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Transformers News: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014

Thursday, March 6th, 2014 6:22PM CST

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BotCon has announced Jack Angel as the latest special guest to appear at this year's event in Pasadena, Ca. Angel joins the previously announced voice talent Susan Blu, Hal Rayle, and Michael McConnohie.

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

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


JACK ANGEL got his first real break voicing characters for the 1970’s SuperFriends cartoon. From there he would go on to voice numerous cartoon characters of all shapes and sizes with some from a whole ‘nother world! Transformers fans know Jack for the various characters he played on the 80’s G-1 cartoon series, from Ramjet, Astrotrain and Breakdown to Smokescreen, Ultra Magnus and Omega Supreme!

In addition to his work on Transformers, Jack’s voice could be heard on G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero, The Real Ghostbusters, Jem, Tailspin, Darkwing Duck, The Mask, Fox’s Spiderman and many other series!

Jack has recently starred in Toy Story 3 as Chunk and in different Smurf’s features/video games as Papa Smurf. Come see Jack on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for panels, autographs and at other special events featured at BotCon 2014!
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Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1555676)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 6th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CST
Here's hoping nothing will interfere with his appearing this time.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556023)
Posted by bvzxa on March 8th, 2014 @ 5:43am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:People are still surprised BotCon exclusives are repaints and retools of existing toys? :???:
It's not that this Cannonball is a mere redeco that bvzxa was bothered by. It's that it's a redeco that is based on something that was already a redeco to being with, instead of a redeco with a more original deco.


Thanks for clarifying Sabrblade.

I wouldn't compare this to the new E-Hobby Magnificus. The history of the figure and the fact that it's an update just like Classics Perceptor is an update to G1 Perceptor, the Magnificus repaint was pretty much a done deal.

I'm on the fence because the Prime molds were pretty weak with the exception of the First Editions. I'm sure convention collectors will be happy with this repaint but I stand by the Cybertron repaint is still a heck of a lot better.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556475)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556479)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
Please god let it be crosscut.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556480)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 10th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Another reveal is coming today - https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/443095022582263808


Based on the image that was attached... Yep, toys representing members of SquadronX for the first time inbound! :KREMZEEK:
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556549)
Posted by Anonymous. on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:20pm CDT
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Here is our second figure reveal from the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! Formerly part of Squadron X, Ferak and his brother in arms, Tornado, have now joined with Cannonball's crew of PIRATES to seek glory and riches! Each contributing skills key to the success of the heist, how can the Heroic Cybertronian KNIGHTS put an end to the plunder?

This year's amazing five-figure set explores a whole new theme while also celebrating 30 years of the Transformers! This is more than just a homage set though, as it brings characters from across the mythos into the Fun Publications "G1 cartoon" universe, with a couple more surprises still in store for you!
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556552)
Posted by El Duque on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
The official BotCon 2014 website has been updated with their second Pirates vs. Knights reveal, Ferak with Tornado! The figure is redeco of Transformers Universe 2.0 Deluxe Cyclonus. Check him out below!

Here is our second figure reveal from the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! Formerly part of Squadron X, Ferak and his brother in arms, Tornado, have now joined with Cannonball's crew of PIRATES to seek glory and riches! Each contributing skills key to the success of the heist, how can the Heroic Cybertronian KNIGHTS put an end to the plunder?

This year's amazing five-figure set explores a whole new theme while also celebrating 30 years of the Transformers! This is more than just a homage set though, as it brings characters from across the mythos into the Fun Publications "G1 cartoon" universe, with a couple more surprises still in store for you!


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Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556553)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556555)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:36pm CDT
That looks kinka horrid.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556557)
Posted by dragons on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
Cyclones plus sun = sun burn face
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556561)
Posted by Seibertron on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:46pm CDT
:HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD: :HEADHURTS: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556567)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:53pm CDT
The mold works on so many levels it is too perfect.

All he needs is to have that white replaced with pastel lavender.

