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Thursday, March 13th, 2014 2:52PM CDT

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Samantha Newark, the voice of G1's Ariel, has been announced as the latest BotCon 2014 special guest. She joins the previously announced Jack Angel, Susan Blu, Hal Rayle, and Michael McConnohie.

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SAMANTHA NEWARK's voice-over work incudes the original Transformers cartoon series as the voice of "Ariel", the pink robot gunned down by the Decepticons and who was later rebuilt into "Elita One" in the classic episode "War Dawn". She also voiced "Elise Presser", the human, geek to the core high school girl on a quest to build a robot in the episode B.O.T. and voiced the role of Zamojin Empress in the episode "The face of Nijika".

Samantha also starred as "Jem" and as “Jerrica” in the beloved cartoon series "Jem and the Holograms". Other voice work includes the British voice of Peter Pans Mother in the feature film "Hook", vocals in the anime classic "Project Ako" as well as many radio and TV commercials. Samantha is also an accomplished Singer/Songwriter with her original songs and vocals featured in hit TV shows such as "Vampire Diaries", "Smallville" "America's Next Top Model", "The Ellen Show" and her dynamic voice has also been featured in hit blockbuster game titles such as "God of War", "Twisted Metal Black", "Everything or Nothing", and "Wild Arms 3".
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Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557359)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
Well that was unexpected. The voice of Ariel from "War Dawn", Elise Presser from "B.O.T." and the present day Zamojin Empress from "The Face of the Nijika".

Oh, and her biggest role Jem.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557387)
Posted by Dagon on March 13th, 2014 @ 3:55pm CDT
Really pulling out all the stops for the 30th anniversary, huh?

Let's get the voice actress from that one episode. Such a mainstay of the franchise. Oh yeah, and let's have a box set of characters from one or two panels from the comic in the 90s.

Lol.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557393)
Posted by ScottyP on March 13th, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
You know what's cool about that announcement? It's someone different. That's always welcome. Very cool!
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557399)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2014 @ 4:19pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:You know what's cool about that announcement? It's someone different. That's always welcome. Very cool!
I've give her that. Someone new is usually interesting for spreading more stories about the past. :D
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557438)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 13th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CDT
Dagon wrote:Really pulling out all the stops for the 30th anniversary, huh?

Let's get the voice actress from that one episode
...considered by many fans to be THE greatest keynote of the American G1 cartoon for presenting its origin for Optimus Prime, his conflict with Megatron, and the Great War.

My thoughts exactly!

Of course, she's most relevant as Jem, so maybe this is a sign that Hasbro hasn't given up on reviving that franchise? Their first stab at it kind of died down, but the HUB started rerunning it weekday mornings again. Any word as to what keeps hampering them, or is that under wraps for legal reasons?
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557442)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:
Dagon wrote:Really pulling out all the stops for the 30th anniversary, huh?

Let's get the voice actress from that one episode
...considered by many fans to be THE greatest keynote of the American G1 cartoon for presenting its origin for Optimus Prime, his conflict with Megatron, and the Great War.
As well as the single worst episode of G1 that featured some of the worst animation errors ever, the most heinous human sidekicks ever, some of the weakest toy advertisement strategies ever, and the most outrageously ludicrous plan Megatron ever conceived.

And the episode that turned Perceptor into a Geisha woman. :P
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557458)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 13th, 2014 @ 10:33pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:As well as the single worst episode of G1:P
What's that you say? They also got Morgan Lofting to attend and discuss Prime Target? ;)

Just to clarify, given the sheer amount of errors one must forgive to enjoy pretty much any Sunbow ep, I grade on a scale of "reasonable benefit of the doubt". For example, if the whole musical-language had actually been planned out, and they'd thrown in one line of pseudo-science about how the Eurythman harmonics can somehow travel through space, Carnage in C-Minor could've worked as intended.

Considering Swindle is an iconic character entirely because so many fans' blurry memories of B.O.T. have it focusing more on his wheeling and dealing, it's seriously not a stretch to say that if just a few minutes of high school antics had been handed over to him instead, B.O.T. could even be an above average episode.

