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Very Important BotCon Update

Transformers News: Very Important BotCon Update
Date: Monday, June 18th 2007 11:45am CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod

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An new update has been sent out about BotCon. Here it is:

"This is going out to all TCC members. If there is anyone that still wants to sign up for a Protoform package, you must have your form to us by 5pm Central Time Tuesday June 19. After that time, anyone else who wants to sign up must go to new registration on Friday monring June 29 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

If you still need to add a movie ticket to your order (one per registered package) you must do this by Thursday 5pm Central Time June 21. After that time, no more movie tickets will be sold.

Watch for more guest updates this week!



Win A Trip to the Transformers Video Game Premiere

Transformers News: Win A Trip to the Transformers Video Game Premiere
Date: Monday, June 18th 2007 11:33am CDT
Categories: Company News, Event News, Game News, Movie News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): i_amtrunks, IGN, and Myspace

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Our own i_amtrunks has brought us news about a new contest involving the Transformers Movie video game. IGN is offering people the chance to win a trip to the premire of the Transformers Video Game. The even takes place on June 21st in Cielo, New York, New York. Sadly the contest is only open to U.S. residents. For more information click Transformers Movie video game. here.

Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions

Transformers News: Beast Wars II & Neo FDP Auditions
Date: Sunday, June 17th 2007 10:10am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): New Brandon

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New Brandon of the FDP has stopped by to let us know they need some more voice actors. Here is his message:

Hey everyone, it's audition time! We've got a lot of characters to audition for our fan dubs here, but if you don't get one... there's still a lot more to go! We have some for both male and female voices, which isn't always the case when you're dubbing Transformers. We have fan dubs available of Victory, Beast Wars Second, Beast Wars Neo, Robotmasters, Scramble City, Zone... over 40 episodes all told! To check out our work, please visit

Also, we have bit parts, episode parts and regular parts. If you're not looking to committ to a long deal, please don't audition for the Insectrons. Please record all the lines listed for each character. I have provided screen caps for each character and a Japanese voice sample of all of the major characters as a rough guideline.

Send all auditions to bwill(at) Preferably zipped. Save the files in MP3 format if possible. File attributes should be something like 48000Hz, 192kbps, mono -- although I'm far from strict on this. Name the files CharacterName_YourName_Line#.mp3. The deadline is Sunday, July 15. Now, on to auditions.


Beast Wars Second

Scrambled Voice
First, we have a bit part... a scrambled female voice. Needs to sound ominous, with no emotion. Send in clips of gibberish, about 5-10 seconds in length.

Maximal Drill Sergeant

The drill sergeant only has a couple of lines in episode 5. Unsurprisingly, he needs to sound strong and military-like. The character is only seen briefly, at a distance and in silhouette, so you won't need to match any mouth flaps.

"Gutless cowards! This is no drill! Don't help anyone but yourself!"


Mantis is a semi-regular character and the leader of the Insectron faction in Beast Wars Second. Most of his appearances happen around episodes 6-12 or so. Looking for something strong, tough and maybe even slightly crazy (in an angry sort of way). He is a loner, despite being the leader of the group and would rather live in peace than fight, so getting caught in the middle of the Maximal-Predacon war angers him. His alternate mode should be obvious by his name.

"I am Mantis of the Insectrons and I look forward to challenging you one day!"
"The time for talking is over!"
"Those who threaten our lives are our enemies!"

Japanese Voice Sample


Bigmos is a mosquito. His voice should be deep and a little deliberate. He's always seen with Tonbot, who is pretty much the opposite of him.

"We can't let them live, Tonbot."
"Maximals, I believe we had a bit of a miscommunication."

Japanese Voice Sample


Tonbot ('tawn-bot') is loud and obnoxious. Has a high pitched voice. If I was to compare him to a character in the original Beast Wars series, it would be Waspinator. I'm not looking for a Waspy impression, but maybe something equally as obnoxious.

"Please help me! Please!"
"Wow, you Maximals are amazing!"
"We thought we'd finally found peace, then these guys had to come and ruin it for us!"

Japanese/Engrish Voice Sample


Scissorboy is the teenage/young member of the Insectrons. I'm looking for a young voice, but more of a medium sounding young voice, nothing too high.

"Are you still working on that stupid thing?"
"I had this dream about you last night, so I was hoping I'd run into you sometime!"

