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David Kaye to attend Botcon '08!

Transformers News: David Kaye to attend Botcon '08!
Date: Tuesday, March 25th 2008 10:21pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): Botcon.com

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Botcon.com has been updated with confirmation of the first guest that will be attending Botcon '08 in Cincinnati and it is the one and only David Kaye! Most know him for his voice talents in previous Transformers television series, especially Beast Wars Megatron.

Now he's voicing the heroic Optimus Prime in Transformers Animated and will be signing autographs and answering questions about the new show!

We will keep you posted when more guests are announced!

Summer Wonder Festival 2008 - Announced

Transformers News: Summer Wonder Festival 2008 - Announced
Date: Sunday, March 23rd 2008 8:10am CDT
Categories: Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Wonder Festival

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Can't get enough of the latest Japanese Transformers and toy trends? Well, the Summer Wonder Festival is back and will be held on August 3rd, 2008. An official announcement has been placed on the Winter Wonder Festival website, which over 43,000 people attended in February.

We will keep you posted of any exclusive Transformers toys announcements.

Date: Aug. 3rd, 2008
Location: Big Site Convention Center, Tokyo

Botcon 2008 Collectible Rumor-- The Cybertron Blurr Mold (Spoiler Alert!)

Transformers News: Botcon 2008 Collectible Rumor-- The Cybertron Blurr Mold (Spoiler Alert!)
Date: Wednesday, March 19th 2008 10:54am CDT
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Courtdevil, Counterpunch, and First Gen

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And the rumors continue...









Make an effort to join in Counterpunch's already existing thread here.

Botcon attendees and those not going can sound off on your like or dislike for the previewed set, and rumored releases by submitting on the 'Click link to disucss' tab below!

And The New Name Is... B.O.T.S.

Transformers News: And The New Name Is... B.O.T.S.
Date: Tuesday, March 18th 2008 4:40pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.trypticon.nl

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As reported earlier on Seibertron, the Dutch/Belgian Transformers convention that was known as Transformations, was asked earlier this month to change their name by Hasbro US. To determine the new name a competition was created. The new name is B.O.T.S.

The following has been taken directly from their website and translated into English.

"The name for the Transformers Convention is known: B.O.T.S.

We have in one week's time received more that 150 suggestions! The team of the convention have put together a pre-selection last week and presented this to Hasbro The Netherlands and Hasbro USA. After deliberation the name B.O.T.S. was determined as the winner.

We would like to congratulate Marco Reubzaet! His suggestion turned out to be the best one. He will receive free admittance to B.O.T.S. He will also be allowed inside before the doors open and will receive a T-shirt the logo of the convention.

We would like to thank everyone again who submitted their suggestion!!
".

Update:
The convention now has a new website where you can get all the information.

bots-nl.com

2008 Canadian Toy Expo This Weekend

Transformers News: 2008 Canadian Toy Expo This Weekend
Date: Saturday, March 15th 2008 5:54am CDT
Categories: Event News, People News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Colin

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Just a reminder that the
2008 Canadian 80s Toy Expo is this weekend, Sunday, March 16th at the Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel and Conference Centre. The show features 2 halls filled with dealers selling Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and 25th anniversary), Super Heroes, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. Located at 3063 South Service Road the location is directly off the QEW with free parking for everyone.

For more details go to the Canadian Toy Expo webite here

SPECIAL GUESTS:
Transformers Comic Book artist Alex Milne and the 501st Canadian Garrison in full Star Wars costume for photo ops!

So come on out and meet some of your fellow Seibertronians!

Botcon Millenium Hotel Block SOLD OUT!

Transformers News: Botcon Millenium Hotel Block SOLD OUT!
Date: Friday, March 14th 2008 4:39pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): vulgar_wraith

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Have you gotten your hotel reservations for Botcon in yet? If not, you better start looking for a new place to stay. The 2nd Botcon Hotel, the Millenium Hotel is now sold out of their Botcon Block from the 25th-27th. This was originally reported by our own vulgar_wraith here. I proceeded to call the hotel myself and confirm this to be true.

If/when Fun Publications reaches a deal with a 3rd hotel, we will have it posted shortly after. Continue to watch Seibertron.com for more updates.

BotCon Article in Today's Cincinnati Enquirer (Chance for Fans to get interviewed!)

Transformers News: BotCon Article in Today's Cincinnati Enquirer (Chance for Fans to get interviewed!)
Date: Tuesday, March 11th 2008 6:08pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Cincinnati Enquirer

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The popularity of Transformers is continuing to grow. In today's issue of the Cincinnati Enquirer there was a small article about this year's BotCon. There is not much new information given in the the article. However you can check it out by clicking here.

Most importantly, according to the article, the Enquirer is looking to interview some local area people who are attending Botcon this year. We would like to encourage all of our local Seibertronians to participate in the interviews. To show that you are interested, contact Lauren Bishop at lbishop@enquirer.com.

Transformations No More...

Transformers News: Transformations No More...
Date: Saturday, March 8th 2008 1:33am CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.trypticon.nl

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The dutch/belgian Transformers convention, which will be held June 8th 2008 in Nieuwegein in the Netherlands, is no longer called TRANSFORMATIONS. According to their site, although they are fully backed by Hasbro in the Netherlands, Hasbro in the US have 'requested' that the event not be named Transformations or anything that resembles the Trademarked name of Transformers.

The crew of the event have turned this setback into a positive. To accommodate Hasbro's request, they have now opened a general competition, asking the fans to make up a new name for the convention. The competition is open for anyone able to attend the Benelux event. The rules are that that name Transformers or parts of that word may not appear in the name. You are allowed to make up as many names as you like. Entries must be submitted before Friday March 13th. The 10 best names will be presented to Hasbro NL, who will decide on which of these names will be chosen for the event. The winner will receive free behind the scenes access to the event and will receive a T-shirt with the new logo of the winning name.

More Botcon Add-On Package Rumors + 7:7 Bot / Con Ratio Confirmed

Transformers News: More Botcon Add-On Package Rumors + 7:7 Bot / Con Ratio Confirmed
Date: Friday, March 7th 2008 11:39am CST
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): darth convoy, Pete@Botcon.com

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More Botcon Mold Rumors...

Please ignore this if you do not want to possibly be spoiled...continue on at your own risk.






'Darthconvoy', a source that posts on another site --A source who also just happens to have had CORRECTLY predicted all the molds, and color styles for the 5 piece boxed set for Botcon 2008-- reports that the two molds that will be in the other add-on set are...

Toy Rumor 1 with grey and green color.

Toy Rumor 2 with remolded head.

Are these the actual toys? What characters could they be? Check out the galleries of these toys in their original forms by clicking above!

And in case you forgot, the other rumored add-on set is none other than CLASSICs Hot Rod with black paint job, and 'evil' mirrorverse goatee, and Energon Megatron, in heroic shades of blue, black and grey, possibly including a kinder, more compassionate remolded head.

Of course, it's a rumor until we see or hear more!

Join the already going thread here that gives a little more detail to the rumor...only a little.

New Update!

Pete@Botcon has stated on the club forums that this year's set is balanced as far as numbers are concerned with 7 Autobots and 7 Decepticons. So keep that in mind while speculating who these new characters are.

New Images of 2008 Botcon Exclusive Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images of 2008 Botcon Exclusive Optimus Prime
Date: Wednesday, March 5th 2008 2:19pm CST
Categories: Auctions, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): etoyshunter, eBay.com

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eBay seller etoyshunter has posted an auction for the new 2008 Botcon exclusive Optimus Prime, from the "Shattered Glass" convention set.

See the auction page by clicking here.


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