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Thursday, January 19th, 2012 11:14AM CST

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BotCon has revealed the final figure in this year's convention exclusive "Invasion" boxset, Metalhawk. The figure is arepainted version of Generations Deluxe Thunderwing with a newly sculpted head. The figure's robot mode is intended to resemble Metalhawk's Pretender shell. Images mirrored below.

Here's the full list of BotCon 2012 "Invasion" figures:


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Here's a piece of Metalhawk character art from the Heroic Autobot facebook page:

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Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335680)
Posted by Fistful of Energon on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:18am CST
Just seems...wrong? :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335681)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:18am CST
Dat face...
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335682)
Posted by Mkall on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:21am CST
I don't particularly hate him, but I'd jump at the chance for someone to make a robot head for him.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335683)
Posted by Prime Evil on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:21am CST
Not that I mind the human face, but it just seem to me as if Metalhawk needs to hit up the stairmaster. Wishing he was a lil more...IDK, chiseled looking in the face.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335687)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:38am CST
Well, looks better than I thought it would be but... d'oh, I still wish it was his inner robot body with the Cyclonus mold!
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335689)
Posted by Swindle01 on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:39am CST
ok let me see if i got this straight -
Hasbro forces kotoys to closed down - a ko company that actually give fans what they want (sunstorm/rainmakers/clear convoy/dia convoy ect ect) but yet hasbro give us bullshit like this?

a god awful craptastic gigatron that looks as if a child has put another toys head on a different toys body - a god awful ultra magnus that looks as if it was made up while someone was having a fit - and now 'who ate all the pies' metalhawk....ffs dont they stop half way when making these guys and say 'errr maybe we should start again or do somert better'

christ i always felt energon prime looked like a fat bastard but now metalhawk too? i guess we can now put metalhawk/E-Prime together and start making a FAT BOTS CLUB

i mean just look at metalhawk! he looks so fat that if he tried to transform theres no way in hell that fat gits gona take off the ground
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335704)
Posted by Galvatron X on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:05pm CST
LOL. That's wacky-looking.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335706)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:07pm CST
Wow, FunPub did it again, another head that had potential and they managed to let it look horrible.

The rest of the figure looks great though.


Swindle01 wrote:ok let me see if i got this straight -
Hasbro forces kotoys to closed down - a ko company that actually give fans what they want (sunstorm/rainmakers/clear convoy/dia convoy ect ect) but yet hasbro give us bullshit like this?

a god awful craptastic gigatron that looks as if a child has put another toys head on a different toys body - a god awful ultra magnus that looks as if it was made up while someone was having a fit - and now 'who ate all the pies' metalhawk....ffs dont they stop half way when making these guys and say 'errr maybe we should start again or do somert better'

christ i always felt energon prime looked like a fat bastard but now metalhawk too? i guess we can now put metalhawk/E-Prime together and start making a FAT BOTS CLUB

i mean just look at metalhawk! he looks so fat that if he tried to transform theres no way in hell that fat gits gona take off the ground


Get over it.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335708)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CST
Swindle01 wrote:ok let me see if i got this straight -
Hasbro forces kotoys to closed down - a ko company that actually give fans what they want (sunstorm/rainmakers/clear convoy/dia convoy ect ect) but yet hasbro give us bullshit like this?

blah blah blah


Hasbro doesn't create the Botcon designs.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335709)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:10pm CST
Just another bucket of hot garbage we've been forced to look at :SICK: . Gundam...least you could stare at Robocop with his helmet off and not risk puking up then swallowing right back down again and he was a cyborg for christ-sake! :VEHI:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335716)
Posted by FracturedKoi on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:24pm CST
Just...*sigh*. Well, at least I can say that's money I've saved this year. No, wait, I can't...just blew it all on G1 Star Saber D=. At least that figure looks good though, unlike this hot, juicy, steamy pile of poop that is this year's BotCon set.

To hearken back to a note from a previous post...I'd almost rather see Hasbro, Takaratomo, or whomever is responsible for BotCon exclusives contract out the KO companies that did all the very high quality "reissues" that were sold on KO Toys website! I'll admit that I did buy a couple, and they display damn well! Granted, if I ever part with them, I'll go out of my way to make sure it's known that they aren't real or original...but I digress....

