Brochure and Reg Forms up at botcon.com - Figure Set Revealed

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Petes Robot Convention, Mar 31, 2007.

  1. Wajo357

    Wajo357 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2004
    Posts:
    1,657
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    232
    Likes:
    +18
    The fax is not picking up, but its not busy either... are other people getting this too?
     
  2. useless

    useless Completely Unreasonable TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 19, 2003
    Posts:
    1,257
    Trophy Points:
    191
    Likes:
    +0
    Yes indeed. and again my main Issue is that to pre-reg I Have to Fax the US... I don't own a personal fax, (hell I don't even have a phone that isn't a mobile) and my boss would NOT look kindly on a International fax for non work purposes...

    Would it really be so hard for Fun Publications to provide a method of registering that is properly web based, given they already have an online store?

    Compared to the various complaints that there actaully is a proper reason for not doing anything about like "how dare they make exlusivces that i actaully want and charge me for them" this one looks like it could have been solved easily, but hasn't been.

    Note if there is a way I'm more than happy to be corrected.
     
  3. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Posts:
    7,121
    Trophy Points:
    251
    Likes:
    +2
    It's just not a pheasible Business option for them personally. Hence why they don't do it. I posted an e-mail I recieved from Brian on that subject. It's on the previous page
     
  4. KidDynamite

    KidDynamite don't know nothing Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2002
    Posts:
    15,630
    Trophy Points:
    347
    Likes:
    +7
    There's one thing I think is getting overlooked in all these arguments that deserves to get some attention called to it...

    We all assumed a tour of Hasbro was likely going to be the pre-convention trip that you pay extra to attend. I know my eyebrows raised when they announced that the trip was something different.

    But no, they threw us a curveball. The first 400-500 of you who register get to go FOR. FREE. That is damn amazing and unexpected. There is no previous precedent for anything like that at a Botcon. They're even planning it so you don't miss anything at the convention itself. Hasbro and FP deserve some appreciation for not going the obvious route and making it a separately paid tour. You just know that tour would sell out if it were paid, even at $75 or more a pop. There had to be a temptation there if they were really only in it for the money, as their detractors claim. And yet, possibly the most awesome Botcon event ever is totally free to attendees. Totally awesome.
     
  5. Star Sabre James

    Star Sabre James The JUICE

    Joined:
    May 12, 2004
    Posts:
    8,120
    Trophy Points:
    342
    Location:
    Waite Park, MN
    Likes:
    +249
    Well now I know I have to get the toys and I will, hopefully, have my thing sent in early enough to get the tour and see the movie. I will fax tomrrow. I will also be getting the toys.
     
  6. MaxGoof

    MaxGoof Preordained Soul

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    309
    News Credits:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    182
    Likes:
    +13
    I just faxed in my registration, or rather, registration for my fianceĆ© and myself. I'm attending as her mini-con. :D 

    Any word on if we faxed in soon enough to get in on the Hasbro tour and movie pre-screening? We literally went and faxed this as soon as we saw the forms, so it'll be very depressing if we didn't make the cut... :( 
     
  7. llamatron

    llamatron OFFICIAL MMC REP TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2002
    Posts:
    9,362
    News Credits:
    9
    Trophy Points:
    367
    Likes:
    +1,330
    Instagram:
    Seekers were kind of expected but still pretty lame. Advanced screening? Thanks to time zones I'll probably still be 12 - 24 hours ahead of y'all. Mwahaha!
     
  8. Gears

    Gears buh-buh-body ya Veteran

    Joined:
    Dec 19, 2004
    Posts:
    24,635
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    402
    Likes:
    +167
    Ebay:
    I just attempted to send about 50 faxes and got nothing but busy signals. Is anyone there? Or should I try to send tommorow morning?
     
  9. Optimus Scourge

    Optimus Scourge Arcee's boy toy Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2002
    Posts:
    7,670
    News Credits:
    5
    Trophy Points:
    221
    Likes:
    +12
    Same here, after about 30 minutes it took it. good luck
     
  10. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Posts:
    7,121
    Trophy Points:
    251
    Likes:
    +2
    QFT, in the back of my head I expected to pay. And depending on how much I probably would've skipped it. So I'm glad it's free and honestly IMPO it makes sense for it to be inclusive in pre-reg rather then as an added extra.

    I'm kind of miffed at the limited placing though, not at them. Just at the possibility of not making it in. But with the reports of busy signals I feel hopeful I did make it in
     
  11. Blastwave

    Blastwave Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2006
    Posts:
    161
    Trophy Points:
    91
    Likes:
    +0
    WOW... the Admin. are working over time on this thread. I feel bad for them. I don't think I've ever seen so many censored posts.

