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BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed!

Transformers News: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed!

Wednesday, January 26th, 2011 7:41PM CST

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BotCon 2011 will feature Transformers Animated...


This was the most recent post from BotCon 2011's Twitter feed. No word yet if that means the set will feature Animated molds or Animated characters, but we'll keep you posted as more information develops.
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Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174098)
Posted by Ungie on January 26th, 2011 @ 7:49pm CST
Well thats a good $400+ dollars well saved for the Iacon package plus the free figure and add on sets. BRING ON 2012! :lol:
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174109)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:04pm CST
I know I said I'd rather have toys of unproduced characters than forging a whole new Shattered-Glass Animated universe...but there is one pair of Animated 'Bots that are just begging for Decepticon repaints:

Jetfire and Jetstorm into Darkwing and Dreadwind.

They combine into a larger jet, the G1 idea of Dreadwing would finally have a gestalt robot mode, and they wouldn't even need new heads: Jetstorm looks like Animated Darkwing with his visor, and Jetfire's goggle thing corresponds roughly to Dreadwind's little maroon helmet.

And then we could mix and match with the originals to create Dreadfire and Darkstorm!
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174111)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:07pm CST
*reads*

......YOU S.O.B.S
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174115)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:13pm CST
No!!!!! Please no animated molds! I wanted classics this will be my first Botcon!!!! Ugh, they better make them awesome to change my mind :sad:
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174123)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:28pm CST
Hmm, do I sense a lot of knee-jerk reactions against Animated on the horizon here? Well, all I can say to that is, at least it's not Beast Machines Redux.

Out of all the TF cartoons in this last post-modern decade for the franchise, Animated did the best job of fusing homages with newer ideas, and catering both to kids and us veterans, and built up to the greatest series finale of any TF continuity. At the very least, it deserves its own Botcon set to make up for the toy line getting axed before its time.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174124)
Posted by Mkall on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:30pm CST
If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174129)
Posted by Seibertron on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:45pm CST
Last tweet:

"@DerrickJWyatt was instrumental in BotCon 2011 Convention set. Every Animated fan will want this set! More details to come at www.botcon.com"
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174132)
Posted by Seibertron on January 26th, 2011 @ 8:46pm CST
Mkall wrote:If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


I'm good either way, though I think I'd like to see TFA finished right since it doesn't look like Takara or Hasbro are going to do it.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174142)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:04pm CST
*sighs* I love Animated.

I don't want to spend an arm and a leg to get this set.

I can't win.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174144)
Posted by EdabanG on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:15pm CST
Hopefully I am just the first to say it, but how great would it be if at Botcon would be the best place to release....



Wait for it......



:BOT: OMEGA :BOT: SUPREME :BOT:
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174150)
Posted by Ungie on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:25pm CST
Mkall wrote:If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


Oh god, mkall, stop twisting my nips, man. Im back on the fence wether or not I should drop the 400 on it now...
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174154)
Posted by joevill on January 26th, 2011 @ 9:32pm CST
Animated? AWESOME!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174167)
Posted by Burn on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:07pm CST
EdabanG wrote:Hopefully I am just the first to say it, but how great would it be if at Botcon would be the best place to release....

Wait for it......

:BOT: OMEGA :BOT: SUPREME :BOT:


Seriously doubt that would happen. BotCon's never used a mold that hasn't seen mass release before.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174171)
Posted by Seibertron on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:19pm CST
Burn wrote:
EdabanG wrote:Hopefully I am just the first to say it, but how great would it be if at Botcon would be the best place to release....

Wait for it......

:BOT: OMEGA :BOT: SUPREME :BOT:


Seriously doubt that would happen. BotCon's never used a mold that hasn't seen mass release before.


And they've never done anything larger than Ultra class either. I'd be pretty bummed if Omega Supreme was anything smaller than Leader Class, and even that's just me trying to be realistic. I'd prefer Supreme class or larger.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174178)
Posted by Trikeboy on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:38pm CST
Animated Shattered Glass anyone? I would love that but by the looks of the red Autobot symbol, I doubt it. Did any of the Animated toys only get released in Japan? Would Botcon really exploit fans by charging hundreds of dollars for toys that can be purchased cheaper? -looks back to 2007- Ah, yes they would.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174181)
Posted by Seibertron on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:47pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:Animated Shattered Glass anyone? I would love that but by the looks of the red Autobot symbol, I doubt it. Did any of the Animated toys only get released in Japan? Would Botcon really exploit fans by charging hundreds of dollars for toys that can be purchased cheaper? -looks back to 2007- Ah, yes they would.


