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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.

Transformers Voice Actor Neil Kaplan to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-23-2014 at 05:30 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Optimus-Prime-Robots-in-Disguise TFcon is happy to welcome the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformers Robots in Disguise, Neil Kaplan to TFcon Toronto 2014. Neil will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries, Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist ANDREW GRIFFITH with more TBA.

New Jersey Brick Collectors Con August 24th 2014 Dealer Registration Now Open

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 10:13 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
njbcc-logo-new What Is New Jersey Brick Collectors Con?

An all new convention based in New Jersey, focusing on Brick Collectors from all brands – LEGO, KRE-O, Mega Bloks and more. We will have a dealer room, events and guests that cater to the needs and wants of Brick Collectors from custom bricks to brick sculptures.

Just look at what can be done with Transformers G1 using Kre-O


When and Where Is The Next New Jersey Brick Collectors Con?

Holiday Inn Cherry Hill – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, August 24th 2014

NJBCC 2014 Dealer Registration is now open. Dealers and Exhibitors should contact fran@njcc.co for more information on the Summer NJBCC Brick Show, full update on Show Events coming soon…….

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Brick Collectors Con

NJCC Summer Show Date August 17th 2014 Dealer Registration Now Open

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 10:07 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
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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, August 17th, 2014

NJCC 2014 Dealer Registration is now open. Dealers should contact fran@njcc.co for more information on the Summer NJCC Toy Show, full update on Show Events coming soon…….

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

Botcon 2014 Brochure Is Online

Posted on 04-22-2014 at 06:53 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
botcon2014 Botcon.com has updated with their official brochure for the 2014 convention. We now have details for the weekend including a breakdown of the toy sets and activities. The cost of the Primus package is now $395 if you are a club member, or $495 if not. The TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios Hollywood will include access to the Transformers: The Ride in 3D and looks to replace casino night festivities.

Check out all the details in the PDF here: Botcon 2014 Brochure and feel free to join the discussion on the forums by hitting discuss below!
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Botcon 2014 Exclusive Ginrai (Fiery Classics Optimus Prime!) Revealed

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 12:23 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
27433235d1398098580-botcon-2014-fire-guts-god-ginrai-ginraibotweb Botcon have announced the fifth member of their convention boxed set today and it is an impressive piece indeed. The fifth member of the set is Ginrai, a fiery red and orange redeco of the venerable Classics Optimus Prime figure.

Ginrai is the second Cybertronian Knight in the boxed set, and by way of an alternate wrist transformation is shown here holding his windvane as a shield - the windvane being adorned with the new symbol of the Cybertronian Knights.

The toy's deco is based on the "Fire Guts" Ginrai featured in the 1988 Japanese series, Transformers Chojin (Super God) Masterforce, which in that series was the final attack of the Godmaster, Super Ginrai and his powered up form God Ginrai. An E-Hobby exclusive depicting the attack was released in the early 2000s, which is where this deco takes its cues from.

With the reveal of Ginrai the five figures in this year's Botcon boxed set are known, and they are:

Ginrai from Classics Optimus Prime
Devcon from Generations Scourge, with a new head
Scorponok from Energon Scorponok, retooled to use a remolded Encore Spike as his Headmaster
Ferak from Universe Cyclonus
Cannonball from Prime Ratchet, with a new head


Botcon 2014 is being held over the weekend of June 19 - 22 in Pasadena, California. Visit the Botcon homepage for more information on the convention, the official 30th anniversary of Transformers convention and also the 20th anniversary Botcon!
Views: 6,370 / Credit: General Tekno, xZAOx of the 2005 Boards!

TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro 2014 1st Quarter Earnings Call

Posted on 04-21-2014 at 08:55 AM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
Hasbro-2014-1st-Quarter-Earnings-Call-Transformers-4-Age-Of-Extinction-Rescue-Bots Another Day, Another Dollar. Well actually… Another Quarter, Another Few Million Dollars. Hasbro held their 2014 1st Quarter Earnings Call moments ago and the Staff of TFW2005 attended online. Nothing major was told but here's the summary.
  • Quarter 2 Plans For Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformers: Rescue Bots Revenue.
  • Transformers: Battle Masters
  • A look back at previous movie toy revenue.

Read a detailed report we transcribed, after the jump.
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Transformers artist Andrew Griffith to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-20-2014 at 07:04 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tf_rid_14_cover_by_glovestudios-d5tvs93 Transformers: Robots in Disguise ongoing series comic book artist Andrew Griffith will return to TFcon Toronto 2014. He will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings in the TFcon Toronto artist alley.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website. TFcon Toronto preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the customizing classes.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries with more TBA.
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Hasbro Brazil 30 Years of Transformers Exhibition

Posted on 04-18-2014 at 04:24 AM by Sol Fury under Conventions
1510924_674221569309816_3418435069448568899_n Hasbro Brazil have announced a special exhibition between April 17 to May 4 to commemorate 30 years of Transformers! The exhibition will be held in the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

The exhibition features 6 foot to 2 metre tall statues of Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, Megatron and Grimlock. The exhibition features a history of the story of the brand, covering elements like Energon, the Allspark and Unicron, as well as featuring a museum of toys from all 30 years of the franchise.

In addition there will be various activities geared towards kids including a playroom with Transformers products, video games, sketches and crosswords.

The event runs from April 17 to May 4, opening at 10am each morning and closing at 10pm each night. If you are in the area, the venue is the Shopping Analia Franco in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Find out more about the event here.

