Let’s take a look at the BotCon 2010 Box set that I picked up for a steal!
The cover art is amazing and features all five characters included in the set.
Let’s start with the Autobots –
Pyro – who belongs to this group – is well…colorful.
To me though, Pyro should look like this:
I do dig the Inferno mold though and for being a repaint, and clearly using the most paint aps ever. Let’s take a closer look at his head sculpt:
I’m not going to go into TOO much detail here just because these are all older molds. So here’s Pyro in his truck mode:
He’s awesome. His paint scheme is dead on to the original toy. I would love a new head upgrade from Dr. Wu or something, but other than that, he’s excellent. Of course, thanks to Pyro, I’ll probably have to buy Artfire….*sigh*.
Next up we have Streetwise – (His name is technically called Street Star due to license issues….) –
Because this set is “G2 Redux”, Streetwise is of course in his Black G2 colors, which is all kinds of fricken awesome:
I mean, the red and blue on his waist is a great touch, the detailing is spot on and once again, this mold is proving more awesome than my first impressions. I do keep his missiles “tucked” in just because the original didn’t really have them and it helps distinguish him from Prowl and the rest.
I don’t know what happened with this picture..but here’s a crappy head picture.
Alt-mode is radical –
Yeah…he’s that sexy.
Lets move on to the ‘Cons. There are two Decepticons and one Predicon in the set – lets start with the Predicon, everyone’s favorite Poet Warlord, SKY-BYTE!
I’ve created a separate shelf for Timelines which is most of the TFCC stuff. So I did put my Leo Prime on the shelf so I have a Predicon and Maximal.
He’s pretty awesome. His head sculpt is quite impressive:
As for his alt-mode – it IS pretty cool –
But its not really a great “shark”.
Breakdown is who I was most excited for –
The very first BotCon in 1994, offered an actual G2 Breakdown toy at the exclusive so it’s pretty awesome that they brought him back in Classics form:
The license plate: BCFW94 – BotCon Fort Wayne ’94. I love his head sculpt. So awesome:
And of course, his (as awesome as Streetwise) alt-mode – in all its glorious G2 Neon!
So radical. Also, having two classics combiner limbs is just making my day every time I see them on the shelf.
Finally, there’s big bad Clench:
I have to say, this mold is very cool. It’s so big and imposing, its why I used Onslaught to re-purpose him as Turmoil. Luckily with Clench, they removed all the goofy “Lights and sounds” stuff, just leaving a bad ass Decepticon:
There’s nothing new with his alt-mode, but its as awesome as always.
Its a cool box set for sure. I’ll have to post on my 2012 set now I suppose.
I did get get SideBurn with the set as well, but as he’s not officially part of the set, I left him out. I’m also going keep PRIME Rid Dead End on this shelf to go with Breakdown and Dragstrip.
Next up, I’ll be taking a look at Fansproject Assaulter, so Stay tuned!