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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:15 pm

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*spittake* *cough cough* Strika?! Seriously?! I never would have expected that. Well done Fun Pub!
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby GuyIncognito » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:18 pm

Wasn't Strike a Beast Machines figure, not Machine Wars?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:22 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:Wasn't Strike a Beast Machines figure, not Machine Wars?


Not only a Beast Machines figure, but a Beast Machines character. She wasn't even in Machine Wars, which makes it all more awesome.

But they told us we were getting some new Machine Wars characters anyway. Therefore, we're not limited to Optimus, Megaplex, Sandstorm, and co.


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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:22 pm

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GuyIncognito wrote:Wasn't Strike a Beast Machines figure, not Machine Wars?


The club has said to not only do some of the original MW characters, but also add new characters into the mix, hence "Series 2". Besides, technically she's still G1-verse, given her Beast Machines debut and the placement of Machine Wars.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:25 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby El Duque » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:28 pm

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BotCon has revealed the third figure in their 2013 convention set, Machine Wars Strika! The figure is a redeco of the Generations Warpath Deluxe mold featuring a new head sculpt. Check out the figure in robot mode below, along with a sketch of the new head sculpt.

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:28 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Rated X » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:33 pm

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I like it. It has nothing to do with machine wars, but it just looks cool.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby NOS » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:44 pm

I also like it and am now curious if we'll get her partner in crime, Obsidian. :-?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:50 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Bumblevivisector » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:58 pm

So the actual theme this year is any prior Transformers line with "Machine" in the name.

Well, at least the theme isn't technically Beast Machines, and I'm all for rehabilitating its few decent characters by working them into other areas; Strika's brief but awesome turn in Animated reaffirmed her as the first and best choice for this treatment.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby RAcast » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:01 pm

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Strika? With an awesome head sculpt? And out of the Generations Warpath mold?! :APPLAUSE:
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:01 pm

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You know, her lack of faction symbols raises an interesting question. Before becoming a Vehicon General in Beast Machines, she was one of the greatest generals of all time next to Obsidian, with her prime directive being the protection of Cybertron. Would that make actually Machine Wars Strika an Autobot, despite her Animated incarnation being a Decepticon? :-?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:06 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:You know, her lack of faction symbols raises an interesting question. Before becoming a Vehicon General in Beast Machines, she was one of the greatest generals of all time next to Obsidian, with her prime directive being the protection of Cybertron. Would that make actually Machine Wars Strika an Autobot, despite her Animated incarnation being a Decepticon? :-?
More than likely, especially considering that this is Wings Universe, which retconned this pink bot into being pre-G1 Strika:
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby PrymeStriker » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:19 pm

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Strika wishes us a Happy Valentines Day! Transformer's Facebook page jumped right on it.

Transformers Facebook Page wrote:Machine Wars Strika, the latest reveal from the 5-figure box set available exclusively at http://www.botcon.com, stopped by our page to wish all of you bots and cons out there a very Happy Valentine's Day!

Share this with YOUR Valentine and then check out her ALL-NEW toy here: http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2013/bc13exclusives.cfm


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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Rated X » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:20 pm

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Right now some Shapeways guy is designing an Impactor head for this body. :lol:
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Mkall » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:49 pm

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Unexpected, but AWESOME!

Makes me wonder if we'll see an Obsidian too.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Bounti76 » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:08 pm

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Well, well! This is a most excellent surprise. Adding another fembot is always good in my eyes. And I actually like the choice of mold used for this, as Strika has always been a bit bulky.

Alos, judging just from the comments above, it seems that this is the first Botcon toy this year that's gotten majority positive reaction.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby RAcast » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:13 pm

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Bounti76 wrote:Well, well! This is a most excellent surprise. Adding another fembot is always good in my eyes. And I actually like the choice of mold used for this, as Strika has always been a bit bulky.

Alos, judging just from the comments above, it seems that this is the first Botcon toy this year that's gotten majority positive reaction.

Extremely so. :lol: Though I have to say that Hoist got a lot of hate for no good reason, he looks fantastic.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby waaaaghlord » Thu Feb 14, 2013 2:42 pm

So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:03 pm

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waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby Mindmaster » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:09 pm

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Well, wasn't expecting her. Like, at all.

Wonderful use of the mold, if you ask me! Almost has me forgetting the disappointment that is Skywarp.
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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby STngAR » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:15 pm

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Re: Botcon 2013 Machine Wars Strika Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:35 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:
waaaaghlord wrote:So...... Tank Drones for the 3 pack?
This isn't Beast Machines. Strika wouldn't (and shouldn't) have any drones in this version.


I almost bit my tongue when I wanted to say we actually may not get a Troop Builder set this year. I looked over the lists and we had one since 2009:

2009: Sweeps
2010: Sharkticons
2011: Autotroopers
2012: The Borg SG Junkions

Megaplex seems the ideal choice, with one acting like the General much like the Vehicon Generals. But that's for another thread.
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