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Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014

Transformers News: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 7:43PM CDT

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Just in from our friends at BotCon, Morgan Lofting has been added as a special guest for this year's event in Pasadena, CA! See details below:

Transformers News: Re: BotCon 2014 (Pasadena, CA) Discussion: Toys and Events


MORGAN LOFTING worked throughout the 70's and 80's performing various media voice-overs including cartoons, narrations, and commercials. On-camera there were a few good old TV series and Movies of the Week -- plus plays in New York and L A. and several regrettable movies, but let's not go there.

In 1989 Morgan returned to college to finish her Bachelor's Degree, stayed for an MA in history and was on her way to a doctorate when she took another swerve... so much to learn, so little time.

Now Morgan has found a new love, "bartending with books" as she calls it at her city library -- a job that leaves her plenty of time to travel, do yoga and read, read and read. However, after her first ever convention appearance at GIJoeCon 2011 and a subsequent appearance at BotCon 2011, Morgan was tapped by Derrick J. Wyatt to voice the villain Fistina, a character created especially for her, on the series Ben 10: Omniverse.

For many, Morgan will always be the voice of the Baroness from the G. I. Joe: A Real American Hero animated series, as well as Firestar and Moonracer on the classic Transformers animated series. Even her son and grandkids are fans!
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Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579328)
Posted by Metroplex79 on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:12am CDT
"Special" guest or "Returning" guest?

I'm not up on my BotCon history, but wasn't she there recently?
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579333)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:19am CDT
Metroplex79 wrote:"Special" guest or "Returning" guest?

I'm not up on my BotCon history, but wasn't she there recently?
BotCon 2011.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579361)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Metroplex79 wrote:"Special" guest or "Returning" guest?

I'm not up on my BotCon history, but wasn't she there recently?
BotCon 2011.


Yep. Met her. She smiled and signed stuff. Like everyone else.

Also, do we have any idea of what the other figures are for this year, besides the set? Is Armada Tidal Wave the 3 piece troop builder, or is that just conjecture, considering that's the mold they used for the Pirate ship? What about the attendee exclusive and the custom class figure?
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579362)
Posted by Torneira on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
I wonder if Devcon will ever get a MP release. I think many G1 Fans would want one, I know I would!
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579368)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:22am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Metroplex79 wrote:"Special" guest or "Returning" guest?

I'm not up on my BotCon history, but wasn't she there recently?
BotCon 2011.


Yep. Met her. She smiled and signed stuff. Like everyone else.

Also, do we have any idea of what the other figures are for this year, besides the set? Is Armada Tidal Wave the 3 piece troop builder, or is that just conjecture, considering that's the mold they used for the Pirate ship? What about the attendee exclusive and the custom class figure?
Nothing has been said or indicated, as is typical for each year (outside of leaked stolen prototypes).
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579371)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:26am CDT
With Botcon just over two weeks away they are showing off on their facebook page a production sample of Scorponok from the BotCon 2014 Boxed Set! How excited are you for this figure? Join the discussion here in the Seibertron.com forums and let us know what you think.


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Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579375)
Posted by RhA on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:43am CDT
Holy crap, he's a Headmaster.

...

This is awesome.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579377)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:52am CDT
mooncake623 wrote:How excited are you for this figure?

Umm...very excited! :D I'm so excited that I want to make an actual 785 foot robot out of the toy!
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579381)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Love that shade of green. Would still like to see a "straight on" shot of it though.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579382)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
RhA wrote:Holy crap, he's a Headmaster.

...

This is awesome.
You're surprised?
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579383)
Posted by RhA on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:Holy crap, he's a Headmaster.

...

This is awesome.
You're surprised?


Yeah. Pleasantly so.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579387)
Posted by Siger on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:29pm CDT
I'm not a die hard collector so an old mold of big bright and ugly doesn't excite me. :P
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579390)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:33pm CDT
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:Holy crap, he's a Headmaster.

...

This is awesome.
You're surprised?


Yeah. Pleasantly so.


Then you'll be surprised to know the neck piece is all new, and the Headmaster itself is retooled from Encore Cerebros/Spike from Fortress Maximus, representing Olin Zarak, Lord Zarak's son ;)
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579392)
Posted by craggy on June 4th, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
looks lovely. I may yet cave and try and get this. If I see it for a reasonable price. IF.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579401)
Posted by Flashwave on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
Um, he's missing his chest guns... surely they were ust left off as a test image though
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579407)
Posted by RhA on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
RhA wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
RhA wrote:Holy crap, he's a Headmaster.

...

This is awesome.
You're surprised?


Yeah. Pleasantly so.


