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The Official SEIBERTRON.com Photocontest: Part Two!

Transformers News: The Official SEIBERTRON.com Photocontest: Part Two!
Date: Thursday, September 28th 2006 7:15am CDT
Category: Site News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): SEIBERTRON.com Team of Judges

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The second official SEIBERTRON.com Photocontest has started! So get your cameras and toys and let us see what your creative skills are.

This time we set up the following theme: "Are you going to pay for that?" We want to see your Transformers being drunk and fighting because someone spilled their drinks!

Click here to view all the current submissions, and place yours as well!

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Nelson Shin at Asian International Film Festival in Chicago this weekend

Transformers News: Nelson Shin at Asian International Film Festival in Chicago this weekend
Date: Thursday, September 28th 2006 7:02am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Raymond T.

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Nelson ShinNelson Shin, the director of the original animated Transformers Movie, will be appearing at the Asian International Film Festival this weekend in Chicago, IL. You can find out additional information about his appearance at Chicago Tribune's MetroMix website by clicking here.

From the MetroMix.com website: Screenings of recent work from Japan, Korea, Taiwan, China and the U.S., plus a panel discussion on the "Gundam" film series with director Yoshiyuki Tomino, a keynote address by director Nelson Shin ("Empress Chung," "Transformers: The Movie") and more.

Additional information about Nelson Shin from IMDB.com: Nelson Shin is the founder and president of Akom Productiion Co., Ltd. In the seventies, Shin worked as an animator at the DePatie-Freleng studio, where he worked on the "Pink Panther" films. He founded Akom in 1985, located in Seoul, South Korea. Much of the animation Shin's studio produced has been for American television. Some of Akom's credits are: "The Simpsons" (1989), "X-Men" (1992) and _"Invasion America"_ (1998).

Hasbro's BotCon 2006 Press Release

Transformers News: Hasbro's BotCon 2006 Press Release
Date: Thursday, September 28th 2006 6:47am CDT
Categories: Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Raymond T.

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BotCon 2006TRANSFORMERS Fans Gather in Kentucky to Celebrate Their Love of 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE' Toys

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 27, 2006--Thousands of TRANSFORMERS fans arriving this weekend in Lexington, Kentucky for the official convention of the TRANSFORMERS Collectors Club can meet the "voice" of OPTIMUS PRIME, trade action figures at more than 200 tables of TRANSFORMERS collectibles, and many will be welcomed by a 40-member college marching band playing the famed TRANSFORMERS theme song. And to top it off, they may also enter to win the opportunity to 'become' a TRANSFORMERS action figure!

Each year, TRANSFORMERS fans converge from all across the nation at a convention that celebrates the globally popular franchise that is 'MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE.' This year's event -- held at the Lexington Convention Center from Sept. 28 to Oct. 1 -- will be more exciting than ever as fans anticipate the launch of next summer's live-action TRANSFORMERS movie from DreamWorks and Paramount.

The University of Kentucky marching band will help kick off the convention by playing the iconic TRANSFORMERS theme song when the doors open at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29 for a special preview for registered convention-goers. Pre-registered guests will also be invited to a special midnight screening on Friday night of the soon-to-be-released 20th anniversary edition DVD of the TRANSFORMERS animated movie. BotCon will then open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, with many activities that will appeal to the entire family, including drawing classes with TRANSFORMERS designers and panel discussions with Hasbro toy designers.

Peter Cullen, the voice of OPTIMUS PRIME, who is also in next year's anticipated blockbuster feature film, will be present on Saturday to sign autographs, meet fans and talk about his experiences as the leader of the AUTOBOTS. Additionally, BotCon will also provide an opportunity for fans to meet the actors behind the character voices of the animated series. Slated to attend are the actors who voiced TIGATRON, RHINOX, RATTRAP, WASPINATOR and AIR RAZOR from the BEAST WARS animated series, which is commemorating its 10th anniversary this year.

"Whether you are a life-long fan who grew up with the TRANSFORMERS animated series or are just discovering the world of 'ROBOTS IN DISGUISE', there's something at BotCon for you," said Brian Savage, Director of the TRANSFORMERS Collector Club. "For members of the collector club, the annual convention allows fans to gather together to talk about their hobby and trade, as well as sell or buy rare figures to enhance their collection."

As a special treat this year, attendees will be able to enter the BotCon TRANSFORMERS sweepstakes at the HASBRO booth for a chance to win a TRANSFORMERS action figure designed in their likeness! Visit www.Botcon.com to view the complete rules.

"Every year, we look forward to gathering with fellow TRANSFORMERS fans at BotCon who share our excitement of the TRANSFORMERS brand," said Greg Lombardo, TRANSFORMERS brand director. "This year, we're celebrating our history - with the 10th anniversary of the Beast Wars saga - while anticipating the future with the release of the live action feature film next summer."

BotCon, which will be held at the Lexington Convention Center: Bluegrass Ballroom (430 W. Vine St.) is open to the public on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, October 1 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Admission will provide access to all activities for a single day: Adults, $9; Children, $5; Children under 4, free.

For more information about the convention, including schedule and directions, visit www.Botcon.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NYSE: HAS) is a worldwide leader in children's and family leisure time entertainment products and services, including the design, manufacture and marketing of games and toys ranging from traditional to high-tech. Both internationally and in the U.S., its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER ELECTRONICS, and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world. (C)2006 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

25% off AND free shipping at Hasbrotoyshop.com

Transformers News: 25% off AND free shipping at Hasbrotoyshop.com
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 11:36pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Store News
Posted by: Bed Bugs

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As we reported earlier, Hasbrotoyshop.com has the Transformers Classics up. But now you can get them for even cheaper! At the check out, enter the code Fall25 in the Promo Code space at the checkout and not only get 25% taken off, but also receive free shipping. Don't miss your chance to get Classics Bumblebee, Rodimus, and Grimlock for a mere total of $22.47!

