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Transformers Convention Exclusive Toys

Transformers: Convention Exclusive Toys

As the Transformers fandom grew and conventions became a thing, Hasbro started producing convention-exclusive toys and fiction that were only available through attending the official Transformers convention BotCon, with each year usually having a theme. Over time the amount of official toys released in every year’s Botcon increased as the OTFCC itself also expanded in both scope and scale, with Hasbro’s support growing as the convention itself did, repainted toys eventually blossoming to additional retools exclusive to these Botcon toys. The original conventions ran by 3H focused more on introducing new toys as it expanded on Beast Wars and Universe, though its successor, Fun Publications under the ‘Timeless’ banner, branched out with other series and generally attempted to follow a theme each year for a majority of their toys.

From Botcon 2005, under Fun Publications’ management, each Botcon will have a box set featuring around five to six toys. Several two-packs ‘souvenirs’ would be on sale at the Botcon event itself, usually featuring repaints of several of the new retooled toys from the box set, and a bonus free toy would be given to those who arrived in person to take their box set. From the 2006 Botcon onwards, a customization class allowing fans to build a brand-new toy would provide yet another exclusive toy. Finally, a different bonus free toy would be given to those who registered early, as well as several toys sold through their website In 2013 Hasbro/Fun Publications has made several toys exclusive to an online subscription service, around six a year.

Exclusive toys also began cropping up in other conventions such as San Diego Comic-Con or New York Comic-Con. Generally, thanks to the difficulty buying them and the limited number that these toys are produced in, convention exclusive toys are generally more expensive in the secondary market though this obviously varies from toy to toy. This list will primarily be focused on the toys released by Botcon/OTFCC divided by year, and other official convention exclusives will be listed in the bottom.

Botcon 1994:
  • Generation 2 Breakdown (repaint of G1 Breakdown meant for mass retail but cancelled and made available at Botcon)

Botcon 1995:
  • Nightracer (black-and-yellow repaint of G2 Go-Bot High Beam as a brand-new female Decepticon)

Botcon 1996:
  • Onyx Primal (black repaint of Beast Wars basic class bat Optimus Primal as a Predacon)
  • Dealer Exclusive Onyx Primal (variant of Onyx Primal with ‘dealer exclusive’ given out only to dealers)

Botcon 1997:
  • Fractyl (green repaint of Beast Wars basic class Terrorsaur; sold in a two-pack box with Packrat)
  • Packrat (blue repaint of Beast Wars basic class Rattrap)

Botcon 1998:
  • Antagony (black repaint of Beast Wars mega class Inferno)
  • Vice Grip (blue repaint of Beast Wars basic class Powerpinch)
  • Double Punch (red repaint of Beast Wars mega class Scorponok based on a rejected paint scheme; exclusive to Botcon 1998 Japan)
  • Grizzly-1/Barbearian (brown repaint of Beast Wars mega class Polar Claw based on a rejected paint scheme; exclusive to Botcon 1998 Japan; names are inconsistent from packaging to bio)

Botcon 1999:
  • Sandstorm (tan/orange repaint of Beast Wars mega class Scorponok)
  • Windrazor (white/purple repaint of Beast Wars deluxe class Silverbolt)

Botcon 2000:
  • Apelinq (maroon/gray repaint of Beast Wars mega class Transmetal Optimus Primal)
  • Shokaract (brown/blue repaint of Beast Wars ultra class Rampage)

Botcon 2001:
  • Tigatron (repaint of Beast Wars deluxe class Transmetal Cheetor with the head used for Ravage by Takara as BW Tigatron)
  • Arcee (repaint of Beast Wars mega class Transmetal 2 Blackarachnia as G1 Arcee without the chest armour and a new sound chip)

Botcon 2002:
  • CatSCAN (red/white repaint of Beast Machines deluxe class Night Slash Cheetor)
  • Glyph (blue repaint of Generation 1 Bumblebee keychain)
  • Tap-Out (green repaint of Generation 1 Cliffjumper keychain)
  • Cyclonus (repaint of Beast Machines ultra class Jetstorm as G1 Cyclonus)
  • Rook (gray repaint of Generation 1 Windcharger keychain, initially a Botcon Europe exclusive before being sold on 3H’s website)

Botcon 2003:
  • Sideswipe (repaint of Robots in Disguise deluxe class Prowl as G1 Sideswipe)
  • Sunstreaker (repaint of Robots in Disguise deluxe class Prowl as G1 Sunstreaker; available only as a ‘hotel exclusive’ for attendees who booked a room at the convention hotel)
  • Roulette (retool of Robots in Disguise deluxe class Side Burn with a new head, sold in a two-pack with Shadow Striker)
  • Shadow Striker (retool of Robots in Disguise deluxe class Side Burn with a new head, sold in a two-pack with Roulette)

