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Transformers News: Hasbro Canada returns to TFcon for 2012

Monday, December 5th, 2011 12:51PM CST

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We are very happy to welcome back Hasbro Canada to TFcon 2012. Hasbro will be presenting a new product preview and question panel on upcoming Transformers products and answering your submitted questions. Attendees will also have the chance to talk to Hasbro reps in person, one-on-one as they show off the latest releases for Transformers toys.


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Re: Hasbro Canada returns to TFcon for 2012 (1319860)
Posted by starscreamreturns on December 5th, 2011 @ 3:01pm CST
YAY!
I was there on the sunday last year dressed as Deadpool!
anybody see me?
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Posted by kirbenvost on December 6th, 2011 @ 11:38am CST
Too bad it's always in Ontario. It costs more to fly there from Vancouver than it does to almost anywhere in the US. :roll:
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Posted by LadyBug on January 4th, 2012 @ 10:23pm CST
I'm buying my passport this month so I can attend TFCon. Sad to say, TFCon is one of the few and only close Transformers conventions near Ohio. I'm very excited about it since it's been since the early 00's since I've been to Canada and I've never been to the Toronto area. I would love to meet new friends that are into Transformers and possibly cosplayers that are attending!
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Posted by El Duque on January 19th, 2012 @ 1:12pm CST
For those of you that were looking to setup a table to sell at the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention now is the time. Dealer regististration is now available, you can contact us now to register for your space.

Registration for attendees will be available this spring.


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Posted by starscreamreturns on January 19th, 2012 @ 3:01pm CST
Awesome i can't wait to buy stuff off people!
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Posted by El Duque on February 28th, 2012 @ 9:29am CST
Canada's annual Transformers Convention, TFcon, has announced they will be holding their first charity auction for Make-A-Wish Canada. See details below:

TFcon is happy to announce we will be holding our first ever charity auction July 28th, 2012 for Make-A-Wish Canada.

The charity auction will feature many great unique items and we hope our community will help us raise as much as possible for the Make-A-Wish foundation. Even if you can not make the event you can donate via this sponsorship link.

Please join us in helping to raise funds for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

Make-A-Wish® Canada creates magical moments for children between the ages of 3 and 17, living with life threatening medical conditions, through granting a child’s one true wish. Make-A-Wish® strives to create hope, strength and joy by giving a child a much needed respite from being sick, allowing them to experience the wholesome enjoyment of just being a “kid” again.

Make-A-Wish impacts the lives of families when they need to know that their community cares about what they are going through, as their child battles for his or her life.

Make-A-Wish exists for one reason only – to grant wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Thanks for helping to share the power of a wish®!


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Posted by El Duque on April 11th, 2012 @ 9:43am CDT
TFcon has announced special guest Scott McNeil for this year's convention.

We are very pleased to welcome Canadian Transformers voice actor Scott McNeil to TFcon 2012.

The voice of Waspinator, Dinobot, Rattrap, and Silverbolt in Beast Wars; plus various characters in Transformers Armada, Energon and Cybertron; Mr. McNeil will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.


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Posted by LadyBug on April 11th, 2012 @ 10:29am CDT
I'm already impressed! One guest that I've been wanting to meet for a long time~
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Posted by Mkall on April 11th, 2012 @ 12:43pm CDT
Oh I wish I could get to TFCon. Scott McNiel is off the hook nuts.
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Posted by El Duque on April 19th, 2012 @ 10:57am CDT
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TFcon, Canada's Annual Transformers Collectors Convention, has updated their facebook page with news that 2012 preregistration will go live May 1st.

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Posted by El Duque on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
Canada's annual Transformers Convention TFcon have announced their 2012 exclusive, Shafter, a redeco of iGear's Rager.

