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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.


Alternatives revealed for late BotCon Primus Package registrations.

Transformers News: Alternatives revealed for late BotCon Primus Package registrations.
Date: Thursday, February 28th 2008 8:28pm CST
Categories: Collector's Club News, Company News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: TheMuffin | Credit(s): Lapse of Reason

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We have received another update on the status of the BotCon Primus Package. As was confirmed earlier it is indeed sold out. Below you can read what alternatives will be provided for people who didn't get their registration in on time.

This is going out to all members. If you have received a confirmation email concerning your registration, this notice does not apply to you.

The demand for this year's BotCon figure sets (both boxed and loose) has been unprecedented… and they are now officially SOLD OUT. Since manufacturing of the sets has already been completed, we are not able to obtain additional quantities.

In order to accommodate those who are still planning to attend, we are providing you with two new options:

1) You can still come as a Primus Package holder and we will substitute a 2005 BotCon Boxed Set
Descent into Evil (click here to view) - at the reduced cost of $250 for Club members, $300 for non-members - and in addition, you will receive this year's free attending figure. Loose sets are also available for $130 for Club members and $165 for non-members.

So that you can see what you will be getting this year, we have decided to do something we have never done before...we are going to unveil the free attending figure this Friday! This is the first time we have shown the free attending figure before the start of BotCon!

2) We are creating a new attending package designed for this year only!
The Energon Package includes admission to all events (just like the Primus Package, including the Casino Night Awards Dinner) a convention badge, pin and comic/program (no toys). The Energon Package is $180 for Club members, $230 for non-members.

If you have sent in a registration since February 14, we will be emailing or calling you to find out which package you want to switch to.

Attached you will find the current registration form with the new options.

Thank you, once again, for your support! We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!

Brian

PS. For those of you who have already registered, confirmation letters will be going in the mail this week.

If you still need a hotel, The Millennium Hotel - 800-876-2100 or 513-352-2100


You can continue the discussion by clicking here.

Alex Milne to Attend Canadian 80s Toy Expo

Transformers News: Alex Milne to Attend Canadian 80s Toy Expo
Date: Wednesday, February 27th 2008 1:23pm CST
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Colin

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The Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be helt March 16th at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Conference Center in Burlington, Ontario Canada. This event is one of Canadas largest conventions featuring tons of new and vintage figures from Transformers, G.I. Joe, Star Wars and more!

Canadian comic book artist Alex Milne will be in attendance signing autographs and inking out your favorite Transformes characters.

Check out the offical site for more details here

RUMOR!!!! Botcon 2008 Sets All Sold Out!?!

Transformers News: RUMOR!!!!  Botcon 2008 Sets All Sold Out!?!
Date: Tuesday, February 26th 2008 7:26pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Company News, Event News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): Savage

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There is a rumor floating around the Official Transformers Collector's Club Member Forums that all the Botcon sets are sold out, or will be sold out this week!

At this time there is no confirmation from club officials and no official posting on the club site, but this looks to be a very good possibility.

If this is something that could effect you, you might want to get that order form in as soon as you can, or face the possibility of having to pick any of these exclusives that you want off Ebay.

You can view SAVAGE's original thread here to discuss this further.

E-Hobby "Selling" Wonderfest-Exclusive Movie Arcee G1 Repaint

Transformers News: E-Hobby "Selling" Wonderfest-Exclusive Movie Arcee G1 Repaint
Date: Tuesday, February 26th 2008 4:19pm CST
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): tfw2005.com, E-Hobby.co.jp

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E-Hobby is running a contest purchase the Wonderfest 2008 Exclusive Movie Arcee (G1 Repaint) by lottery, meaning there is no guarantee that every order will receive a figure. All entries must be in between March 3rd and March 7th, only one figure per order.

See the listing by clicking here.

Botcon Exclusive Starscream and Razorclaw Revealed!

Transformers News: Botcon Exclusive Starscream and Razorclaw Revealed!
Date: Monday, February 25th 2008 5:33pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Botcon.com

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The Official Botcon website has been updated with images of two more figures in the Botcon 2008 convention exclusive set.

They are Starscream (Repaint of Cybertron Starscream) and Razorclaw (Repaint of Classics Minicon Overbite).

See the images by clicking here.








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