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TFcon 2012 exclusive toy will be SHAFTER

Posted on 04-30-2012 at 09:48 AM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
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When his teammates need something special built, they call SHAFTER. After a stunning defeat and exile from the Savage Land, SHAFTER was determined to redeem himself. Called on by STRONGHOLD to completely redesign all fortifications after the breakout of TOXIN and his companions, SHAFTER is hard at work making sure every possible hole is plugged tight. His small size allows him to access many areas others can’t, but belies a strength that allows him to accomplish even the hardest jobs. SHAFTER’s mastery of civil engineering allows him to construct a solution from the ground up, drawing inspiration from the monuments of his home world and the wonders he’s found on Earth. SHAFTER’s abilities at design aren’t just limited to blueprints, either, and his cunning strategies have turned defeat into victory numerous times. Even with all his defensive skills, SHAFTER is no stranger to the front lines. SHAFTER is durable enough for the most toughest jobsite, and can shrug off enemy fire while “giving as good as he gets” with his powerful hydraulic arms or his induction rivet-guns. SHAFTER intends to make sure that the next enemy spy looking for trouble finds a lot more than they bargain for, and to prove once and for all that great things can come from small packages.

Shafter is a redeco of the iGear Rager figure. TFcon 2012 preregistration will go online tomorrow, May 1st.

TFcon 2012 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil and Hasbro Canada with more to be announced.

TFcon - Canada's 11th Annual Transformers Collectors Convention is July 27th to 29th, 2012 at the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. The TFcon 2012 hotel block is now available.
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galvatron1701
Sounds so wrong.
knightmare6
Heh, poor Shafter is small...
QLRformer
Can you dig it?
Topspin
Erector, is that you?
tcyeric
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Originally Posted by Topspin View Post
Erector, is that you?
thats what i was thinking of when i read the article!
Dansproject
Add Shafter to the list with Erector, Windbreaker, Arcee, Slag, Spastic, etc...
Awesome Welles
I don't think I want Shafter in my room after dark...
Sharktibolt
So a repaint of the Igear Huffer figure? Alright, I like it. I'm not big on third party stuff, but I feel like I need to get the exclusive figure since I'm going.
Robimus
I can't wait to see the color scheme for this guy. The IGear mold I have(Spray)is really cool and I'm sure this one will be aweseom as well..
daimchoc
A 3-4 inch "Shafter"....
Jonny Napalm
Genius.
UTF
unicronsupreme
WOW. That is pretty Probably one of the best TF names ever. Right above FunPuncher.
unicronsupreme
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Originally Posted by Dansproject View Post
Add Shafter to the list with Erector, Windbreaker, Arcee, Slag, Spastic, etc...
What's wrong/offensive about Arcee?
Crystal Convoy
Shafter? Sold.
BScorpinok75
Interesting! Wonder what the color scheme is?
Snake_eyes1975
Shafter, Impactor, and Erector COMBINE to form Pervo-pede!

"And I'll form the head!!"
knightmare6
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Originally Posted by Awesome Welles View Post
I don't think I want Shafter in my room after dark...
But he can fit in tight places most Cybertronians can't fit... LOL

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Originally Posted by unicronsupreme View Post
What's wrong/offensive about Arcee?
Yeah, I'm lost on that one too...
ORIO
Holy. balls.
hotrod54
Shafter....this should be the new mascot for Hasbro.
Awesome Welles
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Originally Posted by knightmare6 View Post
Yeah, I'm lost on that one too...
Over here in the UK, 'Arsey' (adjective) roughly equates to 'pissy' or 'narky' - except a bit ruder 'cos it has 'arse' in it...
brr-icy
will be getting this for sure, awesome homage
Scaleface
So Shatter is not-Pipes?
Saundowaivu
If it is who we think it is then that means its a:

"Erector" homage named "Shafter" repainted from "Rager"

TRIPLE LAYER PENIS JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!
Batman
This will be mine.
knightmare6
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Originally Posted by Awesome Welles View Post
Over here in the UK, 'Arsey' (adjective) roughly equates to 'pissy' or 'narky' - except a bit ruder 'cos it has 'arse' in it...
Ah okay, it was the spelling that threw me off!
Shatterblast
"If it is who we think it is then that means its a:

"Erector" homage named "Shafter" repainted from "Rager"

TRIPLE LAYER PENIS JOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOKE!!!"

