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Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1

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Monday, June 25th, 2012 6:26AM CDT

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Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1

As you know, we are producing a convention exclusive comic for Auto Assembly 2012 that will be included in all of the goodie bags that we will be giving away at the event. These bags will be packed with free gifts to make sure that no-one leaves the convention empty-handed, whether you come along with much spending money or not.

The comic, Iacon Independent, will feature work from a range of talented writers and artists and will feature 22 pages of short stories and single page strips spanning G1, Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers: Animated and will have something for everyone and will feature a stunning cover illustrated by Marvel G1 artist Jeff Anderson.

We can now reveal the first teaser image from the comic taken from the story “Youth of Experience”. Set during "The War Within", it sees Hot Rod and Kup team up for the first time. It is written by Peter Williams featuring art by Rui Onishi, colours by Kal Kyle and letters by Andy Turnbull.

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... -Panel.jpg

More preview art to follow tomorrow...

We have very limited advertising space available in the comic for any interested companies. The comic will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
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Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1393727)
Posted by robotmel on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:05am CDT
:-(
I have just emailed 3 Darths comic book store to see if, as a sponsor, they may be getting a few of the limited run convention comic in...?

No such luck as they say they will not be attending this year!
Odd since they are a sponsor? :???:
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1393734)
Posted by Simes on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:22am CDT
When a company sponsors the convention, we usually keep them featured as a sponsor in our emails / press releases for up to a year and 3 Darths were one of our sponsors for Auto Assembly 2012. If they come forward and sponsor us again for 2012 then they'll be added to our list of sponsors beyond this year's convention, but the deal that we signed with them last year will come to an end soon.

Sadly, they are not able to join us this year because Nick, the owner of 3 Darths, is a police officer in his "day job" and he is going to be on duty covering the Olympics over the convention weekend so he wasn't able to get the time off to be with us.

With regards to the comic itself, it won't be on sale through any of our dealers. The only way you can get it is by attending the convention, or by purchasing one of our Non-Attendee Packs. If we do have any copies of it left over at the end of the convention, we may make these available afterwards, but we are not guaranteeing this at right now.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1393736)
Posted by Stumpybot on June 25th, 2012 @ 9:26am CDT
this is shaping up to be a hell of a con, cant bloody wait
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1394287)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 26th, 2012 @ 10:45am CDT
Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 2

Following on from yesterday's announcement of the first details of the Auto Assembly 2012 convention exclusive comic, we can now bring you the second preview of one of the strips that you can expect to find in the book...

“A Hard Life” is a short Beast Wars story where Cheetor takes a looks back on his time during the Beast Wars. This story is written by Simon Plumbe with artwork by Paul Vromen and featuring colours Liam Shalloo and letters by Andrew Turnbull.

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... -Panel.jpg

More preview art coming soon...

The full colour comic, Iacon Independent, will be given away to every regular Auto Assembly 2012 attendee as part of the convention goodie bags. The comic will also be part of the convention's Non-Attendee Pack for those of you not able to join us this year. It will not be on sale through any dealer or store after the event.

We have very limited advertising space available in the comic for any interested companies. The comic will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1394502)
Posted by robotmel on June 26th, 2012 @ 5:26pm CDT
Simes wrote:With regards to the comic itself, it won't be on sale through any of our dealers. The only way you can get it is by attending the convention, or by purchasing one of our Non-Attendee Packs. If we do have any copies of it left over at the end of the convention, we may make these available afterwards, but we are not guaranteeing this at right now.

:-(
I hope this exclusive comic book will be made available for the fans who cant attend nor afford (right now) the non-attendee package as the teasers look awesome!
There would definately be a market, especially promoted via such websites as this. The fans would jump at it!
Failing that, maybe a cheeky fan would pop a CBR scan down the pipes!! ;) :-$
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1394643)
Posted by Simes on June 27th, 2012 @ 3:32am CDT
Right now I can't say if we'll actually have any copies left after the convention so I can't say what would happen with regards to making it available so the only way to guarantee getting it is to attend or get the Non-Attendee Package.

Whether or not we will make it available as a free download afterwards or release part of it in our sister publication CT Alpha (www.ct-alpha.com) at a later date is unknown right now but what I will say is that if we do find that it has been scanned in and made available online without authorisation then we won't produce another one for 2013 or beyond.

Our team have put in an incredible amount of hard work to make this happen and at one point we had very serious doubts that we would be able to do it considering the short timescale we had to get an entire comic written, illustrated and edited but the fact that it has been done is a credit to everyone involved and the last thing I want to see happen is that work being spread beyond it's intended audience.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1394650)
Posted by robotmel on June 27th, 2012 @ 4:31am CDT
Simes wrote:what I will say is that if we do find that it has been scanned in and made available online without authorisation then we won't produce another one for 2013 or beyond.

I would not ask or expect anyone associated with this website to product a scan of the convention exclusive. No naughtiness here sir!

It is well know comic book scans make there way onto the internet for viewing but in know way does this ever replace the look, feel and darn right awesomeness of work put in buy artists and writers of a quality slab of comic book goodness!
Give me hard copy any day (which is why I would love to pick up a hardcover TF Autocracy)!
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1394666)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on June 27th, 2012 @ 6:20am CDT
Auto Assembly wrote:
Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 3


Iacon Independent, the Auto Assembly 2012 convention exclusive comic is shaping up to be something rather special. Although the project was put together at the last minute, it certainly hasn't looked or felt like it with a collection of short stories from a range of writers and artists with something for everyone.

It is a full-length comic with 22 pages of strips - from single pagers inspired by the Mosaic series, to an 8 page epic and this is the focus of today's preview... “Promise of Peace” is a G1 story where Sureshot and Misfire find themselves as captives. But their only way to escape detention, is to try and work together... The story has been written by Bruce Bridges with artwork by Jimmy Brogan.

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... -Panel.jpg

The comic is only available at Auto Assembly 2012 so to get your hands on a copy you're going to have to book at ticket for the event or order one of our Non-Attendee Packs. Don't forget, you'll also be able to get hold of our other convention exclusive, the Marlboor Kitbash Upgrade Kit for Generations Wheeljack by attending the convention or ordering a Non-Attendee Pack so there's a double incentive to book if the guests and the convention itself weren't reason enough!

As for the comic itself, we have very limited advertising space available in the comic for any interested companies and we are already talking to companies wanting to book pages. The comic will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1395150)
Posted by El Duque on June 28th, 2012 @ 1:10pm CDT
With Auto Assembly 2012 just over five weeks away, we thought we'd turn our series of previews over to our convention magazine The Cybertronian Times. The magazine has been running since 1998 and this year we're doing something rather special...

This year the magazine is being printed in A4 format as we have done for the last few years but for the first time ever the magazine is being printed in full colour and is being GIVEN AWAY to all our attendees who will be receiving one of the conventions goodie bags. In previous years the magazine has been sold as an optional add-on to the ticket price with 2011's magazine selling with a cover price of £7 so this is a fantastic bonus gift.

The magazine features a selection of articles, features, profiles on all of this years guests, fiction plus two brand new comic strips and it is these that we want to unveil today. The first story, "The Hunter" is set during IDW's series Robots In Disguise and focuses on Sideswipe where he goes it alone in tracking down a rogue Decepticon, but will his reckless nature cause him even more trouble? Written and illustrated by Ed Pirrie with a supporting team for colours and the strip's cover page.

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... 8x1024.jpg

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... review.jpg

The magazine is only available at Auto Assembly 2012 so to get your hands on a copy you're going to have to book at ticket for the event or order one of our Non-Attendee Packs. Don't forget, you'll also be able to get hold of our other convention exclusive, the Marlboor Kitbash Upgrade Kit for Generations Wheeljack by attending the convention or ordering a Non-Attendee Pack so there's a double incentive to book if the guests and the convention itself weren't reason enough!

We have very limited advertising space available in the magazine for any interested companies and several pages have already been sold. It will have a print run of 1,000 copies and will be distributed to fans attending the convention from all over the world. If you are interested in promoting your business, website, event or anything else, please get in touch!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396156)
Posted by El Duque on July 1st, 2012 @ 10:23am CDT
For most of you attending Auto Assembly 2012 this August - or if you have ordered our Non-Attendee Package - you know that we are giving away a selection of gifts as part of our traditional goodie bag. As well as our regular exclusive postcards, convention magazine, and our comic we are producing an A2 lithograph this year and we are now proud to unveil the artwork for the first time...

Illustrated by Marvel UK artist Jeff Anderson and coloured by Kris Carter, the artwork has been inspired by some of the old comic covers featured on the British Marvel Transformers comics and features Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge. The litho is limited to a print run of just 1,000 copies and is ONLY going to be made available at Auto Assembly 2012 so unless you attend the convention or order a Non-Attendee Pack, you won't be able to get this fantastic piece of artwork.

Image


We were so impressed with this art that it is also featuring as the cover image for this year's convention exclusive comic, Iacon Independent, and we are also producing a postcard based on the original lineart from the card so we think that it's adding up to a fantastic package of gifts.

For all you dealers and businesses out there reading this, we want to give YOU the chance to be a part of this as we have the opportunity for one lucky company to be associated with this lithograph and to sponsor it! You'll get the chance to not only have your company's logo and details featured on the litho, but on the associated postcard as well! We have several package deals on offer linking in with the lithograph which can also tie in with our convention magazine and exclusive comic so YOUR company could be heavily linked with this artwork so what are you waiting for? This is a one-off opportunity to get your company onto a product that will be on display on the walls of fans all over the world! Email us for more details!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396163)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 1st, 2012 @ 10:53am CDT
Pretty nice, but they all look a bit stunted, or like their 10-year old selves?
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396224)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 1st, 2012 @ 1:17pm CDT
This is a bad poster. Galvatron's silhouette is terrible - why hide his right hand behind the cannon? It also looks like he is being goosed by Scourge. Weird scale, his head too big, his expression silly. The fore-shortening of his left arm is bizarre too. He may as well be hoisting a mug of beer.

Coloring is good, inking is good, and the composition is okay. But the base illustration is in dire need of refinement.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396242)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 1st, 2012 @ 2:10pm CDT
We were so impressed with this art that it is also featuring as the cover image for this year's convention exclusive comic


Impressed... with THAT? :HEADHURTS:

Out of the three cons, Scourge is cool, Cyclonus is OK-ish, but Galvatron is terrible! And the pine trees are way too small - did they just need to step on a tree nursery? - that is soooo EEEEVIL after all!
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396267)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 1st, 2012 @ 3:47pm CDT
I really don't get the hate here guys. I think you need to look at this in context and see that it's a highly appropriate piece for a UK event. The piece is a reworking of the arrival scene at the end of the prologue strip that kicked off the Target: 2006 storyline in the UK Marvel comics. That was the first comic appearance of Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge and the art was based on their toy models, as far as I'm aware the only instance of the toy models being used in officially produced sequential art. The scene has been redone here representing the character models as they appeared from the following issue's Target: 2006, Part One going forward through the next couple of year's worth of UK stories and culminating in Time Wars. The style is very much that of the UK comics from the 80s. This is like the missing link of UK Marvel G1 art and a real blast for those of us who grew up on Furman's earliest TF epics.

Quite aside from any of that Simon will end up buying the original artwork for his comic art collection at the charity auction on the day, as I believe he has managed to do with just about all the original art produced for AA over the years, so this piece will be directly helping out some good causes as well.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396283)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 1st, 2012 @ 4:24pm CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:I really don't get the hate here guys. I think you need to look at this in context and see that it's a highly appropriate piece for a UK event. The piece is a reworking of the arrival scene at the end of the prologue strip that kicked off the Target: 2006 storyline in the UK Marvel comics. That was the first comic appearance of Galvatron, Cyclonus and Scourge and the art was based on their toy models, as far as I'm aware the only instance of the toy models being used in officially produced sequential art. The scene has been redone here representing the character models as they appeared from the following issue's Target: 2006, Part One going forward through the next couple of year's worth of UK stories and culminating in Time Wars. The style is very much that of the UK comics from the 80s. This is like the missing link of UK Marvel G1 art and a real blast for those of us who grew up on Furman's earliest TF epics.

