Tokyo kicks off of the year with one of the largest Toy Festivals in the world - The Winter Wonder Festival 2008. This year, an estimated 43,000 people are expected to attend. The Wonder Festival is a biannual event that features all of the latest toys on the market including Transformers.
Date: Feb. 24th, 2008
Location: Big Site Convention Center, Tokyo
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Cost: Y2,000 which includes the entry fee + guide book
Some of the attending Press: (These usually cover Transformers)
Hyper Hobby Magazine
Dengeki Hobby Magazine
Information on vendors, show casers, and toy exclusives will be announced soon.
Click here to see some of the pictures from last season’s event.
Live in the Midwest and feel it may cost too much to go to Botcon this year? Perhaps you like to eat some cheese and drink some beer while talking about Transformers? Then Dairycon is for you!
Wisconsin transfans present the 8th-annual Dairycon, a one-day event.
Dealer tables, large-screen showing your favorite tf episodes, and
special Dairycon-exclusive items available to those who have
pre-registered for the con.
This year will bring back your old favorites for one last heroic
cameo. The convention, the storyline, and the toys have all been
building to this, the final storyline in the nearly decade-long
Dairycon saga: Plothole
Kaiyodo, makers of the Dreamwave Inspired Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and Megatron Revoltech figures will be releasing Revoltech versions of Rodimus and Starscream in 2008. For those who don't know, Revoltech figures feature are incredibly poseable, but do not transform.
Several new photos Revoltech Rodimus & Starscream have surfaced on GA Graphic. These pictures appear to have been taken at the recent Revoltech Expo 2007. *Note that the Prototype of Starscream has the Megatron Gun.
Here is the start of the information you have all been waiting for:
BotCon 2008 will be held in Cincinnati, OH at the Duke Energy Center.
Convention dates are: April 24-27, 2008
The hotel is across the street and is the Hyatt Regency.
You can make your reservations online by using the link at BotCon.com or call:
Note: There will be tours and classes offered on Wednesday April 23 and
Thursday April 24. Currently Shawn will be teaching his class on Wednesday and again on Thursday so we will have 50 slots. We are also working on potential classes in sculpting and or molding as well. We can't answer any specific questions currently but we wanted to give you a heads up for your hotel reservations needs.
Convention registration and details to follow....
Don't delay as last year's rooms went in less than a day....
Thanks for your support!
PS. The con set is really going to shatter your world....
Seibertron's own waaaaghlord reports the following:
Pete from the TCC has announced on the club boards which direction the club comic is going to take following the current (post Marvel) Classics arc. While I can't quote directly from the club boards Pete has been kind enough to let members report in broad terms what's coming up to the wider community. And Transtech is it.
This will apparently be a different take to the original post Beast Machines concept, since the Universe comics have already covered the post BM era. Since the club comics have been focusing on the club combiner figures and hopping between realities it's fair to assume that this will in fact be a totally new TF continuity within the broader scope of Timelines. The Transtech name is apparently not being used for the project, what name they are going with is not known as yet.
It's been seven years coming but it looks like the TT designs are finally going to get their day in the sun.
Looks like interesting times ahead for Transformers fans, with Botcon adding a twist to next years toys, and now the TCC reviving Transtech in Comic form.
Botcon.com have updated their website with a new image contain darkening images of Classics Optimus Prime (or could it be Ultra Magnus?) and Cybertron Crosswise/Smokescreen with a third un-identifiable bot beside them.
Also adorning the updated page is a short Quicktime video that promises that "everything you thought you knew will be shattered."
Turn your sound up too, for at the end, a reversed version of the "More than Meets the Eye" riff is played.
Could we be getting some figures based on IDW's Dark Universe? Who knows...
Check out the Botcon.com page for full information.
A date and Location for Botcon 2008 are yet to be confirmed, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news as it happens.
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