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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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IDW PUBLISHING INFILTRATES BOTCON 2006
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 http://botcon.com/.

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ABOUT IDW PUBLISHING

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

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 TFClub.com

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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!

Brian

Preview of BotCon's "From Drawing Board To Toy" Panel

Transformers News: Preview of BotCon's "From Drawing Board To Toy" Panel
Date: Sunday, September 24th 2006 5:04pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): Paul Hitchens of the Space-Bridge and TFW2005

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Paul Hitchens of the Space-Bridge has posted a preview image for his BotCon panel, "From Drawing Board To Toy". Here is what the panel is about:

"This panel will show you the history of making the G1 & G2 Transformers. Focusing on the prototypes of Generation 1 and 2 toys, see the changes they went through from concept sketch to prototype to final toy. Featuring over 100 never before seen pictures of Generation 1 and 2 prototype toys and packaging."

Check the preview image out here.

Seibertron.com's First Botcon Battle of the Boards Opponent is....

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's First Botcon Battle of the Boards Opponent is....
Date: Friday, September 22nd 2006 1:25pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Bed Bugs | Credit(s): Botcon.com

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Transfandom.com according to Botcon.com

So for those attending Botcon this year, remember to show your Seibertronian pride and support us as we try to make it to the top!


Transformers Movie to invade Detroit to film scene

Transformers News: Transformers Movie to invade Detroit to film scene
Date: Thursday, September 21st 2006 8:22pm CDT
Categories: Movie News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Family and Friends :)

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Reports are starting to show up on the 'net stating that a scene from the upcoming Dreamworks' Transformers Movie will be filmed at the old "Central Station" train station in Detroit, Michigan.

Detroit Train Station on Michigan Ave

Here's an excerpt from the article:

The shooting will begin around the first week in October. The movie will be directed by Michael Bay, who shot portions of the movie "The Island" in downtown Detroit. His experience his last time around using Detroit as a location spot was so positive, he said he had to come back, according to his producer, Ian Bryce. Apparently, Detroit really knows how to roll out the red carpet for movie crews with cooperation from the city, the police department and a huge pool of talent, Detroit has become the come-to place for Hollywood. And we love it!

I don't recall any scene in the version of the Transformers Movie script that I read (dated February 2006) that included a scene in Detroit or at a train station so I'm not sure if the location will be represented as a train station or something else.

You can view the full article at http://www.clickondetroit.com/seenon4/9905380/detail.html.

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Having grown up in Fenton, MI (a suburb of Metro Detroit), I have to say that I'm extremely happy for Detroit. This is really exciting for a city that's had a couple of rough decades due to the decline of the auto industry in the Motor City. Congratulations Detroit - this Metro-Detroit-native-now-living-in-Chicago is rooting for you! Now all Detroit needs is the Detroit Tigers to get a division win to top off this news!!!

EDIT: My Dad just sent me a link on Wikipedia for Detroit's "Central Station" which basically gives a rundown on the entire history of this historic building: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_Central_Station.

New BotCon 2006 Radio Commercial

Transformers News: New BotCon 2006 Radio Commercial
Date: Thursday, September 21st 2006 6:16pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Hotrod | Credit(s): BotCon.com

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BotCon 2006 is right around the corner, and once again BotCon has updated their website. A radio commercial advertising the event is now up on the site. You can listen to it by clicking here.

BotCon 2006 Exclusive CD design revealed!

Transformers News: BotCon 2006 Exclusive CD design revealed!
Date: Thursday, September 21st 2006 12:01pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Media
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Adrian James of Das Gift

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Adrian James of Das Gift has kindly provided SEIBERTRON.com with an image of the BotCon 2006 Exclusive CD design.



OTHER BOTCON LINKS:

  • View additional information about the BotCon 2006 musical guest

  • View the full BotCon 2006 schedule.

  • Press Release: Advance Screening Of TFTM 20th Anniversary Special Edition @ BotCon 2006

    Transformers News: Press Release: Advance Screening Of TFTM 20th Anniversary Special Edition @ BotCon 2006
    Date: Wednesday, September 20th 2006 8:50am CDT
    Categories: Event News, Press Releases, Company News
    Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): SONY BMG Entertainment

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    Advance DVD Screening Of Transformers: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition Premiers At BotCon 2006

    SCREEN TIME

    ADVANCE DVD SCREENING OF TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE 20TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION PREMIERS AT BOTCON 2006

    New York, New York, September 19, 2006 — The home entertainment group of SONY BMG Music Entertainment today announced that the first-ever advance dvd screening of TRANFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD will take place at BotCon 2006 on Friday, September 29th. The DVD is being released November 7th.

