First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed

First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 11:46pm CDT

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We may not know the date and location of BotCon 2012, but thanks to the back cover of FunPub's Diamond Edition Transformers Timelines Issue 6: The StuntiCon Job comic we now know one of the molds to be featured in the BotCon 2012 exclusive set. As you can see below, Reveal the Shield G2 Optimus Prime is prominently featured in the advertisement for BotCon 2012. Your first thought might be a Scourge repaint, but note the blue eyes. Let us know who you think this character could be in the Energon Pub!

An enemy thought defeated
A power thought to be legend
At Botcon 2012, Earth's survival rests
in the hands of just one robot...


To refresh your memory here is a list of hints BotCon threw out in early September via their twitter acount:

  • 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


Image courtesy of TFW2005's bignick1693:

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Credit(s): TFW2005's bignick1693


This article was last modified on Thursday, November 3rd, 2011 9:22am CDT

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Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307963)
Posted by El Duque on November 2nd, 2011 @ 11:55pm CDT
e-HOBBY Ultra Magnus?
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307967)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:13am CDT
El Duque wrote:e-HOBBY Ultra Magnus?


Please specify.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307968)
Posted by robofreak on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:19am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:e-HOBBY Ultra Magnus?


Please specify.


The Laser Prime repaint for E-Hobby.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307970)
Posted by UltraPrimal on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:24am CDT
Blue eyes or not, if FunPub is going to use that mold for an exclusive, it HAS to be Scourge.

The text and stuff is interesting too.

"An enemy thought defeated"
Only thing that comes to my mind is Unicron. But how could they do a Unicron toy as a BotCon exclusive, unless they repaint the Cybertron deluxe mold. Maybe in Energon black colors to match Scourge. Or of course they resurrect the BWNeo mold. :lol:

"A newer thought to be legend"
First thing I thought was Scourge. Who else could be considered a "legend" in Transformers lore? Possibly one of the original 13, but who could they do? We already have Alpha Trion, The Fallen, and Nexus Prime.

"Earth's survival rests in the hands of just one robot"
There you have it. There's only one robot in the box set. Scourge. Once you have him, you don't need anyone else. :P But seriously, notice they said "robot", not Autobot. So could Scourge be the one robot? Also they've got a half-Autobot/half-Decepticon down at the bottom. The original RiD Scourge(not the Nemesis Prime!) was half Autobot and half Decepticon. And if RiD had been a more deep show perhaps they had explored that internal conflict in the show for more than 3 seconds. So maybe this Scourge will be a more morally conflicted and interesting character. "Am I an Autobot? Or am I Decepticon?" That sort of thing.



Anyways, I am interested in this set now. Let's just hope I'll be able to attend BotCon 2012 to get. If they decide to stick BotCon in some expensive southern city in the US again like the last few years, forget it. I'm hoping for Niagara Falls, or Detroit, or Buffalo. Just somewhere close to Ontario. Some place I can possibly drive to in a day. I cannot afford to fly to frickin' California or Florida again.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307972)
Posted by El Duque on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:28am CDT
robofreak wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
El Duque wrote:e-HOBBY Ultra Magnus?


Please specify.


The Laser Prime repaint for E-Hobby.


Affirmative:

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Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307973)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:28am CDT
Guys? What about the whole "neglected characters from the 80's?"
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307974)
Posted by robofreak on November 3rd, 2011 @ 12:31am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys? What about the whole "neglected characters from the 80's?"


Erector using the Armada Smokescreen mold. I demand it happen.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307985)
Posted by funklizard on November 3rd, 2011 @ 1:13am CDT
El Duque wrote:To refresh your memory here is a list of hints BotCon threw out in early September via their twitter acount:

  • 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

Orion Pax?

We've seen him before as a G1 Kup repaint; but the clue says "first update", not first figure. And it doesn't say that there was an actual G1 figure; it just indicates that the character is from the 80s.

It's not Ultra Magnus; he's had plenty of updates (just not enough good ones).

And it's not Alpha Trion; that was already done too recently (even though it would qualify as a "first update").

And it's not RiD Scourge. (80s, folks.)

