BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending

BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 11:05am CST

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A very brief but important update from BotCon HQ, via TF_JW, concerning Beast Wars voice actor Scott McNeil - who can no longer attend the event, due to personal matters. As we're sure he will be missed at the con, we join in with best wishes and hope to see him at another event soon!


**Important Guest Update For BotCon 2016**

We regret to inform you all that Scott McNeil will not be able to attend BotCon 2016 as a guest due to personal matters. We wish him the best!


The best to Scott. The staff of Fun Pub and I are sorry you can't make it!

Watch this page for the latest guest updates:
http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/bc16guests.cfm

Credit(s): BotCon


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Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772632)
Posted by TF_JW on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:14pm CST
From one Dinobot to another: BotCon 2016 is pleased to announce Gregg Berger as guest!

http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/bc16guests.cfm

Hello Members!

We have some exciting news! On Friday afternoon, BotCon registered attendees will be treated to a script reading panel starring Judd Nelson, David Kaye, Venus Terzo, and Gregg Berger! To see this you must be a registered attendee, so make sure you have signed up for your Primus, Golden Ticket Primus, MiniCon or Protoform package. Also, for those who have already registered, if you have not yet added your Judd Nelson VIP Pass to your existing package you can do that today! Visit BotCon for the details and then if you need to register, add the VIP pass or do both, you can do that here.

As you can tell from the above paragraph, there has been a guest change. Unfortunately due to personal reasons, Scott McNeil had to cancel. However, Gregg Berger will now be coming! We will all miss Scott, but we are very excited about seeing our old friend Gregg in a few short weeks.

Registration will close on March 21st so there is not much time left to register. Currently there are only 30% of the Primus packages, 8% of the GT packages and 19% of the Iacon (non-attending) packages, left.

Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16. All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing each and every one of our Club members at BotCon 2016!

Brian
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772633)
Posted by datguy86 on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:27pm CST
TF_JW wrote:
Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16. All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing each and every one of our Club members at BotCon 2016!

Brian


Ah, so Hasbro is taking over the club. Interesting.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772634)
Posted by G.B. Blackrock on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:33pm CST
datguy86 wrote:
TF_JW wrote:
Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16. All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing each and every one of our Club members at BotCon 2016!

Brian


Ah, so Hasbro is taking over the club. Interesting.


Not necessarily. All that's saying is that the announcement of who IS doing the club would come from Hasbro. Which is how it's pretty much always been.

Not to say that Hasbro ISN'T taking over the club, themselves. It's just that we can't glean that from this post.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772636)
Posted by datguy86 on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:39pm CST
G.B. Blackrock wrote:
datguy86 wrote:
TF_JW wrote:
Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16. All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to seeing each and every one of our Club members at BotCon 2016!

Brian


Ah, so Hasbro is taking over the club. Interesting.


Not necessarily. All that's saying is that the announcement of who IS doing the club would come from Hasbro. Which is how it's pretty much always been.

Not to say that Hasbro ISN'T taking over the club, themselves. It's just that we can't glean that from this post.


Ah, good point.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772638)
Posted by Emerje on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:47pm CST
Yeah, I just read the new email before coming here. This is the first time FunPub has actually addressed the club's move directly. But it seems like they'll still be handling the Figure Subscription Service next year unless that counts as a 2016 project since you need a 2016 membership to buy them.

Emerje
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772639)
Posted by G.B. Blackrock on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:48pm CST
Emerje wrote:Yeah, I just read the new email before coming here. This is the first time FunPub has actually addressed the club's move directly. But it seems like they'll still be handling the Figure Subscription Service next year unless that counts as a 2016 project since you need a 2016 membership to buy them.

Emerje

I'm still convinced that they're going to try to squeeze those in by the end of the year. Admittedly, they'll have to move pretty quickly after BotCon to make that happen.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772641)
Posted by Lucky Logician on March 10th, 2016 @ 3:56pm CST
TF_JW wrote:Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16.

As a side note, can you only get one TFSS per membership? Cause I'm thinking about ordering two for 5.0 and I need to know if I should buy another membership now in order to make that happen.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772643)
Posted by G.B. Blackrock on March 10th, 2016 @ 4:39pm CST
Lucky Logician wrote:
TF_JW wrote:Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16.

As a side note, can you only get one TFSS per membership? Cause I'm thinking about ordering two for 5.0 and I need to know if I should buy another membership now in order to make that happen.

