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Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest

Transformers News: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011 4:03PM CDT

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 23,054

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Hi everyone,

In light of the recent, saddening news coming from various cities around the UK, the Auto Assembly Committee has been flooded with questions, as you might imagine. Our response has been purposefully delayed and carefully considered - we are sure you will understand that we are faced with a unique situation and we wanted to take the opportunity to consider every possible eventuality.

To anybody who doesn’t know, there have been reports of isolated pockets of civil unrest in Birmingham. West Midlands Police have confirmed they will have a very large Police presence on the streets tonight to ensure that they continue to calm the situation. Like everybody in the UK right now, we are thankful for the great job that the Officers are doing at present in such difficult circumstances.

Nevertheless, we are pleased to announce that as things stand, Auto Assembly 2011 will go ahead as planned... and friends...it is going to rock! As the song goes, “Nothing’s gonna stand in our way, not tonight!”

Now, we are keeping a constant eye on the news and on official Police press releases so, if this situation changes we promise we will make an announcement the second we find out. But rest assured, we have no intentions whatsoever of cancelling Europe’s biggest and best Transformers convention unless we are presented with absolutely no alternative. The show, as they say, must go on!

However - it is of the utmost importance that all our convention goers please bear a few things in mind to ensure that we all have a fantastic and most importantly, a safe convention this weekend.

1. Auto Assembly 2011 is still ON
2. Allow extra travelling time to and from the convention
3. Don't go out of the hotel alone. Try to stay in groups for safety.
4. Don't go out of the hotel after dark on your own
5. Keep valuables safe at all times
6. Be vigilant
7. Please look out for each other and be safe.

As we say, if for any reason the situation changes we will inform you as soon as we can, but at present Auto Assembly 2011 is ON!!!! We just need to take extra care in looking after each other this year Transformers fans.

Finally, remember that for those of you arriving in Birmingham one or two days early, you can pick up your passes on Thursday afternoon between 2:00 and 4:00 pm which will make your admission to the convention Much easier. Trish and Simon will be in the hotel bar on the second floor to do this but you must contact us in advance to let us know.

Anyway, we're looking forward to seeing you all in a few days.

The Auto Assembly Team

Auto Assembly 2011 - 12th - 14th August 2011.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England

web - www.autoassembly.org.uk
forum - http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Youtube - www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter - www.twitter.com/auto_assembly

Auto Assembly is sponsored by:

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
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Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1274089)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 10th, 2011 @ 3:40am CDT
Hi everyone,

Naturally, we know that many of you are still concerned about events in Birmingham but we wanted to reassure you about what is happening and keep you up to date about what we are doing to ensure the convention continues as smoothly as possible.

First, some of you may have heard that coaches to Birmingham have been cancelled. As far as we have heard, Digbeth Coach Station has been temporarily closed but coaches are being diverted to Edgbaston which is approximately 1 miles outside of the city centre so this will just be a short taxi ride to the convention hotel. As there are still a few days to the convention, we believe that there is still time for the station to re-open.

Secondly, while there were still incidents last night, they were significantly reduced following the increased police presence in the city centre. Last night over 500 police officers were in the centre and did a fantastic job containing the violence and disruptions and keeping this to a minimum.

For those of you coming to the convention this weekend, don't forget that we have an active Event Page on Facebook that you can join:- http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=141185125921522 . We are leaving to head off to the convention at noon today but we will still be posting updates throughout the day on Facebook and leading right up to the convention and other attendees will post details of travel share plans and general discussions of incidents that they may find out in relation to the convention. To allay any concerns that you may have regarding part of the content of the convention this year, both David Kaye and David Wise are already in the UK and Gregg Berger is leaving the US today to arrive tomorrow morning so all our guests of honour will be in the UK by tomorrow morning!

Just remember guys... "Nothing's going to stand in our way!". We're very close to setting a NEW European attendance record and with YOUR help, we are determined to make this the BEST convention we have ever held!

People are already looking at making car share or travel share plans, arrangements to travel to hotels together or in groups for those not staying in the convention hotel so we are making every effort to cover ever eventuality this year.

Simon Plumbe
Committee Head, Auto Assembly

Auto Assembly 2011 - 12th - 14th August 2011.
The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England

web - http://www.autoassembly.org.uk
forum - http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly

Auto Assembly is sponsored by:

Toyz and Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Transformers @ The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk
TransformersAnimated.com - www.transformersanimated.com
Science Fiction Collectables - www.sf-collectables.co.uk
The Transformers.net - www.thetransformers.net
Titan Books - www.titanbooks.com
Big Bad Toy Store - www.bbts.com
Full Metal Hero - www.fullmetalhero.com
3 Darths Comics - www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan - www.hlj.com
Robot Kingdom - www.robotkingdom.com
Xyber Toys - www.xybertoys.com
Moonbase 2 Podcast - http://moonbase2.libsyn.com
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1274114)
Posted by Crosshairs on August 10th, 2011 @ 4:48am CDT
Thanks for relaying this news to us, i couldnt find the statement on their website. I'll try to convince my dad to still take me along to AA 2011, perhaps not for too long though, he was worried about the violence so its good to know that it is being contained. RIP 3 hit-and-run victims :( :CON:
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1274433)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on August 10th, 2011 @ 5:59pm CDT
Blasted chavs! They need to burn.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1274703)
Posted by Rated X on August 11th, 2011 @ 10:27am CDT
I havent had time to catch CNN. Exactly what are these people rioting for ??? Isnt Euorpe supposed to be among the most civil places in the world ???
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1274766)
Posted by Dead Metal on August 11th, 2011 @ 1:41pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I havent had time to catch CNN. Exactly what are these people rioting for ??? Isnt Euorpe supposed to be among the most civil places in the world ???

