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Fun Publications have begun the process of hyping up Botcon 2015, coming to an obscure and remote suburb of Chicago near you next summer! Today they've stated that the official reveal for the box set theme will be made during the week of New Year's, with toy reveals to follow soon after. They followed this with a series of conditions to explain what the set would not represent, launching a flurry of speculative activity for what remains. You can click through and see the original tweets and find out what's off the table this year!



Dairycon 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the show, and will be held on March 28th of 2015 at the Retlaw Plaza in Fond du Lac, WI. Pre-registration is now available, but to mark the occasion they're going to be allowing walk-in traffic for the first time! Even so, if you're attending you'll probably want to preregister to have access to the unique Dairycon exclusive figures. Keep reading for details and the announcement from the Dairycon Facebook group!



Finally from the Hasbro fan media press kit images we've got a newly announced Legends Class figure. Huffer is a remold of Legends Optimus Prime featuring a new head and plenty of orange in the new deco. Like all 2015 Legends it seems Huffer will not be packed with a smaller partner figure, and unlike the new molds we can't expect the figure to have any form of integration with combiner characters. Click through and check out the photos!



Surprising everyone at Hasbro's pre-NYCC fan media event was a Leader Class Thundercracker, remolded from Generations Jetfire and made to strongly resemble the existing Legends Class Seeker mold. While we can't say how likely it will be that the entire "main" Seeker team including Starscream and Skywarp will come to exist, with this already on the way it seems anything might be possible. Keep reading to see the official images!



Continuing in to 2015 is Transformers Kre-O! Next year's product line will feature new building models that transform without disassembly, as well as more products focusing on the always popular Kreon character minifigures. We've got a gallery of photos from the Hasbro fan media event press kit and a full rundown of everything Kre-O has coming as we head in to 2015. Click through to check it out!



Moving on from RID 2015, we've got a gallery of press photos of Angry Birds Transformers, which was on full display at Hasbro's fan media night at New York Comic-Con. The latest crossover in the popular Angry Birds series is due for various styles of toys as well as a themed edition of the game, for everyone who still remembers this property started with a mobile video game! Read on to see the photos from the Hasbro press kit.



The 2015 Robots in Disguise toyline was debuted at Hasbro's fan media event just prior to the opening of New York Comic-Con. Following the in-person reveal, official press kit images have been released to give us a clear detailed look at next year's toyline. Up first we have the Warrior assortment, analogous to the long-standing Deluxe category, but coming in at a slightly lower pricepoint. Keep reading for the official information and all the photos!



On Thursday, October 9th, visitors to NYCC will be able to attend a Hasbro panel on the upcoming Robots in Disguise animated series. New details and new character reveals are promised, so it'll definitely be worth a look. Keep reading for more details!



The Transformers SDCC Exclusives are all back in stock at HasbroToyShop,com! This marks the first time the much-anticipated Class of `84 Kreon set has come back in stock, so if you want it, now's the time!



Transformers@The Moon reports that this Sunday, Hasbro will open an exhibit in the Pawtucket, Rhode Island City Hall entitled "From Sketches To Product: Development of a Transformers Figure." The event will run for 3 months and will give a look at the process behind creating the Stomp & Chomp Grimlock figure for the Age of Extinction toyline. There will also be a drawing for SDCC-exclusive Transformers at the event. Keep reading to link to the original post!



UK native James Roberts, writer of the ever-excellent Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye will be attending TFCon Chicago 2014 the weekend of October 24th-26th! Keep reading for all the details!



TFCon has just announced that Robots In Disguise artist Andrew Griffith will attend the TFCon Chicago con running from October 24th to 26th. Griffith will be on hand all weekend for commissions, prints and signings. Keep reading to see the formal announcement and a link to TFCon's site!



Last week, among the stories we reported on from Transformers Expo 2014 was the custom sticker set that turns a clear red and black EZ Collection/Legends Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime. Kinda. Today, Autobase Aichi has posted full scans of that giveaway comic along with high-quality package-art-style Yokohama Decepticons logo. The comic has it all, from Beast Wars Megatron to Dr. Arkeville to Dark Energon. Keep reading to see!



Masabon has taken a nice, detailed gallery of photos for the Transformers Expo Japan-exclusive Nemesis Grimlock, a Nemesis recolor of Age of Extinction Generations Voyager Grimlock. I think at this late date it's fair to just declare "Nemesis" a color palette since 90% of people reading this will know exactly what I mean. That said, it looks pretty nice in those colors- keep reading to see for yourself!



Robot Kingdom has posted more images to their Facebook page, among which are better images of the die for G1 Optimus Prime that give a better idea of what exactly is on this sprue. The blue and vac-metal parts are gang-molded - no surprise to anyone who's ever scraped the chrome on their figure - and it seems as though there may be removable stops to allow the shortening of smokestacks for US rereleases. Keep reading to see the details!


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Last week, among the stories we reported on from Transformers Expo 2014 was the custom sticker set that turns a clear red and black EZ Collection/Legends Optimus Prime into Nemesis Prime. Kinda. Today, Autobase Aichi has posted full scans of that giveaway comic along with high-quality package-art-style Yokohama Decepticons logo. The comic has it all, from Beast Wars Megatron to Dr. Arkeville to Dark Energon. Keep reading to see!


Auto Assembly 2014 is the premiere UK Transformers convention, and it's happening next weekend! Full Metal Hero reports that IDW artist Nick Roche will be on hand, selling prints of sketches of the More Than Meets The Eye Season 2 crew, as well as the Lost Light crew Holoavatars seen in Season 1's field trip to Hedonia. Also, colorist Josh Burcham has contributed design for a "Dinoband" tshirt to be sold at the con. Apparently musical Transformers is a theme this year! Keep reading for mirrored images of all three.


More WonFes pictures coming in! Fewture Models- producers of high-end figures and statues, most notably of Mazinger-Z -are showing up new articulated nontransforming figures of G1 female Transformers Arcee and Elita-1. Keep reading for the image!


BaCon's still at the Hasbro Breakfast at Comic-Con International 2014, and he's got photos of the promo for Robots in Disguise 2015! Click the title to see! (...is that Smokescreen returning from Prime Beast Hunters in a more G1ish design?)


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!

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Dairycon 2015 marks the 15th anniversary of the show, and will be held on March 28th of 2015 at the Retlaw Plaza in Fond du Lac, WI. Pre-registration is now available, but to mark the occasion they're going to be allowing walk-in traffic for the first time! Even so, if you're attending you'll probably want to preregister to have access to the unique Dairycon exclusive figures. Keep reading for details and the announcement from the Dairycon Facebook group!


UK native James Roberts, writer of the ever-excellent Transformers: More Than Meets The Eye will be attending TFCon Chicago 2014 the weekend of October 24th-26th! Keep reading for all the details!


The super-talented Sarah Stone, artist of IDW's Windblade mini-series, will be appearing at TFCon Chicago! The con takes place from October 24th to 26th at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. Stone will be avaialble throughout the con for prints, signings, and commisions. Keep reading for the official announcement!


ToysRUs/BabiesRUs Japan are offering a Transformers 30th Anniversary Memorial Book to the first 1000 people who bring them a Transformers Expo ticket stub between August 9th and 17th. It's unclear what the book contains at the moment, but the cover's pretty nice- Keep reading to see it!


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.

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