Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample

Transformers News: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample

Saturday, June 8th, 2013 6:06PM CDT

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The official BotCon facebook page continues to share images of their production samples from this year's convention exclusive Machine Wars: Termination box set. Today we get a look Obsidian, check him out below!

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Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1493686)
Posted by Rated X on June 8th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CDT
Probably the best figure in the set. Although a new Megaplex head would surly change my mind...

Does the term "production sample" mean that they still don't have the actual sets in hand only 18 days before Botcon ?
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1493763)
Posted by Henry921 on June 9th, 2013 @ 1:17am CDT
Don't like him quite as much now... his gray is a bit too light, and there are more yellow highlights than I anticipated.

Still, easily the best figure in the set.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1493824)
Posted by xyl360 on June 9th, 2013 @ 8:46am CDT
Hmm, he seems a lot more gray and a lot less blue than I was hoping for/expecting. I may not be quite so determined to pick him and Strika up after all.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1493899)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 9th, 2013 @ 2:05pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:Hmm, he seems a lot more gray and a lot less blue than I was hoping for/expecting. I may not be quite so determined to pick him and Strika up after all.
But the gray is show-accurate. That's the closest color any Obsidian toy has ever been to his cartoon colors.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494126)
Posted by xyl360 on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:28pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Hmm, he seems a lot more gray and a lot less blue than I was hoping for/expecting. I may not be quite so determined to pick him and Strika up after all.
But the gray is show-accurate. That's the closest color any Obsidian toy has ever been to his cartoon colors.

Yeah, that's true, I think the blue just looked nicer to me and the gray more bland (even though show accurate). It would be nice if they'd re-release he and Strika in fully show-accurate colors though (the original toys, not these) but I don't think that will ever happen.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494132)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:40pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Hmm, he seems a lot more gray and a lot less blue than I was hoping for/expecting. I may not be quite so determined to pick him and Strika up after all.
But the gray is show-accurate. That's the closest color any Obsidian toy has ever been to his cartoon colors.

Yeah, that's true, I think the blue just looked nicer to me and the gray more bland (even though show accurate). It would be nice if they'd re-release he and Strika in fully show-accurate colors though (the original toys, not these) but I don't think that will ever happen.
For now, thought, the BWR toys are the closest options. :|
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494133)
Posted by xyl360 on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:42pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:Hmm, he seems a lot more gray and a lot less blue than I was hoping for/expecting. I may not be quite so determined to pick him and Strika up after all.
But the gray is show-accurate. That's the closest color any Obsidian toy has ever been to his cartoon colors.

Yeah, that's true, I think the blue just looked nicer to me and the gray more bland (even though show accurate). It would be nice if they'd re-release he and Strika in fully show-accurate colors though (the original toys, not these) but I don't think that will ever happen.
For now, thought, the BWR toys are the closest options. :|

For Strika (which I have), yeah. I also have one that I custom painted along with 3 Universe Obsidians (which were a nice shade of dark blue).
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494136)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:50pm CDT
hey xyl360.... pics or it never happened. ;) :-?

Seriously, would love to see a pic of the customs you did. It's... well... KINDA pertinent.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494139)
Posted by El Duque on June 10th, 2013 @ 12:53pm CDT
BotCon has tweeted production sample images of Megaplex from this year's convention exclusive Machine Wars: Termination box set. The figure is a straight repaint of the Skyquake/Dreadwing Voyager mold from the Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise line. Check him out in the mirrored images below.



Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494147)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:09pm CDT
Looking at this newer image of Megaplex, I actually like it much more than I previously had.

So far, Skywarp is the only one I don't like out of this set.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494150)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:16pm CDT
Yeah, Skywarp seems like a good homage to the original Machine Wars one... but didn't really stand out. That makes me really glad the added the gimmick of the warp to it. Seemed like it needed a cherry-on-top to make it fun. Glad they added that lagniappe. (look it up! It's a great word.) ;)
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494152)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CDT
Knowing that he isn't going to be the exact same guy as the 1997 Megaplex helps me get passed the lack of a Megatron head.

Regardless, still looks really good as a figure.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494158)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:42pm CDT
Also, this particular Tweet seems very mysterious - https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/344110441900953600
[quote]Megaplex and his clone army will look very sharp displayed together. Megaplex, Skywarp, XXXX and XXXX all will be revealed at #BotCon2013[/quote]We know one of those is Thundercracker, but the other one is new.
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494161)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 10th, 2013 @ 1:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this particular Tweet seems very mysterious - https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/344110441900953600
[quote]Megaplex and his clone army will look very sharp displayed together. Megaplex, Skywarp, XXXX and XXXX all will be revealed at #BotCon2013
We know one of those is Thundercracker, but the other one is new.[/quote]

Has to be (based on) BWII Dirge. Or maybe RiD Skyfire?
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494163)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 2:04pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, this particular Tweet seems very mysterious - https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/344110441900953600
[quote]Megaplex and his clone army will look very sharp displayed together. Megaplex, Skywarp, XXXX and XXXX all will be revealed at #BotCon2013
We know one of those is Thundercracker, but the other one is new.


Has to be (based on) BWII Dirge. Or maybe RiD Skyfire?[/quote]Unless it's a different body-type since both Megaplex and Skywarp/Thundercracker are clones yet have different body-types. ;)
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494167)
Posted by Superwheeljack on June 10th, 2013 @ 2:26pm CDT
I'm getting Megaplex because I didn't get Dreadwing nor his bro.
I swear, no store withing 50-70 miles from my house had him.
The paint looks blah on this figure. Time for customizing
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494182)
Posted by Windsweeper on June 10th, 2013 @ 3:02pm CDT
Anyone else think this would look good repainted as G1 Thunderwing?
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494184)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 10th, 2013 @ 3:03pm CDT
Windsweeper wrote:Anyone else think this would look good repainted as G1 Thunderwing?


Ehhh, maybe. But we already have a Classics Thunderwing in the form of Generations Thunderwing. ;)
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494190)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 10th, 2013 @ 3:45pm CDT
We do have a deluxe Thunderwing. (read "deluxe" as "deal-breaker size class") :-?
Re: Botcon 2013 "Machine Wars: Termination" Obsidian Production Sample (1494208)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 10th, 2013 @ 4:59pm CDT
NOTE: This is NOT from the comic, just a fun pic I found:

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