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Old 2008-02-12, 01:19 AM   #21
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Default First Image of Evil Prime up at Botcon.com

A preview for the first figure of the club exclusive set has surfaced over at botcon.com. Evil Prime. Oooo.
He's so evil....and purple.
http://www.botcon.com/08figures.cfm

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Old 2008-02-12, 01:25 AM   #22
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Saw that toy just a few seconds ago on Seibertron. That is an interesting shade of Purple for an evil character. Kind of a grape - but I am loving the effect put onto the glass for a battle damaged look. Even if it is watermarked and cleaned up a bit, the color choices over-all seem pretty good and not just slapped together in a hurry. Even the head color screams evil. Is that weathering I see on the paint also (on his legs)?
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 01:26 AM   #23
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So whats the point in this purple prime repaint...considering theres no 'con logos its obviously not an "evil prime" of some kind.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 01:45 AM   #24
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There'll be more, so figure it's best to have a separate thread for these.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 01:53 AM   #25
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So whats the point in this purple prime repaint...considering theres no 'con logos its obviously not an "evil prime" of some kind.
He has the autobot insignia because the autobots are evil in this story. The faction names, insignias and major players are unchanged. The only difference is their alignment.

I like it. I was hoping for NP colors, but this actually is a bit more interesting. Bonus points for doing something unique, as well. I wonder what the rest of the set will look like . . .
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 01:58 AM   #26
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He has the autobot insignia because the autobots are evil in this story. The faction names, insignias and major players are unchanged. The only difference is their alignment.

I like it. I was hoping for NP colors, but this actually is a bit more interesting. Bonus points for doing something unique, as well. I wonder what the rest of the set will look like . . .
What "story"? Good to see Hasbro finally learning how to paint well though... Saves me some work.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 02:07 AM   #27
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Every year, the Transformers Club (which is run by Fun Publications) releases a set of exclusives and a comic book (which features those toys) at their Botcon convention. This year's comic is a mirror-universe story in which the autobots are good and the decepticons are evil. This Optimus Prime is the Evil Prime from the set.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 02:40 AM   #28
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Every year, the Transformers Club (which is run by Fun Publications) releases a set of exclusives and a comic book (which features those toys) at their Botcon convention. This year's comic is a mirror-universe story in which the autobots are good and the decepticons are evil. This Optimus Prime is the Evil Prime from the set.
Dont you mean the autobots are evil and the decepticons are good? :P

Sounds interesting though. I look forward to reading the comic book from a bootlegger. :P
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 04:22 AM   #29
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At first I thought someone changed the tint settings on that picture, but no the official photo DOES look like a f***ed monitor.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 08:24 AM   #30
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Any word on whether the remoulds have beards?
Nah, they'd never be so obvious surely?

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2. Classics Rodimus painted black with a beard.
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It was usually an idea reserved for bad fanfic.
By people who saw Mirror Mirror and missed the whole bloody point (including that bearded Spock wasn't evil...)
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 03:23 PM   #31
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Prime looks...ok. As cliche as it is, I'd have rather seen the Nemesis Prime colors than the Grape Ape deco though tbh.
 
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Old 2008-02-12, 03:36 PM   #32
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I have to wonder why they're doing this. Adopting the 'most lame-ass fan-fiction idea ever' as the crux of their 2008 story is not the most bright of moves. Are they seriously going to say that they couldn't pick out 10 characters from 25 years of material that would make for a better convention set?

If you really wanted Evil Cars vs Heroic Jets, isn't there a couple of teams in pretty high demand already?

And, I'm sorry, the 'painted damage' on Purple Prime looks pathetic, like something my four-year old did on accident playing with a Gundam pen. I know some fans are going to look forward to this, but, for me, this is probably the weakest of the exclusive lineup since Onyx Primal...

... who, not coincidentally.. was the exact same concept.
 
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Old 2008-02-13, 05:38 PM   #33
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Dont you mean the autobots are evil and the decepticons are good? :P
Yeah, what he said.
 
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Old 2008-02-13, 08:20 PM   #34
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OK question,


If this is the mirror world and everything is reversed, then would there even me a nemesis prime or in this case a avenger prime(didnt know what else to call him), or would there be a nemesis megatron ?

Nemesis Prime is pretty much the evil prime in a regular universe, so in a mirror universe with a Evil Prime already, would he be Avenger Prime ? or since the whole thing is mirrored wouldnt that mean there would be a nemesis megatron, because he is the good guy now ?


Remember everything is mirrored or flipped, and that includes the reasons for certain character in this case a NEMESIS character. So who would that character be ? and why do yall think that ?
 
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Old 2008-02-14, 12:39 AM   #35
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I haven't made up my mind about this urgent question yet.
 
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Old 2008-02-14, 05:55 PM   #36
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A Nemesis Classics Prime is rumoured to be an exclusive at SDCC --

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-...-prime-164231/

Oh, and loose BotCon sets have sold out. Presumably because dealers have ordered them without realising the last two years' sets were likely to have been more sought after.
 
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Old 2008-02-15, 09:30 PM   #37
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Prime's alt mode.

http://www.botcon.com/08figures.cfm
 
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Old 2008-02-15, 10:09 PM   #38
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Not a fan of the mold (the Classics UM I got with Skywarp is still tiewrapped in the box after about a year) and I don't like the colour or the half-assed battle damage but I do like the "til all are gone" sentiment
 
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Old 2008-02-15, 10:19 PM   #39
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So, apparently someone couldn't wait to upload these pics until they were meant to go public, and since the URLs were so obvious to guess, some folks at TFW found them:

Goldbug!

http://botcon.com/images/goldbugALT.jpg
http://botcon.com/images/goldbugBOT.jpg
 
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Old 2008-02-15, 11:51 PM   #40
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Goldbug is LAAAAAME. Prime is beginning to grow on me, especially the alt mode. Love the phrase painted on the side! Awesome touch!
 
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