New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok

Transformers News: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok

Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 12:03pm CDT

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Thanks to Chinese auction site TaoBao.com we get an in-hand photo of the upcoming Transformers Subscription Service (TFSS) 3.0 Krok. Krok is a redeco of the generations deluxe class Megatron with a new head sculpt. Check out the images we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!


Transformers News: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, March 24th, 2015 1:47pm CDT

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Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666357)
Posted by megatronus on March 24th, 2015 @ 12:40pm CDT
He looks great! I'm a huge fan of the pre-built Microns. It's such a nice value-add.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666361)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2015 @ 12:51pm CDT
megatronus wrote:He looks great! I'm a huge fan of the pre-built Microns. It's such a nice value-add.
Putting the Microns together is fun too, but I'm A-okay with pre-built ones.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666362)
Posted by Desslok2201 on March 24th, 2015 @ 12:55pm CDT
If anyone has a subscription and wants to unload this one, PM me. Seriously.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666365)
Posted by jogunwarrior on March 24th, 2015 @ 12:58pm CDT
This guy looks awesome!!
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666367)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:12pm CDT
Same here. ZERO complaints with this guy. Sculpt looks amazing. Paint job and mold choice, great. Bonus buddy, super. Action master homage, one of my favorite options.

Just. Excellent.

Bang up job, TFCC. :BOWDOWN:
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666373)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:24pm CDT
Hang on a sec. Only one of those pics from Taobao is new. The rest are all from the Club's Twitter, which Taobao copied to go with its single new pic.

https://twitter.com/The_TF_Club/status/ ... 5851765760
https://twitter.com/The_TF_Club/status/ ... 2734570496
https://twitter.com/The_TF_Club/status/ ... 7497962496


Also, more auctions from Taobao show more pics of G2 Starscream and Nacelle:

http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... =13#detail
http://2.taobao.com/item.htm?id=4429313 ... =13#detail
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?spm=a23 ... =13#detail
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666374)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:27pm CDT
Those look pretty flawless as well. Great paint apps.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666381)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:34pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Those look pretty flawless as well.
Save for the black paint on the sides of Starscream's white head.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666390)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:51pm CDT
What a Krok of...awesome.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666392)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 24th, 2015 @ 1:59pm CDT
where have you seen a robot mode pic of starscream?... or are you going by the black square on side of plane nose?

Either way, paint thinner party for something like that. NO problem. LOL.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666398)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2015 @ 2:06pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:where have you seen a robot mode pic of starscream?... or are you going by the black square on side of plane nose?

Either way, paint thinner party for something like that. NO problem. LOL.


Hang on while I double check the layout of the Classics Seeker tooling...
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666402)
Posted by shockblast2 on March 24th, 2015 @ 2:20pm CDT
LOL....Krok?


Are they even trying anymore, or are they just naming these things based on noises they heard in the bathroom? I mean, come on people. At a $45 minimum, you should be insulted.....
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666407)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2015 @ 2:28pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:LOL....Krok?


Are they even trying anymore, or are they just naming these things based on noises they heard in the bathroom? I mean, come on people. At a $45 minimum, you should be insulted.....


Again, the history gets you:

Image
Transformers G1 1990 Krok with Gatoraider Gallery

In-fiction, he's a soccer player (no kidding) with a kick so hard he could send Autobots into orbit. "Krok" probably stems from his crocodilian partner Gatoraider (Gatorade...;;)).
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666408)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2015 @ 2:31pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:where have you seen a robot mode pic of starscream?
Top of Page 59 of this thread.

The helmet's white, yet the sides (as seen in jet mode) are black.

Jesse Wittenrich and Pete Sinclair explain what happened better than I can:
NightViper wrote:The Starscream mock-up was correct - the helmet was colored gray. But the angle of the image had the top of the visible head piece covered in shadow, which was left black.

Image

NightViper wrote:Perhaps easier to misinterpret than intended, but the black was photo manipulated a lighter shade (sans the shadow, of course).

Pete@BotCon wrote:So, we got samples on every TFSS and BotCon toy this year, just like last year for the most part. Of the 6, Krok and Carzap were pretty much spot on. That is why we were able to show pics early. Nacelle, Tarantulas and Serent O.R. were close. We did ask for some color edits, a missing tampo here or there to be added. Starscream was a mess.

