BotCon update - 09/27/2006

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Shaun_C, Sep 27, 2006.

  1. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    So for those of you who won't be there http://www.botcon.com will be regularly updated so you can enjoy it vicariously

    Who know you might catch one of 2005's members ;) 
     
  2. ams

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    That will be a nice feature, but I'm betting the front page of TFW will still be the best place to go for news this weekend - it's where I'll be.
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    Yep, I'll be here. :D 
     
  4. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Todays update:

    Customizing class was pretty awesome...It ran quite late as we made two figures (both Scrapmetal repaints) and my hands are now in some serious pain...But it was well worth it. The instructor (Shawn?) was a good dude, and helped us out with everything we asked.

    One Scrapmetal was painted into Universe Rumble, and was given silver and maroonish-red paint apps, and one was painted into Universe Inferno and given turquoise and blueish-purple paintapps. Mine turned out like total crap, but at least I got my hands dirty, and had my first exposure to customizing...I don't know whether I will do it again on my own, it was fun until the pain set in, and the exhaustion, and the hunger. But if they offer the class again next year I know I will do it.

    We were also able to pick up our convention exclusives and told about the others. The freebie we were given is the Tigatron repaint we have seen. They also announced the other figures for purchase tomorrow night, but I do not know if I am allowed to say...
     
  5. Junior

    Junior Wise Beyond My Years TFW2005 Supporter

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    Spill it, I can't wait for tomorrow. :poke 
     
  6. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Set #1: Predacon Leader 2-pack including Megatron and Waspinator (LE 500 sets) for $80

    Set #2: Decepticon Reformatted 2-pack including Laserbeak and Buzzsaw (LE 500 sets) for $40
     
  7. Liokaiser

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    Nice. :D 
     
  8. Signal Lancer

    Signal Lancer Brave Soldier of Justice

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    I second all of this.
     
  9. Sidecutter

    Sidecutter Evil Dealer Scum TFW2005 Supporter

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    I third it. Even though I screwed one up royally at the end (and found a bad part too late to fix it today) and will have to stop in tomorrow to rectify those. Yay for the spare parts baggie!

    I didn't really feel the hunger until I got to dinner. Sad, since my breakfasts are pretty small and occured at 6am. I think it was 9:15 before we ate...
     
  10. Deefuzz

    Deefuzz Beard On! Beardmaster! Veteran

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    Second part update...some pics!

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    The box set. We've seen the art now here it is!

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    And the requisite inside the box pic

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    Here's the convention comic books, along with guest info, show info, and FAQ

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    Tigatron freebie mint in sealed baggie

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    And Tigatron's tech spec

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    And the Golden Disk pin given to the first 100 pre-registrants (or Primus pre-registrants?)


    That's all for now. I'm going to bed. I'll see some of you at pre-reg pickup tomorrow as I have to be there to buy the extra exclusives because they are waiting until tomorrow.
     
  11. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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    Dammit.

    I WANNA BE THERE NOW.
     
  12. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Nice pics

    Deefuzz, I haven't seen or spoken to you since 2003. But right now I'm SOOO jealous right now :p 

    What's Shawn Tessman like as a person. On the TFCC board he seems nice
     
  13. Dreweido

    Dreweido Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    holy god I'm so friggin pumped I'm going...

    thanks for the pics
     
  14. Kranix2k

    Kranix2k Spare me this mockery!! TFW2005 Supporter

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    :useless 

    ME TOO!!!
     
  15. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    They were just told what they were, not actually given the opprotunity to buy them.
     
  16. Junior

    Junior Wise Beyond My Years TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the info and the pics, Deefuzz!

    I like the way they explained Tigertron's......I mean Unit 2's appearance in the set. Especially the part about his destiny lying elsewhere.
     
  17. Apocalypse-Prime

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    wait what's with the tigatron? was that a souvenir set? or someting bought from the dealer's room?
     
  18. Insane Galvatron

    Insane Galvatron is not insane. Really!

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    He was the attendee only freebie. Can't be bought unless somebody sells thiers.

    Also, those prices are wrong on the other exclusices. Megatron/Waspinator are $95.99 and Laserbeak/Buzzsaw are $45.99. Total with tax for both sets comes to $150.50
     
  19. Josh

    Josh Comic Color-guy

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    thats a lot of cash for 3 basics and an ultra

    x__X
     
  20. Blunticon

    Blunticon The Oddjob

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    That is really freakin cool, keep posting more when you have time. It seems like you guys are having a blast..
     

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