Botcon 2004:
  • Megazarak w/ Caliburn (purple/black/red repaint of Armada ultra class Megatron and his Minicon Leader-1, initially meant to be a new form for G1 Megatron before it was dropped on Hasbro’s orders)
  • Sentinel Maximus w/ Hyperlinq (blue/red repaint of Armada ultra class Overload and his Minicon Rollout; Hyperlinq meant to be a new form for Apelinq; initially called ‘Vector Prime’; not actually available at Botcon 2004 thanks to 3H’s dissolution and ended up being mailed away)
  • Energon Spears (blue and purple repaints of Energon Skyblast’s spear accessory given away for free)

Botcon 2005 (Descent into Evil):
  • Deathsaurus (retool of Robots in Disguise ultra class Megatron with a new head sculpt in the likeness of the Victory Decepticon leader; sold in a box set with Chromia, Fallback, Ironhide, Ricochet, Buzzclaw and Dirge)
  • Chromia (light green/white retool of Energon scout class Arcee with a new head, meant to be G1 Moonracer but redubbed Chromia instead)
  • Fallback (brown/tan repaint of Energon scout class Strongarm as G1 Outback)
  • Ironhide (red retool of Energon deluxe class Tow-Line with a new headsculpt as G1 Ironhide)
  • Ricochet (black repaint of Generations 2 Hooligan)
  • Buzzlaw (black/purple/yellow repaint of Beast Wars deluxe class Buzzclaw)
  • Dirge (yellow/black/red repaint of Beast Wars deluxe class Buzzclaw)
  • Autobot Ratchet (white repaint of the Ironhide retool from the box set as G1 Ratchet; sold in a bagged set with Flareup)
  • Flareup (orange repaint of the Chromia retool from the box set in G1 Firestar’s colours)
  • Virulent Clones (blue/yellow repaint of Beast Wars basic class Buzzclaw; sold in bagged sets of two)
  • Flamewar (black/red repaint of Energon scout class Arcee, given away free to pre-registered attendees)
  • Ramjet (white/blue repaint of Cybertron legends class Starscream in the colours of Universe Ramjet)
  • Skyfall (clear blue/red repaint of Energon scout class Terradive/Sky Shadow; free bonus to early registrations and sold through FP’s website; will combine with Landquake, Topspin, Breakaway and Heatwave released in the subsequent four years to form Nexus Maximus)

Botcon 2006: (Dawn of Future’s Past)
  • Axalon Optimus Primal (retool of Cybertron voyager class Crumplezone with a new head as Beast Wars Optimus Primal in a pre-BW body; sold as a box set with Rattrap, Cheetor, Rhinox and Dinobot)
  • Axalon Rattrap (repaint of Cybertron scout class Ransack as Beast Wars Rattrap)
  • Axalon Cheetor (retool of Cybertron scout class Clocker with a new head as Beast Wars Cheetor)
  • Axalon Rhinox (repaint of Cybertron deluxe class Landmine as Beast Wars Rhinox)
  • Darksyde Dinobot (repaint of Armada deluxe class Hoist as Beast Wars Dinobot)
  • Darksyde Megatron (retool of Cybertron ultra class Cybertron Defense Red Alert with a new head as Beast Wars Megatron, sold in a two-pack with Waspinator)
  • Darksyde Waspinator (repaint of Machine Wars Skywarp as Beast Wars Waspinator)
  • Buzzsaw (repaint of Energon scout class Divebomb as G1 Buzzsaw; sold in a two-pack with Laserbeak)
  • Laserbeak (repaint of Energon scout class Divebomb as G1 Laserbeak)
  • Unit 2 (repaint of the Cheetor retool from the box set as Beast Wars Tigatron, given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Inferno (repaint of Cybertron scout class Scrapmetal as Beast Wars Inferno; customization class)
  • Rumble (repaint of Cybertron scout class Scrapmetal using the alternate head as G1 Rumble; customization class)
  • Landquake (clear red/blue repaint of Energon Blight/Kickback; free bonus to early registrations and sold through FP’s website)

