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Transformers Collectors Club Magazine 44 Now Arriving

Posted on 04-23-2012 at 05:15 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
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It's not just Runamuck who is arriving in people's mailboxes today - issue 44 of the Transformers Collector's Club Magazine is also arriving. In this month's edition of the TFCC magazine there is:
  • A nice head-to-head shot of Prime & Megatron on the cover, hyping the 2012 Transformers Hall of Fame nominees.
  • Higher quality pics of Transformers Prime Cyberverse Commander Ultra Magnus. These are the same pictures previously posted online, but now in a higher quality.
  • There is an interview with Hasbro that goes into more detail about the combination features of the Generations / Fall of Cybertron Bruticus toy, with a hint that there may be other combiners in the future...
  • An in-depth preview of Transformers the Ride
  • Flash Forward part 2 6-page mini comic
  • Transformers Animated Allspark Addendum profiles for Sizzle & Jhiaxus.
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Valkysas
What's the Almanac Addendum stuff?
payton34
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What's the Almanac Addendum stuff?
Ah yes, Allspark Animated Addendum profiles of Sizzle & Jhiaxus.
Valkysas
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Ah yes, Allspark Animated Addendum profiles of Sizzle & Jhiaxus.
Animated Jhiaxus?
Damn. I have to see that.

Come on, mailman!
Mechafire
I would like to know more about the Bruticus interview. Are you able to post any notable tidbits, especially concerning the future combiners hint?
payton34
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I would like to know more about the Bruticus interview. Are you able to post any notable tidbits, especially concerning the future combiners hint?
That, I don't know. I know you're not supposed to post pics or scans, maybe one of the mods could clarify.
Mechafire
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That, I don't know. I know you're not supposed to post pics or scans, maybe one of the mods could clarify.
Oh no, I don't mean pics or scans; a quick summarization of the interview would be efficient.
Sinnertwin
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Oh no, I don't mean pics or scans; a quick summarization of the interview would be efficient.
I second this request, if possible.
General Tekno
I also want to hear more about these combiners.
Autovolt 127
Animated Jhaxius and a hint at more combiners. Cool!
G.B. Blackrock
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Among other features:

- Nice head-to-head shot of Prime & Megatron on the cover, hyping the 2012 HOF nominees.

- Higher quality pics of TF: Prime Cyberverse Commander Ultra Magnus (same pics we've seen before, just better quality)

- Hasbro interview that goes into more detail about the combination features of FOC Bruticus, and hints to more combiners in the future

- In depth preview of TF: The Ride

- Flash Forward pt. 2 6-page mini comic

- Allspark Animated Addendum profiles of Sizzle & Jhiaxus

...and more.
Wow, I'm actually impressed that THIS is making it out before BotCon, too (we knew it was going to be later than normal).
Agent Adam
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- Hasbro interview that goes into more detail about the combination features of FOC Bruticus, and hints to more combiners in the future.
They are such teasers!
HeroicC300
Grr....

I didn't renew my subscription, and now I'm paying for it!

Damn you, bills!
Pete@BotCon
That is Jhiaxus and Sizzle from the Wings Universe... The Allspark Animated content is Derrick and teams take on Shattered Glass with a Diary page from Shattered Glass Sari. Cool stuff... So glad Animatdd lives on.
tfprime32
can some one scan the whole magazine and post it! just that one #44 issue!
Thundershot
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can some one scan the whole magazine and post it! just that one #44 issue!



?????????????????????
Agent Adam
I like that he posted that directly after Pete's own post.
Nerdicon
I signed up again in feb. Shouldn't I have gotten the last issue? Because I haven't gotten any yet this year.
Sharpfinger
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can some one scan the whole magazine and post it! just that one #44 issue!
Ouch! This is totally not fair game! If the club wants the whole magazine available for free it would be. They did that with some numbers of the magazine, usually not the last one released.

If you want a teaser you can see here and here (those images are re-tweeted by DJW, so I hope it's ok to post here). Now I need to wait until my magazine arrive and I can see the full page...

