Botcon '07 exclusives

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  1. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    I'm sure they're not looking that far ahead just yet, but it's fun to speculate.

    This year, we are getting Cybertron toys. Next year at this time, movie toys will be on the shelf. Doubtful we will get movie toys as exclusives. It's also doubtful we will get the upcoming line, as it will just be hitting shelves. So what does that mean? Unless they ressurect some outdated molds, we will most likely get repainted/remolded Classics toys.

    Thing is, who could they repaint them into? Sure, we could get the Starscream repainted into Thundercracker ( provided he doesn't get released in classics ) or Sunstorm. Ramjet repainted into Dirge. Maybe a remold to give us Thrust. If we were to get a Prowl/Streak/Smokescreen, they could repaint into the ones we don't get. This is all provided they go that route. What other unique story/figures could they get from the classics toys?
     
  2. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    A lot of people have suggested Cliffjumper out of Bumblebee. Maybe since we've seen Nemesis Prime in the BotCon comic recently, we could see classics Op repainted as him.
     
  3. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Classics getting G1esque repaints is a fairly predictable outcome, though I suspect many of the obvious ones may get done in the line itself.

    I'd personally like to see Classics get repainted as obscure or wholly new characters, myself. My favourite parts of the '05 exclusives were the new characters, like Ricochet or Firewall.
     
  4. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    I think you mean Flame War. And yes, new characters from classics would be cool especially if they show up in the dinner skit like last year. Though I heard they're not doing the V-O contest again this year. Is that true?
     
  5. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Yeah, Flame War! Duhr.

    And yes, it seems there's no announced voicing contest. :(  I have a substitute I plan to run unofficially, though.
     
  6. Fairlady_Z

    Fairlady_Z Official Voice of Flareup

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    Have fun at BotCon Vangelus! I can't go this year.
     
  7. Robogeek28

    Robogeek28 Who're you calling a geek?

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    I'd love to see Classics molds used as new characters, bring em on!!
     
  8. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    There will be recordings for vicarious enjoyment. *cackle*

    Also, some more redeco ideas.

    E-Hobby-Inspired 2-pack: Sunstorm (Starscream) and Bug-Bite (Bumblebee)

    Reborn Shockblast (Classics Megatron with new head + new hand)

    Classics Astrotrain redeco'd as Club Exclusive Astrotrain (I admit a lack of imagination in this particular idea :(  )

    I don't think I could really suggest new characters, since...the only basis would be my imagination, and I could end up going on for some time. >.>
     
  9. KidDynamite

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    My non-informed suspicion is that next year's set may be G1 based, and not just because Classics should be eligible for molds. This year's set is decidedly Beast Wars-centric, and it would be a good idea to do something more G1-ish next time.

    That said, I'm not really sure what they'd do or who could be repainted.

    Of what we've seen so far, Astrotrain, Rodimus, and Megatron are way too distinctive to work as anybody else, unless they did the same characters in more show accurate colors. Bumblebee could be virtually any car character with a new head. Starscream or Ramjet could be whatever Seekers Hasbro doesn't do. Optimus might work for someone else with a new head. Mirage pretty much couldn't be anybody but Drag Strip. Jetfire might work as Cyclonus, that's about all I've got, but Cyclonus has already been a Botcon exclusive before.
     
  10. Primus

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    movie repaints. Yuck.
     
  11. AlphaTrion23

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    I wish Botcon weren't run by a bunch of old fanboys who desperately cling to BW and its loose G1 ties. So Bo-oring. How many times have they retreaded this stuff already?

    The official Transformrs convention should not focus on simply what the people running it like. It should span all generations. Just shows how feeble they are.
     
  12. Shaun_C

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    It's not that simple

    They can mainly use toys that aren't part of the main line. Hasbro mainly has say in which toys they can use.
     
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    Well even though I don't know exactly how they'd do it. reading Stormbringer has made me want a Botcon set of the CLASSIC Wreckers.
     
  14. Vangelus

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    Um...'05 was a haphazard go at All-Generations. :D  And this year is doing a BW focus because it's riding the BW 10th Anniversary thing.
     
  15. trebleshot

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    I'm not sure who I'd like to see, since I don't even know if I will be able to afford a convention set, let alone make it to Botcon next year.

    That said, I would love a Classics Sunstorm (if not in the actual line). Also, an official toy release of Bumper (Bumblejumper) out of Classics Bumblebee would be cool, too.
     
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    I looked at 05 as just another attempt at bringing that Wreckers thing back to life...which I really dont see the charm of. But I wasn't into TFs when BW was around. I remember buying a few with recognizable names, but I'm not a big fan of beast bots.
     
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    They already picked out the molds/characters/etc. for next year's show. If anything, you can help influence their 2008 show ideas.
     
  18. Dreweido

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    I think I have a few ideas on what it might turn out to be but alas, I can say nothing!
     
  19. slugslinger2004

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    If they do classics remolds/repaints maybe the genericon seekers -blue, green, light purple and just some random color varients thrown in. Well not alot but maybe just a couple from the starscream mold. I'm drawings blanks otherwise b/c i dont see any remolds worth doing from classics
     
  20. Orodruin

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    I wouldn't mind if they did a few more like this year- either Cybertronian versions of other BW bots or other Cyb molds repainted as BW guys. I mean c'mon, the Scourge mold in shades of red would be hot as Megatron. :D  Backstop as Rhinox... :lol  Brimstone as Terrorsaur, Dark Scorponok as Scorponok maybe? hehehe

    So maybe not the best idea, but there's a few that'd work.
     

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