Just got back from the TFCC Panel, highlights below. 2 things for the end of the year, one cover for the magazine involves Derrick Wyatt Animated Tech Specs – more planned, 5 at the end of year Shattered Glass Quintesson Aquarius – Space Hippy, faces look like the Beatles Shatteredverse Computron 2010 still being worked out 4 more Shattered stories Blitzwing Bop Transhuman Ultimate Salvation Bonus end of year story Club exclusives announced tomorrow 2010 toy not ready yet but is being worked on, solid idea. Not making any more Shatteredverse characters for now – definitely not Omega Doom for now. Movie toys off limits for exclusives. Got to see what happens with Animated to see if they can use the toys. Not any time soon. Heatwave – won’t get a lot of screentime in the comic. Nexus Maximus – a few names didn’t clear legal, one had Nexus, one had Maximus, Hasbro suggested Nexus Maximus. They ran with it. Didn’t Google it. Ooopssss… One of the 13, no specific alignment, predates the war. The 13 are unique over all continuities – there is only one per continuity. Unicron stays evil wherever he is. Story ideas – not usually a problem. Names – bit trickier to avoid infringing a mark. Club board software getting an upgrade. Might get a fan fiction section. Can’t touch continuity specific characters like Drift or Mikaela. Will be a collected edition of the year 3-4-5 comics (if Pete can talk Brian into it) Razorclaw & Elira-1 were done as a way of covering those characters. Didn’t want to use the Leo Prime head, didn’t know and was glad about it. Go-Bots 5 pack – other things they’d want to do first that would sell better Seacons story would have tied up a loose end from the Marvel comic, still hope at some point of doing it as Part 4 (1 – Crossing Over, 2 – Games of Deception, 3 – Cheap Shots, 4 - ???) Shattered Glass – idea started as a Mirrorverse GI Joe set, threw around idea for a while, didn’t work for Joe but worked for TF Comics Diamond edition split cover old Kup to the left, young to the right, pretty fun looking pencils. Holligan not Sunstorm (fooled me) but Gaihawk was correct Sweeps planned for 2 years Skyquake upgraded from UK bio from Super Evil to Super Evil Super Scientist Continuity not meant to be certain, just an ambiguous continuity, made sense to leave it open. Future plans for the Elite Guard. Leozak was originally going to speak in Japanese, way more over the top originally. Compromised with an over the top font instead of having him subtitled. Pete is extremely happy with how the club comic came out. Look forward to the Diamond Edition content. Landshark – homage to Steve Martin and Chevy Chase. Cow catcher burrows through the earth. Sharkticon mold – want to use it, hard to fit it in.