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Sunday, January 8th, 2012 11:21AM CST

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Some interesting images have surfaced over on ACToys that appear to be the rumored BotCon 2012 attendee only add-on figure Octopunch. As you can see in the images mirrored below the figure is a repaint of HFTD Voyager Sea Spray in G1 Octopunch's Pretender shell colors with tentacle deco. The figure is packaged the familiar convention style baggy labeled BotCon 2012. This is consistent with the list of potential BotCon 2012 figures we published earlier, which stated this figure will also feature a new head mold.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331546)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:25am CST
He could be much nicer than I thought when I first originally heard of him, it looks good from what we can see in the pics
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331547)
Posted by Mkall on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:27am CST
I think it's hilarious that we're seeing a convention exclusive before all the box set figures have been fully revealed.

Looks like a nice figure.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331548)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:29am CST
New headsculpt for Octopunch? If they were repainting PCC Undertow, they wouldn't even need one!

Here's hoping they also give him a trident.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331550)
Posted by DISCHARGE on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:31am CST
Bumblevivisector wrote:New headsculpt for Octopunch? If they were repainting PCC Undertow, they wouldn't even need one!

Here's hoping they also give him a trident.


If you get creative you can make a trident out of Energon weapons
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331552)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:42am CST
I like the Seaspray mold, but it's just hard for me to see it as anyone other than Seaspray, even if it does have a new head sculpt. So I guess that means I'm not interested. Now...bring on those SG Junkions dammit!!!

Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331557)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:00pm CST
Like the colors! Just aesthetically, here they look good. Hopefully just as nice in person. :)
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331558)
Posted by El Duque on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:00pm CST
I'm cool with this since my Sea Spray mold has been displaced by iGear's Spray.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331562)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:15pm CST
At first I saw ducks, then I realized they are tentacles.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331565)
Posted by Hoitytoity on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:19pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:At first I saw ducks, then I realized they are tentacles.


And now all I can see is ducks. Thank you.

Anywho, this actually looks better than I was expecting. Good on them :3
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331566)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:23pm CST
WolfDawg wrote:Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?


Nope, Classics. It just looks red because of the blue background color combined with the baggy,
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331570)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on January 8th, 2012 @ 12:58pm CST
I am interested to see his face now..
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331572)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 8th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CST
Cyber Bishop wrote:I am interested to see his face now..

Me too.
This is looking like my most expensive BotCon toy year yet.... :-(
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331574)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 8th, 2012 @ 1:18pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
WolfDawg wrote:Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?


Nope, Classics. It just looks red because of the blue background color combined with the baggy,


I dunno dude, that symbol looks pretty red to me, especially when you see how it contrasts with the purple on the actual figure. I mean, it could be possible. When you look at the rumor thread, it never said anything about Treadshot being SG Treadshot.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331575)
Posted by OneConArmy on January 8th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CST
If I believed in the Devil and in souls, I would gladly sell my soul to him for this :mrgreen:
But since I don't, I will find a way to get this without going to BotCon, I SWEAR IT!
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331579)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CST
Are we absolutely certain that this is classics and not SG Octopunch?

WolfDawg wrote:When you look at the rumor thread, it never said anything about Treadshot being SG Treadshot.
Yeah, but the BotCon 2012 Brochure itself did.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331580)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 8th, 2012 @ 1:47pm CST
WolfDawg wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
WolfDawg wrote:Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?


Nope, Classics. It just looks red because of the blue background color combined with the baggy,


I dunno dude, that symbol looks pretty red to me, especially when you see how it contrasts with the purple on the actual figure. I mean, it could be possible. When you look at the rumor thread, it never said anything about Treadshot being SG Treadshot.


Except the list specifically said "SG" with Swindle and the Junkions, but not with Octopunch. And we already knew that Treadshot was SG from the brochure.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331585)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:06pm CST
RhA had better not see this, he'll flip a gasket...
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331588)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:21pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:RhA had better not see this, he'll flip a gasket...


Ha Ha Well you know what i'm going to do..........Beg to not be killed or Run away Self-preservation :lol: Other than that it looks alright.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331589)
Posted by RhA on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:25pm CST
WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331590)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CST
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331591)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CST
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.

give it a few days... you will be dissapoint...
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331592)
Posted by WolfDawg on January 8th, 2012 @ 2:32pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
WolfDawg wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
WolfDawg wrote:Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?


Nope, Classics. It just looks red because of the blue background color combined with the baggy,


I dunno dude, that symbol looks pretty red to me, especially when you see how it contrasts with the purple on the actual figure. I mean, it could be possible. When you look at the rumor thread, it never said anything about Treadshot being SG Treadshot.


Except the list specifically said "SG" with Swindle and the Junkions, but not with Octopunch. And we already knew that Treadshot was SG from the brochure.


