As of just after 5pm Central Time today, a message posted on the Botcon Official Facebook page has confirmed that all attempts at resuscitating the pre-registration system have failed. While a very, very few individuals reportedly managed to complete registration, for most people a series of escalating failures prevented completion of the process, and they will have to wait and try again tomorrow when Fun Publications hopes that all the external factors at work have been dealt with adequately. Keep reading to see a copy of the message.
BBTS have just sent out their newsletter with an update on the Takara Transformers Unite Warriors UW-03 - Defensor with Groove Tomy Mall Japan Exclusive. This is good news for those outside of Japan who are interested in picking up the release. This Tomy Mall exclusive boxed giftset contains the Japanese exclusive Groove motorcycle along with the rest of the Protectobots along with weapon parts set, manual, and instructions for $159.99 USD to arrive December 2015. Order now at
TRANSFORMERS UNITE WARRIORS UW-03 DEFENSOR
This Tomy Mall exclusive boxed giftset contains the Japanese exclusive Groove motorcycle along with the rest of the Protectobots needed to form the Defensor combiner! In the box youll find Voyager Hot Spot, Deluxe Blades, Deluxe First Aid, Deluxe Streetwise, Deluxe Groove, a weapon parts set and a manual/instructions. $159.99
Today, Tuesday, May 26, just barely three weeks from the opening events of Botcon 2015, preregistration has finally gone online! ...only to be shut back down minutes later. It appears that issues relating to the strain on the server has forced the system to be disabled until their hosting provider can take steps to improve performance. We've included a screengrab of the message currently being displayed. And in the meantime we're just hoping that reactivation at least waits until after most people's workdays are over with!
Just up on the official Transformers page is teaser for the Transformers Combiner Wars Soundwave that says: "Laserbeak. I have a mission for you." The official word on this is: Soundwave has been tasked with obtaining information on the Combiners, and hes sending Laserbeak to gather intel. Look out for updates and reports.
BBTS have just let us know about the BadCube Old Time Series Bug Corps Value Pack that has just been posted. This three pack contains the evil Bug Corps: Hypno, Kickbutt, and Claymore. All three figures have matching color schemes of silver, black, and yellow. Each robot features some ratchet joints and unique mechanisms. Weapons can be stored in both robot mode and giant bug mode. This box set is priced at $189.99 to begin shipping July 2015.
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Startimus Prime has landed with is latest video review for the DX 9 Chigurh Astrotrain Masterpiece 3rd Party figure. Get the scoop on this figure from DX9 that gives a big ol' rootin' tootin' look at their Transforming triple changer robot, locomotive, and space shuttle that is NOT Astrotrain, but it is. Set yer peepers on that video there to see the unboxing on through the different modes. Additionally, there is a gallery of images as well for you detail oriented readers.
Member of the 2005 forums LazyAza has posted images of a new render of Master Mind Creations' Kultur, better known as DJD's zealot in chief Tarn! This is MMC's second pass on the design, and another 2005 member by the name of Cheem The Rup has added comparisons to both the first version of the design as well as the original design work for Tarn. Keep reading to see it!
An extensive reskinning of Stunticon New Guy Offroad, First Aid's got a few kibble and articulation issues in various modes but he also looks great, and has a Medical Axe. For more detail, keep reading to see RAC's new video review!
TakaraTomy's take on the Robots In Disguise line is going strong, and Hisashi Yuki has taken to Twitter to complement Shogo Hasui's Insecticon photos! Added to the mix is Lockdown, and besides in-package photos of him as well as Bombshell and Shapnel, we get a new shot of the Swarm with Lockdown at its center. Also, a quick sketch of Strongarm! Keep reading to see it all!
Hot on the heels of our toy leak-inspired speculation about Victorion, actual news! As promised, the ToysRUs Twitter has revealed the power of the Fan Built Combiner. You can probably make it out from the thumbnail, but either way you can also keep reading to see the original Tweet and learn how Victorion will combat her arch-nemesis Galvatronus!
The site tf-prototype.com has posted a pair of images of a recolor of Generations Arcee in a new, but somewhat familiar
color scheme as seen on the cover of the upcoming Combiner Hunters comic. What is this exactly? We're not precisely
sure yet, but keep reading for our best guess!
TakaraTomy's Shogo Hasui has tweeted an entertaining photo tonight. Seen arranged across a table are numerous copies of the Transformers Adventure versions of Legends Class Bombshell and Shrapnel, soon to be released in Japan. Both feature deco changes versus their Hasbro counterparts, Bombshell particularly trying to imitate the cartoon coloring. For anyone who's ever thought of amassing their own plague of Insecticons, here's an example to aspire to! Click through to have a look.
A perfectly enjoyable funeral draws the crew to the Vis Vitalis, bringing about uncomfortable reunions, awkward socialization, and the greatest medical mystery in the history of Cybertron. "The Sensuous Frame", written by James Roberts, with art by Alex Milne, colored by Joana Lafuente. Click here to read the review!
"Dear RODIMUS and crew... It's my funeral tomorrow and I'd love it if you could all be there. Refreshments will be provided. Please R.S.V.P.-THUNDERCLASH"
Following yesterday's reveal of Platinum Edition Trypticon, the latest in a string of G1 reissues populating the line this year, we have new images showing the back panel of the box, and most importantly it confirms in a call out that Trypticon still has its motorized walking action. Trypticon's reissue remains just as functional as the original and from yesterday's images, it looks like it calls for a AA and 2 C size batteries, indicating no update to the electronics. We also have a shot of the brief bio, so click through and have a look!
Hasbro Peru has added product pages for the Mini-Con Deployers to their website, with lots of photos! Drift comes with Mini-Con Jetstorm, and Fracture comes with Airazor. Fracture is especially neat as the figure's jetbike form disguises the Mini-Con launcher as a sidecar. Keep reading for photos!