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BotCon table #59 "Reserved for Late Dealer" ... Seibertron.com!

Transformers News: BotCon table #59 "Reserved for Late Dealer" ... Seibertron.com!
Date: Friday, June 25th 2010 11:05am CDT
Categories: Site News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Seibertron

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Just wanted to let all of you know that Seibertron.com got a last minute dealer table. Our table is #59 which is in the upper left hand corner of the map next to the Contest Area (#65), The Toy Addict (#56 - #58) and site sponsor TFSource. We'll have both Seibertron.com shirts available for sale for $20 and you'll get your chance to meet other Seibertronians as they stop by throughout the weekend. Please stop by and say hi!

(The picture used as the thumbnail was from OTFCC 2004)

BotCon 2010 Panel Report: Bob Budiansky

Transformers News: BotCon 2010 Panel Report: Bob Budiansky
Date: Friday, June 25th 2010 10:45am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: Delicon | Credit(s): Bob Budiansky @ Botcon

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One of the yearly highlights for many BotCon attendees are the many panels featuring some of the key people who have helped shaped the Transformers franchise over the years. One such individual is Bob Budiansky, who was a former editor writer and occassional artist for the Transformers Marvel comics series. Mr. Budiansky was just the featured guest during the first of two panels which he will be involved with during the convention.

Here are some highlights, followed by some great images from Seibertron's camera.

*Bob explained his origins with the franchise, basically laying out how he was an editor for Marvel at the time. Hasbro had contracted Marvel to develop character names and profiles for the toys they were about to produce but unfortunately the first few people that Marvel chose to work on the project failed to meet Hasbro's expectations. Bob recalls he was something like the 4th choice.

*Hasbro accepted almost all of the new names that Bob came up with and if they weren't, it was usually due to copyright/legal reasons. The only name rejected for another reason was one that Bob didn't realize was a slang term for a part of the female anatomy. Some of the names before Bob got ahold of them were rather weak, such as Starscream being Ultar (Editor's note: That spelling might be slightly off, corrections are welcome)

*Here are some other names that evolved from their original versions: Ravage was once known as Stalker and Jaguar, Blowout was the original name for Cliffjumper and Guzzle was the original name for Trailbreaker.

*Bob would generally submit 2-3 potential names for each character but he admitted that he would sometimes deliberately make several of them goofy so his favorite would also be Hasbro's. One name that was initially rejected was Megatron because it "sounded scary", although Bob eventually convinced them that it SHOULD sound scary.

*Ratchet was originally intended to be a female character until Bob was informed that female robots were a no-no (which of course later changed) In this case, it would have been Nurse Ratchet, like the chatacer from the movie "One flew over the cuckoo's nest."

*A lot of the characters were influenced by celebrities or pop culture such as Blaster drawing from Clint Eastwood and Mr. Spock influencing Shockwave.

*Bob recalled fondly that issue #23 (Decepticon Graffiti) earned him a very special fan letter from none other than Marvel icon Stan Lee.

*Hasbro kept increasing the amount of characters which led to 2 things. One was Bob developing the concept of the Creation Matrix, which of course has influenced both the Matrix of Leadership and AllSpark concepts used elsewhere in the franchise. The other effect it had was frustrating Bob to the point that he decided to leave the series.

*Bob had met Simon Furman previously and actually was the one who suggested to Simon that he take over the series. Bob's editor agreed and the rest is history.

*Bob has never watched the Sunbow cartoons, and also said that he paid little attention to the competing Gobots product line that was out at the same time.

*All of the "mottos" on the character bios came directly from Bob, such as "Freedom is the right of all sentient beings."

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Overall Bob seemed very upbeat and personal. He admitted that he really hasn't kept up much with the brand since he left it but seems happy that he was able to make the contributions that he did.

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News from Botcon: Hasbro Piranacon Set Confirmed!

