The official BotCon website has been updated with two more guest announcements for the event, from the designing and artistic branches of the franchise: Takara Tomy/Hall of Fame designer Kojin Ono and Transformers Animated vision Derrick J Wyatt! Head here to find out more, and find a snippet below.
Also included are two videos showing the new registration system (opening this Tuesday!), which have been embedded below.
We are thrilled to welcome two design legends of Transformers brand history, Takara-Tomy designer and Hall of Fame honoree Kojin Ono and the Art Director for Transformers Animated, Derrick J Wyatt. Click the guests link along the left to read about our final two amazing guests!
A small update to the BotCon 2015 website shows the designs for the hat and t-shirt this year. The hat features the typical BotCon 2015 logo while the t-shirt shows Battletrap, Shattered Glass Stepper, Packrat and Megatron wanted deactivated or funtioning.
The club also sent out an email regarding Botcon registration saying it should go live tomorrow.
Barring any final issues, we are doing the final touches tonight and should have registration live tomorrow. I'll send out an email when it is up.
The Official Transformers Facebook page has updated with a couple new images of the upcoming SDCC exclusive Devastator. The images gives us an out of box look at Devy as well as the individual Constructicons. Devastator features a G1 deco with vac metal purple bits.
Courtesy of the Planet Iacon Facebook page, we have our first look at an additional San Diego Comic con Hasbro Transformers exclusive, in addition to the Kre-O story we posted yesterday. Feast your eyes below on the big, green, lean, shinin' machine that is SDCC/STGCC Generations Devastator. Taste the purple chrome, and the gigantic box. What do you think, a definite improvement, or unnecessary premium? Let us know your thoughts in the Energon Pub!
Due to concern that new or current Kre-o Transformers products won't be released in the United States, but have been showing up elsewhere such as Canada (such as the Kre-o Robots In Disguise products and other products shown at Toy Fair 2015 and NYCC 2014, I asked Hasbro about the current status of the Kre-o Transformers products. Earlier this afternoon, Hasbro provided Seibertron.com with an official statement regarding everyone's favorite building block toys!
Hasbro wrote:As of this moment, there are no plans for the 2015 KRE-O Transformers: Robots in Disguise line, currently available in Canada, to be available for purchase in the U.S. However, we do have some exciting KRE-O special edition items planned for San Diego Comic-Con, and we look forward to sharing details about those soon, as well as more news about the future of the KRE-O brand.
Good news folks! TFcon just stopped by to let us know that online registration for TFcon Charlotte 2015 is live! For more information and to register, you can do so here! TFcon USA – America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention will take place on the weekend of October 16th to 18th, 2015 in Charlotte, North Carolina at the Embassy Suites Charlotte Concord.
The lovely folk over at Anime Blues Con (July 10-12) in Downtown Memphis have dropped us a line about not one but three Transformers voice actors in their guest line-up: Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Trevor Devall! You'll remember the former two as major parts in the Transformers: Beast Wars animated series, and Devall as a recurring role in both Energon and Cybertron. Head here to check out more detail about the event, and more about the guests below!
In addition to his rich film and television resume, Garry Chalk’s animation career spans 30 years and over a thousand episodes of cartoons. Among them Optimus Prime and Primal in The Transformers, Energon, Beastwars, Gi Joe, Sonic the Hedgehog, The Watchmen, Reboot, and many, many more. Recently, he starred as Sky Marshall Wade in the new hit series, Voltron Force as well as in Cedar Cove. Further, Chalk will be seen in the new Godzilla film in 2014!
Scott McNeil - After appearing in a few films and two episodes of Highlander: The Series, he provided voices for Beast Wars, as Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt. He has described this as the work he is most proud of. On another fan favorite show, Dragon Ball Z, he was cast as the original voice of Piccolo and various other characters. He then provided the voice of Duo Maxwell on Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and Principal Kuno on Ranma 1/2.
Trevor Devall is a prolific voice artist, having performed in hundreds of animated productions including television movies, series, feature films and video games. Some highlights: Rocket Raccoon of Guardians of the Galaxy in Marvel’s Ultimate Spiderman, Emperor Palpatine/Darth Sidious, Admiral Ackbar and Jar Jar Binks in Lego Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles, Iron Will, Hoity Toity and Fancy Pants (for which he was nominated for a UBCP Award for Best Voice) on My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, Dukey on Cartoon Network’s Johnny Test, Captain America and others in Marvels’ Wolverine vs Sabretooth, Jayce on the globally popular League of Legends video game, Colossus on Joss Whedon’s Astonishing X-Men, Dad on Disney’s Kid vs Kat, Mu Laflaga in Gundam Seed, Togusa in Ghost in the Shell-SAC, Mr. Palmer, Ike and many others onZeke’s Pad, Moordryd Payne on Dragon Booster, Aizawa on Death Note, Chang and the maniacal Irishman Leigarch on Black Lagoon, Alpha Q in Transformers: Energon,Pyro in X-Men: Evolution, Wild Weasel in G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom, Scourge in Transformers: Cybertron, and the voice of the alien helmsman Hermiod on Stargate: Atlantis.
Thanks to the qtransformers Website we get some info on the Launch Event for the release of Q-Transformers on Blu-Ray and DVD! This Event will be held at the Cinema Odaiba in Tokyo on June 21 with the tickets being on sale on May 22nd. Please check out all the details for this event below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates!
★ Event Summary ★
* Date: June 21 (Sun) curtain 16:00 - 18:00 the show (scheduled)
* Venue: Odaiba Cinema Media - Jeu screen 1
Yubinbango135-0091 Tokyo, Minato-ku Daiba 1-7-1 Odaiba Aqua City 1F
* Special guests: Yoshimasa Hosoya (Optimus Prime), Ryohei Kimura (Bumblebee) Kouki Uchiyama (Smokescreen), Katayama FukuJuro (BlueStreak) and more.
* Ticket: Includes Blu-ray & DVD, Advance tickets 4,800 yen / general ticket (day of) 5,000 yen
A couple of days ago we reported on BotCon's social media and fiction efforts via the Axiom Nexus news crew. What has made its appearance since is a more interactive page, also part of the same initiative for the 2015 event, under the name of Ask Vector Prime! Read on below to find out more about it, and head here to pose your own queries.
Vector Prime, one of our most venerable elders, answers some of your questions as a way to foster better understanding between Cybertronians and humans.
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