Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is???

Rumour:  And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is???

Monday, March 15th, 2010 8:31am CDT

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A quote from Pete Sinclair of Botcon indicated that this years Botcon set will feature "A Generation Lost." Which could be taken in several different ways at the time. Tonight Seibertron.com received a tip from a source whom wishes to remain anonymous that the set for Botcon 2010 will focus on Generation 2 characters. This source was unable to name molds or characters sadly.

The source also states that there will be fewer box sets made this year. A reason was not given however, and thus can only be speculated on.

This leaves the floor wide open to mold and character choice at this time. There are several G2 characters that were repaints of G1 characters, such as black Sideswipe, yellow and purple "camoflague" Onslaught, grey Starscream, purple and black Ramjet and so on. Of course there are plenty of other G2 characters that could be homaged by existing molds.

Keep in mind that this is only a rumour until further evidence is aquired.

Stay tuned to Seibertron.com as we find out more information on these upcoming figures! Also be sure to check out http://www.botcon.com for all official updates for the convention.

Credit(s): Mkall


This article was last modified on Monday, March 15th, 2010 8:22am CDT

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Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054628)
Posted by Nekoman on March 15th, 2010 @ 8:44am CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I suspect a black Sideswipe repaint and maybe the purple ramjet too. That'd be great.


Those would me made of win.

Blue Grimlock?


I thought they don't reuse molds that have been used as past convention toys? Grimlock and Ramjet were in the 07 and 08 sets.

I wouldn't mind it, but I doubt we'll see anything G2. A Generation Lost probably means something taking place after the WOH set from last year.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054634)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 15th, 2010 @ 9:00am CDT
Nekoman wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I suspect a black Sideswipe repaint and maybe the purple ramjet too. That'd be great.


Those would me made of win.

Blue Grimlock?


I thought they don't reuse molds that have been used as past convention toys? Grimlock and Ramjet were in the 07 and 08 sets.

I wouldn't mind it, but I doubt we'll see anything G2. A Generation Lost probably means something taking place after the WOH set from last year.


Wasn't the policy that they wouldn't use the same molds two years in a row? Ramjetwas used in 07 so could be used in 09 and 10. Grimlock was in 08 so it could be feasable to be in this box. I hope not as they have done Grimlock twice (once as Overkill).

The only thing G2 I want are the Stunticons and Protectobots. Come on TFCC, get the molds form somewhere. The Seacons sold out almost instantly, so will they.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054636)
Posted by Prime Evil on March 15th, 2010 @ 9:07am CDT
Nekoman wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I suspect a black Sideswipe repaint and maybe the purple ramjet too. That'd be great.


Those would me made of win.

Blue Grimlock?


I thought they don't reuse molds that have been used as past convention toys? Grimlock and Ramjet were in the 07 and 08 sets.


Well, it's not written in stone that they can't use previous botcon molds, I think they just want to avoid that as much as possible, but I think that they would use an older mold if the case called for it.

If this G2 rumor is true, then I would really, really love for FP to give us a G2 Ramjet deco. Didn't Pyro and Clench qualify as part of G2? If so, I'm tossing them in as the Botcon leaders for the set. Pyro from Cybertron Op Prime, hopefully in yellow and black. And Clench from G2 Hero Op Prime. Granted, we do already have this mold as RiD Scourge, but I think with a new head, this may work.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054648)
Posted by Scaleface on March 15th, 2010 @ 9:50am CDT
Let's see... Botcon exclusives could include things like the G2 Stunticons or Protectobots, the unreleased G2 Hero Optimus and Megatron, and maybe the unreleaed G2 Gobots that ended up being redecoed as Spy Changers?
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054656)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 15th, 2010 @ 10:22am CDT
I suppose it had to happen eventually.

Judgement on these toys could be harsh depending on what they bring forward.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054673)
Posted by Equus Maximus on March 15th, 2010 @ 11:41am CDT
You Know, Instead Of Concentrating On Figures That Were Actually Released In G1, Then Just Given Garish Color Schemes For G2, They Could Actually Commemorate Some Figs That Were Released For G2 And Were Never Really Redone Any Other Time.

