No one's confirmed anything for the second figure, nor will they until it turns up in someone's post. I'm predicting Slipstream and Ultra Mammoth to be the last two figures. Next one will probably be Breakdown or Circuit, given that no one seems to be particularly enthusiastic about either.
Also, all the Scourges are indeed on their way. Shipped them out Wednesday the 24th.
The idea of them not announcing what figure is going out because they want us to be surprised is naive at best, and idiotic at worst. I appreciate the thought behind it, but there are no secrets in this fandom where everyone makes a mad dash to report every bit of news, no matter how mundain it is, so they can claim "ZOMG!!! NEWS CREDITS!!!" The beans are spilled as soon as it shows up in the first recipiant's mailbox. FP may as well announce it in a mass email the very day they ship them out.
The good news is that the second set of figures are on there way from Texas. So fingers crossed Scourge and Slipstream might be on hand at AA for those attending who ordered them.
The odd thing is that if I only wanted Scourge and Slipstream, which is realistically a possibility for some fans, I could just remove my credit card details and the order would be cancelled and I wouldnt have the hassle of ridding myself of the other four.
Treadshot looks good, but the photoshop job does nothing to really urge me to get it.
Having now gotten the rest of the wreckers I have to admit I really want Ironfist. He and Roadbuster as arms would look great and allow Whirl to perform aerial reconnaissance. I do keep thinking Ironfist the same size as Roadbuster is wrong, but only due to LSOTW, based on the toy he's quite a decent size.
Chromedome could be great, could be terrible. RID Wheeljack is probably the best available figure for an IDW CD, but I dont think it can accommodate a large enough head. And if they go for a G1 look well that really doesnt make any sense so I'll assume they wont.
They also announced the remaining 3 will consist of 2 deluxes and a scout. Plus a seventh figure that they wont announce but will be shipped with the 6th regular figure. I guess they want to stick to the price point from the first year and couldn't do that having swapped an Ultra or bigger for a scout. As for not revealing it either they they still havent gotten the okay from Hasbro or its to stop people taking the instalment plan and then cancelling it if they get the figures they want in the first wave.
Assuming Ironfist uses Roadbusters head theres another 2 new heads to reveal too. People have suggested Frenzy/rumble as Rewind to go with Chromedome, which I like in principle but Rewind turning into a tank doesnt quite work for me. Now if they do Enemy I have to admit I could be tempted. In terms of scouts aside from that mould I can only really imagine them using Windcharger, maybe Guzzle (G2 guzzle).
The other contender is is Redwing after the picture of a Red strike plane was shown a few weeks ago.
I am most tempted by Treadshot at this point; hard to resist Action Master updates that look the part. Fisitron/Ironfist not so much, due to not being keen on the mould. Chromedome I will reserve judgement on until we have seen it - that is a good mould but I need convincing that it can be a good Chromedome.
Making use of the unreleased-by-Hasbro Frumble mould is a nice idea. I've been hoping for Rollout from Breacher in terms of Scouts though.
If they had just posted out two at a time they would have got the first subscription finished barely a month or two behind schedule. Would have shown that FP are willing to do at least a little something (very very little) to make fans happy and meant that those of us paying by instalment wouldn't be having to paying the third instalment of the first and first instalment of the second at the same time.
The only one in the subscription so far that even remotely appeals to me is Treadshot. And to be honest, I wouldn't feel like there's a hole in my collection if I missed him. This year's subscription has things that don't thrill me (Breakdown, Circuit), but neither do I mind having them. Next years are full of stuff I outright do not want what so ever. Ironfist (My god why force one of the worst molds ever made on us?!?), Chromedome (I'm so sick of Prime I could scream), Barricade (*screams*)... and the last one is so unmemorable I can't even remember what it is.
So far, the only thing that interests me is the possibility of the use of the classics Rumble/Frenzy mold.
Not worth buyin' another subscription for I reckon! In fact they'd have to roll out a Dai Atlas repaint in Action Master Thundercracker colours to get me to sign up again.
"I used to think it was a terrible thing that life was so unfair. Then I thought, 'what if life were fair, and all of the terrible things that happen to us came because we really deserved them?' Now I take great comfort in the general unfairness and hostility of the universe." — Marcus Cole, Babylon 5 — A Late Delivery from Avalon
The photoshop got replaced so its still a work in progress. I wasnt blown away by either which is frustrating as The Wreckers are just about my favourite set of toys this year and I love the idea of expanding the set for extra mix and match fun.
Anyway I decided to have a go at my own photoshop of what I would like, in the process I realised that they had failed to make the shoulders yellow/gold and it makes a huge difference. So IDW ish version
and still slightly tan toy version.
In both cases I left the feet teal, but with the gold shoulders I could go blue or teal on them.
Edit: the ones on the left are the revised TFCC photoshop, middle mine and the left the originally posted photoshop.
Circuit is this month's sub figure. Just got Nick and Andy's orders in. But not mine. Funpub seems completely incapable of sending three packages to the same address at the same time. Three figures released so far, and three shipments of three packages to three different people, all using my address. And so far each one of us has been left in the cold.
Well, for me it won't be downhill until we get Animated Jackpot, and Ultra Mammoth. Specifically Mammoth. Circuit and Breakdown were the ones I were least looking forard to. Though Circuit only because the others are such winners. If he were in next year's, he'd be almost worth the subscription alone (Because nothing else has been). Seriously, his competition this year is an RiD icon, an installment to Animated, a popular animated character (Unfortunately she gets screwed over by being in the axium nexus, and originating from prime. Way to kill something awesome), and above all... something that could have been in the original Beast Wars toyline. Even AMTC would have a tough time standing out in that crowd! The only let down is Breakdown. A character that means nothing to me, in his boring G1 deco, using a mold I'm pretty tired of. On top of that, there's a 3P version I like better and already have (Though that is not Funpub's fault, so I try not to hold it against them)
That's right... We've only seen Chromedome's head.
If they're trying to do MTMTE Chromedome, they completely missed the mark with Prime Wheeljack. A spot on choice would have been Cyb Brakedown. That said, not really a fan of his IDW design. Not that I dislike change (I adored Hotrod's Dodge Viper earth mode), but Chromedome doesn't scream "Redesign me as a Cyb Brakedown repaint!" to me. If they're trying to do "normal" chromedome... I guess it works. Not really an interesting choice, though. I prefer my FansProject version. But then Chromedome is a non-entity to me, more or less.
Rewind... hmmm. Want, but only for the mold. If they had gone with Rosanna, then I'd be trying to figure out how to get the money for a subscription. But Rewind and Eject really aren't characters that ever ment anything to me. But Rosanna... we need more girls. And singers.
Still... so that makes two more then that are unknown. The last sub figure, and the bonus, which I don't understand if it will be revealed, or if we won't know what it is until it shows up in mailboxes. They really gotta blow me over with those two to get me onboard. Want Treadshot and Rewind. Vehamently DO NOT want at all Chromedome, Barricade, or Ironfist.