Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Thursday, June 18th, 2015 5:50am CDT

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Fellow Seibertronian gema brings the final pictorial review of BotCon 2015 exclusives, as confirmed by a recent report from the event here - featuring the Generations Roadbuster redeco into Generation 2 General Optimus Prime, in green camo! Check out thoughts and photos below, and head here for more.

The paint apps and finishing is nicely done and detailed. Even the rims are fully painted.
Not sure about the others but when I first saw him, the camo itself is not enough to identify him. Luckily, the G2 Autobot logo narrowed down the search.

While the original G2 version transformed into a dumper truck, having a new version of General Optimus Prime that transform into a fully weaponize off-road vehichle is not really a bad choice (personally).

Personally, the alt mode is just okay for me, not bad but not great either. But I'm really surprised how the robot mode turn out to be with G2 General Optimus Prime's paint scheme.

Not only he has the same star on the chest just like the unreleased G2 version, the head sculpt does resembles the original mold which can explain why Roadbuster mold was chosen in the first place.

The quality of the figure is pretty much the same as previous variants and the joints are even tighter than my Generations Roadbuster.


Transformers News: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

Transformers News: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus

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Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699775)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:17am CDT
Flares everywhere.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699780)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:29am CDT
I want those bugs :x Adding Reflector in the mix was probably forced, bumping up the value to the standard Scout-Deluxe grey area, and being gang-molded with Skrapnel. :-?

btw Anybody notice that the bio card has no faction symbol of any kind:

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Zaptrap himself is more like an animal, with Beet-Chit as his master or "pilot". They have to be from the Diaclone universe, now part of the Cymond cluster along with other TF-related franchises (like Microman, Yuusha/Brave and even Starriors). Can't wait to see the other Souvenirs.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699789)
Posted by ScottyP on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:59am CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:
RiddlerJ wrote:So I guess we're not getting a Flywheels from Generations Blitzwing after all. :-(

Some members of funpub have said, on other sites, that they either dislike the mold, or find it too "difficult".
They don't want to mess with the crap shoulder engineering. I'm good with it.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699794)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:06am CDT
I think General OP is the best-looking version of the Roadbuster mold, by far.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699797)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:15am CDT
Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699800)
Posted by Tranzilla on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:17am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.

I was just going to call him MicroX.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699802)
Posted by ScottyP on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:23am CDT
Tranzilla wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.

I was just going to call him MicroX.
Ooh, yeah, I like that idea.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699803)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:27am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Tranzilla wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.

I was just going to call him MicroX.
Ooh, yeah, I like that idea.


Also, the red makes him resemble Spectro:

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Happy accident :)
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699805)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:31am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.
The name supposedly comes from the comic, and those who have it say he works with the Diaclone guys, so his toy is a good guy but comes with bad guys.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699810)
Posted by ScottyP on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:50am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.
The name supposedly comes from the comic, and those who have it say he works with the Diaclone guys, so his toy is a good guy but comes with bad guys.
Good guys, bad guys - going off where we've seen some of these decos in the club comic, this was all just SG without being SG, wasn't it? ;)
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699812)
Posted by It Is Him on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I want those bugs :x Adding Reflector in the mix was probably forced, bumping up the value to the standard Scout-Deluxe grey area, and being gang-molded with Skrapnel. :-?

btw Anybody notice that the bio card has no faction symbol of any kind:

Image

Zaptrap himself is more like an animal, with Beet-Chit as his master or "pilot". They have to be from the Diaclone universe, now part of the Cymond cluster along with other TF-related franchises (like Microman, Yuusha/Brave and even Starriors). Can't wait to see the other Souvenirs.


I'm super into this as a warudaros homage. This definitely makes the set for me. At first I was disappointed the freebie wasn't a deluxe, but this is pretty much perfect
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699859)
Posted by Seibertron on June 18th, 2015 @ 11:11am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Guys, I may have found the name of the Reflector redeco: Spy-Eye. If it sounds familiar yet a bit lame, you'd be right as that's the name of a Super Gobot:

Spy-Eye on TFU.info.
The name supposedly comes from the comic, and those who have it say he works with the Diaclone guys, so his toy is a good guy but comes with bad guys.
Good guys, bad guys - going off where we've seen some of these decos in the club comic, this was all just SG without being SG, wasn't it? ;)


Where is he in the comic? I want to make sure I get the "factions" right when I do group shots this afternoon.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699862)
Posted by .... on June 18th, 2015 @ 11:17am CDT
Man I wish I could vote. -_- Favorite Character: Prowl. Best Combiner: Devastator. I casted my opinions. >:oP
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1699896)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2015 @ 12:37pm CDT
Wow, FunPub is clever.

I just found out that Burnout and Lift-Ticket aren't new names, rather they're two characters from the G.I. Joe franchise. Not for nothing, as Henshin Cyborg, Microman and Diaclone are all descended from our G.I. Joe.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700021)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on June 18th, 2015 @ 5:13pm CDT
hmm not as f'ugly as i thought it would be.

still gonna pass, but he looks good. Enjoy him to the ppl that get him

:BOT: :CON:
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700057)
Posted by Seibertron on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:28pm CDT
So you want some pics of the all-new BotCon 2015 souvenir exclusives!?!? Check them out exclusively at Seibertron.com! We just posted a mini gallery of the full roster of Botcon 2015 Souvenir exclusives that you can only get when you attend the convention in St. Charles, IL this weekend. This gallery includes images from our upcoming galleries of the Waruder Drones, the G2 Autobots, the Diaclone homages, and a set of adorable little Kreons! Once you've had a chance to take in all of the images in this mini-gallery, make sure to stop by the Seibertron.com Energon Pub forums to share your thoughts about these exclusives by clicking here and make sure to check out the full galleries when they're posted next week along with images of the toys included with the box set.

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Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700062)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:44pm CDT
aw I was hoping the pink one would be more unique in character. It's interesting they used one of the new head budgets for G2 SGT hound, yet the head doesn't appear anywhere else. Maybe they're saving it for the TFSS like with breakdown?
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700066)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:49pm CDT
Those look pretty cool. I like em :BOT:
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700071)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 18th, 2015 @ 7:55pm CDT
That's a lot of Waspinators.
Re: Pictorial Review - BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive G2 General Optimus (1700077)
Posted by ScottyP on June 18th, 2015 @ 8:00pm CDT
Looking good! Very glad to have these secured. Love the horde of mini guys.

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