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David Kaye and Garry Chalk Attending BotCon 2012?

Transformers News: David Kaye and Garry Chalk Attending BotCon 2012?
Date: Sunday, February 19th 2012 2:18am CST
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): David Kaye facebook

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While they haven't been officially announced as special guests, it sounds like well known voice actors David Kaye and Garry Chalk will be attending BotCon 2012. From David Kaye to Garry Chalk via facebook:

See you in Dallas in April


BotCon 2012 of course takes place in Dallas, TX April 26 - 29.

Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2012 Coverage - Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise
Date: Saturday, February 11th 2012 7:25pm CST
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque

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Hasbro had an extensive display of the upcoming Transformers Prime Robots in Disguise main line at Toy Fair 2012. Most of these figures we've already seen from one source or another, however this is our first look at the new mold Robots in Disguise Voyager mold Bulkhead! We finally see the Voyager Starscream that was last seen in the prototype stages at last year's BotCon. The Deluxe Bumblebee repaint Hot Shot is revealed to have a movable visor. We also get looks at the new mold Deluxe Robots in Disguise Vehicon and Knock Out in their vehicle modes! Lastly we get a look at the Leader Class "Weaponizer" Optimus Prime and Bumblebee. Click here or the images below for the full gallery!

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BotCon 2012 Boxart

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Boxart
Date: Friday, February 10th 2012 4:35pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Chaoslock, Transformers Facebook page

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The Transformers facebook Page has posted a image of the 2012 Botcon box art, showing the characters we've seen squaring off over Cybertron!

The image features many other character in the background; perhaps some of them will be Convention exclusives?

Transformers Facebook wrote:Check out the box art for the six figure BotCon 2012 Convention Set "Transformers: Invasion." Register for BotCon as an attendee or non-attendee and grab one of of these limited edition (80% SOLD OUT) Transformers sets today!


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Transformers Collector's Club Press Release - New pictures and information!

Transformers News: Transformers Collector's Club Press Release - New pictures and information!
Date: Monday, January 30th 2012 10:03am CST
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Mkall | Credit(s): Pete Sinclair @ Transformers Collectors' Club

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The Transformers Collectors' Club has sent us a press release containing many new pictures and information on pre-orders, which are set to come very early this week. Read the press release below, then why not have a gander at the lovely box art for the figures.

Transformers Collectors' Club wrote:FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXCLUSIVE Over-Run and Shattered Glass Drift available for Pre-order early this week!

Fort Worth, TX – January 30, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Club, The TCC, is thrilled to show off the final images of this years two member exclusives… Over-Run (AKA Runabout) and Shattered Glass Drift!

The Transformers Collectors’ Club features a bi-monthly magazine, discounts on product from the TCC store and packages to the official Transformers Collectors’ Convention BotCon, Prizes from Club contests, Members Only Forum, Free Membership to the online auction site MCAX.com, ability to purchase Members Only exclusives and T-shirts and of course, the FREE Membership Incentive Figure shipped to members in a white mailer box! This year’s FREE figure is the hotly anticipated Runamuck!
Now, the BIG news! The Over-Run package will come with a slot in the foam for members to store their Runamuck figure. These two “RUN” partners will never be far apart when chaos comes calling! Also, as previously announced, Drift will come with both his swords AND two guns. The first time this mold has been offered with a mix of both!
For more information on The TCC, please visit http://www.transformersclub.com/

About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.
For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2011 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.


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BotCon 2012 Preliminary Schedule and Contest Guidelines Posted

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Preliminary Schedule and Contest Guidelines Posted
Date: Monday, January 23rd 2012 9:52pm CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has posted a preliminary schedule of this year's events. The contest guidelines are also available by clicking here.


