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Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 9:21PM CDT

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TFcon welcomes back 80s Toy Expo.

TFcon’s expansion to a 2 day convention was made possible through merging with the Canadian 80s Toy Expo on the Sunday of the event. This was necessary due to many dealers completely selling out of merchandise on the Saturday requiring a dealer room restock if a 2nd day was to be added. This year is no different with the Sunday bringing us Canada’s largest dealer room for 80s toy related merchandise consisting of dealers selling Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Star Wars (new and vintage), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), G.I. Joe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and classics), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles. We will also welcome new guests to the convention on the Sunday.
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Posted by HotRod2005 on June 29th, 2011 @ 10:15pm CDT
The 80's Expo has been fun in the past. Looking forward to it!
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Posted by El Duque on June 30th, 2011 @ 11:43am CDT
TFcon has announced the latest in their growing list of special guests, Matt Moylan, the artist behind the always popular LilFormers.

TFcon is pleased to welcome back Matt Moylan to the convention this year. He is best known to Transformers fans as the artist behind LilFormers. You can meet him in the TFcon 2011 artist alley all weekend.


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Posted by El Duque on July 7th, 2011 @ 8:29am CDT
The TFcon website has revealed their 2011 convention exclusive Headrobots Stronghold. See their mirrored image below.

We are pleased to reveal the TFcon 2011 exclusive Stronghold. Limited to 700 pieces this is a high-quality upgrade kit that contains a transforming head with ball joints and clear blue eyepiece, two photon rifles, one assault cannon, and a backpack. The backpack features many mounting points so the guns can be configured in many ways. You can preorder this figure via the TFcon 2011 registration page until July 15th. This set is produced by Head Robots and designed for the Universe Onslaught mold (not included) and cross compatible with Generation 1 Headmasters. Click the thumbnail for a better look.


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Posted by kirbenvost on July 7th, 2011 @ 9:56am CDT
I wish TFcon moved around like Botcon, then I could afford to go if they held it in my city. It's actually cheaper to fly to most places in the US (California especially) than it is to fly to Ontario. :(
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 7th, 2011 @ 11:17am CDT
Really? 100 Canadian to buy this for non-attendees? Damn.
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Posted by Doctor McGrath on July 7th, 2011 @ 1:31pm CDT
Looks good but I dont have a spare Onslaught to put this on.
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Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 7th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
Not digging the stickers, but I really like the blue eyes and grayish cannon.
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Posted by Flux Convoy on July 7th, 2011 @ 4:57pm CDT
Huh, I have a hook up for this. Looks kinda junky though. I think it's the stickers and that the head actually looks nothing like Fort Max's head at all. Harumph!
:BOT:
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 9th, 2011 @ 7:53pm CDT
The TFcon website has been updated with a tentative schedule of events. If you are planning on going, then this should give you a good idea of what's going on. Events are subject to change. You can see the event schedule here.



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Posted by Sunspot on July 9th, 2011 @ 8:52pm CDT
do they ever have these things in vancouver?
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Posted by Anonymous. on July 9th, 2011 @ 9:28pm CDT
Sunspot wrote:do they ever have these things in vancouver?


No, they've always been in the greater Toronto area.
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 9th, 2011 @ 9:39pm CDT
Does anybody know what the T-shirts are supposed to look like? I'm considering buying one.
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Posted by sabrigami on July 10th, 2011 @ 12:18am CDT
I'm seriously considering going this year. I need me some TF swag :KREMZEEK: Then again, I haven't been very well behaved budget-wise this month and I know such a tempting place won't help lol
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Posted by I_AM... MEGATRON! on July 10th, 2011 @ 12:28am CDT
Really hope they have images on the TF Prime toys, especially the voyagers...
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Posted by starscreamreturns on July 10th, 2011 @ 4:31pm CDT
I will be there wearing a Deadpool mask
Anyone going look for me starscreamreturns on the dealer room floor :D
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Posted by dinogeist on July 10th, 2011 @ 6:55pm CDT
A quick question to some who attend this canada convention.

Does Hasbro/Takara ever show any newer TF toys (test shots/proto types) that they didn't show at botcon's convention in the same year?

