Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos

Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos

Tuesday, July 28th, 2015 3:30pm CDT

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Auto Assembly
Announces returning guest:
It's Peter Spellos!


It’s not very often that voice actors make a return appearance at Auto Assembly. Not because we don’t want to see many of our guests come back but with a limited budget for voice actors for the convention we tend to focus on bringing actors to Auto Assembly who haven’t visited the event before so it’s rare that actors make return appearances and if they do it’s not usually for a few years. However, something rather unusual has happened for Auto Assembly 2015 and some may say that it’s something rather fishy…

In 2014 we were joined by Peter Spellos, the voice of Skybyte from Robots In Disguise. Peter made an incredible impact on all of the fans who were in attendance to the extent that immediately after the event we were asked by hundreds of people to bring him back to this year’s convention – the enthusiasm to see his return was unprecedented and something we hadn’t seen before in Auto Assembly’s 15-year history. Unfortunately as we had already booked our two guests of honour for this year’s event we weren’t able to do this but it was clear that there was an incredible amount of affection for Peter and the fans wanted to see him back. But this affection and desire to see his return ran a lot deeper than anyone could have ever imagined…

This desire to see Peter’s return has now become a reality as we are now proud to confirm that – thanks to a massive collaborative effort – Peter Spellos IS making a return to Auto Assembly 2015 as our third guest of honour at the last ever Auto Assembly convention! Peter’s appearance has been made possible because of the determination of the Transformers fan community pulling together and showing how much they wanted to see Peter return to the event and I can’t thank the community enough for making this possible.

Peter’s flight has been provided by the Auto Assembly team themselves in a collective effort and I can’t thank all of them enough for their efforts and generosity here. Peter’s additional travel costs and other expenses relating to the convention are being covered thanks to the incredible fundraiser that had been organised on Facebook by Jamie Harris on The Sharkiest Of Sharks page and I have got to give my heartfelt thanks to all of the amazing fans who have contributed to this. Jamie is also very kindly sponsoring the Skybyte postcard (featuring artwork from Ed Pirrie) that all of you will be receiving at the convention.

Finally, as a convention, we have managed to secure accommodation for Peter in the Hilton to make sure that he will be able to be with us all weekend, enjoying whiskey and ice cream with all of you and as with last year he’ll be taking to the stage for a Q&A Panel, joining Sumalee Montano and James Horan for our script reading and signing autographs throughout the weekend.

I can’t thank everyone enough for making this happen and for helping to bring everyone’s favourite shark back home to all of us here at Auto Assembly next month. It’s going to be a blast!

Credit(s): Auto Assembly


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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1715961)
Posted by Va'al on August 5th, 2015 @ 12:41pm CDT
Three major events, the official US-based BotCon, and the two UK one Auto Assembly and Roll Out Roll Call, have partnered up to bring fans this side of the ocean the BotCon exclusives from this year's convention! Yes indeed, if you're into your G2, Diaclone, Waruder and Kre-O sets, you have a chance of purchasing these directly at Auto Assembly at the end of August - all thanks to the organisers over at Roll Out Roll Call. Check out their message and images below, and stroll through the Seibertron.com galleries here to check out the figures.

Attending Auto Assembly but never before been to Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show???

As a little taster on what is available at Roll Out Roll Call we have organised a range of BotCon (Official) show exclusives to be available at Auto Assembly. Roll Out Roll Call would like to thank the Transformers Collectors' Club (Official) in helping make this available to Auto Assembly attendees.


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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1715974)
Posted by megatronus on August 5th, 2015 @ 1:14pm CDT
Great for UK fans! The Club must have really had a ton of stock left over...
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1715983)
Posted by Munkky on August 5th, 2015 @ 1:45pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Three major events, the official US-based BotCon, and the two UK one Auto Assembly and Roll Out Roll Call, have partnered up to bring fans this side of the ocean the BotCon exclusives from this year's convention! Yes indeed, if you're into your G2, Diaclone, Waruder and Kre-O sets, you have a chance of purchasing these directly at Auto Assembly at the end of August - all thanks to the organisers over at Roll Out Roll Call. Check out their message and images below, and stroll through the Seibertron.com galleries here to check out the figures.

Attending Auto Assembly but never before been to Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show???

As a little taster on what is available at Roll Out Roll Call we have organised a range of BotCon (Official) show exclusives to be available at Auto Assembly. Roll Out Roll Call would like to thank the Transformers Collectors' Club (Official) in helping make this available to Auto Assembly attendees.


