Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock

Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014 5:29pm CDT

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Another day, another TFCC Subscription Service 3.0 reveal with artwork, and this time it's the redeco (and new head) of the Generations Deluxe Bumblebee mold as Carzap. But not just happy with a robot, the Club also includes a human partner in crime, Kre-O Blackrock! Check them out below, and remember to join before October 2nd for yours.

We have gotten a great response to the Transformers Collectors' Club Figure Subscription Service (TFSS) for version 3.0, and now, it’s time for another reveal! Next up, a 90’s unreleased Transformers Generation 2 concept from Japan, now finally realized with the help of Kre-O - Blocktown Carzap w/ GB Blackrock Kreon and Kre-O Battle Station! As a reminder, the order period will be open through 11:59 PM October 2nd.


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Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606822)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 16th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
Have to chime in again about Chromedome. He looks jaw-dropping amazing in person. Way better than I'd hoped... even seeing pics. Huge success for the club, IHMO. 2.0 is wrapping up for a strong finish.

And while I know a number of these 3.0 bots aren't for casual fans, the deep, obscure references and new characters are really exciting for me. Nacelle and CarZap are in my top picks for 2015. Mockup looks good for both.

I'm warming up quickly to Taratulas, too. New deco and claw hand notion are helping.

As for Krok and SerpentOR, they look like they were designed for those molds. Loving getting some transforming Action Masters.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606827)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2014 @ 6:09pm CDT
Carzap looks as crazily-decoed as the final days of G2 were, as he should be! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606832)
Posted by Deadput on September 16th, 2014 @ 6:22pm CDT
I only want seekers and Carzap


Wish i could trade with someone i got a G1 Bombshell (a little paint is gone but its in good condition) G1 Eject and a RID Scourge (no sword and the pump tube that makes the trailer missiles fire is broken) which is also in good shape.


And i got Halo 4 dlc codes but i don't know who plays halo here.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606834)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on September 16th, 2014 @ 6:34pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Carzap looks as crazily-decoed as the final days of G2 were, as he should be! :APPLAUSE:


"YES" :PREDACON:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606835)
Posted by Deadput on September 16th, 2014 @ 6:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Carzap looks as crazily-decoed as the final days of G2 were, as he should be! :APPLAUSE:



Yes he has a great deco kinda reminds me in way of Aoe Rollbar (the Chevy Sonic in Aoe)


Or maybe its the other way around.


I like white and purple its such a good combination.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606845)
Posted by megatronus on September 16th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
gothsaurus wrote:Too many different topics in this thread. :HEADHURTS:

But yeah, if anyone has a good way to swap around Stylor's limbs ... please post. I'm afraid to go pulling on things given the price of these things.


There really isn't a good way to take apart and reassemble arms microns. That mold can especially be quite fragile.

Mine are "backwards" as well, but can someone fill me in on why it matters on this mold? He's symmetrical either way, all it does is swap which end a peg ends up on in weapon mode.

Yea, OCD beckons.

I mean, I'm probably just going to live with them backwards - especially the arms. The legs seem more fixable, so we'll see.

My thinking is, if I can get them right safely, why not do it?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606847)
Posted by shajaki on September 16th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
sorry if its already been explained but...

i get that carzap is a cancelled G2 proto. but what was the original mold?

either way im liking it. bought.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606849)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2014 @ 8:14pm CDT
shajaki wrote:sorry if its already been explained but...

i get that carzap is a cancelled G2 proto. but what was the original mold?

either way im liking it. bought.
G2 Windbreaker (A.K.A. "Zap" in Europe, and "Carzap" on a Japanese poster)
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606850)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 16th, 2014 @ 8:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:sorry if its already been explained but...

i get that carzap is a cancelled G2 proto. but what was the original mold?

either way im liking it. bought.
G2 Windbreaker (A.K.A. "Zap" in Europe, and "Carzap" on a Japanese poster)


Image
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606867)
Posted by megatronus on September 16th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
Between Hubcap (IDW 'Bee with Renderform head), Goldfire, and Nightbeat, I really, really like the mold. Carzap looks like another winner here.

Also, originally (IIRC), it seemed like the Carzap mold utilized Nightbeat's head - here it looks like an entirely new head. Is that new?


EDIT: in other news, I fixed Stylor's legs. You get a bit of stress mark once you pull the legs off (make sure you pull straight down), but a little heat (hair dryer) makes it fade fast, and it's covered up regardless by the lower leg pieces themselves.

Conclusion? Win.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606873)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 16th, 2014 @ 10:34pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Also, originally (IIRC), it seemed like the Carzap mold utilized Nightbeat's head - here it looks like an entirely new head. Is that new?


EDIT: in other news, I fixed Stylor's legs. You get a bit of stress mark once you pull the legs off (make sure you pull straight down), but a little heat (hair dryer) makes it fade fast, and it's covered up regardless by the lower leg pieces themselves.

Conclusion? Win.
Yup, new head.

And now you gotta fix the arms. Be very careful when yanking those off the shoulders.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606881)
Posted by megatronus on September 16th, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
megatronus wrote:Also, originally (IIRC), it seemed like the Carzap mold utilized Nightbeat's head - here it looks like an entirely new head. Is that new?


