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Full Metal Hero's Stripe (or Minon to Transformers At The Moon members) has gotten his hands on the BotCon exclusive Hunt for the Decepticons Voyager Sea Spray repaint of Shattered Glass Otcopunch, and posted a pictorial review. Click here to view the rest of Stripe's images and read his review of the figure
Early warning for the review - Octopunch is my favourite Transformer and has been since I got my paws on him as a child, so expect some biased love for this toy.
I've wait 20+ years for a new Octopunch toy and whilst i'll openly admit that I wasn't blown away by this interpretation at first, having the toy in hand is perhaps the most excited i've been for a Transformer in years.
This is the third time we've seen this mold, and if you don't love it by now then you've likely already made up your mind about this figure. If you took the lunge on Seaspray and Deep Dive then you'll know what to expect and it really comes down to character and colour choice.
The colours on the toy are much better than early images suggested, and whilst the green of the hovercraft ring isn't what I would call 'Octopunch green', the use of blue, yellow and purple is really nice. Paint apps are decent, with only a few little missed bits here and there. One half of the crotch plate is missing the blue though. If you take the view that Shattered Glass figures can ignore traditional colours schemes, then the one chosen for Ock is perfectly acceptable and very cool in its own right.
I've grown especially fond of the head, and whilst I completely understand the calls for a new one, the blue breathing aparatus (like on the G1 pretender's chest) over the purple helmet really does have that Octopunch feel to it.
Transformation is smooth and easy (and yes I know I mistransformed the shoulder plates in some photos - I was too excited to have my Ock figure), and joints are reasonably tight. Overall the quality of the toy from a construction point of view is easily comparable to Seaspray and Deep Dive, and the firing missile launchers work fine.
My only real gripe is that the peg for the missile launcher is a bit too tight for him to hold them in his hand, although they fit on the forearm pegs just fine. The back plate where the deck of the hovercraft folds up is also a little finnicky at the bottom hinge and takes some effort to lock in correctly.
Octopunch is far from a must have for most fans, and anyone who already owns this mold has probably had their fix from it, but there is still something really special about him. Sure he's missing the tentacles, harpoon gun, crab chap and the pretender-ness of the G1 toy, but recent reimaginings over the past few years of Bludgeon, Skullgrin and Thunderwing have redecuated us in our expectations anyway. The little touches such as the tentacle decals on the chest, blue breathing mask and general coolness really sell the figure.
Dare I say - roll on a voyager sized Stranglehold?
San Diego, CA (January 16, 2012)—IDW Publishing will be attending our first-ever UK comic convention when the inaugural London Super Comic Convention, kicks off the weekend of February 25th. In addition to having a booth on the show floor, IDW’s Chief Creative Offier/Editor-in-Chief Chris Ryall will be in attendance participating in an IDW panel, doing portfolio reviews, and promising an exclusive announcement or two as well. The show is billing itself as “the U.K.’s Biggest American Creator-Driven Comic Convention.”
“I’m very happy to be present at the debut London Super Comic show and meeting the fans,” said Chris Ryall. “In fact, I feel like I owe it to our loyal UK fans to make a good first impression at one of their cons, so I’ll be announcing at least one gigantic new series, if not more.”
In addition to portfolio reviews, fans will have chance to pick up a con-exclusive cover for Infestation 2: Transformers, and get books signed by Ryall and creators such as Tony Lee, J.K. Woodward, Phil Jimenez, and others. A full signing and panel schedule will be announced as soon as it is finalized.
Visit IDWPublishing.com to learn more about the company and its top-selling books.
Visit http://www.londonsupercomicconvention.com for more information on the show. Or check out http://www.facebook.com/LondonSuperComicConvention and http://twitter.com/#!/LSComicCon
About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS and G.I. JOE, Paramount’s Star Trek; HBO’s True Blood; the BBC’s DOCTOR WHO; Toho’s Godzilla; and comics and trade collections based on novels by worldwide bestselling author, James Patterson. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints; Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio.
IDW’s original horror series, 30 Days of Night, was launched as a major motion picture in October 2007 by Sony Pictures and was the #1 film in its first week of release. More information about the company can be found at IDWPublishing.com.
Roll Out Roll Call tickets are now available, so get booking up.
Ticket booking for Europe's largest Transformers, GI-Joe and Action Force show is now open.
Roll Out Roll Call 3
10th & 11th March 2012
Jury's Inn Hotel
1 Charlotte Place
Weekend Ticket Pass: £26.00 each
Saturday Ticket Pass: £16.00 each
Sunday Ticket Pass: £16.00 each
Within this ticket price signings are free*.
With 9 guests attending, that works out at under £3.00 per guest on a weekend ticket pass, representing amazing value.
*signings are free for valid ticket holder, however if you have a large collection of items to be signed, please be aware there may be a charge.
Special Guests include:
Larry Hama - GI-Joe writer - 1st ever UK show
Robert Atkins - IDW GI-Joe artist - 1st ever UK show
Simon Gough - IDW GI-Joe colourist - 1st ever UK show
Simon Furman - Transformers ReGeneration One writer
Andrew Wildman - Transformers ReGeneration One artist
John-Paul Bove - Transformers ReGeneration One colourist
Bill Forster - Transformers Ark & The AllSpark Almanac Author & Artist
Jim Sorenson - Transformers Ark & The AllSpark Almanac Author
James Eatock - Cereal:Geek Animation of the 80's Magazine Editor
In addition to guests, we will have presentations and panels throughout the weekend, giving special insight from guests and contributing fans.
There will be a range of specially selected dealers who will be offering a wide range of your favourite products, from vintage to current releases.
Roll Out Roll Call Exclusives specially created for the show (Weekend Ticket Pass holders will be able to advance purchase Exclusives ahead of the show on a first come, first served basis).
Ticket Pass availability is limited, so advance booking is strongly recommended.
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All The Cool Stuff have updated their Roll Out Roll Call 2013 pages with the custom profiles of Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster.
In addition they have an order page for commissioned artwork by Robert Akins for sale
Robert is pleased to offer commissions ahead of the show (those not able to pick up their commission's at the show will be charged P&P).
The 9x12" single character can also feature additional characters at an additional cost of £15.00 per character.
When ordering a commission, please give the details of what character you would like and any supplemental information, like scenario etc
The images shown are examples of 9X12" Single Character Inked commissions.
Ticket prices still aren't up yet, but the latest news is
All The Cool Stuff Just waiting on the last checks going through the site, and then they'll be up :o)
What a massive letdown ... BotCon have revealed Heroic Decepticon Treadshot, the toy we've personally been waiting for (as we're big fans of the original Action Master sculpt). The toy uses the Reveal the Shield Jazz mold, with a new head, in a Purple and Yellow colour scheme based on Transformers Armada Sideswipe and not the G1 Action Master.
Fun Publications has revealed that Metalhawk from the Classicsverse also sports a new head mold while Evil Autobot Ultra Magnus has "a surprise in store."