Transformersclub.com Update: "Gone Too Far" Starring Jackpot and Hubcap

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  1. Trentulas

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    The Official Transformers Collector's Club has released Gone Too Far (Written by Greg Sepelak and Trent Troop with illustrations by Evan Gauntt) in the Members section of the club webpage. Set in the TransTech Universe, Gone Too Far explores the streets of Axiom Nexus through the eyes of Jackpot and Hubcap, two Autobots who are a long way from home and in over their heads.
     
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  2. Beastbot X

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    *sees preview picture of story*

    GASPERS! Scattorshot! BM Thrust! APEFACE EATING A BANANA! Oh, I know this story will be love before I even read it...
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    I love the bit in the interrogation. Is the reference to them doing chips a sly reference to our own Shane Anderson's Megabolt and his obsession, I wonder?
     
  4. airfox

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    Love the transition-symbols throughout the text.

    -airfox
     
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    OOh, cool. I see the Brazillian Malignus Insigia. I might actually read this one.
     
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    Interesting read. Not great, but it'd make for a fun G1 or BW episode... hell a fun episode for any series really. One of those ones that makes you forget about any far reaching plots and their inevitable holes. All in all a good fun read.
     
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    There were a few typos, and a few disjointed transitions, but all-in-all, a fun read. Though, I'll admit I ended up using the TF Wiki to match some names with figures, which is actually a pro in my opinion; I like stories that don't rely on the obivous cast.
     
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    Ohhhh, I'm really tempted...I've been looking for more reasons to join the club...
    DN
     
  9. Laser_Optimus

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    Yeah, I did the same thing. Which is one of the reasons I think it was such a good read. When Black Shadow showed up I was like 'Who?' and had to look him up... I mean, based on the story it was obvious he was a Pretender, but I didn't know which until I looked him up.

    And than he goes and gets smashed by Menasor/Moledriver. :lol 
     
  10. Cyberwolf1980

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    It was quite a fun read, and the inclusion of Cheetor, upgraded as a Trans-tech, had my inner BW geek grinning from ear to ear. I didn't bother looking up the bots but I think I might now. Anyone wonder if Cryotek is within the G1 continuity?
     
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    These bots look really cool!!! Does anyone think they will release them in a toy line and hopefully NOT just exclusive to the club?
     
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    If you're talking about the weird-looking Cheetor and co, they're from the cancelled Transtech toyline.
     
  13. Backscatter

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    You know, I think I've overdone my fandom at times. I had to double check on Action Master Jackpot, (you don't see Action Masters in many stories), but I didn't need WiKi for anyone else. It was a greatly enjoyable read, and that funny world with no wars reminded me of my own collection. My factions don't fight either and 'while insults and cheers/jeers' may be used, there is no war. Some good quotes in the story as well. If there were typos, I didn't find any. I'll have to re-read it carefully. The faction tranistions was a very good touch as well. Jackpot the Third? Hmm. That might work with a collection too. :lol 
     
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    Actually, since Cryotek was rather clearly spelled out as one of the few actual TransTechs in this TransTech story, no. I didn't wonder that.
     
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    Indeed, even the club won't likely be making these, since the club would need some existing mold from which to work. The indications are that TransTech never got to that stage.
     
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    Since I proofread this, I'll take that as a compliment. Sadly, I've already found one I missed.
     
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    Yeah, closest thing they could probably do is take some of the Vehicon molds (they're about as close as any figures get to being TransTech-ish) and give them new heads, but I wouldn't hold my breath for something like that.
     
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    The TransTech did make the story a little creepy for me. Do all unproduced Transformers end up at the Axiom Nexus? Produced G1 Tracks somehow found his way there as well.

    P.S. Still looking for TYPOs. :lol 
     
  19. G.B. Blackrock

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    Hopefully, they'll be few and far between. But like I said, I'm aware of one already (and at least one or two others that I gave Pete the option of NOT changing, because they were really petty and not the kind of thing anyone not an English major would likely care about. For the most part, I try to let Siph and Trent's story stand on its own. A proofreader's job is to make the authors look good... not that they need much help in that regard.)
     
  20. Trentulas

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    The Transtechs are creepy? Interesting...

    And I'm pretty sure just about any TF could wind up in Axiom Nexus, provided there's some kind of means of getting them there. Its a crossworlds city, and as such the sky is the limit.

    -Trent
     

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