Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge

Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge

Thursday, January 1st, 2015 8:11am CST

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Curious about what BotCon's Cybertron Most Wanted set theme is actually all about? Wondering just how much Guardians of the Galaxy has influenced every piece of scifi fanfiction out there? Read on below to find another tweet with added information about it all, and a way to preview the accompanying 2015 comic!

In the city of Axiom Nexus, in a Universe where Autobots and Decepticons from across the Multiverse co-exist peacefully, a group of renegades operate off the grid, using deception, schemingand a hint of thievery to both survive and to further their own ambitions. However after the Transtech, the guardians of Axiom Nexus, are unable to stop an extra-dimensional threat, these outlaws will soon find themselves as Cybertron's last hope of survival!



Credit(s): BotCon


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Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634783)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 1st, 2015 @ 8:25am CST
Isn't that what it already says? Something tells me FunPub goofed and tweeted the wrong image earlier, probably wasn't supposed to contain the backstory :lol:
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634796)
Posted by Derpimus_Prime on January 1st, 2015 @ 9:28am CST
Sounds interesting, seeing how they have five labels

The Thief
The Muscle
The Loose Cannon
The Bounty Hunter
The Boss


I wonder if it would be a repaint/remold of the upcoming Combiner War figures. Especially with the line about them being Cybertron's only hope. Combining into one big bot could stack the odds plenty in your favor. Any way just some wishful thinking.

Also it looks like Botcon is borrowing from Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy movie if you look at the titles given

The Thief (Gamora)
The Muscle (Drax the Destroyer)
The Loose Cannon (Groot)
The Bounty Hunger (Rocket)
The Boss (Star Lord)
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634798)
Posted by Henshini on January 1st, 2015 @ 9:32am CST
Could still be the theorized/wishlisted G2 repaint of the new stunticons.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634800)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 1st, 2015 @ 9:41am CST
Derpimus_Prime wrote:I wonder if it would be a repaint/remold of the upcoming Combiner War figures. Especially with the line about them being Cybertron's only hope. Combining into one big bot could stack the odds plenty in your favor. Any way just some wishful thinking.


As a rule of thumb, no current line molds can be used by the club. It's all a matter of availability: FunPub can't use any mold that Hasbro is already using for the production of their own figures. Thrilling 30's and older are fair game, with the caveat of the state of the tooling (UT molds are very much a risk as FunPub has stated some have deteriorated pretty badly at this point).
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634814)
Posted by Amelie on January 1st, 2015 @ 11:16am CST
I personally somehow see the words "Renegades", "Thief" and "Muscle" as being big clues here....

Thief - Swindle
Muscle - Brawl
Bounty Hunter - Vortex
Loose Cannon - BlastOff
The Boss - Onslaught.

I actually made this prediction to JelZe in a chat a while ago, before the clues.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634824)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 1st, 2015 @ 12:30pm CST
Amelie wrote:I personally somehow see the words "Renegades", "Thief" and "Muscle" as being big clues here....

Thief - Swindle
Muscle - Brawl
Bounty Hunter - Vortex
Loose Cannon - BlastOff
The Boss - Onslaught.

I actually made this prediction to JelZe in a chat a while ago, before the clues.
I suggested these a couple of pages ago as well, and I hope it's true. A set made of an actual team (much like 2011's Stunticons set) would be better than a bunch of different characters scraped together.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634835)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 1st, 2015 @ 12:42pm CST
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Amelie wrote:I personally somehow see the words "Renegades", "Thief" and "Muscle" as being big clues here....

Thief - Swindle
Muscle - Brawl
Bounty Hunter - Vortex
Loose Cannon - BlastOff
The Boss - Onslaught.

I actually made this prediction to JelZe in a chat a while ago, before the clues.
I suggested these a couple of pages ago as well, and I hope it's true. A set made of an actual team (much like 2011's Stunticons set) would be better than a bunch of different characters scraped together.


Here's my counterpoint: What's the use of the Combaticons for the BotCon set? We all know FunPub's penchant for the obscure and not-so-obvious, plus, if we did get them, I highly doubt they'd use the FOC molds. It would be just a glorified Bruticus gift set, even more glorified than the G2 decos. And nobody would want that for BotCon...

And pre tell, when did Vortex jump from Interrogator to Bounty Hunter?
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634870)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on January 1st, 2015 @ 2:12pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Here's my counterpoint: What's the use of the Combaticons for the BotCon set?
That all depends on the backstory and how well it would incorporate the characters.

We all know FunPub's penchant for the obscure and not-so-obvious, plus, if we did get them, I highly doubt they'd use the FOC molds.
I wouldn't want the FoC molds used. Who says they have to be molds that were used for previous incarnations of the characters? I keep going back to the TFA Stunticons of 2011. They were molds from the same line, but of 5 different characters. I do concede 1 point, though: The Combaticons might not be obscure enough to be in the set, especially since they were featured in FoC.

