Radio Free Cybertron's diecast is on hand for Hasbro's Toy Fair presentation, and he's encountered a little bit of a surprise: TakaraTomy has sent representatives to Toy Fair this year! The Hasbro presentation is due to start about 20 minutes from this writing, and after that showroom tours are starting at 3:00 PM EST, so keep with us for all of it! Until then, click through to see who's in attendance!
Rob Springer from Radio Free Cybertron has been hard at work on Botlanta
- the con-within-a-con happening March 11-12 at the Marriott Century Center in Atlanta, Georgia! A solid range of panels is planned, from RFC's own Headmaster Don to a look at the ToyHax/Reprolabels creative process, to an appearance by Transformers: Generation 2
artist Derek Yaniger! Click through to see the official announcement and then check out the Botlanta page on Facebook!
In the second of a three-part series on Toy Fair predictions, RAC focuses on less sure things: the things we might
see. We know many of these are coming, but we don't know when,
or what they'll look like, or many of the specifics outside of a name and pricepoint. So what are the most intriguing "maybes" to us for Toy Fair 2017? Keep reading and find out!
Been hoping for another East Coast Transformers Convention? TFCon is obliging with TFCon USA 2017, which takes place in Reston, VA - part of the Washington DC metropolitan area. The dates are September 29th-October 1st, with more dates to come. Keep reading for the official announcement!
After nearly a year of speculation stemming from Hasbro's termination of the BotCon license, we finally have concrete info on what happens next: HasCon
, Hasbro's official convention happening between 9/8/17 and 9/10/17 in Providence, Rhode Island! Few details are available yet, but the HasCon site is live and (supposedly) accepting signups to keep posted on the details of the con. Keep reading for the official press release!
Hasbro has let us know that there's a livestream scheduled roughly an hour from the time of this posting at New York Comic Con! Titled "Hasbro Transformers Preview" on the NYCC official website, the panel will feature the Hasbro Transformers team and be on the Twitch NYCC Live Stage channel. We've embedded that channel after the cut (WARNING: Autoplay
), so keep reading to get front-row seats to the event!
TFExpo has let us know that their successful charity auction will be returning for TFExpo 2016, happening this weekend in Wichita, Kansas! Celebrity guest Michael Bell will be on hand to emcee the auction, whose proceeds will benefit K-9 Karma Animal Advocates Inc., a pet rescue operation in Wichita. The auction will then be followed by a theatrical showing of The Transformers: The Movie!
Click on through for more details.
Good news for all you Texas residents!! We will be hosting our very own Robot / Sci Fi themed convention here in San Antonio, TX!!
We're hosting a bot themed convention set for 7 - 8 May 2016. From the folks that organized Alamo City Comic Convention (ACCC), we are holding a robot themed convention dubbed, Cyber City Con (CCC) here in the heart of Texas. .
We were on hand for "BotCon Over The Years," the last panel of the last BotCon! Pete Sinclair led the presentation, reminiscing through his personal collection of BotCon photos and asking fans to share their own stories about the 22-year history of the social core of the Transformers fandom as it came to a close. Keep reading for details! UPDATED with some more details provided by longtime BotCon attendee Tim Finn!
RAC caught the first (and, by necessity, only) appearance of Judd Nelson at BotCon! The original voice of Hot Rod/Rodimus Prime had kind words for Transformers and the fandom as well as reflections on the nature of voice acting versus other formats - and some insight as to why he took the role of Hot Rod in the first place. Keep reading for highlights from the panel!
The Hall of Fame Dinner has let out at BotCon and the Hall of Fame inductees are now known! Who won the popular vote? We've got a favorite character, an underrated character, and a musical act for you, so keep reading to see!
Tickets to the Birmingham, England convention TFNation will be going on sale at none (local UK time) on Friday! The fan organized and run con will be happening August 19th-21st at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel and tickets will be sold exclusively through their site. Keep reading for details!
Calling all Transformers fans:
TFNation is a new Transformers convention initiating in summer 2016 run by fans, for fans.
We look forward to welcoming you to our base of operations; the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England.
Thanks to TFW2005 we know that Marcelo Matere, the artist behind such images as the package art for SDCC Exclusive Devastator, will be at Artist Alley Table EE-03 at the con and still has a few commission slots available! If you're interested, keep reading for the details and pricing!
The official Transformers Facebook page has posted a message inducting Megatron voice actor Frank Welker into the Hall of Fame! But that's not the only inductee - attendees of the HoF dinner have also reported on the other three nominations, chosen by Fan Vote! To see the individual robot, combiner, and musical act inducted, keep reading!
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