One thing that Club could do is to make available the magazine as a PDF to members. I like to have my magazine in dead-trees format... but I didn't like to wait more than a month to see what all people are talking about
Superquad7
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can some one scan the whole magazine and post it! just that one #44 issue!
No.

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I like that he posted that directly after Pete's own post.
techbot
I just got Runamuck today , so I should be getting the new magazine any day mow.
megapork
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can some one scan the whole magazine and post it! just that one #44 issue!
Check the rules. It's not allowed.
NICKBOT
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That is Jhiaxus and Sizzle from the Wings Universe... The Allspark Animated content is Derrick and teams take on Shattered Glass with a Diary page from Shattered Glass Sari. Cool stuff... So glad Animatdd lives on.
Psst, 2013 BotCon please.
Thundershot
Let's get Animated Protectabots for Botcon 2013! Where's WhiteMocha's digibash??
Mewtwo
No Book, No Figure... :: Sigh ::
General Tekno
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Psst, 2013 BotCon please.
Sadly, going off the comic, rather than using the opportunity to make a new Jhiaxus, they seem to be using the previously released Universe deco.

Why not, say, make one from Terradive?
RustyMuffler
Yes. More Animated! Please save me some money!
YoungPrime
....Got the magazine today but no figure.

Did anyone else get their book before the toy as well?
Sharktibolt
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....Got the magazine today but no figure.

Did anyone else get their book before the toy as well?
Nope, I've got the toy but no magazine so far.
YoungPrime
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Nope, I've got the toy but no magazine so far.
Hmmm............Wanna trade?
Anguirus
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Sadly, going off the comic, rather than using the opportunity to make a new Jhiaxus, they seem to be using the previously released Universe deco.

Why not, say, make one from Terradive?
This was asked at the TFCC comic panel.

They wanted to avoid "signaling" that there was a Jhiaxus figure in the works, while keeping to their editorial philosophy of telling stories using existing toys.

As for why there's no plans for a new Jhiaxus, who knows, it's just not on their table right now.
General Tekno
That's a fair answer - glad someone asked that.

Pity we aren't getting a Jhiaxus update though. But that Depth Charge from Terradive fills the "do something with this mold" gap nicely.
Thundershot
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This was asked at the TFCC comic panel.

They wanted to avoid "signaling" that there was a Jhiaxus figure in the works, while keeping to their editorial philosophy of telling stories using existing toys.

As for why there's no plans for a new Jhiaxus, who knows, it's just not on their table right now.
You mean how we saw Over-Run from the Energon Bulkhead mold and still don't have a toy? Or let's not forget Hellbat, Gaihawk, and Hooligan! I would love to own toys of all of these...
Mewtwo
I got Runamuck today. But still no Issue.
Anguirus
@Thundershot: Yeah, they probably see "teases" like that as a mistake they'd like to avoid in future. I also think the TC/Galvatron two-pack was an effort to cram in characters that they had already "teased."

I think that Depth Charge fig is super neat. I THINK that it has a Maximal logo? I would have actually preferred making the character older so he could have been an Autobot before. I don't have any Dawn of Future's Past stuff so...may not keep the character around forever.
YoungPrime
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....Got the magazine today but no figure.

Did anyone else get their book before the toy as well?
Should I be worried?
245am
Finally got around to reading this issue... The Shattered Glass Animated in the Allspark Almanac was awesome... Is this a long set up for a 2013 Botcon set?
Superquad7
I thought the issue was pretty cool for the whole 16 pages of a "magazine" it is. The features are nice. I just wished there were more of them.
Mewtwo
Still no issue... when it the date that if we don't have it by we should ask the club?
Sharktibolt
^ Mine just came yesterday, so I'd wait a bit before asking about it.
Mewtwo
Yeah I got the issue today.
MegaMoonMan
Got it a few days ago, ended up in the trash about 30 seconds after opening it. UM pic was the only thing that caught my eye.

