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Wally Burr and Michael Chain at BotCon 2005

Transformers News: Wally Burr and Michael Chain at BotCon 2005
Date: Monday, August 22nd 2005 7:07pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):, Repugnus

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The official BotCon website has been updated. Announcing the first two of their celebrity guests: Wally Burr and Michael Chain.

Wally Burr was the voice director of all 98 episodes of Transformers as well as a whole host of other cartoon shows from the 80's. Michael Chain is best known for being the voice for characters like Hoist, Powerglide and Red Alert in the original series. Other than Transformers, Chain basically left voice acting for what it was, with the exception of voice overs in commercials and television and pursued a career in (country) music.

Collectors' Club BotCon News Letter

Transformers News: Collectors' Club BotCon News Letter
Date: Friday, August 19th 2005 6:27pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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The Transformers Collector's Club has send out its latest news letter, regarding the appraoching BotCon 2005. The following is a direct quote of the news letter.

Hello ____________!

Today we have loaded online all of the pictures of the 2005 BotCon set, stop
by and check it out at or

I have had a couple of questions:

1. The hotel is sold out, is there a alternate.

Yes, We have made arrangements for a block of rooms a the Hampton Inn Frisco
(about 1.5 blocks from the show). You can call their toll free number at
866-751-8400 or you can do it online at and use the code TRN.
When you call in tell them you are with BotCon or Transformers and they will
give you a very special rate.

2. The set looks great! Can I order one if I can't come to the show?

Yes. Just download the registration form at and you want the Iacon
package (non-attending). Please remember that any non-attending packages
ordered before the show includes shipping. After the show (if there are any
left) we will put them in the online store at and the
shipping will be extra. Please note that for attending packages, we will stop
taking checks on Aug 29 (we have to have time for them to clear). After that
date, you must to use a credit card or cash. We also don't take checks at the
convention but there is an ATM in the lobby of the hotel.

3. How many sets are left?

Out of the 800 boxed sets there are just under 400 still available to be
pre-ordered. We are over half sold out. The loose sets are over 2/3 sold out
and you have to purchase a boxed set in order to get the loose set (one per
boxed set).

4. I understand that there will be some souviner figures at BotCon. How can I
get them?

Well, many times these items sell out at the show as we run a smaller quantity.
After the show, if there is anything left, we will put them online. We do limit
everyone on Thursday night so that each registered guest can have an opportunity
to purchse these items. The only way you can get them on Thursday night or
Friday is you must be a registered guest. If anything makes it until Saturday
morning, it will be available to the General Admission attendees.

5. Who are the special guests?

The first two guests will be announced on Monday.

Thanks for your support and we are looking forward to a great 2005 BotCon. I
hope you are as well.


Botcon Exclusive Deathsaurus (Dezsaras) Revealed

Transformers News: Botcon Exclusive Deathsaurus (Dezsaras) Revealed
Date: Monday, August 15th 2005 7:30pm CDT
Categories: Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Solidus | Credit(s): Magirus

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The latest member of the Botcon Exclusive 7-pack has been revealed. It is Deathsaurus (aka Dezsaras), a redeco of RID Megatron. The toy will have an all-new head resembling Dezsaras, the main villain from Transformers Victory. He will also sport a slightly modified color scheme.

Check out the images and the tech-specs at Transformers Collector Club homepage.

You can also see the previously revealed figures Buzzclaw, Fallback, Ironhide, and Ricochet there if you haven't already.

Botcon website updates with costume contest details

Transformers News: Botcon website updates with costume contest details
Date: Thursday, August 4th 2005 11:43am CDT
Categories: Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe | Credit(s): CBFF of

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Botcon Updates with costume contest details. Nice to see that they will actually be giving out prizes for the creative folks who cosplay and add that interesting element to the convention.

08/03 - BotCon '05 UPDATE! All attendees are invited to come to the
convention dressed as their favorite TRANSFORMERS characters -- Optimus Prime,
Megatron, etc. as part of a special “Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye”
costume contest on Saturday morning. Fans should come dressed in their best, most
authentic Transformers costume for a chance to win cool prizes and Transformers toys.
First prize is worth $600 ($300 in show dollars that you can spend at the convention and a $300
gift certificate to Hasbro’s online store,; second prize, $300 ($150 show
dollars, $150 gift certificate); and third prize, $150 ($75 show dollars, $75 gift certificate).

click here for an example!

