TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents

Sunday, October 11th, 2015 3:33am CDT

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The Transformers Collectors' Club delegate to Seibertron.com TF_JW has shared with us, as the Club did via Twitter, the cover of the upcoming issue #65 of the official magazine - which features some very nice artwork by Marcelo Matere and Sara Pitre-Durocher of Skyreign, the combined form of Sky Lynx and a bunch o' bots. Also included in this issue will be an interview with the designer for the Combiner Wars line John Warden, and more information on BotCon 2016 - check it out below!

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Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733556)
Posted by Whifflefire on October 11th, 2015 @ 8:30am CDT
That's a nice piece of artwork, that. Reminds me how excited I am for Skylynx.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733594)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 11th, 2015 @ 12:03pm CDT
Gorgeous art, and just strengthens my desire to own this guy :BOT:
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733599)
Posted by Autobot N on October 11th, 2015 @ 12:38pm CDT
I can't help but point out that the Magnawheels-guy leg doesn't bend that way.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733636)
Posted by TF_JW on October 11th, 2015 @ 5:15pm CDT
A quick bit of trivia about the back page. Josh Perez and I had been brainstorming what kind of comic could go there and since he's a huge fan of both SG and QTF, his SD SG concept came to him pretty naturally.

He wanted to keep the line-up for this first issue to be as close to QTF as possible, so we have Goldbug (instead of Bumblebee), Optimus Prime, and Lockdown. But he was at a bit of a loss as to what a Lockdown from SG would be like. We kicked around a few ideas together, but then since Josh has been working very closely with Derrick Wyatt, he asked for his input as well. The character came together pretty quickly after the three of us brainstormed a bit, and I hope that future installments give Josh a chance to explore him a bit more (even if in a comedy setting). It's a pretty fun take on him that I think fans will enjoy.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733835)
Posted by Flashwave on October 12th, 2015 @ 11:32am CDT
Maybe I'm just seeing things, but Skyreign looks to be holding the God Sword thingy that one of the FOrt Max repaints came with, which seems awefully fitting for a bot of Sky Lynx's ego caliber
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733837)
Posted by TF_JW on October 12th, 2015 @ 11:46am CDT
They are two swords without tips. Where the tip of the sword would be is a 5mm hole so that the handle of the second sword can plug into the first.

The result does kind of look like the Master Sword, but I think it's coincidence.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1733858)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 12th, 2015 @ 12:50pm CDT
Still a badass looking combiner and weapon :BOT:
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1734136)
Posted by Phill_D on October 13th, 2015 @ 2:47pm CDT
Has anyone received their issue 64 yet? I was happily looking at this promo piece for #65, but didn't realise I didn't have 64 yet.

Thanks in advance.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1734855)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 17th, 2015 @ 3:35pm CDT
Mine finally came and I have finally read it. Multiversal Singularities are NO MORE! :michaelbay:

TF_JW wrote:A quick bit of trivia about the back page. Josh Perez and I had been brainstorming what kind of comic could go there and since he's a huge fan of both SG and QTF, his SD SG concept came to him pretty naturally.

He wanted to keep the line-up for this first issue to be as close to QTF as possible, so we have Goldbug (instead of Bumblebee), Optimus Prime, and Lockdown. But he was at a bit of a loss as to what a Lockdown from SG would be like. We kicked around a few ideas together, but then since Josh has been working very closely with Derrick Wyatt, he asked for his input as well. The character came together pretty quickly after the three of us brainstormed a bit, and I hope that future installments give Josh a chance to explore him a bit more (even if in a comedy setting). It's a pretty fun take on him that I think fans will enjoy.
I loved it! The whole QTF homage in this is a great successor to Recordicons and the other previous gag comics we used to get. And SG Lockdown from Trailcutter is a neat idea.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1735347)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 19th, 2015 @ 10:33pm CDT
Fantastic piece on the history of the G1 Punch/Counterpunch toy. I enjoyed it.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1735362)
Posted by TF_JW on October 19th, 2015 @ 11:08pm CDT
I'm glad! That was some really great imagery/information and I hope the fandom at large really appreciates it so we can continue the series!!
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1735446)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 20th, 2015 @ 11:58am CDT
TF_JW wrote:I'm glad! That was some really great imagery/information and I hope the fandom at large really appreciates it so we can continue the series!!
The magazine articles that look over the history of the brand and reveal some lost/unknown info and imagery (like that prototype Doublespy) tend to be really good. :D
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1735901)
Posted by misfire19d on October 21st, 2015 @ 10:55pm CDT
Phill_D wrote:Has anyone received their issue 64 yet? I was happily looking at this promo piece for #65, but didn't realise I didn't have 64 yet.

Thanks in advance.


I joined at botcon. My Reciept stated that my first mailing would be August/September 2015 and I haven't received it yet. I did get issue #65 last week. I wonder what happened?

Later.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1735911)
Posted by Phill_D on October 21st, 2015 @ 11:54pm CDT
I should have posted again, my #64 turned up the day after I posted my comment. Envelope totally battered and looking like it had been sitting at the bottom of a wet postage bag for weeks.

