New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron

New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron

Monday, May 3rd, 2010 11:18am CDT

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A new auction has shown up on eBay featuring the new and upcoming voyager class Banzaitron toy. As you may know, Banzaitron is a redeco of Bludgeon from Revenge of The Fallen. To view the auction, click here.

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Also worthy of note that he is in a bag labeled "Botcon", although it is known the figure will be a retail release.

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Action Master Banzai-Tron

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BotCon 2009 Banzai-Tron

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Credit(s): eBay


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Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070394)
Posted by Nekoman on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:19am CDT
I like it, but I was kind of disappointed when I saw he's a Bludgeon repaint.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070395)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:22am CDT
Wow, wild "BotCon" bagging. There are so many things that call that into question:

The Entertainment Earth listing
No movie molds in BotCon
No Hasbro redeco before BotCon uses the mold (has that *ever* happened?)

But, Banzai-tron was an '09 BotCon villian.

I'm not sure what to make of that bag yet.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070401)
Posted by Forgotten on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:36am CDT
possibly somebody with a Botcon bag just repainted a Bludgeon and trying to get some extra scratch maybe? That's really all I got. Still planning on getting the guy though. But only after he hits retail. :G2CON:
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070405)
Posted by HighPrime on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:42am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Wow, wild "BotCon" bagging. There are so many things that call that into question:

No Hasbro redeco before BotCon uses the mold (has that *ever* happened?)

I'm not sure what to make of that bag yet.


Yes. The 2005 convention series has 2 repaints that were never redeco'd by Hasbro previously. Ironhide and Ratchet were of the previously issued Energon "Tow-line' You'd also be able to include Chromia if Takara hadn't issued the Paradron repaint by Toy dream factory (or whatever it's called)

Actually, quite a few come to mind. 2006 Darksyde Megatron of Cybertron Red Alert (remember Countdown came only last year) Rhinox repaint of Cybertron Landmine (again, the walmart exclusive Grindcore didn't happen until a year later)... and so on :)
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070408)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:47am CDT
HighPrime wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Wow, wild "BotCon" bagging. There are so many things that call that into question:

No Hasbro redeco before BotCon uses the mold (has that *ever* happened?)

I'm not sure what to make of that bag yet.


Yes. The 2005 convention series has 2 repaints that were never redeco'd by Hasbro previously. Ironhide and Ratchet were of the previously issued Energon "Tow-line' You'd also be able to include Chromia if Takara hadn't issued the Paradron repaint by Toy dream factory (or whatever it's called)

Actually, quite a few come to mind. 2006 Darksyde Megatron of Cybertron Red Alert (remember Countdown came only last year) Rhinox repaint of Cybertron Landmine (again, the walmart exclusive Grindcore didn't happen until a year later)... and so on :)


Right you are. :oops:

It's been a long day at work...
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070409)
Posted by HighPrime on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:50am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
HighPrime wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Wow, wild "BotCon" bagging. There are so many things that call that into question:

No Hasbro redeco before BotCon uses the mold (has that *ever* happened?)

I'm not sure what to make of that bag yet.


Yes. The 2005 convention series has 2 repaints that were never redeco'd by Hasbro previously. Ironhide and Ratchet were of the previously issued Energon "Tow-line' You'd also be able to include Chromia if Takara hadn't issued the Paradron repaint by Toy dream factory (or whatever it's called)

Actually, quite a few come to mind. 2006 Darksyde Megatron of Cybertron Red Alert (remember Countdown came only last year) Rhinox repaint of Cybertron Landmine (again, the walmart exclusive Grindcore didn't happen until a year later)... and so on :)


Right you are. :oops:

It's been a long day at work...


We've all been there :)
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070410)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 3rd, 2010 @ 11:50am CDT
adamassc wrote: the colorscheme really brings out the details.


Correction: the Photoshop effects really bring out the details. ;)
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070437)
Posted by Skullcrunchberries on May 3rd, 2010 @ 1:00pm CDT
Innnnteresting. Good way to bolster up the price, though.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070522)
Posted by Rated X on May 3rd, 2010 @ 5:56pm CDT
Wow this guy is really clownin' with the auction price. Especially since its gonna come out in retail. Personally, I think they should stop issuing convention exclusives in sealed bags. They never get displayed the way they are intended to be and encourage greed among online hoarders who hurt the hobby more then they help it.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070526)
Posted by Blurrz on May 3rd, 2010 @ 6:24pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Wow this guy is really clownin' with the auction price. Especially since its gonna come out in retail. Personally, I think they should stop issuing convention exclusives in sealed bags. They never get displayed the way they are intended to be and encourage greed among online hoarders who hurt the hobby more then they help it.


People, especially reviewers live off of these auctions, they'll pay the high prices to be the first to review a figure. Banzai-tron isn't meant to be a 'Con exclusive, it's most likely retail and that's about it.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070535)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 3rd, 2010 @ 6:55pm CDT
They could sell these in little baggies at BotCon. If not, then how come he's in a little baggie?
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070538)
Posted by Blurrz on May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:05pm CDT
Someone's trying to screw with our heads. Banzai-tron was revealed to be a retail exclusive and that's that.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070551)
Posted by Tirade on May 3rd, 2010 @ 7:37pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:Someone's trying to screw with our heads. Banzai-tron was revealed to be a retail exclusive and that's that.


Could be, but that bag had to have come from somewhere. Look at the TFCC exclusive Breakaway. That came packaged in a BotCon bag. The only thing that leads me to believe it's not a BotCon exclusive in any way is the character in question. We just got a Banzai-Tron last year.

Perhaps Hasbro will be offering this guy at their booth? Pre-sale of sorts like Revenge of the Fallen toys from last year.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070687)
Posted by It Is Him on May 4th, 2010 @ 5:18am CDT
Cue explanatory Internet meme:

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Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070701)
Posted by Counterpunch on May 4th, 2010 @ 6:19am CDT
Lame compared to the BotCon version and it cheapens the original use of the mold as Bludgeon.

Someone had to say it.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1070796)
Posted by Pyrostrata on May 4th, 2010 @ 11:41am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Lame compared to the BotCon version and it cheapens the original use of the mold as Bludgeon.

Someone had to say it.


You beat me to it. I wholeheartedly agree.
Re: New auction for Transformers Banzai-Tron (1072533)
Posted by Flux Convoy on May 9th, 2010 @ 6:12am CDT
Counterpunch wrote:Lame compared to the BotCon version and it cheapens the original use of the mold as Bludgeon.

Someone had to say it.

I sorta did in less angry words lol.
:BOT:

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