Botcon 2011 Animated Stunticons!

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Victorysabre, Jan 27, 2011.

  1. airfox

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    Exactly. It'll be a poor substitute for Classics G2 Sideswipe.

    And G2 Sideswipe was my first G2 toy ... :( 

    Yeah, for the upcoming convention it makes more sense for it to be an Animated mold. And I'll like it. But it'll be a TFA figure.

    -airfox
     
  2. Karhukjnsi

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    Leaked? Or only rumored?

    What, talk about dickery.

    I don't like the Bumblebee mold, but, I'd get that. :thumb 
     
  3. G.B. Blackrock

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    Actually, I've generally been inclined to agree with you (wish they were club vs. convention exclusives). However, if BotCon 2009 taught me anything, it's that convention exclusives tend to sell more quickly in higher numbers than most club exclusives. If Elita-1/Razorclaw had been done for the club, we'd still be seeing them in the club store (unless they were in smaller numbers than were actually made). This way, there are more out there, and in fact the comparative unpopularity of those two toys means that those who do want them can get them more cheaply than would have likely been the case if they were actually done through the club instead.

    Given this reality, I'd almost rather not do "club" exclusives at all, and just do convention exclusives all the time! (I do mean "almost." I can see a number of problems with going this route. However, I'm beginning to feel as though there is no one right answer to the problem)
     
  4. Thundershot

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    I think there should be a half-way point there, GB.

    Maybe have one of the sets be a combination club/botcon exclusive that club members can preorder if they want, and have a set number of them available for Botcon. Or the other way around. Start them at Botcon, but have some set aside guaranteed for the club store so club members have a shot at them too.
     
  5. G.B. Blackrock

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    I'm not opposed to them trying this (and, in fact, this seems to be pretty close to what was actually done with Elita-1/Razorclaw. The only difference being that there was no amount specifically "set aside" for the club so much as they just planned on having some left over), but I'm concerned that if it were known that figures were being "set aside" for this purpose, it could adversely affect sales, as a strong fear-of-missing-out factor (that, let's face it, does drive sales) would be lost.
     
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    Speaking of the rumored Animated G2 Sideswipe (Breakdown redeco), I posted this crazy theory a few weeks back:
    And DJW posted this on his Formspring recently:
    Q: Which character from the TF universe would you like to drastically change just for the purpose of annoying people and how would you change them? asked by caitlindevi

    DJW: Sunstreaker

    Obviously, it confirms nothing, but it does make me go "Hmm..." What's funny is if by some small chance this theory pans out, combined with the very existence of the G2 Sideswipe toy itself, FunPub and DJW will have pulled off an awesome double troll combo.
     
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    Would love to have more Animated exclusives, just hope the custom class isn`t animated or I will be out $$$
     
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    i paid $315 instead of $385 for them but i don't think i'm a member of tfcc because i looked it up. does that mean i saved $70 and don't have to pay for membership?
     
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    just saw this pic over on 4chan if it matters to anybody
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    Yeah I'm the one who posted that on 4chan, and it came from Protoman's Twitter which was mentioned on the TFW podcast. So needless to say quite a few people here are aware of it.
     
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    Sorry but I don't really get into podcasts so I was completely unaware
     
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    Looks like some figures are slipping out of the factory again.
     
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    Well, it's not as bad as that box full of P/DP figures that made the rounds.

    Still sucks though. This makes me wonder how many figures are ACTUALLY made versus how many are delivered to the club people for Botcon.
     
  15. Sol Fury

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    These are probably the extras for exchanges that get made, but even so it sucks, because it means there's less stock available for swaps if there's a flaw. Granted that could be addressed by being stricter in the definition of what they'll accept as a return. We've all heard stories of returns being made for silly things like a tiny dot of paint, and not real things like a smear of white in the wrong place or a head glued solid.
     
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    wow that's a lot of dragstrips. wildrider's colors look nice.

    hey since dragstrip is female, could the character possibly be male dressed as a female, hence the name dragstrip? probably not. :p 
     
  18. Foster

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    Yeah, confirmed by the Club people to not be a male in drag. Earlier in this mega-thread.

    I wonder who drew the short straw and had to look up her skirt.
     
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    I gotta be honest, if all those stolen Dragstrips somehow meant I could get a Botcon set for cheaper on the secondary market, I can't say I'd have that much of a problem with it. >_>

    But we all know they'll still be expensive as hell.
     
  20. sh002

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    has there ever been a transformers toyline of a gestalt team that didn't combine?