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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:49 pm

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1) Was the success of the G.I. Joe Q&A the impetus for the Transformers Q&A? If not, why were the Q&A's not launched concurrently?

2) As a collector who spent a significant, for toys, amount of money on the 2007 Bot-Con set I was disappointed to learn that one of the figures was going to be released overseas. Going forward what steps will Hasbro and the TFCC take to ensure the exclusivity of the convention sets or should the membership assume that these sets will only see limited release in America?

3) What is being done to maintain the interest of collectors who favor the more traditional style of Transformers; ie. not Beast, Movie, or Animated designs, assuming that Movie and Animated molds will be used for future convention sets? Will we see G1 style molds used in sets like the Joe club uses vintage style figures for their sets?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Mkall » Sun Oct 05, 2008 1:33 am

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First-Aid wrote:Just curious...is there any truth that while you are answering these questions you aren't wearing pants? :???: :twisted:

c'mon dude, let's treat this seriously. Pete is a valued guest at Seibertron.com. Thanks.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby FracturedKoi » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:05 am

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tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?



I had heard Tennesee


I was just about to seriously ask if they would do the Con in Tennessee! I live in Alabama and I would really love to go to at least one botcon in my life, but having to drive or fly halfway across the country is usually out of the question.

If the con was held a lil closer to home (Tennessee, Atlanta, heck, even Birmingham) I'd be one happy camper! =D

Any chance of this ever happening?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby jazzrules » Sun Oct 05, 2008 3:33 am

All this talk of Botcon locations has me wanting to ask the following

How feasible is it to hold Botcon outside the USA (preferably somewhere in the UK)? While collectors groups are smaller outside the USA, Auto Assembly did exceed its attendance record this year.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby dragons » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:34 am

not that i expect botcon to come here ever even as a last resort but is botocn planning to come to buffalo in the future it would actually give me something to be proud of of this city since we only have one convention a year thats the car show.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Marcdachamp » Sun Oct 05, 2008 11:38 am

dragons wrote:not that i expect botcon to come here ever even as a last resort but is botocn planning to come to buffalo in the future it would actually give me something to be proud of of this city since we only have one convention a year thats the car show.

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby ScottyP » Sun Oct 05, 2008 2:04 pm

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tigertracks 24 wrote:
Wheeljack35 wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:Excellent! I want to know, where is Botcon this year?



I had heard Tennesee



If that's true, it's okay, but what's up with the Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee belt, if that's the case. The only other places it has been are Rhode Island, and Texas.


Don't forget Durham.

Which reminds me, Raleigh has a brand new convention center :wink:
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Sun Oct 05, 2008 6:49 pm

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Back on topic, please.

Will we see any other G1 re-issues like the Club Seacon set? I know it was a special circumstance, but it would be sweet!
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Robot4762 » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:00 pm

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can botcon ever be a the disneyland convention center?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Dynamus Prime » Sun Oct 05, 2008 8:35 pm

How long is Transformers: Animated planned to last? And are there plans to make a Voyager-class G2 Tank megatron for Universe, or Transtechs for the Universe line?

bumblebeerocks wrote:can botcon ever be a the disneyland convention center?

Or Disney World? Pleeeeeeease?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Stormrider » Mon Oct 06, 2008 12:18 am

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How do you choose the paint scheme and details when you do an exclusive? Does Hasbro have a say?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Bot Marley » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:05 am

After 5 years of doing the combiner figure what types of free member figure ideas are you guys throwing around?

Any plans to come to Austin or anywhere else in Texas for BotCon?

What are the chances the club could offer import figures like the Encore series?

What about club exclusive US releases of the Japanese Transformers series Headmasters/Masterforce/Victory figures or even the US DVD's?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby First Gen » Mon Oct 06, 2008 7:20 am

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Once again the questions are great, but please understand that not all of them may be answered. Please look to previous answeres in the thread to see if maybe your question was already addressed.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Pete@BotCon » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:09 pm

Stormrider wrote:How do you choose the paint scheme and details when you do an exclusive? Does Hasbro have a say?


Just depends on the theme of the set. Plus, you have to take into consideration the other characters in the set, you don't want 5 green autobots lol...
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Pete@BotCon » Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:18 pm

heimerman13 wrote:I am curious about the decisions to limit figure production. For example: I tried to order the 2007 botcon set but it was already sold out. Now I am trying to collect all the seekers but they are way out of my price range. If the demand is there, why are the production runs of set or exclusives increased? Or, why are the figures not reissued, maybe as a "second printing" like books?


We upped production at the last second but were still short. We are only able to do one run though, so when they are gone, they are gone... Trust me, we wish we had made more!
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tyrenol » Tue Oct 07, 2008 8:49 am

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Will we see the "Classiverse" versions of these Transformers in the future? And in retail?

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Trikeboy » Wed Oct 08, 2008 2:57 am

With the huge demand for the Seacons, what are the chances for a G2 Stunticons and/or Protectobots set?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Wed Oct 08, 2008 3:21 am

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Trikeboy wrote:With the huge demand for the Seacons, what are the chances for a G2 Stunticons and/or Protectobots set?


:shock: On no you didn't! :shock:

If Pete answers this with anything other than no chance, I am going to beg, and beg and beg, and beg them to make it. :grin:
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby emeraldbeacon » Thu Oct 09, 2008 12:27 am

Are there any plans to bring the other two Masterpiece Seekers to the United States in the form of TFCC (or HasbroToyShop.com) exclusives?

(Due to the relatively high production costs and small - but fervant - fan-base for Skywarp and Thundercracker, I would assume that those two would almost certainly not see a standard retail release)
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby First Gen » Thu Oct 09, 2008 9:53 am

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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Seibertron » Thu Oct 09, 2008 10:48 am

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Trikeboy wrote:With the huge demand for the Seacons, what are the chances for a G2 Stunticons and/or Protectobots set?


I'd like to have this question answered as well. I'd really, really, really like to see a Botcon or TFCC exclusive set of the G2 Protectobots and Stunticons. That would be really awesome.
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Pete@BotCon » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:20 pm

Tyrenol wrote:Will we see the "Classiverse" versions of these Transformers in the future? And in retail?

Thrust
Skullcruncher
Snapdragon
Trailbreaker
Red Alert
Triggerhappy
Slugslinger
Misfire
The rest of the Dinobots, the Aeriobots, and the Stunticons
The Terrorcons
The Technobots
The Seacons
The Bases (Trypticon, Metroplex, Fortress Maximus, and Scorponok)


I thought we did Thrust ;)
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Geekee1 » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:40 pm

I'd like to cast a vote for seeing the club do either the G2 Stunticons or Protectobots as well.

Also, will we have online registration for Botcon this year or is it still going to be by fax?
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Soldier of Shockwave » Fri Oct 10, 2008 9:58 pm

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I would love to know if there is a plan to make a Signal Lancer Toy. He might just be my favorite Cybertron (Galaxy Force) character and I would be so happy to see his awesomeness immortalized in plastic. I know I'm not the only fan of SL.

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:sad: PLEASE!? :sad:

Heck, all you'd have too do would be build a transformer into the mold of the traffic light that comes with Animated Prowl. :D
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Re: The Official Transformers Club Q & A Thread

Postby Tigertrack » Sat Oct 11, 2008 8:42 am

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Can all club exclusive boxes from now on be window boxes like the Season set. That box is so beautiful, and since you can see the toys inside, it begs to be displayed.

And I can just imagine G2 Protectobot and Stunitcon sets done in the same fashion with the high quality package.

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