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Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556569)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on March 10th, 2014 @ 6:58pm CDT
Hmmm... Not digging those colors...
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556571)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
I kinda like it.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556573)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:03pm CDT
So beside Sabrblade and the three other people in the entirety of the cosmos who know about this character extensively, can anyone tell me why, oh why I should care about this garish repaint that makes machine wars Skywarp look impressive?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556574)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:03pm CDT
Also, shouldn't this topic be merged with the main one?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556575)
Posted by triKlops on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
Not sold yet but this is getting interesting.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556578)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:14pm CDT
It's been done before:

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Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556582)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:29pm CDT
That's the RtS Cyclonus mold, right? Not bad. I thought I was gonna dislike this set, but so far they're 2 for 2 on figures I don't hate. I might have to get the Iacon package this year, if they keep this up.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556583)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:30pm CDT
I dunno about you guys, but I love it. I absolutely love it. I'm really liking how it seems the Club is busting out some of the more obscure characters for these exclusives. Here's to hoping more Squadron X characters! :grin:

Calling it now, though: if Macabre is coming up soon, it's gunna be from Generations Black Shadow. Ain't no convincing with me unless the reveal says different. [-(
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556584)
Posted by Optimizzy on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:31pm CDT
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Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556585)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Also, shouldn't this topic be merged with the main one?


Technically it should, however since it is "newsed" if it is merged it will mess things up a bit.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556586)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:33pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, shouldn't this topic be merged with the main one?


Technically it should, however since it is "newsed" if it is merged it will mess things up a bit.


Oh, God... oh, God... I may have made an oopsie... :oops:
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556590)
Posted by Mkall on March 10th, 2014 @ 7:55pm CDT
I like where this is going. Bring on more!
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556594)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:10pm CDT
No.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556597)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:14pm CDT
Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556598)
Posted by spongedude93 on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:15pm CDT
Aww well, at least its a good mold and they did use that awesome silver paint I love.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556602)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more characterful or interesting than a generic...
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556603)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:23pm CDT
I really hope they have at least 1 G1 mold in there...
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556605)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:25pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more characterful or interesting than a generic...
And how many times was it stated in these forums that all of the pirates minus Cannonball were likely gonna be former members of Squadron X? That wasn't new news.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556607)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:28pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:I really hope they have at least 1 G1 mold in there...
What do you mean by this?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556609)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:29pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more characterful or interesting than a generic...
And how many times was it stated in these forums that all of the pirates minus Cannonball were likely gonna be former members of Squadron X? That wasn't new news.


What does that have to with anything? There are more characterful looking memebers of the Squadron X, honestly Ferak is not that interesting beside the fact cyclonus is a generally good mold.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556612)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:It's been done before:

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Ah yes, South American shoe-commercial Starscream! (at 0:14) Yes, I own the above figure entirely for this reason:

Well, the colors are backwards, but Strafe's as accurate to that commercial as this digibash is to LSOTW Ferak. I mean, I like the character choice, but hope that deco ain't final.

A bit of a letdown that Tornado is just a Nightstick instead of the Classics Mirage I've always wanted. So what, is Earthquake going to be the Minicon Iceberg?

But the BIG question: Any chance in Hell we'll get the bonus of a peg hole finally being molded into this figure's left hand? That surely wouldn't cost as much as s new head, and I'll never understand why that wasn't done in the first place; has it been explained?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556613)
Posted by PrymeStriker on March 10th, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


A halfway decent paint job instead of a halfway colored sheet of paper.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556618)
Posted by Rated X on March 10th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CDT
Total fail. Money saved. Cyclonus called and said he wants his mold back.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556620)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 10th, 2014 @ 9:24pm CDT
And maybe it's just the red face, but he kind of reminds me of the Wildrider Cyclonus in FFOD:

http://zobovor.tripod.com/ringleader_tfu.html
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556622)
Posted by El Duque on March 10th, 2014 @ 9:45pm CDT
Nope.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556625)
Posted by Seibertron on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CDT
Cyber Bishop wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Also, shouldn't this topic be merged with the main one?


Technically it should, however since it is "newsed" if it is merged it will mess things up a bit.


Looks like the news staff already merged it. Nothing gets messed up ... you just have to edit the news story as well to reflect the new forum topic.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556628)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:The mold works on so many levels it is too perfect.

All he needs is to have that white replaced with pastel lavender.

