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New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

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Tuesday, July 15th, 2014 3:45PM CDT

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Continuing the exclusive streak of Seibertron.com exclusive galleries of exclusive BotCon 2014 figures, we are proud to present a double feature with Targetmaster sidedish in Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder, respectively repainted from Transformers Arms Micron Jet Vehicon and Steve Vehicon! Click on any image below to view the full galleries.


Convention & Club Exclusives Dread Pirate Crew: Wingspan Clone

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder


Convention & Club Exclusives Dread Pirate Crew: Pounce Clone

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder


Convention & Club Exclusives Dread Pirate Crew: Arms Minicon Pillage

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder


Convention & Club Exclusives Dread Pirate Crew: Arms Minicon Plunder

Transformers News: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1590979)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
This is probably, the best BotCon 2014 set of them all. Wingspan and Pounce look so rad in robot mode. Sorry Thrustinator. :-(
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1590983)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 15th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
Yeah, totes going to set some aside to see about getting my mitts on these. Slap some Decepticon faction symbol stickers on there, and BAM, Classics Pounce and Wingspan.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1590993)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:27pm CDT
Should note for this new news that the names "Pillage" and "Plunder" belong only to the Arms Minicons specifically belonging to Thunderclap and Rolling Thunder, respectively. Skyduster and others have their own as well, but theirs either don't have names or don't have known names.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591002)
Posted by F Prime on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:11pm CDT
I am disappointed that the "minimal intelligence" referenced in the bio for the clones' clones is a 7. That matches G1 Highbrow's score.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591003)
Posted by Convoy on July 15th, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
Cool looking figures. I'm admittedly a little jealous of the people who got their hands on these two. I like the idea of slapping a couple Decepticon stickers on them.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591068)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
I cannot see those moulds as anything other than Vehicons. A real Pounce and Wingspan is coming from a 3rd party company, so these are just a waste of money.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591074)
Posted by megatronus on July 15th, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:I cannot see those moulds as anything other than Vehicons. A real Pounce and Wingspan is coming from a 3rd party company, so these are just a waste of money.

I guess "real" is in the eye of the beholder.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591094)
Posted by Rated X on July 16th, 2014 @ 1:59am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:I cannot see those moulds as anything other than Vehicons. A real Pounce and Wingspan is coming from a 3rd party company, so these are just a waste of money.

Yeah they are pretty lame. The least funpub could have done is give them a new G1 head sculpt so they wouldnt have to have such a ridiculous bio to play it off. Ill be getting the 3rd party pounce and wingspan when they come out. For now im happy with my mech ideas pounce and wingspan.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591097)
Posted by RhA on July 16th, 2014 @ 2:43am CDT
megatronus wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:I cannot see those moulds as anything other than Vehicons. A real Pounce and Wingspan is coming from a 3rd party company, so these are just a waste of money.

I guess "real" is in the eye of the beholder.

I'd say 'winners of the look-alike contest'.

The Botcon set looks great.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591122)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:18am CDT
Can I point out something that could technically be claimed as a mistake in the news post? Wingspan isn't a direct repaint of the Jet Vehicons, he actually has the wrong rear fender(he uses the AM car Vehicon version) which causes a gap in vehicle mode.

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591196)
Posted by Va'al on July 16th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:Can I point out something that could technically be claimed as a mistake in the news post? Wingspan isn't a direct repaint of the Jet Vehicons, he actually has the wrong rear fender(he uses the AM car Vehicon version) which causes a gap in vehicle mode.

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You question my news post?! :-x

:P

I did not know that, I could go fix it. I might, later. I will.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591275)
Posted by Flashwave on July 16th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CDT
Convoy wrote:Cool looking figures. I'm admittedly a little jealous of the people who got their hands on these two. I like the idea of slapping a couple Decepticon stickers on them.


As of last weekend FunPub still had some listed online.I wanted to get them, but my collection space is limited right now, and TFCC Runabout/amuck are doing my winged car honors... but man, Arms microns.... mmmn
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591646)
Posted by Seibertron on July 18th, 2014 @ 4:42pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:If that's the case, I was disappointed to learn that there were no images of Brimstone being "wielded" by Scorponok in "weapon mode".


Ah, yee of little faith! It will be in Scorponok's gallery. Maybe I'll add the pics to the end of Brimstone's gallery as well.


Scorponok's gallery has been added which has these pics of Brimstone in "Targetmaster" mode and I also added the images to the end of Brimstone's gallery which you can view below ...

