BotBots Appreciation Thread

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

  1. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1...

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    yeah, its kinda disappointing but I'm still in for another round of these guys...some of the redecos are absolutely brilliant...
     
  2. Max Cross

    Max Cross In-And-Out Spy

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    I thought it was takoyaki. Speaking of which, a takoyaki redeco of Burgertron would be nice.

    Edit: maybe a redeco of Sprinkleberry Duh'Ball that transforms into takoyaki would be better than the former.
     
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  3. Tygar128

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    I dont know wether to laugh or be shocked by ur comment. lol
    U know sushi(which is japanese) is sold world wide. Many types of sushi rolls are american? Such as the California Roll.
    And Pizza is also an item that nearly all countries have, and also their own country's version?
    To think that burgers are america's national food and limited to america. Hahaha I wonder what cou try u come from
     
  4. Tygar128

    Tygar128 Well-Known Member

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    I thought it might be a takoyaki at first too. But the name made me think otherwise. We will have to see what the bio of the character is when it comes out.
     
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  5. BB Shockwave

    BB Shockwave Behold, Gagatron!

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    Oh I know they are named after Hamburg but they kinda became an USA thing since their invention and they are most well known for McDonalds and Burger King.
    Whenever Lidl or Aldi does an "american food week" here it's mostly burgers and various sauces plus those american pancakes that's everywhere.

    Given that two of the biggest fast food industries selling burgers are of USA origin, yeah fast food is kinda your national food... ;) 
    I am not ignorant, I know the name comes from Hamburg's name aka Germany. And we had hamburgers here in Hungary even back in the soviet era. But to me it just a bit strange because the whole idea of a hamburger is kind of the polar opposite of traditional japanese cooking.
    And just because there are american sushi rolls, sushi remains an originally japanese food. We have hungarian sushi rolls here containing sourkraut and sausages, I still would not say sushi is hungarian food.
     
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  6. Xaran Alamas

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    With that Fishbowl BotBot I actually wonder if it's just the Fishbowl who's the bot. I kind of like the idea of a bot who has an actual goldfish swimming about inside it :D 
     
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  7. Tygar128

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    I think u missed my terminology from the start. I said it could be a JAPANESE HAMBURGER PATTY. not a hamburger. Its not a burger (meat and buns). Its a panfried meat patty made of ground beef. Think of it it as just the meat. Its very common in japan. if u watch manga or anime u will see it appear often, So it actually IS a japanese dish.
    But for ur information, the Hibotchi Tribe of Botbots isnt limited to Japenese food. They are focusing more on asian food in general. Hence the Boba Tea, Fortune Cookie, Lo-Mien. So that clump of meat can be anything at this point until we see its bio description.
    (BTW im not from america. So dont go assuming that a hamburger is MY national food)
     
  8. Darth Gonzo

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    The goldfish is a powermaster.
     
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  9. CrabGrass

    CrabGrass Shrapnel in a trench coat and sunglasses

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    Does the goldfish count as a Maximal?
     
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  10. Glarryg

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    Maybe a Seacon... er, FreshWatercon.

    Glarryg
     
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  11. Capirus

    Capirus The Gray

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    Crabgrass, asking the important questions.

    I guess Maximal because of Manta Ray and Cybershark.
     
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  12. bearytrek

    bearytrek Unicron Backer #1...

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    Fishbowlabot
     
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  13. SectorStar

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    I just realized something with the new list. Months back there was a private youtube vid someone found of a trailer or commercial that confirmed a few the new toilet troop characters. I know one of them for sure was the blue soap repaint, but also there was some new type of soap dispenser one that seems to be missing from the new list? I'm not talking the pirate thats be re used constantly, this was like what you'd see on the wall in a public bathroom
     
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    I know the bot you’re talking about (appears as a commentator with Dr. Flaskenstein at the beginning of the video) and it’s Space Case. People just thought it looked like it might transform into a public bathroom soap dispenser.
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  15. SectorStar

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    Now that I look at it again, you're right!
     
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  16. Xaran Alamas

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    Hah! Yes!
     
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  17. Darth Gonzo

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    Only if he is in the new Beast Wars comics as one.
     
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  18. Darth Gonzo

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    Here's a list I made for BotBots that could be used in Beast Wars, I have the BotBots that turn into things that look like animals, as well as the plants, also I have BotBots that turn into body parts as well because of Under-3, and I have one on the list because of Fossilizers. If you think I missed anyone or if I put anyone on the list that shouldn't be on there please let me know.

    Animals
    1. Cuddle Wuddle
    2. Ducky Splinters
    3. Eggston the Golden
    4. Gil the Sea Monster
    5. Goldie Snuggleshine
    6. Incog-Eggo
    7. Quackles
    8. Razzle Tazzle
    9. Zwonkey Donkey
    Plants
    1. Aday
    2. Avocando
    3. Bonz-Eye
    4. Bum Sprout
    5. Bunches
    6. Croaks
    7. Fun Gus
    8. Goldie Lantern
    9. Goldslice
    10. Greeny Rex
    11. Halloween Knight
    12. Peary Peculiar
    13. Peels the Monkey
    14. Rootwing
    15. Seawiggle
    16. Sensei Spiny
    17. Silent Shade
    18. Smerg the Sad
    19. Snotty Stem
    20. Sour Wing
    21. Stinkosaurus Rex
    22. The Cobbler
    23. The Corn Crusader
    24. The Pollinator
    25. The Weeping Dragon
    26. Tricitrustops
    27. Trisourtops
    28. Venus Frogtrap
    29. Wizengreen
    Body Parts
    1. Hamurai
    2. Shuteye
    Fossils
    1. Bonehead the Unbrave
     
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  19. Max Tower

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    I am wondering if they might just reissue anyone who is in the cartoon from series 1.

    But the smart thing to do is keep making them (including new moulds- keep on with the gold ones - make some more transparent ones too) and then if they want to make a set to promote the show they can make a gift set like the nu-RID Minicons giftset was.

    I actually think a really cool idea would be to make a Botbots Advent calender and also Easter Eggs with a toy in them too.

    I would hope if they do want to make show characters they would at least tweak them a bit in terms of paint or plastic so they are not just a straight reissue. Then I'd not be annoyed if they lumped a bunch of series one in and like one original one - that would make me very displeased if they did that.

    Oh and I still can't find series 4 & 5 even though they did ship to some discount retailers none of them where near me - and travelling isn't an option at the moment unfortunately. As all the collectable retailers ignore the line as they couldn't shift what they already had in I guess I'm stuck hoping someone puts them on ebay or buying them on Amazon.
     
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  20. Beastbot X

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

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    Oh man, when Bonehead is released someone's gotta use him as the head of a Fossilizer.
     
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