Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys

Monday, January 18th, 2016 11:09pm CST

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Pete Sinclair from the Transformers Collectors' Club was recently on the Cybercast Podcast and answered a few questions about BotCon 2016 and dropped hints about the souvenir figures and some future TFCC offerings. The following includes a few of the most interesting points Pete talked about.

Here are a few of the hints dropped about BotCon 2016 toys.

  • 9 of the figures uses Combiner Wars molds including the custom class figure
  • The souvenir centerpiece figure does not use a CW mold
  • One of the toys "Uses a not yet released in U.S. headsculpt
  • Souvenir figures will be sold individually outside the troop builder set

Pete also answered a few TFCC questions. When asked if there is still plans for more human characters from G.I. Joe figures, Pete answered that they plan to make "Only Human" Rodimus and Arcee. These figures be carded. More to be revealed at a later date. The next issue of the Club Magazine features the packaging reveal of the 2016 Club exclusive Skywarp. The issue will also feature the 2016 membership incentive figure Ramjet and will have Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 reveals.

What do you think about the BotCon figure hints? Do they give you an idea of what the souvenir figures will be? Discuss your ideas in the Energon Pub.

Credit(s): Cybercast Podcast


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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757073)
Posted by megatronus on January 18th, 2016 @ 11:27pm CST
The highlight of my experience with the Club (besides the archive sale and the opportunity to purchase the Games of Deception box set) has been the Subscription Service. I really hope those reveals are kickass.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757077)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on January 18th, 2016 @ 11:58pm CST
ooooh, that means that I could nab the one that I want on bbts and not have to buy a multi-pack; course, that means they'll bump up the prices on all of them :roll:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757078)
Posted by megatronus on January 19th, 2016 @ 12:06am CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:ooooh, that means that I could nab the one that I want on bbts and not have to buy a multi-pack; course, that means they'll bump up the prices on all of them :roll:

I've had great success waiting 1-1.5 years, and then acquiring the figures either (1) on sale at the Club Store or (2) on eBay. Giving in and buying them immediately has never ever paid off for me.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757079)
Posted by Gearslide on January 19th, 2016 @ 12:20am CST
So, the main set has 5 CW molds, and the custom class is another CW mold.

That leaves 3 more CW molds. Maybe Shattered Glass Checkpoint (CW Offroad with a new head), X-Brawn (CW Rook with a new head), and Autotrooper (Also CW Offroad with a new head, as well as potential troop builder figure)?

All 3 were kind of teased during the sequence where SG Unicron fixes and reformats SG Optimus Prime, Prowl, Inferno, Ratchet, and Brawn in one of the Club's comics.

In fact, maybe Battle Core Optimus will get repurposed as an upgraded SG Nova Prime in the Club's fiction, in which you could make a new "Shattered Glass Ultra Prime" using him, SG X-Brawn, SG Checkpoint, and Two SG Autotroopers. It works especially great if you prefer to use CW Ironhide, Prowl, Sunstreaker, and Mirage with the regular Red CW Optimus.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757092)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:43am CST
I'm surprised the combiner wars molds haven't degraded to the point of uselessness by now.

And there's a third party Only Human pack of figures out soon but I can't recall if Joe sized or not.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757099)
Posted by ausbot on January 19th, 2016 @ 4:03am CST
I cannot wait for the subscription service reveals, each set seems to get better.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757111)
Posted by Microraptor on January 19th, 2016 @ 12:15pm CST
"Souvenir figures will be sold individually outside the troop builder set"

Yay! Less expensive-ness!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757121)
Posted by Deadput on January 19th, 2016 @ 12:58pm CST
Let's just wait and see what they look like before we start complaining guys.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757124)
Posted by Starsaber468 on January 19th, 2016 @ 1:05pm CST
He also said in the podcast that some of the souvenirs are maximals, so I doubt this boxset will have any shattered glass characters.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757139)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on January 19th, 2016 @ 1:42pm CST
sounds to me like they'll be splitting up another combiner via the souvenier sets. most likely one made of Maximals.

as for unused in the us headsculpts on cw figures I reckon those'll be the Seeker head for Skydive and Conehead for Airraid

i'm kinda wondering what the non-cw "centerpiece" will be myself. i'd be amazed if its another effortplosion like Oilmaster and Scorponok, especially since those are usually used for the boxset and not the Souvies

would love to hear more about the souvenir figures, maybe even see them before the Convention. such reveals would be a good way for Funpub to stay relevant, by keeping themselves as front page news, and as such manufacture more hype for the convention, maybe even bring in more customers.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757149)
Posted by TF_JW on January 19th, 2016 @ 1:52pm CST
Some information to keep in mind as they gear up for registration:

Hello Members!

Some exciting updates regarding BotCon 2016 Registration!

First, a reminder about some package details. If you register as a Primus package holder, you will receive not just the 5 figure boxed set, but also a FREE additional Deluxe figure. We are excited to announce that this figure utilizes the Combiner Wars tooling and also features a NEW head sculpt that does not appear on any other souvenirs.

Also, the CLASS KIT (and Assembled Class Kit) features an alternative head sculpt that is not available at retail. You can add an Assembled Class Kit when you register.

Finally, per the BotCon brochure, this year's Golden Ticket features a surprise bonus! That item is in fact an alternate version of one of the Legends Class souvenir items.

Take one last look at the Convention Brochure so you know exactly what you are planning to purchase and we will see you very soon in Louisville, Ky for BotCon 2016,10th April 7-April 10!

Thanks for your support and see you in Louisville!

