BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode)

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode)

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 5:47PM CST

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The Official BotCon facebook page just posted an up close and personal image of the recently revealed BotCon 2012 "Invasion" Boxset exclusive Gigatron (Overlord). Take a look below, they've promised to post more images of this guy to the Official BotCon 2012 website soon.

Update: Images from the BotCon homepage added and mirrored below.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327666)
Posted by Mkall on December 27th, 2011 @ 6:03pm CST
Whatever thoughts I may have on the overall figure, I gotta admit that's a nice head.

Looks like it's the handpainted model though.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327667)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on December 27th, 2011 @ 6:04pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Hoitytoity wrote:I'm... genuinely surprised. I never thought they'd use a movie mold; wasn't there supposed to be some copyright issues with that?


Any non-licensed vehicle mode is fair game.


Just to add to this,also any movie verse toy that didn;t appear in the movie "might" be fair game & can be used as a botcon convention/club toy.


Ah, that makes more sense. Thanks :3
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327670)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 27th, 2011 @ 6:21pm CST
Whoa!! That is ridiculous! What a crappy halfassed effort on Hasbro's part.

Seriously.....it's garbage. I can't ever suspend disbelief enough to ever think that this is or ever could be Overlord/Gigatron.

Like others have said. Looks like i'll have to hope for a third party to make a proper Gigatron.

Lord knows Hasbro can't figure it out. Lazy bastards.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327673)
Posted by dedcat on December 27th, 2011 @ 6:41pm CST
Not in love with this, but I hope it sparks enough interest in the character for a 3rd party take, or (god's willing) an encore version. Overlord is right around #2 on my list of TF's I really, really want re-released.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327681)
Posted by ShardFenix on December 27th, 2011 @ 7:02pm CST
Well I never did like the Bludgeon mold anyways, so that makes this easy to pass. The Ultra Magnus repaint of G2 Prime could be sweet especially if make toys redid the trailer. But unless I see something fantastic Im skipping. Horrible first figure by the way.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327691)
Posted by bvzxa on December 27th, 2011 @ 7:45pm CST
While the homage is ok using the Bludgeon/BanzaiTron mold, this is really just Giga. Why they put "tron" at the end to confuse people I don't know because Giga"tron" was Megatron's name in CarRobots/RID.

There is no "tron" anywhere, it's just Giga (tank), Mega (jet), merge into Overlord. I like it and I don't like it. This is as bad as making Galvatron from Evac/Blades. For once make a real toy with limited numbers. I have a feeling the door prize will be Mega "not tron" maybe?.

Wow they released pics this early which means the Botcon staff has been lurking amid speculation.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327692)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 27th, 2011 @ 7:55pm CST
El Duque wrote:Wonder how Hasbro's all new original mold for 2013 Overlord will look compared to this? (sarcasm)


I hear you on that. We should be getting word on our new classics 2012 Stunticons while we're at Botcon too!

Now that I see the face up close I don't like it. It has that traditional Botcon eyes look I'm not really fond of. The tank mode however it perfect.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327693)
Posted by bvzxa on December 27th, 2011 @ 7:58pm CST
Down_Shift wrote:
El Duque wrote:Wonder how Hasbro's all new original mold for 2013 Overlord will look compared to this? (sarcasm)


I hear you on that. We should be getting word on our new classics 2012 Stunticons while we're at Botcon too!

Now that I see the face up close I don't like it. It has that traditional Botcon eyes look I'm not really fond of. The tank mode however it perfect.


Yeah I see what you mean with the eyes. They could have gave him a little more neck coz his head just looks like he's all head and shoulders.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327694)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 27th, 2011 @ 8:00pm CST
bvzxa wrote:While the homage is ok using the Bludgeon/BanzaiTron mold, this is really just Giga. Why they put "tron" at the end to confuse people I don't know because Giga"tron" was Megatron's name in CarRobots/RID.

There is no "tron" anywhere, it's just Giga (tank), Mega (jet), merge into Overlord. I like it and I don't like it. This is as bad as making Galvatron from Evac/Blades. For once make a real toy with limited numbers. I have a feeling the door prize will be Mega "not tron" maybe?.

Wow they released pics this early which means the Botcon staff has been lurking amid speculation.


Fun Fact:

Takara "Super Collection Figure" Overlord = Hasbro "Heros Of Cybertron" Gigatron.

They're the same dude.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327695)
Posted by Down_Shift on December 27th, 2011 @ 8:01pm CST
bvzxa wrote:
Down_Shift wrote:
El Duque wrote:Wonder how Hasbro's all new original mold for 2013 Overlord will look compared to this? (sarcasm)


I hear you on that. We should be getting word on our new classics 2012 Stunticons while we're at Botcon too!

Now that I see the face up close I don't like it. It has that traditional Botcon eyes look I'm not really fond of. The tank mode however it perfect.