Quite aside from any of that Simon will end up buying the original artwork for his comic art collection at the charity auction on the day, as I believe he has managed to do with just about all the original art produced for AA over the years, so this piece will be directly helping out some good causes as well.


My comment was a critique. I actually pointed out WHY it was bad. A piece of art should stand on its own merits, not rely on some written explanation to help prop it up.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396303)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 1st, 2012 @ 5:29pm CDT
originaldave77 wrote:A piece of art should stand on its own merits, not rely on some written explanation to help prop it up.


That has to be one of the most ridiculous sentiments I've ever come across. By it's very nature art is a subjective medium. All art relies entirely on the context in which it is presented for definition and has no intrinsic merits. A brick is a brick, but take it off the building site and put in in a gallery and you look at it differently. Now I'm not saying that I would read anything other than pretentious twaddle out of said brick in that environment, but that's me and my subjective view, for somebody else the brick's placement would be a statement. You've looked at this convention piece and given it a quick technical appraisal, I've looked at it and found context.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396309)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 1st, 2012 @ 5:51pm CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:
originaldave77 wrote:A piece of art should stand on its own merits, not rely on some written explanation to help prop it up.


That has to be one of the most ridiculous sentiments I've ever come across. By it's very nature art is a subjective medium. All art relies entirely on the context in which it is presented for definition and has no intrinsic merits. A brick is a brick, but take it off the building site and put in in a gallery and you look at it differently. Now I'm not saying that I would read anything other than pretentious twaddle out of said brick in that environment, but that's me and my subjective view, for somebody else the brick's placement would be a statement. You've looked at this convention piece and given it a quick technical appraisal, I've looked at it and found context.


Art IS subjective. And this one is a misfire. If the artist wanted to present it with context, he would've done so. Alas, it has to stand on its own, and it just plain fails as a work of art.

Your overreaction is completely ridiculous. You see good artists having to explain their work to salvage it? No because they actually make good work. They don't hope some guy on the internet will show up to defend their work and provide "context".

The art is bad, and if as much effort went into it as your juvenile diatribe then no one would criticize it.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396311)
Posted by waaaaghlord on July 1st, 2012 @ 5:59pm CDT
You're trolling an art major, and I really can't be bothered with it. After this post I won't be responding on the subject any further and if you push the issue I'll just go ahead and block your posts in future. The whole notion you propose of there being 'good' art or 'bad' art shows that I won't be able to sway you to a measured and evaluated appraisal in any instance.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396320)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 1st, 2012 @ 6:32pm CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:You're trolling an art major, and I really can't be bothered with it. After this post I won't be responding on the subject any further and if you push the issue I'll just go ahead and block your posts in future. The whole notion you propose of there being 'good' art or 'bad' art shows that I won't be able to sway you to a measured and evaluated appraisal in any instance.


I stand by my original critique 100%. You have a flawed outlook as to what constitutes "trolling". If you can dispense a lengthy argument, but don't like it when someone else does so in reply, then that is extremely self-serving. It's like only YOU can issue their 2 cents, how dare someone else does too!

I wouldn't tout being an Art Major as a defense for your argument, and especially this piece of art. You come off as elitist and entitled. The fact is, I never called you or your education into question, only your argument (what you call trolling).
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396321)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 1st, 2012 @ 6:36pm CDT
And if you block me that is an egregious abuse of mod powers. Give your head a shake.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396338)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 1st, 2012 @ 8:04pm CDT
horrible. why are they so gigantic? wtf?
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396393)
Posted by President-prime on July 2nd, 2012 @ 12:20am CDT
Sorry but the artwork is not very appealing. But that's just my opinion. Wouldn't know where to put it if it's given out for free. :(. Pretty sad!
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396405)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 2nd, 2012 @ 2:08am CDT
waaaaghlord wrote:You're trolling an art major, and I really can't be bothered with it. After this post I won't be responding on the subject any further and if you push the issue I'll just go ahead and block your posts in future. The whole notion you propose of there being 'good' art or 'bad' art shows that I won't be able to sway you to a measured and evaluated appraisal in any instance.


Majorly bogus mate. I have a JA original comic panel framed on my wall, because he is one of the best UK artists IMO. This piece of work, however, is not on a par with his early work at all. I'd imagine that it was rushed, and no amount of decent colouring is going to detract from the odd proportions used here. There's no need to start issuing threats to people because they have different opinions than you. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396406)
Posted by robotmel on July 2nd, 2012 @ 2:33am CDT
Banjo-Tron wrote: Majorly bogus mate. I have a JA original comic panel framed on my wall, because he is one of the best UK artists IMO. This piece of work, however, is not on a par with his early work at all. I'd imagine that it was rushed, and no amount of decent colouring is going to detract from the odd proportions used here. There's no need to start issuing threats to people because they have different opinions than you. :BANG_HEAD:

:APPLAUSE:
Well said.
I grew up collecting the original U.K. Transformers comic and still own the full collection which still holds a wealth of great art and writing.

Yes there are some rather dodgy takes on out favourite robots.
Jeff has produced some sweet art over the years, but this piece does seem to offer an odd perspective.
I have seen better art from non-professionals being offered via Transformers:Mosaic recently compared to this one piece.

I wonder if Simes @ Auto Assembly would popped for a different piece if offered more? :-?

The stick does seem to get wave quite often when an opinion differs from what this website offers...
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396436)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 2nd, 2012 @ 6:42am CDT
originaldave77 wrote:And if you block me that is an egregious abuse of mod powers. Give your head a shake.

He's not a mod, take a look at his name and then look at mine, members of staff have green names.
Blocking someone means putting someone on your "enemy list", by doing so you block the posts of this person from being displayed to you. So he can no longer see your posts from now on.

This is the image waaaaghlord was referring to:
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Image:Target_200 ... clonus.jpg

You can see how it homages it, and while I think the poster looks bad, just like 98% of all '80s to '90s TF comic art, I think it's a step up in terms of quality when looking at that Target 2006 image there.

He offered an explanation for why it looks as it does, one that makes sense, but I think another explanation would be that Jeff Anderson simply hasn't done a lot of TF artwork lately and thus well hasn't had a whole lot of practice.
Here's WIP stuff for this poster:
http://www.jeffandersonillustrator.co.u ... 04055.html
http://www.jeffandersonillustrator.co.u ... 04059.html

And man is it disappointing when you look at his other work.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396442)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 2nd, 2012 @ 7:13am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:He's not a mod, take a look at his name and then look at mine, members of staff have green names.
Blocking someone means putting someone on your "enemy list", by doing so you block the posts of this person from being displayed to you. So he can no longer see your posts from now on.

Thanks for the clarification, dude. Waaghlord, I didn't mean any offense. I was just hoping for an awesome A2 print which would compare favourably with Jeff's '80's work. Unfortunately, this does not, IMO. This is the panel I have at home, which is pretty much my favourite TF art.

Image

Anderson's 2000 AD stuff also rules.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396674)
Posted by Simes on July 3rd, 2012 @ 7:05am CDT
Here at Auto Assembly, we like to keep our finger on the pulse of the Transformers community and we have noticed that our recent announcement regarding our convention exclusive lithograph has caused quite a storm! So we thought we would come back to quickly dispel some fears that you may have about this exclusive and correct a couple of (understandable) misconceptions…

As many have pointed out, Marvel G1 artist Jeff Anderson has purposefully drawn the art the way he has to evoke the early Marvel comics run and we can’t thank him enough for his work and the same goes to colourist Kris Carter for his excellent use of colour. Whilst it’s clear that there are quite a few negative feelings toward the art – which we won’t hide from – there have been many positive messages posted on social media sites too. So, just like the Marvel art of old, the fan base is divided! If nothing more, it is nice to see the fan base so vocal and passionate about this issue – because we care and we are glad to see you care too.

Many have asked us about the choice of artist. For the record, we are very happy that an esteemed artist such as Jeff agreed to lend his time to this free giveaway piece for all of our attendees. He didn’t have to, and we are very grateful to him. As for whether another artist could have been approached – that is a difficult area for us; sadly, we are given to believe that Hasbro has restricted artists currently contracted to working for IDW Publishing from producing any work for unofficial events or fan organisations such as ours. As a result, another high profile artist had to abandon the project not too long ago after his involvement was sadly vetoed. We are therefore incredibly grateful to Jeff, who stepped in to help us in our hour of need.

Nevertheless, in spite of everything we say above, we don’t want our attendees to go home with a piece of art they are not entirely happy with. We value your opinion and it is extremely important to us that you have the best convention experience possible. Therefore, we have taken it upon ourselves to make the lithograph into a fully reversible piece! One side will contain the Jeff Anderson artwork and the reverse will contain another piece of artwork which we are hoping to announce in the coming week. This way, fans who are not entirely satisfied with Jeff’s reimagining of his Galvatron artwork from Target: 2006 can simply turn the litho over and have a second piece to display. And likewise, fans who are happy with this first piece of artwork still get to have it on their walls.

We hope this extra measure has gone some way to show that that we want to listen and take on board your comments and suggestions.

The Auto Assembly Team
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396679)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 3rd, 2012 @ 7:50am CDT
Wow, that is a great idea, and very accomodating of you guys. :BOWDOWN: JA is one of my favourite TF artists but 2 options will be awesome. Really looking forward to seeing the convention in all its glory :)
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1396774)
Posted by El Duque on July 3rd, 2012 @ 4:35pm CDT
Since 2009 more and more fans have been attending Auto Assembly in costume and since 2010 we have held a Cosplay Competition as part of the convention and we are continuing this once again for Auto Assembly 2012!

Last year we had some absolutely stunning entries including TWO G1 Optimus Primes, Drift, Shattered Glass Ravage and our winner, Beast Wars Blackarachnia. The competition will take place as part of our Saturday night programme and it's open to all our weekend attendees and will be judged by some of our guests. There's no limit to what your character can be as long as it is a Transformers or Transformers-related character and it is suitable for a family audience! Want to bring a fully transforming costume along? We'd love to see it!

You can find our more information about the competition in our video on youtube here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8erAFnzosk



There are prizes on offer for the top three costumes chosen by our judges and this year the competition is being sponsored by Big D's Toy Chest who will be providing some great prizes for the winners. The third prize winner will receive a signed Generations Perceptor toy. Second prize will be a signed G1 reissue Prowl and the first prize winner will receive a signed Tick and signed Transformers Animated Sentinel Prime figure!

Entry forms and rules are available to download from the website now!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - http://www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1397319)
Posted by El Duque on July 5th, 2012 @ 11:50am CDT
With over four weeks to go Auto Assembly 2012 is set to be a huge success once again. Since 2005 we have proudly held the attendance record for a European Transformers convention and today we have broken our previous record that we set in 2010! This sets a new landmark for us at the convention as we have only previously set new records or attendance figure milestones at the convention itself.

Bookings are still coming in at a fantastic rate as we are now in our traditional rush period and we have still yet to announce some of the late surprises that we have in store for you. We have some great competitions lined up, another guest to announce, some great announcements for those of you who have been with us for several years, an update on this year's convention exclusive litho and our other exclusives, more artwork from our comic, and much more besides!

Auto Assembly 2012 IS Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1397352)
Posted by gothsaurus on July 5th, 2012 @ 2:09pm CDT
Was there an ongoing thread reporting about the event? I actually wanted to follow along for this one.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1397360)
Posted by Simes on July 5th, 2012 @ 2:33pm CDT
We haven't finished yet with all the announcements about Auto Assembly 2012 and I know the mods / admins here are keeping all the news stories / discussions to this one thread to keep everything together.

We have a few surprises in store over the next couple of days though so keep an eye out...!
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1397569)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 6th, 2012 @ 6:34am CDT
Jagex To Support Auto Assembly 2012

Online MMO games developer Jagex are busy working frantically on their upcoming Transformers Universe MMO. Back in 2011, Jagex supported Auto Assembly by providing us with a great selection of freebies to give away to our attendees, some fantastic t-shirts which we gave away as competition prizes, and donated what is still our highest fundraising auction items ever.