Well I guess I stand corrected! :lol:
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331604)
Posted by Rated X on January 8th, 2012 @ 3:55pm CST
Im good with this. If you flip back his boosters it gives him a new look as they resemble oxygen tanks on his back. Then give him PE ratbat as a tridant and he no longer looks like seaspray.

Now lets hope they get the head right and dont have a lightbulb looking helmet or that ugly squid face. I want the robot head but I doubt we will be that lucky.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331611)
Posted by Tranzilla on January 8th, 2012 @ 4:29pm CST
Rated X wrote:Im good with this. If you flip back his boosters it gives him a new look as they resemble oxygen tanks on his back. Then give him PE ratbat as a tridant and he no longer looks like seaspray.

Now lets hope they get the head right and dont have a lightbulb looking helmet or that ugly squid face. I want the robot head but I doubt we will be that lucky.


Or just give him Terradive's trident :grin:

Also, if they paint Sea Spray/Deep Dive's waist area correctly, it could be made to look "skull-ish" like the original. Since they went far enough to paint ducks...er, I mean...tentacles, I don't see why they couldn't go the extra mile. 8)
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331624)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 8th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CST
I want this far more than I thought I would.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331625)
Posted by Stormrider on January 8th, 2012 @ 5:34pm CST
WolfDawg wrote:I like the Seaspray mold, but it's just hard for me to see it as anyone other than Seaspray, even if it does have a new head sculpt. So I guess that means I'm not interested. Now...bring on those SG Junkions dammit!!!

Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?



It's not a red symbol, just bad lighting/camera. I love the idea of adding another pretender to the Classics list but I don't feel this mold suits Octopunch. Octopunches needs a diving helmet, tentacles in robot mode, and lots of purple. Octopunch ought to be a submarine.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331635)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 8th, 2012 @ 6:21pm CST
Stormrider wrote:
WolfDawg wrote:I like the Seaspray mold, but it's just hard for me to see it as anyone other than Seaspray, even if it does have a new head sculpt. So I guess that means I'm not interested. Now...bring on those SG Junkions dammit!!!

Also...is it just me, or does that Decepticon symbol look red on the first two pictures. Is this going to be SG Octopunch?



It's not a red symbol, just bad lighting/camera. I love the idea of adding another pretender to the Classics list but I don't feel this mold suits Octopunch. Octopunches needs a diving helmet, tentacles in robot mode, and lots of purple. Octopunch ought to be a submarine.


But there aren't any submarines so Seaspray will have to do. Plus, I've been using Seaspray as a Masterpiece all thins time instead of a Classics figure so as far as I'm concerned, it's all good.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331639)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 8th, 2012 @ 6:37pm CST
My biggest complaint with most of the reveals isn't execution(save Soundwave), it's mold choice. I'm not a big fan of the Thunderwing mold or the ROTF Bludgeon. Unfortunately, HFTD Seaspray isn't a big one for me either. But, sometimes the character makes all the difference so I'll wait until the head sculpt is revealed.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331640)
Posted by MGrotusque on January 8th, 2012 @ 6:38pm CST
I'm excited about this but also highly skeptical. Either way i'll never own it so in the big scheme of things.......it doesn't matter i guess. :roll:

My favourite thing about Octopunch is the ugliness of his Pretender shell. Not to mention his crab mode. Neither of these qualities will be present. The only thing vaguely Octopunch is the paint apps. So it's not really that fun of a homage to me. I like that he's received a little attention though. That's a positive.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331656)
Posted by dinogeist on January 8th, 2012 @ 7:27pm CST
IMHO,The Botcon 2012 octopunch colors that i can see in alt mode are way too similar to HFTD seaspray's colors. the white is still their,the aqua green color is still this. IT'S Botcon deathsauras all over again,with TFCC picking almost similar colors of RID Megatron & tweaking the color shades a bit & adding different/more highlights colors/designs.

I wasn't gonna buy this thing,but I had high hopes it was gonna look drastically different in colors than HFTD Seaspray.

IMHO,I'd rate this a 0 out of 10.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331664)
Posted by Rated X on January 8th, 2012 @ 7:42pm CST
Tranzilla wrote:
Rated X wrote:Im good with this. If you flip back his boosters it gives him a new look as they resemble oxygen tanks on his back. Then give him PE ratbat as a tridant and he no longer looks like seaspray.

Now lets hope they get the head right and dont have a lightbulb looking helmet or that ugly squid face. I want the robot head but I doubt we will be that lucky.