There Were The Axelerators; Rapido, Turbofire, Skram, And Windbreaker (Snicker...).

The Sky Scorchers; Windrazor, Eagle Eye, Afterburner, And Terradive.

The Cyberjets; Jetfire, Strafe, Air Raid, Skyjack, Space Case And Hooligan (Ok, Skip Jetfire, Air Raid, And Hooligan, They've Been Covered, Kinda.)

The Rotor Force; Manta Ray, Leadfoot, Ransack And Powerdive.

There Was The Laser Rods (I Know, Volt Got A Homage In The First Movie Line), The Laser Cycles , The Go-Bots (Silly Name, But Some Standouts Like Firecracker), And The Aqua Drenchers (Drench Was Used, But There Are Still Three Others), Heck, They Could Even Do Dreadwing And Smokescreen (Old Names, Cool New Molds).

I Realize I'm A Bit Longwinded About This, But, It Is My Belief That If They Really Want To Commemorate "The Generation Lost" Of Transformers Using A G2 Theme, They Should Look Into The Truly "Lost" Members Of The Transformers Canon.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054683)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 15th, 2010 @ 12:17pm CDT
I expect that this will just be the G2 Stunticon release.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054695)
Posted by Chaoslock on March 15th, 2010 @ 1:14pm CDT
I think we should think inside the Armada/energon/Cybertron/Classics molds, and what G2 characters can be taken from them (no movie mold was used on Botcon till now).
Let's see:
- classics seekers -> G2 seekers (Starscream and Ramjet were the only released as I remember)
- metallic gold Bumblebee and red Cliffjumper from their Classic counterparts
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054697)
Posted by Valandar on March 15th, 2010 @ 1:19pm CDT
There's another few possibilities of interpretation, you know...

1 ) Characters still on Cybertron during the time the Boss Bots and Boss Cons were in stasis on Earth.

2 ) The time period between G1 Season 2 and the Movie.

3 ) An alternate timeline branching from the movie, where they didn't get Unicron destroyed until after he ate Cybertron

Etcetera, etcetera...
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054698)
Posted by Julie85 on March 15th, 2010 @ 1:22pm CDT
I hope this rumor is false. I'm not interested in G2, but I am definitely going to Botcon this year since I live about an hour away. So I would like the exclusives for what may be the only year I can go to Botcon to be something really really awesome.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054702)
Posted by Mkall on March 15th, 2010 @ 1:28pm CDT
Valandar wrote:There's another few possibilities of interpretation, you know...

1 ) Characters still on Cybertron during the time the Boss Bots and Boss Cons were in stasis on Earth.

2 ) The time period between G1 Season 2 and the Movie.

3 ) An alternate timeline branching from the movie, where they didn't get Unicron destroyed until after he ate Cybertron

Etcetera, etcetera...

Yes true, however my source (who predicted SDCC Blaster and others before they became known) predicts a G2 set. On his past track record I posted it as a rumour.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054718)
Posted by Scaleface on March 15th, 2010 @ 2:23pm CDT
I'd imagine the Botcon story will be set in the same universe as Wings of Honor, but in the present day that we saw briefly in the comics that had the Battlechargers and the two G2 Decepticons fighting Nexus Prime and Aquarius. So it will be the same world, but in a different era as the club magazine comics.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054733)
Posted by Windsweeper on March 15th, 2010 @ 2:58pm CDT
What I'd like from a G2 set would be as follows:

Cybertron Starscream as Jhiaxus (A MUST!!!)

