Transformers Collectors Club Collected Edition Volume 1

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Last week the Transformers Collector’s Club teased that they had an announcement to make and today the lid has been lifted on that reveal. Up for preorder now is the first “Transformers Collectors Club Magazine Collected Edition”, collecting the first year’s worth of Collectors Club magazines. Unlike the Balancing Act trade paperback which collected the first two years worth of comic strips, this volume presumably contains the magazines in their entirety, the comic strips, the profiles, the features and all the other content. This limited edition volume is priced at $19.99 and features a new cover by Robby Musso, and is available for preorder until 17 December 2012. Check out the preorder listing here.

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  1. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    https://www.toyarama.com/store/-pre-...-1-pc-p396.php

    So it looks like the TCC's collecting their magazine in TPB form now - they've put up the 2005 issues (1-6) for preorder in a 100 page TPB.

    Reading their listing though, it looks like this isn't just a reprinting of the "Balancing Act" trade from a few years back.... that TPB was the first TWO years of the COMIC.

    Going off the page count here, it looks like they're collecting the magazine itself in a TPB, not just the comic pages.

    (To editorialize, this strikes me as a "why?" given the only thing I've ever really cared about in their magazine is the fiction. Reprinting the filler content just hurts the ability to read the comic as a continuous story, which worked well in the "Balancing Act" trade.)

  2. Secretcode's Avatar Secretcode says

    EDIT: Eh, that was a bit unnecessary.

    Is there anything special about it, outside of some new cover art?

  3. Autovolt 127's Avatar Autovolt 127 says

    Wow they are finally doing a tradeback that's neat....but i don't call it the biggest most exciting news ever.

    Kind of a letdown. >.>

  4. Lumpy's Avatar Lumpy says

    Seriously? So I can read old ass articles about upcoming toys from 2005? I'm sorry, but that's fucking stupid. All I want is the comic collected in a trade, like Balancing Act. If this was that, I'd be excited.

  5. General Tekno's Avatar General Tekno says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Secretcode View Post
    EDIT: Eh, that was a bit unnecessary.

    Is there anything special about it, outside of some new cover art?
    Doesn't look like it, reading their listing. Heck - for those out there who are interested in the comics alone, it's actually WORSE than Balancing Act as a whole since it reprints less of those.

    If the club just straight-up reprints the magazine issues without, say, splicing all the comics together into one cohesive whole, it'll do nothing but take one out of the story when you finish the chapter. Balancing Act reads pretty well as an uninterrupted whole and it's easy to forget it was serialized.

    EDIT: It was just pointed out to me that this DOES mean we'll get the character bios reprinted; those weren't in the original Balancing Act trade. If this trade was just comics + bios laid out in that order, I'd probably be more tempted to order it. Interviews and features that are now 7 years old are of no use to to me.

  6. Pete@BotCon's Avatar Pete@BotCon says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Autovolt 127 View Post
    Wow they are finally doing a tradeback that's neat....but i don't call it the biggest most exciting news ever.

    Kind of a letdown. >.>
    THAT news comes this week too... Though that is BotCon related.

  7. Matty's Avatar Matty says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Pete@BotCon View Post
    THAT new comes this week too... Though that is BotCon related.
    Is it the dates of the convention? That'd be awesome! ... Just saying.

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