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591700)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
Hey Ryan, when Brimstone's in "Targetmaster" mode, is there anyplace for his sword to go since the tab it usually attaches to is used as a handle wielded by Scorponok in this mode, or does it just go off to the side?
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591707)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:18pm CDT
The galleries of Seibertron has updated with the BotCon 2014 Pirates Vs. Knights box set. Pirate Scorponok is a repaint of Energon Scorponok with a newly added headmaster feature. That headmaster is Olin Zarak who is a retool of Spike who is the headmaster unit for Cerebros who is the headmaster unit for Fortress Maximus. Got that? Good. Next up is Pirate Cannonball who is a repaint of Transformers Prime Ratchet with a new head. Knight Devcon is a repaint of Generations Scourge with a new head. Knight Ginrai is a repaint of Classics Optimus Prime. Last but not least is Pirate Ferak who is a repaint of Universe Cyclonus while his target master Pirate Tornado is a repaint of Nightstick. Click on any of the images to see the full galleries.

Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Scorponok

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Convention & Club Exclusives Olin Zarak

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Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Cannonball

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Convention & Club Exclusives Knight Devcon

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Convention & Club Exclusives Knight Ginrai

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Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Ferak

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Convention & Club Exclusives Pirate Tornado

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591710)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:27pm CDT
No joke, no lie, Tornado right here is the biggest reason I wanted this set, being the character/figure I was looking forward to the most. :mrgreen:

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591711)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:34pm CDT
Is there a toy gallery for the Ginrai on the right?
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I really need to stop looking at this picture. It makes me want to drink orange Sunkist and eat Starbursts.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591715)
Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2014 @ 12:05am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:Is there a toy gallery for the Ginrai on the right?
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I really need to stop looking at this picture. It makes me want to drink orange Sunkist and eat Starbursts.


I've almost completed the gallery! Hopefully I'll have the photography done this weekend. It's what I'm planning on working on this weekend.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591741)
Posted by RhA on July 19th, 2014 @ 5:56am CDT
Scorponok is beautiful.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591747)
Posted by Rated X on July 19th, 2014 @ 6:44am CDT
Nice galleries as always.

Has anyone recieved their non attendee set in the mail yet from funpub ? Im still waiting. I called them almost 2 weeks ago and they said they had not "unloaded the truck" yet. Why were "non attendee" sets loaded in the truck in the first place ?
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1591772)
Posted by shajaki on July 19th, 2014 @ 10:54am CDT
Rated X wrote:Nice galleries as always.

Has anyone recieved their non attendee set in the mail yet from funpub ? Im still waiting. I called them almost 2 weeks ago and they said they had not "unloaded the truck" yet. Why were "non attendee" sets loaded in the truck in the first place ?
i have a trip to make to the post office today for a couple parcels, unless its one of those then i havent received mine yet. i seem to recall when i ordered mine that it said it would be shipped out in august. seemed excessive, but waddya gonna do eh?

as always, galleries rock! even turned me around on cannonball and devcon. only figure i was "meh" about was cannonball but he looks pretty kickass. and while i liked devcon, i heard some negativity about the head sculpt. i dont see anything wrong with it! cant wait to get my set!
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592081)
Posted by mooncake623 on July 20th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Nice galleries as always.

Has anyone recieved their non attendee set in the mail yet from funpub ? Im still waiting. I called them almost 2 weeks ago and they said they had not "unloaded the truck" yet. Why were "non attendee" sets loaded in the truck in the first place ?


I emailed them last week and the answer
They should ship in the next couple of weeks. Thank you.




New Gallery Tool is amazing Ryan!! Makes me want to go back any look at all the galleries.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592093)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:21pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:Can I point out something that could technically be claimed as a mistake in the news post? Wingspan isn't a direct repaint of the Jet Vehicons, he actually has the wrong rear fender(he uses the AM car Vehicon version) which causes a gap in vehicle mode.

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You question my news post?! :-x

:P

I did not know that, I could go fix it. I might, later. I will.


they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592095)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:New Gallery Tool is amazing Ryan!! Makes me want to go back any look at all the galleries.


This is the first non-staff feedback that I've received about this change. Thanks for letting me know that it is working well for you!
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592097)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:25pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Is that doable? I considered trying it myself, but I wouldn't know where to start or even if it can be done.

And is the Hasbro Car Vehicon rear fender compatible with the Takara Jet Vehicon mold?
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592100)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Is that doable? I considered trying it myself, but I wouldn't know where to start or even if it can be done.

And is the Hasbro Car Vehicon rear fender compatible with the Takara Jet Vehicon mold?


They're swapped in the Seibertron.com galleries. All you have to do is pop them off and put it on the other one.

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Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592102)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:37pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Is that doable? I considered trying it myself, but I wouldn't know where to start or even if it can be done.

And is the Hasbro Car Vehicon rear fender compatible with the Takara Jet Vehicon mold?


They're swapped in the Seibertron.com galleries. All you have to do is pop them off and put it on the other one.
I may try that, thanks.

