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BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Transformers News: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives

Friday, June 3rd, 2011 9:44PM CDT

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Our on going BotCon 2011 coverage continues with a look at Retail Exclusives for Dark of the Moon as well as new looks at Hasbro's Masterpiece Rodimus Prime. Of note is one of the first images of the back of Rodimus's box as well as new looks at Target-Exclusive Ratchet and Starscream.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233481)
Posted by Amelie on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:46pm CDT
The dark grey on Rodimus still looks crap. Also - for toy accuracy, shouldn't his hands be orange? :P
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233487)
Posted by Blurrz on June 3rd, 2011 @ 9:54pm CDT
Well... that's a rather interesting targetmaster. Wonder if it's worthy to be part of my mini-con collection.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233494)
Posted by Megazarak on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:01pm CDT
I think Rodimus and his new colours looks great, especially out of his box. Offshoot also looks like a fun bonus. He's also only $49.99, which is $10 off of what Grimlock was (so probably $59.99 in Canada). Can't wait to pick him up.
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Posted by freaky777 on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:23pm CDT
Is that Voyager Ratchet a new mold? Looks a lot like previous voyagers..
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233511)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 3rd, 2011 @ 10:29pm CDT
Must have Hot Rod! Thank god the price is lower than grimlock was, 50 bucks i can live with and will gladly spend on such an awesome figure.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233542)
Posted by ShardFenix on June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:37pm CDT
$50 dollars for Hot Rod? FUCK YEAH!
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233543)
Posted by Naked Magnus on June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:38pm CDT
I hate to be the buzz kill here, but have we seen any evidence that the head gimmick on the Takara version is on this version as well? Does this Hasbro version allow you to switch the face between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime? Does it have the flip-down visor?

It would be a shame if it did not include the Hot Rod face, as you would have a Rodimus bot that turns into the Hot Rod alt mode.

Looks like the red color is close to the Takara version. I will buy him and make him my Rodimus and use my Takara one for Hot Rod. I think the red color is close enough to where this will match the Takara trailer.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233544)
Posted by Megazarak on June 3rd, 2011 @ 11:40pm CDT
Naked Magnus wrote:I hate to be the buzz kill here, but have we seen any evidence that the head gimmick on the Takara version is on this version as well? Does this Hasbro version allow you to switch the face between Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime? Does it have the flip-down visor?

It would be a shame if it did not include the Hot Rod face, as you would have a Rodimus bot that turns into the Hot Rod alt mode.

Looks like the red color is close to the Takara version. I will buy him and make him my Rodimus and use my Takara one for Hot Rod. I think the red color is close enough to where this will match the Takara trailer.


If you take a look at the back of his box, it says "Rodimus converts to Rodimus Prime", so odds are looking good that he still has his alternate head gimmick otherwise that little quote wouldn't make much sense. The visor also seems likely, since why remove something so small when it's already there, especially if the alternate head will be there as well.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233568)
Posted by Me Grimlock King on June 4th, 2011 @ 12:30am CDT
Now while the ARP of $49.99 for Masterpiece Rodimus Primne sounds good WE all need to think back to this time last year when Masterpiece Grimlock was listed at ARP of $59.99 then when spotted in store it was what $69.99 so I expect (if I am wrong then I am wrong no biggie) it will be the same here and it will really be $59.99
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233576)
Posted by steve2275 on June 4th, 2011 @ 12:51am CDT
rodimus looks better than those shitty dotm toys
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233610)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on June 4th, 2011 @ 2:28am CDT
steve2275 wrote:rodimus looks better than those shitty dotm toys


Gotta disagree with you there "champ" :D.There's Voyager Megatron and Shockwave,Leader Sentinel and HA Roadbuster xP.But oh well that's just my opinion ^^.

On topic...But damn for 50 dollars even I want it ! Though...Imma just focus on DOTM >.<..
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233627)
Posted by DevastaTTor on June 4th, 2011 @ 3:32am CDT
50-60 bucks for MP Rodimus with Targetmaster; I'm up for that.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233672)
Posted by User897 on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:46am CDT
Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233678)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:04am CDT
User897 wrote:Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!


