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BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate

Thursday, June 5th, 2014 10:23PM CDT

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Auction Site Taobao has posted some images of what appears to be a BotCon 2014 Exclusive: Flamewar! A repaint of the Beast Hunters Deluxe Arcee Figure this is a character who was first introduced at BotCon 2005 as a repaint of another Arcee.

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

To see Seibertron's exclusive gallery of the original Flamewar click here and to see Beast Hunters Arcee click here.

Even more unusually Taobao also has what appears to be Arcee repainted as Transmutate. Unlike the recent TFCC version (the gallery of which can be seen here) this version uses the Robots In Disguise version of Arcee rather than the First Edition. A test model or something else?

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events


Don't forget that at this point there is no guarantee that these are the finished designs or that they are genuine BotCon exclusives.

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Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579816)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
Aw man, I was hoping all the souvenirs would be 3H toy homages only.

I guess we can now guess who the "rogue Decepticon" might be.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579822)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:39pm CDT
Great, I'll take... BOTH! Looks like I'm getting more fembots this year, even if they are based on the different molds of the same character ;)
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579824)
Posted by Downbeat on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
Gosh dang it, I bought a Beast Hunters Arcee just to customize it into Flamewar, thinking there wouldn't be an official release.

Oh well, my only consolation is I have a chance to make it look better, and I suppose it'll be cheaper to have bought the thing and repainted it by hand than it would be to buy this aftermarket.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579827)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:06pm CDT
I WANT THAT FLAMEWAR RIGHT NOW!! :BOOM:

The Beast Hunters mold fits Flamewar to a T. Spikier and edgier than regular Arcee. Love it!!
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579828)
Posted by UltraMarginal on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
Yeah, not convinced, we've seen pictures of other toys in Botcon bags this year that appeared to be legit but turned out to be a custom in a old bag.

There is no reason for the club to produce a second transmutate, it would cut into the sales of the first one.

The flamewar looks cool, but again, unlikely that they'd have two such similar molds, if the flamewar was made using the FE Arcee I'd be a lot more convinced.

I guess I'll just have to go to Botcon and find out for myself.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579829)
Posted by Mkall on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:12pm CDT
Something's odd, look at the polybags. Flamewar's says 2014 and the Transmutate's says 2013.

Flamewar looks decent enough.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579830)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CDT
So, BH Flamewar transforms from Batgirl's bike into...Yoko from Gurren Lagann???
 Or is there another iconic flame-bikini-top out there?

One thing we do know for sure: she ain't the free 12-and-under toy...

Now the new Transmutate is just all kinds of confusing. Could this be another case of a female TF being created via experimentation on a male character, but this time the gender switch was a side effect of curing Electro of gold-plastic-syndrome? Because when I picture her in opposition to FE-Arcee Transmutate, the smoother chest and wider wingspan just says Electro more than Transmutate. Go fig. Really curious to find out what the deal is here.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579831)
Posted by Diem on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CDT
My guess is that it's something the Club were contemplating for BotCon last year but instead they used a different mold and made it the Club figure this year.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579845)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on June 6th, 2014 @ 12:25am CDT
damnit i want one, but i doubt i can afford it so ill just pick up a BH Arcee and paint it my self
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579907)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 6th, 2014 @ 9:36am CDT
Flamewar makes a buttload of sense. Can't wait to see more of the other souvenirs.

Transmutate makes a buttload of "wat" and "why". I'd like to think that this was a concept that the Club was considering, but decided to ditch it.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579910)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 6th, 2014 @ 10:03am CDT
Transmutate was always too weird a character IMO.

BUT Flamewar on the other hand: SO MANY TIMES YES!!! =P~
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579912)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 6th, 2014 @ 10:14am CDT
Flamewar does make a whole lot of sense. In fact, I'm guessing she'll be the Attendee Freebie figure like the BotCon 2005 one. Gotta stay consistent, you know? ;)

Now, Trans-Mutate is a whole different animal. Maybe either will be the Freebie, one as Flamewar herself, the other as a disguise? Either way, I want them.

That is, if everything is actually legit:

[quote]Don't forget that at this point there is no guarantee that these are the finished designs or that they are genuine BotCon exclusives.[/quote]
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579921)
Posted by Diem on June 6th, 2014 @ 11:18am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:

That is, if everything is actually legit:

[quote]Don't forget that at this point there is no guarantee that these are the finished designs or that they are genuine BotCon exclusives.
[/quote]

It's true. Taobao is where we saw most of the 2010 BotCon figures early, but it's also where we saw that supposed Glyph from the Classics Bumblebee mold. So take everything there with a pinch of salt.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579929)
Posted by Flashwave on June 6th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Man, i really love that Flamewar, but I've been really happy with the Legion figures of her and Arcee because they scale nicely with Deluxes. Not that EVERY bike should or has to, the Junkions come to mind as Cybertronan Motorcycles, but Flamewar and Arcee were cool, and can ride their rear wheel into battle.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579930)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 6th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
I really hope that Flamewar happens. I want her.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579936)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on June 6th, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
BASTARDS!!!!! WHY DOES FLAMEWAR HAVE TO BE AN EXPENSIVE EXCLUSIVE!? :BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579939)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 6th, 2014 @ 12:57pm CDT
Got this right off another site, like previous years apparently a list of exclusives has begun spreading around. A couple of good surprises there, and some unexpected Troop Builders. Don't know if I should post it tho, I do have it saved.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579940)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 6th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Got this right off another site, like previous years apparently a list of exclusives has begun spreading around. A couple of good surprises there, and some unexpected Troop Builders. Don't know if I should post it tho, I do have it saved.


Is it the one with [spoiler]Alpha Trion from Prime Thundertron, Pounce and Wingspan from the regular Vehicon and Air Vehicon respectively, Apelinq from Cybertron Beast Optimus Prime, etc.?[/spoiler]
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579941)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 6th, 2014 @ 1:05pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Got this right off another site, like previous years apparently a list of exclusives has begun spreading around. A couple of good surprises there, and some unexpected Troop Builders. Don't know if I should post it tho, I do have it saved.


we know it, but they're just rumors? post them for discussion is always good though.
Re: BotCon 2014 Possible Exclusives: Flamewar and Transmutate (1579944)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 6th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Got this right off another site, like previous years apparently a list of exclusives has begun spreading around. A couple of good surprises there, and some unexpected Troop Builders. Don't know if I should post it tho, I do have it saved.


we know it, but they're just rumors? post them for discussion is always good though.


And over-use of spoiler tags ensues :lol:

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