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Wednesday, April 4th, 2012 3:37PM CDT

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has updated their facebook page with an image of this year's BotCon "Invasion" Box set. The set includes:




Check out the 2012 BotCon boxed figure set... in the box!
There are still sets available and registration will be re-opening in the near future. BotCon is just about three weeks away! We'll see YOU in Dallas!


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Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365795)
Posted by Dark Ops on April 4th, 2012 @ 3:46pm CDT
Did they scale the deluxe Thunderwing mold up to voyager-class for this? Or did ROTF Bludgeon's mold shrink in the wash?

Or am I on crack? :???:
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365796)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on April 4th, 2012 @ 3:49pm CDT
I think it may be a perspective trick the way one's closer than the other, but yeah, looks weird, huh?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365799)
Posted by AdamPrime on April 4th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
I've just measured the toys, and positioned them side-by-side. The Thunderwing mold is, nose to tail, EXACTLY the same size (length) as Bludgeon. Bigger, if you count the feet. He's just as wide, too, thanks to the wings.

Of course, Bludgeon is a thicker and denser, with more parts. :) Still, I was surprised.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365800)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 4th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
I keep saying I'd love to get one, but alas...
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365802)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:02pm CDT
They chose the right bots to put in the box... they look nice and unified in their color scheme.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365804)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:10pm CDT
So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365807)
Posted by Forgotten on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:23pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?

Pretty sure that's the Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.
Seen Here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=85083&p=1358284&hilit=shattered+glass+g2+optimus#p1358284
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365808)
Posted by LiKwid on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:24pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?


good eye GRR..I never noticed that...
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365810)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CDT
Forgotten wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:So, if you look above Overlord, you will see the distinct foot and lower leg of the RTS G2 Optimus Prime mold. It is a dark blueish grey....hmm, wonder who that's gonna be?

Pretty sure that's the Shattered Glass Optimus Prime.
Seen Here: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=85083&p=1358284&hilit=shattered+glass+g2+optimus#p1358284



I was being sarcastic....
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365811)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:31pm CDT
Well, I guess the sum looks better than its parts. They look OK together, but as individuals...
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365814)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:36pm CDT
hoping it's the shattered color prime I saw floating around. getting a leader character in the set is always a bonus, not to mention a fun evolution out of the G1 version. >:oP

As I've mentioned before, I think this set is as much to COMPLETE the missing characters from the Shatteredverse as anything. Imagining those characters combined — Soundwave, Tracks and their pals along side megs, prime, galvatron, rodimus, jazz, goldbug, grimlock, etc. — you get a really nice lineup.

BUT for those who missed the first set, getting a nice purple prime to fill the shoes would be a nice nod. I'm sure there WILL be people who get this set, but not the first, after all. :-?

Still would love a Magnificus, Diaclone style police Sunstreaker, black Ironhide, etc.. Heh. Here's hoping for a few more Diaclone versions coming up the pike, maybe as exclusives to the club or something.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365816)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:43pm CDT
am i the only one loosing interest in botcon sets because they are shattered glass? >:oP
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365817)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 4th, 2012 @ 4:46pm CDT
I'm actually excited to see them kinda wrapping it up. I'm kinda looking at it like it's own little mini toy line / toy shelf.

But agreed.... I think after 2 years as box sets, they'll need to call it quits. I know that it's really geared for people who got the first set, which kinda leaves a lot of people out.

Reminds me I need to finish reading the fiction in the club site.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365828)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:06pm CDT
The nice thing about some of the SG toys is they can be repurposed as something else though. Like Tracks. There's an old-school red Tracks, isn't there? And I've repurposed Jazz & Galvatron as themselves in the Cybertron line. Even if I don't care about SG, some of the toys have been nice.

This box set looks pretty good, all together. :)
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365831)
Posted by Blurrz on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:11pm CDT
Already got a RR customized, and might be doing Side Swipe. Overload's a pretty cool idea to customize too, and I'd give him more of a teal look. And I have absolutely zero interest in the others.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365833)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:13pm CDT
Doubledealer93 wrote:am i the only one loosing interest in botcon sets because they are shattered glass? >:oP


Nope.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365834)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:15pm CDT
yeah, good call on repurposing characters. You can bet Tracks is getting yanked outta there. I have a hacked together Tigertracks, Red Sunstreaker, Diaclone Magnus, Clampdown and Deep Cover who are looking lonely. :grin:

Now, where to score a Hauler and a Crosscut. Hmmmm. :-?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365856)
Posted by UltraPrimal on April 4th, 2012 @ 5:51pm CDT
There's a lot of wasted space in that box. Which sucks for people like me who are flying out of BotCon because that means this thing is gonna take up a lot of room in my suitcase. Which also means I won't be able to buy as much stuff in the dealer room. Not like there's going to be much there I'm interested now that they've banned all 3rd party items. They could have made that box a lot more compact and more presentable at the same time.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365861)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 4th, 2012 @ 6:14pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:There's a lot of wasted space in that box. Which sucks for people like me who are flying out of BotCon because that means this thing is gonna take up a lot of room in my suitcase. Which also means I won't be able to buy as much stuff in the dealer room. Not like there's going to be much there I'm interested now that they've banned all 3rd party items. They could have made that box a lot more compact and more presentable at the same time.


Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365868)
Posted by Blurrz on April 4th, 2012 @ 6:41pm CDT
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365871)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 4th, 2012 @ 6:53pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365874)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.


That sucks. I don't really know anything about customs fees. How would they know to charge $30 dollars. It is more of a gift, since the item is just being mailed across the border, by it's owner.
Or is $30 a basic fee for the box size? I mean if I had family in Canada and I shipped them something, they would be responsible for a customs fee? taxes have already been paid, I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365876)
Posted by Stormrider on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:09pm CDT
Why do they all have the same shade of blue? Did FunPub get a discount on blue?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365878)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Why do they all have the same shade of blue? Did FunPub get a discount on blue?



That literally, made me smile. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365879)
Posted by Blurrz on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:18pm CDT
DISCHARGE wrote: I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


Just one of the many invisible fees that the government has in order to recooperate costs for some of Canada's 'free' services (Health Care)
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365882)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:30pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote: I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


Just one of the many invisible fees that the government has in order to recooperate costs for some of Canada's 'free' services (Health Care)



Does this mean that customs will open your package?
I was reading up on mailing to Canada. It states that if an item is valued as a gift of $60 or less it is exempt from duties and fess.
Why would you not just mark it as such to avoid the fees?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365884)
Posted by Blurrz on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:35pm CDT
DISCHARGE wrote:Why would you not just mark it as such to avoid the fees?


Can't send a gift to yourself. One does not simply succeed in tricking the system either with stating a lower price. Tried to do it a few times and it just never works out well.

And don't all customs open packages? I'm quite sure the US does that with select stuff, especially post 9/11.



I wonder how successful this set will be. I don't think it'll have the same allure as the '09 SG set had.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365886)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 4th, 2012 @ 7:43pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:Why would you not just mark it as such to avoid the fees?


Can't send a gift to yourself. One does not simply succeed in tricking the system either. Tried to do it a few times and it just never works out well.

And don't all customs open packages? I'm quite sure the US does that with select stuff, especially post 9/11.



I wonder how successful this set will be. I don't think it'll have the same allure as the '09 SG set had.


If the U.S. opens packages, they are real good about sealing them up.
I've only gotten one package from China that was messed up, and the seller said it looked like China customs opened it up because they repacked it in an EMS bag. Other than that I've been good. I've also never had to pay any excess fees
to get property from a foreign country either.
Couldn't you just get a buddy from Botcon to put his name and address on the return part of the box?

I'm starting to think everything I learned about Canada from Canadian Bacon is not accurate.
Also:
http://www.discospock.com/humor/perkycanda.html
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365902)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 4th, 2012 @ 8:28pm CDT
UltraPrimal wrote:There's a lot of wasted space in that box. Which sucks for people like me who are flying out of BotCon because that means this thing is gonna take up a lot of room in my suitcase. Which also means I won't be able to buy as much stuff in the dealer room. Not like there's going to be much there I'm interested now that they've banned all 3rd party items. They could have made that box a lot more compact and more presentable at the same time.


Do what I did last year: use it as your second carry on.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365905)
Posted by nemesis345 on April 4th, 2012 @ 8:35pm CDT
Also, you can notice that next to the leg of shattered glass prime is a grapple hook coming from the Cybertron Evac mold, except that it is purple. Galvatron's on the picture too! :grin:
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365912)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 9:01pm CDT
nemesis345 wrote:Also, you can notice that next to the leg of shattered glass prime is a grapple hook coming from the Cybertron Evac mold, except that it is purple. Galvatron's on the picture too! :grin:



That's it! I've trying to identify that arm/weapon thing! By George I think you're right!
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365915)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on April 4th, 2012 @ 9:14pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:
nemesis345 wrote:Also, you can notice that next to the leg of shattered glass prime is a grapple hook coming from the Cybertron Evac mold, except that it is purple. Galvatron's on the picture too! :grin:


That's it! I've trying to identify that arm/weapon thing! By George I think you're right!