You're seeing it right. That means they had to have modified the chest cavity.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233687)
Posted by chrisc4 on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:43am CDT
50 bucks! thank you hasbro! hot rod shall be my first masterpiece figure. :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233724)
Posted by dragons on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:12am CDT
no way im going to buy another mp rodimus looks good but enough for another buy for me wonderful job by hasbro with rodimus :APPLAUSE: ill pass on him
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233756)
Posted by Motorthing on June 4th, 2011 @ 10:46am CDT
Hot Rod - cool, I'm buying two at that price.

Now just get those useless asses at Hasbro UK to sling it in a TRU near me and I'll be happy - for at least 14 minutes.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233793)
Posted by prowl123 on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:52am CDT
YES!!!!!

$50 for Rodimus Prime! He's now on my list (unless he's really crappy still).
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233803)
Posted by Mykltron on June 4th, 2011 @ 12:18pm CDT
I don't like the grey plastic or red hips but I like the rest. Damn that targetmaster looks cool. I'm not buying this as well as the Tak version.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1233804)
Posted by Naked Magnus on June 4th, 2011 @ 12:20pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
User897 wrote:Is the Matrix that Hotrod is holding the same size as the Takara? It looks to be the same size as the one that comes with Optimus. The box states that the Matrix fits inside, so if it is indeed the larger one, did Hasbro modify the chamber inside?

Or maybe I'm just not seeing it right?

I could swear that Matrix looks bigger, and it also fits in Hotrod's hands!


You're seeing it right. That means they had to have modified the chest cavity.

Or this new and bigger matrix will not fit into the chest cavity. I just took a glance at my Takara version and they would have needed to do a massive redesign of the chest in order to make room for this bigger matrix. I am not sure it is possible to fit it into the chest even with a redesign. We will see, but I recommend not getting your hopes up.
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Posted by ShardFenix on June 4th, 2011 @ 1:35pm CDT
personally im thinking he just comes with two martices? lol i mean they are making up for the trailer with the prime matrix and the target master in my mind
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Posted by SnapTrap on June 4th, 2011 @ 3:20pm CDT
To anybody at Botcon, is the wing molded from yellow plastic or is it painted yellow?
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Posted by Optimus1138 on June 4th, 2011 @ 5:39pm CDT
That Optimus does look kind of cool. I won't be getting it because it's out of scale with mainline figures, but at least it would be great for displaying it fighting Voyager Blackout, Voyager DOTM Megatron, Voyager The Fallen, or Deluxe Bonecrusher. He'd also probably look good with Supreme Devastator.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234014)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 4th, 2011 @ 6:53pm CDT
Here is an ongoing look at our Retail Exclusives Gallery. For those of you who wanted a version of the Takara 2010 Unicron to hit the U.S., you finally got your wish as an Amazon exclusive.

There are pictures of the Target exclusive deluxe Jazz, Spacecase, Arcee, and Bumblebee, Target exclusive HA Leadfoot w/ Steeljaw, Walmart Sideswipe, Bumblebee, and HA Sideswipe exclusive (retail outlet unknown), 25th anniversary Unicron (celebrating 25th anniversary of animated movie) in cartoon accurate colors, more Cyberverse retail exclusives, and SDCC Ultimate Optimus Prime packaged in vehicle mode. The Transformers Prime SDCC exclusive can be found in the Transformers Prime Gallery Update.

Get to the retail exclusive updates by clicking the pictures below.

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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234020)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:04pm CDT
Wow! For all the stuff that Hasbro put out for this movie the only thing remotely fascinating was a thrice re-painted 4 year old figure. That's just sad. :-(
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234021)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:04pm CDT
Whoever wanted to see Hasbro's version of Takara's Unicron with green eyes, you got your wish. ;) 8-}
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234028)
Posted by Blurrz on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:10pm CDT
Sigh. Another version of Bug/Dead End to collect
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Posted by all_the_primes on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:10pm CDT
wow, Hasbro really must love target. look at all those "only At Target" stickers. As for me, I can walk
to my nearest Target that's only about a mile away. :D
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234035)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:15pm CDT
A lot of the Cyberverse repaints look lovely. Any word on which stores got which? Particularly the green Powerglide and Eradicon-esque Crowbar.