Some idiot ran around with a gun in London (a city that had too much experience with terrorists and weapons) and pointed it at people and the police, so the police shot him.
Now the stupid kids held a demonstration to "protest against the evil police" and started rioting, and then used it as an excuse to go looting and destroying stuff and lives. But it's mostly about the looting and destroying.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1276184)
Posted by El Duque on August 14th, 2011 @ 2:29am CDT
Auto Assembly has confirmed it's first two special guest for 2012, voice actors Michel Bell and Townsend Coleman. Bell voiced many popular Generation 1 characters that include Prowl, Swoop, and Bombshell. Coleman was the voice of Transformers Animated's Sentinel Prime as well as the Tick. It looks like 2012 is already shaping up to be another great year for Europe's premiere Transformers Convention.

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Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1317779)
Posted by El Duque on November 29th, 2011 @ 10:47am CST
It's that time of year again when all the shopkeepers are rubbing their hands with glee... sorry, we mean everyone is celebrating and getting ready for the festive season. We're all joining in with the Christmas spirit here at Auto Assembly as we bring you The 12 Days Of Christmas...!

Throughout December, we'll be bringing you a series of announcements connected to Auto Assembly. We're not going to reveal what they are right now but some will be new exclusive videos on our Youtube Channel, others will feature guest announcements, and there will even be some stuff from Auto Assembly Europe as well.

You can see the trailer video on our Youtube Channel here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-CiEnioiIA and look our for the first announcement on 1st December!



Don't forget that you can book your tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 and will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel which is located near Birmingham International Airport, Birmingham, England. As always, the convention will have our usual mix of dealers, guests, workshops, videos, displays, competitions and much more. Our first two confirmed voice actors are Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman who are joining our already growing list of guests and it's already shaping up to be a great convention!

If you are interested in attending next year as a dealer, or are interested in sponsoring the convention in any way, please email us at contact@autoassembly.org.uk

Also, if you haven't already seen it, our new Transformers fanzine CT Alpha was launched recently and you can download the FREE copy of Issue 0 from its website at http://www.ct-alpha.com Each issue is packed with fiction, comic strips, articles and is released as a digital download. The first "proper" issue is due for release soon with single issue, three issue and six issue subscriptions available starting from just £1.25 for a single copy with proceeds going to the convention.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: http://www.autoassembly.org.uk / http://www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / http://www.ct-alpha.com
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

Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1320117)
Posted by El Duque on December 6th, 2011 @ 7:53am CST
Today is the first day of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas campaign that we will be running between now and the 24th of December where we will be making loads of announcements about next year's convention and bringing you plenty of great new videos for our Youtube Channel, and to celebrate the release of the first of these announcements later today, we're proud to be able to bring you a special pre-Christmas sale on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012...

That's right, for the first time ever, we're joining in with the festive spirit started by our friends at Savcon with their Black Friday sale, and offering our full weekend Adult tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 at the specially reduced price of £35 - a massive saving of £10 off the normal price but this is for a limited time only! To take advantage of this great saving of over 20% you must book your tickets online and before midnight on Christmas Eve!

If you've never been to Auto Assembly before, this may well be the perfect incentive for you to make the decision to come and join us! With everything that we have planned for the convention taking place in the Summer of 2012, we know that it's going to be our biggest and best ever convention and with our move to our new venue - the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel - we have the capacity to offer you all much more than ever!

The ticket price will include full access to the convention all weekend including the Saturday night programme, all of the workshops, a copy of our convention magazine, a convention exclusive comic, and a goodie bag packed with free gifts! Not sure if you can afford to make it to the convention? Well, Auto Assembly isn't as expensive as you might think...

Not only are the ticket prices reduced for this limited period, but hotel rates for Auto Assembly 2012 are at the lowest ever! Despite the Hilton being a stunning four-star hotel, the convention rate for bedrooms are just £50 a night for a single and £60 for a twin or double inclusive of breakfast! The hotel has 700 parking spaces in it's own on-site car park for those of you travelling by car and is on the site on Birmingham International rail station and if you book train tickets in advance you can make great savings on your rail journey!

For those of you travelling from outside of the UK, the convention hotel is located adjacent to Birmingham International Airport and if you are travelling to any other airport in the UK, there are fantastic rail links to Birmingham so you are only a short train ride away! As Auto Assembly is taking place in August, we're deep into the school holidays making it easier for families to attend, and for those of you planning a holiday, we're running at the same time as the 2012 Summer Olympics so you can join in the Olympic atmosphere while you're with us!

We already have a great line-up of guests including voice actors Michael Bell and Townsend Coleman, and a range of comic talent including Simon Furman and James Roberts and we'll be announcing at least three more guests (including our third voice actor) during December!