You sure? I thought it was Duckface Octopunch's arm-mounted Trident launcher thing.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365928)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:00pm CDT
emeraldbeacon wrote:
GetRightRobot wrote:
nemesis345 wrote:Also, you can notice that next to the leg of shattered glass prime is a grapple hook coming from the Cybertron Evac mold, except that it is purple. Galvatron's on the picture too! :grin:


That's it! I've trying to identify that arm/weapon thing! By George I think you're right!


You sure? I thought it was Duckface Octopunch's arm-mounted Trident launcher thing.



well.... now you have a good point too. Duck-toe-punch.... Hmm. Yes that makes more sense doesn't it? Guess I'll find out for sure in 22 days.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365930)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:03pm CDT
DISCHARGE wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.


That sucks. I don't really know anything about customs fees. How would they know to charge $30 dollars. It is more of a gift, since the item is just being mailed across the border, by it's owner.
Or is $30 a basic fee for the box size? I mean if I had family in Canada and I shipped them something, they would be responsible for a customs fee? taxes have already been paid, I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


They base it on the value of the goods and the type of commodity, it's a set percentage calculated by value. The percentage is different for different types of items. Technically you would be importing the items into the country and that is why they're taxing it, which would be the case with most countries, I assume. However, if you leave the country (which you would be doing for Botcon), you are allowed to bring back a certain amount (value) of items based on how long you were gone. The problem is, they don't make that distinction if you ship it to yourself, only if you bring it along with you. There may be ways to do it without getting hit but I'm sure there are complicated forms and a lot of ways to mess it up. I work in shipping, and I've seen countless times where someone shipped something to themselves (even their own property they forgot) and still got hit with fees. But couriers are worse with that than regular postal services.

DISCHARGE wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote: I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


Just one of the many invisible fees that the government has in order to recooperate costs for some of Canada's 'free' services (Health Care)



Does this mean that customs will open your package?
I was reading up on mailing to Canada. It states that if an item is valued as a gift of $60 or less it is exempt from duties and fess.
Why would you not just mark it as such to avoid the fees?


They might open your package, if they deem it suspicious or you just happen to get a random check. In all my experience having stuff shipped from the states I've only had a customs inspection once and it delayed the package by a couple weeks but that was it.

As Blurrz said you can't mark it as a gift to yourself, and that exemption only applies to lower value shipments (under $100 I believe). You could try to mark it lower value, but if you don't get away with it, best case they find out the actual value and you still have to pay, in the middle if it gets lost or damaged you lose your items (only the declared/insured value is replaced), and absolute worst case you get in trouble with the law (fraud) for incorrectly declaring items on a customs form.

One more drawback to shipping to yourself is if for any reason the package has to be returned, you're not there anymore to receive it. I've seen lots of packages get abandoned because the receiver couldn't pay the customs fees or they moved or something, and they are no longer at the shipping location to send it back to. If you end up doing it, it's better to have a friend whose return address you can use instead of some random Post Office or shipping center.

Long story short: If you are from Canada going to Botcon, you're much better off bringing your purchases on the plane if you can, but if you can't and you have to ship or mail things, ship the lower value stuff and bring your box set with you.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365931)
Posted by Burn on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:11pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Long story short: If you are from Canada going to Botcon, you're much better off bringing your purchases on the plane if you can, but if you can't and you have to ship or mail things, ship the lower value stuff.


After reading all that I think it's safe to say, it was probably easier to import Masterpiece Megatron into Australia soon after he was released than getting something into Canada. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365940)
Posted by Ultra gordon on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:29pm CDT
Could people order this from tfcc even if we we're not going to bot on?
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365943)
Posted by GetRightRobot on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:35pm CDT
Ultra gordon wrote:Could people order this from tfcc even if we we're not going to bot on?



If there are sets left over after the event, they are usually made available on Transformersclub.com I would assume there will be left overs, as the sets have not sold out and are currently not available for people wanting to register. If you are still considering going, Botcon's Facebook page stated today that they hope to have the Botcon registration back online before the event.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365947)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on April 4th, 2012 @ 10:54pm CDT
Wierd how Thunderwing matches bludgeon in size that way, yet is smaller than most deluxes in bot mode.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1365972)
Posted by DISCHARGE on April 4th, 2012 @ 11:52pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote:
Why don't you just mail the box set home? that would give you more room in your suitcase.


