BotCon 2023 has posted numerous guest updates, including Susan Blue, Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Dick Terhune, the legendary Gary Chalk, Susan Blu, Venus Terzo. Jessica Digiovanni, Travis Artz, Jaime Lamchick, and Laurie Hymes. More details available on BotCon's guest page.
Additionally, BotCon has just posted images for all of the members of this year's box set. This includes the following:
• "The team captain," Magma - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51A Roarmeo
• "The Lieutenant," Smolder - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51B Boney
• "The Firefighter," Slagge - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51D Clawde
• "Spotty McSpotterson," Spot - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51C Jawliet
• The five combine into Dinostorm
Despite the individual members being canines, they combine into a dinosaur, leading to a very clever choice on BotCon's part to repaint the original BeastBox toys in Dinobot colors! Images below.
The 2023 event takes place August 24-27 at American Dream, the new 3.1 million square foot family entertainment center located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Registration is open now for the convention. Check out the full details at BotCon.com
BotCon has more and more announcements for us before the convention begins!
There is now a full list of all company vendors and artists that will be there, which can be found below:
Quote Company List: Ages Three and Up Toy Dojo Robosen MegaToyFan Pappi's Collectible's MegaPrimeCollectibles Iacon 3D Labs Pop Culture Pastimes Rocket Shark Toys Agabyss Hero's Haven IG's Insane Toy Box Night Shining Alpha Prime Toys Riot Press Ramen Toy TransWarp Toys List of Artists: Candice N. Santora Dan Khanna Johnathan Snyder Denzell Littlejohn Riot Hashimoto Robbie Musso Joseph Kennedy Kevin O'Ayoola Laureta Linett Brandon Maginley Will Mcdonald Note, in addition to the list here, there will be plenty of individual vendors as well who will be at American Dream to sell their wares!
More content creators have been announced, including TMReviews and Diecast from RFC Reviews.
And a first for the NEW BotCon, we will have multiple content creators at the show, happy to share info and details about their craft with their fellow fans! Great to announce two more today - TMReviews & Diecast from RFC Reviews!
Oh, and BotCon has posted two MORE ticket packages on Agabyss. These are two different experience packages with different voice actors. One is the "Botcon 2023 Angry Birds Golf Experience Package (With Garry Chalk and Susan Blu)," where ticket holders play on the Angry Birds Mini Golf Course with none other than Garry Chalk and Susan Blu! Similar is the "Botcon 2023 Rollercoasters & Rides with Rattrap Experience Package (With Scott McNeil and Venus Terzo)," where ticket holders can go on some of the various rides at the Nickelodeon Universe section of the mall. It should be noted that both of these events are happening at the same time, so you can't do both of them even if you buy tickets for both. We need to spread the news quickly here, as so far NOBODY has bought tickets for these experiences, and BotCon is only 3 days away! We don't want Garry, Susan, Scott, and Venus to have no one to have fun with!
With BotCon 2023 only a week away, here are a few more announcements before the convention starts.
First of all, for the first time in 7 years, the Custom Class figure will feature a brand new head sculpt! I think that we can all agree that Azim Venksta did an amazing job digitally sculpting and rendering it.
Quote To all our crafty friends out there, we have a couple new Custom Class updates for you! Starting with a look at the NEW head sculpt for the Class figure! Digitally sculpted and rendered by the very talented Azim Venksta, the head represents a brand new take on a previously established character. Who is it? Youll have to wait until the Class to find out! Speaking of the Class, the Thursday PM Class is now completely SOLD OUT! And only four (4) seats are left in the AM Class. Act fast to be a part of this awesome, staple BotCon event! The AM Class is Thursday, August 24 at 9:00am - 1:00pm. The PM Class is 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Both classes take place in the Dream Live area of the American Dream Mall. We cant wait to see you there! For Weekend Passes and to purchase the Custom Class: Agabyss.com/BotCon
Next, special guest announcements were finished up. Look forward to meeting Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Dick Terhune, Susan Blu, Venus Terzo, Jessica Digiovanni, Travis Artz, Jaime Lamchick, Laurie Hymes, Ryan Andes, Jeremy Levy, Benson Yee, and Geoffrey The Giraffe! Yes, the Toys "R" Us mascot. In the artist alley will be Candice N. Santora and Robby Musso! Autograph and selfie prices for each guest can be found on
Additionally, the full BotCon 2023 schedule is now available, both on below:
Quote Thursday 9:00am - 1:00pm - AM Custom Class 10:30am - Vendor Registration/Exhibit Hall Set-up 2:00pm - 6:00pm - PM Custom Class 4:00pm - VIP/Premium Package Pick up 4:15pm - BotCon Store Opens for VIP/Premium/Class 6:00pm - Weekend Package Pick up/Weekend Pass BotCon Store Access 10:00pm - Registration/BotCon Store Closes 11:00pm - Exhibit Hall Set-Up Closes Friday 8am - Late Package Pickup 9am - Late Registration 10am - VIP/Premium/Weekend Pass entry 10:30am - 12:30pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (VIP/Premium FIRST ACCESS) 11:00am - 11:50am - Robby Musso: From Transformers to Divine Circuits 11:30am - General Admission 12:00pm - 12:50pm - Simon Furman & Bob Budianski 1:00pm - 2:00p - Sue Blu G1 Panel: Meet G1 Arcee 2:00pm - 4:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS) 2:00pm - 2:50pm - Cyberverse Script Reading 3:00pm - 3:50pm - Podcasters & Youtubers Panel 4:00pm - 4:50pm - Harmony Gold Panel 5pm - Vendor Room Closes 5:30pm - BotCon Opening Ceremony (American Dream Main Stage*) 7:30pm - VIP Meet & Greet (Located at Hilton Meadowlands) 8:30pm - ROC Fan Event *Full American Dream Main Stage Schedule will be released next week. Events at the Dream stage, including the Opening Ceremony, interactive play for kids, and a presentation by Robosen, will be open to the general public from 11-6 on Friday. Saturday 9am - VIP/Premium/Weekend Pass entry 9:30am - General Admission 10:00am - 12:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph Session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS) 10am - General Admission 11am-11:50 am - G1 Comic Panel Bob Budiansky & Simon Furman 12pm - 12 :50am - Realm of Collectors Panel 1:00pm- 3:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (ALL) 1:00pm- 1:50pm - Benson Yee 2pm - Cosplay Contest 2:00pm - 2:50pm - Harmony Gold 3:00pm - 3:50pm - Beast Wars panel w/ Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Venus Terzo, & Sue Blu 4:00pm - 4:50pm - Product Reveal 5pm - Vendor Room Closes Sunday 9am - Showroom opens - All 10:00am - 12:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph Session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS) 10:00am - 10:50am - Cyberverse Q&A 11:00am - 11:50am - Harmony Gold 12:00pm - 12:50pm - 50 questions with Scott McNeil 1:00pm - 1:50pm - BotCon panel 2:00pm - 3:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (ALL) 3pm - Vendor Room Closes
Information for the Cosplay Contest has also been posted, and can be found below.
Some might notice on the schedule a "Podcasters & Youtubers Panel." Two of the people that will be appearing on this panel have been announced, that being RodimusPrimal and Deluxe Baldwin. Hopefully more podcasters and Youtubers will be announced soon.
Quote We're thrilled to announce the first two of our YouTuber/influencer guests: RodimusPrimal and Deluxe Baldwin! We're excited to have them on hand for the weekend and are looking forward to hearing what they have to say about the world of toy reveals, retrospectives, and video discussions!
And last but not least, Robosen themselves will be present at the convention! They will be presenting on the American Dream Main Stage sometime on Friday, and will be selling products in the Vendor Room.
Quote Next week we will be spotlighting our numerous exhibitors for BotCon '23, but this one can't wait! Straight from Dinobot Island, we are thrilled to announce that one of our featured vendors is none other than Robosen, the company behind the all-new Flagship Grimlock figure. Robosen Grimlock is the world's first Dual-form, BiPedal walking robot! Check out the amazing video again here and now and then in two weeks get ready to see this amazing masterpiece of robotics and engineering in person at BotCon '23!
Following the attendee teaser, BotCon has posted images showcasing the two souvenir figures that will be available at the show:
Clearly the folks at BotCon and 52Toys are paying attention to the Transformers fandom, as "Rodimouse" has been a character long joked about. Images below.
After revealing the box set, BotCon has posted one more image on their exclusives page, showing a 52Toys Box Charger repainted in what appears to be energon cube colors, along with the caption "Teaser: Attendee Incentive Figure."
BotCon has just posted images for all of the members of this year's box set. This includes the following:
Despite the individual members being canines, they combine into a dinosaur, leading to a very clever choice on BotCon's part to repaint the original BeastBox toys in Dinobot colors! Images below:
BotCon has posted numerous guest updates, including Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Dick Terhune, and the legendary Gary Chalk! More details available on BotCon's guest page.
Big news today, as BotCon has shared ticket info as well as our first look at the BotCon 2023 convention exclusive box set. Tickets are available here:
And for those of you wondering about the box set, it is still a set of four BeastBox toys produced by company 52Toys. Image below.
Still no info on tickets, but BotCon has posted an update about a very special guest. The one and only Scott McNeil will be attending BotCon this year! View the tweet below for more info:
if this is possible box art it has to be something G1 . its an exact match from episode 1 about 8:43 in to the episode
BotCon has posted two new updates on their socials related to the upcoming 2023 event. First, when asked about ticket pricing, they replied saying it will be available in April. Additionally, they said the convention box set will be revealed next month, along with a possible sneak peek at the box art?
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