Simon Plumbe revealed today that the 15th Auto Assembly would also be the last. Citing age, health and a variety of other various important real-life reasons, Plumbe thanked congoers for their support and explained that above and beyond Auto Assembly, he has been involved in fan clubs and cons since 1989. That's long enough for anyone to need a breather, and we salute Mr. Plumbe for his contributions to UK Transformers fandom. Keep reading for the full text of the announcement.
TFExpo returns for a fifth year! The 2015 show will be held August 14th and 15th at the Holiday Inn here in Wichita Kansas. This year's show celebrates the Transformers robots AND all action figures and 80's toylines. Best of all, they wikk commemorate the fifth show some great guests including fan favorite G1 Bumblebee voice actor Dan Gilvezan and writer Buzz Dixon! Read on for the full event details.
Pete Sinclair of Fun Publications was recently interviewed over video, and in the process seems to have let a bit too much fall in frame. Based on an enhanced screencap by well known fan Monzo, we've identified and highlighted the toys that are visible. The image is low-res, but with some work defining the edges the forms of the figures can be made out well enough. Of course this is likely a spoiler for some of this year's convention toys, so please keep that in mind before proceeding. For full info, keep reading!
As promised, following the requested number of retweets the Botcon Twitter posted a work-in-progress form of the first page of the 2015 comic book. Set in the catch-all world of Axiom Nexus, the comic is sure to be filled with visual references. We've learned that Matt Frank will be doing the linework (which explains something Mecha Godzillaish in one panel) which has us quite excited, as Matt Frank is one of our favorite occasional Transformers artists from the IDW books. Keep reading to check out the image and get more info!
BotCon 2015 has announced the theme of its convention-exclusive figures: Cybertron's Most Wanted! The teaser image promises "The Thief. The Muscle. The Loose Cannon. The Bounty Hunter. The Boss." And if we don't get a Transformer that becomes the A-Team van, I'll be extremely disappointed. BotCon 2015 happens June 18th-21st in Chicago/St. Charles, Illinois, and we'll keep you posted on all developments with the con figures. Until then, keep reading to see the teaser for yourself!
Fun Publications have begun the process of hyping up Botcon 2015, coming to an obscure and remote suburb of Chicago near you next summer! Today they've stated that the official reveal for the box set theme will be made during the week of New Year's, with toy reveals to follow soon after. They followed this with a series of conditions to explain what the set would not represent, launching a flurry of speculative activity for what remains. You can click through and see the original tweets and find out what's off the table this year!
Dairycon 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the show, and will be held on March 28th of 2015 at the Retlaw Plaza in Fond du Lac, WI. Pre-registration is now available, but to mark the occasion they're going to be allowing walk-in traffic for the first time! Even so, if you're attending you'll probably want to preregister to have access to the unique Dairycon exclusive figures. Keep reading for details and the announcement from the Dairycon Facebook group!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: News and opinions from TFCon! We share our thoughts on the 3rd Party Panel, the sales floor, the convention as a whole. Also the guys talk about Botcon 2015, the possible forthcoming Leader Class Ultra Magnus. All that and way way WAY more in this jam-packed edition of Radio Free Cybertron!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: It’s our 15th Anniversary Show! We talk with Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster about Transformers Legacy, we introduce a new podcast called Transformers 101. Diecast shares his experience at New York Comicon, we talk about Ultimetal Prime, KFC’s NOT Blaster and DX9 Toy’s NOT Mirage. It’s an episode you can’t miss, nearly two and a half hours of content!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Robots in Disguise! Leader Class Thundercracker! Tons and tons of news from the Hasbro Press Event at NYCC! Make sure to tune into next week's 15th Anniversary Special Broadcast and check out our Age of Extinction Commentary!
The Transformers SDCC Exclusives are allback in stock at HasbroToyShop,com! This marks the first time the much-anticipated Class of `84 Kreon set has come back in stock, so if you want it, now's the time!
TFCon has just announced that Robots In Disguise artist Andrew Griffith will attend the TFCon Chicago con running from October 24th to 26th. Griffith will be on hand all weekend for commissions, prints and signings. Keep reading to see the formal announcement and a link to TFCon's site!
Last week, among the stories we reported on from Transformers Expo 2014 was the custom sticker set that turns a clear red and black EZ Collection/Legends Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime. Kinda. Today, Autobase Aichi has posted full scans of that giveaway comic along with high-quality package-art-style Yokohama Decepticons logo. The comic has it all, from Beast Wars Megatron to Dr. Arkeville to Dark Energon. Keep reading to see!
The super-talented Sarah Stone, artist of IDW's Windblade mini-series, will be appearing at TFCon Chicago! The con takes place from October 24th to 26th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Stone will be avaialble throughout the con for prints, signings, and commisions. Keep reading for the official announcement!