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Name: Nachos BelGrande
Quote: "Es Bueno."
Notes: I'm afraid this one is my fault. :-) But aren't the accessories great? If you read the Dairycon saga, you'll gain a great appreciation for 'montezuma's revenge'. He was packed with one of five possible accs, with a special Raffle Prize version that included the complete set. Here you can see an early Nachos BelGrande, in testshot form, with four of his 5 possible accessories. (Pic)
For those who wonder about all the in-jokes: IGA marketed vintage tfs in Mexico in the mid-80's. Lead paint, bad stickers, wrong colors, you name it. Failing in their market, most were shipped across the pond, which is why you find them in places like the Netherlands today. 'Mexican Outback' was Brawn in similar colors. The prototype Nachos BelGrande figure was actually closer to that color scheme, but was changed for production release. Only 3 of the Mexican Outback-colored MexiCon exist. Only 30 MexiCons were produced. This was released primarily as the Autocon net-exclusive, with a few pieces raffled off as prizes at the Dairycon convention.
The original joke started as Mexican Tracks, which evolved into Mexican Targetmaster Wheelie, (which was actually made into an Autocon Exclusive later on) which eventually spawned what is, by far, my favoite page about Mexican Diaclone TFs.
So now, only 2 questions remain: who got the special Taco of Leadership, and what does the un-named mystery accessory do?
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Function: Military Intelligence
Quote: "I am NOT an oxymoron!"
Notes: Guilty as charged.|
I'm pretty happy with him. The prototype figure, made several years ago, can be found here: (Pic 1 | Pic 2 | Pic 3 | Tech Spec!)
I've been wanting to see this released since the first Dairycon. He makes a nice companion piece to Uncle Whiskey Breath (because after all, you can never have enough cow-colored alchoholic transformers.)
Only 5 production pieces were released of Washout, making him the super-rare lucky-draw Raffle prize for 2007 (the only production-piece as rare as Washout would have to be Heffer). So kudos to whoever got him. :-)