BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts

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Friday, April 4th, 2014 2:07PM CDT

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Building up on yesterday's big, exciting reveal of Pirates vs. Knights Scorponok, BotCon revealed on their Twitter that famed Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye writer James Roberts will be joining David Kaye, Susan Blu, Jack Angel, and others at BotCon 2014!

Joining us at BotCon 2014 is the writer behind what has quickly become one of the most celebrated ongoing Transformers comic series of all-time, IDW Publishing’s Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye. With that, we are thrilled to announce that British writer James Roberts will be our guest this year in Pasadena. He will be on hand all weekend for autographs, panels and hanging with fans from around the world! You won’t want to miss this rare opporutunity to meet James and to discuss his amazing work which has brought a new level of excitement to Transformers comic fiction!


Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.
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Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562712)
Posted by synapse on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:16pm CDT
All Hail Megatron was NOT written by Roberts or Roche.



(And it's no surprise)



Please fix that ;)
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562713)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 4th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
synapse wrote:All Hail Megatron was NOT written by Roberts or Roche.

(And it's no surprise)

Please fix that ;)


Gah, my bad. That's what happens when you go to TFWiki for additional information on an individual you don't know much of. :oops:
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562723)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Yeah, the Cybertron Menasor mold has had the unfortunate honor of being officially disliked by the company who made it (Hasbro) and is likely to never see the light of day again.
I'd never heard of this. Is it deemed too expensive to produce profitably, like Prime Breakdown?
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562729)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 4th, 2014 @ 3:44pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.


But LSoTW sucked... :-(
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562736)
Posted by Flux Convoy on April 4th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
I was already happy with the figures we were getting. I mean Devcon? That's cool stuff! Scorponok? With an actual, honest to Primus, Headmaster?! That is possibly the best figure they've come up with in their ten years. I say that as a huge fan of what they do. I am anxious to see what else we've got coming.
:BOT:
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562763)
Posted by TFStopMotions123 on April 4th, 2014 @ 6:15pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.


But LSoTW sucked... :-(


...... thats sarcasm right....?
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562794)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on April 4th, 2014 @ 9:57pm CDT
I kind of wish Transformers stories today were actually about them TRANSFORMING. I am not a fan of going through three issues not seeing Transformers TRANSFORM.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562807)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 4th, 2014 @ 10:40pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.


But LSoTW sucked... :-(

Why do you say that?!
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562829)
Posted by 1984forever on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:02am CDT
BOTCON HAS REACHED A NEW LOW
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562830)
Posted by Henry921 on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:22am CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.


But LSoTW sucked... :-(

Why do you say that?!


Not everyone loved LSoTW. Not everyone cares for Roberts' writing styles.

The majority opinion is not the same as truth.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562846)
Posted by Banjo-Tron on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:44am CDT
OMIGODOMIGODOMIGOD! I need this. Buying this on eBay is gonna murder my bank account though...
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562865)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on April 5th, 2014 @ 7:34am CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:Mr. Roberts is also known for helping Nick Rouche cowrite popular comic series Last Stand of the Wreckers.


But LSoTW sucked... :-(

Why do you say that?!


Not everyone loved LSoTW. Not everyone cares for Roberts' writing styles.


It's not even Roberts himself. I haven't read enough of his stuff to make a judgment on him. I just didn't like Last Stand of the Wreckers. The story didn't have enough going on. Other than Overlord getting FUBARed, I don't even remember anything else about it. Though it's been a while. I just know I saw the TPB at a book store for $14.99 and passed on it. It wasn't worth that.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562939)
Posted by 1984forever on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
I'll be in Pasadena with a bag full of tomatoes and a good throwing arm. IDW has destroyed Transformers and turned their comic into a toy store circular full of rejects that REAL Transformers fans let SHELFWARM back in the '80s! Bring back Dreamwave! Free Pat Lee and lock up Michael Bay! Put iconic characters back on the shelves so the G1 fans who made your products great can buy them for their children! Put remakes of real cartoon shows like Sunbow Transformers and G.I.Joe on the air! And stop catering to the fringe element of the fandom who have MTMTE on their coffee tables!
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562945)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
84forever wrote:BOTCON HAS REACHED A NEW LOW

I'll be in Pasadena with tomatoes and a good throwing arm.