I hope not ... I am not a fan of the Shattered Glass concept.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174183)
Posted by Screamfleet on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:48pm CST
Burn wrote:
EdabanG wrote:Hopefully I am just the first to say it, but how great would it be if at Botcon would be the best place to release....

Wait for it......

:BOT: OMEGA :BOT: SUPREME :BOT:


Seriously doubt that would happen. BotCon's never used a mold that hasn't seen mass release before.


Yea, I dont think they're about to do new molds. They've always done repaints.
Perhaps omega supreme, but, only if he's based on something else.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174185)
Posted by rpetras on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:53pm CST
Now I HAVE to go to Botcon!!!!!
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174188)
Posted by Supreme Convoy on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:57pm CST
Do I dare buy the BotCon toys this year???
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174189)
Posted by It Is Him on January 26th, 2011 @ 10:58pm CST
Let the speculation begin!

Slipstream will happen. Bank on it.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174208)
Posted by First Gen on January 27th, 2011 @ 12:44am CST
Well, I was looking for a reason to get back to Pasadena. Unfortunately this is definitely not helping my case.


Animated was awesome for my 4 year old son. Not me. Damn.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174220)
Posted by Oilspill on January 27th, 2011 @ 3:20am CST
Animated? Damn! :grin:

But also damn. I'm going to have to fork out for Botcon toys this year.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174222)
Posted by ultra-maximus on January 27th, 2011 @ 3:27am CST
This is going to very cool. One of my favorite series! I recorded a video to talk about it, check it out and let me know what you guys think!

http://youtu.be/yMBWAVGSqMU
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174305)
Posted by Rated X on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:07am CST
I will wait to see if the set features seekers. If not, I will be cancelling my reservation. I was looking foward to hanging out with all the friends I made last year. But California is a little too expensive for animated. :-(
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174320)
Posted by TFBuyer on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:33am CST
Well, I've been able to take a hiatus from Botcon toys for the past few years, just because nothing has really rung my bell, but this could be what gets me back. Loved the Animated designs, and the idea of having some more really appeals to me.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174430)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 27th, 2011 @ 2:24pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
Mkall wrote:If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


I'm good either way, though I think I'd like to see TFA finished right since it doesn't look like Takara or Hasbro are going to do it.


Remember when we said that about Classics?

Oh, those were the days. How we would laugh and laugh...
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174437)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 27th, 2011 @ 2:34pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Mkall wrote:If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


I'm good either way, though I think I'd like to see TFA finished right since it doesn't look like Takara or Hasbro are going to do it.


Remember when we said that about Classics?

Oh, those were the days. How we would laugh and laugh...


I remember. Oh I'm hoping for a show. Entertain me fandom.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174466)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on January 27th, 2011 @ 3:24pm CST
I imagine the figures will the likes of the TFA Cheetor we've seen. New [to Animated] characters, old molds. :)
I'm not fond of the majority of Animated figures though, so I don't think I'll be keeping this set. I loved the show though. The figures just don't click with me. X(
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174483)
Posted by GetRightRobot on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:10pm CST
Ok. little picky here, I realize that. I said, If It IS NOT a movieverse theme, I will take the trip to the west coast (from the east coast). I may not. I was under the impression that animated got its Botcon Moment with Wings of Honor. The first I recall seeing the "Wings of Honor" icon was with the "Elite Guard". Maybe I'm wacky here. But WFC, Wreckers, War Machines... are just a little more grown up somehow.

In conclussion: meh. :-?
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174496)
Posted by LiKwid on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:34pm CST
Well its official..I wont be going this year..I have no intrest whatsoever in the animated universe..Kind of bums me out but I guess it was bound to happen. Well at least I get to save up for more important things :P
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174500)
Posted by Seibertron on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:40pm CST
Counterpunch wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Mkall wrote:If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


I'm good either way, though I think I'd like to see TFA finished right since it doesn't look like Takara or Hasbro are going to do it.


Remember when we said that about Classics?

Oh, those were the days. How we would laugh and laugh...


