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IDW Publishing Infiltrates BotCon 2006

Transformers News: IDW Publishing Infiltrates BotCon 2006
Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 3:15pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Press Releases, Company News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): IDW

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Publishers of The Transformers Comic Books To Offer Show Exclusive

San Diego, CA (September 25, 2006)—IDW Publishing Editor-In-Chief Chris Ryall and Editor Dan Taylor are headed to Kentucky, where they will be guests at BotCon 2006, the official Transformers convention sponsored by the Hasbro’s Transformers Collectors Club and Hasbro. This major Transformers event takes place September 30th and October 1st at the Lexington Convention Center and the Hyatt Regency Hotel in downtown Lexington, Kentucky and offers a vast array of events and opportunities for all Transformers enthusiasts—including exclusives, souvenirs, contests, dealers, panels, and more.

IDW Publishing will be featured on panels to discuss the Transformers’ return to comic books—past, present, and future. With the conclusion of the first chapter, The Transformers: Infiltration, an all-new chapter is beginning with The Transformers: Escalation in November. As an extra-special treat for attendees, Transformers writer Simon Furman and fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa will both be on hand to sign copies of their comics, discuss future plans and, in Don’s case, sketch for fans, too. Also to be covered are the roles that Transformers: Stormbringer and the Transformers Spotlight series play in the scheme of all things, and the future of IDW’s Transformers comics, as well as IDW’s involvement with the summer movie event of 2007—Transformers: Prime Directive.

IDW will also be offering for sale a very limited BotCon 2006 Exclusive Edition of Transformers Spotlight: Nightbeat, by Furman and MD Bright, which will not be made available anywhere else.

For a complete list of the weekend’s events, go to



IDW PUBLISHING is a division of Idea and Design Works, LLC, a revolutionary creative service company with a wide range of clients. Among their best-selling titles are Hasbro’s THE TRANSFORMERS; Fox’s ANGEL, Konami’s METAL GEAR SOLID, and FALLEN ANGEL. IDW’s 30 DAYS OF NIGHT film is in development and will be released by Sony Pictures in October 2007. IDW has films in development at Dimension Films and Paramount Pictures, as well.

Thank you.
Dan Taylor

Action-HQ Announcement: September 22nd, 2006

Transformers News: Action-HQ Announcement: September 22nd, 2006
Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 3:13pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): John @

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Action-HQ, Bringing the Best to you First with the Upcoming Marvel Civil War Resin Figure Dioramas, Hot Toys 1/6 Rambo First Blood, Perfect Piece 1/20 Tachikoma from Ghost in the Shell, Restocked Transformers Wars Within 6" Titanium Series Optimus Prime & Megatron, Microman Cyborg Superman & Many More!

New Arrivals!
- TF Wars Within 6" Die-Cast Optimus Prime!
- TF Wars Within 6" Die-Cast Megatron!
- Macross 1/48 VF-1A Kakizaki Type!
- Knight Rider 1/18 KITT with Voice!
- Microman Cyborg Superman!
- Revoltech EVA-00 (Blue)!
- Revoltech Patlabor Ingram 1!

Hot Pre-Orders!
Star Wars!
- Mace Windu's Attack Battallion!
- Tin Collection Catina Band Members!
- Kit Fisto's Jedi Starfighter!
- Medicom 1/6 RAH Clone Trooper!
- 400% Darth Vader Exclusive Kubrick!
- Kubrick Series 7 Set of 6!

- Revoltech Optimus Prime!
- KISS Autolooper + Atari!
- KISS Rodimus + Xiao Xiao!
- Masterpiece MP-03 Starscream!
- Masterpiece MP-04 Optimus + Trailer!
- Classics Deluxe Hot Rod!
- Classics Deluxe Starscream!
- Classics Deluxe Astrotrain!
- Classics Deluxe Bumblebee!
- Classics Voyager Optimus Prime!
- Classics Voyager Megatron!

From PopBox Collectibles!
- Ltd Ed 1/2 I, Robot NS-5 Sonny Light-Up Bust!

- RAH Rei Ayanami School Uniform!
- RAH Asuka Langley School Uniform!

Ghost in the Shell!
- Perfect Piece 1/20 Tachikoma!
- 1/7 Mokoto Kusanagi PVC Figure!

Hot Toys Movie Masterpieces!
- 1/6 Rambo First Blood!
- 1/6 (14") ED209 Poseable Figure!
- 1/6 (14") Chopper Predator!
- 1/6 (14") Elder Predator!
- 1/6 Alien Warrior!

