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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 2014 - Third Party Post Panel Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 06:08 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
DSC08553 Check out some TFCon 2014 post-panel third party case updates including X-Transbots Masterpiece scale Not-Megatron and more!

We've also included a youtube video of a pretty cool promotional video by KFC Toys seen at the panel.

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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Panel Coverage

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 05:00 PM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-3rd-Party-001 TFCon 2014's Third Party Panel just ended, and we have a full set of slides available for those that couldn't be there to live vicariously through. Included are upcoming releases from:
  • BMOG
  • Play With This Too
  • BadCube
  • OmniGonix
  • Shapeshift Inc
  • TFC Toys
  • GigaPower
  • Bold Forms
  • ToyWorld
  • DMY
  • G.I. Eddie / Echo TF
  • KFC Toys
  • X-Transbots
  • Renderform
  • Mastermind Creations
  • Planet X
  • MakeToys
  • FansProject

Check out over 250 slides after the break! Also after the break - our notes of the information shared through the panel including a big reveal from FansProject in the form of a third party Dinoking (aka Japanese Transformers Victory Monstructor)
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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Dealer Room Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 11:10 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-108 Hey look, some more third party stuff!

Here for your enjoyment we have some delicious pictures of:
  • FansProject Cubrar / Slag Diaclone version, a TFcon Chicago exclusive!
  • Maketoys Utopia / Metroplex
  • Maketoys Nemesis / Scourge via a Metallica album cover
  • NTF-01 Hercules / Devastator, NTF-02 Tyrannorsaur / Grimlock and NTF-03 Triceratops / Slag - all large non transforming Action Master style figures.
  • Renderform Chromey, Stormy, Iron Magnum and Rivet Gun for Swerve.
  • Mastermind Creations Vos, Turmoil, Seraph, plus Azalea and Feralcons.
  • Mastershooter Ballgag & Hustler for Generations Nightbeat and Armada Starscream
  • Toyworld Shinebug / Goldbug and his remold / redeco Bungee / Cliffjumper.
  • Toyworld Devilstar / Astrotrain, a Leader class sized version of the Decepticon triplechanger.
  • ToyWorld Grant / Grand Maximus, limited to 180 pieces and exclusive to TFSource, and his recolor based on Fortress Maximus.
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Play With This Too had a huge display of concept art, including Boneyard / Pretender Grimlock, Jetwash / Pretender Starscream, Bloodbath / Pretender Bomburst. It's not just Transformers in this line - they also have "Deep Earth Explorer" which is inspired by Inhumanoids...
  • Play With This Too also announced two new members of the team - Aaron Archer joins as a designer, and Simon Furman joins as the writer of the fiction for the series.

Feel free to discuss over on the boards here.
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TFCon 2014 - Third Party Pre Panel Reveals

Posted on 10-25-2014 at 10:57 AM by Tony_Bacala under Conventions
TFCon-2014-46 We're at TFcon Chicago 2014 with some great photos of the third party pre-panel display. There's lots of cool stuff on show including:
  • Maketoys Guardia / Defensor
  • FansProject's Quickswitch
  • FansProject Function X Skullcruncher
  • Custom Robots Revoltech Sixshot, Great Shot and Hound
  • TFC Toys Hot Spot and Groove
  • Bullsfire Swoop
  • Badcube Brawn and Outback
  • Unique Toys Troll / Blot
  • X2 Toys Godbomber armor for AoE Evasion Optimus Prime
  • KFC Toys Transistor (with metallic finish)
  • Shapeshift Inc Legends size War for Cybertron Starscream and Ironhide
  • Planet X Neptune

There's lots more cool third party stuff in this post and coming up shortly - be sure to check back for more news and images.
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Reminder: TFcon Chicago is this weekend!

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:58 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
A reminder to all of our friends in the Illinois area this weekend itching to attend a Transformers convention - TFcon Chicago, America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is taking place from today October 24th through to this Sunday October 26th 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

Come by to meet your fellow fans, take in some panels including a third party transforming toys panel and much, much more! Check out the Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 to see all the great things in store!

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

Botcon 2015 to be held June 18th – June 21st in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois

Posted on 10-24-2014 at 12:50 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
BC_2015 Botcon has announced the dates for the 2015 convention. Botcon 2015 will be returning to the midwest for Botcon 2015 with Botcon 2015 being held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois.The dates for the 2015 show are similar to Botcon 2014 - so mark your diaries, Botcon 2015 will be held in St. Charles/Chicago, Illinois June 18th - June 21st 2015. Hotel bookings for the Pheasant Run Resort are also available.