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I know virtually nothing about Diaclone, but at £60 per pair I will admit Lift-Ticket and Burnout are tempting.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1715990)
Posted by Rated X on August 5th, 2015 @ 2:23pm CDT
Well thats one way for funpub to liquidate tons of extra stock without slashing prices. UK people are always complaining about import fees so I guess this works for them. Though this proves theres gotta be a loophole to the system. Im sure funpub wouldnt send a s**t load of figures overseas if there was no money to be made by all parties involved in the transaction. I doubt they smuggled 2 pallets of plastic crack in the hull of a ship. :-P
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1716006)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on August 5th, 2015 @ 3:33pm CDT
Well the Diaclone homages are kinda neat and the General Optimus Prime is probably the best that poor mold has ever looked (outside of the awesome work of customisers I've seen here)
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1716104)
Posted by Flashwave on August 6th, 2015 @ 1:36am CDT
With everyone calling this "Extra Stock", I wonder if the Club didn't ust plan this? Woulda been nice if they'd said something, although that does undersell themselves. I can't see them having this much bonus product by mistake.

Really, it's a good business plan, if Botcon plays Distributor to other venues. It also allows for Hasbro to stab the beast that Third Party Exclusives have created amongst regional shows without stretching Hasbro's resposibilities directly. What venue us gonna turn down offical molds over a Third Party, really? It's bad form businesswise. Yeah, youcan make the "For the Fans buying this" argument, but it's shooting themselves in the foot, professionally. Way to go, Pete & Co.

I wonder why though, if there was a European intention, why they didn't o the European Black Tracks, unless Hasbro said No to the Mould.

I EXPECT PODCAST DISCUSSION

And to the product itself, I really want to get the Diaclone set. So more availability is good. Those prices seem fair. The last time I bought soething, the Euro was about 1.5, (Germay, though, not UK) so unless I'm wrong, that's 70 some-odd reasonable.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1716137)
Posted by megatronus on August 6th, 2015 @ 9:04am CDT
Flashwave wrote:With everyone calling this "Extra Stock", I wonder if the Club didn't ust plan this? Woulda been nice if they'd said something, although that does undersell themselves. I can't see them having this much bonus product by mistake.

Really, it's a good business plan, if Botcon plays Distributor to other venues. It also allows for Hasbro to stab the beast that Third Party Exclusives have created amongst regional shows without stretching Hasbro's resposibilities directly. What venue us gonna turn down offical molds over a Third Party, really? It's bad form businesswise. Yeah, youcan make the "For the Fans buying this" argument, but it's shooting themselves in the foot, professionally. Way to go, Pete & Co.

I wonder why though, if there was a European intention, why they didn't o the European Black Tracks, unless Hasbro said No to the Mould.

While the Club may have planned to partner with the UK conventions, this remains unclear. What is know is this was the first year the attendee exclusives did not sell out at the show. People reported seeing pallets of unsold product leaving the Botcon hotel, and I highly doubt that surplus was intentional.



Flashwave wrote:I EXPECT PODCAST DISCUSSION

You can always ask the Twincast, here. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1716166)
Posted by Flashwave on August 6th, 2015 @ 12:14pm CDT
megatronus wrote:
Flashwave wrote:With everyone calling this "Extra Stock", I wonder if the Club didn't ust plan this? Woulda been nice if they'd said something, although that does undersell themselves. I can't see them having this much bonus product by mistake.

Really, it's a good business plan, if Botcon plays Distributor to other venues. It also allows for Hasbro to stab the beast that Third Party Exclusives have created amongst regional shows without stretching Hasbro's resposibilities directly. What venue us gonna turn down offical molds over a Third Party, really? It's bad form businesswise. Yeah, youcan make the "For the Fans buying this" argument, but it's shooting themselves in the foot, professionally. Way to go, Pete & Co.

I wonder why though, if there was a European intention, why they didn't o the European Black Tracks, unless Hasbro said No to the Mould.
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While the Club may have planned to partner with the UK conventions, this remains unclear. What is know is this was the first year the attendee exclusives did not sell out at the show. People reported seeing pallets of unsold product leaving the Botcon hotel, and I highly doubt that surplus was intentional.



