new botcon 09 figure

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by MEGAMAN X FAN, Apr 23, 2009.

  1. xZAOx

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    Noone is. The only characterization he's ever gotten was in IDW. People just like the fact that he was a new character for the AM line, but mainly his wonky colors.

    I was agreeing with you, but people are making good points about that killing the idea for Sweeps. I'm starting to get more okay with their decision, at least (not that it makes Sideways a good Scourge). Maybe Scourge should've been left alone.

    But, unlike you, I think the Titanium version is quite awesome.
     
  2. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus I'm simply one hell of a butler. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Shame, but I guess an extra remolded head was a bit much to expect. Especially since the rumors seem to be pointing towards Razorclaw getting a new head (though he really didn't need one when you think of the Leo Prime remold...).
     
  3. Optimus Prime

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    Anyone notice the white hiragana characters on the side of the boat?
     
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  4. nusumiyaro

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    As has been stated in this thread, we already have a Scourge-colored homage from E. Mirage in the form of E. Dreadwing. Repainting him to look like Scourge again would seem rediculous as an exclusive.

    I'm missing your point. Not all of the Botcon figures have new heads that are exclusive to Botcon (Leozack, Skyquake, Landshark, and Thunderclash all do not have new heads exclusive to Botcon)
     
  5. Eric

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    I'm definitely calling Banzai-Tron on this one.
     
  6. nusumiyaro

    nusumiyaro Active Member

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    You kinda 9 pages too late. lol
     
  7. diablien

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    Why didn't they use this mold for scourge?!?!? Jesus!!!!!!!!
     
  8. Icespark

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    I never expected Banzai-Tron! Nor did I honestly expect to see another Voyager! That makes three Voyager figures and an Ultra! That's great! :D 

    I'm glad to see such an unusual character getting an update! The paint job, from what I can see, is very nice! I wonder, just like I am with Razorclaw, if Banzai-Tron will retain his electronics? I'm looking forward to this! :D 

    You mean we're really going to actually get Elita-One? I truly hope you're correct! I've been dying for that figure since the design was first unveiled! It's a perfect design for Classics, and I've been wondering ever since why it wasn't made! Please, don't be joking! You are serious, right?

    Also, on the subject of Elita-One's head, I'm hoping they use the non-messed up, Hasbro version, since you're probably correct about her not getting a new head.
     
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  9. Counterpunch?

    Counterpunch? Interior Renovator

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    It was a joke, messing around with the meanings etc. ;) 
     
  10. GALAXY WARRIOR

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    banzai???? really?? im gonna shead a tear. that will make up for everything!
     
  11. GogDog

    GogDog Logic's wayward son Veteran

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    Ok, FINALLY a second mold from this set I do not have. It sucks it's probably going to be a souvenir fig I am going to have to pay extra for, but yeah, I think I'm going to have to get this, especially if it's Banzaitron.
     
  12. Foster

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    I'm in for a Banzai-Tron, and doubly so for a three-pack of Sweeps. This mold is fantastic, and more importantly, is packed with guns. I'll likely give Banzai-Tron Skyquake's sword though.
     
  13. ORIO

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    You didn't mention Razorclaw or Banzaitron. Do they both have new domes?
     
  14. Prime Evil

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    I think the only sword I got left to give up would be Cruellock's tail sword. Well, it's not like I even like that lil con, looks like he's gonna be short a sword n tail. I hope the green matches up well with Bonzai-Tron.
     
  15. GogDog

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    I'll give Banzaitron my FFVII Play Arts Sephiroth's sword. :) 
     
  16. Foster

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    I have Cruellock and the Doom-Lock repaint with the orange sword. Maybe I'll go that route! Good call! :D 
     
  17. Icespark

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    Well, Cruellock's sword was repainted twice, not counting the orange Doom-Lock version, once into translucent purple, and once into translucent black. Though, I imagine any of them would probably match up well with Banzai-Tron's paint job. :) 
     
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  18. SMOG

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    EVA Unit 01, is that you?? :D 

    Agreed... everyone is responding to the neon touches, but other than that, the colour scheme isn't really that close.

    Energon Darkwing is not what I would call a Scourge homage. I mean, seriously. There are NO shared colours between those figures, nor does the colour layout resemble Scourge. Sure, a lot of fans called him Scourge because we like the idea, but it's hardly a clear homage.

    In this case, we never really knew what Banzaitron was supposed to turn into... if anything. Boat? Why not?

    Scourge... well, he's SORT of boat shaped, but the main resemblance is cemented with those enormous pontoons and fins that resemble a cape.

    With a new head, and a Scourge deco, I think this repaint would have been WIN. Banzaitron is cool, but this is hardly the best interpretation for the character. Also, I'm thinking they may not add a new head, since the old E. Mirage head already has a bit of a similar shape.

    zmog
     
  19. nusumiyaro

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    I didn't mention them because their robot modes have not been seen to the public yet.
     
  20. Robogeek28

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    Son of a bitch, I may need to get this guy.:p 


    And of course all but 1 of the figs I'm interested in are non box set figs.:redface2: