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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby waaaaghlord » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:42 pm

So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:03 pm

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waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:09 pm

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Well, wasn't expecting her. Like, at all.

Wonderful use of the mold, if you ask me! Almost has me forgetting the disappointment that is Skywarp.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby STngAR » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:15 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:35 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.


I almost bit my tongue when I wanted to say we actually may not get a Troop Builder set this year. I looked over the lists and we had one since 2009:

2009: Sweeps
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Megaplex seems the ideal choice, with one acting like the General much like the Vehicon Generals. But that's for another thread.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:39 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.


I almost bit my tongue when I wanted to say we actually not get a Troop Builder set this year. I looked over the lists and we had one since 2009:

2009: Sweeps
2010: Sharkticons
2011: Autotroopers
2012: The Borg SG Junkions

Megaplex seems the ideal choice, with one acting like the General much like the Vehicon Generals.
2005 had the Virulent Clones as well.

2006's Laserbeak and Buzzsaw weren't troop builders, but they sorta count as being similar what with their sharing the same mold and such. ;)
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Megatron Wolf » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:46 pm

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looks good but shes from beast machines not machine wars, or am i missing something here?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:52 pm

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Megatron Wolf wrote:looks good but shes from beast machines not machine wars, or am i missing something here?


Yes you did:

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GuyIncognito wrote:Wasn't Strike a Beast Machines figure, not Machine Wars?


The club has said to not only do some of the original MW characters, but also add new characters into the mix, hence "Series 2". Besides, technically she's still G1-verse, given her Beast Machines debut and the placement of Machine Wars.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:54 pm

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Megatron Wolf wrote:looks good but shes from beast machines not machine wars, or am i missing something here?
It has been said that this year's botcon set is going to be expanding upon the Machine Wars line, creating new MW versions of non-MW characters. This is Strika in her MW body just as any of the original 12 (barring Hubcap and Megaplex) were the G1 characters in their MW bodies.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:13 pm

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Makes me wonder what molds they'll use for Starscream and Optimus.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:18 pm

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Manterax Prime wrote:Makes me wonder what molds they'll use for Starscream and Optimus.
That's if they do those two, that is. Not every old MW figure will get an update, and Strika shows that they're looking to do new characters as well.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Fires_Of_Inferno » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:44 pm

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I really hope some version of this makes it to retail. Strika was the best thing about Beast Machines and one of the only good things from Animated, and she needs more than just the Universe Nemesis Strika that adorns my shelf right now.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby ausbot » Thu Feb 14, 2013 4:53 pm

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Now I'm interested.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby craggy » Thu Feb 14, 2013 5:36 pm

as Machine Wars-y as the G2 set then?

Ah well, I'm sure some people want a new version of Strika and this is as expensive a way to get them to buy one as any.
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Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed

Postby Arctorro » Thu Feb 14, 2013 6:29 pm

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Then your "awesomeness" meter is broken :P

I'm thinking you need to look up "awesome" in the dictionary :P

Those things are okay, but that's about it. They seem like a step (or five) backwards to me after years of collecting toys that transform from a robot (like those things) to a vehicle of some kind ;)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed

Postby Sinnertwin » Thu Feb 14, 2013 9:41 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sinnertwin » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:01 pm

Motto: "Take the foolish path, it's much more fun."
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First the blaster and soundwave pack and now this . it 's been a boring afternoon on the toys front for me today.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Thu Feb 14, 2013 10:27 pm

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Damn, this is the first botcon exclusive i've really wanted since the g2 redux box set. :grin:

Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:I really hope some version of this makes it to retail.


I really hope this is true in some way, shape or form, even if it's a completely separate figure that's the retail Strika.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Manterax Prime » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:55 pm

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Well, looks like I'll be heading to Botcon.

Actually, I'll save up the money and wait for all the reveal b4 I make that decision.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby rpetras » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:14 am

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This isn't for me.

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Autobot032 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:32 am

Weapon: Switch Blade Tail
I swear... It's like FunPub just goes out of their way to make stuff I don't give a crap about.

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Henry921 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:31 am

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I hate the cannon chest. It doesn't make me think Strika, it makes me think "Warpath is dressing in drag."

Are there really so few broad chested armored carriers we can paint purple and stick a Strika head on?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Feb 15, 2013 7:29 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
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Since they're using Gen. Warpath in the set, would it be inconsiderate to say:

Can haz Sparkcrusher? ;;)
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Henry921 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:05 am

Motto: "All I have to be is exceptional."
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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Since they're using Gen. Warpath in the set, would it be inconsiderate to say:

Can haz Sparkcrusher? ;;)


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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Bowspearer » Fri Feb 15, 2013 10:55 am

Ugh. Don't get me wrong, it works as Strika, but seriously- aren't there a STACK of G1 characters who could have been chosen before going to a BM character as a choice (even if she was technically a pre-BM character via canon retconning)......
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