BotCon 2008 Customizing Class Figure Revealed!

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  1. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Actionmaster Super Mod

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    i was just thinking the same thing...

    and SWOOPDAWG, that looks cool...but i'm curious about how much customizing was done if its already molded in those colors...are there no paint apps? is the class really just about painting the toy? not that thats bad, just curious
     
  2. Optimus Prime

    Optimus Prime Roll out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    So...anybody wanna make me one and sell it to me? :tongue: 
     
  3. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    Apparently the Reprolabels folks have some work to do....
     
  4. saberconvoy

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    I remember last years what Grimlock and the year before was scrapmetal but thats all i seen.
     
  5. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    Freyabeads and myself are no Pros by any means, but we had fun at the customs class. Hope you enjoy our humble efforts:

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  6. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    i think that this is a very cool piece i'm thinking that i'm going to have to get two nightbeats now and do one on my own
     
  7. Dinobot Nuva

    Dinobot Nuva Johnny 3 Tears Veteran

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    Aside from this year's Nightbeat there's been (in the canon's their bios place them in)-

    Classics Overkill-
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    Post G2 Rumble-
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    Alternate Beast Machines Inferno-
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    Don't think there was a Customization figure from 2005, at least not one I've ever heard of.
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  8. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    Thanks for these. Incidentally, would you claim to have followed the "official" instructions, or did you, too, take some liberties?

    (That's fine if you did take liberties. I'm just trying to get an idea for Shawn's intention)
     
  9. G.B. Blackrock

    G.B. Blackrock Autobot Ally

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    As I recall, they were Energon Ravages (don't recall if Battle Ravages or Command Ravages). The class was done a little differently then than it has been since.
     
  10. Dinobot Nuva

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    Wiki says that was for OTFCC 2004, probably why I never heard of them, didn't keep up with stuff like this back then-
    http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Battle_Ravage#Trivia
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  11. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    To be completely honest, there were no hard and fast rules and I used some ideas from other classmates too. The only thing we didn't do was to add a little "Cosmic Rust" as we wanted to do that on our own with our own choice of color.
     
  12. Lumpy

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    man...evil nightbeat is looking pretty cool...i like the cosmic rust touch...and the autobot logo is really cool too...
     
  13. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    Tried to get online last night, but TFW2005, and only TFW2005, was slower than molasses in an ice age. It just wasn't working.

    It was a fun class and Shawn has managed to continue making the process better and smoother. I have discussed with him the possibility of replicating the emblems, and have his blessing provided I grant appropriate credit, so if there is interest, I will make these emblems available as an "officially" approved product.

    Sorry, how does it reinforce that stance? The class isn't free by any means. It costs signifigantly more than buying the finished figure will. Not only that, but it requires your own labor to paint and assemble. How does a problem with the packaging that caused a delay mean anything, when these figures had nothing to do with that delay?

    Yeah, hard to deal with that from inside. But, ask and ye shall receive. I've attached several pics of Shawn's reference sample to go with the ones people had given of theirs.

    The figure comes completely unassembled,straight from the molds. All the parts are still on the sprues. Rivets, screws, and pins are baggied. The class covers assembling the entire figure from scratch by hand, and painting it, with whatever customizing touches you like. The assembly is helpful in teaching you how to reassemble a dismantled figure you want to customize, as well.

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  14. JOHNDILLINGA

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    I hope a repro head gets around... as well as a Minerva head...
     
  15. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    I've no doubt anyone who did that would not only receive a speedy C&D from Funpub, but be banned from any future convention, custom classes, etc. If they got the original from a production Nightbeat instead, most of that would still happen...
     
  16. JOHNDILLINGA

    JOHNDILLINGA This Space For Rent!

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    There's a few Repro guys out there that will do it I've bought the two Female R.I.D. mold heads from the 03(?) set a while back.

    So it is possible might take some time though....
     
  17. grock35

    grock35 Hmmmm...

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    I really would like that autobot symbol...also a minerva head would be sweet
     
  18. General Tekno

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    And there's always the possibility of someone making a custom Nightbeat head that's BETTER than the F.P. head.

    With the antennae, for instance. Which are sorely missed on this figure.
     
  19. Sidecutter

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    I don't doubt some would do it. But keep in mind, the owner of the rights to the heads you mentioned is not likely in any position to be taking someone to court over it any longer.
     
  20. Peaugh

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    I think what he was trying to say is that the packaging specifically is an issue, since the Club Exclusive Nightbeat figures themselves, as the custom class figure indicates, are clearly ready to go, but are being held up due to packaging issues. He's already come out as saying that loose, cheaper version would be nice, since the packaging just drives up the price, and in this case, the delay it's causing in the figure's release is another strike against it.
     

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