To book your tickets or to find out more, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you are interested in attending next year as a dealer, or are interested in sponsoring the convention in any way, please email us at autoassembly@aol.com

We hope to see you all in August...

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: www.autoassembly.org.uk/forum
Email: contact@autoassembly.org.uk
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1320287)
Posted by El Duque on December 6th, 2011 @ 9:24pm CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day 1

It's Day One of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas! We've released our first announcement video for the festive season on our Youtube Channel and you can find it here:-



Stay tuned for our next announcement tomorrow!

For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

The Auto Assembly Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk / www.transformersvideogames.co.uk / www.ct-alpha.com
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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1320653)
Posted by El Duque on December 7th, 2011 @ 6:19pm CST
Auto Assembly Europe 2012 to be held in Malmo, Sweden in November of next year:




Here's Day Two of Auto Assembly's "Twelve Days Of Christmas"! Here's the first of our news announcements as part of our series of twelve videos for December, but we're not telling you what it is - you'll just have to watch it for yourselves and find out! Day Three will be released on 9th December so remember to come back to the channel to see it and don't forget to take advantage of our special Christmas sale on Auto Assembly 2012 tickets...

To find out more about the convention or to book for Auto Assembly 2012, visit http://www.autoassembly.org.uk or visit us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly or email us at contact@autoassembly.org.uk

One final thing... because of abusive posts in the past, we have had to set all of our videos to require pre-approval for comments so if yours doesn't appear straight away, don't worry - it's just that we need to check them first so please don't re-submit them!
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1320775)
Posted by PatriciaHoward on December 8th, 2011 @ 2:04am CST
Pretty interesting about the update for Auto Assembly. Meanwhile, I read from here http://www.cardealexpert.com/make/Toyota/ that a bi-national free trade agreement could spell United States automotive jobs. According to the Detroit Free Press, the brand new Toyota Camry will be shipped to South Korea beginning this January. This is the first non-U.S. Export of the Camry is going to happen. The rising yen and the increasing need to see South Korea satisfy its end of the deal after strong United States sales of Korean-made Kia and Hyundai Motors motivated the decision.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1320985)
Posted by El Duque on December 8th, 2011 @ 6:10pm CST
Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas campaign is already well underway with several announcements and videos under our belts but we have barely scratched the surface with what is to come for the rest of December...

Not only have we released our first two videos including Mark Ryan's special Q&A Panel from Auto Assembly 2011 and the first news about Auto Assembly Europe 2012, but we also announced our Christmas Sale on Adult Weekend tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 which has seen prices slashed by a massive 20% for those of you booking tickets online by midnight on 24th December but there's more to come...

It's not just attendees who can save money though as we're now pleased to announce a special Christmas offer for Dealers as well! If you want to attend Auto Assembly 2012 as a dealer and you book and pay for your tables by 24th December 2011, then we will give you a FREE full page advert in our new digital fanzine, CT Alpha! Our normal rates for advertising is £25 for a page or £20 per page when 2 pages or more are booked together. To see a copy of the magazine, ivist the website at www.ct-alpha.com to download a FREE copy of Issue Zero.

But what about all of our dealers who have already booked tables? Well, this offer is being extended to them as well so they will be contacted and offered a complimentary advert as well in an upcoming issue of CT Alpha!

More instalments of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas are on the way soon including more exclusive convention footage, at least FOUR guest announcements and a few more surprises so don't forget to keep checking all the major forums and websites for all the latest news and developments!

If you've already bought tickets for Auto Assembly 2012, or can't make it next year, why not buy one as a late Christmas present for a friend? if you email us when you book the ticket, we can arrange for the booking confirmation to be sent to someone else, with a special personalised message from you! If you haven't bought your own ticket yet, there's still time to take advantage of our discount offer!

Auto Assembly 2012 is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel, Birmingham, England. To book your tickets or to find out more, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

If you are interested in attending next year as a dealer, or are interested in sponsoring the convention in any way, please email us at contact@autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August...

The Auto Assembly Team

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

Auto Assembly is sponsored by

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1321329)
Posted by El Duque on December 9th, 2011 @ 7:01pm CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Three

Here's Day Three of Auto Assembly's "Twelve Days Of Christmas"! This time we have a treat for all of you... it's the long awaited Script Reading from Auto Assembly 2011! Written for the convention exclusively by Simon Furman and performed by David Kaye, Gregg Berger, Nick Roche and some of our attendees, it's a hilarious story but don't take our word for it. It's presented here uncut for all of you to enjoy! Day Four will be released on 10th December so remember to come back to the channel to see it and don't forget to take advantage of our special Christmas sale on Auto Assembly 2012 tickets and our offer for Dealers...

To find out more about the convention or to book for Auto Assembly 2012, visit http://www.autoassembly.org.uk or visit us on twitter at http://www.twitter.com/auto_assembly or email us at contact@autoassembly.org.uk



Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1321960)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 11th, 2011 @ 8:16am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Five - One Wild Thing

Day Four of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and we're bringing you the first of our guest announcements for December... everyone is excited about IDW's Regeneration One comic coming in 2012 and as a convention no-one is more excited than us so we're pleased to present part of the creative team behind it...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 13th December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

The Auto Assembly Team
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1322707)
Posted by El Duque on December 13th, 2011 @ 7:07am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Six - Six Dealers Selling

Day Six of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and we're able to bring you our first news update on all of the dealers who will be attending Auto Assembly 2012... It's certainly not the full list though so check the website on a regular basis to see exactly who will be trading at the event!



