BotBots Appreciation Thread

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by orangeitis, Oct 22, 2018.

  1. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X Desperate for Lawn League packs

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    That's a redeco that's so obvious I would be quite surprised if it's not unveiled when Series 4 is.
     
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  2. KABAR432

    KABAR432 giving beasts a forever home.

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  3. Gneric Robot Dinosaur

    Gneric Robot Dinosaur General Issue

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    So, I bought the "color change" botbots from Amazon. Only thing, I can't really find anything color changey about them. They have these white splats and when I rub them they become...the same white splats. I tried putting them in the fridge to see if they were too hot (I live in AZ and its still 90 here) but they didn't really change (maybe a little gray?) Are mine defective or is this just another poorly executed gimmick?
     
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  4. chaingunsofdoom

    chaingunsofdoom Well-Known Member

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    The color change does not work too well. It's only on Battersplatter and Flat Flour Face.
     
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  5. Gneric Robot Dinosaur

    Gneric Robot Dinosaur General Issue

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    Yeah those are the two I have. Kind of disappointed, but to be honest I should have done my research first. Thanks for confirming!
     
  6. Zylly103

    Zylly103 Well-Known Member

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    I've only got one BotBot and that's mostly because of his name. Steve from Accounting.

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  7. Heavynova

    Heavynova Decepticon Tactician

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    Probably the best name of them all.

    But you're really missing out on the craze, these guys are revolutionary to Transformers. Something different that we've sorely needed for such a long time.
     
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  8. Michael Payton

    Michael Payton Well-Known Member

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    Absolutely. I have loved most of the Transformers eras to some degree since I saw that first ad for Marvel's comic #1, but BotBots is just such a breathe of fresh air. Cyberverse, WFC and Studio Series are all based on or inspired by existing designs or stories, so it's very limiting for the design team. As much as I might like a lot of the other lines, it feels like all the creative passion and energy that the design team can't use on those other lines just exploded onto the shelves and created these little guys.

    BotBots needs media so much. The expanded bios in the sticker book have these little moments in them that are just begging to be expanded on. Even if it's just chapter books, almost every single character seems to have a story worth telling. That's on top of the story of each Tribe that can be told.
     
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  9. Heavynova

    Heavynova Decepticon Tactician

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    They really put a lot of time and effort into this line, that's for sure. I'd definitely love a Botbots show of some sort - the passion that they put into the bios and characterization of each bot - you can tell it's a little more than a cash-in on the Shopkins craze.

    He'll, I'm 34 and I'm obsessed with them. I haven't been a completionist in years, but I just can't help myself with Botbots, and I can't help but to come up with my own ideas for new characters and items they can transform into.
     
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  10. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Also on the watering can, the spade and the flowerpot.
     
  11. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    Steve is one of my favorites by far. Name alone, I made it a priority to get a pack that had him in it. He can't stand up on his own very well, but I love that face. It looks like he is about to have a breakdown from getting backed up at the office.

    Not a completionist, but I'm 37 and love these guys as well. They make for pretty funny pictures and web comics (indirect plug) and I love some of the names for these guys. I'm still waiting on a piano metronome (the thing that goes back and forth to keep timing) that transforms into a robot mode with a pointed hat called Metro-Gnome.

    But despite the designs and name creativity, it's a shame that only one brick and mortar store seems to be carrying them here in the US and its one store I don't have locally. Not to mention the way they pack them, it's not a line that is web purchase friendly considering it's a crap shoot which pack you might get. That's why I haven't bought the Arcade pack.
     
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  12. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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  13. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    I wish more Bot Bots had hollowed out little areas for harder to fold out parts. I've lost track of how many times I had to take a thin file just to get an arm, leg, or head to pop out for robot mode.
     
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  14. Zylly103

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    As a friend of mine said, Steve looks like Optimus just dropped the property damage paperwork from the last skirmishes with the Decepticons in front of him just before quitting time.
     
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  15. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1

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    back in the day I remember reading the tech specs bios on the back of G1 toy boxes as one of the criteria for whether it was worth picking up over another...more often than not, it was a matter of how complicated/cool the transformation was and how interesting the bio of the character that were the deciding factors...
     
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  16. Michael Payton

    Michael Payton Well-Known Member

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    I wish they'd drop the wall o' multilingual legal text on the back of the packages and had the tech specs back. Or at least put the bios on the instructions, where they can put them in the requisite 20 languages.

    Or maybe follow the Takara Legends model and have the instructions fold out into a comic strip. Of course then you'd have to buy EVERY multipacks to get every new comic. Maybe I should stop giving Hasbro so many wallet draining ideas. LOL
     
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  17. Heavynova

    Heavynova Decepticon Tactician

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    Hasbro can have all my money when it comes to these guys. The checklists that you can combine into the mall scene, the bios, the ingenuity.

    All my money, Hasbro. You can have all of it.
     
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  18. Max Tower

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    I find them quite fun posed as if they were humans in a Godzilla Movie running away from some bigger and nastier Transformer. Some have an expression ideal for that like Terror Tale Torch for example.
     
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    How do you guys display your `bots? I ordered a spice rack and a nail polish stairs (i think that's what they're called) so I can vertically display them all.
     
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  20. JoeScibelli

    JoeScibelli That one Piranacon fanboy

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    I do the same! I have some back from when I was buying a lot of 1/18 figures.