TFsource 4-21 SourceNews - BOTCON 2008 SPECIAL #1 ANNOUNCED!

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  1. Zoltaire

    Zoltaire TFsource Emissary

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    In this issue of the SourceNews:
    1) TFsource at Botcon 2008!
    2) Visual Works Green Ratchet instock!
    3) WST Jungle Warrior & Bombardier!
    4) Transformers Classics Preorders - Up!
    5) New Encore Series Preorders Up!
    6) TFC-03 Screamer's Coronation Set!
    7) e-hobby Protect Black Ironhide Instock!
    8) Custom Tech Spec Cards - Available!
    9) All instock & Preorder Transformers Links

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    1) TFsource at Botcon 2008!
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    TFsource is getting ready for Botcon! Each year we make a big splash at the annual Transformers Convention and this year will be no other! As part of that we will reveal one of our Botcon 2008 specials early this year.

    TFsource Botcon Only Special #1:
    The Transmanual Vol 2: The essential Parts & G1 toy book, for just $5 with any purchase!


    This book normally goes for $30! So be sure to stop by our booth at Botcon and pick one up and save!

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    Click Here for Details on the Transmanual


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    Click Here for the Official Botcon Page


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    2) Visual Works Green Ratchet instock!
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    A Visual Works artbook exclusive mail in! A limited edition recolor, available only with mail-in purchase of the Visual Works artbook, this item is now in hand and ready to ship! A limited # of figures remains, and overall production on this piece was very low, so if you haven't picked one up, now's the time before they're gone!

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    Visual Works Green Ratchet - $129.95


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    3) WST Jungle Warrior & Bombardier!
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    Finally - after many, many months these guys are shipping out to us, and will start arriving this week. As we have a huge amount of preorders, we will start shipping out accordingly in the order they were received, but it will take at least a couple of weeks to ship them all out. Please do not email asking us when your order will ship out, we'll email each customer when their order goes out the door. If you haven't ordered yet, there will be a delay in all instock orders so please be patient while we get caught up.

    WST Jungle Warrior - $15.95 - instock soon!
    WST Bombardier - $25.95 - instock soon!

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    4) Transformers Classics Preorders - Up!
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    Based on the popularity of the current Classics, we've now put up several preorders for upcoming Classics figures! These each feature exclusive packaging and chromed parts only available in the Japanese market - preorders yours today!
    Henkei Classics - C-05 Hot Rodimus - $24.95
    Henkei Classics - C-06 Skyfire - $39.95
    Henkei Classics - C-07 Sunstreaker - $24.95
    Henkei Classics - C-08 Prowl - $24.95
    Henkei Classics - D-03 Astrotrain - $24.95
    Henkei Classics - D-04 Ramjet - $24.95

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    5) New Encore Series Preorders Up!
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    Now up for preorder - Encore #11 Skywarp Thundercracker Set and Encore #12 Encore Metroplex! Both slated for release in August/September, preorder yours today!

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    #11 Encore Skywarp / Thundercracker - $69.95

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    #12 Encore Metroplex - $84.95


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    6) TFC-03 Screamer's Coronation Set!
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    Just a quick update - this set is currently in transit to us, we'll start shipping out preorders within this week or the next, dependant on when it arrives and we'll send emails to all customers as soon as their preorder ships.

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    TFC-03 - Screamer's Coronation Set - $24.95
    TFC-03A - Skywarp's Coronation Set - $24.95

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    7) e-hobby Protect Black Ironhide Instock!
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    Just received and instock: e-hobby Protect Black Ironhide! A limited edition release, through e-hobby of Japan, this item is a recolor based off of the historic Diaclone Figure - preorders are shipping out starting tomorrow and instock toys are available for order now!
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    e-hobby "Protect Black" Ironhide - $65.95


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    8) Custom Tech Spec Cards - Available!
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    We have a new set of custom tech spec cards, featuring Transformers from 1984 - 1987. Deck A contains 79 cards from 1984-1985 and Deck B has 74 cards from 1986 - 1987. These cards feature high gloss, great artwork, and tech specs and bio card details on the back! Pick up each for $15.95 or both for $29.95 today! Note: These are not an official release.

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    Custom Tech Spec Cards - Deck A - $15.95
    Custom Tech Spec Cards - Deck B - $15.95

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    9) All instock & Preorder Transformers Links
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    TFsource - In stock Reissue Transformers:
    http://www.tfsource.com/reissues.html

    TFsource - Available Preorder Transformers:
    http://www.tfsource.com/preorders.html


    Why go to the store when you can go to the SOURCE!
     
  2. Hiro Prime

    Hiro Prime Cybertronian Guru Veteran

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    Um... not to be an ass or anything here, but if those Tech Spec cards you are offering are unofficial, did you guys at least offer compensaition to the artists who drew the art you're using? If not, that would really suck as that art isn't really yours to make a profit off of. If you have, then please disregard.
     
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  3. BigPhill

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    I have the cards, and think they're great, but I wonder if anyone at BotCon, in an official position will say anything about them?

    Anyway, looks like I'll be dropping by TF Source at BotCon.
     
  4. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    TFSource isn't the one MAKING the cards. They're just selling them. It's like selling back issues of Dreamwave comics that the artists didn't get paid on... only less official.

    I wonder if Botcon is gonna have people selling KO Transformers at all...
     
  5. Liokaiser

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    I hope they have for sale those custom Nightbird figures. I want one.
     
  6. Railguard

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    I can't wait for these universe toys to come out, and any other toys they have.
     
  7. Hiro Prime

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    I don't know if they did not make them, had them made or bought them off of the people who did make them, but I'm more than willing to bet whoever did make them stole the art. Only Hasbro has the rights to let anyone use that art since it was made under their license thru Dreamwave.

    It is not the same as selling back issues of the comics as those were official and licensed. I know a thing or two about producing an unofficial product and I can tell you that I never was so stupid as to use official artwork on any of my books. First, Hasbo can and have had unlicensed product siezed in the past. Second it's just wrong to use anyone's art outside of an offical product without compensation given to the artists. I had new art made for the covers of my books and paid the artists who did them well for their work.

    If I come across as a bit holier than thou, I don't mean to. I just am sick of seeing some of my good friends work getting ripped off just to make a fast buck off of the fans. And while the cards do look cool, it's still no excuse for this kind of crap.
     
  8. lord ginrai

    lord ginrai Beastie lover

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    I think the art used here is all licenced bij Hasro, so the artist would've already been paid for his or her work.
    If anyone is missing out on money it's Hasbro, right?

    Anyway, I can't wait to get the WST dino's finally!
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    Oh, I wasn't arguing with you... just pointing out that several DW artists didn't get paid. The cards are just one outlet... there's tons of things that use DW art unofficially, yet they all continue unscathed like the KO makers...
     
  10. Blue Meanie

    Blue Meanie Hello from the Gutter

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    They increased the price of green ratchet. Guess I am passing on him after all.
     

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