Do people buy these? May as well try to make a buck or two rather than create more trash.
Lumpy
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Ouch! This is totally not fair game! If the club wants the whole magazine available for free it would be. They did that with some numbers of the magazine, usually not the last one released.

If you want a teaser you can see here and here (those images are re-tweeted by DJW, so I hope it's ok to post here). Now I need to wait until my magazine arrive and I can see the full page...

One thing that Club could do is to make available the magazine as a PDF to members. I like to have my magazine in dead-trees format... but I didn't like to wait more than a month to see what all people are talking about
i'd also like a PDF version, i wish we had the option to just have it emailed to us. I know you can create PDFs with a password protection on it, and each member could have a 4 digit number that they could use to open it... granted, that could still be passed around to others, but it'd be a nice option still...

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Originally Posted by Anguirus View Post
@Thundershot: Yeah, they probably see "teases" like that as a mistake they'd like to avoid in future. I also think the TC/Galvatron two-pack was an effort to cram in characters that they had already "teased."

I think that Depth Charge fig is super neat. I THINK that it has a Maximal logo? I would have actually preferred making the character older so he could have been an Autobot before. I don't have any Dawn of Future's Past stuff so...may not keep the character around forever.
ooh, i didn't even think that he may have an Autobot or Maximal symbol... from the crappy photo i took, it looks like he has a red symbol on him, but can't tell what it actually is. guess we'll have to wait and see...
kiyoshioni
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Got it a few days ago, ended up in the trash about 30 seconds after opening it. UM pic was the only thing that caught my eye.

Do people buy these? May as well try to make a buck or two rather than create more trash.
Yeah, some people buy them. Im currently looking for issue 34 if anyone has one for sale.
Bountyan
Got mine yesterday. Pretty meh. Only thing in the entire magazine that was relevant to my interests was the SG Animated stuff.
Scaleface
Okay, I got my copy in the mail today. Here is a synopsis for those who care. Warning, I give away all...








Cover: G1 Optimus faces off with Megatron over a hall of fame award.
2. Brian talks about botcon and a web site security.
3. Q&A with Hasbro. Talks about the FOC Bruticus combiner and shows a picture of TFPrime Commander Ultra Magnus in both modes.
4-5. Transformers the ride in 3D article
6. A Flash Forward part 2. Set in Autobot city we see some of the Autobots who were exposed to Forstonite display powers (Inferno can make fire, Beachcomber can make plants grow). There are statues to the dead Wheeljack, Huffer, Red Alert and Windcharger. Ultra Magnus arrives.
7. Cliffjumper has the new Autobots test their powers on targets.
8. Firecracker shoots pyrotechnics from his hands. Electro shoots lightning bolts from his sword. Manta Ray shoots energy circles from his rotor. Aquafend shoots cold so low it can crack Cybertronian armor. Windbreaker breaks stuff with wind from his hand.
9, Road Rocket seems to teleport like Nightcrawler. Magnus reports to Spark, Rapido and Sizzle that someone stole materials from Quantum Laboratories. He tasks them to find the culprit.
10. Sizzle uses his ability to send his consciousness to the future to find out where the thieves will be, and says they need a spaceship. ON Cybertron the Firecons have been sent to Jhaixus by Clench. Skybyte is there and has given Jhaixus the Forestonite container.
11. The Battlechargers are fumbling around looking for personality components for their boss and come across a stasis pod, where they uncover... Wings of Honor Side Burn.
12. Bio for G2 Sizzle. I notice they are using toy pics for the alternate mode now. I guess they did last issue too.
13. Bio for RiD Jhaixus. He was built by Alpha Trion to protect and unite Cybertron while Prime's group was asleep on Earth. He was banished. Shockwave erased all records of Jhaixus from the records of Cybertron.
14. Animated bios for SG Sumdacs, SG Bumblebee (coward, white color) and SG Optimus Prime (amoral, purple with beard).
15. A letter from SG Sari to SG Iaasc.
16. Transformers ID (trivia), Recordicons (SG Ratbat meets G1 Rumble and Frenzy). Answers to last issues Transformers ID.

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