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 14th December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1323162)
Posted by El Duque on December 14th, 2011 @ 11:21am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Seven - One Inker Inking

Day Seven of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and we're able to bring you another guest update. We're not going to say who, but it's someone who will be contributing to one of the biggest Transformers events of 2012...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 16th December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1323163)
Posted by El Duque on December 14th, 2011 @ 11:21am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Seven - One Inker Inking

Day Seven of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and we're able to bring you another guest update. We're not going to say who, but it's someone who will be contributing to one of the biggest Transformers events of 2012...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 16th December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1324002)
Posted by El Duque on December 16th, 2011 @ 10:26am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Eight - 81 United

Day Eight of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and we're able to bring you another guest update. This time it's great news for all you comic fans, especially if you're looking forward - like all of us - to the release of Regeneration One next year...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 18th December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1325281)
Posted by El Duque on December 20th, 2011 @ 9:24am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Nine - Hordes Of Fans Cosplaying

Day Nine of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here, and this time we're back to bringing you convention footage and once again we turn the clock back a few months to Auto Assembly 2011... Yes, it'the Cosplay Competition from our Saturday Evening Programme so sit back and enjoy this year's fantastic display of costumes...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 21st December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1326126)
Posted by El Duque on December 22nd, 2011 @ 3:40pm CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Ten - A Goodie Bag From Sweden

Day Ten of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas brings you our second update of the holiday season from Auto Assembly Europe. Many of you weren't able to join us for Auto Assembly Europe 2011 that took place in Uppsala, Sweden back in November, but you've still got a chance to be a part of the convention with our Non-Attendee Package and you can find out all the details, along with what's included here...



Stay tuned for our next video being released on 23rd December 2011...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1326301)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on December 23rd, 2011 @ 6:53am CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Eleven - A Brand New Fanzine

Day Eleven of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here and we're proud to announce the launch of a new product from Auto Assembly just in time for the festive season! Following the successful release of the free issue zero back in September, Issue One of our new fazine, CT Alpha is now available from the website at http://www.ct-alpha.com where you can also still download the free preview issue!

We've got a great special launch offer on the price and you can find out all the details, and more information on the new magazine here...



Stay tuned for our final festive video being released on Christmas Eve where we will be announcing our third voice actor for Auto Assembly 2012...

Don't forget, our special Christmas sale is still running on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price as long as you order online by 24th December and our special offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit http://www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1326463)
Posted by El Duque on December 23rd, 2011 @ 6:03pm CST
Auto Assembly's 12 Days Of Christmas - Day Twelve - A Third Guest Of Honour

Day Twelve of Auto Assembly's Twelve Days Of Christmas is here and it's the one you've been waiting for... our third guest of honour. We're not going to say anything else, we'll just leave it to them to say it for themselves...



As an extra Christmas present to all of you, our special Christmas sale on tickets for Auto Assembly 2012 where you can get adult weekend passes for just £35, saving over 20% on the normal price is being EXTENDED until 31st December 2011 so there has never been a better time to book your tickets for the convention, and the same extension also applies for our previous offer for Dealers! For more details on Auto Assembly or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

Have a great Christmas and have a Happy New Year!

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1335177)
Posted by El Duque on January 18th, 2012 @ 7:48am CST
Auto Assembly is going Twitter crazy this week and letting itself open to all manner of weird and wonderful questions about this year's convention when we are holding a live Q&A Panel on our Twitter page where you'll be able to ask the organisers ANY question you like about this year's convention!

If you want to know more about the events we have planned this year, want to know about our guests or just have any general questions about the convention itself, just pop along and subscribe to our Twitter page for all the latest updates on the convention over at www.twitter.com/auto_assembly and post your question (and don't forget to mention us in your tweet!). One of our team will be monitoring the tweets throughout the day and will reply as soon as possible and we'll be as honest as possible and we promise to reply to EVERYONE!

The Q&A Panel will be taking place on Friday, 20th January 2012 from 9:00 am GMT so pop over to Twitter at any time and join us!

For more information on this year's convention, taking place at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk where you can book your tickets now. For all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe taking place in Sweden later in the year, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1336000)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 20th, 2012 @ 6:32am CST
If you’re looking for ways to help us promote this year’s convention then now you can as we’re proud to announce the release of this year’s poster for Auto Assembly 2012! The artwork has been produced for us by our in-house artist Ed Pirrie and you can download it below. Please feel free to print it off and distribute it to any sci-fi stores or comic shops near where you live, post it on any websites or forums that you visit, share it on facebook, Twitter or anywhere else that you think people may be interested!

We’ll also be releasing this shortly as a double-sided flyer with additional information about the convention on the rear and if you want copies of this to distribute, please get in touch with us at contact@autoassembly.org.uk with your name, address, where you’ll be able to get them distributed and – most importantly – how many flyers you want and we’ll get them sent out as soon as we get them printed. We’re hoping to get these distributed to stores all over the UK and sent out by all of our dealers who will be attending the convention this year, as well as handed out at as many events as possible between now and August so if you can help, please let us know.