    It will be the first chance for fans to see this newly restored legendary animated film. A special midnight screening of the brilliantly remastered and color-corrected movie - in widescreen format - will be presented on the big screen at the historic Kentucky Theatre in Lexington, Kentucky! BotCon package holders will receive special passes for this one-time event. Passes and full details will be available at the on-site BotCon registration.

    SONY BMG will participate during the Hasbro panel on Saturday, September 30th. Stop by to find out more details about the November 7th DVD release.

    For the 20th Anniversary Edition, Sony BMG Home Entertainment completely remastered and color-corrected the film and will present Optimus Prime, Megatron and the rest of the star-studded Autobots and Decepticons in true splendor through three distinct versions: 16x9 Widescreen presentation, the Autobot Matrix of Knowledge presentation featuring trivia and fun facts about the movie itself; and a full-screen edition.

    To further commemorate the 20th anniversary of the film, SONY BMG is providing fans with some extra-celebratory content that lets them track back to the true origins of the TRANSFORMERS, including original commercials for the toy line and movie.

    Sony BMG Home Entertainment is expanding the DVD’s collectibility to the packaging itself. The company has commissioned fan-favorite artist Don Figueroa to create the imagery for a special “transforming” cover.

    TRANSFORMERS: The Movie features the voice of Orson Welles in his final role, as well as stars Eric Idle, Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Casey Kasem, Robert Stack, John Moschitta, Peter Cullen, and Frank Welker. The DVD also features a winning soundtrack featuring the iconic theme "The TRANSFORMERS" performed by Lion, and the popular "The Touch," performed by Stan Bush. The movie, set in 2005, chronicles the efforts of the heroic Autobots to defend their home of Cybertron from the evil Decepticons and Unicron, a huge robotic creature that devours planets.

    For more information on TRANSFORMERS: The Movie 20th Anniversary Special Edition DVD log onto www.TRANSFORMERSthemovieDVD.com.


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    About SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT

    SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT is a global recorded music joint venture with a roster of current artists that includes a broad array of both local artists and international superstars, as well as a vast catalog that comprises some of the most important recordings in history. SONY BMG is 50% owned by Bertelsmann A.G. and 50% owned by Sony Corporation of America.

    Botcon 2006 Full Schedule, and Artist Dan Khanna attending.

    Transformers News: Botcon 2006 Full Schedule, and Artist Dan Khanna attending.
    Date: Wednesday, September 20th 2006 1:11am CDT
    Category: Event News
    Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Bainreese from Allspark.com

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    Botcon has updated their website to include the full event schedule on their website.

    Also they have updated that another artist will be attending botcon, the artists name is Dan Khanna. His work uncludes:

    Transformers convention books from 2001 to the present Timelines Beast Wars convention Special and currently pencils the ongoing TCC newsletter comic strip. He's worked on everything from statue design work for Hard Hero, to designs for TF T-shirts, commerative plates, pin-ups, and a variety of other illustration services for many licensees for the Transformers brand for a number of years. He also works on the pencils and/or color art on many of the TF toy box art illustrations for Hasbro for several years now on both store exclusives and the mainline products.


    Check out the full Schedule for Botcon here! (You will need Acrobat to open the PDF).
    Botcon 2006 Schedule

    New Toy Images from the 2006 East Japan Toy Trade Fair

    Transformers News: New Toy Images from the 2006 East Japan Toy Trade Fair
    Date: Saturday, September 16th 2006 10:44am CDT
    Categories: Toy News, Event News
    Posted by: Air Commander Starscream | Credit(s): Pretender Skywarp, TFW2005.com, TFormers.com

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    TWF2005.com member Cyclone_X has posted an new image of the upcoming Kiss Players Hot Rodimus. In this picture we get an clear look of his robot mode, his partner Syao Syao (not XhaoXhao as previously thought), and a glimpse of his boxart.

    Check the image out here!
    Hot Rodimus

    Update: It appear this image came from the 2006 East Japan Toy Trade Fair, more images from the fair including Kiss Players Atari & Autolooper, Masterpiece Starscream and Masterpiece Convoy Complete version can be found here at TFormers.com

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