Botcon 2007: (Games of Deception)
  • Bug Bite (white repaint of Classics deluxe class Bumblebee in the colours of Go-Bots Bug Bite; sold in a box set with Dreadwind, Thundercracker, Thrust and Dirge)
  • Dreadwind (retool of Classics voyager class Jetfire with a new head as G1 Dreadwind)
  • Thundercracker (repaint of Classics deluxe class Starscream as G1 Thundercracker)
  • Thrust (retool of Classics deluxe class Ramjet with new wings as G1 Thrust)
  • Dirge (repaint of Classics deluxe class Ramjet as G1 Dirge)
  • Alpha Trion w/ Beta Maxx (retool of Cybertron voyager class Vector Prime and Safeguard with a new head as G1 Alpha Trion; sold in a two-pack with Weirdwolf)
  • Weirdwolf (repaint of Cybertron deluxe class Snarl as G1 Weirdwolf)
  • Huffer (repaint of Cybertron scout class Armorhide as G1 Huffer; sold in a two-pack with Springer)
  • Springer (repaint of Cybertron deluxe class Cybertron Defense Hot Shot as G1 Springer)
  • Clear Mirage (clear blue version of Classics deluxe class Mirage given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Overkill (repaint of Classics deluxe class Grimlock as G1 Overkill; customization class; later made into Universe 2.0 store exclusive toy)
  • Breakaway (clear red/blue repaint of Energon basic class Treadshot/Windrazor; free bonus to early registrations and sold on FP’s website)

Botcon 2008: (Shattered Glass)
  • Optimus Prime (purple/black repaint of Classics voyager class Optimus Prime, all the toys in this set are meant to represent reversed versions of themselves; sold in a box set with Grimlock, Goldbug, Jazz, Starscream and Razorclaw)
  • Grimlock (dark grey/purple/green repaint of Classics deluxe class Grimlock)
  • Goldbug (black/yellow retool of Cybertron deluxe class Hot Shot with a new Goldbug head)
  • Autobot Jazz (white/blue retool of Cybertron deluxe class Crosswise with a new Jazz head)
  • Starscream (white/red repaint of Cybertron voyager class Starscream)
  • Razorclaw (yellow repaint of Classics mini-con Overbite)
  • Rodimus (black/purple repaint of Classics deluxe class Rodimus; sold in a three-pack with Megatron and Divebomb)
  • Megatron (white/black retool of Energon ultra class Megatron with a new Megatron head)
  • Divebomb (orange repaint of Classics mini-con Dreadwing)
  • Blurr (black/blue retool of Cybertron deluxe class Blurr with a new head; sold in a four-pack with Sideswipe, Whisper and Rampage)
  • Sideswipe w/ Whisper (black/teal repaints of Armada deluxe class Wheeljack and Wind Sheer)
  • Rampage (red repaint of Classics mini-con Snarl)
  • Ricochet (red/black repaint of the Jazz retool from the box set given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Nightbeat (darker retool of Energon Hot Shot with a new head based on G1 Nightbeat without his horns; customization class)
  • Topspin (clear red/blue repaint of Energon basic class Blackout/Storm Cloud; free bonus to early registrations and sold on FP’s website)

Botcon 2009: (Wings of Honor)
  • Kup (retool of Cybertron deluxe class Red Alert with a new head as G1 Kup; sold as a box set with Scourge, Thunderclash, Landshark and Flak)
  • Scourge (retool of Cybertron deluxe class Sideways with a new head as G1 Scourge)
  • Thunderclash (repaint of Energon deluxe class Rodimus as G1 Thunderclash)
  • Landshark (green/orange repaint of Energon ultra class Landmine)
  • Flak (gray repaint of Cybertron voyager class Cybertron Defense Scattorshot as G1 Flak)
  • Banzai-tron (black/purple repaint of Energon deluxe class Mirage as G1 Banzaitron; sold in a two-pack with Skyquake)
  • Skyquake (blue/green repaint of Energon deluxe class Starscream as G1 Skyquake)
  • Sweep Two, Sweep Six, Sweep Seven (repaints of the Scourge retool from the box set in light blue; sold in a three-pack)
  • Elita-1 (repaint of Cybertron deluxe class Thunderblast as G1 Elita-One; sold in a two-pack with Razorclaw; due to poor sales the surplus sets were made available in FP’s site)
  • Razorclaw (retool of Cybertron voyager class Leobreaker with a new head as G1 Razorclaw)
  • Leozack (repaint of Energon deluxe class Starscream as Victory Leozack, given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Shattered Glass Thunderclash (minor ‘evil colours’ repaint of Energon deluxe class Rodimus; customization class)
  • Heatwave (blue/red retool of Energon deluxe class Barricade with a new combiner head; free bonus to early registrations and sold on FP’s website)

