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Captured Prey & MegaToyFan Exclusive SG Boxbomber Set

Posted on 06-02-2013 at 03:06 AM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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Captured Prey have teamed up with MegaToyFan to offer a special exclusive item later this June! SG Boxbomber, a recolor set of Keith's Fantasy Club Birdbomber and B-Box, are being offered at the Captured Prey Third Party and the MegaToyFan Parts Party which are being held in the evening of June 26-30 at Botcon 2013. The set, which features a red SG Birdbomber and a blue SG B-Box, recolors the not-Squawktalk and Beastbox to resemble their Autobot rivals Grandslam and Raindance.

SG Boxbomber is limited to 1,000 sets, 500 of which will be offered in China and the remaining 500 will only be available at the Captured Prey Third Party and MegaToyFan Parts Party, with any leftover stock being offered through their websites after Botcon.

Check out images attached to this story and be sure to swing by the parties even if you don't plan on picking up these exclusives - they are a great way to meet and chill out with fellow fans!
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Images for Captured Prey & MegaToyFan Exclusive SG Boxbomber Set

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RDprime
Very cool!
Sidecutter
We'll give 10,000 official FanPoints (redeemable for e-peen) to the first person to note all FOUR hidden references in the bios!
Hicks_Royel
That's a pretty cool set... Hope there are a few left to purchase off the CP website.
Viagra Prime
Cool colors.

Cutting alongside is reference to Sidecutter. Capture signature of her prey is Captured Prey. And Mega fan is reference to Mega toy fan.
bigpink
Should have been a fan of Gorillaz instead of Daft Punk.
Spider 001
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Originally Posted by RDprime View Post
Very cool!
Really? Seriously lame if you ask me. The originals from G1 sucked ass so why would these be any better?


Oh! Right! Nostalgia has once again screwed with everybody's better judgement.
Scaleface
Glad to see these. I have been lobbying for a SG recolor.

Oddly they choose to reverse the colors. Raindance was red on top, blue on bottom. Probably did that so Birdbomber was not blue again like in his normal release huh?



Let's see I see Wash from Firefly in Birdbomber, plus it mentions "Captured Prey". hehehe.

DJ Bighands mentioned in B-Box, plus he's a "mega fan". hahaha

As I'm not attending those conventions, I'll have to try to pick one up at the CP store if they go online. Hope some are left.
TCJJ
I usually hate Shatter Glass, but this is really cool. Still not sure about buying this set, though. It looks a little flat in robot mode. But I'm considering it. It's a shame this version is so limited.

Gotta say, though: I REALLY like the Keith's Fantasy Club logo. That's just badass. And funny.
CybertronianFan
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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
We'll give 10,000 official FanPoints (redeemable for e-peen) to the first person to note all three hidden references in the bios!
Along with what Viagra Prime mentioned. Firefly references have been flungeth!
Boardwise
Really liking the look of these.
Shame I won;t be at Botcon to try and get a set.
CZ Hazard
Looks awesome!
Zavien
Is that the only way to get one of these sets is at a bottom?
Sovietbot
I was thinking the other way around. Beastbox is red. With blue must be Squawktalk. Is not it?
thielmj
The colors are the way they are to keep them more different from the g1 colors. Teal to close to blue and red purple. But I also kinda liked the transmetal primal reference from b-box.
Scaleface
I'd have bought them if they were the "right" colors too, but I understand that the G1 colors were not very different, so I see your point in making them look strikingly different.
Deadsled
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Originally Posted by bigpink View Post
Should have been a fan of Gorillaz instead of Daft Punk.
thielmj
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
I'd have bought them if they were the "right" colors too, but I understand that the G1 colors were not very different, so I see your point in making them look strikingly different.
Considering these are the first uses of a SG release and these have been colored and planned for months these are the "right" colors as you called them.
Scaleface
True, there no official coloration for a SG Squawkbox, since (so far) he does not exist in any official fiction.
Driskull98
I am officially buying this just for the fact that Beastbox likes Daft Punk.

Oh, and I like SG stuff.
Underwear
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Should have been a fan of Gorillaz instead of Daft Punk.
Ha ha yes! Truly spot on. Lmao
Autobot City Comics 2008
What day will u guys start selling these
Autobot City Comics 2008
Also what's the price ??
Insane Galvatron
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Originally Posted by thielmj View Post
Considering these are the first uses of a SG release and these have been colored and planned for months these are the "right" colors as you called them.
So I guess this close to the con, the colors can't be swapped? I liked the idea, but the colors should be reversed IMO.
Maximo Prime
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Originally Posted by Spider 001 View Post
Really? Seriously lame if you ask me. The originals from G1 sucked ass so why would these be any better?