Anyway, feel free to download the file below. Just click on the picture below for the full size image.

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


Image
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1361547)
Posted by El Duque on March 23rd, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
Auto Assembly is proud to announce that we are once again going to be joined by fan favourite, artist and writer Nick Roche. Nick will be joining us at the convention for the fourth successive year and will be taking part in panels, signing autographs and sketching for fans all weekend and will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about his work.

Nick will be joining his Wreckers co-conspirator James Roberts for a special IDW Panel that we will be holding on the Sunday but we are sure that there will be a few other events that he will be involved with during the weekend...

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 in Birmingham, England or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1363906)
Posted by El Duque on March 30th, 2012 @ 7:57am CDT
Hot on the heels of announcing the return of Nick Roche to Auto Assembly, we are proud to announce another comic guest for Auto Assembly 2012...

We will be joined by comic artist Jeff Anderson who will be known to Transformers fans for his extensive work on the Marvel UK comics. Fans have asked us for several years to bring Jeff to Auto Assembly and he will be making his debut at the convention this year.

In addition to Transformers, he has also worked on Death’s Head, Knights of Pendragon, Mys-tech Wars, the graphic novels The Shadow's Edge and The Cutting Edge and an adaptation of The Bible. For more information on Jeff and his work, please visit his website at: http://www.jeffandersonillustrator.co.uk/

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 in Birmingham, England or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk and for all the latest news on Auto Assembly Europe, visit www.autoassemblyeurope.eu

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

Toyz And Gamez - www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1363914)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on March 30th, 2012 @ 8:33am CDT
Damn! Wish I could make it. Looks like a great lineup.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1387379)
Posted by El Duque on June 6th, 2012 @ 10:35am CDT
Eight Weeks Until Auto Assembly 2012

It's hard to believe that we are now just eight weeks away from Auto Assembly 2012, Europe's Largest Transformers Convention. It feels as if Auto Assembly 2011 has barely been behind us, but with the convention nearly upon us we wanted to give everyone a reminder that the convention is fast approaching and that tickets are selling faster than ever this year and that we are on target for a total sell out!

We're now entering our "rush period" for ticket sales - the time of the year where we traditionally sell over 50% of our tickets for Auto Assembly - so if you haven't already booked up, now is the time so you don't miss out. If you still haven't made up your mind, check out the website for all of the details about this year's event or watch the first part of our recap video on our youtube channel here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nign7-lENd0



and you can see our current trailer video here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PWy4HPlZT80



With seventeen guests, our biggest ever line-up of dealers, a massive new four-star venue, great free gifts for attendees including a magazine, lithograph and comic, what more could you ask for?

Auto Assembly 2012 is located in Birmingham in the centre of the UK so it's easy to get to from all parts of the country. If you are travelling from anywhere in Europe, there are affordable flights from most of Europe to Birmingham International Airport (which is on the same site as the convention hotel) and for those of you who are travelling from further afield, flights to the UK are a lot more affordable than you might think...

Registration for the full weekend (which includes access to EVERY part of the convention including all our workshops, panels and free autographs with no additional charges) is just £45 for adults and hotel accommodation is just £50 a night for a single room or £60 for a twin or double making the convention affordable for everyone!

We'll be bringing you a lot more updates over the next few weeks as the convention draws closer including great news about our displays, dealers, the cosplay competition and we'll be announcing the return of our Non-Attendee Package for those of you who can't make it. We may even be bringing you some news about Auto Assembly 2013...

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, 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

Toyz And Gamez - http://www.toyzandgamez.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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388052)
Posted by El Duque on June 8th, 2012 @ 2:46pm CDT
Auto Assembly 2012 Kitbash Workshop Details Released

We have had a kitbash workshop at Auto Assembly for the last few years but as we are moving the convention to a new home for 2012, we wanted to do something special this year and bring all of you a brand new, improved workshop as part of Europe's Largest Transformers Convention so we've teamed up with Calloway Customs to do something brand new which we think you'll all love...

This “Blue Peter” style presentation will last approximately one hour, and will focus on how to change a stock Hasbro toy into a different character, using all the tools and tricks of the trade available. Discussing paint removal, disassembly and cleaning, spray / paint preparation and application, wheel removal, head replacement, decal application and much more.

Presented by Nick Calloway, the designer behind the popular Calloway Customs Shapeway store, and Botcon award winner Sid Beckett. This workshop will be backed up by a full “how to...” bullet-point refresher guide on the Auto Assembly website and a video of the presentation so you can follow along at home.

“We wanted to do something similar to the custom workshops other conventions offer,” said Nick Calloway, “without the practical difficulties of sixty people fighting over two soldering irons, against the clock. In this workshop you will learn all the skills you need so you can attempt a true custom in the comfort of your own home at your own pace.”

The limited edition convention exclusive upgrade kits themselves will be available to purchase at the convention and will be available to pre-order shortly from Calloway Custom Designs exclusively for convention attendees!