Botcon 2010: (Generation 2 Redux)
  • Autobot Spark (repaint of Universe 2.0 voyager class Inferno as G1 Pyro; sold as a box set with Clench, Breakdown, Streetstar and Sky-Byte)
  • Clench (retool of Universe 2.0 ultra class Onslaught with a new head as G1 Clench)
  • Breakdown (retool of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Sideswipe with a new head as Breakdown in his G2 colours)
  • Streetstar (repaint of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Prowl as G1 Streetwise, using the colours of his unreleased G2 toy)
  • Sky-Byte (retool of Energon deluxe class Sharkticon as Robots in Disguise Sky-Byte)
  • Cindersaur (blue repaint of Cybertron/BW10th deluxe class Beast Megatron as G1 Cindersaur, using colours similar to the G2 Firecons; sold in a two-pack with Rapido)
  • Rapido (red retool of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Prowl with a new head as G1 Rapido)
  • Double Punch (repaint of Energon ultra class Scorponok as G1 Double Punch; sold in a three-pack with Turbomaster and SG Ravage)
  • Turbomaster (repaint of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Hound as G1 Scorch)
  • Shattered Glass Ravage (white repaint of Universe 2.0 Ravage)
  • Sharkticons: Air Shark, Land Shark, Sea Shark (repaints of Energon deluxe class Sharkticon in G1 Sharkticon colours, sold as a thre-pack)
  • Decepticon Slice (repaint of Energon deluxe class Downshift as G1 Slicer, given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Sideswipe (repaint of Universe 2.0 Sideswipe in G2 colours; customization class)

Botcon 2011: (Transformers Animated: the Stunti-Con Job)
  • The Motor Master (retool of Animated voyager class Optimus Prime with a new head; sold in a box set with Breakdown, Dead End, Drag Strip and Wildrider)
  • Breakdown (retool of Animated deluxe class Rodimus Minor with a new head)
  • Dead End (repaint of Animated deluxe class Jazz)
  • Drag Strip (repaint of Animated deluxe class Arcee)
  • Wildrider (retool of Animated deluxe class Lockdown, using the chainsaw accessory from Blazing Lockdown and having a new head)
  • Fisitron (retool of Animated deluxe class Ironhide with a new head, given away for free for attendees who arrived in person)
  • Sideswipe (repaint of Breakdown retool from the box set, painted in G2 colours; sold in a two-pack with Toxitron)
  • Toxitron (repaint of Animated voyager class Optimus Prime)
  • Autotroopers (repaints of the Fisitron retool; sold in a three-pack)
  • Shattered Glass Galvatron (repaint of Cybertron voyager class Evac; sold in a two-pack with Shattered Glass Thundercracker)
  • Shattered Glass Thundercracker (repaint of Classics Starscream in colours homaging Action Master Thundercracker)
  • Minerva (repaint of Animated deluxe class Arcee; customization class)

Botcon 2012: (Invasion)
  • Gigatron (retool of Revenge of the Fallen voyager class Bludgeon with a new head as G1 Overlord; comes in a box set with Metalhawk, Ultra Magnus, Tracks, Soundwave and Treadshot)
  • Metalhawk (retool of Generations deluxe class Thunderwing with a new head as G1 Metalhawk)
  • Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus (retool of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Laser Optimus Prime with a new head)
  • Shattered Glass Turbo Tracks (red repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Tracks)
  • Shattered Glass Soundwave (retool of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Ironhide with a new head)
  • Shattered Glass Treadshot (retool of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Jazz with a new head)
  • Shattered Glass Optimus Prime (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Laser Optimus Prime as SG Optimus Prime; sold in a two-pack with Kick-Over)
  • Kick-Over (retool of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Jazz with a new head as G1 Kick-Off)
  • Shattered Glass Octopunch (repaint of 2010 Transformers voyager class Sea Spray; sold in a two-pack with Spinister)
  • Spinister (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Tomahawk using the alternate head as G1 Spinister)
  • Shattered Glass Wreck-Gar, Scrap Iron & Junkheap (repaints of 2010 Transformers Wreck-Gar with each toy using the three various alternate heads available to the mould; sold in a three-pack)
  • The Bard of Darkmount (Shattered Glass Straxus) (repaint of Generations deluxe class Darkmount; given away for free for attendees that arrived in person)
  • Shattered Glass Longarm (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Jazz in Shockwave colours; comes with bonus alternate Shockwave head and gun arm; customization class)