TFcon wrote:When his teammates need something special built, they call SHAFTER. After a stunning defeat and exile from the Savage Land, SHAFTER was determined to redeem himself. Called on by STRONGHOLD to completely redesign all fortifications after the breakout of TOXIN and his companions, SHAFTER is hard at work making sure every possible hole is plugged tight. His small size allows him to access many areas others can’t, but belies a strength that allows him to accomplish even the hardest jobs. SHAFTER’s mastery of civil engineering allows him to construct a solution from the ground up, drawing inspiration from the monuments of his home world and the wonders he’s found on Earth. SHAFTER’s abilities at design aren’t just limited to blueprints, either, and his cunning strategies have turned defeat into victory numerous times. Even with all his defensive skills, SHAFTER is no stranger to the front lines. SHAFTER is durable enough for the most toughest jobsite, and can shrug off enemy fire while “giving as good as he gets” with his powerful hydraulic arms or his induction rivet-guns. SHAFTER intends to make sure that the next enemy spy looking for trouble finds a lot more than they bargain for, and to prove once and for all that great things can come from small packages.

Shafter is a redeco of the iGear Rager figure. TFcon 2012 preregistration will go online tomorrow, May 1st.


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Posted by gothsaurus on April 30th, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
You guys think this will be the inevitable Pipes repaint/retool... or another color, maybe like Black/red/orange like Road Ranger in the ehobby set. (??)

That said, anyone going that might be up for picking one up for me? :-?
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Posted by AceMilo on April 30th, 2012 @ 11:29am CDT
Just booked my room. Being in NY, this is the closest big convention I can go to. Luckily I found someone to go with. Can't wait!
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Posted by Spaceship Bruce on April 30th, 2012 @ 11:32am CDT
Yeah, I'm sure ol' "Shafter" keeps them holes plugged tight.
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Posted by gothsaurus on April 30th, 2012 @ 11:44am CDT
Yeah, the name is cracking me up over here.
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Posted by Mkall on April 30th, 2012 @ 5:20pm CDT
Might get it, might not. Need to see the final colours/price
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Posted by Alpha Weltall on April 30th, 2012 @ 11:06pm CDT
That's what she said. And that's to be said after almost every sentence of this bio.
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Posted by El Duque on May 1st, 2012 @ 9:39am CDT
TFcon registration is now live!

The 10th anniversary of TFcon will take place July 27th to 29th, 2012. Canada’s Annual Transformers Collectors Convention will return to the Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.


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Posted by AceMilo on May 1st, 2012 @ 10:25am CDT
Registered, got in to the customizing class, can't wait! This is my first TF convention!
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Posted by Mkall on May 1st, 2012 @ 10:43am CDT
Cool stuff, but I'm not paying 100 for Shafter. If someone who's going wants to help me out, I'd be more than happy to compensate them.
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Posted by gothsaurus on May 1st, 2012 @ 10:47am CDT
Same here. If someone is up for picking one up, glad to compensate a bit. Drop me a private message, please! :grin:
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Posted by gothsaurus on May 1st, 2012 @ 10:48am CDT
awesome that there's a custom class. Sounds like a blast!
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Posted by El Duque on May 14th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
TFcon has announced special guest Bob Budiansky!

We are honored to welcome Transformers creator Bob Budiansky to TFcon 2012 for his first ever Canadian appearance. Mr. Budiansky is responsible for much of the writing of the original Marvel Transformers comic, and conceived the names of most of the original Transformers including Megatron. He also wrote the vast majority of the descriptive tech spec biographies printed on the Transformers toy packages that Hasbro produced in the 1980s, giving each character it’s own unique personality.

Mr. Budiansky will be taking part in a Q&A panel and autograph session with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.


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Posted by gothsaurus on May 14th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CDT
At first, I was reluctant to give credit to Bob... knowing he wrote some of the sillier comics through TF history (but given, that was comics in the 80s, which were altogether different).

But when I found out he wrote the original bios and tech specs, plus noted some of the other great comics he wrote... I had to rethink my opinion. Bob made some of the most important influences shaping the franchise and characters we love, and he's a SUPER nice guy at the conventions. I'm always glad to see him coming out, and have to give the man his due, now.
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Posted by Delicon on May 21st, 2012 @ 2:17pm CDT
Canada's annual Transformers Convention, TFcon, has updated their website with images of this year's convention exclusive figure, Shafter.

Shafter is a redeco of iGear's Rager.

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Thanks to Seibertron.com member Daimchoc for the tip.
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Posted by El Duque on May 28th, 2012 @ 1:44pm CDT
Canada's annual Transformers convention, TFcon, have announced special guest Silas Zee:

TFcon is happy to announce the addition of Silas Zee to the TFcon 2012 guest list. Making his first Canadian convention appearance, he is known in the fandom for his My Little Transformer videos and his artwork under the screen name of shibamura_prime. Silas has also lent his unique style to the box art of the TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.