Prime Target, on the other hand, just had such a wrong-headed premise from the get-go that the only "if" I can ever muster for it is, "If anyone without Flint Dille's carte blanche had submitted this turd, it would've been flushed long before it hit the storyboards." For me, there is no other contender for worst Sunbow ep, and B.O.T. somehow being considered to bear that title instead strikes me as an odd hindsight contrivance; I'd never heard it mentioned as such until just a few years ago, and nearly half the episodes from the first 2/3 of season 2 are more painful to sit through.

But back on topic,
Sabrblade wrote:And the episode that turned Perceptor into a Geisha woman. :P
Hmm, thanks to Windblade, that ep's actually quite topical again, ain't it? Yep, Samantha Newark is a pretty good get this year.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557463)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 13th, 2014 @ 10:56pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:For me, there is no other contender for worst Sunbow ep, and B.O.T. somehow being considered to bear that title instead strikes me as an odd hindsight contrivance; I'd never heard it mentioned as such until just a few years ago, and nearly half the episodes from the first 2/3 or season 2 are more painful to sit through.
Most look to this for B.O.T.'s "worst episode" candidacy (check out the Notes section, especially).
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557473)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 14th, 2014 @ 12:09am CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:maybe this is a sign that Hasbro hasn't given up on reviving that franchise?


You know what franchise they should revive? Robotix! I loved that show!
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557476)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 14th, 2014 @ 12:16am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:maybe this is a sign that Hasbro hasn't given up on reviving that franchise?


You know what franchise they should revive? Robotix! I loved that show!
Just so happens that that show does exist in the TF multiverse. :-B

Why, Compu-Core is even a Vector Sigma node. :o)
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557478)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 14th, 2014 @ 12:29am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Most look to this for B.O.T.'s "worst episode" candidacy (check out the Notes section, especially).
Right, exactly what I meant. Lays out a good case in print, but it somehow never adds up to be that bad when I actually go back and watch the pre-Movie eps.

The intangible that text can't capture is a certain feel: maybe it was the Jem models being used reenforcing the greater Sunbow community, or the teenagers' plot looking like something from a random contemporary Saturday Morning cartoon (Kidd Video, maybe?), but it makes the Transformers seem to inhabit a complex world/universe with a lot of stuff going on at once (didn't we wish all of our favorite childhood cartoons could actually overlap wherever possible?) You got that feel in spades after The Movie, and in the multiple threads of the US/UK comics, but hardly ever in the pre-Movie toon, with it's gimmick-centric plots precisely chiseled to ignore inconvenient elements of other episodes. The only prior eps that ever gave me that feeling were The Ultimate Doom and Revenge of Bruticus, and I always liked that season 2 at least managed to end with the same feel, even if it was through sheer nuttiness.

One thing everyone can agree on though, is that B.O.T. had to have suffered exceptionally hasty last-minute edits. If some confusion even made its way into the recording session, Ms. Newark's insight's into it could be the most interesting part of her panel (on the off-chance she remembers anything specific from 3 eps 29 years ago). Did Earl Kress ever talk about it before he passed on? Is the script revealed by Metrodome posted anywhere online?
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557479)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on March 14th, 2014 @ 12:57am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:maybe this is a sign that Hasbro hasn't given up on reviving that franchise?


You know what franchise they should revive? Robotix! I loved that show!
Just so happens that that show does exist in the TF multiverse. :-B

Why, Compu-Core is even a Vector Sigma node. :o)
Meaning Skalorr is an aspect of Cybertron, right? So is that one bad guy literally that universe's Shipwreck?

Glad to know it's still a different planet in different continuities, since it could easily exist in or after Sunbow's 2006.

As for reviving Robotix, I think what sunk it back in the day was that the cartoon was so good it made you want to get all the figures and have them bash the slag outta' each other, occasionally with an opponent's severed leg! But the expense and complexity of the toys made that next to impossible. If they simplified it into a non-electronic, Construct-Bots-esque toyline though, that might just fly.