Botcon 2013: (Machine Wars: termination)
  • Skywarp (retool of Revenge of the Fallen deluxe class Dirge with a new head as Machine Wars Skywarp; sold in a box set with Megaplex, Hoist, Obsidian and Strika)
  • Megaplex (repaint of Prime Robots in Disguise voyager class Dreadwing as Machine Wars Megaplex)
  • Hoist (retool of Generations deluxe class Kup with a new head as Machine Wars Hoist)
  • Strika (retool of Generations deluxe class Warpath with a new head as Beast Machines Strika)
  • Obsidian (retool of 2010 Transformers voyager class Highbrow with a new head as Beast Machines Obsidian)
  • Sandstorm (repaint of Dark of the Moon voyager class Skyhammer as Machine Wars Sandstorm; sold in a two-pack with Electro)
  • Autobot Electrons (repaint of the Hoist retool from the box set as G2 Electro)
  • Mirage (repaint of Classics deluxe class Mirage as Machine Wars Mirage; sold in a two-pack with Thundercracker)
  • Thundercracker (repaint of the Skywarp retool from the box set as Machine Wars Thundercracker)
  • Sunstorm (repaint of Classics deluxe class Starscream as G1 Sunstorm; sold in a three-pack with Bitstream and Hotlink)
  • Bitstream (light blue repaint of Classics deluxe class Starscream in the colours of a generic from the cartoon)
  • Hotlink (purple repaint of Classics deluxe class Starscream in the colours of a generic from the cartoon)
  • Starscream (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Terradive as Machine Wars Starscream)
  • Blastcharge Strika Drone (orange repaint of the box set’s Strika retool as Beast Machines Blastcharge; Customization class)
  • Kreon Five Pack: Hoist, Megaplex, Obsidian, Skywarp, Strika (Nontransforming kreon versions of the five toys included in this year’s box set)

Botcon 2014: (Pirates vs Knights)
  • Cannonball (retool of Prime Robots in Disguise deluxe class Ratchet with a new head as Cybertron Cannonball; sold in a box set with Scorponok, Ferak Devcon and Ginrai)
  • Scorponok w/ Zarak (retool of Energon ultra class Scorponok as G1 Scorponok with a new head retooled from the G1 Spike Witwicky Headmaster toy)
  • Ferak w/ Tornado (grey repaints of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Cyclonus and Nightstick as G1 Ferak and Tornado)
  • Ginrai (orange repaint of Classics voyager class Optimus Prime as Ginrai from the Japanese Masterforce series)
  • Devcon (retool of Generations deluxe class Scourge with a new head as G1 Devcon)
  • Apelinq (repaint of Cybertron/BW10th deluxe class Optimus Primal as Apelinq; sold in a three-pack with Flareup and Alpha Trizer)
  • Flareup (repaint of Prime Robots in Disguise deluxe class Arcee as Flareup)
  • Alpha Trizer (repaint of Prime Robots in Disguise voyager class Thundertron with Go Kenzan’s swords in Alpha Trion’s colours; meant to represent a new body for Beast Wars Cheetor)
  • Brimstone (repaint of Generations deluxe class Air Raid in a paint scheme that homages Cybertron Brimstone; sold in a two-pack with Hunter)
  • Hunter (repaint of the 2014’s Subscription Rampage retool of Prime First Edition deluxe class Megatron to represent a pre-beast Shokaract)
  • Dread Pirate Crew: Pounce, Wingspan, Pillage and Plunder (Pounce is a repaint of Prime Robots in Disguise deluxe class Vehicon in G1 Pounce colours, Wingspan is a repaint of the Takara Jet Vehicon retool in G1 Wingspan colours; Pillage and Plunder, each painted differently are repaints of the Arms Micron Igu; sold as a four-pack)
  • Flamewar (repaint of Prime Beast Hunters deluxe class Arcee; given away for free to attendees who arrived in person)
  • Primal Prime (repaint of Cybertron/BW10th deluxe class Optimus Primal as Universe Primal Prime; customization class)
  • Kreon Six Pack: Breakdown, Rattrap, Landshark, Fractyl, Rodimus, Gigatron (Kreon microchangers meant to represent various former Botcon exclusive toys: G2 Breakdown, Dawn of Future’s Past Rattrap, Wings of Honor Landshark, Beast Wars Fractyl, Shattered Glass Rodimus and Invasion’s Gigatron/Overlord)

Transformers Club Online Store 2007:
  • Airazor (retool of Energon deluxe class Slugslinger with a new head as Beast Wars Airazor to go with the Botcon 2006 set; sold through FP’s website)
  • Astrotrain w/ Starcatcher, Astro-Hook, Asrtro-Line & Astro-Sinker (retool of Armada ultra class Jetfire with a new head and a deco based on G1 Astrotrain, but meant to be a new Cybertron-universe character. Starcatcher is repainted from Jetfire’s original Minicon Comettor, while Hook, Line and Sinker are repainted from Cybertron’s Giant Planet Mini-Con team members Longarm, Overcast and Deepdive respectively; sold through FP’s website)

Transformers Club Online Store 2008:
  • Nightbeat (G1-based repaint of the Shattered Glass Nightbeat from the Botcon 2008 customization class, sold through FP’s website)
  • Seacon Box Set (orange/black/purple repainted versions of the G1 Seacons, sold through FP’s website; based on a cancelled store exclusive during the Energon toyline)

