Delicon wrote:The fact that these figures are being made for collectors at all is something that a large portion of the fandom takes for granted and doesn't seem even close to appreciating.
That might be because a large portion of the fandom will never be able to get it, so what is there to appreciate?
And really, this would have
to sell better at retail than that fugly Leo Prime. Least they could have done with him was paint him in white and gold, but blue and red? Blech.
I really believe Botcon exclusives should be reserved for novel characters, either characters created for Botcon (e.g. Landshark), or iterations of characters that would be more or less impossible to mass market (e.g. Shattered Glass). Limiting the availability of major characters like Scourge and Thundercracker to the wealthy and the irresponsible is just... grrr.