BotCon 2012 Exclusive Set Hype Begins
Friday, September 9th, 2011 12:42am CDTCategories: Toy News, Collector's Club News
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- The Mock-ups for the set are done
- They feel this set may be the best they've ever produced, definitely in the top three
- If you're 80's fan, one figure in the set will be "MUST HAVE Transformer of the year"
- Three of the characters are getting their first updates ever
- Two of the figures draw upon the "distant past"
- The set is not TFA
- The "MUST HAVE" figure is one of the characters getting their first update ever
They have also tweeted an image of their sculpter's work table. If you look closely you can see a tiny sliver of three of the new heads at the far bottom left of the image. There is also a partial head on the left side of the wax pile. Image mirrored below.
Credit(s): BotCon's twitter feed
This article was last modified on Friday, September 9th, 2011 1:17am CDT
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Posted by 0ptimus Prime on September 9th, 2011 @ 12:59am CDT
Posted by TulioDude on September 9th, 2011 @ 12:59am CDT
Posted by frogbat on September 9th, 2011 @ 1:12am CDT
One tf that hasn't had a toy update that comes to mind is hoist... And trail breaker only had a legends version right?
I'm not a fan of exclusives especially for must haves as they put it.... Yay for hasbro releasing the coneheads
Posted by LiKwid on September 9th, 2011 @ 1:40am CDT
Posted by ILL-Star on September 9th, 2011 @ 3:09am CDT
Posted by ILL-Star on September 9th, 2011 @ 3:12am CDT
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 9th, 2011 @ 3:36am CDT
LiKwid wrote:How bout a date and location....then I'll get excited..
Plan for Spring/Summer in the continental US. Seriously though, just start saving money now. I'll go wherever it ends up being. I'd like to go back to Orlando again but I love flying to someplace new too. I'm intrigued by what the set could be.
Posted by Shadowstream on September 9th, 2011 @ 3:44am CDT
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 9th, 2011 @ 4:29am CDT
Posted by Doubledealer93 on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:08am CDT
Posted by emeraldbeacon on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:10am CDT
The "Distant Past" could mean a lot of things. Are we talking beginning of the civil war, like "War Dawn"? The Quintesson war, like "Forever is a Long Time Coming"? I doubt Beast Wars (it's not very 80s), but could it go back to the Originals?
"80s fans" would seem to imply that we're talking G1; every other continuity is from the 90s or later. Given that, what three characters are getting their first ever update? What toys from that era have never been refreshed? Has anyone ever NOT been revisited?
Characters that stand out to me from that timeframe are the Insecticons, Trailbreaker (who did get a Legends class), some of the Female Autobots, perhaps Devcon, along with a multitude of others.
Oddly, they didn't say "GeeWun", but "80s". That could mean something that I really hope is true... they're finally going to integrate the GoBots continuity into Transformers proper! After all, we've learned that their universe is collapsing, and many have been fleeing into the Classicsverse. How about Silverbolt as Leader-1? Wreck-Gar as CyKill? Cybertron Scourge, as Zod?
Alternately, they could be screwing with us, and giving us a complete set of movie Bumblebee redecos...
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:16am CDT
You heard it here first folks!
Posted by f-primus-unicron on September 9th, 2011 @ 6:40am CDT
because elitaone had her timelines thunderclash remold, alpha trion his vector prime remold, trailbreaker his legend class figure (and they said its not trailbreaker) and hoist his longarm repaint (yes, the movie one,but it counts as an update)
so whats left?
orion pax maybe? can be a repaint/remold/retool of sargeant kup
Posted by GetRightRobot on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:14am CDT
3rd figure to get its first retooling/paint would be=Lugnut, Galvatron, Perceptor, Warpath, Octane, Astrotrain... from the classics line atleast...I know there is more.
Posted by Astronopolis on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:46am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:Devcon and Orion Pax. Trailbreaker, Gears, and Brawn are NOT candidates, according to their Twitter feed.
you sure theyre not pulling a michael bay and flat out lying to mislead us? the only reason im saying is because the head in the wax (poo!) looks alot like brawn to me.
Posted by WolfDawg on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:50am CDT
Give us some more obscure continuities and then we'll talk. But the usual Jee Wun fanwank doesn't do it for me anymore.
Posted by Blackstreak on September 9th, 2011 @ 7:55am CDT
However, that's not gonna happen. I may have to compile a list of what hasn't been updated yet and take a stab at who they are doing for the 2012 set. Hopefully it's a combinable team. Has/Tak has yet to do that for the Classics/Generations (no, repaints don't count).
Posted by Agamemnon on September 9th, 2011 @ 8:08am CDT
Sky Lynx from DotM Hatchet?
True triple changer Springer?
Ideas I'd love to see, but I don't think are feasable:
Any of the combiners, like the Technobots, Predacons, Terrorcons, Protectobots, and Stuntacons.
Too big to be convention exclusives, I think (though didn't they do an Energon Scorponok repaint?):
That's pretty much it from looking through the characters in G1, unless the 3 part headmasters season 4 is considered. Yet, that popularity pales in comparison to the other seasons.
Outside from my first suggestion, I don't have any toy ideas for the others at this time.
Posted by Astronopolis on September 9th, 2011 @ 8:09am CDT
Botcon should leave their hands off of G1 characters and cover ancillary fiction only.
Posted by Stumpybot on September 9th, 2011 @ 8:25am CDT
the ancient past ones could turn out to be some of the original 13