If we could see some of those fine molds just reused officially, even as exclusives, I'd eat that up like candy!
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335718)
Posted by Marcdachamp on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:31pm CST
I'm not a giant Metalhawk fan or anything, but... I think it looks kinda good. Really faithful.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335721)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CST
Tiny robot heads are less noticeable than tiny human heads.


It's okay, but just okay.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335722)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:46pm CST
HahahaahHAHAHAA! Wow. :APPLAUSE: On your mark, get set, terrible. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335723)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 19th, 2012 @ 12:47pm CST
In robot mode this figure wouldn't look out of place in the Masters of The Universe series.

As far as the entire boxset goes, whomever at TFCC thought this would be a "must have" must be new to the world of Transformers.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335726)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CST
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335729)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:10pm CST
This May be out of place but can I just Say "Derp"


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Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335730)
Posted by AutobotCliffjumper on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:12pm CST
I like the bot mode.....but the face...looks nothing like the concept art. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335732)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:14pm CST
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroic-Autobots/236980943041104

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Pretender Commander: Metalhawk
Base of Operations: The Skyhammer, Japan
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335735)
Posted by AutobotCliffjumper on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:http://www.facebook.com/pages/Heroic-Autobots/236980943041104

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Pretender Commander: Metalhawk
Base of Operations: The Skyhammer, Japan


I hope it ACTUALLY looks closer to this than the botcon official picture,
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335736)
Posted by Court Jester on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
Dood... is that...
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Is it Rob Riggle from the Daily Show and that movie Step Brothers?

"Sweet-ass gift, Botcon..." *high-five*
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335738)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:27pm CST
Court Jester wrote:Dood... is that...

Is it Rob Riggle from the Daily Show and that movie Step Brothers?

"Sweet-ass gift, Botcon..."


Mother of god I think your right it's uncanny the resemblance

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Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335753)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:45pm CST
again why are they using the pretender shell for the inspiration?
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335756)
Posted by Heavy B on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Court Jester wrote:Dood... is that...

Is it Rob Riggle from the Daily Show and that movie Step Brothers?

"Sweet-ass gift, Botcon..."


Mother of god I think your right it's uncanny the resemblance

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Dude, thats the sound of my mind being blown...
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335759)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:54pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:again why are they using the pretender shell for the inspiration?

Because it's supposed to be a Classics Metalhawk, and all Classics Pretenders homage the Shell, due to that being the most iconic thing about the Pretenders.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335760)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:56pm CST
Megatron Wolf wrote:again why are they using the pretender shell for the inspiration?
Because that's what they've been doing for EVERY updated Pretender figure. Generations Skullgrin, ROTF Bludgeon, SG Octopunch, Generations Thunderwing, Generations Sky Shadow (Black Shadow), ALL of them look like their G1 Pretender shells. None of them look like their inner robot modes.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335762)
Posted by LiKwid on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:00pm CST
I like it.. The colors and mold seem to work well together. So far this is turning out to be a great set! Hoping that the SG junkions are the 3 pack =)
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335763)
Posted by Requiem Prime on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:01pm CST
Metalhawk isn't doing it for me.

Somewhere something got lost. You can't fault the idea, the Decepticon ex-pretenders all follow the same concept: splicing robot's vehicle mode and more iconic pretender forms. I think the Con's inhuman designs made it much more forgiving.

Far as I know, Metalhawk is the first autobot pretender they've given the classic-verse treatment and the human face really throws me. It's like I'm looking at a toy from a different franchise. (Of course that could be seen as being a successful pretender)
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335765)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:04pm CST
Requiem Prime wrote:Somewhere something got lost. You can't fault the idea, the Decepticon ex-pretenders all follow the same concept: splicing robot's vehicle mode and more iconic pretender forms. I think the Con's inhuman designs made it much more forgiving.

