BotCon

Cybertron: Most Wanted
BotCon 2015 is a little over a month away so let's see what's in store for their box set, Cybertron: Most Wanted. The story takes place on Axiom Nexus, a Cybertronian hub city at the  center of the Transformers multivers... read feature

Stop me if you've heard this one before
It's almost here! OK, no it isn't, it's actually around half a year away, but that's not stopping BotCon from spending New Year's Eve getting fans revved up for 2015! For Cybertron's Most Wanted expect to see a lot of paralle... read feature

BotCon and JoeCon

BotCon and JoeCon move to Illinois in 2015


Now the east coast and west coast can complain together
Oct 24
Today is the first day of the unofficial Transformers convention TFCon in Chicago, Illinois. I guess there's no better time than today for Fun Publications to announce that their two major Hasbro-backed conventions are headin... read
The most obscure Transformers homages ever
The end of BotCon 2014 came with the Transformers Collectors' Club and BotCon heads revealing the Transformers Collectors Club 3.0 offerings for 2015. I have to say, I've seen some obscure references translated into figures b... read feature

Few movie announcements, but good stuff for the G1 crowd
[Update: TFormers has photos of the updated display with all of the newly announced 2014 figures!] Hasbro held their Transformers brand panel at BotCon 2014 moments ago and made several exciting announcements. They were ... read feature

Some figures get confirmation, for better or worse
Thanks to the official BotCon Facebook page we got several photos of many of the upcoming Transformers figures. Most of the stuff on display we've seen before back at Toy Fair, but there are a few new things on display that w... read feature

BotCon 2014

BotCon exclusive souvenir sets add seven more figures


Plus some others
Jun 20
The club store opened at BotCon late Thursday night, officially revealing the rest of the exclusives for the event. The sixth bonus figure for people who bought the box set and attended the convention is Flamewar, a female De... read
BotCon 2014

BotCon 2014 reveals custom class figure as Primal Prime


Biggest Transformers event of the year begins
Jun 18
Over on the official BotCon Twitter account they revealed the first non-box set exclusive of the 2014 event as Primal Prime. The figure is a red, white, and blue repaint of the 2006 Beast Wars 10th Anniversary figure cre... read
BotCon 2014

BotCon announces final box set figure as Cybertronian Knight Ginrai


Fans are divided over the choice of colors
Apr 26
Fun Publications has announced the final figure for the BotCon 2014 exclusive Pirates vs. Knights box set as Cybertronian Knight Ginrai. If you aren't familiar with Ginrai he's a Japanese character from Transformers Masterfor... read
First real working Headmaster in nearly 25 years
BotCon 2014 is right around the corner and they're lining up one of the best convention exclusive box sets ever. Using the them of Pirates versus Knights they started with announcing Cannonball, a predictable figure based on ... read feature

Off to a decent start
It was just a week ago when BotCon revealed their theme for 2014 to be Pirates vs Knights while promising to debut Star Seekers captain Cannonball within the pages of the club magazine. Well, not content to make people wait f... read feature

Because I guess ninja would be too obvious
Back at the beginning of January the official Transformers Collectors Club revealed that part of the BotCon exclusive box set would involve pirates, but left the rest to speculation. Not quite a month later the other hal... read feature

Or is it...?
It's that exciting time of year again for Transformers fans! BotCon 2014 is only about half a year away from opening its doors on June 19 in Pasadena, California and the slow trickle of event news has now begun. But here we a... read feature

Botcon 2014

Could BotCon be returning to California in 2014?


