Is it wrong of me to think i was that influential?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by wheeljaxx, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    I received my Botcon 2009 Leozack in the mail today, after quite a long wait. (ordered from tfsource while botcon was still on) and it just occured to me that it could all be my fault that Leozack was chosen as a character this year.

    My classics Liokaiser in 2007 was a HUGE hit, spawning requests for the receipe from all over the world, to this very day. i've turned down 3 full commission requests in the last 2 months.

    i wonder if the seed was planted back in 2007 in the minds of the organizers to bring this to life?

    maybe it's just a delusion.










    but it's MY delusion.

    LOL
     
  2. NGW

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    'ey, I see no issue with taking the credit.
     
  3. ersico

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    thats awsome, even if its not the reason..i say. take some credit... :) 
     
  4. Radioactive Ravage

    Radioactive Ravage Ancient

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    Can I see it?
     
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    take it!!
     
  6. TransFan1996

    TransFan1996 Well-Known Member

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    Pics please
     
  7. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Take it! I took credit from Glen picking up minibots for botcon waaaay back. :D 
     
  8. Th0r4z1n3

    Th0r4z1n3 The F*cking Lizard King! Veteran

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    Ive seen your custom, I'd fully take credit if I were you. The BotCon guys monitor the boards to see what's hot, so I'm pretty sure they've seen it.
     
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    Pics or it didn't happen ;) 
     
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    Star Sabre James <b>The JUICE</b> TFW2005 Supporter

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    Go for it, u stud u.
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Fun Publications do pay attention to the fans. I do not think it is a coincidence that we are getting a Punch / Counterpunch when it has been pointed out a few times that the Universe Sunstreaker mold could easily be fitted out to do the "turn around faction switch".
     
  13. red4

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    Well Walky did bring about the creation of Shattered Glass Ravage. So it's not impossible.
     
  14. x BlackMagnus x

    x BlackMagnus x Is not impressed

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    When was this confirmed?
    Link?
     
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    ORIO Plant-Based Bot Super Mod News Staff

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  16. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    ok, i will grab this as a victory to my ego. :D 

    i've already started designing a modification sticker set for the botcon figure to have yellow and black on his wings, and some added g1 toy inspired details.
     
  17. Ravenxl7

    Ravenxl7 W.A.F.F.L.E.O.

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    I know I'm bound to be flamed for this, but I'd rather post honestly, rather than lie to try and please everyone who's going to read this. Honestly, I think it is wrong. You're a great kitbasher, but to think you've had that much influence (not saying it's completely impossible), just comes across as being extremely full of yourself. I'm nowhere near your status of customizing, but I have to be honest, I'd never assume something like this, even if I do ever reach your level of kitbashing. Please, don't take this personally. Just trying to post my honest opinion without sounding like I'm bashing you, which isn't something I'm trying to do.

    However, if FP comes out and officially states that you kitbash did inspire the Botcon Leozack, than I will gladly eat my words.

    On a side note, it's too bad that kitbashes have the opposite effect on Hasbro's figures, as they purposefully stay away from using any fan ideas (something about staying as far away from any possible lawsuits).

    :confused2 
     
  18. wheeljaxx

    wheeljaxx Banned

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    I only meant to imply that i had planted a seed, or we would have gotten a jetfire repaint (which i think makes a better Leozack than E Starscream)

    i never meant to assume that upon sight of my custom, they made the decision right then and there at botcon 2007 that they would do one of their own 2 years later. I just figure all the whoopla over the piece may have given them an extra optional character they may never have though was popular enough, being a japanese only toy 1989.
     
  19. Dark Magnus

    Dark Magnus Your opinion is wrong!

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    and what is wrong with being full of yourself? Other people might not like it, but that's their fuckin' problem

    Props wheeljaxx, respect
     
  20. Kup-is-Dion

    Kup-is-Dion Lord Cthulhu

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    That custom certainly basks in Sideswipes reflective awesomeness! There's no reason to believe your creation didn't catch someone's eye and influence them, the way Sideswipe influences us all with His great awesomeness.
     

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