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TFCC Updates store with Botcon 08 souvenir items

Transformers News: TFCC Updates store with Botcon 08 souvenir items
Date: Thursday, May 8th 2008 2:01pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Store News
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Brian

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The Transformers Collectors Club has updated its store with Botcon 2008 items. These items were exclusive to Botcon 2008 and are now being made available to all club and non-club members.

Items added to the store inventory are as follows:

2008 BotCon Comic $10
2008 BotCon Convention Hat $15
2008 BotCon Convention T-Shirt 3XL(gray) $15
2008 BotCon Convention T-shirt Large (gray) $15
2008 BotCon Convention T-shirt XL(gray) $15
2008 BotCon Evil Optimus Prime Convention T-Shirt (Small) $15
2008 BotCon Evil Optimus Prime Convention T-Shirt (XL) $15
2008 BotCon Evil Optimus Prime Convention T-Shirt (Lg) $15
2008 Botcon Youth Shirts (Large) Light Blue $15
BotCon 08 One Generation Shattered Lithograph (Signed) $20
BotCon 08 One Generation Shattered Lithograph (Unsigned) $10
BotCon 08 Within The Shattered War Lithograph (Signed) $20
BotCon 08 Within The Shattered War Lithograph (Unsigned) $10
BotCon Bundle (One Generation Shattered Litho, Within the Shattered War Litho,08 Comic, 08 Hat)4pcs $35
BotCon Pack (Animated DVD Poster, Promo Postcard & Poster,Animated Postcard,Decepticon&Autobot Pins) $10

Botcon 2008 Evil Optimus Prime Shirt and Hat

Botcon 2008 Convention Shirt and Hat

Botcon 2008 "One Generation Shattered" Litho Art Piece

Botcon 2008 "Within the Shattered War" Litho Art Piece

You can find these and all other TFCC club exclusives here.

Botcon Script reading up on Youtube

Transformers News: Botcon Script reading up on Youtube
Date: Wednesday, April 30th 2008 7:41pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: First Gen | Credit(s): Vangelus

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For those of you that were unable to attend this year's Botcon, member Vangelus has put up a three part video of the Live Script reading on Youtube, done by David Kaye, Bumper Robinson, Tara Strong and the two winners of the TF Idol contest, Anastasia Matejka and Chris Ho (Vangelus). David Kaye is the voice of Optimus Prime in Transformer Animated as well as Megatron in Beast Wars. Bumper Robinson plays Bumblebee in TFA and I think we all know Tara Strong's role, who also comes from Ben 10 fame.

The script is "Bee in the City" by Greg Sepelak and S. Trent Troop

To view the videos, click below:

Bee in the City part 1

Bee in the City part 2

Bee in the City part 3

A very big thank you to Chris Ho (Vangelus) for sharing this.

B.O.T.S. (The Dutch Convention) Updates

Transformers News: B.O.T.S. (The Dutch Convention) Updates
Date: Wednesday, April 30th 2008 6:04am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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With the U.S. BotCon now behind us, and with less then 40 days to go, the Dutch/European Transformers convention, fully acknowledged on the sites of both the dutch and the belgian websites of Hasbro, to be held on June 8th 2008 in Nieuwegein The Netherlands, has more updates and announcements to make.

The convention now has their own YouTube page. Apart from the promo-teaser that was released earlier, the YouTube page also has the following video's which are a Trailers and four clips of the accounts of last years Transformers Convention which was held on june 10th 2007 in IJsselstein. These new clips have been put together by the newest member of the team, Niels Berndsen.

The crew also announces that they are still looking for people to sign up for the Art competition and the Kitbash competition. Anyone who enters has chance to win prizes, not just the ones that look the most professional or the most beautiful, as judging will also look at the creativity of the work and originality. Sign up for the kitbash competition and the Artwork competition before may 8th. If by that time not enough people have responded, these competitions will not take place at the convention. This was decided after the weak turn out last year.

The poster competition is still on. Look for the details here on where to download the B.O.T.S. poster (which features characters from the Transformers: Animated series) and hang it up somewhere in your area and see how you can win prizes with it.

For more information, go to the following sites.

Mr. Terrific wins Best of Show 3d art award @ Botcon 2k8!

Transformers News: Mr. Terrific wins Best of Show 3d art award @ Botcon 2k8!
Date: Monday, April 28th 2008 10:35pm CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News
Posted by: Counterpunch | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Our own Mr. Terrific had this to say about the award:

For those of you who don't know me, my name is Colin from Ottawa, Canada, and I post on the boards as Mr.Terrific (an increasingly less-than-obscure superhero from the 1940s). Following the Botcon awards ceremony, Seibertron's own Counterpunch invited me to say a few words about my diorama for the site. I'm happy to oblige in order to share my enthusiasm for vinyl toys.

