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BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed!

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed!

Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 10:06AM CST

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Starscream, or Grimlock rather, has revealed the first figure in the exclusive 2012 BotCon "Invasion" boxset! Check out the video embedded below to get your first look at Gigatron, who is a repaint of ROTF Voyager Bludgeon with brand new head sculpt. A mold chosen to reference Overlord's Gigatank component.






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Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327518)
Posted by Mach on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:09am CST
BotCon has just revealed the first exclusive toy figure for BotCon 2012 - Gigatron.
BotCon managed to invite the Decepticons Air Commander Starcsream and Dinobots Leader Grimlock for the reveal.

Gigatron is a repaint of the Transformers NEST Bludgeon.

Check out the video clip below:



Stay tuned to Seibertron, for all your updates on BotCon 2012.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327520)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:11am CST
Ok, color me surprised.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327521)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:11am CST
Just realised Gigatron is actually the American name for Overlord.

So this IS our classics Overlord. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327523)
Posted by Rated X on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:16am CST
A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327524)
Posted by Trikeboy on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:17am CST
OMG!!! I love ROTF Bludgeon, he is my Classics Bludgeon now I have the replacement head. Can't wait for more reveals.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327525)
Posted by bionic_radical on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:18am CST
I guess this brings light to the non licensed movie figure debate. I dig, just hope the swords aren't bendy plastic.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327528)
Posted by triKlops on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:22am CST
new paint scheme looks cool
i wonder if HR will do a special upgrade kit for this
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327529)
Posted by WolfDawg on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:23am CST
I'm not digging this at all. The head just doesn't fit the body. Aside from Soundwave, this was the only figure I was interested in. Guess I'll save some money this year.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327533)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:27am CST
Rated X wrote:A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???

No, well kinda. He was a plane and a tank that combined into one large bot that could also turn into a base.
I'm liking this, I hope HR will make a set for this, with Powermasters and replacements for the bendy swords.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327535)
Posted by Trikeboy on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:28am CST
Just noticed the new head. Also, Gigatron/Overlord has a plane and tank mode, but there is nothing with that so they had to choose one fig.

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they got the toy colors spot on in my opinion.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327541)
Posted by Forgotten on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:43am CST
OK, I love it, I need it, I don't want to go to Botcon. Anybody planning on selling theirs? I'll pay for it before you go. :grin:
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327543)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:50am CST
I think a black Mini-Con drone would have topped this off. Not bad though.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327546)
Posted by griftimus prime on December 27th, 2011 @ 10:55am CST
at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327552)
Posted by El Duque on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:09am CST
griftimus prime wrote:at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.


You should change your name to "pessimist prime" :P
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327554)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:18am CST
So..... what the hell kinda laptop do you think Starscream uses? Looks like an Apple with a custom backing. Seems like the kind of laptop he'd use. Though why he'd use an Apple product and not something Cybertronian... or Dell, is beyond me.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327555)
Posted by Heavy B on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:18am CST
IMLTHO the samari theme of bludgeon dosn't fit overlord well.

besides, didn't they say "NO" to movie-verse figures?
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327557)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:20am CST
Talk about unexpected, never would have thought of Bludgeon as Overlord, kinda weird I mean, that Bludgeon doesn't really work as anyone else in my eyes, especially not someone with a design so unique like Overlord, At least you'd get a cool rendition of the Giga Tank.

El Duque wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:at least it does not have a skull for a head. bludgeon is a stupid concept.


You should change your name to "pessimist prime" :P


I agree. :P
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327559)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:21am CST
So... This year's BotCon is Classics vs. Shattered Glass... Correct? Over lord is not a Shattered Class figure, right? So, does this mean that the Bludgeon/Banzaitron mold can be considered Classics mold, right? (FYI, I put Lockdown and Axor in my Classics collection after the appearance in the Drift comic.)
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327563)
Posted by Anonymous on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:26am CST
:lol: =; >:oP
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327564)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on December 27th, 2011 @ 11:28am CST
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Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327576)
Posted by Chaoslock on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:01pm CST
Wow... that's a piece of slag. Even Universe Superion would have made a better Overlord.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327577)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:02pm CST
This is absolute horsesh*t!! A total disgrace to the G1 giant in every possible sense and one of my grails. The fact that they chose one of the crappiest molds to one of the crappiest films ever spewed by Hollywood still proves that HasTak still has great morons at their marketing tables. WTF seriously?? This disgrace sits along side Classics Galvatron. Christ what the f*ck is next?! :BOOM: :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327580)
Posted by datguy86 on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:10pm CST
Love the color scheme and the head. But considering the head for LSotW had a Greco-Roman inspiration and this head seems to follow suit; it feels odd atop a very samurai body. It isn't very... in-character?

