BotCon '97 Exclusives Decoys
Because even decoys have super rares!I'm not talking about some weird and obscure japanese exclusives but western ones, that weren't available in stores.
On July 18-20 1997 in Rochester, New York, was held one of the most famous convention of the TF world: BotCon.
As usual several exclusives were produced, a Beast Wars redeco two-pack of Fractyl/Packrat in their Energon armours, a T-shirt and a CD too!
But there was another, a dinner exclusive given to the first 100 attendees at the pre-convention dinner on friday night.
It was a small white box with a little treasure inside! A decoy hand painted by the artist Dave Van Domelen, a stand with a plaque (red or purple) with 'BotCon 97 Dinner Exclusive' words engraved and a laminated panel showing a storyboard from 'The Transformers: The Movie'.
Each one came in various deco: solid gold, G1 toy colors, G1 TV show colors and even battle damaged colors!
4 years ago I managed to obtain 2 of these exclusives decoys and I must say that they are very beautiful and carefully painted.
The first one is an iconic character Soundwave in his 1987 japanese redeco as Soundblaster
And here we have one of the Insecticons: Kickback in his TV show colors
I have another surprise about decoys, but the stars aren't properly aligned yet so you have to wait a little...