We're proud to announce that Jagex will be supporting Auto Assembly again this year and, they’ll be bringing boxes of stuff exclusive to attendees of Auto Assembly 2012. They will be given away as prizes in various competitions during the convention and we will also be giving away some in a pre-registrant prize draw. To enter this, all you need to do is book your tickets for the convention IN ADVANCE and you'll be entered (as long as you don't have a Partner or Under 6 pass!).

Then just check your welcome pack on the day and if you have a lucky ticket in there, you've won!

Secondly Jagex will be donating something rather special for our charity auction... They will be providing us with a very special print of artwork from the Transformers Universe game signed by the development team! At Auto Assembly 2011, a similar print that was signed by SIXTY members of the team raised an astonishing £350 and we hope that this one will do the same and we want to thank Paul Mayer and Eddy Dew from Jagex for arranging this.

Finally, we will be giving away Transformers Universe art cards to our attendees as part of the goodie bags this year. Featuring one of two different designs, these have great CGI landscapes on them and are great collectibles from the game.

You can find out more about the game at www.transformersuniverse.com and about Jagex's other online MMOs including the highly-acclaimed RuneScape at their website at www.runescape.com

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1397989)
Posted by El Duque on July 7th, 2012 @ 9:02am CDT
Every year we produce a series of exclusive postcards for Auto Assembly and this year is no exception. We have now released previews of all of the artwork for this year's cards and you can find all of this as well as details of the artists involved over on the Auto Assembly website here:-

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/2012/07/ ... -previews/

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398027)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 7th, 2012 @ 11:09am CDT
Out of those, my favourites are the last two (the ones with Sentinel Prime)
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398161)
Posted by Anonymous on July 7th, 2012 @ 10:04pm CDT
Looks like Optimus is giving Bumblebee the ol' "Sandusky"... :DANCE:
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398168)
Posted by originaldave77 on July 7th, 2012 @ 11:02pm CDT
ikillbronies wrote:Looks like Optimus is giving Bumblebee the ol' "Sandusky"... :DANCE:


I agree 100%, glad someone pointed it out first. It looks like Optimus is in mid-thrust there, and Bee is grimacing with pain. A really, REALLY unfortunate composition. :shock:

That postcard is going to be a meme.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398305)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 8th, 2012 @ 3:59pm CDT
Here's a new update about this years Auto Assembly ad it's programme!
Transformers Movie Presentation and Q&A With Paul Eiding at Auto Assembly 2012

At Auto Assembly, for the last few years we've traditionally had a showing of the 1986 animated Transformers movie as part of the weekend programme at the convention. Fans have found that there has been nothing better than watching this classic film amongst a group of other fans but this year we're doing something very special...

On the Friday evening we will be holding a special presentation of the animated Transformers movie which will be preceeded by a short introduction by G1 voice actor Paul Eiding. Paul will then be joining us to watch the movie and he will then take to the stage for a short Q&A session afterwards to answer any questions that our attendees may have about the film and his work on it! This is a fantastic opportunity for our attendees to watch what is arguably the best of all of the Transformers movies alongside one of its cast members in the friendly relaxed atmosphere that only Auto Assembly can offer.

Remember that the Friday night programme is ONLY for those of you who have a weekend ticket for the convention so if you haven't already registered, book now to see this bonus Q&A Panel! If you have already booked but only have a one day pass, get in touch to find out how you can upgrade your tickets to be able to see all our Q&A Panels taking place over the weekend.

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398385)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 8th, 2012 @ 8:20pm CDT
Would it be wrong to get him to quote lines from Metal Gear Solid at a TF convention?
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398453)
Posted by Optimutt on July 9th, 2012 @ 1:06am CDT
Megatron Wolf wrote:Would it be wrong to get him to quote lines from Metal Gear Solid at a TF convention?


I might be wrong, but he'd probably appreciate the fact that his work outside of TF's is loved and known. It could be sincere flattery and certainly, I'd ask. Hell, I'd ask him to do uncle Max from Ben 10, too. :P

Though, without a doubt, I'd like to hear his Perceptor most.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1398470)
Posted by Simes on July 9th, 2012 @ 4:36am CDT
Paul is actually doing TWO Q&A Panels at the convention, this one on the Friday and a second on the Sunday. The idea behind this one which we have only just added to the programme is linking specifically into the movie as Paul will be doing a brief introduction as well and will then - as Gregg Berger did last year - watch it with us. His panel afterwards will focus on the movie itself.

His "main" Sunday Panel will be open to pretty much anything - his MGS work, any of his other TV or animation work... and I suppose Perceptor if people want to ask him that too! lol
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1401119)
Posted by El Duque on July 15th, 2012 @ 5:32pm CDT
Auto Assembly Kitbash / Customs Competition

Auto Assembly 2012 is less than three weeks away and after much anticipation we can now reveal all of the details for another exciting new feature at Auto Assembly 2012 - our new and improved Custom Competition.

This is an excellent chance for kit-bashers of all ages to show off their customising skills, whether repaints or scratch-builds, homages or new designs, all are welcome to partake in this competition.

The Competition is split into two sections: The advanced competition is Sponsored by Calloway Customs, who will be providing the very hard to find TFCC exclusive Runamuck figure as first prize for “Best Custom of the Show”, second and third place will be acknowledged with small prizes to be announced. The advanced competition is open to anyone over the age of 14.

We also have special prizes going for our “Future Custom Champion” winner, in the form of PRID Bumblebee toys for the top three child entries (under 13's only, must be child's own work, entrance form must be filled out by parent), with thanks to our sponsor Kapow Toys.

Customs must be registered Saturday morning at the Calloway Customs booth, these will be stored in a protective display cabinet for protection (space permitting). These will be judged throughout the day by our panel of star judges, with the winner announced Saturday evening, during the party in the King's Suite.

