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BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

Transformers News: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

Sunday, June 30th, 2013 7:21PM CDT

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Thanks again to the tireless work of Ryan, who is currently at BotCon, we have some nice shots of the upcoming SDCC exclusives, already revealed through their official marketing pictures. Click on any of the images below for the full gallery, or check them out here!

BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display

BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display
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Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499704)
Posted by morphobots on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CDT
Damn. Metroplex box twice the size of retail = higher shipping charges (if I even manage to snag it). Mini-figures unpainted and looking like 1986 decoys. I hate to sound like an old fart, but I'm starting to wonder if this is worth the effort and expense just to get a second red gun without forking over even more money for the Takara Tomy edition.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499708)
Posted by Agamemnon on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:17pm CDT
I'm liking the nice molds to reflect the Generations Deluxe line. I see Orion Pax there instead of Optimus. If I get a chance, I'll snag one. But I won't be disappointed if I only get the retail version.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499711)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:40pm CDT
Ah, so the minifigures are kinda like the decoys of the Generation One days. Though it's odd that they included an Orion Pax one and a War for Cybertron/Fall of Cybertron Starscream one.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499712)
Posted by T-Macksimus on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:41pm CDT
morphobots wrote:Damn. Metroplex box twice the size of retail = higher shipping charges (if I even manage to snag it). Mini-figures unpainted and looking like 1986 decoys. I hate to sound like an old fart, but I'm starting to wonder if this is worth the effort and expense just to get a second red gun without forking over even more money for the Takara Tomy edition.


This particular old fart happens to agree with you. The second red gun doesn't get you a Six-Shot figure so there isn't much point there and from my POV, given the size of those non transforming decoys, it would be more worthwhile to just pic up some loose mini-spies online to fill in that particular void if you want something close to scale. Yeah, you won't get the variety of cool designs and it looks as though one of those decoys is either Generations Scourge or the IDW Megatron that's soon to be released, but at least the mini-spies transform. In the end though it's up to you if you want to pay more for the little bit of extra bling and fancy packaging. I'm a cheap-skate so my opinion often doesn't coincide with the more avid collectors out there. It does look cool and the decoys do appeal to my nostalgic side so I'll admit to having a bit of indecision but my wallet is mightier than my nostalgic tendencies. I'm often amazed at how well it talks me out of purchases I'd otherwise love to make.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499713)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 30th, 2013 @ 8:53pm CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
morphobots wrote:Damn. Metroplex box twice the size of retail = higher shipping charges (if I even manage to snag it). Mini-figures unpainted and looking like 1986 decoys. I hate to sound like an old fart, but I'm starting to wonder if this is worth the effort and expense just to get a second red gun without forking over even more money for the Takara Tomy edition.


This particular old fart happens to agree with you. The second red gun doesn't get you a Six-Shot figure so there isn't much point there and from my POV, given the size of those non transforming decoys, it would be more worthwhile to just pic up some loose mini-spies online to fill in that particular void if you want something close to scale. Yeah, you won't get the variety of cool designs and it looks as though one of those decoys is either Generations Scourge or the IDW Megatron that's soon to be released, but at least the mini-spies transform. In the end though it's up to you if you want to pay more for the little bit of extra bling and fancy packaging. I'm a cheap-skate so my opinion often doesn't coincide with the more avid collectors out there. It does look cool and the decoys do appeal to my nostalgic side so I'll admit to having a bit of indecision but my wallet is mightier than my nostalgic tendencies. I'm often amazed at how well it talks me out of purchases I'd otherwise love to make.

