Discussion in 'Transformers Video Reviews' started by Peaugh, Jun 9, 2011.
YouTube - BOTCON 2011 Customizing Class Animated MINERVA‏
wow the white/red looks amazing on that mold!
So sad that this figure now costs as much as an original Minerva
So. Get an Arcee and paint it.
How does the customizing class work? They give you a pre-customized figure?
And, then you build it. I think.
It's an unpainted figure still on the sprues. You remove and sort the pieces, then assemble and paint the figure yourself. They used to get the figures in the same color as the retail release, but the last couple of years they've been molded in the proper colors.
Here's a haiku:
Botcon is a con
My inner child cries hard
Leave Minerva be
But seriously, I've been to many a con and toy show, and Botcon justs rapes the fandom, turns people against each other in ridiculous debates, and passes off shitty repaints as "exclusives".
Considering all the 3rd party love we're getting this year, Hasbro needs to get it together.
Here's another haiku:
This is not the right topic
Let's take it elsewhere
Seriously, I do understand why anyone would feel something like Botcon and the toys are too expensive - but it has (mostly) clear reasons. But whether it's cheap or expensive, this is a thread about a toy review, not a place to start a debate about convention ethics.
Actually I've found the Transformers "Powers that be" to be the most responsive to the fandom I've ever experienced (with perhaps the exception of Babylon 5 back in the days of the dial up modem)
I was a Trekkie back during the era of the original crew movies. And there was a massive fan base of aging hippies who carried the franchise though the 70's with NO support at all.
Then after Next Gen came out and the studio saw what a gold mine the cons were THEY CLAMPED DOWN HARD AND FAST ON ALL THE 3rd PARTY VENDORS!!! Really it was painfull to live though. And to add insult to injury they foistered Voyager and Enterprise on us.
To put that in TF perspective, imagine Hasbro sues BBTS, Hard Hero, TFW2005.com, TFwiki.net, and all the 3rd party vendors out of existence.
Right now this is a golden age of fandom for TF fans and Hasbro seems to have paid attention to how Trek and SW screwed everything up. They listen to the fans but are not beholden to them. They sell Bayverse and Prime to the mainstream but are willing to make Animated Stunticons available to the fans that get the joke and are willing to pay the premium.
You don't like Botcon, don't go.
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