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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.

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.
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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: 5,840 / 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: 1,753 / 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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Botcon 2014 Scorponok Revealed

Posted on 04-03-2014 at 12:07 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
botcon-2014-scorponok-1 Botcon has revealed their next figure from the 2014 convention box set, and it is none other than Scorponok! The figure is a repaint of the Energon Scorponok mold in G1 colors. Check out the pics after the break and continue discussing on the boards!

Update - Botcon relayed the following info related to the Headmaster aspect of the figure:

We'll clarify... "Classic" Headmaster. Scorponok utilizes an original 1987 Headmaster mold. WITH a new sculpted cartoon accurate face.
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TFcon Toronto 2014 exclusive revealed: Masterpiece Shafter

Posted on 03-31-2014 at 09:15 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
masterpiece-shafter The TFcon Toronto 2014 exclusive figure will be Masterpiece Shafter. A redeco of the X-Transbots Krank mold, this toy will be limited to 500 pieces. These figures will be available for preorder as part of TFcon Toronto registration which will go live next week.

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.

Views: 5,589 / Credit: Scaleface of the 2005 Boards!

David Kaye To Attend BotCon 2014

Posted on 03-27-2014 at 03:14 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
david_kaye_split BotCon has just revealed their newest guest announcement which will be one of the most popular voice actors among fans: David Kaye!

Mr. Kaye is best known to Transformers fan as voicing such characters as Beast Wars Megatron, The Unicron Trilogy Megatron, and Transformers Animated Optimus Prime, making him the only voice actor to ever voice both the Decepticon and Autobot leaders!

Check out Mr. Kaye's full bio at BotCon's 2014 website and keep it here on TFW as more announcements are made!
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Botcon 2014 Exclusive Devcon Revealed

Posted on 03-24-2014 at 02:08 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
devconBOT Botcon have unveiled their third 2014 convention exclusive, which is sure to please a lot of fans. The third 2014 exclusive is from the "Knight" faction, and is the one and only Devcon, a retooled Generations Scourge with a new head.

This is the first time that the character Devcon will have appeared in toy form. The character was introduced in the 1985 cartoon episode "The Gambler" where he helped the Autobot Smokescreen recover the rest of the Autobots from an alien fighting arena. His brief appearance as an Autobot aligned bounty hunter has afforded him a sort of "Boba Fett" kind of mystique, and he's been included on many lists of "obscure Transformers deserving toys".

(Although we say this is the first time that Devcon will get a toy release, a Devcon from Energon Slugslinger was one of many exclusives planned by former license holders 3H for their 2005 convention, but their loss of the license meant this never materialized).
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TFcon announces Fourth Annual 3rd Party Product Panel

Posted on 03-24-2014 at 12:33 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfconlogo Due to the success of the past 3 years, TFcon will host the Fourth Annual 3rd Party Product Panel at TFcon Toronto 2014. TFcon has invited 3rd party product manufacturers to once again contribute to a presentation focusing on new information and images of upcoming collector focused toys. TFcon encourages all 3rd party companies to contact them to be involved in this presentation that will have information shared to thousands of fans at the event and then online to thousands around the world.

Save the dates! 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.

Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg To Attend BotCon 2014

Posted on 03-20-2014 at 04:05 PM by StayingInTheBox under Conventions
derrick_wyatt_split The next two guests have been revealed for BotCon 2014 in Pasadena, California! Fan favorites Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg will both be in attendance at this year's BotCon!

Both Mr. Wyatt's and Mr. Isenberg's contributions to the Transformers franchise cannot be understated. Their most notable work came from the Transformers Animated series in which Wyatt was the art director and lead character designer while Isenberg wrote and developed the three seasons of TFA.

Check out the profiles of these two gentleman that have contributed years of work to the Transformers franchise here and here.

Sound off after the jump and let TFW know what you think of these BotCon guests!
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Transformers Artist Sarah Stone to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Posted on 03-17-2014 at 12:51 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
windblade-sarah-stone Transformers artist Sarah Stone will make her Canadian convention debut at TFcon Toronto this summer.

Sarah is the artist for IDW’s Transformers: Windblade miniseries debuting next month. She will be available all weekend for commissions, prints and signings at TFcon Toronto 2014.

Save the dates! 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 with more TBA.
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