BOTCON SCHEDULE:

Please note that this is all preliminary and times and events are subject to change.
This is also not inclusive of all activities.
Wednesday, April 25th:

Dallas Tour 7:45am-4:30pm
Golden Ticket Pick-up 8:30pm
Early Reg Pick-up (class/tours) 9:00pm
Transformers Customizing Classes 9am-5pm

Thursday, April 26th:

Fort Worth Tour 7am-4:30pm
Transformers Customizing Classes 9am-5pm
Golden Ticket Pick-up 4pm-5pm
Golden Ticket Store Entry 5pm
Registration Pick-up & Club Store open 6pm-10pm
Exhibitor Drop-Off 8:00pm-9:30pm

Friday, April 27th:

Late Reg. Pick-up 9:30am
Dealer Setup 7:30am-2pm
Contest Setup 9:30am-Noon
Contest Judging Noon
Club Store Opens for Exhibitors only 8:30am-9:30pm
Club Store Opens-Reg. Guests 9:30am-11am
Private Sales Room Experience 2pm-5pm

Saturday, April 28th:

Early Entry-Registered Guests 8:30am-5pm
Early Bird Entry 9:00am
General Admission 10:00am-5pm

Sunday, April 29th:

Dealer Entry 9:00am
Registered Guest and General Admission 9:30am-3:30pm

Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored"

Transformers News: Twincast / Podcast Episode #36 "Censored"
Date: Sunday, January 22nd 2012 10:24pm CST
Categories: Media, Podcast, Site News
Posted by: Razorclaw0000

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We're back with another exciting episode of the Seibertron.com Twincast Podcast. As always, you can download the Twincast directly from iTunes or here at Seibertron.com's Twincast RSS feed.

This week, host Mike, and regular members Matt, Bob, Jon and Ryan continue our discussion of BotCon, started in last week's episode.

After getting up to speed with Ryan and Jon, we launch into the latest BotCon reveals:

Shattered Glass Ultra Magnus

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Metalhawk

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Shattered Glass Octopunch

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What does the crew have to say about head molds? What did we say about the color schemes of this year's figures? What are our thoughts on molds used? Tune into the Twincast to find out!

Next up, we discuss the registration process. Find out our thoughts as well as listen in to find out who's going to the customizing class and what we think the figure may be.

Next, we discuss the recently revealed Transformers: Prime toys, although our full coverage of the main line will be in a future show.

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Be sure to check out our full coverage of the UK launch of the main line, as well!

Finally, we discuss something very important out in the real world: SOPA and PIPA. On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012, Seibertron.com and many other large websites, including Reddit and Wikipedia, took part in a massive blackout to protest the US Goverment's proposed censorship and anti-piracy laws. See more about the topic in our extensive article. If you aren't familiar with these pieces of legislation, we recommend a few minutes of reading on these topics that could threaten your civil liberties!

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We wrap up with some light-hearted bragging rights!

Stay tuned for another exciting episode of the Twincast/Podcast, and remember that Seibertron.com is your ultimate Transformers resource!

BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Metalhawk Revealed
Date: Thursday, January 19th 2012 11:14am CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has revealed the final figure in this year's convention exclusive "Invasion" boxset, Metalhawk. The figure is arepainted version of Generations Deluxe Thunderwing with a newly sculpted head. The figure's robot mode is intended to resemble Metalhawk's Pretender shell. Images mirrored below.

Here's the full list of BotCon 2012 "Invasion" figures:


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Here's a piece of Metalhawk character art from the Heroic Autobot facebook page:

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BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2012 3:50pm CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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Non-attendee Iacon packages are now avialable for all you fans who can't attend this year's BotCon in Dallas, TX April 26th - 29th, but still want to get this year's "Invasion" boxset. Click here to visit the BotCon 2012 homepage and get registered!

BotCon has also supplied us with the following press release and character art for "The Overlord" (Gigatron) courtesy of the Nick Roche and Josh Burcham.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BotCon 2012 Primus and Iacon Registration is live!

Fort Worth, TX – January 18, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that fans can now register for both the attending “Primus” package and the non-attending “Iacon” package, featuring the amazing 6-figure box set Transformers: Invasion. This year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas from April 26th to April 29th. Fans and collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive (in addition to the 6-figure convention box set): admission to the Friday private sales room experience, all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and the Hall of Fame Celebration party held Saturday night. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.

