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BotCon 2011: ASM’s Gallery Is Online

ASM’s BotCon 2011 Gallery is now online!  Thanks to fellow fans Daniel Suh and Gabriel Owens for providing the pictures.  Follow the links below for the full gallery or subsections:

BotCon 2011 Main Gallery

BotCon 2011 – Art Contest

BotCon 2011 – At the Show

BotCon 2011 – Con/Club Exclusives

BotCon 2011 – Dark of the Moon Toys

BotCon 2011 – Store Exclusives/Other Toys

BotCon 2011 – Hall of Fame Displays

BotCon 2011 – KRE-O

BotCon 2011 – Rescue Bots

BotCon 2011 – Transformers: Prime Toys

BotCon 2011: Interview with Jagex about “Transformers Universe” MMO

By Jennifer Ulm with Douglass Kern

At BotCon 2010, our own Jennifer Ulm was able to get an interview with Kris Jones, Executive Producer of “Transformers Universe” at Jagex.  Hear what he had to say about the upcoming MMO!

ASM: From what we’ve seen, the art style is inspired by Transformers Prime. Will we also see that in the story and setting?

Kris: Basically, we’re still deciding what the game’s environment is going to be. You’re right that art style-wise we’ve taken a lot of Transformers Prime’s cues, but we have a lot of freedom to use characters that aren’t necessarily Prime. You’ll notice that Prowl and Barricade who aren’t in the cartoon are here today (he gestures to two character standees), and the player character over there (a third standee of a bulky blue Autobot). It goes without saying we’ll be using the big characters. Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron… Read more

BotCon 2011 – Souvenirs Revealed!

BotCon has just revealed the souvenirs via their Twitter feed.  Hope they don’t mind the yanking of them, but keep following their Twitter stream, cause who knows what else we’ll see!

Thoughts on the souvenirs after the break. Read more

Press Release: Jagex Games Studio Announces Details of Transformers MMO at BOTCON 2011


JAGEX GAMES STUDIO ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF TRANSFORMERS MMO AT BOTCON 2011

OFFICIAL TRANSFORMERS FAN CONVENTION ATTENDEES WILL HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO DESIGN THEIR OWN TRANSFORMERS CHARACTER, MEET THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM, AND PRE-REGISTER FOR BETA

FANS’ WAIT FOR THE NAME AND EARLY DETAILS OF THE UPCOMING MMO IS OVER

The title of the upcoming Transformers MMO

CAMBRIDGE, UK – JUNE 1, 2011 – Jagex Games Studio, one of the largest independent games developers and publishers in the world, today announced the much anticipated name;TRANSFORMERS UNIVERSE for the upcoming MMO based on the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand from Hasbro, Inc. as well as plans to attend TRANSFORMERS BotCon 2011, the official TRANSFORMERS fan convention, to unveil their vision for the browser based MMO for the Western World markets. Read more

BotCon 2011 — Animated Ironfist — er, Fisitron

The BotCon 2011 attendee exclusive figure was revealed last night to those lucky people able to pick up their packages.  And he is Animated Fisitron.

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BotCon 2011 – Animated Minvera Revealed

BotCon 2011 has begun, and their Twitter feed has revealed the first at-show exclusive:  Animated Minerva, the Customization Class project.

 

Two things — wow, that’s a nice deco!  And the new head sculpt add-ons?  Nice.

Secondly — dang it, now I want one….

See more pictures at http://twitgoo.com/2bbfiohttp://twitgoo.com/2bbfwxhttp://twitgoo.com/2bbfye and http://twitgoo.com/2bbfyw

BotCon 2011 – Thoughts on Breakdown

Yesterday, BotCon revealed the second toy in the 2011 box set — BREAKDOWN.

It’s not a surprise. After 3 previous BotCon toys, they should just start including Breakdown in every set after this.

Kidding.

Still, this is a solid toy. I think I like Dead End more than Breakdown, but this new guy isn’t too bad.
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BotCon 2011 – Box Set Predictions


I don’t usually do this, but what the heck. We know one of the five Stunticons of the BotCon 2011 set, namely Dead End. That leaves four left that are open to speculation. So… let’s speculate!

MOTORMASTER
Could be Voyager Optimus Prime with a head remold, although I’ve heard people say they’d like Wreck-Gar (possibly, giving him a new head) or Leader Ultra Magnus (doubtful – too darn big for the box set). I even saw someone wish for Voyager Bulkhead. That last one is interesting; again, it would need a remolded head, but hey, it’s possible. It’s going to be a bigger toy, most likely, since it is the Stunticon leader. I’d say go for Voyager Prime.

BREAKDOWN
I think that Swindle could make for an interesting Breakdown. We don’t have that many cars to choose from in the Animated line, and the head on Swindle is reminiscent of Breakdown. I think the right paint applications would make this work.

WILDRIDER
I’m going to guess Lockdown. Somehow all those spikes just lend themselves to a psychotic Decepticon. Don’t think we’ll get a head remold here.

DRAG STRIP
Okay, this is a toughie. We don’t have a race car in the Animated line, and we’re getting a yellow redeco/remold of Blurr in the Club line, so what to do? My guess is that we’ll get him using Rodimus Prime with a head remold.

Of course, I wouldn’t be surprised if I get some, if not all, of these wrong. But it’s fun to speculate! Got ideas? Post them in the comments.

BotCon 2011 – Thoughts on Dead End

If you haven’t heard, BotCon announced the theme of the upcoming convention exclusive set, and it’s the Stunticons as how they would appear in the Transformers Animated universe. In addition to announcing that Derrick Wyatt, art director for the Animated show, had a hand in designing the set, the folks at BotCon also revealed the first toy — DEAD END.

So, what do I think about it? In a word?

LOVE.
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