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BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

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Friday, June 28th, 2013 12:17AM CDT

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Seibertron.com is live at BotCon 2013. We're hard at work to bring all of you the latest news from this special Transformers event.

We've spent tonight plowing through a mini-gallery of the 14 exclusive toys and 5 Kreons that you can only get exclusively at BotCon 2013, most of which belong to this year's Machine Wars theme. The 14 figures that you can get at BotCon are Strika, Obsidian, Megaplex, Hoist, Skywarp, Thundercracker, Electrons, Sandstorm, Mirage, Starscream, Sunstorm, Bitstream, and Hotlink. Blastcharge (the recolored Strika) is this year's custom class figure. The 5 figure Kre-o set that you can get contains 5 figures of the characters from the Machine Wars box set. Check out our gallery of this year's exclusives by clicking on any of the images below or by clicking here.

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)

BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set)
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Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498581)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 28th, 2013 @ 1:07am CDT
so.... whatsup with the name of the rainmakers? What happen to acid storm? is hotlink suppose to be the air warrior seeker? a bit confused there but I want it
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498583)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 28th, 2013 @ 1:12am CDT
Damn it! Just when i was satisfied that i would not be after any figures this year, funpub pull some more classics seekers out of the bag. I have already bought a set off eBay. Oh well, so much for eating this month!
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498584)
Posted by data81 on June 28th, 2013 @ 1:17am CDT
No one noticed the severe amount of typos on BItstreams tech spec?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498585)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 28th, 2013 @ 1:48am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:so.... whatsup with the name of the rainmakers? What happen to acid storm? is hotlink suppose to be the air warrior seeker? a bit confused there but I want it


As someone pointed out in another thread, this guys are not the rainmakers per say.

The rainmakers, are the neon coloured dudes from "Divide and Conquer"
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The bright yellow one is NOT Sunstorm, as claimed by hasbro a few years back.

These guys are a homage to the seeker group with no name from G1's 1st episodes.

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"Rainmakers" were probably used for trademark reasons or just as something identifiable.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498586)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:01am CDT
Absolutely love the bios for Starscream and the Rainmakers. Megaplex's bio struck me as my favorite out of all of them. Megatron's rage building inside him, just itching to be released? Love it! :x

Mirage's art is just way too thin. Yeesh. [-(

So yeah, I feel Starscream and Electrons, both toy and bio (despite Electro's not mentioning Gold Plastic Syndrome for shits and giggles. Bad, FunPub, bad!), are probably the best out of all the other exlusives.

Off topic question: do they normally do new Transformers reveals at BotCon? I haven't had coffee in a while, so my mind's a little kaput. :BANG_HEAD: Oh, the irony...
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498587)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:04am CDT
data81 wrote:No one noticed the severe amount of typos on BItstreams tech spec?


Only thing I caught was "technology genius", where it should be "technological genius". I don't see anything out of the ordinary.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498588)
Posted by data81 on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:09am CDT
The numbers are all wrong...or am I seeing things?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498589)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:11am CDT
data81 wrote:The numbers are all wrong...or am I seeing things?


Oh, the numbers? Thought you meant the bio itself, as in grammatical errors. #-o

I have no idea if they're off, sorry. :-(
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498590)
Posted by Period on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:49am CDT
Is anyone else getting a Beast Wars Cheetor vibe from him? :-? Transmetal movie style Cheetor...sweet.

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Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498592)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:59am CDT
data81 wrote:The numbers are all wrong...or am I seeing things?

Yep, you're totally right! I initially though that the graphic was right and the numbers wrong because a speed of 7 seems a little low for a seeker, but then I noticed that Hotlink's speed is only 6!
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498593)
Posted by Henry921 on June 28th, 2013 @ 3:08am CDT
Anyone else notice that Thundercracker's bio mentions Soundwave?

I have to see if he's in the comic and what chassis he's using. It may be worth the time tracking down the original mold and including it with the team. The Stalker mold aged pretty well... the only thing I don't like about it is the chest cavity.

