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Old 2009-07-29, 02:44 PM   #1
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Default Collectors' Club exclusives Punch/Counterpunch and Shattered Glass Cyclonus

First announced at BotCon.

The next Collectors' Club exclusive toy (of the "available at the Club store" variety, like Astrotrain, Airazor, the Seacons and Nightbeat) will be a new version of the Autobot double spy Punch/Counterpunch. And what better mold is there to emulate the G1 toy's ability to "transform" from one robot body into another one than the Universe Sunstreaker/Sideswipe mold?

There are no photos of the toy itself yet, but the cover of the latest Collectors' Club magazine features artwork that depicts what the toy is supposed to look like.
http://www.transformersclub.com/_images/28_cover.jpg

Personally, I wonder what they're going to to about the fists.

UPDATE

Punch/Counterpunch head concept art revealed @ transformersclub.com. Details how the head will transform.


 

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Old 2009-07-29, 02:53 PM   #2
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Probably the best toy to use for the character, but it's still hardly the most convincing disguise, is it? I'm guessing he still has another face on the back of his own.

Points for the attempt, though, if not the intent. If anything it just underlines how ridiculous a concept the character was, that not even modern engineering will be able to make it convincing.
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 03:11 PM   #3
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the only interesting part for me is the apparently double-transforming gun, which seems to form from the engine mount. Of course, that could just be artistic licence on the part of the artist.

i'm of the opinion they wont't bother doing anything about the fists, or slightly remold them to have a 'central' thumb. or just put two right or two left fists on there.
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 03:21 PM   #4
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You can easily switch the fists manually.
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 03:42 PM   #5
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The exclusive will probably look something like this.
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 03:42 PM   #6
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the only interesting part for me is the apparently double-transforming gun, which seems to form from the engine mount. Of course, that could just be artistic licence on the part of the artist.
That was the first thing I noticed in that art. I'm interested to see how that would work when I get home, if it works at all. Not really sure if it would even look good w/ 'Streaker and 'Swipe, but it's worth a shot...
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 05:37 PM   #7
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Probably the best toy to use for the character, but it's still hardly the most convincing disguise, is it? I'm guessing he still has another face on the back of his own.
The round "ear covers" at the sides of the helmet give the impression that it may flip back to cover the rear face. At least enough to obscure it from being a face. (I'm hoping...)

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Points for the attempt, though, if not the intent. If anything it just underlines how ridiculous a concept the character was, that not even modern engineering will be able to make it convincing.
To me, he was a decent enough idea for a gimmick at the time. His corny bit in Rebirth did him no favors though. But as far as homages go, there have been worse ideas.

That being said, I can't wait to see the toy. Also a bit curious to see how faction symbols will be handled. I don't have either Sideswipe or Sunstreaker (already having iterations I'm happy with) so this is a chance to pick up what seems to be a well received mold.
 
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Old 2009-07-29, 07:09 PM   #8
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Though I was never a fan of the idea, the mold choice is great. Should be interesting to see how he turns out.
 
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Old 2009-07-30, 08:12 AM   #9
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To me, he was a decent enough idea for a gimmick at the time. His corny bit in Rebirth did him no favors though.
Sod Rebirth, it's Headmasters that really hammers home the idiocy of a spy who walks around with his disguise stapled to his back...
 
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Old 2009-07-30, 08:45 AM   #10
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Oh come on Hasbro Transformers Collector's Club Magazine editors, how could you not just have Counterpunch with the slogan "His Autobot Counterpart is nearby..."? then open up the cover to have Punch on the other side with "...real nearby!". It would have been the greatest (and likely most toy accurate) cover in the magazines illustrious history.
 
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Old 2009-07-31, 09:14 AM   #11
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I heart Punch/Counterpunch, so I'm really interested in this. I suppose this means I'd have to join the Collector's Club.
 
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Old 2009-08-02, 12:07 PM   #12
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A Collectors' Club exclusive that's desirable and makes intelligent use of a figure? How innovative and imaginative.

Does this development nix that thing about digi/kitbashes ****ing with future releases? Or are the Collectors' Club not covered by the same thing due to not being proper? Or was that just bullshit in the first place? Or is there just going to be a race to sue them?
 
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Old 2009-08-02, 09:00 PM   #13
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It's possible they'd already decided on doing this as down the line before anyone had even seen the toy, let alone kitbashed it. As said, it's a fairly obvious idea.
 
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Old 2009-08-02, 10:42 PM   #14
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Looks interesting... Frenzy/Rumbles is better though. I don't have to wait to see the finished product to know that.
 
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Old 2009-08-03, 02:39 PM   #15
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Hah! Was fiddling with Uni Sideswipe last night, and the transforming gun deal is possible! Not incredibly cool, but it does work!
 
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Old 2009-08-04, 07:45 AM   #16
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It's possible they'd already decided on doing this as down the line before anyone had even seen the toy, let alone kitbashed it. As said, it's a fairly obvious idea.
Considering about several dozen fans said "Wow, perfect chance for Punch/Counterpunch" as soon as Hasbro announced Sunstreaker and Sideswipe to be the same mold with an alternate transformation, it'd indeed be obvious. I mean, we're not talking stuff like "Hardhead out of Universe Onslaught" here.

That, and this is Fun Publications, not Hasbro.

Also, some douche over at TFW2005 already claimed Hasbro stole his idea until other people pointed out that at least two customs by other members preceded his own one.
 
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Old 2009-10-29, 02:39 AM   #17
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Punch/Counterpunch head concept art revealed @ transformersclub.com. Details how the head will transform.


 
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Old 2009-10-30, 10:52 AM   #18
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I hope they cover the thing good enough....
 
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Old 2009-12-31, 08:59 AM   #19
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The second exclusive has been revealed: Shattered Glass Cyclonus.
http://www.transformersclub.com/
 
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Old 2009-12-31, 01:24 PM   #20
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The second exclusive has been revealed: Shattered Glass Cyclonus.
http://www.transformersclub.com/
****ing Hell, I think my eyeballs just melted...
 
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