BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed

Friday, February 8th, 2013 1:23PM CST

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BotCon has revealed the second figure in this year's convention exclusive set, Machine Wars Skywarp. The figure is reuse Transformers Revenge of Fallen Deluxe Class Dirge with a brand new head mold. Check him out in robot mode below.

BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Dirge Revealed
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Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462016)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
The warping effect is pretty cool (if limited to the wings and tail fins).
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462017)
Posted by Rated X on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
So Dirge gets repainted as Skywarp ? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462018)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
It looks cool...but I wish they wouldn't use movie-verse toys as "classics" characters.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462020)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:31pm CST
Wow that's ugly. RoTF has been out for nearly 4 years, and somehow I managed to miss this toy altogether, this is my 1st time seeing that mold. I do believe I've found a mold more repulsive than movieverse Starscream.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462025)
Posted by GuyIncognito on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
I never cared for that mold. Would have rather seen them use the ROTF Breakaway mold, which I think is an awesome jet mold.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462027)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:41pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:I never cared for that mold. Would have rather seen them use the ROTF Breakaway mold, which I think is an awesome jet mold.


But a bad looking bot mode. RotF Dirge is the better choice here IMO. Just think of him as Classics with a lot of (unnecessary) detail. :lol:

And it looks like El Duque needs more coffee, as it's Skywarp, not Dirge. ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462029)
Posted by Mkall on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CST
I've hated movie molds since the day they started. This will be one of the few Botcon figures I'll not display.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462030)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:48pm CST
I wish they had made this mold a bit taller and sorted the arm kibble out it's far far too short not to say that would have saved it but it would have helped , i like the colour and over all look it's just a shame about the molds shit bits. i still wouldnt buy it.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462032)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:50pm CST
I have HFTD Jetblade and let me say, WORST JETFORMER MOLD EVER!!!!
In robot mode that is. Vehicle mode is superb. And, I'll give Skywarp this. Nice head sculpt.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462034)
Posted by El Duque on February 8th, 2013 @ 1:52pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And it looks like El Duque needs more coffee, as it's Skywarp, not Dirge.


You have no idea, just got into NYC for Toy Fair.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462040)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CST
El Duque wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:And it looks like El Duque needs more coffee, as it's Skywarp, not Dirge.


You have no idea, just got into NYC for Toy Fair.


I'm sorry :( Hope you'll make it out there alive.

I have RotF Dirge and Gen. Sergeant Kup right here next to eachother, and Dirge is short! I don't think he's the worst jet mold out there, mind you. Makes me wonder who they'll pick for Megatron/Megaplex.

O, Thundercracker as Freebee :D
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462046)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:15pm CST
Okay that's 2 for 2 not so impressive Botcon releases so far, but there is still hope says I! :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462047)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CST
With that paint scheme he looks very G1 Jetfire-esque?
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462052)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
MightyMagnus78 wrote:With that paint scheme he looks very Jetfire-esque?


Just a bit, even the original looked like that:

Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462062)
Posted by DevconSupreme on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
:-x Complete garbarge man! None of the fan-club exclusives are ever breath taking let alone worth the price they ask. Machine Wars was a terrible line like G2 was in my opinion.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462064)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:39pm CST
could've picked a better mold, dont get me wrong ROTF dirge is a great figure but out of all the jet molds we've had over the years there are far better ones to use.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462065)
Posted by osubreeze on February 8th, 2013 @ 2:40pm CST
Wow. Very shiny.

With 2 figures out now, what I thought would happen might be. The "Machine Wars" having Movie style robots versus "Classics" style.

I'm quickly becoming less impressed with this set.

However, per the Botcon and TFCC Twitter feed, they said this one may not impress. Look for the 3 - 5 molds.

So they say.
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462084)
Posted by dedcat on February 8th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
MW Skywarp was repainted to BWII Dirge, now Movie Dirge gets made into MW Skywarp. clever.

I remember this being one of the more enjoyable movie molds play-wise, so I'm not terribly upset.

I would have liked some retooling to make it a bit less 'movie-esque.' At the very least, some normal hands.

I'm holding out hope that Thundercracker gets his own unique mold, even though the original was a Skywarp repaint.

Overall, it is a good looking toy and I really dig the head sculpt. But please, no more retooled movie as classics figures. (Especially Breakaway!)
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462085)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 8th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
Looks fine to me. It's a mold I don't have too. He might not spend his time in bot bode but I bet his jet mode is nice. I'm actually surprised at the mold choices so far. I kinda like that.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Skywarp Revealed (1462089)
Posted by Anonymous. on February 8th, 2013 @ 3:46pm CST
That is one mold that does not deserve to be in a box set

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