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Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Transformers News: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Thursday, February 14th, 2013 12:28PM CST

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BotCon has revealed the third figure in their 2013 convention set, Machine Wars Strika! The figure is a redeco of the Generations Warpath Deluxe mold featuring a new head sculpt. Check out the figure in robot mode below, along with a sketch of the new head sculpt.

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464413)
Posted by Rated X on February 14th, 2013 @ 12:33pm CST
I like it. It has nothing to do with machine wars, but it just looks cool.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464416)
Posted by NOS on February 14th, 2013 @ 12:44pm CST
I also like it and am now curious if we'll get her partner in crime, Obsidian. :-?
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464418)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 12:50pm CST
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464425)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on February 14th, 2013 @ 12:58pm CST
So the actual theme this year is any prior Transformers line with "Machine" in the name.

Well, at least the theme isn't technically Beast Machines, and I'm all for rehabilitating its few decent characters by working them into other areas; Strika's brief but awesome turn in Animated reaffirmed her as the first and best choice for this treatment.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464426)
Posted by RAcast on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:01pm CST
Strika? With an awesome head sculpt? And out of the Generations Warpath mold?! :APPLAUSE:
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464427)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:01pm CST
You know, her lack of faction symbols raises an interesting question. Before becoming a Vehicon General in Beast Machines, she was one of the greatest generals of all time next to Obsidian, with her prime directive being the protection of Cybertron. Would that make actually Machine Wars Strika an Autobot, despite her Animated incarnation being a Decepticon? :-?
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464429)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:06pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:You know, her lack of faction symbols raises an interesting question. Before becoming a Vehicon General in Beast Machines, she was one of the greatest generals of all time next to Obsidian, with her prime directive being the protection of Cybertron. Would that make actually Machine Wars Strika an Autobot, despite her Animated incarnation being a Decepticon? :-?
More than likely, especially considering that this is Wings Universe, which retconned this pink bot into being pre-G1 Strika:
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464432)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:19pm CST
Strika wishes us a Happy Valentines Day! Transformer's Facebook page jumped right on it.

Transformers Facebook Page wrote:Machine Wars Strika, the latest reveal from the 5-figure box set available exclusively at http://www.botcon.com, stopped by our page to wish all of you bots and cons out there a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Share this with YOUR Valentine and then check out her ALL-NEW toy here: http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2013/bc13exclusives.cfm


Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464435)
Posted by Rated X on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:20pm CST
Right now some Shapeways guy is designing an Impactor head for this body. :lol:
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464445)
Posted by Mkall on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:49pm CST
Unexpected, but AWESOME!

Makes me wonder if we'll see an Obsidian too.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464456)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
That head sculpt is baller!
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464457)
Posted by Bounti76 on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CST
Well, well! This is a most excellent surprise. Adding another fembot is always good in my eyes. And I actually like the choice of mold used for this, as Strika has always been a bit bulky.

Alos, judging just from the comments above, it seems that this is the first Botcon toy this year that's gotten majority positive reaction.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464460)
Posted by RAcast on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:13pm CST
Bounti76 wrote:Well, well! This is a most excellent surprise. Adding another fembot is always good in my eyes. And I actually like the choice of mold used for this, as Strika has always been a bit bulky.

Alos, judging just from the comments above, it seems that this is the first Botcon toy this year that's gotten majority positive reaction.

Extremely so. :lol: Though I have to say that Hoist got a lot of hate for no good reason, he looks fantastic.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464479)
Posted by waaaaghlord on February 14th, 2013 @ 2:42pm CST
So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464484)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:03pm CST
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464486)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:09pm CST
Well, wasn't expecting her. Like, at all.

Wonderful use of the mold, if you ask me! Almost has me forgetting the disappointment that is Skywarp.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464487)
Posted by STngAR on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CST
[color=#4000FF]Huh, how does that song go?....... "One out of three ain't bad"






Edit: Damn, just checked and its two out of three ain't bad.[/color]



:MAXIMAL:
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464497)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:35pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.


I almost bit my tongue when I wanted to say we actually may not get a Troop Builder set this year. I looked over the lists and we had one since 2009:

2009: Sweeps
2010: Sharkticons
2011: Autotroopers
2012: [strike]The Borg[/strike] SG Junkions

Megaplex seems the ideal choice, with one acting like the General much like the Vehicon Generals. But that's for another thread.
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464498)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:39pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.


I almost bit my tongue when I wanted to say we actually not get a Troop Builder set this year. I looked over the lists and we had one since 2009:

2009: Sweeps
2010: Sharkticons
2011: Autotroopers
2012: [strike]The Borg[/strike] SG Junkions

Megaplex seems the ideal choice, with one acting like the General much like the Vehicon Generals.
2005 had the Virulent Clones as well.

2006's Laserbeak and Buzzsaw weren't troop builders, but they sorta count as being similar what with their sharing the same mold and such. ;)
Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed (1464500)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 14th, 2013 @ 3:46pm CST
looks good but shes from beast machines not machine wars, or am i missing something here?

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