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BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author

Thursday, April 10th, 2014 1:33PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has been following the BotCon 2014 updates via their own official Twitter account - and they have just announced this year's author behind the convention exclusive Transformers: Timelines story: Marty Isenberg, of various Transformers TV series credit, from Beast Machines and Animated to Prime and Rescue Bots!


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Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564263)
Posted by craggy on April 10th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564272)
Posted by Va'al on April 10th, 2014 @ 3:33pm CDT
craggy wrote:what's Marty Isenberg's alt mode?


A beard.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564303)
Posted by Rated X on April 10th, 2014 @ 5:56pm CDT
So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564304)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 10th, 2014 @ 6:10pm CDT
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?
He's the writer, but not the one who conceived the idea. Thst was already in stone by last year's BotCon.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564335)
Posted by It Is Him on April 10th, 2014 @ 9:22pm CDT
Marty Isenberg? Hot damn!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564347)
Posted by shajaki on April 10th, 2014 @ 10:43pm CDT
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564354)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 10th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?
Sort of like how I "blame" Simon Furman for creating the god I pray to every night. I was looking forward to a life of atheism, dammit...

And yes, no matter how I feel about Beast Machines, I seriously love Marty for Animated. Just as Dille and Wise each wrote some of the best and worst G1 eps, so it should be that the same man helped guide both the best and worst TF series.

(And before anyone tells me I have the quality of the two series backwards, that just reinforces the broader point ;) )

Genuinely looking forward to this story.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564394)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:40am CDT
Thinking about it, the person or persons responsible for thinking up each year's theme for BotCon isn't something that we usually learn. So, while we know of each year's theme, there typically isn't a name attached to those who come up with each one. meaning we can't go pointing fingers at whoever conceived this year's "Pirates Vs Knights" theme.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564434)
Posted by craggy on April 11th, 2014 @ 9:24am CDT
I liked the idea of the theme, and I'm liking 3 of the 4 toys we've been told about so far. (Albino Ferak, not so much) so I'd be quite happy to know who to congratulate.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564513)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 11th, 2014 @ 3:27pm CDT
Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564517)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 11th, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


I'm right there with you.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564542)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 11th, 2014 @ 5:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Ok, when are we going to get the final reveal? I know not everyone's jumping for it since the centerpiece has already been spoiled, but I certainly am!


The wait... it kills me. :BOOM:
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564600)
Posted by Rated X on April 11th, 2014 @ 10:42pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?

Devcon and Scorponok are G1 characters. They have nothing to do with knights and pirates unless some bonehead decides to make them into knights and pirates. I know im in the minority, but I wish Funpub would do away with "themes" altogether. Just give us awesome classics filler sets from different continuities. Theme ??? We dont need no stinkin theme !!!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564607)
Posted by It Is Him on April 11th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
I wish funpub would just quit making toys altogether. It really detracts from the themes and long-line experience they sell us every year.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564623)
Posted by shajaki on April 12th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564696)
Posted by It Is Him on April 12th, 2014 @ 8:11am CDT
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is. its bringing us some great toys.

if next years theme was "unicorns vs kittens" and gave us awesome toys, id still buy them.


ID BUY THE SHIT OUT OF THAT
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564750)
Posted by craggy on April 12th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564755)
Posted by ScottyP on April 12th, 2014 @ 3:14pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:long-line experience


I'm gonna give them some props here - the lines run more smoothly each and every year, with a possible exception in 2012 because their card readers went fubar on the first day for the club store. They've really come a long way since the horrible line debacle that was 2009.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564794)
Posted by shajaki on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
craggy wrote:
shajaki wrote:i could care less what the theme is.

so you do care at least some amount then?

i dont really follow...
but let me clarify: the story behind any given botcon, i dont care at all. i just look at the toys.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1564799)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 12th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:So is this the guy we can blame for pirates ?

you want to blame someone for a devcon and scorponok?

Devcon and Scorponok are G1 characters. They have nothing to do with knights and pirates unless some bonehead decides to make them into knights and pirates.
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Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565405)
Posted by optimarcus on April 15th, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
Hey how early do tickets go on sale for Botcon, usually?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565419)
Posted by ScottyP on April 15th, 2014 @ 10:36am CDT
optimarcus wrote:Hey how early do tickets go on sale for Botcon, usually?


Usually 4-6 months ahead. This year is oddly late.

I expect registration next week or the one after, since they would just now be getting back from Joecon.

