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Botcon Transformers Club Panel Information

Transformers News: Botcon Transformers Club Panel Information
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 5:33pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collectables, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): TFCC Botcon Council Panel

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Today the Transformers Convention Club Advisory Panel held a bit of a club meeting for those that wanted to attend. They took questions, and left some very leading hints as to what is coming, although they would not say exactly on any of them.

-They read the reactions of the fandom to the boxed set, and understand the position of those who are upset, but look at it this way: Hasbro was not going to produce the characters in CLASSICs, so why not make a set of figures that are desired, instead of one that people do not really want.

-The club website is a work in progress still, but they are looking to add pre-order ability to the club store, but otherwise keep things (like the forums) for cost's sake.

-If you don't like the exclusives prices, unfortunately that is not determined by them. Lower production runs cost more money, thus they make the exclusives more expensive to create, thus they need to sell a lot to be able to lower the prices. Takara does not like to make low production runs. If they make them, they like to do the different things at the same time (Example: Club free figure Breakaway, and the convention exclusives were made and shipped at the same time to try to lower costs).

-If you want more club exclusives figures you need to support them by buying what they have made in the past. Air Razor and Astrotrain still have about 200 waiting to be bought...they need support to give us more exclusives. The more support, the more exclusives we will get.

-Benson Yee's, "Razor's Edge" story is complete, and will be posted soon!

-The club would like to be able to offer its members access to HASBRO toys before other stores get them, but HASBRO's toy allocation department does not consider them a priority due to the lack of numbers interested in buying from them. If you would like that to change tell HASBRO.
Walmart is basically the company who calls the shots on case sizes and assortments, etc., because they are HASBRO's largest source for allocating sales.

-If you would lile to purchase things like the upcoming SDCC exclusives from the club store, tell HASBRO. Brian said they were allocated none of them this year!

-Brian mentioned the size of the Transformers Club Membership would soon surpass the size of the membership in the GI Joe Club.

TOY NEWS!!!

-Universe Seacons- brought up a couple times. They tried to dodge the question by saying...
"This Seacon thing sounds a little fishy to me."
"What's a Seacon? Some kind of bug?"
*I took the meaning of their gestures, playfulness, and seeming lack of knowledge to mean, they are on the way!"

-Unproduced Titaniums- If you've looked at the site galleries of the HASBRO tour, I am sure you saw the prototypes for Arcee, Cosmos, Shockwave, and Bumblebee/Cliffjumper. A member asked about them, and they danced around it (similar to the Seacons) saying that those may appear somewhere in the near future...They would not say where or how, but again, vague in answers.

-Choices on exclusives were explained (like blue translucent CLASSICs Mirage, instead of transparent clear), and they discussed some ideas they had that would never see fruition (Deluxe Insecticons set made from BW Insecticon molds).

Finally, they asked about locations for future Botcons, would people like a Transformers/Joe Convention together--which they mentioned, could lead to some very interesting exclusives, anyone want it to happen at Disney World or Disneyland, and that they would try to go Spring and Summer alternating for the two conventions. Europe and the UK were brought up, but they said it would be too cost prohibitive to get everyone and everything over there (sorry guys). Canada was also brought up, and there was a low moan from the crowd, indicating that they really didn't support it (sorry to you guys too!).

Overall, it was quite informational. They asked if people would like to see a leader class size exclusive, for a small percentage increase in price (10%, I think).

They stressed that they try to do everything keeping cost at a minimum amount, and trying to make it affordable. If we want things to be more affordable, more people need to be committed to being in the club, buying the exclusives, and participating in the events. If more items are produced or needed, the price goes down overall for those who are purchasing.

Electronic Registration was brought up, and they said it would significantly increase the price to have a system like that in place.

Finally, they mentioned that they do look at suggestions for the club, the club exclusives, and so forth. They asked the members in the audience a lot of questions, trying to involve us in the decision making process. Unfortunately we were no help, as we seemed to be equally split on everything.


Botcon David Kaye Panel--Info on New Animated Series!

Transformers News: Botcon David Kaye Panel--Info on New Animated Series!
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 4:53pm CDT
Category: Cartoon News
Posted by: Tigertrack | Credit(s): David Kaye Panel Botcon 2007

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David Kaye is a very busyman here at Botcon!

I was able to listen in to his panel discussion this afternoon. This was only his 3rd of four for the entire weekend (not to mention autographs).

He was extremely likable and funny. He did an off the cuff improvised 'Golf Outing' between BW Megatron, and the new Animated Optimus Prime. It was hilarious!

"Autobots suck at golf, yes..." --BW Megatron
"Megatron, where's my 5-iron?" --Animated Prime
"I left it hidden back on the ship, dolt." --BW Megatron

He also laid down the 'Rubber Ducky' Song for us in BW Megatron's voice.

Now to the really interesting stuff about the animated cartoon that he shared:

-This cartoon they are recording the voices together in the same room.
-Appearing characters that he mentioned:

Prowl (Jeff Dennis)
Prime (David Kaye)
Bumblebee (Bumper Robinson--'Chris Rock' like)
Ultra Magnus (Jeff Dennis-- very Robert Stack-y)
Arcee (Susan Blu reprisal?)
Black Arachnia (Cree Summer)
Grimlock (David Kaye --did a SNL Phil Hartman Frankenstien-y voice as an example)
Lugnut (David Kaye)
Starscream (Tom Kenney)
Ratchet (Corey Burton)
Shockwave (Corey Burton)
Megatron (Corey Burton)
Jazz (Phil LaMarr, of MadTV fame)
Blurr (Reprised by John Moshita)
Bulkhead (Bill Fagerbacky-- Patrick from Spongebob)

-He said (without giving away story...although it sounds like at ComicCon all will be revealed), that there would be G1 things surfacing, and that the comedy would be back.

