Botcon working on 2012 toys

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by marshall dusty, Jun 30, 2011.

  1. marshall dusty

    marshall dusty Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Posts:
    2,569
    News Credits:
    13
    Trophy Points:
    166
    Likes:
    +13
    they just tweeted they're working on 2012 toys, jesus.

    http://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/86541770917294080

    although they haven't said where it will be held or what toys they'll be. here's hoping for some more generations/rts toys.



     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2011
  2. MrSneis

    MrSneis Build Giant Robot!

    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2011
    Posts:
    567
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    I'm totally going to go to 2012 botcon and get these, unless the t-1000 kills me and replaces me.
     
  3. payres

    payres Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2002
    Posts:
    4,771
    News Credits:
    79
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +191
    Ebay:
    Of course they're working on the 2012 toys. How short a lead time do you think they need?
     
  4. Karhukjnsi

    Karhukjnsi Universal Wrestler

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2009
    Posts:
    6,955
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +9
    I know I suggested movieverse Protectobots, and my girl suggested CHUG Combaticons.
     
  5. wildfly

    wildfly Lasers, 8 O'Clock, Day 1.

    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2009
    Posts:
    14,024
    News Credits:
    33
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +71
    And thread descends into ANOTHER Classics wishlist in 5.....4....3...
     
  6. Anguirus

    Anguirus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Posts:
    11,062
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +50
    Ebay:
    ^ 2, 1!

    What can they do with just Generations/TF2010 molds, I wonder? Without new heads they could easily give us more Seekers, Ricochet, RiD Scourge, Hauler, and Shattered Glass stuff. With new heads, you could do Junkions/other motorcycle bots like Groove, Erector out of Grapple, G2 Terradive out of Lugnut, Motormaster out of G2 or WfC Prime, Minibots out of WfC Bumblebee...lots of intriguing possibilities, in other words. Straxus could be redone into any tankacon, though the pickaxe is a little too iconic. Ditto for Warpath and his cannon chest.

    They will probably avoid Tracks/Wheeljack because they are using him twice already for the Club. I think Drift/Blurr is a bit played out as well. Any obscure pickup truck Transformers they could make out of Kup?

    Frankly, this year I'd be interested to see them cease using Cybertron molds entirely. I know they open up more choices, especially in larger sizes, but they drive me a little bats with the old engineering and the little keys to use.

    I think I'm going to ask @Botcon what the status of "gray-area" movie molds like Mindwipe and Terradive is.
     
  7. SSR

    SSR Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 26, 2011
    Posts:
    565
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    101
    Likes:
    +1
    because it sells the best and is in most demand. you feeling ok?
     
  8. Bgrngod

    Bgrngod Autocon

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2007
    Posts:
    6,108
    News Credits:
    35
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +35
    Oh boy... this thread could get nutty. Either way, tweet them some suggestions and see what sticks.

    I'd like to see an expansion to past sets in some way. Another Games of Deception or Shattered Glass set would be awesome. Although the thought of what that would mean for the after market prices on sets I don't have yet scares the bajeebus out of me.
     
  9. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2002
    Posts:
    35,578
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    317
    Likes:
    +35
    Facebook:
    Instagram:
    This.
     
  10. godbomber

    godbomber Henkei != Hentai

    Joined:
    May 29, 2008
    Posts:
    588
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    116
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    "Shattered Glass Generation 2 - featuring red Sideswipe & grey Starscream!"
     
  11. CURAMEN

    CURAMEN LOS ANGELES COLLECTIVE

    Joined:
    Mar 4, 2007
    Posts:
    2,692
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    171
    Likes:
    +5
    If they did a Diaclone tribute using Classic/Generations/RTS molds I would be so all over this! :thumb 
     
  12. chrisr291

    chrisr291 Master of the Unknown

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2009
    Posts:
    12,360
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +34
    Ebay:
    Second:2c: 
     
  13. Bendimus Prime

    Bendimus Prime Rolls for initiative TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2004
    Posts:
    3,901
    News Credits:
    4
    Trophy Points:
    237
    Likes:
    +7
    I'm still hoping for an entire Scramble City-themed BotCon even though I don't think it would ever happen.

    Box Set:
    PCC Huffer with mixed limbs, a new combined head, and painted as G1 Defensor
    PCC Skyhammer with all flying limbs, a new combined head, and painted as G1 Superion
    Armada Overload painted as G1 Metroplex

    Attendee Figure:
    RTS Optimus Prime with a new head and painted as G1 Ultra Magnus (in armor version, not just a white Prime)

    Attendance Package One:
    PCC Sledge with Constructicon limbs and painted as G1 Devastator
    Armada Predacon with remolded T-Rex head and painted as G1 Tripticon

    Attendance Package Two:
    PCC Crankcase with Rallybot limbs and painted as G1 Menasor
    PCC Bombshock with Combaticons, a new combined head, and painted as G1 Bruticus


    Probably throw some of the Minicons in as Nebulons, and Undertow as Omega Spreem for good measure. :D 
     
  14. exclusacon

    exclusacon Expert with the Scopes!

    Joined:
    May 31, 2009
    Posts:
    7,689
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    176
    Likes:
    +1
    so where is botcon in 2012?
     
  15. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2010
    Posts:
    5,950
    News Credits:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    212
    Likes:
    +60
    *Prays for Last Stand of the Wreckers set*
     
  16. Rattrap

    Rattrap Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 30, 2004
    Posts:
    2,149
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    206
    Likes:
    +3
    Ebay:
    I really hope they dont do another classics set. Other than that, I really dont care. I would love to see them use existing classics molds and come up with unique characters from them though. Mabe have them as a group of bots and cons who landed on a different planet, give em new leaders and stuff.
     
  17. Anguirus

    Anguirus Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Posts:
    11,062
    News Credits:
    8
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +50
    Ebay:
    Thought of that, but honestly it feels a bit lazy and wouldn't attract me to buying the set. By all means, raid the e-Hobby characters if nothing else fits, but a whole set of redecos with no fiction to speak of?

    Certainly would love to see a G1-era Wreckers themed set. Take inspiration from all over, don't be boxed into LSotW.

    It also occurred to me that with different paint apps and plastic colors, (not to mention perhaps changing up the transformation) Tracks could look like someone completely different. It's a pretty generic head.

    What are some of the Classics/Universe molds they haven't touched yet? Powerglide (ugh), Silverbolt, Ironhide, Cyclonus? There's Galvatron, but nobody likes him. The Triple Changers, but how do you make them different?

    And for Generations, Scourge could be adapted into almost anyone with a planey/spacy mode. Perceptor has an easy, boring redeco as Magnificus.
     
  18. Black Omega

    Black Omega Commander Panda Prime

    Joined:
    Feb 29, 2008
    Posts:
    2,496
    Trophy Points:
    167
    Likes:
    +2
    Thirded. lol. I have to admit a continuation of the Shattered Glass set that someone mentioned would be cool. Getting an official release of the rainmaker seekers and other decepticon air forces would be cool.
     
  19. AlphaTrionA3

    AlphaTrionA3 Autobot

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2011
    Posts:
    142
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Likes:
    +3
    Kinda wish they could do some Prime toys... oh well. Guess there is always Botcon 2013.
     
  20. Angelwave

    Angelwave Physical Maintenance.....

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2007
    Posts:
    6,043
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +4
    Have to go with this one too. This is something that Hasbro WOULD NOT release as a general retail item. And it's an awesome way to introduce these characters in to fiction.

    Hauler
    Road Rage
    ClampDown
    DeepCover
    Magnificus
    Treads
    BadBoy
    etc
     

Share This Page