Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure?

Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure?

Sunday, June 6th, 2010 1:42pm CDT

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Seibertron.com member s250 has made two interesting comments on his Twitter Channel regarding an Energon Scorponok figure

for people waiting for the scorpion toy we talked before,disappointed news:it's not a new mold.just Energon Scorponok repaint.


1000 limted???


If this rumour pans out, and if the reported limited numbers are accurate, it is most likely that this may show up as a Botcon 2010 atendee figure. Given the scattered theme of figures that we've seen so far in the atendee figures, ranging from mid G1 (Sharkticons), to late G1 (Slicer) to G2 (Rapido); there is really only one figure in that scope that would make sense, and that would be Double Punch, released in Europe in 1991.

Is this rumour true? If so we'll find out at Botcon!
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Stay tuned to Seibertron.com and we'll keep you up to date with the newest news from the 'net!

Credit(s): S250


This article was last modified on Sunday, June 6th, 2010 6:44pm CDT

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Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082811)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 6th, 2010 @ 1:49pm CDT
I wouldn't be surprised if the rumor was true. We've yet to see the larger figures of the Souvenir Sets and pairing him with Slicer, who was a EU exclusive as well, is a no-brainer.

And yes, Double Punch is based on Masterforce Black Zarak.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082815)
Posted by craggy on June 6th, 2010 @ 1:59pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:I wouldn't be surprised if the rumor was true. We've yet to see the larger figures of the Souvenir Sets and pairing him with Slicer, who was a EU exclusive as well, is a no-brainer.

And yes, Double Punch is based on Masterforce Black Zarak.


pretty vaguely based on Black Zarak, but Double Punch would fit in well with the colours of the rest of the set. Looking forward to seeing it.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082817)
Posted by Crystal Rodimus on June 6th, 2010 @ 2:11pm CDT
That looks a LOT like E-Scorponok. Makes too much sense not to be true.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082820)
Posted by Mkall on June 6th, 2010 @ 2:20pm CDT
Fun Pub sure like reviving the actionmasters. I approve
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082834)
Posted by SoulReaverprime on June 6th, 2010 @ 2:57pm CDT
I don't think that looks anything like Energon Scorponok. He had two big scoop/shovel-like hands instead of actual claws and transformed into both a scorpion themed steam shovel and also into a jet.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... rponok/13/
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082837)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 6th, 2010 @ 3:05pm CDT
SoulReaverprime wrote:I don't think that looks anything like Energon Scorponok. He had two big scoop/shovel-like hands instead of actual claws and transformed into both a scorpion themed steam shovel and also into a jet.
http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... rponok/13/


But it's the closest thing we have to a scorpion type figure that is not a Movie figure, and that's what matters most.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082855)
Posted by Forgotten on June 6th, 2010 @ 4:00pm CDT
=P~ I hope it's true. I was saying not too long ago that I would like to see that mold in a G2 neon color scheme.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082864)
Posted by Tirade on June 6th, 2010 @ 4:27pm CDT
Forgotten wrote:=P~ I hope it's true. I was saying not too long ago that I would like to see that mold in a G2 neon color scheme.


Why? The original Energon Scorpy had neon colors. Those colors not garrish enough for you?

If they are going to do a repaint, I would rather see a G1 Scorponok Repaint. I don't mind the mold, but the previous colors (both Energon and Cybertron) were lackluster.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082866)
Posted by BattleRoller23 on June 6th, 2010 @ 4:31pm CDT
While that would be cool....
IT IS NOT G2 RELATED DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BOOM:
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082868)
Posted by Blurrz on June 6th, 2010 @ 4:38pm CDT
BattleRoller23 wrote:While that would be cool....
IT IS NOT G2 RELATED DAMMIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :BOOM:


And Sky-Byte and Gnaw are?
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082877)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on June 6th, 2010 @ 5:02pm CDT
I'm crossing my fingers for this one being true. New headsculpt and I'll be buying. Plus, it's just too damn fun having an American con-exclusive homage to a Europe/Australasia exclusive toy that was originally based on a Japanese-only character .
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082964)
Posted by Seibertron on June 6th, 2010 @ 10:19pm CDT
Dai_Ceefax wrote:I'm crossing my fingers for this one being true. New headsculpt and I'll be buying. Plus, it's just too damn fun having an American con-exclusive homage to a Europe/Australasia exclusive toy that was originally based on a Japanese-only character .


Wow. That sums it up best. that's pretty funny when you think about it. Things come full circle, eh?
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082969)
Posted by Rated X on June 6th, 2010 @ 10:59pm CDT
Why would they release a repaint of a old mold with no posability ??? Shouldnt old molds be reserved for re-issues or knock-offs ???