Stay tuned to the official Botcon homepage for more information.
Views: 1,541 / Credit: chaosanderson, HighCaptSpock of the 2005 Boards!

Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 Finalized

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 02:56 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
tfconlogo The Event Schedule for TFcon Chicago 2014 has been finalized. You can check out the link to plan your weekend!

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

TFW2005 Coverage Of Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call

Posted on 10-20-2014 at 10:13 AM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
Hasbro-2014-Q3-Conference-Call-12 TFW2005 attended the Hasbro Third Quarter 2014 Earnings Conference Call live today.

The last financial quarter was very eventful for Hasbro. Not only the Hasbro-Discovery Hub Network was rebranded, the next Transformers Animated Series; Transformers: Robots In Disguise went to the Cartoon Network. Hasbro also appointed a new Brand President; Mr. John Frascotti. So, we joined the call unsure of what we might hear this time. Will it be good, bad or the usual? But we did not knew, that we were in for a treat as Hasbro made some important statements regarding the future of some of our beloved brands, including Transformers.

More than a year ago, TFW2005 revealed for the first time, a curious new Hasbro Trademark at the United States Patent & Trademark Office. The trademark is called AllSpark Pictures and it was only today that Hasbro revealed what it is. AllSpark Pictures is a new initiative by Hasbro where the Toy Company will produce Movies. Hasbro Studios will continue to provide content for the Television while AllSpark Pictures will cater the Live Action/Animated Movies.

The call contained:
  • The success of Transformers: Age Of Extinction
  • Transformers 5 Announced
  • AllSpark Pictures
  • Transformers: Robots In Disguise
  • Why Transformers Titan Heroes Exist

You can find more information, after the jump.
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Reminder: TFcon Chicago 2014 Registration Ends Today

Posted on 10-17-2014 at 01:31 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFcon-2014-exclusives Just a reminder if you are looking to register for TFcon Chicago 2014, today is your last day to register online for the convention and reserve the TFcon 2014 exclusives.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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TFcon Chicago 2014 Official Promo Video and Charity Gameathon Details

Posted on 10-16-2014 at 01:58 PM by Sol Fury under Conventions
We've more cool things coming up at TFcon Chicago to share with you. America's largest fan-run Transformers convention is a little over a week away and we have some more great things to share with you.

First up, we have details of a charity gameathon which is running side-by-side with the convention. The charity event is for Extra Life, a great cause to help kids from all walks and backgrounds with things like cancer, cystic fibrosis, and injuries from accidents. Find out full details here.

Next up we have an official promo video for TFcon Chicago! This video features the talents of Jon Bailey and animation by Blastardinc and Gabriel Jean. Check out this fun promo below:




TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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TFcon Chicago Update: T-Shirt and Art/Costume Contest Info

Posted on 10-15-2014 at 12:55 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
TFCon-Chicago-Shirt TFcon has recently released a preview of the TFcon Chicago 2014 T-Shirt via the TFcon Facebook and TFcon Twitter pages.

Secondly for those looking to enter the Art, Custom or Costume contests a reminder to check out the TFcon Chicago Art, Custom and Costume Contest Info page for all the details.

Thirdly a reminder that TFcon Chicago registration closes this Friday.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ, KEN CHRISTIANSEN and BRENDAN CAHILL as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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NJCC 2014 Fall Event November 9th Action Figure Toy Show

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 01:54 PM by DESTRO under Conventions
newjerseycollectorscon-logo New Jersey Collectors Con Fall Show Date November 9th 2014!

Holiday Inn – New Jersey
2175 West Marlton Pike (Rt. 70), Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
Sunday, November 9th, 2014