Flashwave wrote:I EXPECT PODCAST DISCUSSION

You can always ask the Twincast, here. :D
thats interesting, then. So they either brought ALL of the product with them, or this was a big ol' dud? I'll have to go back to the Podcast where you guys talked about the figures...

I havent gt a wuestiin for TC, i just think that the lot of you could speculate real gud .

God I wiah I had the time to get
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1717385)
Posted by Va'al on August 11th, 2015 @ 5:00pm CDT
Can you smell what The Roche is cookin'?

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AA print WIP
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1718173)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 14th, 2015 @ 3:21pm CDT
Andrew Wildman posted on his site that his limited edition print "Lighting the Darkest Hour" he did with Jason Cardy, is available for order for those attending Auto Asssembly! Limited to only 200 prints at this point that is the only way this print can be attained!


Lighting the Darkest Hour

£30.00

A limited edition print by Andrew Wildman and Jason Cardy.
This print is a reimagining of an Andrew Wildman poster that appeared in the UK Transformers Comic in 1991. Small changes to the featured cast have been made to best reflect the entire G1 Transformers storyline that concluded with the series, Transformers Regeneration One.
The Print is 840x480mm and printed on high quality 250gsm silk stock.
This edition is limited to a run of 200 prints. All prints are numbered and signed by the artists. Numbering of prints will be on a first come first served basis starting at 2/200
ATTENTION: At this stage orders can ONLY be placed by those attending the AutoAssembly convention. Bring your receipts with you to collect your print.
Print 1/200 will be auctioned on eBay by Draw the World Together to raise funds for the Make-a-Wish Foundation.


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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1718285)
Posted by steve2275 on August 15th, 2015 @ 3:04am CDT
who's on the top left?
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Posted by steve2275 on August 15th, 2015 @ 3:05am CDT
d d p
damn double post
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1718293)
Posted by BumbleDouche on August 15th, 2015 @ 5:37am CDT
steve2275 wrote:who's on the top left?


Looks like Nightbeat to me.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1718299)
Posted by Prime Nova on August 15th, 2015 @ 7:40am CDT
Nightbeat, Kup, Prowl, Wheeljack - Grimlock replaces Fangry from the original drawing which was based on the start of Unicron attack before Grimlock got back on Cybertron.
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1719573)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 20th, 2015 @ 4:51pm CDT
So which of my fellow seibertronian's are going to be there? I don't know any of you in person...but err, I'll be wearing a black Optimus tee and a black fedora. :D
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1719630)
Posted by Va'al on August 21st, 2015 @ 12:37am CDT
Red staff t-shirt! Mostly running around the AV desk in main hall, short short hair, probably smiling like an idiot a lot. :D

And this guy may be pinned/attached to me somehow:
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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1720469)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 24th, 2015 @ 10:53am CDT
Va'al wrote:Red staff t-shirt! Mostly running around the AV desk in main hall, short short hair, probably smiling like an idiot a lot. :D

And this guy may be pinned/attached to me somehow:
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Dammit! I probably laid eyes on you and never knew it >__<
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1720477)
Posted by Va'al on August 24th, 2015 @ 11:30am CDT
I was behind them screens all weekend. Shame on you. [-(

HAULAGE was small, but appropriately awesome.
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Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1720545)
Posted by Syn_13 on August 24th, 2015 @ 2:47pm CDT
Va'al wrote:I was behind them screens all weekend. Shame on you. [-(

HAULAGE was small, but appropriately awesome.
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Had a great time at AA, it was a pleasure to meet you, Alex. Loving the art! Alpha Bravo, FTW. 8-)
Re: Auto Assembly 2015 Guest Update - Peter Spellos (1720568)
Posted by hinomars19 on August 24th, 2015 @ 4:32pm CDT
Va'al wrote:I was behind them screens all weekend. Shame on you. [-(

HAULAGE was small, but appropriately awesome.
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yeah...w-well...you didn't recognise my hat,... so double same on you [-(

I see you got a commission from Kei san. She was awesome cool, weren't she? I gave her my best attempt at Japanese and she was a very friendly and responsive person.

My haulage was my CW 'never to be released in the UK by Has-stupid pants-bro wave 2' Stunticons, CW Magnus and Rook. A signed comic from Mr Furman, and the best bit-the script for MTMTE #22 from the awesome James Roberts. Not sure if that beats the handshake, though...

Mr.Spellos really is one awesome man, too.

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