Has the show gotten an R1 DVD release yet? I'd love to have that whole brief series, plus the far more forgotten Lionel Power Masters and Max Steel Robo Force: The Revenge of Nazgar on DVD. Don't remember who owns that last one, but Flint Dille wrote the one-off episode.
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Posted by Dagon on March 14th, 2014 @ 9:51am CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:
Dagon wrote:Really pulling out all the stops for the 30th anniversary, huh?

Let's get the voice actress from that one episode
...considered by many fans to be THE greatest keynote of the American G1 cartoon for presenting its origin for Optimus Prime, his conflict with Megatron, and the Great War.

My thoughts exactly!

Of course, she's most relevant as Jem, so maybe this is a sign that Hasbro hasn't given up on reviving that franchise? Their first stab at it kind of died down, but the HUB started rerunning it weekday mornings again. Any word as to what keeps hampering them, or is that under wraps for legal reasons?


I suppose, if that makes you feel better. I guess, personally speaking, I'd need to have some actual support for the idea that War Dawn is 'considered by many fans to be THE greatest keynote' of the G1 cartoon. That would at least make this seem less like grasping at straws, and if she was really that big of a draw I'd imagine the announcement would maybe reference the episode more prominently than it mentions she was the voice of Jem. I'm not trying to argue the narrative importance of the episode, nor am I making a claim for a better, more important episode, but there hasn't been any word that Welker or Cullen will be there, and I doubt anyone can make an argument that those two voice actors are less iconic for the franchise than a minor G1 character.

And, at any rate, this isn't Jemcon, so I'm not sure that her turn as Jem is really supposed to wow anyone.

*EDIT: I also don't have any personal issue with this guest, in case it seems like I'm just grumpy. I guess I just think a bit character's voice actor is that impressive.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1557619)
Posted by Tranzilla on March 14th, 2014 @ 3:39pm CDT
Henry921 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Mkall wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Anyway -- https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/443390204586389504

For everyone who wants that character EVERYONE knows of and really needs an update, don't worry, he is on his way...

It's going to be Hot Rod isn't it?
I'm hoping for Devcon. :D


I have a feeling Devcon (if the reveal) will be from Generations Scourge. Body styles are really close.

Assuming the rumor about Energon molds is true, this may finally come to light:

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Speaking of using Energon molds...

Would love to see Energon Jetfire as Technobot Scattershot (already close in color scheme) and Slugslinger (with new head) as Strafe. Could probably redo Cybertron Ransack as Afterburner and repurpose Universe Swerve as Lightspeed. All we need is our favorite drill guy, Nosecone, and viola...TECHNOBOTS!!!!
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558034)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 16th, 2014 @ 9:14pm CDT
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Posted by Flux Convoy on March 17th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
Ferak is purple. Henkei Cyclonus, which wasn't released stateside, is a purple that he has never been in any of his fiction appearances. What's the issue Pete? Last I checked Cyclonus doesn't have a red face or highlights either. If you aren't going to do the character the proper justice, don't do it. Grey is better than white but it's still wrong.
:BOT:
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558471)
Posted by El Duque on March 18th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
It would seem that Tornado from this year's BotCon Pirates vs. Knights set has discovered Facebook. So far he's shared a selfie and and a couple of data logs, which can be found here and here. Probably worth dropping by his page and liking to get additional updates:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Tornado- ... 8939844774

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Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558473)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on March 18th, 2014 @ 9:29am CDT
Ummm well that's something.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558485)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2014 @ 10:31am CDT
That first log was taken directly from the the first 2014 issue of the TCC magazine, issue #55. It was the first piece of official word that confirmed that the pirate toys would likely all be Squadron X members in addition to Cannonball.

I'd wager a guess that the second log will be included in the next issue, so this is a surprise to see this kind of magazine content posted publicly online ahead of its magazine issue publishing.

Though, reading over the second log and then rereading the first log again, it kinda sounds like the "we" from Squadron X that Tornado mentioned Cannonball had invited to join his crew might be referring to just him and Ferak, rather than all of Squadron X. If that's the case, then...

