Blog #122: Toy Review: Botcon 2012 Kick-Over

Kick-Over is a Botcon 2012 Souvenir Exclusive.

Botcon Universe: Classicverse

Mold Used: Transformers 2010 Deluxe Jazz (With a New Head)

Name Origin: Kick-Over is based on G1 Action Master Kick-Off.  He suffers from multiple personality disorder, as the plastic bag he is packed in says “Kick-Off” and the signs at Botcon say “Kick-Out.”  The Botcon team keeps referring to him as “Kick-Off.”  This really bugs me.  If you can’t use a name for trademark reasons, then don’t use the name.  Period.  For me, the name on the package (or in this case the Tech Spec since the plastic bag isn’t really retail packaging) is the toy’s actual name.

While I am not a huge fan of this mold, he does look absolutely amazing in black, white, orange, and red.  The new head sculpt is very nice and very close to the original G1 toy.  The colors are transferred nearly perfectly from the G1 toy.  This one was a truly great looking, even if it’s not the greatest mold.  He was ridiculously overpriced.  He was packed with another deluxe toy with no new molding and was sold for $95.  Two deluxe toys at that price, even with one having a new head is outrageous and further proves my opinion that Fun Publications pricing is not a retail price based on production costs, but as much as they think they can get for it.  (And don’t even get me started on the aftermarket prices.)

Grade: B+ (Had to reduce the grade for the incredible price gouging.)

Thanks for reading!

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About lmb3

I’m 36 years old, and I work in network tech support for a public school system. I am a huge fan of Star Trek, Transformers, Harry Potter, and Marvel Comics as well as numerous other fandoms. I’m a big sports fan, especially the Boston Red Sox and the New England Patriots. I collect toys (mostly Transformers but other stuff too), comic books, and Red Sox baseball cards. I watch an obscene amount of television and love going to the movies. I am hopelessly addicted to Wizard Rock and I write Harry Potter Fanfiction, though these days I am working on a couple of different original YA novels.
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