BotCon from Down Under.

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by griffin-of-oz, Jul 20, 2007.

  1. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    After a year's absence, the tradition lives on - the obsessed Aussie was back at BotCon and he brought some friends this time. This was my eighth one and wasn't too bad, considering the administrative issues - The Australian forum wasn't allowed to compete in the Board Wars, and the Hasbro tour was free - why the heck would a limited event be free so that people who would pay to go miss out, and those not even interested take up precious places? I'd have paid $100 (seriously) to go on the tour, and if I'd known the places would have filled up within 3 days of pre-registration, I wouldn't have sent mine in on the fourth when I made sure I had the money to pay for it. Complaints aside, it was still a good Con.

    So here it finally is. My BotCon 2007 Journey Report. It took two weeks, but as you will see, there was a lot of info and photos to piece together like a 10,000 piece puzzle.

    Go here - http://www.otca.com.au/bc07/bc07intro.html

    And there is an index on it, so you don't have to read through all my non-TF rambling - you can just go straight to the good stuff. :) 
     
  2. tobecat

    tobecat Transformers KISS Toby TFW2005 Supporter

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    That looks like one nasty BK burger. I see you survived!
     
  3. RHansen

    RHansen Sir. Ranbotnic Veteran

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    yes! I'm in your pictures! haha
     
  4. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    :cry  he's got a picture of my two missing customs...
     
  5. cappeca

    cappeca wtf is this?

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    Very nice!!! There's a lot of stuff that I missed, and many pictures that I should have taken but was too busy in my own awe to do anything else.
     
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    tobecat Transformers KISS Toby TFW2005 Supporter

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    Where? I would like to see them.
     
  7. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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  8. griffin-of-oz

    griffin-of-oz Ozformers site-owner

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    The customs were stolen? That's the disheartening side of BotCon - it's such a shame people are so disrespectful. We're all there as fans, and yet some just can't leave their criminal urges at the door.
    One of the dealers lost a Spike (head to Fort Max) this year, and I remember a previous year, someone losing an AM Megatron Fusion Cannon, but I can imagine there are heaps of stuff stolen each year.
     
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    That right, the Motor Master! Hopefully they will turn up.
     
  10. NebulanFree

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    Hey! I was just a few feet away when that dealer (from thetoycave.com IIRC) realized he was missing something. He called the cops over and everything!

    I had no idea he was missing something as valuable as a Spike. Not that it matters, thievery is thievery.

    What else was lost/stolen at the show?
     

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