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New Transforming Helicopter from Spin Master!

Transformers News: New Transforming Helicopter from Spin Master!
Date: Friday, February 9th 2007 10:46pm CST
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): Fender Bender

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Possible spoilers of new products to be revealed at this weekends Toy Fair are already showing up. Such an example would be Apparently, the creators of the "Air Hogs" RC toy line are developing an RC toy that transforms from a Helicopter to a robot. To this point, not much is known about it, but stay tuned to as we continue to provide 24 hour coverage of Toy Fair this weekend.
NEW YORK - When Spin Master Ltd. started peddling its Air Hogs Zero Gravity vehicle two years ago, retailers doubted whether parents would be willing topay $59.99 for a radio-controlled toy — even if it climbed walls. But the item ended up being a hit and was followed by the equally popular $79.99 Storm Launcher. This year, Spin Master is pushing a $110 Robo Copter that transforms from a robot to a helicopter.

“This just proved to us that if it is a great toy, provides a wow and introduces new functions, consumers are willing to spend the money,” said Harold Chizick, vice president of global promotional marketing for the Toronto-based toy maker. “We just decided to step it up.”

“This game is about better quality,” said Ronald D. Boire, president of Toys “R” Us’s U.S. toy business. “It is not about plastic by the pound. We have been playing plastic by the pound for way too long.” He said Toys “R” Us will be making a bigger push to carry higher-grade toys.

“When we have great toys, the consumer comes back to the toy department,” he said. “Can the toy industry and other industries co-exist? Absolutely. Consumers will buy what the child wants.”

EDIT: An image of this new toy has appeared on-line at

New Information regarding Botcon '07!

Transformers News: New Information regarding Botcon '07!
Date: Friday, February 9th 2007 8:25pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s): Rhode Island Convention Center, Basketball Jones

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New information regarding Botcon '07 has been posted at the Rhode Island Convention Center website:

06/ 28 - 7/01

BotCon 2007
Exhibition Halls A/D, Ballrooms A-E and Meeting Rooms 553, 555, & 556. Estimated Attendance: 2,000 people. Event Hours: Saturday Early Bird 9:00 a.m.; 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. Admission: Saturday Early Bird: $50.00; Regular Hours: $10.00 for Adults, $5.00 for children ages 5-12, and children under 5 are free. This is a Hasbro sponsored event. Exclusive transformer figure sets available only at the show. Dealer booths are available. For more information, please contact the Transformers Collectors' Club at (817) 448-9863 or visit their website at This event is open to the public. is Heading to Toy Fair 2007 This Weekend! (plus a special surprise next week!)

Transformers News: is Heading to Toy Fair 2007 This Weekend! (plus a special surprise next week!)
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2007 9:34pm CST
Categories: Event News, Site News, Toy News
Posted by: Seibertron

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This weekend is officially heading to the city so nice they named it twice to attend Toy Fair 2007. Make sure you stop by to view galleries of the upcoming Transformers, Star Wars, G.I.Joe and Marvel product lines this weekend plus a few favorites for the girls like My Little Pony and Barbie. We'll even have some news about the upcoming Transformers Movie video game not to mention a special surprise that's happening next week in New York City that we should hopefully have a report about late at night next Tuesday. If you like Transformers ... it's happening in New York City this upcoming weekend. Stay tuned to for information and images that's truly "more than meets the eye."

Hasbro to have Webcast from Toy Fair

Transformers News: Hasbro to have Webcast from Toy Fair
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2007 5:34pm CST
Categories: Company News, Event News, Press Releases, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Hasbro and

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Toy Fair 2007 is right around the corner. The event is set to begin Friday Feberuary 14, 2007. Hasbro has issued a press release reagrding the event. In the press release Hasbro anounced that they will have a webcast from the event. Here is a copy of the press release:

"Press Release Source: Hasbro, Inc.

Hasbro, Inc. Announces Webcast from Toy Fair on February 14, 2007
Wednesday February 7, 9:46 am ET

PAWTUCKET, R.I.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE:HAS - News) today announced that it will webcast its management presentation from Toy Fair via the internet on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 at 8:00 am EST. The webcast will be available to investors and the media on Hasbro's Investor Relations home page, at, click on "Corporate Information" on the bottom of the page and then click on "Investors," then click on the webcast microphone.

The audio webcast platform is Microsoft's Windows Media Player(TM). To install Windows Media Player prior to the webcast, log on to and follow the directions.

An online playback and podcast of the presentation will be available on February 14, 2007 after 4:00 p.m. on the Hasbro website.

Hasbro, Inc. 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 United States, its PLAYSKOOL, TONKA, MILTON BRADLEY, PARKER BROTHERS, TIGER and WIZARDS OF THE COAST brands and products provide the highest quality and most recognizable play experiences in the world.