The first instance I noticed something was wrong with the Jet's fender was when I noticed how it wouldn't fold all the way down behind its back as far as the Car's fender would. There were little plastic notches behind the Jet's shoulder that kept it from folding all the way back, and which were not present on the Car's shoulders. I hope swapping them will make some better difference.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592105)
Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Is that doable? I considered trying it myself, but I wouldn't know where to start or even if it can be done.

And is the Hasbro Car Vehicon rear fender compatible with the Takara Jet Vehicon mold?


They're swapped in the Seibertron.com galleries. All you have to do is pop them off and put it on the other one.
I may try that, thanks.

The first instance I noticed something was wrong with the Jet's fender was when I noticed how it wouldn't fold all the way down behind its back as far as the Car's fender would. There were little plastic notches behind the Jet's shoulder that kept it from folding all the way back, and which were not present on the Car's shoulders. I hope swapping them will make some better difference.


I was reading somewhere else that something else is wrong with that part to make it compatible with the Jet Vehicon mold but I didn't really figure out what needed to be fixed or modified. If someone wants to point us in the right direction, I'm all ears!

In the meantime, I took care of the simple swap to get them close enough to how they're supposed to be.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592192)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:37am CDT
Is it just me, or has there been an abnormal count of QC issues this year? Switched parts on Cannonball and the Vehicons, weak plastic on some figures (like two Cannonballs and a Flareup in Japan)... :-?

Nah, it's just me.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592195)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:51am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Is it just me, or has there been an abnormal count of QC issues this year? Switched parts on Cannonball and the Vehicons, weak plastic on some figures (like two Cannonballs and a Flareup in Japan)... :-?

Nah, it's just me.
Misassembled, yet easily fixable, shoulders on Scorponok.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592204)
Posted by Seibertron on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Is it just me, or has there been an abnormal count of QC issues this year? Switched parts on Cannonball and the Vehicons, weak plastic on some figures (like two Cannonballs and a Flareup in Japan)... :-?

Nah, it's just me.
Misassembled, yet easily fixable, shoulders on Scorponok.


Don't forget screwed up face on Devcon with his pouty lips!
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592218)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Seibertron wrote:they're repaints. No need to change the news story. All you have to do is swap the rear fenders for the Dread Pirate Crew Clones.
Is that doable? I considered trying it myself, but I wouldn't know where to start or even if it can be done.

And is the Hasbro Car Vehicon rear fender compatible with the Takara Jet Vehicon mold?


They're swapped in the Seibertron.com galleries. All you have to do is pop them off and put it on the other one.

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I'm sorry, but Midnight_Fox is still correct. There are 3 versions of the rear fender for the Prime Vehicon mold:

1. Hasbro version (Left) and the retooled TakaraTomy Arms Micron Version (Right)
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3. TakaraTomy Jet Vehicon:
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The Jet Vehicon version has no exhausts, and a diamond-shaped pattern. The Dread Pirate Crew uses both car versions (RiD and AM), but not the jet version.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592219)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:53am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm sorry, but Sabrblade is still correct.
Huh? I wasn't the person who first brought up the fender thing. :???:
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1592220)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I'm sorry, but Sabrblade is still correct.
Huh? I wasn't the person who first brought up the fender thing. :???:


Already corrected. #-o
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593003)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:51am CDT
As you know by now, Club Subscription 2.0 Thrustinator is beginning to ship to subscribers, which we reported on right here, we also have a preview gallery of him right here and even a video review here!

And now, we have the full Thrustinator gallery for your perusal. Thrustinator is a merging of Beast Wars Waspinator and Beast Machines Thrust. An homage to the BM storyline where it's revealed that Vehicon General Thrust is powered by the spark of Waspinator. The original figure was known as Dirgegun, from Beast Wars II (a Japanese exclusive line and TV show.) and now, Hasbro's take on the mold is finally available to the fans!

Click on any of the images below to be taken to the full gallery:
Convention & Club Exclusives Thrustinator

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593004)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:54am CDT
That bio... really curious about that catastrophe he and Heinrad have to fix in the past. :-?
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Posted by Tigertrack on July 24th, 2014 @ 6:51am CDT
I like him more than I thought that I would. Mine is just super-loose, especially in the legs.
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Posted by Noideaforaname on July 24th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
I'm kinda surprised it took this long to create a Thrust-Waspinator hybrid. I mean, it's a very out-there concept, but we've had this cyborg-wasp mold for so long...

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I know I asked this before, but how many TFs can do a gunface sort of thing, where the robot head is replaced/covered/transforms into a gun? Not including instances where a bot can shoot/spit things with their normal noggin.
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Posted by shajaki on July 24th, 2014 @ 9:35am CDT
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wait... rewind is out already?
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:02am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:I know I asked this before, but how many TFs can do a gunface sort of thing, where the robot head is replaced/covered/transforms into a gun? Not including instances where a bot can shoot/spit things with their normal noggin.