Each year, BotCon strives to provide fans that attend the show a first class event while also giving those who can’t attend an opportunity to bring home part of the action. The BotCon box set has become the exclusive “standard” within the Transformers collecting community and the 2012 box set once again takes it to a whole new level, featuring the first updates of characters such as “The Overlord” Gigatron and the Pretender Metalhawk.
BotCon is in its 18th year and will once again feature a large dealer room with thousands of Transformers collectibles as well as other toys such as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel figures and many other great collectibles from the 80’s, 90’s and modern day! Also featured at the show will be some amazing special guests, IDW, Activision, comic book artists and many other events/highlights for fans of all ages to enjoy!
For more information on BotCon, the weeklong activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com.
About Hasbro
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
About Fun Publications, Inc.
For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2011 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved

More BotCon 2012 Gigatron In-Hand Images (Update: Full Gallery Now Available)

Transformers News: More BotCon 2012 Gigatron In-Hand Images (Update: Full Gallery Now Available)
Date: Wednesday, January 18th 2012 8:25am CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): TF Galaxy HK Fans Group

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The Transformers Galaxy Hong Kong Fans Group have manged to get their hands on this year's BotCon exclusive Gigatron (Overlord) from the "Invasion" boxset. They've posted a couple of preview images of the figure in both modes, which are mirrored below. They will most likely be posting a more extensive gallery later on. Check out the images below.

Update: Full gallery now available.


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Transformers: Autocracy Review - Are These Our Autobots?

Transformers News: Transformers: Autocracy Review - Are These Our Autobots?
Date: Tuesday, January 17th 2012 1:58am CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Reviews, Site News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): tigertracks 24

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For review today, I have the first issue of a new series from IDW called Transformers: Autocracy. Co-Written by former G1 writer Flint Dille and by Transformers newcomer Chris Metzen (VP of Blizzard Entertainment) with art by Livio Ramondelli (of Transformers Chaos fame) this series is going to be distributed bi-weekly over the likes of 24 weeks and is IDW’s first fully DIGITAL ONLY comic.

Taking place before the actual war between Autobots and Decepticons, this issue focuses on Orion Pax before he was Optimus Prime, directly following and continuing the flashback events in issue number 23 of Ongoing.  The main events of this story follow Pax leading a group of familiar Autobots into a very downtrodden territory in Cybertron searching for civilian terrorist cells and an arms dealer who's providing them with stolen government armaments.

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The story is dark, violent, and it seems to be providing more reasons for the Cybertronian masses that return in ‘Death of Optimus Prime’ to be wary and very spiteful toward the Autobots. The story looks promising, even if it is a bit disturbing that the deep, reflective Orion Pax that made an entire meeting of senators take notice and think, seems to have turned into a nasty, unthinking warrior with a new large empty space in his chest.  Hmm... I’m sure there is a point to this Jekyll and Hyde Pax. I should probably cut the two accomplished writers a break with this and assume there’s good reason.

This first story really sets the tone for the series and as an Autobot fan, I feel like I am going to be disappointed with just how much my peace loving heroes are revealed to have done that is less than moral. Like pounding Swindle’s face in... Wha??? Sniping a terrorist cell leader.. boom, headshot! Yeah, I’m not sure, but hoping for the best for my Autobot allies. I’m also not sure how much more of this I can take without some more connection to the greater good, and more reflection from the good guys on their actions being the only option and leading to guilt or tough feelings, hindrances next time in the field. Thank Primus for Bumblebee’s vision, and heart...(can’t believe I just said that, but at least Bumblebee gets it) although he snipes one moment and then grows a conscience the next. #readingtoomuchintothisright?

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The art is at as it has been with Livio on Transformers Chaos; you like it, love it, or you at least put up with it--which is the camp I’m in.  His style hasn't really changed since we last saw his work, it’s still very realistically stylized and takes some liberties assuming we know what is happening in panels, but it is still very original and sure to make those who wondered where Botcon’s 1st announced guest would turn up again satisfied.

Being IDW's first digital comic, this prequel is worth picking up and at only $.99 I say go for it. Although it’s only 8 pages of story, it packs a lot into 8 pages...an interesting new format for presenting to us. With the way this issue is continuing to give us more background on things that were established during Chaos Theory, IDW TF followers, it seems this is a must buy for you. To repeat myself, it is certainly giving us more historical aspects that drive current story, so it to me is a must read, not just a meaningless mini which honestly IDW has not done much of with their G1 universe.

Short and sweet.. spend a buck, get an exciting story, and a piece of history.

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*Pardon my edits please, typing with a broken finger in my hand. Thanks, good bots.*

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #120 - Cons
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