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Transformers Botcon 2014 Convention Taken Hostage By Pirates?

By BaCon on Monday, January 06, 2014



Ahoy Matey! Shiver me Timbers! TFW Member D-Drive shared an image from the Transformers Timelines #8: Termination comic that reveals BotCon 2014 may be sporting a Pirates theme this year. The gang over at FunPub like to get creative with their ideas and this one is a bit off the charts, as usual. It will remain to be seen how they configure Cybertron Canonball and the many other molds and color schemes to outfit their BotCon Armada that will be coming to Pasedena, CA June 19-22, 2014.ARGHhhhh!
They sailed across the inky-black where the heavens can't be found No light could show, no wind could blow, no soul could make a sound Yet each mech aboard, garbed for war, holding a cutlass or a gun and from the spotter above came the sign - We found Cybertron!

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How do you like a pirates theme for BotCon 2014?
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MikePrime
2014-01-09
6:12 pm

With all of the good molds this past year, I'm worried they'll be used for BotCon and I'll want to buy a set. 
Tripredacus
2014-01-09
5:55 pm

What actual line would a Pirates theme be from then? I got the MachineWars from last year...I don't recognize the Symbol on the flag.... :tfevil   Beast Wars II had Space Pirate Seacons. 
SureShot
2014-01-09
3:07 pm

This convention will be rated "R"... ("R" said in a good pirate voice)   Had to use that joke here...  
AnimatedPlastic
2014-01-07
8:53 pm

Because silly fun has no place at a serious toy convention!?    
BaCon
2014-01-07
7:58 pm

Following the BotCon 2014 news of the Pirates theme this year. The official Transformers Twittwe account just posted an interesting question letting us know this will be a theme versus theme with the Pirates Versus TBA. From the twitter account: "So. Now the question is... PIRATES VS ???????" Keep i... read more 
Scaleface
2014-01-07
2:59 pm

Because silly fun has no place at a serious toy convention!? 
Dark_Supreme_Jetfire
2014-01-07
1:16 am

I think FunPub is running OUT of ideas   
Scaleface
2014-01-06
11:17 pm

That's Cannonball from TF Cybertron's symbol.  
AnimatedPlastic
2014-01-06
11:14 pm

What actual line would a Pirates theme be from then? I got the MachineWars from last year...I don't recognize the Symbol on the flag....:tfevil  
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