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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 088: San Diego Comic-Con 2013!…

In the same fashion as two years ago. It’s 4 am, we leave for our flight in 12 hours. I still have to pack, send out BMF’s first birthday invitations, put together our swag, clean out our back room for the in-laws, do a return and most importantly get some quality time with BMF since [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 072: BOTCON 2012!

Five years in a row. Just thinking about it makes my wallet want to cry and my heart soar. Although I always exercise amazing restraint in the dealer room, I always buy all the exclusives. That right there puts you $300+ in the hole before the show even starts. However, this year I got to [...]

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Botcon 2012: Hasbro Panel

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7 different sets each has a piece to build a dark energon weapon
29 new Kreons

Transformers Prime

Just showing all the leaks so far
From Transformer Exiles novel Thunder-something? Amazing Leo Prime-style lion with a peg leg


Legion Flameware


Ultra Magnus
Blades OP


Legion Arachnid (more accurate to show)

Bot Shots

More of stuff [...]

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Botcon 2012: TFCC Round Table

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TFCC Figure Subscription Service

Going to show all figures
1 payment for all or 3 payments
6 figures
Kicking around 2 per month (to cut down on shipping) or 1 per month
Will be producing extras for cherry pickers, but [...]

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Transformers Collectors Club Round Table Panel

I totally forgot that I took some notes on this panel. It’s a little late, but for historical reasons here’s my write up.

Eric did a hand sketch of the Stunticon logo
Stunticon boxset art was based on a circus/event poster as opposed to an illustration
Artwork specifically patterned after The Italian Job
Early versions of Ironfist’s head looked [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 055: BOTCON 2011!

This may be one of my last chances to do a first-hand account of Botcon. I’ve enjoyed a good run. I managed to attend the last four years and it has been a riot. However, like anything it can start to get a little stale. The schedule is almost identical each year with maybe one [...]

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Botcon 2011 Hasbro Intellectual Property Panel


Brand Stewards
Oversee the continuity
Work across all platforms
Work with internal and external partners

Transformers Vault

What didn’t make it - Actionmasters Mirage, Smokescreen, Cliffjumper, Rumble, Blurr

Transformers Exiles

Picks up right after Exodus
Autobots journey for to find the Allspark
OP is the main character
Rediscover lost TF colonies
More insight to original 13
A new threat that will impact the entire universe
Showing a pirates-style [...]

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Botcon 2011 Hasbro Panel

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Both humans and robot Kreons
Approximately 12-14 sets initially

Reveal the Shield and Generations

Generations will continue through the year
Will try to get out all HTF/unreleased RTS


Mechtech [...]

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Open Your Toys Cast - Episode 036: BOTCON 2010!

This is a day late and a dollar short. Well, more like a week late and hundreds of dollars short(er). That’s right, I have finally somewhat caught up from yet another amazing Botcon. That’s three years running. Thought for sure I wouldn’t be going next year. But guess what, Botcon 2011 will be back in [...]

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Botcon 2010: Hasbro Panel 06-27-10

2nd row today thanks to the new homie, G. Live blogging starts in five minutes! Special thanks to Saber of for providing me wireless during the panel. Also thanks to Jaime for pushing me to provide better updates. And. Here. We. Go.
Generations (almost all have rub symbols!)

New G1 Legends Prime, Starscream, Prowl, and Megatron [...]

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