Requiem for a roBOT CONvention

This weekend is Last BotCon, they say.  One last go for the stalwart of the Transformers fandom.  As the great scribe William Joel once penned, “Stack the chairs on the table tops, hang the sheets on the chandeliers.” BotCon was life changing for me as I suspect it was for many of you.  The friends I have made, the places I’ve gone, the things I’ve done thanks to this convention — it’s astounding when I step back and think about it. I wasn’t at the first BotCon; no, silly me thought it was stupid to drive six hours to a

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BotCon 2014 – Hasbro Preview – 1-Step Changers Waves 3 and 4

Hasbro just finished their presentation at BotCon 2014, and now we have pictures courtesy Hasbro/Hunter PR.  Continuing the new mantra of having easy transforming toys for the youngsters, Hasbro has two new waves of 1-Step changers.  Wave 3 includes Bumblebee, Drift (helicopter), Galvatron, Slug and Steeljaw. Following that, in Wave 4, we have Megatron, Prowl (looking very G1), Rollbar and Strafe.

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Transformers 2014 Hall of Fame Nominating Period is Open!

Good morning, Transformers fans!  Once again, Hasbro is asking the fans for their input as to who should be inducted into the Transformers Hall of Fame.  At BotCon 2014, June 22-24, Hasbro will announce the 2014 Hall of Fame Class, and they have two spots open for Fans’ Choice characters. Here’s what I want you to do – think of any robots that you feel are deserving to be included.  Post a comment to this article, E-mail tfhof@asmzine.com, comment on Facebook, or Tweet @ASMzine with the hashtag #ASMTF and include your nominees. The list needs to be compiled and sent

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BotCon 2014 Reveals Cybertronian Knight Ginrai

Wow. Is he ORANGE. Holy cow, my eyes are going to be seeing the afterimage for days. Normally I like the blue and orange combination (such as in Huffer) but in smaller doses. Holy crap, this is going to take some getting used to. He’s obviously decoed like Fire Guts God Ginrai, but with some blue accents for his windows and shield logo. Speaking of the shield, that does make him seem more like a knight as we know, and BotCon did tweet out that we’ll get swords in a souvenir pack, so I’m looking forward to that. Man. That’s…

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