Having said that, this is still a solid figure. If they could swap out the katana and wakizashi with a more western sword and dagger, it would look a lot better.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327581)
Posted by Lapse Of Reason on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:11pm CST
I love the mold for Bludgeon, but not for Gigatron. I can totally pass on this.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327585)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:16pm 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?


Except the Bludgeon mold only appeared in the comics, and more importantly is not a licensed vehicle. The likes of Mindwipe and Lockdown, who were re-released in a main line (meaning non-movie which the 2010 line was generally speaking), are fair game.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327588)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:17pm CST
Not bad, I'd prefer a less movie oriented toy, but I think they pulled it off

Now I'm wondering if ROTF Jetfire is a candidate for the second unit (I know it was female, but look at Galaxy Force/Cybertron Override)

Still, even though my parents gave me permission to go down to Texas I decided to not, as I've none of the other SG toys
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327589)
Posted by --B-- on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:21pm CST
Hmmm, not bad, but not my cup of tea. I don't like it as Overlord, but it is a nice figure and a decent homage.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327590)
Posted by Super Megatron on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:21pm CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Image


Wait till you see RID Optimus Prime.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327591)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:22pm CST
godzillabot wrote:Now I'm wondering if ROTF Jetfire is a candidate for the second unit (I know it was female, but look at Galaxy Force/Cybertron Override)


Too big, licensed vehicle and we're only getting the tank for Gigatron. It's 6 figures, not 7 ;)
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327592)
Posted by El Duque on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:22pm CST
Wonder how Hasbro's all new original mold for 2013 Overlord will look compared to this? (sarcasm)
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327594)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:32pm CST
Rated X wrote:A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???

What are you saying? Gigatron was supposed to be a plane? Or Bludgeon was supposed to be released as a blue and white plane?
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327597)
Posted by F Prime on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:37pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:A blue and white Bludgon...wasnt this guy supposed to be a plane ???


Megatron used to be a gun. But he's also been a plane, a tank, a truck, a dinosaur, and more.


This is Gigatron (the tank component of Overlord), not Megatron.

http://transformers.wikia.com/wiki/Overlord_(Masterforce)
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327599)
Posted by craggy on December 27th, 2011 @ 12:50pm CST
less enthused than I might have been, but can't complain really. It's better when Botcon toys are nice, but not anything I'm particularly sad about missing out on. Since I never go and can't afford after market prices on them.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327602)
Posted by Blozor on December 27th, 2011 @ 1:08pm CST
Ugh. Pass.

Maybe this will inspire a 3rd Party company to do an updated Overlord right Since Hasbro doesn't want to.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327605)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on December 27th, 2011 @ 1:15pm CST
Super Megatron wrote:
MR Optimus Prime wrote:Image


Wait till you see RID Optimus Prime.


?
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327606)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on December 27th, 2011 @ 1:20pm CST
although it is a great mold im just not sure its a good pick for gigalord
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327614)
Posted by RhA on December 27th, 2011 @ 1:37pm CST
Well... There we go, then. I like it.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327615)
Posted by Stockade on December 27th, 2011 @ 1:39pm CST
No Sir, I dont like it! They can do better and the Bludgeon mold is cool and all, but come on for goodness sake!!!
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327623)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:14pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
godzillabot wrote:Now I'm wondering if ROTF Jetfire is a candidate for the second unit (I know it was female, but look at Galaxy Force/Cybertron Override)


Too big, licensed vehicle and we're only getting the tank for Gigatron. It's 6 figures, not 7 ;)

Forgot, sorry! I'm thinking the Metalhawk could be a remold of Scourge (and yes I know all the hubbub about him being either Leozack or Ratbat)
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327624)
Posted by Hoitytoity on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:15pm CST
I'm... genuinely surprised. I never thought they'd use a movie mold; wasn't there supposed to be some copyright issues with that?

