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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Naked Magnus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 11:20 am

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User897 wrote:Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!


You're seeing it right. That means they had to have modified the chest cavity.

Or this new and bigger matrix will not fit into the chest cavity. I just took a glance at my Takara version and they would have needed to do a massive redesign of the chest in order to make room for this bigger matrix. I am not sure it is possible to fit it into the chest even with a redesign. We will see, but I recommend not getting your hopes up.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby ShardFenix » Sat Jun 04, 2011 12:35 pm

personally im thinking he just comes with two martices? lol i mean they are making up for the trailer with the prime matrix and the target master in my mind
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby SnapTrap » Sat Jun 04, 2011 2:20 pm

To anybody at Botcon, is the wing molded from yellow plastic or is it painted yellow?
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Optimus1138 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 4:39 pm

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That Optimus does look kind of cool. I won't be getting it because it's out of scale with mainline figures, but at least it would be great for displaying it fighting Voyager Blackout, Voyager DOTM Megatron, Voyager The Fallen, or Deluxe Bonecrusher. He'd also probably look good with Supreme Devastator.
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BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives Update

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat Jun 04, 2011 5:53 pm

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Here is an ongoing look at our Retail Exclusives Gallery. For those of you who wanted a version of the Takara 2010 Unicron to hit the U.S., you finally got your wish as an Amazon exclusive.

There are pictures of the Target exclusive deluxe Jazz, Spacecase, Arcee, and Bumblebee, Target exclusive HA Leadfoot w/ Steeljaw, Walmart Sideswipe, Bumblebee, and HA Sideswipe exclusive (retail outlet unknown), 25th anniversary Unicron (celebrating 25th anniversary of animated movie) in cartoon accurate colors, more Cyberverse retail exclusives, and SDCC Ultimate Optimus Prime packaged in vehicle mode. The Transformers Prime SDCC exclusive can be found in the Transformers Prime Gallery Update.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby T-Macksimus » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:04 pm

Wow! For all the stuff that Hasbro put out for this movie the only thing remotely fascinating was a thrice re-painted 4 year old figure. That's just sad. :-(
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:04 pm

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Whoever wanted to see Hasbro's version of Takara's Unicron with green eyes, you got your wish. ;) 8-}
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Blurrz » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:10 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby all_the_primes » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:10 pm

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to my nearest Target that's only about a mile away. :D
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Noideaforaname » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:15 pm

A lot of the Cyberverse repaints look lovely. Any word on which stores got which? Particularly the green Powerglide and Eradicon-esque Crowbar.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby WarGraver » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:22 pm

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As I don't yet have a Unicron figure, I'm psyched for this one. Just need to figure out how many Fansproject toys I have to pass on to be able to afford it...
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Doubledealer93 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:31 pm

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does anyoen know the price of that unicron?? I WILL GET HIM AND THAT A PROMISE!!!! along ith space case and that target exclusive leadfoot =P~
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:33 pm

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I must know how I can get Unicron in Canada. They don't ship toys outside the US, do they?
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Twitchythe3rd » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:35 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby griftimus prime » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:37 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby ShardFenix » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:38 pm

yeah the sideswipe repaint makes me think of Cybertron Override
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Sodan-1 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:43 pm

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Hasbro's Unicron doesn't look too bad at all. If anything, I'd say it's just as good as Takara's, only in a different way. Nice one Hasbro.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Captziltoid » Sat Jun 04, 2011 6:52 pm

i just wanna know what that ultimate optimus prime is. it looks like transformers prime version but painted like the movie prime but i cant really tell from the pics.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby grimdragon2001 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:17 pm

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby User897 » Sat Jun 04, 2011 7:20 pm

The blue and green bits on HA Sideswipe look absolute pants. Blegh. I wonder if someone can find out what color the LED is in Unicron's head? I can't stand Takara's red one behind the correct color eyes. I hope Hasbro got it right and put a green or clear one in. Can someone on the staff here find out?
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby craggy » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:44 pm

I like that it might be possible to get the new Unicron repaint. Although Amazon US might be just as difficult and expensive to obtain as the Takara one this side of the pond.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Slip►Stream » Sat Jun 04, 2011 8:57 pm

I need that Unicron, already own the old Armada one but this one looks awesome considering the $59.99 ARP price.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby rpetras » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:00 pm

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Unicron is different enough that I'm still happier with the Takara release, so I won't need to re-buy, and I don't feel gypped for having bought the import.

Thanks Hasbro for doing those fans a solid :)

SpaceCase is not working for me too much. I was just telling Razorclaw0000 how much I dig that mold too.
I'll end up getting him, but I was hoping for something ... else ... better ... I dunno.

And what is up with the superfluous Cannon BB and Arcee repaints? Does the fact that these 2 molds were originally peg warmers mean nothing? Just seems like an odd choice to me.

Most of these retail exclusives are leaving me with a big question mark.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Postby Cliff Jumper » Sat Jun 04, 2011 10:30 pm

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So are they're going to be 2 HA Leadfoots? One with the Target logo and one with?
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