SDCC speculation: What do you want?

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  1. Jazz342

    Jazz342 Well-Known Member

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    With the botcon coming up, Hasbro will be showing us the SDCC exclusives for 2012. What do you think we're getting? What do you want to get?
    What I'd like to see is:
    FE primes voyager and deluxes (particularly Bulkhead and Arcee)
    HA Soundwave
    deluxe trilogy figs
    And since they've been offering reissues the last few years, I'd like to see Shockwave. I expect Devastator to fill in this position this year though.
     
  2. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Lets aim higher:

    An SDCC Masterforce box set. Not the DVDs. The toys. All of them.
    Because Hasbro really like us and want to say sorry for flooding the world with Bumblebees.
     
  3. Jazz342

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    What if allll this years exclusives were bumblebees? LOL.
    Forgot to add Nemesis prime/scourge from rts optimus
     
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    If BotCon is anything to go by, the SDCC exclusive will probably be the RTS G2 Laser Optimus Prime mold repainted into Toxitron.
     
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    Looking last years my guess is an exclusive current-line repaint with a custom package and some G1 reissue. So, this is my idea:

    Repaint:
    Scourge/Nemesis Prime from RTS G2 Laser Optimus Prime
    Reissue:
    Some Scramble City Combiner Gift Set

    I would like to have Protectobots or Aerialbots (need Hotspot and Silverbolt base modes to complete my Metroplex) but to re-release Bruticus would make a nice *real* RID homage.
     
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    I hope it's something lame that I can live without so I won't have to spend a fortune to hunt it down! :) 
     
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    It's going to be Nemesis Prime, there is no doubt in my mind Hasbro will do this.

    It's a quick and easy repaint of a current figure that happens to be a fan favorite. Plus, they've done Nemesis Prime at SDCC before so it would just be part of a theme.

    If I had to guess, it would be:

    Nemesis Prime from RtS Prime
    FE Bulkhead / Prime
    HISS Shockwave Tank

    I could see Hasbro making FE Bulkhead / Prime in limited quantities for SDCC and the post SDCC HTS sale and then going "Well fans, we promised we'd look into it, here's your FE stuff, limited time only!"

    Fans win, Hasbro keeps its word, everyone is happy. They could even give them SDCC packaging too and call it limited edition. This way, they are also promoting Transformers Prime at SDCC with their two strongest figures made to date.
     
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    I could see G1 Devastator since he was recently reissued by Takara and is one of the most iconic G1 Transformers.
     
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    Nemesis Prime/Scourge from the G2 Prime mold.

    *snicker*
     
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    A Shockwave issue has licensing and possibly US toy laws getting in the way (Takara releases aside).

    That DotM Cyberfire Bumblebee is one of the few Bumblebee redecos I've really liked.

    Botcon and SDCC exclusives do not work hand in hand. Toxitron is way too obscure for a convention as large as Comic Con.

    My guess remains a Devastator reissue and/or a FoC Bruticus box set. Though I'd love Hasbro to think bigger with their exclusives lately they have not been very creative so I wouldn't be waiting with baited breath for something mind blowing.
     
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    I'd love to see any G1 reissue, but I think we'll see something TF Prime related, since that is the ongoing series right now.
     
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    I WANT to see: takara mincrons
    optimus maximus
    vehicons
    dlx wave 4,5 and 6 (RUMBLE!) hell yeah!!!
    hopefully more characters and cominers and dinobots!(grimlocklock)))
     
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    snoopcow Yara Naika?

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    bruticus in one convenient giftset with awesome accurate to g1 colours
     
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    My point was that the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold is being used a lot at BotCon, so it's possible it could be used at SDCC as well. Although I do suppose Scourge or Nemesis Prime would be more likely than Toxitron. Then again, there WAS an Animated Toxitron at BotCon last year, so ya never know...
     
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    My guess?

    Nemesis Prime from RTS Prime
    G1 Constructicons Reissue (Japan just did it, so the molds are ready to go)
     
  18. Leo Primus

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    As many others said, Scourge/Nemesis Prime. It almost seems like a tradition that Hasbro's black Primes are con exclusives.
     
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    The FOC Bruticus giftset idea is actually a really good possibility. I'm hoping they release him in a giftset, that would be pretty cool.
     
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    I thought RtS G2 Optimus was being used once (that we know of) at Botcon for SG Magnus...and again, mold usage at Botcon has no ties to mold usage at SDCC. IF they do release a RiD Scourge/Nemesis redeco at SDCC from that mold I think it'll just be a coincidence and little more (FunPub, as far as I know, is only allowed access to molds Hasbro is not using at the time, so FunPub received the go-ahead to use that mold well ahead of when Hasbro would be using it again).

    I am curious to see if Hasbro would return to releasing Nemesis-style redecos at SDCC. They did it, what, twice before (Alternators and Classics) but nothing since that Classics/Universe redeco in '08. Two toys is hardly a trend (unless you count that Titanium Menasor as a black redeco in general).

    These have been the exclusives for the past three years:

    '09: Soundwave reissue w/Buzzsaw, Laserbeak, Ratbat and Ravage, Metallic Mighty Muggs Optimus
    '10: Blaster reissue w/Ramhorn, Steeljaw and Eject or Rewind (forget which), Mighty Muggs Prowl
    '11: DotM Ultimate Optimus, Prime FE "Matrix of Leadership" Optimus

    Two reissues, one metallic redeco, one redecoed toy that saw its retail release canceled (more or less) and two toys barely different from their standard releases outside of the packaging.
     

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