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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby LiKwid » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:06 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby harvester » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:03 am

I started collecting after the 2007 movie came out (still had all my 80's one in the garage though). I liked the toys but wasn't really into the story. I ended up really loving the Animated Series, lots of stuff for the G1 fan obviously but done in a way where it's not saying, "this is how it really is", like how WFC and Prime are trying to do.

Animated was fun and it had awesome toy designs. I was unsure about the art style at first but I love the toys and have every single one. I was hoping for an Animated theme last year so I'm super excited this year. I just REALLY hope they make a few new heads or even retools but I think we can expect at least 1 new head.

As far as my guesses, I don't know but I'd hope they use these molds for something...

Rodimus
Arcee
Blackout
Starscream (voyager)

and I'm hoping for a Activators Wasp and an Earth mode Ironhide.

Is there a contract thing against Botcon using molds that were exclusive (arcee, rodimus, ect)?

They could even use some other series mold and slap on an animated head. Especially Beast Wars...
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby ShardFenix » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:14 am

Also I'm probably a terrible collector, but I put all my figures in one continuity...so yeah I have like TFA Oil Slick vs RTS Perceptor(both scientists). So having a team of stunticons will fit this perfectly. Now I just need to get my team of "Protectobots"(Inferno, Ratchet, Prowl/Red Alert, Blades, and the White TFA Prowl)
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Nekoman » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:20 am

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I've actually got a few Animated molds I really like, but there's no way I'd pay con prices for any of these molds. I was hoping we'd get a G1 style set with Animated themed figures.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby ShardFenix » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:33 am

so g1 styled set with animated theme characters? so you wanted brightly colored bricks?
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Starscream GaGa » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:34 am

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This is AMAZING! Why oh why can't Botcon come to Australia! :'(
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby emeraldbeacon » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:50 am

I'm gonna go a little into left field here:

Dead End --> Jazz, which has already been confirmed.

Drag Strip --> Lockdown (remolded head & equipment). The only other mold I can see as the Decepticon speedster is Blurr's, and we're already getting a yellow version of that toy in Transtech Cheetor. Lockdown gives us a lean, lanky racer... all set to wreck anyone who dares to try and pass him on the straightaway. Or the corners. Or in the pit. Or really anywhere, to be honest...

Breakdown --> Sentinel Prime (remolded equipment). Why should all the 4 limbs be speedy little cars? Why not have him as something a little more useful for the cause... and a little more apt for his name? With some remolding, he gains a wrecker hook, and becomes a tow-truck. And what better power for a tow-truck to have, than the ability to make other vehicles' engines fail?

Wildrider --> Arcee. Yup, I'm goin' there! Hot chick racer, tough as nails and more than a little unstable. And since we're reimagining the Stunticons from the beginning, why not imagine one could be a girl? She might not be big, but what she lacks in strength and toughness, she makes up for in speed and unpredictability.

Motormaster --> Voyager Bulkhead (remolded head). Why? He's a nice, beefy toy, with an appearance that would already imply a bully of sorts. This Motormaster might not be a sword wielder as much as a thug that rules the road via sheer brute force.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Supreme Convoy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:50 am

Oh man. I may have to purchase this set!!!

A kitbashed combiner would be amazing.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Caelus » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:51 am

If it were me...

Jazz => Deadend
Hotrod => Wildrider
Blurr => Breakdown (The white with orange strip should play well with the car's lines)
Lockdown => Dragstrip (Lockdown has that stretched and modified look, and the spikes work)
Wreck-Gar => Motormaster (Retooled to look less like garbage truck, more like a semi)

Prowl => Groove (Really obvious)
Ratchet => First-Aid (Though with heavy retooling, I could see Animated Soundwave working)
Jazz => Streetwise (Lightbar Added)
Blackout => Blades (Remolded Head)
Optimus Prime => Hotspot

The Protectobots seem like a logical foil for the Stunticons, but I doubt it since, IIRC, Streetwise was done last year, and it would be pretty crazy to remold Blackout when he was never released here in the first place.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby emeraldbeacon » Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:39 am

Caelus wrote:The Protectobots seem like a logical foil for the Stunticons, but I doubt it since, IIRC, Streetwise was done last year, and it would be pretty crazy to remold Blackout when he was never released here in the first place.


Honestly, in the Animated universe, the Stunticons could be sleeper agents placed amongst the populace to break Megatron & company out of prison... or malcontents urged to riot, given the apparent absence of a true Magnus after Ultra's apparent demise. But if the Decepticons have decided to start playing the Autobots' game... why not turn the tables and do things their way for a change?

The experiment that begin with Safeguard and continued with the Wingblade armor could be continued in an all new team of flying Autobots... 'Aerial-Bots' if you will. After confiscating several of the Starscream-clones, five were modified to contain the LifeSpark of volunteers (a 5-pack of Activators or Legends, decorated in Aerialbot colors).
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Burn » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:18 am

yay...more money I can put to my mortgage. Thank you FunPub for boring me for another year.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Starscream GaGa » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:40 am

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Considering concept art in the Allspark Almanac, I think it's safe to say that Motor master will be a black repaint of Optimus.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Oilspill » Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:52 am

Yes! This could be very cool. Looking forward to seeing what new heads we'll get.