More Pictures from the Transformers Movie Set UPDATE: More pics

Transformers News: More Pictures from the Transformers Movie Set UPDATE: More pics
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 9:59pm CDT
Category: Movie News
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar | Credit(s): Flickr.com user JebusHChrist and crawwler

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Flickr.com user JebusHChrist has uploaded some new pictures from the Transformers Movie set.

Check out the pics here

Update

Flickr.com user crawwler has added pics from the filming at downtown L.A. for the film.

Click here to check them out.

Transformers Classics Now Listed at HasbroToyShop.com

Transformers News: Transformers Classics Now Listed at HasbroToyShop.com
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 9:22pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar | Credit(s): hasbrotoyshop.com

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Transformers Classics are now listed at hasbrotoyshop.com. The Items listed at the time are: Astrotrain, Bumblebee, Starscream, Grimlock and Rodimus.


Click here to check them out.

Reminder: These items will begin shipping on or about 11/15

SEIBERTRON.com has arrived at BotCon 2006

Transformers News: SEIBERTRON.com has arrived at BotCon 2006
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 8:09pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Seibertron

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SEIBERTRON.com ... reporting for duty: WE'RE HERE!!!

Prof Smooth and I just arrived in Lexington, KY from Chicago, IL about 30 minutes ago. We're staying at the Quality Inn about 2 miles north of the Hyatt off Newtown Pike.

We're going to head to a restaurant or bar and get a nice cold drink after our 7.5 hour long car ride through a massive thunderstorm, construction and high winds that made people look like they're drunk because of all of the swerving.

If you've already arrived, please let us know so that we can possibly hook up tonight or tomorrow night. I'll be going to the Kentucky tour thing tomorrow to see the robotics at Toyota and I think a wine tasting bit. Pictures will be posted sometime tomorrow night of that part of this weekend's adventure.

I look forward to meeting up with other Seibertronians and Transformers fans.

BOTCON 2006 HAS OFFICIALLY BEGUN FOR SEIBERTRON.COM!!! LET'S GET THIS PARTY STARTED MY FRIENDS!!!

Extras Needed for Detroit Shooting of Transformers Movie

Transformers News: Extras Needed for Detroit Shooting of Transformers Movie
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 7:31pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Event News
Posted by: Shinobi Rendar | Credit(s): ClickOnDetroit.com

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Click on Detroit.com has posted news that extras are needed for the Detroit filming of the upcoming Transformers Movie .


Paid extras needed for major motion picture "Transformers".

The movie is directed by Michael Bay with Steven Spielberg acting as executive producer.

Extras 16 years of age & older are needed to work outside for the 2-day scene currently scheduled for the first week of Oct. 2006. If you are interested in possibly working as a paid extra in the film, please send information immediately.


Click here for more info.

New Collectors Club Newsletter is Shipping!

Transformers News: New Collectors Club Newsletter is Shipping!
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 6:16pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Beastbot X of TFW2005

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The latest newsletter from the Transformers Collectors Club is now shipping. Some people have already received their copy. Beastbot X of TFW2005 has already received a copy and has posted some of the news in the letter. Here is what Beastbot X posted:

"In the newest issue of Master Collector, there's a short article on Astrotrain, as well as a drawing of Astrotrain and his partially-shadowed Minicons.

First-- the Minicon repaints that will be coming with Astrotrain are the GIANT PLANET TEAM. From the drawing, Longarm has been repainted orange and blue (or purple, it's hard to tell), Overcast has been repainted blue (or purple) and gold, and.. I can't really see much of Deepdive's coloration from the picture, other than some gray on his shoulders. It's not mentioned which Minicon is named which, except that the Comettor repaint in gray and blue/purple is named STARCATCHER. (A nice compromise between the suggested joke name "Cowcatcher" on the Club forums!) Also, it looks like Astrotrain is part of Cannonball's crew-- another suggestion from the Club forums made reality!

There will also be an as-yet-unannounced second club exclusive figure to be released at about the same time as Astrotrain this fall. China has been very slow getting back to MC about the pricing info and such, and they are sorry for the delay.

Also, when the Astrotrain figure is released this fall, an illustrated text story will accompany it.

(Also, in case you're wondering what else is in the MC newsletter, there's the usual IDW comic, IDW solications, and fanart page, as well as an article describing the Hasbro team's trip to the movie set, Part 4 of the "Roadmap to the TF Multiverse" series featuring Japanese comics, 2 Lil' Formers strips, a Mini Mayhem! strip,a Landquake bio, a bio for Anti-Blaze, Scythe, and Checkpoint, and a review on some past Japanese TF video games."

Fan2Fan update with Images of New Takara Releases

Transformers News: Fan2Fan update with Images of New Takara Releases
Date: Wednesday, September 27th 2006 2:02pm CDT
Category: Toy News
Posted by: Down_Shift | Credit(s): Fantofan.jp

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Fan2Fan has updated their site with pictures of todays new releases from Japan!

To see pics of MP-03 Starscream, MP-04 G1 Convoy Complete Edition, and Kiss Players Atari X Autorooper click here

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