Botcon.com has been updated with the fourth reveal of the 2016 boxset's exclusives. As indicated in yesterday's art reveal, the newest figure is Cicadacon, a straight red and silver recolor of Aerialbot Skydive. With five new heads having been noted for this set of toys, that confirms the combined form will have a unique headsculpt. And this leaves us with just the torso remaining to be revealed as most likely General Sea Clamp, and so the wait begins to see which Voyager mold they've colored red and silver! Keep reading for the Cicadacon mockup image.
The Transformers Collector's Club Facebook page has revealed the next part of the Dawn Of The Predacus set: Tripredacus Council member Cicadacon! The first proper photos of the toy are to be revealed tomorrow, but from the artwork shown he appears to be a straight recolor of Combiner Wars Skydive. Keep reading to see!
Besides bringing us great coverage of the Preview Panel this afternoon, Radio Free Cybertron has been going around through the day grabbing pictures of new and upcoming items being displayed at exhibitor and vendor booths in the dealer room. We've collected them here from the RFC Twitter for easy viewing, so you can keep reading to see lots of items from Fansproject, KFC, MakeToys, MMC, Play With This Too and more!
On the Botcon website today we've had the third reveal from next year's boxset. Having already teased that the Tripredacus Council from Beast Wars "The Agenda, Part 1" were going to be part of it, the first of those three has been shown as Ramhorn, made from the Combiner Wars Brawl mold ...with a drill attachment. Yes, more importantly than the convention reveal, it may be that we finally see evidence of how the Technobots were planned to be executed for Combiner Wars, meaning Ramhorn seems to have inherited the body of Nosecone. Click through to have a look.
Just in from the Brand Licensing Europe 2015 event in Olympia, London. Hasbro announced a brand new licensing agreement with French toy maker Dickie Toys, to develop a new line of Transformers branded RC cars, die-cast vehicles, vehicles with lights and sounds, and themed playsets for the Majorette line.Shown, is an image of the Robots In Disguise Bumblebee, Optimus Prime, and Sideswipe. Also announced are apparel deals with FYODOR GOLAN and Philipp Plein. Read on for the full details.
The Botcon website has updated today revealing the second of the 2016 box set exclusives. Joining Ravage in April will be Tarantulas, based on the Rook mold and sporting the character's Transmetal colors, versus the original coloring seen on this year's subscription service Tarantulas. Along with this, they've announced Alec Willows as a guest. Willows of course was the voice behind Tarantulas, and has not been to a Botcon since all the way back in 2000. Click through to see the full toy reveal image.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Titans Return is unveiled! At the Hasbro Event at NYCC we get firsthand looks at Galvatron, Skullcruncher, Hardhead and Blaster! Plus we talk about Transformers Devastation and how you can win a copy in celebration of our 16th Anniversary next week! All that and WAY MORE on this week's Radio Free Cybertron!
BotCon, the officially licensed Collectors’ Convention for Hasbro’s legendary TRANSFORMERS brand, announced today that next year’s award-winning convention will be held at the historic Galt House, a waterfront hotel right in the heart of downtown Louisville, April 7 thru April 10. In 2016, fans from across the world will be able to celebrate another exciting year of the TRANSFORMERS brand at North America’s largest TRANSFORMERS fan convention!
Just in from Charahobby 2015 C3xHobby via Snakas are many new images of the new Takara Tomy Transformers products on display. Get a look at lots of Transformers including:
Legends Blackarachnia, Nightbird, and Slipstream.
Diaclone Reboot line with Diabattles and other figures being shown.
MasterPiece MP-27 Ironhide, MP-25 Tracks and MP-26 Road Rage.
Transformers Adventure TAV-21 Optimus Prime and other figures.
Read on to see them all now.
The final Auto Assembly takes place next weekend in Birmingham, England, and there's been some interesting developments! First is that, for the first time ever, the convention has official exclusives! AA and Roll Out Roll Call have partnered with the Collectors Club to offer a selection of this year's BotCon pieces at their shows. There is also going to be a very limited print by G1 and ReGeneration One artist Andrew Wildman available at the show! Read on for more details!
Voice actors Frank Welker (Megatron) and Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime) are brought together for Texas Comicon 2015 in a single panel to answer questions but also crack jokes and have everyday conversation with each other as the voices of Transformers Megatron and Optimus Prime. Hope you enjoyed the video that you can watch below now.
TFCon Charlotte has announced a new guest: Gregg Berger, voice of Grimlock in both G1 and the upcoming Transformers Devastation! Berger will be onhand all weekend for Q&A panels and autograph sessions. Read on for more details!
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: We talk about the new Masterpiece Thundercracker figure coming from Takara Tomy, the Diaclone Reboot Masterpiece Toys, MakeToys Cyclonus upgrade kit, Dr Wu's NOT Mixmaster upgrade kit--er--figure, plus we sit down and chat with Colin Douglas, organizer of TFCon Charlotte about the upcoming convention.
Shockingly enough, all three of the Transformers exclusives on Hasbro Toy Shop which debuted at San Diego Comic Con this summer are still available to purchase as of this writing. While this batch isn't the first to see one piece stick around for a little while after activation, it's probably the first time the whole assortment has stayed accessible and obtainable even for those not riding their mobile devices at work hoping to beat store crashes. So what made this year different? Keep reading!
HasbroToyShop has posted the SDCC 2015 exclusives! Currently all three Transformers exclusives are still in stock: the Kreon Class of `85 is $60, the Combiner Hunters boxset is $75, and Devastator is $180, all plus shipping. Click here to go to the SDCC page on HasbroToyShop!