And I'd say it all over once again knowing everything that has happened. And this was different ... TFA saw a full line just like other previous Transformers series, complete with comics and a cartoon. Classics was just getting warmed up, but even Hasbro didn't know what was going on with the line at that time when BotCon would've been planning what their exclusives would've been. I'm pretty sure BotCon would've had to have picked their exclusives around the time that the Classics line was being initially released. I'd still say theirs was a good decision ... and I still own a Thundercracker toy that has never been released at retail ... at least for a few more months. I'd say getting to own a figure 3.5 to 4 years in advance is worth the price of admission.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174730)
Posted by Counterpunch on January 28th, 2011 @ 8:44am CST
Seibertron wrote:
Counterpunch wrote:
Seibertron wrote:
Mkall wrote:If it uses Animated molds, this will be the first set I end up selling.

If it's animated characters in Classics molds I'm good to go.


I'm good either way, though I think I'd like to see TFA finished right since it doesn't look like Takara or Hasbro are going to do it.


Remember when we said that about Classics?

Oh, those were the days. How we would laugh and laugh...


And I'd say it all over once again knowing everything that has happened. And this was different ... TFA saw a full line just like other previous Transformers series, complete with comics and a cartoon. Classics was just getting warmed up, but even Hasbro didn't know what was going on with the line at that time when BotCon would've been planning what their exclusives would've been. I'm pretty sure BotCon would've had to have picked their exclusives around the time that the Classics line was being initially released. I'd still say theirs was a good decision ... and I still own a Thundercracker toy that has never been released at retail ... at least for a few more months. I'd say getting to own a figure 3.5 to 4 years in advance is worth the price of admission.


I'm not in disagreement over the worth (not value) of BotCon and that particular set.

It's just that everything that we've seen as "definitive" has been turned entirely on its head the past year or so. There's no rules as to what we should expect or what Hasbro will or won't do.
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1174912)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on January 28th, 2011 @ 4:18pm CST
LiKwid wrote:Well its official..I wont be going this year..I have no intrest whatsoever in the animated universe..Kind of bums me out but I guess it was bound to happen. Well at least I get to save up for more important things :P


Brawl's gonna miss you. :( Since this *is* the last movie[-verse movie] it's Brawl's last chance to shine. :) Along with Screamer...Ooh the costumes are gonna be good this year, you'll wish you'd gone just to see us! :D

Eee. Got me bouncing on my chair in anticipation. It's too bad most folks are turned off by an Animated theme. Remember how G2's vicious colors turned *everyone* off at first? I didn't really like the colors either, though the molds were fairly nice to me (Onslaught's in particular, since I missed the classic release...but I actually wanted the electronics for once). Regardless, I still sold the set, like I'll likely be doing this year.

C'mon LiKwiD! :D Don't make me drag you! At least don't make it *official* yet! :o)
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1175923)
Posted by Seibertron on January 31st, 2011 @ 10:49am CST
For those of you who have the first class shipping membership, you should see the next issue of Transformers Collectors' Club showing up in your mailbox in the next couple of days if it's not already there. For the rest of you, it will be showing up in the next couple of weeks.

Here're some highlights from this issue:

* "Design-A-Cover" contest winning entry by Reysol Grant, which features Reveal The Shield Windcharger.
* Brian's Bytes and Bolts reveals the Animated theme for BotCon 2011, which would have been huge news except for last week's leaks. He also reminds us to keep our membership current so that we can receive our free membership Side Burn figure. Also mentions that Ramjet and Cheetor will be shipping with the BotCon toys so we should expect preorders soon.
* G1 Interview with Neil Ross
* Interview with Hasbro Designer Bill Rawley - who reveals he wants a shot at Wheelie and more!
* Bios for Landshark and G1 Starscream (Cybertronian tetra jet)
* Results for this fall's TCC Contests
* Battle Lines (Part 1) comic which features Side Burn
* Transformers Comic Spotlight: Hearts of Darkness (interview with Andy Schmidt)
* The Back Cover finishes off with Around Cybertron, featured fan art, and Recordicons

Image
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1176115)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on January 31st, 2011 @ 8:30pm CST
I should be seeing mine in the next week or so
Re: BotCon 2011 Theme Revealed! (1176867)
Posted by It Is Him on February 2nd, 2011 @ 1:58pm CST
Mine just arrived! In the interview about Wreckgar [cue spoiler alert]

three alternate heads were created, no names were revealed, and there are no current plans to release them.

Kick-ass!

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