As far as General Admission "tickets" for Saturday and Sunday, those are not available in advance, you just show up and buy them. Doesn't get you into anything except the dealer room, which includes the club store and artist alleys/hasbro booth/etc.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565420)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2014 @ 10:38am CDT
ScottyP wrote:As far as General Admission "tickets" for Saturday and Sunday, those are not available in advance, you just show up and buy them. Doesn't get you into anything except the dealer room, which includes the club store and artist alleys/hasbro booth/etc.
And the panels. I did General Admission in 2010 and got to got to the weekend panels.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565421)
Posted by ScottyP on April 15th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
ScottyP wrote:As far as General Admission "tickets" for Saturday and Sunday, those are not available in advance, you just show up and buy them. Doesn't get you into anything except the dealer room, which includes the club store and artist alleys/hasbro booth/etc.
And the panels. I was did General Admission in 2010 and got to got to the weekend panels.


Ah, did not know that, but it's indeed correct! http://www.botcon.com/botcon2013/genadm13.cfm
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565446)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 15th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
Got my magazine today. Some points:

* Registration is scheduled at the end of April
* Expect TFSS 2.0 to start shipping by the end of May.
* "We've been waiting for several months for confirmations about this 30th Anniversary Convention's centerpiece activity!" Probably why there's been a delay on info about the convention itself.
* Explanation as to why there's a delay with the new Club site: the company working on it got hung up really badly with another project. "Expect to see the new TCC site any day!"
* Anniversary sale about to go down on the Club Store sometime at the end of April.

Sneak peak at this year's BotCon comic:

* Really nice artwork. Reminds me a little of "Invasion".
* Cannonball seems to use one of his swords as a hook. All five panels he appears in in the preview has him with his right hand deployed with the sword.
* Ferak has a Star Seeker tattoo... on his right horn (why...?). He's also got a little gold chain around his neck with a little nuke at the end of it. Gangsta.
* Tornado's all sorts of adorable. Almost seems to act like an innocent child (no speaking lines, though)

Write up about Beast Wars. Have yet to read the entirety of it.

Write up about Corey Burton. Haven't read it yet.

Beast Wars: Uprising's "Alone Together"... whoa. That's all I can say. Spotlight's all on Rampage/Protoform X, who's been dumped on a barren planet left to starve. He crash lands, and is all sorts of messed up from the landing (could barely recognize him at first). As the panels keep going, he slowly regenerates into his "base form": his TFCC toy. Keeps seeing dark shapes and blasting at it (based on the first one, it's Transmutate). After running around, he finds tracks and, giddy to go on the hunt, transforms into his mode and follows the trail. Oddly, he refers to vehicle modes as "change form". Artwork is gorgeous, kinda reminds me of IDW.

Some artwork on Cannonball, Ferak and Tornado, and Devcon. Looks really, really nice. Cannonball still has the hook/blade hand, although now it's on the left rather than the right.

A couple logs by Tornado, subjects being Squirm and Olin Zarak (full body, colored artwork for both to boot). Seems as though there's a rivalry between Tornado and Squirm. Squirm's kinda a dick. Olin goes on this tirade as to how he came to possession of Scorponok

The I.Q part is (of course) based on pirates. Trivia lists three different versions of Cannonball: Cybertron, "the 10th", Generation One Cannonball (as in the BotCon character), "the 5th"... and a surprise entry, there apparently was a Cannonball in the Robots in Disguise continuity, "the 8th"! Kinda looks like Actionmaster Starscream, but with the head and deco of Cannonball (get to it, customizers!)
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565449)
Posted by ScottyP on April 15th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Got my magazine today. Some points:

* Registration is scheduled at the end of April
* Expect TFSS 2.0 to start shipping by the end of May.
* "We've been waiting for several months for confirmations about this 30th Anniversary Convention's centerpiece activity!" Probably why there's been a delay on info about the convention itself.


Man, that's late for registration, but in line with what I expected at this point. Good to know!

TFSS 2.0 shipping at the end of May, Botcon is three weeks into June, yep, it's all coming in the same shipment again this year.

Excited about this supposed "Centerpiece activity". If it isn't a showing of TF4 at the theater next door or at the Paramount studios, then I have no idea what else they'd be doing.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565455)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 15th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
Still no mention of the last Knight?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565458)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 15th, 2014 @ 2:30pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:Still no mention of the last Knight?


Oddly, no... it didn't even show off Scorponok. Just the first three reveals.

Though it did refer to the Knight faction as "Knights of Cybertron". Hmmm...

The Pirates are on their way! But Cybertron is not defenseless. Noble, wise, and loyal to the cause, the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON are steadfast in their protection of their homeworld. Any villainy that dare threaten the planet will be met with valiant courage, unwavering will, and Cybertron's greatest warriors!
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565479)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 15th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Technically, a "tattoo" on horn would be scrimshaw, not a tattoo. :P
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565484)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Still no mention of the last Knight?


Oddly, no... it didn't even show off Scorponok. Just the first three reveals.

Though it did refer to the Knight faction as "Knights of Cybertron". Hmmm...

