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BotCon 2012 Custom Class Figure Revealed! Shattered Glass Longarm

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Custom Class Figure Revealed! Shattered Glass Longarm
Date: Wednesday, April 25th 2012 9:54am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has tweeted an image of the BotCon 2012 custom class figure, Shattered Glass Longarm! The figure is a purple redeco of Reveal the Shield Special Ops Jazz. Check him out below.

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TFCC 2012 Membership Incentive Figure Runamuck Video Review

Transformers News: TFCC 2012 Membership Incentive Figure Runamuck Video Review
Date: Tuesday, April 24th 2012 1:16am CDT
Categories: Toy News, Reviews, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): caked-up

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Seibertron.com member caked-up has received his TFCC 2012 membership incentive figure Runamuck and uploaded a video review. Check out his review of the highly anticipated figure embedded below.



New BotCon Exclusive Galleries: 2010 Sky-Byte and Sharkticons

Transformers News: New BotCon Exclusive Galleries: 2010 Sky-Byte and Sharkticons
Date: Tuesday, April 24th 2012 1:02am CDT
Categories: Site News, Toy News, Event News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque

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With BotCon 2012 just around the corner we thought it would be a great time to add some galleries featuring exclusives from BotCons past! Below you will find the Seibertron.com galleries for BotCon 2010's boxset exclusive Sky-Byte and convention only troop builder Sharkticon set. All make use of the Deluxe Energon Sharkticon mold with Sky-Byte receiving a brand new head mold. The troop builder Sharkticon set is a straight redeco, but each was given a unique Tech Spec and bio: Land Shark, Air Shark, and Sea Shark. Enjoy the galleries by following the links or images below.


Sky-Byte (Deluxe Class, Exclusives)
Convention & Club Exclusives

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Sharkticon: Sea Shark (Deluxe Class, Exclusives)
Convention & Club Exclusives

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Sharkticon: Land Shark (Deluxe Class, Exclusives)
Convention & Club Exclusives

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Sharkticon: Air Shark (Deluxe Class, Exclusives)
Convention & Club Exclusives

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Transformers Collectors' Club Runamuck Now Arriving

Transformers News: Transformers Collectors' Club Runamuck Now Arriving
Date: Monday, April 23rd 2012 2:01pm CDT
Categories: Toy News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque

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Keep an eye on those mailboxes TFCC members! This year's membership incentive figure Runamuck has started to arrive. Mine arrived this morning and I snapped a few quick shots of the highly anticipated freebie and companion to TFCC's 2012 Exclusive Over-Run (aka Runabout).

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BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Simon Furman and More!

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Simon Furman and More!
Date: Friday, April 20th 2012 12:00pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has posted another Artist Alley update adding six additional artist including Simon Furman, who willing selling some of his unpublished scripts! See below for further details:

  • Simon Furman
  • Ken Christiansen
  • David Willis
  • Silas Zee
  • Tyla Sprouse
  • Donna Kunz

Rounding out our Artists Alley is six more incredible artists/creators! Each will be avaialble throughout the weekend selling some amazing art work and other great items at BotCon 2012!

Be sure to stop by and see Ken Christiansen, David Willis (of Shortpacked/Recordicons fame), Silas Zee, Tyla Sprouse, Donna Kunz (Puggleformers!) and Simon Furman! You read that last one right, as Simon will be on hand in the Artist Alley selling copies of the following scripts:

*Transformers: War Within -- Age of Wrath #4 (unpublished)
*Transformers: War Within -- Age of Wrath #5 (unpublished), including a bonus FREE outline of issue #6 *Transformers Beast Wars #1 (Dreamwave/unpublished) *Transformers #80 (Marvel US, 1991)

Make sure you take the time to visit every one of the great artists that will be at BotCon 2012!


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BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Dan Khanna and Livio Ramondelli

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Dan Khanna and Livio Ramondelli
Date: Thursday, April 19th 2012 4:33pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has revealed two additional artist that will be featured in this year's Artist Alley, Dan Khanna and Livio Ramondelli!


BotCon wrote:Be sure to check out these two amazing artists, both of whom will be attending BotCon 2012... Livio Ramondelli and Dan Khanna!

Livio has worked on various Transformers titles for IDW, including "Transformers: Autocracy". Dan Khanna has worked on different Transformers projects for several companies for well over a decade and is the artist behind the "Transformers: Invasion" comic offered this year at BotCon 2012.

Be sure to visit both Livio and Dan at the BotCon 2012 Artist Alley!

