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Transformers Subscription Service 5.0 goes live

So originally I was going to do a third BotCon report discussing the upcoming Transformers Collectors' Club exclusives, but it's taken until now for them to finally put their Figure Subscription Service 5.0 images online. But not just the i...

 
 
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BotCon 2016: Transformers reveals

Here we are again with Hasbro's second round of four sets of reveals they do over the year. Previously we saw a large number of new Transformers: Titans Return figures at Toy Fair in February and later we'll see more at San Diego Comic Con ...

 
 
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BotCon 2016: Transformers exclusives

It's a little earlier than usual, but BotCon is here once again! As usual the annual event's first day starts with the official reveal of all the exclusive goodies. They've been super ambitious with the offerings this year, though I do thin...

 
 
 
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BotCon 2015: First look at Fan Built Combiner Victorion

USA Today was given the first look at Transformers combiner Victorion through a few comic panels from IDW. The results of Hasbro's Fan Built Combiner poll ended in an all-female Autobot combiner from the Sea of Rust with gravitation powers....

 
 
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BotCon 2015: Transformers Fan Club reveals 2016 figure lineup

This past weekend at BotCon the Transformers Collectors Club laid out their plans for 2016. This year they didn't go nearly as obscure with their figure choices as they did with the 2015 selection. I don't want to join the subscription serv...

 
 
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BotCon 2015: Hasbro plans big for Combiner Wars

This past weekend at BotCon 2015 Hasbro at long last revealed a first look at many figures we knew were coming, but have been eagerly awaiting a chance to see. Among them are eight classic Autobot cars reimagined as combiner limbs, a slight...

 
 
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Take a look at BotCon 2015's complete box set

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 multiverse. Thanks to it...

 
 
 
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BotCon and JoeCon move to Illinois in 2015

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 heading to Illinois i...

 
 
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TFCC announces Transformers Subscription Service 3.0

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 by this crew and...

 
 
 
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Take a look at Hasbro's display at BotCon

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 we haven't seen ...

 
 
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BotCon exclusive souvenir sets add seven more figures

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 Decepticon that f...

 
 
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BotCon 2014 reveals custom class figure as Primal Prime

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 created for the Bo...

 
 
 
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BotCon 2014 goes all out with Headmaster Scorponok

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 Transformers: P...

 
 
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Cannonball revealed for Pirates vs Knights BotCon set

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 for the mag to t...

 
 
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TFCC announces pirates vs. knights at BotCon

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 half of the set ha...

 
 
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BotCon 2014 theme to be pirates!

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 are in January a...

 
 
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Could BotCon be returning to California in 2014?

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 con-goers in 2013...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 wraps up with peek at TFCC plans 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 2014 membership ...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 3 keeps the Construct-Bots coming

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 instead. First seen...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 3 shows even more Beast Hunters figures

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.  Cyberverse Legion ...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 3 reveals even more Generations figures

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 presentation sinc...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 2 shows off a year's worth of exclusives

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, some new addition...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 2 reveals SDCC Transformers exclusives

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 SDCC! He'll be si...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 day 1 shows off all of the con exclusives

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 different with Thursd...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 Obsidian goes to the dark side

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 the Primus Pack...

 
 
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BotCon 2013 registration has begun

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, California. Registra...

 
 
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Final two figures revealed for Botcon exclusive box set

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 two figures from...

 
 
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BotCon previews first three figures of Machine Wars theme

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 convention box set. When...

 
 
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Botcon going back to Cali for 2013

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 Collectors Clu...

 
 
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Botcon 2013 theme: Machine Wars

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 1997 that was e...

 
 
 




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