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If the rumor is true, Im betting on a movie Scorponok in the famous green and purple paint scheme from both G1 and Energon series. Kind of like the Dead End made from the Sideways mold. Just an easy way to pay homage and make a profit. Who wouldnt buy it ??? it's not like they ever got the colors movie accurate on either previous mold so why not radiate him with neon colors ???

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Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082970)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 6th, 2010 @ 11:03pm CDT
I liked the Cybertron version of the mold but really, how cool would it be since this is a G2 themed set if they went ahead and released some of the G2 figures that never saw release in the US? Collectors would melt.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082993)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 7th, 2010 @ 1:09am CDT
Rated X wrote:Why would they release a repaint of a old mold with no posability ??? Shouldnt old molds be reserved for re-issues or knock-offs ???

Image

If the rumor is true, Im betting on a movie Scorponok in the famous green and purple paint scheme from both G1 and Energon series. Kind of like the Dead End made from the Sideways mold. Just an easy way to pay homage and make a profit. Who wouldnt buy it ??? it's not like they ever got the colors movie accurate on either previous mold so why not radiate him with neon colors ???

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The problem with that is Fan Pub are not allowed to use the movie line for their repaints and Botcon exclusives. That is the reason we haven't seen any to them as exclusives yet. Besides, Movie Scorponok!?! Why would you want to pay upwards of $40 for a repaint of that mold? It doesn't even have an alt mode (it is dead to me).
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1082998)
Posted by Rated X on June 7th, 2010 @ 1:22am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
Rated X wrote:Why would they release a repaint of a old mold with no posability ??? Shouldnt old molds be reserved for re-issues or knock-offs ???

Image

If the rumor is true, Im betting on a movie Scorponok in the famous green and purple paint scheme from both G1 and Energon series. Kind of like the Dead End made from the Sideways mold. Just an easy way to pay homage and make a profit. Who wouldnt buy it ??? it's not like they ever got the colors movie accurate on either previous mold so why not radiate him with neon colors ???

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The problem with that is Fan Pub are not allowed to use the movie line for their repaints and Botcon exclusives. That is the reason we haven't seen any to them as exclusives yet. Besides, Movie Scorponok!?! Why would you want to pay upwards of $40 for a repaint of that mold? It doesn't even have an alt mode (it is dead to me).



Well if the thing about movie line figures is true, that sucks. But give them a few years after TF3 is old news and the movie line will be part of Botcon, guarenteed. Theyre not gonna sleep on a money maker forever. Theyll buy the rights when Hasbro has juiced all they possibly can out of the line.

Sure movie Skorponoks robot mode sucks, but he has one bad ass scorpion mode !!! By movie standards, he is not even supposed to have any other mode but the scorpion, which is how most collectors display him. Just like nobody, displays Ravage in "entry mode". I would love to have this beast in G1 colors just like the Long Haul they made for Toys R Us. Its all about G1 homage...
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1083044)
Posted by Flux Convoy on June 7th, 2010 @ 5:48am CDT
Tirade wrote:
Forgotten wrote:=P~ I hope it's true. I was saying not too long ago that I would like to see that mold in a G2 neon color scheme.


Why? The original Energon Scorpy had neon colors. Those colors not garrish enough for you?

No, he doesn't.

Tirade wrote:If they are going to do a repaint, I would rather see a G1 Scorponok Repaint. I don't mind the mold, but the previous colors (both Energon and Cybertron) were lackluster.

Energon Scorponok is about as close of an homage as you're likely to get. He's definitely close enough. Stating opinion as fact, doesn't make it true.

As for me? Sure, sounds like a fun repaint of a mold I really enjoy. I'm fairly certain he'd be based off of the remolded Cybertron version. So, would he actually include a Cyber key?
:BOT:
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1083050)
Posted by Dai_Ceefax on June 7th, 2010 @ 6:11am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Dai_Ceefax wrote:I'm crossing my fingers for this one being true. New headsculpt and I'll be buying. Plus, it's just too damn fun having an American con-exclusive homage to a Europe/Australasia exclusive toy that was originally based on a Japanese-only character .


Wow. That sums it up best. that's pretty funny when you think about it. Things come full circle, eh?


Don't forget the final step in the circle; pictures of stolen prototypes posted on TFclub.com!
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1083051)
Posted by Diem on June 7th, 2010 @ 6:16am CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Dai_Ceefax wrote:I'm crossing my fingers for this one being true. New headsculpt and I'll be buying. Plus, it's just too damn fun having an American con-exclusive homage to a Europe/Australasia exclusive toy that was originally based on a Japanese-only character .


Wow. That sums it up best. that's pretty funny when you think about it. Things come full circle, eh?

I'll let you know when it shows up in shops in Japan.
Re: Rumour: Energon Scorponok Repaint Coming; Perhaps A Botcon Figure? (1083053)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 7th, 2010 @ 6:26am CDT
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