To promote the event, artist Marcelo Matere has produced a very cool official poster for Hasbro Brazil showing the original 1984 Optimus Prime alongside his 2014 incarnation - check it out on Marcelo's Facebook page.
Views: 2,874 / Credit: primal789 of the 2005 Boards!

TFcon Toronto 2014 Registration Information Online

Posted on 04-14-2014 at 06:00 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfconlogo TFcon Toronto 2014 preregistration is now online. This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the FRIDAY and SUNDAY customizing classes (limited to 45 people each day).

TFcon Toronto 2014 admission includes the following:
-Early entrance to Canada’s Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise
-All access pass to all TFcon panels and events
-Entrance into the hourly door prizes
-Copy of the TFcon 2014 program featuring the 2014 comic

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including SUSAN BLU the voice of Generation 1 Arcee and voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated, GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries with more TBA.

Transformers Voice Actor Sue Blu to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 04-09-2014 at 07:57 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
Arcee-G1 TFcon is very happy to welcome voice actor and director Susan Blu to TFcon Toronto 2014 for the 30th anniversary of Transformers celebration.

Sue is known to fans as the voice of Arcee in Transformers the Movie and Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers (Generation 1), and reprised the role in Transformers Animated). Additionally she was the voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated. Ms. Blu will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 11th to 13th, 2014. TFcon will return to the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the 2014 hotel reservation website.

TFcon Toronto 2014 features Canada's largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including GARRY CHALK the voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in Armada, Energon and Cybertron as well as AARON ARCHER former Creative Lead for all Transformers partnerships, SARAH STONE artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries with more TBA.

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CybFest NW announced for August 16th in Kent, Wa

Posted on 04-09-2014 at 08:04 AM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
cybfestnw Northwest Fan Ventures, is pleased to announce the first Cybertronian Festival. CybFest NW will celebrate all things Transformers with a Pacific Northwest spin. The new convention will take place on August 16, 2014 at Kent Commons in Kent, Wa.
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BotCon's 2014 Scorponok's Jet Mode and First Look At Olin Zarak

Posted on 04-08-2014 at 11:33 AM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
10246310_742829992424129_5671083618008216478_n They hype has been building ever since BotCon revealed their "Classics/Generations" styled Scorponok for this year's BotCon. Today they revealed a little more showing off the jet mode, but more importantly giving us our first look at Olin Zarak, the retooled Headmaster designed to work with the figure.

Pictured in the new images we can also see that Olin Zarak can even somewhat sit inside the jet mode of Scorponok, though the cockpit cannot be closed.

Jump straight to here to continue discussing one of the biggest BotCon reveals we've seen yet!
Views: 5,959 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

Michael Chain to attend Ener-Con 2014 in Manitoba

Posted on 04-07-2014 at 02:39 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
MichaelChain Ener-Con is proud to welcome their 2014 Guest of Honour Michael Chain to the convention this August. Michael is best known to Transformers fans as the Generation 1 voices of Powerglide, Hoist, Red Alert, Raoul & Skids! As well Michael is an accomplished musician & writer, having worked on cartoon series like She-Ra, Rambo, Police Academy and more. Michael will be at Ener-Con all weekend long, meeting fans and signing autographs, as well as taking part in a Q&A and Script reading alongside Ener-Con attendees.
Views: 1,780 / Credit: Robimus of the 2005 Boards!

80s Toy Expo Door Prize Announcement #1: Generations Metroplex

Posted on 04-04-2014 at 02:50 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
transformers-generations-metroplex-box 80s Toy Expo will be giving away high end door prizes all day long on Sunday, May 4th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre. The first announcement being the Transformers Generations Titan Class Metroplex thanks to show sponsor B&K Collectibles. Check out B&K Collectibles for a great selection of Masterpiece and Generation 1 Transformers toys at the show as well as online!

Special guests include Alan Oppenheimer, best known to fans of the ’80s for his voice work as Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from Filmation’s cartoon He-Man and the Masters of the Universe in addition to Warpath, Seaspray and Beachcomber in The Transformers. Additionally Wrestling legend Jake “The Snake” Roberts will be a guest. Both will be available all day for autographs and photos.

The 2014 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be May 4th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern),Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.
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BotCon Announces James Roberts As Special Guest!

Posted on 04-04-2014 at 10:32 AM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
JamesRoberts TFW2005 is happy to present to you BotCon's next special guest announcement! For the 30th Anniversary of Transformers, BotCon will be giving fans a chance to meet one of the most popular comic book writers and Transformers contributor in recent memory. The man behind writing the fan favorite comic book Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye, James Roberts, will be in attendance at BotCon 2014 in Pasadena California!

BotCon has shared with us the following about the guest announcement:

Joining us at BotCon 2014 is the writer behind what has quickly become one of the most celebrated ongoing Transformers comic series of all-time, IDW’s Transformers MTMTE. With that, we are thrilled to announce that British writer JAMES ROBERTS will be our guest this year in Pasadena. He will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels and hanging with fans from around the world! You won’t want to miss this rare opporutunity to meet James and to discuss his amazing work which has brought a new level of excitement to Transformers comic fiction!

Click the Guests menu link to view his bio and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!


Be sure to let Mr. Roberts know how excited you are for this announcement and let BotCon know as well! Keep an eye out on BotCon's website for more announcements and reveals.

So, what do you think? Sound off after the jump!
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