Oh! Right! Nostalgia has once again screwed with everybody's better judgement.
So glad you're here to set us straight.
Rated X
I guess Ill get this just for the hell of it. More Minions for my custom Generations Twincast...
aptkane
Can't wait for these guys!
aptkane
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Originally Posted by Maximo Prime View Post
So glad you're here to set us straight.
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Ah, you beat me to it....

Geeze Maximo, thank god you're around, I might make a purchase based on my liking of something, instead of based on your backwards logic.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Autobot City Comics 2008 View Post
Also what's the price ??
From the original post:

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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
The Captured Prey Third Party and the MegaToyFan Parts Party have teamed up this year to bring you SG BOXBOMBER! This joint exclusive is limited to just 1000 pieces worldwide, and is a MegaToyFan Parts Party/Captured Prey Third Party exclusive limited to just 500 pieces outside of China!

This pair will retail for between $38 and $40
soybean56
Neat. I'm wondering why Captured Prey still hasn't listed the other KFC cassettes. Are they going to?
Scaleface
Is it a little disturbing that SG Boxbomber is male above the waist and female below? AC/DC?
thielmj
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Is it a little disturbing that SG Boxbomber is male above the waist and female below? AC/DC?
Probably but imagine if it was the other way around given the bird head placement.
Fast_Draw
Cutting for Sidecutter, captures prey, mega fan, and club for KFC.
Sidecutter
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Originally Posted by Viagra Prime View Post
Cool colors.

Cutting alongside is reference to Sidecutter. Capture signature of her prey is Captured Prey. And Mega fan is reference to Mega toy fan.
Good! There's one more though, I should have said *four* references.

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Should have been a fan of Gorillaz instead of Daft Punk.
Ooh. Good catch, you're right that would have been a good pick. I happen to like Gorillaz too, but we had a fairly tight deadline to write these and I overlooked that.

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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Oddly they choose to reverse the colors. Raindance was red on top, blue on bottom. Probably did that so Birdbomber was not blue again like in his normal release huh?
Partly. It was also to make it a little more interesting than simply taking the colors of their corresponding ground and air unit counterparts. Color swaps are an SG standard, but it's fun to make them a little more interesting when possible.

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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
Let's see I see Wash from Firefly in Birdbomber, plus it mentions "Captured Prey". hehehe.

DJ Bighands mentioned in B-Box, plus he's a "mega fan". hahaha

As I'm not attending those conventions, I'll have to try to pick one up at the CP store if they go online. Hope some are left.
Interesting. I don't even know who DJ Bighands is, so having a reference to him in there is unintentional. So was the allusion to Wash, though I can see where you get that.


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Originally Posted by CybertronianFan View Post
Along with what Viagra Prime mentioned. Firefly references have been flungeth!
Ding ding ding! Yep. "Known 'verse" and "serenity" were intentional Firefly references.

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Originally Posted by Boardwise View Post
Really liking the look of these.
Shame I won;t be at Botcon to try and get a set.
There will likely be some left for sale online after, so I imagine folks will have a chance.

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Originally Posted by Driskull98 View Post
I am officially buying this just for the fact that Beastbox likes Daft Punk.

Oh, and I like SG stuff.
I know, right? It's almost like the person who wrote it happens to be a fan of Daft Punk...*whistles innocently*

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Originally Posted by Insane Galvatron View Post
So I guess this close to the con, the colors can't be swapped? I liked the idea, but the colors should be reversed IMO.
Don't want to swap them anyway. Straight swaps and color inversions aren't the only way to do SG colors, and as others have noted this makes them more drastically different from the normal colors.

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Originally Posted by soybean56 View Post
Neat. I'm wondering why Captured Prey still hasn't listed the other KFC cassettes. Are they going to?
We just got the Justice Rhinohorn and the Dark Energon SG version in, they will be up soon.
Fast_Draw
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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
We'll give 10,000 official FanPoints (redeemable for e-peen) to the first person to note all FOUR hidden references in the bios!
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Originally Posted by Fast_Draw View Post
Cutting for Sidecutter, captures prey, mega fan, and club for KFC.
Is that right?
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
Interesting. I don't even know who DJ Bighands is, so having a reference to him in there is unintentional. So was the allusion to Wash, though I can see where you get that.

and...

