Botcon 2012 Mockups are done

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Lumpy, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Transbot90210

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    Awww Trypticon has BENT NAIL syndrome :( 


    I don't keep tabs on now TFCC operates so I wonder. How long do we guess before we get confirmation? A day? A week? A month? More?

    This set has me more excited than games of deception.
     
  2. Zambot

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    Yeah!!! Maybe???
     
  3. DethPike

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    "Equally Awesome"....each can "stand on its own".... dude, Jumpstarters. :D 

    They'd go great with Runabout and Runamuck, too.

    I dunno what the heck molds they'd use. But I'm coming out and saying I think that at least part of the surprise is Topspin and Twintwist.
     
  4. Star Saber

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    Just had a thought, what if the "80's fan" remark referred to an alt-mode that's identified/ rooted in the 80s? Is that even possible to retool from the new TF toys out there?
     
  5. MrSneis

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    Soundwave or Shockwave! Let's do it!
     
  6. Star Saber

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    Hmm, this is sounding more and more like a Wreckers set. :) 
     
  7. Torque

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    Dinobots, Trailbreaker, Soundwave... Dinobots, Trailbreaker, Soundwave... Dinobots, Trailbreaker, Soundwave...
     
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    Holy shit ... that makes sense.
     
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    I foresee Gobots in our future.
     
  10. Lumpy

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    any of those could be correct. they send their mock up to Hasbro and whoever else they need to, and once it gets approved they'll tell us. that could take a week, that could take a month or more. plus they're still trying to get the date and location set...
     
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    Thanx for the info Lumpy :) 
     
  12. Lumpy

    Lumpy Taylor Swift Action Master Super Mod

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    no problemo.
     
  13. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    I'm guessing...Dinobots...based on their distant past aka cybertronian forms?
     
  14. Torque

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    Shoot... this added on top of TFC Devs, the FP Insecticons, PE Arcee, and maybe even Fort Max, PLUS TF Prime? *sigh* I'm gonna have to skip out on something...
     
  15. StarYoshi14

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    The 'distant' past, and it is for the 80s guys. Orion Pax, Ariel, and the other bot from the G1 episode where the Aerialbots time travel back to the Golden Age, calling it now.
     
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    Thing is, the clue said only 2 of them qualified for that, and second, if you apply the statement that they could each stand on their own, doesn't really add up either. They highlighted "distant" in distant past, meaning it's not just something that's referring to ancient. Could be a clue about actual distance.
     
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    Well that makes me nervous :)  I was lucky enough to get two of the 2007 sets when they went up for pre-order, but I never want to see a similar thing happen again where such popular characters are reserved for BotCon as opposed to being released to the general retail public. That was such a shitstorm.

    That's why I don't think this set will be Dinobots - they're just way too popular to be exclusives. But the guesses about Topspin & Twin Twist, Orion Pax, Alpha Trion or even Diaclone colored repaints all sound pretty reasonable so far. A lot of old school fans would absolutely love to have them while certain others (like me) really could take 'em or leave 'em. I'm all about G1 and their Classics updates, but I've never thought "gee, I really want the Jumpstarters" or ever cared about the pre-TF Diaclone stuff. Then again, I didn't think I wanted the Battlechargers either until I saw that new mock-up of Runamuck, so who knows how this will play out, lol.
     
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    Calling it now. Scourge into Alpha Trion. Fits in as a stand alone and from the distant past. Scourge will also make for a good Alpha Trion with new paint and a head.
     
  19. PoweredConvoy

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    As do I brother! Man I love that. Though I don't think Fun Pub will ever release a Leader sized mold in their sets. :( 

    Boo, please no! :) 

    Randy
     
  20. Torque

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    well they did Trion before, plus he's a bit small... though i can see it working too