The Fate of the Official Transformers Collectors’ Club & BotCon?

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Fun Publications sent out an announcement regarding the membership deadline for the Official Transformers Collectors’ Club.  With the deadline of March 16th and the club ending at the end of 2016, by all accounts the TCC as we know it will be no more.  The message makes note that any plans for a future Collectors’ Club, if there is one at all, is up to Hasbro.  This also likely means that BotCon 2016 will be the last BotCon.  We’ve also received confirmation that the G.I. Joe Collectors’ Club is also ending at the end of the year.  This could also mean that the G.I. Joe Convention is ending as well.

Transformers

Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club.  If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16.  All memberships will end December 31, 2016.  Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing each and every one of our Club members at BotCon 2016!

Brian

G.I. Joe

Please note the following:  March 16 is the last day you can join the GI Joe Collectors’ Club.  If you are interested in receiving the discounts for GIJoeCon, the 2016 FREE figure(s) or in FSS 5.0 you will need to be an active member as of March 16.  All memberships will end December 31, 2016.

We appreciate your support over the last 20 years.

See you in Loveland!

Brian

This news doesn’t look good for future collector oriented Clubs or Conventions for Transformers or G.I. Joe fans.

You can discuss the news on our forums.

 

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Randy

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Randy has been a member of the Allspark since 2002 and a member of the News and Content Team since 2007.Little known secret, his favorite Transformer is Skywarp.

4 comments

  • I don't want to be mean……wait yeah I do. I never liked the way the club was ran, being a memeber for only one year I thought the cost of joining was not worth the benifits.
    Also the one figure I got from them was defective, it was the Sideburn membership figure, I had to screw one of the legs togther myself. I have come to find out that quality control issues is not a rarity for the TFCC, even though the price of these figures will cost an arm and a leg (even though the figures might be missing them).
    It seems that Hasbro has finally listened to the pleas of the REAL FANS out there (like me), and not the elitists of the famdom.
    I hate to say this but ths is the best news I have read all day.

  • I don't want to be mean……wait yeah I do. I never liked the way the club was ran, being a memeber for only one year I thought the cost of joining was not worth the benifits.
    Also the one figure I got from them was defective, it was the Sideburn membership figure, I had to screw one of the legs togther myself. I have come to find out that quality control issues is not a rarity for the TFCC, even though the price of these figures will cost an arm and a leg (even though the figures might be missing them).
    It seems that Hasbro has finally listened to the pleas of the REAL FANS out there (like me), and not the elitists of the famdom.
    I hate to say this but ths is the best news I have read all day.

  • I don't want to be mean……wait yeah I do. I never liked the way the club was ran, being a memeber for only one year I thought the cost of joining was not worth the benifits.
    Also the one figure I got from them was defective, it was the Sideburn membership figure, I had to screw one of the legs togther myself. I have come to find out that quality control issues is not a rarity for the TFCC, even though the price of these figures will cost an arm and a leg (even though the figures might be missing them).
    It seems that Hasbro has finally listened to the pleas of the REAL FANS out there (like me), and not the elitists of the famdom.
    I hate to say this but ths is the best news I have read all day.

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