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BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed

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Thursday, January 5th, 2012 4:41PM CST

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BotCon has revealed the next figure in this year's convention exclusive "Invasion" boxset, Heroic Treadshot, a Reveal the Shield Deluxe Special Ops Jazz repaint based on Armada Side Swipe's deco with new head sculpt. Images from the BotCon website mirrored below.

So far BotCon has revealed four of the six figures in this year's convention exclusive boxset: Gigatron (Overlord), Evil Tracks, Heroic Soundwave, and now Heroic Treadshot. That leaves two more reveals, Evil Ultra Magnus and Metalhawk. According to the BotCon twitter feed Metalhawk will also feature a new head sculpt and Evil Ultra Magnus also has a surprise is store for us.

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Credit(s): Tom Davies /WingDagger, BotCon
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Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330756)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 5th, 2012 @ 4:45pm CST
pretty sweet except for a few little things; the yellow square on the side of the vehicle, and the transluscent windshield borders on the left and right. Bot mode is cool though.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330758)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 5th, 2012 @ 4:46pm CST
So does this reveal kill the rumors about the other figures? Because if I recall correctly, Treadshot was supposedly a retool of another figure. I could be wrong, but that would explain why the rumor thread was deleted.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330759)
Posted by Mkall on January 5th, 2012 @ 4:46pm CST
Oh I'm liking this.

The next question is do I want to pursue a second one for a Classics Armada Side Swipe?

WolfDawg wrote:So does this reveal kill the rumors about the other figures? Because if I recall correctly, Treadshot was supposedly a retool of another figure. I could be wrong, but that would explain why the rumor thread was deleted.

Nope. I do believe that Treadshot was rumoured to be a Jazz retool. Not sure where the figure rumour thread went. I'm going to miss it.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330762)
Posted by waaaaghlord on January 5th, 2012 @ 4:58pm CST
So the rumours are true...

I don't get this mould as Treadshot. There was a suggestion floating around that if we got Cyclonus as Metalhawk then Nightstick would probably have been Treadshot. That would have made sense. This pretty much confirms that Metalhawk will be done from Thunderwing, which I don't see fitting half as well. If Swindle from Hound also proves to be true then Catgut from Ravage seems like a given. To my mind if they were going to use the Jazz and Ravage moulds and wanted to do an Actionmaster homage then Rad and Lionizer would have made much more sense.

All that not withstanding it's a pretty nice looking deco on a kick ass mould.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330771)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CST
Not bad but I can't help but wish they could fix the issue with his chest not locking in. I understand why they can't though.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330772)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CST
Not bad, better than SW and OL combined. I would have to insist that he lose the speakers though. Only Jazz is allowed to put out the decibels ;)^ :VEHI: !
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330775)
Posted by Stormrider on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:35pm CST
The yellow patch on the side of the car looks strange. This would be better as Nightbeat.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330776)
Posted by Poyguimogul on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:37pm CST
While this figure does capture the original. I was hoping for something more Dead-End ish.
Looks good, but are we really scrapping underneath the bottom of the barrel for obscure characters?

Shoulda Been a Black GUN Megatron... with new head... But w/e.. it's a "Treadshot" proper.. at least..
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330779)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:42pm CST
just noticed the head is based on Energon Treadshot. I like how they're pulling from the various lines.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330781)
Posted by Seibertron on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:51pm CST
WolfDawg wrote:So does this reveal kill the rumors about the other figures? Because if I recall correctly, Treadshot was supposedly a retool of another figure. I could be wrong, but that would explain why the rumor thread was deleted.


Rumor thread was deleted per BotCon's request. That topic revealed Treadshot as a repaint of the Jazz mold with a remolded head, which is what these image reveals verify.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330782)
Posted by waaaaghlord on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:54pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:just noticed the head is based on Energon Treadshot. I like how they're pulling from the various lines.


Between this comment and Mkall's mention of this Treadshot sporting Armada Sideswipe's colours does anyone think they're trying to reference Universe 1.0 Treadshot? Car alt mode, taking the colours from his opposite number mould mate (A 'Swipe)? I've been that focussed on G1 Treadshot with the direction the rest of the set is taking but I see nothing of him here, head's wrong, alt mode's wrong, colours are wrong, so maybe SG Universe with a bit of Energon thrown in Treadshot?
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330783)
Posted by Seibertron on January 5th, 2012 @ 5:58pm CST
waaaaghlord wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:just noticed the head is based on Energon Treadshot. I like how they're pulling from the various lines.


