Botcon 2011 Animated Stunticons!

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

  1. Transformed

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    I've pictures every type of vehicle racing on drag stips.

    For one to race as fast as one possibly could down a straight rode, having car that is rather pointy and low to ground might not be a bad idea, which is probably why Dragstip was an F1 car.

    That said, I do believe Blurr has a very good chance at being repainted in to Dragstrip. The original Wildrider wasn't a muscle-type car, but I wouldn't be against a Lockdown repaint filling in.

    However, more than there designs, I'm more interested in seeing who Motormaster will come from:confused: 
     
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    Maybe true, but there is a reason you don't see Indy cars competing against top fuel dragsters. Sure, you can drag race an indy car, but most people don't as they are built for a specific purpose. And it's not drag racing.
     
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    My predictions:

    Motormaster is Wreck-Gar (has a "trailer" of sorts as well as a box head)
    Dragstrip is Arcee (has a spoiler, wouldn't be the only male-turned female Animated character)
    Blurr as Wildrider

    I don't think Lockdown is an option given that Derrick said on his Formspring that in the Animated continuity the Stunticons are made from Autobot designs in order to infiltrate them.
     
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    EDIT: Double post, sorry.
     
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    I really like Breakdown, even more than Dead End. I think this set is really gonna look sharp.

    Also, regardless of whether I'm able to get any Botcon set or not, the idea of "Botcon set completes my series" should be trumped with "this is a souvenir of a fun event I went to". Sadly, that's been declining from year to year it seems.
     
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    Nothing to say except Woo hoo! Can't wait to see the whole team :) 
     
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    its never been the latter for me, as i've never been... but hopefully i can make it one year... my goal is 2012... so Pete better start working on some sweet ideas for next years set, cuz i'll be attending. finally.
     
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    I agree with the latter. To me they are an awesome added bonus to what have been terrific shows! It's nice to have something to look back at and have fond memories from. This set is shaping up very nicely :D 
     
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    can't wait to get the set, will be a great finale to animated
     
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    Love the new colors and head sculpt. And the mold's a winner, too!
     
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    I feel as though I'm in the minority on this, but I don't really want ot see Lockdown or Blurr in the set. Firstly, they both are too tall in robot mode, one of the elements I always liked about he combiner teams is the one large leader figure with his uniform sized team of troops.

    Secondly Lockdown would look well out of place even if it was smaller. Decepticons and Autobots had such different designs in Animated, the character of the toy could explain the look but to me I just prefer them not to mix factions.

    So with that in mind, my hope is
    Wildrider from Bumblebee with a new head, this incarnation of BB being a good fit for a stunt car team.
    Dragstrip from Arcee it really doesn't need a new head leaving it free for
    Motormater from Wreck Gar. Or Ultra Magnus, but I still see that as unlikely and Wreck Gar would still be better.
     
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    Only if you're still wittering on about how evil Hasbro are because of it 4 years later, and you can't even get the facts right.
    Or the year.
     
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    I'm needing this set more and more, I'm really hoping I can get two sets: 1) one to keep nice and tucked away, 2) one to play with and pose.

    But that'd be over $700, wouldn't it? =(
     
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    So far the Stunticons are looking worthwhile, if not (yet) irresistible. I just wish I could be an attendee. (haven't been since 2008 and Botcon started sticking to the coasts and big vacation traps more and more). I continue to have this nagging worry that the at-con extras will end up being far more desirable to me than the box set.
     
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    I can't be there, but I'm definitely getting a set. Its lucky that the box set is all five and there isn't one or two that are exclusive outside the set.

    Breakdown looks good. Nice to see a changeup to the Rodimus mould but I like Dead End a whole lot more. I just know the team is going to look amazing in a group shot.

    The animated look should be attempted at least once on every geewunner.
     
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    I'll withhold judgement until I see otherwise, but I'm not sure how I'd feel seeing Motormaster as a top-loader garbage truck, even if his G1 toy was kinda rubbish.:thumbs2: 
     
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    CRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAP!

    I think I....care about this years set, I havn't cared about an entire Botcon set since 2006.

    Man I hope preorders start AFTER March 25th.
     
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    this may be the first set i buy. i've been to 2 botcons, was going to the one in rhode island cause i had a free room but the plane ticket was ridiculous, but never gotten a complete set before. just bought loose stuff off others.

    the question is, how do i get the attendee figs without being there and spending a shit ton?
     
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    I'm going to Botcon but I don't like Animated toys, never have. I was dreading this was going to happen ever since the show ended. However, I'm glad to see that many are quite interested, nice change from the usual yearly barrage of hate.
     
  20. T16skyhopp

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    DJW on twitter: Listen guys. Lockdown is not a Decepticon. He's freelance, okay?

    I'm still thinking he will be used for Wildrider, but Dragstrip would be cool as well.