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, 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
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 Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388054)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 8th, 2012 @ 3:12pm CDT
Malbor Wheeljack?
Awesome! Bet it's going to be super expensive though.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388058)
Posted by Prime Evil on June 8th, 2012 @ 3:29pm CDT
We will be able to get the head from Calloway's shapeway store. I've been waiting over at TFW for the official head reveal. What I would love to get the decals, but I figure as long as I get that new head, I should be able to paint something close to Marlboro Wheeljack.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388101)
Posted by Street-Convoy S0S on June 8th, 2012 @ 7:47pm CDT
wear can i see images of the kit-bash wheel-jack shown in the thumbnail? looks cool.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388104)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 8th, 2012 @ 7:56pm CDT
Would anyone be up for helping a friend overseas in the USA who can't make it? I was already planning this kitbash. Drop me a PM if you might be up for it. I'd gladly pay for the kit plus a finders fee :-)
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388107)
Posted by AnimeFreak505 on June 8th, 2012 @ 8:11pm CDT
This was done by Charles AKA ChaChi Power AKA Rocket Punch Army I think it was much better except for the head http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XItBM0PoFKQ
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388127)
Posted by Rated X on June 8th, 2012 @ 9:40pm CDT
Im not sure why anyone believes you need anything other than a sticker set to make a Malboro Wheeljack ? Reprolabels doesnt want to touch it because they actually think minors buy their products. (seriously) Can somebody just mass produce the damn set already ???
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388167)
Posted by JaffleMaker on June 9th, 2012 @ 1:20am CDT
Marlboro looks smokin'! ;)
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388172)
Posted by robotmel on June 9th, 2012 @ 3:07am CDT
Street-Convoy S0S wrote:wear can i see images of the kit-bash wheel-jack shown in the thumbnail? looks cool.

Marlboorkitbashingseminar02.jpg

Marlboorkitbashingseminar04.jpg

Marlboorkitbashingseminar03.jpg
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388175)
Posted by Poyguimogul on June 9th, 2012 @ 3:32am CDT
Where I have I seen this before... :DANCE:

Image

(sans alternate head)..
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388393)
Posted by Flashwave on June 9th, 2012 @ 10:04pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Im not sure why anyone believes you need anything other than a sticker set to make a Malboro Wheeljack ? Reprolabels doesnt want to touch it because they actually think minors buy their products. (seriously) Can somebody just mass produce the damn set already ???

Hello, my name is Flashwave. I'm a minor. And I'm pretty sure Repro would have to pay to use the Marlboro logo of they printed it mass market. I can't print off and sell decals of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Train for pennies either, and Hasbro can't sell an obvious Volkswagon Beetle without asking VW.

print them yourself then. Any good Hobby Shop will carry wet-transfer decal paper.
  • Buy the paper you need that matches your printer and project, (Lasser or inkjet, white backed decal paper (encouraged for lighter color ink on dark backgfrounds or clear decal film (good for dark colors on pre-painted LIGHT backgrounds)
  • a solution called "Solvaset" by Walthers (my preference),
  • and a rattle can or airbrush bottle if your airbrushing your TFs or "Glosscoat" and "Dullcoat.
  • measure the space your decalling in MS Word and build your decal logo out of Text boxes and the shape tools.
  • Copy and trim the Marlboro logo from the Internet,
  • line 'em up on your paper,
  • print it,
  • let the ink dry,
  • take the decal paper outside and seal it in Glosscoat, being liberal with the GLosscoat but not so drowning that the Glossocat itself washes off the ink)
  • Allow to dry
  • Seal the TF parts that are being Decalled in Glosscoat
  • Allow to dry.
  • take the decal paper outside and seal it in Glosscoat (I'm serious about this. Wet transfer decals involve water. If the water is allowed to find the printer ink, it will smear and or wash off. You want this puppy bullet proof)
  • Allow to dry
  • Cut out decal, getting as close to the image as you can.
  • place in clean warm water for 20-30 seconds. You want the Decal to be alble to slide off the paper.
  • Remove from water, be sure to keep your own fingers wetter than the TF
  • Place Decal image off-set from where you want it and lightly slide the decal partially onto the TF. (If you have clumsy fingers, a Q-tip is encouraged. I prefer using my fingers though.)
  • Pull Decal paper gently out from under the Decal, keeping the end of the decal on the TF held down. Don't push too hard though, or the decal will stick to your thumb and not the TF
  • Dab paper towl around the decal to absorb water.
  • When Decal is dry, apply Solvaset until the decal film disappears. (You're melting it into the Glosscoat beneath) If air bubbles form, apply more Solvaset and carefully poke with an X-acto)
  • Allow to dry
  • Seal the decal to the TF by spraying with Dullocat
  • Allow to dry
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388459)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 10th, 2012 @ 7:55am CDT
Flashwave wrote:
Rated X wrote:Im not sure why anyone believes you need anything other than a sticker set to make a Malboro Wheeljack ? Reprolabels doesnt want to touch it because they actually think minors buy their products. (seriously) Can somebody just mass produce the damn set already ???

Hello, my name is Flashwave. I'm a minor. And I'm pretty sure Repro would have to pay to use the Marlboro logo of they printed it mass market. I can't print off and sell decals of the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus Train for pennies either, and Hasbro can't sell an obvious Volkswagon Beetle without asking VW.


They also print Decepticon and Autobot symbols, as well as KOs of Hasbro, Bandai etc. copyrighted material, so I don't think they care about using Marlboro trademarks.