-This series is scheduled to start in January 2008. He said they already wrapped up two seasons, 29 total episodes, I believe he said, and the special (if my notes are correct).

Also, he did note that recording star music spoofer Weird Al Yankovic will be a guest on an episode, as a garbage truck TF (he thought he remembered that as the form).

(If I spelled some names wrong, I apologize, the hotel internet goes in and out like the wind, and I could not get on imbd to check them.)

If you have a chance, I suggest going to visit David kaye if he is at a convention near you. He is a great personality, and a very entertaining speaker.


New BotCon Gallery: Hasbro Tour

Transformers News: New BotCon Gallery: Hasbro Tour
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 11:00am CDT
Categories: Site News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron

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The really big news on Friday was the visit to Hasbro's headquarters in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Our visit included a virtual behind-the-scenes look at Hasbro, followed
by a walk-through of the building. This MASSIVE gallery includes all sorts of cool stuff so make sure you check it out. Click here to check out all of the pics!

Blue Carpet Interviews LA Premiere Online

Transformers News: Blue Carpet Interviews LA Premiere Online
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 10:59am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News, Interviews
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): www.iesb.net

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After reporting their photo account earlier this week, IESB.net have now put up several exclusive video interviews at the blue "red" carpet premiere at Westwood, Los Angeles for the (official) premiere of the Michael Bay Transformers Movie. These include Tyrese Gibson, Tom DeSanto, Shia LaBeouf, Lorenzo di Bonaventura, Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, Peter Cullen and Tom DeSanto.

Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount"

Transformers News: Article: "How 'Transformers' Performs May Show a Changed Paramount"
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 10:50am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hotrod

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The Wall Street Journal online has been a very interesting article on their website. The article talks about how the Transformers movie could be a huge money maker for Paramount. The movie apparently only cost about $145 million which is pretty amazing when compared with other major blockbusters such as Spiderman 3 and Pirates of the Caribbean 3, both of which cost around $300 million each. The article also includes a video clip with Michael Bay and Hasbro's CEO Al Verrecchi talking about the Transformers movie. Click here to read the article at the Wall Street Journal Online.

Making Of Transformers Special On Canadian SPACE Channel Today at 3:00 PST

Transformers News: Making Of Transformers Special On Canadian SPACE Channel Today at 3:00 PST
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 10:18am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Darth Bombshell, Space Channel

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Our own Darth Bombshell has alerted us that the Space channel in Canada will be airing a "Making of" the Transformers Movie special that will be on today, June 30th, at 3:00pm PST.

If you don't catch it today, it will re-air during the week. Here are the air-times:

Jul 1st, 12:30 AM PT
Jul 1st, 5:00 AM PT
Jul 1st, 3:00 PM PT
Jul 2nd, 1:30 PM PT
Jul 7th, 10:00 AM PT
Jul 8th, 5:30 AM PT
Jul 8th, 11:30 PM PT

Megatron Speaks on the Late Show with David Letterman *Spoilers*

Transformers News: Megatron Speaks on the Late Show with David Letterman *Spoilers*
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 10:10am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Ninjaburn, Late Show with Dave Letterman

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Ninjaburn has brought to our attention a new Transformers Movie clip that has surfaced: Shia Lebeouf appeared on David Letterman Friday night, June 29th, with another new clip for the Transformers movie. This one is the full scene of Sam and Megatron on the roof of a building, and there is full dialog between Megatron and Sam, letting us hear famed actor Hugo Weaving as the newest voice behind the Decepticon leader.


You can see the clip on Youtube here, but be warned, it contains spoilers and should not be viewed by anyone who does not want to see too much of the film's climactic sequences.

Yahoo! Reviews Transformers Movie: "An Exciting Thrill Ride"

Transformers News: Yahoo! Reviews Transformers Movie: "An Exciting Thrill Ride"
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 9:52am CDT
Categories: Live Action Movie News, Reviews
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Yahoo.com

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Yahoo.com has posted a short review of the Transformers Movie. being released in North America on July 3rd, with the premiere on July 2nd.

The review contains very little, if any, spoilers and is very favourable of the film. See the short review here.

Next Set of Target Exclusive Basics Out Now in the US!

Transformers News: Next Set of Target Exclusive Basics Out Now in the US!
Date: Saturday, June 30th 2007 3:16am CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Master Maximus

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Target has already released it's first 3 exclusive basic figures for the Transformers Movie toy line. Now fellow Seibertronian Master Maximus has discovered that the next batch of 3 Basic Target exclusives have made it to the shelves here in the US. Here is what he had to say!

Gotta post it here as I didn't see them in the sightings section, but the west side Target in Madison, Wisconsin has the movie versions of the following figures from prior lines:

Clocker
Strongarm
Skyblast

I only saw on of each on the pegs, but I also saw movie Megatron...

Hasbro's Botcon Toy Display Sneak Peek

Transformers News: Hasbro's Botcon Toy Display Sneak Peek
Date: Friday, June 29th 2007 8:41pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Air Commander Starscream

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Like every year Botcon is a chance for Hasbro to show off what they currently have, and what is to come. This year had lots of cool things on display, and you bet it it was all Movie stuff. Some of the stuff to note was the Wal-Mart Exclsuive Starscream and more Target Exclusive Basic Repaints for the movie toy line. Also on display was Leader Class Brawl, Starscream classic repaint, Ratchet repaint, Barricade repaint (Recon Barricade) and several new deluxe class figures.

Ryan will be putting up a full gallery for the dealer room and the hasbro display, but I wanted to give you guys a nice preview. He will have clearer shots but till then enjoy!


























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