Variety has announced that the 2007 Transformers movie is still in the running for an Oscar Award in the catagory of Visual Special Effects. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will determine the final 3 nominations for the award on January 16th. The competition for Transformers are, The Bourne Ultimatum, Evan Almighty, The Golden Compass, I Am Legend, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and 300.
A new promo video for Toronto based Transformers fan expo, Transformerscon, is now online. This is Canada biggest and best Transformers convention that brings fans in from miles around. This year will feature a special Q&A panel from the good folks at Hasbro Canada.
The 7th annual Transformers Convention will take place Saturday June 21st at the Doubletree International Plaza in Toronto.
Tokyo kicks off of the year with one of the largest Toy Festivals in the world - The Winter Wonder Festival 2008. This year, an estimated 43,000 people are expected to attend. The Wonder Festival is a biannual event that features all of the latest toys on the market including Transformers.
Date: Feb. 24th, 2008
Location: Big Site Convention Center, Tokyo
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Cost: Y2,000 which includes the entry fee + guide book
Some of the attending Press: (These usually cover Transformers)
Hyper Hobby Magazine
Dengeki Hobby Magazine
Information on vendors, show casers, and toy exclusives will be announced soon.
Click here to see some of the pictures from last season’s event.
Live in the Midwest and feel it may cost too much to go to Botcon this year? Perhaps you like to eat some cheese and drink some beer while talking about Transformers? Then Dairycon is for you!
Wisconsin transfans present the 8th-annual Dairycon, a one-day event.
Dealer tables, large-screen showing your favorite tf episodes, and
special Dairycon-exclusive items available to those who have
pre-registered for the con.
This year will bring back your old favorites for one last heroic
cameo. The convention, the storyline, and the toys have all been
building to this, the final storyline in the nearly decade-long
Dairycon saga: Plothole
Kaiyodo, makers of the Dreamwave Inspired Optimus Prime, Ultra Magnus, and Megatron Revoltech figures will be releasing Revoltech versions of Rodimus and Starscream in 2008. For those who don't know, Revoltech figures feature are incredibly poseable, but do not transform.
Several new photos Revoltech Rodimus & Starscream have surfaced on GA Graphic. These pictures appear to have been taken at the recent Revoltech Expo 2007. *Note that the Prototype of Starscream has the Megatron Gun.
Here is the start of the information you have all been waiting for:
BotCon 2008 will be held in Cincinnati, OH at the Duke Energy Center.
Convention dates are: April 24-27, 2008
The hotel is across the street and is the Hyatt Regency.
You can make your reservations online by using the link at BotCon.com or call:
Note: There will be tours and classes offered on Wednesday April 23 and
Thursday April 24. Currently Shawn will be teaching his class on Wednesday and again on Thursday so we will have 50 slots. We are also working on potential classes in sculpting and or molding as well. We can't answer any specific questions currently but we wanted to give you a heads up for your hotel reservations needs.
Convention registration and details to follow....
Don't delay as last year's rooms went in less than a day....
Thanks for your support!
PS. The con set is really going to shatter your world....
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