?
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877817)
Posted by Flashwave on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:29pm CDT
I do like though, how thry made the combining part for Megatron look like G1 Megatron's gun. Nice touch
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877819)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:38pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:For clarity, those bio cards aren't mine. I just saw those pics of them and shared'em here.

It wouldn't let me leave the pictures so I couldn't see which Facebook it was from. Can you clarify and I will update?
I dunno whose Facebook they were from, I just found them embedded in a post on The Allspark. Maybe they're from that user's Facebook.

I didn't expect the pics to get news'd. :oops:
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877824)
Posted by Break on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:56pm CDT
I had been wondering if Pretenders were coming soon, what with first the Combiners ala year 3 of G1, and then rebranded Headmasters ala year 4 of G1. Not a large scale thing, but nice to see.

It does give me the idea how they could explain away why Transformers would have Pretenders shells...it could be a way to protect them from an overdose of radiation ala Beast Wars.

These make me wonder how much it costs to subscribe, as I like the looks of both.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877825)
Posted by RAR on April 27th, 2017 @ 6:58pm CDT
So I really want to know where they got those shells from did Takara reproduce them for a planned reissue of Grand Maximus and then not release it so the shell mould was going spare ?

Or are they ancient moulds someone found in storage somewhere ?
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877826)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 7:01pm CDT
RAR wrote:So I really want to know where they got those shells from did Takara reproduce them for a planned reissue of Grand Maximus and then not release it so the shell mould was going spare ?

Or are they ancient moulds someone found in storage somewhere ?
The monkey shell is just a redeco of Oilmaster's shell that was made wholecloth by Boss Fight Studios for BotCon 2015.

The Grand Max shell... I think was explained somewhere before, but I don't remember. Might have been unearthed when Takara did Encore Fort Max, but obviously wasn't gonna be used for that figure since Fort Max didn't have a Pretender shell.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877828)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 7:06pm CDT
Break wrote:I had been wondering if Pretenders were coming soon, what with first the Combiners ala year 3 of G1, and then rebranded Headmasters ala year 4 of G1. Not a large scale thing, but nice to see.
This is unrelated to what Hasbro is currently doing at retail. Fun Pub took this initiative on their own.

Break wrote:It does give me the idea how they could explain away why Transformers would have Pretenders shells...it could be a way to protect them from an overdose of radiation ala Beast Wars.
The fiction made for these toys already explained that Optimus and Megatron used these forms to hide themselves on Earth from Thunder Mayhem, with Megatron hiding as a human civilian and Optimus as a city zoo gorilla named "Garry".

Break wrote:These make me wonder how much it costs to subscribe, as I like the looks of both.
Unfortunately, the window for this subscription service ended last summer. These figures are a long time coming.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877830)
Posted by WreckerJack on April 27th, 2017 @ 7:14pm CDT
The colors on Spacewarp and the helm shape remind me of Skyshadow (Blackshadow) from Titans Return. I thought that it may have been the same character but upon further inspection, Spacewarp is a she. The one thing on her card I don't understand is how she can smirk with that battle mask on. (Well ok, maybe we just can't see it.)
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877833)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 7:25pm CDT
WreckerJack wrote:The colors on Spacewarp and the helm shape remind me of Skyshadow (Blackshadow) from Titans Return. I thought that it may have been the same character but upon further inspection, Spacewarp is a she. The one thing on her card I don't understand is how she can smirk with that battle mask on. (Well ok, maybe we just can't see it.)
Spacewarp is a preexisting character who was originally planned for release in the old 2003 Universe line as a Toys'R'Us exclusive redeco of the Armada Jetfire toy.



Though the originally-planned figure was never picked up by any store chain, the toy was eventually released in a modified form as Astrotrain, a 2007 Club Store exclusive by the Transformers Collector Club, with a new headsculpt and new redecos of the Giant Planet Mini-Con Team instead of redecos of the Space Mini-Con Team.



Years later, the TCC Facebook fiction of 2014-2016 would bring back the original Spacewarp concept and reinvented it as a female Unicron Trilogy character who went on all kinds of crazy adventures in outer space.



