Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball

Monday, March 3rd, 2014 10:19PM CST

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Technically he was revealed almost a month ago, but now it's official! The BotCon 2014 website has been updated with official images of Cannonball from this year's Pirates vs. Knights convention boxset. The figure is a repaint of Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise Deluxe Ratchet with a brand new head mold. Check out the official images below:

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Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554820)
Posted by Flashwave on March 3rd, 2014 @ 10:30pm CST
Nice! Not my cup of tea, I want to see the other boxset members though,
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554824)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 3rd, 2014 @ 10:35pm CST
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554828)
Posted by Mkall on March 3rd, 2014 @ 10:47pm CST
Not bad, not bad at all.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554835)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 3rd, 2014 @ 11:14pm CST
I love how FunPubs definition of "official" nowadays is "let's photoshop the colors and put on a CG rendered head"

Show me the actual plastic.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554839)
Posted by Rated X on March 3rd, 2014 @ 11:26pm CST
Whats the difference between this photo and the ones already released ?
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554840)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 3rd, 2014 @ 11:28pm CST
That's pretty cool, really feels like Cannonball owns the mold instead of just being a repaint + new head. Though I didn't realize how much the transformation cheats...
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554842)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 3rd, 2014 @ 11:30pm CST
Rated X wrote:Whats the difference between this photo and the ones already released ?
The nature of the pictures' release.

And the background, I guess.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554851)
Posted by Deadput on March 4th, 2014 @ 12:41am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:I love how FunPubs definition of "official" nowadays is "let's photoshop the colors and put on a CG rendered head"

Show me the actual plastic.



even though its the actual toy except touched up with Photoshop.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554857)
Posted by xyl360 on March 4th, 2014 @ 1:11am CST
I dig the vehicle mode but I hate that combination of colors on the bot mode. That gold plastic on black, aquamarine (I think :P?), yellow and purple just looks messed up.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554869)
Posted by Henry921 on March 4th, 2014 @ 5:45am CST
Does this mean the next month will reveal the next 4 members of the box set? >:oP

Not a theme I'm attached to, but I'm looking forward to some potential repurposing.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554875)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 4th, 2014 @ 6:27am CST
Henry921 wrote:Does this mean the next month will reveal the next 4 members of the box set?


They should do it sooner, before people actually start signing up for packages. To some fans the exclusives decide whether they go to the convention or not, just get the sets mailed to them, or pass on the set entirely. So the set should be revealed before the deadline for signing up for BotCon.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554883)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2014 @ 8:46am CST
Henry921 wrote:Not a theme I'm attached to, but I'm looking forward to some potential repurposing.
If the other pirates all turn out to Squadron X members, then there may not need to be repurposing since they'd already be G1 characters. ;)
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554885)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 4th, 2014 @ 8:55am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Not a theme I'm attached to, but I'm looking forward to some potential repurposing.
If the other pirates all turn out to Squadron X members, then there may not need to be repurposing since they'd already be G1 characters. ;)


Collectors' Club wrote: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 other surprises in store for you as well!


This will be interesting to say the least. We have a Cannonball from Cybertron, who'll be next?
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554928)
Posted by shajaki on March 4th, 2014 @ 12:37pm CST
im surprised how many people are genuinely interested in this set given the silly nature. especially with how picky this fandom can be. personally i have no interest yet, but theres always something in every set so ill reserve judgement.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554973)
Posted by WiseMan on March 4th, 2014 @ 3:25pm CST
FunPub had better explain in the comic why Cannonball, a pirate, would want to transform into an ambulance.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554974)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CST
WiseMan wrote:FunPub had better explain in the comic why Cannonball, a pirate, would want to transform into an ambulance.
No one questioned this about Cybertron Cannonball.

Cannonball's schtick is that, like the Dread Pirate Roberts, he can be anybody, for he is only a name and reputation, with many having assumed the mantle of the role. He could turn into a cotton candy machine of all things and still work as Cannonball.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1554997)
Posted by WiseMan on March 4th, 2014 @ 4:58pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:No one questioned this about Cybertron Cannonball.

Cannonball's schtick is that, like the Dread Pirate Roberts, he can be anybody, for he is only a name and reputation, with many having assumed the mantle of the role. He could turn into a cotton candy machine of all things and still work as Cannonball.


I understand that, but there are two problems.

First, Cybertron Red Alert didn't really look like an ambulance except for the paint job. When you look at the Prime Ratchet mode from behind? Look, it's an ambulance.

And second, I don't think this Dread Pirate Roberts/Cannonball has ever fallen in love and left the pirate life. I think they're always pretty much evil and stuff.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1555000)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 4th, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
WiseMan wrote:And second, I don't think this Dread Pirate Roberts/Cannonball has ever fallen in love and left the pirate life. I think they're always pretty much evil and stuff.
It's not the personality but the concept that he's derived from.

Kinda like what IDW Ultra Magnus is.
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1555137)
Posted by Noideaforaname on March 4th, 2014 @ 11:28pm CST
It'd be kinda interesting to see a bit of Cannonball's pre-pirate history, some origin of his ambulance alt. Like if he used to be a medic but decided to pursue a more lucrative career, or was shanghaied into it, or if he's rebelling against Functionism or something. I'd also love to see the previous Cannonball title holders, and if there was any attempt by them to keep a continuity going (did they all have the Oingo Boingo skeletons? or is that the current one's signature?).
Re: Official Images: BotCon 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Cannonball (1555141)
Posted by spongedude93 on March 4th, 2014 @ 11:55pm CST
Noideaforaname wrote:It'd be kinda interesting to see a bit of Cannonball's pre-pirate history, some origin of his ambulance alt. Like if he used to be a medic but decided to pursue a more lucrative career, or was shanghaied into it, or if he's rebelling against Functionism or something. I'd also love to see the previous Cannonball title holders, and if there was any attempt by them to keep a continuity going (did they all have the Oingo Boingo skeletons? or is that the current one's signature?).

All of the pirates in the two packs and army builders turn out to be Cannonball's of 2-3 varying molds and colour schemes. 8-}

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