Botcon Jazz and Grimlock revealed.

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Turnip, Feb 21, 2008.

  1. TriBlurr

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    ^Given what I've heard about on whats happening in the club comic currently...my guess is is Cliffjumper
     
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    Yeah, I'm curious as to who the others are going to be this year. I'm hoping all of the add-ons are also in the comic (preferably vice-versa). I liked Alpha Trion last year, but I'd like to see all of the convention figures have something to do with that year's fiction. Also curious as to how many figures we're getting. We've already had 10 confirmed by Botcon and our mysterious He Tell Me guy:

    Boxset:
    Optimus
    Goldbug
    Jazz
    Grimlock
    Starscream
    Razorclaw

    Freebie attendee figure

    Add-ons:
    Megatron
    Hot Rod
    un-named minicon


    And the fact that someone (Pete?) specifically made a statement along the lines of "once you have all XX figures in your hand." That seems to imply we might be getting more than the 10 we've gotten the past few years.
     
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    That (better or worse) makes a lot of sense, given the "We don't know where the hell Cliffjumper went." opening to the Transtech club comic.

    the only other candidate for 'not of this universe' I see so far would be Jazz, since his colors don't scream 'evil clone' the same way others' do (and blue eyes! dude! :)  )
     
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    How did I not realize the Pretenders thing before? That's awesome.
     
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    Well, Goldbug's my favorite so far, and Prime is third after Jazz. Starscream's my least favorite, but I guess you've seen finished versions so you have the edge. :p 

    Wow! That's a very great/weird coincidence.

    -airfox
     
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    Well, you could always stop reading the forums, because what you want to hear about has no bearing on what people are allowed to post about.
     
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    That color scheme sounds perfect, but the number should be "6".

    One on the hood, and one on each door. Now, that's evil... :D 
     
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    I really hope the Razorclaw mini-con isn't actually an LOC Leobreaker. I like LOC's just fine when they're only displayed with each other, but their simplicity and lack of articulation makes them a poor fit when displayed with larger figures. Whereas minicons can be sort of excused because of their even smaller size.

    Honestly, I don't think it will be an LOC. Remember, the original leaker dude who posted here referred to it as a "Micron." "Mini-Con" could be misinterpreted as "Mini-Decepticon," but "Micron" is pretty specific. I dunno, I guess he could have confused the two... but he seemed to know his Transformers (not saying I approve of the guy leaking info like that, but that's another topic).

    I think "Razorclaw" could be applied to many different minicons: Snarl, Overbite, Swoop, the bird dude, the dragon dude, even the T-Rex. They all have "claws." There are probably even a few vehicle molds that would fit the name (I'm not too familiar with all the mini-cons, so I can't really point to one in particular... but there must be a sci-fi claw vehicle somewhere, right? :) ).

    I sort of hope it's not the tiger mold, just 'cause that would be the most predictable choice.
     
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    Well, I'm just saying... if any of you guys don't like your Botcon Jazz, I'd be glad to take him off your hands. I never got the original mode and he looks pretty sharp, so I'm willing to pay a fair amount for him, considering I'm not going to Botcon this year... *sob*
     
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    Same here. I want Jazz!
     
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    Replace "allowed" with "going" then. ;) 
     
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    I can't wait for the official unveiling pics of Starscream and Razorclaw, but I'm really getting antsy waiting for pics of the box art to be posted.

    Speaking of official pics, were the at convention exclusives toys ever pictured before the convention opened?

    Until I hold Prime in my hands the verdict is still out. Same for Grimlock. Goldbug & Jazz however are definitely winners in my book based off these photos.
     
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    Not officially IIRC.

    -airfox
     
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    No, usually eBay auctions from Asia start popping up about a month or so before Botcon. At least that's how Botcon 06 Megatron and Botcon 07 Alpha Trion were first seen (and, consequently, how I bought mine :D  ). The smaller ones usually don't get seen until the convention... same with the attendee freebie figure.

    Though, we have been told (and considering that all of his rumors about this Botcon set have thus far been true I'm not going to doubt him now) that one of the sets will be evil Rodimus (Classics) and good Megatron (Energon)... so I'd expect to see Energon Megatron in his new paint scheme and remolded head on eBay about a month before the convention or so... unless they actually got tighter with security this year, but I doubt it.
     
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    Well, if any of them are getting made in the same factory as Animated.... :rolleyes: 
     
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    ???
    Did I? Nope. I simply said what you want to read/hear about has nothing to do with what we can post.