BotBots Appreciation Thread

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

  1. vvvTheONEvvv

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    Isn't sensei spiney a retool of hamurai?

    Just sayin'... it's not a repaint at all?
     
  2. Capirus

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    No, they're actually different molds believe it or not. They just transform similarly.
     
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    I thought the purpose of a retool/remold was to change the outward appearance, but the internals are the same?
     
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    I think the intent behind a retool/remold is that there are still initial pieces from the original mold used such as the same legs or chest. Hamurai and Sensei Spiney have the same basic idea but none of their pieces are exact matches to each other. I've heard the term "shared engineering" thrown around for this sort of thing (like CW Silverbolt vs POTP Hun-Gurr). Though to be fair, they're all fan terms so I guess there's always a gray area.
     
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    To me "shared engineering" is a retool a remold is like Siege Ironhide and Ratchet
     
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    Haha, I guess we should solidify these definitions one of these days. Oh well, not a big deal.

    But more on topic, have the series 4 eight packs shown up anywhere around the world yet?
     
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    Not to my knowledge.
     
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    The Botbots 5-packs were reported as sighted at retail here in Taiwan but without a location (don’t remember where reported; search, couldn’t find).
    I’ve been out around to the few places I’ve seen Botbots for sale before, but besides the 2 claw and 2 gumball 6-packs I have not found anything new. No blue bubbles.
     
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    I know the S4 5packs have showed up in Singapore
    Any other countries have them yet?
     
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  11. vvvTheONEvvv

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    I'm soooooooo dreading the hangover lol! HNY ;) 
     
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    Aren’t Sippy Slurps and NRJeez retools of each other?
     
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    Nope, just some shared engineering. Look at the parts you're thinking of; they're subtly different (NRJeez's arms go straight down for the soda can mode, Sippy Slurps' are sloped to fit the slurpee). The molded details on the feet don't quite match, either.
     
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    Bro, you're thinking "repaints" if your expecting them to have interchangeable parts.

    Some of these are easily remolds if they have tolerance issues or are wider/taller in some areas... retools are an existing skeletal mold with added external design changes... sometimes as far as to create an entirely new shell.

    Hamurai and sensei spiney are retools.

    The deodorant and tombstone are remolds. (Edit: if there is a slight difference in the alt mode that is for these 2?:confused: )
     
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    The deodorant and tombstone are just straight repaints of the same mold
     
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    Not sure this is right...

    A repaint or a redeco is the exact same mould but with a different colour scheme (e.g G1 Starscream and Skywarp)

    A retool or a remould is a figure that uses the same mould but amended in some way. This can range from a very slight difference (e.g G1 Targetmaster Hot Rod has slightly different hands to the original release) to the point where you’d barely know it was the same figure (e.g. Power of the Primes Jazz shares a few parts with Combiner Wars Drag Strip).

    Then you have figures which have the same sort of engineering or transformation sequence, but share zero parts with each other (pins/screws excepted). Think G1 Bumblebee and Cliffjumper, or Sippy Slurps and NRJeez, or even Ms Take and Shredder Jack.

    TL;DR: Hamurai and Sensei Spiny don’t share any parts, even though they transform the same. They’re not retools of each other.
     
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    Ok, that is it!

    Series 4 has been released today, and the website has not updated yet!

    What the f*** is going on?!
     
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    It's a holiday, first off. Secondly, I imagine with the new branding there will be a fair bit of a revamp of the site design so that will take longer. Also, Hasbro just sent out Series 3 packs to the usual sites just a few weeks ago, their focus isn't on Series 4 yet. Regardless, they'll get to it when they get to it.

    Look man, I love Botbots too, but the tone of your post and several of your previous ones makes it sound like you literally live for this stuff. That's not healthy. Calm down and enjoy New Years'.
     
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