BotShots Stunticons and Autobot Polar Assault Team

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  1. CrockAlley

    CrockAlley Gween donkey! Mine!

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    Polar Assault Team:
    "The AUTOBOT POLAR ASSAULT Team ventures into endless tundra too cold for most robots so survive!"

    OP:
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    Mirage:
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    The silver on the original is now white.

    Ironhide:
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    Optimus, Ironhide, and Mirage are just too similar to previous versions. There should be more variation, like with Bumblebee.

    If they have to make another Bumblebee, I'm glad it's such a visual departure.
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    Jetfire:
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    I guess it was blue's turn for this mold.

    Stunticons:
    "The rebellious STUNTICONS team serves MEGATRON by causing chaos wherever they can!"

    Haha, isn't that an oxymoron?

    The color changes are so extreme that they all see like new figures.

    Motorbreath:
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    I so wish that he wasn't a Super Bot. I want a solid-color, grey, black, and purple Motorbreath/Motormaster.

    Dead End:
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    Breakdown:
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    The existing head sculpts work really really well for Dead End and Breakdown.

    "Brake-Neck":
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    Dragstrip:
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    Sculpt isn't a good match, but the colors really help.

    The Super Bots:
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    Overall, the Stunticons are pretty great. I'd like to have seen the Lockdown mold in there, like the BotCon set. And I want a non-see-through Motorbreath. But those are minor quibbles.

    The Autobot set is really neat to see all lined up (sorry, forgot to take group pics). But individually, they're not very interesting. They really needed to choose different characters, or different colors, or something that would prevent four of these figures from looking so close to previous versions. Oddly, Bumblebee is the standout here for being so different from all the other Bot Shot Bumblebees.

    As a final note, I'm pleased to say that none of these have any trouble staying in vehicle mode. That's been a spotty issue in the past, so I'm glad that it's not a problem here.
     
  2. Fallout

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    i think motorbreath will get a solid release later on down the line.

    i really wish the car stunticons didn't have the weaponized wrecker molds...

    the polar assault guys look cool but ironhide stands out too much as the only non-blue one.. which kind of ruins it for me. optimus looks real nice though.
     
  3. Noideaforaname

    Noideaforaname Pico, let's go up to Zuma

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    Stunticons look fun, but I know if I buy them I'll have to start collecting ALL the Bot Shot Decepticons...
    Not really liking the transparent plastic on Motorbreath.


    Nice to see Bumblebee in colors besides yellow and black/gray.
     
  4. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    wait. Are you telling me... there are retail Bot Shot Stunticons on their way out?!
     
  5. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    hnnnnnnnggggggggg stunticons
     
  6. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    my thoughts exactly. i am an avid bot shots fan anyway, but i'm JUMPING on these...
     
  7. ORIO

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    Bumblebee looks like Bot Shots Bug Bite :D 
     
  8. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    Polar Assault Team may be the first set of Bot Shots I completely skip (excluding the Battle for the Matrix, which was far too similar to put money on). Mirage is almost exactly the same and I don't understand why we needed a fourth black Ironhide.
    The Stunticons are awesome! I really wish they used Jazz's mold for Dead End, Lockdown's mold for "Brake Neck" and Mirage's mold for Dragstrip. I feel like they missed some homage potential there, which is strange for a line so homage-obsessed as Bot Shots. Still, I cannot wait for that set, especially considering it evens them out the Autobot/Decepticon ratio a bit.
     
  9. CrockAlley

    CrockAlley Gween donkey! Mine!

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    I agree! Get rid of Mirage from the Polar set and put him in Stunticons as Drag Strip. A lost opportunity.

    And speaking of black/grey Ironhides and lost opportunities, I wish so much that the Ironhide launcher was sold as Trailbreaker/cutter. Covered truckbed, and buzzsaws (TrailCUTTER). Ugh!
     
  10. FatalT 71

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    Want. Naow!
     
  11. Lbsammills51

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    I'm disappointed that three/fifths of the Autobot set is so damn similar to previously releases. It may not have gone well with the "Polar" theme but I would've preferred a clear red (with white?) version of the Superbot Optimus, or just do a blue and white version of the regular Optimus and save the Superbot for one of the others (clear white/pearly Jetfire?).

    The Stunticons look great though. Motormaster looks cool in clear purple, though hopefully yes they do make a normal black and purple one as a single release down the road.

    Perhaps this is lazy but I still wish they would've used Mirage as the mold used for Drag Strip.
     
  12. gokuz23

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    found these at retail today
     
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    I neeeeeeeed those Stunticons.

    How much were they?
     
  14. Maximo Prime

    Maximo Prime Bassist of Ill Repute

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    they were priced at $21.99 at my TRU in Philly PA. Picked em up, they are nice in person!
     
  15. MidnightBliss

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    Found these beauties today. They look great as a group. The Stunticons are my FAVORITE. These rock. I wish they gave Motormaster a new head.
     
  16. prime roller

    prime roller 昔者莊周夢為胡蝶⋯

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    Using the same molds I have for all the Stunticons, I've already mapped out a way to customize them to combine! Using a lot of the same methods as my Bot Shots Landcross.
    Check it out: http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/radicons-customs/615485-bot-shots-landcross-wip.html

    I like that they used the weaponized molds for these, and added things like the red stripes on Drag Strip, and the read on Breakdown's face and engine bonnet. Will have to add my own stripes to Deadend. And probably give Motormaster the trailer from the Ironhide launcher.
     
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    Is bot shots a game u guys play or u guys just use them in your collections
     
  18. prime roller

    prime roller 昔者莊周夢為胡蝶⋯

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    The game is lame. I just pick the color I like best for the character and display it showing that stat, either green, orange, or blue.

    The smash 'em together auto-flip up thing is cool.
    And the cute squat look is cool too.

    I also like the chase figures,
    and the variety of characters from all different lines,
    and also the uniformity but differentiating features between the different characters.
     
  19. Octavius Prime

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    That Optimus is almost a good Magnus.
     
  20. Bountyan

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    Autobots are stupid. But I'm buying dem Stunticons as soon as I see them.