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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Seibertron » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:51 pm

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WolfDawg wrote:So does this reveal kill the rumors about the other figures? Because if I recall correctly, Treadshot was supposedly a retool of another figure. I could be wrong, but that would explain why the rumor thread was deleted.


Rumor thread was deleted per BotCon's request. That topic revealed Treadshot as a repaint of the Jazz mold with a remolded head, which is what these image reveals verify.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby waaaaghlord » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:54 pm

chuckdawg1999 wrote:just noticed the head is based on Energon Treadshot. I like how they're pulling from the various lines.


Between this comment and Mkall's mention of this Treadshot sporting Armada Sideswipe's colours does anyone think they're trying to reference Universe 1.0 Treadshot? Car alt mode, taking the colours from his opposite number mould mate (A 'Swipe)? I've been that focussed on G1 Treadshot with the direction the rest of the set is taking but I see nothing of him here, head's wrong, alt mode's wrong, colours are wrong, so maybe SG Universe with a bit of Energon thrown in Treadshot?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Seibertron » Thu Jan 05, 2012 5:58 pm

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waaaaghlord wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:just noticed the head is based on Energon Treadshot. I like how they're pulling from the various lines.


Between this comment and Mkall's mention of this Treadshot sporting Armada Sideswipe's colours does anyone think they're trying to reference Universe 1.0 Treadshot? Car alt mode, taking the colours from his opposite number mould mate (A 'Swipe)? I've been that focussed on G1 Treadshot with the direction the rest of the set is taking but I see nothing of him here, head's wrong, alt mode's wrong, colours are wrong, so maybe SG Universe with a bit of Energon thrown in Treadshot?


It's like the Shattered Glass repaint of Treadshot or the love child of Universe Treadshot and Armada Sideswipe?

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Unfortunately, it's not a G1 Treadshot homage.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby craggy » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:08 pm

waaaaghlord wrote: To my mind if they were going to use the Jazz and Ravage moulds and wanted to do an Actionmaster homage then Rad and Lionizer would have made much more sense.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Blurrz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:09 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby dinogeist » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:18 pm

This looks like Armada Sideswipe or 1988 Headmaster Siren.

Personally I don't like any of the colors on this mold. Nor do I like the extremly obsecure character choice.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:27 pm

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Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

As do I, though I'm surprised you're not going giggidy over the Armada reference
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Blurrz » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:34 pm

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Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

As do I, though I'm surprised you're not going giggidy over the Armada reference


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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:35 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Kibble » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:00 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Rumor thread was deleted per BotCon's request. That topic revealed Treadshot as a repaint of the Jazz mold with a remolded head, which is what these image reveals verify.


Because it was right on the money, I'm sure...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby --B-- » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:15 pm

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Whatever you want to name it, I would buy it at regular retail, that's a sharp looking figure. I wonder who they will release it as in Generations 2.0 with that head and a new paint job.

As is, peel off that red Decepticon logo and it would be a pretty decent Classics Freeway.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Jan 05, 2012 7:52 pm

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My hope for this set had just about run dry. But this makes it for me. Goes great with Universe 2.0 Hotshot.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:29 pm

It's not a bad looking figure, but yeah I'm disappointed it's not a G1 Treadshot homage. Like some other people mentioned, Warpath would make a pretty good Treadshot.

Although I think Classics Voyager Megatron with a remolded head and chest plate (for his little chamber and barrel chest sculpting) would've worked even better. I guess that mold is too verboten, even for an exclusive.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby GetRightRobot » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:50 pm

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Now that is a good looking Transformer. Of course the mold is killer to begin with. After i've mercilessly scratched that oxymoron symbol off of his hood with a crude knife, I wonder which shelf I will be putting him on and as what character.... :-?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Thu Jan 05, 2012 8:52 pm

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--B-- wrote:Whatever you want to name it, I would buy it at regular retail, that's a sharp looking figure. I wonder who they will release it as in Generations 2.0 with that head and a new paint job.

As is, peel off that red Decepticon logo and it would be a pretty decent Classics Freeway.


I do believe BotCon heads get destroyed after they are used. Hasbro wouldn't be able to use it.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:24 pm

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I think SG figures like this and Tracks are designed to give us obscure but cool characters from past series. The names and faction emblems are more for storytelling than trying to represent the original character.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Neurie » Thu Jan 05, 2012 9:52 pm

Wow, looking more and more like this set is gonna be a cheap one to pick up on the secondary market.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Court Jester » Thu Jan 05, 2012 10:14 pm

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Must have been the only one expecting this Treadshot homage:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jan 05, 2012 11:00 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Trikeboy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:50 am

I'm happy with this one, good mold and good paint job. For those complaining he isn't a gun, not all SG Transformers are from G1, just ask Demolisher:

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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby phase » Fri Jan 06, 2012 12:59 am

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waaaaghlord wrote:So the rumours are true...

I don't get this mould as Treadshot. There was a suggestion floating around that if we got Cyclonus as Metalhawk then Nightstick would probably have been Treadshot. That would have made sense. This pretty much confirms that Metalhawk will be done from Thunderwing, which I don't see fitting half as well. If Swindle from Hound also proves to be true then Catgut from Ravage seems like a given. To my mind if they were going to use the Jazz and Ravage moulds and wanted to do an Actionmaster homage then Rad and Lionizer would have made much more sense.

All that not withstanding it's a pretty nice looking deco on a kick ass mould.

It's an SG version of the Universe (2003) toy.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Flux Convoy » Fri Jan 06, 2012 5:29 am

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Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

I'm with you. IMO, to waste a new headsculpt on an Armada/Universe homage is crap. I know that I'll like it better in hand. I just don't need or want this though. Like, ever.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:12 am

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MINDVVIPE wrote:pretty sweet except for a few little things; the yellow square on the side of the vehicle, and the transluscent windshield borders on the left and right. Bot mode is cool though.


I actually don't mind the yellow squares, I feel it adds some detail. Agreed on the windshield borders though.

I kinda like this. :D Not enough that I'm dying to have it, but I have no major problems with it.

Come to think of it, the color scheme vaguely resembles Energon Treadshot too:

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But reversed...works pretty well for SG. Obviously the Armada & Universe homages are more apparent. I like how it has multiple uses.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Dead Metal » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:25 am

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Wow, this looks nice and so far even the head looks cool!

I'm on the fence though, I'm only interested in the Classics portion of the set and don't need SG, but it does looks so smexy.


GetRightRobot wrote:Now that is a good looking Transformer. Of course the mold is killer to begin with. After i've mercilessly scratched that oxymoron symbol off of his hood with a crude knife, I wonder which shelf I will be putting him on and as what character.... :-?

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Re: BotCon 2012 Treadshot Revealed

Postby Razorclaw0000 » Fri Jan 06, 2012 6:45 am

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The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

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That head is spot on.

I think this not a Fun Pub head remold, but as Counterpunch pointed out when we did the podcast last night, this is the alternate head that Hasbro already designed (probably with the intention to do Kick-Off - just look at the gun similarities).
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