For those of you who were still pondering on whether or not to purchase a Primus or Iacon BotCon package this year, unfortunately your window has passed. The following is an e-mail sent by Brian Savage to members of the Transfomer's Collector's Club today.
Botcon Primus (attending) and Iacon (non-attending) packages are now SOLD OUT!
We still have Protoform packages available and will have these available for late arrivals. If you need to register for a Protoform Package, please do so by 5pm Central Time, Friday June 18. After that, you will have to come to late registration at 9:30am on Friday June 25, at the Dolphin Pacific Hall.
If you need to register as an Exhibitor, we have a few slots still open, so please register by Friday, June 18, 5pm Central Time.
Also, we will be resending the registration pick-up information a little later today.
See you there!
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As per the pickup instructions, you must bring Photo ID, your original confirmation email, and a copy of your pickup instructions (and if you're doing Wednesday pickup, make sure you bring the Wednesday instructions).
The BotCon website has been updated to reveal that Scott McNeil will be coming to BotCon 2010! He is perhaps best known to Transformers fans as Dinobot, Rattrap, Waspinator, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars. His other work includes lending his voice to Duo Maxwell in Gundam Wing, Koga, in Inuyasha, Piccolo and many other characters in Dragon Ball Z, Wolverine in X-Men: Evolution, and Hohenheim in Full Metal Alchemist.
The official Botcon website has been updated, and with it comes news that Paul Eiding will make an appearance at the convention. Eiding was the voice of Generation One Perceptor.
PAUL EIDING is proud to have voiced Perceptor from the original Transformers Generation 1 cartoon. Though sometimes finding it difficult to comprehend Perceptor’s excessive use of scientific terminology, and an expansive vocabulary, Paul has ALWAYS loved and respected Perceptor’s never ending quest for knowledge, and the belief that intelligence is as important as brawn. “It takes more than muscle to fight.”
Paul is the voice of Grandpa Max on Cartoon Network’s BEN 10, as well as Colonel Campbell in the METAL GEAR SOLID series. He can also be heard in AVATAR: The Game, NO MORE HEROES: Desperate Struggle, DRAGON AGE: Origins, as Zephyr, in RATCHET & CLANK, and listen for him in STAR WARS: The Old Republic and STARCRAFT II. He is presently in rehearsal of a new play, “IN THEIR OWN DEFENSE”, which he authored. It will premiere in July in Los Angeles.
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The second reiteration of the Universe Prowl mold has made it's way into Taobao, and courtesy of TFclub, we get some new high-res images of the figure. Available to those who attend Botcon 2010, it is unknown whether the figure will be the free attendee figure, or part of the side sets. The remold goes by the name of Rapido, homaging a Generation 2 character colored in red and teal. This homage not only provides a better toy for the character, but features all the decals that the original toy did, with the number '19' on the sides of the car, 'Autobot' on the windshield, and the G2 Autobot Logo on the hood of the car. Rapido also features a brand new head sculpt, also paying homage to the 90's character. Feel free to check out the pictures below!
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The third Transformer revealed to be part of the 2010 Botcon Box Set went by the name of Streetwise. Due to unknown reasons, that's been changed to Streetstar. Accompanying Streetstar is his Autobot friend Pyro, while the rest of the set features Decepticons Clench and Breakdown, as well as Predacon Sky-Byte. The figure is a clear Generation 2 Homage, in colors reminiscent of Protectobot Streetwise. The figure is a repaint of Universe Prowl, and is not the only use of the mold in this year's convention. Feel free to check out the images of Streetwise below, thanks to TFclub at Taobao.
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Over at taobao auction, Chinese Transformers merchant yizhi521 has listed an auction for Yellow Classics/Henkei Hound & White Ravage.
According to the auction page, this will be part of the offerings at this year BotCon.
Seibertron.com member s250 has made two interesting comments on his Twitter Channel regarding an Energon Scorponok figure
for people waiting for the scorpion toy we talked before,disappointed news:it's not a new mold.just Energon Scorponok repaint.
If this rumour pans out, and if the reported limited numbers are accurate, it is most likely that this may show up as a Botcon 2010 atendee figure. Given the scattered theme of figures that we've seen so far in the atendee figures, ranging from mid G1 (Sharkticons), to late G1 (Slicer) to G2 (Rapido); there is really only one figure in that scope that would make sense, and that would be Double Punch, released in Europe in 1991.
Is this rumour true? If so we'll find out at Botcon!
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BotCon 2010's official Twitter feed just got a Tweet unveiling the Streetstar promotional art, done by Dan Khanna, in all it's glory:
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