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Transformers Convention News

Good news for Japanese fans as TakaraTomy have now officiallty released TG-23 Metroplex in their Japan. The Japanese version of Metroplex features a second gun, additional paint applications, white ramps, a chromed face, and foil stickers and images of the new release are available thanks to TFYuki and Alfes2010

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 27th September 2013 at 08:36:26 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Fun Publications have sent out an email letting TFCC club members know that they can start ordering the TFCC Subscription Service 2.0 figures between now and mid-night (Eastern) on October 17th.  They have also confirmed that the total price will be $279 which is $3 less than last years subscription price.  You can order the figures from The Official Transformers Collectors' Club.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 27th September 2013 at 08:34:30 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Thanks to Twitter user pile_of_butts for revealing that the latest Transformers Collectors Club Subscription Figure who is shipping is the Generation One Breakdown toy.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 22nd September 2013 at 10:14:23 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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The Transformers Collectors Club has updated their website with the official reveal of Chromedome, who is the final toy in the second Subcription Service. Chromedome is a remold of Transformers Prime Wheeljack with a new head.  Pete, from the club, has stated that they may shrink the Autobot insignia that appears on his bonnet

TFCC 2014 Chromedone TFCC 2014 Chromedone

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 22nd September 2013 at 10:10:46 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Next month the G.I-Joe / Action Force / Transformers Convention known as Roll Out Roll Call takes place in Southampton and with this year also debuting the sub-convention called Twins of Power which is dedicated to Masters of The Universe the event organiser Dave Tree has announced that, in conjunction with Mattel (who are already providing the shows first licensed exclusive Strobo), the new MOTU Classics Castle Greyskull will be on display for the first time anywhere within the UK!!

Not to be outdone, Mr Tree, via Goodleg Toys, has also revealed the first full look at the shows  second exclusive figure .... Slaughtor!! Slaughtor is made by Goodleg toys and is a homage to all three lines being featured at this years event.  The toy is designed after the 5 1/2 inch He-man (MOTU) figures from the 90s, with a head sculpt based on Sgt Slaughter (G.I-Joe / Action Force / WWF) with a robotic arm (Transformers).  You can view a preview of this figure below 

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 19th September 2013 at 12:48:50 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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ACToys user laomaocsh has shared some photographs from the first day of the Transformers Expo 2013 which is currently taking place at the China Millennium Monument Museum of Digital Arts in Beijing China.  The Expo consist of what is probably the world largest single display of Transformers toys ever as well as dioramas and full and partial size set recreations.

The displays also include some of the prize campaign figures known as Lucky Draws including a Black Galaxy Convoy of unknown origins.

You can view a mirror of the images after the jump.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Tuesday, 17th September 2013 at 09:59:30 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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A personal shout-out from Simon Furman:

Okay, so, after my Bedford outing, my next port of call could be the Bewdley Book Week in (you guessed it) Bewdley (Worcs, near Kidderminster). At the moment, I’m down to do a talk on the Friday night (13th September), but honestly, right now, it’s looking a touch doubtful. Not enough bums on seats at this moment in time. If there’s enough of you out there who want to part with a fiver to hear me talk about the comics biz, my part in it, and the current wonder that is Transformers Regeneration One, then sign up soon. Otherwise, regretfully, I’ll have to pull out. Nothing worse for the old ego than talking to five people in a room built for much more. Oh, as an added incentive, there’s a book signingright after. I’ll have copies of both Transformers: Regeneration One trades (vols 1 & 2) to sign/dedicate according to your wishes. We’ll kind of look at numbers again on Monday and make a decision then, so if you want to come along sign up here, soon, and please spread the word via whatever social media networking options at your fingertips. Fingers crossed, I’ll see you there!

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 5th September 2013 at 08:36:19 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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If you are a fan of Transformers, G.I. Joe, Action Force, Masters Of The Universe or She-Ra, Princess of Power, then you need to get yourself to Jury's Inn, Southampton on the 12th and 13th of October.

Ticket booking for Roll Out Roll Call / Twins Of Power is now open!!!

Roll Out Roll Call:
Twins Of Power
We have an amazing line up of guests this year, including a very unique opportunity to meet and talk to some of the creators of the toy-lines, Special Guests: http://www.allthecoolstuff.co.uk/ROLL-OUT-ROLL-CALL-The-UK-Transformers--GI-Joe-Convention/Roll-Out-Roll-Call-4---Southampton---October-12th--13th-2013-/Special-Guests__c-p-0-0-241-246-183.aspx
Don't forget you can pre-order the exclusive Masters Of The Universe Classics Strobo too with your ticket too
More show announcements to follow, including presentation panels and competitions, you can follow both shows on their dedicated Facebook pages:
If you have any questions relating to the shows, please do not hesitate to contact me,
All the best and see you there,
Dave.
All The Cool Stuff

64 High Street
Fordingbridge
Hampshire
SP6 1AX

Tel: 01425 650696
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Twitter: @AllZeCoolStuff

