Botcon 2005 - Frisco, TX
Botcon 2005 officially kicks off Friday Morning, however with registration
opening Thursday evening and convention attendees receiving their exclusive
figure packs, the buzz was already on. Greeting the attendees as they
waited in line to pick up their registration packets and figures was a
beautiful glass case displaying all of the Botcon 2005 exclusive figures as
well as hats and t-shirts to commemorate the weekend. Along with the seven
figures that had been revealed to the public, the rumors and predictions
were confirmed as a beautiful repaint and head re-sculpt of Energon Towline
in full on G1 Ratchet goodness stood staring back at the attendees. In a
two-pack purchase that cost the attendees $65.00, a red repaint of Energon
Arcee accompanied Ratchet. As an 'Attendee Only Special', yet another
repaint of Energon Arcee awaited the attendees at the registration desk.
This Black repaint with orange flames truly struck a cord with the
attendees. Those that were among the first 100 to register also received a
pin of the Head of the Deathsaurus exclusive.
Once registration closed, a fervor of trading and room-to-room parts parties
started with many rooms not being large enough to fit all the visitors.
Finding anything from previous Botcon exclusives to all the parts a G1
fanboy could ever want, there certainly wasn't a lack of product to be had
and deals to be made. The only thing that took the attention away from the
parts parties was the happy hour hold overs still at the hotel bar.
After a couple hours of buying, selling, and trading, the folks at Master
Collector treated all in attendance to an MSTF. With Greg Sepelak, Phil
Zeman & Doug Dlin treating all to comedic commentary performed along with
several G1 cartoon episodes. The terrible threesome served up some
slapstick humor for the crowd and were rewarded with several rounds of
applause and laughter for their efforts. From a parody of the Star Wars
intro, to facetious casting of the upcoming live action Transformers Movie,
these guys did not disappoint.
Tomorrow everything gets into full swing and we'll have many more updates for you then.