Botcon 2016 Ravage

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Scaleface, Oct 3, 2015.

  1. DesertDog

    DesertDog is a Limited Edition redeco.

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    Huh, I didn't expect this. Although I'm still in for Takara Bruticus and Devastator, Sky Reign(Hasbro, Takara?), Victorion and TCC Thunder Mayhem, I think I'll be tired of CW/UW by the time this comes out. Or broke. And I don't really care about BW.

    Ironically, I'm more interested in the MP Optimus Primal coming out, than putting more money into BW flavoured remolds of CW figures I'll already have by then.

    I don't really want any Alternators but I need that Ravage Jaguar. It's been on my Holy Grail list since I first found out about it. Such an awesome looking figure!
     
  2. Canbot

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    What's a Predacus?...heard of an ugly cus...Cus D'Amato...
     
  3. Hicks_Royel

    Hicks_Royel > Cat Flu

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    Hah.

    But that was G1 Ravage. The Corvette was Beast Era Ravage tinkering around in the multiverse.
     
  4. Purple Heart

    Purple Heart Pure Passion

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    guys what if they gave one of the Aerialbots a new head and called him Scourge? would you but it?
     
  5. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    There's a Ravage X9 on eBay for $50 + $7 shipping. He accepts best offers so I can probably haggle closer to $50 total. Should I?
     
  6. Markdelg

    Markdelg Spin Road fan

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    I see no Ravage X9 on eBay for $50. Cheapest one is like $200. Either you bought it or someone else did. Either way if that was true it was a steal. At that price I wouldn't have haggled at all; I'd have just bought it before someone else did. I think I paid $100 MIB for mine.
     
  7. Smitty.1981

    Smitty.1981 The Machine Wars Guy

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    If it were Skydive I'd buy four.
     
  8. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    It was this listing: Transformers Alternators Ravage Jaguar XK with Instructions | eBay

    Aaaand bought it.
     
  9. Markdelg

    Markdelg Spin Road fan

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    Oh, when you said "Ravage X9" I thought you were talking about the expensive Beast Wars toy made from Transmetal Cheetor's body and a new head. This is Alternators Ravage, something completely different.
     
  10. GizmoTron

    GizmoTron Roobaticon Commander

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    If it's really Beast Wars Metals Jaguar X-9, then yes $50 is a steal. (Make sure they're not trying to sell you Black Panther instead first).
     
  11. TCJJ

    TCJJ 117% Tank Engine

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    I think it looks cheap and tacky.

    Or, in other words, it looks like a very good Transformers Collector's Club toy.
     
  12. optimusmegas

    optimusmegas Target-Power-Titan-Prime-Battle-Master

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    that's what i thought too...i'm not a beast wars fan but i'd have bought the x9 at that price....alternators...egh...$50 is about right for alternators
     
  13. Mizzinno

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    This whole idea is just dumb. Let the Beast Wars fans celebrate at mass retail, and use the CW molds for actual combiners.

    List of better ideas that can be done using the molds:
    Sixturbo
    Superion Maximus
    Bruticus Maximus
    Grand Convoy
    A state side version of Grand Scourge
    A grey version of Galvatronus w/ sweeps
    Ruination
    G2 Defensor
    G2 Bruticus
     
  14. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    Or a Shattered Glass combiner. Not a huge SG fan, but it'd at least be something.
     
  15. PoweredConvoy

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    Some of these Hasbro is likely to take care of, like G2 Bruticus and possibly G2 Defensor.

    Releasing US versions of things like Grand Scourge is a bad idea as people who really wanted him could get the Japanese one for less. And they're both marketed to the same customer base so there isn't a point.

    Randy
     
  16. Autoboty

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    Please make SG Abominus, he's awesome!
     
  17. Grimlockimus

    Grimlockimus Wot?

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    Well the thing they're homaging is a Beast Wars combiner so technically the molds are being used for an actual combiner. Only reason Ravage is being added is due to two extra members being needed for Combiner War's five member minimum.

    And most of the things you listed sound more like retail exclusives than something worth doing a Botcon set over.
     
  18. Mizzinno

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    But Grand Scourge doesn't have limbs
     
  19. T-Hybrid

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    In 2006, Botcon did a Beast Wars 10th Anny set using Cybertron molds. There were also BW reissues at retail.

    In 2016, Botcon is doing a Beast Wars 20th Anny set using CW molds. And we've already seen at least one BW/BM homage coming to retail. And given they appear to be using minor characters versus Axalon/Darksyde crew suggests Hasbro wants those to be free.

    Not to mention we already know about the BW MP series Takara will be doing.

    And I say this as a BW fan already getting my little nest egg set aside to buy King Predacus (or whatever they actually call him).

    People are ignoring a lot of Hasbro/Botcon history to pretend like they have a valid point.
     
  20. Johntimus Prime

    Johntimus Prime Where's my perfect Legends-scale Ultra Magnus?

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    I imagine people were more accepting of the 2006 set because it was based on the idea of those being pre-Earth modes. This set being them as modern day cars...I just hope they pull a decent fictional explanation outta their butts.