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The generation of Transformers that changed the face of the line forever with animal-centric alternate modes and a the introduction of new types of Transformers.

Convention News: Has another Botcon exclusive been revealed?

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The Official Fun Publications Youtube Channel has posted a new commercial for Botcon 2016 featuring voice actor David Kaye reprising his Megatron role from "Beast Wars"! At the end some artwork is shown for Megatron whose head appears to be on a very familiar form: Gigatron aka "Robots in Disguise" Megatron! Could this be a new Botcon toy reveal? Time will tell! Check out the ad below:

Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

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Toy News: "Masterpiece" Optimus Primal prototype photos

2016 is the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars Transformers", the series that helped to revive the "Transformers" franchise after "Generation 2" ended. As part of their celebration for this milestone Takara Tomy is releasing a "Masterpiece" version of Optimus Primal! Fans have seen teases for a while but this is our first look at the figure in plastic form. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Light up eyes
  • Multiple facial expressions in beast mode
  • Shoulder cannons
  • Forearm cannons
  • Twin swords

Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

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Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

The Official Botcon Twitter feed has been lighting up with information and reveals! The "card art" (based on the cards included with several "Combiner Wars" figures) has been revealed for the five characters in the boxed set. Other news includes:

  • Sign up in the first 24 hours and you will get a special "First Day Pin"
  • The Primus package is $399 and gets you 6 toys, Fri-Sun admission, Casino Night Dinner, FREE autographs and pictures from BW guests and Comic program!
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed
Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Character Art Revealed

Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Package Art revealed

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Convention News: Botcon 2016 Boxed Set Package Art revealed

The Official Botcon Twitter Feed has been updated with a look at the box art for the 2016 Predacus set!

Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Primal render and design art revealed

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Toy News: Masterpiece Optimus Primal render and design art revealed

TF Upgrader on Facebook has posted a photo of a magazine page that reveals a new look at the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Primal figure! 2016 will be the 20th Anniversary of "Beast Wars", making this a timely arrival for this new Masterpiece figure. This is preliminary art of course and should not be looked at as final.

Convention News: Scott McNeil to attend Botcon 2016

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Convention News: Scott McNeil to attend Botcon 2016

The Official Botcon Facebook page has announced that voice actor Scott McNeil will be attending Botcon 2016! Scott is most famous for his portrayals of Rattrap, Dinobot and Silverbolt but he also played Jetfire in "Transformers Energon". According to the post:

"We are thrilled to announce that Scott McNeil, voice of RATTRAP, DINOBOT, WASPINATOR, SILVERBOLT and Tripredacus Council member CICADACON from the Beast Wars cartoon series will be our guest at BotCon 2016. http://www.botcon.com/BotCon2016/"

Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

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Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

The Official Botcon web site has been updated with the fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive reveal! This time out it's the third member of the Tripredacus Council Sea Clamp! This figure is a redeco and retool of the upcoming Scattershot mold. I'm guessing there will be a new Combiner head as well based on Tripredacus (at least I hope so!).

What do you think? Chat about it on Facebook!

Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 Exclusive revealed!

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Convention News: Fifth Botcon 2016 Exclusive revealed!

The Official Botcon Twitter Feed has posted an image teasing the fifth Botcon 2016 exclusive reveal: Sea Clamp! The Tripredacus Council is now complete! Based on the image he appears to be a redeco/retool of the "Combiner Wars" Silverbolt sculpt. Check out the teaser image and Botcon's Tweet about it below!

Toy News: Fourth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

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Toy News: Fourth Botcon 2016 exclusive revealed

The Official Botcon web site has posted the fourth Botcon 2016 reveal! This time out it's the dreaded Cicadacon, the aerial member of the Tripredacus Council! This figure is a redeco of "Generations" Skydive. According to the site:

Toy News: Next Botcon 2016 exclusive reveal coming tomorrow

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Toy News: Next Botcon 2016 exclusive reveal coming tomorrow

Keep an eye on your news feeds (like this one!) folks, the Official Botcon Facebook page has posted a teaser image revealing the next Botcon exclusive reveal! It appears to be "Combiner Wars" Skydive with a new deco (and possibly a new head). The post says:

The next Tripredacus Council member has been identified. Signature matches that of GENERAL CICADACON! Check out www.BotCon.com tomorrow for the actual toy reveal!