Main
Features
 FOTD
 Toy Fair 2017
 SDCC 2016
 Toy Fair 2016
 SDCC 2015
 Toy Fair 2015
 SDCC 2014
 C2E2 2014
 Toy Fair 2014
 SDCC 2013
 C2E2 2013
 Toy Fair 2013
 SDCC 2012
 C2E2 2012
 Toy Fair 2012
 NYCC 2011
 SDCC 2011
 Toy Fair 2011
Archives
 Books
 DVD
 Music
 Statues
 Prop Replicas
 Toys
 Video Games
Credits
Contact



Favorite Links:
16bit Tumblr
16bit Twitter
ASM
Awesome Toy Blog
Battle Beasts
Battlegrip.com
Doomkick
EE Podcast
Galactic Hunter
Glyos News
OSM News
Parry Game Preserve
Shortpacked
Toyfinity

Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure Hasbro, 2010
Day #43: December 13, 2010
Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action FigureSky-Bite
Predacon Warlord

Transformers Botcon Generation 2 Redux Boxed Set
Item No.:
n/a
Manufacturer: Hasbro
Includes: Two firing rockets
Action Feature: Firing rockets
Retail: $305-$375 (set)
Availability: June 2010
Other: Resculpt of Energon Sharkticon

  PREVIOUS RSS NEXT  

Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action FigureThe greatest shark around Sky-Bite is a character from the Robots in Disguise series which has now been shoehorned into G2/G2/Wings of Honor, depending on how you want to look at things. The character, which is quite popular with a segment of the fandom, was originally a repaint of Transmetals II Cybershark, and this particular release was a repaint of Energon Sharkticon. Poor guy, can't even get his own mold! This time he does get a new head sculpt.

If you have the original Sharkticon mold, you know that the "vehicle" mode is a shark-like revision of the Nemesis, a Decepticon battle cruiser. In vehicle or robot mode, Sky-Bite can be transformed to expose his twin rocket launchers which do work pretty well. In robot mode, most of the vehicle exists as a backpack to the robot with a few elements like his tail turning directly into hands. The rest is kibble, but it's a fairly fun and speedy transformation. You'll have fun with it.

Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action FigureAs a remake of a deluxe-class toy, you might be wondering why on Earth you'd want to shell out a premium for a toy which might still be at Big Lots for $8 but in a different color scheme. (If you're really a hardcore collector, you don't need to ask this.) The toy's lower run and ornate paint job help contribute to the cost and you'll no doubt notice tons of additional details on the toy. Several brightly colored lights or windows cover the vehicle, there's a unique asymmetrical deco on the toy's chest to mimic the uneven look of the original 2000 toy, plus there's the fact that it was made as a collector's toy with the intent to sell it at a higher price. It'd probably be $15 or so at retail, but since it'll never make it to retail, your love of the character is what makes it warrant the asking price. Given how few Predacon poets are in your toy collection, you might as well pick this one up.

The low edition size of 1,400 sets ensures that the figure is a pretty low-run item. Low runs don't always mean they're worth a lot, though-- at press time it looks like the going rate for this 6-inch robot is about $45 on eBay, or as part of the set at below the issue price. (This is, of course, depressing.)

--Adam Pawlus

Additional Images

Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure
Hasbro Transformers Botcon Sky-Bite Action Figure

Click here to see more Hasbro figures in Figure of the Day.

Click here to see more Transformers figures in Figure of the Day.

Want to buy this figure? Check Transformers availability at our sponsors:
Entertainment Earth

HTML Comment Box is loading comments...

Featured Toy Video

Figure of the
Day 2010-2011
October 2010
101112 13141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
November 2010
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930
December 2010
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031
January 2011
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
February 2011
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728
March 2011
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031
April 2011
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
May 2011
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031
June 2011
1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930
July 2011
12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31
August 2011
123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031
September 2011
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
252627282930
October 2011
1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031
November 2011
12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930
December 2011
123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Click Here for 2012

16bit.com is best not viewed in Apple's Safari browser, we don't know why. All material on this site copyright their respective copyright holders. All materials appear hear for informative and entertainment purposes. 16bit.com is not to be held responsible for anything, ever. Photos taken by the 16bit.com staff. Site design, graphics, writing, and whatnot credited on the credits page. Be cool-- don't steal.
We know where you live and we'll break your friggin' legs.