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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby dinogeist » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:27 pm

IMHO,The Botcon 2012 octopunch colors that i can see in alt mode are way too similar to HFTD seaspray's colors. the white is still their,the aqua green color is still this. IT'S Botcon deathsauras all over again,with TFCC picking almost similar colors of RID Megatron & tweaking the color shades a bit & adding different/more highlights colors/designs.

I wasn't gonna buy this thing,but I had high hopes it was gonna look drastically different in colors than HFTD Seaspray.

IMHO,I'd rate this a 0 out of 10.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Rated X » Sun Jan 08, 2012 7:42 pm

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Now lets hope they get the head right and dont have a lightbulb looking helmet or that ugly squid face. I want the robot head but I doubt we will be that lucky.


Or just give him Terradive's trident :grin:

Also, if they paint Sea Spray/Deep Dive's waist area correctly, it could be made to look "skull-ish" like the original. Since they went far enough to paint ducks...er, I mean...tentacles, I don't see why they couldn't go the extra mile. 8)


I thought about Terradives trident and tried it out. It's too skinny to fit Seasprays voyager sized open hands and is on the short side for a voyager. But ratbat seems to work.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby MagnusPrimal » Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:18 pm

Sadly, I won't be getting any of the BC toys, but depending on the head, I can see myself wanting this one.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Mkall » Sun Jan 08, 2012 11:57 pm

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Rated X wrote:I thought about Terradives trident and tried it out. It's too skinny to fit Seasprays voyager sized open hands and is on the short side for a voyager. But ratbat seems to work.

I'm not near it, but would it be possible to fashion a trident out of the Junkion Blacksmith build-any-weapon kits?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby JRFitzpatrick7 » Mon Jan 09, 2012 12:41 am

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Tidalwavex wrote:IMHO,The Botcon 2012 octopunch colors that i can see in alt mode are way too similar to HFTD seaspray's colors. the white is still their,the aqua green color is still this. IT'S Botcon deathsauras all over again,with TFCC picking almost similar colors of RID Megatron & tweaking the color shades a bit & adding different/more highlights colors/designs.

I wasn't gonna buy this thing,but I had high hopes it was gonna look drastically different in colors than HFTD Seaspray.

IMHO,I'd rate this a 0 out of 10.



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IMO, OTFCC nailed it with Deathsaurus. I've never even looked at the 2 figures as the same mold even. The Blues and silver really change the figure for me, Yes some colors are the same but you listed quite a few alterations that the club made (highlighted above).

As for these images of Octopunch, I love it. The some of the colors are a bit muted compared to his G1 self, but the homage is clear. Looking at the robot mode as well, I think he is a good match for the G1 toy as well.

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Notice the silver tubing on Seaspray as well as the blue tubing on G1 Octopunch (and the tampograph as well). Color layout will mostly match up based on transformation and he even has odd kibble with the twin fans, similar (yes its a bit of a stretch) to Octopunches tentacles.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Blurrz » Mon Jan 09, 2012 4:03 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby gavinfuzzy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 5:28 am

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For a hovercraft, thats some weird colours. :S

Well, since this was posted on AC toys, im guessing some lucky bugger in China got this for $10. or less. Really. :evil:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:02 am

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You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby RhA » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:17 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:31 am

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RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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This is where pretenders stopped making sense.

You mean they ever made sense in the first place?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby craggy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 8:32 am

Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.

was just thinking exactly the same thing
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Stormrider » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:34 pm

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RhA wrote:
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RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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This is where pretenders stopped making sense.



Do you man the bandage on his head? Because everything else seems normal. :P


Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby waaaaghlord » Mon Jan 09, 2012 6:44 pm

Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby zodconvoy » Mon Jan 09, 2012 7:07 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby craggy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:44 pm

Kapow Toys full reveal pics http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/bo ... aled-2602/

I thought he was getting a new head?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Chaoslock » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:52 pm

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craggy wrote:Kapow Toys full reveal pics http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/bo ... aled-2602/

I thought he was getting a new head?


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BotCon 2012 Octopunch robot-mode images

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:54 pm

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Thanks to an ebay auction we now have robot-mode images of the upcoming BotCon exclusive Octopunch.
Octopunch is based on the G1 Pretender of the same name, as you can see he's based on the HFTD Seaspray mold, and does not feature a new head. Oh and do you notice how the faction symbol is red, which means he's Shattered Glass? Well, congrats to those who spotted that back with the first image we saw of him.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:54 pm

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And i thought he was main line G1 not shattered glass.....The bot-con toy that is.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Dead Metal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:01 pm

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Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.

I like that idea, but it wouldn't be expensive now would it? :P

Oh, he looks nice, but he's SG, so I'm not really interested.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby NebulanFree » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:05 pm

This year's set is weak.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby Mkall » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:06 pm

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No new head. Kind of disappointed, but the diving bell head would've been hard to pull off given the clearance restrictions of the mold.

I'm surprised it's shattered glass. The colours are fairly accurate to his G1 self.

Not as excited as I was when first seeing the mold, but he'll be a welcome addition to my collection nonetheless.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

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You know, this makes Octopunch the second to keep his colors between his original continuity and Shattered Glass, the first being Jazz.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby craggy » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:11 pm

definitely not nearly as sad at missing out on this guy as I could have been.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image

Postby UltraPrimal » Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:21 pm

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This is really pathetic. I mean he looks barely any different from Seaspray. It looks like some lazy custom someone threw together in one night.
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