Botcon 2015 - Souvenir Set Pricing And Basic Set Structures Announced

The Collector's Club Facebook page added a post this morning revealing the prices for all the souvenir/at-show exclusive sets, as well as the number of figures contained in each. In their message they explain that there was a price increase in the sets this year of approximately $1, but on the other hand the largest set of exclusives now has four figures in it rather than three. Prior photo leaks have opened speculation about what some of these may be; for the full message and more on what you may find, keep reading!
BotCon 2015 Souvenir pricing!

We are happy to announce that this years souvenir pricing is almost exactly the same as last year (It went up by $1!) The big news though is that instead of an overall offering of 7 figures and a Kre-O figure pack to choose from, this years total souvenir set offerings includes 8 figures and a Kre-O pack. So you are getting one more deluxe sized exclusive than last year, all for essentially the same price!

The pricing is as follows:

Souvenir Set 1 (2 pack) - $89

Souvenir Set 2 (2 pack) - $79

Souvenir Set 3 (4 pack) - $169

Kre-O Souvenir Set (6 pack) - $29

We are looking forward sharing with everyone the souvenir figure reveals next week. See you all at BotCon 2015!

Based on things we've seen, we can start to guess at what toys may be in each of these groups. While nothing leaked has so far been confirmed as being related to Botcon at all, the timing strongly implies a connection, and the comic preview from a couple weeks ago also lends some strength to the following theories.

Set 1 most likely includes a Voyager mold, and so would probably be the set where General Optimus Prime, the recolor of Roadbuster would appear. Likely this would be along side a Sgt Hound done from Generations Scoop, although the existence of that as a toy right now is almost complete conjecture.

Set 2 would then probably be two Deluxes, and may be the home of the black Diaclone-style Skids we've seen. The identity of the second figure is as yet unclear, but there is a possibility that suggests itself...

Set 3 is a pack of four, which just happens to line up with the group of four Generations Waspinator recolors we saw recently. But maybe it's not quite that clear cut. One of those bugs was figured out to be decoed based on an old Diaclone toy, while two of the others represent decos that older Waspinator toys had carried or would have carried, while the third is a small leap in logic to arrive at, but can make a kind of internal sense. The Waruder-based Waspinator stands as an outlier in any case with these.

Unless the set of four is not four of the Waspinator mold. If the Diaclone-based Waspinator were instead to be assigned to the lower price two pack, you'd have a handy little Diaclone versus set. Should this be the case, we'd be looking at perhaps a set of three Waspinator recolors and a fourth figure of another flavor in the group with them, perhaps suggesting why the per-unit cost for the set of four presumed Deluxes is higher than what we're expecting to be a set of two.

The other possibility in this regard is that the four pack is all Waspinators, and there's a set of those Generations Legends Chop Shops with them, which has upped the price a bit. Whatever the case may be, there's definitely at least one at-show exclusive figure that we haven't seen revealed, or not knowingly at the very least. That's probably a happy note for many people who still want some surprises the day Botcon starts.

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