Transformers Siege & Botbots Display At MCM London COmicon

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Rotorstorm, Oct 26, 2018.

  1. GrimLocke

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    Chromia appeared in today’s episode of Cyberverse.

    It might just be a game controller, but I feel like it could be a Nintendo Switch... maybe.

    The Techie Team and maybe the Shed Heads wouldn’t change much, but the rest might be more tools and gizmos, batteries, power convertors—i.e. voltage transformers, diodes, capacitors, resistors, transistors, microchips, coolant & fans, gears & cogs, crystals and lenses, energon nuggets or wafers, containers of oils and lubricants, and even some living ammunition like in Enter the Gungeon.

    Or just Scraplets~

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    That figure doesn’t quite live up to the art, so I don’t even think it’s that big of a deal. But, it’s definitely lazy. Hell, Burgatron would’ve been slightly more witty.

    Still, it’s possible that more than one BotBot could bear the ‘Tron suffix, so maybe the katana wielding glazed ham from the earlier promo art could be Hamuraitron, in recognition of Bludgeon’s cousin Bonzaitron. Though, in deference to Bludgeon, Tenderloin or Tendertron might make some sense... even if Tenderdron should probably be made of chicken and not beef or pork... :p 

    And, I will also be disappointed if Game Over doesn’t include a
    Printed Circuir Board Sword. That’d be gorgeous. But, they seem prettt cute just the same, as does Frosferatu.
     
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    right?!?!?!

    the same group has a dude named FROSTFERATU...and then burgertron?? did an intern come up with that name or were they running out of time?
     
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    The names are supposed to be silly and fun. Some simple, some complex.
     
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    I can't look at the cup one without my mind going straight to Shake from Aqua Teen Hunger Force.
    All we need is Fry and Meatwad. :lol 
     
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    Or Burgertron was the first figure they named and they just didn't change it.
     
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    There is a Fries Transformer.
     
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    So the BotBots are about the same size as an Armada Mini-Con, that\'s cool.
     
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    and they have been silly and fun but burgertron is just kinda lazy...i mean look at all the names they came up with? this one is the worst...there's just no imagination in it.

    i'm still gonna hope to find it though. these things are fun
     
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    I like it personally. It's so perfectly 80s campy. And tbh, it's about as creative as "Megatron" or even "Cybertron" itself. It's a campy throw back to how ridiculous the naming in transformers is, but in a fun way. Some names are supposed to be simple puns, some names are complex puns. But even the simple puns are ingrained self-mockery of the property itself.
     
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    Dude we grew up with characters named Laserbeak, wheeljack, rewind and blaster. They’ve always been kinda lazy and this a burger. You think of something better that wouldn’t infringe a copy right of another company( and by that I mean naming him Mac or Whopper) than by all means call him that if you buy him.
     
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    Someone said that the Lost Bots might be the "Decepticons" of the series and if that's the case then Burgertron sorta fits.
     
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    Thanks for the pictures man, im pretty enamored with these silly figures.

    Whats the plastic like on these things? Are they rubbery like the turbochangers or sturdier than that?
     
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    When you have an idea, and ATHF was there before ya, fifteen years ago~

    Super Sir Loin

    I’m trying to think of how Kobe Beef and Convoy could amount to something and I’ve got nothing.

    If it seemed more like a Sloppy Joe, I’d call it Sloptimus, for starters.

    But, with a touch of wiki research, Mirontonus isn’t a bad idea coming from another name for a Sloppy Joe, Beef Mironton. Apparently that’s Esperanto, and comes from the verb “Miri,” to be amazed, to marvel, to wonder...

    And, I now I’m wondering about the Machine Intelligence Reaearch Institute and—

    Oh, no! It’s Roko’s Basilisk! Hide before you’re damned to an infinite number of Cyber Hells! :eek: 

    ... :p 
     
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    They make me think of "The Lost Boys", which would fit to the decepticon aspect a little bit. More they aren't on anyone's side, more the thrill of being what they are than anything else. Swearing allegiance to no master except their pack leader. Their "big mac" if you will. Or Grand Mac.
     
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    I already know I'm going to have to get Bonz-eye.
     
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    My first thought too. Great movie.
     
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    I’d have gone with Pattimus myself

    As for my little guy he’s called Skillz Punk and he turns into an old school games cartridge. (The other is Fun Gus and turns into a fun loving mushroom)

    During the panel they discussed the foot botbots and revealed they based them off what they were going to have for lunch that day. So yeah, the names were decided upon when they were hungry

    Anyway, regarding seige, on the Sunday when the design team came-over there were some display alterations

    Nothing new but posed better

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    Cool; thanks for the updated pics!!
     
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    Judging by the current BumbleBee toys Optimus originally looked like Bay's design. So know these have a long lead time...it might not be Travis Prime.
     
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    I just noticed the "faction" insignias, they are amazing, like the pizza-bot symbol. :D 
    Stapleton is as Stapler I assume. Pity Game Over does not come with that awesome circuit-sword as on the artwork.
    Hope this gets a show of short few-minute silent cartoons... like the Angry Birds cartoon maybe. Would work well with this concept.
    Nice photos thanks!
    What does the guy on the left turn into? Potato on a stick with ketchup? I am not familiar with that type of fast food...
     
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