As usual, a soon to be released figure has found it's way onto the auction site TaoBao. This time around it's TFCC's upcoming exclusive Animated Transtech Cheetor. This figure is still available for pre-order, unlike TFCC's other exclusive G2 Ramjet who sold out in less than 24 hours. The images from the auction have been mirrored below.
BotCon has just informed us that their fourth special guest at this year's event is voice actress Morgan Lofting. You may know her better as the voice of the Baroness from G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero, but she also voiced Moonracer & Firestar from the original G1 Transformers episode "The Search for Alpha Trion".
MORGAN LOFTING worked throughout the 70's and 80's performing various media voice-overs including cartoons, narrations, and commercials. On-camera there were a few good old TV series and Movies of the Week-- plus plays in New York and L A. and several regrettable movies, but let's not go there.
In '89 Morgan returned to college to finish her Bachelor's Degree, stayed for an MA in history and was on her way to a doctorate when she took another swerve...so much to learn, so little time.
Now Morgan has found a new love, "bartending with books" as she calls it at her city library -- a job that leaves her plenty of time to travel, do yoga and read, read and read.
For many, Morgan will always be the voice of the Baroness from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series, as well as Firestar and Moonracer on the classic Transformers animated series. Even her son and grandkids are fans! But, sadly, Morgan never got to savage the universe as a Decepticon, until this years Botcon's script reading that is!
She has issued fair warning... Watch out Optimus Prime!
BotCon has announced their next special guest, voice actor Greg Berger. Berger voiced several characters in the original G1 Cartoon, most notably Grimlock, who just happens to be in the running for induction into the Hall of Fame this year. You may recall Berger recorded a campaign video for his old character last month.
GREG BERGER the voices of (G1 Grimlock, Longhaul, Skyfire, Outback) continues to combine his on camera, stage work, writing, teaching and his Convention personal appearances, nationally and internationally, with his consistently busy voice over career. In addition to his 80’s Transformers work, he is also the animated voice of Spirit, Firefly, Cutter and Ripcord on the original G.I. Joe animated series. In January of 2001, Animation Magazine named Gregg as one of their “Top Voice Actors of the New Generation.” As an animation voice-over talent, it's been a dog's life for him and that's just the way he likes it. He has been the voice of ODIE the dog on Garfield (since Odie has had a voice) as well as numerous other cartoon characters, such as evil-doers KRAVEN the Hunter and MYSTERIO on Fox's Spiderman and AGENT K in Men In Black on the Kids' WB, just to name a few.
Gregg Berger's Interactive Game credits include work for Ensemble Studios, Lucas Arts, Disney Interactive, Dreamworks Interactive, Electronic Arts, Naughty Dog, Sierra, Westwood and others. His game titles include HALO Wars as CUTTER, Spiderman: Web of Shadows as KINGPIN, Wolverine: X-Men Origins as FRED DUKES aka THE BLOB, Final Fantasy X and X-2 as SIR JECHT, Kingdom Hearts as EEYORE, Star Wars: Episode One Racer and Star Wars: Phantom Menace, Winnie the Pooh/Eeyore Interactives, Curse of Monkey Island, Small Soldiers, Baldaur's Gate, Gabriel Knight, Ground Control, Red Alert, Wacky Racers, Tarzan, Ahhh!!! Real Monsters, and more.
His voice can also regularly be found on radio and television commercials, network promos, feature film trailers and radio recreations. What does Gregg Berger enjoy doing most? Simple... “all of it!” Gregg has also volunteered his time and talents to Los Angeles based Famous Fone Friends, and through them, have made calls to kids in Pediatric Hospitals all across the country.
Gregg Berger remains grateful as always for his fans’ continued SUPPORT!
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.
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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.