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Wednesday, 4th September 2013 at 20:09:41 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Roll Out Roll Call have announced their new guest line-up for the Transformers, G.I-Joe and Action Force show which will take place in Southampton on the 12th and 13th of October 2013.  This years show, dubbed "Meet the makers" brings together various product designers who have worked onthe lines who will share their insights into toy design and manufacturing process which is something you do not get to hear much about here in the UK.  The guest line-up includes:

Erik Arana (Hasbro Product Designer 2008-2013)

Bob Brechin (Palitoy lead Action Force designer)

Dave Proctor (Hasbro Sculpt Manager 2006-2013)

Catrina Cerise-Arana (Hasbro toy designer)

Emiliano Santalucia (artist and toy concept designer who has worked on pretty much everything in the last few years)

John Paul Bove (IDW Colourist)

Mike Collins (Marvel UK artist & writer)

Simon Gough (IDW Colourist)

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 30th August 2013 at 09:24:39 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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We are getting closer to Roll Out Roll Call  2013, The UK Transformers, G.I. Joe & Action Force Event and tickets will be going on sale very soon from All The Cool Stuff website just as soon as Dave Tree is back from Cardiff.

There has been reasons for the delays in putting tickets up for sale for the event one of which was to make sure that the guest line-up was set in stone, but having seen the names of the guests we are looking forward to this event even more.

For everyone wondering about tickets prices here are the details:

£15.00 day ticket

£28.00 weekend

If you want to guarantee yourself a Masters Of The Universe Classic Strobo figure, add £35.00 to the ticket order.

The show is primarily a Transformers / G.I.Joe / Action Force event but this year a sub-show dedicated to Masters of the Universe is also taking place.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Thursday, 29th August 2013 at 16:20:43 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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For everyone who will be, or already is, attending Auto Assembly 2013 this weekend in Birmingham England, lets get the show trending so make use the convention hashtags #AutoAssembly and #AA2013

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 9th August 2013 at 09:29:09 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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Auto Assembly 2013, Europe's largest Transformers Convention, starts tonight in Birmingham, UK.

The event spreads from Friday night to Sunday afternoon featuring various stalls and dealers from not just the UK, but throughout the global, Comic guests (past and present), Voice Actors and established Authors.

This years show features the first Exclusive figure for the convention, Manuel X.

We hope to see many of you there

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Friday, 9th August 2013 at 08:54:18 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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We want to thank everyone who has pre-booked their tickets for Auto Assembly 2013 and who have once again helped us set a NEW European record for a Transformers convention! We are aware that many of you will have now missed the deadline for getting your tickets for the convention, especially as we had bookings open until 48 hours before the convention last year, but don’t worry…

Despite a record turnout again, the Hilton is a MASSIVE hotel (the largest convention hotel in the UK) so we do have enough spaces left for all of you who may be interested so you WILL be able to come along to the convention and pay on the door and get into the full convention – all the panels, workshops, and experience everything that Auto Assembly 2013 has to offer. The only differences for on-the-door attendees is that you won’t get a personalised pass, and entry to the convention will take longer as you will have to complete a booking form on arrival so we will have your correct details on file for health and safety purposes. In addition to this, everyone who has pre-registered for the convention will be able to collect their passes from 12:30 pm on Friday afternoon or 8:30 am on Saturday and Sunday and will be able to enter the convention immediately when the doors open at 6:00 pm Friday and 9:30 am on Saturday or Sunday.

If you are paying on the door, you won’t be able to buy tickets until 6:00 pm Friday if you are purchasing a weekend pass or 9:30 am on Saturday or Sunday for those of you buying single day tickets after all our pre-registrants have entered the hall. Prices for tickets on the door are £50 for adults for the full weekend and £38 for Youth (under 18) and Elderly (60+). Single day tickets are £28 for Adults and £22 for Youth and Elderly. Under 6′s are FREE!

Anyway, to all of you who have booked, once again we want to thank you for helping to make the convention the success that it has become and for those of you who have missed the deadline, we hope that you’ll come along next weekend and join us for a great weekend celebrating everything that makes Transformers so special!

Simon Plumbe

Auto Assembly Committee Head

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Saturday, 3rd August 2013 at 10:19:50 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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With Auto Assembly 2013 rapidly approaching you'd think that the "AA Team" would have their hands full with this years event, but no they haven't, as they have announced that tickets for Auto Assembly 2014 are open right now!!  Check out the press release below:

Auto Assembly 2014 Ticket Bookings Are Open!
 
Despite us still working on this year's event, we’ve been inundated with emails and messages over the last few weeks here at Auto Assembly HQ about Auto Assembly 2014. Many of you are – for one reason or another – unable to join us at the convention this year and have been asking us not only what the date is for Auto Assembly 2014 but when tickets will be going on sale. At the same time, we’ve seen a lot of talk online about next year’s event and it’s clear to us that there are a lot of people planning on making their return to the event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Transformers with us…
 
So bearing that in mind we’ve listened to all of you demanding that we make tickets available for next year’s convention sooner rather than later so we are proud to announce that bookings for Auto Assembly 2014 are open NOW! Auto Assembly 2014 will be taking place over the weekend of Friday 8th – Sunday 10th August 2014 and once again it will be held at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel in Birmingham, England. While we can’t reveal too much about the convention yet, we can confirm that we have already signed a number of guests to appear already, many of whom will be revealed at Auto Assembly 2013.
 
