LeVar Burton sat down with the TCC to discuss his cartoon character and offer a behind the scenes look at Transformers: Rescue Bots. Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster bring us the first installment of the new Transformers: Animated Almanac Addendum TCC feature (with an awesome magazine cover to tie in to the new feature). MTMTE Profiles spotlighting the amazing art of Matthew Armstrong debut this issue as well. And if that wasn't enough, Flint Dille fleshes out a deleted scene from the original Transformers Animated movie, brought to life in the all-new Transformers story "A Flash Forward"! This is first time a deleted scene from the '86 movie has been illustrated in comic form and can be seen now, in Issue 43 of the Transformers Collectors' Club Magazine!
Please note that this is all preliminary and times and events are subject to change.
This is also not inclusive of all activities.
Wednesday, April 25th:
Dallas Tour 7:45am-4:30pm
Golden Ticket Pick-up 8:30pm
Early Reg Pick-up (class/tours) 9:00pm
Transformers Customizing Classes 9am-5pm
Thursday, April 26th:
Fort Worth Tour 7am-4:30pm
Transformers Customizing Classes 9am-5pm
Golden Ticket Pick-up 4pm-5pm
Golden Ticket Store Entry 5pm
Registration Pick-up & Club Store open 6pm-10pm
Exhibitor Drop-Off 8:00pm-9:30pm
Friday, April 27th:
Late Reg. Pick-up 9:30am
Dealer Setup 7:30am-2pm
Contest Setup 9:30am-Noon
Contest Judging Noon
Club Store Opens for Exhibitors only 8:30am-9:30pm
Club Store Opens-Reg. Guests 9:30am-11am
Private Sales Room Experience 2pm-5pm
Saturday, April 28th:
Early Entry-Registered Guests 8:30am-5pm
Early Bird Entry 9:00am
General Admission 10:00am-5pm
Sunday, April 29th:
Dealer Entry 9:00am
Registered Guest and General Admission 9:30am-3:30pm
Right now, the TENTATIVE date for Runabout and Drift pre-orders are last week of January. Maybe even the last day of January.
Both Drift and RunaBOUT should be under $60. That is the HIGH end, but for "budgeting", there you go...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
BotCon 2012 Primus and Iacon Registration is live!
Fort Worth, TX – January 18, 2012 – Fun Publications, Inc., licensee for Hasbro’s official Transformers Collectors’ Convention, BotCon, announced today that fans can now register for both the attending “Primus” package and the non-attending “Iacon” package, featuring the amazing 6-figure box set Transformers: Invasion. This year’s award-winning convention will take place at the Hyatt Regency Dallas from April 26th to April 29th. Fans and collectors who register for BotCon as a Primus package holder will receive (in addition to the 6-figure convention box set): admission to the Friday private sales room experience, all panels and seminars throughout the weekend and the Hall of Fame Celebration party held Saturday night. Finally, Primus package attendees will also receive a special bonus Transformers Deluxe figure to go along with their convention box set. General Admission for non-registered guests will be available on Saturday and Sunday only.
Each year, BotCon strives to provide fans that attend the show a first class event while also giving those who can’t attend an opportunity to bring home part of the action. The BotCon box set has become the exclusive “standard” within the Transformers collecting community and the 2012 box set once again takes it to a whole new level, featuring the first updates of characters such as “The Overlord” Gigatron and the Pretender Metalhawk.
BotCon is in its 18th year and will once again feature a large dealer room with thousands of Transformers collectibles as well as other toys such as Star Wars, G.I. Joe, Marvel figures and many other great collectibles from the 80’s, 90’s and modern day! Also featured at the show will be some amazing special guests, IDW, Activision, comic book artists and many other events/highlights for fans of all ages to enjoy!
For more information on BotCon, the weeklong activities and the exclusive figure offerings, please visit BotCon.com.
Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company’s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. The Hub, Hasbro’s multi-platform joint venture with Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK) launched on October 10, 2010. The online home of The Hub is http://www.hubworld.com. The Hub logo and name are trademarks of Hub Television Networks, LLC. All rights reserved.
About Fun Publications, Inc.
For over 15 years, Fun Publications, Inc. has been a Hasbro licensee offering fans and collectors of pop culture memorabilia news, exclusive product and family events through different print offerings, websites, collector clubs and brand specific conventions such as GIJoeCon and BotCon. Located in Fort Worth Texas, Fun Publications reaches a large audience, serving the United States and many other countries such as Japan, Great Britain, Brazil, Australia and Canada. For more information visit TransformersClub.com, GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) 2011 Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.
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