Sometimes, as we deal with the factory, they are sometimes stuck in the mindset that we are Hasbro, so they are confused as to why we area asking for SO many tampos as that adds a lot of cost to each figure (and they know, with general retail, you have to keep costs at a certain level). We do not have the same tight restrictions. When we price these for our club retail, we take in to account the added tampo's. That is part of what makes these EXCLUSIVE.

So, we got Starscream, and he was very bare bones. No camo on the wings. No tampo by his shoulder vents. We had to come back and ask for all of that stuff to PLEASE be applied. We made some minor modifications, but the head was suppose to be painted.

We do NOT always get a "final" sample. If the head was NOT painted, that was missed by the factory. It was suppose to be painted. That said, it still works as is and when we get the production versions we will update the site accordingly to the final version.

This is why we state FINAL PRODUCT MAY VARY.

Pete@BotCon wrote:Anyways, looks like it was a combination of things. Everything else I said was accurate and what we provide is what the factory wants, but there was a missing line between head and color it turns out on the call out guide. Had so many tampo's not been missed, maybe we would have caught it. Had we received a second sample, we would have caught it. The factory will catch these things as well, they don't even always NEED a clarification if the part is colored that way. The final sample picture we DID get was in vehicle mode, and an email request for clarification on the head was not sent.

Just seems like it was a mix of things, but yeah, we missed it. Apologies.

NightViper wrote:Gods bless SG Thundercracker for showing us how the plastic trees break down!

Yes, all of that gray on Starscream is on a single tree. Although so is the nosecone (that bit that hangs off the back of Starscream's head). Apparently it was decided that all of the wings and vertical stabilizers would be easier to paint gray over white than it would be to paint white over gray on the nosecone. The factory has the experience with the paint they use, so something like that does become their call.

Also apparently what Pete just said.

Pete@BotCon wrote:But I will emphasize this, what we do send IS what the factory wants. Those guides are the proper way things are done. Though I'm not sure if you understand WHAT we send them. We don't just send the mock ups you see on our page. We have visual guides that detail everything we want/need and this works very well for both parties.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666436)
Posted by gothsaurus on March 24th, 2015 @ 3:30pm CDT
Going back to the pics again... I can't help but note what a staggering amount of spot-on paint apps there are on these figures. Someone has a loving eye for detail. Cheers!
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666460)
Posted by shajaki on March 24th, 2015 @ 4:07pm CDT
shockblast2 wrote:LOL....Krok?

Are they even trying anymore, or are they just naming these things based on noises they heard in the bathroom? I mean, come on people. At a $45 minimum, you should be insulted.....
Your distaste of these figures and price is duly noted. Please refrain from insulting those who are interested in these figures.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666538)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 24th, 2015 @ 6:16pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:In-fiction, he's a soccer player (no kidding) with a kick so hard he could send Autobots into orbit. "Krok" probably stems from his crocodilian partner Gatoraider (Gatorade...;;)).

What an utterly ridiculous backstory. Now I'm extra disappointed he's out of my price range.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666542)
Posted by YoungPrime on March 24th, 2015 @ 6:20pm CDT
Yeah, I guess Funpub will really benefit off of figures like these since Hasbro's stuck on Combiner Wars figures. Not hating on CW I'll likely be copping most of them. I just wish that wasn't all Hasbro had to offer this year.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666560)
Posted by Desslok2201 on March 24th, 2015 @ 6:50pm CDT
The club's concept of taking the 'actionmaster' out of the action masters is a real winner. I hope they eventually do the rest of them, but I wish Krok had been the freebie for this year. That would have got me to sign up again.
Re: New Photo of TFSS 3.0 Krok (1666564)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2015 @ 7:10pm CDT
Desslok2201 wrote:The club's concept of taking the 'actionmaster' out of the action masters is a real winner. I hope they eventually do the rest of them, but I wish Krok had been the freebie for this year. That would have got me to sign up again.
Unlike Lio Convoy, Krok isn't the star of a new series of well-written, substantial text stories. But, he did get to feature in the free "A Common Foe" comic that was put online awhile back. ;)

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