Botcon 2011 Info Thread | UPDATE: Animated Motormaster Revealed

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Botcon 2011 Info Thread | UPDATE: Animated Motormaster Revealed

Post by zigzagger » Fri Feb 18, 2011 9:19 pm

Your all purpose Botcon 2011 info thread

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The convention-exclusive set this year will contain Transformers: Animated themed Stunticons.

Dead End - redeco of Animated Jazz (with a moustache)
Breakdown - redeco/retool of Animated Rodimus Minor
Drag Strip - redeco of Animated Arcee.
Wildrider - redeco/retool of Animated Lockdown
Motormaster - redeco/retool of Animated Voyager Optimus Prime

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Post by Blackjack » Sat Feb 19, 2011 3:03 am

Drag Strip's a girl? :eyebrow:

Motormaster's gonna be a repaint of Optimus Prime, I take it?

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Post by Sades » Sat Feb 19, 2011 5:51 am

Blackjack wrote:Drag Strip's a girl? :eyebrow:
DRAG Strip, geddit?

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Feb 19, 2011 8:10 am

I don't know, considering how styalised the Animated toys are, if I were to look at that without knowing it was an Arcee repaint I'd not think of it as a tittybot.
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Post by zigzagger » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:47 am

inflatable dalek wrote:I don't know, considering how styalised the Animated toys are, if I were to look at that without knowing it was an Arcee repaint I'd not think of it as a tittybot.
Well, clearly you haven't examined the figure's pubic mound closely enough*.

But, in all seriousness -- yeah, I agree. It'd pass for a sleeker "male" body-type.

(* I'm sorry, I shouldn't have dredged that one up :o)

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Post by inflatable dalek » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:53 am

zigzagger wrote:Well, clearly you haven't examined the figure's pubic mound closely enough*.
Hmmm, it does seem to slope inwards suggesting a female physiology. I may have to draw some pictures of her getting shagged by porn star 'tache Dead End (it's art people!).

(* I'm sorry, I shouldn't have dredged that one up :o)
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Post by Ackula » Mon Feb 21, 2011 8:22 am

Those all look terrible to be frank. I wouldn't even buy them at normal retail costs, little alone the high amount they will undoubtedly sale them for. I hope that the other exclusives will not be Animated figures, as I'll probably actually go this year since it is only a 3 hour drive to Pasadena, which I'm surprised they are having it there again so soon.
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Post by Wildrider » Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:11 pm

Dead End is absolutely awesome! Sort of John Waters/Vincent Price in plastic robot format.

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Post by Thunderwave » Mon Feb 21, 2011 11:30 pm

I'm rather fond of this set. I'd actually pay a "reasonable*" price for them if I could get my hands on them. I own the original Stunticons, and I like the Animated figures over all, nevermind the fact that they've picked some of my favorite molds from the line, so owning them would at least add something to my collection.

*I say reasonable for BotCon exclusives, not normal retail

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Motormaster Revealed

Post by zigzagger » Thu Feb 24, 2011 7:45 pm

...And here's Motormaster - redeco/retool of Voyager Optimus Prime:
http://www.botcon.com/botcon2011/bc11motormaster.cfm

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Post by inflatable dalek » Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:21 pm

It's nice they've gone for a different head, but it really doesn't stop it looking like Optimus Prime wearing a bag. He's just one of those characters who too distinctive in look to repaint well as others.
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Post by burnitall » Fri Feb 25, 2011 2:47 am

Well, it was a good idea, animated stunticons. I don't much like the end result.
Yeah, and what Dalek said.
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Post by Ackula » Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:42 am

That is just horrible. Really, really horrible. :nonono:
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Post by inflatable dalek » Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:03 pm

I think what would have helped is if he'd had a sculpted face (which the original managed way back in '85), as it is in this photo it looks like Prime's at a fancy dress party as the Elephant Man.

Now, allowing for my limited knowledge of Animated I think redoing Ultra Magnus would have worked better. It's more of a departure for the vehicle mode, but it's still fairly truckey and he already has a square head thing going for him, tweak it a bit by removing the antenna and in the right colours he'd be a lot closer than this.
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Post by Vin Ghostal » Wed Mar 16, 2011 3:29 pm

Good grief. Dragstrip's head is ENORMOUS.
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