Maybe Dirgegun and BWII cartoon Bighorn were the only ones who can shoot projectiles from their face before Lockdown. I wouldn't count Dinobot or Unicron because they had laser eyes.
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By far, the only Transformers toys with gunfaces.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
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wait... rewind is out already?


Seibs got an advance copy during BotCon. That's also when we found out he's last to be sent out (he's number 6a) along with Eject
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593841)
Posted by necr0blivion on July 26th, 2014 @ 12:44am CDT
These galleries make me anxious for whenever FunPub is going to mail out the 2014 box set for non-attendees. Seriously, I want that Scorponok in-hand already. (So I can correct the assembly issues :sad: )
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593878)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 26th, 2014 @ 8:07am CDT
necr0blivion wrote:These galleries make me anxious for whenever FunPub is going to mail out the 2014 box set for non-attendees. Seriously, I want that Scorponok in-hand already. (So I can correct the assembly issues :sad: )


They started shipping them yesterday, some people have already gotten their confirmation e-mails.

Sadly, I'm not "some people".
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Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
necr0blivion wrote:These galleries make me anxious for whenever FunPub is going to mail out the 2014 box set for non-attendees. Seriously, I want that Scorponok in-hand already. (So I can correct the assembly issues :sad: )
scorponok has assembly issues?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
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necr0blivion wrote:These galleries make me anxious for whenever FunPub is going to mail out the 2014 box set for non-attendees. Seriously, I want that Scorponok in-hand already. (So I can correct the assembly issues :sad: )
scorponok has assembly issues?


Switched upper arms I believe. Currently there are a lot of QC fails:

- Cannonball has switched upper legs, and weak plastic on the hips of some figures which cracks easily
- The Wingspan Type Pirate has the wrong fender: it uses the car type which causes a gap in vehicle mode. Apparently nobody realised the Jet Vehicon mold has its own fender, separate from both RiD and the retooled AM Car types.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593907)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
How To Fix Your Scorponok:
Sabrblade wrote:The back pieces of his armpits are each upside-down and on the wrong sides of the body.

To use Energon Scorponok for visual reference, it's the orange armpit pieces seen in these pictures, which are purple on the BotCon toy:

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Notice how, in these pics, the pieces each have a slope that runs down the body. On the BotCon figure, since the pieces were swapped and attached upside-down, the slopes run upward on the figure instead of downward.

Thus, the big shoulder pieces are unable to fold outward all the way, making him look like he's constantly holding his shoulders in a mid-shrug position, as seen here:

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Instead of like this:

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The way to fix this is to simply unscrew both pieces with a small Philips head screwdriver, and reattach them on their opposite sides of the body in their correct positions.

But note that front half pieces of the armpits are NOT swapped (at least on mine, they weren't), so those may not need to be swapped either. Take note of their position in this pic (the blue pieces with the gold outlines behind the translucent yellow side cannons):

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This is the correct position for these two pieces, and Ryan's figure seems to have gotten it right for these two pieces as well (which are now orange with a green outline):

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Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CDT
thanks for all that! was this problem with all scorponoks (like 2013's hoist) or just some?
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593918)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 26th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
shajaki wrote:thanks for all that! was this problem with all scorponoks (like 2013's hoist) or just some?
Seems to be a widespread case.

Unlike Hoist, though, this one is easily fixable.
Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593941)
Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2014 @ 2:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
shajaki wrote:thanks for all that! was this problem with all scorponoks (like 2013's hoist) or just some?
Seems to be a widespread case.

Unlike Hoist, though, this one is easily fixable.
yeah... dont really know if im going to tackle hoists shoulders. i can probably live with it.

i have no doubt this is posted elsewhere, but sine its sort of on topic i feel it requires reposting. this is seibs scorponok fixing video. i found it very informative and plan to use it to make sure all my scorpies wont fall to pieces.

Re: New Galleries: BotCon 2014 Dread Pirate Crew Wingspan with Pillage and Pounce with Plunder (1593984)
Posted by necr0blivion on July 26th, 2014 @ 5:23pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
necr0blivion wrote:These galleries make me anxious for whenever FunPub is going to mail out the 2014 box set for non-attendees. Seriously, I want that Scorponok in-hand already. (So I can correct the assembly issues :sad: )


They started shipping them yesterday, some people have already gotten their confirmation e-mails.

Sadly, I'm not "some people".


I didn't receive a confirmation e-mail, but that's okay. It just showed up at my door! Time to watch some UFC and scroll through this thread to see what fixes I need to do tonight.

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