Hasbro, Inc.
Investor Relations
Karen A. Warren, 401-727-5401
Wayne S. Charness, 401-727-5983

Source: Hasbro, Inc."

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Auto Assembly 2007 Cancelled

Transformers News: Auto Assembly 2007 Cancelled
Date: Wednesday, February 7th 2007 5:57am CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Calenatarion | Credit(s): Dough-bot, Auto Assembly

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Views: 10,230 member Dough-bot received an e-mail from the Auto Assembly stating there will be no convention this year.

This is sad news for fans from the United Kingdom, as this is the second convention being cancelled after Transforce 2007 was cancelled as well.

Hi Everyone,

We've had a lot of people ask us lately about Auto Assembly 2007, so we thought we'd contact you all and let you all know what's happening...

Auto Assembly, Europe's largest Transformers convention, has sadly decided to have a break and not go ahead with running a convention in 2007, the year of the release of the long-awaited live-action Transformers movie...

Since Auto Assembly 2006, convention organisers Simon and Sven have had to deal with a large number of personal issues that have placed a great deal of strain upon themselves and many of these are likely to continue well into 2007 including many personal health issues. This is going to place a great deal of pressure on both of them and we both feel that this would place too many compromises on the quality of any Auto Assembly convention that we would want to run and that we wouldn't be able to dedicate as much time to it as we would want to.

Rather than delivering an event that might not live up to the standards that we would want to bring you, we have decided to have a "gap year" and come back refreshed so Auto Assembly WILL be back in 2008, bigger and better than ever!! We're looking at past events to se how we can improve on what we've done before, how we can add new activities and events, we'll bring you the best dealers and guests we can and as we'll have longer to prepare we'll be able to bring you the best charity auction EVER!!

We know that all of you who are regular Auto Assembly attendees and those of you who were planning on attending your first Auto Assembly convention in 2007 will be disappointed, but we think that it's better for you all to be able to attend an event where we, as organisers are in one piece physically AND mentally and we're properly prepared than something that's rushed and where the team really aren't in a state to be there and do anything and give 100% to the event so you get the best convention we can possibly give you and we all hope that you'll join us in 2008...

However, we're not going to sit on our laurels and do nothing in 2007 and we DO have some great plans in store for the forthcoming year...

First up, we've been quiet with them for a while, but we're going to start recording the Auto Assembly Podcasts again! We've already got the second half of our interview with Transformers artist Simon Williams lined up that we started in the third show and we've got a massive library of almost 500 pieces of music at our disposal so expect to see the fourth show online for downloading soon...!

Show four is already in the pre-production stage with the music currently being selected and the show notes being prepared. We'll be editing the interview with Simon Williams shortly, and all being well, we're hoping to start recording soon and the show should be online in the next 3-4 weeks!

We're also going to be doing a "stock-take" of everything we have here at Infinite Frontiers/Auto Assembly and find out exactly what we have lying around! Once we've done this, you can expect to see all sorts of goodies on sale ranging from back issues of our convention fanzine The Cybertronian Times, our latest fanzine MiniCT, the Auto Assembly Pin Badges, postcards from all our conventions and other goodies including TF graphic novels, PC games featuring work from Andrew Wildman, and much more. All the proceeds from these will go towards our annual running costs and towards our guest budget for Auto Assembly 2008 and you'll find items on sale through the AA website, eBay and

The stock-take will also give us the chance to see what leftover items we have from our goodie bags from past conventions... and all of these will end up in early goodie bags for Auto Assembly 2008 and we can already confirm some items for the first 80+ attendees so we think we're already going to have a great selection of free gifts for all of you when the convention returns!!

We're still going to carry on with our publishing activities and we've got some great ideas planned here. The first thing we're working on here is to take all of the entries from the Auto Assembly: Target 2006 fiction competition and put them all together in a FREE downloadable fanzine that will be available on the website in the next 3-4 weeks! Once it's online, you'll be able to go to the Auto Assembly Forum and vote on your favourite story and the entry with the most votes will be declared the belated winner of the fiction competition from the convention!

After that, we'll be working on Issue 9 of The Cybertronian Times. While we won't be having a convention in 2007, we will still be looking at producing a fanzine and this will be out some time during the year and this will be available to pre-order and buy online sometime during the year with proceeds going towards Auto Assembly 2008's guest budget. At the same time, we are going to be looking at producing more issues of our low-budget fiction-based fanzine MiniCT which again you can order online.

Finally on the fanzine front, we are hoping to take some of the back issues of The Cybertronian Times that are now out of print and converting these to PDF files. Some of these may be made available freely, the others will be available for a nominal charge but more news on these when they're ready!

For those of who who want to keep in touch with us online, our forum is still going strong and we've recently given it a small restructure to make things easier to find and if you're not already a member, you're more than welcome to join. Naturally, all the latest news and developments on Auto Assembly will appear on the forum FIRST!!

