BotCon Scorponok for this year's set

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by xZAOx, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. aprim

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    Well, that changed the tide for me. Thats a huge win.
     
  2. [Wing_Saber-X]

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    dammit. Genius move to use the original G1 Scorponok HM and retool the face to make it cartoon accurate. Bought!
     
  3. Optimist_Prime

    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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  4. brr-icy

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    this set's actually shaping up pretty well
     
  5. Thelonicon

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    I might just buy a non-attendee box set this year for the first time just for him. I'm glad I never caved on a previous version of the mold. Although I would kind of prefered G1 Godmaster cartoon Black Zarak over G1 Scorponok.
     
  6. DoubleClouder

    DoubleClouder Prototype / Testshot collector

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    Closeup of head
    http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2014/images14/scorp_thumb.jpg

    For the 30th anniversary we have pulled out all the stops and engineered from an existing mold the first Headmaster toy released in 25 years. Scorponok utilizes an original 1987 Headmaster mold, featuring an all-new cartoon accurate sculpted face, as the character Olin Zarak. To make the Headmaster function work, we also created a new rotating piece located in his chest cavity which, once Zarak is transformed, allows him to become the head of Scorponok in robot mode!
     
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  7. Thundershot

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    Ok so we have so far for the 30th Anniversary set..

    1 Cybertron (AEC) character
    1 G1 toon only character
    1 G1 comic only character
    1 G1 headmaster


    Now we need a Japanese character, a European character, an Action Master (which could also be a Euro), an Animated character (Energon Landmine Sentinel Prime!), a RID character, and a movie character.. Maybe a Pretender character too.

    Just tossing ideas out there.
     
  8. Burnout00012

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    Ha! And to think I was considering customizing my own! Thank you Botcon! :D 
     
  9. Liokaiser

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    Devcon and this one are the one's I want from the set.
     
  10. dj_convoy II

    dj_convoy II Remix!

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    For once, a Botcon exclusive that I really dig. Surely no one can complain about this one, can they?


    ;) 
     
  11. artiepants

    artiepants Transformers '84!!!

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    colors look great, it's a shame that mold is garbage.
    (but I can't believe it's taken this long for someone to do this...)
     
  12. Hot Shot.

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    Guh. This looks amazing. Too bad I can't afford it. :( 
     
  13. Slimaximus

    Slimaximus Headmaster

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    Holy shit, the set went from cool but pass to must buy this epicness. He will seriously be the highest priced figure from a botcon set. Now to get PE's fort max to battle him

    Knowing I can't go to Botcon this year I'll be getting the non-attendee set, who is going that wants to pick up the con exclusives for me.
     
  14. Exodus

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    Hmm wonder how much he will be...would be cool to have.
     
  15. DrGrim

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    I've come to the point in my collecting where I've gotten most of my G1 holy grails I've wanted since childhood... Fort Max, Omega Supreme, Metroplex, Trypticon, Sky Lynx... but the one I still don't have is Scorponok. I want this.. especially because he's a Headmater.. but I'm afraid to ask the price on it being that it's a convention figure.
     
  16. Omegax80

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    100% agreed. I was on the fence, and I have not gotten box sets in a couple years, but this just did it for me. Holy crapola this is a must have.
     
  17. Trans4mers

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    Sweet reveal today!
     
  18. AutobotAssassin

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    All I'm going to say is what took them so long. This is a repaint long over due.
     
  19. Afterburner

    Afterburner For your health

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    Well, that certainly is a lot of orange.

    The Headmaster thing is neat, but it really isn't the best mold. I'll wait for the 3rd party Scorponok, which will probably cost less anyway.
     
  20. backlash3906

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    Remolding the Encore Spike mold for a new head is awesome. :)