Then you'll be surprised to know the neck piece is all new, and the Headmaster itself is retooled from Encore Cerebros/Spike from Fortress Maximus, representing Olin Zarak, Lord Zarak's son ;)


I need this toy in my life.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579409)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 1:32pm CDT
Flashwave wrote:Um, he's missing his chest guns... surely they were ust left off as a test image though


Yep, confirmed on Twitter that it includes the chest guns. Hopefully they stay on this one better than 2010 Doublepunch.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579421)
Posted by Cyber Bishop on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CDT
Man I love Scorponok.. I so wish I could afford one..
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579435)
Posted by robotmel on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:34pm CDT
:grin:
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This, released under the Generations toy line! :CON:
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579436)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 4th, 2014 @ 2:35pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:
Flashwave wrote:Um, he's missing his chest guns... surely they were ust left off as a test image though


Yep, confirmed on Twitter that it includes the chest guns. Hopefully they stay on this one better than 2010 Doublepunch.


I've never had a problem with my Doublepunch's guns.

The original Energon Scorpy on the other hand...
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579478)
Posted by ScottyP on June 4th, 2014 @ 5:10pm CDT
Just saw this on their Twitter (not quoting) - there are 6 hours left to register and only 27 Primus sets left.

Translation: If you're waiting until the last minute you're about to be SOL
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579515)
Posted by El Duque on June 4th, 2014 @ 7:41pm CDT
The official BotCon facebook page has posted some additional images of their BotCon 2014 exclusive Sorponok figure. These images give us a better look at the Olin Zarak the figure's Headmaster unit, which has been remolded from the recent Encore Fortress Maximus Spike Headmaster. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579518)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 4th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579524)
Posted by MGrotusque on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:08pm CDT
I like the pink visor. The overall face sculpt is pretty good.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579531)
Posted by User897 on June 4th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CDT
I'd sure like to own this guy, but like Fortress Maximus before him, I have to file it under Too Damn Expensive/I'm not good enough to make it to the Con figures.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579542)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 4th, 2014 @ 9:27pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.


I'm sure a third party will do a Zarak head that rotates.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579553)
Posted by megatronus on June 4th, 2014 @ 10:16pm CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.


I'm sure a third party will do a Zarak head that rotates.


...Or several companies just straight up doing their own Scorponoks. ;)
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579554)
Posted by Trikeboy on June 4th, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.


I'm sure a third party will do a Zarak head that rotates.


...Or several companies just straight up doing their own Scorponoks. ;)


Thats true and probably a hell of a lot cheaper too.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579565)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:00pm CDT
They used the Formax/Cerebros mold not the Zarak? Still, looks awesome.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579577)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:They used the Formax/Cerebros mold not the Zarak? Still, looks awesome.
Yes, because that mold and only that mold was made available again via Takara's Encore release of Fort Max.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579581)
Posted by RhA on June 5th, 2014 @ 12:14am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:They used the Formax/Cerebros mold not the Zarak? Still, looks awesome.
Yes, because that mold and only that mold was made available again via Takara's Encore release of Fort Max.

Legs are still assembled backwards.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579615)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 5th, 2014 @ 6:16am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:They used the Formax/Cerebros mold not the Zarak? Still, looks awesome.
Yes, because that mold and only that mold was made available again via Takara's Encore release of Fort Max.


Could't they have access to the old head mold? Or fabricate one using an old G1 Scorponok?
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579629)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 5th, 2014 @ 8:03am CDT
Trikeboy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.


I'm sure a third party will do a Zarak head that rotates.


...Or several companies just straight up doing their own Scorponoks. ;)


Thats true and probably a hell of a lot cheaper too.


I thought the club said the neck does swivel, and it looks like piece is in two parts.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579659)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
megatronus wrote:
Trikeboy wrote:
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It doesn't seem as there's a neck joint. That was the One thing I was hoping from this, at least some kind of swivel at the neck with the headmaster addition.


I'm sure a third party will do a Zarak head that rotates.


...Or several companies just straight up doing their own Scorponoks. ;)


Thats true and probably a hell of a lot cheaper too.


I thought the club said the neck does swivel, and it looks like piece is in two parts.
I read somewhere that Pete Sinclair confirmed that the neck sadly does not rotate.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579705)
Posted by Thalack on June 5th, 2014 @ 1:11pm CDT
Scorpie looks great! I never had the energon version of him, so it'll be nice to see what he's like next to a g1 scorp.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579706)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 1:20pm CDT
Thalack wrote:Scorpie looks great! I never had the energon version of him, so it'll be nice to see what he's like next to a g1 scorp.
Here's a couple of comparison shots from Seibertron gallery (along with Beast Wars Scorponok):

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Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579727)
Posted by El Duque on June 5th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
Just in from our friends at BotCon, the first 150 general admission kids (12 and under) will receive a free Deluxe Transformer! See the press release below:

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Kids of all ages – Get ready for BotCon 2014!


