It is kind of funny I bring up Bot Shots because they were part of the influence of me adding to my existing Choro-Q collection. I originally received the two Optimus figures from my girlfriend back in 2001 as a Christmas present. Ever since then I have wanted both the Megatrons and the Rodimii(?). Each mold was painted once in the animation colors as seen in the original G1 show and then repainted into metallic versions for Optimus and Rodimus and a black version for Megatron echoing his Walther heritage.
At any rate I started thinking about these guys again when Bot Shots started coming out because the Bot Shots looked so much like them. I had really enjoyed the Optimus figures for the past 11 years so I decided I was going to complete the set and actually found a seller online selling just the four I needed for a very reasonable price.
|Now I have them all!!!!! Bwah ha ha!|
So who knows? Maybe Hasbro should have tested the waters with these little guys. They are way outside of the realm of my collecting, but I got them anyway partially for completion sake and partly because they seemed interesting. Perhaps if Bot Shots really takes off they'll decide to give some of these cute little guys a shot.