    Anyway, I'm just happy to be getting some more 'Cons. Personally, I was hoping to finally get Bludgeon, but I'm certainly not going to start swearing at Pete, Brian, Botcon, or even Hasbro. I appreciate what the club is trying to do for us, and I'm leaving it at that. Thanks for making us more seekers, guys.
     
  12. NotFastEnuff

    NotFastEnuff I'm a smartass...

    Joined:
    Nov 8, 2003
    Posts:
    1,153
    Trophy Points:
    227
    Likes:
    +4
    Ebay:
    I'm glad they finally got this up. I've been dying for a form. I'm just dissappointed in knowing that I've probably missed the customizing class. See y'all there.

    PS: Please quit the complaining. It just weakens the fandom as a whole. I understand both sides. There were many Botcons that I didn't get to go to, and I'm only going this year thanks to someone else. Please, let's make the fandom better, and not look like Hotwheel collectors.
     
  13. thoughtcrime

    thoughtcrime Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 17, 2003
    Posts:
    1,696
    Trophy Points:
    161
    Likes:
    +1
    Well, since I was planning to go anyway, I'm happy to get these figures, but those who now can't get them do have my sympathy. A year ago that would have been me. Hell, I'm still annoyed about their Ironhide & Ratchet.

    Fan demand aside, I think the set is rather weak. The three seekers are clearly the stars here, and were such predictable inclusions that the other two better make up for it. Honestly, I'd have rather seen some Cybertron molds painted up in G1 schemes, or some of the random background seekers from the 'toon. Guys like Sunstorm, Flamethrower guy, the green one, etc.

    Thrust had BETTER have his unique wings, I know Dirge will be a simple repaint, and I hope Thundercracker has toy colors (but in all likelyhood he'll be show colored, ugh).

    And Bugbite? Isn't that just a white Bumblebee? Yeah, he won't flood Ebay after the con. :rolleyes2 
     
  14. SixEleven77

    SixEleven77 Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2007
    Posts:
    61
    Trophy Points:
    46
    Likes:
    +0
    Hell, I still can't find the damn Ultra Magnus/Skywarp Target exclusive so I gave up completing the seekers a month or two ago.
     
  15. Runamuck

    Runamuck Sushi

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2004
    Posts:
    7,349
    News Credits:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    292
    Likes:
    +27
    Where are these censored posts? I haven't seen any since I started posting in this thread.
     
  16. Shaun_C

    Shaun_C The REAL One True fan Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2003
    Posts:
    7,121
    Trophy Points:
    251
    Likes:
    +2
    It's like on the first few pages

    But you're not missing anything as it's just gratuitous cursing directed at Fun Productions and Hasbro
     
  17. Kaijumaster

    Kaijumaster 335

    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2004
    Posts:
    7,320
    News Credits:
    12
    Trophy Points:
    211
    Likes:
    +29
    Wow, no use for Astrotrains mold. maybe an anime repaint will come in the future. This set isn't Quite as cool as last years, but they were hard pressed to come up with anything else with the limited classics molds. havn't decided If i'll get them yet, but that Hasbro HQ tour and the pre-movie screening are a MUST.
     
  18. Aaron

    Aaron Master of Crystalocution Moderator Content Contributor

    Joined:
    Jul 1, 2002
    Posts:
    21,846
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    412
    Likes:
    +110
    Twitter:
    I'm dissapointed that the Mirage mold doesn't appear to be getting any love right now. Maybe as one of the other repaints coming up...
     
  19. Motor_Master

    Motor_Master Lets the balls touch

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2002
    Posts:
    13,139
    News Credits:
    7
    Trophy Points:
    392
    Location:
    New Hampshire
    Likes:
    +1,767
    Remember there are still the unannounced convention exclusives. Astrotrain may be included in that bunch.

    I for one am very happy to register. I sent my registration form in about 2 hours ago and I'm pumped. LOL I forgot which way the form goes into the fax so I faxed it once each way. So let me apologize in advance for the blank page.

    To the detractors - not worthy of an intelligent response.

    To FP and the Botcon folks - you guys rock and KD is right you guys deserve major kudos for pulling off the Hasbro tour and not charging registrants for it.
     
  20. Hotspot17

    Hotspot17 Search and Rescue: Vet

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2006
    Posts:
    3,994
    News Credits:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    207
    Likes:
    +5
    Eh? What's the Mini-Con package? Anybody have any ideas on that?

    If it's discussed already in this thread, sorry but I"m too lazy to read all 28 pages.