She gained a fan following through her official Facebook fiction titled "Spacewarp's Log", in which she spun tales of her wild adventures to the readers. Her popularity led to the Club finally giving her a chance to have an official toy in the Club's last hurrah of toy releases. Thus, we have this TFSS Spacewarp toy, with Megatron's bio containing references to Spacewarp's Log, ensuring us that she's still that same character despite being paired with a version of G1 Megatron.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877844)
Posted by Kurona on April 27th, 2017 @ 8:08pm CDT
And on that note, lemme just say that Spacewarp is friggin' awesome. She's a snarky Decepticon jerk with a heart of gold who turns into a spaceship and traverses not just time and space; but many alternate realities with a team of sidekicks that combine into a reality warping gun. I really wish we'd get an actual full figure of her (because, again, awesome) but her inclusion with Megatron just endears me to that little set even more.
I want more characters like her honestly. She was so cool and her log was so great.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877855)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 9:15pm CDT
Here's an unpublished bio that was written just for the little Spacewarp figure in this set, but ultimately didn't make it into the final product:[quote]Name: Spacewarp

Function: Adventurer

Motto: “All I ask is a neutrino wind at my back, a nebula to dodge, and the flung spray and blown spume of a supernova, and you'll find me a satisfied wanderer.”

STRENGTH: 2 INTELLIGENCE: 8 SPEED: 10+ ENDURANCE: 5 RANK: 4 COURAGE: 10 FIREBLAST: 10+ SKILL: 9

Bio: A card-sharping, engex-guzzling, rough-and-tumble Cybertronian, Spacewarp has been everywhere, seen everything, done everything. She's plied the spaceways as a pirate, found work as a soldier-for-hire, even engaged in the occasional bout of freelance peacekeeping. She loves spinning yarns of her past exploits, and her tales grow with each telling. To hear her tell it, she's broker a peace between angry gods, saved the galaxy three and a half times, charmed tribes of primitive Cybertronians on long-lost colony worlds, accidentally destroyed an entire solar system, won all the gold the Galran Khanganete on a single roll of the dice, and even gone toe-to-toe with not one but two of the Thirteen. She claims her current, Mini-Con stature is but a temporary impediment, the legacy of a run-in with a time traveler wielding a Tissue Compression Eliminator device.

Regardless of her size, she's a force to be reckoned with. When binary bonded with Megatron, whom she finds fascinating in a case-study-of-a-tyrant way, she can utilize his connection to a black hole to power a space bridge to anywhere in the universe. In her spaceship configuration, she can achieve FTL velocity and even, under the right circumstances, pierce the dimensional veil between universes. Her most versatile form, the Transwarp Blaster rifle, can rewrite the fundamental properties of reality itself, tear a hole in space and time, or simply unleash a massive geyser of energy able to overwhelm all but the most heavily-shielded of targets. Despite her potent capabilities, or perhaps because of them, she tends to be overconfident; her physical strength is low, and she's not quite as clever as she thinks she is. She enjoys her partnership with Megatron, who has proved invaluable in extricating herself from the situations she blithely walks into. She's aware that he sees her as a tool, and intends to skedaddle should he ever push her too far. For now, though, she believes her abilities make her too valuable for him to carelessly exploit. She just may be right about that.[/quote]The author of this bio likes to think that the Doctor whom Spacewarp encountered was the Ninth Doctor.
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877856)
Posted by Ultra Markus on April 27th, 2017 @ 9:18pm CDT
those are so cool
;)^
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877857)
Posted by Flashwave on April 27th, 2017 @ 9:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Here's an unpublished bio that was written just for the little Spacewarp figure in this set, but ultimately didn't make it into the final product:[quote]Name: Spacewarp

Function: Adventurer

Motto: “All I ask is a neutrino wind at my back, a nebula to dodge, and the flung spray and blown spume of a supernova, and you'll find me a satisfied wanderer.”

