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  1. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Got a club email, and the brochure is out announcing tours and characters for the set.

    Set characters info:
    Wings of Honor Convention Set: Consists of Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge
     
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  2. xZAOx

    xZAOx Yep.

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    Huh, site is finally back up.

    Nothing I've read has me too excited yet. A shame Pete was lying. Non-member prices are way higher, and $50 for the Saturday night dinner is bullshit. Customizing class has went up yet again.
     
  3. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    About time.
     
  4. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    sweet, whats that wings thing?
     
  5. Torque

    Torque The WORDSMITH

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    i wanna go! too bad its in CA... is it always in CA?
     
  6. Baccala1976

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    Wings of Honor Convention Set: A five-figure boxed set which includes
    Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge, all presented in an
    illustrated display box. Also included with the set is a certificate of
    authenticity, tech specs and figure weapons

    Huh? This is an easy pass for me.
     
  7. General Tekno

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    G1 style Elite Guard?

    With Scourge and Kup?

    Sweet.

    (Hopes we get a G1 Scorponok repaint of the Energon toy as one of the 2packs...)
     
  8. WhiteMocha

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    Nice, site's working again....

    Anyhow, I may be in the minority, but I'm pleased by the sounds of this set. I was less than enthused about the prospect of a Wreckers set; while a Whirl would have been welcome, Wreckers struck me as boring and somewhat redundant given the recent Springer and Roadbuster figures.

    G1-ified Elite Guard, staffed with obscure characters, sounds more interesting to me. And it's a nice touch tying Thunderclash's weird wing emblem into the Elite Guard insignia.

    Looking forward to seeing which molds are used, and whether they originate from the AEC/Classics lines or from Animated.
     
  9. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    First FP Botcon set that I'm strongly leaning toward passing by (especially since I won't be dragging myself cross-country for the con this year anyway). Animated or Classics style, there's not enough to interest me.

    Just guessin', but if a G1-based Scourge is in this set (and the toy ain't huge), the attendee-exclusive will probably be a slight repaint as a Sweep.
     
  10. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Doubled-up.
     
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  11. WhiteMocha

    WhiteMocha TFW2005 Supporter

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    Double-post.
     
  12. razorchrist

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    I knew it would be an Elite Guard set and not another batch of Wreckers.

    Just wish I had any interest to get it.
     
  13. Edgewise

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    The phrase "one of the creepiest Decepticons" strikes me as meaning this isn't G1 Movie Scourge but a new G1 character named Scourge, one with a creepier alt mode. (Creepy wouldn't be what I'd say when asked "Hovercraft" in a word association test.)

    My candidate mold lists(I bet I have at least 1 right!, how could I not?)

    Scourge candidates:
    TM2 Scourge (G1 Insecticon colors, I think they couldn't be used in 2005 but E.Insecticon & TM2 Scarem would be great as his 'cronies' then)
    Fuzor Skyshadow
    Neo Magmatron
    E. Scorponok/Cyb. Dark Scorponok
    Thunderclash/MW Prime(Name of the RID Anti-OP plus the unreleased "Universe Menasor" colors on this mold?)
    Cyb. Unicron
    E. Mirage/Dreadwing (*if* they are going with the familiar G1 Scourge character)
    A. Tidalwave (but no mention of name for Ramjet)
    Cyb. Scourge (probably not, used too much)
    BW Tripredacus(probably not, would have listed 3 names in the brochure then)
    BW2 Galvatron(probably not, mold is lost/not usable, right?)

    Kup candidates:
    Cyb.Dirtboss
    E. Inferno/Roadblock
    E. Deluxe Prime
    A. Deluxe Prime(and maybe Flak is then just Over-run?)
    Animated Cybertron OP(probably not, or could the animated aesthetic be mixed in?)
    Cyb. Red Alert/Cannonball
    U. Ironhide (probably not, too Earthen)
    E.Snowcat(probably not, molded 'con symbol)
    Cyb. Breakdown(No way, it already is what it is)

    (Assuming Kup will get a new head to resemble him and be 'young', perhaps the bonus figure be Orion Pax?)

    Thunderclash candidates:
    E. Landmine/Landquake
    E. Rodimus
    Cyb. Prime (If other 4 are deluxes, could the 5th be a leader?)
    Thunderclash/MW Prime (probably not, but the MWOP is remolded from Thunderclash and perhaps TC had different [bearable]colors before becoming Elite Guard and putting wings on his chest?)
    E. Deluxe Prime
    A. Deluxe Prime(and maybe Flak is then just Over-run?)
    U. Tankor/Octane
    U. Onslaught

    Flak Candidates:
    Cyb. CD Scattorshot (obvious choice, but used too much lately)
    Cyb. Scattorshot
    U. Onslaught
    U. Galvatron
    E.Landmine/Landquake
    Cyb. Scrapmetal
    Cyb. Hardtop
    BM Blastcharge
    BM Tankor
    BM Strika
    A. Overrun(paired with Kup or Thunderclash)

    Landshark Candidates:
    E. Sharkticon
    BW Torca (yes, it's a Land-killer-whale, but still pretty close, but if you need to be soooo literal, then this is actually the most literal existing alt mode for a Transformer named 'Landshark')
    Cyb. Repugnus
    Cyb. Downshift
    E. Downshift
    BM Hammerstrike
    Cl. Astrotrain
     
  14. ams

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    I'm a HUGE supporter of the efforts of FP and the Botcon crew, and I'm sorry for continuing to beat the horse... but not redeco'ing the Universe/Classics molds into their pre-G1 Diaclone color schemes for the 25th Anniversary remains an enormous missed opportunity, as far as I'm concerned.

    And if this set is indeed comprised of Animated molds, my Botcon toy collection will run from 1994-2008. :p 
     
  15. NGW

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    $360, and registration is next week.

    You know, seeing as the con is like a half hour away from me, and that I intend to leave the collecting side of the hobby after Animated and RotF, I was really hoping to have Botcon be kinda like my last hurrah, but I don't have almost $400 to blow next week.

    ;-;
     
  16. UTK007

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    Personally, I hope it is Animated. Hurray for Animated KUP!!!!!!!!
     
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    So... Are the Classics styled exclusives or Animated exclusives?
     
  18. razorchrist

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    Could not disagree with you more. I do understand why a few of you want something like that, but even by BotCon standards of weird repaints & themes, I think Diaclone colors would be entirely too uber-fan, obscure and only aimed at a handful of older collectors.

    Just my counter opinion, however. Not arguing with you or saying your idea totally sucks. :) 

    I doubt it will be Animated molds since that series is still technically going, and as far as we've been told, BotCon can't use molds of active series. My expectation is that it'll just be more leftover A/E/C molds getting repainted to look like defacto G1/Universe styled Elite Guard characters.
     
  19. Kickback

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    I just can't dig it. I'm sorry.
     
  20. Omegatron

    Omegatron Mandatory Fun. Buy it now TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not high on my list. This is a 'wait til they preview the toys' set for me.
     

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