The 3rd party panel returns to TFcon for 2012

Discussion in 'Transformers 3rd Party Discussion' started by Super_Megatron, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. Super_Megatron

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    This is why I need to go to TFcon.
     
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    That picture makes me laugh, "third product party"


    Hope the convention is a hit and that everyone enjoys it!
     
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    It's a setup.
    ...As soon as they sit down to take questions Hasbro is going to drop a giant net on them!
     
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    gotcha b!tch....

    I wounder who will be there (3rd party wise)?
     
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    Honestly I think tfc on should keep embracing 3rd party
    It's not like hasbro Canada was able to show anything special at their panels
    Keep embracing the thins we know botcon can't do
     
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    Good times!
     
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    I hear this in Dave Chappelle's voice. lol

    I'm hoping ToyWorld is there to tease us with some Optimus Prime images (or whatever it is they plan to name him). I'd also like to see more FP & MakeToys stuff, along with more 3rd party Superion/Aerialbots. But, I'd LOVE to see someone come out of left field & share a new 3rd party Bruticus/Combaticons with us (hopefully MakeToys, since I've already preordered Green Giant).

    And on a side note, I wish I could make it! Always wanted to get a sketch from Alex Milne & hang with my Canadian brothers up there.
     
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    For a convention which embraces the ubiquity of the hobby rather than strictly the commercial commerce side of the house, I see no problems with this. After all the core audience for these products is in that audience. Well on this messageboard also, but in that room specifically.

    Also, I respect that Hasbro Canada bowed out given their animus towards 3rd party, but in a perfect world all of these various vendors would be able to play together in the great big loving sandbox of fandom.

    And for my part I'm hoping 3rd party announces something regarding Not Menasor. I've heard several company names in association with it, but no proto's or serious talk of release dates, etc. This convention would be a nice place to get at least some measure of assurance that something is coming down the pipe in 2013.
     
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    Change to Hasbro Canada involvement in TFcon 2012 | TFcon – Canada's Annual Transformers Collectors Convention – Toronto Ontario

    Maybe I'm reading this wrong, and maybe it's already been posted/being discussed elsewhere, but is this saying Hasbro is basically pouting and taking their toys and going home?...that's hilarious if so...

    What I love, if it's true, is that no one apparently backed down at the initial threat and the 3rd party panel will still take place...basically, there's more interest in the 3rd partys than Hasbros sh!t...fantastic!
     
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    Glad to see that they are being supported. Maybe one day Hasbro will take them seriously. (In a good way.) And work with them.
     
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    At least TFCon can boast real news. The hasbro panel is a regurgatation of SDCC but no one gets 3P news. Well no one until TFCon.

    I will be there, can't wait!
     
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    Has TFcon ever had an official TF news exclusive?

    I'll start the underground railround for 3rd party products. Fugly ones need not apply.
     
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    Hasbro created these 3rd party companies and now cry about them when they succeed.

    Here is a hint Hasbro, Listen to the collectors and fans intead of your accountants, and you will be profitable!
     
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    You know I back TFcon's stance so much I think I'll set aside some money and get myself a Shafter! Shaft you Hasbro!
     
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    That wouldnt be hard to do really, get a double room at all the show's hotels and have an un-official 3rd party area. who could stop it?
     
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    I wish Hasbro/Takara would secretly make a 3rd party company. Go under the radar. Deny all accusations then sell you people overpriced toys under your noses.

    Now that would be hilarious.

    Maybe Toyworld. They got balls of steel.
     
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    "Third product party."

    Yup.
     
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