Luckily the magazine itself was fine.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736021)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 22nd, 2015 @ 11:03am CDT
Well, I see a troop builder opportunity. Can't say I'm happy about the main event in the comic. I think that would have been much more fitting for Cyclonus or anyone else straddling the line of good and evil. The dual homage stuff, in this instance, is completely not needed, my two cents.
:BOT:
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736106)
Posted by ScottyP on October 22nd, 2015 @ 3:15pm CDT
Phill_D wrote:I should have posted again, my #64 turned up the day after I posted my comment. Envelope totally battered and looking like it had been sitting at the bottom of a wet postage bag for weeks.

Luckily the magazine itself was fine.
Assuming you went with "standard mail" for the shipments (which they may still list as "third class" on the order form, same thing though), it's actually possible it sat motionless with USPS for weeks. That type of mail is "when we get around to it" delivery. Could have also gotten lost under who knows what, then found later and thrown back in to the delivery cycle.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736109)
Posted by Phill_D on October 22nd, 2015 @ 3:19pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Phill_D wrote:I should have posted again, my #64 turned up the day after I posted my comment. Envelope totally battered and looking like it had been sitting at the bottom of a wet postage bag for weeks.

Luckily the magazine itself was fine.
Assuming you went with "standard mail" for the shipments (which they may still list as "third class" on the order form, same thing though), it's actually possible it sat motionless with USPS for weeks. That type of mail is "when we get around to it" delivery. Could have also gotten lost under who knows what, then found later and thrown back in to the delivery cycle.


I'm an international member. We tend to get the magazines 2-4 weeks after the first report of them being out in the USA.
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736115)
Posted by ScottyP on October 22nd, 2015 @ 3:29pm CDT
^ ah, explains that then! :)
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736570)
Posted by ScottyP on October 24th, 2015 @ 9:55am CDT
Got mine in today, the Punch/Counterpunch page was great. More like that, please. Please please please please and thank you :)

It also gave me a reason to thumb through my Generations Deluxe book (as if one needs reasons) to find the mentioned concept art for another Doublespy based off the X29. For folks that don't have that book, figured I'd snap a quick pic on my phone and throw it here:

Image

It's now Kick/Counterkick to me unless someone knows the intended name, which could be written there but I don't read a lick of Japanese.

The comic was cool, but man, I'll never stop saying let's just not worry about trying to make all continuities mesh together. Those parts are such a convoluted mess (in my opinion) I just skip right over them. So much stuff it's inaccessible without spending a huge time investment with it that I'm not inclined to do. Of course, maybe the start of this one was a "reset" of sorts on that? Anyway, I just choose to space out when singularities and multiverses come up, and just go on to the meat of things.

Are the reformatted guys at the end a hint of some club toys later, or one of those things where the designs have been tossed around and the comic appearance is a litmus test for interest?
Re: TCC Magazine Issue #65 Cover and Contents (1736589)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2015 @ 12:19pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:It's now Kick/Counterkick to me unless someone knows the intended name, which could be written there but I don't read a lick of Japanese.
No names given. The part about the two forms just says that the left one is the Destron and the right one is the Cybertron.

ScottyP wrote:The comic was cool, but man, I'll never stop saying let's just not worry about trying to make all continuities mesh together. Those parts are such a convoluted mess (in my opinion) I just skip right over them. So much stuff it's inaccessible without spending a huge time investment with it that I'm not inclined to do. Of course, maybe the start of this one was a "reset" of sorts on that? Anyway, I just choose to space out when singularities and multiverses come up, and just go on to the meat of things.
Yeah, the whole point of that scene was to get rid of the Multiversal Singularity concept for good, meaning that the likes of Unicron, Primus, the Thirteen, etc. are no longer now all the same guy in every universe, thus now allowing for the existence of SG Unicron and SG Primus as seen in this comic.

However, this process also did something else that I and others really don't think was necessary: It put up a blockade on all multiversal travel, meaning that dimension-hopping is no longer as feasible as it once was. But, this is Transformers. Like any other science fiction, there's still going to be some dimension-hopping whenever the next fiction writer wants there to be (be it in IDW, Fun Pub, cartoon, movie, video game, or whatever fiction comes to pass). So that means Fun Pub will have to come up with yet another explanation to allow dimensional travel to be a thing again, which they wouldn't have to do if they hadn't closed off dimensional travel in this comic in the first place.

Even their current TransTech fiction on Facebook is acknowledging how this was a bad idea since the TransTech city of Axiom Nexus is full of Transformers from other worlds and now that the city is taking notice of the other universes going dark, many of the Offworlders are upset that they may not be able to go back to their homes ever again.

So this a fine mess that the Club has gotten itself into and will have to sort out eventually, which, again, they wouldn't have to fix if they hadn't done this. Unless this is part of some bigger plan they have in store for later. But right now, it seems to be doing more harm than good. >:oP

ScottyP wrote:Are the reformatted guys at the end a hint of some club toys later, or one of those things where the designs have been tossed around and the comic appearance is a litmus test for interest?
Probably just something done for fun. I wouldn't expect to see toys of SG X-Brawn, SG Checkpoint, or the SG Autotroopers unless there becomes a big enough demand for them.

Then again, the Beast Wars: Uprising designs seen in the "Alone Together" prologue and the various text stories garnered fan appeal but haven't been made either.

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