Well, that'd leave the pirates as being almost as much an open book as the knights currently are. :|


Also, anyone remember "Apelinq's War Journals" from the 3H days? This feels a lot like that was, only in print form instead of online.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558614)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 18th, 2014 @ 7:41pm CDT
Tornado has updated his Facebook with a third log entry:

https://docs.google.com/a/unicron.com/file/d/0B_AaAWT6x2NmaTJOekpPUzVNRm8/edit
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558664)
Posted by Va'al on March 19th, 2014 @ 2:24am CDT
Fellow Seibertron.com user Sabrblade has pointed us once more towards the new Facebook page for one of the BotCon set characters, Tornado, who is apparently uploading datalogs about the StarSeekers leading up to show, as reported yesterday. Start reading it below, and keep on reading here or here!

Star Seeker Saboteur Tornado

Aboard the Tidal Wave

Personal Journal – Date index 284.756.13


As we all know, it’s just my nature to be...curious. Being a saboteur, I like to take things apart; I like to figure things out. The Captain speaks of this big bounty that he has planned (“The biggest heist yet!”), and that we will be informed about it when the time is right (i.e. when he’s good and ready.) While I normally don’t have any trouble distracting myself with work, this has got me more curious than usual. The Captain, while normally quite pleasant in his own sadistic way, seems almost… giddy.

I’ve been doing a little digging in the ship's computers. Too easily, really. (They're pirates, aren't they? Surely they know about guarding their loot, even if its digital.) A few nanokliks of effort, and I’ve gained access to the Captain’s Log. Hmm. Disappointing. Some rambling about transwarp that borders on the incoherent – at least for me – but nothing solid about the overall plan. He’s playing it close to the torso plate, as usual. Scrap. Oh well, might as well get something useful out of this. Let's see what he's got to say about the day that Ferak and I joined his crew. It'll be good to know what kind of impressions we made and if the Captain's welcoming smile was actually that...
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 19th, 2014 @ 10:25pm CDT
Minor update to Tornado's Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=736152739752394&id=735228939844774&stream_ref=10

I don't think that our new navigator (Does he have a name? I've only heard him referred to as "Navigator"...) knows how to talk about anything other than star charts and gravitational currents.

He engaged me in conversation again at the refueling station (he calls it a "cafeteria"). I made the mistake of acknowledging his existence. This led to an EXTENDED explanation of...something. Blast if I could follow - CAN follow - if it isn't the dull material it's the gibbering method of his communication.

Hmm. The hum of the engines has developed a subtle chatter. One of the floric valves may be misaligned. I don't know how to fix something like that, only make it worse. I'll have to remember to tell Ferak...

By The One! The navigator is still talking! He didn't even notice I had stopped paying attention and he is still waving his scaly reptilian tongue with each passing syllable. I wonder if removing the appendage would silence his discourse...


As a reminder, this Navigator is this organic lizard guy:

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Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1558870)
Posted by Caelus on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:07pm CDT
Thinking about it, I kind of hope the reptile is a transformer, some form of beast former with a saltwater crocodile alternate mode, named "Navy-Gator".
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 19th, 2014 @ 11:11pm CDT
Caelus wrote:Thinking about it, I kind of hope the reptile is a transformer, some form of beast former with a saltwater crocodile alternate mode, named "Navy-Gator".
He's not the only fleshling among Cannonball's crew. This goblin/elf-looking guy, named Squirm, is also a crew member:

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Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on March 20th, 2014 @ 5:38am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:Thinking about it, I kind of hope the reptile is a transformer, some form of beast former with a saltwater crocodile alternate mode, named "Navy-Gator".
He's not the only fleshling among Cannonball's crew. This goblin/elf-looking guy, named Squirm, is also a crew member:

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So, uh... are these flesh-creatures going to be represented in plastic as convention exclusives?
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:14am CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:So, uh... are these flesh-creatures going to be represented in plastic as convention exclusives?
I doubt it.

