TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving

Friday, March 24th, 2017 2:27PM CDT

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Several Seibertronians have let us know that the delayed TFSS 5.0 figures have now started to reach their owners! The first box contains a pair of deluxes in the form of Fractyl and Lifeline, with little Scorponok and Quickslinger joining the larger pair. If you ordered your TFSS 5.0 figures, start checking your mail, your figures are on their way!

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving

Transformers News: TFSS 5.0 Figures Now Arriving
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Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869023)
Posted by Microraptor on March 24th, 2017 @ 2:43pm CDT
Quickslinger looks really cool docked on Fractyl.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869030)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 24th, 2017 @ 3:01pm CDT
I got mine. Very nice-looking. :D
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869046)
Posted by kurthy on March 24th, 2017 @ 3:52pm CDT
Quickslinger is pretty. Never going to transform her all the way to gun mode for fear of chipping the beautiful black paint. ;)^
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869050)
Posted by Galactic Prime on March 24th, 2017 @ 3:56pm CDT
And yet I still haven't been billed for mine
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869062)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 24th, 2017 @ 4:21pm CDT
Galactic Prime wrote:And yet I still haven't been billed for mine
the payment for these was made last year during the enrollment period
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869069)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on March 24th, 2017 @ 4:56pm CDT
kurthy wrote:Quickslinger is pretty. Never going to transform her all the way to gun mode for fear of chipping the beautiful black paint. ;)^


It's not like Lifeline can hold her anyway. I do love these figures though, they all turned out beautifully. Lifeline seems to get her color placement from Takara's Arcee, with that nice green taking the place of the pink. If I wasn't planning to review her, I doubt I'd ever remove the weapons from their baggies.

Fractyl and Scorponok are both well painted, and I am happy to have a good look at that Terrorsaur head. I guess the deluxe plus legends two-pack thing was what put them up to the level of the Voyager/Double-Pretenders I was expecting to see this shipment.

At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if both Double-Pretenders were saved for the last shipment, with Toxitron and Counterpunch being the next two coming.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869075)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 24th, 2017 @ 5:32pm CDT
I've been leaving later and later for work, this week, in hopes to bring my shipment with me. FINALLY it is here today! :)

I don't have Terrorsaur (yet) so it's nice to actually see the headsculpt! I love it. Though, the crest gets in the way at a few of the ratchet points. :/

Scorponok is a little odd, to me.

I like Lifeline way more than expected considering I was underwhelmed with Arcee.

Quickslinger can't be held be Lifeline. I mean. They cover that in the bio... It just makes me a little itchy.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869097)
Posted by Zeedust on March 24th, 2017 @ 8:11pm CDT
Got mine today. Fractyl's colors are even more gorgeous in person. Someone fom the Botcon '97 staff deserves a cookie.

Interesting thing, Scorponok has an alternate bio/tech specs in his instructions. Wonder why they did that.

DecepticonFinishline wrote:Quickslinger can't be held be Lifeline. I mean. They cover that in the bio... It just makes me a little itchy.


I have Scorponok holding her. Their colors almost match and he had a free hand, so I figured why not.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869140)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2017 @ 11:09pm CDT
Zeedust wrote:Interesting thing, Scorponok has an alternate bio/tech specs in his instructions. Wonder why they did that.
The main carded bio reflects the Uprising version of Scorponok while the second secret bio in the instructions is more reflective of the cartoon Scorponok.

And in that second bio, it retcons Scorponok and Double Punch as being brothers, which is interesting since Double Punch was originally a Decepticon back in G1 but who later got a Beast Wars Predacon toy of himself in 1998, while Scorponok was always presented purely as a BW Predacon. So I guess that means Scorponok is the "younger brother" (by a few hundred years give or take). :-B
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869146)
Posted by Poyguimogul on March 24th, 2017 @ 11:23pm CDT
Was super waiting for Paradon Medic, aka Lifeline. The pink highlights made me think she was the one that healed cyclonus and she absorded some of his energy, and now shes a battle medic.

Paint details on Skorponok are sick, and show of that massive artillery. Makes Scamper look weak. But also makes me want a :evil: metrotitan.

I dont know jack squat about quickslinger, but kind of makes me think of when all the micromasters became good, so its just a reformed stormcloud to me. (Is it a micromaster homage, id like to know.)

Fractyl, all that glorious paint. Due to the sheer amount of paint and obscurity, maybe my favorite. The paint gives him some heft, and although just a repaint, i knda like him more then terrorsaur. (But its a super close race). And that gold paint though, and the brilliant way they did the head. I cant think of him as pure predacon, but more a confused , super smart, bumbling antihero.

Super good four pack overall
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869158)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2017 @ 11:44pm CDT
Poyguimogul wrote:I dont know jack squat about quickslinger, but kind of makes me think of when all the micromasters became good, so its just a reformed stormcloud to me. (Is it a micromaster homage, id like to know.)
She's a homage to a redeco of Cybertron Ransack that only existed as a custom-painted figure and who only got a cameo in one comic, but at least did get a magazine bio.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869180)
Posted by durroth on March 25th, 2017 @ 1:15am CDT
I'm actually a bit surprised that lifeline *can't* hold quickslinger, given a 5mm compatible hand tooling exists. I'm also a bit disappointed that her hands are pink paint on green rather than having pink arms with green paint on the wrists (DAMN YOU SPRUE MANDATED PLASTIC COLOR SHARING), as it makes filing down the (stupid) hand blocks more problematic :/. wish they had used the original hand toolings, but I'll assume that they modified the whole mold when they made the running change. all said, when they decided to give her a targetmaster as a partner they should have committed to the titan hunters tooling as well.

