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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby KirbyForce1 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:30 pm

I think they made Bumblebee a shellformer so they could remold it into Stinger by changing the vehicle parts, but not the robot parts so that the robot mode looks the same as Bumblebee's, but not the vehicle since the vehicle parts are a shell rather than being part of the robot mode.
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BotCon 2014 Coverage: Display Galleries of Loyal Subjects, Kre-o, Rescue Bots, and Construct-Bots

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:37 pm

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To round off the BotCon current and soon-to-be-released galleries, we have some miscellaneous product to show off: Loyal Subjects, Construct-Bots, Kre-O, and Rescue Bots!

Not much new for Rescue Bots. However, Dinobots Bumblebee, Boulder, Chase, and a smaller version of Optimus Primal were on the scene! View the gallery for the Rescue Bots here!

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Next we have some Kre-O! Not much was shown, though we have some nice looks at upcoming Micro-Changers and the Grimlock Unleashed set. The Kre-O gallery can be viewed here!

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Finally, we come to the Loyal Subjects, makers of the super adorable Super Deformed Transformers. The Loyal Subjects will be featuring new three-packs available at San Diego Comic Con 2014: Shattered Glass Dinobots, Autobot Cars, and Decepticon Coneheads! The Shattered Glass Dinobots set will include Grimlock, Snarl, and Slag; the Autobot Cars set will feature Generation 2 Sideswipe, Smokescreen, and a translucent Mirage (imitating an invisible effect); and the Decepticon Coneheads will feature translucent versions of, you guessed it, Ramjet, Thrust, and Dirge! Their gallery can be viewed here.

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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby autobot1979 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 4:43 pm

For me the new BUmblebee is alright.. But Lockdown kicks ass! Awesome!
I wanna see Stinger now ...
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:03 pm

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Was Roadbuster packing that much heat last time we saw him? DAMN, that is a lot of guns. Looking forward to his arrival!
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby xyl360 » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:30 pm

I love Windblade's jet mode. It's one of the sexiest Transformers jet modes I've ever seen. I also love how she's almost completely jet black (see what I did there :P?) in jet mode but transforms into this beautiful red bot mode. She's one of the most creative and impressive offerings I've seen in the CHUG line for quite some time and for a new character, they did a lot to sell me on her and of course the great fiction developed by IDW for her doesn't hurt either.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby megatronus » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:33 pm

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I want MP Prowl. I want MP Sunstorm. I want the SDCC sets. I want them ALL.


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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:39 pm

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MenaceRX wrote:Please please please let that last Grimlock box be a MP level movie Grimlock.


It's actually the packaging of the SDCC 2014 Dinobots exclusive, which can be converted into Mount St. Hillary and the Ark. ;)
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Metro Prime » Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:36 pm

Motto: ""Imitation is the right of all sentient beings.""
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It looks like Bumblebee may have a flip-down battle mask, which would make it even easier to retool into Stinger.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Nemesis Primal » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:03 pm

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Is it just me, or does that Loyal Subjects Ramjet look like a Klansman?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Emerje » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:08 pm

Anyone else notice that Sunstorm's box uses the old Seeker mold? I wonder how long Hasbro has been working on him? That's two figures at BotCon where the figure on the package isn't the same as the figure in it (Nightbeat being the other). Strange stuff happening at Hasbro.

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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Megatron Wolf » Fri Jun 20, 2014 7:43 pm

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damnit i was hoping the prices would go down but i guess not, looks like ill be limiting my transformer purchases even more and hoping for sales & coupons. Any word on if the 4th wave of kreo will ever be released? Ive been keeping an eye on TRU & target but neither have had any kreo blind packs in months. Only one i want is rodimus but at this rate ill probably never find one.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Madeus Prime » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:18 pm

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Lockdown looks like crap, but Bumblebee's engineering looks sweet. Can't wait to see the figure in Stinger colors/parts!
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby durroth » Fri Jun 20, 2014 9:22 pm

Weapon: Double Barreled Multi-Purpose Launcher
Megatron Wolf wrote:damnit i was hoping the prices would go down but i guess not, looks like ill be limiting my transformer purchases even more and hoping for sales & coupons. Any word on if the 4th wave of kreo will ever be released? Ive been keeping an eye on TRU & target but neither have had any kreo blind packs in months. Only one i want is rodimus but at this rate ill probably never find one.