Or just give him Terradive's trident :grin:

Also, if they paint Sea Spray/Deep Dive's waist area correctly, it could be made to look "skull-ish" like the original. Since they went far enough to paint ducks...er, I mean...tentacles, I don't see why they couldn't go the extra mile. 8)


I thought about Terradives trident and tried it out. It's too skinny to fit Seasprays voyager sized open hands and is on the short side for a voyager. But ratbat seems to work.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331674)
Posted by MagnusPrimal on January 8th, 2012 @ 8:18pm CST
Sadly, I won't be getting any of the BC toys, but depending on the head, I can see myself wanting this one.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331694)
Posted by skidflap on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:09pm CST
GOOD NEWS: IT WAS MADE. :D

BAD NEWS: I WILL NEVER OWN IT BECAUSE I CAN'T AFFORD BOTCON. :-(

DAMM. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331700)
Posted by Mkall on January 8th, 2012 @ 11:57pm CST
Rated X wrote:I thought about Terradives trident and tried it out. It's too skinny to fit Seasprays voyager sized open hands and is on the short side for a voyager. But ratbat seems to work.

I'm not near it, but would it be possible to fashion a trident out of the Junkion Blacksmith build-any-weapon kits?
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331705)
Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on January 9th, 2012 @ 12:41am CST
Tidalwavex wrote:IMHO,The Botcon 2012 octopunch colors that i can see in alt mode are way too similar to HFTD seaspray's colors. the white is still their,the aqua green color is still this. IT'S Botcon deathsauras all over again,with TFCC picking almost similar colors of RID Megatron & tweaking the color shades a bit & adding different/more highlights colors/designs.

I wasn't gonna buy this thing,but I had high hopes it was gonna look drastically different in colors than HFTD Seaspray.

IMHO,I'd rate this a 0 out of 10.



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IMO, OTFCC nailed it with Deathsaurus. I've never even looked at the 2 figures as the same mold even. The Blues and silver really change the figure for me, Yes some colors are the same but you listed quite a few alterations that the club made (highlighted above).

As for these images of Octopunch, I love it. The some of the colors are a bit muted compared to his G1 self, but the homage is clear. Looking at the robot mode as well, I think he is a good match for the G1 toy as well.

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Notice the silver tubing on Seaspray as well as the blue tubing on G1 Octopunch (and the tampograph as well). Color layout will mostly match up based on transformation and he even has odd kibble with the twin fans, similar (yes its a bit of a stretch) to Octopunches tentacles.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331724)
Posted by Blurrz on January 9th, 2012 @ 4:03am CST
Thought Octopunch was going to be the most expensive off pure hype, but the colors are a bit funky. I'm sure he'll look much nicer in robot mode.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331741)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on January 9th, 2012 @ 5:28am CST
For a hovercraft, thats some weird colours. :S

Well, since this was posted on AC toys, im guessing some lucky bugger in China got this for $10. or less. Really. :evil:
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331760)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:02am CST
You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331762)
Posted by RhA on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:17am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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This is where pretenders stopped making sense.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331771)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:31am CST
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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This is where pretenders stopped making sense.

You mean they ever made sense in the first place?
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331772)
Posted by craggy on January 9th, 2012 @ 8:32am CST
Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.

was just thinking exactly the same thing
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331939)
Posted by Stormrider on January 9th, 2012 @ 6:34pm CST
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:WE HAVE NOT SEEN A FACE YET.
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This is where pretenders stopped making sense.



Do you man the bandage on his head? Because everything else seems normal. :P


Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


That would be clever
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331944)
Posted by waaaaghlord on January 9th, 2012 @ 6:44pm CST
Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1331946)
Posted by zodconvoy on January 9th, 2012 @ 7:07pm CST
waaaaghlord wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.


Lego minifig hands grab right on like they were designed to.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332206)
Posted by craggy on January 10th, 2012 @ 12:44pm CST
Kapow Toys full reveal pics http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/bo ... aled-2602/

I thought he was getting a new head?
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332211)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 10th, 2012 @ 12:52pm CST
craggy wrote:Kapow Toys full reveal pics http://www.fullmetalhero.com/content/bo ... aled-2602/

I thought he was getting a new head?


Turkeys!
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332213)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 10th, 2012 @ 12:54pm CST
Thanks to an ebay auction we now have robot-mode images of the upcoming BotCon exclusive Octopunch.
Octopunch is based on the G1 Pretender of the same name, as you can see he's based on the HFTD Seaspray mold, and does not feature a new head. Oh and do you notice how the faction symbol is red, which means he's Shattered Glass? Well, congrats to those who spotted that back with the first image we saw of him.
You can click any of the following images to get to the original auction.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332214)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on January 10th, 2012 @ 12:54pm CST
And i thought he was main line G1 not shattered glass.....The bot-con toy that is.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332217)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 10th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
waaaaghlord wrote:
Dead Metal wrote:You know, Seaspray has these 3 mm clips on his shoulders, I want a 3rd party to design articulated tentacles that connect to those.
Start now please.


Just a thought, but do Lego C-clips fit the 3mm posts? It could be easy enough to knock something up with the right pieces if that connection matches up.

I like that idea, but it wouldn't be expensive now would it? :P

Oh, he looks nice, but he's SG, so I'm not really interested.
Re: BotCon 2012 Octopunch Image (1332218)
Posted by NebulanFree on January 10th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CST
This year's set is weak.

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