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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013 8:46PM CDT

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The fine folks at Charticon dropped us a note to let us know they have revealed the Charticon 2013 exclusive figure. This is what they had to say.

We have exciting news! Our exclusive figure for Charticon 2013 is none other than Aftershock! Aftershock is a generations-style update of G1 Quake, complete with brand new head and will come in a custom box with accessories! This figure is limited to 50 units as they are all being hand painted and assembled. We will have a small number available for non-attendees, but they will be sold primarily to pre-registrants of the show. They will go on sale on our website soon!

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Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474630)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 27th, 2013 @ 9:43pm CDT
Another reason why I should go to Charticon.

My Classics/Generations shelf is desperately in need of more Decepticons, and Quake here will fit in just fine. Only 50 pieces though? Damn, that means it's going to demand a high price tag. I would need more than luck to snag one.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474634)
Posted by griftimus prime on March 27th, 2013 @ 9:59pm CDT
lame
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474638)
Posted by Owtkazt on March 27th, 2013 @ 10:28pm CDT
What a well thought out post there griftimus... well played /sigh. Great repaint imo, will be snagging this for sure, so glad they chose a Decepticon as an exclusive! Can't wait for the convention. :CON:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474640)
Posted by Roboto750 on March 27th, 2013 @ 10:41pm CDT
This looks pretty cool. I've been waiting for Quake to be redone. Its a shame that I won't have a chance at getting one of these.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474645)
Posted by FortMacs on March 27th, 2013 @ 11:16pm CDT
Been waiting to see what the figure would be and im glad its a con. hopefully i can get one of these.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474648)
Posted by Mkall on March 27th, 2013 @ 11:29pm CDT
That is nice. I guess I'll be watching their website for non-attendee figs if there will be any at all.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474662)
Posted by Henry921 on March 28th, 2013 @ 1:03am CDT
Argh! I want this so very very much!

But only 50? Man, and I thought I'd have to pay through the nose for BotCon toys...

Gonna' have to wait for the post-show ebay auctions and hope for the best.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474664)
Posted by triKlops on March 28th, 2013 @ 1:16am CDT
Looks like a pretty interesting way to go for an exclusive.
Be nice to see some more pics when available.
I wont make it to the con but would be interested in one of these to support.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474716)
Posted by Rated X on March 28th, 2013 @ 9:38am CDT
Damn I want one. But I aint paying no 500 bucks from some scalper. I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474740)
Posted by Mkall on March 28th, 2013 @ 10:56am CDT
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474778)
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on March 28th, 2013 @ 2:08pm CDT
So.... Is this the supposed "Hardhead" head-mold that we were supposed to be getting?
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474783)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 28th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CDT
DecepticonFinishline wrote:So.... Is this the supposed "Hardhead" head-mold that we were supposed to be getting?


Nah, Hardhead's head is blockier.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474792)
Posted by Rated X on March 28th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474802)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 28th, 2013 @ 5:07pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474805)
Posted by Rated X on March 28th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.



Arent the figures at Dairycon molded in different color plastic ? I dont imagine it's easy to find 500 G1 mini bots and hand paint them. They arent sitting on store shelves like Warpath was during Christmas season.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474890)
Posted by lovesun on March 29th, 2013 @ 4:24am CDT
How are you!I'm new!
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474894)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 29th, 2013 @ 4:45am CDT
Rated X wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Rated X wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Rated X wrote:I thought only Botcon was authorized to do this type of stuff ? (And that cow convention, lol)

I think low-run, hand-made custom figures are ok. After all they require purchase of a Hasbro figure.


I take it this isnt a sanctioned exclusive. Somebody must have bought 50 Warpaths and painted the turrets grey and added a few new paint apps and a resin head. How long before a shapeways guy designs the same head. Or maybe a Mech Ideas kit with stickers similar to the Longblast set. I would hold off on any crazy E-bay bids. I even have an extra warpath just in case I can get one of those heads.


Only BotCon toys are official as in sanctioned and licensed by Hasbro. Even then it was only a recent development, starting in 2002. Before then, Hasbro merely said "Ok, you can use our facilities for your toys, no strings attached because we like you guys so much." :lol:

The figures of Dairycon, Charticon and the like should be regarded as "mass-produced custom jobs": no factories involved, just many many hours of manual labor. As such Hasbro does not interfere, as long as no official trademarks are used.



Arent the figures at Dairycon molded in different color plastic ? I dont imagine it's easy to find 500 G1 mini bots and hand paint them. They arent sitting on store shelves like Warpath was during Christmas season.