Or there's always customs...
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498595)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 28th, 2013 @ 3:40am CDT
I had a feeling the attendee exclusives wouldn't be that good. Seems I was right. Starscream is the biggest disappointment. I understand it's not the original Starscream in a different body, but come on, they couldn't make him a voyager?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498605)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 28th, 2013 @ 5:31am CDT
Yup, Starscream is a disappointment indeed...oh what could have been. IMO the artwork for most of these bio cards are really crappy. Fortunately I don't pay too much attention to bio's and stats even the one's I do own.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498606)
Posted by DMSL on June 28th, 2013 @ 5:49am CDT
I already have the real rainmakers from CHMS, i.e. Acidstorm, Hailstorm and Solarstorm.

Like someone pointed out this exclusive set is an entirely different group of seekers. Still they look good so i might get them.

I can live without all the others.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498607)
Posted by wolverinetodd on June 28th, 2013 @ 6:10am CDT
data81 wrote:No one noticed the severe amount of typos on BItstreams tech spec?


I noticed the word "from" was missing. As in "removed from the cyber world."
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498629)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:39am CDT
I didn't think I was going to get ANY Botcon figures this year, but dammit, I HAVE to have that Mirage in my collection.

Electrons is oddly attractive to me as well, for some reason.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498662)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 28th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
Yeah, bringing us three bots FROM THE FIRST EPISODE and some new G1 canon characters — besides the rainmakers — is a stroke of genius. I'm quite excited about those new seekers. Bravo, Botcon team. Bravo! :APPLAUSE:

As for the others, I'm less excited about the movieverse ones, but Mirage, Electro, Strika, Blastcharge and Hubcap are definitely nicely done. And adding Electro to the G2 Botcon lineup will be a thing of beauty.

Lastly, I have to add... it's funny how many people are complaining Starscream isn't a giant. I saw that as a MAJOR flaw to the originals. Prime was tiny, Starscream was 5 times taller than the other figures. Megaplex was a feeble "Cyberverse" size. They were all insanely out of proportion and clearly molds not intended for those characters at all — in color, head sculpt, face plates, size, or just about any aspect besides general vehicle form of jet, truck, etc.

I think this set — with jets all at the same size — remedies a decade long botch job. I'm VERY glad they made the seekers the same size, and Megaplex larger. They will display together nicely, and maybe the subscription service will throw us one of the missing characters like Soundwave.

All that said — and while Machine Wars is an odd line with varying degrees of nostalgia from the fans — I have to say I have a special memory about it. It was the one line I found ON SHELF at one visit, purchased in entirety, and walked out of KayBee into the mall with the whole line IN ONE GIANT BAG. Sheesh, I have no idea why they had a bag that big. It was massive. Clearly, the stuff of dreams to any kid. :grin:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498679)
Posted by deliciouspeter on June 28th, 2013 @ 12:00pm CDT
Hotlink: Decepticon Master of Sausage.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498687)
Posted by Mkall on June 28th, 2013 @ 12:45pm CDT
Figures. I find decent eBay prices on all of these guys so I pull the trigger, only for BBTS to undercut all those prices.

Oh well, that's the nature of the game.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498716)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:46pm CDT
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What's the matter Hoist? Your arms look droopy.

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I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498717)
Posted by Machinewarries on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:49pm CDT
I realy wanted a MW Starscream made from TFPR Dreadwing/Skyquake mold :-( , but instead of that, Funpub give to us a simply repaint of Terradive...

(I REALLY, REALLY LIKE THAT RAINMAKERS, JUST A INTEAD BUY :CON: )
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498718)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:50pm CDT
I totally disagree about the artwork for the cards. I'm LOVING it. Really nice, stylized, and reminiscent of Geoff Senior's G2 Comic illustrations. Bravo there.

Also like that the seekers are a bit more standard G1 looking in their art.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498721)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:53pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?


Hoist forgot to pay some dues to Black Shadow and the Space Mafia, so they had a little... visit with him. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498722)
Posted by G1 Legacy on June 28th, 2013 @ 2:55pm CDT
Regarding the seeker trio...