Between this comment and Mkall's mention of this Treadshot sporting Armada Sideswipe's colours does anyone think they're trying to reference Universe 1.0 Treadshot? Car alt mode, taking the colours from his opposite number mould mate (A 'Swipe)? I've been that focussed on G1 Treadshot with the direction the rest of the set is taking but I see nothing of him here, head's wrong, alt mode's wrong, colours are wrong, so maybe SG Universe with a bit of Energon thrown in Treadshot?


It's like the Shattered Glass repaint of Treadshot or the love child of Universe Treadshot and Armada Sideswipe?

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Unfortunately, it's not a G1 Treadshot homage.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330787)
Posted by craggy on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:08pm CST
waaaaghlord wrote: To my mind if they were going to use the Jazz and Ravage moulds and wanted to do an Actionmaster homage then Rad and Lionizer would have made much more sense.


Hasbro already did a Rad homage - Human Alliance Basics- Reverb
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330788)
Posted by Blurrz on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:09pm CST
I want Normal Glass Treadshot.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330790)
Posted by dinogeist on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:18pm CST
This looks like Armada Sideswipe or 1988 Headmaster Siren.

Personally I don't like any of the colors on this mold. Nor do I like the extremly obsecure character choice.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330793)
Posted by Mkall on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:27pm CST
Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

As do I, though I'm surprised you're not going giggidy over the Armada reference
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330798)
Posted by Blurrz on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:34pm CST
Mkall wrote:
Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

As do I, though I'm surprised you're not going giggidy over the Armada reference


Too hipster for me.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330800)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 5th, 2012 @ 6:35pm CST
I like it. I think so far it's the best looking figure of the 4 revealed.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330807)
Posted by Kibble on January 5th, 2012 @ 7:00pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Rumor thread was deleted per BotCon's request. That topic revealed Treadshot as a repaint of the Jazz mold with a remolded head, which is what these image reveals verify.


Because it was right on the money, I'm sure...
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330810)
Posted by --B-- on January 5th, 2012 @ 7:15pm CST
Whatever you want to name it, I would buy it at regular retail, that's a sharp looking figure. I wonder who they will release it as in Generations 2.0 with that head and a new paint job.

As is, peel off that red Decepticon logo and it would be a pretty decent Classics Freeway.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330817)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 5th, 2012 @ 7:52pm CST
My hope for this set had just about run dry. But this makes it for me. Goes great with Universe 2.0 Hotshot.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330821)
Posted by RiddlerJ on January 5th, 2012 @ 8:29pm CST
It's not a bad looking figure, but yeah I'm disappointed it's not a G1 Treadshot homage. Like some other people mentioned, Warpath would make a pretty good Treadshot.

Although I think Classics Voyager Megatron with a remolded head and chest plate (for his little chamber and barrel chest sculpting) would've worked even better. I guess that mold is too verboten, even for an exclusive.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330824)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 5th, 2012 @ 8:50pm CST
Now that is a good looking Transformer. Of course the mold is killer to begin with. After i've mercilessly scratched that oxymoron symbol off of his hood with a crude knife, I wonder which shelf I will be putting him on and as what character.... :-?
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330825)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 5th, 2012 @ 8:52pm CST
--B-- wrote:Whatever you want to name it, I would buy it at regular retail, that's a sharp looking figure. I wonder who they will release it as in Generations 2.0 with that head and a new paint job.

As is, peel off that red Decepticon logo and it would be a pretty decent Classics Freeway.


I do believe BotCon heads get destroyed after they are used. Hasbro wouldn't be able to use it.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330836)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 5th, 2012 @ 9:24pm CST
I think SG figures like this and Tracks are designed to give us obscure but cool characters from past series. The names and faction emblems are more for storytelling than trying to represent the original character.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330841)
Posted by Neurie on January 5th, 2012 @ 9:52pm CST
Wow, looking more and more like this set is gonna be a cheap one to pick up on the secondary market.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330844)
Posted by Court Jester on January 5th, 2012 @ 10:14pm CST
Must have been the only one expecting this Treadshot homage:
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...kinda relieved.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330854)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 5th, 2012 @ 11:00pm CST
Totally did not see this coming.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330870)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:50am CST
I'm happy with this one, good mold and good paint job. For those complaining he isn't a gun, not all SG Transformers are from G1, just ask Demolisher:

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Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330871)
Posted by phase on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:59am CST
waaaaghlord wrote:So the rumours are true...

I don't get this mould as Treadshot. There was a suggestion floating around that if we got Cyclonus as Metalhawk then Nightstick would probably have been Treadshot. That would have made sense. This pretty much confirms that Metalhawk will be done from Thunderwing, which I don't see fitting half as well. If Swindle from Hound also proves to be true then Catgut from Ravage seems like a given. To my mind if they were going to use the Jazz and Ravage moulds and wanted to do an Actionmaster homage then Rad and Lionizer would have made much more sense.

