TFCC Magazine Issue #38 Tidbits

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Got some interesting tidbits from the latest issue (#38) of Transformers Collectors’ Club Magazine thanks to 2005 Boards member Beastbot X.

It was not too long ago we discussed about Kre-O and Kreons. On this issue, Hasbro explains the origin of their latest Trademark “Kre-O”. Latin word “Creo”; meaning “I Create” is the base for this new name. Not only that, during this year we will see 29 Transformers Kreon figures and 12 Kre-O sets. There is a reminder that Kre-O is not always about Transformers. (Who’s guessing it is G. I. Joe? You know it’s going to happen… You know it’s coming!)

There is also a Michael Bay interview by Pete (we all know him as Pete@BotCon here at TFW2005). Transformers: Dark of the Moon is only 94 days away and Mr. Bay is telling us that there is less humor in DOTM than Transformers 2007. Also he tells us to look for lots of Easter Eggs (No, not in the coming month… In the movie). Speaking of which, “Hop” is releasing soon.

Got lots of other stuff as well… Take a look at what Beastbot X is telling us about the magazine, over on the thread.

Discussion / Comments (Jump to this Thread on the Boards)

  1. Beastbot X's Avatar Beastbot X says

    The new Collectors' Club magazine just arrived at my door, here's a quick breakdown of what's in it along with details of anything that could be considered "news" for the fandom:
    -Sideburn will likely ship right after Botcon.
    -Cheetor and Ramjet pre-orders will start "this month".
    -Interview with Morgan Lofting (voice of Firestar and Moonracer, as well as GIJOE's Baroness)

    -Michael Bay Interview-- not much stuff here that we don't know about. Bay emphasizes again that there's no "stupid humor" in this one. A comparison is made to the first movie by Pete, but Bay stops him and says even in the first movie, Optimus joked around "once or twice". It's even less than that, apparently.
    --Bay also emphasized repeatedly DOTM being epic "on a small scale".
    --Look for lots of Easter eggs in the movie.

    -Bio for Outback (2005's Fallback, repurposed here for the Elite Guard storyline)
    -Bio for Ironhide (2005's Ironhide, same deal)
    -Battle Lines, Part 2 comic. Kinda interesting dynamic they have here with two competing Autobot teams, but I won't spoil anything more than that.
    -Usual back page stuff

    -KRE-O Q&A-- some new information here:
    --Exclusive first pictures of Skywarp and Bluestreak Kreons (they come with two driver Kreons in the big Optimus Prime set-- Skywarp's face looks hilariously grumpy and thuggish)
    --Kre-o is rooted in the Latin word "creo", which means "I create". So that's where the name came from.
    --No plans to sell Kreons individually
    --In 2011, there will be 29 Transformers Kreon figures released-- 17 of them TFs and 12 of them human.
    --Further confirmation that we'll get 12 Kre-O sets in the fall.
    --Heavily hinted that TFs will not be the only Hasbro property to get the Kre-O treatment.

  2. Toxicon has no avatar! Toxicon says

    Solid, thanks for the info. Can't wait to see Bluestreak and Skywarp; Skywarp sounds hysterical. Is he basically the Starscream one in new colors, or a new set entirely?

    I'm really digging Kre-O as a whole.

  3. exclusacon's Avatar exclusacon says

    Just got mine today....is ok to post pics of kreo skywarp and bluestreak?

  4. Toxicon has no avatar! Toxicon says

    Quote:
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    Just got mine today....is ok to post pics of kreo skywarp and bluestreak?
    No, sadly, it is against the rules. Don't get yourself infracted, brah

  5. Feralstorm's Avatar Feralstorm says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Beastbot X View Post
    --Kre-o is rooted in the Latin word "creo", which means "I create". So that's where the name came from.
    And very conveniently sounds vaguely like "Lego"
    Quote:
    --In 2011, there will be 29 Transformers Kreon figures released-- 17 of them TFs and 12 of them human.
    Dear Hasbro,

    If you put out Kreon figs of human characters from Transformers Animated, There's an excellent chance I might buy them regardless of the set in which they are included.

    Thanks in advance,
    A fan who bought a 2011 Botcon Iacon set, so you KNOW I got more money than sense.

  6. Beastbot X's Avatar Beastbot X says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Toxicon View Post
    Solid, thanks for the info. Can't wait to see Bluestreak and Skywarp; Skywarp sounds hysterical. Is he basically the Starscream one in new colors, or a new set entirely?
    No, Skywarp and Bluestreak Kreons. Y'know, the little LEGO-men things.
    But in that respect, yes, Skywarp is a recolored Starscream Kreon, just with a different--and completely awesome-- face.

  7. exclusacon's Avatar exclusacon says

    They look really cool too....Skywarp colors just pops better imo...

  8. Toxicon has no avatar! Toxicon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Beastbot X View Post
    No, Skywarp and Bluestreak Kreons. Y'know, the little LEGO-men things.
    But in that respect, yes, Skywarp is a recolored Starscream Kreon, just with a different--and completely awesome-- face.
    Ohhhh, I see. Misinterpreted ya. Still sounds fantastic.

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