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BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled

Transformers News: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled

Thursday, February 10th, 2011 4:01PM CST

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The BotCon website, as promised, has revealed the next figure in the 2011 BotCon box set: Stunticon Drag Strip fashioned from Animated Arcee.

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Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180430)
Posted by --B-- on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:05pm CST
Wow.

That's pretty hideous, IMHO.

I'm offically out for Botcon this year.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180431)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
Wow... that's... well... lame.

Outside of being yellow and purple and having a spoiler there's really no similarity to G1 Dragstrip. I wouldn't even qualify it as an homage, let alone a recreation. Plus the colors just look bad on that mold.

Also, I'm wondering whether I should think it's funny or offensive that they dressed a male transformer up as a female transformer and named it "Dragstrip".
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180432)
Posted by Chaoslock on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
Sick. And not in any good way.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180433)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
*snort* O my god... The name couldn't have fit any better :lol:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180434)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
I would have preferred Lockdown as Dragstrip - tall, creepy, thin, lanky. Wildrider from Arcee would have been hot. Yes, I said it.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180435)
Posted by BattleRoller23 on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
They really should have used Blurr..... :SICK:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180436)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:07pm CST
Hmmmm, I guess there aren't going to use the Blurr mold for this set after all. Guess 2 yellow Blurr figures would be a stretch in one years time.

Interesting that Dragstrip is female. any chance she has a back story like that of IDW Arcee :P
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180437)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CST
BattleRoller23 wrote:They really should have used Blurr..... :SICK:


Would have been my guess too.

Anybody else getting a Waspinator vibe looking at that, or is just me?
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180439)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CST
thats horrible, even with a remolded head it would still be horrible. Blurr would've made a much better dragstrip.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180440)
Posted by Dr. Caelus on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Wildrider from Arcee would have been hot. Yes, I said it.


Wow, and I was worried about whether Dragstrip was an inappropriate name for a female character...


Pretender Skywarp wrote:Anybody else getting a Waspinator vibe looking at that, or is just me?


I see Beast Machines Thrust so, in a way, it's not just you.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180442)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:15pm CST
A Female Dragstrip?? or is he just in Drag :P
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180444)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:21pm CST
Wheeljack35 wrote:A Female Dragstrip?? or is he just in Drag :P


She's confirmed a she.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180446)
Posted by Galvatrondestroyer on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:24pm CST
Looks like Drag Strip got a oil change during his retirement from g1 :lol:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180447)
Posted by Galvatron X on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:37pm CST
Pretty crazy-ass color scheme and, the last time I checked, Drag Strip wasn't a chick! Oh well, it doesn't bug me too much. I like the mold, so it's OK I guess.


Ehhhhh, I don't know about this BotCon set. I mean, each figure individually is kinda cool, but they don't form Menasor, so the figures just don't do too much for me.

Now if they did...now we're talking!
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180449)
Posted by Mkall on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:47pm CST
Botcon Tweet wrote:@JoshGorfain She's all woman!


...until the makeup comes off :P

I gotta admit that I lol'd at this one
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180454)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:50pm CST
NO... Not for me.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180458)
Posted by robofreak on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:52pm CST
I'm beginning to suspect that the fandom is in universal agreement that these should have never become Botcon exclusives. Could I see them as being an exclusive for a retail outlet? yes, but it seem kinda strange that we're getting them for Botcon.

I thoroughly enjoyed getting AEC and Classics repaints/remolds for Botcon, but this is just another way of thinking outside the box.

There's is one thing to notice. I'm beginning to think that they used Arcee for Dragstrip fro a reason and not just because of the word drag in the name. Notice how she's significantly smaller than the others? Dragstrip by tradition is one of Menasor's arms so they might have opted to use a lighter figure for a possible combination gimmick?

The idea of a combiner coming out of this set is very unlikely though, but it is a nice thought to entertain. The only reason I'm thinking that's a possibility though is FP insistence on Motormaster being revealed last. It's very possibly that the Leader Class Ultra Magnus mold was retooled to allow some semblance of a combiner. Heck even Optimus would work.

I do plan on getting this set mostly so I can make an upgrade set for it. If FP doesn't make them combine then I plan on making something that will.

Overall, I'm curious to see what the rest of the team will look like.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180460)
Posted by StryderPrime on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:56pm CST
So she a Drag and a stripper....lol
I think they should at least remold the head a lil bit
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180461)
Posted by Jesterhead on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:56pm CST
I actually love it. ;)
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180462)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 10th, 2011 @ 4:59pm CST
BOOM BABY!

Called it!

I stick by my other picks too
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180463)
Posted by Atomatron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:02pm CST
love it! become a major animated toy fan, better late than never
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180466)
Posted by Samsonator on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:11pm CST
Interesting... I like the way it looks in art form better than the toy itself... but the picture, or at least some of the colour layout, gives me an idea. Anyone know where I can find a straight lineart (no colours) version of Animated Arcee's character model?
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180472)
Posted by NTESHFT on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:23pm CST
Razorclaw0000 wrote:I would have preferred Lockdown as Dragstrip - tall, creepy, thin, lanky. Wildrider from Arcee would have been hot. Yes, I said it.



