Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed

Transformers News: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed

Friday, June 28th, 2019 10:43AM CDT

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Thanks to our member #Sideways# we have word that the Transformers Trading Card Game is about to step things up a bit with Turbo Mode! Thanks to an article on the TCG Facebook site by Scott Van Essen we get a succinct break down of how this mode will work. Take your standard Transformers TCG format to a more simple more intense version as stated in the article "Turbo Mode is a limited format created specifically for Transformers. Each player opens two booster packs. The characters are your team and the battle cards are your deck. That’s it, you’re off to the races."
Transformers News: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed
The article goes in depth to the limitations and benefits of this version of the game.
"Once you’re playing, Turbo mode captures the core of what the game is about. You have fast action, robots bashing each other to bits, and the abstracted tactical feel of our tapping-based combat system. This is one of the game’s core strengths, even though it’s so simple. The back and forth maneuver of attacking, tapping, and then being vulnerable to counter attack is at the heart of Transformers TCG. A large part of why we settled on two packs to start is because it’s the minimum number you need to experience this jockeying for position."
Transformers News: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed
It further goes on to touch on some things expected on the horizon.
"As I mentioned, we’ve been watching the world play Turbo Mode. Often this is on people’s streams, but we also got to see a ton of Turbo play at Origins 2019 before and during the Transformers TCG Open. We’ve had several cool ideas that we’re investigating for future sets, and we’re excited to talk about them when we get closer to those sets’ release dates.
For now though, we’re tweaking the rules for turbo for Wave 3 – War for Cybertron: Siege I. Starting in this wave, you get two characters per booster pack (one large and one small), so for Wave 3, before starting a game of Turbo Mode (and without seeing your opponent’s cards) you’ll select a team of one large and one small character from among your four character cards."
Transformers News: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed
Time to rev up your decks ands bend some fenders Seibertronians! Let us know if you're going to be giving Turbo Mode a go in the forums or if you're more of a fan of the standard play format.
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Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026545)
Posted by PerfectVision on June 28th, 2019 @ 12:45pm CDT
The enigma should be GOB,Scream12 has too much HP,Ionstorm is a bit too strong with an ability.

This wave gave me headache,i won't come back.

Shock11-bomb8-ransack
Plasma X 1
Swarm-multi-Repair-system-Grenade-Scrapper-ComputerS-Debiliting-Bbeam-Underhanded-Unconventionnal-brainstorm-Escape
What i mean is that he is not buffed bythe LV but by the UFO,if you begin in the blue section,flip him very fast and end withe a system.What do you want to do with a single discard?

Ptera-Sideswipe-Chromia7-Stakeout
A better version of the Jazz quadrio
Repurpose-Calculated-FieldC-TBTA-heroism-SecretD-EEG-hiding-workO-sturdy-Start-Laser-ForceF

Soundwave
Bolt X1
EEG-scavenge-SecretD-energised-Bolster-ForceF-RR-Squish-fragg-Underhanded-Energy-Reclaim-WorkO

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Stealth-BattleR-AttackD-Eslingshot-Unleashed-Intelligence-Ancient-PowerP-heroicT-ForceF-covert-Heroism-WorkO

Ultra-Ratchet
The special flip is doable with a focus level 2

Alpha-Firedrive-Topshot+universal,1O/1B
Mega3-Triggerhappy-Detour,mining+Master obviously,3B/1W and a minority of O,don't forget the Eenthusiast
They can draw very fast and convert it into damage

Old optimus13-Wheel3 +fullL
I don't care

Runabout and muck-Visper
Schock14-Nightstick-Roadhugger
Discard and heal,the takeC is mostly anti EEG or the flip of mega3,unless you have the Cdagger+Device

Trail-Lio-Flak/firecon
They combine bold and pierce
EDF X 1
ForceF-Tackle-BattleR-Treasure/swindled-Bbag/piercingB-Mounted/Fflame-superC-Erratic/bashing-quarter/heat-rock-Cdagger-repurpose-EEG/smokeT

Scream12-skrapnel-Stormcloud/skywarp8-Aimless-Flamewar7,i don't see what level card they want with them
Camping
Handheld-smelt-Infiltrate-Inverted/spare-Scheckpoint-Covert/sturdy-pep/laser-Callous/pop-smokeC-Steady-metal/hiding-EEG-Dampening