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Posted by MGrotusque on May 28th, 2012 @ 4:39pm CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Too bad it's always in Ontario. It costs more to fly there from Vancouver than it does to almost anywhere in the US. :roll:


Tell me about it. It's actually cheaper to fly to England from Vancouver than it is to Ontario. So annoying. I'd really like to go to this TFCon.
The convention centre in Vancouver would be the perfect spot for it. The FanFare convention did really well. It was the first event of it's kind here in Van so i hope the convention centre gets on somebodies radar to maybe have a TFCon here.
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Posted by El Duque on June 4th, 2012 @ 2:39pm CDT
Amazing replicas of the Transformers Movie 1977 Bumblebee Camaro and Barricade cars will be in attendance at TFcon 2012 for photo opportunities with all attendees.

For those of you that will be in attendance on the Sunday watch for a special appearance by another pop culture vehicle as well.


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Posted by Rated X on June 4th, 2012 @ 10:47pm CDT
Nice. The cars that should have been at Botcon.
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Posted by El Duque on June 11th, 2012 @ 3:25pm CDT
TFcon has announced special guest for this year's event, voice actor Neil Ross!

We are very pleased to welcome Transformers voice actor Neil Ross to TFcon 2012 for his first ever Canadian convention appearance.

The voice of several characters in the Transformers Generation 1 series including Bonecrusher, Crosshairs, Hook, Pointblank, Sixshot, Slag and Springer; Mr. Ross will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.


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Posted by El Duque on June 15th, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
TFCon has announced another special guest for this year's event, artist Alex Milne.

TFcon is please to announce the return of Alex Milne to the TFcon guest list. Alex is the artist on IDW’s current Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book, and has also worked on Megatron Origins, the Transformers (2007) Official Movie Adaptation, Spotlight: Arcee, The Reign of Starscream, Transformers: Alliance, Transformers: Drift, various issues of The Transformers and many more. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.


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Posted by El Duque on June 19th, 2012 @ 10:57pm CDT
TFcon has announced a new addition to this year's convention, the Transformers Fan-Made Media Panel.

TFcon is pleased to announce the addition of a Transformers Fan-Made Media Panel this year to our programming. Hosted by Chris Ho (Vangelus) and Ben Dolle (Peaugh) they will discuss media-making within the Transformers fandom, and how you can do it too!


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Posted by El Duque on June 25th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
TFcon has announced their latest special guest, artist Matt Moylan:

TFcon is pleased to welcome back Matt Moylan to the convention this year. He is best known to Transformers fans as the man behind LilFormers. You can meet him in the TFcon 2012 artist alley all weekend long.


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Posted by robotmel on June 25th, 2012 @ 3:09pm CDT
El Duque wrote:TFcon has announced their latest special guest, artist Matt Moylan:

TFcon is pleased to welcome back Matt Moylan to the convention this year. He is best known to Transformers fans as the man behind LilFormers. You can meet him in the TFcon 2012 artist alley all weekend long.

Matt Moylan ROCKS!!!!
I would love to be able to make it to an American Transformers convention but it would have to be in New York maybe just so the missus can do 'Sex & The City' and 'Friends' tours!! LOL!! ;)
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Posted by El Duque on June 28th, 2012 @ 9:52pm CDT
TFcon has added artist Andrew Griffith to their growing list of special guests!

TFcon is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Griffith to the 2012 guest list. Andrew is the artist on IDW’s current Transformers: Robots in Disguise comic book and is one of the fans who was discovered through IDW’s comic cover contest. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.


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Posted by El Duque on July 6th, 2012 @ 2:45pm CDT
TFcon has added Transformers Animated mastermind Derrick J. Wyatt to their growing list of special guests!

TFcon is very pleased to be able to welcome back Derrick J. Wyatt to TFcon this year. The Art Director/Lead Character Designer for Transformers Animated, Derrick will be taking part in a Q&A panel and autograph sessions.