I was introduced to the Munny about two years ago and it offered a truly unique and fun canvass for my efforts. For those of you who aren't familiar, a Munny is a completely blank vinyl figure produced by U.S.-based KidRobot ( Similar to Hasbro's Mighty Muggs, the Munny is geared toward those who want to create a new figure of their own. It's most important features are found in its exaggerated head, pronounced ears and tail. Initially released at 8" tall in three colours (black, white and glow-in-the-dark), KidRobot has subsequently created keychain, 4" and a whopping 2 foot tall variation.

After Botcon 2007, I was deciding on an entry for 2008. Having just wrapped up a series of Classic Joes for Custom Con XVI (, I thought that the Munnies would work really well for the Beast Wars.

Originally, I'd plan to put together the entire cast of Beast Wars. But that proved too ambitious given the timeframe, so I focussed on the Season One cast. Midway through my progress I decided on a theme and continued to plan the diorama while I finished up each figure, which took me about five months to put together. In order to get the most accurate television rendition, I relied on a variety of sources, and constaintly sought advice on the sizing issue.

For all my Beast-munnies, I opted to distinguish them without removing their inherant munny-ness. Inferno's tale, Terrorsaur's wings, and Wapinator's butt, these additions came from a combination of shaped milliput and regular plastic. The spiders' legs ended up as Transformer package ties.

Most of the scenary was assembled in Cincinnati from pieces prepped before I left. In particular, I want to mention the chair. Because Munnies have no knees, they cannot sit, so the chair is arched at a 45 degree angle to simulate Megatron in a sitting position. The bottom of the chair is also designed to partially rest on the ground to allow the chair to balance between Scorponok and Tarantulas.

Winning the 3D Diorama "Best of Show" award for Botcon 2008 is a real honour because of the calibre of the competition and the judges involved. The praise I've received for this effort has been truly gratifying and I am very grateful for the feedback. And I want to thank my partner, Beth, and my artist-friend Teresa, both of who were excellent sounding board for ideas throughout the process. I also want to thank the transformersclub forum Beast Wars guys for their advice, particularly "Psychography" who provided a treasure trove of useful pictures, as well as and Beast Wars Internation ( for their screen captures.

Thank you for this opportunity to chat with you a bit about the diorama.

Seibertron at BotCon, the people, the pictures, and the Videos!

Transformers News: Seibertron at BotCon, the people, the pictures, and the Videos!
Date: Monday, April 28th 2008 8:11pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Site News
Posted by: Counterpunch | Credit(s): Counterpunch

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Part 1 of all the stuff that didn't involve toys...

Fear and Loathing in Cincinnati Ohio (Part 1)

(If you were there, please, post up your videos, identify yourselves in the pics that are here already, say 'hi' in general. I know a lot of you haven't posted before, this is your chance and we hope to see more of you lurkers our there!)

Hey all, here is my personal review of the first two days of the convention. If you were there and a part of these events, please put up your pictures, or at least tag yourself in them so I and everyone else can know who you are.


Yours truly and many of your fellow board members made their arrival sometime Thursday (or in some cases Wednesday) to our glorious once a year party of consumerism and excess. Most of the attendees are staying at either the Hyatt or the Millennium Hotel. Both, essentially three star hotels which while passable, aren’t going to give you any cause to seek out the creature comforts of the accommodations.

What strikes everyone who ends up at this yearly event is how many and how many different kinds of fans are around. Young, old, cool, creepy, male, female, we’re all there. With very few exceptions the atmosphere is exceptionally positive. People are willing to talk about the hobby, talk about their experiences, and are just glad to be around fellow fans. Even meeting up with someone you might have disagreed with in forum discussion is fun and a lot of good natured ribbing comes out of these situations.

What then strikes most people, especially first time goers to the convention, is the huge lines and literal hours of waiting that awaits them. One very long line, leads you to another. We spent a hour just looking to move twenty feet in order to get our box sets.

Brief video of the line ... ... ursday.flv

So, yea after picking up those coveted box sets, we move on to the even longer line of picking up our collection exclusives. Low and behold, we’re told that there are only 30 extra sets beyond what was planned for the attendees ...No one is willing to wait until morning to get theirs

Brief video of the exclusives line ... ... esLine.flv

By the time that all was said and done on Thursday, people were met, and toys were bought, it was after 10PM. Do you know what closes at 10PM in Cincinnati Ohio on a Thursday night? The answer is EVERYTHING. So, we rallied the troops for some dinner followed by a small party and gathering in a few of the hotel rooms.