Historically, you can get as many TFSS sets you like, so long as you've got the money, and you make the orders during whatever subscription period is set for the TFSS. You won't need to buy an extra membership.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772694)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on March 10th, 2016 @ 10:20pm CST
The Transformers Collectors' Club sent out an email update for BotCon 2016. As was mentioned earlier, Scott McNeil is no longer attending but in his place Gregg Berger (G1 Grimlock, Long Haul and Skyfire) will be attending and participating in the script reading with Judd Nelson, David Kaye and Venus Terzo. Also registration will close on March 21 and the update gives a hint concerning the future of the Transformers Collectors' Club. You can read their entire update below.

Hello Members!

We have some exciting news! On Friday afternoon, BotCon registered attendees will be treated to a script reading panel starring Judd Nelson, David Kaye, Venus Terzo, and Gregg Berger! To see this you must be a registered attendee, so make sure you have signed up for your Primus, Golden Ticket Primus, MiniCon or Protoform package. Also, for those who have already registered, if you have not yet added your Judd Nelson VIP Pass to your existing package you can do that today! Visit BotCon for the details and then if you need to register, add the VIP pass or do both, you can do that here.

As you can tell from the above paragraph, there has been a guest change. Unfortunately due to personal reasons, Scott McNeil had to cancel. However, Gregg Berger will now be coming! We will all miss Scott, but we are very excited about seeing our old friend Gregg in a few short weeks.

Registration will close on March 21st so there is not much time left to register. Currently there are only 30% of the Primus packages, 8% of the GT packages and 19% of the Iacon (non-attending) packages, left.

Please note that March 16 is the last day you can join the Transformers Collectors Club. If you are interested in receiving the discounts for BotCon, the 2016 FREE Membership Incentive figure and/or purchasing the TFSS 5.0 (to be revealed in full at BotCon 2016) you will need to be an active member as of March 16. All memberships will end December 31, 2016. Hasbro looks forward to sharing new plans for the Collector’s Club with you in the future.

We appreciate your support over the last 12 years and wish the brand well in their new endeavors.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772703)
Posted by Bounti76 on March 10th, 2016 @ 11:14pm CST
Soooo.....it looks like one of two things has happened. Either FunPub lost their license to the Collector's Club, or Hasbro just decided not to renew it, in order to run it themselves or license it to someone else. As for TFSS 5.0, my guess is that it had been planned before this decision, and it will be FunPub's swansong as operators of the Fan/Collector's Club. Whether it will come out late this year or finish next year is anyone's guess.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772723)
Posted by Emerje on March 11th, 2016 @ 6:44am CST
G.B. Blackrock wrote:
Emerje wrote:Yeah, I just read the new email before coming here. This is the first time FunPub has actually addressed the club's move directly. But it seems like they'll still be handling the Figure Subscription Service next year unless that counts as a 2016 project since you need a 2016 membership to buy them.

Emerje

I'm still convinced that they're going to try to squeeze those in by the end of the year. Admittedly, they'll have to move pretty quickly after BotCon to make that happen.


There's a few reasons why that is unlikely:

1) They likely wouldn't be able to run a payment plan if they have to handle everything by the end of the year. And asking full payment would be too much for those on the 4.0 payment plan.

2) It'd be too close to the final 4.0 release. The first figure in a sub usually comes in the spring, it's hard to believe they'd have the resources to push out seven sub figures that fast.

3) If they were to do that then between two sets of sub figures, BotCon exclusives, the Membership figure, and store figures they'd be releasing more than two dozen figures in a year which would be exceptionally difficult for a company of Fun Pub's size to coordinate.

I think as long as they're getting people to sign up in 2016 and placing they're order with the factory they're being allowed to continue operating the sub. In reality this wouldn't be all that different from a store exclusive, just spread out over a year.

Emerje
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772755)
Posted by datguy86 on March 11th, 2016 @ 8:59am CST
Emerje wrote:
G.B. Blackrock wrote:
Emerje wrote:Yeah, I just read the new email before coming here. This is the first time FunPub has actually addressed the club's move directly. But it seems like they'll still be handling the Figure Subscription Service next year unless that counts as a 2016 project since you need a 2016 membership to buy them.

Emerje

I'm still convinced that they're going to try to squeeze those in by the end of the year. Admittedly, they'll have to move pretty quickly after BotCon to make that happen.


There's a few reasons why that is unlikely:

1) They likely wouldn't be able to run a payment plan if they have to handle everything by the end of the year. And asking full payment would be too much for those on the 4.0 payment plan.

2) It'd be too close to the final 4.0 release. The first figure in a sub usually comes in the spring, it's hard to believe they'd have the resources to push out seven sub figures that fast.

