BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available

BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012 3:50pm CST

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Non-attendee Iacon packages are now avialable for all you fans who can't attend this year's BotCon in Dallas, TX April 26th - 29th, but still want to get this year's "Invasion" boxset. Click here to visit the BotCon 2012 homepage and get registered!

BotCon has also supplied us with the following press release and character art for "The Overlord" (Gigatron) courtesy of the Nick Roche and Josh Burcham.

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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.
About Hasbro
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.
GIJoeClub.com, GIJoeCon.com, and BotCon.com. BotCon is a registered trademark of Fun Publications, Inc. (C) Fun Publications, Inc. All rights reserved

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Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335372)
Posted by BeastProwl on January 18th, 2012 @ 3:59pm CST
Ok, to me, that picture justifies Overlord being the Bludgeon mold. Totally sick. This could be female too ya know, didn't Overlord have two components? This one could be the girl, the design makes sense in that sort of Cybertron Overide kinda way...
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335373)
Posted by alldarker on January 18th, 2012 @ 4:02pm CST
Cool! Good luck to all of you going for the Iacon Package. I was sort of tempted, but some b*tch punk stole my credit card details a couple of days ago, so I'll be waiting a on new card which will probably arrive too late to order a set. Ah well, I'm not too fussed; would have been pretty expensive to import it to Europe anyhow.
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335376)
Posted by mattwhite924 on January 18th, 2012 @ 4:02pm CST
Ordered! This will be my first BotCon exclusive set, so I'm pretty excited about this.
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335384)
Posted by Chaoslock on January 18th, 2012 @ 4:19pm CST
BeastProwl wrote:Ok, to me, that picture justifies Overlord being the Bludgeon mold. Totally sick. This could be female too ya know, didn't Overlord have two components? This one could be the girl, the design makes sense in that sort of Cybertron Overide kinda way...



Maybe this is Mrs. Overlord? Or Overlady? Arrrgh... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335397)
Posted by Pretender Skywarp on January 18th, 2012 @ 4:55pm CST
Personally, I just dont feel the SG stuff, as much as I want that Overlord.

Good luck to all of you trying to snag one o these, I hope the servers hold out!
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335402)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on January 18th, 2012 @ 5:12pm CST
Chaoslock wrote:
BeastProwl wrote:Ok, to me, that picture justifies Overlord being the Bludgeon mold. Totally sick. This could be female too ya know, didn't Overlord have two components? This one could be the girl, the design makes sense in that sort of Cybertron Overide kinda way...



Maybe this is Mrs. Overlord? Or Overlady? Arrrgh... :BANG_HEAD:


Basically, keep the Japanese Masterforce Overlord the Transtector, and the US fiction "Overlord" Gigatron as two separate concepts, and you're good.

I'm more worried about having enough money when those sets roll out... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335450)
Posted by dedcat on January 18th, 2012 @ 6:51pm CST
I keep getting the message "Access Denied - Your account has expired."
Which is very untrue. Meh, didn't really want the set anyway.
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335475)
Posted by The Variable on January 18th, 2012 @ 8:03pm CST
Considering what happened to Overlord during Last Stand of the Wreckers, I would imagine this would be a good body for him to transition to. He was already looking quite the metal skeleton, as I recall.
Re: BotCon 2012 Non-Attendee Iacon Packages Now Available (1335558)
Posted by Blurrz on January 19th, 2012 @ 2:59am CST
Oh boy, seeing Overlord in that art makes me dig the toy, but not the colors it's in.. I might have to repaint a $100 figure...fffff

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