Many of you have been asking how the souvenir distribution will work at BotCon.
In order to allow the most people the opportunity to purchase this year's BotCon souvenirs, (no, I'm not announcing what they are) we are limiting each Primus, Substitute Primus, Energon, Dealer or Protoform badge holder to a limit of one set of each of the souvenir figures (per person). Mini-Con packages are not eligible to purchase these items on Thursday or Friday.
This limit will be in place for Thursday night and Friday. IF there are any left after 5:00 PM on Friday. We will make these available to any registered attendees (including Mini-Cons) starting at 8:30 am on Saturday. IF there are any left at 9:00 am, early bird general admission will be able to get in line and at 10 am regular general admission will be able to get in line. The limit on Saturday will also be one per person.
Please note that the souvenir figures are available from the Club Store at BotCon and you must have your badge from registration pick-up in order to purchase anything on Thursday or Friday.
Please do not email or call with questions concerning the figures, costs, or quantity as we cannot answer those questions. All will be revealed on Thursday night at the show.
With 60 days still to go, after the setback of the events surrounding their namecange, the dutch Transformers convention, now renamed B.O.T.S. has been gearing towards their June 8th 2008 event, to be held in Nieuwegein, The Netherlands.
The official website for the event, [url">http://www.bots-nl.com, has been updated with the news that the dutch division of Hasbro will be at hand at the convention. They will also answer several questions at the event, and the organizers are asking fans to submit their questions. To submit your questions, you must submit them here. Hasbro NL has already included the event in the news section of the dutch Transformers page..
The B.O.T.S. website also reports that the draw for the convention has been growing in recent weeks to not only include the Belgian fans (with a stand by the Belgian based Archonia), but the german fans as well. German Transformers website NTF will also be at hand to promote their site as well as sell Transformers merchandise, making this a truely international event.
Also a short promo with (with footage of the convention last year) has been placed on the Hyves page of the event, show how succesful the event has been in the past.
More informations on the event and how to register can be found at the following places.
BotCon is coming in just a few short weeks! If you are planning to attend as a registered attendee or dealer, to get you into regular registration we must have your forms by 5pm on Thursday April 10 as we have to generate the dealer layout and badges for over 1,000 guests.
If you want to register after that date, you must come to late registration on Friday April 25 at 9:30 at the Duke Energy Center.
Also there are still a few rooms available at the Millennium Hotel. (info at BotCon.com)
Please let all the boards know about this cutoff date.
It is going to be a great show!
See you there!
PS. Our offices will be closed from April 21-April 29 for BotCon.
Evil Rodimus, 'stach and all, on display for us all to drool over here at http://actoys.net/bbs/read.php?fid=99&tid=257813. Actoys.net has provided fans with a full gallery of pictures for the upcoming Evil Hot Rod figure from the 2008 BotCon set.
Counterpunch addendum: "Despite initial grumblings about the selection of characters and even the idea behind the decos...this year's set is shaping up to look quite nice (Read: will likely be expensive down the road...)."
Botcon in Cincinatti, Ohio is a mere 16 days away!
The people of the BotConConvention, to be held april 24th through 27th in Cincinnati, Ohio, have made the following statement through their news letter.
This is going out to all members:
Demand continues to outstrip supply for BotCon items and registrations! All of the free attending figures (Ricochet) have now been spoken for. Any dealers or attendees registrations received between April 1st and the event will not receive the free attending figure. Supplies are exhausted. Cut off for Pre-registration is April 10. After that date, you will need to come to Late Registration Friday morning at 9:30.
You can still come to the show under these options:
1) Primus Substitute which will include the 2005 BotCon Boxed SetDescent into Evil - at the reduced cost of $250 for Club members, $300 for non-members. (You will not receive the free attending figure.) Loose sets are also available for $130 for Club members and $165 for non-members.
2) Energon Package includes admission to all events (just like the Primus Package, including the Casino Night Awards Dinner) a convention badge, pin and comic/program (no toys). The Energon Package is $180 for Club members, $230 for non-members.
3) Protoform package which includes a convention badge, pin and comic/program and admission to everything except the the Casino Night Awards dinner (no toys). Cost is $120 for members and $170 for non members.
4) General Admission Saturday or Sunday $10 (each day) for Adults and $5 for Children (4 and & under are free). Tickets are available at the door.
Thank you, once again, for your support! We look forward to seeing you in Cincinnati!
Botcon.com has once again been updated, and it is NOT an April Fools joke. The voice of Sari from Transformers: Animated, Tara Strong, will be in attendance this year accompanying other Animated voices such as Bumper Robinson and David Kaye.
Chinese Auction site, Taobao.com has two auctions right now for Minicons that are supposedly part of the Botcon '08 souvenir sets. Both figures are repaints from the Predator Attack Team, which makes sense, to go with previously revealed Razorclaw.