I ask because it would be kinda cool/awesome to see never before seen TF toys test )shots/proto types) at both TFCON & SDCC this year.
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Posted by starscreamreturns on July 10th, 2011 @ 7:31pm CDT
This is my first year i'm going and i've seen pics of earlier years and it appears in some spot you get to look at some new figures. but that's all i know and i'm canadian.
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Posted by HotRod2005 on July 11th, 2011 @ 12:38pm CDT
TFcon Dealer Room sold out!
This is going to be a great show!


deathy wrote:A quick question to some who attend this canada convention.

Does Hasbro/Takara ever show any newer TF toys (test shots/proto types) that they didn't show at botcon's convention in the same year?

I ask because it would be kinda cool/awesome to see never before seen TF toys test )shots/proto types) at both TFCON & SDCC this year.

I remember Hasbro Canada previously showing pictures of store exclusives that had not been shown at Botcon before.
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Posted by El Duque on July 11th, 2011 @ 1:15pm CDT
TFcon has let us know their 2011 dealer room has sold out, see further details below.


The TFcon 2011 dealer room has sold out all available tables with just under 3 weeks until the convention. This is a new record for Canada’s largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise. The room will be packed with exhibitors selling Transformers toys from all eras including but not limited to Generation 1, Generation 2, Machine Wars, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, Armada, Energon, Cybertron, Universe, Classics, Animated, Crossovers, Commemorative and Encore Reissues, Alternators and Binaltech, Masterpiece, Titanium, Alternity, Generations, plus Movie toys from all 3 films; Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon and 3rd party companies.

http://www.tfcon.ca/tfcon-2011-dealer-room-sold-out
Canada's Annual Transformers Collectors Convention – July 30th and 31st, 2011 – Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario


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Posted by starscreamreturns on July 11th, 2011 @ 1:46pm CDT
I can't wait for this only downside is i'm going sunday because 80,s toy expo is then too.
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Posted by El Duque on July 13th, 2011 @ 12:26pm CDT
TFcon is now taking their final questions for this year's Hasbro Canada Transformers Q and A panel:

This is the last call for questions for the Hasbro Canada Transformers Q and A panel at TFcon 2011! Please post your questions in this thread by end of the day today Wednesday July 13th.

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 at TFcon.


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Posted by It Is Him on July 13th, 2011 @ 12:36pm CDT
Can we expect any more G1 reissues from Hasbro in the next year?
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Posted by It Is Him on July 13th, 2011 @ 1:34pm CDT
Whoops, I assumed that thread was this board. Nevermind. I don't feel like signing up for the other board.
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Posted by El Duque on July 15th, 2011 @ 10:19am CDT
This is your last opportunity to preregister for TFcon 2011 or book your hotel room in the TFcon block. Online registration closes at 12pm Saturday July 16th, and the cutoff for hotel rooms is Friday July 15th. This includes preordering the TFcon 2011 exclusive Stronghold.

This year's guests include Garry Chalk (Optimus Primal) and Paul Eiding (G1 Perceptor). Also writer Simon Furman, comic artists Joe Ng and Alex Milne, L'il Formers creator Matt Moylan, and Hasbro Canada!

Canada's Annual Transformers Collectors Convention – July 30th and 31st, 2011 – Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre – 6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario

Links:
Prereg - http://tfcon.eventbrite.com/
Hotel - http://accounts.deltahotels.com/group.h ... 4&type=grp


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Posted by El Duque on July 18th, 2011 @ 2:51pm CDT

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Thanks to the fine folks at The Perth Mint TFcon 2011 will be giving away Transformers Collectible Coins as first prizes in our costume, 2D art and 3D customs contests this year. Our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place customs contest winners will also go home with custom trophies to commemorate their victories. The other categories will go home with original Transformers comic book art thanks to comic book artist Alex Milne.



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Posted by Eclipsica on July 20th, 2011 @ 12:55pm CDT
If I get to this, I wonder if there's any female attendees who might share a room with me?.
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Posted by El Duque on July 20th, 2011 @ 1:18pm CDT
TFcon has announced it's second convention exclusive, Head Robots Toxin, limited to 100 pieces.

The 2nd TFcon 2011 exclusive is Toxin!

When Lord Zarak needed someone to help copy the Headmaster and Transtector technology that Stronghold pioneered, he turned to Toxin. Toxin biggest claim to fame back on Cybertron was the mass cloning process of Reflector which bulked out Megatron‘s army during the early days of the war. He made 3 special clones for himself Edge, Shield and Bullet (Dubbed the NIGHT OPS SFX) as his hired goons to help get him needed “materials” for future experiments.
All was going well for Toxin till he along with Lord Zarak got captured by the Autobots. His personal Transtector body was destroyed in the scuffle and now he hopes to break free and commandeer a new one.

