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News and updates for the Hasbro Transformers Collectors Club, Botcon, Convention Exclusives, San Diego Comic Con, TFCon, Toy Fair and more.

TFcon Charlotte 2015 hotel block now online

Posted on 03-31-2015 at 05:22 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-profile-logo The TFcon Charlotte hotel block is now available. You can book your hotel room for TFcon Charlotte 2015 by calling the Embassy Suites Charlotte-Concord reservation department direct at 704-455-8200 or toll-free @ 1-800-EMBASSY and mention TFcon. When booking by phone, please ask for the TFcon rate to receive the discount. You can also book your room via the hotel reservation website at https://aws.passkey.com/event/13797724/owner/45984/home

The TFcon hotel rate gives you:
-Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
-Complimentary High Speed Internet
-Complimentary 2 drink vouchers per day
-Complimentary Parking

The group rate is good for October 11th to October 22th, 2015 at the price of $149 per room.


TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention comes to the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015. TFcon Charlotte will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord. Dealer bookings and registration information will also be available in the very near future.

Botcon 2015 First Toy Reveal - Packrat from Generations Rattrap

Posted on 03-31-2015 at 01:53 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
CBcswcmVEAAE9vE Botcon have revealed the first toy for their 2015 convention in St Charles, Illinois. The first of the five to be revealed is "The Thief", a new version of classic Botcon character Packrat, who was a blue version of Rattrap - and so, in that same vein, this new Packrat is a blue recolor of the Generations Rattrap.

Check out the review video below, and watch this space for future convention reveals as well as the all-important registration, which we hope with less than three months to go until the convention will be posted soon.

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BotCon Announces Frank Welker as Featured Guest

Posted on 03-26-2015 at 03:47 PM by Matty under Conventions
voice-overs-frank-welker-431x300 The BotCon webpage just updated with very big news, announcing Frank Welker as their first and featured guest for this year's show in St. Charles Illinois!

BotCon is thrilled to announce that our featured guest for this year's convention is none other than FRANK WELKER, voice of the original MEGATRON from the 1980's Transformers cartoon series. Of course MEGATRON was just ONE of over a dozen characters Mr. Welker has voiced for the Transformers, with his most recent role being that of GALVATRON in last year's live action hit Transformers: Age of Extinction. Be sure to read the press release detailing his appearance at BotCon!

How big of a reveal is this?! Read on after the jump for the press release details.
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NJCC Sends A Shout Out To The Fans & Dealers Of Our March Event

Posted on 03-23-2015 at 07:41 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
NJCC-Walk-Around-05 I’d like to thank you all for coming out to the Spring NJCC 2015 action figure toy show. The turn out was incredible as action figure collectors ruled the day in Cherry Hill NJ! I hope everyone enjoyed meeting new people and seeing old friends. Personally I feel this is the best dealer room we have ever seen. I walked away with a lot of Marvel Legends and Marvel Universe figures, and got caught up with my G.I. Joe collection as well. The best part of the con is being among fans who enjoy Action Figures and Toys just like you.

Special thanks to our guests MARK BELLOMO, DAN KHANNA and all the positive and amazing dealers we have at New Jersey Collectors Con. Our next show is Sunday August 2nd 2015….. Hope to see you there!
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New Jersey Collectors Con Is This Sunday March 22nd

Posted on 03-20-2015 at 02:53 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
newjerseycollectorscon-logo New Jersey Collectors Con Is This Sunday March 22nd
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.

- 9AM Early Bird Coffee Mug YODA
- 9AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 9AM MOTU Giant Zodac
- 10AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 10AM Universal Studios Exclusive EVAC
- 10AM Transformers Combiner Wars Optimus Prime
- 10AM FT-05 Soar – Red Version
- 11AM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 11AM FT-04 Fans Toys Scoria
- 12PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 12PM LEGO Star Wars 75059 UCS Sandcrawler
- 1PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 1PM Funko Legacy Collection: Game of Thrones Series 2
- 2PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 2PM Marvel Unlimited Prize Package
- 3PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 3PM Exclusive Custom Giveaway Cybertronian Crooners Megatron
- 3:30PM Exclusive TOYFINITY Night Mordle
- 3:30PM NJCC Mega Door Prize MCB-02 Utopia


