Botcon 2016 Boxset Cicadacon Revealed - CW Skydive Repaint

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  1. Gryph

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    I think you mean Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot.
     
  2. dardmc

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    im feeling 1 of the souvenir packs will have vc cyclonus/silverbolt as onyx primal and the troop builder set will be magmatron parts in cw limbs mold..
     
  3. T-Hybrid

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    The Attendee Exclusive will likely be Groove as somebody (Flamewar?).
    Air Raid/Onyx Primal and *MAYBE* Sky Lynx/Magmatron as the first Souvenir Set.

    I'm still hoping against hope the third set is Ironhide, Silverbolt, Prowl in Magnaboss colors.
     
  4. Harman

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    I suppose there's the possibility of Sea Clamp NOT being the voyager torso and instead being just another limb, especially since they're all similarly-sized dudes seated at their table.

    It'd be disruptive to the flow they've got going, but obvious answers don't seem to be a part of this set.
     
  5. Ikkstakk

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    I don't think that's hoping against hope at all. The boxset is all bad guys, so it would follow that the souvenirs would be predominantly good guys. I'm wondering if they might rethink Magnaboss a bit... Prowl, Ironhide AND Silverbolt as limbs (Silverbolt switched to one of the other Aerialbot toys), with the remaining limb and the torso as Grimlock and (CW Optimus as) Ultra Magnus. Then Magnus and Grimlock would be one souvenir set (Voyager + Deluxe) and the other three, the traditional Magnaboss guys, in the other set (3 Deluxes).
     
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    The reason I went with the straight repaints of G1 namesakes is because it would be the quickest homage...and still kind of work. Plus, you could define "Magnaboss" in the Combiner Wars line as Silverbolt with Prowl and Ironhide as arms with *any* two legs.

    Somebody else suggested Hound in either K9 or Wolfang colors. Or, if you're adventurous, both as a Troop Builder similar to the Waspinator set at the last one. Heck, you could even do BWII Max-B, Telemocha Volfang, or Cybertron Snarl.

    And then the Ravage mold as Tigatron for the customization class to pay homage to the 2001 Botcon Exclusive. Similar to how Onyx Primal would honor the 1996 Botcon Exclusive.
     
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    Is Hound even going to be out by the time Botcon gets here? Sometimes I think people are getting ahead of themselves suggesting Hound, Sky Lynx, other late-series CW figs... it's a minor miracle they're able to use Brawl so soon.

    Also, the last I remember reading, Hasbro had made Onyx Primal persona non grata, no more evil Primes allowed (unless they do it themselves, of course, waves to Nemesis Prime). Have they rescinded that edict?
     
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    The torso that will make sense $$$ wise is sky lynx. Why have ine mold when you can retool...it just makes sense.
     
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    OR they could just be synonyms of AB. Beta Congratulate, Delta Kudos, Zeta Well-done, Gamma Splendid. Got any more?
     
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    Botcon is using Brawl, so why wouldn't Swindle/Hound ve available?
     
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    Could be due to them already using Swindle/Hound's original mold, Rook, in this set already.
     
  12. ron8675309

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    If only they could come up with a Voyager torso AB mold; then the all-AB combiner could be called Composite Event.
     
  13. Ikkstakk

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    I kinda forgot Hound is just a retool of Swindle. So yeah, Hound should be just as available. (I was even imagining that mold as Grimlock, but y'know, I was at work, so I was distracted. :eek: )
     
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    I think it looks okay and no retooling of the head is a rare thing with redecos of late. Really can't wait to get this set, the Subscription combiner figures next year, and especially to see what they've got for separate souvenir figure sets. One more reveal almost assuredly Sea Clamp as a torso, but which body? Lastly, sort of surprised this has yet to be added to the front page of the site.
     
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    Actually:
    Rook massive retool to Swindle/Hound.
     
  16. flux convoy

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    Shattered Glass Optimus Prime would like to beat you senseles... have a word with you.
     
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    I take it you have not read the latest TFCC comic.
     
  18. flux convoy

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    I have.
     
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    So then you know that even SG Optimus is good now fighting for the good SG Unicron.
     
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    One of these things is not like the other and separated by nearly 20 years.