The door prize announcements will start at 9AM and conclude at 3:30PM with our last door prize announcement.
  • 9AM EARLY BIRD COFFEE MUG MARVEL SPIDER-MAN MUG
  • 9AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 9AM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE SUNSTORM
  • 10AM CUSTOM GIVE AWAY NIGHT VIPER H.I.S.S. TANK with Driver, Fig-O-Tor and NIGHT MORDLE PRIZE PACKAGE
  • 10AM TRANSFORMERS DELUX EVAC UNIVERSAL STUDIOS EXCLUSIVE
  • 11AM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 11AM NECA 1994 Godzilla!
  • 11AM G.I. JOE NIGHT FORCE NIGHT BOOMER
  • 12PM TRANSFORMERS MASTERPIECE PROWL
  • 12PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 1PM DC COLLECTIBLES BATMAN ARKHAM ASYLUM BOX SET!
  • 1PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 2PM SDCC 2014 STAR WARS BLACK SERIES JABBA THE HUTT
  • 2PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 3PM LEGO DC COMICS SUPER HEROES BATMAN TUMBLER 76023!
  • 3PM TOYFINITY NJCC EXCLUSIVE NIGHT MORDLE
  • 3:30PM NJCC MEGA DOOR PRIZE MTCM-03 QUANTRON BOX SET



The Fall NJCC 2014 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. We will have many special industry guests including Dan Khanna who's most recent work includes the Transformers Legends Mobage game and as a penciler on the cards. We will also be host to Shapeways 3D Printing who will have material samples and 3D prints on hand so that you can get an in person look at the products offered through Shapeways ranging from replacement, add-on and upgrade parts to action figure model kits and even full color statues.

Join us on FaceBook New Jersey Collectors Con
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Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition At Science Center Singapore

Posted on 10-14-2014 at 01:16 PM by SilverOptimus under Conventions
tfhl0 Singapore Science Center is hosting a Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition from 1st of November, 2014 to 1st of March, 2015.

Official Description:
Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition celebrates 30 years of evolution of the much beloved and world famous Transformers series. The exhibition presents a snapshot of the history of Transformers and the scenes and robots of the Transformers movies in stunning life-like depiction. This exhibition will set visitors on an adventure as they embark on a quest to find out more about Transformers and come face to face with the signature 7m high Optimus Prime and Bumblebee! There’s more to it than meets the eye as the exhibition is filled with activities such as the challenging laser maze, Transformer movie screenings, photo opprtunities, dynamic exhibits as well as a hands-on zone which will keep the whole family entertained and occupied!

You can get more info from the Official Science Center Website.
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Transformers Artist Brendan Cahill to attend TFcon Chicago

Posted on 10-13-2014 at 08:06 PM by Super_Megatron under Conventions
transformers__21__cover__colors_by_brendancahill-d6ijp0m TFcon is happy to welcome Brendan Cahill to TFcon Chicago. Fans will recognize his art from The Transformers ongoing #21, #25, #27, #29, Robots in Disguise #7, 2012 Annual and More than Meets the Eye #12. He will be in attendance all weekend and offering prints and commissions to the attendees.

TFcon Chicago – America's largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place October 24th to 26th, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare – 9300 Bryn Mawr Avenue, Rosemont, Illinois to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the Transformers. You can book your discounted room now via the TFcon 2014 hotel reservation website. Online registration is now available for TFcon Chicago 2014. You can follow the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information link to purchase your advance tickets.

TFcon Chicago 2014 features a huge dealer room for Transformers merchandise, question and answer panels and autograph sessions with many special guests including ALAN OPPENHEIMER the voices of Warpath, Beachcomber, Breakdown and Seaspray in Transformers Generation 1 well as the voices of Skeletor, Man-At-Arms and Mer-Man from He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, in addition to DAN GILVEZAN best known as the voice of the Autobot Bumblebee in the original Transformers cartoon as well as the voice of Peter Parker/Spider-Man in the 1981 animated series, Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. He also voiced Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1, VENUS TERZO the voice of Blackarachnia in Beast Wars, AARON ARCHER former Hasbro VP, toy designer and creative lead for all Transformers partnerships, JAMES ROBERTS writer of Transformers More Than Meets The Eye, BOB SKIR story editor and head writer for Beast Machines, Transformers Comic Book artists ALEX MILNE, SARAH STONE, ANDREW GRIFFITH, LIVIO RAMONDELLI, CASEY COLLER, JOSH BURCHAM, JOSH PEREZ and KEN CHRISTIANSEN as well as former Transformers Creative Manager J.E “RIK” ALVAREZ.

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NYCC 2014 – All Links – Saturday Coverage Added

Posted on 10-12-2014 at 09:50 AM by Joe Moore under Conventions
NYCC-2014 Below, you will find the links for all of our New York Comic-Con 2014 coverage up to and including Saturday. We’ll have more coverage kicking off Sunday morning.

Toyark
TFW2005
Tokunation
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