Transformers Club Online Store 2010: (no 2009 store beyond Heatwave)
  • Elite Guard Dion w/ Cop-Tur (repaints of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Hot Shot and Jolt to represent G1 Dion from the cartoon and the Go-Bot Cop-Tur; includes the canons omitted from the Hasbro release of Hot Shot)
  • Shattered Glass Cyclonus w/ Krunix (red/orange repaints of Universe 2.0 Cyclonus and Nightstick)
  • Punch/Counterpunch (retool of Universe 2.0 deluxe class Sunstreaker with a new transforming head as G1 Punch)

Transformers Club Online Store 2011:
  • Animated Cheetor (retool of Animated deluxe class Blurr with a new head)
  • G2 Ramjet (slight retool of Classics deluxe class Ramjet in G2 colours and a rubber nosecone)
  • Side Burn (repaint of Classics deluxe class Rodimus as Robots in Disguise Side Burn)

Transformers Club Online Store 2012:
  • Shattered Glass Drift (repaint of Generations deluxe class Drift in Deadpool colours; includes both his swords and the guns from the Blurr retool)
  • Over-Run (retool of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Tracks/Wheeljack with a new head as G1 Runabout; uses Wheeljack’s accessories)
  • Runamuck (repaint of the Runabout toy above as G1 Runamuck)

Transformers Club Subscription Service 2013:
  • Depth Charge (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Terradive as Beast Wars Depth Charge)
  • G1 Breakdown (repaint of Botcon 2010’s Breakdown retool in G1 colours)
  • Circuit (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Axor as a Movieverse version of G1 Circuit)
  • Jackpot (retool of Animated deluxe class Jazz with a new head as an Animated version of G1 Jackpot)
  • Scourge (repaint of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Laser Optimus Prime as Robots in Disguise Scourge)
  • Slipstream (retool of Prime First Edition deluxe class Starscream as a Prime version of Animated Slipstream)
  • Ultra Mammoth (blue/white/red repaint of Beast Wars Neo’s Big Convoy)

Transformers Club Subscription Service 2014:
  • Chromedome w/ Stylor (retool of Prime Robots in Disguise deluxe class Wheeljack with a new MTMTE-based head as G1 Chromedome; Stylor is a repaint of Prime Arms Micron S.2 as G1 Stylor)
  • Rewind (retool of United basic class Rumble with a new MTMTE-based head as G1 Rewind)
  • Treadshot w/ Catgut (repaint of Generations deluxe class Warpath as G1 Treadshot; Catgut is a repaint of Prime Arms Micron Jida as G1 Catgut)
  • Fisitron (retool of Generations deluxe class Swindle with a new head as G1 Ironfist)
  • Rampage (retool of Prime First Edition deluxe class Megatron as Beast Wars Rampage)
  • Trans-mutate (repaint of Prime First Edition deluxe class Arcee as Beast Wars Transmutate)
  • Thrustinator (retool of Beast Wars 2 Dirgegun with a new head, itself a retool of the original Waspinator toy; meant to represent a hybrid body between Beast Wars Waspinator and his Beast Machines alter-ego Thrust)
  • Barricade w/ Frenzy (repaint of Prime Beast Machines deluxe class Prowl as a Prime universe version of Movie Barricade; Frenzy is a Movie Frenzy-inspired repaint of Prime Arms Micron Sou)
  • Autobot Eject (repaint of the Rewind from this year as G1 Eject; “mystery figure”)

Transformers Club Subscription Service 2015:
  • Leo Prime (retool of Generations deluxe class Orion Pax with a new head as Beast Wars 2 Lio Convoy)
  • Nova Prime (repaint of the Leo Prime retool above as IDW’s Nova Prime)
  • Marissa Faireborn & Afterburner (Marissa is a combination of various G.I. Joe parts as the G1 character; Afterburner is a non-transforming repaint of G.I. Joe vehicle Wheel Blaster Bike painted in the colours of the G1 Technbot)
  • Krok w/ Gatoraider (retool of Generations deluxe class Megatron with a new head as G1 Krok; Gatoraider is a repaint of Prime Arms Micron Dai as G1 Gatoraider)
  • Serpent O.R. (repaint of the ‘Senator Ratbat’ retool of Generations Scourge to represent Serpentor from the third Devil’s Due G.I. Joe/Transformers crossover)
  • Nacelle (dark blue/white/red retool of Classics deluxe class Starscream with Thrust’s wings but the normal Seeker head)
  • G2 Starscream (repaint of Classics deluxe class Starscream in his G2 colours)
  • Tarantulas (retool of 2010 Transformers deluxe class Wreck-Gar with a new head as Beast Wars Tarantulas; includes bonus Spider Drones)
  • Zap w/ G.B. Blackrock (white repaint of Generations deluxe class Bumblebee as a cancelled toy of G1 Zap/Windbreaker; comes with a Kreon of G.B. Blackrock from G1 Marvel comics)

