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BaCon's at Comic-Con International 2014, and he's got pictures of Hasbro's opening night display cases! Get a good look at the Masterpiece, Generations, Age of Extinction and Kre-O pieces on display as well as the limited edition guitar we posted about earlier. Keep reading to see wall-to-wall coverage of the booth, with a whopping 463 pictures!



HasbroToyShop has sent out a press release with a complete listing of all Comic-Con International 2014 exclusives, along with pricing. We've kept you posted on Transformers, but here it is all in one place, complete with Star Wars, My Little Pony, Marvel, and everything else! Even Jem! Keep reading for details!



Hasbro has issued a press release outlining their presence and brands for this year's Comic-Con International, along with schedules for their panels and the sneak preview of Robots In Disguise 2015. Keep reading to see the release!



Hasbro has announced a partnership with Nuclear Blast, ESP, and Metallica's Kirk Hammett to give away two Transformers-themed ESP LTD M-10 Electric Guitars at SDCC, as well as Transformers-themed CD samplers! These tie in nicely with the Knights of Unicron exclusive boxset that will be available at the show. Keep reading to see the full announcement!



ToysRUs has sent out an email announcing that all of their SDCC exclusives will be available tomorrow morning at 10AM Eastern Time. While they are not listed on TRU's site as exclusives, it's been said that Masterpiece Prowl and Sunstorm will be sold at SDCC first before making their way to TRU stores. Keep reading for images from the email and a link to the TRU Exclusives list!



The third unit from the Collectors Club's second Transformers Figure Subscription has started shipping to members. John Deluna from Radio Free Cybertron has received his today and posted a slew of pictures to his personal Twitter account. In case readers are concerned about the identity remaining a surprise, we won't reveal it here, but keep reading if you want to find out who to expect coming soon to a mailbox (or secondary retailer) near you!



IDW editors John Barber and Carlos Guzman, along with Michael Kelly, Hasbro's director for global publishing, offer a comprehensive overview of all things IDW & Hasbro. Transformers! My Little Pony! G.I. Joe! Dungeons & Dragons! Announcements! Prizes! Featuring writer Mairghread Scott, writer/artist Tom Scioli, and many more special guests. Friday July 25, 2014 1:30pm - 2:30pm in Room 8.



TakaraTomy has posted new images of their Japanese con-exclusive Grimlock and Slug! Transformers Expo takes place from August 9th through 17th, and the pair of exclusive Age of Extinction/Lost Age Dinobots in G1 colors will be available for pickup at the show. If I'm reading the official site correctly, Deluxe Slug/Slag alone will be 6,000 Yen (about $60) before middleman/international shipping. So good luck, collectors! Click through for photos and a link to the official Transformers Expo site.



This year, Shout! Factory returns to Comic-Con International 2014 with a dynamic lineup, featuring a revealing panel event, a showcase of new home entertainment products, Comic-Con exclusive items and engaging booth activities. Fans and convention attendees are invited to join in on the excitement at the Shout! Factory booth (#4248) on the main convention floor. Fans will want to note they are giving away FREE Rescue Robots posters. Read on for the full details on event times.



Twitter user @deefuzz has posed in-package images of Fansproject's LER-01 Columpio in Diaclone Sludge-inspired colors (and package!), as well as Kar Krash, a G2 recolor of their CA-09 Car Crash, AKA Not-Breakdown. Wouldn't be a Transformers con without a G2 Breakdown, and the Ks are definitely extra-90s. Click through to see the images!



Scans have surfaced of the booklet for the controversial SDCC 2014 "Knights of Unicron" boxset. Beating the joke to death on epic levels, you can read the alternate history of Cybertron's most famous hair-metal band, their decline, individual careers, and reunion tour. You have never seen so many words replaced with "Bot" in one place in your life. Keep reading to see the scans!



TFCon has posted a photo and bio for Pestilence, their attendee-exclusive figure. It's a recolor of the Keith's Fantasy Club Ironpaw figure, AKA Not-Steeljaw, in a color scheme that will go equally well with a Toxitron (who is alluded to in the bio) -or a Transformers Mode "Eva" Convoy. Click through to see the image and read the bio!



Just in are the official details for the SDCC 2014 Hasbro Transformers product panel that promises to reveal "never-beefore-seen product" as well as a preview look at the Transformers Prime follow-up "Transformers: Robots In Disguise" that is slated to air sometime in 2015. Read on for the full details with times and location for the San-Diego Comic-Con 2014 Transformers products panel.



TFCon Toronto is next weekend, but they're still announcing new guests and attendees! This time it's Transformers artist and longtime Collector's Club collaborator Dan Khanna, who will be there all weekend selling prints and offering commissions. Keep reading for the official announcement!



TFCon Toronto, which will take place between July 11th and 13th in Toronto, Canada, has revealed their customizing class figure: "Crankedcase," a modern take on G1 Crankcase using Generations Trailcutter/Trailbreaker as a base! Keep reading for the announcement and a photo!