If I had to guess, this crew is probably made up a mixture of alien races, including a few transformers (at least enough to make up the number BotCon toys they'll get, which would be five main ones and some troop-builders).

Based on the third log entry Tornado wrote, it sounds to me like Cannonball recruits whoever he strikes as being useful to his cause, with no discrimination towards race of species. In a way, that's kinda smart thinking for him since it broadens his horizons and opens more options for him as a businessbot. 8)
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Posted by Mindmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
He engaged me in conversation again at the refueling station (he calls it a "cafeteria").


If the Navi-Gator (get it? Navi-Gator? Geddit?!) calls it that, then he's no true sailor. It's called a "galley". [-(
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559009)
Posted by El Duque on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
BotCon has announced two additional special guests for this year's event in Pasadena, Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg. They join the previously announced Samantha Newark, Jack Angel, Susan Blu, Hal Rayle, and Michael McConnohie.

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DERRICK J. WYATT draws stuff. And everything he draws turns to gold! From his early work on iMucha Lucha! to his later work on Teen Titans, it wasn’t until Transformers Animated though that mankind truly understood what a genius it had on its hands! Running for three seasons, the Transformers Animated cartoon was the basis for a very popular toy line, an IDW comic series, a plethora of fan art and the most popular BotCon story ever: The Stunti-Con Job!

Though Derrick is not currently working on Transformers, having instead devoted all of his time to some guy named Ben and his Omniverse, he wants his fans from around the world to know that if The Transformers ever come calling again, he will take that call! (Even if it is just those guys over at the Transformers Collectors' Club offering to let him do Animated G2 Breakdown or an Animated Rosanna.)

So make sure to come see Derrick at BotCon 2014. It will be an opportunity of a lifetime! He will be happy to sign almost anything you bring him.


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MARTY ISENBERG has written and/or story edited literally hundreds of scripts for animated series far too numerous to mention. But he suspects you only care about the ones with Transformers in the title, so here we go: He’s probably best known among this crowd for developing, writing and story editing three seasons of Transformers Animated for Cartoon Network and Hasbro (and NOT writing and story editing a fourth – grr…), as well writing the Transformers Animated video game for Nintendo DS and six issues of the Transformers Animated: The Arrival comic (and its one-shot Botcon-exclusive sequel “The Stunti-Con Job”). But he also co-developed, co-wrote and co-story edited the fan-polarizing Beast Machines for Mainframe, Hasbro and Fox Kids Network. And, more recently, wrote for scripts Transformers Prime and Rescue Bots for Hasbro Studios and the Hub network. Somehow he’s managed to squeeze in some non-Transformers projects, including Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. and Ultimate Spider-Man for Marvel Animation Studios and Disney XD; Kaijudo and G.I. Joe Renegades for Hasbro Studios and The Hub; Ben 10 (in its various incarnations) for Cartoon Network; and Danny Phantom for Nickelodeon.

Originally from Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, Marty lives in Southern California with his wife and two daughters.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559010)
Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 6:40pm CDT
Guess we can expect another Animated legacy panel. Sounds good to me. Hopefully another chance to watch all of the shorts, including the unreleased ones.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:13pm CDT
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:19pm CDT
So Axor is not the supposed rogue, instead he's a full-on crew member? And that Autobot Bounty Hunter just screams Devcon. :-?
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:26pm CDT
https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/446690537043525632

Monday will finally have the next toy reveal, and it will be a knight!
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Posted by Mindmaster on March 20th, 2014 @ 7:50pm CDT
Devcon... or Impactor? Sounds more like the latter, to me.

So the next question is: will Axor be one of the upcoming figures, or will he just make an appearance like Octane did in past year's Termination?

Sabrblade wrote:https://twitter.com/BotCon/status/446690537043525632

Monday will finally have the next toy reveal, and it will be a knight!


ABOUT FRIGGIN' TIME! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559061)
Posted by ScoutBumblebee on March 20th, 2014 @ 10:46pm CDT
This is another installment from Star Seeker Saboteur Tornado's personal Facebook page. In these BotCon promotional pieces, we get pieces that lead up to the story behind this year's BotCon theme. Tornado is aboard the Tidal Wave, and writes about his fellow crew members' interactions and what they've been up to. Find the full text here and if you enjoy it, are looking forward to BotCon, or would just like to hear more from Decepticon Saboteur Tornado, head over and give his Facebook page a like.

