Ebay Auctions of the Day – Unreleased Botcon Paint Samples


Some extremely special pieces of Transformers Convention history have gone up on Ebay, courtesy of Jon and Karl Hartman (of Botcon founding fame). First and foremost is the original paint sample for “Chaos Armor” Defensor, the planned exclusive for OTFCC 2005 that sadly never got made due to 3H’s insolvency. Chaos Armor Defensor would have been a second version of the planned Defensor exclusive, made to offset the cost of offering a Super (Leader) Class toy as an exclusive.

Next come original paint samples for three Botcon Wreckers characters who were never intended to be offered as exclusives. Rotorbolt, Devcon, and Alpha Trion were all hand-painted by one of Hasbro’s former lead deco artists and are the exact toys pictured in the Botcon Wreckers catalog. These are true pieces of Transformers Convention history!

Next is a piece who did see a release – a pre-production paint sample of Botcon 1999 Windrazor. Unlike the released one, though, this is the test sample that has some slight variations in the paint, such as much more purple on the beast mode head.

The last item is not Botcon related but is still an item of extreme interest for any collector of Transformers, particularly for fans of Beast Wars. This hand-sculpted hardcopy prototype of the Fuzor, Torca, is made at a larger scale than the final produced toy’s Beast Mode, and was used to determine the details for the beast mode before it became a toy. This is a true one-of-a-kind piece which gives a rare insight into the creation of this Beast Wars character and the Transformers line as a whole.

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  1. RoboticPlanet's Avatar RoboticPlanet says

  2. Orion_Prime48's Avatar Orion_Prime48 says

    holy SH** that Defensor & Devcon are freakin SWEET!

    I demand that if someone wins that DEfensor or Devcon do a gallery I wanna see more

  3. lord ginrai's Avatar lord ginrai says

    Whoah, that Torca hardcopy is amazing!
    They must've done these kind of maquettes for more toys. I'd love to see more of these!

  4. MegaHavok's Avatar MegaHavok says

    Would love to buy one or two but the prices will likely be insane

  5. Polenicus's Avatar Polenicus says

    Hasbro... you want a toy to repaint for Universe?

    Defensor. All it'll cost you is a head remold or two.

  6. ElSnarfo's Avatar ElSnarfo says

    Well I hope the OTFCC remold still exists somewhere in a box in the depts of some forgotten part of Hasbro HQ or something so it can be fished up and released

  7. Autovolt 127's Avatar Autovolt 127 says

    finally a chance to win a Devcon!!!!!!!

    most likely i won't win.....i still would rather want the slugsliner repaint of him insted

  8. [Wing_Saber-X]'s Avatar [Wing_Saber-X] says

    Really dig The Arcee, Alpha Trion and Defensor Wreckers repaints!

  9. Fort Max's Avatar Fort Max says

    That Defensor is a horrible mess of clashing colours imo, black on light blue with gold? No thanks, just paint the whole thing in blue, detail it and sell it as Hotspot/Defensor.

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