They're at walgreens.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:01 am

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durroth wrote:
Megatron Wolf wrote:damnit i was hoping the prices would go down but i guess not, looks like ill be limiting my transformer purchases even more and hoping for sales & coupons. Any word on if the 4th wave of kreo will ever be released? Ive been keeping an eye on TRU & target but neither have had any kreo blind packs in months. Only one i want is rodimus but at this rate ill probably never find one.


They're at walgreens.


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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby ALCblackout2498 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:58 am

That sky bite figure looks really sweet. Saving my money away from those painfully disappointing AoE figures and saving it for those beautiful masterpieces, especially that grimlock! I've been trying hard to get him but just end up getting no luck! I know it might be hard to believe but frankly I never owned a masterpiece and after looking at masterpieces online, it just changed my world! (Not really) but does anyone have any tips on how to get masterpieces easier? As well as any info on the release dates of prowl and sunstorm?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Mindmaster » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:57 am

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
Weapon: Dark Saber Sword
ALCblackout2498 wrote:...but does anyone have any tips on how to get masterpieces easier?


If you are desperate for Masterpieces, online shopping will be your best friend. If you don't live in Japan, most Masterpieces are only available online, with American releases being exclusive to Toys "R" Us these days. Last year was Soundwave (with friends) and Acid Storm (who is still shelf-warming as we speak), the year before Optimus Prime (with all his accessories) and Thundercracker. Soundwave and Optimus Prime particularly were insanely difficult to find, and both of them go for buttloads of money online.

Long story short: online shopping is your best bet.

As well as any info on the release dates of prowl and sunstorm?


It's weird, actually. Sunstorm's placard says "NOW", yet we've yet to have any confirmed sightings. On the flip side, Grimlock's placard says "July 2014", and we've had several reports of him showing up already. Prowl's placard says "August 2014".
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Megatron Wolf » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:43 pm

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they named the wolf steeljaw well thats depressing, anyone snag a pic of it cause id like to see what the robot mode looks like. But not to much there really peeked my interest, was hoping for some more obscure characters getting brought back not more redos of what we've seen from the past few years. I am glad to see that the generations will retain the comics & adding cards for the legends, hopefully they dont use that as an excuse to jack prices up again. I have a hard time justifying the deluxes as it is and refuse to pay $10 for the legends, any higher and ill have to shop strictly off clearance and discount stores.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Seibertron » Sat Jun 21, 2014 1:44 pm

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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby shocksound96 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 4:47 pm

Motto: "I'm a well trained warrior, but I seek for peace"
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I just made my tf buy list for this year, Windblade, AOE lockdown, Arcee, and 2014 bumblebee
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Midnight_Fox » Sat Jun 21, 2014 5:01 pm

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I need Krok and Nacelle from TFSS 3.0.
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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro Display Galleries of Masterpieces and SDCC Exclusives

Postby amtm » Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:28 am

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Mindmaster wrote:The Masterpiece figures Hasbro will be pumping out this year will be Prowl, Sunstorm, and a reissue of Grimlock. ]

Any indication of pricing on the Hasbro masterpiece Prowl?
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Re: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Hasbro Display Galleries of Masterpieces and SDCC Exclusives

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 2:26 am

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amtm wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:The Masterpiece figures Hasbro will be pumping out this year will be Prowl, Sunstorm, and a reissue of Grimlock. ]

Any indication of pricing on the Hasbro masterpiece Prowl?


If I remember correctly, the computer scan said $59.99.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Midnight_Fox » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:36 am

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Very sad that Nightracer ended up on the Club's cutting room floor.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby jamz8240 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:53 pm

Anyone I can come out with next Botcon?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Sabrblade » Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:45 am

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It's such a shame that that beautiful packaging had to be destroyed in order to get the toy out.
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