So...they actually give you something like a G1 COLORED SCORPONOK, who happens to have a G1 CARTOON ACCURATE HEADMASTER HEAD, from G1, and you hate it? Jesus H. Mary and Joseph born in a manger read the Bible Christ, dude. Get a life.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562946)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
84forever wrote:BOTCON HAS REACHED A NEW LOW

I'll be in Pasadena with tomatoes and a good throwing arm.

So...they actually give you something like a G1 COLORED SCORPONOK, who happens to have a G1 CARTOON ACCURATE HEADMASTER HEAD, from G1, and you hate it? Jesus H. Mary and Joseph born in a manger read the Bible Christ, dude. Get a life.
It's not the Scorponok announcement he hates. It's the James Roberts announcement, as he sees Roberts has having childed his rapehood worse than movies have.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562948)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:55pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:Jesus H. Mary and Joseph born in a manger read the Bible Christ, dude.


I admit, that got me rolling. The crap you come up with, man... :lol:
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562949)
Posted by shajaki on April 5th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
84forever wrote:I'll be in Pasadena with a bag full of tomatoes and a good throwing arm. IDW has destroyed Transformers and turned their comic into a toy store circular full of rejects that REAL Transformers fans let SHELFWARM back in the '80s! Bring back Dreamwave! Free Pat Lee and lock up Michael Bay! Put iconic characters back on the shelves so the G1 fans who made your products great can buy them for their children! Put remakes of real cartoon shows like Sunbow Transformers and G.I.Joe on the air! And stop catering to the fringe element of the fandom who have MTMTE on their coffee tables!

destroyed? just dont read them then. go back to your time capsule/bubble and ignore new things.

btw, whats your deffinition of a REAL transformers fan? collecting only primes megatrons and bumblebees? that gets old pretty fast.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562950)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:01pm CDT
shajaki wrote:btw, whats your deffinition of a REAL transformers fan? collecting only primes megatrons and bumblebees? that gets old pretty fast.
It's in his name. Fans of 1984 stuff and nothing else. The ultimate, orthodox Geenwunners.
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562956)
Posted by 1984forever on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:17pm CDT
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
84forever wrote:BOTCON HAS REACHED A NEW LOW

I'll be in Pasadena with tomatoes and a good throwing arm.

So...they actually give you something like a G1 COLORED SCORPONOK, who happens to have a G1 CARTOON ACCURATE HEADMASTER HEAD, from G1, and you hate it? Jesus H. Mary and Joseph born in a manger read the Bible Christ, dude. Get a life.

WOW. A Botcon offering only Satan can love. If this squat, gimmicky, pre-school piece of plastic scrap was in the original 1984 line up there would be no Transformers today!

BRING BACK REAL TFs NOW!
Re: BotCon 2014 Special Guest Revealed: James Roberts (1562957)
Posted by Mindmaster on April 5th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
84forever wrote:
Nemesis Maximo wrote:
84forever wrote:BOTCON HAS REACHED A NEW LOW

I'll be in Pasadena with tomatoes and a good throwing arm.

So...they actually give you something like a G1 COLORED SCORPONOK, who happens to have a G1 CARTOON ACCURATE HEADMASTER HEAD, from G1, and you hate it? Jesus H. Mary and Joseph born in a manger read the Bible Christ, dude. Get a life.

WOW. A Botcon offering only Satan can love. If this squat, gimmicky, pre-school piece of plastic scrap was in the original 1984 line up there would be no Transformers today!

BRING BACK REAL TFs NOW!




Could you not? :roll:

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