Doing an Orion Pax figure also has some relevance to the direction Transformers Prime has taken. (Not that the Botcon figure would intend to represent that version of the character.)

This could also point to another of the figures being Ariel ("Two of the figures draw upon the 'distant past'"); a Generations Blurr recolor, perhaps?
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307997)
Posted by Gandalf on November 3rd, 2011 @ 2:17am CDT
It had better not be RID Scourge. That seriously needs to be in the next Generations line at retail.

And as for the 80s thing...the last couple of years have shown that not every figure has to fall under the same specific theme.

Yeah, I'm still not over RID Sky-Byte being in the 2010 G2 box set, while G2 Sideswipe was tossed aside into the custom class.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to seeing more. If Botcon is in the south in 2012, I'm there! :BOT:
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1307999)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on November 3rd, 2011 @ 2:37am CDT
-.O
what thaaa

its a turtle
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308006)
Posted by LiKwid on November 3rd, 2011 @ 3:19am CDT
man they are cutting it close this year with location and date details..
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308007)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on November 3rd, 2011 @ 4:04am CDT
Not impressed so far. I still want to go, as this year I had a blast.

I would love to get a Galaxy Force Starscream with G1 Jetfire colors. Supreme Starscream would be even better.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308023)
Posted by Optimutt on November 3rd, 2011 @ 4:45am CDT
We're talking 80's? Then I've got one who's never had a toy, let alone an update.

Take a look at Scourge's mode of sexiness and I ask you who you think this could work as? Autobot? Bounty Hunter?

Devcon!
http://images.wikia.com/transformers/im ... Body01.jpg
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308025)
Posted by matrixquest on November 3rd, 2011 @ 4:50am CDT
He could be Ultra Magnus,Pipes,Hot Spot and many Micromasters.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308027)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 3rd, 2011 @ 4:51am CDT
MakeToys just got a happy, expect a matching tanker upgrade set next year. I'm hoping it isn't RID Scourge but I can live with it if it is.

Rodimus Prime wrote:Not impressed so far. I still want to go, as this year I had a blast.

I would love to get a Galaxy Force Starscream with G1 Jetfire colors. Supreme Starscream would be even better.


Botcon 2008 - Shattered Glass Starscream

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It's the Voyager version.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308030)
Posted by ausbot on November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:16am CDT
Dang I was hoping for Gobots!
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308033)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:32am CDT
hmmm.....if it is a character that is having its first update then its not scourge. its not prime. its not ultramagnus. and it has the RTS G2 laser prime mold.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308034)
Posted by Windsweeper on November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:50am CDT
If it were the alternate head from Generation's G2 Prime's instructions, I'd love it to be Powertrain or Ironworks, neither of which have been updated before.

In fact, going by the MTMTE profile or tech specs, Iron Works runs the Long Range Communications Bay. Perhaps he picks up a signal from the 'legend' mentioned and it turns out to be Countdown who's called a legend in his various profiles. It would be nice except for the mention of not previously updated toys excludes Countdown.

If it were Micromaster themed, Windcharger repainted as Black Jack would be nice.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308037)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 3rd, 2011 @ 5:58am CDT
If it's Scourge I'm going to FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUU.
Re: First BotCon 2012 Mold Revealed (1308038)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 3rd, 2011 @ 6:06am CDT
El Duque wrote:....you can see below, Reveal the Shield G2 Optimus Prime is prominently featured in the advertisement for BotCon 2012. Your first thought might be a Scourge repaint, but note the blue eyes...

An enemy thought defeated, a power thought to be legend, at BotCon 2012. Earth's survival rest in the hands of just one robot...


To refresh your memory here is a list of hints BotCon threw out in early September via their twitter acount:

  • 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

Image courtesy of TFW2005's bignick1693:

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Without knowing how many figures are going to be in the set it's still too early to say who this is or is not. The hints say that "three of the characters are getting their first updates ever". Now if there's more than three figures in the set then it's entirely possible this could be an Ultra Magnus as nothing has said that this is one of the three.

I think we need more info before we can start piecing things together.

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