TF Collector's Club Magazine #21 arriving

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  1. Kenucme

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

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    Just received my latest issue of the TF Club magazine for June/July 08.

    This issue was mainly the follow-up for BotCon 2008. Brian mentioned in his column how the convention toys for next year are already in the works. Date and location for the next BotCon are being worked on as well. Fans are encouraged to attend for the 25th anniversary and the TF movie sequel.

    The club membership figure Topspin (spelled that way in Brian's column) is delayed until late-July. The figures did not arrive with the BotCon toys, but are expected in late June.

    The most revealing thing is contained in the Transtech comic. Topspin makes his debut here with an extraordinary ability. He can apparently handle Cybertronian sparks without the use of other technology, particularly a magnetic cage. In essence, it gives him the ability to transfer sparks between bodies. Lanquake comments how such an ability could be... lethal.

    Later, Alpha Trion presents Skyfall a sword. The bearer of the sword is under constant bombardment from ancient and evil thoughts. The sword belonged to a Decepticon leader named 'Slaughter'. This part here is just my own theory, but could this be the name of the next Club membership figure? We have already heard that the body would be based on Energon Barricade, who is a Decepticon. It would help balance the combiner scheme, as Landquake is now outnumbered 3 to 1 with Topspin coming aboard.

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    Thanks for pointing it out.... Topspin is a Decepticon. I went back and looked at the Club picture for him.
     
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  2. Beastbot X

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    Well, poop. I was looking forward to seeing that toy any day now.

    And Topspin's a Decepticon-- this balances out the combiner components so far, two-to-two.
     
  3. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Any news on upcoming figures aside Botcon figures?
     
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    Well, we have already seen Barricade in his club combiner colors in the Botcon comic as part of Shattered Glass Megatron's crew. So, the answer to your theory is probably no.
     
  5. Kenucme

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

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    Just the ones already displayed at BotCon were featured in the Club magazine.
     
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    Yeah, Barricade is on page 20 of the SG BotCon comic with good Megatron. He will be a good guy.
     
  7. Kenucme

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

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    Thanks for pointing that out! I missed that part and had to go back and check.

    I saw this mentioned as well which discredits my theory:
    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showpost.php?p=2120019&postcount=144

    The following post helps solidify it'll be Barricade. Too bad.
     
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    Is he a Sergeant? :) 

    I'm not seeing how one negates the other here.
     
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    Nor I. No reason that the Barricade repaint can't be named Slaughter. Nice little tribute to the "Onslaught as main Bruticus component" as well.
     
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    Sounds like a dull issue. :( 
     
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    What did you think of the "Senator"?

    That design is just crazy, I need to have Alex create an alt mode for him lol...
     
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    Gah! Now I want to know what's going on! Curse you, mail system!! :lol 
     
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    Or the exact opposite. The club conbiner components have been revealed to be parts of a whole, with that whole being having been designated a "Prime." Perhaps Topspin's ability will allow him to merge the sparks of the five separate components back into the ancient combined Prime form.

    OOOH! Even better, what if this "shattering" of the original form is what caused the divergence of the "Shattered Glass" timeline? If the cameo in the Botcon comic WAS the actual combiner figure, it would be a great reason for his presence in that universe, as well as a great reason for the rest of team to travel there to find him. Perhaps their rejoining in the SG-verse would be the catalyst to end that war and usher that dimension's Cybertron to its Golden Age. There IS still that hanging "Optimus discovered something that drove him mad" from this year's convention issue.
     
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    I kinda figured the Barricade-recolor was a typical comic cameo (such as Shattered Glass Soundwave being based on the white ML toy) with Don being 'in the know' on future club releases, but there could be more to it than that. Would be interesting if the group's next stop is the Shattered Glass universe (reuniting with Cliffjumper). It would also throw a nice mix into the combiner "ratio", since that would make two Autobots, two Decepticons, and one good-guy Decepticon. (though with the name 'Slaughter'... hmmm)
     
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    I think we heard somewhere that they were going to the SG-verse after Transtech, but I'm not 100% positive. I'm not the only one who seems to recall that, though.
     
  16. Kenucme

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

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    Ah yes, Senator Ratbat.... he rather looked like the G1 batform as the head and shoulders of the total figure.
     
  17. Kenucme

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

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    I'm having mixed thoughts concerning Shatterdverse Barricade being this Slaughter. While we would expect the SG Barricade to be 'good' because he is a Decepticon, I'm expecting Slaughter to be downright evil. That being because of the Sword which Alpha Trion admits gives off evil. Any ideas?
     
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    I actually asked the whole "Is the Club comic going to be going into the Shattered verse next year because of the cameo of the final combiner component in the comic?" question at the Club panel, and while they didn't want to reveal anything fiction-wise, they did say that Don just draw that in as an Easter Egg, nothing more.
     
  19. GrantB

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    When I read that, I just figured that it was a reference to some kind of warped evil Matrix. I would be really surprised if my hypothesis is far off the mark.
     
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