Canuckian customs would kick him in the jewels.


Yeah, $300 box set = MINIMUM $30 customs fees, at least twice as much if you use a courier.


That sucks. I don't really know anything about customs fees. How would they know to charge $30 dollars. It is more of a gift, since the item is just being mailed across the border, by it's owner.
Or is $30 a basic fee for the box size? I mean if I had family in Canada and I shipped them something, they would be responsible for a customs fee? taxes have already been paid, I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


They base it on the value of the goods and the type of commodity, it's a set percentage calculated by value. The percentage is different for different types of items. Technically you would be importing the items into the country and that is why they're taxing it, which would be the case with most countries, I assume. However, if you leave the country (which you would be doing for Botcon), you are allowed to bring back a certain amount (value) of items based on how long you were gone. The problem is, they don't make that distinction if you ship it to yourself, only if you bring it along with you. There may be ways to do it without getting hit but I'm sure there are complicated forms and a lot of ways to mess it up. I work in shipping, and I've seen countless times where someone shipped something to themselves (even their own property they forgot) and still got hit with fees. But couriers are worse with that than regular postal services.

DISCHARGE wrote:
Blurrz wrote:
DISCHARGE wrote: I don't see why the Canadian govt has any right to impose taxes on something that was not sold in their country.


Just one of the many invisible fees that the government has in order to recooperate costs for some of Canada's 'free' services (Health Care)



Does this mean that customs will open your package?
I was reading up on mailing to Canada. It states that if an item is valued as a gift of $60 or less it is exempt from duties and fess.
Why would you not just mark it as such to avoid the fees?


They might open your package, if they deem it suspicious or you just happen to get a random check. In all my experience having stuff shipped from the states I've only had a customs inspection once and it delayed the package by a couple weeks but that was it.

As Blurrz said you can't mark it as a gift to yourself, and that exemption only applies to lower value shipments (under $100 I believe). You could try to mark it lower value, but if you don't get away with it, best case they find out the actual value and you still have to pay, in the middle if it gets lost or damaged you lose your items (only the declared/insured value is replaced), and absolute worst case you get in trouble with the law (fraud) for incorrectly declaring items on a customs form.

One more drawback to shipping to yourself is if for any reason the package has to be returned, you're not there anymore to receive it. I've seen lots of packages get abandoned because the receiver couldn't pay the customs fees or they moved or something, and they are no longer at the shipping location to send it back to. If you end up doing it, it's better to have a friend whose return address you can use instead of some random Post Office or shipping center.

Long story short: If you are from Canada going to Botcon, you're much better off bringing your purchases on the plane if you can, but if you can't and you have to ship or mail things, ship the lower value stuff and bring your box set with you.


Well, thanks for the explanation. It still sucks that Canadians
have to put up with those fees. Selling stuff on ebay I get people wanting me to ship to Canada, but I turn them down because I know there is a lot of red tape involved. I can't imagine the headaches a Canadian has to endure to get this Botcon boxset.
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1366137)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 5th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
Burn wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:Long story short: If you are from Canada going to Botcon, you're much better off bringing your purchases on the plane if you can, but if you can't and you have to ship or mail things, ship the lower value stuff.


After reading all that I think it's safe to say, it was probably easier to import Masterpiece Megatron into Australia soon after he was released than getting something into Canada. :lol:


Nah, we Canadians just have to be prepared to pay extra, that's all. MP Megatron was actually pretty widely available at small collectible stores, but I think we had to go through the same orange plug business as the US. And of course our dollar was worth less back then so our prices were usually higher. Now EVERYONE's prices are higher. :lol: :HEADHURTS:

DISCHARGE wrote:Well, thanks for the explanation. It still sucks that Canadians
have to put up with those fees. Selling stuff on ebay I get people wanting me to ship to Canada, but I turn them down because I know there is a lot of red tape involved. I can't imagine the headaches a Canadian has to endure to get this Botcon boxset.


I actually thought you were Canadian based on Blurrz' comment... D'oh! #-o Oh well, at least I helped explain how annoying Canada Customs can be for those who may have wondered. It's really not so bad, we just have to pay extra all the time. Or I'm just used to it. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1366139)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 5th, 2012 @ 2:38pm CDT
I HATE it when I have to pay inflated prices and high taxes when I try to import Canadians. ;)
Re: BotCon 2012 Invasion Box Set Image (1366142)
Posted by kirbenvost on April 5th, 2012 @ 2:47pm CDT
lol? :lol:
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