I was just thinking.
I know there's a lot of collectors who like the new movie toys.
I don't think there's as many of them as there are people who like the Classics line but on the whole, a lot of the bitching has now quieted down since the crack-du-jour will be hitting shelves soon and addicts need their fix.
However, I'm wondering what Botcon 2008 will be like because odds are the movie toys will be the source of repaints for next year.
While there's been all kinds of bruhahah over this year's Seeker repaints I just don't see how much excitement will be generated next year over repaints.
And with Hasbro already repainting the flick figs into homages of their old school color palettes, that can't even be done for the Botcon set.
There are so few actual figures being released in this line there won't be much choice so I could even see FP doing fewer figures but doing the larger ones even.
That is unless Hasbro does release the regurgitated Galvatron, Ultra Magnus, Nemesis Prime, Cliffjumper, etc. from these in the main release line.
I can't see collectors going to Botcon giving a shit about the real gimmicky iterations at the different price points either. That could never justify the cost of a Primus package and certain for a non-attending package.
I'm actually excited for next year to see what FP can come up with that doesn't devolve into massive bitching and whining after the previous 2 years rather outstanding work.
And no, I don't think the Real Gear stuff would work but I could be wrong. You've at least got a G1 Reflector homage in there. The others could be new characters completely.
There are the Binaltech/Alternator molds though.
Oh future... what do you hold...