Botcon 2014 Theme Revealed - Pirates vs Knights

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Mechafire, Jan 6, 2014.

  1. Autobot City Comics 2008

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    I thought they were going to revele a guest this week ??
     
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    So apparently we're getting 5 pirates, 5 knights, troop builder pirates (which makes sense) and a Decepticon that may or may not be a pirate. And I guess the customizing class figure and attendee freebie (assuming it's not part of the 10). I guess that means it's another 5 figure box set this year. So hopefully 2 voyagers & 3 deluxes again like last year. Unfortunately no word on whether or not the box set will include a single faction or split between the two.
    Still holding out for a single faction in the box set though. Looks so much better displayed that way (ala 2011), especially since it's likely that there will only be 5 figures & not 6.
     
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    Cool. I agree that it should be a single faction again. 2011 was the best received boxed set and it's not solely because it was animated. The boxed set gave you a complete team.
     
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    So Star-Seekers vs The Knights of Cybertron?
     
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    Does the bolded bit come from a new tweet?

    Also, I was under the impression that they had at least implied that the boxset would be half pirates, half knights, so I was hoping for six in the box. I agree, I'd prefer all pirates, but I'm doubting that's what they'll do. In a "versus" theme, you typically want to represent both sides in the piece of merchandise that everyone, attendees and non-attendees alike, will be able to purchase.
     
  6. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Chances are the Star Seekers are based on the crew of the Kalis' Lament from The Dark Heart of Sandokan.

    http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Kalis'_Lament
     
  7. Ikkstakk

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    It's going to be strange if they do a Skywarp figure two years in a row.
     
  8. Autobot City Comics 2008

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    I heard a little rumor that it's a 5 box set combiner from the foc molds
     
  9. Metroplex79

    Metroplex79 Hey mouse, say cheese!

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    Or:

    Star-Seekers vs Neo-Knights

    :p 
     
  10. PoweredConvoy

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    I'd be surprised considering there are six versions of those figures already and they're doing Roadbuster as Ironfist too. A seventh version might be a bit much.

    Randy
     
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    I sure hope not. $350 for a FOC combiner.
     
  12. Petes Robot Convention

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    JUST a bit...
     
  13. Primal Sabbath

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    Yeah, it had a link to a statement Pete made over at Allspark. And I was just under the impression that it was a versus theme. Also, if I wasn't attending this year, I'd want a single faction in the box set. That way I don't have to pay out the ass for souvenirs on the secondary market just to complete whatever team I wanted from the beginning. But that's just me, I guess.

    ^ I'm HOPING this means that the supposed rumor is false. Those molds should never be used again.
     
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    I would take it to mean that based on Pete's comment.

    I think it would be mistake to release yet another version of those molds.

    The only acceptable version for me would be the Wreckers in G1 toy / comic colors, which I hope Hasbro Asia does as a box set some time.

    Randy
     
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    The molds are not as bad as everyone makes them out to be but I would not pay $350 for it either. I am even a little worried about them using that Beast Hunters BulkHead mold for Cannonball as someone suggested as mine was rather loose.
     
  16. MechaV

    MechaV Not as bad as you think.

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    Eh, I'm still convinced Cannonball is gonna be Arms Micron Breakdown - maybe with the Silas head since it kind of has an eyepatch.
     
  17. Macross7

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    Would FunPub have access to Japanese-only molds?
     
  18. Autobot City Comics 2008

    Autobot City Comics 2008 Drama Geek

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    I remember at one of the round tables that the use of Takara molds were to high in price and wound not be used so ..... I don't see it happing but I could be wrong
     
  19. ACE STRIKER

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    That's because Beast Hunters molds suck. I don't get why anybody likes those molds. There crap for $12.99 and beyond crap at Botcon prices.
     
  20. Autobot City Comics 2008

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    they might be crap but I bet u hand over yr $ when they come out lol