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1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby gavinfuzzy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 9:58 am

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The Botcon official Facebook page has released a video showing us the 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive figure: Gigatron.

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Gigatron appears to be a repaint of NEST Bludgeon with a new head mold.

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BotCon 2012 GIGATRON (Overlord) revealed!

Postby El Duque » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:05 am

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Starscream, or Grimlock rather, has revealed the first figure in the exclusive 2012 BotCon "Invasion" boxset! Check out the video embedded below to get your first look at Gigatron, who is a repaint of ROTF Voyager Bludgeon with brand new head sculpt. A mold chosen to reference Overlord's Gigatank component.






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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Mach » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:09 am

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BotCon has just revealed the first exclusive toy figure for BotCon 2012 - Gigatron.
BotCon managed to invite the Decepticons Air Commander Starcsream and Dinobots Leader Grimlock for the reveal.

Gigatron is a repaint of the Transformers NEST Bludgeon.

Check out the video clip below:



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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:11 am

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Ok, color me surprised.
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby gavinfuzzy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:11 am

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Just realised Gigatron is actually the American name for Overlord.

So this IS our classics Overlord. :lol:
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby Rated X » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:16 am

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A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:17 am

OMG!!! I love ROTF Bludgeon, he is my Classics Bludgeon now I have the replacement head. Can't wait for more reveals.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby bionic_radical » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:18 am

I guess this brings light to the non licensed movie figure debate. I dig, just hope the swords aren't bendy plastic.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby triKlops » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:22 am

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new paint scheme looks cool
i wonder if HR will do a special upgrade kit for this
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby WolfDawg » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:23 am

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I'm not digging this at all. The head just doesn't fit the body. Aside from Soundwave, this was the only figure I was interested in. Guess I'll save some money this year.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:27 am

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Rated X wrote:A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???

No, well kinda. He was a plane and a tank that combined into one large bot that could also turn into a base.
I'm liking this, I hope HR will make a set for this, with Powermasters and replacements for the bendy swords.
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BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby Trikeboy » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:28 am

Just noticed the new head. Also, Gigatron/Overlord has a plane and tank mode, but there is nothing with that so they had to choose one fig.

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they got the toy colors spot on in my opinion.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby Forgotten » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:43 am

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OK, I love it, I need it, I don't want to go to Botcon. Anybody planning on selling theirs? I'll pay for it before you go. :grin:
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:50 am

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I think a black Mini-Con drone would have topped this off. Not bad though.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby griftimus prime » Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:55 am

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at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.
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Re: BotCon '12 Brochure Now Live - Six Figure Set Revealed!

Postby El Duque » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:09 am

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griftimus prime wrote:at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.


You should change your name to "pessimist prime" :P
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:18 am

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So..... what the hell kinda laptop do you think Starscream uses? Looks like an Apple with a custom backing. Seems like the kind of laptop he'd use. Though why he'd use an Apple product and not something Cybertronian... or Dell, is beyond me.
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Heavy B » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:18 am

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IMLTHO the samari theme of bludgeon dosn't fit overlord well.

besides, didn't they say "NO" to movie-verse figures?
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby cannonfodder4000 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:20 am

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Talk about unexpected, never would have thought of Bludgeon as Overlord, kinda weird I mean, that Bludgeon doesn't really work as anyone else in my eyes, especially not someone with a design so unique like Overlord, At least you'd get a cool rendition of the Giga Tank.

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griftimus prime wrote:at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.


You should change your name to "pessimist prime" :P


I agree. :P
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby DecepticonFinishline » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:21 am

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So... This year's BotCon is Classics vs. Shattered Glass... Correct? Over lord is not a Shattered Class figure, right? So, does this mean that the Bludgeon/Banzaitron mold can be considered Classics mold, right? (FYI, I put Lockdown and Axor in my Classics collection after the appearance in the Drift comic.)
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Court Jester » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:26 am

:lol: =; >:oP
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby MR Optimus Prime » Tue Dec 27, 2011 11:28 am

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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:01 pm

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Wow... that's a piece of slag. Even Universe Superion would have made a better Overlord.
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby Nemesis Destron » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:02 pm

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This is absolute horsesh*t!! A total disgrace to the G1 giant in every possible sense and one of my grails. The fact that they chose one of the crappiest molds to one of the crappiest films ever spewed by Hollywood still proves that HasTak still has great morons at their marketing tables. WTF seriously?? This disgrace sits along side Classics Galvatron. Christ what the f*ck is next?! :BOOM: :VEHI:
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Re: 1st Botcon 2012 exclusive revealed: Gigatron

Postby datguy86 » Tue Dec 27, 2011 12:10 pm

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Love the color scheme and the head. But considering the head for LSotW had a Greco-Roman inspiration and this head seems to follow suit; it feels odd atop a very samurai body. It isn't very... in-character?

Having said that, this is still a solid figure. If they could swap out the katana and wakizashi with a more western sword and dagger, it would look a lot better.
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