Possible second year at the Pasadena Convention Center
Sep 04
Hardcore fans don't wait for official word apparently. When wondering where BotCon would be held in 2014 some eager members of Seibertron and TFW2005 took it upon themselves to simply call the Pasadena Sheraton that hosted co... read
Fun Publications discusses membership incentives, subscription figures, and themes for 2014
We're halfway through 2013 and Fun Publications is giving us a preview of  their 2014 plans for the Transformers Collectors Club and BotCon.  To go along with this year's Depthcharge figure they announced that the 2... read feature

Construct-Bots

BotCon 2013 day 3 keeps the Construct-Bots coming


New additions to the series announced including some beasts
Jul 01
Kre-O didn't have a very big presence at BotCon this year and there wasn't much said at the industry panel compared to at Toy Fair 2013. Hasbro seems to be putting a lot of stock into their Construct-Bots building system inst... read
Beast Hunters

BotCon 2013 day 3 shows even more Beast Hunters figures


Hasbro uses questionable practice of upscaling Cyberverse figures to make new Deluxe and Voyager figures
Jun 30
Despite mixed reactions from fans Hasbro is still trudging along with new figures and repaints for Transformers Prime: Beast Hunters. They've also started a questionable practice that we're going to discuss shortly.  Cyb... read
Several new figures join the line at nearly every scale
Day 3 of BotCon was yesterday and Hasbro wasted little time in getting official images of all of their big panel reveals out onto the web. For now we're going to talk about what appeared in the Generations portion of their pr... read feature

Retailers online and off to get a number of exclusives, plus the return of Linkin Park Soundwave
Transformers fans have no shortage of choices when it comes to exclusives in 2013. We've already seen a number of them released between Amazon.com and what was made available at BotCon on day one.  Speaking of Amazon, so... read feature

Transformers to be well represented at San Diego Comic Con
Day 2 of BotCon came and went on Friday with a number of exclusives announced, but the biggest among them will be coming to San Diego Comic Con in mid-July! Let's just cut to it: The rumors are true, Metroplex is coming to SD... read feature

Thursday preview night gives non-attendees more than a few reasons to be upset
Just like with a lot of conventions these days BotCon has that one little window of time before the official opening where attendees can get their registration swag and pickup a few souvenirs. Of course this year is no differ... read feature

BotCon 2013 Obsidian goes to the dark side


Botcon box set Obsidian has his bright green deco replaced with a darker one.
Apr 12
In a surprise update on Thursday the official Transformers BotCon event website quietly changed the original images of the Obsidian figure for the convention box set from bright green to a new dark green theme. This is after ... read

BotCon 2013 registration has begun


Though you may want to save your money for 2014...
Mar 15
Fun Publications has announced that the official Transformers BotCon 2013 registration is now live. Registration can be done right online at the BotCon website for the event running from June 27 to 30 in San Diego, Calif... read

Final two figures revealed for Botcon exclusive box set


Obsidian and Megaplex complete the 2013 box that also includes Hoist, Skywarp, and Strika.
Mar 02
Last week we previewed the first three figures in the Botcon 2013 box set Machines of War based on the 1997 Kay-Bee Toys exclusive Transformers toy line Machine Wars. This week we're getting our first look at the final t... read
Hoist, Skywarp, and Strika are the first to be announced to much head scratching.
June 27 is still a fairly long ways off, but that's not stopping Fun Publications from getting a head start on announcing some of the exclusives that will be made available in this year's Machines of War five-figure conventio... read feature

Botcon going back to Cali for 2013


Botcon to be held from June 27th to the 30th in San Diego
Dec 07
It was only just this past Wednesday that I mentioned we should be seeing an update on the official BotCon website soon now that the theme of Transformers: Machine Wars has been revealed in the official Transformers... read
Next Botcon goes back to 1997 for inspiration.
Early word from the Official Transformers Collectors Club magazine issue 48 showing up in club members' mailboxes now is that the theme for Botcon 2013 will be Transformers: Machine Wars! Machine Wars was a clumsy release in ... read feature

The BotCon guessing game continues in the latest advertisement


Nov 03
On the back cover of issue 6 of the Transformers Timelines: The Stuticon Job comic, an advertisement was shown for the upcoming BotCon that has many people playing the guessing game. I don't mean when and where it'll happen. ... read






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