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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.

Botcon 2015 "Loose Cannon" Revealed

Posted on 04-16-2015 at 02:55 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
Botcon have revealed their third 2015 convention exclusive through one of their "mystery egg" videos. Today's reveal is "The Loose Cannon", who reuses a popular mold from the Reveal the Shield line.

But who is "The Loose Cannon"? To find out, watch the reveal video below:

Views: 2,763 / Credit: Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Hall of Fame 2015 Voting Now Open!

Posted on 04-16-2015 at 10:22 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
transformers-hall-of-fame TFW2005's Transformers Hall of Fame 2015 voting is now open! We've rounded up the most suggested entries for each of the three categories and created polls for you to vote on. You can now sound off and choose your favorite for Best Combiner, Best Musical Act, and of course, Favorite Character!

These polls will run through Monday 4/20/15 in the morning. We will tally up the votes and send the winners to Hasbro as TFW2005.com's official choices. Our choices will be counted along with other fan site's choices, and the winners will be announced at Botcon 2015.

What are you waiting for, log in and cast your vote now!

VOTE - Best Combiner

VOTE - Best Musical Act

VOTE - Favorite Character
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Transformers Artist James Raiz to attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted on 04-14-2015 at 02:29 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
JamesRaiz-cover TFcon is pleased to announce that Transformers comic book artist James Raiz will be a guest at TFcon Toronto 2015. James is known to fans for his work as the initial penciller on Dreamwave's Transformers Armada, as well a cover artist for IDW's Transformers: Reign of Starscream, Beast Wars, Transformers: Infiltration, various Spotlights and most recently penciled Transformers: More than Meets the Eye #22 - Dark Cybertron. 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 Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly the Delta Meadowvale) with special guest PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, John Moschitta Jr the voice of Blurr in G1 and Animated 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. TFcon Toronto Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

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Transformers Hall of Fame 2015 - New Categories - Sound Off Now!

Posted on 04-13-2015 at 01:20 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
Transformers-Hollywood-01 Hasbro sent out the call for this years Transformers Hall of Fame nominations and it's time for you to sound off! This year they will be inducting into 3 separate categories.
• FAVORITE TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER (Fictional Robot Character)
• BEST COMBINER ROBOT (Fictional Robot Character)
• BEST MUSICAL ACT USED IN TRANSFORMERS BRANDED PRODUCTION (REAL-LIFE HUMANS).
• This is the first time Hasbro is calling on their fans to induct real people into the Hall of Fame as a Fans' Choice inductee.

• The Favorite Character category functions just like the general Fans' Choice category did for the past 6 years, letting fans nominate whichever Transformers characters they'd like to see inducted that have not already been inducted. However, Combiners will not be considered for this category due to the Best Combiner category.

• No characters or people who have already been inducted will be considered for nomination. A list of inducted characters can be found (in the discussion threads below). Please note that for the Musical Act category, this includes Stan Bush.
We here at TFW2005 have started 3 threads for initial feedback. We don't have a lot of time, so please sound off with your suggestions for the poll by Thursday 4/16/15 at the links below. We will then create 3 polls, one for each category, and allow you guys to vote. The top 3 from each will be submitted to Hasbro on behalf of the TFW2005 community.

So, first things first, sound off with your suggestions here:

Favorite Character Suggestion Thread
Best Combiner Suggestion Thread
Best Musical Act Suggestion Thread.

Then check back on Thursday and cast your official vote!
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Joecon 2015 Transformers Update

Posted on 04-11-2015 at 03:40 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
oldsnakebat During the Joecon 2015 Collectors Club Roundtable (run by the same folks as Botcon), they mentioned a new addition to their club offerings. They will be releasing Transformers Prime Soundwave repainted as a Stealth B.A.T. (Battle Android Trooper). B.A.T.s are robot, Terminator like troops controlled by Cobra in the G.I. Joe lore.

They will also be offering an "Old Snake" version of Cobra Commander, as seen in the Transformers episode "Only Human".This goes along with their previously seen Marissa Fairborn and Afterburner, using a G.I. Joe figure mold and non-transforming G.I. Joe vehicle.

Check out full Joecon 2015 coverage for more details over at HissTank.com

UPDATE: More shots, in person of the 3 figs are up now at HissTank.com
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John Moschitta Jr to attend TFcon Toronto 2015

Posted on 04-08-2015 at 06:28 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
BlurrG1 TFcon is proud to announce that the actor known as the world’s fastest talking man John Moschitta Jr, will be a guest at this years convention in Toronto. Known to Transformers fans as the voice of the fast talking Blurr in Generation 1 as well as Transformers Animated, fans of the 80s will never forget his commercial appearances for both Micro Machines and Federal Express. Mr. Moschitta will be appearing all weekend, and has graciously agreed to help host this year’s Charity auction on the Friday night of TFcon Toronto.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015. at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly the Delta Meadowvale) 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. TFcon Toronto Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

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Botcon 2015 Second Toy Reveal - Battletrap from Generations Springer

Posted on 04-07-2015 at 02:16 PM by Matty under Conventions
BotCon-Battletrap Keeping with the theme of five CRAZY COOL Transformers Surprise Eggs, Botcon has just revealed the second figure in this year's box set: The Muscle, Battletrap!

Battletrap, a Duocon from Generation 1, is done from the very popular Generations Springer mold and will feature an all new headsculpt. Hit the video below to get some more background to this BotCon toy and character!

Views: 7,994 / Credit: General Tekno of the 2005 Boards!

