The official BotCon Twitter account has revealed the creator behind this year's Transformers Timelines Story. Timelines is the fiction published in the Collector's Club magazines in prose and comic format and provides the source material for the exclusive toys for every BotCon. This year, they've got a big name with lots of solid Transformers experience - find out who below!
Though a website update is pending at the time of this writing, via the Botcon Twitter account, Fun Publications has revealed the latest addition to the 2014 guest roster as none other than James Roberts, writer of the highly praised More Than Meets The Eye! Fans of the current IDW titles planning to attend this year's convention should be very excited! While we wait for botcon.com to update, you can see the original tweet below.
In a bit of a shocking move, the Botcon website has revealed that not only is a G1-flavored recolor of Energon Scorponok the 4th boxset toy for this year, but they've also made it a functioning Headmaster! While up to this point everyone believed that the previous reveal of Devcon would mark the main must-have figure from the set, it's probably safe to say that's been blown away by today's news. Keep reading for more information and images!
Joining us on Sunday, 6/22 for both a panel and for autographs are none other than the legendary Derrick J. Wyatt and Marty Isenberg! Having worked on Transformers Animated, both Derrick and Marty created a Transformers world that is still seen as one of the best incarnations of The Transformers to date! Don’t miss your chance to meet these two at BotCon 2014! Read on for the full bios on the guests.
The Transformers Collectors Club has tweeted the first photo of a production sample Treadshot with Catgut. The physical copy looks very much like the mock-up imagery produced during the recent subscription drive. Notable in particular is Catgut is shown cast in two colors, rather than the solid single color typical of Arms Microns. Release of the second subscription is likely still quite a way in the future, but we should be seeing more sample shots like this in the meantime.
If you didn't sign up for the first Transformers Figure Subscription Service but you still want to get hands on Ultra Mammoth, we have good news. The Collector's Club
has just announced via Twitter that Ultra Mammoth and Jackpot are now available for purchase from the club's storefront. As always, club membership is required, but if you're a current member the club store has the best price I've seen so far!
Thanks to Brian Kilby, primary host of Radio Free Cybertron
and possibly the person most anticipating this figure, we have shots of Ultra Mammoth, the sixth and final figure in the first Transformers Figure Subscription Service. Thanks to a generously sized shipping box, it looks like damage during transit may not be a concern for this figure. Updated
with additional photos from Brian. Keep reading
to see all the photos and the tech spec card.
Once again lucky Texan Julie (@pile_of_butts) gives us a first look at the latest from the TFSS with the now-arriving Jackpot based on the Animated Jazz mold. This confirms what many have expected to be the case from the beginning, that the sixth and final figure in the assortment will be the highly anticipated Ultra Mammoth which should ship to subscribers next month. Check out the photos including a closeup on the new head sculpt and tech specs below!
Thanks to Twitter user PumaTheHunter, we have photos of the third figure released in the Figure Subscription Service. Shipping now is Circuit, the redeco of Hunt For The Decepticons Axor, based on a Euro-exclusive Action Master figure. All subscription members should be seeing this arrive very soon. To see the photo, keep reading.
The Transformers Collector's Club has revealed on their website the next figure from the second Figure Subscription Service lineup to be Barricade. Recolored from Beast Hunters Prowl using deco partially inspired by the perpetually delayed Transformers Universe game and War For Cybertron. Barricade joins the known characters Chromedome, Ironfist, and Treadshot in making up the assortment. To see the images keep reading.
The first Figure Subscription Service figure shipped just before Botcon, and now the remaining quantity of Scourge has been posted for sale on the Collector's Club online store
. Priced at $69 each and limited to five per membership, if you didn't choose to take a subscription, now is your chance to grab one of these figures directly from the source. Available stock is certainly limited, so don't take too long deciding if you want to buy one!
An e-mail has gone out from the Transformers Collector's Club to let subscription holders know to make sure their mailing addresses are up to date, because the second figure is planned to begin shipping this coming Monday, July 22nd. They also advise members on the payment plan that the next installment is due August 15th. For the full e-mail, Keep Reading
BotCon have annocuned more Artists' Alley Updates! Joining the growing list of artists attending BotCon 2013 are two artists whose work has been seen quite a bit lately, especially here at BotCon: Matt Frank, Thomas Deer, Robby Musso and Josh Burcham! In addition to work for companies such as Hasbro and IDW. Robby and Josh have had a hand in bringing both the Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives and BotCon exclusives to life thru the TCC Magazine and the 2013 BotCon story "Machine Wars: Termination", respectively. Click on the Artist Alley menu button and check back often as we will be announcing more great artists that will be attending BotCon 2013!
TCC update! It's that time of year. Time for the Fall TCC membership drive! Get ready for some amazing reveals, great contests and club store sales as we get ready to head into 2013! And speaking of next year, first up BotCon 2013. While we are locking down the details for next years convention, we are excited to reveal that for 2013, the BotCon set theme and story-line will be revealed in Issue 48 of the TCC Magazine!
Brian Savage as sent out a new update on the TransFormers Subscription Service that ends at midnight on September 10th. Members will be able to purchase the set of figures for $282 USD plus shipping. According to Brian, they are waiting on the final schedule from China so we don't know exactly when the first figures will ship: "we 'think' it will be sometime in January. We will announce this as soon as we get the final schedule." There are also details about shipping rates to various countries. Read the complete TCC update on the TransFormers Subscription Service after the jump.
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