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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mkall » Sat Jun 29, 2013 5:36 pm

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And this is announced a week after I get the Botcon 2006 set. Nice.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:15 pm

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So is the sub 2.0 only 3 figures or are those just the ones they revealed with more coming at a later point? Last year, they showed all six with mock ups at the panel.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mkall » Sat Jun 29, 2013 6:24 pm

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LOST Cybertronian wrote:So is the sub 2.0 only 3 figures or are those just the ones they revealed with more coming at a later point? Last year, they showed all six with mock ups at the panel.

It will be 6 figs, but they only had 3 ready. The others they wanted to do, Hasbro called dibs on.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 29, 2013 7:44 pm

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LOST Cybertronian wrote:So is the sub 2.0 only 3 figures or are those just the ones they revealed with more coming at a later point? Last year, they showed all six with mock ups at the panel.

It will be 6 figs, but they only had 3 ready. The others they wanted to do, Hasbro called dibs on.


When you mean "Hasbro called dibs on", do you mean figures among the Generations lineup that are planned to be released to the general public?

If there's supposed to be three more, that makes me hopeful: these three are okay, but I was hoping for a multiple-continuity cast, like the first run had.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mkall » Sat Jun 29, 2013 8:53 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:So is the sub 2.0 only 3 figures or are those just the ones they revealed with more coming at a later point? Last year, they showed all six with mock ups at the panel.

It will be 6 figs, but they only had 3 ready. The others they wanted to do, Hasbro called dibs on.


When you mean "Hasbro called dibs on", do you mean figures among the Generations lineup that are planned to be released to the general public?

Correct. Doubledealer was the example given.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:02 pm

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Mkall wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Mkall wrote:
LOST Cybertronian wrote:So is the sub 2.0 only 3 figures or are those just the ones they revealed with more coming at a later point? Last year, they showed all six with mock ups at the panel.

It will be 6 figs, but they only had 3 ready. The others they wanted to do, Hasbro called dibs on.


When you mean "Hasbro called dibs on", do you mean figures among the Generations lineup that are planned to be released to the general public?

Correct. Doubledealer was the example given.


Ah, I see.

Kinda glad they didn't take Doubledealer. Didn't want to shell out more money for that specific character. Like I said before, with Doubledealer in the mix, this gives me a perfect excuse to get Sandstorm: Springer can duke it out with Blitzwing, and Sandstorm can duke it out with Doubledealer. I like to keep my teams even.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:08 pm

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I feel stupid for unsubscribing this year . :BANG_HEAD:

Now I want depth charge to go with all the other BW stuff comming.

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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Metrosuplex » Sat Jun 29, 2013 9:39 pm

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I'm thinking of joining up for a Rampage! Kind of bummed it isn't the BW Rampage on the right (as the figure needs the GIANT claws)... but still not a bad exclusive.

As mentioned by someone else, the smaller deluxe size is a bit cheap. Rampage is supposed to be BIG!!!!! Oh well.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby xyl360 » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:24 pm

I never believed Hasbro would pay any real attention to the Beast Wars again, at least not in any way that wasn't a simple nod (like the Beast Hunters stuff). I guess firing their current staff and possibly abandoning their 'bible' is what allowed for this as well as the offerings we're getting in Generations (Waspinator and Rhinox).

I was the one saying that they'd never even really acknowledge the Beast Wars again. I'm happy to be wrong. Crow never tasted so good, bring em' on and keep em' comin' :D!
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby ILL-Star » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:46 pm

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This is great. Never got the deluxe FE Megatron or Arcee, but now I can have them as Beast Wars characters I never got. Ironfist using the FOC Roadbuster sounds scary. Though it does tie in fantastically with the Wrecker combiner team. If they show up at retail.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Alpha Weltall » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:53 pm

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Metrosuplex wrote:I'm thinking of joining up for a Rampage! Kind of bummed it isn't the BW Rampage on the right (as the figure needs the GIANT claws)... but still not a bad exclusive.

