More New Info on next Botcon Figure Set
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 2:37PM CSTCategories: Toy News, Event News, Store News, Collector's Club News
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OK, while we are working on finalizing the convention details, brochure and registration forms, we wanted to start the speculation game:
"For one young Autobot..." is all we have revealed so far. While we tend to guard the convention sets and souvenirs closely, I want to let you know that we are very excited about what we have waiting in the wings!
The set we have planned features a team of select Autobots never before featured in G1 in this way. The timeline we are spotlighting is new, yet very familiar...
Let the games begin!
G1 molds? Autobots? A possible counter to 2007's "Games of Deception" set? Only time will tell.
Want to be in the know about Botcon and the Transformers Club? Then check out our official TFCC Q&A thread here.
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Posted by Hard Hacker on January 6th, 2009 @ 2:51pm CST
It'd be nice to see all new characters made from the Universe moulds, or an expansion of the Fun Pub Classics fiction. I got my Springer and Huffer today, and they are brilliant, it'd be nice for that universe to be expanded.
Diaclone Sunstreaker deco?
Posted by Editor on January 6th, 2009 @ 2:52pm CST
Posted by i_amtrunks on January 6th, 2009 @ 2:55pm CST
A team of Hot Shot's or Wheelie's?
Posted by *Soundwave* on January 6th, 2009 @ 3:01pm CST
Posted by Energon on January 6th, 2009 @ 3:24pm CST
I would like to see just one or two good bots and the words Botcon printed on it. The megatron from last year was decent, the showcased red and white blandly colored bot was not. I looked at it and said that is the most boring bot ever. These things should at least have decent paint jobs.
Posted by Savage on January 6th, 2009 @ 4:24pm CST
Animated is new, and all its G1 references make it familiar.
I'm thinking G1 characters with Animated molds.
Could be cool, could go horribly wrong.
I'd rather see a War Dawn / War Within type timeline though, which fits that evidence almost as well.
Posted by Electron on January 6th, 2009 @ 5:24pm CST
Posted by Scaleface on January 6th, 2009 @ 6:19pm CST
It would be sorta neat if the Botcon set was G1 Optimus/Optronix/Orion Pax at his first command. His team was G1 Ratchet, G1 Prowl, G1 Bumblebee and a new classics varsion of Bulkhead.
Posted by Tripredacus agent on January 6th, 2009 @ 6:59pm CST
Posted by Down_Shift on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:18pm CST
Blurrz wrote:I smell Animated Femcon Seeker
I believe her name is Bombshell.
I have it on very good authority that the Elita-1 version of Thunderblast will be in the set.
Posted by Jaw Crusher on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:27pm CST
Tripredacus agent wrote:"for one young autobot..." "who had no idea what destiny awaited him, his life at the packing plant was about to change... forever." I'm with scaleface it will be the adventures of Orion Pax and his plucky young cohorts. G1 characters as we have never seen them before sounds like the young adventures of Prime to me, and after all isn't animated doing that already?
Which actually would make the whole concept depicted as a Botcon set rather redundant, frankly - especially if it's supposed to be familiar and NEW at the same time, as Brian puts it.
Down_Shift wrote:I have it on very good authority that the Elita-1 version of Thunderblast will be in the set.
I guess I better save up - I gotta admit it was kinda nice going a year without having to shill for a set.
Posted by Stormrider on January 6th, 2009 @ 7:31pm CST
Posted by leader magnus prime on January 6th, 2009 @ 8:58pm CST