Ding ding ding! Yep. "Known 'verse" and "serenity" were intentional Firefly references.
That's what I was saying. Being a flyer, who can't be touched, serenity and 'verse. What's where I got Wash from Firefly.
Insane Galvatron
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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
Don't want to swap them anyway. Straight swaps and color inversions aren't the only way to do SG colors, and as others have noted this makes them more drastically different from the normal colors.
Oh well. I would have preferred the same colors layout as Slamdance since he has the same colors. If radically different was the idea, maybe base them on something other than Slamdance to begin with? No matter. I'll buy them anyway because I'm a sucker for tapes.


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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
We just got the Justice Rhinohorn and the Dark Energon SG version in, they will be up soon.
Any word on the blue repaint? That's the one I wanted to get from you.
Maximo Prime
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Originally Posted by aptkane View Post
Ah, you beat me to it....

Geeze Maximo, thank god you're around, I might make a purchase based on my liking of something, instead of based on your backwards logic.
I just woke up from a nap and so naturally i'm all groggy. My backwards logic? or Spider's?

I always have supported "buy what ya like"...
Sidecutter
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Originally Posted by Insane Galvatron View Post
Oh well. I would have preferred the same colors layout as Slamdance since he has the same colors. If radically different was the idea, maybe base them on something other than Slamdance to begin with? No matter. I'll buy them anyway because I'm a sucker for tapes.


Any word on the blue repaint? That's the one I wanted to get from you.
It's not that I don't understand the reason some folks think the other way around might be correct, but that's not always been the case even in official SG media. Since there is no official way, a choice was made, partly in order to be less of an obvious choice. FWIW, even if we hadn't done these, this color arrangement is actually what they already had in mind. Indeed, the promo image with the blue background already existed before I approached them about this. Personally, I think adding that little extra twist is much more fun than just giving them the counterpart's color directly, so that's what I asked for.

The blue Rhinohorn was not available.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by Sidecutter View Post
It's not that I don't understand the reason some folks think the other way around might be correct, but that's not always been the case even in official SG media. Since there is no official way, a choice was made, partly in order to be less of an obvious choice. FWIW, even if we hadn't done these, this color arrangement is actually what they already had in mind. Indeed, the promo image with the blue background already existed before I approached them about this. Personally, I think adding that little extra twist is much more fun than just giving them the counterpart's color directly, so that's what I asked for.

The blue Rhinohorn was not available.
Yes, we do understand that SG is not always Autobots and Decepticons swapping colors. In fact that's only about half the SG character's way of doing things.

The options seem to be:

1. Same colors as G1, maybe some darker/lighter tones (Jazz, Blurr, etc)
2. Colored like some obscure recolor of their toy, so we can repurpose that toy. (Huffer, Soundwave, etc)
3. Swapped color with some opposite number character. (Cyclonus, Wreck-Gar, etc.)
4. Just use some toy with the same basic alt mode (Beachcomber, Seasray, etc.)
5. Make up something wacky. (Sky Lynx who transforms backwards, Wheelie is a giant, etc.)

SG is not supposed to be an exact opposite reality, it's a broken funhouse mirror.

Still, I think more than one person has mentioned they wanted SG Boxbomber to match G1 Slamdance's colors, no one suggested he should match Slamdance standing on his head. Personally, if I had both colors available, I'd buy red on top Boxbomber without hesititaion. If my prefered deco is not going to exist, I'll get the red on the bottom one just to fill in the character.
sh002
Big red bird head between its legs.
Requiem Prime
Very nice. Coloring is less unfortunate too.
Paradigm-Shift Prime
Nice!
Soundwinder
Yeah, looks great. I really want this... though like most people, I'd prefer it if the colors were reversed.

Though in the long run it's better, since if a 3P Slamdance does come out I'd rather have the version that's less like that.

... well, here's hoping for a 3P Slamdance. Or a Generations Slamdance from Blitzwing. Somehow, that's even less likely.
Boardwise
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There will likely be some left for sale online after, so I imagine folks will have a chance.
So tempting... I really need to save for TFcon :/
Sidecutter
New in-hand images!





thielmj
Love seeing the design in production and make sure to check it out on the KFC facebook page for more info
https://www.facebook.com/Kfcfanpage?hc_location=stream
theestampede
does the robot have neck articulation?
Grandum
How was it that George Carlin phrased himself? Oh yes, this makes me want to participate in an involuntary personal protein spill.

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