Japanese Voice Sample


Drillnuts is the scientist of the Insectrons. He always has gadgets that may or may not be any good, especially a device that detects rage. Looking for something that sounds "smart." I picture him with an English accent, but a Harvard lockjaw or some other similar sounding accent may also be worth a try. He doesn't need an accent, he just needs to sound intelligent. Has a medium voice.

"Look, what it does is it detects one's level of hostility."
"I've got bigger fish to fry. A missile I made myself didn't explode! I don't see why..."

Japanese Voice Sample


Powerhug is a goofy character. He's big and not really the brightest, so he should have a deep, slow voice. He likes to roll up into a ball and roll down hills until he loses control. No mouth, so it will be easy to synch the lines.

"Aaaarrrgghhhh! Help! I'm out of control!"
"And defy the code? Never. The only way I fight is like a true insect!"

Japanese Voice Sample

Beast Wars Neo


Hydra mostly appears in episode 12 (we're on 11 right now), but appears later on in the series. He likes making bad puns and he thinks he's funnier than he is. He is an old friend of Ramhorn's and is jealous of his success. Magmatron has put him incharge of the fortress planet Porcupine which has the population of 2 -- Hydra and his drone.

"Lord Magmatron, you'll never believe it, sir. The Maximals have requested landing on Porcupine!"
"I'll need some help. Send one of your troops in and we'll take their ship out."

Japanese Voice Sample

Hydra's Drone

Female voice. Needs to sound plain like a computer but still have an underlying sense of humour. Doesn't have a mouth, so there's not a lot of difficulty in synching lines. I'm relatively sure she's just in the one episode.

"With these new spaceships being built into Porcupine, it will truly be the most powerful fortress planet that has ever existed."

Japanese Voice Sample

That's it for auditions. If you have any questions, please reply to this thread or e-mail me at my address above.

SDDC Exclusive Grimlock – Press Release

Transformers News: SDDC Exclusive Grimlock – Press Release
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2007 9:43pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Press Releases
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s): Action Figure Xpress, Diamond Select Toys

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Last month, we posted images here of the War Within Grimlock, which is a SDCC exclusive. Diamond Select Toys & Shop AFX, which is producing the bust, has now provided a press release, which describes the statue and character bio.



DST and internet retailer Action Figure Xpress are pleased to announce the latest exclusive available at this year’s San Diego Comic Con: the kick-butt Transformers “The War Within” Grimlock Bust! This exclusive will be limited to just 600 pieces, so head over to and make sure to order today!

Originally recruited by the Decepticons of ancient Cybertron, Grimlock became disgusted with Megatron’s brutality and joined the Autobots. A consummate warrior and strategist, Grimlock masks a surprising intellect behind his simplistic speech patterns. Though he could bring a huge array of weapons to any fight, he prefers close quarter combat with his enemies, wielding his Energon sword, or simply crushing his enemies with his bare servos. This “The War Within” Grimlock bust is limited to only 600 pieces and was sculpted by Art Asylum.

ABOUT DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC DIAMOND SELECT TOYS AND COLLECTIBLES, LLC was founded in 1999 by sister company Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. Envisioned to create unique and exciting collectibles for children and adults alike, the company has licensed a variety of pop culture properties to be turned into merchandise. With partners such as Marvel Enterprises, Capcom, Twentieth Century Fox, Hasbro, Backbone, Bliss House, and MGM, Diamond Select Toys and Collectibles produces a large range of products based on a wide variety of properties, and is headquartered in Timonium, MD. For more information, visit

Honolulu-based ACTION FIGURE XPRESS is the mail order and online premier toy and action figure collectible shop since 1997. Offering easy, one-stop shopping for today’s discriminating toy and action figure aficionados, Action Figure Xpress prides itself on bringing innovative
exclusives to the market as an alternative to “getting those rare figures without fighting the crowds.” For more information, visit

New Update regarding Botcon and Breakaway

Transformers News: New Update regarding Botcon and Breakaway
Date: Saturday, June 16th 2007 10:54am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Fender Bender | Credit(s):

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A new update has been sent out via e-mail from the Transformers Collectors Club. According to the statement, the free Club exclusive, Breakaway, has arrived at Fun Publications HQ along with the Botcon box sets. The problem though, is that with how busy Fun Publications is currently, they are unable to ship the figure at the moment.