Energon Starscream as Hooligan (we already saw it in the Wings of homour comic)

Robotmasters Mirage as Double Clutch

Energon Barricade as Mindset

Classics Seeker mold in G2 Ramjet colours BUT names Slipstream (Animated SS's colours are very reminiscent of G2 Ramjet to me and it would retcon a cool new Animated character into G1/G2)

Classics Starscream in G2 colours but as a brand new Seeker character (if this was done, those of us that have the G2 Seekers would instantly have new characters as many of us will not be able to buy the Botcon set anyway)

Remold the heads on the Animated Twins to give us one of those combining Cybertronain jets

Reissue G1 Sideswipe as Firecracker (never happen but I can dream)

Energon Starscream as Smokescreen

Cybertron Thundercracker as Space Case

If as some are speculating, it's not G2 but another TF era, I'd love it to be the Actionmaster era. We've already seen Banzai-tron and Overrun in the comics. Funnily, I've always seen Micromaster Energon Devestator as the Actionmaster character because of it's size. Classics Megatron needs a head remold and repaint as Treadshot.

Then again, we've also seen Japanese exclusive characters in the Con fiction with Leozack, Hellbat and the Autobot Pretender Commander whose name escapes me.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054747)
Posted by It Is Him on March 15th, 2010 @ 3:46pm CDT
Just putting out feelers, but I may be interested in buying a few loose Botcon exclusives if they're G2. I'll be able to pick them up in person, too.
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054768)
Posted by LiKwid on March 15th, 2010 @ 5:13pm CDT
Counterpunch wrote:I expect that this will just be the G2 Stunticon release.


Agreed..That'd be fine by me... The one part that is got me worrying is the limited set number that will be produced..Will kind of eliminate those who would be on the fence about gettting them for the normal price versus the insane jacked up price..Gonna have to pull the trigger on this one fo sho'...
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054785)
Posted by genozaur on March 15th, 2010 @ 6:23pm CDT
dont know about you guys but i will kliterally shit a brick and eat itif it turns out to be select brave characters brought back as new transformers characters

i would kill to get my hands on a energon era captain sharkticon lol
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054786)
Posted by Badass Grimlock on March 15th, 2010 @ 6:48pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
Nekoman wrote:
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I suspect a black Sideswipe repaint and maybe the purple ramjet too. That'd be great.


Those would me made of win.

Blue Grimlock?


I thought they don't reuse molds that have been used as past convention toys? Grimlock and Ramjet were in the 07 and 08 sets.

I wouldn't mind it, but I doubt we'll see anything G2. A Generation Lost probably means something taking place after the WOH set from last year.


Wasn't the policy that they wouldn't use the same molds two years in a row? Ramjetwas used in 07 so could be used in 09 and 10. Grimlock was in 08 so it could be feasable to be in this box. I hope not as they have done Grimlock twice (once as Overkill).


I see it as possible.


But what if they used the Energon mold with a few slight retoolings? And a G2 deco? :SMUG:


Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054800)
Posted by Samsonator on March 15th, 2010 @ 7:51pm CDT
THIS JUST IN!!! the upcoming Botcon 2010 set will be:

Energon Barricade
In bright yellow and bright purple with purple camo and a black combined mode head

Energon Blackout
In white and purple with purple camo

Energon Stormcloud
In light blue and purple with purple camo

Energon Blight
In bright orange and purple with purple camo

Energon Kickback
In bright neon green and purple with purple camo

G2 Bruticus (Maximus)!
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Just kidding... that'd be horrible, wouldn't it?

- Sam
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054801)
Posted by Mkall on March 15th, 2010 @ 7:58pm CDT
Samsonator wrote:Just kidding... that'd be horrible, wouldn't it?

- Sam

And I'd still get it
Re: Rumour: And the theme for Botcon 2010's toys is??? (1054825)
Posted by Heckfire on March 15th, 2010 @ 9:48pm CDT
Going off of the preview pages in another post, I think the "forgotten" TFs will be mre of the European and Japanese exclusives from G1.
Razorclaw0000 wrote:
Mkall wrote:I suspect a black Sideswipe repaint and maybe the purple ramjet too. That'd be great.


Those would me made of win.

Blue Grimlock?

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