^This

If this is indeed an Erector homage as it sounds like I will need to get one. Are the 3rd party TFcon exclusives usually hard to obtain after the con? I want it, but I'm not going to fly to Ontario for it.
Rodimus Mike
I honestly am not gonna even go there with the name,if any indication this figure will be so joked about and mocked that in 100 years from now they'll still be talking about it.
I just hope his other team mates aren't named something worse like ramrod,and please no jokes about that either.I swear they can pick some off-the-wall names for figures these days.
GENOZAUR
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Originally Posted by QLRformer View Post
Can you dig it?
I CAN DIG IT ALL RIGHT

Shaft Theme (Extended) - YouTube

they ever bring jazzonto transformers prime the series they ought to portray his character as being the shaft among his fellow autobots
Rodimus Mike
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Originally Posted by BScorpinok75 View Post
Interesting! Wonder what the color scheme is?
To answer your question BScorpinok the first one the color will be flesh color,then the repaint will solid black and renamed Dark Shafter,whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa just kidding.
WoundSave
Shafter for HOF 2013!
TedimusPrime
This is so obviously Erector. I think it's really funny. Then again I have the maturity of a 5 year old.
gothsaurus
Wow. Thinking about it, there could be a lot of appealing recolors of Huffer. Besides his actual G1 recolor/retools (Road Hauler and Pipes), a recolor as Erector or even in constructicon colors... I'd probably pick that up as well. Hmmmmmm.
Scaleface
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Originally Posted by TedimusPrime View Post
This is so obviously Erector. I think it's really funny. Then again I have the maturity of a 5 year old.
They did show a black repaint of that toy as a prototype a while back. Could be a Pipes homage too.
dojatron
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Originally Posted by Scaleface View Post
They did show a black repaint of that toy as a prototype a while back. Could be a Pipes homage too.
I was assuming by the name Shafter, that it would be a take on the character Shaft, from the 1970's Shaft movies. Black detective, so i was assuming it'd just be a black repaint. I'm thinking the only similarities with erector will be in name only...

Once again just a guess.
Nemesis251
Yellow=Erector
Black=Shaft

Its a win either way for me. Now somebody needs to find some pics.
LCDR Blindside
Shafter? I hardly knew 'er.
Anti Spark
Stupid and not funny.
G1_Cindersaur
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Originally Posted by Topspin View Post
Erector, is that you?
erector's powered up , powerlinx version....

yeah that was bad...
xanthax
I bet it will be better than Metalhawk.
TedimusPrime
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Originally Posted by dojatron View Post
I was assuming by the name Shafter, that it would be a take on the character Shaft, from the 1970's Shaft movies. Black detective, so i was assuming it'd just be a black repaint. I'm thinking the only similarities with erector will be in name only...

Once again just a guess.
You... read the bio didn't you? "plug in ever hole possible", "good things come in small packages" innuendos abound.
RageD
This my friends, is why TFCON is so much better than botcon!
WarConvoy
Shafter! He's A Bad Mother, Shut Your Mouth!

I cant wait to go to TFCON this year!
aussiehippy
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Originally Posted by Awesome Welles View Post
Over here in the UK, 'Arsey' (adjective) roughly equates to 'pissy' or 'narky' - except a bit ruder 'cos it has 'arse' in it...
Yeah, but Arcee isn't pronounced like that? Maybe if her name was Arci, but that's still a stretch and not as gloriously inappropriate a name as something like Slag
Big Filipino
Can't wait to see this.
Optimist_Prime
I really hope that this repaint of a $15 toy is worth the $40 I just slammed down.
Protoman
Are you all hard yet?

See you there!
Acteon
Honestly that line about Shafter making sure that spies get more than they bargained for is hilarious. What were they smoking when they thought this up?
Deefuzz
Sounds like you guys are just trying to get me to come up to Toronto this year!

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