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Transformers News: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets

Monday, January 14th, 2013 9:07PM CST

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Great news Bot Shots fans! Thanks to the TaoBao auction site we bring you word of several new and previously unknown Transformers Bot Shots singles and sets.

Let's start with the singles, Super Bot Sunstorm, Spin Shot Ironhide, and Jump Shot Shockwave. Based on their names and the images on their cardbacks it appears Ironhide and Shockwave feature new spring loaded actions. Of special note Shockwave has elbows!

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Next we have three new sets. The first features Cliffjumper, Decepticon Brawl, and Dirt Boss. Again, Cliffjumper and Brawl appear to have a new flipping gimmick. The second set features Bumblebee, Shockwave, and Skyquake. Bumblebee and Shockwave have the jump feature and it appears Bumblebee comes with a weapon. Lastly we have the Autobot Air Force, you may know them better as the Aerialbots! A great compliment to the Stunticon set, which is currently available at retail. This set comes with Silverbolt, Quickslinger, Skydive, Autobot Firestrike, and Air Raid.

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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455110)
Posted by Dyn@mo on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:32pm CST
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.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455115)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CST
never had any interest in the bot shots with 3 different lines going on TF prime Generations Dark of the moon i have to pick and choose and i choose stuff thats not silly looking game pieces,if they were more like the pvc figurines that looked more like the actual characters then yeah but not these
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455116)
Posted by Skywarp64 on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:50pm CST
Is that a gun I see in Bumblebee's hand?

And is that articulation I see on Shockwave?

:shock:
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455118)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:52pm CST
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
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455119)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:54pm CST
Quickslinger? Autobot Firestrike? Slingshot is used for so many things I have no clue how they lost that, but what really concerns me is this: THEY LOST FIREFLIGHT???? Seriously? Well, now we know why the FoC toy is Air Raid and not Fireflight. They lost the name.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455120)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 14th, 2013 @ 9:57pm CST
lol well they got me. But I admit I've thought of unloading the lot from time to time. To me they're just something fun to keep the addiction going when pickings are slim. If I had a desk where I could keep stuff at work I'd totally display them there.

YES, G1 Ironhide and Shockwave. Been waiting for these guys. I might pick up the CJ/Brawl/Dirt Boss set too, even though I don't care much for Dirt Boss. And is that an Aerialbot set? :o Awesome, but they really need some more Decepticons. I'm still waiting for a G1 Megatron. Oh, and Sunstorm is the first clear one that actually sort of makes sense. I'll still pass though, since I don't collect him normally. Though I did get the Kreon version...
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455121)
Posted by Autobot Megatron on January 14th, 2013 @ 10:01pm CST
Elbows???????
So we now have what, 4 different types of these? (5 if you could the launcher sets separate from the normal ones.)
1. Normal- All previous and the new super bots. (Looks OK, very simple, although why do the super bots have the outdated molds? They should have elbows!)
2. I-can-fly Botshots- AKA Ironhide. (WTF? On the other hand, does his head swivel? It kinda looks like it does.)
3. Elbows!!!!- SHockwave, and maybe Bumblebee? (Elbows make them, although they appear to possibly have a slightly more complicated transformation- fine by me, though!)
4. Stubby arms - Cliff & Brawl (Improved over original, but do we really need anything but the elbow molds?)

Summary: They should all just have elbows. I am obsessed with the elbows.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455131)
Posted by RAcast on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:22pm CST
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:

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:
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455132)
Posted by Manterax Prime on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:28pm CST
kirbenvost wrote:lol well they got me. But I admit I've thought of unloading the lot from time to time. To me they're just something fun to keep the addiction going when pickings are slim. If I had a desk where I could keep stuff at work I'd totally display them there.

YES, G1 Ironhide and Shockwave. Been waiting for these guys. I might pick up the CJ/Brawl/Dirt Boss set too, even though I don't care much for Dirt Boss. And is that an Aerialbot set? :o Awesome, but they really need some more Decepticons. I'm still waiting for a G1 Megatron. Oh, and Sunstorm is the first clear one that actually sort of makes sense. I'll still pass though, since I don't collect him normally. Though I did get the Kreon version...



It would appaer Hasbro lost Aerialbots as well, seeing as they're calling it the Autobot Airforce.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455134)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 14th, 2013 @ 11:34pm CST
Not to big on these guys since they are all the same but shockwave looks pretty good & is somewhat different from the others, think ill pick him up.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455138)
Posted by ausbot on January 15th, 2013 @ 12:15am CST
Hmmm That Shockwave has peeked some interest here!
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455146)
Posted by Coptur on January 15th, 2013 @ 2:05am CST
Why is the green 'seeker' Skyquake and not Acid Storm lol
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455152)
Posted by That Bot on January 15th, 2013 @ 2:40am CST
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.

Considering that Bakugan, Beyblade, and other such simple "collect and fight" games are exceedingly popular with the kids, yes, making a Transformers version of that is indeed a great way to keep the cash flowing in. :) You don't have to like it, but it's popular with the young'uns.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455158)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 15th, 2013 @ 4:03am CST
I do see alot of kids buying and playing with these little guys. Hasbro's doing something right
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455162)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 15th, 2013 @ 5:59am CST
Wow... I actually kinda like that Dirt Boss. :shock:

Must be the 1st homage to homage the Cybertron Dirt Boss.

