Botcon 2016 Predacus Full Reveal

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by T-Hybrid, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. Thelonicon

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    I don't think I've read any rumors a possible Sideswipe head pretool for the faux-lambo mold, while there is a known image of a Ratchet-esque head for the First Aid mold. Given that Fun-Pub has said it is a Takara/Hasbro designed head not available at retail, the Ratchet seems much more likely (or possibly one of the Takara heads from Grand Galvatron.)
     
  2. Starscream Gaga

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    Seeing as they specified not released in the US, I'd guess a Seeker is the most likely Custom Class toy.
     
  3. Sol Fury

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    I'd be surprised if we did not see three Seekers from FunPub one way or another - Skywarp, Thundercracker, and one other. Throw in TT's Starscream and you can have an all-Seeker limbed Galvatronus.
     
  4. Jalaguy

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    Based on what we know about alternate headsculpts, the potential custom class candidates look to be:

    - A Seeker from Skydive
    - A Conehead Seeker from Air Raid
    - ??? from Wheeljack (we haven't got a clue what his alternate head is)
    - Hoist from Trailbreaker (head seen in club comic)
    - Ratchet from First Aid

    The club comic also suggested there's a Brawl head for Rook, but I can't think of an '84/'85 character that could be used for.

    The rumour of Blue Bluestreak that keeps popping up is bizarre, considering (a) we already know that the two heads for that mould are Streetwise and Prowl/Datsun and (b) why the hell wouldn't Bluestreak use the Prowl/Datsun head?

    I kind of wonder if Blue Bluestreak might be for TFSS 5.0 or the secret TFSS 4.0 figure, and the people leaking this info have gotten confused.
     
  5. Cast

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    Now I could be wrong here but doesn't it say a head not used in the US, if it was a head not used anywhere it would say an as yet un used head sculpt, so its either starscream's or thrust's, 84-85 character means starscream's head, so it'll be a seeker, one of the original 3.
     
  6. Jalaguy

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    As far as I can find, the statement was 'not available at retail' without reference to the US.

    Since Grand Galvatron is a TakTom Mall exclusive, all those heads still fall under 'not available at retail', either in TakTom or Hasbro markets.

    (Also, the Coneheads are 1985 characters.)
     
  7. Cast

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    Fair enough.

    I discounted the cone heads for the reason thrusts head doesn't seem to look much like a G1 cone head.
     
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    It doesn't really matter as we'll find out in a couple weeks... I'm surprised we haven't had any samples leak yet. I know I had my General Optimus Prime at least a month before Botcon last year.
     
  9. Grimlockimus

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    Yeah the lack of leaks surprised me this year. Everything we know about the souvenirs and exclusives actually came from Funpub themselves. It's a nice change of pace despite the fact I really want to know what they are. Oh well, less than two weeks to go and all shall be revealed.

    As for the class figure I'm betting on either Ratchet or G1 Thrust using the head from Unite Warriors Thrust.
     
  10. Lord Black Cat

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    Ratchet would be an odd choice just based on the customization class; Ratchet isn't very intensive to paint.

    I'd be shocked that Hasbro had no intentions of making a seeker combiner. It seems like such an apparent and easy set.
     
  11. Thundershot

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    That's all the more reason for Ratchet. Usually the custom class figures require paint for certain parts and for details. Ratchet has so many options depending on what version you want to make.
     
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    Which is your favorite out of all those 5?

    I only like Ravage, but I'm thinking about the others now.
     
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    If I ever get Ravage, I'm planning to replacing Ghost Starscream for it for Warriors Unite Galvatronus. Unless I get Combiner Wars Cyclonus and Botcon Tarantulas and Terrorsaur. But I do like Warriors Unite Galvatronus Breakdown and that green Jet.
     
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    Given the liberties taken with accuracy for other unrelated repaints, Armada Thrust will do for the G1 coneheads. Its not completely accurate of course, but it will do.
     
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    Keep in mind that UW Armada Thrust doesn't look exactly like Armada Thrust, either. If it was made for him, they wouldn't have given him a mouth. I'm fairly certain he's supposed to be a standard conehead updated.
     
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    So Optimus Primal, Rhinox and BW Megatron were around in 2035?

    That seems way too early to me unless there's more time travel involved. Megatron shouldn't be called Megatron then.

    And what are Ironhide and Prowl doing alive? This is going to be major continuity screw up if that image is official and accurate.
     
  20. Raiyuki

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    I'm sure Ironhide and Prowl are gonna have somehow been revived and end up as Magnaboss with Silverbolt. Descent into Evil already pulled Ironhide from the dead inexplicably anyway.
     

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