Botcon 2014 discussion - Pirates vs Knights

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Botcon 2014 discussion - Pirates vs Knights

Postby Shockwave » Wed Jan 08, 2014 5:56 pm

Apparently the theme for Botcon 2014 is Cannonball and his pirates. This was shown on the back cover of the latest TFCC magazine.
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Re: Botcon 2014 theme

Postby Mako Crab » Wed Jan 08, 2014 9:26 pm

Y'ARRR, me Cyber-Maties!! Thar be an accur-sed Mecha Whale off the port side!! Y'AAAR, Thar she blows!! YAR!!
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Re: Botcon 2014 theme

Postby Tigermegatron » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:50 am

I saw this news a few days ago elsewhere.

My speculation was that TFCC was doing the Cancelled TFP season 3 cartoon series theme. Which was The TFP pirates VS the Wreckers theme. The space pirates will most likely come from the TFP 2012 Thundertron's team. While the Wreckers come from the TFP characters.
Since this is TFCC were talking about here,were most likely going to see some seacons in this set probably with vehicle modes.

Either way,Even If I'm wrong or Right. I am confident that the Botcon 2014 toys will be not worth the Four to Five times the normal USA Retail Price that TFCC charges. There will probably be some raise in prices,as this happens every year. the Box set & add-on sounvenirs figures will be consumed by 90% deluxes. While there is barely 2 voyagers in the set.

I fully expect TFCC to use some exclusive Takara TF molds. The TF GO trio combiner molds seems like the kinda stuff that will get used. Along with the 2012 Takara TFP microns.
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Re: Botcon 2014 theme

Postby Sparky Prime » Thu Jan 09, 2014 8:42 am

Someone at Hasbro must really like that concept of pirate Transformers. It's a theme that seems to keep showing up in the background ever since Cannonball was first introduced with the Cybertron toyline. Interesting that they're finally giving it the spotlight at Botcon. And speaking of Cybertron Cannonball, kinda surprised they're using his pirate symbol on the promotional image rather than Thundertron's. Certainly makes me wonder what continuity this might be set in. Wouldn't mind seeing a revisit to the AEC universe.

Tigermegatron wrote:My speculation was that TFCC was doing the Cancelled TFP season 3 cartoon series theme. Which was The TFP pirates VS the Wreckers theme.

Say what? I've never seen anything to suggest pirates were ever going to be involved in the TFPrime cartoon.
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Re: Botcon 2014 theme

Postby Mako Crab » Thu Jan 09, 2014 12:47 pm

Tigermegatron wrote:I am confident that the Botcon 2014 toys will be not worth the Four to Five times the normal USA Retail Price that TFCC charges.

They never Y'AARR!!.

ME CYBER-MATIES!! Fly the black flag!! Hoist the solar sails!! We be sailing this vessel through the vast unknown in search of the Mecha Whale that ate me favorite boot AND me leg that was inside it!!
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Re: Botcon 2014 theme

Postby Dominic » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:21 pm

It might have possibilities. (And, after last year's comic. It might actually be...good.)


On a semi-related note, we should probably move this thread to the
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BotCon 2014 Theme Revealed: Pirates Vs Knights!

Postby Tigermegatron » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:29 pm

BotCon 2014 Theme Revealed: Pirates Vs Knights!
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... ts-179192/

My guesses are there going to use a whole bunch of exclusive Takara TF molds,Probably from TF Go & TFP/BH.
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Re: BotCon 2014 Theme Revealed: Pirates Vs Knights!

Postby Dominic » Thu Jan 30, 2014 1:12 pm

Not a bad guess Tiger. We know that the Club's subscription servce (operationally the same as BotCon, despite claims to the contrary) is using Takara moulds (for Minicons and such). It is reasonable to expect the same thing here.

Hookay, let the speculation about specific moulds begin.

We can probably expect to see the Thundertron mould. Ratchet (likely as Cannonball) is likely. I can see Fun Publications using the (Japanese exclusive) flying Vehicon for the troop builder. (This will not help me. But, if it gets that mould in to a few more US hands, all the better.)
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BotCon 2014 discussion/speculation

Postby Dominic » Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:52 pm

As everybody (at least those who care) know, this year's BotCon theme is "pirates v/s knights".


News circulating is that the convention set will include 5 pirates and 5 knights, a rogue Decepticon (effectively a pirate) and that the troop builder will be 3 more pirates.

My best guess (and it is only a guess) is that the troop builder will be the air Vehicon mould from Japan, possibly with some new moulding.

Thoughts?
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Re: BotCon 2014 discussion/speculation

Postby Sparky Prime » Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:31 pm

Botcon has tweeted an image of Cannonball. The figure uses Prime's Ratchet mold with a new head styled after AEC's Red Alert, the paint job based on the Cybertron version of Cannonball. Overall, not a bad looking figure. Works for the character.
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