The Pirates are on their way! But Cybertron is not defenseless. Noble, wise, and loyal to the cause, the KNIGHTS OF CYBERTRON are steadfast in their protection of their homeworld. Any villainy that dare threaten the planet will be met with valiant courage, unwavering will, and Cybertron's greatest warriors!
I don't think we should assume much from the name, since IDW and Fun Pub operate independently from one another.

This would just mean we'd have more than one group in the multiverse called the "Knights of Cybertron". One group of ancient, mythical knights (IDW's), and one group of contemporary knights from the year 2047 (Fun Pub's).



P.S. - Cool! Yours and my magazines came on the same day. :D
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565486)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 15th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:Technically, a "tattoo" on horn would be scrimshaw, not a tattoo. :P


Meh, how was I supposed to know? /:)

Sabrblade wrote:P.S. - Cool! Yours and my magazines came on the same day. :D


Magazine Bros! *initiates "Fist Bump of the Magazine Bros"*
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565487)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:P.S. - Cool! Yours and my magazines came on the same day. :D


Magazine Bros! *initiates "Fist Bump of the Magazine Bros"*
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Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565500)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 15th, 2014 @ 5:20pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:P.S. - Cool! Yours and my magazines came on the same day. :D


Magazine Bros! *initiates "Fist Bump of the Magazine Bros"*
Image


While I got you on the line... would you say that Robots in Disguise Cannonball looks like Actionmaster Starscream like I described? I look at it, and it doesn't look quite like Starscream, but I can't seem to think of a better match.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1565505)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 15th, 2014 @ 5:27pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:While I got you on the line... would you say that Robots in Disguise Cannonball looks like Actionmaster Starscream like I described? I look at it, and it doesn't look quite like Starscream, but I can't seem to think of a better match.
It looks like a mishmash of many things to me. Enough to make it also look like its own original design.

But the face does remind me of Heavy Load's and Hightower's faces.

EDIT: According to David Willis, it's based on Action Master Sprocket with Starscream legs and null rays added and then painted in Cannonball colors.

EDIT: And some Mirage bits, according to Jesse Wittenrich.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566017)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CDT
News! - https://twitter.com/BotCon

Our final #PVK figure reveal will be this coming Monday.

Also, the last of the details have FINALLY been confirmed so we will have the brochure up and will be announcing when Reg will start.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566026)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
Finally! I was beginning to wonder when the last box set reveal will be.

Now to decide whether I want MP-11 Starscream or this year's BotCon box set as a graduation gift...
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566031)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Finally! I was beginning to wonder when the last box set reveal will be.

Now to decide whether I want MP-11 Starscream or this year's BotCon box set as a graduation gift...
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566038)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 17th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Finally! I was beginning to wonder when the last box set reveal will be.

Now to decide whether I want MP-11 Starscream or this year's BotCon box set as a graduation gift...


Not everybody has stable finances... :-(
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566073)
Posted by ScottyP on April 17th, 2014 @ 3:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:While I got you on the line... would you say that Robots in Disguise Cannonball looks like Actionmaster Starscream like I described? I look at it, and it doesn't look quite like Starscream, but I can't seem to think of a better match.
It looks like a mishmash of many things to me. Enough to make it also look like its own original design.

But the face does remind me of Heavy Load's and Hightower's faces.

EDIT: According to David Willis, it's based on Action Master Sprocket with Starscream legs and null rays added and then painted in Cannonball colors.

EDIT: And some Mirage bits, according to Jesse Wittenrich.


Why couldn't they just, you know, draw a robot? Why does everything have to be a homage of 8 other homages of a shoe? :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566074)
Posted by Delta Magnus on April 17th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:While I got you on the line... would you say that Robots in Disguise Cannonball looks like Actionmaster Starscream like I described? I look at it, and it doesn't look quite like Starscream, but I can't seem to think of a better match.
It looks like a mishmash of many things to me. Enough to make it also look like its own original design.

But the face does remind me of Heavy Load's and Hightower's faces.

EDIT: According to David Willis, it's based on Action Master Sprocket with Starscream legs and null rays added and then painted in Cannonball colors.

EDIT: And some Mirage bits, according to Jesse Wittenrich.


Why couldn't they just, you know, draw a robot? Why does everything have to be a homage of 8 other homages of a shoe? :BANG_HEAD:


Because originality would rape Geewunner's childhoods.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566085)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 17th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Why couldn't they just, you know, draw a robot? Why does everything have to be a homage of 8 other homages of a shoe? :BANG_HEAD:
Does it matter?

I mean, what is this thing homaging by using existing design elements? Who cares if his body parts were taken from someplace instead of being made up?