A while ago I asked them if they would make a Marlboro Wheeljack set, using "Kup's Cygars" instead of Marlboro, the reply I got pretty much stated that they don't want to make anything along the lines of Marlboro Wheeljack.

Also Rated X, the reason why a sticker set isn't enough to make a Marlboro Wheeljack is this:

The original Marlboro Wheeljack had a different head and I think a different spoiler.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388777)
Posted by Kibble on June 11th, 2012 @ 10:00am CDT
This looks so awesome. I hope they offer the kit needed to do this available to those that can't attend.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388796)
Posted by Simes on June 11th, 2012 @ 11:00am CDT
Not in the UK? Not attending Auto Assembly 2012? Want the upgrade kit...?

Watch this space. All will be revealed sooner than you think!! :)
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1388815)
Posted by Kibble on June 11th, 2012 @ 12:55pm CDT
Since my last request seems to be coming to fruition, may as well try see if I can go on a roll...

I sure hope they make this available to those that can't attend for a nice, reasonable price!

;)
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389052)
Posted by Simes on June 12th, 2012 @ 3:51am CDT
We've got the pricing worked out and I'm just sorting out the shipping cost for the Non-Attendee Package as a whole as it will ship in two parts (because of some of the content so it doesn't get damaged) and I have several different shipping rates to work out at the moment.

In the past we had problems with our Non-Attendee Packages with delays in getting them put together / shipped so we're making sure that all the content will be ready to go within 24 hours of the convention ending (although they will probably ship a few days later as I'll need a few days to recover!) but we also lost money on international packs because we undercharged for shipping and we don't want that to happen again.

In the next few hours we'll have all the details of how to order Marlboor and the Non-Attendee Packs online as I'm in the process of doing this and writing the secure PayPal code for the website and making sure that it all works properly.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389120)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 12th, 2012 @ 9:37am CDT
Sincere thanks! Very excited... and props on a great idea, and well executed head sculpt and final piece!
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389122)
Posted by Simes on June 12th, 2012 @ 9:49am CDT
The code has caused me a few headaches - spent most of the day writing, and re-writing it(!) to get it working 100% and up to our normal code standards that we've used for our booking system for the last 8 years. There's a slight layout issue that I'm not 100% happy with but given a choice of accepting that or delaying things by a day or so until I found out what was causing it (which wasn't showing up in the code at all), I'll be releasing everything shortly as it's fully functional with no errors in the system and as it's using PayPal it's secure.

Just waiting on one or two other things but it should all be ready in the next 30 - 60 minutes people! :)
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389124)
Posted by gothsaurus on June 12th, 2012 @ 9:54am CDT
Don't worry... Transformer fans are really forgiving and understanding when it comes to crashing registrations and compromised security data. Rahahah.

Seriously, thanks for all the hard work and care you put into it! :-D
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389208)
Posted by El Duque on June 12th, 2012 @ 2:34pm CDT
Auto Assembly 2012 Unveils Non-Attendee Package

With fans from all over the world preparing to gather in Birmingham, England for Auto Assembly 2012 in August, there are many of you out there who have said to us that you would have loved to have attended the convention this year but for one reason or another are unable to make it but still want to be involved. Since last week's announcement of our convention exclusive add-on kit for Generations Wheeljack as part of our Kitbash Workshop being run by Calloway Customs, even more of you want to be a part of the convention and have asked if we were considering doing a Non-Attendee Package this year... well your calls have been answered!

We are proud to bring all of you details of the Auto Assembly 2012 Non-Attendee Package! We have been working on details of this for the last couple of months to try to offer you all a slice of Auto Assembly if you weren't able to make it to the event. We wanted to make sure that we could offer you value for money but we wanted to get all the details sorted before we made any annnoucements!

Before we continue, we know that some of you may have ordered Non-Attendee Packages from us in the past and may have experienced problems with shipping. We have looked into the difficulties that we have encountered and we have put systems into place to prevent these from happening again. The last few years we greatly underestimated shipping costs for packs being sent outside of the UK which meant that we struggled after the convention to cover costs until we sold tickets for the following year. Also, we included original sketches from our artist guests, but these didn't arrive with us until several months after the convention causing considerable delays.

This year, we are not including sketches so Packs will be ready to ship immediately after the convention. We have also weighed an approximate pack before setting the prices so we can make realistic charges for all of the packs that we can offer to all of you meaning that they can be shipped as soon as they are ready.

Packs will be £40 for the UK, £45 for EU residents and £50 for the rest of the world but that is inclusive of all shipping costs (airmail for outside of the UK) and this comprises of TWO mailings and your first package will be sent before the convention!
So what do you receive for that? The Pack will contain all of the items from our Auto Assembly 2012 Goodie Bag but with a few added twists, plus some extra items:-

* Auto Assembly 2012 A2 litho print by Marvel UK artist Jeff Anderson
* Auto Assembly 2012 Exclusive Comic
* The Cybertronian Times Issue 13 Convention Magazine SIGNED by our guests
* A PERSONALISED Auto Assembly 2012 Pass and Lanyard
* A set of Auto Assembly 2012 Convention Exclusive Postcards
* Jagex Transformers Universe Art Card
* Entry into the Auto Assembly 2012 Prize Draw (exclusive to Weekend Ticket Holders and Non-Attendees with a first prize worth almost £300)
* A set of the Auto Assembly 2011 Convention Exclusive Postcards
* A copy of the Auto Assembly theme song "Transform" CD single (this is only available in the Non-Attendee Pack)
* The chance to purchase the convention exclusive Marlboor add-on kit

Plus other additional surprise items if these can be arranged. The 2011 postcards will not be given away to any other Auto Assembly 2012 attendees.

