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BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby El Duque » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:27 pm

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has updated their facebook page with an image of this year's BotCon "Invasion" Box set. The set includes:




Check out the 2012 BotCon boxed figure set... in the box!
There are still sets available and registration will be re-opening in the near future. BotCon is just about three weeks away! We'll see YOU in Dallas!


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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Iamge

Postby Dark Ops » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:46 pm

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Did they scale the deluxe Thunderwing mold up to voyager-class for this? Or did ROTF Bludgeon's mold shrink in the wash?

Or am I on crack? :???:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Iamge

Postby NatsumeRyu » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:49 pm

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I think it may be a perspective trick the way one's closer than the other, but yeah, looks weird, huh?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby AdamPrime » Wed Apr 04, 2012 2:56 pm

I've just measured the toys, and positioned them side-by-side. The Thunderwing mold is, nose to tail, EXACTLY the same size (length) as Bludgeon. Bigger, if you count the feet. He's just as wide, too, thanks to the wings.

Of course, Bludgeon is a thicker and denser, with more parts. :) Still, I was surprised.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:02 pm

They chose the right bots to put in the box... they look nice and unified in their color scheme.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby GetRightRobot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:10 pm

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So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Forgotten » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:23 pm

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GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?

Pretty sure that's the Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby LiKwid » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:24 pm

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GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?


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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby GetRightRobot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:31 pm

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Forgotten wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?

Pretty sure that's the Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.
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I was being sarcastic....
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Rodimus Prime » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:31 pm

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Well, I guess the sum looks better than its parts. They look OK together, but as individuals...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:36 pm

hoping it's the shattered color prime I saw floating around. getting a leader character in the set is always a bonus, not to mention a fun evolution out of the G1 version. >:oP

As I've mentioned before, I think this set is as much to COMPLETE the missing characters from the Shatteredverse as anything. Imagining those characters combined - Soundwave, Tracks and their pals along side megs, prime, galvatron, rodimus, jazz, goldbug, grimlock, etc. - you get a really nice lineup.

BUT for those who missed the first set, getting a nice purple prime to fill the shoes would be a nice nod. I'm sure there WILL be people who get this set, but not the first, after all. :-?

Still would love a Magnificus, Diaclone style police Sunstreaker, black Ironhide, etc.. Heh. Here's hoping for a few more Diaclone versions coming up the pike, maybe as exclusives to the club or something.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Doubledealer93 » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:43 pm

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am i the only one loosing interest in botcon sets because they are shattered glass? >:oP
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:46 pm

I'm actually excited to see them kinda wrapping it up. I'm kinda looking at it like it's own little mini toy line / toy shelf.

But agreed.... I think after 2 years as box sets, they'll need to call it quits. I know that it's really geared for people who got the first set, which kinda leaves a lot of people out.

Reminds me I need to finish reading the fiction in the club site.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:06 pm

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The nice thing about some of the SG toys is they can be repurposed as something else though. Like Tracks. There's an old-school red Tracks, isn't there? And I've repurposed Jazz & Galvatron as themselves in the Cybertron line. Even if I don't care about SG, some of the toys have been nice.

This box set looks pretty good, all together. :)
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Blurrz » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:11 pm

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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby GetRightRobot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:13 pm

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Doubledealer93 wrote:am i the only one loosing interest in botcon sets because they are shattered glass? >:oP


Nope.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:15 pm

yeah, good call on repurposing characters. You can bet Tracks is getting yanked outta there. I have a hacked together Tigertracks, Red Sunstreaker, Diaclone Magnus, Clampdown and Deep Cover who are looking lonely. :grin:

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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby UltraPrimal » Wed Apr 04, 2012 4:51 pm

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There's a lot of wasted space in that box. Which sucks for people like me who are flying out of BotCon because that means this thing is gonna take up a lot of room in my suitcase. Which also means I won't be able to buy as much stuff in the dealer room. Not like there's going to be much there I'm interested now that they've banned all 3rd party items. They could have made that box a lot more compact and more presentable at the same time.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:14 pm

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UltraPrimal wrote:There's a lot of wasted space in that box. Which sucks for people like me who are flying out of BotCon because that means this thing is gonna take up a lot of room in my suitcase. Which also means I won't be able to buy as much stuff in the dealer room. Not like there's going to be much there I'm interested now that they've banned all 3rd party items. They could have made that box a lot more compact and more presentable at the same time.


Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Blurrz » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:41 pm

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Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Apr 04, 2012 5:53 pm

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Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby DISCHARGE » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:04 pm

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kirbenvost wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.


That sucks. I don't really know anything about customs fees. How would they know to charge $30 dollars. It is more of a gift, since the item is just being mailed across the border, by it's owner.
Or is $30 a basic fee for the box size? I mean if I had family in Canada and I shipped them something, they would be responsible for a customs fee? taxes have already been paid, I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby Stormrider » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:09 pm

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Why do they all have the same shade of blue? Did FunPub get a discount on blue?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image

Postby GetRightRobot » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:14 pm

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Stormrider wrote:Why do they all have the same shade of blue? Did FunPub get a discount on blue?



That literally, made me smile. :lol:
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