Botcon 2009 Hasbro Preview Panel

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  1. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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  2. S250

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    Preview? I thought it's Review on the schedule....

    anyway,Preview is more exciting than review
     
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    This is the one I was waiting for. Good thing I had nothing planned to do today. I have been watching Harold and Kumar, reading up on these panels, and writing researching for my term paper all at the same time. This is epic.
     
  4. Powersa

    Powersa Car Robots

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    I waited for this, 1pm!
     
  5. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    This is hopefully going to be awesome. Going to edit this post with my opinion/comments on what is revealed, instead of making multiple posts.

    Edit: Yeah, looking at the schedule, it says "Hasbro Review and Q&A".

    Edit2: Here we go, finally got everything typed down:

    RotF:

    -TRU Battle Pack-interesting, though I won't be getting it. If I get Soundwave at all, I'll get the original version, as I have no interest in the TF1 Voyager Megatron mold.

    -Target Burning Fallen- if this is a repaint in the direction I'm thinking it's in (aka flat black with glowing orange and red details), than I'll definitely get it. I hope we get some pictures of it soon, or at the very least sometime before I'm able to purchase the original paint job.

    -Legends- A lot of good looking figures here. I might get Jetfire and the Fallen at this scale, but that'll probably be it. I may get Devs, but it depends on how available he is.

    -Breakdown- sounds interesting, though I probably won't get him. If I do I'm getting some other Scouts and a Deluxe and making myself my own Movie-verse Menasor.

    -Skystalker- another scout that sounds interesting, though I probably won't get him. Will have to wait and see what he looks like.

    -Scattorshot- sounds interesting, especially the alt-mode. May get him, may not. Will wait for pictures.

    -Lockdown- definetly sounds interesting, and is getting added to my to-get list right away. Can't wait to see pictures of him.

    -Ratchet- a Deluxe version of this guy still sounds odd to me. I'm going to have to see pictures of him before I make a decision. He may make for some good kitbash fodder.

    -Dirge- definitely sounds interesting. I'll most likely get him, and then kitbash him into Ramjet (who happens to be my favorite of the cone-heads).

    -Ironhide- this new mold sounds very interesting (or at least the description makes it seem like it's an entirely new mold). I have a feeling that the crossbow, and other new weapons, will convince me to get this figure. Will probably rename him X-Brawn if I do, and keep the one I already have as Ironhide.

    -Bludgeon- I'm really interested in this guy. He sounds extremely awesome, and I have a feeling I'll buy him, and display him with my Classics Decepticons.

    -HA Barricade- Sounds interesting, but I most likely won't get him. Though I do plan on getting his Deluxe repaint/retool.

    -Biker-bots- It's nice to officially know that the Deluxe versions will combine. Though the more I see of them, the less I have any interest in getting them.

    Animated:

    -Epicly awesome to finally know that these will still be made and released.

    -Arcee and El.Soundwave w/Ratbat- these two/three are still on my list. Nice to know we'll be able to get them.

    -Rodimus Minor- it's interesting that the toy will be named Rodimus Minor. He's still on my to-get list. Can't wait to see what he looks like.

    -Cy. Ratchet- it's also good to know he's still in the works, though I don't plan on getting him.

    -Ironhide- it's nice to know he's going to be made too. I'll be getting him.

    -Wasp- interesting, and unexpected. Seems kinda pointless without the head retool. I'm willing to bet that this is the Deluxe repaint Kickback new about a while back.

    -HD Bumblebee & GF Grimlock- it's nice to know these two will be available, though I don't plan on getting either one.

    -Blackout- it's really nice to know I'll still be able to get him, and it's interesting to hear that he has an Earth alt-mode. I can't wait to see him. His disk launching feature sounds interesting, and like it'll help with potential kibble issues.

    -Wingblade Prime- I really wasn't interested in this guy till now. I can't wait to see what this guy looks like. It'll be nice to be able to get the Magnus hammer without getting Magnus himself. Only one more thing could make this better, and that would be the Allspark/Matrix necklace he was wearing when he got back to Cybertron.

    -Thundercracker- Cool, though I honestly would have prefered a Ramjet repaint. Will probably get him to kitbash into Ramjet.

    -Freeway Jazz- the more I look at him, the more I like him. Especially in the closer up and clearer pictures. Though I don't think I'll get him. If I do, he'll most likely be kitbashed into someone else, like Barricade.

    Other:

    -Target Titanium Exclusives- Interesting to finally know these will be Target exclusives. Will most likely get Thrust, but not the other two.

    -Insecticons- interesting to know, but I probably won't get them, tbh.

    -Perceptor- interesting to know too, but I probably won't get him either. Though it'd be interesting to have him for the novelty of his alt-mode.

    -MP Skywarp- NOOOOOO!!!! Why does he have to be a Walshit exclusive. Oh well, it'll just be one less expensive TF product for me to buy. Here's hoping Grimlock doesn't meet this horible fate when he finally makes it over here.

    -Universe- it's good to get some confirmation it'll be coming back next year, though I wasn't doubting it, tbh.

    -Hardhead- looks interesting, but the more I think about it,I probably won't get him.

    -Powerglide- nice to see the US get a red repaint of him. Most likely won't get him though.

    -Skyfall- I already have a kitbash idea for this guy, so depending on when and where he's released, I'll most likely get him. I'm hoping he isn't a Wallshit exclusive, but he and the others were on the shelf with Skywarp and Ramjet, so who knows...

    -Sunstorm- it's nice to know that there's still a possibility for this guy. Not sure how well the mold would stand up to another repaint, but I'd be willing to buy it if they made it.

    -Drift- eh, I really have no interest in this figure. I'd rather them not make him, tbh.


    That should cover mostly everything, lol. I really hope we get some pictures of the one's we haven't seen, and some more pictures of the one's we have. Especially the Animated stuff and RotF Bludgeon. I'm really curious to see how well he would fit in with the Universe/Classics stuff.

    Oh, and as for Hasbro finally cracking down on fan-made add-ons and what not, I'm proud of them for it.
     
  6. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Probably a typo, I'll correct if I'm wrong
     
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    Eric RIP AND TEAR!!!

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    Maybe now we'll find out if we ever get Animated Arcee...
     
  8. Quantum

    Quantum Oh good

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    had no idea it was right now. What fortuitous timing.
     
  9. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    It's live!
     
  10. Chris McFeely

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    Somebody better ask some serious Animated-related questions!
     
  11. S250

    S250 Well-Known Member

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    I want to know the attitude of Hasbro about third party products
     
  12. shroobmaster

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    I heard Hasbro likes third parties.

    some of the employees even buy fan items.
     
  13. B-Fox

    B-Fox Mahoro de MAMBO!

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    Energon Sharkticon! Energon Sharkticon! Where's that repaint?!?
     
  14. S250

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    some Hasbro guys get up late?
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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    Aaaargh. My browser won't let me see the live update thingy... :( 
     
  16. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    Here we go!
     
  17. MushroomPrime

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    Feedback?
     
  18. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    I'm guessing they're just acknowledging that they enjoy and listen to the fans?
     
  19. Omnibus Prime

    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Please have Classics news, please have Classics news, please have...


    And I think he meant mic feedback...as in, "Ow, my ears!"
     
  20. Omega Charge

    Omega Charge Prepare for trouble...

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    2010 stuff!

    :bay 

    EDIT: Here comes ROTF!
     

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