BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot

Saturday, May 10th, 2014 1:56PM CDT

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Just to show off a little more, the official BotCon 2014 Facebook page has uploaded an image of the exclusive box set from this year's Pirates vs Knights theme. Not only do we get another look at the brilliant Robby Musso artwork, we also have a group shot of all the figures included! Check out below Devcon, Ferak, Scorponok with Olin Zarak, Fire Guts Ginrai and Cannonball, and of course, the box.

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Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572842)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Check out below Devcon, Ferak, Scorponok with Olin Zarak, Fire Guts Ginrai and Cannonball, and of course, the box.
:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572844)
Posted by Dr Va'al on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:05pm CDT
I'll call it what I want to call it. I care not for your fiction. [-(
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572845)
Posted by Mkall on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
I look at this set and I see noting but awesome homages across the 30 years. I cannot wait to see the attendee exclusives.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572846)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
Rated X wrote: Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.


If you say so dude. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572852)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
Diem wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Registered! Primus Package + assemble custom class figure.


This toy is just "Ginrai". The old "Fire Guts" toy deco is being used as his standard form deco this time. While he can likely still power up for his attacks, he'll be an orange & red bot on fire this time instead of a red & blue one on fire. There is no need to refer to his non-powered form by his attack powered form name this time.


Sorry Sabr but I'm calling foul on this. All we know so far is that canon-wise the toy is just called Ginrai, which isn't especially meaningful (unless we're all calling Tracks "Turbo Tracks" nowadays). Until the comic comes out I don't think we can call it; but I see it going one of three ways:

A) This character's origin is unrelated to Masterforce and he has always been orange - sure, he's plain Ginrai

B) This character is Masterforce Ginrai or has an analogous origin, and is now permanently or temporarily orange - then he's bloody Fire Guts Ginrai.

C) This character's origin is unrelated to Masterforce but the orange represents a powered up form - then unless they name him something different he's still bloody Fire Guts Ginrai.

While I appreciate that the letter of the law here is that his name is just Ginrai the spirit of law shows that he is deliberately designed to be intentionally evocative of a specific incarnation of the character Ginrai.

This all said I look forward to arguing with you in person! See you there man.

Plus Fire Guts is just way cooler than plain old Ginrai. Just let it happen Sabrblade. Don't get too worked up about it man.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572853)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
It's not about the fiction, it's about the integrity of toy publicity.

It's like when people refer toys of Strika and Tankor as "Stryka" and "Tankorr", and consider those the official names.

Journalistic honesty/authenticity and that stuff. :PEACE:
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572857)
Posted by Rated X on May 10th, 2014 @ 2:34pm CDT
MGrotusque wrote:
Rated X wrote: Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.


If you say so dude. :lol:

Ive worn transformer shirts to bars and strip clubs and met girls. Its called self confidence. Guess not being a nerd also helps too.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572860)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 10th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It's not about the fiction, it's about the integrity of toy publicity.

It's like when people refer toys of Strika and Tankor as "Stryka" and "Tankorr", and consider those the official names.

Journalistic honesty/authenticity and that stuff. :PEACE:


In all honesty, the site hardly ever gives the proper trademarked names of the figures, only the boxset. And judging from the faint names on the side, it looks like we're going the 2006 route:

"Pirate Cannonball"
"Pirate Ferak"
"Pirate Scorponok"
"Knight Devcon"
"Knight Ginrai"
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572876)
Posted by It Is Him on May 10th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:
Rated X wrote: Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.


If you say so dude. :lol:

Ive worn transformer shirts to bars and strip clubs and met girls. Its called self confidence. Guess not being a nerd also helps too.


Girls at strip clubs don't care what you look like as long as you give them money. Besides, you're a nerd. You have hundreds of posts on a message board about cartoon robots, and could probably name everyone that was released 1984. Own it. It's cool. I'm a nerd, too, and it's okay. You can do it with whatever swag is, but you are still a nerd and that's not a bad thing.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572886)
Posted by Diem on May 10th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:
Rated X wrote:
MGrotusque wrote:
Rated X wrote: Just rock some black sweatpants and a fresh pair of Nikes and that shirt can go anywhere. A shirt doesnt make someone look nerd. Not having swag is what makes someone look nerd.


If you say so dude. :lol:

Ive worn transformer shirts to bars and strip clubs and met girls. Its called self confidence. Guess not being a nerd also helps too.


Girls at strip clubs don't care what you look like as long as you give them money. Besides, you're a nerd. You have hundreds of posts on a message board about cartoon robots, and could probably name everyone that was released 1984. Own it. It's cool. I'm a nerd, too, and it's okay. You can do it with whatever swag is, but you are still a nerd and that's not a bad thing.


"I've worn a T-shirt I purchased without irony at a convention about children's toys that are transforming alien robots and met girls. It helps that I'm not a nerd."

