BotBots Appreciation Thread

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

  1. fereality

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    I remembered I had some earlier repaint ideas. Some of these have sorta happened (Roll Full/Movie Munchster, Not-Wurst/Bratworst)

     
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    UndertakerPrime Happiness is just a Flaming Moe away

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    Haha, thanks :D 
    It's just so FUN coming up with this stuff...I bet the Hasbro designers are having an absolute blast doing it.

    I can definitely see a Kickstarter working for a final wave, though it would be most realistic to expect all redecos (new molding would likely be far too cost-prohibitive, even for KS).
    I'm not sure they could legally use any of the fans' ideas from the internet without having to worry about getting sued for stealing someone's idea. But if they made it a contest of some kind, where fans could submit redeco ideas and names, that would be AWESOME, and I bet it would be very successful.
     
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    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Not sure if people have seen, the Collecticon guy has taken more photos. Special Optics look great! And finally a closeup of Dr Flicker. Though some are rather mistransformed.
    Btw, anyone knows what SPF Gold stands for?

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    LOL, great art. Poor Poo Shoe is being worked hard! And is Nomaste taking a selfie? Odd that Botbots have tiny cell phones to use...
     
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    SPF stands for "sun protection factor", which is found on containers of sunscreen (e.g. SPF 20). Apparently, based on the name, SPF Gold is supposed to be sunscreen.
     
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  5. fereality

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    The more I see it, the more I want Snuggle Puggle.
     
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    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1... Rancor Backer # 1 or 2

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    weird it still says available in April and I haven't gotten any word my case is shipped
     
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    Really? I got mine last week. When did you order?
     
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    Oniconvoy The Other Black Repaint

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    “WhY mY ShOuLdErS hUrT?”
     
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  9. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    "Yes, this is the thirty thousand dollar hammer the government bought!" - Would work for an Army-Navy Surplus store, not that there are many around and none likely to be seen in a mall.

    I was thinking maybe leg of lamb and an un-spoiled ham, but that works too.

    Could work, or white, or green with white "fake snow" spots.

    Spoiled Rottens redeco?

    Blueberries, or a Season Greeter with cranberries.
     
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    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Ah, so he is sunscreen! I assumed shampoo bottle like the first two uses of the mold.
     
  11. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    When are we expecting to see "official" release on Series 5 again?
     
  12. CrabGrass

    CrabGrass Shrapnel in a trench coat and sunglasses

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    April 1st
     
  13. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Thanks. Hopefully Target will un-eff themselves on distro by then... frankly, I've given up hope of seeing any more Series 4 in the wild here, hence the Amazon Shotgun strategy. :( 
     
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    CrabGrass Shrapnel in a trench coat and sunglasses

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    Heck, my Target only has one 8 and 5 pack left and they STILL won't restock.
     
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    There D Hood Well-Known Member

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    They would make it April Fool's Day...
     
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  16. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Sounds like both of mine... the only restock they get is my returns.
     
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    I have several Targets near me and some of them seem to get new stock in while others don't but all of them still have so many series 1 and 2 shelf-warming that I really wonder if anyone near me is into this line. The employees I talk to seem to be sort of interested in an "Oh so you need specific ones to complete the set?" sort of way which leads me to believe these aren't selling that much.
    I've given 25-50 dupes to my little cousins and they seem to love them but haven't asked their mom to buy any for them so I wonder if it's just a lack of marketing on Hasbro's part?
     
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    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    I could see these guys going the way of Botshots if not properly supported, a dynamite first year and then a lackluster, line-killing flop starting the second.
     
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    Eh, botshots were a weird thing. Botbots are probably selling well, but even as a big fan i cannot deny that they get very repetetive
     
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  20. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    They really need more multimedia support. Studio Series has the Bay Cult, WFC has the Geewunners, Cyberverse has the Happy Meal "kids" market with Netflix... these guys only have the shirts on Amazon, a sticker book and a kiddie book due in July that covers only some of LAST YEAR's bots that most kids won't be able to get anymore. Seriously, even if it was just stop-motion mischief like the Transformer Christmas Party, they need little shorts like that on a regular basis... maybe a two-minute short every couple weeks.
     
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