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BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers G1 Retro Panel Summary

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers G1 Retro Panel Summary
Date: Monday, June 23rd 2014 1:23am CDT
Categories: Cartoon News, Collector's Club News, Event News, Media, People News
Posted by: Va'al | Credit(s): Delicon

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Tying up some remaining loose ends, we have some further bits of BotCon 2014 coverage, and it's time to stroll down memory lane, right turn before the Iacon exit, at the Generation 1 panel - thanks to Seibertron.com board member Delicon. Read on below!

Hey guys, this is Delicon from the boards. Here is my summary of the G1 Retro panel, which focused on the original cartoons made by Sunbow.

The panelists were Jack Angel (Ultra Magnus, Astrotrain, Smokescreen, Ramjet, Breakdown and more), Hal Rayle (Shrapnel, Pipes, Slag, etc), Michael McConnohie (Tracks and Cosmos from G1 and Hotshot and Ironhide from RID) and Samantha Newark (Ariel from G1 and Jem from Jem and the Holograms.) Susan Blu and Morgan Lofting did not attend.

There was little intro and questions were taken from the start. Here are a few highlights.

As expected, each actor did a voice or two during the panel. At one point Samantha Newark said "Hi, I'm Jem...and these are not my Holograms!" Hal Rayle did his Shrapnel voice and did the famous echo effect. For reasons unexplained, Jack Angel even did some Grimlock (a character he did not originally voice.)

The actors were asked about their work on other shows. Michael McConnohie mentioned accidentally punching Roscoe Lee Browne while trying to deliver a line for the Visionaries series.

They talked about how fun the ensemble style recording sessions were. Wally Burr's unique directing style was discussed as was Frank Welker's tendency to play practical jokes with his voice. Welker loved to imitate sounds such as sliding doors and white noise and fooled Wally with those sometimes.

Casey Kasem was brought up. Jack Angel spoke of their many years they worked together on shows, including Super Friends. Hal Rayle mentioned how his wife (then around 30) told Casey she had loved him since she was a little girl to which Casey responded "Well, you're not a little girl now!"

Jack Angel said he had actually played Jem's father on Jem and the Holograms and joked about being Samantha's dad. He also told a story about how he at one point had been #4 on the list of actors with the most $100 million grossing films but had since been passed by Samuel L Jackson. Jackson had mentioned to Howard Stern that Angel and Welker (#1) weren't "real actors" to which Angel responded with challenging Jackson to get in the studio with him and Welker.

Michael McConnohie said that Cosmos had his voiced loosely based on horror icon Peter Laurie but that he was told to sound like "a very bad Peter Laurie."

The highlight of the panel was a fan who brought up original audition casting sheets (for Angel, Rayle and McConnohie) that he had purchased in an auction from Wally Burr. We learned that on the sketch sheet for Cosmos that there was a rocket instead of a flying saucer. Each actor read lines as their characters from the sheets - Jack Angel as Ramjet, McConnohie as Tracks and Rayle as Pipes and Shrapnel. It was revealed that Wally had crossed out some of the writer's dialogue and come up with his own lines.

Overall it was a very fun panel. All the speakers seemed to really enjoy themselves and interacted nicely with the fans. Other than the script reading, it was probably the lightest and fastest moving panel at BotCon 2014.

BotCon 2014 Exclusive Transformers Figures Now Online

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Exclusive Transformers Figures Now Online
Date: Monday, June 23rd 2014 1:09am CDT
Categories: Collector's Club News, Event News, Store News, Toy News
Posted by: Va'al

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Were you not at BotCon this past weekend, but still would like some of the exclusives? The Transformers Collectors' Club has your back: try checking out their page for all remaining items! And make sure to check out the Seibertron.com galleries to help you decide, right here.

Hello Everyone!

In case you were not able to attend BotCon this year, the few remaining souvenir sets are now online in the club store. Get them before they are all gone! The boxed and loose set were a sell out.

Thanks for your support!

Brian

BotCon 2014 Coverage: IDW Comic Panel

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: IDW Comic Panel
Date: Sunday, June 22nd 2014 3:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News
Posted by: ScoutBumblebee

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We've got highlight points from today's Q&A session with the IDW Publishing panel, which included editor and writer John Barber, writer James Roberts, artists Andrew Griffith and Sarah Stone, writer Mairghread Scott, and artist Livio Ramondelli. While the session was mostly just that; questions and answers, we did find a few key points. We learned that Windblade will continue on next year, and there will be a Drift series entitled Drift: Empire of Stone upcoming later this year (November), written by Shane McCarthy and with art by Guido Guidi. We weren't afforded a whole lot of further detail on those series, but it's good to know what we can expect there.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: IDW Comic Panel


One interesting point was made at the Q&A, that was stated with the caveat of take that as you will, was that the Wreckers are being "purposefully" left alone. So not sure what that means, but we could all speculate. Feel free to do just that in the Energon Pub, and we will continue to keep you posted on BotCon news!

**EDIT** In from Livio Ramondelli's Twitter account, we have confirmation of a new digital series, called Transformers: Punishment that just reached completion.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: IDW Comic Panel

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 8:17pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: ScoutBumblebee

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And now for more up close and personal shots, this time of the Transformers: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. We have uploaded our own spectacular showroom galleries for you to see as much as your optics can take in. These include the Power Battlers and One-Step Changers as seen in our Hasbro Display Gallery. Check out a small selection from below, or check out the full gallery.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise Showroom Galleries

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 8:08pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster

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Want to see some up-close and personal photo shots of newly revealed Generations: Age of Extinction and Platinum Edtion figures? Then look no further, as we have uploaded our showroom galleries of this particular group of figures! In these galleries, we get a nice look at each figure, including Lockdown and his gunface! Check out the preview images below, and if you wish to see more, click here to view the full gallery.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition Showroom Galleries
There's even a direct reference to "Farmageddon"!

