It just keeps getting better and better for you lucky Seibertronians who will be attending this year's BotCon! We just brought you word that legendary voice actor David Kaye would be making an appearance and now we're happy to announce that Flint Dille of G1 cartoon fame will also be in attendance. Flint Dille served as writer, editor, and many other roles on Sunbow Productions original G1 Transformers cartoon.
FLINT DILLE has spent most of his creative life on the porous border between the game business and the film business. He has designed games with Gary Gygax and written movies for Steven Spielberg. His friend, Frank Miller, immortalized him as Dillios (a Spartan-ization of Dille), the narrator in 300. Flint has twice won 'Game Script of the Year' (Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay and Dead to Rights and is up for awards for Ghostbusters and Dark Athena.
He has worked on numerous franchises including Transformers (writer on Transformers: The Movie), G.I. Joe, James Bond, Batman (in Guinness Book of Videogame Records for having created the first Batman villain outside of the comics), Superman, Dungeons & Dragons, American Tail, Teen Titans, Scooby-Doo (writing a story about the guy who made all of those rubber costumes) and is the grandson of the originator of Buck Rogers. He has a degree in Ancient History from U.C. Berkeley and an MFA from USC. He is also a consultant to the intelligence community.
Don't miss this opportunity to meet Flint at the 2011 BotCon in Pasadena, Calif. for autographs and a very special panel on Saturday, June 4th!
Once again Derrick J Wyatt's Twitter reveals a new character design. This time it's a fairly obscure character unless you enjoy your Japanese-only Beast Wars, Longrack. Much like Cheetor and Depth Charge he has a new design for Animated which takes elements from both his original Beast Wars figure and his Cybertron repaint.
More of Longrack will no doubt be seen in the Transformers Club Comics.
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As most of you probably already know the Official Transformers’ Collectors Club opened preorders for their exclusives Animated TransTech Cheetor and G2 Ramjet yesterday. If you're hoping to snag a Cheetor click here, but you might want to hurry. Earlier today they reported via their facebook page they were 75% sold out. If G2 Ramjet was on your must have list hopefully you got in there and preordered early, as he sold out in less than 24 hours!
Transformers Collectors Club (TFCC) has updated new images for the upcoming exclusive figures - Ramjet & Cheetor.
We get to see Ramjet in alternate mode as well as clearer look on the Cheetor's brand new head sculpt.
Click any of the above images to view the original articles.
FunPubComics has updated their DeviantArt account with another preview panel from the upcoming issue of Transformers Timelines Issue 6: The Stunti-Con-Job, which will be available BotCon 2011 in Pasadena, Ca.
Brian at the Transformers Collectors Club sent out a Botcon and TCC update email. The email contains information for dealers, registration problems, tickets for the HOF event, when preorders for Transtech Cheetor and G2 Ramjet go up, and when Side Burn ships.
For those of you who are planning on being a dealer at BotCon, the early multiple booth discount expires at 5pm on Friday April 15th. To register, go to BotCon.com and click on the registration button.
We are still working on the problem registrations, but we are almost finished, so if you have received an email or phone call from customer service, please respond quickly so that we can tell how many packages we may have left. I will send out another email when we know if anything more will be available.
Meanwhile, you can still order your HOF Event tickets. The tickets are limited so don't wait too long to sign up! You can add this to your package by going back to BotCon.com, click the register button and put in how many people you are registering for and when you get to the package page, select the XXXX bypass and this will defeat the $6 processing fee. You can also use this to add T-shirts and tours to your package as well. In addition, it will help us if you put your original invoice number in the notes field on the page where you put in your address and put the words "this is an addition to order (your original invoice number here)".
In order not to interfere with any religious holidays this month (Passover and Easter) we won't put the pre-orders up for Transtech Cheetor and Ramjet until the last week of the month.
Your FREE Membership Sideburn figures will ship after BotCon.
I hope you are working on your art and Fan Film entries for BotCon! Don't forget to let us know if you are entering these and have your film to us by May 2. That way, we can plan space/time for your entry.
Also, cut-offs for the BotCon tours will be May 2nd as well as we have to finalize the tickets.
If you are planning to come as General Admission, those tickets are only available at the door on the day of your admittance. Please see the General Admission tab at BotCon.com for more details.
If you have any BotCon questions, please read the Information tab at BotCon.com and the FAQs as most answers are there. If you still can't find the answer, send us an email using the link at BotCon.com.
Thanks for your support!
Site moderator robofreak has let us know that the TCC has updated their twitter...
Ramjet and Cheetor will be up for Pre-order LAST week of April. To be CLEAR. That starts on April 25th. So, please be ready!
From one of the best molds in the Animated toy line, Deluxe Blurr, comes the Transformers Collectors' Club 2011 exclusive, Animated Cheetor! Joining the ranks of Animated characters inspired by Beast Wars,Blackarachnia and Waspinator, and we get a nice photo of the fast feline with said Blackarachnia. Cheetor features a new head and a vibrant color scheme, homaging his many previous incarnations. There's also a photo of Cheetor squaring off with Wildrider. Check out the pictures below!