Sean Long has done a video review of Animated Transformers Bulkhead Leader class. The review shows the step by step transformation process and demonstrates the accessories. He also demonstrates the size comparison with Animated Bulkhead Voyager class.
Here are the bio specs for the 2 additional figure sets that you could purches at Botcon. Megatron, Rodimus and Divebomb came in a pack for $112 and Sideswipe, Blurr and Rampage came in a pack for $73. To view the images please visit the front page news story.
As a young mathematician, Megatron lectured at one of Cyberton's most prestigious universities. During the course of his studies, he had developed a set of equations that could predict social trends in a given society. He was alarmed when these trends pointed to a Civil War on Cybertron. His colleagues dismissed his work as the paranoid ranting of a lunatic. He saw them as simply misguided and he retreated underground to prepare for the coming war. When Optimus Prime began his march across Cybertron, Megatron was ready. He had developed the art of transformation, refashioning his own body into one capable of converting to an aerial vehicle of tremendous power. While Optimus spread the gospel of destruction and conquest, Megatron championed compassion, courage and freedom. His Charisma and humor in the face of a war helped him form a united front against the Autobots. Though Megatron is a pacifist at heart, he has the soul of a warrior as many have discovered time and again.
Once part of Prime's elite seeker unit, sideswipe was feared as the most ruthless of the trio. French, the teams leader, believed that there should be a balance between a stern hand and compassion. Though there was a difference in philosophy between the two, there was also a mutual respect. However, for Optimus, these were not traits he found appealing in his sub-commander and when the opportunity arse, he had drenched killed. Sideswipe, though ruthless, was loyal and did not agree with the fate that had been dealt to his fallen leader. Sensing a conflict in Sideswipe's "loyalties," Prime let Sideswipe walk into a staged ambush in which he and a fellow Autobot were left to die. Though the companion, who was there by mistake, was killed, Sideswipe survived and ended up being accepted into the ranks of the Decepticons. While Sideswipe fights for different reasons than his his new comrades, he fights nonetheless. As a tribute to his former commander, Sideswipe has taken the colors Drench once bore as a constant reminder to Prime that vengeance is coming.
Divebomb was a daydreamer who would often come up with brilliant theories as he stared happily as the sky. When the war came, his only escape from it's horrors would be to dream of a better time, both in his past and future, when destruction would not be a part of his every day existence. There is a deep sadness inside Divebomb's Ember that he masks with a cheerful exterior. He understands his importance in the Decepticon/Autobot conflict and never wants his personal sorrow to a affect anyone else. The only time he will let his true feelings show are when he is alone, soaring above the world in the sky that he could one dream about touching.
Rampage's mind is always working furiously. During his time as one of Razorclaw's students, he would often begin on a new assignment before finishing the previous one. The war did not diminish his enthusiasm; it allowed him to simply reorient his focus on warfare. He would often destroy twice as many Autobots as Razorclaw or Divebomb by constantly trying out new and more efficient ways of dispatching with his enemies. Watching alien transmissions tends to clam him down. It was Rampage who presented Razorclaw with transmissions showing Predators that became the basis for the alternate mode designs for the Predacons when they joined the Decepticon Army.
Just a quick note to the individuals who have picked up their Botcon set, or going to. There have been a few reports of the sets coming with a missing Cyberkey and missile baggy set. When you get your set, double check to make sure you have all 3 Cyber Key and Missile packs. If you do not, the Botcon staff has some for replacement.
The first of several BotCon 2008 exclusive galleries from Seibertron.com have been added to the site. View 130 photos here of the all-new upcoming Sunstreaker from Hasbro's 2008 Transformers Universe line (aka "Classics 2.0") have been added to the Seibertron.com galleries. Check back Friday for a gallery of Prowl!
Are you disappointed that you could not make it to this year’s Botcon? We
are as well. Fear not tho, for those of you who could not make it this
year, we have decided to have a sale on all the items we would have brought
with us to the show! This is good news for those of you who could not make
it this year as you can have your own private dealer room at home without
all the crowds and bustling! This sale will be only on our in stock items
and savings could be anywhere from 10% to 75% off! Every order placed for
this sale will received a FREE Mirage Spotlight comic with their order! When
is all of this happening you ask? Well the sale will be on for the same time
the dealer room will be open at Botcon! So from Saturday at 9:00 AM until
Sunday at 3:30, Ohio time, you can enjoy tons of savings on many of our in
stock items. You will be able to browse our Botcon Super Sale category so
that you know exactly which items will be on sale and what their sale price
will be. Of course while you are on line you are free to browse the
remainder of our site and combine your order with many other in stock items!
There may even be a surprise or two that are not normally available off the
site so check it out!
This sale is on in stock items only. You can add preorder items to your
purchase if you wish but then items will not ship until the whole order is
in stock. This sale is ON LINE ONLY. Sale prices do not apply to items found
in our store location.
I hope everyone has a great time at Botcon this year and we hope to be able
to make it for next year! Thanks and have a great weekend.
So if you can't make it to Botcon, you may just find a great deal anyway. Go to Ages Three and Up for additional information.
Our friends at BBTS have added the first two figures from the new Marvel Crossovers line. Along with pre-orders we see official images of Crossovers Hulk and Crossovers Iron Man. These will undoubtedly be two very sought after figures what with the new Iron Man and Incredible Hulk movies hitting the big screen May 2nd and June 13th respectively.
Botcon.com has updated its website with an official radio ad airing in the Cincinnati area right now. The ad promotes the three day event mentioning attendees and goodies. What's most interesting about this ad is that it states that "The first 100 kids to arrive saturday get a free figure".
No details as to what figure this could be are given, but it is known that all Botcon 2008 Shattered Glass sets and the Richochet attendee figures are spoken for, so this could be a different figure altogether. Could it be a TF Animated figure? A TF Movie figure? Only time will tell.
Yours truly will be attending the customizing class tomorrow, so we will have detailed pictures of the process, and a first hand account, but information from those attending today's is that the FunPub Exclusive Nightbeat mold (Energon Hot Shot remolded head) is being used.
No word on color scheme additions, or other details yet.
Henkei (Classics) Astrotrain has been released in Japan. TakaraTomy has issued him in his grey and purple color scheme. Chrome grey and purple thrusters highlight the shuttle. Astrotrain comes with a manga booklet with a new edition featuring him.
Fatguy has updated his blog with new pics of his recently acquired Transcanning Bumblebee figure. Pics so BB in all modes including, Protoform, Robot and car modes. FatGuy says BB has great poseability, as does Transcanning OP previously mentioned here, and that Robot and Car modes look great.
You can view all the pics of Transcanning Bumblebee, and the full mini review by FatGuy here.