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This made me think of the Mach Five, even though it doesn't resemble it that much.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234042)
Posted by WarGraver on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:22pm CDT
As I don't yet have a Unicron figure, I'm psyched for this one. Just need to figure out how many Fansproject toys I have to pass on to be able to afford it...
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234052)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:31pm CDT
does anyoen know the price of that unicron?? I WILL GET HIM AND THAT A PROMISE!!!! along ith space case and that target exclusive leadfoot =P~
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234054)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:33pm CDT
I must know how I can get Unicron in Canada. They don't ship toys outside the US, do they?
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234055)
Posted by Twitchythe3rd on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:35pm CDT
Leadfoot will be mine.
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Posted by griftimus prime on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:37pm CDT
spacecase is ugly as hell
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Posted by ShardFenix on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:38pm CDT
yeah the sideswipe repaint makes me think of Cybertron Override
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:43pm CDT
Hasbro's Unicron doesn't look too bad at all. If anything, I'd say it's just as good as Takara's, only in a different way. Nice one Hasbro.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234073)
Posted by Captziltoid on June 4th, 2011 @ 7:52pm CDT
i just wanna know what that ultimate optimus prime is. it looks like transformers prime version but painted like the movie prime but i cant really tell from the pics.
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Posted by Dai_Ceefax on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:13pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Image
This made me think of the Mach Five, even though it doesn't resemble it that much.


DOTM Drift?
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234097)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:17pm CDT
i will have that unicron :D
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234100)
Posted by User897 on June 4th, 2011 @ 8:20pm CDT
The blue and green bits on HA Sideswipe look absolute pants. Blegh. I wonder if someone can find out what color the LED is in Unicron's head? I can't stand Takara's red one behind the correct color eyes. I hope Hasbro got it right and put a green or clear one in. Can someone on the staff here find out?
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234131)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:44pm CDT
I like that it might be possible to get the new Unicron repaint. Although Amazon US might be just as difficult and expensive to obtain as the Takara one this side of the pond.
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Posted by SlipÔľ║Stream on June 4th, 2011 @ 9:57pm CDT
I need that Unicron, already own the old Armada one but this one looks awesome considering the $59.99 ARP price.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234163)
Posted by rpetras on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:00pm CDT
Unicron is different enough that I'm still happier with the Takara release, so I won't need to re-buy, and I don't feel gypped for having bought the import.

Thanks Hasbro for doing those fans a solid :)

SpaceCase is not working for me too much. I was just telling Razorclaw0000 how much I dig that mold too.
I'll end up getting him, but I was hoping for something ... else ... better ... I dunno.

And what is up with the superfluous Cannon BB and Arcee repaints? Does the fact that these 2 molds were originally peg warmers mean nothing? Just seems like an odd choice to me.

Most of these retail exclusives are leaving me with a big question mark.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234171)
Posted by Cliff Jumper on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:30pm CDT
So are they're going to be 2 HA Leadfoots? One with the Target logo and one with?
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234178)
Posted by ShardFenix on June 4th, 2011 @ 11:57pm CDT
Cliff Jumper wrote:So are they're going to be 2 HA Leadfoots? One with the Target logo and one with?


Yes i believe so. The target logo will obviously be only sold at target. Thats my understanding though
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234182)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 5th, 2011 @ 12:10am CDT
The one without a Target logo could just be a factory error, especially since the human partner had the logo.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234227)
Posted by User897 on June 5th, 2011 @ 1:14am CDT
Wow, there's a couple dealers selling the Matchbox Robotech SDF-1! Somebody grab it and I'll pay ya back, lol!
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234236)
Posted by Screamfleet on June 5th, 2011 @ 1:30am CDT
Ah, a unicron in decent colors and a decent price, finally.
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234254)
Posted by metaphorge on June 5th, 2011 @ 2:03am CDT
SO glad I didn't spring for two of the Takara 2010 Unicron; this repaint is a thing of beauty and is reasonably priced to boot.

It's a good time to be a devoted worshiper of the Chaos Bringer!
Re: BotCon 2011 Coverage - Retail Exclusives (1234255)
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 5th, 2011 @ 2:06am CDT
Dang I want that Unicron.

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