TFcon Toronto and Charlotte Travel Discounts

Posted on 04-04-2015 at 08:52 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-facebook-logo TFcon has announced travel discounts for Air Travel and Car Rentals for people travelling to both TFcon Toronto happening this summer and TFcon Charlotte happening this fall. Check out the respective websites for the full details.

TFcon Toronto – The world's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place July 17th to 19th, 2015 at the Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale (formerly the Delta Meadowvale) 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.


TFcon Charlotte – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will be 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 be available in the very near future. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website.
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Roll Out Roll Call 2015 Tickets Now On Sale

Posted on 04-04-2015 at 05:17 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
74424157-666b-437c-8fb4-79fa97442f9e We have received news from the UK's joint Transformers & G.I. Joe convention, Roll Out Roll Call. Tickets for the 2015 show are now available, with an early-bird discount on offer throughout April!

Roll Out Roll Call is taking place over the weekend of 3 and 4 October 2015, at the Jury's Inn Hotel, Southampton, England. As well as celebrating Transformers and G.I. Joe, the show also hosts the "Twins of Power", a He-Man and She-Ra celebration. The Official Transformers Collectors Club and the Official G.I.Joe Collectors Club will also be supporting the show, with club exclusive figures being offered at the event.

Find out more and book your tickets here!
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Auto Assembly 2015 One-Day Passes Now Available

Posted on 04-04-2015 at 05:13 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
AA2015-New-Logo A brief update now from Europe's biggest Transformers convention, Auto Assembly - if you want to attend this year's grand finale show, but can only make one of the show's weekend days, then one-day passes for the show are now available!

Be a part of the last-ever Auto Assembly, this August 21st-23rd at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England - head over to the Auto Assembly homepage to find out more and book for this year's convention.
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Botcon 2015 exclusive Generations Chopshop Recolor

Posted on 04-04-2015 at 04:55 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
CBxnsLGUgAAPsQX Botcon have shared an image via Twitter of another of the 2015 show exclusives. What they've got on show here is a blue recolor of the Generations Legends Chopshop - who was initially released as a Targetmaster style partner to the Legends scale Megatron, but as promos have demonstrated, the two are not gang-molded so this Chopshop could be tagging along with anyone.

Moving into the realm of speculation, the silver body with blue limbs deco seems to recall the Autobot Topspin - and given how "Autobot colors on a Decepticon mold" is usually a hallmark of the Shattered Glass continuity, and this year's set seems to be based around Axiom Nexus, the "place where continuities collide", this may well be a Shattered Glass version of Chopshop. It's also possible, based on the reuse of Packrat in this year's set, that this is meant to be a homage to a past Botcon exclusive, Vicegrip.

Botcon 2015 takes place in St Charles, Illinois, over the weekend of June 19th - 21st. Watch this space for more news about this year's convention!
Views: 3,702 / Credit: TFYLP & Shatterpoint of the 2005 Boards!

Sue Blu to Attend Botcon 2015

Posted on 04-03-2015 at 04:09 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
Generation-1-Arcee-1024-x-768 Pete Sinclair of the Botcon team relayed today that Sue Blu, the voice of G1 Arcee and voice director of Beast Wars among many other credits, will be attending Botcon 2015 as a guest. Feel free to discuss on the boards!
Views: 2,145 / Credit: TFYLP via cbff of the 2005 Boards!

TCC Figure Subscription Service Tarantulas In-Hand Images

Posted on 04-03-2015 at 12:11 PM by Matty under Conventions
27508209d1428078811-tcc-figure-subscription-service-tarantulas-promo-772ad2f1gw1eqsu7wk1xbj20jg0kmdj Coming via Weibo user Lost-Zzl we have more in-hand images of upcoming TFSS 3.0 figures, today's group of photos features the mad scientist Tarantulas. This figure in particular has undergone many deco changes from the original concept and so far has turned out quite well.

Check out the mirrored images after the jump and share your thoughts in the thread.
Views: 5,249 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

TCC Round Up: New In-hand Images of Nova Prime, Lio Convoy, G2 Starscream, and Nacelle

Posted on 04-02-2015 at 11:36 AM by Matty under Conventions
27508033d1427992078-tcc-tfss-3-g2-starscream-mockup-revealed-772ad2f1gw1eqrnhwxl9fj20jg0lj0w6 There has been a wealth of new in-hand photos of a few upcoming Transformers Collector's Club exclusives surfacing via Weibo users Lost-Zzl and 宝哥我们被劫. Thanks to TFW2005 boards member daimchoc we've gathered a handful of them and mirrored them after the break for your viewing pleasure.

The figures include:

TCC Exclusive Nova Prime
TCC Membership figure Lio Convoy
TFSS 3.0 G2 Starscream
TFSS 3.0 Nacelle

Click the above links to take you directly to the discussion threads. Enjoy!
Views: 3,981 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!

Transformers Collector's Club Nova Prime Exclusive - In-hand Images

Posted on 04-01-2015 at 08:36 AM by Matty under Conventions
27507735d1427891911-2015-club-exclusive-nova-prime-45dbe005jw1eqqa9sy2jyj20lo0loadg Thanks to the Weibo account of Toyspie and TFW2005 boards member daimchoc, we've got our first look at in-hand images of the Transformers Collector's Club Nova Prime. It does look like the head sculpt may have been altered a bit from the earlier concept images we saw, trimming the trademark horns to fit the constraints of the mold, similar to what we have seen on the membership figure Lio Convoy.

Nova Prime will be available for purchase through the Club Store in the coming months. Stay tuned for more updates when available!
Views: 6,529 / Credit: daimchoc of the 2005 Boards!
 
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