Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures

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Sunday, June 16th, 2013 3:19PM CDT

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We've been sitting on a list of rumored BotCon 2013 attendee only figures for a while now, but since this morning's reveal of Machine Wars Sandstorm lends some credence to the list we've decide to go ahead and share it. Keep in mind the list below is "rumored", although Machine Wars Sandstorm appears to be confirmed and Machine Wars Thundercracker has already been hinted at by TFCC.

  • Machine Wars Prowl from Classics Mirage
  • Machine Wars Sandstorm from Transfrormes: Dark of the Moon Skyhammer
  • Machine Wars Starscream from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Terradive
  • Machine Wars Thundercracker from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Dirge
  • Classics Starscream mold repainted into the Rainmakers

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Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495871)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:20pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Oh no, not MORE Classics Starscreams! :lol:


I feel really, really sorry for that mold now... Poor guy. :-(

So let's see...

Set 1: Prowl and Sandstorm
Set 2: Starscream and Thundercracker
Set 3: Rainmakers

Then Electro should be the freebie. That should complete the MW lineup except for Hubcap, Mirage and Soundwave.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495872)
Posted by Delta Magnus on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
I'd like it if they reissued the original Electro toy, but in new, less GPS-vulnerable plastic. It's a decent toy, especially for the time, but the shitty plastic makes it ridiculously rare and overly expensive.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495874)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
I would honestly love more classics seekers.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495876)
Posted by Burn on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Then Electro should be the freebie. That should complete the MW lineup except for Hubcap, Mirage and Soundwave.


Well Cybertron Defense Red Alert is the perfect mold for Soundwave, but I doubt they'll do it.

If they do a Soundwave with another mold, it just won't be the same.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495880)
Posted by Henry921 on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:55pm CDT
Burn wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Then Electro should be the freebie. That should complete the MW lineup except for Hubcap, Mirage and Soundwave.


Well Cybertron Defense Red Alert is the perfect mold for Soundwave, but I doubt they'll do it.

If they do a Soundwave with another mold, it just won't be the same.



Well, assuming UT molds are still too old and worn to make new figures from, that just leaves customs. Fortunately, the best custom Soundwave made from the Cybertron Defense Red Alert/Universe Countdown mold already exists as a template:






Sandstorm looks okay for what he is, though I don't have a great deal of affection for the character. If indeed Thundercracker and Starscream share a package, I'll get off very cheap this year with those two and their fellow 'Cons Skywarp and Megaplex. Throw in Obsidian and I walk away with my wallet only badly wounded, but surviving.

Though if BotCon 2012 is anything to go by, the figures will be mixed up with each other, in little "versus" sets, so I may end up stuck with a few surplus Autobots... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495885)
Posted by megatronus on June 16th, 2013 @ 4:33pm CDT
Not that I have any interest in MW Sandstorm, but a new head may have helped.

Actually, I think GDO Springer's head would have been PERFECT for this.

Meh.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495887)
Posted by RhA on June 16th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CDT
My eyes are bleeding, but it's a good kind of pain.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495895)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:13pm CDT
This list is all well and good, but hasn't Sabrblade mentioned in the past that figures before a certain year, are off limits to the club due "mold degradation" and extra fees? then again the club has proven fickle in the past; like with the use prime Skyquake mold even though some of us said it was too new for them to use.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495897)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:17pm CDT
Sandstorm looks GLORIOUS! ;)^

El Duque wrote:Machine Wars Starscream from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Terradive
I sincerely hope not.

Starscream was GARGANTUAN in Machine Wars. He should either be reflected as such in new toy using a larger size class mold, or keep his original 1997 toy's body.

After all, the original teaser we saw for this set had him in his 1997 toy body, anyway.

Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495908)
Posted by Henry921 on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Sandstorm looks GLORIOUS! ;)^

El Duque wrote:Machine Wars Starscream from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Terradive
I sincerely hope not.