This is exactly what I thought!!! Lockdown as Dragstrip and her as Wildrider. This kind of lets me down a bit, but I want to see the others first. If they use Lockdown as Wildrider, then I'm passing- and I'll bet that's what's going to happen.... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180474)
Posted by ShadowGinrai on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:25pm CST
:SICK: I didn't even consider Arcee's mold because she is a fembot. Why? Why would you do something like this Hasbro? WWWHHHYYY??? Its just creepy. I thought Blurr would be Dragstrip and Lockdown would be Wildrider. This is just wrong...
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180476)
Posted by Counterpunch on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:30pm CST
I called it.

Also, I want it. Gimmie.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180479)
Posted by Blurrz on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:34pm CST
Nice pubic hair.

Wait..

wut.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180480)
Posted by Trikeboy on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:34pm CST
Shadow Wing15 wrote::SICK: I didn't even consider Arcee's mold because she is a fembot. Why? Why would you do something like this Hasbro? WWWHHHYYY??? Its just creepy. I thought Blurr would be Dragstrip and Lockdown would be Wildrider. This is just wrong...


This isn't Hasbro with a silly repaint for once, this is TFCC. I admit that when I saw it, I got many jokes in my head too. I would never have picked Arcee for a repaint into Dragstrip but oh well. I'm not buying this years box set anyway so it doesn't really matter. I'm hoping the add on set will be a G2 set of the original Stunticons to go with the theme but that is very unlikely.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180481)
Posted by VYPER ALPHA on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:35pm CST
I love animated toys they had a real kid robot feel to them which drew me in despite how much i disliked the cartoon, but this Bot con set is just not good. I want to say other things but it would not be constructive... wow they could have copped out with 5 seeker repaints and i would have been all over it, oh well better luck next year.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180483)
Posted by Seibertron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:36pm CST
I'm starting to feel worse about this set than I do about the Shattered Glass set.

I really wish they'd bring me on as a consultant for BotCon and the Club. I'd be happy to give them my resume ... it's http://www.seibertron.com.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180484)
Posted by Seibertron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:36pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:
Shadow Wing15 wrote::SICK: I didn't even consider Arcee's mold because she is a fembot. Why? Why would you do something like this Hasbro? WWWHHHYYY??? Its just creepy. I thought Blurr would be Dragstrip and Lockdown would be Wildrider. This is just wrong...


This isn't Hasbro with a silly repaint for once, this is TFCC. I admit that when I saw it, I got many jokes in my head too. I would never have picked Arcee for a repaint into Dragstrip but oh well. I'm not buying this years box set anyway so it doesn't really matter. I'm hoping the add on set will be a G2 set of the original Stunticons to go with the theme but that is very unlikely.


That would be amazing. :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180486)
Posted by WolfDawg on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:38pm CST
I'm pretty sure the name innuendo was done on purpose. I mean, using a female Transformer's mold as an homage to a male TF character named Dragstrip is just a little too coincidental. But now that I think about it, even if the Arcee mold was used for Wildrider, it'd still be a bit of a dirty name. ...No, it'd actually be a little sexy on second thought, lol.

Seriously though, I'm glad no one likes the mold choices so far. That means this set will be pretty cheap to obtain. I don't have any completed Botcon sets because they're usually so overpriced and everyone is going nuts about how great they all look. I actually like the set so far because there haven't been too many Stunticon homages that worked together, ever. There have been individual Stunticon homages that look fine for what they are, but none have any cohesiveness to them. At least this set will look good displayed together.

And, I still think Wreckgar's mold will be used to Menasor.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180488)
Posted by Jaw Crusher on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:40pm CST
Haven't been keen on the last couple years of Botcon sets, but this one's different. The fact that it's Animated AND Stunticons are already plus points on their own for me, so I just might bite this year.

And I know I probably shouldn't, but I find the idea of Drag Strip being made female rather amusing. Just imagine if had been Punch/Counterpunch... :shock: :P
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180489)
Posted by Zomatron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:40pm CST
I like the idea, but it's still a bit weird. #-o

By the way, can someone remind me how you get these box set at Botcon? I've never actually gone, and I'm hoping to go this year.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180491)
Posted by Jacob P. Galvatron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:42pm CST
I like it, quite a bit. Combining sounds a little risqué though.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180494)
Posted by Seibertron on February 10th, 2011 @ 5:49pm CST
Since they're busting out the Arcee mold, would you guys be game for a Paradron Medic figure as a BotCon exclusive? Or I wonder if that's what they'll use for the custom class figure. Hm ...
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180497)
Posted by craggy on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:09pm CST
Jaw Crusher wrote:Just imagine if had been Punch/Counterpunch... :shock: :P

Donkeypunch?
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180498)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:09pm CST
Drag Strip as a chick? I'm sorry, but I just don't see the possibilities. Starscream, maybe, but Drag Strip? No way. :lol:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180502)
Posted by Burn on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:18pm CST
Seibertron wrote:I really wish they'd bring me on as a consultant for BotCon and the Club. I'd be happy to give them my resume ... it's http://www.seibertron.com.


