Botcon 2016 Boxset Cicadacon Revealed - CW Skydive Repaint

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Type-R, Oct 21, 2015.

  1. Smitty.1981

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    Wot?
     
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    I think he means Onyx Primal happened almost twenty years ago and doesn't have anything to do with SG Optimus or what happened to him in the latest club comic.

    Regardless, not only was I not thinking of SG Optimus yesterday, I also wasn't thinking about the fact that IDW has made literally every Prime that came before Optimus into a shady, sinister character. So clearly Hasbro is A-OK with evil Primes now.

    But back then, I remember Hasbro being fairly upset about Onyx Primal, and decreeing there'd never be another one of him. And so far, there hasn't been.
     
  3. flux convoy

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    Nailed it.
     
  4. Lumpy

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    With all the updating of older characters they've done, a new Onyx Primal isn't out of the question, especially with his connection to the Tripredacus Council.
     
  5. WhiteMocha

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    I think the Predacon Ripclaw could work reasonably well as an updated (albeit much more sinister-looking) Onyx Primal. It has the bat ears and bat wings going for it.

    Although I'm still hoping that if Titan Wars includes a Mindwipe, that'll be given a Prime headmaster (maybe the one from the rumored Powermaster Prime), get paired with a Skullcruncher-with-Megatron-headmaster (the one from Galvatron), and be released as Beast Wars Bat-Optimus and Gator-Megatron.... which would then naturally lead to an Onyx Primal repaint. That's a lot of other pieces that have to fall into place first, though. :) 
     
  6. flux convoy

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    I'd be very interested in a new Onyx Primal. From Combiner Wars figures though? Far less enthusiastic. I love the toys but give us a breather. Not even three full sets of unique combiners. It's worn out the welcome way too fast.
     
  7. Markdelg

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    Didn't they say that all five bots would have new heads? The thing is, Skydive's head already looks amazingly similar to Cicadacon's show head that maybe they just decided that he didn't need a new head.
     
  8. T-Hybrid

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    They said the set would include five figures and five new heads. So Ravage, Tarantulas, and Ramhorn are the first three. Cicadadon does not have a new head. So that leaves Sea Clamp as the fourth.

    The fifth head is the Predacus combined mode. Much like how Thunder Mayhem got a new head.
     
  9. Markdelg

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    Ah, thanks, that makes perfect sense.
     
  10. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    I'm getting tired of the Air Raid always getting passed over for these repaints and retools.

    oh god that's right.....ugh.
     
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    Either him or Fireflight will likely end up as Onyx Primal.
     
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    Yeah, hard to argue with that. Makes sense why they'd leave it.
     
  13. Markdelg

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    Well, as I said before (and as WhiteMocha just posted before me), they probably used Skydive because his head already looks similar to Cicadacon's from the show.
     
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    lol

    YES!!!

    I want that K-9 now...

    We have no way of really knowing what molds they'll have access too, but if they've got Brawl, they've probably got Swindle.

    yes! wait until next year sounds like a fantastic plan.
     
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    that is VERY RED... the head works, I dig the wing pattern, but still wish it had been Air Raid instead... oh well.
     
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    Is that a typo?
     
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    What, you're not familiar with the legends and antics of everyone's favorite Predacon General, CICIADON?
     
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    Someone forgot how Spellcheck works!



    I actually like it though, I've liked every figure so far except Ravage, and it's nice to get such important characters in-fiction in new toy forms. They are not what I had hopef, but will still definitely be welcome with me.
     
  20. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    He's never going to hear the end of that from the other generals.