Transformers News: News from Botcon: Hasbro Piranacon Set Confirmed!
Date: Friday, June 25th 2010 10:27am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Ryan

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Nothing's fishy about this: reports from Botcon 2010 are coming in, where our man on the sight Ryan reports having seen the new set of Seacons from Hasbro. They are to be sold in a box similar to past Masterpiece releases in the US, such as Skywarp. This is likely related to the pre-production figures seen here.

Stay tuned for a full gallery, right here at Seibertron.com!

2010 Botcon Lithograph Revealed

Transformers News: 2010 Botcon Lithograph Revealed
Date: Friday, June 25th 2010 2:33am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): Alex Milne

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If you're a fan of the Autobot Elite Guard, you're going to love this one. Alex Milne has posted the 2010 BotCon Lithograph over at his Deviantart. This beauty's got a ton of characters, so you're going to have to name them yourself by checking it out below!

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HeadRobots at BotCon Update: Crystal Red Cobra, Hothead and Iguana!

Transformers News: HeadRobots at BotCon Update: Crystal Red Cobra, Hothead and Iguana!
Date: Thursday, June 24th 2010 10:10pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Unlicensed Products News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): HeadRobots

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Third party HeadRobots presents to us perhaps the last use of their Cobra mold. This is a red crystal version that comes with a translucent red gun. These are limited to 200 pieces and half of them have already sold out within the first hour of the parts party! On loan from Asia are low-resolution Hothead and Iguana prototypes. These are done in black and primer gray so the details can be seen better.

You can see the prototypes and buy the Red Crystal Cobra at the parts party at the Dolphin in room 3006 and at the dealer tables #5 and #6. When you walk in the booth will be on the left. Check out the images as well as Hothead's packaging art below!


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2010 BotCon Souvenirs and Souvenir Set Costs

Transformers News: 2010 BotCon Souvenirs and Souvenir Set Costs
Date: Thursday, June 24th 2010 3:32pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Collectables
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): Razorclaw0000

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Whether you're flying or driving to Orlando, Florida for the 2010 BotCon this week, you're probably wondering how much money you need to dish out to join Starscream in his Exclusive Toy Club. Seibertron.com News Crew member Razorclaw0000 hooks us up with those costs. Included in the lists are various souvenirs as well as the three exclusive souvenir toy sets. Much like the Sweeps last year, the Sharkticons will be an army building three-pack! Check out the prices below, all in American dollars.

Rapido and Cindersaur Set (1500 Available) - $72
Scorch and Doublepunch Set (1500 Available) - $79
Sharkticons 3-Pack Set (1000 Available) - $59
Shirts S/M/L/XL - $20
Shirt 2XL/3XL - $22
Cap - $15
G2 Print -$15
G2 Lithograph - $10
2010 Elite Guard Lithograph - $20 signed - $10 unsigned
Program - $5
Autograph sheet - $5

Happy hunting!

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More Info on Transformers 3 Filming in Chicago

Transformers News: More Info on Transformers 3 Filming in Chicago
Date: Thursday, June 24th 2010 12:19pm CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Event News
Posted by: Nekoman | Credit(s): Chicago Tribune

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The Chicago Tribune has an article online talking about Transformers 3. The article talks a lot about the film, and local trafic concerns in Chicago. Read the whole thing at the Chicago Tribune, click here.

The “Transformers 3” news conference held Wednesday at the Office of Emergency Management and Communications wasn't meant to stir up interest in the film, which will shoot in Chicago from July 10-Aug. 19, but to prepare the general public.

For what? Jets flying by Willis Tower? Cars plummeting into the Chicago River? Shia LaBeouf's awkward return to the Walgreens on North Michigan Avenue?

Nope. Traffic.

OEMC Executive Director Jose Santiago said the closures on LaSalle Street (8 p.m. July 9 to 5 a.m. July 12), the Michigan Avenue bridge (8 p.m. July 16 to 5 a.m. July 19) and Upper Wacker Drive (9 p.m. July 18 to 5 a.m. July 22) will have the most impact on traffic. He added that most of the movie's filming in Chicago will take place during daylight.

“It's an ambitious production … but we and the producers are committed to mitigating the disruptions and addressing community concerns,” said Chicago Film Office Director Rich Moskal.

