BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online!

BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online!

Friday, February 20th, 2009 9:43am CST

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The BotCon 2009 brochure is now online! Go to http://www.BotCon.com

Registration forms will be loaded sometime next week between Tuesday-Friday.

More info as it comes in...

The toy set is called Wings of Honor

Characters include:

Kupp
Thunderclash
Flak
Landshark
Scourge

Revenge of the Fallen toys will be available at the convention.

The story involves the creation of the Elite Guard

Credit(s): Brian Savage


This article was last modified on Friday, February 20th, 2009 12:48pm CST

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Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887084)
Posted by Ronynus Prime on February 20th, 2009 @ 9:54am CST
Animated continuity! Very cool!
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887087)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 20th, 2009 @ 9:58am CST
I'm sure Kupp is Animated deluxe Prime.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887088)
Posted by Ronynus Prime on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:00am CST
Perhaps ThunderClash will be a repainted Voyager Animated Optimus Prime with a retooled head, or a new weapon?... man, I'm excited. I love Animated.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887093)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:06am CST
PlasmaEnergyGod wrote:Perhaps ThunderClash will be a repainted Voyager Animated Optimus Prime with a retooled head, or a new weapon?... man, I'm excited. I love Animated.


I was kind of thinking Universe Ultra Onslaught.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887097)
Posted by Rhapsodyred99 on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:10am CST
Bleah.

I like animated alot Don't get me wrong, but they are easily available now, and they are pretty much making all the guys who even think about being in the show.

I would much rather my high priced Botcon set to be classic characters we have not seen recently or in a new way like the shattered glass set or the games of deception set.

I was actually looking forward to a wreckers set.

Oh well it could be worse and I am sure once we see them I will be happier about it.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887102)
Posted by Editor on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:19am CST
...............

on one hand, I like that they are doing an animated back story, as that could be cool.

on the the other, I'll need to see the images before throwing down cash for for the Iacon package. I do like the animated figures, but I can't get excited for these yet.

Now if Thunderclash is an Ultra Magnus repaint that would be pure win.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887104)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
We don't know if it's Animated for sure...
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887107)
Posted by zero-kaiser on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:27am CST
Man.. Id love to go to Botcon.. :\ From what I've seen and read about, it looks like so much fun :)

Alas... maybe next year.. when Im not broke, or passport-less.. lol
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887116)
Posted by Ronynus Prime on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:40am CST
Animated (Wyatt & Co.) is doing it's best to cater to so so many TransFans from all over the fandom. I honestly do hope these are don in the Animated asthetic. It's logical it would happen considering we know that the story showcases the formation of the Elite Gaurd -- a force truly unique to Animated; this is verified by this years logo being the Elite Gaurd Symbol.

A bit off topic... I signed up for the customization class a day too late last year. I have repurposed my Armorhide into Huffer and have my music label Soundwave next to Shattered Glass Megatron... all I'm missing is Nightbeat! Is there anyone of us here that is willing to sell me thier customizing class Autobot Secret Police Nightbeat? I imagine the price will be steep considering it is indeed a custom figure. But I will do whatever I can to get him. Then my Shattered-verse set will be complete.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887119)
Posted by Kuribohfett on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:47am CST
Awesome!!! An Animated set, exactly what I wanted...except for the fact that I can't make it to Botcon this year. Curses. Lot's of cool looking names, too...
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887121)
Posted by Grimlock_1978 on February 20th, 2009 @ 10:49am CST
If it's animated.... What a waste $300 for that crap.. Worst design yet maybe those guys in the office can makke some new line that is more appealing.. Even kids don't like the crap around here!!! They think it looks to childish and their 4-9 yrs old!! Glad it's on the opposite side of the country.. I'd be pissed if this set was designed for a Botcon that I could drive to like back in 2007 when I drove to Prov., R.I.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887129)
Posted by Mkall on February 20th, 2009 @ 11:05am CST
If the set is classics-style, then I'll get it. If it's Animated then I won't. It isn't said anywhere that this will be using Animated figures.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887137)
Posted by Firebird on February 20th, 2009 @ 11:21am CST
Looks like Hasbro learned from last year. The ROTF toys will be avaliable from the Hasbro booth, Not an early release in the area. And the first release stickers are a great idea!

