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Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" set revealed

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:09 pm

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BotCon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Set Revealed

Many know of the BEAST WARS, the fight which found Optimus Primal and his crew of Maximals battle against Megatron and his league of Predacons, with the fate of time itself hanging in the balance!

Centuries before, though, there was another war whose story is just now being told. A war that threatened the very existence of all Cybertronians, Autobot and Decepticon. This Summer, be warned friends... For the MACHINE WARS are coming!!!

With Optimus Prime and Galvatron off-line, two legendary Generals, OBSIDIAN and STRIKA, will be tasked with saving Cybertron from the invading clone army led by MEGAPLEX and his fleet of Skywarp clones. Along with noble troops such as the maintenance expert HOIST, the Autobots will need every soldier they can find if they are to save Cybertron and win the MACHINE WARS!

This amazing five-figure Transformers MACHINE WARS: TERMINATION box set features: General OBSIDIAN, General STRIKA, Clone Army Commander MEGAPLEX, Clone Warrior SKYWARP and Autobot maintenance expert HOIST. Originally a Kay-Bee exclusive line from 1997, this 2013 BotCon box set brings fans and collectors a long-awaited and AMAZING second series of Machine Wars toys. This offering will be hot, so don’t miss out!

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HOIST

With Botcon 2013 only 5 months away, the first of the figures has been revealed on the cover of Transformers Collectors Club Magazine #49. That figure is Hoist! He is a repaint of Generations Sargeant Kup with a new head and a lot more detailing than Hoist's original figure.

Botcon 2013 is in San Diego this year from June 27-30. Check out BotCon.com for more information.

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SKYWARP

BotCon has revealed the second figure in this year's convention exclusive set, Machine Wars Skywarp. The figure is reuse Transformers Revenge of Fallen Deluxe Class Dirge with a brand new head mold. Check him out in robot mode below.

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STRIKA

BotCon has revealed the third figure in their 2013 convention set, Machine Wars Strika! The figure is a redeco of the Generations Warpath Deluxe mold featuring a new head sculpt. Check out the figure in robot mode below, along with a sketch of the new head sculpt.

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OBSIDIAN

The fourth figure reveal in the Machine Wars BotCon 2013 boxset is Obsidian. This figure follows the reveals of Hoist, Skywarp and Strika. Obsidian uses the Hunt for the Decepticons Highbrow mold with yet another new head. The image has been mirrored below for your convenience.

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MEGAPLEX

The official BotCon 2013 website has revealed the fifth and final figure in this year's Machine Wars: Termination Box Set, Megaplex! The figure is a redeco of the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Voyager Dreadwing/Skyquake mold. Check him out in robot mode below.

Our 5th and final reveal for the 2013 MACHINE WARS: TERMINATION box set is the Clone Army Commander... MEGAPLEX! Utilizing a very popular voyager mold from the Transformers: Prime line, this figure is the perfect compliment to this years MACHINE WARS box set!

So, who exactly IS Megaplex and what is his origin? Megaplex was built by Jhiaxus as a clone of Megatron, copying the Decepticon tyrant's aggression, cunning, and battlefield skills into a brand new body ready for the modern age. Charged with leading an assault against the planet Cybertron and securing the heart of Jhiaxus' new, unified Cybertronian Empire, Megaplex uses the traits he has inherited from Megatron with chilling efficiency as he smashes through planetary defenses and culls the planet below. Check out the Con Exclusives page for this final figure reveal.

The Termination has begun! Don't miss out on this amzing MACHINE WARS box set, available exclusively through BotCon!


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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:10 pm

:| >:oP

I like the head sculpt and paint job, but otherwise this mold just isn't a good fit for Hoist, unless they're adding a tow hook to the mold.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby RAcast » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:14 pm

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I've gotta say, that works pretty nicely.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:18 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote::| >:oP

I like the head sculpt, but otherwise this mold just isn't a good fit for Hoist, unless they're adding a tow hook to the mold.


Doesn't look like there's a hook... but to the designers' defense, Hoist has been a pickup truck before: as a repurposed RiD KB Recolor Ironhide.

