TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today

TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today

Friday, January 27th, 2012 10:51am CST

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Couple of quick updates on the TFCC 2012 exclusive Runabout from the TFCC twitter account. First we can expect another reveal later today. Second the figure will NOT be called Runabout. That name was unavailable so they have renamed the figure Over-Run. Stay tuned for the figure's full reveal!

The_TF_Club wrote:
"Runabout" reveal TODAY but before that want 2 give every1 a heads up. On the package he will NOT b called Runabout. Name was NOT available.


From a product standpoint we had to go with the name "Over-Run"... We could have searched out other names CLOSER to Runabout BUT thatwould have delayed us getting this guy to you all SOONER rather than later. Just all the way the schedule worked out.

Credit(s): TFCC


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Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339037)
Posted by Mkall on January 27th, 2012 @ 10:56am CST
Kind of Irked, but whatever. Maybe Reprolabels can make a sticker to replace the name as it appears on the box?
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339040)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
Meh, fine, what else is new with the TF names licensing issues. I think they made the right call in terms of getting him out in a timely fashion, because yeah, Repro will have the stickers for it.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339041)
Posted by Guitarbot on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:00am CST
I don't care if they call him "poopface" on the box, I still consider him Runabout... Major props to TFCC for choosing to get the figure to us sooner than later!
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339044)
Posted by craggy on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:03am CST
I'd have called him Runaboot. Make them Glaswegians. Fits with the characters.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339046)
Posted by Heavy B on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:09am CST
When can I order him. these things go quick and I will NOT be caught with my pants down, like with G2 ramjet
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339050)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:16am CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:When can I order him. these things go quick and I will NOT be caught with my pants down, like with G2 ramjet


Next week but no specific day has been anounced. I would bet on Monday or Tuesday.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339052)
Posted by Kibble on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:24am CST
Flux Convoy wrote:...and the date is?... I don't understand why we can't be given hard dates and times for on-sale items, registration, etc. They've been doing this dance for years now, you would think they'd want to stop looking like amateurs eventually. It certainly makes it hard for me to keep defending them and I love what they do. At this point, it isn't simple frustration.

The red windows are slick. Thumbs up on that. I do look forward to getting the exclusives. Pissed at the inept fashion this stuff is handled still. We're 8 years down the road for crying out loud!
:BOT:


I think they do this intentionally to avoid their site crashing or being largely unusable ala HTS on SDCC exclusive day. It's an inconvenience to be sure, but as long as they're available for better than 24 hours, it's not the end of the world.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339054)
Posted by rpetras on January 27th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
Not sure why they could not go with the "Decepticon Runabout" like they've done for other characters, but whatever.

Call him what you like.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339065)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CST
I just want one no matter what, and I've long asserted that if Hasbro ever released a 100% show-accurate Ironhide, they could flaunt their rights to GoBots and call him VanGuard for all I care.

But since this messes up the pairity of an iconic duo, I'm feeling just dickish enough about this that I'd like to be the first to posit the theory that, based on the nature of the last Over-Run rename, it was likely not so much a rights issue as a revelation that the British consider "Runabout" an offensive slur against children with hyperactivity disorder.

I know I deserve to have my TF Club account lock me out as soon as preorders open up for saying that, but thank you, won't you?
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339079)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:29pm CST
They could have called it Run-A-Boot and said he was from Canada, eh?
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339087)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2012 @ 12:45pm CST
As promised The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has fully revealed their 2012 exclusive Over-Run (aka Ranabout)! Bio and robot mode image below. We expect pre-orders to open for this guy and their other 2012 exclusive Shattered Glass Drift sometime next week.


OVER-RUN tries to pass himself off as a suave connoisseur of fine things. It’s not a façade he can really maintain for long, less because of his generally low intelligence and more because his interest in beautiful objects starts and ends with “blow them up!” His drive to seem sophisticated is in direct conflict with his enthusiastic love of explosions and action. The former is almost always on the losing side of that battle. He’s not interested in the Decepticons’ plans for conquest; he’s just with them because of the greater opportunities for his kind of fun. He’s always on the move, looking to create a bigger fireball, a larger bomb crater, and generally cram every microsecond with action.

He is partnered with the hyperactive RUNAMUCK, and has never had more fun in his life. Marginally smarter than his partner, he also has better self-control, giving the pairing just enough focus to present a real danger to most robots they gang up on.

Over-Run is a Deluxe sized figure featured in the Wings Universe and is Runamuck’s demolition partner. Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds and features an all-new head sculpt by Dan Khanna and Paul Brooks. The toy is packed in a convention style box with a foam insert for easy removal and display.


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Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339099)
Posted by Delicon on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:09pm CST
I've passed on a lot of the club exclusives but I really think I'll have to get this one.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339108)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
Yay! Rub sign's check! :D
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339109)
Posted by F Prime on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:25pm CST
Pretty excited to get these two figures. Now I just need to find a large enough Statue of Liberty playset for them to deface.....
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339115)
Posted by Mkall on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CST
That's pure aswesomeness. I can't wait to have these two.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339117)
Posted by metalformer on January 27th, 2012 @ 1:49pm CST
*Sigh*
Somebody should make custom stickers for these packages (ala ReproLabel) to "correct" these "injustices" and restore its G1 Glory!
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339123)
Posted by PaxCybertron82 on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
"Over-Run utilizes one of the extremely popular “Classics” molds" This makes me laugh. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind this mold at all, but let's be frank: its only "popular" because its one of 5 molds Hasbro uses.

Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339131)
Posted by LiKwid on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:18pm CST
They can call him what they want..I know who it's gonna be on my shelf :P Gonna be a long morning of f5in :P
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339135)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CST
ViperEye82 wrote:Still, I can't wait for both and seems I had both as a kid, they're getting a special place on my shelf. I'm already thinking of making some tweaks to the transformation though, specifically how the "Wings" are displayed. I may leave mine down along the body, like the old "arms" that the G1 guys had.


This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D
Re: TFCC Runabout Renamed to Over-Run, Full Reveal Later Today (1339144)
Posted by rpetras on January 27th, 2012 @ 2:36pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:This one dude, Genral Tekno, he did this way cool transformation for Wheeljack that'll give you like a more accurate looking Runamuck and Runabout. :D



:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

Nice work Tekno. Very nice indeed!

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