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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby RAcast » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:44 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Lol, now no legit collector is going to buy the regular retail release.


xD No love for us cheapskates? I like this thing, but I have no real interest in paying the crazy markup I know will be on it. I'll probably pick up the retail release if they do a box set, but meh. I'm tempered on the whole FOC Bruticus deal, now I'm excited for Voyager Soundwave!
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby craggy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:47 pm

Bruticus' arms are still off, to me, but hey, the colours on the others are real nice. Shame I doubt I'll be able to get it.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Autobot032 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:13 pm

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Blurrz wrote:Lol, now no legit collector is going to buy the regular retail release.


*raises hand*

Legit collector, gonna buy the regular release, gonna smile.

I don't have the patience for that kinda crap. Go to store, buy, done.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sat Apr 28, 2012 7:23 pm

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I really want that CJ box set. How much does anyone reckon it'll be?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby synthetik » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:20 pm

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This is the first time I've seen this bruticus have hands. I slightly want the set now.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:23 pm

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Hmm... SDCC Exclusive are seriously overpriced. Hmm... maybe not. Soundwave was shelf warming my TRUs for $60US and Blaster was $80 US. IF this thing does not go above the $80US pricepoint, I'll get it.

I wonder if United Bruticus would have a better and shinier paint job...
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:39 pm

Wait, so this Bruticus is confirmed to be SDCC exclusive?

...the fuq?

kirbenvost wrote:And Onslaught is green/brown. It may be more game accurate, but its not G1 accurate. I may end up getting the crappy G2 colored one anyway...
Erm... that "crappy G2 colored one is teal, just like the G1 version. G2 Onslaught is yellow...

Is it merely because the other one simply has a brighter shade regardless of color?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

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MINDVVIPE wrote:I really want that CJ box set. How much does anyone reckon it'll be?


i am hoping that is $20 like Prime last year.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby RAcast » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:46 pm

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orangeitis wrote:Wait, so this Bruticus is confirmed to be SDCC exclusive?

...the fuq?

kirbenvost wrote:And Onslaught is green/brown. It may be more game accurate, but its not G1 accurate. I may end up getting the crappy G2 colored one anyway...
Erm... that "crappy G2 colored one is teal, just like the G1 version. G2 Onslaught is yellow...

Is it merely because the other one simply has a brighter shade regardless of color?


Honestly, I kinda prefer the retail one, the colored detailing is more pleasing to the eye than the slate grey the correctly colored one is, IMO. The only limb I have a real problem with in retail version is Brawl... I wish it were a color that isn't on the torso, like the other three. Blast Off is at least notably darker than Onslaught, red and yellow aren't even on Onslaught, but Brawl's green looks identical to Onslaught's =_=; That said, assuming they can Scramble, I may very well swap Vortex and Swindle. I feel like it'd look better given the color scheme.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:38 pm

RAcast wrote:Honestly, I kinda prefer the retail one, the colored detailing is more pleasing to the eye than the slate grey the correctly colored one is, IMO. The only limb I have a real problem with in retail version is Brawl... I wish it were a color that isn't on the torso, like the other three. Blast Off is at least notably darker than Onslaught, red and yellow aren't even on Onslaught, but Brawl's green looks identical to Onslaught's =_=; That said, assuming they can Scramble, I may very well swap Vortex and Swindle. I feel like it'd look better given the color scheme.
Oh they probably can scramble. There are extra hands molded onto Brawl and Swindle. Unless those hands aren't used for that.

Meanwhile, I'll be one of those who will try getting both versions of FoC Bruticus so I'll have more display options.

Between those, other retail purchases, and the TFCC exclusives, my wallet will hate me.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby kirbenvost » Sat Apr 28, 2012 10:20 pm

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gavinfuzzy wrote:Hmm... SDCC Exclusive are seriously overpriced. Hmm... maybe not. Soundwave was shelf warming my TRUs for $60US and Blaster was $80 US. IF this thing does not go above the $80US pricepoint, I'll get it.


Soundwave at TRU was not the SDCC exclusive.

orangeitis wrote:Wait, so this Bruticus is confirmed to be SDCC exclusive?

...the fuq?

kirbenvost wrote:And Onslaught is green/brown. It may be more game accurate, but its not G1 accurate. I may end up getting the crappy G2 colored one anyway...
Erm... that "crappy G2 colored one is teal, just like the G1 version. G2 Onslaught is yellow...