- Kerberos Panzer Cops Protect Gear!

- Jack Sparrows Kubrick + Bearbrick!

- Yamato 1/60 YF-19 Valkyrie!
- Yamato 1/60 VF-0A Valkyrie!
- Yamato 1/48 Stealth Fast Packs!

Marvel Civil War!
- Series 1 Resin Figure Set of 4!
- Series 1 Wolverine!
- Series 1 Beast!

Mario Brothers!
- Super Mario Bros.Trading Figures!

- Master Grade 1/35 Ingram 1!

Real Action Heroes - RAH!
- RAH X-Men 3 Wolverine!
- RAH Clark Kent Superman Returns!

Saint Seiya!
- Asgard Dubhe Siegfried!
- Mail Away Pandora Boxset!

Soul of Chogokin/Popynica!
- Exclusive Gold Lightan Giftset!
- Chogokin GX-13 Dancougar!
- BPX-01 Space Battleship Yamato!

- Kotobukiya Shield Liger!

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BigBadToyStore Update - September 21st, 2006

Transformers News: BigBadToyStore Update - September 21st, 2006
Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 3:12pm CDT
Category: Sponsor News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Joel @

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Hi - Here is a quick update from about a variety of new preorders, more new arrivals and the continuation of our sale!

20% OFF SALE EXTENDED: We've extended our 20% Off Sale until Friday 9/22 at 12:00 Noon Central Time. Take advantage of nice savings on thousands of items before noon tomorrow - vintage items as well as all our retail items are included in this sale, only 'new' and 'preorder' items are excluded. Choose your favorite menu and start saving.


STARGATE SG-1 - SERIES 3: Diamond Select brings us another cool round of extremely popular Stargate figures. Wave 3 sets of 4 include one each of the beautiful Vala, Colonel Mitchell, Ori Prior, and a new version of Black Ops Jack. Also available is an exclusive "Avalon" version of Vala
where she is in a more revealing outfit. Sets and single figures are
available for the Series 3 items.

STAR WARS 3" TITANIUM: Hasbro has just announced another new round of Titanium figures today, up for preorder mainly at $4.99 each include:
Darth Maul's Sith Speeder, Darth Vader's Sith Starfighter, AT-ST, Rebel Blockade Runner, and Obi-Wan's Jedi Starfighter with Hyper-Ring.


--BATTLESTAR MINIMATES: A very cool new set assortment of Minimate Cylons is now up for preorder. These cases each contain 12 figures and the case
production is supposedly very limited. Choose from either Modern or
Classic Cylons - $53.99 per case of 12

--BATTLESTAR STATUES: A limited edition set that contains a chromed version of the Battlestar ship and chromed Cylon bust is now up for preorder at $259.99

--BATTLESTAR TITANIUM: A new listing the 'Scar' Cylon Raider is available for $7.99 and the preorder for the 78 Viper has reopened.

SPIDER-MAN ORIGINS: We've just posted images of the villains and heroes waves and they look great - check out Rhino, Lizard, Demogoblin, various versions of Spider-Man and more here:


--DC'S "52" SERIES 1 SET OF 5: A year without key superheroes, but there are still plenty of heroes to go around, wave one includes: Animal Man, Isis, Supernova, Booster Gold, and Batwoman - $59.99 per set

--DC'S WONDER WOMAN VS SUPERMAN STATUE: An awesome 16" statue priced $30 under the MSRP, this statue features Wonder Woman battling Superman with her whip, and looking great doing it.

--DC'S MARTIAN MANHUNTER 13" FIGURE: The next entry into DC's Deluxe Collector lineup - Martian Manhunter is priced $10 under MSRP at $59.99

--DC'S INFINITE CRISIS WAVE 2: This set of 6 figures includes one each
of: Batman, Donna Troy, Donna Troy (Wonder Girl), Firestorm, Superman and Wonder Woman. $71.99 for the set of 6

--DC'S BATGIRL BUST: Another very nice bust from the 'Women of DC Universe' series - priced at $39.99

--DC'S JLA COVER TO COVER - GREEN LANTERN STATUE: Its about time Green Lantern gets a bit more attention in the world of statues, this cool piece mirrors a famous cover and is priced at $54.99

--BATMAN & SCARECROW - FEAR BOXED SET: This set comes with two figures as well as a comic book - priced at $23.99

STAR WARS ATTAKUS STATUES - SANDTROOPER AND OOLA: Attakus brings us another round of high-end Star Wars statues standing around 15" tall. The Sandtrooper Statue comes with a large rifle and the standard orange shoulder-piece. Oola, Jabba's Dancer features a revealing black outfit and large fleshy dreadlocks. These statues are priced below MSRP at $364.99 and $399.99 respectively.

