Still no word on other botcon toys?

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  1. D-Compose

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    Anyone else find it weird that we are in May now and nothing has leaked yet, like on eBay or anything for any of the other Botcon 2011 toys that are set to be sold at the convention?

    usually don't we have a good indication of some of them by now?

    Kev
     
  2. Auto Morph

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    I was thinking the exact same thing yesterday! Maybe all the bloodhounds are being distracted by DotM..?
     
  3. Wyvern

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    I'm guessing one will have to be an animated Tigatron.
     
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    touché, would make sense considering the cheetor.
     
  5. Thenames9

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    Maybe they're keeping it a secret? I'm sure we'll get more information in the next week or so.
     
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    I'd like to see a Stepper as well.

    Actually here would be my picks from the animated line.

    Ramjet (which would be awesome because he actually did appear in the show)
    Thundercracker (unreleased but should've come out anyways)
    Stepper (repainted jazz)
    Hoist or Trailbreaker (sentinel prime repainted)
    Cloudraker (Jetfire or Jetstorm)

    There are a bunch more combinations that would make sense.
     
  7. Wyvern

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    Yeah Stepper would be an awesome one. And I'm guessing one of the convention attendee exclusives would have to be the Starscream mold... Probably Thundercracker. After all its not Botcon if it doesn't have a seeker repaint to piss people off. Lol.
     
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    Maybe what we've seen is all we're getting.
     
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    That's normal.
    That's unlikely unless there are unauthorized leaks.

    Think about it: FP's business model is to make a quantity of figures that they believe they can sell through quickly, so they want to encourage people to buy. (*cough* G2 Ramjet *cough*) If FP goes the "usual" route of two bagged sets of different figures and a third bagged set of a troopbuilder, they could go two different routes:

    Route 1. Let us know what they are going to be a couple of weeks in advance. This will give us as fans to discuss that Set 1 is "OMG!!! Awesum!!111!!!" and Set 2 is "Loozer total fail" and Set "T" is "Meh. Don't need three of those." Botcon happens. Set 1 vanishes the first day. Set Troopbuilder sells about 40-50%, with people planning to resell two of the three to other people. Set 2 sells maybe 20-30%.

    Route 2. Don't tell anyone until they arrive at the convention. No one has a chance to talk online to a bunch of people (or lurk and read threads) beforehand. Everybody has to worry that all three sets might sell out quick. So people are more likely to buy while they can, since they haven't had a chance to really think the possibilities through or discuss them. So all the sets sell out (or at least come close).

    Which sounds better for their business model? (Personally, I would prefer Route 1 disclosure, but I know that's not realistic, and I understand why.)
     
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    That's what I meant. Last year we got the leaked Slicer toy and in hand images only a week or so before the convention.
     
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    I think we'll see all the figures before the convention. It's inevitable.

    Oh and if the continue with the troop builder tradition then how about.... Autotrooper
     
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    Back in 2009 we were told that there would be 3 consecutive years of "troop builders", this is year 3. Can't wait to see what it would be.
     
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    Autotroopers I bet.

    I'm surprised no one has thought of Animated Jackpot (from Jazz) and Stungun (From Bumblebee). I mean they appeared in the Cheetor comic.


    Also Please don't do Animated Seekers just look at the Botcon 2007 Seeker fiaosco.
     
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    the rumor mill from the usual sources has claimed the exclusives are gonna be something like:

    Attendee Bonus - Toxitron (Voyager Prime)
    Troopbuilders - Autoroopers (Ironhide with new heads)
    Pack 1 - "G2" Sideswipe (Breakdown)/Ironfist (Ironhide with new head)
    Pack 2, Non-Animated Pack - SG Galvatron (Cyb Evac)/Classics Actionmaster Thundercracker

    Sideswipe and Toxitron might be swapped, but I'm pretty sure this is what you'll see.
     
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    All the MORE reason to do new Animated Seekers.:lol 
     
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    This is what I understand the figures are going to be, as well... Even down to either Sideswipe or Ironfist as the freebies.
     
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    Well there's less than 4 weeks left. Last year we didn't see Doublepunch before the convention, but he was mentioned.

    This year we haven't seen ANY of the at-con figures which is very surprising.

    Randy
     
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    Then who is the "partner" figure rumored to go along with Cheetor?

    Edit: and based on that one hint from Pete alone, I hope a lot of that list ends up wrong. It's just "blah".
     
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    yes, but those were based off of the classics line, which is continuously running. Animated is practically over. There's hardly a chance animated seekers will see a general retail release, unlike classics seekers. If they do Animated Seekers, that'll be alright with me.

    as for the rumors that have been circulating, there was a fake amtc at joe con if i remember correctly. That was a funny tease, and will be interesting if classics amtc is really one of the exclusives

    I also heard a rather compelling case that g2 sideswipe was officer 800-12 (from the upcoming comic), which is to be an exclusive.

    autotroopers seem to be a likely troop builder.

    toxitron...sure, why not?

    ironfist doesn't seem like an ironhide body type, but he should receive some love.

    and i couldn't care about sg galvy.
     
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    I had the same thought
    about Jackpot, but apparently it's been stated that no other characters in that comic would get Botcon toys.
     

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