Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak!

Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak!

Monday, March 2nd, 2009 8:54am CST

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Seibertron member S250 has just provided us with a pic of two possible BotCon figures for this years set. SkyQuake and LeoZak based on a the repaint of Energon Starscream. SkyQuake was a figure released at the end of Transformers G1 in Europe and Canada. LeoZak is one of the 6 members of the Transformes: Victory character that forms LioKaiser.

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Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892276)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:04am CST
Quite nice!
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892279)
Posted by Venomous Prime on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:06am CST
Dammit, I need Leozack...
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892281)
Posted by dragons on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:10am CST
i expected to see new heads on thses guys not just repaints look nice i like starscream more
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892282)
Posted by Trikeboy on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:19am CST
If these are Botcon, at least one will be part of the add on sets. They do look nice though.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892284)
Posted by Mkall on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:21am CST
Very nice. Can't wait to get them.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892287)
Posted by Seibertron on March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:30am CST
A correction to the news story: Skyquake was released under G1, prior to G2. The Predators and Turbomasters were part of the last year of G1 in the UK.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892310)
Posted by UltraPrimal on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:09am CST
That's cool. This set is winning me over more and more. Oviously these are not in the box set. I'm betting 1 is a souvenir and the other is the freebie figure. BotCon is supposed to reveal another figure today too, aren't they?
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892316)
Posted by First Gen on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:17am CST
Meh. Guess im alone in not being very impressed by these two. I think the theme for Botcon should have been 'For one aquamarine toy set'.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892318)
Posted by harvester on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:22am CST
My biggest annoyance with repaints is if they don't make a new head. I hope this is just an "unfinished preview" and they have new head sculpts. I was going to be looking for a G1 repaint of this mold at BotCon this year so if these two are in the set, Ill be leaving with 3. So far this botcon has given me a bunch of doubles, triples, and quadruples of figs I have =(

I hope the big one of the set is a less used mold

s250 wrote:
Burn wrote:Snare & Talon perhaps?

more like skyquake and leozack


Aren't the characters already announced?

"Wings of Honor Convention Set: A five-figure boxed set which includes
Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge, all presented in an
illustrated display box." -09 botcon brochure

or you guys thinking these might be bonus figs? If this is part of the set, Id say it's Thunderclash and Flak.


Seibermore wrote:Sweet! Their guns can combine, there cool colors, and just cool. So to get these guys I just have to well go to Botcon right? This is my first and I just got back into collecting.


no you don't have to go. If they aren't sold out yet you can order a set from botcon's site. Go there and fill out the registration form to place your order, then fax it in.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892320)
Posted by Overcracker on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:25am CST
Like them. Skyquake is pretty cool. Its interesting to note that the Original Skyquake got repainted into Machine Was Starscream, so its quite appropriate that a Starscream would then get repainted into Skyquake.


I love the dark copper and bluish green combination. I wonder why Hasbro discontinued the idea of packing energon Weapons with the toys, they were really cool and had lots of play value.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892324)
Posted by --B-- on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:32am CST
Those look great. I like the colors on that mold, they look very well done. I'm not very familiar with the characters, but they are nice toys.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892331)
Posted by Mkall on March 2nd, 2009 @ 10:54am CST
harvester wrote:
s250 wrote:
Burn wrote:Snare & Talon perhaps?

more like skyquake and leozack


Aren't the characters already announced?

"Wings of Honor Convention Set: A five-figure boxed set which includes
Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge, all presented in an
illustrated display box." -09 botcon brochure

or you guys thinking these might be bonus figs? If this is part of the set, Id say it's Thunderclash and Flak.

These are going to be some of the bonus souvenir sets that are purchasable at Botcon, or one of them will be the free souvenir figure.


harvester wrote:
Seibermore wrote:Sweet! Their guns can combine, there cool colors, and just cool. So to get these guys I just have to well go to Botcon right? This is my first and I just got back into collecting.


no you don't have to go. If they aren't sold out yet you can order a set from botcon's site. Go there and fill out the registration form to place your order, then fax it in.

Can't do that for the souvenir sets or the free attendee figures. BBTS or ebay will be the only alternatives I'm afraid.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892349)
Posted by harvester on March 2nd, 2009 @ 11:41am CST
Well I feel better about these if these are the bonus figs.

Jet versions of Roadbuster and Kup =P


if none of these are the free bonus figs, how much do they usually sell the souvenir sets for? This is my first time going so I see now that there is the main convention set, a free bonus fig, and this is the first time knowing that there are other figs exclusive to this event, and these are usually referred to as souvenir sets? Is there usually only 1 souvenir set?

or is the "bonus figure" considered the same as a "souvenir"?
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892366)
Posted by Counterpunch on March 2nd, 2009 @ 12:12pm CST
harvester wrote:Well I feel better about these if these are the bonus figs.

