Report from San Diego Comic Con 2007

Discussion in 'Transformers Conventions and Get Togethers' started by Thrasymachos, Jul 26, 2007.

  1. Thrasymachos

    Thrasymachos energon cube

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    Drove down to San Diego today in hopes of picking up an alt Rodimus. Left home at 5:30AM, got to SD around 7:30. Stood in line. Ran to the HTS booth. HTS booth worked a little wierd - you got a raffle ticket with a number on it. Designated number ranges were assigned different times they would be allowed in the shop. So, for example, numbers 1-100 got to go in first, after an hour, 101-200 were admitted, etc. I drew... poorly. I was at the booth with the first wave, but my ticket didn't allow me to queue until 2:00PM. I checked out some other stuff I was interested in to pass the time, then wandered back around noonish to wait... to wait in line.

    Now here's the moral of the story - good hygiene and good manners go a LONG way. I asked the Hasbro gatekeeper very politely if there was a designated waiting area for ticketholders in an upcoming time-slot. She smiled at me and let me get in line right then, well over an hour before my ticket-time. I thanked her profusely.

    As I waited in line, I was getting really nervous because I could see everything on the shelves, and there were only like two Rodimus bubbles and like 20 people ahead of me. I was partially assauged by the fact that I saw several of those in front of me get cardboard boxes marked "Ford GT Rodimus" (as an aside, I'm not one to judge, but some of these folks reeeeely looked like scalpers, but I'm not going to judge, and I'm not going to say I was in a totally rational state of mind at that point).

    Anyway, I finally get up to the counter, and lo and behold! There are tons and tons of Rodimus bubbles under the counter. I rejoiced. And got mine! Victory!

    Interesting facts of note: the HTS booth was selling Ultimate Bumblebee ($89.99) and - get this: Voyager Optimus (not robovision) and Voyager Megatron for $9.99. I thought it was a typo on the flyer, but the gal behind the counter said that's the price she would sell it to me for, so once again manners and deoderant save the day.

    Not a whole lot of interest at the Hasbro Transformers booth. Some neat toys on display, but nothing we haven't seen before. They did have release windows posted, which was cool - I know generally when to expect to see the new waves now.

    Here's some pics:

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    Alt Rodimus

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    Legends Blackout and Starscream

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    Leader Brawl

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    Cyber Slammer Brawl

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    Movie Heroes

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    Thundercracker

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    Optimus Statue

    Check out a full, high-res gallery here, including clear pics of release dates: San Diego Comic Con 2007
     
  2. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch TFW2005 Supporter

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    Congrats on getting Alt Rodimus and the great deals on voyager megs and prime. So how many Alt Rodimus where they letting people buy at once? At Botcon they limited the number of Pepsi Primes to 3 per person... though I think by Sunday that limit was lifted.
     
  3. Thrasymachos

    Thrasymachos energon cube

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    All Con exclusives, including Rodimus, were limit 3.
     
  4. megamus

    megamus Overworked and Underpaid Veteran

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    How much were they (Alt Rodimus)?
     
  5. Tech Spec

    Tech Spec Breeze Loo

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    Congrats on your haul at the SDCC, I should've asked ya to grab me one.
     
  6. spyderbytez

    spyderbytez ALTERNATOR FANATIC TFW2005 Supporter

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    Lucky You.. I did the same thing.. excepter i waited till 2pm when they told me.. and they took my ticket.. i walked up to the counter.. the the lady told me they were sold out of rodimus :(  and told me to come back tomarrow :(  :(  :(  and i cant make it back tomarrow..
     
  7. nemeos

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    hi everyone, first time posting...
    could anyone attending SDCC ask the hasbro guys if there's a chance for a leader class Bonecrusher or blackout toy? or at least a robot replicas version?

    thanks! :3
     
  8. NGW

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    SDCC 07 Hasbro Booth Pics

    I'm not sure if this stuff is new or not, but I did indeed try the best I could to take pics of things I hadn't personally seen in person or such (like Leader Brawl and RR Frenzy), and of things I couldn't recall seeing before.

    So, here are the pics I got from Hasbro's booth.

    Monopoly:
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    Timelines figures:
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    Robot Replica Frenzy (back of box):
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    Leader Brawl (both modes):
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  9. Vangelus

    Vangelus Long Live the New Flesh Moderator Content Contributor

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  10. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    Frenzy will be my first robot replica figure
     
  11. NGW

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    Gonna be my only one. Seeing him in person solidified the decision for me, though I did plan on getting him...he just looked too awesome.

    Also, I am even MORE excited for Leader Brawl (didn't think it was possible) after seeing him up close in person.
     
  12. a person

    a person Is not amused.

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    Yeah he will be my only one aswell
     
  13. Feralstorm

    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Well, Frenzy doesn't really speak English, and I don't think he speaks Cybertronian either.


    ... I think he speaks Gremlin. :) 
     
  14. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

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    Hasbro's Transformer presence at SDCC was pretty sad. Nothing new at all that we havn't seen.
     
  15. Fort Max

    Fort Max Too many is never enough. Veteran

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    They're holding a combined panel with some folks from Cartoon Network at some point aren't they? Should be some new after that and hopefully, pics of animated toys.
     
  16. Autovolt 127

    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    Well atleast we seen the new animated Decepticons.
     
  17. killahbuny

    killahbuny Well-Known Member

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    yeah here's hopeing we get some animated toy pics im looking forward to those
     
  18. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    RR frenzy! huzzah!

    whatsup witda green highlights?

    why do i want brawl so much?!! argh!
     
  19. pinoy78

    pinoy78 Shoji Kawamori having FUN

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    Love the pics but......they didn't even bring a Masterpiece Starscream?

    THAT would've got the crowds attention.
     
  20. Optimus Prime Super Mode

    Optimus Prime Super Mode Autobots

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    Brawl is looking sooooooo good. cant wait to get him
     

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