Pasadena, CA – June 5th, 2014 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official
Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, will be giving away deluxe Transformers
toys to the first 150 kids ages 12 and under who attend BotCon 2014 as General
Admission attendees. BotCon, being held at the Pasadena Convention Center, is open to
the public on June 21st and June 22nd. Admission for Adults is $20. Kids 12 and under is
$10 and Kids 4 and under are free!

Kids, young and old, can expect a fun filled weekend at BotCon, from meeting the voices
behind their favorite characters, attending panels hosted by Hasbro, IDW and others
from the Transformers brand, a huge Exhibitor hall with Transformers toys for sale from
around the world, fans dressed up as their favorite Transformers characters, Diorama
displays and so much more!

For more information on BotCon and all the weekend activities please visit BotCon.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.

About Fun Publications, Inc.

For nearly 20 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2013 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579728)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
The Deluxes in question will probably be general retail figures like Wave 1 or Wave 2 AOE Generations toys.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579761)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 5th, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
I'd like to see pics of that head on the original Scorponok.

Sadly, Botcon's too rich for my blood this year. To ease the pain, I had to break down and Ebay a Double Punch. He fills the gap...a little.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579773)
Posted by Seibertron on June 5th, 2014 @ 7:06pm CDT
The BotCon 2014 Schedule of Events and Panels were posted earlier this afternoon to BotCon.com. Check out the full schedule below. We'll see you in Pasadena!

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Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579784)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 8:12pm CDT
So many panels to go to, yet so much excitement for each one! :D
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579795)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 5th, 2014 @ 8:59pm CDT
BotCon 2014 sounds like an exciting, energetic, heart-pounding, thrill seeking event that'll blow all of our minds. (Hopefully, not literally.) :lol:
Two free cookies and a glass of milk if Don Rickles shows up? This is the worst time of the year for such thing. :KREMZEEK:
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579814)
Posted by Diem on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
Auction Site Taobao has posted some images of what appears to be a BotCon 2014 Exclusive: Flamewar! A repaint of the Beast Hunters Deluxe Arcee Figure this is a character who was first introduced at BotCon 2005 as a repaint of another Arcee.

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To see Seibertron's exclusive gallery of the original Flamewar click here and to see Beast Hunters Arcee click here.

Even more unusually Taobao also has what appears to be Arcee repainted as Transmutate. Unlike the recent TFCC version (the gallery of which can be seen here) this version uses the Robots In Disguise version of Arcee rather than the First Edition. A test model or something else?

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Don't forget that at this point there is no guarantee that these are the finished designs or that they are genuine BotCon exclusives.

Stick with Seibertron for the latest in BotCon news!
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579815)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:22pm CDT
Hypothetically, the "PRiD" transmutate's legit. One question: "Why?"
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579816)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:27pm CDT
Aw man, I was hoping all the souvenirs would be 3H toy homages only.

I guess we can now guess who the "rogue Decepticon" might be.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579822)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:39pm CDT
Great, I'll take... BOTH! Looks like I'm getting more fembots this year, even if they are based on the different molds of the same character ;)
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579824)
Posted by Downbeat on June 5th, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
Gosh dang it, I bought a Beast Hunters Arcee just to customize it into Flamewar, thinking there wouldn't be an official release.

Oh well, my only consolation is I have a chance to make it look better, and I suppose it'll be cheaper to have bought the thing and repainted it by hand than it would be to buy this aftermarket.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579827)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:06pm CDT
I WANT THAT FLAMEWAR RIGHT NOW!! :BOOM:

The Beast Hunters mold fits Flamewar to a T. Spikier and edgier than regular Arcee. Love it!!
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579828)
Posted by UltraMarginal on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
Yeah, not convinced, we've seen pictures of other toys in Botcon bags this year that appeared to be legit but turned out to be a custom in a old bag.

There is no reason for the club to produce a second transmutate, it would cut into the sales of the first one.

The flamewar looks cool, but again, unlikely that they'd have two such similar molds, if the flamewar was made using the FE Arcee I'd be a lot more convinced.

I guess I'll just have to go to Botcon and find out for myself.
Re: Morgan Lofting Added as Special Guest for BotCon 2014 (1579829)
Posted by Mkall on June 5th, 2014 @ 11:12pm CDT
Something's odd, look at the polybags. Flamewar's says 2014 and the Transmutate's says 2013.

Flamewar looks decent enough.

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