Botcon Scourge, Is he worth it?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by dragon516, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. dragon516

    dragon516 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Posts:
    1,793
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Likes:
    +1
    The initial response to this figure when it was first previewed was mixed. Most people were saying that the Energon Mirage mold was probably best for Scourge and not this mold. But now that the set has been released, it is obviously the most sought after piece in the whole box set. Going for roughly 150 bucks, is this worth it. I am just also wondering if the hype around the toy is because that you can actually buy sweeps to go along with it to fill out your classics line. I think that may be the biggest draw it has going for itself is the sweeps and a new head. Going with the smaller mold and not the Energon Mirage mold probably gave FP the flexibility to do the Sweeps too as a voyager size set of Sweeps would be too costly. What do you guys think about the value of Scourge?
     
  2. Zherbus

    Zherbus In Shogo Hasui, we trust.

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2008
    Posts:
    2,362
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    151
    Likes:
    +3
    Don't taze me, but I think the Titanium Scourge is juuuust fine for Scourge and his Sweeps to fit in with the Classics. If for nothing else, the awesome shell-formed alt mode.

    That, and I don't like the Sideways mold very much other than for Ratbat... barely.
     
  3. megatron784

    megatron784 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Posts:
    125
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +0
    i dont know what the big deal about these botcon figs is, i dont really care for them much, they are alright but to me they arent worth the money, the only one i want is banzi-tron but he is just a repaint of energon mirage, so i dont know, im hoping these will drop in price a bit. im new to collecting TF's though so what do i know.
     
  4. mykticon

    mykticon Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,441
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    202
    Likes:
    +9
    Ebay:
    I am just glad I got them in my set, LOL. I would have really wanted them otherwise and probably resort to these prices. I don't know if he is worth $150 (or the $200 I have seen him reach), but him and his sweeps do display very nicely;) 
     
  5. mineraljane

    mineraljane Gravity Hugger

    Joined:
    May 12, 2007
    Posts:
    2,600
    News Credits:
    2
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +5
    No.
     
  6. Switchblade

    Switchblade Just a raggedy man

    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2005
    Posts:
    12,908
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    262
    Likes:
    +33
    Get the Titanium version. You'll be able to find it cheaper and it's far more accurate to the original version.
     
  7. MagnusPrimal

    MagnusPrimal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 27, 2003
    Posts:
    4,747
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +14
    I'm still hoping for an original mold in the Universe line when it's revived. I'd buy at least 3 of them.
     
  8. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
    I think he's worth it. He looks quite good next to Henkei/Classics Cyclonus.
     
  9. Foster

    Foster Super Mod

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    Posts:
    32,065
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    312
    Likes:
    +11
    The Sweeps and Scourge have really grown on me. I think they look terrific with Galvatron, and the Mirage mold would have been too big. Besides, homages can't ALWAYS be about the alt-mode.
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2009
  10. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

    Joined:
    May 7, 2006
    Posts:
    12,203
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    246
    Likes:
    +6
    I, too, was meh at first. But since I have him and the Sweeps, they have grown on me as well. I like them and have decided to keep them.

    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  11. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2008
    Posts:
    9,428
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +2
    As far as dollar amount goes, they probably are worth it. They fill a space in the Classics/Uni collection as completing the '86 Trio and just simply bringing more Decepticons to the show.

    But I don't like the mold. At all.
     
  12. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Posts:
    9,879
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Smallest country in the world, no?
    Likes:
    +12
    If you ask me, Scourge & his minions are worth every single dime! :tongue: 

    This Sideways mold is easily one of the BEST out there for Energon/Galaxy Force series. May I add that every reincarnation of this mold (Sideways, Ratbat Scourge & Sweeps) is a sell-out so you can gauge for yourself about just how popular these are. ;) 
     
  13. Goshjosh95

    Goshjosh95 Decepticon

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2008
    Posts:
    576
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    117
    Likes:
    +1
    I think the Botcon incarnation of Scourge is fantastic! His head sculpt is great, and with the Sideways mold, he looks menacing in either bot or alt mode... the kind of 'con that looks like he'd hunt down Autobots.

    Easily replaced clunky Titanium Scourge on my Classics shelf... and he looks great posing threateningly with Galvatron and Cyclonus for the hat trick!

    [​IMG]
     
  14. Dead Metal

    Dead Metal Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Posts:
    1,465
    Trophy Points:
    142
    Likes:
    +8
    Ebay:
    I think he and the Sweeps look awesome and those are the only figs I wnat from the set but I can't aford them.
    I heard you could attach the wings to his back and let him look more like his G1 self?
     
  15. ORIO

    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    20,023
    News Credits:
    36
    Trophy Points:
    327
    Likes:
    +51
    Ebay:
    DO WANT. Those are the sex.
     
  16. Automorpher

    Automorpher Autobot Slut!

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Posts:
    9,879
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Location:
    Smallest country in the world, no?
    Likes:
    +12
    Now, I'll be all over the moon if the Makers came out with Targetmaster Fracus! (Something like TFU Cyclonus there.) :jawdropper: 

    I heard from one of the guys here that this "plan" is now "in operation." I mean the guy's doing a CUSTOM gun-like weapon for Scourge.
     
  17. MegaHavok

    MegaHavok Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2002
    Posts:
    4,506
    News Credits:
    18
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Likes:
    +18
    I picked up a sweep all by him self for $50 and he is going to be my scourge. I dont think the color difference is that pic a deal. The head does look much better in person. No way is he worth what he is going for right now though
     
  18. qwerty

    qwerty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2009
    Posts:
    999
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Likes:
    +1
    due to the bad economy, scourge isn't worth it unless u r a diehard toy collector...

    if i had $150 to waste, i do it on a Perfect Class Gundam Model Kit, Macross Frontier Model Kit, or one of the Masterpiece toys...
     
  19. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2007
    Posts:
    4,334
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Likes:
    +37
    Ebay:
    Interestingly enough, because I was clever enough to buy the thing directly from the source, I got him for the low low price of $59.

    All that savings allows me to smoke more cigars wrapped in $100 bills.

    Now, throw another BotCon Thundercracker on the fire, it's getting chilly in here.
     
  20. Solscud007

    Solscud007 Banned

    Joined:
    Feb 23, 2004
    Posts:
    1,495
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +1
    I think if you dont pay scalper prices then yeah it is worth it. I never had a sideways mold before and now I really like this mold. Not enough to go and buy other versions like Ratbat. But I like it a lot.
     

Share This Page