NECA MUSIC FIGURES - COBAIN & LENNON: Kurt Cobain has been supersized to 18" and will feature a sound card. The 18" John Lennon figure has been miniaturized to the standard 7" size and is now available for $12.99 = Cobain = Lennon

KOTOBUKIYA: A variety of Koto preorders have just been listed including:

--SHADOW OF COLOSSUS: ~9" Resin First Colossus Statue - $99.99 --ARMORED CORE: C05 Selena kit and 3 add-on weapons sets --FATE STAY NIGHT: The beautiful Rin Tosaka and Saber figures --TRUE BLOOD: Akira and Shiki 1/10 Statues + 1 Coin Mini Figures
--VOTOMS: One Coin Mini Figures - view them all here:


NBA LEGENDS 2: All the non-variant figures are in stock for only $10.99, choose from: Magic Johnson, Oscar Robertson, Drexler, Thomas, West, and Frazier. The Robertson Cincinatti variant is also availablef or $22.99

STAR WARS ATTAKUS STATUES: These 4 statues just arrived today: Gamorrean Guard, Luke Jedi, Kit Fisto, and TIE Fighter Pilot. Attakus always limits their products to around 1500 pieces so there are not too many to go around.

CORPSE BRIDE: McFarlane's second wave is now in stock - sets of 6 are $69.99. The new mini-figure boxed sets are also available.

WWE WRESTLING: Classic Superstars Wave 11, Ring Giants 6, New Adrenaline, and new Pay Per View figures have just arrived

JACK SPARROW STATUE: This 15" statue is limited to only 1000 pieces with around 150 artist's proofs also produced. In stock now for $149.99

SIDESHOW'S JAWS MAQUETTE: This huge Maquette is now in stock under the MSRP at $269.99 - it features a full body sculpt of Jaws as well as a beefy stand to hold him up.

STIKFAS RESTOCK: Nearly every currently produced Stikfa is now back in stock including the recently released Egyptian, Assault Team and Outdoorsman - also back are: Phantom, Pirate, Knight, Fairy, Dinos & More

MAID CAFE: A box of 12 minature Japanese Maids in various outfits for your enjoyment - $84.99 per box of 12

DOCTOR WHO - TALKING CYBERMAN: Both the black versio and metallic version of the Talking Cyberman are now in stock for $39.99 each.

Thanks for your interest in - be sure to check out some of the new preorders and don't forget to save 20% before 12:00 Noon on Friday.


Joel & The BBTS Crew

Botcon Update! There ARE limits on souvenier 2-Packs

Transformers News: Botcon Update!  There ARE limits on souvenier 2-Packs
Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 11:03am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Brian Savage of

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Brian Savage just sent this e-mail out:

Hello Club Member!

A week or so ago we announced that there would be some limits placed
on the BotCon souvenir purchases at the show this coming weekend. This
message relates to the unannounced two souvenir sets and has no effect
on the boxed BotCon sets.

Because of the high number of Primus package holders who have
pre-registered, here are the rules we are putting in place to make the sales of
these items as fair as they can be:

Primus package holders (who pre-registered) will be limited to one set
each of the souvenir pieces (there are two sets) per person (not
package). For example, if you purchased three Primus packages in your name,
you will only be able to purchase one set each of the two souvenir
sets. Only Primus package holders will be allowed to purchase these items
on Thursday and Friday.

There are barely enough pieces for each pre-registered Primus package
holder to purchase one per person. This is even after we manufactured
25% more pieces than the previous year's souvenirs. We wish there were
more but unfortunately there are not.

We also do not guarantee that walk-up registrants on Friday will have
this souvenir purchase opportunity. We will make that decision on
Thursday night after close of registration, as we will re-inventory.

We will hold enough sets until Friday close of business, so that every
pre-registered Primus package holder has the opportunity to purchase a
souvenir set (if they want it).

On Saturday morning, if there are any available, we will then offer
them to the Dealers (one set each) via a raffle system if so needed.
After that, we will open it to the Protoform package holders and then if
there are any left, we will open it back up to the Primus Package holders
and then the General Public. We do have systems in place so that we
can tell exactly who purchased what.

We are very excited about seeing you at the show.

