Hot on the heels of the latest delay in launching preregistration with just over three weeks left until the convention starts, the Fun Pub Video Youtube channel has posted a pair of new videos giving a walkthrough demonstration of the new registration system for both regular attendees and exhibitors. At last report, the earliest registration is expected to possibly go live is now Tuesday, May 26th, following additional complications with bringing the new system online. We have the videos embedded below, so click through to have a look.
The official BotCon Twitter has posted stating that the registration system is not ready and will not be ready until after the US Memorial Day holiday weekend. This would put registration as likely beginning on Tuesday, May 26th - roughly three weeks before the actual start of the convention. Keep reading for the Tweets.
May Mayhem begins! Hasbro's goal with is to provide collectors of the Transformers Generations line with a robust multi-platform experience, With the combination of amazing new toys and comics from IDW. Fans will be able to get the Exclusive Quickslinger and Break-Neck from online retailers as well as discounts on other Combiner Wars toys, all leading up to the week of May 25th when Transformers Hall of Fame events kick-off. Read on for the official details.
Site sponsors TFSource and Robot Kingdom have put up preorder pages for Platinum Edition Trypticon! Robot Kingdom lists the price as $159.90 US and a ship date of June 23rd, while TFSource lists the figure at $199.99 and a ship date of July. Since Robot Kingdom tends to get things a week or so early and sport prices that are slightly lower before shipping and handling charges, this all seems consistent. Given the ship date, don't be surprised if you see these at BotCon. Read on for preorder links!
With about 25 days remaining before the first planned activities of this year's Botcon, it looks like registration will finally go live sometime on Friday, May 22. The Botcon Twitter account posted a notice to this effect, and an update to botcon.com goes in to slightly more detail, anticipating pre-reg so long as no technical issues present themselves in the meantime. Along with this, images of this year's t-shirt and hat were also posted. Click through and check out the images and a quote from the update.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Chris shows off Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Titan-class Devastator shows up on Amazon, more possible Botcon exclusives leak, Dystopia still available and Kilby will be tormented, X-Transbots Andras Swarm Leader (aka NOT Scourge) up for pre-order, Botcon is less than a month away--ARE YOU READY? All this and more!!
Keeping priorities well in line, Fun Publications has followed through on yesterday's promise and posted the first three pages of the at-show comic book story. Featuring Stepper, Battletrap, and Megatron out of the boxset's offerings, the preview is just enough to set up the underlying notion of the story typing the disparate toys together. The final page of the preview also featured an obscured character, who after some guesses to the identity perhaps got too close, was obscured even more. Identity speculation and preview images in the full article!
Click here to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 5/20/2015! This week the guys will be talking about: Chris shows off Combiner Wars Ultra Magnus, Titan-class Devastator shows up on Amazon, more possible Botcon exclusives leak, Dystopia still available and Kilby will be tormented, X-Transbots Andras Swarm Leader (aka NOT Scourge) up for pre-order, Botcon is less than a month away--ARE YOU READY? All this and more!
While we can't know for certain just yet that these Generations Waspinator recolors we reported on earlier are Botcon toys, we do have a good idea of what they're meant to be. Similar to the unknown black Skids seeming to be a Diaclone reference, these Waspinators appear to be set up as stand-ins for the line's Waruder mecha - the origins of the G1 Insecticons, based on the right-most toy sharing coloration with a Waruder toy not adapted in to Transformers. It looks like Botcon may have a Diaclone referential sideline happening this year!
A Toaboa seller has posted an auction for a set of four repaints made from the Transformers Generations Waspintor. The title refers to them as "IDW Transformers Classics Bumblebee Warriors Botcon 2015" Its not sure, but the current guess is these could appear at Botcon as a set made up of Buzzsaw, Halloween Horrorcon Waspinater, and two other unidentified colors. Share your guesses in the comments below.
With less than a month left before the doors open to Botcon 2015, Fun Publications has shared the third page of their online teaser comic starring Packrat on their Twitter account. Subsequent tweets today promised a number of additional reveals coming up covering a range of topics. We've got page three mirrored, and you can check that out along with links to the first pages as well as details on what's planned for announcement by clicking the title!
This year's Botcon brochure specified that merchandise in the dealer room that infringes upon Hasbro's intellectual property would not be permitted in the dealer room. While a specific intent was made to avoid using the term "third party" in this, it was still left very ambiguous about where the line would fall in terms of banned goods. Some were obvious, like complete figures based on real characters, but things like accessories and other upgrades remained a question mark. We now have more information on this. Keep reading!
Of course, there's always more than meets the surprise! Just up on the official Transformers BotCon twitter page is page TWO of preview of Transformers "Collections" Botcon exclusive comic featuring Packrat, one of the Botcon 2015 exclusive action figures. Get a look at Packrat in before Axiom Nexus doing what packrats do. Read on to see Transformers "Collections" Comic Packrat Page 2 comic for more details.
This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Color photos of MP-26 Road Rage surface, Leader Class Starscream is a thing, in-hand images of Titan Class Devastator, Botcon Registration delayed, FansToys Stop, MMC Commotus and way more!
Click here to view the Radio Free Cybertron live stream for 5/13/2015! This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Color photos of MP-26 Road Rage surface, Leader Class Starscream is a thing, in-hand images of Titan Class Devastator, Botcon Registration delayed, FansToys Stop, MMC Commotus and way more!