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

Postby Midnight_Fox » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:16 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:did I miss some announcement of a 2-foot reissue or new Hasbro Scorponok?


No, he means the Scorponok by Sentinel.

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

Postby It Is Him » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:16 pm

gothsaurus wrote:did I miss some announcement of a 2-foot reissue or new Hasbro Scorponok?


http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/sentinel-gigantic-action-scorponok-on-display-at-wonderfest-2013/28020/

BBTS were asked to pull their preorders down by Takara, but their original estimated price is around $550. It might go down if they get a better supplier.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Apr 09, 2014 12:21 pm

Oh yeah. I had kinda talked myself out of it since it doesn't transform. Still, looks amazing. If price came down... I might do it.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Apr 09, 2014 3:30 pm

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I hope that price goes down. If it gets to $250 or below, and the final product looks good and G1 accurate, I'm all over it.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 10, 2014 11:51 am

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https://twitter.com/BotCon/statuses/454308739223281664

Breaking News... @The_TF_Club magazine Issue 56 announces Marty Isenberg is behind this years TRANSFORMERS: TIMELINES BotCon story.
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BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Postby Va'al » Thu Apr 10, 2014 12:31 pm

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has been following the BotCon 2014 updates via their own official Twitter account - and they have just announced this year's author behind the convention exclusive Transformers: Timelines story: Marty Isenberg, of various Transformers TV series credit, from Beast Machines and Animated to Prime and Rescue Bots!

Breaking News... @The_TF_Club magazine Issue 56 announces Marty Isenberg is behind this years TRANSFORMERS: TIMELINES BotCon story.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby craggy » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:15 pm

what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Va'al » Thu Apr 10, 2014 2:33 pm

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craggy wrote:what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?


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

Postby Rated X » Thu Apr 10, 2014 4:56 pm

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So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Apr 10, 2014 5:10 pm

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Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
He's the writer, but not the one who conceived the idea. Thst was already in stone by last year's BotCon.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby It Is Him » Thu Apr 10, 2014 8:22 pm

Marty Isenberg? Hot damn!
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby shajaki » Thu Apr 10, 2014 9:43 pm

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Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Apr 10, 2014 10:01 pm

shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
Sort of like how I "blame" Simon Furman for creating the god I pray to every night. I was looking forward to a life of atheism, dammit...

And yes, no matter how I feel about Beast Machines, I seriously love Marty for Animated. Just as Dille and Wise each wrote some of the best and worst G1 eps, so it should be that the same man helped guide both the best and worst TF series.

(And before anyone tells me I have the quality of the two series backwards, that just reinforces the broader point ;) )

Genuinely looking forward to this story.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Sabrblade » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:40 am

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Thinking about it, the person or persons responsible for thinking up each year's theme for BotCon isn't something that we usually learn. So, while we know of each year's theme, there typically isn't a name attached to those who come up with each one. meaning we can't go pointing fingers at whoever conceived this year's "Pirates Vs Knights" theme.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby craggy » Fri Apr 11, 2014 8:24 am

I liked the idea of the theme, and I'm liking 3 of the 4 toys we've been told about so far. (Albino Ferak, not so much) so I'd be quite happy to know who to congratulate.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:27 pm

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Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby Midnight_Fox » Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:44 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


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

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Apr 11, 2014 4:42 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


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

Postby Rated X » Fri Apr 11, 2014 9:42 pm

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shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?

Devcon and Scorponok are G1 characters. They have nothing to do with knights and pirates unless some bonehead decides to make them into knights and pirates. I know im in the minority, but I wish Funpub would do away with "themes" altogether. Just give us awesome classics filler sets from different continuities. Theme ??? We dont need no stinkin theme !!!
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby It Is Him » Fri Apr 11, 2014 10:17 pm

I wish funpub would just quit making toys altogether. It really detracts from the themes and long-line experience they sell us every year.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby shajaki » Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:11 am

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i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby It Is Him » Sat Apr 12, 2014 7:11 am

shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.


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

Postby craggy » Sat Apr 12, 2014 1:40 pm

shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby ScottyP » Sat Apr 12, 2014 2:14 pm

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It Is Him wrote:long-line experience


I'm gonna give them some props here - the lines run more smoothly each and every year, with a possible exception in 2012 because their card readers went fubar on the first day for the club store. They've really come a long way since the horrible line debacle that was 2009.
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Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Postby shajaki » Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:45 pm

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craggy wrote:
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?

i dont really follow...
but let me clarify: the story behind any given botcon, i dont care at all. i just look at the toys.
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