TFcon Welcomes Back 80s Toy Expo

Transformers News: TFcon Welcomes Back 80s Toy Expo

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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Re: TFcon Welcomes Back 80s Toy Expo (1249640)
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.

[quote]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.[/quote]

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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.

[quote]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.[/quote]



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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.
Re: TFcon Welcomes Back 80s Toy Expo (1254548)
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!
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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?

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No, they've always been in the greater Toronto area. [/color]
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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.


[quote]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[/quote]

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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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