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Monday, May 5th, 2014 2:22PM CDT

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The Official Transformers Collectors' Club just sent out an update on BotCon 2014 registration. They still hope to go live this week, however it will probably be sometime after Tuesday. Stay tuned.

Hello Everyone!

We are still shooting for registration to go live this week. It won't be today or Tuesday, so rest those refresh keys!

We have loaded on the Information page a Package Matrix to help everyone make sure they are ordering the correct package. Check it out.

In the meantime, to make sure you have not forgotten your log in or password, please go to TransformersClub.com/shop and log in. If it works there, it will work with the registration system. You can also retrieve your password at the store site.

Also please use the email link at BotCon.com if you have any questions, and make sure you read the FAQs before we start registration!

See you in Pasadena!

Brian


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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571480)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 5th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571499)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP


Gonna be more next year. It's been going up every year.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571505)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 5th, 2014 @ 3:37pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP


Gonna be more next year. It's been going up every year.


How much was it last year? I remember 2012 I believe it was $325 for non-attendee? Correct me if I'm wrong.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571519)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on May 5th, 2014 @ 4:02pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP


Gonna be more next year. It's been going up every year.


How much was it last year? I remember 2012 I believe it was $325 for non-attendee? Correct me if I'm wrong.


Lemme check the brochures in the archives...

2012: $340
2013: $365

Club member prices no less. Here's a doozy for ya:

2006: $249
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571525)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 5th, 2014 @ 4:17pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP


Gonna be more next year. It's been going up every year.


How much was it last year? I remember 2012 I believe it was $325 for non-attendee? Correct me if I'm wrong.


Lemme check the brochures in the archives...

2012: $340
2013: $365

Club member prices no less. Here's a doozy for ya:

2006: $249



Ahh $340 sounds about right. and $20ish shipping I believe.
The price increase this year maybe from the "TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios." that this Years non-attendee package maybe helping to subsidize. We'll know for sure if next year's prices goes down or stay the sameish.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571527)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 5th, 2014 @ 4:24pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Still think that $395 for the non-attendee package is absurd. >:oP


Gonna be more next year. It's been going up every year.


How much was it last year? I remember 2012 I believe it was $325 for non-attendee? Correct me if I'm wrong.


Lemme check the brochures in the archives...

2012: $340
2013: $365

Club member prices no less. Here's a doozy for ya:

2006: $249



Ahh $340 sounds about right. and $20ish shipping I believe.
The price increase this year maybe from the "TRANSFORMERS FAN EXPERIENCE at Universal Studios." that this Years non-attendee package maybe helping to subsidize. We'll know for sure if next year's prices goes down or stay the sameish.


Not the first time it jumped about $30. It was $315 in 2011.

Then again, 2012 had 6 figures in it.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571556)
Posted by Mkall on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
My body is ready.

My wallet is not.

My body doesn't care.

Bring it.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571557)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 5th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
Mkall wrote:My body is ready.

My wallet is not.

My body doesn't care.

Bring it.


Lemme know how the exhilaration feels. :(
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571564)
Posted by Rated X on May 5th, 2014 @ 8:09pm CDT
Might be cheaper to buy the box set on ebay...
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571589)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 5th, 2014 @ 11:12pm CDT
After Tuesday sounds fine to me. The closer to Thursday, the better for me.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571688)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 6th, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Comic preview pics for Devcon and Ginrai!!!

https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/463670614016790528
And here is a quick little pic of Devcon pic.twitter.com/ZgZem2TIHN

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https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/463670700494974977
And another shot of Ginrai pic.twitter.com/FavKDje4Fp

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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571722)
Posted by Va'al on May 6th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has spotted a couple of tweets from the official BotCon Twitter account, showing some very brief comic appearances for this year's exclusives: Devcon and Fire Guts Ginrai. Check out the two images below!

And here is a quick little pic of Devcon


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And another shot of Ginrai pic.twitter.com/FavKDje4Fp


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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571777)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 6th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
Bring on the Registration, I'm ready!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571782)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:Bring on the Registration, I'm ready!


You mean we're ready! :twisted:
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571788)
Posted by #Sideways# on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
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(I'm not actually going, but I'm ready to see more of these figures, at least!)
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571793)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Midnight_Fox wrote:Bring on the Registration, I'm ready!


You mean we're ready! :twisted:


I do, in fact!
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571796)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on May 6th, 2014 @ 4:50pm CDT
Somebody must sell these toys on Ebay because I need Devcon! :KREMZEEK:
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571828)
Posted by shajaki on May 6th, 2014 @ 7:04pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Might be cheaper to buy the box set on ebay...
thats what im banking on.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571841)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 6th, 2014 @ 8:02pm CDT
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:Might be cheaper to buy the box set on ebay...
thats what im banking on.