Brian


Take a look at that information for the Golden Ticket... Yup! They get a bonus figure this year! Considering that there is a limit of 100 GT, it's going to be a very limited figure.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757155)
Posted by Randomhero on January 19th, 2016 @ 1:58pm CST
I can imagine three of them will be beast wars Ironhide, Prowl and Silverbolt so you can make a Magna Boss. That's a torso and 2 arms/legs and then you can use any other two limbs.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757158)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:03pm CST
Guys, you can't make a whole combiner out of just two or three CW molds.

There are nine CW molds total this year. five are in the box set, one is the attendee freebie, and one is the customization class figure, so that leaves just two molds for the souvenirs.

Unless the troop builder set is all the same mold that is a CW mold, there mightn't be enough toys to make a whole second combiner.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757165)
Posted by Autobot N on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:26pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Guys, you can't make a whole combiner out of just three CW molds.

There are nine CW molds total this year. five are in the box set, and one is the customization class figure, so that leaves just three molds for the souvenirs.

Unless the troop builder set is all the same mold that is a CW mold, there mightn't be enough toys to make a whole second combiner.

You forgot the attendee bonus figure.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757166)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:29pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Guys, you can't make a whole combiner out of just three CW molds.

There are nine CW molds total this year. five are in the box set, and one is the customization class figure, so that leaves just three molds for the souvenirs.

Unless the troop builder set is all the same mold that is a CW mold, there mightn't be enough toys to make a whole second combiner.


And I assume "Combiner War Mold" does not necessarily mean Deluxe or Voyager class. Leader can probably be ruled out, but it remains possible that any of the Legion-class Combiner Wars figures are fair game, right? At least the ones which were not, themselves, reused from the previous series.

So Bombshell, Powerglide/Viper, Blackjack/Rodimus, Groove/Wreck-Gar, and Shockwave, right? Shockwave seems too soon. Blackjack/Rodimus and Groove/Wreck-Gar seem too useless without a corresponding Voyager figure (On the other hand, Wreck-gar doesn't have a corresponding Voyager figure, so who knows?). But Powerglide/Viper would make good weapons for the main Predacus figure (perhaps as Laserbeak and Buzzsaw?) and Bombshell might work well enough to be included.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757168)
Posted by mooncake623 on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:31pm CST
Brian from Funpub dropped by with some new updates on the Botcon 2016 Registration! Check out what he has to say below! Still no news on when registration will be open as of now though but keep it here at Seibertron.com and we will certainly let you know once registration is up.


Hello Members!

Some exciting updates regarding BotCon 2016 Registration!

First, a reminder about some package details. If you register as a Primus package holder, you will receive not just the 5 figure boxed set, but also a FREE additional Deluxe figure. We are excited to announce that this figure utilizes the Combiner Wars tooling and also features a NEW head sculpt that does not appear on any other souvenirs.

Also, the CLASS KIT (and Assembled Class Kit) features an alternative head sculpt that is not available at retail. You can add an Assembled Class Kit when you register.

Finally, per the BotCon brochure, this year's Golden Ticket features a surprise bonus! That item is in fact an alternate version of one of the Legends Class souvenir items.

Take one last look at the Convention Brochure so you know exactly what you are planning to purchase and we will see you very soon in Louisville, Ky for BotCon 2016,10th April 7-April 10!

Thanks for your support and see you in Louisville!

Brian
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757172)
Posted by Autobot N on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:42pm CST
Guys, look at this:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:One of the toys uses a not yet released in U.S. headsculpt

Now normally, it would say, "an all-new head-sculpt", yet Pete felt the need to specify that it has not been used in the US. Of course, it could be clever wording, but that seems unlikely. If we take what has been said literally, we have two non-US heads left, Seeker and Conehead. Combined with the random red jet on Predacus's artwork, this can only mean one thing:

THE ALMIGHTY RED WING RETURNS!!
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757173)
Posted by Primal Sabbath on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:45pm CST
Decepticon Sunstorm wrote:Guys, look at this:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:One of the toys uses a not yet released in U.S. headsculpt

Now normally, it would say, "an all-new head-sculpt", yet Pete felt the need to specify that it has not been used in the US. Of course, it could be clever wording, but that seems unlikely. If we take what has been said literally, we have two non-US heads left, Seeker and Conehead. Combined with the random red jet on Predacus's artwork, this can only mean one thing:

THE ALMIGHTY RED WING RETURNS!!


Except it looks less like Red Wing, and more like Terrorsaur. Although it could probably be used as both for those who would want it for the sole fact of it being another Classics Seeker mold, and not a BW character :lol:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757177)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:48pm CST
The present rumor of what the non-U.S. headsculpt might be is Legends Blackarachnia redecoed as Arcee as a homage to the BotCon 2001 Arcee, which I really hope isn't true.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Pete Sinclair Drops Hints for BotCon 2016 and Collectors' Club Toys (1757179)
Posted by Autobot N on January 19th, 2016 @ 2:50pm CST
Primal Sabbath wrote:
Decepticon Sunstorm wrote:Guys, look at this:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:One of the toys uses a not yet released in U.S. headsculpt

Now normally, it would say, "an all-new head-sculpt", yet Pete felt the need to specify that it has not been used in the US. Of course, it could be clever wording, but that seems unlikely. If we take what has been said literally, we have two non-US heads left, Seeker and Conehead. Combined with the random red jet on Predacus's artwork, this can only mean one thing:

THE ALMIGHTY RED WING RETURNS!!


Except it looks less like Red Wing, and more like Terrorsaur. Although it could probably be used as both for those who would want it for the sole fact of it being another Classics Seeker mold, and not a BW character :lol:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/File:TheSpark_Te ... s_head.jpg
Does this look anything like either of those head molds?

EDIT: Where did that rumor come from?

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