San Diego Comic-Con 2005:
  • Skywarp (repaint of Cybertron legends class Starscream in Skywarp colours, includes an exclusive Cyber Key)
  • Megatron Statue (Palisades Toys’ statue of G1 Megatron)

San Diego Comic-Con 2006:
  • Alternators Nemesis Prime (black repaint of Alternators Optimus Prime; later made available in retail)

San Diego Comic-Con 2007:
  • Alternators Rodimus Prime (slight repaint of Kiss Players Hot Rodimus without the PVC figurine, itself a retool of Alternators Mirage)
  • Menasor (black repaint of Titanium Rodimus Prime)

San Diego Comic-Con 2008:
  • Nemesis Prime (black repaint of Classics voyager class Optimus Prime; later made available in retail as part of the Universe 2.0 line)
  • War Within Skywarp (repaint of Titanium War Within Thundercracker as G1 Skywarp)
  • Optimus Prime Bust (Art Asylum bust of G1 Optimus Prime from the waist up)

San Diego Comic-Con 2009:
  • Soundwave w/ Laserbeak, Ravage, Buzzsaw & Ratbat (reissue of the original toys, using the original single-cassette door instead of the double-cassette used for many of Hasbro’s reissues)
  • Mighty Muggs Optimus Prime (slight repaint of the Mighty Muggs Optimus Prime)

San Diego Comic-Con 2010:
  • Autobot Blaster w/ Steeljaw, Ramhorn & Eject (reissue of the original toys)
  • Mighty Muggs Prowl (repaint of Mighty Muggs Jazz)

San Diego Comic-Con 2011:
  • Matrix of Leadership Optimus Prime (early release of Prime First Edition deluxe class Optimus Prime with an exclusive Matrix of Leadership carry case)
  • Ultimate Optimus Prime (Dark of the Moon Ultimate Optimus Prime released in Alternators-esque packaging as well as several exclusive stickers)
  • Starscream Skystriker w/ Cobra Commander (repaint of G.I. Joe’s Skystriker vehicle in Starscream colours, comes with Cobra Commander figure holding a Megatron gun)

San Diego Comic-Con 2012:
  • Decepticon Bruticus (multi-pack repaints of Generations Fall of Cybertron Onslaught, Brawl, Swindle, Vortex and Blast Off in an extremely game-accurate and G1-accurate colours)
  • Rust in Peace Cliffjumper (repaint of Prime First Edition Terrorcon Cliffjumper with additional battle damage and Dark Energon shard accessories, as well as a special case moulded after Cliffjumper’s zombie head)
  • Shockwave HISS tank w/ Destro & Battle Android Trooper (repaint of G.I. Joe: Retaliation HISS tank in Shockwave colours, comes with Destro and Battle Android Trooper figures as well as a Soundwave tape deck accessory and cassettes representing Ravage, Laserbeak and Ratbat)

San Diego Comic-Con 2013:
  • Metroplex (Generations titan class Metroplex with a second gun as well as PVC figures of Megatron, Orion Pax, Thundercracker, Bumblebee, Trailcutter and Hoist)
  • Shockwave’s Lab: Shockwave & Predaking (G1-inspired repaint of Prime Beast Hunters voyager class Shockwave packaged with a laboratory playset and a clear blue repaint of Prime Beast Hunters commander class Predaking)

San Diego Comic-Con 2014:
  • Knights of Unicron: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Jazz, Soundwave, Laserbeak & Ratbat (repaints of Generations Fall of Cybertron deluxe class Optimus Prime, Megatron and Jazz and War for Cybertron deluxe class Soundwave with additional hair and clothing accessories to represent a metal band. Also included are repaints of Animated Laserbeak and Ratbat to double as guitar accessories)
  • G1-Coloured Dinobots: Grimlock, Strafe, Slug & Snarl (G1-inspired repaints of Age of Extinction voyager class Grimlock and deluxe class Strafe, Slug and Snarl. Comes with a cardboard playset based on G1 Ark.)
  • Class of 1984 Kreons (a massive Kreon set including Arcee, Bluestreak, Brawn, Bumblebee, Cliffjumper, Frenzy, Gears, Hound, Huffer, Ironhide, Jazz, Megatron, Mirage, Optimus Prime, Perceptor, Prowl, Ratchet, Rumble, Shockwave, Sideswipe, Skrapnel, Skywarp, Soundwave, Starscream, Sunstreaker, Thundercracker, Trailcutter, Ultra Magnus, Wheeljack and Windcharger. Frenzy and Rumble uses smaller human-sized Kreons, and a multitude of accessories include cassette-mode Laserbeak, Ravage and Buzzsaw.)