:lol:

Well said Ryan.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180504)
Posted by NatsumeRyu on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:22pm CST
LAWL, I love it. This is tempting me to keep the box even more, buahahaaa. :o)
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180505)
Posted by ShadowGinrai on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:24pm CST
Trikeboy wrote:
Shadow Wing15 wrote::SICK: I didn't even consider Arcee's mold because she is a fembot. Why? Why would you do something like this Hasbro? WWWHHHYYY??? Its just creepy. I thought Blurr would be Dragstrip and Lockdown would be Wildrider. This is just wrong...


This isn't Hasbro with a silly repaint for once, this is TFCC.


On the TFCC website it says "sponsored by Hasbro" and Hasbro owns Transformers. The TFCC is a shell company under Hasbro. So it is Hasbro's fault. If it is an official repaint of a Hasbro product by a Hasbro shell company, it's Hasbro's fault.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180508)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:30pm CST
Energon Is My Drug wrote:Pretty crazy-ass color scheme and, the last time I checked, Drag Strip wasn't a chick! Oh well, it doesn't bug me too much. I like the mold, so it's OK I guess.


Ehhhhh, I don't know about this BotCon set. I mean, each figure individually is kinda cool, but they don't form Menasor, so the figures just don't do too much for me.

Now if they did...now we're talking!



If TFCC says "No, they don't combine", don't believe them. It's like my conspiracy theory about Hasbro not giving birth to Prime figures. Look where we're at now, pal. They'll figure out a way. They will figure it out... :SMUG:

P.S

I would have called her Mustard Strip. :lol:
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180509)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:33pm CST
Seibertron wrote:Since they're busting out the Arcee mold, would you guys be game for a Paradron Medic figure as a BotCon exclusive? Or I wonder if that's what they'll use for the custom class figure. Hm ...


I actually want a Paradron Medic, Chromia (in baby blue) and Firestar (in orange) in the worst way.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180510)
Posted by Flux Convoy on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:35pm CST
I kinda love it. She looks like the best one yet for the box set. Kinda hoping for Lockdown as Wildrider and Wreck-Gar for Motormaster.
:BOT:
::EDIT::
Also, it appears that I've warmed up to the set.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180511)
Posted by Bed Bugs on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:36pm CST
Do Want.

Now, do I order the non-attendee package, or do I wait for the secondary market as it seems these are being attacked by the fan-dom? Think I might get them cheaper that way?

Also find it hilarious that people are upset that Drag Strip got turned female, but it's okay that Red Alert got swapped in the toon.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180513)
Posted by Jesterhead on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:37pm CST
Fender Bender wrote:Do Want.

Now, do I order the non-attendee package, or do I wait for the secondary market as it seems these are being attacked by the fan-dom? Think I might get them cheaper that way?


That's what I'm wondering myself. This'll be the first BotCon set I'll buy! Pretty excited actually lol!
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180525)
Posted by TFBuyer on February 10th, 2011 @ 6:58pm CST
Jesterhead wrote:
Fender Bender wrote:Do Want.

Now, do I order the non-attendee package, or do I wait for the secondary market as it seems these are being attacked by the fan-dom? Think I might get them cheaper that way?


That's what I'm wondering myself. This'll be the first BotCon set I'll buy! Pretty excited actually lol!


And I'll third that notion. I'd love to have the actual box and everything, but the way these are being nay-sayed, could we really see inflated prices on these after Botcon??? :-?
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180528)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on February 10th, 2011 @ 7:11pm CST
Awesome, i actually like this deco, think it works.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180533)
Posted by First Gen on February 10th, 2011 @ 7:37pm CST
Dude, its Animated Stunticons. I hated Animated at first, the toon that is, but the figures grew on my cause I bought them for my son and I loved how toon accurate they were. Animated started and ended in a blip. The TFCC is most likely just trying to use molds they can get the rights too while giving an extremely loyal fan base a shot at extending an otherwise dead lineage.

I just hope I can get to Botcon.
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180536)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on February 10th, 2011 @ 7:41pm CST
WHAT! WHEN DID I MISS DRAGSTRIP BEING A GIRL!!!!
:evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

No offence fellow female seibertronians :oops: ;)
Re: BotCon Drag Strip Officially Unveiled (1180543)
Posted by ausbot on February 10th, 2011 @ 7:54pm CST
Lets hope this is a joke like last years Tankor/Clench and we really get a Paradron medic from this mold!

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