Jet versions of Roadbuster and Kup =P


if none of these are the free bonus figs, how much do they usually sell the souvenir sets for? This is my first time going so I see now that there is the main convention set, a free bonus fig, and this is the first time knowing that there are other figs exclusive to this event, and these are usually referred to as souvenir sets? Is there usually only 1 souvenir set?

or is the "bonus figure" considered the same as a "souvenir"?


$75-130
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892378)
Posted by TFBuyer on March 2nd, 2009 @ 12:29pm CST
First Gen wrote:Meh. Guess im alone in not being very impressed by these two. I think the theme for Botcon should have been 'For one aquamarine toy set'.



Nope. Not alone. Still underwhelmed with this year's offerings. I'm sure they'll be must-buys for someone, though.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892425)
Posted by ShGarland_1383 on March 2nd, 2009 @ 2:05pm CST
harvester wrote:Aren't the characters already announced?

"Wings of Honor Convention Set: A five-figure boxed set which includes
Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge, all presented in an
illustrated display box." -09 botcon brochure

or you guys thinking these might be bonus figs? If this is part of the set, Id say it's Thunderclash and Flak.

By getting the Primus package, you get a bonus figure for going. One of these figures might be for that.

harvester wrote:no you don't have to go. If they aren't sold out yet you can order a set from botcon's site. Go there and fill out the registration form to place your order, then fax it in.

That's for the boxed set, which is can be purchased in the Iacon package if your not able to attend. To get the bonus figure I'm seeing in the brochure, you kinda need ta go. This bonus figure is part of of the Primus package, and you need to be there to pick it up.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892435)
Posted by waaaaghlord on March 2nd, 2009 @ 2:23pm CST
harvester wrote:Well I feel better about these if these are the bonus figs.

Jet versions of Roadbuster and Kup =P


if none of these are the free bonus figs, how much do they usually sell the souvenir sets for? This is my first time going so I see now that there is the main convention set, a free bonus fig, and this is the first time knowing that there are other figs exclusive to this event, and these are usually referred to as souvenir sets? Is there usually only 1 souvenir set?

or is the "bonus figure" considered the same as a "souvenir"?


There should be around 10 figures in total, the 5 piece boxed set, the bonus attendee figure for Primus package attendees and 2 souvenir sets. These are usually 2 figure sets supplied bagged with instructions and profile cards but no boxes and are only available at the convention. Aside from leaks like this the souvenir figures arn't announced ahead of the con. If you're planning to take both sets home with you put aside around $200 on top of your other spends.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892464)
Posted by Cyberstrike on March 2nd, 2009 @ 3:24pm CST
Overcracker wrote:I wonder why Hasbro discontinued the idea of packing energon Weapons with the toys, they were really cool and had lots of play value.



The Energon weapons only came with scout (aka basic) class toys in the Transformers: Energon toy line. Starscream's weapons were always sold with the toy. It was toys like Ravage, Cruellock, Drillbit, Skyblast, Arcee, Strongarm and the others and repaints that had the weapon the Deluxe, Voyagers, Leaders, and the other toys could hold. My biggest gripe with that was the fact that most of the weapons didn't work well with bigger toys (there were exceptions of course most notable with Megatron/Galvatron being able to hold Cruellock's sword) but for the most it was probably dropped because it was hard to design and this also meant people would have buy two Transformers to get that feature to work. Also remember that Transformers: Energon had poor distribution in some areas and that didn't help matters.

BOT: I like the Botcon exclusives.
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892468)
Posted by i_amtrunks on March 2nd, 2009 @ 3:27pm CST
Well they've gotten Skyquakes colours more or less right from the looks of things.

First time we will have a Skyquake figure that has more than 2 points of articulation!
Re: Two New BotCon Repaints Revealed! SkyQuake and LeoZak! (892503)
Posted by Overcracker on March 2nd, 2009 @ 4:12pm CST
Cyberstrike wrote:
Overcracker wrote:I wonder why Hasbro discontinued the idea of packing energon Weapons with the toys, they were really cool and had lots of play value.



The Energon weapons only came with scout (aka basic) class toys in the Transformers: Energon toy line. Starscream's weapons were always sold with the toy. It was toys like Ravage, Cruellock, Drillbit, Skyblast, Arcee, Strongarm and the others and repaints that had the weapon the Deluxe, Voyagers, Leaders, and the other toys could hold. My biggest gripe with that was the fact that most of the weapons didn't work well with bigger toys (there were exceptions of course most notable with Megatron/Galvatron being able to hold Cruellock's sword) but for the most it was probably dropped because it was hard to design and this also meant people would have buy two Transformers to get that feature to work. Also remember that Transformers: Energon had poor distribution in some areas and that didn't help matters.

BOT: I like the Botcon exclusives.


That's not exactly accurate. Deluxe figures such as Downshift, towline, Hot Shot and Starscream, also came with Energon Weapons. Larger figures like Optimus Prime, and Megatron also had weapons of their own.



The scout or basic classed figures had in addition to the weapons Energon Chips or stars these were not present in any other figure except the scout sized ones. They where used in the show to power up the larger robots.

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