Auto Assembly 2012 IS Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team


Auto Assembly 2013 Tickets On Sale NOW

Yes, you read it right! While Auto Assembly 2012 is only a couple of weeks away we know that many of you like to plan ahead which is why we have decided to announce details of Auto Assembly 2013 and open bookings for next year’s convention NOW! It’s set to be another rip-roaring year and we’ve been waiting for months to be able to reveal the details to you about the convention and now we can tell you some of the great things we have in store…

Date And Venue

The convention will be taking place over the weekend of Friday 9th August to Sunday 11th August 2013 and will be held, once again at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham which is our new home for Auto Assembly. We already have the date set for Auto Assembly 2014 as well but we'll be announcing this shortly.

Special Guests

We have our two of our three guests of honour confirmed and the third is in the closing stages of discussions and all three will be announced at Auto Assembly 2012. We also have confirmed returning comic guests and at least one new international comic guest but all will be revealed soon...

Prices

Sadly, we have had to raise our ticket prices for Auto Assembly 2013 because a lot of our costs have risen considerably over the last couple of years and while we have tried to absorb as many of these as we could we have reached the point where this is no longer possible. As such, Adult weekend tickets will be £50, Youth and Elderly weekend passes will be £38 and Partner weekend passes will be £40. Accommodation in the Hilton will be £51.50 for a single or £62 for a twin or double room per night inclusive of breakfast!

Dealers Tables are also going to be slightly more expensive for 2013 but we believe that these also still represent fantastic value for money and these are available for just £120 each for the weekend and that includes two staff passes.

Special Offer

We know that a lot of you love to book early for Auto Assembly and we hope that Auto Assembly 2013 will be no exception. Because of this, we are giving you the chance to book your tickets for Auto Assembly 2013 at a discount rate for a limited period where will be FREEZING prices at the Auto Assembly 2012 rate! To take advantage of this offer, you will need to book your tickets by no later than 31st August 2012. This is a great way to guarantee your tickets for next year’s convention and know that all you have to do after that is sort out travel and spending money that you have an entire year to do!

Passes For Life / Tables For Life

We know that many of you have been coming to the convention for a long time now and we have built up a loyal following of attendees who regularly come to the event every year. Fans travel to the convention from all over the UK, across Europe and from all over the world for the weekend-long celebration of all things Transformers.

Now, we want to take the opportunity to reward some of our most loyal attendees. Many fans return to the convention year after year and have spent hundreds of pounds on their tickets to the event over the years and with the convention set to run on for many years to come, will continue to spend hundreds of pounds more on their registration fee alone. We have also seen Dealers who have been with us for almost as long as the convention has been running offering fans some fantastic bargains on all the latest and rarest Transformers toys and we want to offer many of you the opportunity to save an incredible amount of money and guarantee your place at Auto Assembly FOREVER…

We have now launched our Pass For Life and Dealers Table For Life to do just that. For a simple one-off payment, you will get guaranteed admission to Auto Assembly for as long as the convention continues to run. You will never have to worry about whether or not you have booked tickets or – if you are a dealer – whether you need to book tables. Your places will be secured automatically and the only costs you will need to be concerned about will be your travel, accommodation and spending money.

These extremely limited tickets protect you from the inevitable price rises that we will have to introduce in the future as our running costs for the convention increase over time and as the event increases in popularity and demand for tickets rise, places will be harder to book so you will never have to worry about whether or not you will be able to get into the convention!

Prices for these are all inclusive. Once you have purchased these tickets, you will never have to make another payment to Auto Assembly again unless you wish to purchase separate convention merchandise or bring other people to the convention with you. A Pass For Life for Auto Assembly is just £150! There are no concessions available on these because attendees will age over time and their status will change from Youth to a regular Adult Pass.

A Dealers Table For Life at Auto Assembly is £400. This is for one of our “standard” tables which comprises of three tables which are approximately 5' x 2' 6? in size. It also covers full weekend admission to the convention for up to two members of staff. Additional tables are available at the reduced cost of £300 each. Both types of Lifetime Passes are very limited and are proving incredibly popular. To order one of these, just download the Pass For Life Application Form now and return it as soon as possible.

So if you want to get your tickets NOW for the biggest Transformers event in Europe of 2013, then visit our Auto Assembly 2013 Bookings Page on the Auto Assembly website! If you want to order a Pass For Life or know more, you can download the form here:- http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/AA2012/A ... onForm.doc

If you haven't already booked for Auto Assembly 2012 there's still time before the ticket deadline and we still have plenty of announcements to make about the convention. If you haven’t already booked, you can order a Pass For Life NOW and you’ll be able to use this to get into this year’s convention as well so what better reason is there to order one?!

Auto Assembly 2012 IS Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - http://www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1402127)
Posted by El Duque on July 18th, 2012 @ 6:13pm CDT
It’s time to get your thinking caps on!!! Last year at Auto Assembly 2011 we introduced the first ever Transformers Eggheads to tremendous success. We are happy to announce that this year the premier Transformers game show will return and we are looking for contestants. A team of five lucky contestants will have the chance to pit their wits against a formidable team of Transformers creators including Nick Roche, James Roberts and Livio Ramondelli!

If you think you have what it takes then it couldn’t be simpler to enter. You must be at Auto Assembly 2012 on the afternoon of Sunday 5th August 2012 and simply answer the following question. Five people with the correct answer will be randomly drawn out of a hat to battle the evil forces of the creator-cons.

Question: Livio Ramondelli’s first official piece of work published by IDW was the front cover to which collection?

Please E-mail your answers with your full name and Auto Assembly 2012 ticket number to moonbase2cast@gmail.com. The closing date for entries will be Thursday 26th July 2012.

Competition Round-Up

The annual Fans Vs Guests Quiz isn't the only competition taking place this year at Auto Assembly 2012 and there's something going on this year for everyone and for attendees of all ages...

For the creative types out there, we have our Cosplay Competition which will take place on the Saturday evening (sponsored by Big D's Toy Chest) and our Kitbash / Customs Competition (sponsored by Calloways Customs) so we want to see the best that your imagination can come up with!