The Spring NJCC 2015 features a huge dealer room for Transformers, Marvel, G.I. Joe, DC and 80’s to current pop culture merchandise! NJCC is an action figure toy collector focused event. Pop Culture guru and author MARK BELLOMO will be attending as a special guest, promoting his newest books, The Ultimate Guide to Vintage Star Wars: 1977-1985 and Toys & Prices (20th Edition) and finally Transformers Artist DAN KHANNA who is part of the creative team for the new Fun Publications-run Fan Club and conventions, illustrating and plotting Club & BotCon comics as well as designing heads and character mock-ups for exclusive toys.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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NJCC Lunar Toy Store 3rd Party Transformers Display

Posted on 03-18-2015 at 02:47 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
titan_bot Thanks to NJCC Dealer Lunar Toy Store - Master Made Titan (AKA Metroplex) will be on-hand for fans to handle and check out before it's release! Lunar will also be bringing a ton of 3rd Party Transformers stock to the show.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Roll Out Roll Call 2015 dates announced

Posted on 03-17-2015 at 03:15 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
11011047_716228008495691_760626016881830880_o The UK's joint Transformers & G.I. Joe convention, Roll Out Roll Call, have announced the dates of their 2015 show. Roll Out Roll Call 2015 will take place across the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of October, 2015, at the Jury's Inn in Southampton.

This year's event also incorporates Twins of Power, a He-Man / She-Ra sub-convention. Big news is that once again, Roll Out Roll Call will be supported by both the Official Transformers Collectors Club and the Official G.I.Joe Collectors Club!

More details have yet to be announced, but we can confirm that Boss Fight Studio will be in attendance!

For more information, be sure to visit the Roll Out Roll Call 2015 Facebook page!
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Auto Assembly 2015 to be the last Auto Assembly

Posted on 03-17-2015 at 01:44 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
AA2015-New-Logo-300x154 Sad news comes to us regarding Europe's largest Transformers convention, Auto Assembly. It has been announced that Auto Assembly 2015 will be the last ever Auto Assembly.

Founded in 2000, with its first convention held on 22 October 2000, Auto Assembly's first convention attracted just 31 guests, but the years that followed saw the convention bloom into the largest Transformers convention in Europe. What started out as a one-day event became a full weekend event, over the years playing host to the likes of David Kaye, Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil, Townsend Coleman, Sumalee Montano, Gregg Berger, Dan Gilvezan and many more - a veritable who's who of Transformers talent, to say nothing of the many artists and creators who have also attended over the years.

The reasons for drawing Auto Assembly to a close are nothing sinister, but merely the most human reasons of all. Faced with increasingly busy daily lives, and other concerns, the team has decided not to compromise on the quality of the conventions, but to go out on a high note with what they hope will be the biggest and best Auto Assembly yet.

The final Auto Assembly will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England, on 21st - 23rd August 2015. Join us in seeing out Europe's largest Transformers convention with a bang! Find out more and pre-register today at the Auto Assembly homepage.
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NJCC 2015 Dan Khanna As Guest Artist This Sunday!

Posted on 03-16-2015 at 06:07 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
dan-K-art-njcc-2015 NJCC 2015 adds Dan Khanna as guest Transformers artist. Dan started his Transformers career as a fan artist, creating commissioned drawings of Transformers characters and action scenes. He gained fame in the community, and has since become part of the creative team for the new Fun Publications-run Fan Club and conventions, illustrating and plotting Club & BotCon comics as well as designing heads and character mock-ups for exclusive toys.


When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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TFcon USA 2015 announced: October 16th – 18th in Charlotte, North Carolina

Posted on 03-16-2015 at 04:26 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
charticon Save the dates! In cooperation with the former staff of Charticon, TFcon USA – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention comes to Charlotte, North Carolina the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015. TFcon Charlotte will take place at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord. Discounted hotel block information will be available shortly. Dealer bookings and registration information will also be available in the very near future.

Views: 1,676 / Credit: TacomaPrime of the 2005 Boards!

NJCC March 22nd 2015 Custom Giveaway Announcement!

Posted on 03-15-2015 at 12:52 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
group-tf-elvi NJCC is proud to announce our next Exclusive for the March 22nd 2015 Action Figure Toy Show! Designed by Kevin Watts we give you the Cybertronian Crooners! This marks the first time ever that the free custom giveaway figure will be Transformers related in theme. One lucky door prize winner will walk away with a Free Custom Megatron.

All three will be on display at the next show.

