BotCon 2008 - Target Exclusive Comic 2-Packs

Cincinnati, Ohio – In a panel at BotCon Saturday, the Hasbro team unveiled 2 exclusive action figure comic packs available only at Target later this fall. Each of the two sets is themed around a comic book battle and includes a Deluxe figure, a Voyager figure and the comic that inspired the pack.

AUTOBOT ROADBUSTER vs DIRGE

Includes Target 2006 #3
In the comic, AUTOBOT ROADBUSTER fights (and kills) DIRGE in a simulated battle training program. AUTOBOT ROADBUSTER is a member of the Wreckers: an elite AUTOBOT special forces unit. AUTOBOT ROADBUSTER’s mold was chosen because the design team thought it was a perfect match for his original mode—a futuristic off-road vehicle bristling with weaponry.

DIRGE is a redeco of the hard-to-find Voyager STARSCREAM mold from Cybertron, representing DIRGE in his Cybertronian mode.

SPRINGER vs RATBAT

Includes War Within Comic #2
In the comic, SPRINGER confronts RATBAT and berates him for escalating the war on Cybertron by bringing DEVASTATOR into the conflict. Although SPRINGER was originally a triple changer that could change into both a car and a helicopter, design wanted to represent SPRINGER as a helicopter because the Botcon 2007 exclusive SPRINGER converted into a ground vehicle.

RATBAT’s 1986 toy changed from a cassette into a bat. In the comics, he's given a robot mode, converts into a spaceship and is a member of the ULTRACONS, a DECEPTICON splinter faction. RATBAT can also switch his DECEPTICON emblem to the ULTRACON emblem due to the faction-switching ability of the CYBERTRON SIDEWAYS mold for this character.
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Blitz-wing 2008-04-30 @ 6:35 pm
roadbuster shall be my classics springer and dirge will also fit in nicely with the classics :thumb up hasbro.
Hence the need for an updated Springer more than an updated Roadbuster.
Wait just one damn minute. I just realized something. Roadbuster is the humvee, and springer is the helicopter? Why does the roadbuster head look like springer though? Ah f#ck it, I'll buy them all and do a clever switcheroo myself. Is anybody starting to see my disdain for hasbro yet? I shouldn't have to switcheroo. They should have made roadbuster and springer one bot with the roadbuster head. I'd buy that for a dollar.

"Strange place, wonder where? California maybe?"-Grimlock

Remember Timelines Springer for BC07? Used that mold too.

metalformer 2008-04-30 @ 6:26 pm

:eek ROADBUSTER?! That's MEGA-NICE! On top of that tehy used CD Hotshot's mold for him! That gives me an extra motivation to try and get this guy! :thumb

Deadpool 2008-04-30 @ 11:43 am
roadbuster shall be my classics springer and dirge will also fit in nicely with the classics :thumb up hasbro.

I hear ya, especially since he's already has green parts and the fact that they used this mold for Springer as a Botcon fig. But I myself am happy as just Roadbuster. I want Springer as a tripple changer. Its like if they ever made Blitzwing with just one alt mode, it would not seem right to me.

Terrorcon Blot 2008-04-30 @ 6:50 am

Kremzeek, you are the most elaborate troll ever. I salute you.

AgentKremzeek! 2008-04-30 @ 6:11 am

Wait just one damn minute. I just realized something. Roadbuster is the humvee, and springer is the helicopter? Why does the roadbuster head look like springer though? Ah f#ck it, I'll buy them all and do a clever switcheroo myself. Is anybody starting to see my disdain for hasbro yet? I shouldn't have to switcheroo. They should have made roadbuster and springer one bot with the roadbuster head. I'd buy that for a dollar.

"Strange place, wonder where? California maybe?"-Grimlock

Drewbie 2008-04-30 @ 3:35 am
**EDIT Damn you drewbie!

:mwahaha

Lord Madhammer 2008-04-29 @ 9:49 pm
roadbuster shall be my classics springer

wha

the Springer in that set isn't the most awesome helicopter ever, but still he has the right colors and stuff.

siburke939 2008-04-29 @ 9:15 pm

I don't think anyone's disputing that!

Soundwinder 2008-04-29 @ 9:11 pm

Hence the need for an updated Springer more than an updated Roadbuster.

siburke939 2008-04-29 @ 8:45 pm
roadbuster shall be my classics springer and dirge will also fit in nicely with the classics :thumb up hasbro.

Roadbuster >>> Springer

(Well, the toys at least!)

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