In a Seibertron.comTwincast first, host Counterpunch and guest Razorclaw0000 attempt to carry the show solely on their witty personalities. As always, the episode is available directly and in our RSS Feed and should appear on iTunes in 24 to 48 hours.
This Podcast's topics include ...
BotCon 2013 Location - San Diego, CA
BotCon 2013 Set Theme - Machine Wars
Transformers Legends available on mobile devices and a discussion of the artwork.
Generations Toy Roundup
Hands On with Deluxe Wave 3 Ultra Magnus, Sideswipe, Kickback, Air Raid, and Starscream
Transformers: Fall of Cybertron was at Botcon in Dallas during the last weekend of April 2012. Activision has provided Seibertron.com with a behind-the-scenes trailer available for your readers. Transformers: Fall of Cybertron will hit retail stores here in the U.S. on August 21st. For more information and updates, fans can visit http://www.facebook.com/TransformersGame and http://www.TransformersGame.com. Make sure you stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all of the latest Transformers Fall of Cybertron news.
Dan Gilvezan, who was recently one of the headliners at BotCon 2012 contacted us today to inform of us of some exciting news regarding his book "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer." Dan is famous in Transformers circles for being the original voice of Bumblebee on the 1980's Transformers cartoon series that was produced by Sunbow.
I hope this email finds you well and happy. I wanted to let you know that as of today, "Bumblebee & Me: Life as a G1 Transformer", as well as my novel, "Drowned in the Grenadine", are now both available in paperback in Great Britain via Amazon.uk and on the Continent through Amazon.de, Amazon.fr, Amazon.it, and Amazon.es. This is the link to the book's amazon.uk page.
All books are being produced and shipped locally. No more heinously expensive shipping or outrageous prices via secondary-market retailers for our friends across the pond. This is important news for Trans Fans in Europe and the UK, so if you wouldn't mind putting up an announcement on the site I would truly appreciate it. ((You might also want to mention how much you enjoyed the book (you DID enjoy it, didn't you?) and encourage everyone, including folks in the US who haven't, to order a copy.))
Thanks, as always, for your support. Wishing you health, happiness and all good things.
As the fever from BotCon 2012 begins to break, we take one last look after our massive coverage on the last show. We collect our missing crew, Tigertracks and Jon 3.0, who round out host Counterpunch, Seibertron and Razorclaw. The episode is available directly, from our RSS feed, and from iTunes.
Botcon 2012 wrap up, including the Voice Actor Panels and Fan Film Contest
The massive set of new galleries for the BotCon 2012 figures
TFCC Free Figure Depth Charge Artwork
Arms Micron Bulkhead and Arcee
Arms Micron Campaign Shadow Microns
Hasbro Toy Shop Prime Cases and Case Assortment Fatigue
Redecoed Marvel Crossovers for "The Avengers"
Free Comic Book Day Regeneration 80.5
Transformers Prime wins a Daytime Emmy
Transformers Prime episode discussion: Armada, Flying Mind, Tunnel Vision, Triangulation
Deltabot asks, "Other than the podcast and toy collecting forums, what is your favorite part of Seibertron.com?"
Stormrider asks, "If you could kill off any Transformers character who would it be?"
The social aspects of the show, the Seibertron.com bar meetup
The Hasbro Panel
The Club Panel, and the Figure Subscription Service
The Simon Furman Panel
The box set
The souvenir figures
The customizing class
Product reveals, like Toys'R'Us Masterpiece Prime, SDCC Bruticus, SDCC Rust in Peace Cliffjumper, and Prime figures
We hope you enjoyed the show, and we hope to see everyone at BotCon 2013!
We have a couple of updates from our friend Jim Sorenson's blog Disciples of Boltax. First we have his weekly Ark Addendum update, which is Motormaster's transformation sequence. It can be seen in the mirrored image below. Next we have some addition information on Legacy: The Box Art of The Transformers, Jim's new project that was revealed during the IDW panel last weekend at BotCon. The book will cover all of the US and Japanese (including eHobby) releases up until Beast Wars, and possibly some of the European releases provided the material can be found. The book will also contain artist interviews, vintage and unused art, production sketches, and more. Here's a list of what Jim is currently looking for. If you can help contact Jim at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deluxe Autobots & Insecticons
Triggerbots & Triggercons
Pretenders from 88: Iguanus, Roadgrabber, Chainclaw, Catilla, Carnivac, Snarler
Pretenders from 89: nearly all
Most European exclusive toys
A good number of Action Masters
Micromasters Flattop, Roughstuff, Race Track Patrol, Sports Car Patrol, Battle Patrol Team
G2: Most of them, but my biggest wants are Onslaught, Fireflight, Powerdive, Sizzle, and Volt to complete out existing partial sets of mine
Japanese dino cassettes
There are also some that I have decent quality pics of but I'd like to upgrade, mostly from 86:
1986 minibots (excepting Wheelie)
Runamuck & Runabout
Overkill & Slugfest
One of the many entertaining features at BotCon is the Transformers Fan Filmfest. This year our own talented voice actor and podcaster jON3.0 (Jon Bailey) managed to take home 2nd and 3rd place with his entries "Green Energy" and "The Best Transformers Botcon 2012 Fan Film Thingy EVER MADE". They've been embedded below.