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Posted by El Duque on July 8th, 2012 @ 10:50pm CDT
TFcon update:

Due to the sale of 3rd party figures at TFcon the Hasbro New Product Preview and Q/A has been pulled from our programming. Hasbro Canada is still scheduled to attend TFcon 2012 and will have a product display and interact with the fans. We at TFcon apologize for any inconvenience and thank Hasbro Canada for all their help over the years. You can find below the official statement from Hasbro’s Corporate Communications team:

“Although it was communicated by TFcon that Hasbro would host a panel at TFcon this year, Hasbro will unfortunately not be able to participate in a panel. However, we continue to look forward to meeting fans on the convention floor on Saturday.”


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Posted by robofreak on July 8th, 2012 @ 10:57pm CDT
I totally understand the view on 3rd party products, but taking down the new product preview over it? Really?

I bet it's cause all the reveals will be at SDCC.
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Posted by El Duque on July 8th, 2012 @ 11:04pm CDT
I don't think they do any new product reveals there anyway.
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Posted by Gauntlet101010 on July 8th, 2012 @ 11:16pm CDT
Lame, but I don't feel like I'm actually missing out on anything. It's not like TFcon has exclucive first reveals and the panel is usually pretty common sense.
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Posted by Mkall on July 8th, 2012 @ 11:21pm CDT
I gotta say I kind of expected this, though with SDCC only a week away, I think we'll do ok.
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Posted by Rated X on July 8th, 2012 @ 11:21pm CDT
What a bunch of little b**ches. Much respect to TFcon staff for keeping it real.
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Posted by metaphorge on July 9th, 2012 @ 6:38am CDT
Yay blackmail!
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Posted by GuyIncognito on July 9th, 2012 @ 7:42am CDT
"If you don't play by our rules, we're taking our ball and going home!" [-(

Lame. BOOOOOOO!
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Posted by Matrix_Holder on July 9th, 2012 @ 6:33pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:"If you don't play by our rules, we're taking our ball and going home!" [-(

Lame. BOOOOOOO!



Hey look Hasbro, we got a new ball. It's the updated ball we were asking you for all these years but this one is made by a another company and we paid 10 times as much.... but we love it soooooo much, do we even need you anymore? :DANCE:
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Posted by triKlops on July 9th, 2012 @ 6:41pm CDT
no surprise; especially after Botcon
we'll see what happens with SDCC reveals
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Posted by Rated X on July 9th, 2012 @ 9:16pm CDT
Matrix_Holder wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:"If you don't play by our rules, we're taking our ball and going home!" [-(

Lame. BOOOOOOO!



Hey look Hasbro, we got a new ball. It's the updated ball we were asking you for all these years but this one is made by a another company and we paid 10 times as much.... but we love it soooooo much, do we even need you anymore? :DANCE:


:APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE: :APPLAUSE:
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Posted by El Duque on July 17th, 2012 @ 8:05pm CDT
TFcon has announced their latest special guest IDW publishing colorist Josh Perez.

Our final round of guest announcements has begun. We are thrilled to have IDW publishing colorist Josh Perez finally join us at TFcon 2012. He will be setup all weekend and offering prints and commissions to attendees all weekend long.


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Posted by El Duque on July 19th, 2012 @ 12:16am CDT
Couple of quick TFcon 2012 updates:

First, a tentative schedule of events has been posted and can be found by clicking here.

Second, site sponsor TFsource have announced via their facebook page that they will be attending this year's event!

TFsource wrote:Big news: TFsource will be at TFCON 2012! Yes we will be at TFCon celebrating the 10th anniversary of Canada's Annual Transformers convention! We will have a full assortment of product, to learn more about TFcon visit the official website here: http://www.tfcon.ca/ we look forward to seeing everyone there!



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Posted by El Duque on July 20th, 2012 @ 3:53pm CDT
Our friend Jim Sorenson will be attending TFcon 2012 and hosting a Q&A panel covering his upcoming book Transfomers Legacy: The Box Art of Transformers.

We are pleased to announce that author Jim Sorenson will join us at TFcon 2012. Co-producer of the upcoming Legacy: The Box Art of The Transformers from IDW, he also worked on Transformers: The Ark and The AllSpark Almanac. At TFcon he will be hosting the Transformers Legacy panel and Q&A.


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