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Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!

Transformers News: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime!

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 11:10AM CDT

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Also posted on Planet Iacon's Facebook page today is a surprise image of Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Or so we assume based on the color scheme. This SG Prime is delivered via the Transformers Reveal the Shield G2 Prime. It has not been indicated of this will be an Exclusive add-on figure or this year's freebie. Check out the image below or click here to view Planet Iacon's Facebook page.

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Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1357983)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:11am CDT
So SG Prime gets resurrected? Wow, color me surprised. And I have a feeling I'm in the minority with this. :lol:

Wait...

Hold it! What's that rubsign doing there? Is that another one of those KO's?
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1357985)
Posted by Mkall on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:19am CDT
Unexpected. I certainly don't have any need for it. Maybe I can find a way to repurpose it or something.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1357988)
Posted by WolfDawg on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:24am CDT
So they're doing SG Prime...AGAIN? Let me get this straight, they're reusing a character, giving him the same mold as another figure in the set, and haven't even bothered to change his colors (since apparently he's being ressurected). That's...pretty lame. Especially since the Classics Prime mold is leagues better than the RTS Prime mold.

This will probably only appeal to the fans who don't have the original SG Prime. I have the KOLD Double Shattered Glass Prime figure and it works just fine in my small SG collection. This seems like a waste of time to me.

Bring on the SG Junkions in Insecticon colors dammit!
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1357991)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:31am CDT
Well, if they have the mold available to them, they may as well make it a new SG Prime. It's good for people who don't have SG Prime and don't want a KO of it.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1357992)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 13th, 2012 @ 11:32am CDT
I hope this is a custom. We already have SG Prime in a better mold! I'd rather have a new mold or character, but oh well.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358002)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CDT
necr0blivion wrote:I hope this is a custom. We already have SG Prime in a better mold! I'd rather have a new mold or character, but oh well.


True I have seen a few like this. However this really looks to be Legit and I don't like. god I hate that mold #-o
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358008)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:19pm CDT
I could be wrong but I say....FAKE!!!!
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358010)
Posted by triKlops on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:21pm CDT
looks cool but looks are deceiving
interested to find out more about the pic
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358012)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:25pm CDT
I'm pretty sure Octopunch is the freebie for this year. If this is part of a souvenir set I'll be surprised.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358018)
Posted by necr0blivion on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:36pm CDT
Gauntlet101010 wrote:Well, if they have the mold available to them, they may as well make it a new SG Prime. It's good for people who don't have SG Prime and don't want a KO of it.


I think people who want SG Prime want the Classics version; I'd rather buy (and do own) a KO of that figure than get a new version of SG Prime.

Now, if they wanted to do a Nemesis, I'd be down for it even though I'm not a big fan of the mold. With SG Ultra Magnus utilizing this mold, I just don't think another SG is necessary.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358019)
Posted by Mkall on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:41pm CDT
IgnikaMarcus wrote:I'm pretty sure Octopunch is the freebie for this year. If this is part of a souvenir set I'll be surprised.

Voyager figures aren't the freebie figs. Whichever the freebie fig will be, it'll be a deluxe figure.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358025)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:53pm CDT
I honestly believe this is fake. Octopuch looks more legit than this does.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358027)
Posted by Slick_Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:56pm CDT
That Autobot symbol looks....off somehow. I'm guessing it's fake too.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358029)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 13th, 2012 @ 12:58pm CDT
To me, the tell tale sign of fake is the rubsign on the roof of the cab. Since when has BotCon reinstated them?
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358032)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CDT
Another thing that gives away that it's a fake, THE RUB SIGN. If this were an actual botcon figure it wouldn't have one on the roof. Ultra Magnus doesn't have one on his roof.

Edit: ninja'd by the post above
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358040)
Posted by Slick_Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
I better set aside $90-$160 just in case. After market prices are gonna be killer and if that is real, I don't want to be unprepared.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358043)
Posted by T-Macksimus on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:24pm CDT
I don't care about the legitimacy of the thing, it's still a better paint job than the fugly black/blue/red version of the original mainstream release. I hope that whoever came up with that scheme got flogged publicly.

