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Issue #04
August 2003
TFU. INFO Magazine
News and Updates

A Letter From the Webmaster - Recovering from OTFCC 2003

by Anthony Brucale

A few ramblings about OTFCC 2003 and other assorted mumbo jumbo.

News, Notes, and Updates:

8/26/03:
Transformers: Added:
E-Hobby Repaints: Clamp Down, Deep Cover, Load Hauler, Sunstorm; Mircon Legend Sea Team: Knot, Float, Sail; X-Dimension Space Team: Apollo, Mir, Move; Micron Legend Grap Super Mode (Hoist) w/ Sparklift (Refute)
Updated: Blitzwing (Weapons), Streetwise (Variant), Beast Machines Silverbolt (Alt modes), G2 Jazz (Weapons).
Original Tonka Gobots: Added: Puzzler (Crossword, Pocket, Rube, Jigsaw, Tic-Tac, Zigzag), Super Leader-1, Bullseye, Ace, Spy-Eye, Throttle, Chaos, Van Guard, Scooter, Royal-T, Stinger, Grungy.
European Variants:
Gunnyr, Man-O-War, Night Ranger

8/16/03:
Transformers:
Itoyokado Destruction Team: Crush, Duster, Wheel; White Destruction Team: Crush, Duster, Wheel; X-Dimension Air Military Team: Flame, Glide, Recon; Micron Legend Blurr (Silverbolt) with Incinerator (Turbo); Micron Legend Jetfire with Comettor (Sonar).
Go-Bots: Buzzer-Bot (Motorcycle), Flash-Bot, Scrap-Bot.

8/12/03:
Transformers:
Built To Rule Jetfire, Built To Rule Comettor, Built To Rule Smokescreen, Built to Rule Liftor.
Playskool Go-Bots: Redeco Speed-Bot.
Japanese Go-Bots: George, Gong, Randy.

8/6/03:
Transformers: Added:
Armada Skywarp with Mini-Con Thunderclash, Armada Overload with Mini-Con Rollout, and Unicron with Mini-Con Dead End

8/5/03:
Transformers: Added:
Decoy Swoop, Decoy Hoist; OTFCC Exclusives: Roulette, Shadow Striker, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker; Smallest TF: Optimus Prime, Soundwave, Ravage, Bumblebee, Sideswipe; Black Keychains: Brawn, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Windcharger; Clear Super Spychangers: Wars, X-Car, Counter Arrow; Reissue Sixbuilder, Reissue Gran Arm, Reissue Crush-Bull, Destron Mixing, Destron Iron Lift, E-Hobby Megaplex, Anime Starscream, TVBoy Prime (Green Sparkplug), Go-Bots Aero-Bot, Silver-Bot, Speed-Bot Dragster, Pretender Sky High, Staxx
Updated: Pretender Jazz, Pretender Thunderwing, G2 Terradive, Meanstreak

7/20/03:
Transformers:
Transformers: Universe Optimus Primal, Transformers: Universe Razorclaw; Armada Hoist, Armada Airazor, Armada Wheeljack, Tidal Wave, Refute, Armada Nightscream, Armada Wind Sheer, Armada Ramjet.
Gobots: Twin Spin, Tank, Man-O-War, Clutch, Raizor, Leader-1 (updated), Jeeper Creeper, Sky Jack, Snoop.

7/12/03:
Powerlinx Prime, Corona Sparkplug, updated Armada Jetfire

7/9/03:
Commemorative Series IV Prowl, Commemorative Series IV Skywarp, Transformers: Universe Silverbolt.

 

Transformers: The Year Ahead - Pictures, News and Rumours of what's to come.

by Anthony Brucale

Lots of pictures from the Hasbro booth at OTFCC 2003 as well as a few bits of news and rumour. Info and pics on Armada, Energon, Universe, Alernators, Built To Rule and more!

Kitbash Mania: Inside the Art Contest.

by Anthony Brucale

A look inside the OTFCC art contest with tons of images too!

Susp's Review: Wheeljack w/ Wind Sheer

by Daniel Suh

Susp delves into the first Transformer to switch sides from Autobot to Decepticon.

Susp's Review: OTFCC Sideswipe

by Daniel Suh

Susp gives an in-depth take on the new revamp of an old Autobot friend.

Susp's Review: OTFCC Exclusive Roulette and Shadow Striker

by Daniel Suh

Susp takes a look at the pair of sisters from this year's OTFCC.

Susp's Review: Tidal Wave

by Daniel Suh

Susp keeps the reviews coming as he takes a look at Tidal Wave, Ramjet, and the Dark Fleet.

Picture of the Month Contest!

The deadline has been extended! We're trying something here at TFU.INFO Magazine; instead of a Question of the Month, we've decided to have a bit more fun. We're want all the people with photo editing skills to chime in on this one. Here's the challenge:

Take any picture from the figure archive (any picture at all: toy, cartoon, comic, etc) and digitally recolor it to your tastes and send it in to us. Judging will be on skill, originality, theming, and overall-badassness.

We've gotten a lot of great entries here so far, but we want more! Flood my email with cool digital recolors!

 

Knockoff Spotlight

What would you like to see in next issue's Knockoff Spotlight?

Constructicon Knockoffs
Japanese Transformer Knockoffs
Machine Wars Knockoffs
Other Japanese Brand Knockoffs
Just Give Me A Mixed Bag
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