I called the character, just not the mold, 1 out of 2 ain't bad. Best 2 out of 3 for the inclusion of Tow-Line!
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:28 pm

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Kup wouldn't have been my first pick as Machine Wars Hoist, but I guess it looks nice.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby bruticus1978 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:36 pm

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Does anyone know when they release what the other figures will be? Thx
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Burn » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:38 pm

Yeah ... I can see i'll be sticking with my REAL Machine Wars figures.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:39 pm

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wow for some reason I was expecting a classics hoist... haha no idea Machine wars Hoist are those colors. Guess this solidifies my decision of skipping these this year.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:41 pm

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It looks nice enough to stand on my Classics Shelf. I'm looking forward to seeing the rest.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby craggy » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:43 pm

looked more like Trailbreaker to me. I do like the head sculpt. Not sad about missing out in this, but it looks decent enough.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:45 pm

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Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:45 pm

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But who would he be?
How does machine wars tie in with classics if at all?
or how would you do it since hes going on your classics shelf.
I'm just curious
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby RAcast » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:49 pm

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craggy wrote:looked more like Trailbreaker to me. I do like the head sculpt. Not sad about missing out in this, but it looks decent enough.

MW Hoist is black. :P
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:50 pm

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Manterax Prime wrote:Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!


That's what they all are, have been, and always will be. No new exclusive molds EVER for the Club or cons.

mooncake623 wrote:But who would he be?
How does machine wars tie in with classics if at all?
or how would you do it since hes going on your classics shelf.
I'm just curious


In the Club storylines, convoluted as it already is, this set is part of the Wings of Honor universe, following G2: Redux of 2010. The Wings Universe is a variant to the G1 timeline, meaning many things are the same, yet many things are different.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Doubledealer93 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:53 pm

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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby kirbenvost » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:27 pm

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It's my favorite time of year, the time when they reveal all the toys I want but can never afford! Luckily, it may not be that much of a problem this year. I forgot the theme was Machine Wars. :lol:
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Mkall » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:28 pm

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Manterax Prime wrote:Well, I was planning on this being my first BotCon, but if it's just more repaints with new heads......PASS!!!!

Ummm... that's what EVERY Botcon figure is. If you don't want the toys, sell them off to pay for the trip. The convention is awesome even if you don't like the figs.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Cybertronus » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:31 pm

Haters gonna hate but I really don't like it [-(
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby DrRX8 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:04 pm

After the Swerve GDO repaint, i'm really not to enthusiastic about this mold. This release follows the machine wars paint scheme, however, the rifle belongs to Kup, not Hoist. Also I hope it comes with a tow hook - probably not.

I'm sure we will see a yellow version of this mold sporting the name "hubcap" ...awesome :(
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby ILL-Star » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:26 pm

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I thought they said they were doing characters that had not already been part of the Machine Wars line. I know they also said they'd remake one or two characters that were out of scale. But I don't consider Hoist to be all that main of a character to justify taking up a slot that could have gone to a new MW character. But I do like it.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:52 pm

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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby Rated X » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:57 pm

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This looks like a dual purpose figure purposely painted so you could use it as Classics Trailbreaker if you dont want machine wars in your collection. We saw this dual purposing last year with Road Rage and Diaclone Ultra Magnus being dubbed as "Shattered Glass". Not to mention SG soundwave was a rendition of Animated Soundwave to my knowledge.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby RAcast » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:06 pm

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Rated X wrote:This looks like a dual purpose figure purposely painted so you could use it as Classics Trailbreaker if you dont want machine wars in your collection. We saw this dual purposing last year with Road Rage and Diaclone Ultra Magnus being dubbed as "Shattered Glass". Not to mention SG soundwave was a rendition of Animated Soundwave to my knowledge.

They've done it a lot more than that! From G2 redux, Slicer was given a purple Autobot logo so he could be repurposed as SG Wheeljack.
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:15 pm

Weapon: Concussion Rifle
This looks like a dual purpose figure purposely painted so you could use it as Classics Trailbreaker if you dont want machine wars in your collection. We saw this dual purposing last year with Road Rage and Diaclone Ultra Magnus being dubbed as "Shattered Glass". Not to mention SG soundwave was a rendition of Animated Soundwave to my knowledge.


Really? you like that Purple on Trailbreaker?
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Re: First Botcon 2013 FIgure Revealed - Hoist

Postby dedcat » Thu Jan 31, 2013 6:17 pm

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I'm no lover of repaints, but I'm actually really digging this guy.

It will look very cool with (what I think we can safely assume will come out) a 3rd party add-on tow hook.
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