Seibertron.com's Comprehensive Unofficial Guide to BotCon 2012

Transformers News: Seibertron.com's Comprehensive Unofficial Guide to BotCon 2012
Date: Thursday, April 19th 2012 12:46pm CDT
Categories: Site News, Event News, Site Articles, Collector's Club News
Posted by: Savage

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Okay, so you've decided to attend BotCon, but you probably have a lot of questions. Hopefully this article can put a few of your fears to rest and answer some of those questions. There are many elements to BotCon, including Hotels, Registration Packages, Exclusive Figures, Sales Room, Panels, Seibertron.com Meet ups, etc., and we are going to examine each one in some detail.

If you're attending BotCon, let us know here on Seibertron.com's event page on Facebook for BotCon 2012 at https://www.facebook.com/events/344112488979798/.

First up, Hotels and Travel:

Depending on the location, many people choose to fly to BotCon each year, others turn it into a road trip. If multiple collectors from your area are planning to attend, a carpool road trip can save everyone some money on gasoline. If flying is your preferred mode of travel, it is a wise idea to buy plane tickets early (often before BotCon Registration opens) to get the best price.

Every year, there are several hotels (2-3) that are within a block or two (or attached to) the convention center where BotCon is held. These hotels usually offer reduced prices for the convention. BotCon.com usually provides this information after the dates and location are announced. Bear in mind, however, that these are generally 4 or 5 star hotels. Even with the BotCon discount, you are looking at approximately $150 per night. Many people choose to stay at a cheaper hotel within a short driving distance. This can save you some money on hotel costs. However, you will also have to pay for parking at the convention center each day, and that can add up. Or you could take a taxi from your hotel to the convention. The major downside to an offsite hotel is that you miss out on a lot of the room-to-room trading and general hanging out that happens during the evening and nights in various hotel rooms. It's a lot easier to stay up until three am talking Transformers if your bed is right down the hall. Otherwise, you end up in ours...

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Registration Packages:

Primus Package - This package generally costs about $340 (For club members, nonmembers pay more.) Also, prices vary slightly from year to year) and includes the following:
  • Full admittance to the convention, sales room, panels, and autograph lines
  • Admittance to the Saturday Night Awards Dinner
  • Six-Figure Boxed Set
  • One Free Attendee Figure

Minicon Package - Can only be purchased as an add-on to a Primus Package. This package is typically around $100, depending on the year and whether or not the person is a club member. Minicon Package includes:
  • Full admittance to the convention, sales room, panels, and autograph lines
  • Admittance to the Saturday Night Awards Dinner
  • No figures

[i]Protoform Package
- This package generally costs between $180-200, and includes:
  • Full admittance to the convention, sales room, panels, and autograph lines
  • No figures, no Awards Dinner

Iacon Package - This package is for NON-attendees who wish to purchase a boxed set and have it shipped to their home. The price is typically equal to the price of a Primus Package. However, with the Iacon Package, you do not receive the free attendee figure. It does however include domestic shipping. International shipping is extra.

General Admission - General Admission is available for walk-ins on Saturday and Sunday ONLY. Includes admittance to sales room, autograph lines, and panels.

*** Golden Ticket Packages - These are "Golden Ticket" versions of the Primus, Minicon, and Protoform Packages. For approximately double the regular Package Price, "Golden Ticket" Package Holders are allowed to purchase triple the regular limit number of Souvenir Sets from the Club Store, and receive front-row reserved seating to the Panels.


Picking Up Your Package:

If you are enrolled in one of the Customizing Classes, you will receive your Package on Wednesday for Early Pickup. If, for whatever reason, you are not arriving at BotCon until Friday or Saturday, but choose to register a package, you will be able to pick it up upon your arrival at the con. In previous years, Late Package Pickup began at 9:30am on Friday. Otherwise, you may pick up your Package (name badge, boxed set, convention comic book, etc) on Thursday evening. Times will be assigned by FunPub prior to the convention, so you will know when it is your turn to get into the first of many long lines.

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Would you believe this was only half the line? It was.


Customizing Classes:

There is usually one class on Wednesday and one on Thursday. They are not included in the cost of any of the above Packages. They cost extra. You will be given one figure and the instructor will walk the class through customizing it. These classes are very small and fill up quickly. For 2012, the Customizing Classes sold out 10 minutes after Online Registration became available. If you are lucky enough to get into one of these classes, you will receive your name badge, boxed set, etc, on Wednesday instead of the normal Package Pickup on Thursday night.


