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mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:02 am

@BotCon tweeted this yesterday, immediately following the reveal of Ferak:

https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/443390204586389504

For everyone who wants that character EVERYONE knows of and really needs an update, don't worry, he is on his way...


Anyone know what they're talking about?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:48 am

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Character everyone knows and needs an update? Defcon maybe?
I mean loads of people know him and he hasn't received an update yet, well he hasn't even received a toy yet.
Failing that, maybe Soundwave?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby GuyIncognito » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:04 am

I don't know... would you consider Devcon to be a character that "EVERYONE knows of"? Isn't he a more obscure character?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby xyl360 » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:52 am

Tacotron, it must be Tacotron.

Nah, it's probably one of the Dinobots or something.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Dead Metal » Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:53 am

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He is super obscure, but BotCon and TFCC have tried to bring him into plastic a few times, on top of that every time his name falls people seem to wet their pants.

The whole tweet just screams of something that's going to be over-hyped, and Defcon is super over-hyped.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Valandar » Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:12 pm

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Or maybe Reflector.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Burn » Wed Mar 12, 2014 9:48 pm

Clearly it's Stalker. Finally he's getting the attention he deserves.

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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Sabrblade » Wed Mar 12, 2014 10:06 pm

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Devcon doesn't need and update. He needs a toy. ;)
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby craggy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:59 am

I hope it's not Stampede. He needs to be a main line figure. :sad:
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:49 am

I said it before and I'll see it again.

It should be Reflector.

Made from RTS Perceptor.

In a three pack.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:14 am

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craggy wrote:I hope it's not Stampede. He needs to be a main line figure. :sad:
He hasn't had a toy. One can't have an upgrade without first having a toy.

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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:17 am

I'm with Sabrblade. The wording of the tweet suggests:

(A) It's a character that already has a figure (that needs to be "UPDATED"), not a character that's never had a figure.

(B) It's a well-known and popular character that EVERYONE know. Not some lesser-known character that is well-known among hardcore fans and collectors, but a character that is well-known among ALL Transformer fans.

That would rule out Stampede and Devcon. I think Soundwave is a better bet, or at least on the right track.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:18 am

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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:12 pm

I don't think it's Soundwave or Wheelie. They have had updates. While it's debatable how good any of those updates are, the wording of the tweet makes me think of someone who is really due for a new toy like someone who only has had one at all.

Maybe Broadside? Is he that well known?

Scorpinok? Fort Max?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Rodimus Prime » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:30 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:Scorpinok? Fort Max?


ScorpOnok. :P And I doubt it's either of them, they're too big. Does having a new figure because the character appears in a newer continuity qualify as an update?

My next guess would be Unicron himself, but he's also too big. Is Alpha Trion known by EVERYONE? And he did have a BotCon figure already, anyway.

Did they say that all 5 of them will be deluxe sized? Cannonball and Ferak are, so can we say there's a voyager sized figure on the way? 1 of the Knights, maybe?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:48 pm

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Postby Midnight_Fox » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:51 pm

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RiddlerJ wrote:Scorpinok? Fort Max?


ScorpOnok. :P And I doubt it's either of them, they're too big. Does having a new figure because the character appears in a newer continuity qualify as an update?

My next guess would be Unicron himself, but he's also too big. Is Alpha Trion known by EVERYONE? And he did have a BotCon figure already, anyway.

Did they say that all 5 of them will be deluxe sized? Cannonball and Ferak are, so can we say there's a voyager sized figure on the way? 1 of the Knights, maybe?


The tweet is too vague, even for something that's intentionally vague. When they say update, do they mean at all, only in G1-esque lines, what? Plus, when they say everyone, how literal are they being? Does that include non-fans? What about people who are casual fans or simply fans of a single series?

Scorponok has had an update(Energon), just not a G1 update.

Also, Unicron has a had several updates(Armada, Transformers 2010, Generations, Prime to name a few).
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:53 pm

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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:56 pm

mooncake623 wrote:Cloud Rodimus!


This is from @BotCon, so I doubt they're talking about an e-Hobby exclusive. Most likely it's a BotCon exclusive.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Siger » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:30 pm

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Hopefully Megatron? Haven't had a decent one in a long time. Yes, the legends version was pretty good but we need at least a good voyager. No movie Mega-piece-of-messy-crap!
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:36 pm

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Siger wrote:Hopefully Megatron? Haven't had a decent one in a long time. Yes, the legends version was pretty good but we need at least a good voyager. No movie Mega-piece-of-messy-crap!
I would be royally disappointed if it just turned out to be someone as mainstream and regular as Megatron.

Logically, this character would make sense to be one of the knights, since all the pirates will likely me Squadron X characters, that would leave the knights to have this more known character within its ranks.
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby craggy » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:36 pm

Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:I hope it's not Stampede. He needs to be a main line figure. :sad:
He hasn't had a toy. One can't have an upgrade without first having a toy.

And I doubt "EVERYONE" knows of him.

I think you missed the intended tone of my post.


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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:39 pm

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craggy wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
craggy wrote:I hope it's not Stampede. He needs to be a main line figure. :sad:
He hasn't had a toy. One can't have an upgrade without first having a toy.

And I doubt "EVERYONE" knows of him.

I think you missed the intended tone of my post.


Again.
Said point being what? That Stampede needs to be a mass release figure? What does that even have to do with the topic at hand?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Mar 13, 2014 2:48 pm

craggy wrote:I think you missed the intended tone of my post.

Again.


Can you blame him? I missed it, too. What WAS the intended tone of your post?
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Re: mysterious BotCon tweet about "that character EVERYONE knows of"

Postby Siger » Thu Mar 13, 2014 3:05 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
Siger wrote:Hopefully Megatron? Haven't had a decent one in a long time. Yes, the legends version was pretty good but we need at least a good voyager. No movie Mega-piece-of-messy-crap!
I would be royally disappointed if it just turned out to be someone as mainstream and regular as Megatron.

Logically, this character would make sense to be one of the knights, since all the pirates will likely me Squadron X characters, that would leave the knights to have this more known character within its ranks.


Well I don't even know one of the knights so that "Everyone knows him" part would be kinda misleading. What's wrong with another Megs? They are releasing 10 Optimuses a year and no one complains.
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