Just kidding Rated. But your swag must be stronger than mine. I could maybe pull in a logo shirt, possibly the BotCon 2011 shirt but not this nerdy beauty. Unless the girl was nerdy or a nerd-lover too, but that's not really the point.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572904)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:Besides, you're a nerd. You have hundreds of posts on a message board about cartoon robots, and could probably name everyone that was released 1984. Own it. It's cool. I'm a nerd, too, and it's okay. You can do it with whatever swag is, but you are still a nerd and that's not a bad thing.
Preach it, brother! ;)^
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572906)
Posted by YoungPrime on May 10th, 2014 @ 7:52pm CDT
Which ones are Knights and which are Pirates?

Looks like only Scorpinok is a Con though
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572909)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 7:56pm CDT
YoungPrime wrote:Which ones are Knights and which are Pirates?

Looks like only Scorpinok is a Con though
Pirates: Cannonball, Ferak & Tornado, and Scorponok piloted by Olin Zarak.

Knights: Ginrai and Devcon.

There should be two more pirates, three more knights, one "rogue Decepticon", and pirate troop builders in the souvenir sets and the attendee figure. No info on what faction the customization class figure is, though.

Here's the info on these five box set toy characters from the BotCon brochure:[quote]DECEPTICON PIRATE CANNONBALL – A smarmy, charismatic pirate leader, who rules through charm and subterfuge, rather than force and intimidation, Cannonball is a Bot who’d sooner talk his way out of a fight or into a prize, but is more than capable when he needs to do battle. While he specializes in deception, fraud and even out-and-out impersonation, Cannonball is also skilled with blades and melee weapons – a true swashbuckler.

DECEPTICON PIRATE FERAK – Ferak is a sadist and the Pirates’ maintenance man. He keeps the ship together and can cobble Engines of Terror for casting fear on their victims. He used to be part of an elite Decepticon team called “Squadron X” during the war, but has found adapting to peacetime rather difficult. He is partnered with the diminutive TORNADO, a former member of Squadron X, whose alternate mode is a gun, but an ill-designed gun that jams and threatens to explode if a round of ammunition becomes lodged (it happens a lot – Ferak has the powder burns to prove it).

DECEPTICON PIRATE SCORPONOK – Scorponok is the fusion of machine and a Nebulan named Zarak. Last we had seen of Scorponok, he was flying through space serving as the battleship for the tattered remains of the Decepticon army. Now, however, Zarak has been forced to scuttle much of that battleship, rebuilding Scorponok into a smaller body.

AUTOBOT KNIGHT GINRAI – He is the gruff, pragmatic and downright paranoid military leader of the Autobots/Maximals. An old-school warrior “Bot of Action”, Ginrai has earned the rank of Knight Commander. A veteran of the old conflicts, he’s not entirely comfortable with the peace, constantly waiting for the “other shoe to drop”.

AUTOBOT KNIGHT DEVCON – A loner and former bounty hunter who holds the rank of Knight Sergeant, Devcon is the Batman to Ginrai’s Commissioner Gordon – the Bot willing to cross the line, bend the rules, shake down an informant. He doesn’t play well with others, but he gets the job done every time.[/quote]
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572915)
Posted by Henry921 on May 10th, 2014 @ 8:08pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
There should be two more pirates, three more knights, one "rogue Decepticon", and pirate troop builders in the souvenir sets and the attendee figure. No info on what faction the customization class figure is, though.


If I'm remembering the original tweet, they said one "rogue Decepticon who may or may not be a pirate". Are we sure that's not Scorponok?

Though if I had to guess I'd say the rogue Decepticon is in the deluxe two pack fighting a knight, and one of the pirates is the custom class figure.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572917)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 10th, 2014 @ 8:17pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
There should be two more pirates, three more knights, one "rogue Decepticon", and pirate troop builders in the souvenir sets and the attendee figure. No info on what faction the customization class figure is, though.


If I'm remembering the original tweet, they said one "rogue Decepticon who may or may not be a pirate". Are we sure that's not Scorponok?
I dunno, Olin seems pretty content being a pirate, bossing everyone around (except the captain), making them treat him like he's royalty.

As this is Rebirth Scorponok, he's probably not alive on his own since he was operated by Lord Zarak.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1572930)
Posted by Moonshot on May 10th, 2014 @ 10:02pm CDT
Scorponok and Devcon look really sweet. Too rich for my blood and Botcon is way too far away.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1573029)
Posted by ScottyP on May 11th, 2014 @ 9:19am CDT
There is not a lot of time left before the show. Where should we have the pseudo-official meetup? I'm thinking Saturday night at Yardhouse across from the center in Paseo Colorado, if we're gonna overpay for beer, might as well get bigger ones.
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1573049)
Posted by craggy on May 11th, 2014 @ 10:50am CDT
so is Swag the newest Dinobot?
Re: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Set Group Shot (1573063)
Posted by It Is Him on May 11th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CDT
craggy wrote:so is Swag the newest Dinobot?


Yeah, he's in the new movie along with slang, snitch and stool.
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Posted by Sabrblade on May 11th, 2014 @ 2:46pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:There is not a lot of time left before the show. Where should we have the pseudo-official meetup? I'm thinking Saturday night at Yardhouse across from the center in Paseo Colorado, if we're gonna overpay for beer, might as well get bigger ones.
Isn't Saturday the Universal Studios night? Or is that Friday?

Or wait, if it is Friday, then isn't Saturday the dinner that BotCon holds each year?