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Old 09-27-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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New MC Newsletter arriving-- info on Astrotrain!

In the newest issue of Master Collector, there's a short article on Astrotrain, as well as a drawing of Astrotrain and his partially-shadowed Minicons.

First-- the Minicon repaints that will be coming with Astrotrain are the GIANT PLANET TEAM. From the drawing, Longarm has been repainted orange and blue (or purple, it's hard to tell), Overcast has been repainted blue (or purple) and gold, and.. I can't really see much of Deepdive's coloration from the picture, other than some gray on his shoulders. It's not mentioned which Minicon is named which, except that the Comettor repaint in gray and blue/purple is named STARCATCHER. (A nice compromise between the suggested joke name "Cowcatcher" on the Club forums!) Also, it looks like Astrotrain is part of Cannonball's crew-- another suggestion from the Club forums made reality!

There will also be an as-yet-unannounced second club exclusive figure to be released at about the same time as Astrotrain this fall. China has been very slow getting back to MC about the pricing info and such, and they are sorry for the delay.

Also, when the Astrotrain figure is released this fall, an illustrated text story will accompany it.

(Also, in case you're wondering what else is in the MC newsletter, there's the usual IDW comic, IDW solications, and fanart page, as well as an article describing the Hasbro team's trip to the movie set, Part 4 of the "Roadmap to the TF Multiverse" series featuring Japanese comics, 2 Lil' Formers strips, a Mini Mayhem! strip,a Landquake bio, a bio for Anti-Blaze, Scythe, and Checkpoint, and a review on some past Japanese TF video games.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hang on a mo, wasn't he supposed to come with the Space team repainted into Hook, Line and Sinker?
If they're using the Giant planet molds then they're missing a golden opportunity to make them into Hook, Line and Sinker.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:06 PM   #3
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According to one of the MC guys (I forget whether it was Alvarez or Pete), they wanted to use the Space Team, but their molds have been used beyond repair.

My guesses as to who's who:
-Longarm= Astro-Hook
-Overcast= Astro-Line
-Deepdive= Astro-Sinker

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:09 PM   #4
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Hang on a mo, wasn't he supposed to come with the Space team repainted into Hook, Line and Sinker?
That was the old cancelled Universe Spacewarp toy that would have featured the Space Team repaints. The Spacewarp color scheme will be used for Astrotrain; the Mini-Cons will not.

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If they're using the Giant planet molds then they're missing a golden opportunity to make them into Hook, Line and Sinker.
Reportedly, the Space Team molds have gone the same way as the RiD Autobot Brothers molds.

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Old 09-27-2006, 03:20 PM   #5
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Wish I could afford to buy them, not often digibashes become reality.

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Also, it looks like Astrotrain is part of Cannonball's crew-- another suggestion from the Club forums made reality!
I did this digibash a while back too.

Damn it I want a free set if he actually has the symbol!
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Old 09-27-2006, 09:35 PM   #6
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Hmm, a second exclusive, you say? Who could it be???
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:02 PM   #7
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I'd like the second exclusive to be the Seacons (counted as one because of the gestalt, what, Piranacon?). Doesn't mean it's likely, though.
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Old 09-27-2006, 11:38 PM   #8
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I'm just hoping these are released before it comes time to renew. I have been extremly down on the club for awhile, but if these come out before the renewel date, and the mystery figure is very cool, I may eat my words and renew again. Still not sure though.


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Old 09-28-2006, 12:13 AM   #9
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The club has been worth every penny IMO simply for the comic each issue.
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I...Must...Have...This...Exclusive!!! I fell in love with this thing when I found out it was originally going to be called Spacewarp (a name I still really like). I like the mold and I love the colors...*sigh*...maybe it's time to join the club....unless there are some really cool people out there who want to hook up a fellow fan...
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