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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Mar 28, 2013 1:12 pm

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Rated X » Thu Mar 28, 2013 2:42 pm

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Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:07 pm

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Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Rated X » Thu Mar 28, 2013 4:22 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.



Arent the figures at Dairycon molded in different color plastic ? I dont imagine it's easy to find 500 G1 mini bots and hand paint them. They arent sitting on store shelves like Warpath was during Christmas season.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:45 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
Rated X wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.



Arent the figures at Dairycon molded in different color plastic ? I dont imagine it's easy to find 500 G1 mini bots and hand paint them. They arent sitting on store shelves like Warpath was during Christmas season.


New molds cast also fall under "custom job" if you must know. Besides, Dairycons have included Mini-Bots, Spychangers, Legends, Basics/Scouts, even the odd McDonald's figure. Finding a sufficient number isn't that hard if you look hard enough, really.
BotCon 2004 did produce its own Action Master G2 Breakdown, bootlegging Action Master Sideswipe with a new head. Still no factories aside from printing. It's only because they're not sold in stores that Hasbro turns a blind eye.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:05 am

Hello everyone!

I am one of the co-founders of Charticon, I thought I would drop by and show off Aftershock's awesome alt-mode:

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As for the limited number of figures, if you are a customizer I would definitely hold off on trying to get one, we are in the process of creating kits with the heads for anyone who wants to create one themselves. These should be cheaper than the regular figures but obviously won't come with all the bells and whistles of the finished figure.

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Rated X » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:17 pm

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Arkvander wrote:Hello everyone!

I am one of the co-founders of Charticon, I thought I would drop by and show off Aftershock's awesome alt-mode:

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As for the limited number of figures, if you are a customizer I would definitely hold off on trying to get one, we are in the process of creating kits with the heads for anyone who wants to create one themselves. These should be cheaper than the regular figures but obviously won't come with all the bells and whistles of the finished figure.

Thanks,

Eric



I see alot of what appears to be red scratches on the barrel. All that rubbing wont help the paint when you transform him to robot.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Sat Mar 30, 2013 3:06 pm

Yes, early on we recognized the potential for paint rub on the barrel, this is just a prototype but for the production run we are dyeing the barrels black to avoid any unneccessary rub.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:26 pm

In Partnership with Captured Prey we are proud to announce Aftershock will come with both of his Targetmaster Partners, Firebox and Pinnacle! The figures are designed and produced by Mastershooter Collectibles!

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We have also set up all ordering information on our site, the figure will go up for sale this Sunday, April 7th.

http://www.charticon.com/2013/04/aftershock-exclusive-figure-ordering.html
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Apr 03, 2013 5:02 pm

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Oh, so he's going to come with a pair of Targetmasters? Very nice bonuses.

I hope I can snag one if I go. :grin:
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby ScottyP » Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:11 am

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Will definitely be ordering one of these sunday! Looking very cool, and the Targetmasters seal the deal.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:27 pm

Aftershock is now available for order for pre-registrants, dealers and artists. Click on the link below:

http://www.charticon.com/p/exclusives.html

The Non-Attendee sets will go up for sale Wednesday at 8pm EST. We will also be selling the custom unpainted head if anyone wants to customize their own figure.

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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:26 pm

I'm hunting someone to help with a figure pick up. Drop me a PM if you're going to the convention, and up for helping out a friend. :-D
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Optimizzy » Mon Apr 15, 2013 3:37 pm

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Wow. This is only a few hours from me. I will definately be going :D
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:31 pm

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After months of work, we have our new customization class ready to go! Hosted by master customizer Encline, this class will teach you how to disassemble, prepare, paint, and customize a Transformer figure! Based on the Generation One character Needlenose, you'll receive all materials, paints and tools necessary for customization, a brand new custom head to create your figure, base body, instructional DVD (in case you don't finish) and even a couple of extras! Everything you need will be provided. There will even be special prizes given out during the class! Limited to just 20 spots; the class will take place from 8am until 4pm on Sunday, August 11th.

We have also reserved a larger number of these sets for non-attendees. Prizes will also be randomly inserted into non-attendee kits so you don't miss out on any giveaways!

Go to http://www.charticon.com/p/exclusives.html now to purchase this kit!
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:27 am

I'd love to see a reveal of the head sculpt and/or figure it's based on. Still up in the air on biting.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:57 am

gothsaurus wrote:I'd love to see a reveal of the head sculpt and/or figure it's based on. Still up in the air on biting.


Absolutely, we'll be posting a picture as soon as we have the prototype finished, the head looks almost exactly like in the flyer :D
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:05 am

Any hint as to what figure it's using? If it's a classics mold, will definitely have more sway.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:11 am

It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:16 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
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:20 am

Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby gothsaurus » Mon Apr 22, 2013 9:50 am

Comparing the G1 with the Thunderwing figure, looks like a really good match. I'm wondering what a little tweaking to the side fins and shoulders can do to change the look. Would love it if the chest were more square, but all in all... it's close to perfect. Size is MUCH better for a Needlenose character than Thunderwing. He should have been a voyager.
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Mindmaster » Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:22 pm

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
Arkvander wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:


Complimentary Aftershock figure if I guessed right? :grin: :lol:
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Re: Charticon 2013 - Charlotte, NC Transformers Convention!

Postby Arkvander » Mon Apr 22, 2013 2:33 pm

Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:


Complimentary Aftershock figure if I guessed right? :grin: :lol:


Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )
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