New York Comic-Con 2011:
  • Bumblebee, Arcee, Raf & Jack (repaint of Prime First Edition deluxe class Bumblebee as a New York taxi cab, Prime First Edition deluxe class Arcee in a G1-inspired paintjob, as well as Raf and Jack PVC figures with New York themed shirts)

New York Comic-Con 2012:
  • Clear Energon Bumblebee Kreon (clear blue version of the Bumblebee Kreon)

Transformers Expo 2014:
  • G1 Colours Slug (repaint of Age of Extinction deluxe class Slug in G1 colours)
  • Nemesis Prime (black repaint of Age of Extinction voyager class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime)
  • Nemesis Grimlock (black repaint of Age of Extinction voyager class Grimlock)
  • MP12 Sideswipe (Masterpiece Sideswipe without an Autobot symbol)
  • LC-01 G1 Convoy (reissue of Robot Masters Optimus Prime)
  • LC-02 Beast Convoy (reissue of Robot Masters Optimus Primal)
  • LC-03 Lio Convoy (reissue of Robot Masters Lio Convoy)
  • LC-04 Optimus Prime (reissue of Age of Extinction one-step changer Optimus Prime)
  • Choro Q Bumblebee (simplified toy of Age of Extinction Bumblebee)
  • Choro Q Optimus Prime) (simplified toy of Age of Extinction Optimus Prime)

Cancelled Botcon Toys:
  • Generation 2 Blades (the other alternative for Botcon 1994’s exclusive toy was G2 Blades, but the organizers went with Breakdown instead)
  • Cataclysm (a green/purple Predacon repaint of Beast Wars Transmetal Cheetor; thanks to him appearing in fiction it was thought he was going to receive a toy in one of the Botcons, though it appeared that Cataclysm was a red herring. It is uncertain if a Cataclysm toy was intended to be released)
  • Transmetal Fractyl (green repaint of Beast Wars deluxe class Transmetal Terrorsaur to represent an upgraded version of Fractyl in the comics; never produced before 3H’s demise)
  • Rotorbolt (purple repaint of Beast Machines basic class Obsidian; appeared in 3H’s comic series; never produced before 3H’s demise)
  • Alpha Trion (repaint of either Beast Machines deluxe class Snarl or Beast Wars 2 Lio Convoy to represent a new body for Alpha Trion; never produced before 3H’s demise)
  • Devcon (a repaint of Beast Machines basic class Mirage to represent G1 Devcon; appeared in 3H’s comic series; lost through voting to Cyclonus and ended up not being produced)
  • Optimal Rodimus Primal (a Rodimus-themed repaint of Beast Wars Optimal Optimus intended to be released by 3H, though plans were quickly put to a halt by Hasbro who back then didn’t allow conventions to release major characters)
  • Trailbreaker (G1 Trailbreaker inspired repaint of Robots in Disguise X-Brawn, intended for Botcon 2003, cancelled because of the trademark problems involving Trailbreaker’s name)
  • Dominus Trannis (a planned repaint for Botcon 2004 of Robots in Disguise Rail Racer team, with two of the members being called Steamhammer and Astrotrain. This was cancelled thanks to Hasbro changing their minds about allowing 3H to use the moulds.)
  • Hot Spot/Defensor (G1 Hot Spot repaint of Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime, intended for Botcon 2004 and later 2005, but completely abandoned when the license moved from 3H to Fun Publications)
  • Midnight Shield Defensor (a planned black coloured version of Defensor above)
  • Beast Wars Megatron (Transmetal 2 inspired repaint of Robots in Disguise Megatron with a new head, proposed for Botcon 2005 before the license loss by 3H)
  • Devcon (G1 Devcon-inspired repaint of Energon deluxe class Slugslinger, likewise planned for Botcon 2005)
  • Brawn (G1 Brawn-inspired repaint of Energon basic class Storngarm with new gauntlet accessories, also planned for Botcon 2005)
  • Roadbuster (G1 Roadbuster-inspired repaint of Energon basic class Strongarm with new gun accessories, also planned for Botcon 2005)
  • Sentinel Prime (repaint of Cybertron deluxe class Defense Hot Shot for Botcon 2007 as a homage to the G1 character, was dropped in favour of Springer)
  • Botcon 2009 Flak was initially intended to be released in a green deco in a homage to his original G1 toy, but it was deemed to be too similar to the Universe 2.0 Overload toy, a green repaint of the same mould available in retail.
  • Botcon 2013 Obsidian was initially meant to be released in a green deco in homage of his original Beast Machines toy, but was changed to resemble his cartoon colours instead.

For Nevermore's 2005-2009 list, click here.

 
 
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