Tell us if you're excited about BotCon and/or this theme in the Energon Pub!
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Posted by Caelus on March 21st, 2014 @ 12:31am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Caelus wrote:Thinking about it, I kind of hope the reptile is a transformer, some form of beast former with a saltwater crocodile alternate mode, named "Navy-Gator".
He's not the only fleshling among Cannonball's crew. This goblin/elf-looking guy, named Squirm, is also a crew member:

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Squirm's helmet looks familiar...
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559090)
Posted by Downbeat on March 21st, 2014 @ 4:30am CDT
OH my godddd we could get Devcon! :D
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 21st, 2014 @ 9:31am CDT
Yeah, it looks like this Facebook page is going to get updated rather frequently with more log entries and Facebook posts. So this should be something that we'll want to keep a close eye on for a while. :D
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Posted by ScottyP on March 21st, 2014 @ 12:41pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:So the next question is: will Axor be one of the upcoming figures, or will he just make an appearance like Octane did in past year's Termination?


I hope just an appearance. An Axor update already happened, I don't need another one - would much rather have a different character.
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Posted by Mindmaster on March 21st, 2014 @ 2:09pm CDT
Caelus wrote:Squirm's helmet looks familiar...


...Nah, not seeing it.

ScottyP wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:So the next question is: will Axor be one of the upcoming figures, or will he just make an appearance like Octane did in past year's Termination?


I hope just an appearance. An Axor update already happened, I don't need another one - would much rather have a different character.


Yeah, that's why him being mentioned kinda threw me off.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:11pm CDT
For the ones who guessed Devcon and to the ones who made a kitbash of him from Generations Scourge:

You were all on the mark!
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
I knew it would be Scourge's mold!!! :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:21pm CDT
The official BotCon 2014 website has revealed the first Knight in this year's Pirates vs. Knight exclusive set, and it's a character many of us have been waiting on for years! Devcon is receiving his first ever figure in the form of a Generations Deluxe Scourge retool/repaint! Devcon made his initial appearance in the original G1 Transformers cartoon episode The Gambler, as an Autobot bounty hunter. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559789)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:22pm CDT
It's okay, I like it more than ferak that's for damn sure. Though It's funny his autobot symbol will be on his ass XD
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Posted by ScottyP on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:23pm CDT
Excellent choice of mold, fantastic colors, and cool head sculpt so far. Can't complain about this one, even if it isn't all that surprising.
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Posted by Sabrblade on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:24pm CDT
WAHOO!!!

And now he has a cape! He's both Superman and Batman, now! :KREMZEEK:
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Posted by craggy on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:26pm CDT
this looks pretty darn good, so that's 2 out of 3 for the set so far.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559801)
Posted by El Duque on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:37pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:It's okay, I like it more than ferak that's for damn sure. Though It's funny his autobot symbol will be on his ass XD


He prefers the term "tramp stamp".
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559803)
Posted by Seibertron on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
This is more like what I expect to get from the Club and BotCon. Not Ferak and not a Cannonball update to a toy from 9 years ago that was a filler character. Devcon was long overdue and this looks better than Devcon from the Energon Slugslinger mold. Hopefully this leads to a proper closer-to-show-accuracy Devcon from Hasbro at some point but in the meantime, I can't wait to put this guy next to Smokescreen at long last.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559806)
Posted by Dead Metal on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CDT
Wow, I was joking and poking fun at his fans, but it turns out I was right? :BOOM:

He looks pretty good.
Re: Samantha Newark to Attend BotCon 2014 (1559807)
Posted by Amelie on March 24th, 2014 @ 2:44pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Image


This is the first time I've seen a Botcon toy and thought "hook me up. I need some of that plastic crack".

Anyone need a Kidney or a Lung? :sad:

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