GuyIncognito wrote:Sounds like lots of stuff to be excited about. Screw all you Negative Nancys, Debbie Downers, and Walter and Wendy Whiners!
It's...Doug and Wendy Whiner. Doug.
Anywho...onto the topic at hand...
I'm really let down by a lot of what transpired today. I mean, it wasn't a total washout, but it really kinda sucked. (This is yet another reason why I don't go out of my way to find a way to BotCon.)
On the plus side:
Masterpiece Optimus looks fantastic, and I like the packaging. It's surprising how big they made it, as far as display pieces go.
Prime IS continuing, we know Airachnid and Dreadwing are coming. (YAY!)
On the fail side:
FOC Soundwave is a glorified upsize of the WFC Deluxe mold, with a spring launcher built in. (Oooh whee! Oh joy!)
Soundwave's minions aren't nearly as awesome as I was hoping they'd be. ( =\ I is a sad panda. )
Bruticus (in game colors) retains that gold/copper colored plastic for Blast-Off and Vortex. I do worry that they could be prone to breakage, down the line. In a way, we're kinda lucky the regular release has no gold plastic. We may not have to worry about it breaking, or even have the worry in the back of our minds. (Plus, since it's an exclusive and a limited run, what incentive does Hasbro have to make sure they use the best quality materials to make it? This is clearly a cash grab for them, once they make their dough, what do they care?)
Kickback the Derpic...I mean Insecticon. Egads. That thing is fugly and a total pass for me. (The only way I'll buy him is if they slap the PRID name on his packaging, because it means he's our only Insection toy for that line.)
Plus all the news of "We're gonna try..." (no, you won't lift a damn finger, and you know it!) and no mention of Breakdown, nor a figure of him on display...*sighs*
I don't know why I do this to myself. I don't know why I allow my hopes to get up. You'd think by now I'd have learned to go in with the lowest expectations and at least try to be pleasantly surprised.
"Thank you for attending Sucktastic Fail 2012. Here's the sign up sheet for Sucktastic Fail 2.0 2013. SIGN IT!"
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.