New molds cast also fall under "custom job" if you must know. Besides, Dairycons have included Mini-Bots, Spychangers, Legends, Basics/Scouts, even the odd McDonald's figure. Finding a sufficient number isn't that hard if you look hard enough, really.
BotCon 2004 did produce its own Action Master G2 Breakdown, bootlegging Action Master Sideswipe with a new head. Still no factories aside from printing. It's only because they're not sold in stores that Hasbro turns a blind eye.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1474919)
Posted by Arkvander on March 29th, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Hello everyone!

I am one of the co-founders of Charticon, I thought I would drop by and show off Aftershock's awesome alt-mode:

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As for the limited number of figures, if you are a customizer I would definitely hold off on trying to get one, we are in the process of creating kits with the heads for anyone who wants to create one themselves. These should be cheaper than the regular figures but obviously won't come with all the bells and whistles of the finished figure.

Thanks,

Eric
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1475116)
Posted by Rated X on March 30th, 2013 @ 2:17pm CDT
Arkvander wrote:Hello everyone!

I am one of the co-founders of Charticon, I thought I would drop by and show off Aftershock's awesome alt-mode:

Image

As for the limited number of figures, if you are a customizer I would definitely hold off on trying to get one, we are in the process of creating kits with the heads for anyone who wants to create one themselves. These should be cheaper than the regular figures but obviously won't come with all the bells and whistles of the finished figure.

Thanks,

Eric



I see alot of what appears to be red scratches on the barrel. All that rubbing wont help the paint when you transform him to robot.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1475149)
Posted by Arkvander on March 30th, 2013 @ 4:06pm CDT
Yes, early on we recognized the potential for paint rub on the barrel, this is just a prototype but for the production run we are dyeing the barrels black to avoid any unneccessary rub.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1476119)
Posted by Arkvander on April 3rd, 2013 @ 4:26pm CDT
In Partnership with Captured Prey we are proud to announce Aftershock will come with both of his Targetmaster Partners, Firebox and Pinnacle! The figures are designed and produced by Mastershooter Collectibles!

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We have also set up all ordering information on our site, the figure will go up for sale this Sunday, April 7th.

http://www.charticon.com/2013/04/aftershock-exclusive-figure-ordering.html
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1476148)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 3rd, 2013 @ 6:02pm CDT
Oh, so he's going to come with a pair of Targetmasters? Very nice bonuses.

I hope I can snag one if I go. :grin:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1476471)
Posted by ScottyP on April 5th, 2013 @ 9:11am CDT
Will definitely be ordering one of these sunday! Looking very cool, and the Targetmasters seal the deal.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1477495)
Posted by Arkvander on April 8th, 2013 @ 4:27pm CDT
Aftershock is now available for order for pre-registrants, dealers and artists. Click on the link below:

http://www.charticon.com/p/exclusives.html

The Non-Attendee sets will go up for sale Wednesday at 8pm EST. We will also be selling the custom unpainted head if anyone wants to customize their own figure.

http://www.charticon.com/2013/04/non-at ... -date.html
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1478249)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 11th, 2013 @ 3:26pm CDT
I'm hunting someone to help with a figure pick up. Drop me a PM if you're going to the convention, and up for helping out a friend. :-D
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1479480)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 15th, 2013 @ 4:37pm CDT
Wow. This is only a few hours from me. I will definately be going :D
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480564)
Posted by Arkvander on April 20th, 2013 @ 4:31pm CDT
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After months of work, we have our new customization class ready to go! Hosted by master customizer Encline, this class will teach you how to disassemble, prepare, paint, and customize a Transformer figure! Based on the Generation One character Needlenose, you'll receive all materials, paints and tools necessary for customization, a brand new custom head to create your figure, base body, instructional DVD (in case you don't finish) and even a couple of extras! Everything you need will be provided. There will even be special prizes given out during the class! Limited to just 20 spots; the class will take place from 8am until 4pm on Sunday, August 11th.

We have also reserved a larger number of these sets for non-attendees. Prizes will also be randomly inserted into non-attendee kits so you don't miss out on any giveaways!

Go to http://www.charticon.com/p/exclusives.html now to purchase this kit!
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480922)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 9:27am CDT
I'd love to see a reveal of the head sculpt and/or figure it's based on. Still up in the air on biting.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480932)
Posted by Arkvander on April 22nd, 2013 @ 9:57am CDT
gothsaurus wrote:I'd love to see a reveal of the head sculpt and/or figure it's based on. Still up in the air on biting.