Yeah I see what you mean with the eyes. They could have gave him a little more neck coz his head just looks like he's all head and shoulders.


I think it was Botcon Scourge that had it bad too. Made me really back away from it. Nightbeat too I think.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327702)
Posted by Burn on December 27th, 2011 @ 8:23pm CST
Starscream and Grimlock made him look good.

But the new pics ... at first I wasn't impressed with the head. Then I saw the head with the rest of the body and got less impressed, then I saw the alt mode.

Yeah ... so glad I stopped caring about BotCon figures the first year FunPub took over.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327714)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 27th, 2011 @ 9:27pm CST
Sexy-colored tank, but I'm not fond of his head mold. But if I had the chance, I'd nab him anyway. :grin:
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327715)
Posted by dinogeist on December 27th, 2011 @ 9:30pm CST
Burn wrote:Starscream and Grimlock made him look good.

But the new pics ... at first I wasn't impressed with the head. Then I saw the head with the rest of the body and got less impressed, then I saw the alt mode.

Yeah ... so glad I stopped caring about BotCon figures the first year FunPub took over.


I second this...

I for the most part don't care for thus don't buy any botcon convention/club toys.

To me their just glorified repaints of molds I already have.

The only two botcon toys I thought looked decent thus bought was Cyclonus using the beastmachines ultra sized jetstorm toy mold. Deathauras using the Rid megatron 6 changer toy mold.

BTW,I just got off work,I saw the bot pics of botcon 2011 Gigatron earlier today. I didn't realize they released tank mode pics today. I guess i'll check out the tank mode pics of gigatron in a few minutes.

Lastly,why I love the HFTD Bludgeon toy mold. and I love the masterforce overlord character & 1988 toy. I think using the hftd bludgeon mold for 1988 overlord/gigatron was a awful choice. IMHO,Animated blitzwing would have been the better mold to use for overlord/gigatron. as animated blitzwing has a jet & tank mode. I also think energon voyager jetfire & voyager cliffjumper would have made decent overlord toys. all that needed to be done to energon cliffjumper is swap out the top alt mode pieces for tank turrent pieces.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327717)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on December 27th, 2011 @ 9:42pm CST
Dr. Heavy B wrote:IMLTHO the samari theme of bludgeon dosn't fit overlord well.

besides, didn't they say "NO" to movie-verse figures?


It's Neo-G1, cause bludgeon never appeared in the "main" movie toyline... He came out in the NEST subline. He never made it to the movie either... so i guess he's an exception.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327718)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on December 27th, 2011 @ 9:46pm CST
Mkall wrote:It's a nice figure, but IMO it's not the Overlord I was hoping for. Sadly I guess I'll have to wait for an eventual 3rd party to make a proper one.

HOWEVER! I'm surprised it hasn't been thought of yet; has anyone considered that a plane homaging Overlord's plane half might be one of the attendee-only figures?


Oh if that is, im completely not buying the boxset. I cannot attend the con and im not going for the Iacon pack just to realise they ripped me off Overlord's other half.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327719)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 27th, 2011 @ 9:49pm CST
monstergrotusque wrote:Whoa!! That is ridiculous! What a crappy halfassed effort on Hasbro's part.


Not really fair to blame Hasbro for this, they had nothing to do with it. Hasbro made the mold for Bludgeon which worked like a charm. This is all pretty much Fun Pub.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327723)
Posted by MGrotusque on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:12pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:
monstergrotusque wrote:Whoa!! That is ridiculous! What a crappy halfassed effort on Hasbro's part.


Not really fair to blame Hasbro for this, they had nothing to do with it. Hasbro made the mold for Bludgeon which worked like a charm. This is all pretty much Fun Pub.


Fair enough. I stand corrected.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327727)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:30pm CST
Maybe it's because Overlord hasn't been a part of my life for very long, but I don't really see what else could have been done, really... That being said, I like it... Mostly because it validates putting my Banzaitron and Bludgeon in with my Classics characters. I still won't be getting it because then I would need to locate Games Of Decepticon and G2 Redux to complete my collection. Is way too pricey.
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327729)
Posted by Noideaforaname on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:35pm CST
Chaoslock wrote:That's no homage, that's blasphemy.
Overlord was a:
- baseformer
- triplechanger (quintiple if we count the separate vehicle modes as two and the united vehicle mode as another)
- double powermaster
- duocon
- bada$$

now, that mold is not even close.


Is there any mold that would make a decent homage?
Re: BotCon 2012 Exclusive Gigatron Head Shot (Update: More Images Added Including Alt Mode) (1327732)
Posted by synthetik on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:52pm CST
That's abysmal. I know tank alts are fairly rare these days but they shouldn't have gone with this one. It doesn't make any sense. The least they could have done was retool the weapons and remold the armor pieces or just pick someone else.

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