3) If they were to do that then between two sets of sub figures, BotCon exclusives, the Membership figure, and store figures they'd be releasing more than two dozen figures in a year which would be exceptionally difficult for a company of Fun Pub's size to coordinate.

I think as long as they're getting people to sign up in 2016 and placing they're order with the factory they're being allowed to continue operating the sub. In reality this wouldn't be all that different from a store exclusive, just spread out over a year.

Emerje


Also, a fiscal year is different from a regular year. FunPub's fiscal year could end in March or April, allowing time for all the shipments to be paid for FunPub's 2016 finances. However, FunPuh's licensing may have run out on the regular year. Finances are stupid that way.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772762)
Posted by WiseMan on March 11th, 2016 @ 9:21am CST
I asked a couple of questions once I got that e-mail from them. Here's what I asked and their reply:

Question 1: I just got the e-mail about March 16th being the last day that you can join the Transformers Club. My membership is set to expire at the beginning of September. What do I need to do to make sure that I get the TCC magazine issues that come out after September?

Answer: As far as I know we should have the magazines that come out after September available for purchase at our online store.

Question 2: Since the club is undergoing some kind of change, is there still a collected volume 6 planned?

Answer: I don’t know yet if we are going to have any more collected editions.

The second question makes me wonder about the timing of things. I asked about collected edition 6 in mid-December and their answer was that it was planned but they didn't have a date yet. A few months later and they're not so sure.

So if you want to be sure to get all of the TCC issues you would have to sign up by March 16th if your subscription ends any time after March 16th but still during 2016, otherwise you run the risk of trying to buy them through the store which might not even exist.

Fantastic.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1772781)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on March 11th, 2016 @ 11:54am CST
My subscription expires in April. Should I renew now?
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773415)
Posted by Va'al on March 17th, 2016 @ 10:53am CDT
The official BotCon Facebook page has uploaded two new images, showing off in full the recently teased Terrorsaur figure - the free figure included in the Primus and Golden tickets for the event. Check out the redecoed and reheaded Combiner Wars Air Raid below!

A BotCon first! Here is your official look at the FREE figure you receive for attending BotCon as a Primus or Golden Ticket Primus package holder. From this year's "Dawn of the Predacus" comic, produced by IDW, we are thrilled to present COMBINER WARS TERRORSAUR!

If you are planning on attending BotCon as a registered attendee, time is running out to pre-register! Order your weekend package today at http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/register.cfm


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Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773416)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on March 17th, 2016 @ 10:56am CDT
That smile. :lol:
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773421)
Posted by Evil Eye on March 17th, 2016 @ 11:09am CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:The official BotCon Facebook page has uploaded two new images, showing off in full the recently teased Terrorsaur figure - the free figure included in the Primus and Golden tickets for the event. Check out the redecoed and reheaded Combiner Wars Air Raid below!

A BotCon first! Here is your official look at the FREE figure you receive for attending BotCon as a Primus or Golden Ticket Primus package holder. From this year's "Dawn of the Predacus" comic, produced by IDW, we are thrilled to present COMBINER WARS TERRORSAUR!

If you are planning on attending BotCon as a registered attendee, time is running out to pre-register! Order your weekend package today at http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/register.cfm


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Sweet baby Primus that face.

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Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773424)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on March 17th, 2016 @ 11:14am CDT
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I haven't loved a BotCon figure this much since Rampage. I need to find some way to get my hands on this beauty.
Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773427)
Posted by Deadput on March 17th, 2016 @ 11:23am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Sweet baby Primus that face.



Well it captures his spirit I guess.

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Re: BotCon 2016 Guest Update - Scott McNeil No Longer Attending (1773429)
Posted by Henry921 on March 17th, 2016 @ 11:26am CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Dr Va'al wrote:The official BotCon Facebook page has uploaded two new images, showing off in full the recently teased Terrorsaur figure - the free figure included in the Primus and Golden tickets for the event. Check out the redecoed and reheaded Combiner Wars Air Raid below!

A BotCon first! Here is your official look at the FREE figure you receive for attending BotCon as a Primus or Golden Ticket Primus package holder. From this year's "Dawn of the Predacus" comic, produced by IDW, we are thrilled to present COMBINER WARS TERRORSAUR!

If you are planning on attending BotCon as a registered attendee, time is running out to pre-register! Order your weekend package today at http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/register.cfm


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Sweet baby Primus that face.

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The goofy grin absolutely makes that figure pop.

Also, poor Vivian. :(

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