:BANG_HEAD: Aw, curse you Hasbro for making this a Botcon exclusive.
Translation: super expensive.
this could have been released in stores as a Target OR TRU exclusive, as a way to compete with Takara's re-release of the seekers box set. God bless it, this hobby is SO expensive, especially this year it seems. :sad:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498849)
Posted by Henry921 on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:21pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?


Hoist forgot to pay some dues to Black Shadow and the Space Mafia, so they had a little... visit with him. :lol:


Now I want to see a BotCon set with Black Shadow and the Space Mafia.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498851)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 28th, 2013 @ 8:23pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?


Hoist forgot to pay some dues to Black Shadow and the Space Mafia, so they had a little... visit with him. :lol:


Now I want to see a BotCon set with Black Shadow and the Space Mafia.


Get to it, FunPub. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498936)
Posted by Manterax Prime on June 28th, 2013 @ 11:05pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?


Hoist forgot to pay some dues to Black Shadow and the Space Mafia, so they had a little... visit with him. :lol:


Now I want to see a BotCon set with Black Shadow and the Space Mafia.


We already got Black Shadow in the Generations line under the name Sky Shadow.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498959)
Posted by Breakdown318 on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:38am CDT
Oh wow, I am trying to have enough money for all the masterpieces and now here comes classics rainmakers for over 200$! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1498966)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2013 @ 12:46am CDT
Breakdown318 wrote:Oh wow, I am trying to have enough money for all the masterpieces and now here comes classics rainmakers for over 200$! :BANG_HEAD:


I believe BBTS has the Rainmakers up for about $140. Preorder, that is.

But hey, we always have the CHMS Seekers. Speaking of, I'm actually considering getting a few of those as stand-ins. After all, the Seekers were the Vehicons of Generation One! ;)
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499124)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 29th, 2013 @ 1:44pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Henry921 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I see, your shoulders are misassembled on all your copies, yet all Electrons are fine?


Hoist forgot to pay some dues to Black Shadow and the Space Mafia, so they had a little... visit with him. :lol:


Now I want to see a BotCon set with Black Shadow and the Space Mafia.


We already got Black Shadow in the Generations line under the name Sky Shadow.


And there's no Space Mafia. His function is Space Gangster, "Mafia" was a translation-goof. I still want to see a Generations Blue Bacchus though.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499132)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2013 @ 1:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I still want to see a Generations Blue Bacchus though.


Would go very well with my Generations Black Shadow. :grin:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499831)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 1st, 2013 @ 9:22am CDT
Yeah, I'd also note... everyone keeps erroneously calling these the Rainmakers, but they're not. They're the three seekers with flame throwers in the first episode, and they match in colors exactly. The Rainmakers show up in a later episode and have neon colors including green. >:oP

Point being, it makes great sense to still buy all of them. ;) I mean, they're G1 first season characters. You know you want them!!
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499842)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 1st, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Yeah, I'd also note... everyone keeps erroneously calling these the Rainmakers, but they're not. They're the three seekers with flame throwers in the first episode, and they match in colors exactly. The Rainmakers show up in a later episode and have neon colors including green. >:oP

Point being, it makes great sense to still buy all of them. ;) I mean, they're G1 first season characters. You know you want them!!


FunPub called them Rainmakers as well and we're going by that, despite them not actually being the Rainmakers we know and love.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499845)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 1st, 2013 @ 10:13am CDT
Yeah, it is easier having the group title... but seems like a lot of fans are confused saying their colors are wrong. #-o Either way, I think a massive seeker photo is in order when these arrive.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1499917)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 1st, 2013 @ 3:12pm CDT
So instead of Rainmakers, can we call them... Flamemakers? :lol:
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1500117)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 2nd, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
Yeah, sounds good! Hmmm. Flamemakers.

Or... Firestarters. Hmmmm.
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1500182)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:40pm CDT
All Hoists had the shoulder misassembly. :-(
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1500186)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:All Hoists had the shoulder misassembly. :-(


And none of the Electros? What the hell happened there?
Re: BotCon 2013 Exclusives Mini-Gallery (includes all 14 figures and the Kre-o Machine Wars set) (1500190)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2013 @ 1:57pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:All Hoists had the shoulder misassembly. :-(


And none of the Electros? What the hell happened there?


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