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#1 UTK007

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:06 PM

Video of SG Straxus is up!

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#2 Esser-Z

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:07 PM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:08 PM

QUOTE(Esser-Z @ Apr 25 2012, 09:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:17 PM

Before I actually saw the figure, I was wondering why come Botcon seemed to be after Cheets' bread and butter this year. Now that I've seen the figure, they just want the bread. And some margarine.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:18 PM

Blah blah blah SG Straxus that comic cover is AWESOME! UPA-tastic. I especially love the typefaces.

It's like Gerald McBot-Bot.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:21 PM

I REALLY want a litho of that comic cover.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:22 PM

Yeah, that comic cover is awesome.

And I have a strange desire for Yellow Straxus.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:24 PM


I'm still seeing Scrounge colors.

I kinda like it. It's just weird enough to be interesting. And I love Scrounge.


-ZacWilliam, I may not like it enough to pay Botcon Exclusive prices, but if I were there I think I'd be happy, or at least intreagued by him.
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM

Data sheet... er... pages! updated!

(FYI, I will update the rest of the figures as they are officially revealed.)

Edited by G.B.Blackrock, 25 April 2012 - 08:25 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:27 PM

I'd like to compliment Pete's package for its starring role in the beginning of the video.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM

People keep suggesting Scrouge, and I heard Xaaron, and either of those is possible, but neither of them has any green. So it's really just "what yellow guys can you plausibly connect to Straxus?".

I still think he might just be an inverted Straxus. There aren't a lot of yellow guys with green trim. Crosscut. BM Cheetor. BM Buzzsaw.

Slow Poke. Maybe he's Slow Poke-colored.

Edited by LV!, 25 April 2012 - 08:38 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Was facing the sun really the best place to film this?

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:44 PM

Is the point just that he'll look great with SG Bludgeon? Because I'm pretty sure he will.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:47 PM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:55 PM

I do wonder. Several of the SG figures have been "suped up" compared to their classics versions. Jazz, Goldbug, and Starscream all come to mind.

I wouldn't rule out the possibility that there was a chance this figure was originally going to be SG Swindle, based upon the leaked list. It could be that they couldn't secure a remolded, Swindle-esque head, so they just kept the original head and made it SG Straxus as a "Plan B".

Highly unlikely, I know, but I'm curious.



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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:33 PM

His Bio card's been posted on TFW.

And damn their eyes he's Lord Byron! (Ok and Shelly)

They just made me interested. Scrap.


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Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:35 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:40 PM

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 09:46 PM

Honestly, the most interesting part of this for me is it gives just a little hint of characterization to the mysterious Xal. Ok, yes this is me entirely reading WAY too much into this, I will admit that upfront. But the "Xal Unbound" reference is to Shelly's Prometheus Unbound. Which I'm going to pretend at least casts him as a Prometheus figure in (SG) Cybertronian myth. Since I've been wondering about him since G2 in the 90s it's at least something.


-ZacWilliam, and if I'd happened to cast Xal in a "Prometheus" role in an old fanfic I never finished, that's just kinda a cool coincidence. icon-arcee.gif

Edited by ZacWilliam1, 25 April 2012 - 09:47 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 10:23 PM

QUOTE(Destron D-69 @ Apr 25 2012, 09:29 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
anyone have insight into the colour choices .. I am unfamiliar with the comics, and where if even this comes from ?

This is my guess.

Extrapolate that head onto a full body with a monochromatic look similar to his G1 self, and... you get SG Straxus.
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