Elita-Prowl10
Optimus11-Iron9-Mudslinger
Anti camping
Repurpose-PDS-Anticipation-EMP-Turbo-Diagnosis-Energy-Grenade-BattleFS-ForceF-Heavyhand-Eaxe-Surprise
Calculated-Heavyhand-Metal-Battering-RR-workO-battleFS-TBTA-repurpose-Pep-PDS-teamup-Diagnosis
The battering turn Skrapnel into a wimp.
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026549)
Posted by PerfectVision on June 28th, 2019 @ 1:07pm CDT
The truck/tank from the first wave?
Novastar-Redalert7-Iron6/mega10-Darkmount-Demolisher
Medic X1
Press/twoP-Collateral-confidence/swindled-cargo/fusion-bumper/shock-Eenthusiast-statik/crushingT-teamup/hunker-repair-powerS/reflex-Shock/cybertronium-Rollout-WorkO

The duos?
Optimus12-Springer/Scream13-Blitzwing/Dreadwing is bad
Bolt X1
Ramming-Reflex-Ancient-Unleahed-Noble/nullray-PTD or CrushingS/Sconsole-Disrupt-drill-Scrapper-disruptive-Scheckpoint-Rollout-Espionnage/Dcrown
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026552)
Posted by #Sideways# on June 28th, 2019 @ 1:09pm CDT
PerfectVision wrote:This wave gave me headache,i won't come back.


That's disappointing to hear! What about it gave you a headache?
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026561)
Posted by Stargrave on June 28th, 2019 @ 1:59pm CDT
The amount of work you put into these articles is freaking ridiculous Sideways. I don't even play the game but you put up the best pics of the cards too whether you play or not it's awesome art work to check out.

Thanks so much for all the hard work!
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026565)
Posted by Stargrave on June 28th, 2019 @ 2:20pm CDT
Look out and shout! Oww! It's hard not to quote one of the all time fan favorites when you catch a look at the classic G1 packaging art used for these two new Transformers Trading Card Game sets exclusive to the San Diego Comic Con 2019. That's right, each of these one-bot-armies is impressive alone but each is coming equipped with an entourage of mighty minions! Even better than that, they come together as one set. Thanks to the always hard working Seibertronian the Card Captain the Wizard of the Most #Sideways# for the heads up on this news!

From the press release:
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"Blaster VS Soundwave 35th Anniversary Edition
Limit of 2 per customer.
To help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Transformers, the Transformers TCG presents the fan-favorite match-up of Blaster VS Soundwave with throwback art and packaging.
Contains 2 Large and 6 Small foil TRANSFORMERS TCG character cards, and two 40-card decks of battle cards.
BLASTER // Communications
SOUNDWAVE // Communications
STEELJAW // Tracker
RAMHORN // Warrior
EJECT // Electronic Surveillance
RAVAGE // Saboteur
BUZZSAW // Spy
FRENZY // Warrior

Price: $50"

Don't be late or you all are going to be looking like burnt out toaster ovens as these are bound to move fast! Are these the sets that are going to finally going to convince you to pick up the new game? Are you players ready for tournaments looking forward to these sets to amp up your decks?
Share your favorite load outs in the forums and let us know!
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026602)
Posted by #Sideways# on June 28th, 2019 @ 4:53pm CDT
Stargrave wrote:The amount of work you put into these articles is freaking ridiculous Sideways. I don't even play the game but you put up the best pics of the cards too whether you play or not it's awesome art work to check out.

Thanks so much for all the hard work!


Hey, no problem, man. I love the game, Transformers and writing so I guess it just kinda falls into place together sometimes! :lol:

(Plus, I have a nasty habit of having an opinion about everything. ;) )
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026701)
Posted by leokearon on June 29th, 2019 @ 11:28am CDT
Wonder what the altmodes will look like, will they have toy photos
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026978)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 30th, 2019 @ 11:26pm CDT
On the Soundwave and blaster set, can you play a game just with that set only or would you need a starter pack?
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2026985)
Posted by Stargrave on July 1st, 2019 @ 1:31am CDT
Well, $9.99, but forgive me that one penny as we let you in on a steal of a deal going on right now at Lootcrate's Lootvault! At 75% off the normal $39.99 you can own the Transformers Trading Card Game Omega Supreme set for just $9.99!
From Lootcrate:
"This official, extra large playable card for the Transformers Trading Card Game features OG Autobot Omega Supreme, who transforms into a rocket, tank, and base. Play this exclusive, double sided card next time want to transform the outcome of your next game.
Pre-Order Today! Estimated Shipping: Late June. Will ship separate from other items in your order. US Only."

