Following up from the initial posting of Radio Free Cybertron's tweeted photos from Kojin Ono's Birth of Transformers panel, we've got our gallery of over 80 photos from the event, covering virtually every slide shown. We'll have a recap in some detail a little later, but for now enjoy the look at pieces of design art, photos and other material, some of which has never been seen before!
The official Radio Free Cybertron Twitter account posted a series of pictures from the "Birth of the Transformers" panel today at BotCon 2015, showing off a variety of design work, prototypes and other information - a lot of which is new to us! Keep reading to see for yourself!
Last for tonight in photos of the at-show exclusives from Botcon 2015, we've got the Diaclone-based recolors of Skids and Hoist. Skids, seen previously, is called Burn Out, and the newly revealed tonight Hoist recolor is called Lift-Ticket. Neither feature newly tooled parts, though Sgt Hound's "Targetmaster" figures are intended to accompany this set as "Diaclone Drivers". Thanks to Matt from RFC for lending these to us for photography - click through and check it out!
We've got in-hand photos of one of the two at-show exclusive sets featuring toys based on unreleased G2 Autorollers General Optimus Prime, recolored from Generations Roadbuster, and Sgt Hound from Generations Scoop, featuring a new head sculpt. Check out our gallery of 25+ photos showing the detail of these exclusives, kindly loaned to us for photography by Paul Agnew.
Thanks to ToyDojo, we have some first looks at the Hasbro's Transformers booth that features both the Retail and SDCC Devastator figures. We also get some looks at the individual Constructicons, and the SDCC Exclusive Combiner Hunters figures Arcee, Chromia, and Windblade set. Read on to see the images now. Stay tuned for lots more coverage from BotCon 2015 as it happens!
If you you within driving distance of BotCon 2015 and didn't pre-register for the convention, you can still attend the show as a general addmission attendee. They are avialble as walk-ins at the door only for $25 day or $60 for early bird admission. You can enjoy all the of the diaplays, panels, great shopping and convention exclusives while they last. Read on for the full details on Botcon 2015 Transformers Convention below.
The official BotCon 2015 facebook page has given us the jump on this years Convention exclusive figures with looks at the toy case including the boxed set and confirmation of the three different show Souvenir packs that are Generation 2, Diaclone and WARUDER packes. We have posted the images and the details for them all including looks at the Convention t-shirt, ballcap, and comi. Read on to see all the details now.
Promising a larger space, TFCon has announced that they will be returning to their 2014 Chicago location at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare for TFCon 2016! The con will take place between October 21st and 23rd. Keep reading to see the announcement image!
Two new images have shown up from BotCon 2015! One is of the Kreon boxset available at the show, with a theme of "Earth's Most Wanted." The set is an assortment of entertainingly semi-obscure G1 characters plus fan-favorite Sentinel Prime and Headmaster from Transformers Animated! Secondly, we have an image of the art print from the Frank Welker VIP package, which is a spectacular piece of art by Casey Coller with colors by Josh Perez. Keep reading to see both!
Thanks to forums member Gema who has dropped by to share in-hand images of the Botcon 2015 - General Optimus Prime. Get a look at his pictorial review now of the remake of the Transformers Generations Roadbuster as the unreleased G2 General Optimus Prime.
Radio Free Cybertron's Diecast has reported in that the attendee giveaway figure this year is Zaptrap! Based on the Generations Legends-class Skrapnel mold, I'm sure we'll have more photos and info on this figure as the weekend draws nearer. Until then, keep reading to see the first photos!
Seibertron (by way of Autobase Aichi) has posted images of the BotCon 2015 Customizing Class figure! Another use of the Orion Pax mold, this black-and-purple LioConvoy variant is known as "Galva Convoy," and is based off of the Lucky Draw figure known as "Galvatron Lio Convoy." Keep reading to see!
Gema of the Black Plastic Life blog has posted a pictorial review of Combiner Hunters Chromia! An extensive recolor of the Generations figure which was itself a heavy retool of Transformers Prime Deluxe Arcee, Chromia is part of the SDCC exclusive 3-pack due to be featured in a IDW one-shot this July. Keep reading to see the photos!
If it hasn't hit your mailbox yet, the Botcon website has posted copies of the designated pickup times for pre-registrants and exhibitors. There's little in the way of surprises, as the majority of people will be spending Thursday night getting their convention packages, while Golden Tickets and other special condition attendees will be able to do so on Wednesday instead. The documents also make sure to note repeatedly that neither phone calls nor e-mails can be answered starting yesterday, until after Botcon is over with, and any issues from now will have to be taken up in person. Keep reading for links to the PDF documents.