Far as I know, Metalhawk is the first autobot pretender they've given the classic-verse treatment and the human face really throws me. It's like I'm looking at a toy from a different franchise. (Of course that could be seen as being a successful pretender)
Well, if they ever make an update to Stranglehold, we'll not only get a human'looking Decepticon but a rather scantly-clad human Decepticon.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335772)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:14pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Requiem Prime wrote:Somewhere something got lost. You can't fault the idea, the Decepticon ex-pretenders all follow the same concept: splicing robot's vehicle mode and more iconic pretender forms. I think the Con's inhuman designs made it much more forgiving.

Far as I know, Metalhawk is the first autobot pretender they've given the classic-verse treatment and the human face really throws me. It's like I'm looking at a toy from a different franchise. (Of course that could be seen as being a successful pretender)
Well, if they ever make an update to Stranglehold, we'll not only get a human'looking Decepticon but a rather scantly-clad human Decepticon.
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Which I would totally buy and love due to his magnificent porn-stache.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335773)
Posted by Court Jester on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:15pm CST
If you ain't excited for this figure, I only got one damn thing to say to ya:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335774)
Posted by Burn on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:16pm CST
Swindle01 wrote:ok let me see if i got this straight -
Hasbro forces kotoys to closed down - a ko company that actually give fans what they want (sunstorm/rainmakers/clear convoy/dia convoy ect ect) but yet hasbro give us bullshit like this?

a god awful craptastic gigatron that looks as if a child has put another toys head on a different toys body - a god awful ultra magnus that looks as if it was made up while someone was having a fit - and now 'who ate all the pies' metalhawk....ffs dont they stop half way when making these guys and say 'errr maybe we should start again or do somert better'

christ i always felt energon prime looked like a fat bastard but now metalhawk too? i guess we can now put metalhawk/E-Prime together and start making a FAT BOTS CLUB

i mean just look at metalhawk! he looks so fat that if he tried to transform theres no way in hell that fat gits gona take off the ground


Your crying-over-a-plastic-toy rants make me LOL.

Oh and tone down the language or you can have a warning.

P.S. The warning will make me LOL too.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335777)
Posted by SJ21 on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:26pm CST
I was waiting until all the figures were revealed until I made a judgement on this set.

I will not be getting this set. Weird, weird, weird. The figures are just so weird looking. Metalhawk, to me, is the weirdest looking one, by far. The human face on a robot just looks too weird. I thought it was weird in G1. If it's possible, I think it looks even worse now.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335788)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:41pm CST
Yowsers. While I get why they chose to use the Pretender shell face, you would think they would make an exception for those with human faces, because it just looks strange. The rest of it looks pretty great though. I'm sure some 3rd Party will come up with a replacement head for it eventually.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335791)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:42pm CST
Wow. I'm usually pretty forgiving when it come to FP's head designs, but human heads... never again, please. It's obvious it's not their forte. It serves its purpose, but nothing more.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335803)
Posted by ausbot on January 19th, 2012 @ 3:20pm CST
Its strange, but this is the first one I have been tempted by!
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335811)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 19th, 2012 @ 3:38pm CST
For what these cost, they could have given some bonuses like a removable helmet(to cover up much of the face), remolded weapons and a sword. I don't mind the Big Boy face, but considering what they gave us as Black Shadow I think Botcon could have done even better.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335812)
Posted by Court Jester on January 19th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CST
I'll say it. I freakin love this damn toy! If anyone out there want's to sell me theirs with the tech specs and the instructions, I'd buy for $60.00. PM me please.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335825)
Posted by Poyguimogul on January 19th, 2012 @ 4:13pm CST
Well darn... I love everything except his face, and his beady Batman the Animated series eyes.

Seriously... :BOT:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335826)
Posted by F Prime on January 19th, 2012 @ 4:15pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Well, if they ever make an update to Stranglehold, we'll not only get a human'looking Decepticon but a rather scantly-clad human Decepticon.
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He always creeped me out. Looks like he should come with a bottle of skin lotion as an accessory.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335840)
Posted by Swindle01 on January 19th, 2012 @ 4:59pm CST
Well darn... I love everything except his face, and his beady Batman the Animated series eyes.

Seriously


your joking yes? you even like his -fat bastard let himself go - appearance? it looks as if during the 15+ something years we havent seen metalhawk that his routine has been eating food in front of tv till loses will to live....but has then been forced back into work as an old overweight man. He looks like John Travolta when he dragged up ffs
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335850)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 19th, 2012 @ 5:40pm CST
Swindle01 wrote:
Well darn... I love everything except his face, and his beady Batman the Animated series eyes.