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Twitter user @deefuzz has posed in-package images of Fansproject's LER-01 Columpio in Diaclone Sludge-inspired colors (and package!), as well as Kar Krash, a G2 recolor of their CA-09 Car Crash, AKA Not-Breakdown. Wouldn't be a Transformers con without a G2 Breakdown, and the Ks are definitely extra-90s. Click through to see the images!


And if you haven't seen enough photos to feel like you're really at BotCon yet, BaCon's got a nice, meaty gallery of the dealer room for you too! See anything you're looking for? Maybe something rare? Or maybe somebody you know? Click the title to see the full gallery of 50+ photos!


BaCon's added another nice, big gallery of the BotCon 2014 Knights 3-pack featuring Alpha Trizer, Flareup, and Apelinq! Trizer is a recolor Transformers Prime Thundertron meant to be an aged version of Cheetor; Flareup is a recolor of Prime RID Arcee (soon to be partially recycled as Generations Chromia), and Apelinq is our second recolor for this con of the Beast Wars 10th/Cybertron Deluxe Optimus Primal mold. Click through to see the 82 images of the figures and their bios!


The Radio Free Cybertron Twitter account has posted an image of Primal Prime's Tech Spec printout from the BotCon 2014 customizing class. It gives a brief history of the character, how he wound up in the Knights vs. Pirates story, and an explation of his "Surfblade" weapon. Check out the full story to see the full bio!


The Transformers: BotCon twitter account posted a picture of this year's customizing class, a new take on Primal Prime made from the Cybertron/Beast Wars 10th Anniversary "Surf Munky" Optimus Primal mold. Interesting stickers on the surfboard missile launcher, too! Click the title to check out the mirrored image!


Thanks to Snakas we have more images and report from the Super Festival 65 in Japan where Art Storm and e-Hobby were showing various new official items. See more shots ArtStorm's SD Optimus Prime, and SD Rodimus. As well as Alpha Trion,Optimus Prime, and G1 Grimlock EX Alloy figures along with Unimetal Optimus Prime and the Unicron Head Playset. Read on to see the images and translated report for more details now.


Thanks to Tempting Toys who have posted some images from the Super Festival have was held this weekend in Tokyo Japan. Get a look at new products from ArtStorm and Fewture Models including their SD Optimus Prime, and SD Rodimus. We also see the Alpha Trion,Optimus Prime, and G1 Grimlock EX Alloy figures along with Unimetal Optimus Prime and the Unicron Head Playset. Finally, Takara Tomy were showing off the Transformers Cloud Starscream figure.

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Just in are the official details for the SDCC 2014 Hasbro Transformers product panel that promises to reveal "never-beefore-seen product" as well as a preview look at the Transformers Prime follow-up "Transformers: Robots In Disguise" that is slated to air sometime in 2015. Read on for the full details with times and location for the San-Diego Comic-Con 2014 Transformers products panel.


Thanks to our pal Shartimus we have a final panel report from BotCon 2014. Get the scoop on all the news and topics covered in the Transformers G1 Retro Panel with Jack Angel, Hal Rayle, Samantha Newark, Michael McConnohie. Read on to watch the panel video now.


Collectifest Is Only 7 Days Away!! Land of Misfit Toys presents it's first ever Toy, Comic and Video Game "Collectifest" on March 15, 2014 from 10am-7pm at the Hilton Garden Inn. Thousands of items will be for sale the entire day. Items such as Transformers, GI Joe, Masters Of The Universe, Comics, Games, T-shirts and novelty items, classic to current video game merchandise and a wide selection of Anime products.


Charticon 2015 has posted an update on thier site with news of their special guests that will be none other than Garry Chalk and David Kaye! The voices of Optimus Prime, Megatron and many others. They are also launching a new Charticon Club that will offer special access to fans who want to help build a truly fan-run Transformers Convention. Read the full details below with links to the club and more.


And if you missed Charticon 2013...well, we're doing our darnedest to bring that feeling back AND up the ante while we're at it for 2015. 2013 left us exhausted; mentally, physically and financially. We had to take 2014 to recuperate and plan for the next Charticon. We caught a lot of breaks with 2013 being the first show and in starting to plan the next show, quickly realized we’d need help to make Charticon 2015 happen. We realized we needed the Charticon Army’s help. YOUR help. Read the Full Update


Best known as the voice of the evil Villain of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Lord Zedd! Axelrod has also voiced tons of anime series and cartoons as well as appeared in movies! Some of the voice work he has done is Armadillomon and Wizardmon on “Digimon", Microchip, The Punisher’s sidekick, on “Spiderman”, Rico on “Robotech”, and has voiced countless Anime features including “Akira”, “The Big O”, “Cowboy Bebop”, “Brain Scratch”, “Gaiking”, “Danguard Ace”, “Captain Horlock”, “The Adventures of Nadja”, "Ghost In The Shell" and “Fist of the North Star


nterested in helping us make the next Charticon even better? Please take a few minutes to go fill out this survey! If you weren't in attendance that's no problem, we would still love to hear from you! Take the survey now at the following link Charticon 2015 Survey

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