It has been a week of important news about Hasbro’s crowdfunding projects. The Unicron Crowdfunding Project has been extended, while HasLab Cookie Monsters didn’t reach its goal. But these were not the only crowdfunding projects around. We had learned before that Takara Tomy had teamed up with TV-Kun Magazine for the Transformers 35th Anniversary Commander Convoy Box Crowdfunding for the Japanese market.
Sadly, we have to inform that this project didn’t reach its goal of 2000 backers. By the end of the reception period in August 31st, only 49% of the needed numbers were reached. TV-Kun tweeted the official cancellation today, giving thanks to all the supporters. This special box would have included:
- Convoy Golden Trophy – AG1 Optimus Prime toy in gold colors and over a pedestal. It can not be removed from the pedestal but it seems you still can transform it.
- S.T.A.R.S. membership kit – A reprint of the 1985 S.T.A.R.S kit which includes a cardboard Transformers command center, members card, a Transformers badge, a poster, a transformer book and more.
- Transformers Super Complete Works Artbook – Covering packaging art from Japanese G1 original season to Transformers 2010 (G1 Season 3) as well as never seen concept sheets and sketches.
We hope this pack will be released eventually in the future. There were many great material included, but this is the game with crowdfunding projects.
We have mirrored most of the sample pages and sketches tweeted by TV-Kun after the jump. A very great material indeed. Let us know your impressions on the 2005 Boards!