What can Chicagoans expect from filming — besides traffic?

Moskal said recently a few “scenes they're planning could match if not exceed the spectacular stuff ‘The Dark Knight' production pulled off.”


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Figure King 149: New figures revealed!

Transformers News: Figure King 149: New figures revealed!
Date: Thursday, June 24th 2010 1:09am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Diem | Credit(s): Diem

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Japanese magazine Figure King No.149 has been released with a number of new figures revealed. In this issue:

Animated Leader Class Megatron, 7140 yen, due to be released early July.
Animated Ultra Magnus, 7140 yen
Animated Autobot Blurr, Elite Guard Bumblebee, Autobot Sentinel, Autobot Jazz, 2415 yen
Animated Wreck Gar, 3780 yen, all due for a late July release.

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EZ Collection Volume 4, 525 yen each, due to be released in late July.

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This set will include Optimus Prime Gold Version, Optimus Prime Elite Guard Version, Bumblebee Elite Guard Version and Prowl Elite Guard Version. From the movie line it will include Ravage, Bonecrusher, Brawl and Scorponok.

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There will be three exclusive versions of the Animated Legends Starscream figure: Skywarp Clear Purple, Thundercracker Clear Blue and Sunstorm Clear Orange. So far it is unknown how these figures can be obtained.

Disney Label Buzz Lightyear Spaceship Cosmic Black, 3990 yen, due to be released in late July.

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Primus 2010 Edition, scheduled for a October release.

Human Alliance Autobot Jazz with Lennox, 5,250 yen, due to be released in late July

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Sons Of Cybertron, available through Chara Hobby or Toy Hobby Market for 5000 yen.

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Animated Prowl Elite Guard Version, 2500 yen.
Movie Dreadwing and Smokescreen set 5500 yen.

These figure seem to only be available through the Tokyo Toy Show event or through eHobby.

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While it is not clearly visible I can confirm that this Prowl has a red crest like his G1 counterpart.

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New Images of Possible Upcoming Classics Clear Rodimus

Transformers News: New Images of Possible Upcoming Classics Clear Rodimus
Date: Wednesday, June 23rd 2010 7:58pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): ACToys.net member 达闻西

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A rather peculiar Transformer has fallen into the hands of an ACToys.net member. We've had rumors of an upcoming three-pack, repaints of Classics Deluxe Rodimus, Universe Deluxe Galvatron and Universe Deluxe Cyclonus. Some have said that it will be a Target exclusive, while ACToys.net member 达闻西 claims that this figure is part of a 2010 San Diego Comic Con Exclusive. Only time will tell - so for now check out the images below, and our Transformers Toys section for other toy related news. One thing's for certain, this is likely not to be the Rodimus from the 'Sons of Cybertron' set!

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2010 Botcon Freebie Figure is Slice - Biography Revealed

Transformers News: 2010 Botcon Freebie Figure is Slice - Biography Revealed
Date: Wednesday, June 23rd 2010 7:57pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Anonymous. | Credit(s): Razorclaw0000

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We get more 2010 BotCon news as Seibertron.com News Crew member Razorclaw0000 hooks us up with an image. It appears that character will go by the name of Slice, and he will be the 2010 BotCon Freebie figure! Slice's biography is revealed, and you can check it out in all of it's glory below!

“Now, go away, or I will crush you a second time!”

Most Decepticons make violence their vocation, others see it as an art or a means to an end. For Slice, violence is everything. When confronted with a problem, he leaps into battle, lashing out with every weapon at his disposal until either he or his enemy is a smoldering wreck, even if that enemy is an uncooperative door. He loves smashing Autobots and humans but when confronted by other Decepticons, has a quick temper born of petty cruelty.

Slice followed Breakdown to Earth look for new and interesting forms of ultra-violence. His Neuro-Centre Control Unit burned out after he landed in Toulon, France, sticking him with a thick French accent. He doesn’t mind. It gives him an excuse to start fights with friends and foes alike.



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