I doubt it. This seems like it's going to be one of the desirable sets thanks to Scorponok, Devcon, and Ginrai(who's a lot more popular than I expected). Probably Games of Deception popular($700 or so on eBay) more than Shattered Glass popular($1000+), though.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571857)
Posted by Henry921 on May 6th, 2014 @ 10:12pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:
shajaki wrote:
Rated X wrote:Might be cheaper to buy the box set on ebay...
thats what im banking on.


I doubt it. This seems like it's going to be one of the desirable sets thanks to Scorponok, Devcon, and Ginrai(who's a lot more popular than I expected). Probably Games of Deception popular($700 or so on eBay) more than Shattered Glass popular($1000+), though.


Scorponok alone will probably sell for half the cost of the set.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1571939)
Posted by ScottyP on May 7th, 2014 @ 9:54am CDT
Yeah, buying Cannonball will be cheap. Ferak will be semi-cheap but don't forget the minicon/micron factor. The other three will destroy your wallet if you wait for secondary.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572310)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
Looks like tomorrow:

https://www.facebook.com/BotConOfficial ... n=timeline


Anyone remember what time it usually gets posted?
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572311)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:28pm CDT
Hello Everyone!

We are still shooting for registration to go live this week. It won't be today so rest those refresh keys!

Please make sure you read the FAQs before we start registration!

See you in Pasadena!

Brian


Why the F*CK do they keep sending me this email? who the F*Ck is sitting there hitting refresh? they must think very little of Tranformers fans and think we must have nothing better to do. get real
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572312)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:Why the F*CK do they keep sending me this email? who the F*Ck is sitting there hitting refresh?
David Willis?

No really, there is a race to get into the Customization Classes since those sell out quick.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572313)
Posted by ScottyP on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:35pm CDT
Yeah, gotta jump on it right away to get into the tours and such as well. And with only 250 bagged sets this year, going to have to jump in quick to get any of those as well. I'm hoping it goes smoothly.

I've also gotta say, while it still isn't as good as "It will go live this day at this time", the fact that they're communicating this at all this time around is a huge improvement. Used to just come out of the blue.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572315)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
mooncake623 wrote:Why the F*CK do they keep sending me this email? who the F*Ck is sitting there hitting refresh?
David Willis?

No really, there is a race to get into the Customization Classes since those sell out quick.


well that explains that. excuse the ignorance. continue as you were.

ScottyP wrote:Yeah, gotta jump on it right away to get into the tours and such as well. And with only 250 bagged sets this year, going to have to jump in quick to get any of those as well. I'm hoping it goes smoothly.


Aren't they selling the bag sets at the cons too?
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572318)
Posted by ScottyP on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:44pm CDT
mooncake623 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Yeah, gotta jump on it right away to get into the tours and such as well. And with only 250 bagged sets this year, going to have to jump in quick to get any of those as well. I'm hoping it goes smoothly.


Aren't they selling the bag sets at the cons too?


Only if they don't sell out beforehand. I think they're gonna sell out beforehand this time.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572321)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:51pm CDT
Also, there's fewer non-attendee sets, so I'm stalking to absolutely makes sure the Rod and I get ours. There's a lot of people looking to grab the non-attendee package from what it looks like.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572322)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 8th, 2014 @ 2:54pm CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:Also, there's fewer non-attendee sets, so I'm stalking to absolutely makes sure the Rod and I get ours. There's a lot of people looking to grab the non-attendee package from what it looks like.


How many non-attendee sets will there be?
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572334)
Posted by ScottyP on May 8th, 2014 @ 3:59pm CDT
^ No numbers released for it, but I don't imagine it'll be super tough to get. Lots of folks gambling that the price will be less on ebay later on (I do not think that's a good idea).
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572338)
Posted by mooncake623 on May 8th, 2014 @ 4:13pm CDT
Pretty sure those who are waiting are just shy from what happened last year.

I'll tell you what though since I'm not going to botcon I'll probably wait till the hype dies down to get the souvenir sets.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572483)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 9th, 2014 @ 7:24am CDT
Midnight_Fox wrote:Also, there's fewer non-attendee sets, so I'm stalking to absolutely makes sure the Rod and I get ours. There's a lot of people looking to grab the non-attendee package from what it looks like.


Yes, please do. I am really looking forward to that Ginrai, it's looking more and more bad ass every time I look at it. Ferak and Tornado are cool, too. Also, I wonder how hard it will be to get a hold of that Tidal Wave, if indeed that's who will be in the troop-building 3-pack.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572511)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 9th, 2014 @ 8:50am CDT
I pray every day for a Nightracer from Animated Arcee this year.

And that she won't be too expensive on the secondary market.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572541)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572543)
Posted by Va'al on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:03am CDT
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a BotCon related update! Take a look below if you will at the lovely 2014 Pirates vs. Knights Box Art, courtesy of the excellent Robby Musso, and featuring Cannonball, Ferak, Devcon, Fire Guts Ginrai and Scorponok with the Headmaster Olin Zarak!