Count me as another 'old fart' that sees little to no value in getting this exclusive. One extra gun and some minis like that? Pass go, save a lot of money. [-(
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499716)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 30th, 2013 @ 9:12pm CDT
Screw the extra gun and minis; I just want the chrome job! =P~

Factoring out difficulty and shipping, this set is only $25-40 more than the vanilla Metro. :-B But yeah, unless HasbroToyShop stocks this, I'm gonna end up with Vanilla-Metro. I'm not paying Poacher fees to those A-holes who managed to get to SDCC. :-x

I wonder what kind of limits they'll set at SDCC on this Metro... It'd be nice if one of us could make it to SDCC and just secure a sizeable stash to sell to Seibertron members! But I'm thinking it'll be something like "2 per customer" or less. :-?
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499721)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 30th, 2013 @ 9:38pm CDT
"Boba Fett and Han Solo in Carbonite" made me think they were both frozen. Together. Kinda disappointed that wasn't the case.

I have absolutely no clue as to what the Deadpool Squirrel and tacos are all about, but I like it!
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499737)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 30th, 2013 @ 11:35pm CDT
Too bad we couldn't get a Six-gun figure. That would have been the icing on the cake.
Btw, pre-ordered the Tomy version.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499767)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 1st, 2013 @ 1:56am CDT
I prefer the Takara deco. Those chrome hips look a bit odd to me.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499853)
Posted by ILL-Star on July 1st, 2013 @ 11:05am CDT
I'm beginning to realize that I seem to like the SDCC boxes more than the figures. I really like that Metroplex box.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1499959)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 1st, 2013 @ 6:49pm CDT
Shockwave's laboratory and the (almost confusingly named) Titan figures are easy passes. Really don't care for them. =;

I'm not as impressed by Metroplex as I thought I'd be. I wasn't expecting much from the twelve mini-figures, and while they are a nice little extra, I don't think they make this version more essential than either of the other two. Not really digging the chrome. It looks a little obnoxious here, and considering it may eventually chip off, again maybe not worth it. May just stick to Takara's version. Will be a damn sight easier to get hold of as well.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500121)
Posted by tmk9883 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 10:22am CDT
Does anybody know when these will show up on HTS? The site doesnt show anything at the moment.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500122)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2013 @ 10:23am CDT
tmk9883 wrote:Does anybody know when these will show up on HTS? The site doesnt show anything at the moment.


Probably during or after SDCC, which is 15 July. I can't imagine people getting them earlier than that.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500228)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2013 @ 2:56pm CDT
All of the 12 little mini-figurines that come with Metroplex are super-detailed in sculpt and use designs of the Generations Thrilling 30 toys.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500230)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 2nd, 2013 @ 3:00pm CDT
None of the SDCC exclusive TFs interest me this year (which is kind of a relief).

I like the GI Joe crossover set, but like the last two years, I assume it will be sold out within seconds.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500279)
Posted by Sodan-1 on July 2nd, 2013 @ 4:52pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:All of the 12 little mini-figurines that come with Metroplex are super-detailed in sculpt and use designs of the Generations Thrilling 30 toys.

Thank you for that.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1500320)
Posted by Yotsuyasan on July 2nd, 2013 @ 7:43pm CDT
I'm loving all of the disinterest in Metroplex... Maybe that means I have slightly more then a snowball's chance in hell of snagging it from the HTS! While the twelve extra figures don't look like anything hot, I'd love that extra gun and the chrome. (I normally don't care for extra chrome... but it looks good on Metroplex!)
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1501638)
Posted by datguy86 on July 8th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CDT
Yes - more disinterest please. I want that Lab and I'm gunning for Metroplex.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1501758)
Posted by cracker099 on July 8th, 2013 @ 9:47pm CDT
The SDCC exclusives for Hasbro generally became available on their website Monday morning after SDCC. From my previous experiences a couple of years ago that meant anywhere from midnight to 6am. Is this still true?
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1501766)
Posted by Mkall on July 8th, 2013 @ 10:21pm CDT
cracker099 wrote:The SDCC exclusives for Hasbro generally became available on their website Monday morning after SDCC. From my previous experiences a couple of years ago that meant anywhere from midnight to 6am. Is this still true?

Sometimes. I think last year saw releases on the Tuesday and then more and more was released through the day into Wednesday.
Re: BotCon 2013 News: Hasbro SDCC 2013 Exclusives Display (1502729)
Posted by Va'al on July 12th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
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