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.



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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