Yes, we mentioned the CONVENTION EXCLUSIVE KITBASH WORKSHOP MARLBOOR ADD-ON KIT!! There are four different versions of this kit that Calloway Customs are producing for Auto Assembly 2012. One of them is exclusive to convention attendees (which includes a Generations Wheeljack toy), but the other three can be ordered at the same time as your Non-Attendee Pack with prices from just £15 so if you can't make it to the convention, you can still play a part in the workshop as the ENTIRE workshop will be filmed and uploaded to our Youtube Channel for FREE viewing after the convention!

You can buy the Non-Attendee Pack on our website NOW at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk and you can order the limited edition Kitbash sets at the same time. If you are already attending the convention, you will be sent details of how to get these separately.

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk


Auto Assembly 2012 / Calloways Customs and Kapow Toys Open Pre-Orders For Exclusive Kitbash Add-On Pack

As we have already announced, we have an exciting new Kitbash Workshop this year at Auto Assembly 2012 being brought to you in collaboration with Calloways Customs. We have already told you about the workshop itself that is taking place at Europe's largest Transformers convention, but now we can tell you about the Convention Exclusive Add-On and how YOU can get it...

For the first time at Auto Assembly, a new and exciting add-on kit to convert a readily available Hasbro figure into a new character for your “Classics” Transformers collection.

From the fan favourite Shapeways store that bought you the essential “Punch / Counterpunch” add-on kit, and the UK toy store that serves all your Transformers needs, comes an all new add-on kit for 2012.

Tying in to the free Auto Assembly Kitbash Seminar - where you can learn how to convert your toys into all new characters – comes a new kit that includes add-ons to help you make a perfect rendition of cult favourite; “Red” Wheeljack.*

Sold at three different levels in very limited stock, all of which include the brand new and unique exclusive ultra-frosted detail Shapeways head which is HAND PAINTED.

Gold Pack – Base figure (Generations Wheeljack – never released in the UK), exclusive head, uncut sticker set. Strictly limited to 30 sets produced. £35

Silver Pack – Exclusive head, uncut sticker set. Strictly limited to 30 sets produced. £25

Bronze Pack – Exclusive head. Limited to 40 sets. £20

Basic Pack – Unpainted Exclusive Head. Limited to initial orders. £15

The Gold and Silver Sets are the best value, and orders are strictly limited to:

Gold OR Silver OR Bronze – 1 per Customer

Basic Pack – 2 per customer

In order to make sure as many people get these as possible, you can only order either a Gold, Silver or Bronze package, as well as up to two basic packages, but you cannot more than one of either of the coloured packages.

Gold packs are ONLY available to physical attendees who are at Auto Assembly 2012.

These packs will only ever be available for the 2012 convention, and this will be the only place the head will EVER be available; it will NEVER be available on the Shapeways Store. Stock is strictly first come, first served and limited to attendees and non attendee pack holders only and Pre-sales for this are live NOW!

Existing ticket holders will need to email beckettsid@hotmail.com and request GOLD, SILVER, BRONZE or BASIC along with quantities, and we'll send you a PayPal invoice. You will need to provide your Auto Assembly 2012 ticket number with your order. Items can only be collected from Auto Assembly in person on the 4th or 5th August 2012.

Non-attendees need to select and order the packs they want when ordering their non-attendee packages from http://www.autoassembly.org.uk but hurry while stock last. If you haven't already registered for the convention and want to take part in the workshop, book now to avoid disappointment!

In order to complete your figure, you will need to be semi-proficient at customising and you will need paint, tools and skill, as demonstrated in the kitbash seminar. Auto Assembly, Kapow Toys and Calloway Customs accept no responsibility if you damage or fail to complete your kitbash, and we offer the service of the Kitbash Seminar and follow-up online resources including the video of the workshop that will be released after the convention merely as a guide to assist you, with no guarantees as to the end result.

For more details on Auto Assembly 2012 which is taking place over the weekend of 3rd - 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel or to book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, visit the website at http://www.autoassembly.org.uk

Hope to see you there!

The Auto Assembly Team

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Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389218)
Posted by UltraPrimal on June 12th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
While I'd love to get that head and sticker set to customize my own Wheeljack, I cannot justify £50 for the international non-attendee and then another £25 for the head and stickers, which in total equates to about $120CAD.
Re: Auto Assembly Statement Regarding Birmingham Unrest (1389230)
Posted by waaaaghlord on June 12th, 2012 @ 3:14pm CDT
I hope there are some gold or silver packages left when I get paid on Friday. While there was the shared exclusive notReflector set last year this is still the closest that we've come to a proper UK con exclusive so far. Hopefully this will be a big success for AA and help demonstrate the demand a Hasbro originated exclusive in future years.

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