Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive

Transformers News: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive

Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 1:01PM CDT

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And so it begins, my fellow Seibertronians! Fun Publications has posted a YouTube video that teases the first reveal from the BotCon 2015 box set. To find out which figure they revealed today, check out the video they posted below.



BotCon 2015 will be held in St Charles, IL at the Pheasant Run Resort, about 50 minutes west from Chicago's O'Hare airport. Further information about BotCon 2015 can be viewed in our news section or at BotCon.com. The theme of this year's BotCon box set will be "Cybertron's Most Wanted", as shown in the images below.

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusives Toy Reveals

Transformers News: BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusives Toy Reveals

Legendary voice actor Frank Welker, one of the greatest voice talents ever, was announced last week as a guest at BotCon 2015. Welker breathed life into thousands of characters throughout his career such as G1 Megatron, Galvatron, Wheelie, Scooby Doo's Fred, Movie Soundwave, and thousands of other characters throughout his career.

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com for additional details and reveals as they become available.

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Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669438)
Posted by Seibertron on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:12pm CDT
I think the egg reveals are a fun way to do these, especially considering that Easter is this weekend. Now that the first figure has been revealed, I'm definitely looking forward to seeing what else they've got up their sleeves. Looks like it might be another great set!
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669439)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:13pm CDT
So how do we start the reveals? Start with the one everyone already guessed :lol:
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669440)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:15pm CDT
PACKRAT!!!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:

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More of him in the video as well.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669443)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:28pm CDT
How gimmicky. Now we have to wait for arbitrary dates for Funpub to release unnecessary videos showing off the toys then photos, instead of arbitrary dates for two photos of the figure. What an improvement funpub. Way to go. Also these Easter Eggs will be so timely if these reveals go into May; unless of course they plan to put out all the videos in April. Which they wont; the club likes to take its' sweet ass time.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669445)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:30pm CDT
Judging from the sizes, of those eggs we'll be getting 4 Deluxes and a Legends, I don't see them fitting a Voyager.

Now, to the site, each character has a couple unique codes on their cards:

The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
The Muscle: BC2015591-9687D?, AO: STHD
The Loose Cannon: BC2015426-2912SG?, AO: STHD
The Boss: BC201562811-484?, AO: STHD
The Bount Hunter: BC2015712-1496D?, AO: GNOP

I know the "BC2015" stands for "BotCon 2015", but how to the rest of the codes relate? Like Packrat for instance, 7182197M?

Wait, the final two numbers could refer to their release year or year of first appearance (Packat's was BotCon 1997 along with Fractyl), that would mean we need to look at:

1987
2012
1984
1996

Let's start guessing :)
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669447)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:33pm CDT
It's about time. Even so, I'm not impressed with Packrat. So this'll be yet another set I'll be splitting with someone.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669448)
Posted by Seibertron on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:35pm CDT
The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
The Muscle: BC2015591-9687D?, AO: STHD
The Loose Cannon: BC2015426-2912SG?, AO: STHD
The Boss: BC201562811-484?, AO: STHD
The Bount Hunter: BC2015712-1496D?, AO: GNOP

Does the final letter in the code match their allegiance or some other clue? D = Decepticon, SG = Shattered Glass, etc?
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669450)
Posted by Rated X on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:36pm CDT
Is Packrat another one of those 3H characters ? Or a Japan repaint ?
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669451)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:39pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669452)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:40pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Is Packrat another one of those 3H characters ? Or a Japan repaint ?
3H. BotCon 1997 in a two-pack with Fractyl

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Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669453)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:43pm CDT
OK, are you kidding me? I may be on to something:

Thief: 718-2197 could translate to 7-18-21-97, or July 18 through 21 1997, which was BotCon 1997 (off by one day though), which had Packrat

Bounty Hunter: 712-1496 would then translate to July 12 to 14, 1996: BotCon 1996 which had Onyx Primal.

Loose Cannon: 426-2912, April 26 to 29, 2012 aka BotCon 2012... :-?

It doesn't go for the Boss and Muscle, though the principle should be the same.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669454)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
I doubt that means anything, because it can't be applied to the 1980s codes.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669456)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:45pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
I doubt that means anything, because it can't be applied to the 1980s codes.
See JelZe's post right above yours.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669458)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
I doubt that means anything, because it can't be applied to the 1980s codes.
See JelZe's post right above yours.
Still can't be applied to 1987 or 1984. No BotCon.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669462)
Posted by Seibertron on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:49pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Is Packrat another one of those 3H characters ? Or a Japan repaint ?


Packrat is one of the original BotCon exclusives, from 1997, along with Fractyl.

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A 2000 or 2001 Walmart exclusive version of Transmetal Rattrap bore an extremely striking resemblance to Packrat, and was later repurposed as Transmetal Packrat in Botcon related comics if I recall correctly.

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Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669467)
Posted by Seibertron on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:51pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
I doubt that means anything, because it can't be applied to the 1980s codes.
See JelZe's post right above yours.
Still can't be applied to 1987 or 1984. No BotCon.


Unless the characters they are representing are from 1984 and 1987 respectively.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669470)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:53pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:The Thief: BC2015718-2197M, AO: STGN
BotCon 1997 was July, 18, 1997

7/18/97
718-2197
I doubt that means anything, because it can't be applied to the 1980s codes.
See JelZe's post right above yours.
Still can't be applied to 1987 or 1984. No BotCon.


I never said they were all BotCon characters, just that the codes deciphered refer to those BotCon dates. That leaves 591-9687 and 62811-484 (which is reversed format) to refer to something else entirely.
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669471)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:53pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:Still can't be applied to 1987 or 1984. No BotCon.
Unless the characters they are representing are from 1984 and 1987 respectively.
That's more likely. But can we figure it out from the codes?
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669472)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 1:55pm CDT
If the rumored Battletrap from Springer proves true, then he could be the Muscle, whose 591-9687 code could refer to May 1991 (the publishing date of Marvel G1 #80, in which he appeared), D-96 (his Japanese ID number), and 1987 (the year his toy came out).
Re: Deluxe Class Packrat revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1669479)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 31st, 2015 @ 2:04pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Bounty Hunter: 712-1496 would then translate to July 12 to 14, 1996: BotCon 1996 which had Onyx Primal.
Or it could be Oilmaster, since his prototype was first unveiled at BotCon 1996, and he is a bounty hunter.

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