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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    Both sides are right. They're complete heresy to the hardcore G1 Is My Life-er and completely make no sense, but they're also funny and pure Turn Your Brain Off And Go With It FUN. The mental picture I have of these guys is they're like "TF x Minions." (Which is funny because I HATE those little walking suppositories, but am an OG Botbots Nut...)
     
  2. Beastbot X

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

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    Ooo! Hasbro MAKE ME A BOTBOT SUPPOSITORY.

    C'mon, you've done (or WERE going to do) a piece of poop. You can do a suppository. You can even redeco it into a pilllllll...aaaaaand I just realized now why they haven't done that shape.
     
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  3. Xaran Alamas

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    TBH I like that it's it's own thing but also would have no problem if they also were to do some stories that overlapped. I mean, in IDW1.0, especially in James Roberts stuff, particularly in the Functionist Universe they explored the idea of bots with non vehicle altmodes who turned into everyday objects which was almost BotBots.

    One of the biggest shames IMO is that BotBots wasn't around when MTMTE/LL was still going, because if any of the IDW comics could have worked them in it was that. I like to imagine a 'lost episode' where the Lost Light passes through an Energon cloud and suddenly they find a bunch of their gear has transformed and is running amuck and Rodimus immediately blames Brainstorm :lol 

    Ultimately, one of the things I LOVE about Transformers is how it's a setting which can tell a wide variety of stories and have a wide variety of tones and it just... works. I'm hard pressed to think of many other fictional universes where that's true.
     
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  4. TF14

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    Hell yeah! Got my Series 5 singles at a Dollar Tree on Long Island! Now give me Series 6 already Hasbro!!!
     
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  5. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Do we know if Series 6 was ever even made, or if it might have been lost over the side in one of any number of container ship incidents? Those conexes aren't held together by much...
    How Shipping Containers are Stacked on Cargo Ships - American Trailer Rentals

    Not to mention that right now Long Beach has a month's wait for ships entering harbor to get a pier slip, and once tied up right now they're taking a month to unload each ship IIRC, and similarly slow about getting containers moved from the intermodal yards onto truck/train...
     
  6. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    [​IMG] *rolling eyes*

    :p 
     
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  7. Paradox Factor

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    Given we have only seen the leaked checklist so far with no evidence to figures, I'd guess they haven't been made yet. I'll admit, just guesses but I'd lay money on it being a mix of the pandemic causing producing delays/stoppage and the upcoming series making them re-evaluate this series. The leaked vehicles seem to point to this, as while it's hard to tell they seem themed off the Greaser Gang and Techie Team. Both are Series 1 and 2 tribes and while it's just a guess more likely to show in the Netflix show earlier then the latter teams. Will we get Series 6? Total guess on my part I'll admit, but I'd put it 50/50 and if it does happen they'll show up in discount stores I'd wager.
     
  8. videriant

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    The Tuesday morning around me are pretty picked over but they're the last places I know that got w5 5packs.
     
  9. Diamondback

    Diamondback Bitterly Clinging G1 Micromaster Malcontent

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    Around Seattle TM apparently never got any, when I asked the clerk... well, let's just say "huh WHUUUUUUUUUU? Oh, never seen those."
     
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    Superquad7 OCP Police Crime Prevention Unit 001 Super Content Contributor

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    vvvTheONEvvv \/ He Thinks He's Smart.

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  12. Xaran Alamas

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  13. insertblank

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    Popped in to a dollar tree in Exton PA and they had 2 full cases.
     
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  14. Prime77

    Prime77 Until next time…

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    Give thanks for Mr. Memory Banks!
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  15. orangeitis

    orangeitis All orange, all the time. Looks infectious.

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    Or like Carly hires a babysitter for li'l Daniel in '94 and puts him in his crib, and beside him is Crib Watch, who turns out to be the babysitter.

    Or OR or Laceface sits at the sports store window as multiple Transformers almost buy him. Tap-Out brought Glyph toin the store to try getting her into a sport, then Eject picked him up, but ultimately passed on him. The one that finally bought him was Blitzwing(who still couldn't even fit in the door)

    OR when on an important case, Nightbeat tries a partner to help out: Sprinkleberry D'uhnut, whom is the Pinky to Nightbeat's Brain.

    I have a ton more ideas!
     
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  16. Xaran Alamas

    Xaran Alamas Well-Known Member

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    I'd love to hear them! :lol 
     
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  17. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    (I love that I've got three lil botbots with frightened faces. Also, stupid auto-correct.)
     
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  18. insertblank

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    Hey all I have another strange update. I went hunting in a few dollar trees in the Philadelphia suburbs and found an entire case of unmarked single packs.[​IMG]

    Not sure if this is a production error or what but if you're willing to take a bet on these, if they exist elsewhere, number one is the furthest back on the left and you can pretty easily count out which is which.

    Also I found these not in the toy aisle but the seasonal aisle.
     
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  19. Prime77

    Prime77 Until next time…

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    Face Ace in the space.
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  20. Venixion

    Venixion Its always the middle of the night in Moonside

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    No Botbots at my dollar tree