Back during Series 2, the Transformers BotBots were divided into 11 teams, based on what store in the mall they hail from. The west wing of the mall had two restaurants, one on the ground floor and one on the second floor, and both were home to members of the Greaser Gang. Sir Botcha is upstairs.
Sriracha (ซอสศรีราชา) is a hot sauce made from chili peppers, vinegar, garlic, sugar, and salt. It was created in the early 1930s in or around the town of Si Racha, Thailand, based on a concotion made at home by visiting Burmese workers. There are competing claims as to who originated it, but if one person could copy an immigrant recipe, why couldn’t two? In America, the stuff is most commonly associated with Huy Fong Foods’ brand, sold in a red bottle with a green lid and a drawing of a rooster on the front. This bottle is a dark orange, suggesting we’re seeing the actual sauce inside. The cap is yellow, and the while label on the front shows a picture of a pepper and some flames – if not for his name, you could have assumed this was just a bottle of salsa or something.
BotBots convert easily. Open the panels on the front of the bottle, lift the arms up, fold down the legs, and turn the lid to reveal his face.
Sir Botcha loves to eat and he loves the heat! He never turns down an eating challenge… no matter how much the competition heats up. If you can’t take the heat, stay out of his food court!
With a name like “Sir Botcha,” it’s surprising they didn’t try to make him another knight to fight all those dragons. The sculpt really fits with his “eating champion” bio, with a bib around his neck, and utensils sculpted in the pockets on his chest. The painted face may not have the bulging cheeks of the official art, but the beads of sweat do at least fit with the theme. His arms are green, bringing in a dash of the color at last!
Sir Botcha is only available in a blindpacked, where he’s #19. The mold has been reused several times, though.