Friday morning was all about recovery. About 10 AM we ventured into the IDW panel, followed up by a very entertaining time with the Voice Actors panel. Not a great deal of new info came out of the IDW panel, but the entertaining nature of David Kaye, Bumper Robinson, and Tara Strong the next hour more than made up for it.

Then at 2PM, it was show time. The dealer room for package holders was to open at this time. We gathered up our filthy money and prepared for the ridiculous feeding frenzy of toys.

Finishing up and feeling damn proud of all the awesome finds we made, everyone headed back to prepare for the big events of the weekend: Battle of the Boards and the Seibertron Party.

Battle of the Boards is a trivia contest where the different message forums compete against one another to see who holds more obscure TF knowledge. Seibertron was matched up against the gentlemen of the TFWiki. While your friends on the board here went in hoping for the best, we recognized the impressive amount of knowledge those guys retain. We lost the actual contest for sure, but we had more supporters, more cheering, and an absolute dominance of the arm-wrestling portion of the competition. (funny story, ask someone who was there.)

The Seibertron party was next up at 10PM. It was fantastic. We met at the Sports Bar attached to the hotel. There were about 40 people, maybe more in attendance. We drank, cheered, and had a damn good time.

Pics and Video:

Walk Through

Presenting the shirt to Simon Furman: ... Furman.flv

Simon Furman was at the event and was more than willing to chat with fans, take pictures, and be a part of the festivities. He was very gracious with his time and was a real gentleman.

Saturday and Sunday reviews yet to come ...

Botcon Toy Gallery Images

Transformers News: Botcon Toy Gallery Images
Date: Sunday, April 27th 2008 2:58am CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Seibertron

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The Botcon pictures keep rolling in.
Check out the latest hi-res galleries here from the showcase. They feature Animated, Universe, Movie, Crossover, Robot Heroes, and exclusives. Wins Best News Site At BotCon!

Transformers News: Wins Best News Site At BotCon!
Date: Saturday, April 26th 2008 11:44pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: GetterDragun | Credit(s): Ryan, GetterDragun

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We have won the 2008 BotCon award for the best news site! A big congrats goes out to Ryan, the News Crew, and especially to all of our members who help us get the news out! We look forward to keeping you up to date on all the latest and greatest, so as they say...stay tuned to Seibertron for all of the latest Transformers news!

Congrats again!

New Pictures of 25th Prime and Classics revealed at BotCon!

Transformers News: New Pictures of 25th Prime and Classics revealed at BotCon!
Date: Saturday, April 26th 2008 4:48pm CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: GetterDragun | Credit(s): GetterDragun, jazzrules

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Check the link out here: ... 995C59944E

Botcon Transformers Collectors Club Panel

Transformers News: Botcon Transformers Collectors Club Panel
Date: Saturday, April 26th 2008 4:22pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream

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Transformers Collectors Club Panel
Year 4 Magazine and Comic

This is some of the information given during the TCC Panel.

Going to be even more like a magazine.

Covers, interviews, Hasbro previews, mini mayhem, lil formers, fan Spotlight and Transcendent storyline.

They stress the importance of putting forth your fanwork to them. This is a way to get your stuff out there, Hasbro and others do see this.

Transtech. Wanted to get outside of the norm. Wanted to bring it to life as the toys will probably never be released. Story is much more political. Political conflict instead of martial conflict.

3 stories for Transtech. Focus on Outworlders.

Gone Too Far- starring Jackpot and Hubcap.
Withered Hope – The Gobots have return!
I, Lowtech – Nick Roche doing art! Nuff said

Online Features:
Profiles, mini mayhem, max cops, contest and Me, Grimlock!

Shattered Glass:
Fall 2008 3 pose fiction stories.

Dungeons and Dinobots!

Maybe Exclusives?

Nightbeat comic is currently in limbo. The figure will be packaged with the comic
Issue #22 will have a 2 page profile on the Nightbeat story.

BotCon 2008 Report - Targetmaster Cyclonus, 25th line & more

Transformers News: BotCon 2008 Report - Targetmaster Cyclonus, 25th line & more
Date: Saturday, April 26th 2008 1:02pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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Hasbro announced a slew of goodies for all of us Transformers fans. If you have some questions, please ask in this thread and I'll do my best to answer the questions with what I heard.

