So the final Botcon set figure Dreadwing has been revealed and as expected, it is a repainted and slightly head-retooled Classics Jetfire.
I'm no fan of this year's set.
It isn't because of FP's attempts here, I suppose I just don't give a shit about these characters.
I'm not a die-hard G1 purist at all so I can take or leave G1-inspired characters.
Dreadwing here is pretty much a non-entity to me as a character so there's absolutely nothing fiction-wise to excite me. He's just a grey toy repaint that could have been named anything.
If TF Universe was still around as a line we'd probably get a more garishly painted Jetfire repaint so I suppose the more subdued Botcon palette should be applauded here.
I suppose the apparent love some TF geeks have for the Dreadwing character comes from the Marvel US or UK comics which I just can't read for more than a few minutes.
Like Bugbite, Dreadwing will no doubt make a ton of people happy.
Hell, they even spent the cash on retooling the "regular" head too.
I'm now officially more excited about tracking down the Botcon 2001 Tigatron exclusive than any of this set.
Personally, I can't see how people can be more excited about the 2007 set and now say the 2006 was lame.
I just don't see it.