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Those looking to bolster their decks with the king of the Sentinels for a fraction of the price the time to act is now because there's no word on how long this amazing sale is going to last. Click the images for the jump to Lootvault and let us know your thoughts in the forums. As always stay tuned to the Seibertron news feeds for the latest in Transformer news!
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2027242)
Posted by Stargrave on July 2nd, 2019 @ 10:27pm CDT
Thanks to a new article from IGN we have a great breakdown of the new Blaster vs. Soundwave 35th Anniversary Edition Pack from the Transformers Trading Card Game. We also get a awesome images of the retail version cards which are in a more updated art style. And to cap it off, Omnibots! The classic G1 Mail Aways are now joining into the TCG fray.

Check them out below and as always share your thoughts with the Seibertron crew in the forums and stay tuned for the latest in Transformer news!
From the article:
"NOTE: The 35th Anniversary Blaster vs. Soundwave set will be available at SDCC, Gen Con, PAX Unplugged, and then online at Hasbro Pulse after SDCC concludes. The Convention Pack 2019 will be available for in-person purchases at SDCC only, followed online at Hasbro Pulse. The post has been updated for clarification.
A special Transformers: TCG boxed set and 2019 convention pack are coming to San Diego Comic Con this year, and you can get a first look at the cards stats, as well as the (always) excellent Transformers art, right here.

The boxed set celebrates 35 years of transforming tape-decks waging Cybertronian warfare, featuring Autobot communicator Blaster and Decepticon communicator Soundwave, as well as their cassette robot underlings. Check out each card in both their alt and bot modes, as well as their stats, in the slideshow below"


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"The boxed set will be available for purchase at "San Diego Comic Con, Gen Con, and PAX Unplugged," while the Convention Pack is only available at SDCC and Pulse following the show.

However, the good news is if you miss your chance at one of the cons or online, Hasbro is releasing a retail version of the boxed set with the exact same stats, but different art. Have a look at the retail version of the Blaster vs. Soundwave 35th Anniversary boxed set below:
Transformers: TCG Blaster vs. Soundwave Retail Edition"

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"In addition to the boxed set, there's also a Convention Pack 2019 featuring the Omnibots: Sergeant Overdrive, Private Downshift, and Private Camshaft. The packs are "non-randomized" and can be picked up for $15 at the convention or on Hasbro Pulse."

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Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2027244)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on July 2nd, 2019 @ 10:50pm CDT
Interesting to see they went with RIRFIB. Not that I mind.
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2027249)
Posted by Seibertron on July 2nd, 2019 @ 11:57pm CDT
Where are our Generations OMNIBOTS! I love those guys! I spent so many years dreaming of owning them and Reflector after getting all of those promotional booklets. I don't think I ever even thought about sending in the robot points to get them. I have no idea why. But I thought a lot about having those guys. It was great to find them at a local toy show complete and in mint condition with instructions and stickers unapplied at a very reasonable price.
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2027272)
Posted by Emerje on July 3rd, 2019 @ 6:31am CDT
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Damn! Someone's been working out.

And yeah, I would love to see some updated Omnibot figures. Maybe later in the WFC trilogy if we're lucky. (Along with some Refraktor repaints.)

Emerje
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2027348)
Posted by MagicDeath on July 3rd, 2019 @ 1:22pm CDT
You can really tell that Blaster’s (and everybody else’s) alt mode art was drawn much more recently. They should’ve thrown in an extra vanishing point or two to make it blend in better :P
Re: Transformers Trading Card Game Turbo Mode Revealed (2029425)
Posted by Stargrave on July 16th, 2019 @ 2:10pm CDT
Hey gang check out what I found on Twitter it's the full deck list for the Blaster vs. Soundwave set:
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Figured my card gaming Seibertronians might want to know ;)^

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