They also go on to state that there will be Breakaway toys at Botcon for purchase though.


I have good news and some almost good news:

In honor of the boxed sets arriving from China Thursday, we posted the
box art for this year's convention set at

The almost good news is that the Breakaway figures came in the same
shipment but...we won't be able to get them out before BotCon. We will
have some with us for sale in RI. We will be shipping all the free ones
when we return from RI and they should all be in the mail by July 13th.
Thanks for your patience.

BTW, the bag has a misprint on them and it says BotCon 2007 which is
not correct. The Breakaway figures have nothing to do with the BotCon
figures, only they were produced at the same time.

Thanks for your support!


New Images and Review of BotCon Exclusive Alpha Trion

Transformers News: New Images and Review of BotCon Exclusive Alpha Trion
Date: Friday, June 15th 2007 5:26pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Reviews, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): rikkomba

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We have seen a number of pictures of BotCon Exclusive Alpha Trion. Now our own rikkomba has informed us that he posted new photos of the figure along with a review. The images include comparison shot the other two Vector Prime releases. Check out the review and images by clicking here.

New Images of BotCon Exclusive Dreadwind

Transformers News: New Images of BotCon Exclusive Dreadwind
Date: Friday, June 15th 2007 3:19pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): xOPtimUsZErOx and ebay seller kayotoys-cn

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Our own xOPtimUsZErOx has brought us news about new images of BotCon exclusive Dreadwind. Ebay seller kayotoys-cn has posted an auction for Dreadwing. The auction show eight new images of the figure. Here are the latest images:

Boxart for the Botcon "Primus Package" Now Online

Transformers News: Boxart for the Botcon "Primus Package" Now Online
Date: Thursday, June 14th 2007 6:10pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Skowl | Credit(s): Geekee1,

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Seibertron member Geekee1 has informed us that the official Botcon site has been updated to showcase the cover art for the "Primus Package" of convention exclusives for this summer's Botcon '07.

Check it out a little ways down on the mainpage of the official Botcon website here.

Update to All BotCon Attendees

Transformers News: Update to All BotCon Attendees
Date: Wednesday, June 13th 2007 1:00pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): BotCon

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The folks at BotCon have sent out a new email update. This recent update deals with selling BotCon Packages on Ebay. Here is a copy of the latest email:

"It has been brought to our attention that someone is trying to sell Primus Packages on Ebay. We do not allow this. Packages are not transferable. We will not transfer a package to anyone else. If you try to do this, we will consider this a package cancellation. We do allow those who can't come (who ordered a Primus package) to convert to a non-attending or Iacon package.

Please keep in mind that anything you bid for online is a non-attending set. We don't want you to bid on something that the owner does not have rights to sell.



Transformers Videobot Contest

Transformers News: Transformers Videobot Contest
Date: Wednesday, June 13th 2007 4:18am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Event News, Store News
Posted by: Stormrider | Credit(s):, dragons

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Do you think you have the skills to make the ultimate Transformers video? has launched a Transformers video contest.

Create your own TRANSFORMERS video. The video can have any theme as long as it involves your enthusiasm for TRANSFORMERS. It can be a comedy, drama, action, romance, whatever, just be creative and use your imagination. Maybe you want to create your own mini-episode of the original TRANSFORMERS TV show or even a stop-motion action video with TRANSFORMERS action figures.

Just make sure it is creative and "MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE". The video needs to be between thirty seconds and five minutes in length. You will also have the opportunity to remix your video with TRANSFORMERS animated footage. You can submit and upload your self-produced clips, edit that footage with TRANSFORMERS content or create a video solely using the provided TRANSFORMERS animation.

Sound and video clips from various original TRANSFORMERS episodes have been provided by Hasbro. The clips are available in the Jumpcut movie editor. Click on upload video to find out more about how to create / submit your entry to become the ultimate TRANSFORMERS Videobot!

• 1ST PLACE One of a kind collectible Vacuum Metalized (chrome) OPTIMUS PRIME
• 2ND PLACE Exclusive TRANSFORMERS movie pack
• 3RD PLACE Ultimate TRANSFORMERS movie toy collection

Click here to view the entire contest and rules:

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #119 - One Hour BotCon
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Posted: Sunday, June 21st, 2015