Over $700 million box office worldwide
#1 DVD in the USA in 2007

#1 action figure toy brand (npd data)
Movie Deluxe - action toy of the year
#1 fans

2008 Product Update
Toy Launch - June 22nd
Deluxe Sentinel Prime - Sept 08 street date
Deluxe Swoop
Deluxe Elite Guard Bumblebee - Sept 08 street date (going to be doing more themed repaints due to the equity that they have in some of the main characters)
Leader Class Ultra Magnus - Sept 08 (HUGE round of applause)

Deluxe Ironhide (turns into a red SUV) looks so much better than Botcon version) has a license plate that says Oregon on it)
Deluxe Sideswipe (had wrong head in photo which was a black Sunstreaker head) - August 2008
Ultra Class Silverbolt - everyone laughed that they had his name wrong as "Sliverbolt", 1/2 was through transformation has transformation sound, other sound effects in robot mode such as gun firing
Ultra Storm Cloud - repaint of Powerglide (Numbers on jet say "MM-88" ... guess what that stands for? Basically an updated color scheme for Micromaster Storm Cloud)
Deluxe Hound with Ravage (new mold ... Hound transforms into a green jeep like vehicle, Ravage transforms into a cassette who will fit in Soundwave and also attaches to Hound, Ravage does not have weapons, hound's cannon will fit on shoulder or in hand)
Deluxe Cyclonus w/ Nightstick Targetmaster (new mold) ... looks frikkin' badass! Attaches to vehicle mode or in his hand, also "plugs" into his hand like the Japanese Headmasters series
Deluxe Cheetor (looks pretty cool, new mold, tail is his weapon, no spots on tail due to the type of plastic, will have two throwing star weapons like animated Prowl, little switch on back of cheetah mode that opens jaw and switches eyes from blue to green)

Tank Megatron (looks similar to G2 version, realistic dark green)
Brawn (looks awesome!)
Beachcomber (looks awesome!)

Kickback vs. Ironhide
BW Megatron vs BW Silverbolt
Thrust vs Blaster
BM Cheetor vs BM Tankor
RID Optimus Prime vs RID Megatron

Nemesis Prime (Japanese version will have red windows) (Comic-Con / HTS exclusive)
6" War Within Skywarp (Comic-Con / HTS exclusive)
Breakaway (Cybertron Hot Shot repaint) - Walmart
Fracture (Classics Mirage repaint) - Walmart
Crankcase (Cybertron Red Alert repaint) - Walmart
Mini-Con 12 pack (Kmart)
WW Prowl and WW Grimlock as TRU exclusives (Sept 2008) - have no plans to release Cosmos, Arcee, WW Bumblebee/Cliffjumper or Shockwave. Too expensive to tool up for these molds and they're not profitable enough.

Target exclusives - include a Voyager and a Deluxe
Deluxe Roadbuster versus Voyager Dirge (Cybertron Hot Shot II repaint / Cybertron Starscream repaint)
Deluxe Ratbat versus Voyager Springer (Cybertron Evac repaint vs Cybertron Sideways repaint)

25 YEARS (1984 - 2009) SNEAK PEEK
Continue with Animated (might show some more stuff tomorrow)
Reissue of Optimus Prime with silver roller (launch November 2008) with reprint of Comic and digitally remastered DVD of More Than Meets The Eye), autobot logo sound box (like GiJoe sound boxes) with some of Peter Cullen's quotes
Flip open packaging looks awesome for 25th Anniversary Optimus Prime
25th Anniversary line will be celebrating all years of Transformers (showed logos for all series from Beast Machines to G2)

(Gearing up for 25th anniversary)

Put out an official G1 Counterfeit toys statement

Here are some off the answers given to the questions Fans asked.

Gestalts – Very hard to design and produce, not for a typical series. There will be a return for Gestalts when the time is right. MAYBE 25th Anni but they don’t want to make any promises. Definitely not the end of them though.

Robot Heroes. Our very own Fender Bender asked the question if the Transformer Robot Heroes would get “more love” like the Star Wars and Marvek guys are. Hasbro said there will be “more love” like possible bigger sizes.

Hasbro wants the new Universe line to expand, so more classics can be made. It will have to take a back seat when TF2 comes out since that will be upfront, along with the continuation of Animated. But the series will return.

TF G.I.Joe. This issue is talked about every year. It is a possibility but the time isn’t right, there is no business sense in bringing the 2 together when both lines are standing strong by themselves. Could be in the future, but not time yet.

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #111 - New York Toy Fair 2015
Twincast / Podcast #111:
"New York Toy Fair 2015"
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Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2015