ANYWAY, that gripe aside (and I'd kinda like to know funpub's reasoning on that because now I'm curious how the decision went down), I love these figures. My principal complaint is that the weapons were packed so Fractyl's combiner hand was under Quickslinger's bio card and now I have a damaged bio card out the box. Joints are tight to the point I had to loosen lifeline's hips to get her to transform, paint jobs are premium (lifeline excluded, but she's the paradron medic, she has exactly the paint she needs. I'm happy with her. Much happier with Fractyl and skorponok though, who both look gorgeous, and Quickslinger, who would be a perfect partner for scorponok... if he could hold her straight without falling on his face. (curse you weight ratios and centers of gravity)
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869340)
Posted by Flashwave on March 25th, 2017 @ 9:09pm CDT
durroth wrote:I'm actually a bit surprised that lifeline *can't* hold quickslinger, given a 5mm compatible hand tooling exists. I'm also a bit disappointed that her hands are pink paint on green rather than having pink arms with green paint on the wrists (DAMN YOU SPRUE MANDATED PLASTIC COLOR SHARING), as it makes filing down the (stupid) hand blocks more problematic :/. wish they had used the original hand toolings, but I'll assume that they modified the whole mold when they made the running change. all said, when they decided to give her a targetmaster as a partner they should have committed to the titan hunters tooling as well.

ANYWAY, that gripe aside (and I'd kinda like to know funpub's reasoning on that because now I'm curious how the decision went down), I love these figures. My principal complaint is that the weapons were packed so Fractyl's combiner hand was under Quickslinger's bio card and now I have a damaged bio card out the box. Joints are tight to the point I had to loosen lifeline's hips to get her to transform, paint jobs are premium (lifeline excluded, but she's the paradron medic, she has exactly the paint she needs. I'm happy with her. Much happier with Fractyl and skorponok though, who both look gorgeous, and Quickslinger, who would be a perfect partner for scorponok... if he could hold her straight without falling on his face. (curse you weight ratios and centers of gravity)
when did she get a 5mm hand? The SDCC Set? The only mainline hands we have gotten is the open set, and the modified version with the added pladtic closing the s. Since Lifeline got her [strike]weapons[/strike] surgical tools, my guess is that overrode the alternative for the 5mm handset. And then since this is a *collector* set, FunPub chose the more accurate looking but more fragile open hand rather than the more practical but distinctly not hand looking square claw.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869381)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 25th, 2017 @ 11:07pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:And then since this is a *collector* set, FunPub chose the more accurate looking but more fragile open hand rather than the more practical but distinctly not hand looking square claw.
I don't think they "chose" the open hands over the closed hands, but rather got stuck with the open hands since that was most likely the version available to use, what with the open hands being the running change made after the first release version with the closed hands came out. If anyone's to blame, it's whoever felt this running change was necessary since I think we can all agree that the closed hands of the mold's first run are the better hands.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869416)
Posted by Emerje on March 26th, 2017 @ 7:05am CDT
Anyone else notice that the boxes had their seals broken and then resealed? I wonder what they forgot or changed to need to do that?

grimdragon2001 wrote:At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if both Double-Pretenders were saved for the last shipment, with Toxitron and Counterpunch being the next two coming.

The popular and most likely theory is that Toxitron and whoever he's paired with (be it Counterpunch or one of the Pretenders) will be the last shipment with the bonus figure. If they leave the Pretenders for last then certain people will cancel their payments once they've completed Wreckage.

Emerje
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869421)
Posted by kurthy on March 26th, 2017 @ 9:21am CDT
Emerje wrote:Anyone else notice that the boxes had their seals broken and then resealed? I wonder what they forgot or changed to need to do that?

grimdragon2001 wrote:At this point, I wouldn't be surprised if both Double-Pretenders were saved for the last shipment, with Toxitron and Counterpunch being the next two coming.

The popular and most likely theory is that Toxitron and whoever he's paired with (be it Counterpunch or one of the Pretenders) will be the last shipment with the bonus figure. If they leave the Pretenders for last then certain people will cancel their payments once they've completed Wreckage.

Emerje


I noticed this, too.

As far as the last shipment goes, the double Pretenders and Toxitron are sold out everywhere, so I'd guess Toxitron and double pretender.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1869482)
Posted by durroth on March 26th, 2017 @ 4:39pm CDT
Either way they'll need a big ass box. Interesting fact, the white plastic on lifeline is uv reactive as hell, where arcee's is not
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1870054)
Posted by Flashwave on March 28th, 2017 @ 3:26pm CDT
durroth wrote:Either way they'll need a big ass box. Interesting fact, the white plastic on lifeline is uv reactive as hell, where arcee's is not


Meaning what? Our Lifelines are gonna yellow like crazy?
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1870079)
Posted by durroth on March 28th, 2017 @ 5:28pm CDT
meaning her white fluoresces under a blacklight, where on my arcee at least, the white doesn't react, just some of her pink (mainly the painted pink). I don't know if that's a by-batch thing though because my jetfire has literally one part of his left leg that glows under blacklight and it's weird.
Re: TFSS 5.0 Fractal, Scorponok, Lifeline and Quickslinger figures now arriving (1870085)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on March 28th, 2017 @ 6:38pm CDT
I really do hope the mystery figure is a Decepticon, then I'd be able to make a Galvatronus and Wreckage. I already have 4 Autobot limbs ready, and after Counterpuch, I'd only be shy one more Decepticon limb to go.

Things do look good for Quake though. Out of the base molds Funpub has used, the only ones not used so far are the Groove mold, the Blast-Off mold and the Brawl mold. And since it's rumored that Funpub didn't have access to the two Takara molds, that leaves us with a tank left, and one last Double Target Master would be a sweet end for the sub.

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