Exclusive Figures:

The Boxed Set - Six figures in a box with certificate of authenticity. These are limited in number and available only to those who buy a Primus or Iacon Package. Primus Package holders receive them at Package Pickup along with their name badge, club comic, etc.

Loose Set - Primus and Iacon Package holders have the option to purchase an additional loose set of the figures from the boxed set. Many Primus Package holders choose to buy these to turn around and sell them to other convention goers to recoup some of the cost of their trip.

Free Attendee Figure - Each Primus Package holder receives one free figure at Package Pickup. This figure is usually a repaint of a mold used in the boxed set.

Souvenir Sets - Each year, the club provides two or three "Souvenir Sets" these are additional pairs (or trios) of exclusive figures. They usually complement the boxed set and/or a previous year's set. Souvenir Sets may be purchased from the Club Store after Package Pickup on Thursday night, or anytime throughout the convention until they sell out. If they do not sell out by the end of the con, the remainder will be sold in the Collectors' Club online store.

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Speaking of the Club Store:

The Club Store opens Thursday evening after Package Pickup. Once you pick up your name badge, etc, you are free to get into the Club Store line. There is usually one line for cash and one for credit. The cash line has moved slightly faster in previous years. At the Club Store, you may purchase the Souvenir Sets, t-shirts, other TF memorabilia, other Club exclusive figures (like Astrotrain, Airrazor, Nightbeat, Punch/Counterpunch if he wasn't sold out, you get the idea). Friday evening, the Club Store booth will be dismantled and rebuilt inside the Sales Room on Saturday morning, where it will remain for the duration of the show. The Club Store accepts both cash and credit, however the cash line moves slightly faster.


The Sales Room / Dealer Room:

Primus, Minicons, and Protoforms gain admittance to the dealer room for a few hours Friday evening, and Saturday morning before General Admission opens. The dealer room usually closes at 5pm on Friday and Saturday, and at 3:30pm on Sunday (when the entire convention officially ends). Certain dealers in the sales room accept credit cards. Mostly big names like BBTS and TFSource. The smaller, private dealers are usually cash only.

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Raffles & Drawings:

Once you pick up your package, you will find that it includes a few pieces of paper for voting for your favorite Transformers website (Seibertron.com!) in three categories (News, Layout, & Resources), and other feedback forms. You should definitely fill these out and turn them in to the Club Store. Over the weekend, slips of paper will be drawn and the names will be called out in the Sales Room. If your name is called, you win a door prize. These vary but are usually deluxe class figures or something of similar value. On Saturday the voting slips will be collected from the Club Store and tallied up. The winning website/s will be announced at the Saturday Night Awards Dinner and the webmasters will be presented with a small trophy.


Panels:

Many Panels are conducted on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. These generally include a Hasbro Panel (which includes sneak peeks at future figures, you do NOT want to miss this!), an IDW panel where they talk about recent and upcoming TF comics, a video game panel to promote and discuss the latest TF video game.

Your convention name badge will have a complete schedule of the weekend's events on the back of it. This will become your best friend. You can also view the complete schedule by clicking here.


Autographs:
Many guests will sign autographs. These are done at certain times (see the back of your name badge for times), and it is wise to get in line early, ESPECIALLY for guests such as Peter Cullen whose line will be exceptionally lengthy. Be prepared to sit in line for an hour or two. In previous years, people have been allowed to have two items signed and a quick picture taken.


Seibertron.com Meet-up:

One night (typically Friday), Seibertron.com organizes a meet up in one of the hotel (or nearby) bars. This event is for anybody who wants to come or happens to wander in. It is an excellent chance for Transformers fans to get together, talk Transformers, and make new friends in an open, relaxed atmosphere. If this is your first BotCon, or if you just want to make some new TF friends, this event is for YOU!

At BotCon 2012, the official 7th annual Seibertron.com Bar Meet up will be at Monduel's on Friday night (April 27th) around 8 or 9pm. For more information, please visit Seibertron.com's Facebook page for this event at https://www.facebook.com/events/412475178782279/.


Saturday Night Awards Dinner:

For Primus and Minicons only. This is the only time that food will be provided. The type of food varies from year to year. There will be food, socializing, and a small presentation that varies from year to year. For 2010, we are being treated to the induction of the first of the Transformers Hall of Fame. 2009 was a Stan Bush concert and sneak peek at a few scenes from "Revenge of the Fallen."