To tie-in with the forum, we're hoping to arrange a series of informal meets and get-togethers for our members throughout the year, and hopefully doing something to coincide with the movie if anyone is interested in seeing it as a group.

Finally, while there won't be an AUTO ASSEMBLY in 2007, there WILL be an event from us here at INFINITE FRONTIERS... we are currently in the early concept stages of preparing to run a small scale sci-fi and collectors fair here in Birmingham some time in 2007!! It will be a similar event to those found across the UK with dealers and VERY cheap admission price covering Transformers, comics, sci-fi merchandise and everything else.. but we'll release more details on this as we have it so watch this space!!

* * *

From a UK fan point of view, sadly Transforce 2007 has also been cancelled so right now the UK is without a convention for 2007, there is still a chance that Paul Cannon will re-schedule his convention for later in the year and if he does we will give him our backing and support 100% and and help him promote that instead. Right now, we don't know if there will be any other events taking place in the UK in 2007 but if there are, rest assured that we will be giving them our complete support.

We know that 2007 won't be a quiet year for Transformers fans in the UK, especially with the increased activity from Hasbro UK and other related companies, which has in some way contributed to our problems with Auto Assembly as well, which had left us little room to decide when we could have held Auto Assembly 2007 had we been able to but at least there will be things taking place, especially with Hasbro's expected presence at Memorabilia at the NEC in Birmingham in July.

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Well, feel free to get in touch and we hope to see some of you on the forum, at some of our forum meets, at our collectors's fair later this year, and at Auto Assembly 2008!

Simon and Sven
Auto Assembly

BotCon 2007 Logo Unveiled

Transformers News: BotCon 2007 Logo Unveiled
Date: Saturday, February 3rd 2007 4:55pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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BotCon 2007 is only months away and until now we have had no clue what the new logo for BotCon 2007 would look like. Now we do! The official BotCon website,, has had a minor update. The update is that the old BotCon 2006 logo was taken down and the new BotCon 2007 logo was put up. Here is the new logo:

Final Part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon Video Online

Transformers News: Final Part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon Video Online
Date: Friday, February 2nd 2007 5:18pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media, Movie News, People News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Alex Kingdom and TransformersCon

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The final video installment of Don Murphy speaking at TransformersCon about the upcoming Transformers Movie has now been posted online. This time Murphy address questions about the characters in the movie, Michael Bay, and more. Check out the final part of Don Murphy at TransformersCon here.

Air Date Change for Fanatical Transformers Episode

Transformers News: Air Date Change for Fanatical Transformers Episode
Date: Thursday, February 1st 2007 6:32pm CST
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): EvilDecepticonJetfire

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You may recall that we reported a news story here that the show Fanatical would be airing an episode about Transformers on January 30, 2007 on TV Tropolis in Canada. Now our own EvilDecepticonJetfire has updated us with new information. The air date has changed to Tuesday February 6, 2007.

BotCon 2007 Update: Second Hotel Added

Transformers News: BotCon 2007 Update: Second Hotel Added
Date: Wednesday, January 31st 2007 5:51pm CST
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s):

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Have you been having trouble booking a hotel room for BotCon 2007? Well you are not alone. Rooms at the Westin Providence Hotel sold out fast. So if you were not one of the lucky ones to book a room, then we have good news for you. The official BotCon website, has updated with news about a second hotel for fans to stay at. Here is what was posted in the update:

Currently there are two hotels accepting reservations for BotCon 2007:
The Westin is attached to the Rhode Island Convention Center (most activities are in the center).
Also, the Biltmore is a block away (170 yards).
You can then make room reservations by calling (401) 598-8000.
More information about activities and tours will be coming
in a few weeks so check back soon! This is going to be HUGE!
For more information Click Here!"

New Information About Transformers Movie Racing Set

Transformers News: New Information About Transformers Movie Racing Set
Date: Tuesday, January 30th 2007 5:46pm CST
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Break of Transformers @ The Moon

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Recently we reported here that Scalextric would be releasing a slot car set based on the upcoming Transformers Movie in the United Kingdom. At that time not much was known about the set. Now new information about the set has come out of UK Toyfair. Break of Transformers @ The Moon reported the following:

"I went to the UK Toyfair too and the scalextric set was there but was 'hidden' in a secret room on the Hornby stand apparently by Hasbro's request. The set features Bumblebee and Barricade and the figures/cars are very similar to the old scalextric set of the 80's as in they flip up to robot mode but can carry on racing. The Hornby rep. said there were plans for other sets (featuring other characters) depending on the films success. The secret room was decked out with pictures of Bumblebee & Barricade on the walls and they really looked impressive. Someone also commented on how amazing the 'bots look in the film."

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