World Premiere showing of Transformers: The Movie - Reconstructed at Mechacon

Transformers News: World Premiere showing of Transformers: The Movie - Reconstructed at Mechacon
Date: Tuesday, July 26th 2005 6:40pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s):

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The site for Mechacon, which will be held 26th-28th of August 2005, in Lafayette, Louisiana, USA, announces it will host the world premiere showing of Transformers: The Movie - Reconstructed.

From their newspage:

"Our good friends at Metrodome Distribution and TV-Loonland have granted MechaCon the opportunity to screen the WORLD PREMIERE of this newly re-constructed, WidescreeN version of this amazing film at our event!

In addition, they have also granted permissions for MechaCon to screen the world's first ever showing of the first three episodes of the official english-subtitled version of the Japanese series...

Transformers: Takara - The Headmasters

Our sincerest thanks to Metrodome and TV-Loonland for making these WORLD PREMIERE EVENTS possible!"

Metrodome will of course distribute the DVD title only within the UK. But on their site of you can find the means to purchase the title from outside the United Kingdom.

One Prime Night in Amsterdam with Neil Kaplan (June 11th 2005) Report.

Transformers News: One Prime Night in Amsterdam with Neil Kaplan (June 11th 2005) Report.
Date: Saturday, July 23rd 2005 2:29pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Raymond T. | Credit(s): Raymond T., Hans and Neil Kaplan

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Views: 16,581 is proud to present the visual account of what we have dubbed A Prime Night in Amsterdam. A meeting between Neil Kaplan, the voice of Robots In Disguise's Optimus Prime, and a handfull of dutch fans.

On June 11th, we were lucky enough to convince Neil Kaplan to come to Amsterdam and meet with a couple of dutch fans. The night was put together by Hans of the
Energon Pub and myself, Raymond T. Neil Kaplan made the night a very memorable one, blessing us with some of his personal views on things, what he's been up to and of course a healthy blend of humor to fill the night.

Of course we wouldn't want to deprive our members of the joy of that evening, so I took it upon myself to record most of the meeting exclusively for You can read my report on the evening. View some of the pictures and scans related to the event. And of course you can watch over an hours worth of videoclips by downloading the experience and fun yourself.

I hope you'll have half the enjoyment as we had the pleasure of being there in person. Neil Kaplan was a great guy and I consider myself lucky to have been able to meet him is such a personal fashion. Be sure to check out Neil Kaplan's personal website at where you can leave a short message to the man himself. Please enjoy!

Cybercon Expo in New York City is one week away!

Transformers News: Cybercon Expo in New York City is one week away!
Date: Friday, July 22nd 2005 2:32pm CDT
Category: Event News
Posted by: Sideshow Sideswipe | Credit(s): Fran of Cybercon Expo

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Cybercon Expo 2005 is only one week away! The show will take place on
July 29th and 30th 2005 in the heart of New York City (2nd Ave and 35th
Streets). On top of a kick butt line up of guests, panels, and
attractions, Cybercon Expo has updated with even more additions to the
show. Check out the new additions below.

For a full listing of events and attractions, schedule of events, news,
and more check out the new front page of CYBERCONEXPO.COM

Peter Cullen - "The Voice of the Original Optimus Prime"
Peter Cullen is currently one of Hollywood's lead voice actors, doing
work for Warner Brothers, TNT, Cartoon Network, and countless movie
promotions. To fans of the 80's, his deep baritone voice rings a bell as
the one behind their childhood hero, one of Pop Culture's most prolific
icons, Optimus Prime. At Cybercon Expo, fans in the New York and
mid-Atlantic region will be able to meet Mr. Cullen and obtain his
autograph for the first time. Peter Cullen has only made 2 other public
appearances related to his voice-over character work in the last 8
years, once at Botcon 1997 in Rochester NY, and once at Botcon 2004 in
Los Angeles. This will be Mr. Cullen's first time on the East Coast
since the retro-rebirth of the original Transformers. Don't miss what
could be your last chance to meet this Transformers legend!

Peter Cullen will be signing a total of 500 autographs all weekend. 250
have already been sold online. 250 will be available for sale at the
show, starting at 2 PM Friday. First come first serve. Peter Cullen will
also be participating in an interactive Question and Answer Fan Panel on

Botcon Convention Exclusives Unveiled!
Hasbro's Official Transformers Collectors Club and Convention will be in
attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005. At their tables, representatives will
have on display several of the upcoming exclusives available at the
September convention for the first time in public. The already released
Buzzclaw will be there, along with what we are told is a "friend". Make
sure to head over to the show to get your sneak peak at what are soon to
become collector's favorites for years to come!