Is it merely because the other one simply has a brighter shade regardless of color?


Yeah, I guess that's what I meant... it's practically neon. But I do think the blue Onslaught is pretty good.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Aluus » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:32 pm

Am I seeing things or do Bruticus's proportions not look so out-of-whack now? Could be the camera angle. I know the left arm looks weird at least.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby orangeitis » Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:37 pm

Aluus wrote:Am I seeing things or do Bruticus's proportions not look so out-of-whack now?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:09 am

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gavinfuzzy wrote:Hmm... SDCC Exclusive are seriously overpriced. Hmm... maybe not. Soundwave was shelf warming my TRUs for $60US and Blaster was $80 US. IF this thing does not go above the $80US pricepoint, I'll get it.


Soundwave at TRU was not the SDCC exclusive.



Seems like the SDCC one to me... Or am I missing something.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Actar » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:56 am

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Woah, not a huge TF collector, but I might just spring for that gift-set... Do any of you more seasoned collectors know when (and how) this gift set will be available so I can keep an eye out for it?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Autobot032 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:07 am

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Actar wrote:Woah, not a huge TF collector, but I might just spring for that gift-set... Do any of you more seasoned collectors know when (and how) this gift set will be available so I can keep an eye out for it?


SDCC is in July. The following Monday after the convention, they'll be available on HTS.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby MightyMagnus78 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:10 am

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:13 am

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Autobot032 wrote:
Actar wrote:Woah, not a huge TF collector, but I might just spring for that gift-set... Do any of you more seasoned collectors know when (and how) this gift set will be available so I can keep an eye out for it?


SDCC is in July. The following Monday after the convention, they'll be available on HTS.


Provided they have some left.

gavinfuzzy wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:Hmm... SDCC Exclusive are seriously overpriced. Hmm... maybe not. Soundwave was shelf warming my TRUs for $60US and Blaster was $80 US. IF this thing does not go above the $80US pricepoint, I'll get it.


Soundwave at TRU was not the SDCC exclusive.



Seems like the SDCC one to me... Or am I missing something.

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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Gearslide » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:31 am

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The Color differences are so significant.

(Figure)-------(Retail)---(SDCC)
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Vortex--------Red--------Bronze
Blast-Off----Purple-----Copper


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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby gavinfuzzy » Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:51 am

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
G1 Soundwave was reissued twice: in 2006 as part of Classics, TRU exclusive, and again as a SDCC exclusive in 2009. Here's the Classics one:

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Yeah, I'm aware of that. I owned the one you pictured. 2 years later the SDCC one comes along with the G1 chest and 2 extra cassets for $15 more. :HEADHURTS:
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Tyrannotaur » Sun Apr 29, 2012 10:33 am

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So Hasbro hasn't released the price of the Bruticus set? And no boxed figure on display? Hows a guy supposed to plan ahead?
I'm going to the convention and if Bruticus is in my price range I will buy him, but I don't know if I'll be able to carry him around if his box is huge like ROTF Devastator, or if I'd even be able to get it home on the plane.

I got Prime last year and he was no problem to get home, but I dunno about Bruticus. I have no interest in CJ, even if he is a zombie transformer.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby nemesis345 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:58 pm

[-( I guess it still isn't that bad, since the exclusives are probably going to go on hasbro.com for a good price. Hopefully.. [-(
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Sodan-1 » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:37 pm

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What the hell is going on with Bruticus' crotch?
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby Erailea » Sun Apr 29, 2012 6:39 pm

nemesis345 wrote:[-( I guess it still isn't that bad, since the exclusives are probably going to go on hasbro.com for a good price. Hopefully.. [-(


And lets hope they don't sell out in like 5 minutes like Starscream did last year...

I have a feeling Cliff will hang around, like Optimus, but I question what will become of the others.
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Re: BotCon 2012 Coverage: SDCC Exclusive Transformers Prime "RIP" Cliffjumper and FOC Bruticus

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:18 pm

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Sodan-1 wrote:What the hell is going on with Bruticus' crotch?


Looks mistransformed. The crotch guard.... crotch...guard...scotch guard....
the crotch guard piece looks like it has been unpegged and is sorta hanging forward off its hinge.
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