EDIT: in other news, I fixed Stylor's legs. You get a bit of stress mark once you pull the legs off (make sure you pull straight down), but a little heat (hair dryer) makes it fade fast, and it's covered up regardless by the lower leg pieces themselves.

Conclusion? Win.
Yup, new head.

And now you gotta fix the arms. Be very careful when yanking those off the shoulders.

I'm gonna leave the arms for now - they are much less noticeable than the legs, so I'm fairly content at the moment.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606905)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on September 17th, 2014 @ 1:43am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:If it makes any of you feel better about missing out I read on twitter a scalper bought up a ton of stuff.


While I'm sure some folks got in on these just to resell at a premium, 1) I ain't mad and 2) You'd have to be an insanely quick handed and well prepared scalper to have gotten in on a "ton" of that stuff since they were limited to one per membership. I think of the dozen or so Megs/Wasp sets, you can go count up posts here and elsewhere and account for half of them. Same goes for much of the 08 stuff.

So yeah, if someone ends up with a big haul of multiple super valuable things, good for them, but it'd have taken a small miracle to pull that off and the timing window was just too small for me to buy into some theory of Grubby McNeckbeard Scalpsmith IV keeping anyone else from having a shot at stuff. These were high demand items and pretty much everyone got the club's email/tweet at the same time. You can buy stuff on phones these days pretty quick, it makes total sense that everything they had worth jumping on would be jumped on quickly.


Dude, you'd be amazed at what people can do on the internet. I have some sites I can show you...
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606940)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2014 @ 7:21am CDT
Of the remaining items for sale in the Archive Sale, I decided to go with Razorclaw/Elita-1, Dion, and G2 Ramjet.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606957)
Posted by ScottyP on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:sorry if its already been explained but...

i get that carzap is a cancelled G2 proto. but what was the original mold?

either way im liking it. bought.
G2 Windbreaker (A.K.A. "Zap" in Europe, and "Carzap" on a Japanese poster)


Image


Carzap is one of those cases where I feel hypocritical. If they released this, the original G2 mold, just like this, I'd think it was an amazing release and it'd be one of the tops in the FSS for me. But as it is? Total yawn and I just don't care. Is that weird?
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606960)
Posted by megatronus on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:45am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:sorry if its already been explained but...

i get that carzap is a cancelled G2 proto. but what was the original mold?

either way im liking it. bought.
G2 Windbreaker (A.K.A. "Zap" in Europe, and "Carzap" on a Japanese poster)


Image


Carzap is one of those cases where I feel hypocritical. If they released this, the original G2 mold, just like this, I'd think it was an amazing release and it'd be one of the tops in the FSS for me. But as it is? Total yawn and I just don't care. Is that weird?

It's one thing to homage an official release, it's quite another to homage a non-release or cancelled product. They're similar, but the vibe is definitely different, so your ambivalence is understandable.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606969)
Posted by ScottyP on September 17th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
megatronus wrote:It's one thing to homage an official release, it's quite another to homage a non-release or cancelled product.


That's a good way to put it. I feel the same way about Nacelle. Use the encore G1 seeker mold and make it look like that catalog image, and that's a freakin' huge win. As it is, it feels like a weird addition to a Classics shelf when there was never any original version of it to begin with.
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606986)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 17th, 2014 @ 11:20am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:It's one thing to homage an official release, it's quite another to homage a non-release or cancelled product.


That's a good way to put it. I feel the same way about Nacelle. Use the encore G1 seeker mold and make it look like that catalog image, and that's a freakin' huge win. As it is, it feels like a weird addition to a Classics shelf when there was never any original version of it to begin with.
The way the Club seems to be approaching this toy is as its own character separate from Windbreaker rather than as a new version of Windbreaker. So it can go on a Classics shelf as Block Town Carzap rather than as G2 Windbreaker.

Alternatively, with the Club's products being so fiction-oriented, this is technically meant to be a Wings Universe toy rather than a Classics toy, as the Classicsverse and the Wingsverse are separate places, but I think the first point I made might be more compelling/appealing than this one. :oops:
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606993)
Posted by gothsaurus on September 17th, 2014 @ 11:53am CDT
I think there is way too much focus and debate around all the various timelines and their nexus numbers.

The club has to use their own proverbial sandbox. I get it. >:oP

*Focuses on the figures, their bios, their stories*
Re: Transformers Collectors' Club Subscription Service 3.0 - Carzap and Blackrock (1606996)
Posted by megatronus on September 17th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
megatronus wrote:It's one thing to homage an official release, it's quite another to homage a non-release or cancelled product.


That's a good way to put it. I feel the same way about Nacelle. Use the encore G1 seeker mold and make it look like that catalog image, and that's a freakin' huge win. As it is, it feels like a weird addition to a Classics shelf when there was never any original version of it to begin with.
The way the Club seems to be approaching this toy is as its own character separate from Windbreaker rather than as a new version of Windbreaker. So it can go on a Classics shelf as Block Town Carzap rather than as G2 Windbreaker.

Alternatively, with the Club's products being so fiction-oriented, this is technically meant to be a Wings Universe toy rather than a Classics toy, as the Classicsverse and the Wingsverse are separate places, but I think the first point I made might be more compelling/appealing than this one. :oops:

I'm just excited to have a very differently decoed version of a mold I've grown to like. That's all the reason I need. :D

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