IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More

IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More

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IDW Rolls Out To BOTCON!
Special Guests And Special Exclusives For The TRANSFORMERS 30th Anniversary


San Diego, CA (June 17, 2014) – Celebrating all things Cybertronian, TRANSFORMERS fans will converge on Pasadena, California this weekend, from June 19th – June 22nd to attend the annual BOTCON convention! With special convention exclusives, illuminating panels, and talent-filled signings, IDW is geared up to be part of the acclaimed franchise’s special anniversary year.

Join More Than Meets The Eye writer James Roberts, on Friday, June 20th at 9 AM and Saturday, June 21st at Noon in Conference Center 104 for spotlight panels that will cover Roberts’ career and history with the Transformers. On Sunday, June 22nd at 11 AM in Conference Center 104 the Robots in Disguise creative team of John Barber and Andrew Griffith, and the Windblade team of Mairghread Scott and Sarah Stone will discuss the far reaches of the Transformers series’ at IDW, plus a few hints at what’s to come!

Fans of IDW’s Transformers books will have a chance to meet the talented creators at signings throughout the weekend at the IDW booth. BOTCON 2014 is the only convention where you can meet the teams behind all three acclaimed titles!

IDW will have three convention exclusive titles available, all celebrating the Transformers 30th anniversary. Robots In Disguise #30, More Than Meets The Eye #30, and Regeneration One #100 will feature exclusive covers at $10 each, or $25 for all three. The IDW booth will also be stocked full of Transformers comics to either help you fill the gaps in your collection or start you from scratch.

After the popularity of last year’s sold-out lithograph featuring My Little Pony and The Transformers, IDW Limited will have two brand new pieces available; DJ Pon-3 with Soundwave and Megatron with Nightmare Moon, art for both by Tony Fleecs. These prints are limited to 250 copies, and available for $25 each.

IDW’s newest sensation, the Micro-Comic Fun Pack will kick off an all-new TRANSFORMERS line at BOTCON with 4 packs featuring different characters; Drift, Grimlock, Optimus Prime, and Bumblebee. All packs contain a mini-comic, fold-out poster, stickers, and more for $2.99 each, or buy 3 and get 1 free only at BOTCON!

Follow IDW online at [url]facebook.com/idwpublishing[/url] and @IDWpublishing for updates and announcements throughout the show!

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About IDW Publishing
IDW is an award-winning publisher of comic books, graphic novels and trade paperbacks, based in San Diego, California. Renowned for its diverse catalog of licensed and independent titles, IDW publishes some of the most successful and popular titles in the industry, including: Hasbro’s The TRANSFORMERS, G.I. JOE and MY LITTLE PONY; Paramount’s Star Trek; Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; 2000AD’s Judge Dredd; The Rocketeer; Toho’s Godzilla; Wizards of the Coast’s Magic: The Gathering and Dungeons & Dragons; V-Wars from New York Times best-selling author Jonathan Maberry; Ragnarök from Eisner Award-winner Walter Simonson; Winterworld, created by Chuck Dixon and Jorge Zaffino; and Little Nemo from the award-winning duo of Eric Shanower and Gabriel Rodriguez. IDW is also home to the Library of American Comics imprint, which publishes classic comic reprints, Yoe! Books, a partnership with Yoe! Studio, and the multiple award-winning Artist's Edition imprint.

IDW’s critically- and fan-acclaimed series are continually moving into new mediums. Currently, Jerry Bruckheimer Films and Disney are creating a feature film based on World War Robot; Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Warner Brothers are producing a film based on Ashley Wood's Lore; Michael Bay‘s Platinum Dunes and Sony are bringing Zombies vs. Robots to film, Kurtzman/Orci are producing a movie based on Locke & Key at Universal.

Credit(s): IDW Publishing


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Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583373)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 10:15am CDT
Customization class figure is Primal Prime:

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Picture courtesy of Botcon's Twitter.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583378)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 18th, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
Seibertron.com member Midnight_Fox dropped by to show us our first look of the BotCon customization class figure Primal Prime from the Cybertron Optimus Primal mold shown to us from the offical BotCon Twitter account. Check out the image, which has been mirrored below. Also worth mentioning is there appears to be a pair of stickers on Primal Prime's hover board that appears to heavily imply that Prime Thundertron will be redecoed as Alpha Trion, and Tap-Out from... well, we don't know that just yet. Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in BotCon news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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UPDATE:

And the updates keep on coming! Below we mirrored an image of an unassembled Primal Prime for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of Diablien.

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UPDATE:

As more information comes in we're here to bring it to you! We have mirrored below an doc of a recording by Cybertron Knight Sub-Commander Apelinq! Take a look at the image mirrored below!

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Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583380)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on June 18th, 2014 @ 10:47am CDT
Wait a tick... He's got Primal Prime's colors, stickers on the hoverboard... and translucent plastic?! :shock: I know Apelinq and Primal Prime merged into Sentinel Maximus in-fiction, so that's the explanation/excuse. I like it :grin:
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583383)
Posted by RhA on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:04am CDT
It's very awesome.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583384)
Posted by mooncake623 on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Wait a tick... He's got Primal Prime's colors, stickers on the hoverboard... and translucent plastic?! :shock: I know Apelinq and Primal Prime merged into Sentinel Maximus in-fiction, so that's the explanation/excuse. I like it :grin:


Jumped the gun, updated.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583387)
Posted by Diem on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:23am CDT
This pretty much confirms Alpha Lion, but it would be nice to be able to see who that other sticker is.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583389)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
Tornado's latest Datalog is actually by Apelinq and is about Ginrai and Primal Prime.

https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_AaAWT ... R4bVk/edit

Alpha Lion is called Alpha Trizer in it and it mentions the Universe War and the Wreckers.