Produced by Head Robots, you can now give your headless G1 figures a much needed upgrade. This figure is limited to only 100 pieces and limited to one per attendee.


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Posted by JRFitzpatrick7 on July 20th, 2011 @ 1:32pm CDT
El Duque wrote:TFcon has announced it's second convention exclusive, Head Robots Toxin, limited to 100 pieces.

The 2nd TFcon 2011 exclusive is Toxin!

When Lord Zarak needed someone to help copy the Headmaster and Transtector technology that Stronghold pioneered, he turned to Toxin. Toxin biggest claim to fame back on Cybertron was the mass cloning process of Reflector which bulked out Megatron‘s army during the early days of the war. He made 3 special clones for himself Edge, Shield and Bullet (Dubbed the NIGHT OPS SFX) as his hired goons to help get him needed “materials” for future experiments.
All was going well for Toxin till he along with Lord Zarak got captured by the Autobots. His personal Transtector body was destroyed in the scuffle and now he hopes to break free and commandeer a new one.

Produced by Head Robots, you can now give your headless G1 figures a much needed upgrade. This figure is limited to only 100 pieces and limited to one per attendee.


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If anyone is going that doesn't want this please PM me. In total I'd like 2 of them. Hook it up guys:)
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Posted by Seibertron on July 20th, 2011 @ 2:46pm CDT
Who else is going to TFcon? I'll be there. Thinking about bringing some Seibertron.com t-shirts with me to sell to our Canadian Seibertron.com fans.
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Posted by Anonymous. on July 20th, 2011 @ 3:10pm CDT
Eclipsica wrote:If I get to this, I wonder if there's any female attendees who might share a room with me?.


Ask memberlist.php?mode=viewprofile&u=80924 if she is going.

Toxin looks cool, but I dunno...
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Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 20th, 2011 @ 4:13pm CDT
Man, I'd kill for one of those Toxin figures...
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Posted by Spleenzorio on July 21st, 2011 @ 9:28am CDT
Oh man just another reason I wish I was going earlier. At least I'm getting Stronghold although Toxin seems more exclusive. :( Now I gotta get my hands on him and PE-11!

Seibertron wrote:Who else is going to TFcon? I'll be there. Thinking about bringing some Seibertron.com t-shirts with me to sell to our Canadian Seibertron.com fans.


I'll be there Saturday!
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Posted by El Duque on July 22nd, 2011 @ 4:54pm CDT
TFcon has announced their latest special guest, artist Marvin Mariano.

TFcon is happy to welcome back Transformers toy designer and artist Marvin Mariano to the 2011 convention. Marvin’s involvement with the Transformers franchise includes concept works and toys designs for the Transformers Crossovers line. Examples of Transformer characters he has worked on are: Obsidian (Beast Machines), Transtech/Armada – Optimus, Megatron, Cheetor, Black Arachnia, Shockwave, and Starscream to name a few. Marvin will be setup in the TFcon artist alley all weekend.


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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 23rd, 2011 @ 9:37pm CDT
TF Source has the TF Con Stronghold exclusive Headrobots for preorder at 65% of the non-attendee price:

http://tfsource.com/products/view/product_id/2838
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Posted by El Duque on July 25th, 2011 @ 2:27pm CDT
TFcon welcomes back artist Dan Khanna:

TFcon is happy to welcome back Dan Khanna to the 2011 convention. Having penciled a number of Transformers convention books dating back to 2001, he has worked on everything from statue design for Hard Hero, to Transformers T-Shirts, commemorative plates, pin-ups, and art on many of the Transformers toy boxes for Hasbro. Dan will be setup in the artist alley all weekend sketching and signing for the attendees of TFcon.


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Posted by El Duque on July 26th, 2011 @ 10:09am CDT
TFcon has just announced the 2011 Social Media Contest

Be the only TFcon 2011 attendee to get a PE-11X and Toxin reserved for you AND get in the TFcon dealer room 15 minutes before everyone else with help from your social media friends.

