Botcon 2010 Info Thread | UPDATE: Double Punch and Slicer

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Botcon 2010 Info Thread | UPDATE: Double Punch and Slicer

Post by zigzagger » Fri Apr 02, 2010 6:17 pm

Your all purpose Botcon 2010 info thread.

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UPDATE

Double Punch, redeco of Energon Scorponok, and Slicer, repaint of Energon Downshift confirmed as exclusives:
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... an-170017/

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Turbomaster Scorch and Shattered Glass Ravage
http://item.taobao.com/item.htm?id=5755479570

Rapido, too - a remould/deco of Universe Prowl.
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ar-169899/


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Punch/Counterpunch revealed @ TF Club. Images up @ Seibertron.

And Clench, redeco/remould of Universe Onslaught:
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ed-169686/

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Sky-Byte, redeco/remould of Energon Sharkticon; and Gnaw, also a redeco of Energon Sharkticon.

Spotted @ Tao Bao, via The Allspark.

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G2 Streetwise, redeco of Universe Prowl:
http://www.botcon.com/BotCon10/con10stwise-preview.cfm

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Botcon 2010 convention brochure.
http://www.botcon.com/BotCon10/disneybrochure.pdf

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Part of this year's box set is Autobot Spark, a redeco of Universe Inferno. Colour scheme is based on Pyro. Images up @ TFW2005.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ry-169439/

Joining Spark Pyro in the box set is G2 Breakdown, a redeco/remould of Universe Sideswipe/Sunstreaker. Also brought to you by TFW2005.

http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ve-169443/

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Older News:

Punch/Counterpunch, redeco/remould of Universe Sideswipe/Sunstreaker, and Shattered Glass Cyclonus, orange and red redeco of Universe Cyclonus.
http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?t=47172

Elite Guard Dion, redeco of Universe Hot Shot
http://tfarchive.com/community/showthread.php?t=47841

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Post by Heinrad » Sat Apr 03, 2010 4:46 am

So..... if they could do a new head mold to Breakdown, why couldn't they give one to Pyro?
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Post by praetorian » Sat Apr 03, 2010 6:04 am

I can't understand any appeal to these. Tie-dye never really worked for clothes. It doesn't work on Transformers either.

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Post by kupimus aka(clocker) » Sat Apr 03, 2010 9:19 am

I actually love the colours on breakdown. Its a good mold and with these colors, i could just get this, megatron tank, hero optimus prime and the cyber jets and my g2 collection would be complete. the colors really just cover the g2 cars.
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Post by Jaynz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:54 am

Brochure today confirms Streetwise and Sky-Byte, with no colors or molds mentioned for either. (G2 Streetwise was Black with red interior parts. Sky-Byte was blue and yellow...)

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Post by zigzagger » Fri Apr 16, 2010 3:25 am

...And Clench too.

Incidentally, here's a link to the brochure:
http://www.botcon.com/BotCon10/disneybrochure.pdf

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Post by Blackjack » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:45 pm

Sky Byte?

Um, was there a Sky Byte in G2? I know about Breakdown, Streetwise, Pyro and Clench, but Sky Byte? I only remember the RiD guy...

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Post by Jaynz » Fri Apr 16, 2010 2:58 pm

The backstory is that he -is- the RiD guy, come through dimensions in search of a 'plot device' material.

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:20 am

I MUST HAVE CLENCH

Especially if he's Universe Onslaught with a new head.
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Post by Jaynz » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:29 am

Sunstreaker2 wrote:I MUST HAVE CLENCH

Especially if he's Universe Onslaught with a new head.
While that's probably likely, I would both be impressed and amused heavily if it would up being Bendy Armada Prime. Far more appropriate toy, and really holds well as a 'Classics/G2' figure.

But it's probably going to be Onslaught/Hardhead.

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Post by Sunstreaker2 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 1:49 am

TFVanguard wrote:While that's probably likely, I would both be impressed and amused heavily if it would up being Bendy Armada Prime. Far more appropriate toy, and really holds well as a 'Classics/G2' figure.

But it's probably going to be Onslaught/Hardhead.
Onslaught's proportions are much closer to the original toy's.

Plus it wouldn't make sense for a Deluxe Decepticon leader to go up against a Voyager.

Only reason Earth Megatron being a Leader in Animated made sense was because he was bigger than Prime by a large margin. :P
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Post by borg72 » Sat Apr 17, 2010 9:35 pm

yeah, onslaughthead is about the only thing that could work for clench, though even that's a stretch. unless they use something out of cybertron again. or go down the recoloured prime route again, black with neon green windows *weeps*

was just marvelling at the costs involved for setting up a stall, and the hoops one would have to jump through.

also, the fact hat the non-attendee package is almost as much as the attendee one. between average cost of flights, hotel, food, etc, you're looking at knocking up $1000, aren't you? jeez. can't wait for it to come back to northeast again. although to be honest, looking at past locations, my bets are on somewhere central/south for next year, somewhere between new orleans and texas.

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Post by zigzagger » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:15 pm

G2 Streetwise, redeco of Universe Prowl:
http://www.botcon.com/BotCon10/con10stwise-preview.cfm

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Post by Cliffjumper » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:37 pm

That's... not stupidly bad, actually. Utterly pointless, but not terrible.

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Post by Jaynz » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:03 am

Other bits of news...

Clench was shown as a Tankor repaint... as a joke. It was soon replaced on the BotCon page with a drawing of Pyro with Clench. Clench is a redeco of Onslaught, as expected, with a new head.

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Post by Warcry » Fri Apr 23, 2010 2:19 pm

Does it annoy anyone else that they're advertising this as a G2 theme when so far they don't have a single G2-original character in the set? Streetwise and Breakdown are obviously G1, Pyro/Spark and Clench were both released first as G1 toys before being reissued as G2, and Sky-Byte is from RiD. So far there's not a single character in the lineup who actually originated in G2. Would it have killed them to throw in Leadfoot or Dirtbag or Motormouth or Hooligan?

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Post by zigzagger » Wed May 05, 2010 3:44 am

Sky-Byte, redeco/remould of Energon Sharkticon; and Gnaw, also a redeco of Energon Sharkticon.

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Post by zigzagger » Thu May 13, 2010 1:45 am

Punch/Counterpunch revealed @ TF Club. Images also up @ Seibertron.

And here's Clench, brought to you by TFW 2005.

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Post by Notabot » Thu May 13, 2010 3:54 am

Ooo, looks like Punch/Counterpunch comes with ultra-G1-authentic crookedly applied rubsigns!

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