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Lost-Zzl has again produced high-quality photos of an upcoming exclusive figure. Taking a break from Subscription Service offerings, today it's photos of Packrat, the updated form of a classic Botcon exclusive that was the first official reveal from Fun Publications from this year's set. Looking no less blue than it did before, we get a better look at the figure's deco in this shoot, so click through and check it out!



Just before the video showing the third exclusive boxset toy went live, the Botcon website was updated with a product page for the second reveal, Battletrap. Recolored from Generations Springer with a new head sculpt, the former Duocon more or less represents its source material - not to mention telegraphing a not-altogether-unlikely Flywheels to come up somewhere along the way. Click through to check out the page and the three new images!



This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Lots of awesome things this week including the Club Exclusive Old Man Snake figure, New Transformers Adventure listings, new Combiner Wars photos, platinum edition reissues, Botcon news and tons more!




Fun Publications has uploaded the next Botcon boxset reveal video to their Youtube channel. The third figure is "The Loose Cannon", following Packrat as The Thief, and Battletrap as The Muscle. The newest member of "Cybertron's Most Wanted" is Shattered Glass Stepper, from the Reveal The Shield Jazz mold. Stepper features no new parts, and a deco adding a lot of orange over the standard Stepper/Ricochet colors. We've embedded the video and taken some screencaps of the figure, so click through and check them out!



Once again with Botcon drawing ever closer, it's time to nominate characters and people to be inducted in to the Hall of Fame. Hasbro has reached out and asked for our help in choosing those nominees once again, so it's time to open the polls! This year we have three categories waiting for Fans' Choice nominations, so click through now to find out what they are and get links to the individual polls, open until 11:59 pm Central Time, Sunday, April 19th.



With Botcon drawing near, it's time once again to turn to inducting a few new members to the Transformers Hallf of Fame. As always, Hasbro is turning to us to provide nominees for the fan choice slots. That means it's time to step up and let your voice be heard. We've collected names of a few deserving bots, and it'll be up to you to select who moves to the next stage. Click through and vote now!



At the Collectors Club roundtable panel today at JoeCon, it was confirmed that the crossover characters seen in card art yesterday are being produced as club exclusives. Old Snake will come with the Stealth BAT (BATs) recolor of Prime Soundwave, and a couple of energon cubes. These join the Marissa and "Afterbreaker" set announced last year. Fun Publications clarified that members of both the GI Joe and Transformers Collectors Clubs will be able to purchase both sets, and hope to have them available in time for Botcon. Keep reading for quick shots from the panel courtesy of Joe Ryan.



This week on Radio Free Cybertron: Combiner Wars Wave 2 in hand! We talk about Menasor, Superion and what's coming out in Wave 3. We also discuss the new Legion Class Generations Ultra Magnus and Skywarp, the recent Botcon reveals (spoilers: Battletrap is awesome.) All that plus the DX9 Megatron upgrade kit, Perfect Effects Leonidas (NOT) LioConvoy and more!




Fun Publications has, as promised, revealed the second piece of this year's exclusive box set. Following The Thief, Packrat last week, today we were shown The Muscle - Battletrap. As speculated previously, this is the blue and grey redeco of Generations Springer - featuring a new headsculpt based on the G1 toy. The Youtube video runs through all modes of the toy and shows off the details, and we have that embedded below. Keep reading to see that, and some stills taken from the video!



Through the Botcon Twitter account we have a much clearer look at the recolor of Generations Chop Shop that will in some capacity be part of one of the exclusives available at Botcon this summer, which was originally publicly revealed on the recent episode of the TFYLP podcast. Wide speculation has this being in some way related to the classic Botcon character Vice Grip, though the deco itself references back to the pre-Transformers origins of the Deluxe Insecticon molds just as much. Until we find out for sure, you can check out the image by hitting the title link!



Pete Sinclair was a guest on tonight's live recording of the TFYLP podcast, and during the course of the episode the hosts got the chance to pick one of two possible reveals to be made. Their choice resulted in the unveiling of what is part of something connected to the main box set, but not a part of it itself, a blue and silver recolor of Generations Chop Shop, originally the partner figure for Legends-class Megatron. Superfan Monzo snapped a screenshot of it, which we've mirrored. Click through to check that out while we wait for the next boxset reveal this Tuesday!



The official BotCon 2015 site has posted new images of the BotCon 2015 Maximal Thief: Packrat figure. Get an official look at the Maximal Thief: Packrat in his Robot and alternate Rat modes. This remake of the Generations mold comes to us in a striking BLUE color that is a throwback to the original BotCon 1997 figure. Read on to see images of the new and original figure.



The BotCon website has posted a set of images teasing the Cybertron's Most Wanted figure set. Shown are five pair of identical robot hands holding placards, presumably part of a set of cropped mug shots. Besides the figures' titles - "The Thief," "The Muscle," "The Loose Cannon," "The Boss," and "The Bounty Hunter" - the placards contain several numbers that may or may not provide some insight as to the figures or characters being used in the set. To accompany this, Fun Pub has posted a video to YouTube revealing the identity of "The Thief." Keep reading to see for yourself!



In the coming weeks, pop culture enthusiasts from around the world will be able to register for BotCon 2015 and purchase the “Frank Welker VIP experience” package. This package will contain ONE autograph from Frank Welker, ONE professional picture with Frank Welker, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON art print, an EXCLUSIVE MEGATRON souvenir pin and VIP seating at his moderated panel on Saturday.



Hasbro's website has posted new images of the Platinum Edition Blitzwing & Astrotrain! Blitzwing looks just about as good in tank mode as he did as a robot or jet... and so does Astrotrain. These recolors really have been fascinating to see, and I can't want to see if I can ask more about them at BotCon this year. Keep reading to see!


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