All that not withstanding it's a pretty nice looking deco on a kick ass mould.

It's an SG version of the Universe (2003) toy.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330899)
Posted by Flux Convoy on January 6th, 2012 @ 5:29am CST
Blurrz wrote:I want Normal Glass Treadshot.

I'm with you. IMO, to waste a new headsculpt on an Armada/Universe homage is crap. I know that I'll like it better in hand. I just don't need or want this though. Like, ever.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330910)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 6th, 2012 @ 6:12am CST
MINDVVIPE wrote:pretty sweet except for a few little things; the yellow square on the side of the vehicle, and the transluscent windshield borders on the left and right. Bot mode is cool though.


I actually don't mind the yellow squares, I feel it adds some detail. Agreed on the windshield borders though.

I kinda like this. :D Not enough that I'm dying to have it, but I have no major problems with it.

Come to think of it, the color scheme vaguely resembles Energon Treadshot too:

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But reversed...works pretty well for SG. Obviously the Armada & Universe homages are more apparent. I like how it has multiple uses.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330912)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 6th, 2012 @ 6:25am CST
Wow, this looks nice and so far even the head looks cool!

I'm on the fence though, I'm only interested in the Classics portion of the set and don't need SG, but it does looks so smexy.


GetRightRobot wrote:Now that is a good looking Transformer. Of course the mold is killer to begin with. After i've mercilessly scratched that oxymoron symbol off of his hood with a crude knife, I wonder which shelf I will be putting him on and as what character.... :-?

:shock:
Just put a sticker over it, that way you can still sell it off later on.
You could use it as Classics Armada Sideswipe or even better, Classics Nightbeat!
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330913)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 6th, 2012 @ 6:45am CST
The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

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That head is spot on.

I think this not a Fun Pub head remold, but as Counterpunch pointed out when we did the podcast last night, this is the alternate head that Hasbro already designed (probably with the intention to do Kick-Off - just look at the gun similarities).
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330916)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 6th, 2012 @ 6:53am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/f ... off022.jpg

That head is spot on.

I think this not a Fun Pub head remold, but as Counterpunch pointed out when we did the podcast last night, this is the alternate head that Hasbro already designed (probably with the intention to do Kick-Off - just look at the gun similarities).

Now that you mention it, it does look spot-on, maybe that's the reason the head sculpt looks so good, it wasn't designed by FunPub, but by Hasbro.
Remember that second head for RTS G2 Prime we saw in the instructions? The artwork for SG UM kinda looks like that too, but what character has a skull like head and turns into a truck?
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330920)
Posted by phase on January 6th, 2012 @ 7:31am CST
I wonder if this means that Universe Treadshot was the same character as G1 Treadshot?
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330921)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 6th, 2012 @ 7:49am CST
So far I like this one the most. Colors work well to me.

Looking forward to seeing Metalhawk from Skyshadow (won't be Thunderwing) and really looking forward to Magnus' face.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330923)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 6th, 2012 @ 8:04am CST
Dead Metal wrote:Wow, this looks nice and so far even the head looks cool!

I'm on the fence though, I'm only interested in the Classics portion of the set and don't need SG, but it does looks so smexy.


GetRightRobot wrote:Now that is a good looking Transformer. Of course the mold is killer to begin with. After i've mercilessly scratched that oxymoron symbol off of his hood with a crude knife, I wonder which shelf I will be putting him on and as what character.... :-?

:shock:
Just put a sticker over it, that way you can still sell it off later on.
You could use it as Classics Armada Sideswipe or even better, Classics Nightbeat!


Yes a sticker... excellent. I'm thinking he will be keeping Classics Hotshot company. I kinda get a Dion feel from though, after the club exclusive freebie
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330925)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 6th, 2012 @ 8:05am CST
phase wrote:I wonder if this means that Universe Treadshot was the same character as G1 Treadshot?

No, not all SG characters are based on G1 guys.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330944)
Posted by phase on January 6th, 2012 @ 9:34am CST
Dead Metal wrote:
phase wrote:I wonder if this means that Universe Treadshot was the same character as G1 Treadshot?

No, not all SG characters are based on G1 guys.

I know, it would just make sense due to the dodgy nature of the Universe series, along with the small amount of fiction G1 Treadshot got. I mean, first Sideways was a RID Autobot, then an Armada Herald of Unicron, and then a Robot Masters Decepticon, then a former resident of Planet X in Cybertron, etc.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330954)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 6th, 2012 @ 10:37am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

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That head is spot on.


