BotBots Appreciation Thread

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

  1. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Botshots DID have a tie-in online game, at least--you got codes with the toys that gave you credits to buy bots and boosters in the game. I was IIRC just about the only one here who liked the silly things...
     
  2. Reflector Prime

    Reflector Prime Well-Known Member

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    In all seriousness, The 8-packs aren't in stock, just up for preorder.
     
  3. Ryan F

    Ryan F Transform and Roll Out! TFW2005 Supporter

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    True, true.

    That said, the Party Favors 5-packs are also listed as a pre-order, yet I got a email yesterday saying they’d been shipped and a tracking number...
     
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    insertblank Well-Known Member

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    I found the 4 different series 4 surprise packs between two Targets in the Philly suburbs today. One of the women at checkout said she hadn't seen them before so it is possible we're gonna get series 4 in stock in the near futute.
     
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  5. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    I normally don't buy Bot Bots online because you are not guaranteed to get certain assortments. However, I decided to order the Arcade set from Wal-Mart while it was on sale for $11.99 and hit the jackpot.

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  6. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    Am i missing something?
     
  7. iacon45

    iacon45 Missing: One Custom Title

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    The Arcade Renegades pack has 6 different assortments. All assortments come with the same 8 bot bots in the top window portion but assortments 1-5 have a combo of new arcade bots and series 1 repacks in the lower "blind bubbles". Assortment 6 is the one to get because you get the full team of arcade renegades and no series 1 repacks. The assortment # is by the big picture on the back.
     
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  8. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    Absolutely love this little dude. Serious Rock-Lords vibes.

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  9. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    I gotta take a pic of him with Nuggit when I get him! Goldie Rock could be like a pet turtle for him. :) 

    Oh they did? I only ever got a Shockwave as a present and honestly, never cared for it, kept transforming by itself at the drop of a hat. Even these days, the local ebay-like sites are full of people trying to unload the remaining stock of those. It did not help that they had like 4 molds they kept repainting ad nauseam.

    Yep, I posted the same a few pages back, managed to get #6 and thus all the Arcade Renegades. Only one store carries them here physically, so I was lucky.
     
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  10. CrabGrass

    CrabGrass Shrapnel in a trench coat and sunglasses

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    I think those other little toys had the slight advantage of having old characters while BotBots have all new characters.
     
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  11. Scarlet knight

    Scarlet knight Emergency Food Connoisseur

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    Og characters that's a new one Hasbro
     
  12. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    You can have all the online presence you want, but if Walmart doesn’t sell them, you’re fighting a losing battle.
     
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  13. Strafe

    Strafe Secretary of Balloon Doggies

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    Oh, man. I loved Botshots! Though I recall them running alongside Q-Transformers at the time, so I didn’t get to pick up as many as I wanted. I recall wishing they had more paint apps at the time, but it probably wasn’t in the budget. But yeah, the ones that I have, I love. A lot of the side lines have been great.

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  14. Ryan F

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    Some sets are being short-packed!?!
    From the Collecticon listing...

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  15. Beastbot X

    Beastbot X It's a hobby. Remember to have some perspective.

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    I loved Bot Shots... not as much as Botbots, but I've got the full set (at least those released at retail... I know a few factory samples leaked out that only went for super-expensive prices). I actually played the online game quite a lot, I think I got on the leaderboards once.

    That makes zero sense. They're ALL one per case.
     
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  16. Strafe

    Strafe Secretary of Balloon Doggies

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    True facts, Botbots will always get more of my love. Unique characters, superior overall detail, paint, and personality. But I did enjoy Botshots.

    The Collecticon dude said he tried to order more series five, he was billed and then refunded with the explanation that the ones that got out were an error (if I understood him correctly) and that none of them would be going out again until April?
    Curious. But it does make some sense, given how quickly we got to series five.
     
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  17. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    So that means Series 4 still has a chance to go national rather than isolated pockets...
     
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  18. iacon45

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    I am not a big fan of the golden Bot Bots, but this little guy is the exception. He looks pretty good decked out in gold.
     
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  19. Reflector Prime

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    Well when did you buy them? Strafe just said some are restocking later this year, and maybe you got them while they were in limited stock...
     
  20. Oniconvoy

    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    No, the 5-packs are all shipping. He just didn’t bother to take down the preorder tag.