Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive

Transformers News: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive

Tuesday, April 7th, 2015 2:24PM CDT

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Botcon has taken to YouTube yet again to reveal the next exclusive that will be available at BotCon 2015. Last week, they revealed Deluxe Class Packrat as well as Minicon "Vicegrip" this past weekend. This week, they have revealed Voyager Class Decepticon Battletrap ("The Muscle")! Many fans have been hoping to see Generations Springer and Blitzwing redone as the 1987 Duocons Flywheels and Battletrap. BotCon is set to deliver us Battletrap from the Springer mold complete with a new head ... could a Flywheels reveal be around the corner? Check out the video reveal below.



Transformers News: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive

Transformers News: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive
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Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672430)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:27pm CDT
Just as we all called it!

Now bring on a Flywheels from Blitzwing/Doubledealer!
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672431)
Posted by ScottyP on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:31pm CDT
Neat.

This set is very blue so far.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672432)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:31pm CDT
Honestly, even though this is the superior figure, mold wise, I would've proffered Fly wheels from blitzing being the foremost duocon . Also the head looks a little small compared to the long neck. Though I think the reason it looks off is because the goggles are more of aviators on this figure, rather than the well large temple, to temple goggles on the original.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672433)
Posted by Optimizzy on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:32pm CDT
anything with the springer mold is awesome. Uhh...so the question is...do I NEED to get this set, or do I WANT to get this set?
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672435)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:34pm CDT
From the sound of his bio, he might be originally from (a version of) the Dreamwave G1 continuity.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672436)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Just as we all called it!


We rule! :DANCE: Nice job on properly decoding the prison number btw (591-9687D: 591, May 91, debut in Marvel comics; 96, or D-96 is his Japanese ID; 87, 1987, the release year of his G1 toy)

Actually looks pretty decent, in all modes despite the broken palette.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672439)
Posted by Editor on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:40pm CDT
I normally end up trying to get a single Botcon figure (Sir Soundwave, Land Shark and such.)

I always liked Battletrap and as I had both Duocons, I preferred him so this news is solid.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672440)
Posted by durroth on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:41pm CDT
From the *SPRINGER* mold complete with new head guys. Not the blitzwing mold. wut are you doin D:
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672442)
Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:45pm CDT
durroth wrote:From the *SPRINGER* mold complete with new head guys. Not the blitzwing mold. wut are you doin D:


DOH! Thanks for pointing this out. Feeding my 4 month old and trying to write news stories at the same time don't work that well together. :D
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672446)
Posted by King Kuuga on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:54pm CDT
I have no working knowledge of the Duocons but this is a very nice upgrade. I love it! And I see a lot of effort went into homaging the color pattern of the old toy. Good job!
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672447)
Posted by Rated X on April 7th, 2015 @ 2:55pm CDT
Of course this means flywheels will be the blitzwing mold and he will be a convention exclusive to make you spend more money. Im kind of feeling them. But they will need some 3rd party accessories to differentiate them from springer and blitzwing. New heads arent enough.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672449)
Posted by Desslok2201 on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:07pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Of course this means flywheels will be the blitzwing mold and he will be a convention exclusive to make you spend more money. Im kind of feeling them. But they will need some 3rd party accessories to differentiate them from springer and blitzwing. New heads arent enough.

Or is this a collaboration with Hasbro to get people to buy that awful colored two pack of Astrotrain and Blitzwing
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672450)
Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:08pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Of course this means flywheels will be the blitzwing mold and he will be a convention exclusive to make you spend more money. Im kind of feeling them. But they will need some 3rd party accessories to differentiate them from springer and blitzwing. New heads arent enough.


I've often wondered why they don't provide new accessories on some occasions. It would go a long ways toward selling some of these figures.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672451)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:15pm CDT
Seibertron wrote:
Rated X wrote:Of course this means flywheels will be the blitzwing mold and he will be a convention exclusive to make you spend more money. Im kind of feeling them. But they will need some 3rd party accessories to differentiate them from springer and blitzwing. New heads arent enough.


I've often wondered why they don't provide new accessories on some occasions. It would go a long ways toward selling some of these figures.
I always assumed it had to do with their ability to only alter one aspect of each mold. Like, remolding a head or a wing or some other piece is one thing, but making a brand new accessory mold might be out of their league. That they can include some new accessories like Arms Microns or Scorponok's G1 Spike molded head is likely due to those molds already existing.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672452)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:18pm CDT
Of note is that he said

"there's very little blue on the next three, if any."


Another clue to the next reveals... and it would exclude that little blue guy we saw earlier. Back to the drawing board :-?

I did some looking into BotCon 1996 for the Bounty Hunter, and... I can tell it wasn't a very good convention to say the least (thank you, Men in Black). Anyway, Pulp Fiction theme, Onyx Primal, G2 Greasepit, Double Pretenders, what else do we have that's unique to that convention?
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672456)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:29pm CDT
Notice that the toy reveals have thus far been in the same order as on the BotCon 2015 website. First was the thief, now the muscle. If this keeps up, we'll see next the Loose Cannon, then the Boss, and last the Bounty Hunter.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672458)
Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:32pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Of note is that he said

"there's very little blue on the next three, if any."


Another clue to the next reveals... and it would exclude that little blue guy we saw earlier. Back to the drawing board :-?

I did some looking into BotCon 1996 for the Bounty Hunter, and... I can tell it wasn't a very good convention to say the least (thank you, Men in Black). Anyway, Pulp Fiction theme, Onyx Primal, G2 Greasepit, Double Pretenders, what else do we have that's unique to that convention?


What about a Dawn of Future's Past Onyx Primal? I was initially thinking we'd need a bat related mold (such as Generations Ratbat) with a new Onyx Primal/Optimus head, but then realized he could be any vehicle. Heck, they could do the Lio Convoy / IDW Orion Pax mold done in black and golds for an Onyx Primal (or whatever colors Onyx Primal was).
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672459)
Posted by durroth on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:33pm CDT
I dunno, personally I would have died laughing if every figure had blue and grey as the main colors... also, onyx primal... I'd say ratbat/scourge, possibly a new head, and Legends COmmander/Robot Masters Optimus Primal's swords.
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672460)
Posted by Bed Bugs on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:35pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Notice that the toy reveals have thus far been in the same order as on the BotCon 2015 website. First was the thief, now the muscle. If this keeps up, we'll see next the Loose Cannon, then the Boss, and last the Bounty Hunter.


Well of course, they want to save Pretender Oilmaster with Pretender Shell for the last reveal. ;)
Re: Voyager Class Battletrap revealed as BotCon 2015 Transformers Exclusive (1672463)
Posted by Seibertron on April 7th, 2015 @ 3:36pm CDT
Black, white and gold.

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Hm. Maybe scratch my idea. It seems Nova Prime has very similar colors. I wonder if he'll get repurposed?

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