Also, the Superion set is pretty neat. Too bad they don't transform. They should make a Stunticon set too...

Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
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Hasbro. #-o
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455168)
Posted by HairyDawg on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:03am CST
These are perfect for my 4 year old - he loves them and has been collecting them from the start. Good way to intorduce younger fans into the toys and no need to worry about missing arms or other parts. Plus they are $3.99 or $4.99 depending on where you buy them from. Not a lot of other "name brand" toys out there selling for less than that.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455170)
Posted by Sinnertwin on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:22am CST
gavinfuzzy wrote:Also, the Superion set is pretty neat. Too bad they don't transform. They should make a Stunticon set too...


I believe they have:

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Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455172)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:50am CST
I noticed that some of them say "Crash to change", some say "Crash to flip", some say "Crash to jump" and some say "Crash to spin". Is this something new? Do some of them actually jump, flip or spin as they transform?
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455189)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 15th, 2013 @ 8:52am CST
Coptur wrote:Why is the green 'seeker' Skyquake and not Acid Storm lol


gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
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Hasbro. #-o


That's Acid Storm. But they already did release a non-transparent Skyquake as well.

GuyIncognito wrote:I noticed that some of them say "Crash to change", some say "Crash to flip", some say "Crash to jump" and some say "Crash to spin". Is this something new? Do some of them actually jump, flip or spin as they transform?


I think so, it seems the new molds/transformation schemes are engineered to pop open differently. Cool be cool if they work properly. :D
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455216)
Posted by Seibertron on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:00am CST
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.


Bot Shots are great! They're very inexpensive for what they are. Any figure that's under $4 nowadays is pretty cheap, plus if you buy them at the discount chains like Ross, TJ Maxx and Marshalls you can get the 3 packs for around $5 or $6.

My daughter is 3 and loves these ... so do all of her cousins that are 5 or under. They're simple to play with and easy for little kids to transform. They don't play the game with them, but they sure have fun bashing them into things or other Bot Shots.

Bot Shots at the retail stores in the Chicago area fly off the shelves it seems. They're a very popular item. I've sold at least 50 or more of the individual figures via Seibertron.com's eBay store from the cases that I get from BBTS that have duplicates.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455217)
Posted by Seibertron on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:06am CST
kirbenvost wrote:
Coptur wrote:Why is the green 'seeker' Skyquake and not Acid Storm lol


gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
Image
Hasbro. #-o


That's Acid Storm. But they already did release a non-transparent Skyquake as well.

GuyIncognito wrote:I noticed that some of them say "Crash to change", some say "Crash to flip", some say "Crash to jump" and some say "Crash to spin". Is this something new? Do some of them actually jump, flip or spin as they transform?


I think so, it seems the new molds/transformation schemes are engineered to pop open differently. Cool be cool if they work properly. :D


Hasbro unveiled the new Bot Shots concepts and the expansion of the line at SDCC 2012.

SDCC 2012 Coverage: Hasbro Transformers Brand panel
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/news/sdcc-2012-coverage-hasbro-transformers-brand-panel/25317/

New Bot Shots 2013 products
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  • Jump shots
  • Spin shots
  • Flip shots
  • Blitz shots (traditional bash style)
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455246)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 15th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
Huh. Somehow I glossed over that part of the news story.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455262)
Posted by That Bot on January 15th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CST
I must've skipped over that part because I don't really care about Bot Shots. Interesting.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455287)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 15th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CST
I'm really happy they aren't altering the TOY faces into these toothy monster faces they seem to be giving everyone. Keep that crap on the card, not on the toy. Yuck.

BUT, as is... I'm planning to pick all of these up. They're great little representations of the G1 bots. Hopefully it will drive interest and issue in a new wave of Generations/Classics toys for 2013. I'm still eying the lineup and remembering it's missing a few key players like Blitzwing, Skids, Trailbreaker, Gears, Hoist, Brawn, Reflector, etc. I'd also dance in the aisles for a Hasbro G1 reissue of Artfire — or a G1 Prowl repaint as Barricade. We know those molds still exist.

But I digress. These are awesome entry-level bots, and the new gimmicks sound fun. Bring on the G1 Bot Shots. Less repaints of the same character, and moar characters!!! Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Sunstreaker, Wheeljack, Hound, Smokescreen, Thrust, Dirge, Ramjet, Warpath...
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455338)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 15th, 2013 @ 7:50pm CST
RAcast wrote:
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:
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455388)
Posted by El Duque on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:22pm CST
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 Singles and Sets (1455390)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CST
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:
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455411)
Posted by ausbot on January 15th, 2013 @ 10:58pm CST
Since they are using these names, I'd love to see a Generations barricade and new less movie look lockdown.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455449)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 16th, 2013 @ 1:29am CST
kirbenvost wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
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Hasbro. #-o


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.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455453)
Posted by MrMunkeepants on January 16th, 2013 @ 2:46am CST
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-|
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455506)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 16th, 2013 @ 9:03am CST
gavinfuzzy wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Super Bot Skyquake? But he's already releas - wait.
Image
Hasbro. #-o


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.
Re: New Transformers Bot Shots Singles and Sets (1455511)
Posted by gothsaurus on January 16th, 2013 @ 9:17am CST
I've got THREE ideas for them RIGHT HERE! - Thrust, Ramjet, Dirge
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