Botcon 2009 TFCC Magazine and Comic Q&A

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    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.
     
  2. Sledgehammer

    Sledgehammer Digital art monkey

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    Heh, just Googled it meself to see why. And yep, MASSIVE oops. :lol 
     
  3. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Awesome! Can't wait to see the exclusives tomorrow.

    Thanks!
     
  4. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

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    Just looked up Nexus Maximus on the internet. Man that is so ordered.
     
  5. Batman

    Batman The Dark Knight TFW2005 Supporter

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    :lol  @ Nexus Maximus.
     
  6. Blitz.

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    I Have a MISB Nexus Maximus on Ebay if any one wants it.. its case fresh....

    I'm kinda happy to see their keeping the Shattered glass thing going. since frankly IMO its awesome to see every character have a Bizzaro self I just hope they don't drop the ball and make some more accessible toys for us unlucky guys (I'm not saying re-release the botcon set I'm thinking just make some new figures)
     
  7. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    epic lulz at Nexus Maximus :lolol 
     
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    Yeah man totally don't use it for that guy who has Shark in his name already.
     
  9. cleazer

    cleazer Lost in the lights

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    Thanks for all the panel news, Sol Fury!
     
  10. trebleshot

    trebleshot www.Toyark.com Veteran

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    Thanks, Sol!

    I think I'll refer to my Club combiner as "Nexus Prime" from now on. o_O 
     
  11. GrandMaXimus

    GrandMaXimus Party in my tummy!!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    *wonders if there will be a "accessory pack" for "nexus maximus" *:eek: 
     
  12. Blitz.

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    Word.

    frankly swapping in the shark toy and up sizing another character would of really helped sell this set to me
     
  13. Kenucme

    Kenucme Yes, I'd get that one too TFW2005 Supporter

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    WOW!! Totally glad I read the google listings. I would have opened something completely NSFW!

    Big flub on the Nexus Maximus :eek: 
     
  14. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Some interesting stuff right there. I'm more interested to see whom the new club figures are going to be and if they'll be worth my rejoining. Right now... the magazine just doesn't do it for me... especially with the main reason I was interested (the club comic) having shifted to a continuity that I couldn't give a rat's behind about. Oh well... maybe next year it'll be better and I'll rejoin.
     
  15. Bumblethumper

    Bumblethumper old misery guts

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    ...which version? :sly: 
     
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    This is great, looking forward to the new exclusives
     
  17. BB Shockwave

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    You know, I always found the whole "translucent Energon combiners" thing lackluster and the toys boring (Energon combiners are not the best ones TF lore had) - but I always said, to each his own, they don't bother me.

    However - now they are officially one of the 13, meaning Furman has to encompass them into his tale, which is already under preparation... I bet it's not only me who's irked by this, but Simon too.

    And now Cybertron Soundblaster is a 13 too? WTF?
     
  18. Laser_Optimus

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    When was it stated that Cybertron/Galaxy Force Soundblaster was one f the 13?
     
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    Just looked up nexus maximus myself :lol  a hilarious flub in naming
     
  20. Chris McFeely

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    Japanese prose story, "Beast Wars Reborn," had Vector Prime recognise him as "Logos Prime", an "ancient" like him. Whether "Ancient"="Thirteen" could be debated, of course.
     

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