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Beginning in 1994, fans began organizing and officializing the largest Transformers convention, BotCon. With the increasing size of the active adult fandom, Hasbro chose to legitimize this convention by providing a handful of an unused and unproduced toy to be given out as attendance freebies. The tradition continued the following year, when convention organizers were allowed to hand-paint and issue another unique toy. By 1996, Hasbro was producing a unique toy for the convention each year. After financial failures of a few of the organizers' companies, Hasbro took control of the convention as the Offical Transformers Collectors Convention (OTFCC). After discovering their own organizational difficulties, Hasbro chose to hand control of the convention to a designated licensee, including creative control of a growing number of exclusive toys each year.

Transformers: Timelines is the name assigned to the various BotCon and Transformers Collectors’ Club exclusive toys released by Fun Publications. Beginning in 2005, Fun Publications began producing fiction material for BotCon, which united exclusive toys under a sort of “expanded universe” banner. TFCC material was also placed in this category, often relating to the theme or topic of the concurrent BotCon material.

So far, no mass retail items have been released under the Timelines banner. Since BotCon and TFCC exclusive toys are entirely redecoes or retools of existing molds, Timelines has therefore not received any unique tooling for an entire figure. Timelines toys are typically not grouped into size and price classes like other modern Transformers toys, but instead grouped by method of their release.

So far, each BotCon release generally features several different sets: a large named, themed box set with five or six figures, one or more smaller souvenir sets with two figures together in a polybag, and a single “attendee bonus” figure, which is not available for mail order before or after the convention (at least through official sources). TFCC, on the other hand, has exclusives available to anyone who purchases a mail-order club membership. Each year&rsquos membership includes one figure, plus additional figures are often made available for purchase on the Club’s store website. Beginning in 2013, the Club offered a Figure Subscription Service, wherein members pre-order a subscription to receive one exclusive toy every other month in random order until they have received a full set of six for that year. The FSS program has been renewed for 2015, though at the time of writing, the figures have not yet been shipped.

Since the fan community’s attendance to BotCon and membership in TFCC is strong, it is likely that Timelines will continue to exist for many years. The series’s flexibility in following whatever themes are followed by mainstream Transformers also indicates that it will likely remain the catch-all toyline for exclusives in the foreseeable future.

 

Mayhem Attack Squad (Thunder Mayhem)

Thunder Mayhem
FSS 4.0
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Bludgeon (5)
FSS 4.0
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Grabuge (2)
FSS 4.0
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Needlenose (1)
FSS 4.0
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Spinister (3)
FSS 4.0
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Windsweeper (4)
FSS 4.0
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Nexus Prime (Nexus Maximus)

Breakaway
TF Club Exclusive
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Heatwave
TF Club Exclusive
Shattered Glass
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Landquake
TF Club Exclusive
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Skyfall
TF Club Exclusive
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Topspin
TF Club Exclusive
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Nexus Maximus
TF Club Exclusive
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Wreckers (Wreckage)

Wreckage
FSS 4.0
FSS 5.0
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Fractyl with Scorponok and Lifeline with Quickslinger (1-2)
FSS 5.0
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Impactor and Bluestreak (6)
FSS 4.0
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Toxitron, Counterpunch, and Starscream
Shattered Glass
FSS 5.0
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Annual Membership Figures

Depthcharge
TF Club Exclusive
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Dion
TF Club Exclusive
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Lio Convoy
TF Club Exclusive
Ramjet
Rampage
TF Club Exclusive
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Runamuck
TF Club Exclusive
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Side Burn
TF Club Exclusive

Attendee Bonus

Alpha Energon Spear
OTFCC 2004
Bard of Darkmount
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
Decepticon Slice
BotCon 2010
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Fisitron
BotCon 2011
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Flamewar
BotCon 2014
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Flamewar
BotCon 2005
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Flash Sentry
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Leozack
BotCon 2009
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Machine Wars Kreon Set
BotCon 2013
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Matrix Optimus Prime Kreon
BotCon 2011
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Mirage
BotCon 2007
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Omega Energon Spear
OTFCC 2004
Ramjet
BotCon 2005
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Ricochet
BotCon 2008
Shattered Glass
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Starscream
BotCon 2013
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Terrorsaur
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Unit 2 (Tigatron)
BotCon 2006
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Zaptrap
BotCon 2015
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Combiners

Magnaboss
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Combiners - Gift Set Only

Piranacon
TF Club Exclusive
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Convention Box Sets

Cybertron: Most Wanted
BotCon 2015
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Dawn of Future's Past
BotCon 2006
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Dawn of the Predacus
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Descent into Evil
BotCon 2005
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Games of Deception
BotCon 2007
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Generation 2: Redux
BotCon 2010
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Invasion
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
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Machine Wars Termination
BotCon 2013
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Pirates vs. Knights
BotCon 2014
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Shattered Glass
BotCon 2008
Shattered Glass
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The Stunti-Con Job
BotCon 2011
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Wings of Honor
BotCon 2009
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Convention Figures

