Information From Transformers Collectors Club - Botcon exclusives, club figure

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Deefuzz, Jan 24, 2007.

  1. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    We have gotten word about this year's convention exclusives ... which will apparently be a boxset of 5 characters using Classics Transformers! All of this information, along with images of the new Breakaway figure, the new comic, and some beautifully colored profiles can be seen in the already-shipping club magazine!

    Keep your eyes peeled for the new magazine and make sure to visit The Official Botcon website for updates regarding the convention. Visit the official Transformers Collectors Club website by clicking here, and sign up for a membership by clicking here.
     
  2. Banshee

    Banshee MvC2 online! woot!

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    OMG these are gonna end up costing an arm and a leg.
     
  3. Lord Madhammer

    Lord Madhammer Just a simple man

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    I suppose Classics are their only option, since they've already looted Cybertron.

    If this is how we get Dirge/Thrust/Thundercracker I'll be super pissed BTW
     
  4. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    Even if it was just the existing figures with better (read: more G1) paint jobs then I've no doubt they'd have a massive hit on their hands.
     
  5. dlatkow

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    Her'es hoping for a retooled thrust.
     
  6. Lord Madhammer

    Lord Madhammer Just a simple man

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    great, all we need is another massively expensive show-accurate Astrotrain :lol 
     
  7. Megatronwp38

    Megatronwp38 Megatron? Is that you!?!?

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    BETTER NOT be how we get the rest of the seekers! Im not paying $300+ to complete the classic seekers. There are enough $100+ toys coming this year to buy.
     
  8. The Phazer

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    Sigh.

    Phazer
     
  9. Sy-Rein

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    I hope not. Thats the one seeker I'd really like to get and I'd rather not have to pay $100 for it.
     
  10. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Yep. One page in and it already started a shit storm... expected as much though. Admittedly, I'd rather buy the other three Seekers at retail for the simple reason that they seem like no brainers for Hasbro to do and sell en mass. I would prefer that the Botcon exclusives were more... original... or something, but I'll be happy with whatever we get using those awesome molds!
     
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    Why sigh, big guy?
     
  12. Sarge

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    I have thought for weeks that this was the obvious place they were going to put Thundercracker, Dirge, and Thrust. I believe another possibility is Rodimus with a slight retooling into one of the Datsuns-if you look he has a very G1 Datsun head sculpt.

    I just hope if I am going to dump that much money into it I don't get a Sunstorm crammed up my ass.

    Are these able to be ordered from the club website or are you limited to getting them from a retailer who gets them from Botcon?
     
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    Not too surprising. It may make the whole Nemesis Prime thing look minor by comparison.
     
  14. Rabbit

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    Maybe they'll all be G2 repaints of the same characters? Though, not knowing much about G2, I wonder if these G1 guys have G2 counterparts...
     
  15. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    That sounded so fantastically dirty, bravo Sir. :thumb 
     
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    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Deefuzz you rock my socks.
     
  17. TreKain

    TreKain Made of Sterner Stuff TFW2005 Supporter

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    Im a little concerned about this. Theres only 9 molds (+1 remold) in the entire classics line, and alot of them are sculpted perfectly and specifically for the character they already are. Out of those they are using 5? I mean who else can they make out of the Mirage mold? or the Astrotrain mold? Grimlock too? The ones that can easily be repainted from the originals are already out there. Prime -> UM, BB -> Cliffjumper, and I think it is universally understood that doing the rest of the seekers as exclusives would be a monumental mistake.

    Unless they are making new characters...and im not too sure how that will go over.
     
  18. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Bumblebee could easily be redone as either Hubcap or even as Goldbug (since all he ever was was a Bumblebee with a slightly shinier colourscheme and a different head). Mirage, not sure. Not many F1 TFs who aren't Mirage but who are "Classics". The Seekers are obvious, though I'm guessing they'll be split up between the different attendee packages (one for on the door, one as the attendee, perhaps?) Astrotrain and Grimlock could use alternate colour schemes but I feel that would be cheating a bit.
    Of course, if you change the back section of Hot Rod (drivers area, forward engine and spoiler) and slapped a new head on him, you could get a decent Arcee out of him...
     
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    I wouldn't mind if the club exclusive repaint of Starscream was Sunstorm, an "undead" seeker (from the DW comics) or a brand new 'con. I suppose it doesn't matter if it is an original seeker or not, since I'll probably be buying this set anyways (unless most of them are new characters). GIVE ME G1!!

    ...I'm just overwhelmed with the possibilities...

    I just hope it's not something stupid, like brand new autobots led by Goldbug, vs. brand new decepticons led by Nemesis Prime.
     
  20. Dirge121

    Dirge121 Eat the chikums

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    I got some ideas:-

    Mirage - Dragstrip
    Grimlock - G2 Grimlock
    Bumblebee - Goldbug
    Rodimus - Primus (from the Marvel comics)
    Megatron - Retool as Shockwave, repaint as Galvatron?
     

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