Although I would have preferred that this one had the logo on the hood done in the SG colors rather than white. That would at least have made it more believable.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358046)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:30pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:I don't care about the legitimacy of the thing, it's still a better paint job than the fugly black/blue/red version of the original mainstream release. I hope that whoever came up with that scheme got flogged publicly.

Although I would have preferred that this one had the logo on the hood done in the SG colors rather than white. That would at least have made it more believable.


It's a purple Autobot logo, what more do you want? Almost all insignia for transformers have a white outline. Seriously, where have you been to not know that?
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358048)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:35pm CDT
IgnikaMarcus wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:I don't care about the legitimacy of the thing, it's still a better paint job than the fugly black/blue/red version of the original mainstream release. I hope that whoever came up with that scheme got flogged publicly.

Although I would have preferred that this one had the logo on the hood done in the SG colors rather than white. That would at least have made it more believable.


It's a purple Autobot logo, what more do you want? Almost all insignia for transformers have a white outline. Seriously, where have you been to not know that?


It's only a white outline, that's the problem. It's not filled in with a different shade of purple.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358049)
Posted by WolfDawg on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:37pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IgnikaMarcus wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:I don't care about the legitimacy of the thing, it's still a better paint job than the fugly black/blue/red version of the original mainstream release. I hope that whoever came up with that scheme got flogged publicly.

Although I would have preferred that this one had the logo on the hood done in the SG colors rather than white. That would at least have made it more believable.


It's a purple Autobot logo, what more do you want? Almost all insignia for transformers have a white outline. Seriously, where have you been to not know that?


It's only a white outline, that's the problem. It's not filled in with a different shade of purple.


Did the original SG Prime have a purple Autobot logo that was a different shade than the actual figure?
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358050)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:41pm CDT
WolfDawg wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IgnikaMarcus wrote:
T-Macksimus wrote:I don't care about the legitimacy of the thing, it's still a better paint job than the fugly black/blue/red version of the original mainstream release. I hope that whoever came up with that scheme got flogged publicly.

Although I would have preferred that this one had the logo on the hood done in the SG colors rather than white. That would at least have made it more believable.


It's a purple Autobot logo, what more do you want? Almost all insignia for transformers have a white outline. Seriously, where have you been to not know that?


It's only a white outline, that's the problem. It's not filled in with a different shade of purple.


Did the original SG Prime have a purple Autobot logo that was a different shade than the actual figure?


O you bet:

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The shade of purple on that SG G2 Prime is slightly too light, then again purples and blues are notoriously hard get right, much less to properly photograph.

Are we the only ones who noticed the rubsign?
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358054)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:48pm CDT
Second or third guy who posted saw the rubsign and deemed the figure fake as well.
Oh, that was you. Nevermind.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358056)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 13th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CDT
IgnikaMarcus wrote:Second or third guy who posted saw the rubsign and deemed the figure fake as well.
Oh, that was you. Nevermind.


I mean the site as a whole.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358060)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 13th, 2012 @ 2:00pm CDT
Yeah, so far you and I are the only ones who have even mentioned the rubsign.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358073)
Posted by Heavy B on March 13th, 2012 @ 2:40pm CDT
Shouldn't that be the G2 autobot symbol? DAMN YOU HASBRO. or whoever made it
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358083)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 13th, 2012 @ 3:05pm CDT
Betcha it's legit. >:oP
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358091)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 13th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Betcha it's legit. >:oP


Exactly it's shitty enough to be a Botcon toy this year.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358092)
Posted by Mkall on March 13th, 2012 @ 3:42pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Betcha it's legit. >:oP

Never bet against Counterpunch.

You will lose.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358101)
Posted by bionic_radical on March 13th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
My money is on legit. Haven't we known about this, though?

