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Nevermore
2006-09-27, 08:13 PM
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=111562

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.

For those who don't remember, Astrotrain will sport the color scheme of the unreleased Universe Spacewarp repaint of Armada Jetfire and a new, G1-esque Astrotrain head sculpt designed by Dan Khanna.

http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/7609/spacewarpshuttlemo5.th.jpg (http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=spacewarpshuttlemo5.jpg) http://img54.imageshack.us/img54/2065/astrotrainheadv2pm9.th.jpg (http://img54.imageshack.us/my.php?image=astrotrainheadv2pm9.jpg)

Cyclone_X
2006-09-28, 05:47 PM
no Astro-Hook, Astro-Line and Astro-Sinker then? :(

unless those 3 become another exclusive/get another release

Nevermore
2006-09-28, 06:02 PM
Originally posted by Cyclone_X
no Astro-Hook, Astro-Line and Astro-Sinker then? :(

Originally posted by Nevermore
First-- the Minicon repaints that will be coming with Astrotrain are the GIANT PLANET TEAM.

Cyclone_X
2006-09-28, 06:29 PM
well duh, I just would like to know if the Space Team recolors will get another release or not...

Nevermore
2006-09-28, 06:56 PM
Apparently the Space Team molds will (can) never ever be released again.

DrEvil
2006-09-28, 08:28 PM
That really one of the nicest colour schemes i've seen. The symbol is a nice touch.

Jaynz
2006-09-28, 08:38 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Apparently the Space Team molds will (can) never ever be released again.

Neither's probably 100 percent accurate. But it's likely that the molds are too worn to get another 'justifiable' run right now. There have been several printings of them in the United States alone, and Japan had a couple of more versions on top of that.

Cyclone_X
2006-09-30, 10:08 AM
the Space Team was last used in the Cybertron 2-packs, but this same Space Team has had 2 cancelled recolors as well

there also have been other minicons with more recolors, so worn out is least likely to me, and 'they were already recolored this year' cannot be a valid option either, it's not the first time a mold was used more than once during one year

Tetsuro
2006-10-02, 11:32 AM
Of all Jetfires, they chose one whose articulation and design is hampered by his ability to join with superpants Prime?

Halfshell
2006-10-02, 01:02 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
Apparently the Space Team molds will (can) never ever be released again.

Oooh. Do we know why? [/dumbass who needs to be spoonfed everything]

Cyclone_X
2006-10-02, 04:01 PM
Originally posted by Brendocon
Oooh. Do we know why? [/dumbass who needs to be spoonfed everything]

from: http://www.allspark.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=74&Itemid=20

For example they had the Space minicons set to be used, but Takara said that all the minicon tools are all bad and can't be used. This is probably an excuse not to make them for an unknown reason.

but again: those molds were used ealier this year, and they are not the most repainted minicons either, so I really doubt that they indeed are already worn out

rikkomba
2006-10-03, 12:28 PM
Originally posted by Tetsuro
Of all Jetfires, they chose one whose articulation and design is hampered by his ability to join with superpants Prime?


Energon Jetfire and Cybertron Jetfire are not better, actually.

RID Scourge
2006-10-03, 02:14 PM
Shuttle mode looks quite nice. I really like this mold, but I have both versions of A. Jetfire, so I'll most likely pass. Though, I'm interested to see the new headsculpt.

Jaynz
2006-10-03, 05:02 PM
Well, this exclusive (as 'Spacewarp') has been in the works since Armada was on the shelves, so it's been a long time coming. That's the basic reason this exclusive even exists.

Energon Jetfire is a pretty weak figure, honestly, with a space shuttle on a robot's back. 'Pants mode' aside, he's weaker, in my opinion, than Armada Jetfire as a choice.

Cybertron Jetfire isn't even a space shuttle, so Astrotrain would make no sense.

rikkomba
2006-10-03, 09:23 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/showthread.php?t=111562


For those who don't remember, Astrotrain will sport the color scheme of the unreleased Universe Spacewarp repaint of Armada Jetfire and a new, G1-esque Astrotrain head sculpt designed by Dan Khanna.



But... how much will a European collector like me pay for it? TFCLUB would ask me 90$ just tu subscribe to the club... !!!!!!!!!!!:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

Nevermore
2006-10-03, 10:01 PM
TFClub (http://www.tfclub.com/) is a Chinese fan site.

rikkomba
2006-10-03, 10:35 PM
Originally posted by Nevermore
TFClub (http://www.tfclub.com/) is a Chinese fan site.

Oooooops... I mean, the American one.

Jaynz
2006-10-03, 11:39 PM
Oh, you mean oatfuc.... erm.. otfcc.

rikkomba
2006-10-04, 10:56 AM
Originally posted by Nevermore
TFClub (http://www.tfclub.com/) is a Chinese fan site.

Ok, so it is the OTFCC, but... how much am I going to bleed for Astrotrain? Sigh.

TFA Network News
2006-10-04, 10:59 AM
ARCHIVE NEWSFLASH! *snazzy sound effect*

You don't have to buy one. It's not compulsory!

rikkomba
2006-10-04, 01:54 PM
Originally posted by TFA Network News
ARCHIVE NEWSFLASH! *snazzy sound effect*

You don't have to buy one. It's not compulsory!

No, no, I have to buy! I completed Armada, the alternative to the Club exclusives are... Micron Legend exclulsive microns, my ass hurts just thinking about it (Me, thinking, not my ass)