Botcon Custom Class figure revealed!

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  1. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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  2. BraveMax

    BraveMax Used to speak Japanese

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    ... Longarm?

    Normally I'm all over Classics stuff - and yes, I'm upset that there will be this permanent hole in my Classics collection...

    ... But LONGARM? WTF?
     
  3. Automaster

    Automaster Eye Heart TF's!!

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    Can someone explain the meaning of Longarm? Was he a Wrecker and what does a purple paintjob mean? Is it hearkening back to Animated that Longarm Prime was really Shockwave and that the Alternators Jazz and Shockwave shared the same molds?
     
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    Yes, Longarm (Prime) was Shockwave's Autobot alias in Animated. I like how the speakers have been painted like Shockwave's eyes.
     
  5. Computron34

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    Yeah not gonna lie. I saw this and went WTF? Looks like Alt. Shockwave to me.
     
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    Makes roundabout sense.... he's a Classics version of Alternators Shockblast. Since he doesn't have a remolded Shockwave head, and has a human face instead, he must be Shockblast's Animated-based alter-ego, Longarm.

    So he's a.... bad guy with a good guy cover, in a universe where evil and good are flipped, which makes him a good guy with a bad guy cover. So he's a heroic Decepticon taking a car mode and a human face to blend in with the evil Autobots.

    I like the insane, line-spanning logic behind it. And I can already tell I'll be sad not to have a pretty purple Jazz on my shelves. Sigh.
     
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    And also alt Meister and alt shockblast shared a mold so that's another connection
     
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    Looks pretty neat. I like the homage in a homage in a homage too.

    I might have considered it if it wasn't the custom toy, but I can't pay those sort of prices for this.

    Oh well, at least it's not like the last 2 years where I was VERY mad that I could never afford the custom class toys.
     
  9. Soundwinder

    Soundwinder I wind sounds!

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    Deliviously roundabout reference to Alternators Shockblast. I love it.

    One step closer to a Battle Ravage remold of Turbo Tracks... yessssss...
     
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    Man, my head is spinning trying to comprehend the logic. But I think it's crazy enough to work.
     
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    Boardwise There are no strings on me Super Mod

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    It looks terrible.
     
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    I hope this doesn't stop a possible Generations Alternators Shockwave by Hasbro in the future if they wanted to do one, after all they did do Classics Overkill.
     
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    Please tell me the "super secret special bonus" is that the head is two-sided so I can make this Shockwave or Longarm. That would totally salvage this for me.

    e.g., if this is "Shattered Glass Classics Alternators Animated Longarm Shockwave" then I'm all in on this guy, if for no other reason than the fact that it's preposterously brilliant.
     
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    Just talked to Brian about it as he was waiting for the last tour dude. Apparently the toy has so many named internally, as he couldn't remember/didn't know what the final name ended up being.
     
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    Um...OK?
     
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    Could be, or that his gun is painted to resemble G1 Shockwave's gun alt mode.

    Edit: I saw above, a Shockwave head!!!!
     
  18. gen1fan

    gen1fan G1 PRIME FROM VA TFW2005 Supporter

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    Not my choice of the mold but it is what. Most like will be selling mine


    If anyone think that you will see unbuilt kits for sale that will not happen. All kits must be built
     
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  19. Maverick Hunter Christian

    Maverick Hunter Christian Choke on that, causality!

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    Man, that's a streeeeeeeeeeeeetch.
     
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    Squall42080 Autobot RSX Type-S

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    Worst. Botcon. Ever.
     
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