I hope you guys can't get enough of the Black Shadow mold...
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358125)
Posted by ILL-Star on March 13th, 2012 @ 4:56pm CDT
If its real, it makes me feel a bit better about attending Botcon "08" and missing out on the set. That mistake still pains me. :sad:
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358207)
Posted by Tranzilla on March 13th, 2012 @ 7:50pm CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:Also posted on Planet Iacon's Facebook page today is a surprise image of Botcon 2012 Exclusive Shattered Glass Optimus Prime. Or so we assume based on the color scheme. This SG Prime is delivered via the Transformers Reveal the Shield G2 Prime. It has not been indicated of this will be an Exclusive add-on figure or this year's freebie. Check out the image below or click here to view Planet Iacon's Facebook page.

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Lost opportunity of Shattered OP and Magnus set using the WFC Optimus mold if this is true.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358210)
Posted by Delicon on March 13th, 2012 @ 7:53pm CDT
Mkall wrote:You will lose.


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Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358228)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on March 13th, 2012 @ 8:55pm CDT
Boring.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358255)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on March 13th, 2012 @ 10:27pm CDT
As cool as this is, im calling custom on it, or at least, this piece being a custom.
(It was speculated awhile back that we would be getting a SG prime from this mold)

Notice how boxset Ultra Magnus, who shares the same mold, does not have the rubsign

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However, this prime does. Probably a really good custom, the real thing probably features the battle scars from the 08 one. ;)
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358260)
Posted by ausbot on March 13th, 2012 @ 10:38pm CDT
I hope its legit i missed the first SG Prime and to get 0ne is way too expensive!
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358275)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 14th, 2012 @ 12:36am CDT
Whether it's fake or not, it's a whole lot of ugly on ugly. BotCon Magnus can barely get away with it, because he's at least a nice shade of blue. But this? :SICK:
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358281)
Posted by emeraldbeacon on March 14th, 2012 @ 1:04am CDT
Y'know, given the relative simplicity of the plastic layout, and the "freeform" nature of his battle-damage, I could easily see this figure being the Customization Class fig. Everyone gets a purple Prime to 'scar' as they see fit, and a label sheet is provided to create the giant 'bot logo, the "till all are gone" tagline, etc.

Just my two cents.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358284)
Posted by RhA on March 14th, 2012 @ 2:06am CDT
Optimus Crime is back.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358286)
Posted by robotmel on March 14th, 2012 @ 2:59am CDT
>:oP
Blah blah, rub sign, blah blah, legit...? =;

Never mind blooming Shattered Glass, what ever happened to a Scourge repaint of this Laser Prime mold?
My Battle Tanker needs some tall, dark and evil right now!!! ;)
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358287)
Posted by Mkall on March 14th, 2012 @ 3:01am CDT
robotmel wrote:>:oP
Blah blah, rub sign, blah blah, legit...? =;

Never mind blooming Shattered Glass, what ever happened to a Scourge repaint of this Laser Prime mold?
My Battle Tanker needs some tall, dark and evil right now!!! ;)

You think FunPub would be foolish enough to release such a wanted item at Convention-Exclusive rarity/prices?

Yeah they've done some boneheaded stuff in the past but in this case they learned from Botcon '07 Thundercracker.

If the Club does anything with scourge, it'll be one of their Club Exclusive Figs.
Re: Botcon 2012 - Shattered Glass G2 Prime! (1358293)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 14th, 2012 @ 4:54am CDT
Mkall wrote:
robotmel wrote:>:oP
Blah blah, rub sign, blah blah, legit...? =;

Never mind blooming Shattered Glass, what ever happened to a Scourge repaint of this Laser Prime mold?
My Battle Tanker needs some tall, dark and evil right now!!! ;)

You think FunPub would be foolish enough to release such a wanted item at Convention-Exclusive rarity/prices?

Yeah they've done some boneheaded stuff in the past but in this case they learned from Botcon '07 Thundercracker.

If the Club does anything with scourge, it'll be one of their Club Exclusive Figs.


Besides, remember that supposed store listing with figures a while back? One of them was a Deluxe Scourge, which could be the Laser Prime repaint (maybe even a Sweep repaint, I don't know). Still, take that with a grain of salt as we haven't heard anything from it since.

Just to be clear, I am open to the idea of this being legit (I know better than to fight CP), but wouldn't exclude the idea of a KOLD (Knock-Off Lucky Draw) release either.
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