The Dealer Room is sold-out (200+ tables), the guest list is terrific,
and the activities will be outstanding at BotCon '06! The response has
been overwhelming and we are looking forward to the best BotCon ever!
We appreciate your support of the club and the show and we apologize
for any inconvenience this may cause anyone.

See you this weekend in Lexington!


Diamond Comics Shipping List For September 27th, 2006

Transformers News: Diamond Comics Shipping List For September 27th, 2006
Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 9:53am CDT
Category: Comic Book News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Diamond Comics Distributors

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The products on the list(s) below from Diamond Comic Distributors, Inc. are expected to ship to comic book specialty stores on the indicated date(s) below. Note that this list is tentative and subject to change. Please check with your retailer for availability.

Products available this week on September 27th, 2006:


    Products available next week on October 4th, 2006:

  • AUG063241 D3 GI JOE SIGMA 6 VOL 1 TP $10.95

    Product Codes

    (O/A) offered again
    (PI) please inquire at your store
    (MR) mature readers
    (RES) resolicited
    (Note Price) new price increase

  • More Images of Kiss Players Hot Rodimus, MP-03 Starscream, MP-04 Convoy and more

    Transformers News: More Images of Kiss Players Hot Rodimus, MP-03 Starscream, MP-04 Convoy and more
    Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 7:09am CDT
    Category: Toy News
    Posted by: JelZe GoldRabbit | Credit(s): stormrider of, Fan2Fan

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    Views: 16,917 member stormrider has provided more scans from the lastest issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine depicting the upcoming Kiss Players Hot Rodimus x Syao Syao, Masterpiece MP-03 Starscream and his concept drawings, a poster with both Masterpiece Starscream and Convoy, and Dengeki Hobby Magazine mail away exclusive Kiss Players Atari black repaint Atari-scream.

    UPDATE: See more images from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby Magazine, Figure Oh! and Hobby Japan magazine here at Fan2Fan, including Kiss Players Hot Rodimus, Atari and Autolooper, Atari-scream, MP-03 Starscream, MP-04 Convoy and more!

    Detailed Pics of Classic Mirage.

    Transformers News: Detailed Pics of Classic Mirage.
    Date: Monday, September 25th 2006 12:34am CDT
    Category: Toy News
    Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): TigerHawk Legend from,

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    Views: 9,134 member TigerHawk Legend , has posted some great detailed pictures of the upcoming Classic Mirage!

    Check out the original thread here!

    Transformers Movie Jazz Concept Art

    Transformers News: Transformers Movie Jazz Concept Art
    Date: Sunday, September 24th 2006 11:34pm CDT
    Categories: Live Action Movie News, Rumors
    Posted by: Professor Smooth | Credit(s): TFW2005, Professor Smooth

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    Views: 30,295 have posted a concept board for Jazz from the upcoming movie. You can see it at the 2005 boards.

    Please note this is only an early concept board and not necassarily how Jazz will look in the movie, although it is a good indication.

    Find out more at the official Transformers Movie website.

    Don Murphy's Sunday Post: Last Day of Shooting

    Transformers News: Don Murphy's Sunday Post: Last Day of Shooting
    Date: Sunday, September 24th 2006 5:43pm CDT
    Category: Live Action Movie News
    Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Don Murphy, Raymond T.

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    Don Murphy has posted his traditional Sunday Update on his message board. It primarily concerns the last day of shooting on the movie and marks the beginning of post production.

    Today is the last day of main unit shooting. In two hours we'll break for lunch. Then blow up more shit in downtown LA.

    Next week a reduced unit with very few actors will head to different cities and pick up some establishing shots. Then some of the team will head to the Frozen North.

    The film is basically done today boys and girls. And by done I mean filming. If ever there was a film that was really going to be made in post production, this is it. Much editing and many effects to go.

    How do I feel? There is a promo reel that has been put together for exhibitors and retailers that is mind boggling. There is a trailer being put together for later this year that should blow your mind.

    I'm feeling pretty good that we've made a film that you will like. Only time will tell.

    I had a water pipe break in the downstairs of our house yesterday. A neighbor called to say the firemen were breaking in. We imagined a lot of damage and, oddly, found very little. Fortunate.

    May your Sunday be fortunate Stooges. Hang tight!

    Transformers Official Movie Site Now Supports Other Languages

    Transformers News: Transformers Official Movie Site Now Supports Other Languages
    Date: Sunday, September 24th 2006 5:11pm CDT
    Categories: Live Action Movie News, Digital Media News
    Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): and Transformers @ The Moon

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    The official website for the upcoming Transformers Movie has updated. This time they have made the site available in different languages. The site has also added some international release dates.

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