It would be just a glorified Bruticus gift set
And? The 2011 set wasn't a Menasor gift set. This doesn't have to be.

And pre tell, when did Vortex jump from Interrogator to Bounty Hunter?
It doesn't exactly have to be "bounty hunter." I see him as more the loose cannon. Him or Brawl. Besides, there was no bounty hunter in the Combaticon lineup, so someone has to change. If the Combaticons were to be the characters.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634876)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 1st, 2015 @ 2:27pm CST
In an attempt to veer away from GotG comparisons, as that movie likewise borrowed an existing concept, this could also be like "The A-Team in space" (which GotG basically was as well), or "Han and Chewie with three more rogues". In fact, one could use Star Wars characters in these roles:

The Thief - Han
The Muscle - Chewie
The Bounty Hunter - Boba Fett
The Loose Cannon - Lando
The Boss - Jabba the Hutt
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634879)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 1st, 2015 @ 2:31pm CST
Will have to see what characters are getting the treatment before deciding if I want to get in on this set. Had to miss out on 2014 due to financial reasons, and it's a possibility I might, once again, miss out on this year, too.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634884)
Posted by Mkall on January 1st, 2015 @ 2:35pm CST
I'm wondering is "The Boss" is actually Boss. He looks like he could be done from Generations Drift/Blurr:

Image
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634890)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 1st, 2015 @ 2:43pm CST
Honestly, I really hoping that the characters are not all from the same team/world. Given that the story's set in Axiom Nexus of all places, I would hope for Fun Pub to take full advantage of that setting by giving us one of the most wildly diversely creative sets ever, full of different characters each from who-knows-where that are brought together as a ragtag band of misfits.

Like (as I suggested before), a G1 dude, a Beast Era dude, a Unicron Trilogy dude, a Movieverse dude (from a mold the Club can use), and an Animated dude. Five outlaws, each wanted from a different world for different reasons. 8)

Having them all come from the same existing team and world would just feel so underwhelming to me by comparison, what with the story being set in a place limited only by one's own imagination.
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634948)
Posted by jamarmiller on January 1st, 2015 @ 5:36pm CST
if they do an ELITA 1 they better tell me now so I can cancel that third party one
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634951)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 1st, 2015 @ 5:43pm CST
jamarmiller wrote:if they do an ELITA 1 they better tell me now so I can cancel that third party one
What existing mold would it be made from that you'd be willing to have it made from?
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634958)
Posted by jamarmiller on January 1st, 2015 @ 6:03pm CST
Arcee , the backpack would make it an easy remold, you could practially remold that piece into anything and have a new vehicle. then of course a new head
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634961)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 1st, 2015 @ 6:12pm CST
jamarmiller wrote:Arcee , the backpack would make it an easy remold, you could practially remold that piece into anything and have a new vehicle. then of course a new head


Too recent, plus the limit of pieces retooled is 1, usually the head. 2007 Thrust had retooled wings, but no new head, so it was still within said limit. Maybe next year. :)
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634962)
Posted by jamarmiller on January 1st, 2015 @ 6:16pm CST
that makes me very happy to hear ! as Id rather see a mass retail version. Hopefully Hasbro does it then instead
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634964)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 1st, 2015 @ 6:20pm CST
jamarmiller wrote:that makes me very happy to hear ! as Id rather see a mass retail version. Hopefully Hasbro does it then instead


There already is a Classics Elita-1, though she's a mere redeco:

Image
Left: BotCon 2009 Elita-1
Right: Cybertron Thunderblast
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634970)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 1st, 2015 @ 7:01pm CST
Three more Tweets - https://twitter.com/BotCon

We're ready whenever you all are to put the rough for page 1 of the comic! Just need those last couple dozen retweets.

We are here. We... are waiting.

Oh. And looks like you're gonna learn the artist on the comic as well!!!
Re: Additional Botcon 2015 Cybertron's Most Wanted Information and Preview Challenge (1634979)
Posted by Emerje on January 1st, 2015 @ 7:36pm CST
Combaticons? No thanks. They won't do the FOC figures because they're all deluxe class when the last time they did five deluxe figures they were accompanied by a Voyager, otherwise the last two sets have been three deluxe and two Voyagers. Since this appears to be a five figure set we can probably expect three deluxe and two Voyagers (the muscle and the loose canon if going with the GotG thing) again.

I don't know why anyone would want a repeat of the BotCon Stunticon set. I'd rather have Transformers that don't transform than combiners that don't combine. It's an especially bad idea at a time when we have some really cool combiners coming out. Plus there's a really good chance that Hasbro will be using the Combaticons for CW so they'd be off limits anyway.

And really, a combiner box set featuring Axiom Nexus had better be an updated Nexus Prime considering the nature of both.

Emerje

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