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The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian

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Thursday, February 21st, 2013 1:40PM CST

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The fourth figure reveal in the Machine Wars BotCon 2013 boxset is Obsidian. This figure follows the reveals of Hoist, Skywarp and Strika. Obsidian uses the voyager class Hunt for the Decepticons Highbrow mold with yet another new head. The image has been mirrored below for your convenience.

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Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466212)
Posted by RAcast on February 21st, 2013 @ 1:44pm CST
Obsidian never looked so good! 8)
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466213)
Posted by Shadowstream on February 21st, 2013 @ 1:46pm CST
One by one the exclusives keep getting uglier and uglier and having to do less and less with machine wars... It's quite cleat they dun dropped the ball, but did they have to drop it so far and so hard?
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466215)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 21st, 2013 @ 1:52pm CST
Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466216)
Posted by Burn on February 21st, 2013 @ 1:56pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:One by one the exclusives keep getting uglier and uglier and having to do less and less with machine wars... It's quite cleat they dun dropped the ball, but did they have to drop it so far and so hard?


It's FunPub. It's their specialty. >:oP
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466219)
Posted by DrRX8 on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:03pm CST
ahhh UGLY! I am not buying this. I would rather save up for the new springer, blitzwing, IDW figures...and METROPLEX!

Please stop making ugly figures with crappy movie molds!
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466220)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:05pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.


Ok, then I challenge you to name them. ;)
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466221)
Posted by NOS on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:06pm CST
That's disappointing. Strika is a win, but her counterpart is a loss.

Really poor color scheme choice. :/
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466226)
Posted by Janus Prime on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:15pm CST
Oh snap dudes! I love it, look at the head sculpt! I loved Obsidian and Strika in BM, the only two characters that made any sense to me. I hope Hasbro takes note and give us new molds for them... some day.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466229)
Posted by TK415 on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:21pm CST
I know about Machine Wars. I know about Beast Machines. Did I miss some reading somewhere? Is it "Botcon Beast Machine Wars?" Is it "Machine Wars (and oh, by the way, we are including Beast Machines but not bothering to title it?)" I'm not a CC member, was it explained somewhere that I didn'read. A little help? Thanks.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466232)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:32pm CST
TK415 wrote:I know about Machine Wars. I know about Beast Machines. Did I miss some reading somewhere? Is it "Botcon Beast Machine Wars?" Is it "Machine Wars (and oh, by the way, we are including Beast Machines but not bothering to title it?)" I'm not a CC member, was it explained somewhere that I didn'read. A little help? Thanks.


Me think we'll be digging in the origins of the two Generals, via G1/G2. After all, in Beast Machines they were described as the greatest strategic minds of history, we'll probably get to see that in action here.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466234)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
Obsidian looks great. Now, I need to see his faction to learn if Strika and Obsidian will be allies or enemies. :twisted:

Another thing...why do I see so many people get upset about the addition of new characters in Machine Wars, especially these characters, when they specifically "warned" us that they were doing this beforehand? :???:
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466235)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:43pm CST
PrymeStriker wrote:Another thing...why do I see so many people get upset about the addition of new characters in Machine Wars, especially these characters, when they specifically "warned" us that they were doing this beforehand? :???:
Because they don't pay attention and/or missed the announcement. :P

As for Obsidian, I like it, but would have preferred this:

Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466236)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:43pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.


Ok, then I challenge you to name them. ;)


I'ght

D.O.T.M Skyhammer

Movie Incinerator

F.O.C Vortex (kept him scale with Strika)

H.F.T.D Tomahawk (though over used)

There are few common themes in these figures that make them better for the homage. One, they are figures small enough to stay in relative scale with strika, and they are stelth and military helicopters, which fit within the relm of homage.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466237)
Posted by Mkall on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:43pm CST
This is probably the most boring Boxset in a long time.
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466240)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:47pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.


Ok, then I challenge you to name them. ;)


I'ght

D.O.T.M Skyhammer

Movie Incinerator

F.O.C Vortex (kept him scale with Strika)

H.F.T.D Tomahawk (though over used)

There are few common themes in these figures that make them better for the homage. One, they are figures small enough to stay in relative scale with strika, and the are stelth and military helicopters, which fit within the relm of homage.


DotM Skyhammer: He only has one rotor, I'm predicting him for Sandstorm.
Movie Incinerator: That could have worked actually, if it wasn't for the lack of hands
FOC Vortex: Too recent, molds have to be at least a year old. Plus, only one rotor
HftD Tomahawk: Already used for 2012 Spinister, and again, one rotor.

:-B
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466241)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:51pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.


Ok, then I challenge you to name them. ;)


I'ght

D.O.T.M Skyhammer

Movie Incinerator

F.O.C Vortex (kept him scale with Strika)

H.F.T.D Tomahawk (though over used)

There are few common themes in these figures that make them better for the homage. One, they are figures small enough to stay in relative scale with strika, and the are stealth and military helicopters, which fit within the relm of homage.


DotM Skyhammer: licensing issues, plus, he only has one rotor
Movie Incinerator: That could have worked actually, if it wasn't for the lack of hands
FOC vortex: Too recent, molds have to be a year old at least. Plus, only one rotor
HftD Tomahawk: Already used for 2012 Spinister

:-B


You just asked for molds, I have no control on whether or not fupub can use them, or reuse them, plus there have only been a few Osprey molds, so you kinda have to reach for helicopters for the homage XD
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466242)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:53pm CST
SW's SilverHammer wrote:You just asked for molds, I have no control on whether or not fupub can use them, or reuse them, plus there have only been a few Osprey molds, so you kinda have to reach for helicopters for the homage XD


True, but that would be cutting corners, even for FunPub. :lol:
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466243)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 21st, 2013 @ 2:58pm CST
Shoulda been this:

Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466245)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 21st, 2013 @ 3:03pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Shoulda been this:



#-o

Sabrblade, are you gonna pull a Motormaster here?
Re: The Fourth Figure Revealed in the BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Box Set is Obsidian (1466246)
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 21st, 2013 @ 3:04pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:Oh god, can no one get his color scheme right, it's not that hard. :HEADHURTS: Any how this ones very unimpressive in my opinion, there a lot better figures to use for Obsidian.


Ok, then I challenge you to name them. ;)


I'ght

D.O.T.M Skyhammer

Movie Incinerator

F.O.C Vortex (kept him scale with Strika)

H.F.T.D Tomahawk (though over used)

There are few common themes in these figures that make them better for the homage. One, they are figures small enough to stay in relative scale with strika, and the are stelth and military helicopters, which fit within the relm of homage.


DotM Skyhammer: He only has one rotor, I'm predicting him for Sandstorm.
Movie Incinerator: That could have worked actually, if it wasn't for the lack of hands
FOC Vortex: Too recent, molds have to be at least a year old. Plus, only one rotor
HftD Tomahawk: Already used for 2012 Spinister, and again, one rotor.

:-B



So what if the Incinerator figure doesn't have hands. Obsidian's first toy didn't have hands either.

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