The only homaging element is this design is its deco, which is due to that being the traditional Cannonball deco.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566454)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 18th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
After a fiasco over at TFW about what the final toy reveal might be, Pete Sinclair had to step in to clear up matters, and in the process revealed that the final toy is a Voyager!


For those curious, a guy over there claimed to know what the last toy was, hinting that it will be A) a Voyager (this turned out to be true), B) a mold used by Fun Pub before, C) a must have, D) a "power master" (not clear if he meant "Powermaster", "Power Master", "Powered Master", "Godmaster", "Brainmaster", etc.), and E) a CHUG mold. He later admitted to be trolling.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566472)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2014 @ 12:03am CDT
Jesus to the H. friggin' Christ, they were not kidding when they said all the figures would barely fit in the box.

If the final box set reveal turns out to be just as nerdgasmic as Scorponok was, I will be eternally pissed, as it'll force me to make a decision to splurge on this or MP-11 Starscream.

In other words, if it's Voyager class Knight of Cybertron Wheelie/Bumblebee, my faith in humanity will be lost.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566537)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on April 19th, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:In other words, if it's Voyager class Knight of Cybertron Wheelie/Bumblebee, my faith in humanity will be lost.


It's a Voyager amalgamated Weeliebee, who's also the new Prime and a member of the Original 13.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566539)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 19th, 2014 @ 8:22am CDT
Although, since it was said that Cannonball would be the only Prime mold, and Scorponok is the Energon mold, that must mean that the Voyager must be a CHUG mold since that's what was said the rest of the set's molds would be. So the guy got that right, too.

Now, let's assume that he's also right about it being a mold that's been used before (let's ignore the "power master" thing for now since that would greatly limit our options). If this last figure is a CHUG Voyager that's been used before, that leaves us with the following options:
  • The Classics Optimus Prime mold
  • The Classics Jetfire mold
  • The Universe Inferno mold
Based on these options, two guesses come to mind for what the final knight figure for the set could be:
  • Hauler from Universe Inferno (whom we even saw in last year's comic)
  • Star Saber from Classics Jetfire (based on this idea)
I didn't consider Classics Optimus as an option since, well, whatever Autobot they make out of that toy will still look like some new kind of Optimus, and that would be such a waste for as creative a convention theme as this one.
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Posted by Mindmaster on April 19th, 2014 @ 10:05am CDT
If we actually do end up getting Star Saber from Jetfire... I will officially do anything to get this set, even if it means the assassination of the President.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566865)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 20th, 2014 @ 3:35pm CDT
Say for instance that the clue relates to every Classis/affiliated line Voyager. We would have:

Classics:
* Optimus Prime (like Sabrblade said, pretty unlikely, and I sure as hell don't want a Powered Convoy/Diaclone homage. Thunderclash might work, emphasis on might, if deco is placed correctly [don't remind me of the previous Timelines Thunderclash])
* Jetfire (Star Saber, pretty please, FunPub?)
* Megatron (which I highly doubt they'll use, unless there's a Wings Browning that decided to switch over to the Autobots)

Universe (2008):
* Inferno

Generations:
* Springer/Sandstorm
* Blitzwing/Doubledealer

I don't know if Soundwave/blaster, Grimlock, Blaster, Rhinox, and Whirl should be considered, with Soundwave/blaster, Grimlock and Blaster being part of the Fall of Cybertron assortment, and Rhinox and Whirl being too new to use. Would the same go for Springer/Sandstorm and Blitzwing/Doubledealer, being about a year since their release?

I intentionally left out the redecoes from Universe (2008) because none of them, in technicality, follow the criteria.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566868)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 20th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
The wait is killing me! :BOOM:

Star Saber out of Jetfire may work, but I'm having reservations about the missing sword. Unless they use the Prime Star Saber for this Star Saber... how ironic is that?
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566871)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 20th, 2014 @ 4:00pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The wait is killing me! :BOOM:

Star Saber out of Jetfire may work, but I'm having reservations about the missing sword. Unless they use the Prime Star Saber for this Star Saber... how ironic is that?


The wait is killing me, too. And I'll have to wait through two classes I despise tomorrow before it's all said and done. :BANG_HEAD:

I will be super pleasantly surprised if it is Star Saber, or immeasurably disappointed if it's Hauler (no offense to fans of Hauler).

I wonder if FunPub could squeeze in one more retooling. If it's Star Saber, and if they are able to do so, maybe instead of his bisecting firearm, we get a bisecting sword? If not, I'm sure some third party company would be more than happy to get a sword out for him.
Re: BotCon 2014 - Marty Isenberg Revealed as Transformers: Timelines Author (1566873)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 20th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
I would not be disappointed by a Hauler since he's the only redeco of the Inferno mold that hasn't been done yet and feels so obvious an option to be done that it's a wonder why he hasn't been done yet.

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