Beyond that though, I'm pretty happy with the choice. Now if only they could do some kind of partner for him out of the Universe 2.0 Silverbolt mold to accomodate Overlord's plane half...
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327626)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:19pm CST
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.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327627)
Posted by dinogeist on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:19pm CST
I only like this enough to pay $20 for at at retail stores & pay no other addittional fees like shipping.

I don't like this enough to pay up to $75 to $100+ for this. then have to pay another $8 to $10 in shipping fees.

Anyways from my personal opinnion this looks horrible. masterforce overlord was a duo-con with 2 alt modes. to select only one of overlord's alt modes & turn it into a robot is kinda lacking.

no thanks,i don't like paying 5 times over retail prices for repaints. If I gotta shell out this big money,then it better be a 3rd party 100% new mold.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327632)
Posted by Sodan-1 on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:36pm CST
I hope the Transformers PRIME team were paying close attention to that video. It even had an authentic G1 inaccuracy: Starscream using Skywarp's teleportation ability. If only Grimlock had swung his tail inbetween Starscream's legs then it might have just been cringe-worthy enough to make me :BOOM:

With regards to the figure, Overlord was going to be the deal maker on this set and having now seen it I'm pleased to say I'm out! Quite a cheap and lazy attempt in my opinion.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327634)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 27th, 2011 @ 2:41pm CST
The colors and homage to the tank mode really look nice. The head looks good too. Not real tickled with the bot mode. It isn't terrible and I can't think of a more fitting mold to use really. It is a bit more samurai looking than I would have hoped though, for this character at least. I'd be interested if Headrobots came along and produced a new chest piece and weapons. Their blood kit did wonders for Bludgeon IMO.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327636)
Posted by dinogeist on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:01pm CST
Flux Convoy wrote:The colors and homage to the tank mode really look nice. The head looks good too. Not real tickled with the bot mode. It isn't terrible and I can't think of a more fitting mold to use really. It is a bit more samurai looking than I would have hoped though, for this character at least. I'd be interested if Headrobots came along and produced a new chest piece and weapons. Their blood kit did wonders for Bludgeon IMO.
:BOT:


thus far no 3rd party company has made powermasters/godmasters/chest pieces because it's impossible to find spots on the liscensed TF bigger toy to accomodate room for a engine in alt mode & in robot mode.

to create a 3rd party powermaster,they'd have to be a port connecting system on the 3rd party power master. and some kind of connecting port on the liscensed bigger TF toy.

at best some AEC toys with minicon ports created by hasbro might be able to accomodate a 3rd party powermaster accessory.

sadly i read a few threads here in the past month. that these 3rd party companies are not willing to copy any minicon styled ports because hasbro/takara might sue them for stealing & using their minicon port designs.

i don't think these 3rd party companies would create new bigger robot parts like a hollow engine cavity,new bigger robot chest hollow engine cavity or port system. at best i think the budget of some of these 3rd party companies are only willing to create the powermaster/godmaster & that's it.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327637)
Posted by dinogeist on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:08pm CST
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.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327639)
Posted by craggy on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:17pm CST
Tidalwavex wrote:
at best some AEC toys with minicon ports created by hasbro might be able to accomodate a 3rd party powermaster accessory.

sadly i read a few threads here in the past month. that these 3rd party companies are not willing to copy any minicon styled ports because hasbro/takara might sue them for stealing & using their minicon port designs.
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no, you didn't. I speculated that this might be why no 3rd party products have used the system. I have no actual knowledge of either copyright law, or the various 3rd party toy companies decision processes.
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327643)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:33pm CST
"Hasbro will be on hand to reveal ALL of their Transformer toy offerings for 2012" Um, hyperbole much?
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327644)
Posted by Flux Convoy on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:36pm CST
I didn't say anything about Powermasters, Godmasters or Mini-con ports. I mentioned that a chest piece and weapons would be nice.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2012 Gigatron (Overlord) Revealed! (1327646)
Posted by LiKwid on December 27th, 2011 @ 3:49pm CST
I like it.. Bludgeon was a awesome figure with alot of neat gimmicks, nice to see a Homage done with this mold :)

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