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We first heard about the Transformers Legacy: A Celebration of Transformers Package Art Hardcover book at BotCon 2013 last summer. Now we've got some details on the book from an Amazon listing that includes details on the contents and a release date of May 6, 2014. Read the product summary that lets us know we'll be getting insights from the actual designers of the packages we've known and loved over the years.

Thanks to Youtube member Pax Cybertron who has posted a exclusive video preview of the Transformers Generations Doubledealer Voyager Class action figure. We first saw this guy last summer at Botcon 2013 presented as a redeco of the Generations Blitzwing figure here paying homage to the G1 Doubledealer character. Watch this video to get some first in-hand looks at this figure for all of the details on it compared with the Blitzwing toy.

Mine arrived in the mail today. The cover is art of the TFSS 2 figures (I refuse to call it "2.0"! There the extra decimal is redundant!). Pete says the new Joe club web site is up and running and says the new TF club site is next. Great to know they didn't forget about us. Brain mentioned the TFSS 2 is running. Botcon 2013 leftovers are up in the store official dates and locations of the next Botcon will be out this fall. TFSS 1 figure 4 should be shipping. Also mentions coding the web site is done, they are just testing the layout.

Those of you who have been drooling over the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Prowl Deluxe Class Figure ever since the reveal at BotCon 2013. Will at glad to know that Hasbro Toy Shop have listed the figure as in-stock and ready for order at $14.99 USD. This guy is a remake of the Smokescreen deluxe figure that gives a nodd to the Prowl character in a rather nice way. Order yours now from

"To celebrate the anniversary with fans, Hasbro is introducing thirty numbered toys in the “Thrilling 30” line representing the remarkable heritage of the brand with characters and expressions from throughout its history." This is a direct quote taken from an official press release by Hasbro. Okay, sounds pretty awesome right? If you were like me and attended the Hasbro Panel in San Diego Comic Con 2013, there were already moans and groans after the reveal of what the #5 and #6 figures... Read On

This week on Radio Free Cybertron we talk with Eric Warren, co-organizer of Charticon, discuss the week's news, gush about NOT Overlord and its awesomeness, chat about SDCC and more! Our live coverage of SDCC will take place on July 20th starting at 12:00 ET at! Don't forget to circle us on Google+ to join our weekly post-show hangout!

The offical BotCon Twitter page have posted an image with name for tthe 4th seeker from the Transformers Timelines Issue 8 - Machine Wars: Termination comic book. Check out the image of the Red flyer below for the full look. Considering how fast the Rainmakers set sold out, it is highly likely we will be seeing more characters like this one that are modeled on the Classics / Henkei figure molds.

This week we have a rundown of Botcon 2013, the exclusives, news, the event--all packaged together nicely for your audio listening enjoyment. Also on the show this week: What's coming for SDCC, Asia Exclusive MP Grimlock, Platinum edition Predaking, TFCC Deptchage, Robots in Disguise #19 and way more! Don't forget to circle us on Google+ to join our weekly post-show hangout!

Thanks to Youtube member Optibotimus who has posted a video review for the Botcon 2013 Rain Makers Exclusive Seekers - Sunstorm, Bitstream and Hotlink action figures. The figures SOLD OUT at the convention as fans are looking to building out their coveted Classics seekers collections. Watch the video and get the low down on the latest additions to the squad.

Hasbro Toy Shop have posted a pre-order page for the Transformers Platinum Edition Predaking Figure set that was revealed at BotCon 2013 last week. This set is one of the 30th Anniversary special editions that Hasbro will be rolling out this year. You can get it now for $119.00 USD online at

This year, we get two BIG conventions within one month of each other with BotCon 2013 in June and San Diego Comic-Con (SDCC) in July. BotCon has passed and we've got a lot of news and updates from there, but now we can see from the SDCC schedules that Hasbro have two panels scheduled for Thursday July 18 that will cover the Transformers 30th Anniversary and the Transformers Beast Hunters cartoon. The later is something we didn't get at BotCon, so it will be good to catch up on what's happening with the cartoon. Check out the details below for both events now.

The convention has passed, but you check out the Transformers Club online store to find many BotCon souvenirs that are still available. At time of this posting they have the Boxed sets, a number of the Attendee exclusives as well as the Members exclusive Depthcharge, T-shirts and posters now online at

As promised, the folks at the Transformers Collectors Club would be providing some instructions on how to repair the misaligned chest part that was an issue with most of the Hoist toys in the Machines Wars Termination boxed set. Jesse Wittenrich has posted the instructions with images that will guide fans on how to resolve the issue with the gap in the chest. Note: this does not resolve the shoulder problem where the joint was installed backwards. Hopefully, that is still to be announced.

BoCon 2013 is over, but it will forever live on in our credit cards with all the mass quantities of Transformers toys to be had. The selection of figures, parts and accessories is quite humbling even for the most ardent collector. From Diaclone to the very latest Transformers Go! and Tokyo Toy Show exclusive MP-12T Tigertracks it can be seen in our 2013 Dealer Room image gallery with over 500 images.

On this special Botcon recap of Radio Free Cybertron the guys get together to talk about their favorite (and least favorite) news items from Botcon. Check out the next episode of Radio Free Cybertron for in-depth analysis and first-hand accounts.

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