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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 Registration is.....Delayed

Posted on 05-26-2015 at 04:43 PM by Jacer under Conventions
2015BOTCONLOGOsm Staff Update: Botcon is still having issues with getting the registration up and running. They're hoping to have it back up tomorrow.

It’s finally here folks! Registration for Botcon 2015 is now live! Those of you going to the convention in St. Charles, Illinois can now register with the choice of Primus, Protoform, Mini-Con, or Golden Ticket Primus packages. You can also registered for the highly anticipated Frank Welker VIP Experience, as well as the customizing class on Wednesday or Thursday of the convention.

Before you register make sure you take a look at the Botcon 2015 brochure and package matrix to know exactly what you want. Then head over to the Botcon 2015 Registration Page to register for this year's convention.*

Botcon 2015 is held June 18th-21st. The box set this year is Cybertron’s Most Wanted, featuring The Thief - Packrat, The Muscle - Battletrap, The Loose Cannon - Shattered Glass Stepper, The Boss - Megatron, and last but certainly not least, The Bounty Hunter - Oilmaster. Botcon is also going to have some very exciting guests - Frank Welker (Generation 1 and Prime Megatron, Soundwave, Mirage, Frenzy, Mixmaster Trailbreaker, and so many more! ), Susan Blu(Generation 1 Arcee and voice director of Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Transformers Animated and the first 11 episodes of Transformers Prime), Derrick J. Wyatt(art director and lead character designer of Transformers Animated), John Moschitta(Generation 1 and Animated Blurr), and Kojin Ono (Diaclone toy designer). Botcon is only 22 days away, I hope to see a lot of you there!
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TFcon announces fifth annual 3rd Party Product Panel

Posted on 05-25-2015 at 03:24 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-profile-logo Due to the overwhelming popularity the past 4 years, TFcon will host the fifth annual 3rd Party Product Panel at TFcon Toronto 2015. 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. We encourage all 3rd party companies to contact TFcon to be involved in this presentation that will have information shared to thousands of fans at the event and then online around the world.


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 guests PETER CULLEN the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, JOHN MOSCHITTA JR the voice of Blurr in G1 and Animated, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye and Transformers Artists ALEX MILNE, LIVIO RAMONDELLI and JAMES RAIZ 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.

BotCon Announces Kojin Ono As Convention Guest

Posted on 05-22-2015 at 06:40 PM by Matty under Conventions
ono_sunstreaker BotCon has announced its final guest for the 2015 lineup: Kojin Ono! Read on for more details and get ready for registration, which should be going live next week barring any issues.

KOJIN ONO is a designer for Takara-Tomy and was the key creative force behind the introduction of Car Robots in Japan, the converting robots that would be at the core of the 1984 launch of a "new" toy line known as "The Transformers". The robot known as "Sunstreaker" was the first of his designs, but would hardly be the last. Hound, Bluestreak, Sideswipe, Trailbraker, The Dinobots, The Constructicons… All of these amazing design were brought to diecast metal life by Kojinsan, who it should be mentioned, was part of the initial class of Transformers Hall of Fame inductees back in 2010 along with Peter Cullen, Bob Budiansky, and Takara's lead designer on Transformers, Hideaki Yoke.

It is truly an honor to welcome this legendary designer to his first ever BotCon!


Hit the discussion link to share your thoughts on BotCon's final guest.
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SDCC 2015 Devastator Officially Revealed

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:35 PM by Sol Fury under San Diego Comic Con
11219536_833740080029521_1977918799549589606_n The official Transformers Facebook page has officially revealed the San Diego Comic Con 2015 exclusive Titan class Devastator. The SDCC Titan Devastator stands 18 inches tall and is stated to feature vac metalized elements on the deco, it seems that this will be on the chest wing and Mixmaster's drum, amongst other places.

It has also been observed that this version of Devastator features a different head sculpt to the retail release version, sporting eyes instead of the visor shown on the retail version.

Check out the image and discuss after the break!

Update - individual robot mode pic released and added to the story!
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Botcon 2015 Shirt and Hat Revealed and a Group Shot of Convetion Exclusive Toys

Posted on 05-21-2015 at 04:03 PM by Jacer under Conventions
botcon2015_HATweb Botcon.com has made a small update to their exclusives page with a group shot of all the box set figures. We also get our first look at the Botcon 2015 hat featuring the Botcon 2015 logo and the Botcon 2015 t-shirt featuring Cybertron's Most Wanted on an old timey wanted poster with a Cybertronian twist.

Check out the pictures after the jump!
Views: 1,891 / Credit: Autobot City Comics 2008, Big Filipino

TFcon Charlotte 2015 attendee registration is now live

Posted on 05-20-2015 at 04:51 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfcon-profile-logo Online registration for TFcon Charlotte 2015 attendee tickets is now live. For more info you can visit the TFcon Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page.


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. You can now book your discounted hotel room via the 2015 hotel reservation website. TFcon Charlotte Air Travel and Car Rental Discounts are also available.