Antagony
BotCon '98
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Apelinq
BotCon 2000
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Arcee
BotCon 2001
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Breakdown
BotCon '94
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CatSCAN
BotCon 2002
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Cyclonus
BotCon 2002
Double Punch
BotCon Japan 1998
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Fractyl and Packrat
BotCon '97
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Fractyl and Packrat
BotCon '97
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Glyph
BotCon 2002
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Grizzly-1
BotCon Japan 1998
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Megazarak with Caliburn
OTFCC 2004
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Nightracer
BotCon '95
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Onyx Primal
BotCon '96
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Rook
BotCon Europe 2002
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Roulette and Shadow Striker
OTFCC 2003
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Sandstorm
BotCon '99
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Shokaract
BotCon 2000
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Sideswipe
OTFCC 2003
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Sunstorm
OTFCC 2003
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Super Hybrid Model Galvatron
BotCon Japan 1997
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Super Hybrid Model Galvatron (Lava Bath)
BotCon Japan 1997
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Tigatron
BotCon 2001
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Vice Grip
BotCon '98
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Windrazor
BotCon '99
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Customizing Class Figures

Autobot Ratchet
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Blastcharge Strika Drone
BotCon 2013
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Galva Convoy
BotCon 2015
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Longarm
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
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Minerva
BotCon 2011
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Nightbeat
BotCon 2008
Shattered Glass
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Primal Prime
BotCon 2014
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Sideswipe
BotCon 2010
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Thunderclash
BotCon 2009
Shattered Glass
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Deluxe Class

Airazor
TF Club Exclusive
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Cheetor
TF Club Exclusive
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Cyclonus
TF Club Exclusive
Shattered Glass
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Drift
TF Club Exclusive
Shattered Glass
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Nightbeat
TF Club Exclusive
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Nova Prime
TF Club Exclusive
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Over-Run
TF Club Exclusive
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Punch / Counterpunch
TF Club Exclusive
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Ramjet
TF Club Exclusive
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Skywarp
TF Club Exclusive
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Transmutate
TF Club Exclusive
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Figure Subscription Service

Barricade with Frenzy
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Breakdown
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
Carzap
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Chromedome with Stylor
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Circuit
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
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Eject and Rewind
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Fisitron
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Jackpot
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
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Krok with Gatoraider and Nightracer with Shakar
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Nacelle
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Optimus Prime and Megatron (3-4)
FSS 5.0
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Scourge
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
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Serpent O.R.
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Slipstream
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
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Starscream
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Tarantulas
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 3.0
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Thrustinator
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Treadshot with Catgut
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 2.0
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Ultra Mammoth
TF Club Exclusive
FSS 1.0
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Pre-Registrant Bonus

Sentinel Maximus with Hyperlinq
OTFCC 2004
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Sunstreaker
OTFCC 2003
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Super Hybrid Model Galvatron (blue)
BotCon Japan 1997
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Tap-Out
BotCon 2002
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Souvenir Sets

Airazor (Set #4)
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Alpha Trion and Weirdwolf
BotCon 2007
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Autotrooper
BotCon 2012
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Banzai-Tron and Skyquake
BotCon 2009
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Blurr and Sideswipe with Whisper and Rampage
BotCon 2008
Shattered Glass
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Celebrating 20 Years of BotCon
BotCon 2014
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Darksyde Megatron and Waspinator
BotCon 2006
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Diaclone Explorers
BotCon 2015
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Double Punch and Turbomaster
BotCon 2010
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Dread Pirate Crew
BotCon 2014
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Earth's Most Wanted
BotCon 2015
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Elita-One and Razorclaw
BotCon 2009
Flareup and Ratchet
BotCon 2005
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Galvatron and Thundercracker
BotCon 2011
Shattered Glass
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Junkions
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
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Knights Alpha Trizer, Apelinq, Flareup
BotCon 2014
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Laserbeak and Buzzsaw
BotCon 2006
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Lowtech Security Force
BotCon 2015
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Megatron (Set #3)
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Megatron and Rodimus with Divebomb
BotCon 2008
Shattered Glass
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Mirage and Thundercracker
BotCon 2013
Octopunch and Spinister
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
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Optimus Prime and Kick-Over
BotCon 2012
Shattered Glass
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Pirates Hunter and Brimstone
BotCon 2014
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Rainmakers
BotCon 2013
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Rapido and Cindersaur
BotCon 2010
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Reflector (Set #5)
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Sandstorm and Electrons
BotCon 2013
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Sharkticon 3-pack
BotCon 2010
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Sideswipe and Toxitron
BotCon 2011
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Springer and Huffer
BotCon 2007
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Sweeps 3-Pack
BotCon 2009
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Tigatron (Set #1)
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Unit-3 (Set #2)
Combiner Wars
Botcon 2016
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Virulent Clones
BotCon 2005
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Waruders Four Pack
BotCon 2015
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Ultra Class

Astrotrain with Starcatcher, Astro-Hook, Astro-Line, and Astro-Sinker
TF Club Exclusive
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