When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Additional TFcon Toronto 2015 Hotel Block added

Posted on 03-14-2015 at 09:29 AM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-facebook-logo A second hotel block has been added to accommodate the huge demand for TFcon Toronto 2015. Thanks to everyone for your support! You can book your room at the at the Four Points by Sheraton Mississauga Meadowvale, 2501 Argentia Road, Mississauga. Guests may either call the reservation centre at 1-800-684-6424 and request to receive the preferred rate for the convention or click on the link below to book your room online.
https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Star...9&key=1216056E


TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre with special guest PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME and Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli with more TBA. You can book your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page and book your discounted hotel room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website.
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Transformers Artist Livio Ramondelli to attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted on 03-10-2015 at 12:38 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Livio-Prime TFcon is pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist Livio Ramondelli will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. Livio is known to fans for his work on IDW’s Transformers comics including Transformers #24, #26, #28,and #30; The Transformers: Autocracy, Monstrosity, Punishment and Primacy; Transformers: Robots in Disguise #6, #10, #17, #21, #22, #24–26 as well as Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #23–27. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.


TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre with special guest PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME with more TBA. You can book your tickets now via the TFcon Toronto Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page and book your discounted hotel room now via the 2015 hotel reservation website.
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NJCC March 22nd 2015 Door Prize Update FT-05 Soar - Red Version

Posted on 03-09-2015 at 09:44 AM by DESTRO under Conventions
red-soar1 Our next door prize announcement is the FT-05 Soar - Red Version! If you love the Dinobots this is one awesome Transformer to add to your collection. One lucky Winner will walk home with this prize.Thanks to 215Toyz for the hook-up. Make sure to stop by their table at the show.



When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Collectors Con?
Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, March 22nd 2015

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Platinum Edition G1 Dinobots Set, New Masterpiece, Generations And More Info From Australia Toy Fair

Posted on 03-04-2015 at 06:40 AM by Shin Densetsu under Toy Fair
image Griffin-of-oz has posted his initial report from Australia Toy Fair 2015 over at OzFormers. More information is coming later but here's Griffin's initial report:

Photos later tonight, and the full report.... but some teaser info to get you interested and to send the global fansites into meltdown.

Generations Devastator on display with my Gen1 Devastator - BigW already signed up for June/July.

More JP Masterpiece coming this year - Gold bumblebee July, Convoy reissue, Tracks (not MP25), MP25 in Sept (I can't reveal name before TakaraTomy), and two new "sports cars" for OCT & NOV.

Platinum edition - Myer will have Seeker pack and YOTG pair... while ToysRUs will have Insecticon pack, Perceptor/Blaster, Trypticon, aaaaand.... Dinobots. YES, Gen1 Dinobots multipack which I hope is all five.

JP Stinger still for this month, only at TRU though.

GEN Slingshot & Wildrider don't exist (yet) for Hasbro Generations, but might next year as Combiners are going to be at least two years.

Leader Starscream for wave 4.

Hasbro MP Starscream is the second (MP11) version because fans wanted it.
Hasbro MP Bluestreak will be in July.

Toyworld's cheaper prices were indeed just introductory prices from Hasbro.

Loyal Subjects w3 should be out in the next month.

That's most of it. More later, probably after midnight though.

Go nuts...


Meltdown commence! Stay tuned for more

EDIT: griffin has elaborated on the Mastepiece Transformers information:

Australia will continue to be following Hong Kong's lead and having both Hasbro and TakaraTomy Masterpiece toys at ToysRUs stores here.

The Japanese Masterpiece toys that SHOULD be coming this year (details and dates can change, and often do)...
- Gold bumblebee in around July,
- The Convoy reissue middle of the year,
- Tracks is NOT noted as MP-25 on the Hasbro Australia list, but maybe they have 25 and 26 mixed up, as Tracks was labelled as MP-25 in a recent Japanese Hobby magazine. If they are mixed up on this Australian list, then I know what MP-26 is.
- MP-25 (or 26 if the numbers were mixed up on the list) will be here in about Sept (I know what it is, but I can't reveal the name before TakaraTomy announces it)
- two "sports cars" for OCT and NOV (the names haven't be revealed to Hasbro Australia yet, as it is so far in the future, so I have no idea if they
are new moulds... but with three new moulds already this year, I'd imagine that at least one is a redeco).
(please don't bother asking me, or expect, any more information on the future Masterpiece toys, as I am not expecting updates before
TakaraTomy reveals the next few... and everything I am allowed to talk about is listed here already)
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