BotCon 2014 arrives in Pasadena on June 19th, but we have a look at the AMAZING box art for this year's convention box set for you today! Registration for BotCon is about to begin so be sure to visit http://www.botcon.com for all the details!


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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572546)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:07am CDT
Box art fit for an anniversary, right there. =P~
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572548)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:10am CDT
Diggin' it.

Also, RIP to the UT era Transformers logo, looks like even on Botcon sets we're movin' on to the new one.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572550)
Posted by Va'al on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:16am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Diggin' it.

Also, RIP to the UT era Transformers logo, looks like even on Botcon sets we're movin' on to the new one.


Is it not all to align with official Hasbro products..? For convenience, I mean.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572556)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:25am CDT
Va'al wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Diggin' it.

Also, RIP to the UT era Transformers logo, looks like even on Botcon sets we're movin' on to the new one.


Is it not all to align with official Hasbro products..? For convenience, I mean.


Yep, it makes sense. I just dug that old-ish one.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572558)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:28am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Va'al wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Diggin' it.

Also, RIP to the UT era Transformers logo, looks like even on Botcon sets we're movin' on to the new one.


Is it not all to align with official Hasbro products..? For convenience, I mean.


Yep, it makes sense. I just dug that old-ish one.


Same. I really liked the old design. It was a good'un.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572567)
Posted by triKlops on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:49am CDT
Looks great; hopefully registration goes up soon and I can get my package purchase completed.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572571)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on May 9th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
Looks really cool. I'd like a peek inside to see how the figures are arranged. I'm guessing the 4 smaller 1s in vehicle mode while Scorponok is in 'bot mode. (And Fox, better be on your game! :twisted: )
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572579)
Posted by Rated X on May 9th, 2014 @ 11:15am CDT
They should have put a bottle of rum....
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572592)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/464806287633838082
We are gonna show you a close up here to really drive home how detailed this art is... All courtesy of Robby Musso! pic.twitter.com/Dmh8vco9j9

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https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/464807633678266368
The time he put in to this? Just wow. Can't WAIT for fans to get this item! #BotCon2014 #PVK http://www.botcon.com pic.twitter.com/h322FTpIee

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Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572602)
Posted by necr0blivion on May 9th, 2014 @ 12:50pm CDT
Beautiful, now put up that order! = )
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572615)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 9th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CDT
I like it.

I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set. Get rid of the silly theme and made up faction symbols. I'm very thankful Scorponok & Devcon were made that way.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572616)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 9th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set.
They can't do that. They destroyed the Classicsverse. These are Wings Universe toys.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572618)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 9th, 2014 @ 1:49pm CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:I like it.

I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set. Get rid of the silly theme and made up faction symbols. I'm very thankful Scorponok & Devcon were made that way.


You do know that the Star Seeker symbol is already on the Thundertron RID Prime figure, right?

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Only the Knights emblem is new.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572619)
Posted by ScottyP on May 9th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
Doctor McGrath wrote:I like it.

I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set. Get rid of the silly theme and made up faction symbols. I'm very thankful Scorponok & Devcon were made that way.


I'm cool with Cannonball's symbol. I can get over Ginrai's, it's whatever, but yeah I'd have rather it just have been an Autobot symbol.
Re: BotCon 2014 Registration Update: Expected To Go Live Later This Week (1572624)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on May 9th, 2014 @ 2:05pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Doctor McGrath wrote:I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set.
They can't do that. They destroyed the Classicsverse. These are Wings Universe toys.


I'm not interested in their fiction either. I've tried, just can't get into it.
Midnight_Fox wrote:
Doctor McGrath wrote:I like it.

I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set. Get rid of the silly theme and made up faction symbols. I'm very thankful Scorponok & Devcon were made that way.


You do know that the Star Seeker symbol is already on the Thundertron RID Prime figure, right?

Image

Only the Knights emblem is new.


Yes, I do.


ScottyP wrote:
Doctor McGrath wrote:I like it.

I'd like it even more if they would have just marketed this set as a classics set. Get rid of the silly theme and made up faction symbols. I'm very thankful Scorponok & Devcon were made that way.


I'm cool with Cannonball's symbol. I can get over Ginrai's, it's whatever, but yeah I'd have rather it just have been an Autobot symbol.


Yeah, i see your point. Cannonball works for sure. I'd be more ok with Ginrai if the symbol on the wind-vane wasn't so big. I get they were going for the shield look but man is it huge. I'd been more accepting of the knight symbols on his shoulder & a regular bot logo on the "shield." Then it could be more of like a cop's badge or a Rodimus star instead of him screaming, "hey!!! I'm a knight, see!" Haha.

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