For video games enthusiasts, we will be running tournaments all weekend on the classic Beast Wars: Transmetals game on the Playstation and if you really think you're a hot games player, dare you take up the Mystery Of Convoy challenge on the Famicom? For something a little more relaxed, why not take on other attendees head-to-head in Transformers Connect 4?

That's not forgetting our free prize draws... for those of you who pre-register for the convention, we will be randomly inserting lucky tickets to win prizes including limited edition t-shirts from Transformers Universe developer Jagex and other mystery items! The big prize draw will come on Sunday afternoon though and this will only be open to pre-registrants who have a) booked a weekend ticket and who are b) present at the closing
ceremony on Sunday afternoon. The prize? Two weekend tickets to Auto Assembly 2013 PLUS three nights hotel accommodation in the Hilton!

So if you haven't already pre-registered for Auto Assembly 2012 there's still time before the ticket deadline of 1st August 2012 and we still have plenty of announcements to make about the convention. After 1st August, the only way you can attend the convention is to buy your tickets on the day itself but you won't get a personalised pass or be entered into any of our pre-convention prize draws!

Auto Assembly 2012 IS Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

However, if you can't make it to the convention this year don't forget that we still have our Non-Attendee Packs available, and tickets are now on sale for Auto Assembly 2013!

Hope to see you on 3rd - 5th August.

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1402437)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 19th, 2012 @ 6:04pm CDT
Livio Ramondelli Art Workshop At Auto Assembly 2012!

Auto Assembly has been known for running various free creative workshops at the convention over the years, including a number of art and writing workshops which have been run by professional Transformers comic artists and colourists including Lee Bradley, Kat Nicholson, Kris Carter, Liam Shalloo, Nick Roche and Simon Furman. Now, we are proud to add Autocracy - and the newly announced Monstrosity artist Livio Ramondelli to that list...

Livio Ramondelli will be hosting a special workshop where he will take attendees through the process he goes through when he creates the stunning artwork that has adorned countless IDW comic covers and the pages of Autocracy and Robots In Disguise. You'll get to see how his art goes from the original pencil sketch to a fully coloured image and Livio will be able to answer any questions you may have about his work during the session.

As with all our workshops, entry is included as part of the ticket price to the convention so if you want to be a part of this unique workshop, you won't want to miss out on being at the convention!

So if you haven't already pre-registered for Auto Assembly 2012 there's still time before the ticket deadline of 1st August 2012 and we still have plenty of announcements to make about the convention. After 1st August, the only way you can attend the convention is to buy your tickets on the day itself but you won't get a personalised pass or be entered into any of our pre-convention prize draws!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers present and information on all our other guests including voice actors Paul Eiding, Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you can't make it to the convention this year don't forget that we still have our Non-Attendee Packs available, and tickets are now on sale for Auto Assembly 2013!

Hope to see you on 3rd - 5th August.

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - http://www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1402607)
Posted by El Duque on July 20th, 2012 @ 7:56am CDT
We already mentioned recently that Jagex, developers of the forthcoming Transformers Universe online MMO game were supporting Auto Assembly 2012 by providing us with a few prizes to give away to some of our attendees this year but now we can bring you full details of this amazing competition and how you can be one of our winners...

Jagex are sending us a staggering one hundred limited edition Transformers Universe t-shirts for us to give away to Auto Assembly 2012 attendees and all you need to be in with a chance to win one of these t-shirts is to pre-register for the convention! As long as you have booked your tickets for the convention by Wednesday 1st August 2012 you will be entered into a FREE prize draw and we will draw 100 names at random. We will then insert prize claim tickets inside 100 attendee packs that you will pick up from our Registration Desk when you arrive at the convention. All you need to do to claim your t-shirt is then bring your winning ticket to the Control Desk at any point over the weekend from 9:30 am on Saturday morning until the convention ends at 6:00 pm on Sunday and you'll be handed your t-shirt.

Please check your packs very carefully as we can't be held responsible for any lost or unclaimed prize tickets and we will not be able to issue prizes after the event.

Rules

1. The competition is open to all pre-registrants of Auto Assembly 2012 including Dealers and those purchasing a Non-Attendee Pack apart from employees of Jagex or their immediate families.
2. Holders of Partner Passes or Under 6s are not eligible to enter the prize draw.
3. Entrants must have registered for Auto Assembly 2012 by Wednesday 1st August 2012
4. Prizes must be claimed by 6:00 pm on Sunday 5th August 2012
5. Neither Auto Assembly or Jagex will be held responsibility for lost, stolen or damaged claim tickets.
6. Choice of t-shirt size is subject to availability
7. No substitute prizes or cash alternatives will be offered
8. Prizes will not be posted out with the exception of those for Non-Attendees whose prizes will be automatically claimed on their behalf.

Good luck and see you all in two weeks time!

So if you haven't already pre-registered for Auto Assembly 2012 or bought a Non-Attendee Pack there's still time before the deadline of 1st August 2012 and we still have plenty of announcements to make about the convention. After 1st August, the only way you can attend the convention is to buy your tickets on the day itself but you won't get a personalised pass or be entered into this or any of our other pre-convention prize draws!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers present and information on all our other guests including voice actors Paul Eiding, Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you can't make it to the convention this year don't forget that tickets are now on sale for Auto Assembly 2013!

Hope to see you on 3rd - 5th August.

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1402612)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 20th, 2012 @ 8:17am CDT
This convention keeps getting better. I'm really impressed about how many new bits and pieces keep getting added. Hope I get a lucky ticket!
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1403014)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 21st, 2012 @ 6:02pm CDT
Auto Assembly 2012 Litho - Second Artwork Unveiled

As you all know, we recently unveiled the artwork for our convention exclusive litho for Auto Assembly 2012. Illustrated by Jeff Anderson and coloured by Kris Carter, the artwork was a re-imagining of Jeff's original final page from the first chapter of the classic Marvel UK comic story Target 2006 where Galvatron was first introduced into the comics.

