BotCon 2013 Machine Wars Sandstorm Revealed
Sunday, June 16th, 2013 11:39AM CDTCategories: Toy News, Event News, Collector's Club News
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For comparison here are images from our own galleries of the original Machine Wars Sandstorm:
The auctions can be found here and here.
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Posted by Black Hat on June 16th, 2013 @ 11:49am CDT
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 16th, 2013 @ 11:49am CDT
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:03pm CDT
*ahem* Sorry about that
Looking great, and surprised they included the MechTech weapon. InstaFav'ed.
Posted by DecepticonFinishline on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:04pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:I think they went a little overboard on the stripes, but otherwise nice. I don't like how they're mixing movie and non-movie molds. They should just stick to the movie molds
I dunno. The way I see it is: It's not COMPLETELY a movie mold unless it was in the movie. So, figures like Terradive and Tomahawk had potential to become Neo-G1 figures in my collection. I've actually really wanted them to release a figure that would finally open the door for Skyhammer to become a Neo-G1 figure.
That being said, because Darksteel is a Qucikstrike homage, and, despite what so many people here say, Skyhammer is pretty clearly an Air Hammer homage, I'm just gonna keep those two together on display.
Posted by Rated X on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CDT
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:33pm CDT
Posted by RAcast on June 16th, 2013 @ 12:54pm CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
Posted by Seibertron on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:56pm CDT
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 16th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
And yet...I never bought MW Sandstorm for the same reason I can't get too excited about this guy: That color combination is just really off-putting. I'm usually not one to complain about that. Hell, I never complain about "neon" because I respect any color loud enough that the toy looks like it actually wants to blind me. But something about the helmet and other accents being in that same caramel hue that Batman toys inexplicably get decoed in every few years...I love this mold, but this is the first reveal so far that I have no interest in.
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 16th, 2013 @ 2:01pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:This would be extremely awesome ... with a new head.
Seems to be a reoccurring theme with some figures this year.........
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:I... I think I owe JelZe a few dollars...
I take Mini-Cons and Microns I kid, I kid.
Skyhammer happens to be my favourite DotM mold, and I like Sandstorm as a character. And really, the head does not need changing, it's fairly accurate to the G1 toy with the crest and mouthplate.
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 16th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CDT
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:04pm CDT
Posted by El Duque on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:13pm CDT
- Machine Wars Prowl from Classics Mirage[/*:m]
- Machine Wars Sandstorm from Transfrormes: Dark of the Moon Skyhammer[/*:m]
- Machine Wars Starscream from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Terradive[/*:m]
- Machine Wars Thundercracker from Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen Dirge[/*:m]
- Classics Starscream mold repainted into the Rainmakers[/*:m][/list:u]
Posted by RAcast on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:20pm CDT
RAcast wrote:Oh no, not MORE Classics Starscreams!
I feel really, really sorry for that mold now... Poor guy.
So let's see...
Set 1: Prowl and Sandstorm
Set 2: Starscream and Thundercracker
Set 3: Rainmakers
Then Electro should be the freebie. That should complete the MW lineup except for Hubcap, Mirage and Soundwave.
Posted by Black Hat on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:24pm CDT
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
Posted by Burn on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:42pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Then Electro should be the freebie. That should complete the MW lineup except for Hubcap, Mirage and Soundwave.
Well Cybertron Defense Red Alert is the perfect mold for Soundwave, but I doubt they'll do it.
If they do a Soundwave with another mold, it just won't be the same.