As mentioned by someone else, the smaller deluxe size is a bit cheap. Rampage is supposed to be BIG!!!!! Oh well.



Yeah he's supposed to be big but remember that he's a Beast Wars character. Big for them is a deluxe class figure when talking scale wise. I'm not one to go on and on about things needing to be in scale, I was just trying to point out their logic.

I actually would want this done in the voyager mold though as I made a flying crab thing out of the voyager Megatron already and I don't know if it will or how well it will work with the deluxe version. It kinda reminds me of the Baund Doc from Z Gundam. I also thought that Megatron would be good as Beast Wars Scorpinok when I came up with my fan mode and Rampage certainly works for it too.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Wolfman Jake » Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:57 am

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Mkall wrote:And this is announced a week after I get the Botcon 2006 set. Nice.


How much did that set you back? I've been thinking about picking that set up recently, but the eBay prices have scared me off. I need funds to buy those Generations offerings coming up too!
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Dead Metal » Sun Jun 30, 2013 2:27 am

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Dudes, "Rampage" works perfectly here, he needs no claws or crab legs. Take a look at what the name says "Protoform X" as hin this is pre-Beast Wars rampage.

I may end up getting this just because.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mykltron » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:49 am

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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mudwire » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:07 am

Chromedome and Ironfist. Rampage and Transmutate.
It's like they wanted to have a "Year of James Roberts", but also wanted a "Year of Beast Wars", so they decided to have them both at the same time. And it is GLORIOUS.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mudwire » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:11 am

Chromedome and Ironfist. Rampage and Transmutate.
It's like they wanted to have a "Year of James Roberts", but also wanted a "Year of Beast Wars", so they decided to have them both at the same time. And it is GLORIOUS.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Sun Jun 30, 2013 11:28 am

I do like some of these ideas (especially Rampage. However I wish that each TFCC year would have more of a theme. So far movie figures, Prime figures, and FOC figures are being thrown into the mix. And they don't seem to be getting along. I just prefer a little cohesiveness.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby dedcat » Sun Jun 30, 2013 4:18 pm

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These feel a bit forced. Not unnecessary or gratuitous... just a touch on the phoned-in side.

I am curious as to how a head swap from protoform x onto an original BW rampage figure will work out.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:35 pm

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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Mindmaster » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:40 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Just realized that the photos used in the Transmutate and Rampage slides are my pics from Seibertron.com. :APPLAUSE:


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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby Seibertron » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:46 pm

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Seibertron wrote:Just realized that the photos used in the Transmutate and Rampage slides are my pics from Seibertron.com. :APPLAUSE:


And they didn't credit you? Sue! Suuuuuuuuuue! 8-}


It's nice to see Hasbro, Takara and the Club use the pictures from this site from time to time. That's what the images are there for. It shows how symbiotic this whole process is.

It'd be awesome for Seibertron.com to get a shout out from the Club if possible though. :D
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby craggy » Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:48 pm

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BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro Brand, TFCC and Rescue Bots Gallery

Postby Va'al » Sun Jun 30, 2013 6:32 pm

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Another update from the ever-busy Ryan over at BotCon: a gallery containing pictures from the Hasbro Brand panel, the Transformers Collector Club session and the Rescue Bots talk! The images include both photography by Ryan of the speakers and the slides used in the three talks. Click on any image below for the full gallery, or check it out here.

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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby datguy86 » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:31 pm

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So about those three figures Hasbro called dibs on - was it because there would be new figures getting produced for that name, or was it because of a specific figure/mold combo?

Because if it's the former, we are not seeing an IDW Chromedome anytime soon.
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Transformers Collectors' Club Roundtable: Rampage, Transmutate, Chromedome + more

Postby SG Roadbuster » Sun Jun 30, 2013 8:50 pm

no pics of the Sub service figures/slides?
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