Seriously


your joking yes? you even like his -fat bastard let himself go - appearance? it looks as if during the 15+ something years we havent seen metalhawk that his routine has been eating food in front of tv till loses will to live....but has then been forced back into work as an old overweight man. He looks like John Travolta when he dragged up ffs


Really, cause his G1 version looks pretty beefy(as do all the G1 Autobot Pretenders)

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He actually looks like he's spent half a season on Biggest Loser.
They even posed him as if he were running in place.
The legs are toned down, the arms don't seem as chunky, but, damn does the G1 version have a stellar head of hair!
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335864)
Posted by dinogeist on January 19th, 2012 @ 6:20pm CST
I don't like it. it looks like a cyborg or a Robo-cop & a transformers merged together. no thanks. this thing looks hideous & just wrong.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335868)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 19th, 2012 @ 6:48pm CST
DISCHARGE wrote:
Swindle01 wrote:
Well darn... I love everything except his face, and his beady Batman the Animated series eyes.

Seriously


your joking yes? you even like his -fat bastard let himself go - appearance? it looks as if during the 15+ something years we havent seen metalhawk that his routine has been eating food in front of tv till loses will to live....but has then been forced back into work as an old overweight man. He looks like John Travolta when he dragged up ffs


Really, cause his G1 version looks pretty beefy(as do all the G1 Autobot Pretenders)

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He actually looks like he's spent half a season on Biggest Loser.
They even posed him as if he were running in place.
The legs are toned down, the arms don't seem as chunky, but, damn does the G1 version have a stellar head of hair!


Damn That is a head of Hair to be proud of
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335873)
Posted by 33Silencer on January 19th, 2012 @ 7:31pm CST
I personally think this figure is the best of the set, and AWESOME!!! I'm not sure why people are so shocked to see a human figure on a robot body! This IS how he was represented in the Cartoon and on the G1 figure!!! If you're just not a fan of the cartoon or the Pretender toys, then I can understand; but to say it's not a good representation as far as likeness goes, is crazy, they nailed it!!! Only thing I see a change needed would be the feet, but I can deal! The human face concept for the "classics" line, I think is a great idea, and truely does make this an exclusive, as it's the first of its kind, and hopefully not that last! :BOT: :BOT: :BOT:

The concept of Pretenders in general is pretty strange, but lets not hate on the figure due to the strange concept, in which FunPub didn't start! :CON: :CON: :CON:
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335885)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on January 19th, 2012 @ 8:10pm CST
I'm with the "like" group. I think it turned out a lot better than I was expecting, at least, and I like the way he looks. I mean, it's not as bad as Gigatron, for me. ;) That head just totally doesn't fit that body - feet especially. But here, I can see it. I like most of the other figures too. :) Not overawed, but definitely like. :)
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335887)
Posted by funklizard on January 19th, 2012 @ 8:25pm CST
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Excuse me... Are those Bugle Boy jeans you're wearing?
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335890)
Posted by Stormrider on January 19th, 2012 @ 8:30pm CST
If y ou paint the face silver it wouldn't be so bad.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335891)
Posted by Court Jester on January 19th, 2012 @ 8:32pm CST

How does the vast majority fail to see the upgrade potential in this mold? Fine let me hype this mofo properly...

-Shoulder cannons can be swapped
-Bicep swivel detaches easily for upgrade and would not interfere with transformation
-Drone can be upgraded with a transformable bot mode.
-Missile launchers can be upgraded with interactivity to "drone" (to beef it up while not stowed).
-Bot mode has a torso cavity for the transformable "drone" - allowing storage in both modes
-Room for a booster pack

I believe it's time for the equivalent of a trailer add-on for a jet transformer. This mold is ripe for it. I would go on, but I'll leave the rest up to the imagination of the 3rd parties. Believe me, you ought to be excited for this. Mark my words - Metalhawk will be the SG Rodimus of this year's Botcon set.
Re: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed (1335922)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on January 19th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CST
HAhahaha, okay, that does not translate well into real life figures.

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