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June 23rd, 2015

Botcon Converage: Botcon 2015 Hall of Fame Video online

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At the Saturday night dinner, fans were presented with a special treat: a video featuring Megatron as voiced by Frank Welker announcing the winners of the Hall of Fame for 2015! Hasbro has now put the video online, check it out below:

Events: Botcon 2015 Report with links to galleries

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Events: Botcon 2015 Report with links to galleries

This past weekend fans gathered in St. Charles for the annual Transformers convention: Botcon! I've been reporting reporting most of the weekend but now I've written up my full report from the event along with links to galleries and my Twitter posts! Check out my Botcon 2015 report.

June 22nd

Books: Illustrator Earl Norem passes away at 92

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Books: Illustrator Earl Norem passes away at 92

According to a Facebook post by Michael Andre Cappiello, grandson of Earl Norem, the prolific artist passed away on June 19 at the age of 92. Norem was known for his beautiful painted art style which he brought to such properties as He-Man, Conan, Marvel Comics and of course, Transformers. He as the illustrator behind such books as "Battle for Cybertron" and "The Great Car Rally".

June 21st

Botcon Coverage: "Transformers Fandom" Panel Video

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At Botcon 2015 I had the distinct honor of being part of a panel of prominent fans from "Transformers" fandom. Led by Ryan Yzquierdo of Seibertron.com, the panel talked about the "old days" of Transformers fandom all the way up until now. Thanks to Jason Lukis (also a panel member) we now have video of the panel. Check it out!

Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" 5-Step Megatronus revealed

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Toy News: "Robots in Disguise" 5-Step Megatronus revealed

The Toys R Us Australia web site has listed a new figure for order: Megatronus! While the character has been seen in the mobile app game and in Legion Class, this is the first "sighting" of this 5 Step Changer figure. Here's the description on the site:

Megatronus
Megatronus

Botcon Coverage: Hasbro Presentation Gallery open!

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This year at the Hasbro panel photography was allowed! So check out the photos of the slides from the panels in my Botcon 2015 Hasbro Presentation gallery!

June 20th

Botcon Coverage: "Robots in Disguise" & "Tiny Titans" albums

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Botcon Coverage: "Robots in Disguise" & "Tiny Titans" albums

Hasbro and Hunter PR continue to supply us with new official photography! Check out my galleries for the Tiny Titans and "Robots in Disguise" albums!

Botcon Coverage: Photos from the Hasbro booth - Sky Lynx and more!

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Botcon Coverage: Photos from the Hasbro booth - Sky Lynx and more!

I've uploaded photos of the products revealed in the Hasbro panel to my gallery of Hasbro's booth! Check these photos out to see pics of the Combaticons, new Autobot Combiner Wars figures and Sky lynx! Also in the album are "Robots in Disguise" figure announcements.

Botcon: Day 2 Panel Plans

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Botcon: Day 2 Panel Plans

Thanks to everyone who's been following my coverage of Botcon via my galleries on the Ben's World of Transformers Facebook page!

Today I'll be attending several panels and live Tweeting (reception permitting). Here are the panels I plan to attend (all times are Central Time):

  • G1 Retrospective - 10AM
  • Hasbro Product Preview - Noon
  • TCC Roundtable - 3PM
  • Frank Welker Live! - 4PM

June 19th

Toy News: Tokyo Toy Show reveals include Masterpiece Ironhide and Optimus Primal!

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Fellow Transformers site TFW2005 has posted some incredible news from Tokyo Toy Show. Let's just cut straight to the chase:

  • Masterpiece Ironhide has been revealed with tons of accessories, can Ratchet be far behind?
  • Masterpiece Optimus Primal has been revealed! The plan is to make him as close to the CG model as possible.