Comic-Con's official website has started filling in schedule information for the many numerous panels that will be occurring at SDCC a little later this month. Thus far Thursday is the only day showing Transformers-relevant events, for which three are currently set to take place.
Of particular note is that so far none of the panels listed give any specific indication of product reveals. Will there be more panels revealed for the weekend, or might Hasbro be planning a fan media event outside the walls of SDCC to handle this? We'll find out pretty soon. Meanwhile, keep reading to see the schedule information!
Showmasters, the runners of the London Film & Comic Con, have announced today that Hasbro will be making their Comic Con Exclusives available in Europe through the show! This is an exciting opportunity for UK fans to get a hold of the upcoming Titan Wars boxset, the GI Joe And The Transformers Rattler Powerglide/Soundwave HISS set, and possibly even Fortress Maximus if rumors are true! Keep reading to see the announcement!
It looks like one of the Hasbro exclusives for San Diego Comic Con may have leaked. While it's not an image of the expected Fortress Maximus exclusive, it still holds some Transformers relevance. Posted by vincentzl on the ACToys boards, we have a number of images showing a new GI Joe crossover set!
This features a Powerglide-colored Rattler, and Soundwave HISS tank for the Transformers components, paired with a Scarlett and Zartan, respectively. The Soundwave-HISS also features some character specific new parts for its missile rack. We have the photos mirrored, so keep reading to see it all!
The San Diego Comic-Con is coming in July with what we are expecting to be over the top with Titans Return Fortress Maximus exclusive and more.
It just got just a whole lot more arty with work that Transformers artist extraordinate, Marcelo Matere, announcing his SDCC 2016 Sketch List is now open. He's offering ten slots so be sure get on ASAP.
Read on to see the promo image with full details below. Be sure to keep it dialed to TFormers for all your SDCC 2016 Transformers news and more.
Transformers Fans in the UK will have chance to pick up some of this year's BotCon 2016 exclusive at the Roll Out Roll Call, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Show going on July 8 - 10 in London, Heathrow, UK.
The event has worked a deal with the Fun Publications folks to offer the Megatron, and Airazor exclusives in addition to their Terrorsaur figure to all Energon Ticket and Crossover Ticket holders at the show.
This appears to be a pre-sell offer. So you will want to read on for the full announcement with promotional images, pricing and info on where to buy tickets.
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. .
The TFWiki has tweeted an image and link to a new trademark filing with the US Patent Office. The trademark? "HasCon" - which of course would be a useful name for a convention dedicated to all Hasbro products, not just Transformers. The trademark was filed just 6 days ago, right after BotCon, which also amounts to some interesting timing? What does it all mean, and does this mean that the CybertronCon name is no longer in consideration? No way to tell yet, but keep reading to see the details of the filing.
While at Botcon we naturally spent as much time as we could spare down at the Hasbro booth to see all the fantastic new and upcoming toys to look forward to. Besides snapping hundreds of photos of all the displays over the course of the weekend, we did a set of display case overview videos as well. The displays were split in two groups, one featuring Titans Return and Platinum, the other Robots in Disguise and licensed merchandise, with Combiner Wars crossing between both. We've split the videos accordingly, and you can watch both embedded below right now!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We all have the convention crud, except for Brian. Those of who can chat about the week's news, the toys we purchased, our favorite panels, our favorite memories and all the awesome people we got to meet at the LAST Botcon! Oh, we also talk about Masterpiece Shockwave, Masterpiece Ramjet, Computron, Liokaiser and tons more!
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!
The third annual BotCon panel featuring artist Hayato Sakamoto was held on Sunday, where he showed off some of his recent work along with notes on his artistic process and his approach to continuity in his work for Takara. Want to know why Legends Ultra Magnus came with a tiny Alpha Trion and why recent More Than Meets The Eye monster of the week Sunder looked like he did? Keep reading to see!
This year, Botcon attendees had a chance to purchase a sticker sheet to upgrade retail Combiner Wars Silverbolt, Prowl, and Ironhide so they could form a Magnaboss combiner along with Tigatron and Unit-3. Fun Publications has announced today that another run of those stickers will be happening for anyone who missed out. Plus, the Rubber Duckie souvenir item will also be produced again, and both should be available on the club store next week. They also added a reminder that the stickers include eyes for TM3 Megatron's dragon mode and provided a picture, which you can see below!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Recorded live at the last Botcon! The guys talk about all of the announcements, rumors and controversies coming out of Botcon 2016! Overlord, Computron, new Titanmasters, and more!
The last of our photos of the Melllvarr Collection finish off the Dawn of the Predacus Boxset. Ravage and Tarantulas are the non-red parts of the combiner Predacus, who we show off in both Red Arm and Red Leg configuration! Keep reading to see the rest of the BotCon 2016 boxset, and join us in thanking RFC's Matt for making these galleries possible!
Since seeing the first packaged samples of Titans Return products at Toy Fair this year, one lingering question has been presented: Where are the comic books? You may recall last year that the initial wave of Combiner Wars product did not feature comics, because an international packaging variant was used to move product to shelves more quickly. But we weren't sure if this was the case for Titans Return. During the course of Botcon 2016 I had the chance to ask Hasbro's reps, and you can keep reading to find out their answer!