However, we can tell you that we will be bringing no fewer than FOUR overseas guests to the UK next year. Who will they be? Well, you’ll have to wait until 10th August 2013 to find out more…
 
Once again we have arranged special room rates for our attendees at the Hilton which are £53 a night for single rooms and £64 a night for twin/double rooms inclusive of breakfast and details of these will be available very shortly. As with Auto Assembly 2013, we expect the convention block to sell out very quickly so we strongly recommend booking sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment if you want to stay on site!
 
To book your tickets, go to the Auto Assembly website now! We look forward to seeing all of our old friends again next year and plenty of new ones and hopefully many of you next weekend at Auto Assembly 2013!
 
If you haven't booked for this year, tickets are still available for this year from the website as well and this is set to be one of the best Transformers fan events of the year! So remember, pre-registrations close on Thursday 1st August 2013!
 
Auto Assembly 2013 is Europe's largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 9th - 11th August 2013 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out more including details of all the dealers attending, all of our guests and a full schedule for the weekend, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk
 
Hope to see you all in August!
 
The Auto Assembly Team
 
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Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Monday, 29th July 2013 at 17:31:04 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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TFW2005.com have posted a nice summary of the figures which were shown off during the 3rd Party Panel at this years TFCon.  Some of the stand out figures were the Voyager sized G1 Skyfire but a yet unnamed 3rd party company, Make Toys showing off their Computron figure, Make Toys Swerve with drinks tray and additional damaged faced head and Fans Project revealing their Quickswitch figure.

EchoTF
- will be making Fall of Cybertron Bruticus Kits

Unnamed Company
- making Voyager size Skyfire

Mayhem Mechanix
- "Robo Dominion Saga Unrustable Bastards" Non-TF based with a rider.
- Bike turns into robot and rider in chest piece.
- Fiction has robot cycle gangs roving wastelands.
- Mayhem Mechanics, one of the of the mastermind Creations designers. Same who designed Hexatron and most of Feral Rex.
- Will be a kickstarter project.

Ori Toy
- Acid Rain toys. Stronghold out now. More soon. Converting mechs that fit 3-3/4" figures

Fanstoys
- Nothing new shown.

Keith's Fantasy Club.
- VOLTRON redeco of Ironpaw
- doing Raindance, Grandslam, Overkill and Slugfest.
- Overkill and Slugfest will have Dinobots color redecoes
- Showing Perceptor and Magnificus
- Doing a Skybyte called "Haiku"! and doing a Captain Shark deco as well!

X-Transbots
- Huffer and Pipes being shown
- Huffer comes up to MP-10 Optimus' waist

Renderform
- Nothing new to show

BTS
- Doing a Blaster that turns into a walkie talkie
- Senator Ratbat head design also shown for that same mold
- Triple changing Energon cubes - cube, bug, weapon
- Some will be on display here
- will be "Low Cost"
- Nova Lord box art shown, has a base mode
- Prototypes of Nova Lord's head sculpts will be on display. Possibly also his powermaster partners
- BTS was working on a Fortress Maximus, project cancelled when Encore was announced

Mastermind Creations
- Peaugh has full color test shots of Fortis and Bovis here (Jarodimus has handled them, they're outstanding)
- Will be on display
- Peaugh did a live 5-foot drop test of Bovis. Zero Damage.
- Talon pushed back to November for design changes and new features. He is a sniper -- has 2 helmets, rifle, wings act as cloak
- 6th Feral Rex bot is saber tooth tiger remold of Tigris, deco like Catilla, name is Felisaber (G1 Colors) Mostly yellow, some red
- Showing femme bots
- MMC doing a very G1-ish Perceptor. Will have toy and cartoon face. 3 modes, super articulated
- Prototype looks very good

Headrobots
- Iguana is next - finally!
- Doing an Apeface head

Perfect Effect
- IDW Fort Max - seen at Botcon

Maketoys
- Doing Scourge version of Battle Tanker -- no suprise. New head
- IDW Swerve WITH A TRAY OF DRINKS
- COMPUTRON all five shown in bot mode
- concept shown for combined mode

FANSPROJECT
- No news on release date for Steelcore trailer -- still happening
- Showing combined Intimidator (Menasor)
- Roadbuster! Very nice, a half track
- 4th and 5th Glacial bots being shown
- Wooly Rhino and deer
- Announced a Quickswitch/Sixknight


We have mirrored the slides which were shown as well as some images of the 3rd party figures within the dealer room attached to this news story.

Category: Transformers Convention News | Submitted by: quartz - on: Sunday, 28th July 2013 at 10:21:06 BST | Share: | Discuss: Read on

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