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#1 Walky

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:51 PM

http://twitter.com/#!/BotCon/status/30005120095756289

Just realized SO many stories and/or TF continuities (as a whole) were told in installments/seasons of 3... Well, get ready for Season 3.5!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:52 PM

From their twitter feed a few moments ago:

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Just realized SO many stories and/or TF continuities (as a whole) were told in installments/seasons of 3... Well, get ready for Season 3.5!


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:53 PM

Just got a Twitter message from BotCon.

"Just realized SO many stories and/or TF continuities (as a whole) were told in installments/season of 3... Well, get ready for Season 3.5!"

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:54 PM

Soo, headmasters if it's G1?

What if it is Animated? OOOOOOH PLEASE LET IT BE ANIMATED!

Edited by Nanite, 25 January 2011 - 03:56 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

So many implies more than one.

Generation One, technically.

The Japanese series (Headmasters, Masterforce, Victory).

The Unicron Trilogy was told in three.

Yes, Animated.

But you know? The Joecon hints always point to something OBVIOUS that it turns out not to be, but still applies to something less obvious.
So I'm going to say this is the case here too, and might not be Animated after all.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

No, Rebirth was Season 4.


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:57 PM

I'm thinking Animated.

Head Masters was Season 4.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(ExVee @ Jan 25 2011, 03:57 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
No, Rebirth was Season 4.

Hence "technically", since a tiny multi-parter does not really a season make.

You're far too young to be this bitter and angry at the world....

I'm reading that with Roy's voice. Heck, I read everything you post in a laconic Irish accent.

 


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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:58 PM

QUOTE(Nanite @ Jan 25 2011, 03:54 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Soo, headmasters if it's G1?

What if it is Animated? OOOOOOH PLEASE LET IT BE ANIMATED!


Really, it could be most anything. G1, BW, UT (If you count each series as a season), Animated.
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Posted 25 January 2011 - 03:59 PM

I'm thinking Beast Wars Season 3.5. (It's not Season 4 because Season 4 is Beast Machines.)

And "Megatron Conquers Cybertron" could be fun.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:00 PM

Well, if it's Animated, I'll be saving some money this year!

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:02 PM

QUOTE(awa64 @ Jan 25 2011, 03:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm thinking Beast Wars Season 3.5. (It's not Season 4 because Season 4 is Beast Machines.)

And "Megatron Conquers Cybertron" could be fun.

What molds would still be in viable working condition from Beast Wars or Beast Machines?

To me it's gotta be Animated considering what figures are available to them, and it's probably the one year they can still get enough interest in an Animated set before people completely move on to something else (due to the show and style being dropped from any new merch).

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:04 PM

Yeah, exactly. This is the last viable shot for Animated, so my money is on that. Derrick Wyatt worked with them on Cheetor, so the relationship's already there.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:09 PM

They used most of Universe and Classics, a lot of ROTF (if not all) and all of Movie 1 is off the table, RTS and Generations are too new. Energon and Cybertron still have some molds, but I don't think the ones they have left are ones they're likely to want to visit.

Anything else is probably too old to go back to. So Animated is the only logical choice at this point. And as I (and Daytonus mentioned) if they're going to use them, now is the best (and probably only) time to do so.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:11 PM

If the rumors of what the toys will be (more Classics and Animated) are to be believed, perhaps we can expect a comic containing vignettes of several different continuities and a mix of toys accordingly.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:21 PM

QUOTE(awa64 @ Jan 25 2011, 02:59 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm thinking Beast Wars Season 3.5. (It's not Season 4 because Season 4 is Beast Machines.)

And "Megatron Conquers Cybertron" could be fun.


This makes sense.

Why would they call a UT or Animated continuation "season 3.5" instead of "season 4"? Besides, last we were told, they didn't have access to the Animated universe, only the toys.

Edited by Mouse_Pad, 25 January 2011 - 04:22 PM.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

I would bet on the mix as well. Since then they don't have to exclude one fan group over another.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:22 PM

If it is Animated I wonder how many people will request they do Wingblade Optimus, Hydrodive Bumblebee, and Blackout even though TakaraTomy released them at cheaper prices than the BotCon figures would likely cost?

If it is Animated, I hope BotCon doesn't do anything that TakaraTomy did but Hasbro didn't.

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:25 PM

So the story is in the same continuity as Generation 2 Redux, but set in the events in space with Optimus and Galvatron?

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Posted 25 January 2011 - 04:32 PM

QUOTE(Spectre @ Jan 25 2011, 09:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Well, if it's Animated, I'll be saving some money this year!


Yeah. I'm going to get Cheetor because i'm a Beast Whore, but if the rest of the box set is Animated.....*looks at his box of Animated toys that has gone untouched for almost a year*

Not that I have anything in particular against Animated. I'll buy them at retail, but Botcon Exclusive prices? Probably not.

That said, i'm actually against the idea of a mixed Classics/Animated set. At that point you're trying to be all things to all fans, and I think singularity of focus and theme cohesion is better than a hodgepodge mishmash. Judging from past box set sales, most fans seem to feel this way also (2005 and, yes, 2010 have both suffered, while 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 have done mostly quite well, with the latter being somewhat on the iffy side. Yes, before anyone jumps in to correct me, I know this probably isn't the only reason that those two years didn't perform as well, but i'm pretty sure it was one of the major factors).

Edited by Magnus, 25 January 2011 - 04:34 PM.





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