Use your Facebook, Twitter and/or You Tube account to promote TFcon in the most funny, interesting and creative way. Images, captions, and poems are all accepted. Twitter users use the hashtag #TFcon when looking for the most retweets. Facebook users use @TFcon in your status to link to the TFcon Facebook account for the most likes and reshares. You tube users should make a video response to the TFcon 2011 trailer.



The winner will be announced Friday morning via our social networking accounts, you have until
Thursday 11:59 pm EST to enter, multiple entries are encouraged. You can RSVP to the TFcon 2011 Facebook event here, follow us on Twitter and subscribe to us on You Tube.


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Posted by El Duque on July 26th, 2011 @ 10:51pm CDT
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Amazing replicas of the Transformers Movie 1977 Bumblebee Camaro and Barricade cars will be in attendance at TFcon 2011 for photo opportunities with all attendees.

Send the 1977 Bumblebee Camaro Replica “Beaterbee” to this years Sema Car Show in Las Vegas by voting here.


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Posted by El Duque on July 27th, 2011 @ 3:20pm CDT
Join Transformers voice actors Garry Chalk and Paul Eiding at the TFcon 2011 Live Script Auditions and Reading where fans audition for roles in the Live Script Reading with Transformers Voice Actors then perform live in front of everyone in attendance. To get you ready check out the TFcon 2011 live script reading prelude comic below.


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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 27th, 2011 @ 3:33pm CDT
Heh. "killing a few beasties!" i'd forgotten all about the Canadian name change…
that actually made me smile. well-played TFcon, well-played.
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Posted by El Duque on July 28th, 2011 @ 1:12pm CDT
We are pleased to reveal toy images of the TFcon 2011 exclusive Toxin figure. Limited to only 100 pieces it will sell out quickly at the convention. It will only be sold to attendees that have also purchased the Stronghold exclusive and will go on sale Friday night at 6pm for weekend ticket holders and is 1 per person.


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Posted by gothsaurus on July 28th, 2011 @ 1:59pm CDT
I thought I had a bite to get one of these, but it was a no-go. Drop me a line if you might be able to help! :sad:
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Posted by starscreamreturns on July 28th, 2011 @ 3:46pm CDT
Only a few days away!
I'll be there sunday wearing a Deadpool mask and holding Headpool if you guys know who that is? :-?
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Posted by GetRightRobot on July 28th, 2011 @ 3:54pm CDT
The toxin kit is... kinda cute :D The Onslaught upgrade makes no real sense to me, but it is very cool looking and I wouldn't mind having one. Goodluck to you Canadians and American travelers in getting your hands on these sets (and one for you good friend GRR :lol: )
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Posted by Rated X on July 28th, 2011 @ 10:48pm CDT
Poor Weirdwolf, being reincarnated as a mushroom head. Theres too many Monzos on e-bay for anyone to seriously buy this mold.
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Posted by GetRightRobot on July 28th, 2011 @ 11:13pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Poor Weirdwolf, being reincarnated as a mushroom head. Theres too many Monzos on e-bay for anyone to seriously buy this mold.


I suppose it's like the Junkion Blacksmith Headmasters. No REAL purpose or place, just cool. I don't think there is any official canon about a headmaster that turns into a cobra tank thing....but it's neat.
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Posted by MGrotusque on July 29th, 2011 @ 12:11am CDT
Not really into the aesthetics of it really. easy pass
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Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on July 29th, 2011 @ 11:39am CDT
GetRightRobot wrote:
Rated X wrote:Poor Weirdwolf, being reincarnated as a mushroom head. Theres too many Monzos on e-bay for anyone to seriously buy this mold.


I suppose it's like the Junkion Blacksmith Headmasters. No REAL purpose or place, just cool. I don't think there is any official canon about a headmaster that turns into a cobra tank thing....but it's neat.

I got the Snake Villain a while ago… it's okay, very simplistic.
Nice as a one-off but I wouldn't go out of my way for a duplicate of the mold.
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Posted by El Duque on July 29th, 2011 @ 3:53pm CDT
Artist Alex Milne has revealed the cover of this year's TFcon exclusive comic on his deviantART account. The cover mirrored below features this year's exclusives Toxin and Stronghold.

Additionally TFcon has made this year's schedule available in PDF format, which can be viewed by clicking here.

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Posted by HotRod2005 on August 12th, 2011 @ 3:28pm CDT
Had a blast at TFcon this year. Some of my haul is still on the floor (yes, it's shameful, I know). I need to get some more shelf space!
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