The show officially ends on Sunday afternoon at 3:30pm. Of course, many people tend to mingle, say their goodbyes, grab dinner on their way out of town, etc. BotCon is an amazing experience. Despite the exclusive figures, awesome guests, huge sales room, it is the people you meet at BotCon each year that will make it worth the trip time and time again.

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Me, Geekee1, & Counterpunch


What You Can Expect Day By Day:
  • Wednesday - Customizing Class
  • Thursday - Customizing Class in the morning, Package-Pickup & Club Store line in the evening
  • Friday - Sales Room open, Club Store open, Autograph lines, Panels
  • Saturday - General Admission open, Sales Room & Club Store open, Autograph lines, Panels, Awards Dinner
  • Sunday - General Admission open, Sales Room & Club Store open, Autograph lines, Panels

The complete schedule can be found here.

Well, that's all for now. I hope this guide has answered a few questions for you.

BotCon 2012 Updates: Josh Perez and Robby Musso on Artist Alley & Cosplay Info

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Updates: Josh Perez and Robby Musso on Artist Alley & Cosplay Info
Date: Wednesday, April 18th 2012 11:44am CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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Our friends at BotCon dropped to let us know about a couple of additional artist that have been added to the Artist Alley line-up, Josh Perez and Robby Musso! They have also tweeted the info on this year's Cosplay contest.

Cosplayers! Gonna be at BotCon2012? Make sure you go all out cause the best costume as decided by FP staff will get cover shoot 4 Issue 45! The three BEST costumes, as judged throughout the weekend, will be announced via Twitter pic by Sunday at Noon, with the winning costume announced at the 2PM Cosplay panel on Sunday! We'll need some help on deciding the winner, so make sure to comment on the pics when we tweet them out at noon Sunday!



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BotCon 2012 Peter Cullen Autograph Guidelines

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Peter Cullen Autograph Guidelines
Date: Tuesday, April 17th 2012 3:35pm CDT
Categories: Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
Posted by: El Duque | Credit(s): BotCon

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BotCon has posted the following guidelines regarding obtaining Peter Cullen's autograph, which will be limited to 125. Please see below:

BotCon wrote:NOTE: The following procedure applies ONLY to Peter Cullen!

Mr. Cullen is very limited in the number of autographs that he can sign at any show. We are very fortunate that he will be attending BotCon this year. In order to be as fair to every fan at the show as possible, and to help you maximize your BotCon experience by not waiting in a very long line for Mr. Cullen, we will be instituting a random drawing for his autograph line. This is how the procedure will go:

1. Mr. Cullen will be signing 125 autographs.

2. Each person who is a registered guest at BotCon will have one entry in the autograph drawing. You do not need to do anything as we have entered your name into a database that will randomly pick the attendees that are eligible for Mr. Cullen's autograph.

3. General Admission attendees who purchase an autograph band will also be put into the drawing, provided that they purchase their autograph band before 11:00 AM, Saturday April 28, 2012.

4. After the list is generated (around noon) we will post it online at BotCon.com, tweet that it is posted and have a printed copy posted on the room-to-room trading board.

5. If your name is on the list, you will need to go to the info booth and receive your autograph ticket.

6. Names will be listed by last name, first name, city, postal code and country to avoid any confusion.

7. At 1:30 PM the line will start for Mr. Cullen's autograph. There is no reason to line up early, as Mr. Cullen will sign for each person in the line.

8. You will be allowed ONE item to sign, please have it out and ready to go when you get to the front of the line.

9. Please move along as fast as you can so that we can get everyone through the line in the allotted time. You can have a friend take your picture during the autograph signing but there will not be time to pose with Mr. Cullen.

10. These tickets are NOT transferrable. We will recheck the names drawn when you get to the front of the autograph line in order to audit that you were chosen in the drawing.

BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Casey Coller & Matt Frank

Transformers News: BotCon 2012 Artist Alley Update: Casey Coller & Matt Frank
Date: Tuesday, April 17th 2012 1:29pm CDT
Categories: Comic Book News, Event News, People News, Collector's Club News
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BotCon has announced that Casey Coller and Matt Frank will be participating in this year's Artist Alley.


BotCon wrote:The BotCon 2012 Artist Alley will be filled with a number of amazing Transformers artists and our next announcement is no exception. Casey Coller, known for his work on IDW's All Hail Megatron, the Ironhide 4-part series and various projects for the Transformers Collectors' Club, will be on hand with a selection of amazing art prints for sale.

Be sure to stop by and check out Casey at the BotCon 2012 Artist Alley!


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