First look at BotCon exclusives - number five: Dreadwind!

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Post by RID Scourge » Thu Apr 26, 2007 4:01 pm

Nice to see a fellow evil Prime. :up:

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Post by Nevermore » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:46 pm

Looking for a complete Energon Sky Shadow (from Superion Maximus).
Offering: Binaltech Hound, Swindle, Ravage (Corvette), Skids.
Can buy in stores: Robot Heroes Tigatron/Inferno, Ricochet/Predaking.

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Post by The Nemesis Scourge » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:51 pm

Originally posted by RID Scourge
Nice to see a fellow evil Prime. :up:


Hail!


Thanks.


I wanted to originally call myself Nemesis Prime...But alas it was taken.

As well as Scourge.

So I just put the 2 alter ego Prime names together and came of with this...

A bit long...But I think it works.

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Post by The Nemesis Scourge » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:53 pm

Originally posted by Nevermore
Thrust!

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Oh my god!

An actual custom job!

They actually pulled it off. I was afraid it was gonna be just a repaint of the Ramjet mold...But low and behold. Different wings!


Best one of the bunch by far! Looks fantastic.


Makes you wonder though. Why didn't they put the same attention on the Dirge figure....Oh well..No use complaining about it now.

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Post by StoneCold Skywarp » Thu Apr 26, 2007 6:57 pm

Things like that make God angry.

Because that's gonna go for a ****ing mint on eBay :mad:
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Post by RID Scourge » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:25 pm

Indeed. This is gonna go like hotcakes.

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Post by Neuronutter » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:26 pm

Originally posted by The Nemesis Scourge
Oh my god!

An actual custom job!

They actually pulled it off. I was afraid it was gonna be just a repaint of the Ramjet mold...But low and behold. Different wings!


Best one of the bunch by far! Looks fantastic.


Makes you wonder though. Why didn't they put the same attention on the Dirge figure....Oh well..No use complaining about it now.


Personally I don't think they've got the wings quite right. They are too small. But credit for bothering to custom the thing in the first place. And yeah there is gonna be huge demand for these now!

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Post by Tetsuro » Thu Apr 26, 2007 7:57 pm

Originally posted by StoneCold Skywarp
Things like that make God angry.

Because that's gonna go for a ****ing mint on eBay :mad:

But God already IS angry, that's the whole point.

After all, what kind of loving god would allow this to happen!?

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Post by Jaynz » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:13 pm

An actual custom job!
Wings look a little off, but it's definately an admirable effort. If you listen carefully, you can hear the sounds of a thousand Transfans crying today...
Makes you wonder though. Why didn't they put the same attention on the Dirge figure....Oh well..No use complaining about it now.


Honestly? Dirge ain't all THAT different from Ramjet. Yeah, there are differences, but the redeco did a lot more than the slight wing alterations would have.

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Post by Cliffjumper » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:36 pm

Originally posted by Neuronutter
Personally I don't think they've got the wings quite right. They are too small. But credit for bothering to custom the thing in the first place. And yeah there is gonna be huge demand for these now!
Basically same sentiment here - good that they've forked out the money for the new layout and all (still don't really see the need for Dirge, those stubby little first delta wings just aren't as noticeable), but yeh, those things do just look too stubby. They just built on the F15 wings, I'm guessing?

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Post by Jaynz » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:45 pm

No, they're completely new. They're just a bit squat in width, I'm guessing to keep to the sprue size.

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Post by another tf fan » Thu Apr 26, 2007 8:59 pm

Yeah, guess I was wrong about Thrust not getting new wings.

Looks really nice, and the set is quite cool. Still no one is gonna get me to spend the dough for the set, but very nice and I will continue to bitch that these would have sold at retail, and should have.
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Post by Civ » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:00 pm

I know what I said before but I don't care. I'm going to Botcon and I'm gettin' those sumbitches. Dirge, Thrust, and Thundercracker have sealed the deal but mostly Thrust. Anything else at this point will just be icing on the cake for me.

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Post by Jaynz » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:07 pm

Originally posted by another tf fan
Yeah, guess I was wrong about Thrust not getting new wings.

Looks really nice, and the set is quite cool. Still no one is gonna get me to spend the dough for the set, but very nice and I will continue to bitch that these would have sold at retail, and should have.


To be fair, the movie's got all the attention for now.. Universe bombed... and the new 'animated' line is coming RIGHT after the movie waves. There's not a lot of ROOM for the figures unless RID2/Classics becomes the 'new' Universe line.

Which, I could go for, honestly, but I can see why there would be hesitation.

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Post by zigzagger » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:33 pm

The cone-head redecos are fun!
Think I will admire these from afar, though.....

Now, another side-by-side shot - because they're fun!
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They do look lovely together, and with the addition of Thrust, the set is complete! The individual look of the cone-heads, Thrust in particular, gives the molds each personality, I think . They're just plain fun!!

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Post by Clogs » Thu Apr 26, 2007 9:35 pm

Aarrggghhhhh! Not fair, not fair, not fair. I want Thundercracker, Thrust and Dirge! I want them all and I want them NOW!!! :wall:

And the worst thing is we could all end up competing against each other on e-Bay for them. Talk about the end of family...
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Post by Tetsuro » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:07 pm

Originally posted by another tf fan
Still no one is gonna get me to spend the dough for the set, but very nice and I will continue to bitch that these would have sold at retail, and should have.
Yah, the set costs about 229 bucks more than I'd be willing to pay for it.

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Post by Nevermore » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:09 pm

Here's my thought:

The BotCon team only has a certain budget. Not remolding Dirge allowed for the expenses required to remold Thrust.
Looking for a complete Energon Sky Shadow (from Superion Maximus).
Offering: Binaltech Hound, Swindle, Ravage (Corvette), Skids.
Can buy in stores: Robot Heroes Tigatron/Inferno, Ricochet/Predaking.

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Post by zeoman4.5 » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:10 pm

Heck yes!!!!:cool:

This is posibly the best Seeker set ever. I love Starscream, Skywarp, and Ramjet; but man I have to get these guys. I guess
my laptop will have to wait a bit longer.

They look so show accurate, Oh man I'm praying I'll get the money
for these. I can't wait.

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Post by zigzagger » Thu Apr 26, 2007 10:14 pm

Originally posted by Nevermore
Here's my thought:

The BotCon team only has a certain budget. Not remolding Dirge allowed for the expenses required to remold Thrust.

My thoughts exactly, it's a justified "sacrifice" - if you even want to call it that. I still don't understand what all the hubbub (he he he, I said "hubbub") is over the Ramjet to Dirge conversion. Looks spot-on, if you ask me!

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