STRENGTH: 2 INTELLIGENCE: 8 SPEED: 10+ ENDURANCE: 5 RANK: 4 COURAGE: 10 FIREBLAST: 10+ SKILL: 9

Bio: A card-sharping, engex-guzzling, rough-and-tumble Cybertronian, Spacewarp has been everywhere, seen everything, done everything. She's plied the spaceways as a pirate, found work as a soldier-for-hire, even engaged in the occasional bout of freelance peacekeeping. She loves spinning yarns of her past exploits, and her tales grow with each telling. To hear her tell it, she's broker a peace between angry gods, saved the galaxy three and a half times, charmed tribes of primitive Cybertronians on long-lost colony worlds, accidentally destroyed an entire solar system, won all the gold the Galran Khanganete on a single roll of the dice, and even gone toe-to-toe with not one but two of the Thirteen. She claims her current, Mini-Con stature is but a temporary impediment, the legacy of a run-in with a time traveler wielding a Tissue Compression Eliminator device.

Regardless of her size, she's a force to be reckoned with. When binary bonded with Megatron, whom she finds fascinating in a case-study-of-a-tyrant way, she can utilize his connection to a black hole to power a space bridge to anywhere in the universe. In her spaceship configuration, she can achieve FTL velocity and even, under the right circumstances, pierce the dimensional veil between universes. Her most versatile form, the Transwarp Blaster rifle, can rewrite the fundamental properties of reality itself, tear a hole in space and time, or simply unleash a massive geyser of energy able to overwhelm all but the most heavily-shielded of targets. Despite her potent capabilities, or perhaps because of them, she tends to be overconfident; her physical strength is low, and she's not quite as clever as she thinks she is. She enjoys her partnership with Megatron, who has proved invaluable in extricating herself from the situations she blithely walks into. She's aware that he sees her as a tool, and intends to skedaddle should he ever push her too far. For now, though, she believes her abilities make her too valuable for him to carelessly exploit. She just may be right about that.
The author of this bio likes to think that the Doctor whom Spacewarp encountered was the Ninth Doctor.[/quote]
Authorial intent though it may be, was it 9 or 10 that ended up shrinking Death's Head?

*goes to Wiki to look*

EDIT: Neither. Death's Head encounterz Doctor #7 in The CrossRoads of Time who uses a TCE on him to shrink DH to human size. (The Doctor seemingly was hoping for a little more...)

Still, its a nice nod in Spacewarp's bio to obscure muktifandom canon
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877858)
Posted by Kurona on April 27th, 2017 @ 9:34pm CDT
Oh, and she met the Doctor too? She keeps getting better! :D
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877860)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 9:46pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Authorial intent though it may be, was it 9 or 10 that ended up shrinking Death's Head?

*goes to Wiki to look*

EDIT: Neither. Death's Head encounterz Doctor #7 in The CrossRoads of Time who uses a TCE on him to shrink DH to human size. (The Doctor seemingly was hoping for a little more...)

Still, its a nice nod in Spacewarp's bio to obscure muktifandom canon
The reason the author picked the 9th Doctor is, simply, because that's the author's favorite Doctor. :PEACE:
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877862)
Posted by D-Maximus_Prime on April 27th, 2017 @ 10:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Authorial intent though it may be, was it 9 or 10 that ended up shrinking Death's Head?

*goes to Wiki to look*

EDIT: Neither. Death's Head encounterz Doctor #7 in The CrossRoads of Time who uses a TCE on him to shrink DH to human size. (The Doctor seemingly was hoping for a little more...)

Still, its a nice nod in Spacewarp's bio to obscure muktifandom canon
The reason the author picked the 9th Doctor is, simply, because that's the author's favorite Doctor. :PEACE:

I'm very fond of the 10th and 11th myself
Re: New In-Hand Images of Transformers Subscription Service Double Pretenders Optimus Prime and Megatron (1877871)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 27th, 2017 @ 11:10pm CDT
D-Maximus_Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Authorial intent though it may be, was it 9 or 10 that ended up shrinking Death's Head?

*goes to Wiki to look*

EDIT: Neither. Death's Head encounterz Doctor #7 in The CrossRoads of Time who uses a TCE on him to shrink DH to human size. (The Doctor seemingly was hoping for a little more...)

Still, its a nice nod in Spacewarp's bio to obscure muktifandom canon
The reason the author picked the 9th Doctor is, simply, because that's the author's favorite Doctor. :PEACE:

I'm very fond of the 10th and 11th myself
Never really got into Doctor Who, myself, but I'm aware of Tennant's popularity as the Tenth, and recognize his talents in the stuff I have seen him in.

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