AS for the other sticker: it's Tap-Out.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583390)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
Okay, now THIS is what a harder-to-acquire BotCon exclusive should be:

- Mold makes perfect sense for the character.

- Obscure character that strikes a chord with long-time fans because of his place in BotCon-related fiction, and gives fans who may have missed their previous toy(s) and find them too expensive now a chance to own a representation of said character...

- ...BUT conversely makes the toy a take-it-or-leave-it prospect for fans who (like myself) already have previous iterations of said character and can't presently afford to attend BotCon or even buy the exclusives any time soon.

So yeah, AWESOME toy...that I don't really care if I ever own. Unlike the box set, which I can't afford now, and will probably end up paying four digits for someday. In that sense, I'm effectively happier with this new Pri-Pri because I can appreciate him all I want via pics. Well played, FunPub.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583391)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:47am CDT
The details are...fantastic! However, I hate the whole Primal Prime colors and look to him. It's just not right for him. #-o
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583392)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
Alpha Trizer's name may also be a reference to Toraizer the Headmaster.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583394)
Posted by Diem on June 18th, 2014 @ 11:50am CDT
Tap-Out...presumably from the IDW Bumblebee mold or one of the Prime Cliffjumper molds. I'd prefer Glyph, but sure.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583401)
Posted by xyl360 on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:14pm CDT
I'm still waiting for a Glyph and Tap-Out from the Classics Bumblebee mold. I'm amazed Funpub hasn't done them already. I mean they're their characters and that mold is obviously available since they've used it at least once already (Bugbite).

As for Primal Prime, I really want him, especially if there's no painting required which, save for the silver, it doesn't appear that there is because all the blue, red and white appear to be colored plastics.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583402)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:23pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I'm still waiting for a Glyph and Tap-Out from the Classics Bumblebee mold. I'm amazed Funpub hasn't done them already. I mean they're their characters and that mold is obviously available since they've used it at least once already (Bugbite).


Maybe we'll get two "Troop Builder" molds this year? The Vehicons/Clones and a couple Bee repaints.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583403)
Posted by Gallifreyan Autobot on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I'm still waiting for a Glyph and Tap-Out from the Classics Bumblebee mold. I'm amazed Funpub hasn't done them already. I mean they're their characters and that mold is obviously available since they've used it at least once already (Bugbite).

As for Primal Prime, I really want him, especially if there's no painting required which, save for the silver, it doesn't appear that there is because all the blue, red and white appear to be colored plastics.


Glyph I could see as a tooling, tap out (coincidentally is the name of a character in s story I am trying to do has the bodies of all three forms of Armada HOT SHOT and prime Wheeljack which I would go for the prime wheeljack body
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583406)
Posted by Diem on June 18th, 2014 @ 12:39pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:I'm still waiting for a Glyph and Tap-Out from the Classics Bumblebee mold. I'm amazed Funpub hasn't done them already. I mean they're their characters and that mold is obviously available since they've used it at least once already (Bugbite).

As for Primal Prime, I really want him, especially if there's no painting required which, save for the silver, it doesn't appear that there is because all the blue, red and white appear to be colored plastics.


I don't have the mold but going by photos of 10th Anniversary Optimus Primal the blue parts of the chest and calves are painted.
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583422)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 18th, 2014 @ 1:35pm CDT
Primal Prime? Eh... in my opinion, I would rather have Apelinq. My opinion, of course.

Can't wait to see the remaining exclusives!
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583431)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:Can't wait to see the remaining exclusives!


Same. I'm especially hoping Flamewar and the Clones from the list are true.

My bank account is as prepped as it will ever be for eBaying this weekend...
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583445)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 18th, 2014 @ 2:12pm CDT
So the Armada Tidal Wave mold for troop building is out? Or is that going to be a convention souvenir set?
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583446)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on June 18th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:So the Armada Tidal Wave mold for troop building is out? Or is that going to be a convention souvenir set?


I don't think that was ever more than a slim chance wish. I think the rumored list is the most likely now, plus the swords and some Arms Microns(Tornado's Facebook talked about transforming weapons).

I'm thinking the Troop Builders is going to be Wingspan/Thunderclap, Pounce/Rolling Thunder, and their weapons Pillage and Plunder. Maybe a third Deluxe class, though I'm thinking a couple extra Microns/weapons will actually fill it out as the "third" figure slot.

From two different Tornado posts:

The Thunder “Twins” are racing up and down the corridors, making enough of a racket to wake all of The Pit. Even those Decepticon sparks like Trannis that are buried its deepest, darkest depths wouldn't be able to continue their slumber. The duo push their accelerators hard against their floor boards while keeping their clutches stationary. “Revving” they call it. The result is a hideous noise that saws its way through your cranial plating and into your circuit boards. It's almost like you can feel your head throbbing from the inside out, pulsing at the same harmonics as the roaring engines. Then comes the squealing of Rolling Thunder's tires and the booming of Thunderclap's turbines as the two white vehicles speed off down the passageway.

[...]

Ferak's new converting weapons have been distributed amongst the crew (and some of them already named despite having just primitive artificial intelligence – Thunderclap has named his “Pillage” while Rolling Thunder went with “Plunder”)...
Re: IDW Rolls Out to BotCon 2014 - Press Release: Exclusive Covers, Lithos, Prints and More (1583453)
Posted by UltraPrimal on June 18th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
Damn. I would have kind of liked to get that.

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