Pre-Release Copies of previously unproduced Dreamwave Books for sale!
Destination Entertainment has acquired the rights from Hasbro to
distribute some of the last books printed by Dreamwave Productions, ones
that were never released to the public. These books currently include
the Pocket Sized versions of Transformers Energon Volume 2, and a black
and white version of Transformers Vs. G.I. Joe Volume 1.
Destination Entertainment will be in attendance at Cybercon Expo 2005,
and have an extremely limited amount of these books available for sale -
for the first time ever - before hitting the mass market via Diamond
Comic Distributers later in the year. Remember, Alex Milne, the artist
for many Transformers Energon issues will be in attendance as well, so
you can get your newly purchased copies signed right there at the show.

Signed Comics and Art from Wildfur!
Simon Furman and Andrew Wildman sign items for show!

Wildman War Within Volume 2 Original Art Pages available for sale for
first time in USA at show!

Panel Topic - Unused Histories of the G1 Transformers Revealed!
The untold origins of over half of the Classic G1 Transformers are
revealed at last, in this panel discussion by original Transformers
Profiles / More Than Meets the Eye co-writer, Marc Patten of Destination
Entertainment. Learn the real story behind the Dreamwave comic series
that was supposed to streamline the modern Hasbro G1 Transformers
continuity and reveal the untold origins and backstories of 400+
characters - but never did! From combiner groups to micromasters, the
secrets can now be told! Find out why the history that was to be the new
bible for Hasbro ended up on the chopping block, and the answers to
questions fans wondered about for years like, did Transformers have
families, who created Devastator? How are Megatron and Galvatron
connected, and much more! Copies of the unused profiles text (almost 200
characters) will be given out to the first 25 participants!

Parts Party by Rugby's Battle Starbase!
On Friday night from 10-11 PM, Rugby's Battlestar Base will be hosting a
Parts Trading Party in a side room at the expo center. All attendees are
welcome to attend and bring their parts and lots to trade away with
other fans!

McFarlane Toys Giveaways
Todd McFarlane's has donated a very large case of various
McFarlane toys to give away to the fans. Cybercon Expo will be giving
away special multi packs of McFarlane figures to attendees throughout
the weekend!

SDCC Palisades Gallery Feat. WW Prime, SDCC Exclusive Megatron, Ravage and More

Transformers News: SDCC Palisades Gallery Feat. WW Prime, SDCC Exclusive Megatron,  Ravage and More
Date: Saturday, July 16th 2005 4:37am CDT
Categories: Event News, Collectables
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): TFormers

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TFormers have put up yet another gallery of this weekends San Diego Comic Con, this time focusing on the Palisades booth. The gallery includes statues of War Within Optimus Prime, G1 Shockwave, G1 Bumblebee, G1 Ravage and the SDCC Excluisive G1 Megatron. See the gallery here at

SDCC Optimus Primes Number Plate is Stolen!

Transformers News: SDCC Optimus Primes Number Plate is Stolen!
Date: Thursday, July 14th 2005 11:01pm CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Event News
Posted by: Alex Kingdom | Credit(s): Atomsk, SKowl

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Its not all good news at the San Diego Comic Con, it appears that some unscrupulous fellow has swiped the number plate reading 'PRIME-1' from the large red transport truck OPTIMUS PRIME parked on the conventions floor to promote the forthcoming movie! A reward is being offered for it safe return by the movie makers Dreamworks.
Read the messageboad post posted by Admin member Prime here and the new story here at the official Movie and Comic Con Website

Hasbro's Transformers Comic Con Q&A

Transformers News: Hasbro's Transformers Comic Con Q&A
Date: Wednesday, July 13th 2005 5:30pm CDT
Categories: Movie Related News, Event News
Posted by: Seibertron | Credit(s): Hasbro

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Views: 22,318 released a Q&A regarding the massive Transformers presence at this weekend's San Diego Comic Con in California. Their Q&A answers a lot of questions from what they'll be showing at Comic Con (including new Alternators), whether or not the new Transformers will be for sale at the Comic Con, what's up with the Dreamworks movie and finally an official date for the Burger King Transformers promotion which begins August 8th. Check out the full Q&A here at

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