Shortly after we revealed the artwork, we announced that there would be a second image on the reverse side of the litho and we're now able to bring you all the first look at this artwork...

http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/wp-conte ... review.jpg

This piece features three of the most notable characters portrayed by Auto Assembly 2012's guests of honour - G1 Prowl, TFA Sentinel Prime and G1 Perceptor - and has been illustrated by Ed Pirrie with colours by Liam Shalloo. However, we have one final surprise in store for all of you with the litho this year! When we were looking at both images, many of us here at the convention were torn over what side of the litho we would want to have on display and we knew that many of you would also feel the same way and some had expressed that concern on forums.

At the same time, we had made a late change to our printers for some of our published work this year and we were presented with a fantastic opportunity... so for Auto Assembly 2012 you are not getting one but TWO litho prints! Yes, that's right! Everyone receiving a goodie bag for Auto Assembly 2012 will receive both the Jeff Anderson / Kris Carter and the new Ed Pirrie / Liam Shalloo lithos! Each will be a glossy A2 print and will be part of a goodie bag you will never forget!

Not registered for the convention yet? Hurry while you can as you won't want to miss out on this great gift package! Don't forget that our Non-Attendee Package includes both lithos as well as all our other gifts!

So if you haven't already pre-registered for Auto Assembly 2012 or bought a Non-Attendee Pack there's still time before the deadline of 1st August 2012 and we still have plenty of announcements to make about the convention. After 1st August, the only way you can attend the convention is to buy your tickets on the day itself but you won't get a personalised pass or be entered into any of our pre-convention prize draws!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers present and information on all our other guests including voice actors Paul Eiding, Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you can't make it to the convention this year don't forget that tickets are now on sale for Auto Assembly 2013!

Hope to see you on 3rd - 5th August.

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1403649)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on July 24th, 2012 @ 2:17am CDT
That is really nice, it definately adds to the collectibility of the piece, good work!

Anyone wanting to get the Marlboor set, they may still have one gold pack left. I reserved the second-to-last one yesterday evening. It really does look like a great set, and they are a very limited run.
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1404410)
Posted by El Duque on July 26th, 2012 @ 10:20am CDT
As you all know, everyone who has a full pass for Auto Assembly 2012 this year will receive one of our now-traditional “Goodie Bags”. We have been producing these giveaway packages of free gifts to all of our attendees since 2003 as a token of our appreciation for attendees to thank them for coming along to the convention. We have always believed that there is nothing worse than going along to any convention and going home empty handed. Whether you go along and don’t find any toys that grab your attention or not, or whether money is tight and you are struggling to afford anything, at least you will know that you’ll go home with something.

We firmly believe that by doing this, we can ensure that even if our attendees can only afford their travel costs and tickets, they will have something that they can get signed by our guests and will have something to take home to remember the day / weekend and we think that 2012 is our best ever goodie bag. We’ve been talking recently about some of the things we have been producing for this year, but now we can reveal all of them to you…

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So what is there exactly? There are two A2 litho prints. One features G1 Galvatron and is a re-imagining of the final panel from the first chapter of the Marvel UK story Target 2006 and has been illustrated by Jeff Anderson with colours by Kris Carter. The second features characters played by our three guests of honour including Sentinel Prime, Prowl, Perceptor and many more and has been illustrated by our in-house artist Ed Pirrie with colours by Liam Shalloo.

Next we have our four latest postcards to our ongoing collection featuring artwork from Ed Pirrie, Kat Nicholson and Jeff Anderson plus an artcard from Jagex featuring concept art from their Transformers Universe game.

Moving away from artwork, we have two publications for everyone. First is the official convention magazine, The Cybertronian Times. This is our thirteenth issue this year, and it’s a full colour glossy A4 magazine with 40 pages packed with articles, features and comic strips as well as profiles on our guests. The we have a brand new title this year – Iacon Independent. This is our convention exclusive comic and is a 24 page A5 full colour comic full of original comic strips by a wide range of writers and artists. With stories covering G1, Beast Wars and Transformers Animated, there’s something here for everyone!

We do have a limited supply of extra bonus items and these are being inserted at random into the goodie bags that will be handed out at the convention but we’re not saying what they are and it could be anyone who will receive them! will be That’s not all though… if you have ordered our Non-Attendee Package, there are even MORE gifts including additional postcards and an audio CD! And you will also have an equal chance of getting these bonus random items that all our other attendees could end up getting so you could end up with as many as 17-20 items heading your way!

If you haven’t already booked up for the convention or ordered a Non-Attendee Pack, pre-registrations close in just SIX DAYS. After that time, you’ll still be able to come along and pay on the day but Non-Attendee Packs will no longer be available, and you won’t get a personalised pass if you want to attend the convention, nor will you be entered into any of our free prize draws (which are also open to Non-Attendees). If you’re not sure about attending or whether you can afford to come along and have enough money to cover your ticket, travel costs and have spending money left over if you can at least get your ticket and get to Birmingham, with this goodie bag you know you won’t go home empty handed and you’ll have something that you’ll be able to get signed by all our guests!

So what are you waiting for? There’s no better time to book your tickets while you can to be a part of Europe’s largest Transformers convention!

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe's largest EVER Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers present and information on all our other guests including voice actors Paul Eiding, Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you can't make it to the convention this year don't forget that tickets are now on sale for Auto Assembly 2013!

Hope to see you on 3rd - 5th August.

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
Auto Assembly Europe: http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Calloway Custom Designs - http://www.shapeways.com/shops/callowaycustomdesigns
Big Ds Toy Chest - http://www.bigdstoychest.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Kapow Toys - http://www.kapowtoys.co.uk
TF Source - http://www.tfsource.com
Robot Kingdom - http://www.robotkingdom.com
Transformers @ The Moon - http://www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - http://www.transformersanimated.com
TheTransformers.net - http://www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - http://www.titanbooks.com
3 Darths Comics - http://www.3darthscomics.co.uk
Science Fiction Collectables - http://www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store - http://www.bbts.com
Xyber Toys - http://www.xybertoys.com
Re: Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Comic Preview - Day 1 (1404457)
Posted by triKlops on July 26th, 2012 @ 11:51am CDT
they always do a good job with these bags from what i have seen in the past
thumbs up AA

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