BOTCON Set: Letting me down

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  1. Mitch FIN Keith

    Mitch FIN Keith Autobot

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    Anyone else disappointed with the figures they have shown so far? I'm 0 for 3 so far. When I saw the list, I thought for sure that Soundwave would be a win for me, but even he is a no for me. Theres only 3 figures left and the only one i have high hopes for is Ultra Magnus. I might have to find someone that will piece off just him to me, which is unlikely.
     
  2. TENIME_art

    TENIME_art Ethically Challenged

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    I'm ecstatic about it. Saves me money. :lol 
     
  3. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Unless you feel obligated to buy the set (and not resell it) for whatever reason, I don't really see the problem with not liking/wanting a pricey exclusive item.

    Personally, I have bigger problems with wanting, especially the at-con stuff when I'm not able to be there, forcing the dance with Ebay and the secondary market.
     
  4. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Hit or miss. I like the concept behind it, but the look of Soundwave is a bit goofy. Never been one of the people who drooled over Overlord, so the mold is fine with me. How can you not like a red Tracks figure. That figure is a winner in my books. Anytime they use Classics style molds, I will buy them. Right now I am focusing on Classic style molds and MPs, so this slides right in there, and with a limited amount of movie molds that I will potentially want coming down the pike, and not collecting Prime, I can splurge on this without regretting it.

    There is almost always going to be some figures you like, and some you don't like. Chances are it will be the opposite for another collector, and you can either pick and choose, or buy a set and sell off the extras. I am just worried what the price of the bagged additions to the set are going to be.
     
  5. CZ Hazard

    CZ Hazard Sons of Unicron PTT

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    The first year I went to Botcon was Wings of Honour. I hate the box set but my god, the memories make up for it, what an awesome weekend, met some great people! Can't wait for this year, I'm happy just with Red Tracks.
     
  6. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    I was 1/11 last year. It happens.
     
  7. Omega_Sentinel

    Omega_Sentinel Well-Known Member

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    i'm buying Tracks on Ebay.
    That is all.
     
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    Transbot90210 Banned

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    I am so glad that this set has nothing to do with any show continuity. I do have my eye on the rumoured Junkions thought.

    We shall wait and see but I am happy that I won't need any money for this set. As in I won't be buying it.

    Thats a happy thing woot woot lol
     
  9. Shockwave9227

    Shockwave9227 I'm actually 16.

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    I'm not even going to Botcon 2012 because I can't but this set does seem a bit lackluster so far but I do actually like SG Soundwave and SG Tracks (who's the best we've seen...so far)
     
  10. wgoodman

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    It's a win for me. No money to spend and no regrets for missing out.
     
  11. Satomiblood

    Satomiblood Prototype Black

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    I think SG Soundwave would've worked better using the RTS Jazz mold, but that would end up being nothing more than Jazz with a head swap since the colors are so similar.
     
  12. Omega_Sentinel

    Omega_Sentinel Well-Known Member

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    I think Shattered Glass is just a bad idea. I know a few people love it but I know I'm not alone in the *meh* crowd.
     
  13. Lock Cade

    Lock Cade Tarn Fangirl TFW2005 Supporter

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    The only figure in the BotCon set that I like the looks of so far is SG Tracks. I was hoping for an awesome SG Soundwave, only to find they're using that crappy Universe Ironhide/Ratchet mold (I was expecting a WFC Soundwave repaint/retool).
     
  14. shadow panther

    shadow panther Mechanically Insane

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    im with you SG is a lame idea and this years set so far is crap
     
  15. Computron34

    Computron34 Butt + Hurt = TF Fans

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    There hasn't been a set I've been ecstatic about since '07. So nothing new.
     
  16. MegaMoonMan

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    I'm fine with it sucking since I'm not going. Now, if I was going and this was my set, I'd be pissed.
     
  17. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Id really like to see what Soundwave would look like with a silver faceplate. I like the mold choice for Soundwave, and am glad they are not using the WFC figure (really think that figure is a bigger turd).
     
  18. Omega_Sentinel

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    Yeah. And that's how I feel. It is three hours drive from me this year and I have a new little boy in the family. Perfect year for me to go but there is no way I'm dropping $500 for me and my wife to just get in so people can sell me more stuff.
     
  19. Omega_Sentinel

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    What's wrong with WFC Soundwave? I think that figure is pretty sweet.
     
  20. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    Every years with out fail there is some part of the botcon set that some segment of the fanbase doesn't like. last years it was the TFA theme, this year the mold choice for Overlord/Gigatron. next year? who knows but there will be something.
     

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