Botcon 2012 mold speculation

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  1. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Per the newly posted 2012 Botcon brochure, we know the following figures are included in the box set:

    Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus
    Shattered Glass Tracks
    Shattered Glass Soundwave
    Shattered Glass Treadshot
    Classics "Overlord" Gigatron
    Classics Metalhawk

    Based on the revealed artwork, it's safe to assume SG Ultra Magnus will be a remold of Reveal the Shield G2 Prime, and SG Soundwave a remold of Universe Ironhide. What molds do you think will be used for the other four figures?

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    Metalhawk HAS to be Classic Jetfire.....and Overload can be Energon Megatron.....maybe?:) 
     
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    Actually I would assume Universe Cyclonus for Metalhawk. No clue on Overlord, Universe Silverbolt would kind of work (and whoever it is, it -has- to be a big mold... if it isn't, I can consider myself much less excited (which is good cos I'm broke anyway)), but I don't know if most fans would be pleased with him.

    While I don't really care about the SG guys, I am quite curious to see who Treadshot is made from. His design was one of my favorites of the original-character Actionmasters, so I'm curious what toy looks as cool as him now...
     
  4. Snaptrap

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    What's a good method to get these if you aren't able to attend Botcon and don't know anyone personally who's going?
     
  5. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Pre-order the Iacon set through the Club. They'll mail the box set to you a few weeks after the convention.

    Otherwise, ebay and the Junkion forums if you want to be more selective.
     
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    Am sure to look forward to the pics of SG Tracks.
     
  7. Snaptrap

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    I've heard people mention preordering it before, and I'm a member, but I've never been able to find it. WHen I've asked the people who mentioned preordering, I haven't gotten a response. My guess is that they aren't up yet, or were sold out by then, but that's just a hunch.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    There will be a big announcement when pre-orders go up. We'll probably get a week's heads up, and then a narrow window to order. When the time comes, pay attention to TFW; Botcon's own social media reporting can be slow at times, especially the email notifications.
     
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    If Funpub hadn't ruled out using A/E/C molds this year, I would've said Cybertron Megatron would be repainted and retooled into Overlord. But since that they did, I think either Universe Silverbolt or Universe Jetfire might work.
     
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    whats the probability of Funpub using... umm.... Warpath and Skyfall = (g1ish) overlord? haha.
     
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    Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus (Generations G2 Prime mold)
    Shattered Glass Tracks (Generations Tracks but red)
    Shattered Glass Soundwave (Classics IH/Ratchet)
    Shattered Glass Treadshot (Generations Warpath in dark green<Treds>)
    Classics "Overlord" Gigatron (Classics Silverbolt/Darkwing/Skyfall) or (Cybertron Starscream/Classics Dirge from 2pack)
    Classics Metalhawk (Classics Powerglide/Stormcloud)

    Gonna be tight fitting 2 ultras and 4 deluxes in the boxed set.
     
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    You're definitely right on Magnus and Soundwave, unless the comic image is some kind of misdirection or a change that wasn't caught in time.
     
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    I'm gonna say we'll see some Junkions somewhere in this line. Maybe not in the set, but I can see them appear at this year's convention. Also gonna go on a limb and say Treadshot will be made out of Generations/RTS Windcharger.

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    I didn't think about it until now, but maybe Overlord might be a PPC.
     
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    I am saying Metalhawk out of Generations Thunderwing for some reason
     
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    I like the idea of Treadshot as a Scout class fiure, though I'm not sure they'd release a toy that had such a similar paint app as the United Wipe Out (Windcharger mould). It wouldn't be my first choice, but I could see them using ROTF Skydive's mould for Treadshot.
     
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    Completely out there, but what about Universe Hound and Ravage for Treadshot? Then we can have Catgut as well! :) 

    Also, I agree with the Red Gen Tracks as SG Tracks idea.
     
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    Hopefully they won't cover Tracks in pissy tribal or too much detailing, it would be nice if he could double as Road Rage if it red. If it is black, then that would be awesome too. I wouldn't be surprised if one of the souvenir packs or attendee exclusive used the Tracks mold too.
     
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    Guessing (and/or the obvious)

    Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus - G2 Optimus, with alternate head seen in instructions (no remold)
    Shattered Glass Tracks - Tracks - straight recolor
    Shattered Glass Soundwave - Ironhide/Ratchet with new head (hopefully with bandanna)
    Shattered Glass Treadshot - Probably Warpath, probably no remold.
    Classics "Overlord" Gigatron - I'm thinkin' Silverbolt maybe. new head likely regardless.
    Classics Metalhawk - My guess would be Thunderwing/Sky Shadow, for the 'Pretendery-ness' of it, probably new head.

    I wonder if there might be an "Animated revisited" extra set, since the last few years had one set that was either a past theme or could double-duty for past themes.
     
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    Will welcome a red repaint or black repaint like the previous G1 exclusive Black Tracks
     
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    Ihope not, we already have three versions of that mold released,and with the renderform heads they are ace. Don't need a fourth, even Overlord, but I must admit I am struggling to see what mold they would use.
    In a wonderful world, Hasbro have an Overlord planned, but they are letting Fun Pub use the mold for a repaint first. Yeah, right.
     

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