GAH, you beat me to it! :lol:

I'll have to admit this was coming out of left field. Say, wasn't Kick-Off one of the rumored figures? I call Freebee on this one.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330956)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 6th, 2012 @ 10:47am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

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That head is spot on.


GAH, you beat me to it! :lol:

I'll have to admit this was coming out of left field. Say, wasn't Kick-Off one of the rumored figures? I call Freebee on this one.


My thoughts too. And I suspect a third version will be the customizing class figure. Maybe G1 Kick-Off? Not sure. The mold is straightforward enough (more so that Tracks/Wheeljack)and I don't think it'll be the G2 Prime mold.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330958)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 6th, 2012 @ 10:58am CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:The real reason this exists for Kick-Off:

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That head is spot on.


GAH, you beat me to it! :lol:

I'll have to admit this was coming out of left field. Say, wasn't Kick-Off one of the rumored figures? I call Freebee on this one.


My thoughts too. And I suspect a third version will be the customizing class figure. Maybe G1 Kick-Off? Not sure. The mold is straightforward enough (more so that Tracks/Wheeljack)and I don't think it'll be the G2 Prime mold.


The rumored Kick-Off is G1, well Classics. I'm calling SG Swindle for Customizing Class, since it supposedly uses a mold already used for a previous BotCon: Universe Hound. Think BotCon 2010 Scorch.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330971)
Posted by Mkall on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:26pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The rumored Kick-Off is G1, well Classics. I'm calling SG Swindle for Customizing Class, since it supposedly uses a mold already used for a previous BotCon: Universe Hound. Think BotCon 2010 Scorch.

I've never bought into that theory that the club uses a mold once for Botcon, then doesn't use it again. SG Thundercracker from last year is a good example.

I think that the customizing class instead piggybacks a mold that is already being used for the set, and then uses that mold again in the classroom, much like SG Thunderclash, or Animated Minerva, or SG Nightbeat, which was used with the same Nightbeat mold as the year it was released.

My theory is that this year will be SG Ironhide, much to the chagrin of every SG fan who will not be able to attend.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330972)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:28pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The rumored Kick-Off is G1, well Classics. I'm calling SG Swindle for Customizing Class, since it supposedly uses a mold already used for a previous BotCon: Universe Hound. Think BotCon 2010 Scorch.



Sorry, typing too quickly. I meant to say G1 Treadshot.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330973)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 6th, 2012 @ 12:40pm CST
Mkall wrote:My theory is that this year will be SG Ironhide, much to the chagrin of every SG fan who will not be able to attend.


Man, I really really hope it's not that. Soundwave I understand why they used it for him vs the Perceptor mold. But I think once is enough. Now if they used RTS Jazz in the custom class... =P~ :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330984)
Posted by Windsweeper on January 6th, 2012 @ 2:06pm CST
I'm surprised noone's mentioned the rivalry between Universe Ultra Magnus and Treadshot especially since they're both in the set.

Personally, I always felt the Universe comics were primarily set in the G1/Beast Wars continuity, meaning G1 and Universe Treadshot could be the same character or else it's just like the way there's too Sky Highs and Tracers in G1.

I would love this except I hate Deluxe cars. Pity because I've wanted a new Armada Sideswipe and Kick Off for years but Scout size to fit in with the Diaclones. Ah well, money saved.

That said, I would have loved Treadshot from Classics Megatron too.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330985)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on January 6th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CST
Windsweeper wrote:I'm surprised noone's mentioned the rivalry between Universe Ultra Magnus and Treadshot especially since they're both in the set.


That's near verbatim from the Universe Battle in a Box set.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1330990)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 6th, 2012 @ 2:23pm CST
Windsweeper wrote:Personally, I always felt the Universe comics were primarily set in the G1/Beast Wars continuity, meaning G1 and Universe Treadshot could be the same character or else it's just like the way there's too Sky Highs and Tracers in G1.
The setting was post-Beast Machines, yes, but the characters were those who sprang up from all sorts of alternate universes. Since there wasn't that much backstory given to Universe Treadshot (aside from "he's Ultra Magnus's rival and foe"), there's no way to identify what his universe of origin is.
Re: BotCon 2012 "Heroic Decepticon" Treadshot Revealed (1331007)
Posted by phase on January 6th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:I'm happy with this one, good mold and good paint job. For those complaining he isn't a gun, not all SG Transformers are from G1, just ask Demolisher:

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Yes, but "Transhuman" just revealed that the non-G1 SG characters (Side Burn, Jetstorm, and Demolishor) are not as they seem. This also leads me to believe that Universe Treadshot is/was the same guy as G1 Treadshot, also due to the small-to-no amounts of fiction they received. :-B 8)

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