New Transformers Bot Shots

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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby Ultra Markus » Tue Jan 15, 2013 8:50 pm

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Ultra Markus wrote:
Dyn@mo wrote:Is it me, or are Bot Shots just a great way for Hasbro to keep the cash flowing in whilst putting the bare-minimum effort into quality and engineering/development?
I've seen Bot Shots in stores and for what they are they're certainly not cheap. So with that in mind are they really aimed at kids, or are they just a sneaky way to keep the 30yr olds collecting.
And be honest now - none of you are actually using them as game pieces are you? Nobody actually uses the silly slamming-together functionality for entertainment.

i'm 37 and i think these things are retarded hasblo cant fool me into buying into this foolishness

Good for you, but kids LOVE these things, as evidenced by their crazy sales. And those sales bring money to the brand so they can fund the larger figures. It's worth considering that Hasbro making money with a stroke of genius like Botshots is a big deal! :grin:
i know KIDS love these things that's what makes these so popular because the KIDS like them but Dyn@mo was implying that all 30yrs old collectors like them and i am saying thats not true. there great for kids but a little silly for my taste

Also, these are clearly all new (and often improved) molds! ELBOWS, MAN! ELBOWS! I'm not a Bot Shot guy, but I might pick up Shocky just to have some adorable evil.

Skywarp64 wrote:Is that a gun I see in Bumblebee's hand?

And is that articulation I see on Shockwave?

:shock:

INDEED! :D

Also, why is there a Shockwave cosplaying as Optimus Prime? :lol:
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby El Duque » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:22 pm

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Quick update to last night's new Transformers Bot Shots news, we also have in-package images of the new Bumblebee single and the Decepticon Fire Assault Team. The Decepticon set features Megatron, Shockwave, Starscream, Barricade, and Lockdown in fiery deco. A great answer to icy themed Autobot Polar Assault Team. Check out the images mirrored below from the auction site TaoBao.

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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby kirbenvost » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:28 pm

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Another Bumblebee, easy pass. I was hoping the Decepticon set was Combaticons due to the recent Aerialbot review, but it's not, so...another pass! :lol:
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby ausbot » Tue Jan 15, 2013 11:58 pm

Motto: "Don't want none, don't start none!"
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Since they are using these names, I'd love to see a Generations barricade and new less movie look lockdown.
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby gavinfuzzy » Wed Jan 16, 2013 2:29 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
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That's Acid Storm. But they already did release a non-transparent Skyquake as well.




I knew. I mean... why release 2 clear green plane bot shots? They must be running out of ideas.
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby MrMunkeepants » Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:46 am

as a Lockdown fan, I might have sprung for it if it featured a yellow version of him with black accents... but not another black one with a little yellow & red 8-|
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby kirbenvost » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:03 am

Motto: "Deal with it."
Weapon: Sniper Rifle
gavinfuzzy wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
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That's Acid Storm. But they already did release a non-transparent Skyquake as well.




I knew. I mean... why release 2 clear green plane bot shots? They must be running out of ideas.


Oh, I actually quoted your post in response to someone else asking why they didn't call Skyquake Acid Storm. ;) But yeah, it does seem like they are running out of ideas a little since they only have 1 Decepticon plane mold and they just keep releasing different colored versions of the same characters.
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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots

Postby gothsaurus » Wed Jan 16, 2013 10:17 am

I've got THREE ideas for them RIGHT HERE! - Thrust, Ramjet, Dirge
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