We have seen a lot of this information before, especially directly from the Seibertron.com reporting from Toy Fair 2014 in New York - but now fans in Brazil, thanks to fellow fansite Transformers Dioramas also get their share of the dino/robot cake! Check out below some of the images from the ABRIN/2014 event, featuring most of wave 1 (Deluxe, voyager and Leader class) of the Transformers: Age of Extinction figures and some pretty neat display art - and head here and here for more.
Joining us at BotCon 2014 is the writer behind what has quickly become one of the most celebrated ongoing Transformers comic series of all-time, IDW Publishing’s Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. With that, we are thrilled to announce that British writer James Roberts will be our guest this year in Pasadena. He will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels and hanging with fans from around the world! You won’t want to miss this rare opporutunity to meet James and to discuss his amazing work which has brought a new level of excitement to Transformers comic fiction!
Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.
The official BotCon 2014 website has just revealed the next figure in this year's Pirates vs. Knights convention exclusive boxset! Fans have wanted a G1 redeco of the Energon Scorponok mold for years, and that's just what we're getting! Not only that, the figure has been retooled into a true Headmaster. The Headmaster unit, Olin Son of Zarak, is a retool of the Spike Headmaster from the recent Encore Fortress Maximus reissue. Check them out below:
Our 4th reveal for the BotCon 2014 Convention set - PIRATES VS KNIGHTS! This is our BIGGEST reveal yet. Olin, son of Zarak, and rightful heir to the Hive creation known as... SCORPONOK!
For the 30th anniversary we have pulled out all the stops and engineered from an existing mold the first Headmaster toy released in 25 years. Scorponok utilizes an original 1987 Headmaster mold, featuring an all-new cartoon accurate sculpted face, as the character Olin Zarak. To make the Headmaster function work, we also created a new rotating piece located in his chest cavity which, once Zarak is transformed, allows him to become the head of Scorponok in robot mode!
This is the centerpiece of the 2014 convention set. We have in hand samples and we are thrilled at what a remarkable toy he is. We can’t wait for everyone who wants one to get their hands on this amazing figure!
To check out Scorponok, be sure to click the “Con Exclusives” link to the left! We will have the BotCon Brochure and online registration available this month, so stay tuned for more toy reveals, guest announcements and all kinds of information regarding the biggest and best Transformers convention of the year, BotCon 2014!
The official BotCon Twitter account has been busy hinting at the identity of their next Pirates vs. Knights figure. According to their tweets the next reveal will be a big one that celebrates the 30th anniversary and may have a Nebulan partner. This Nebulan would appear to be the previously teased Olin......son of Zarak! Their teaser tweets and a new color image of Olin can be found below.
Tornado wrote:I'll have some more dirt....err...I mean, intel...on him later, but for now, here's what I can provide on Olin Zarak. I'll try to clean up this broken transmission link too....
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The official BotCon Twitter feed has just released a teaser for another organic character to be featured in this year's Pirates vs. Knights story line. You'll remember they previously teased a character named Squirm. This humanoid organic is called Olin, and according to another of their tweets is very important to the story. Check out the teaser image mirrored below:
This may be our most important reveal to date for 2014... This is a question everyone who is attending BotCon should be asking.
Transformers comic and doujinshi event TransForMarket is being held in Tokyo on April 20th, 2014!
At TransForMarket, fans will gather to display their creations based on the themes of Generation One and IDW Transformers. The event is the first fan-organized Japanese Transformers event to be attended by foreign creators, as it will be visited by IDW artists Andrew Griffith, Livio Ramondelli, and writer Jim Sorenson. Japanese creators Naoto Tsushima, Hayato Sakamoto, and other as-of-yet unannounced guests will be present to welcome them.
In the custom of Japanese fan gatherings, the event will include discussion panels, cosplay, and a "quick-draw" panel where all guests will have just 3 minutes to do a sketch based on a certain theme.
The official BotCon 2014 website has just updated its guest list to include fan favourite voice actor, the one and only David Kaye! Read on below for some more information on the man behind the voice of Beast Wars Megatron, who joins a roster including Susan Blu, Jack Angel, Samantha Newark and Derrick J. Wyatt.
03/27/2014 - Joining us Saturday Night at the Golden Ticket Reception and on Sunday, 6/22 for both a panel and for autographs is the one, the only, Mr. David Kaye! The ONLY actor to have voiced BOTH Optimus Prime and Megatron, David Kaye has been a part of the Transformers franchise for nearly 20 years, having most recently appeared as Hardshell in Transformers: Prime. Don’t miss your chance to meet a true fan favorite at BotCon 2014!
Click the Guests menu link to view his full bio and keep checking back as there is so much more news, toy reveals and show information to be announced!
David’s biggest moment was when he was cast as Predacon Commander Megatron in 1996, in the hugely popular series Beast Wars ("Beasties" in Canada) that would go on to run for three seasons of "the most fun you could ever have!" says David. Thus began an almost twenty year relationship with the "Transformers" franchise, from his role as the Decepticon Megatron from the Armada series, crossing over in 2007 to voice the Heroic Autobot Optimus Prime in "Transformers: Animated", thus becoming the only actor in the history of the franchise to play the lead villain AND the lead hero, to his most recent role as the Insection Hardshell in the award winning series "Transformers: Prime."
The official BotCon 2014 website has revealed the first Knight in this year's Pirates vs. Knight exclusive set, and it's a character many of us have been waiting on for years! Devcon is receiving his first ever figure in the form of a Generations Deluxe Scourge retool/repaint! Devcon made his initial appearance in the original G1 Transformers cartoon episode The Gambler, as an Autobot bounty hunter. Check out the images mirrored below:
We reported a while back that Transformers artists Andrew Griffith and Ken Christiansen ill be making an appearance at Emerald City Comic Con in Seattle - next weekend March 28-30. Ken has dropped by with some further information on what he'll be bringing with him, check it out below, and find out more at his site here.
I'll be a guest at Emerald City Comicon, March 28-30, at the Washington State Convention Center.
You can find me at table U-04, where I'll be selling prints, sketchbooks, original artwork, and taking commissions. Commissions are first come first serve, each day of the con.
I will have with me 3 new Transformers prints - Seekers Wave 2 - the "Coneheads"! Here is a tease of Ramjet, Dirge, and Thrust...
Additionally, I have a piece published in this years' annual ECCC Monsters & Dames book, and I've donated the original piece to the charity auction being held Saturday, March 29th at 8:00, in Hall D. Proceeds from these items go to benefit Seattle Children's Hospital.
While the piece in the book is in color, the original up for auction is black and white. 11"x17", pencils and inks, on bristol board.
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