Botcon 2015 Comic Preview

Posted on 05-20-2015 at 04:08 PM by Jacer under Conventions
botcon_2015_page_1 Botcon has updated their site with a 3 page preview of their upcoming comic. The comic features the members of the Cybertron's Most Wanted set, Packrat, Battletrap, Shattered Glass Stepper, Megaton, and Oilmaster! The comic features the artists, Thomas Deer and Matt Frank.

Check out the preview and share your thoughts after the jump!
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First Transformers Subscription Service Figure is Now Arriving

Posted on 05-20-2015 at 01:36 PM by Jacer under Conventions
IMAG01641 Good new for those that are part of the Tranformers Subscription Service, your first figure is now arriving! The first figure is none other than Carzap! Carzap is a homage to the cancelled Takara G2 figure, and he even comes with a mini Kreo set homaging the Block Town set he was going to originally come with. The mini set even comes with a G.B. Blackrock. Carzap uses the Generations Thrilling 30 Bumblebee mold. Keep an eye on your mail boxes folks!
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NJCC Door Prize Announcement FT-05 Soar (AKA Swoop)

Posted on 05-19-2015 at 06:24 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
file Thanks to NJCC Dealer www.LunarToyStore.com for providing us with our second door prize for the August 2nd NJCC! FT-05 Soar (AKA Swoop)! Promotion for the next NJCC has just started, stay tuned for our biggest selection of Door Prizes ever.



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 2nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con

Possible Botcon 2015 Troop Builder Set

Posted on 05-19-2015 at 03:22 PM by Jacer under Conventions
TB1Oee1HVXXXXa9XFXXXXXXXXXX_0-item_pic Over on Taobao there is an interesting auction that has popped up for 4 Generations Waspintor repaints. With Botcon around the corner most of us are assuming this is the possible troop builder set that we've seen at previous shows. The repaints appear to be Buzzsaw, Halloween Horrorcon Waspinater, and the other two still are a mystery. Botcon is only 30 days away so we will know by then!

Share your guesses about the repaints in the discussion after the jump!
Views: 6,145 / Credit: SG Roadbuster of the 2005 Boards!

List of Hasbro Transformers Panels at San Diego Comic-Con 2015

Posted on 05-19-2015 at 10:36 AM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
Hasbro-Logo Hasbro has confirmed their Transformers panels for San Diego Comic-Con 2015.
  • Transformers Generations Panel - Thursday July 9 @ 11:00am in Room 25ABC
  • Transformers: Robots in Disguise Panel - Thursday July 9 @ 3:00pm in Room 5AB

Better get in line now. It's gonna be here before you know it.
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Botcon Packrat Mini-Comic Completed

Posted on 05-19-2015 at 08:39 AM by Joe Moore under Conventions
Botcon-2015-Packrat-Mini-Comic-Page-3 The final page for the Botcon 2015 Packrat Mini-Comic "Collections" has officially been released by the Botcon Twitter Page. If you've missed out on the previous pages, don't worry, we have all three in one spot here. The comic features some familiar faces and is a pretty fun read.

Check all three pages out after the jump.
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TCC Lio Convoy Arriving & Figure Subscription Service 3.0 Shipping

Posted on 05-18-2015 at 02:44 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
9A36C75B-AF80-4896-B33E-D28B24E1D0B4_zpsw7fcvqb8 Good news for those eagerly awaiting this year's TCC exclusive toys - they are arriving! Lio Convoy, the membership freebie for 2015, has started to arrive in the hands of fans including TFW member Primal Sabbath, who tipped us off on this one. Lio Convoy is a retooled version of Generations Orion Pax with a new head to resemble the Cybertron commander from the 1998 Japan-only Beast Wars side-story, Beast Wars Second.

In related news, the Figure Subscription Service 3.0 has also begun shipping out. This year's set of six figures includes the likes of Krok, Nacelle, G2 Starscream, Carzap, Serpent O.R., and Tarantulas. Who will be the first to arrive? Watch this space (or your mailboxes) to find out!
Views: 2,942 / Credit: Primal Sabbath, Allspark Ferret of the 2005 Boards!

Action Vinyls Transparent Black Mirage SDCC 2015 Exclusive

Posted on 05-14-2015 at 12:48 PM by Joe Moore under San Diego Comic Con
Action-Vinyls-Black-Mirage-SDCC-2015-Exclusive The Loyal Subjects has posted the first photo of their upcoming Action Vinyls Transparent Black Mirage. The figure will be a San Diego Com-Con 2015 Exclusive. This is a pre-production sample, but gives a great look at what fans can grab come July.

Click the thumbnail for the full image.
Views: 1,478 / Credit: C.I.A.D.

NJCC Door Prize Announcement GigaPower HQ-03 Guttur Metallic Version

Posted on 05-14-2015 at 12:09 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
gutter-dinobot-1 Thanks to NJCC Dealer www.215toyz.com for providing us with our first door prize for the August 2nd NJCC! GigaPower HQ-03 Guttur (Metallic Version)! Promotion for the next NJCC has just started, stay tuned for our biggest selection of Door Prizes ever.



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 2nd 2015!

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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