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Really? Let's see.
-Wrong horns.
-Wrong color.
-Wrong Altmode.

Yeah, this mold is perfect! Not.

Hey TFCC, he's and idea, how about giving more than 1 really good figure?
Can you do that?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556633)
Posted by megatronus on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:29pm CDT
Red face with Lavender body might have been too reminiscent of Cyclonus, but it would have been much, much better than this garish deco. Maybe I'll like it more once I re-read LSOTW, but for now: :SICK:
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556638)
Posted by Flashwave on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:49pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:The mold works on so many levels it is too perfect.

All he needs is to have that white replaced with pastel lavender.

Image


Really? Let's see.
-Wrong horns.
-Wrong color.
-Wrong Altmode.

Yeah, this mold is perfect! Not.

Hey TFCC, he's and idea, how about giving more than 1 really good figure?
Can you do that?


*ah-hem*

-Has horns.
-I'll give you the color.
-Wings in right place and right angle.

I like it, but I wish there weren't giant pirate insigneas on the wings.

Someone asked, even before IDW, Squad X were Marvel UK. Obscure, but I'd rather have more Decepticon personalities than a dozen Starscreams, wouldn't you?

Also, I personally think this is a bit of redemption. We were expecting true pirates, bt if they pull Obscure Marvel characters out of their aftplates, this could be a pretty good Thrilling 30 for Botcon after all.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556640)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 10th, 2014 @ 10:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more worth the money.
They're scraping the bottom of the barrel so far.
Sure, Cannonball is better than this guy, but still.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556642)
Posted by Mindmaster on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:...I'd rather have more Decepticon personalities than a dozen Starscreams, wouldn't you?


Yeah, I mean, having several different versions of Starscream is bananas, right?

*nervously whistles and sweats*

:-s
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556643)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:01pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more worth the money.
They're scraping the bottom of the barrel so far.
Sure, Cannonball is better than this guy, but still.
Believe it or not, people have been wanting toys of these guys for years. Just like how they've wanted Straxus and Jhiaxus, and now it's finally happening for a lot more of these as well.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556648)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Honestly, people, aside from a more lavenderish color, what more were you expecting?


Something more worth the money.
They're scraping the bottom of the barrel so far.
Sure, Cannonball is better than this guy, but still.
Believe it or not, people have been wanting toys of these guys for years. Just like how they've wanted Straxus and Jhiaxus, and now it's finally happening for a lot more of these as well.


To Be fair Straxus and Jhiaxus were plot critical characters of many a comic story arch, and had actual character, thus actually being important to the transformers mythos. X's roster is composed of many of the named minor Decepticon characters from the original Marvel Comics run for the purposes of fanwank.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556653)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:22pm CDT
Funny thing is, he's died in both comic continuities.
He died by Blaster's hand in the Marvel comics and was executed by Impactor in the IDWverse, so, yeah, very minor 'con.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556655)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:30pm CDT
And that somehow disqualifies him from being reinvented from a nobody into a somebody?

How is breathing new life into a brand new character made entirely from scratch any different from breathing new life into an existent-yet-untapped character who's been waiting to be used?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556657)
Posted by mooncake623 on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Funny thing is, he's died in both comic continuities.
He died by Blaster's hand in the Marvel comics and was executed by Impactor in the IDWverse, so, yeah, very minor 'con.


Ahhh What? no spoiler warnings?!! lol seriously though
don't want this. more money saved.
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556663)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:58pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:And that somehow disqualifies him from being reinvented from a nobody into a somebody?

How is breathing new life into a brand new character made entirely from scratch any different from breathing new life into an existent-yet-untapped character who's been waiting to be used?


It's simple, not every one knows about, or alternatively cares to much about the significance, or lack of there fore of an extra from way back in the day being re purposed. A new character is just that, new, you saw the reaction towards windblade. How big was the fan reaction, beside people with knowledge like your own, was there toward squadron X?
Re: Jack Angel to Attend BotCon 2014 (1556664)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 11th, 2014 @ 12:06am CDT
Meh. I don't really care for the mold. It works good enough as Cuyclonus, but it's not really poseable from the waist up.

At least they could change the head. That would at make it some other dude besides Shattered Glass Cyclonus.

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