Starscream was GARGANTUAN in Machine Wars. He should either be reflected as such in new toy using a larger size class mold, or keep his original 1997 toy's body.

After all, the original teaser we saw for this set had him in his 1997 toy body, anyway.




Of the available molds, Terradive is probably the closest they can get to Starscream. The only other possibility is the Universe Silverbolt mold, but the Club already used up their new heads allotment.

And since the third and final Voyager figure has been revealed, there are nothing but Deluxe molds left to work with anyway.

That just leaves the Custom Class figure to speculate on... :-?
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495909)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:45pm CDT
If these turn out to be accurate then it's shaping up to be a nicer set than I was expecting. I still can't justify going after too much on the secondary market but depending on how the decos turn out I might just have to add the Rainmaker pack on to the want list with Stryka and Obsidian. So my priorities from the Machine Wars set are the guys that don't actually have anything to do with the original Machine Wars line. I guess I'd go for SS, SW and TC as well if I ever happen to catch them for the right price, but not as high a priority. I have my DotM Skyhammer on my Classics shelf as a stand in Rotorstorm, so that being used as his mouldmate here makes an awful lot of sense to me.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495910)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:47pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:That just leaves the Custom Class figure to speculate on... :-?


Soundwave from Warpath?
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495911)
Posted by Henry921 on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:53pm CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:
Henry921 wrote:That just leaves the Custom Class figure to speculate on... :-?


Soundwave from Warpath?


If anyone for Soundwave, I'd guess RTS Perceptor.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495912)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 16th, 2013 @ 5:59pm CDT
I believe the custom class figure has to be a toy that they are already using in either the box or the add ons.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495913)
Posted by Henry921 on June 16th, 2013 @ 6:08pm CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:I believe the custom class figure has to be a toy that they are already using in either the box or the add ons.



It wasn't in 2008 with Shattered Glass Nightbeat.

Though to be fair it was every other year, so you may be right. :HEADHURTS:
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495916)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 16th, 2013 @ 6:36pm CDT
It was Overkill from Classics Grimlock in 08 wasn't it? Same year the figure was used for SG Grimlock.

edit- No, Overkill in 07, Nightbeat in 08. They'll have got the Nightbeat kits from the factory at the same time as the Club Nightbeat figures though so I guess that makes Overkill the oddball, out of left field guy.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495923)
Posted by craggy on June 16th, 2013 @ 7:25pm CDT
If the Classics Seeker mold is getting used, as the cartoon Rainmakers, maybe the Custom Class bot will be the orange comic version of Sunstorm?
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495927)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 16th, 2013 @ 7:44pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:Of the available molds, Terradive is probably the closest they can get to Starscream. The only other possibility is the Universe Silverbolt mold, but the Club already used up their new heads allotment.

And since the third and final Voyager figure has been revealed, there are nothing but Deluxe molds left to work with anyway.
OR, since all 12 of the 1997 toys are going to appear as characters in this story anyway, they could have just not made a new Starscream toy. ;)
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495930)
Posted by deceptigtar on June 16th, 2013 @ 8:00pm CDT
this is on par with the rumors i heard as well. as other mentioned, starscream from terradive and soundwave from perceptor are part of that rumor.
Re: Rumored List of BotCon 2013 Attendee Only Figures (1495933)
Posted by Henry921 on June 16th, 2013 @ 8:30pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Henry921 wrote:Of the available molds, Terradive is probably the closest they can get to Starscream. The only other possibility is the Universe Silverbolt mold, but the Club already used up their new heads allotment.

And since the third and final Voyager figure has been revealed, there are nothing but Deluxe molds left to work with anyway.
OR, since all 12 of the 1997 toys are going to appear as characters in this story anyway, they could have just not made a new Starscream toy. ;)


Wait. What about Sandstorm? Is he meant to be a clone too? Or Prowl/Mirage for that matter?

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