I'm going to have to pick this set up for sure.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Hal7300 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:23 am

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Personally, i'd like to see the Lockdown mold used for Wildrider and the Rodimus mold used for Breakdown...
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Jan 28, 2011 3:26 am

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From the looks of dead end hasbros being lazy this botcon so i doubt they'll be any retools so because of that i say the molds to be used will be cybertron prime, hot rod, lockdown & blurr. As for whos who this is my prediction:


Cybertron Prime=Motormaster

Lockdown=Wildrider

Blurr=Dragstrip

Hot Rod=Breakdown

i would go with wreckgar as motor master but that would take way to much retooling to pull off.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Rodimus Prime » Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:36 am

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This is good news. I am planning on attending, and I do like the Animated line a lot. Bring on the rest of them!
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:49 am

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Not sure if I like it yet.... but it's definitely a surprise. Stunticons? Awesome.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby GuyIncognito » Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:57 am

stocky wrote:Almost makes me wish I was going. Maybe I'll order the non-attending package this year...


My thoughts exactly!
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby robofreak » Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:57 am

I see the fandom hasn't changed at all since I left. We're still subject to basing our entire opinion based off of one picture.

I'm waiting until I see more of the set before I make a call.

I will admit that I'm not a fan of Animated, but I did give it an honest effort to try to like it. I watched an enjoyed most of the shows and bought quite a few of the toys. The fact that Animated is entering Botcon does not surprise me. I figured it was only going to be a matter of time.

What does surprise me is that from the sounds of it, they are going to put an entire combiner team into a box set. If memory serves correctly, we have never had a box set with a unified allegiance. This is a Botcon first.

My question now is are they going to remold some head or are they going to surprise us by pulling a FansProject and making some combiner components for them to combine. I highly doubt they'll go that route, but it would be a unique way of redifining the term exclusive.

However, even if they don't make combiner components for them, I have $50 that says some 3rd party producer is going to do it and make it readily available for the masses to purchase.

I'm reasonably sure that Botcon is going to have all Animated molds. If I remember hearing right, one of the 2011 souvenir sets is going to have a Shattered Glass theme.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:42 am

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robofreak wrote:I see the fandom hasn't changed at all since I left. We're still subject to basing our entire opinion based off of one picture.

I'm waiting until I see more of the set before I make a call.

I will admit that I'm not a fan of Animated, but I did give it an honest effort to try to like it. I watched an enjoyed most of the shows and bought quite a few of the toys. The fact that Animated is entering Botcon does not surprise me. I figured it was only going to be a matter of time.

What does surprise me is that from the sounds of it, they are going to put an entire combiner team into a box set. If memory serves correctly, we have never had a box set with a unified allegiance. This is a Botcon first.


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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby robofreak » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:50 am

Counterpunch wrote:2007 Games of Deception was all Decepticons.


I stand corrected. Thank you for pointing that out. I actually feel really dumb right now.

I'm trying to see if I can go to Botcon this year and I'm not sure if I'll have the funds to do it. It's going to depend on what happens to my financial situation soon.

If anything I might try for Iacon, but I'd like to get the entire set and enjoy some time in the dealer room.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:56 am

It would be insane to make a set of combiners that don't combine, but if they don't let's hope fans project or another 3rd party hooks up with a appendage kit.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:00 am

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robofreak wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:2007 Games of Deception was all Decepticons.


I stand corrected. Thank you for pointing that out. I actually feel really dumb right now.

I'm trying to see if I can go to Botcon this year and I'm not sure if I'll have the funds to do it. It's going to depend on what happens to my financial situation soon.

If anything I might try for Iacon, but I'd like to get the entire set and enjoy some time in the dealer room.


No need to feel dumb. There's too much stuff to remember these days. You could just as easily say that Mirage being the attendee toy means that the 2007 set had an Autobot in it. ;)

So, I may not go at all this year.

Weighing the balance:

Pro going:
+Friends and good times +10pts
+Could offput the cost by selling the set +1pts

Con going:
-California again -3pts
-EXPENSIVE flights this year -3pts
-Set of toys I have no interest in -5pts
-Nothing to hunt for in the dealer room -1pts (not a real problem I suppose, but still...)

So, my completely arbitrary point system sees going to the convention down by a point. I've been going the past four years and one thing that's nagging at me is the thought of what I might do with all that freed up income. I suppose we will see.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby Counterpunch » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:05 am

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RodimalToyota wrote:It would be insane to make a set of combiners that don't combine, but if they don't let's hope fans project or another 3rd party hooks up with a appendage kit.


They will not combine.

The set idea is that the Stunticons are infiltrating the Autobot base/society/planet by taking on their forms. This is probably pre any combiner tech.

They will not combine.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Box Set - Animated Stunticons

Postby RodimalToyota » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:24 am

I know they won't, but I hope someone makes a set to do so.
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