Now the dealers won't be able to buy up all the product and sell them at inflated prices.

Too bad I can't go :-( Oh well. Kuribohfett, You up for next year!
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887154)
Posted by Brakethrough on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:02pm CST
Must. Have. Animated. Kup.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887161)
Posted by Kuribohfett on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:18pm CST
I certainly am up for next year, Mr. Firebird. It is sad, though. I love the animated toys and I bet these are really awesome. Botcon always does a great job.

The first release sticker is a wonderful idea, but maybe it's a good thing I'm not going. Since that's when the toy line is released anyway, everything at every Target, Walmart, and wherever is going to be a mad house. Despite all the hatred for ROTF toys on this and other websites, they're gonna sell like crazy. Pasedena's gonna be all tore up!
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887168)
Posted by Overcracker on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:33pm CST
If they used Animated molds for the set then I think we'll see something like:

Cybertronian Mode Prime= Kup
Voyager Prime, with maybe some added weapons = Thunderclash
???=Landshark don't know who he is and can't find anything about him, looks like a new character, is so, then perhaps Sentinel Prime can be used for him.
Flak = Blitzwing (its the only tank in the line)
Scourge = Voyager Megatron.

If they plan on using molds from other lines:

I'd Say:

Movie Dropkick= Kup
Cybertron Leader Class Prime = Thunderclash
Cybertron Downshift = Land Shark
Cybertron Defense Scattershot= Flak
Energon Sharkticon= Scourge


Now If I where doing this I'd want:

Energon Snowcat as Kup
Armada Prime as Thunderclash
Energon Dirtboss as Land Shark
Cybertron Scout Scattershot as Flak
Cybertron Thunderblast as Scourge
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887173)
Posted by Trikeboy on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:41pm CST
All it says is Elite Guard. That doesn't have to mean it is in the Animated continuity.

Overcracker wrote:Now If I where doing this I'd want:

Energon Snowcat as Kup
Armada Prime as Thunderclash
Energon Dirtboss as Land Shark
Cybertron Scout Scattershot as Flak
Cybertron Thunderblast as Scourge


Funny you should choose Snowcat. I did a repaint of Snowcat with G1 Kup's head attached. I thought the body was a perfect choice for Kup as well. Check it out:
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=50154
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887175)
Posted by Mkall on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:44pm CST
My Predictions for the set, assuming classics-style figures.

Thunderclash - Universe Onslaught
Kup - Energon Snowcat w/remolded head
Landshark - Energon Sharkticon, or Classics Prowl, depending how much emphasis they put on the "shark" part vs the "land" part
Flak - Cyb Scattorshot seems like a good one, but he's only scout sized. I'm hoping for something a little larger.
Scourge - I'm hoping for Titanium Scourge in plastic form, otherwise I'm guessing Cybertron Soundwave.
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887178)
Posted by Editor on February 20th, 2009 @ 12:48pm CST
For Landshark could they be pulling out the CR/RID Gelshark/Skybite mold??
Re: BotCon 2009 Brochure is now online! (887183)
Posted by Overcracker on February 20th, 2009 @ 1:00pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:All it says is Elite Guard. That doesn't have to mean it is in the Animated continuity.

Overcracker wrote:Now If I where doing this I'd want:

Energon Snowcat as Kup
Armada Prime as Thunderclash
Energon Dirtboss as Land Shark
Cybertron Scout Scattershot as Flak
Cybertron Thunderblast as Scourge


Funny you should choose Snowcat. I did a repaint of Snowcat with G1 Kup's head attached. I thought the body was a perfect choice for Kup as well. Check it out:
viewtopic.php?f=143&t=50154


I know it doesn't have to be Animated, but its the current line, Botcon is known for using the newer line for the bulk of their sets.

But you are correct, they do use molds form other lines also.

Anyway, Nice custom.

I was trying to come up with a decent body for Kup, but there don't seem to be many pick up trucks around, which is why I used Movie Dropkick for the non Animated list. But I still think Snowcat looks better. I guess they could use him too. The large windshield is a good throwback to G1 Kup.

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