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 6:20pm CDT
Categories: Collectables, Collector's Club News, Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster | Credit(s): Transformers Collectors' Club

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With the mainline shenanigans out of the way, it's time for the more expensive spectrum of the Transformers fandom: the Transformers Collectors' Club! TFSS 3.0's selection has some interesting choices:

* Generation One Krok from Generations IDW Megatron (sports a new head and comes with Gatoraider, a redeco of the crocodile Arms Micron)

* Generation 2 Starscream from (surprising nobody) Classics Starscream

* Nacelle from the Classics Seeker mold (regular Seeker noggin with BotCon 2007 Thrust's wings)

* Serpent O.R. from Takara's Generations Ratbat (who is G.I. Joe Serpentor homage and an homage to Devils Due Comics' GI Joe vs. the Transformers crossover series)

* Zap with G.B. Blackrock from Generations Bumblebee mold and is an homage to a canceled Block Town toy line that Takara was going to come out with in 1995. Blackrock is a Kreon companion for Zap.

* Tarantulas from the Junkion mold, and will be accompanied by Prime Airachnid's Arms Microns (possible Airachnoid homage?)

According to our team present at the panel, there will be a seventh mystery figure to be shipped with the sixth and final figure.

Check out the mock-ups of these figures below!

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Mock-ups of Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

The full gallery with some close-ups on some mock-ups can be seen by clicking here!

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 5:47pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: LOST Cybertronian

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Straight from BotCon 2014 we have official images of upcoming Kre-O Custom Kreons including Bumblebee, Crosshairs, Galvatron and dinobots Strafe, Slug, Grimlock and Scorn. Added to the Hero Mashers line is an official image of Jetfire to mix and match with your other Hero Masher figures. Click on the images to see the full gallery.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Kre-O and Hero Mashers

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 5:37pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Movie News, Toy News
Posted by: ScoutBumblebee

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And now,more pictures from the BotCon 2014 Toy Panel we have images of the Transformers: Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line. The gallery includes the Power Battlers, including Galvatron, Grimlock, High Octane Bumblebee, amongst others, and One Step Changers, which include G1 Prowl, Strafe, and Slug, and more. See a sneak peak below, and then visit the gallery to see the rest of the images.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Transformers Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 5:09pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster

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Next group of official images is of Generations and Platinum Edition portions of Age of Extinction! Nothing much on the Generations front lines, though we do have a look at the oddly Tracks-esque Hot Shot, a redeco of Crosshairs.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Next up is the Breakout Scene set (affectionately known to fans and representatives as "Farmageddon"), which features a screen-accurate redeco of Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime, an odd redeco of Generations Skids as Rollbar (who is clearly based on Shane's Chevrolet Sonic RS rally car), and a blue and black redeco of Dark of the Moon Crankcase, whose deco is evocative of his Generation One namesake, and seems to be based on one of the vehicles used in Agent Savoy's convoy during the raid on Cade Yeager's farm.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Want all five of the vehicular Age of Extinction Autobots without the hassle of hunting down each individual? Look no further! We also have wind of an upcoming exclusive that will include seemingly unaltered versions of Optimus Prime (who, actually, is altered, in that he has a faceplate and a black weapon), the 2014 Camaro version of Bumblebee, Drift, Crosshairs, and Hound.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

And to wrap up the Platinum Edition exclusives revealed thus far, we have a two pack of Generations Leaders Optimus Prime and Grimlock! Both figures seem to sport much more screen-accurate decoes than the regular retail releases of these figures.

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Age of Extinction Generations and Platinum Edition

BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of 2014-15 Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of 2014-15 Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders
Date: Saturday, June 21st 2014 4:30pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Toy News
Posted by: Mindmaster

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We got a small taste at what's to come with the on-floor gallery of several of the new Generations toys revealed today, but are you ready for a whole serving? That's right, it's official images time!

First dish of the meal are the Generations Legends figures, whose ranks were reinforced with the arrival of Nemesis Prime (obligatory baddie redeco of the previous Optimus Prime mold) with Spinister(redeco of Bumblebee's partner Blazemaster); Cliffjumper (more than obligatory redeco of the previous Bumblebee mold) with Suppressor (redeco of Optimus Prime's partner Roller); and currently parnter-less Thundercracker, Windcharger, Powerglide, and Bombshell (that's right, he's Bombshell now, no longer Hardshell!)

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

The next part of the meal encompasses the newly revealed Generations Deluxes, the long-overdue Arcee and Chromia!

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Also available on the menu are two entrees of your choosing: Brainstorm (with a functioning Headmaster gimmick!) and Optimus Prime (loosely based on his appearance in the IDW comics)

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

And finally, to round off the meal, we have double trouble Megatrons! The first Megatron is slavishly Generation One, while the second version of Megatron takes his ques from his Armada counterpart (complete with his classic serrated horns!)

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

Transformers News: BotCon 2014 Coverage: Official Images of Generations Legends, Deluxes, Voyagers, and Leaders

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Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #96 - Age of Extinction
Twincast / Podcast #96:
"Age of Extinction"
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Posted: Monday, July 7th, 2014