BotCon 09 Toy 2 – Scourge

Scourge has been revealed at BotCon.com — and he’s a remold of Cybertron Sideways. My initial reaction was “Ugh, why?”  But then I looked more closely. It… works.  It does.  The rounded nose of Sideways’ vehicle mode is reminiscent of Scourge’s G1 vehicle mode.  And while I don’t understand why his beard is now white, Scourge’s new head is an interesting varation of the G1 character’s noggin. I think I like this one better than Kup. I did FAX in my order for a set when the registration forms were put online; let’s hope I got in.

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No Ghostbusters Props from Master Replicas

According to a post from Toy News International, MasterReplicas will not be making any props from the Ghostbusters movies.  Their original plans were to make a 1:1 scale Ghost Trap and a 1:1 scale Proton Pack, but according to CSTom on MR’s Ghostbuster forums, we cannot afford to give Ghostbusters prop replicas the justice and treatment they deserve and I apologize for any frustration or disappointment this will cause any fans. A shame; anything that would put out more Ghostbusters product would have been cool.

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BotCon ’09 – Kup Revealed

So, BotCon.com revealed the first of the toys today, namely Kup. Wow.  He sure is blue, although the image looks heavily processed and probably not representative of the final product.  I hope it’s not, as it doesn’t seem to be the right shade of blue.  The orange is a nice color to go with it… not sure of the deco used, but it’ll work, I suppose. He’s using Cybertron Red Alert’s mold with a new head.  The new sculpt does make him look like a younger version of the G1 version we know.  Don’t remember liking the mold all that

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