Absolutely, we'll be posting a picture as soon as we have the prototype finished, the head looks almost exactly like in the flyer :D
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480934)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 10:05am CDT
Any hint as to what figure it's using? If it's a classics mold, will definitely have more sway.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480936)
Posted by Arkvander on April 22nd, 2013 @ 10:11am CDT
It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480939)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2013 @ 10:16am CDT
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480940)
Posted by Arkvander on April 22nd, 2013 @ 10:20am CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480945)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 10:50am CDT
Comparing the G1 with the Thunderwing figure, looks like a really good match. I'm wondering what a little tweaking to the side fins and shoulders can do to change the look. Would love it if the chest were more square, but all in all... it's close to perfect. Size is MUCH better for a Needlenose character than Thunderwing. He should have been a voyager.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480977)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 22nd, 2013 @ 2:22pm CDT
Arkvander wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:


Complimentary Aftershock figure if I guessed right? :grin: :lol:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1480997)
Posted by Arkvander on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Arkvander wrote:It is a classics mold, and it comes from the same "era" that Aftershock's base figure comes from. And it is an airplane, so that should narrow it down :)

Generations Thunderwing. I'm calling it right now.


A very good guess, we'll see :grin:


Complimentary Aftershock figure if I guessed right? :grin: :lol:


Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481002)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:41pm CDT
OH! Whoe. I thought Thunderwing was a shoe in. Must put more thought into this....
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481007)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 22nd, 2013 @ 3:51pm CDT
Wow... I'm stumped if it's a Warpath era Generations/Classics figure. Will be holding my breath for a reveal.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481308)
Posted by ScottyP on April 23rd, 2013 @ 4:49pm CDT
Arkvander wrote:Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )


So that leaves Scourge (unless by "era" you're counting HftD stuff too). Fun choice if so!
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481314)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:27pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Arkvander wrote:Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )


So that leaves Scourge (unless by "era" you're counting HftD stuff too). Fun choice if so!


Only other jets I could think of are Thrust, Dirge, and Thundercracker. Outside of Generations we have Lugnut and Highbrow, but both are Voyagers. Jetblade (if that's his name) was among that assortment, and his jet mode is the closest of them all to Needlenose.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481315)
Posted by Arkvander on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:30pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Arkvander wrote:Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )


So that leaves Scourge (unless by "era" you're counting HftD stuff too). Fun choice if so!


Only other jets I could think of are Thrust, Dirge, and Thundercracker. Outside of Generations we have Lugnut and Highbrow, but both are Voyagers. Jetblade (if that's his name) was among that assortment, and his jet mode is the closest of them all to Needlenose.


Haha, you guys were so much closer with Thunderwing :lol:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481316)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:32pm CDT
Skullgrin? Hhmmmmmmm. So puzzled.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481317)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:32pm CDT
Arkvander wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
Arkvander wrote:Haha, how about a smile and a "better luck next time"? (You're close, but it isn't Thunderwing :CON: )


So that leaves Scourge (unless by "era" you're counting HftD stuff too). Fun choice if so!


Only other jets I could think of are Thrust, Dirge, and Thundercracker. Outside of Generations we have Lugnut and Highbrow, but both are Voyagers. Jetblade (if that's his name) was among that assortment, and his jet mode is the closest of them all to Needlenose.


Haha, you guys were so much closer with Thunderwing :lol:


:HEADHURTS:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481318)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:36pm CDT
gothsaurus wrote:Skullgrin? Hhmmmmmmm. So puzzled.


Skullgrin was mobile artillery.

Only other jet I can think of (if slight retools are taken in account) is Black Shadow, a retool of Thunderwing and part of the last assortment of 2011 Generations.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481319)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:38pm CDT
FUNNY! I was thinking of Black Shadow, but had totally superimposed Skullgrin's head and color scheme. Wow. Seriously time to go home.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481322)
Posted by Arkvander on April 23rd, 2013 @ 5:50pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Only other jet I can think of (if slight retools are taken in account) is Black Shadow, a retool of Thunderwing and part of the last assortment of 2011 Generations.


Now we're talking :KREMZEEK:
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481518)
Posted by ScottyP on April 24th, 2013 @ 8:35am CDT
See I figured Thunderwing, then it wasn't, so I didn't think about Black Shadow but... duh, the chest remold! Makes sense now.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1481534)
Posted by gothsaurus on April 24th, 2013 @ 9:17am CDT
Wow. That is just about a perfect fit, comparing the chests. With a new head and a fresh paint job, I think this might just shape up to be a fantastic exclusive. :D Crossing my fingers now for Black Shadow.
Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1483586)
Posted by Arkvander on May 1st, 2013 @ 9:18am CDT
If anyone who is attending would like to purchase a t-shirt, they are now available for order on our website. They will be screen printed on white and are available from sizes Small to 3XL. The front left pocket will feature our logo in purple and the rear will feature our exclusive "Charticon" themed design.

Thanks!

http://www.charticon.com/p/exclusives.html

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Re: Charticon 2013 Exclusive Figure Revealed (1483598)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 1st, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
Interesting design. Might pick up one of these.

Will they be available at the convention itself?

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