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Botcon have announced the dates and the venue of their 2016 convention! Botcon 2016 will be held in Louisville, Kentucky, over the weekend of April 7th – April 10th, 2016!

Botcon 2016 will be held in the historic Galt House, a waterfront hotel in the heart of Louisville. Hotel registration is now available through the Botcon website. As always, there will be the Primus package option available for attendees with the five figure convention exclusive set, plus Friday night admission to the sales room and admission to the Saturday night casino night and awards party.

It is advertised that convention pre-registration will be available “in the coming weeks” – let’s hope that means it is a little earlier than this year’s convention! For now, mark the dates in your diary – April 7th to April 10th, 2016 – and the place – the Galt House in Louisville, Kentucky!

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Following up on the reveal of their Singapore Toys, Games & Comics Convention exclusive, Mastermind Creations has revealed images of the robot modes as well as the combined mode of Nero Rex. This is a beautiful black and purple version of their popular Feral Rex figure and boy, does it look sharp! As mentioned in our previous story, if you don’t have a contact in Singapore hold tight for our site sponsors to possibly offer this set after the convention.

You can join the discussion and drool over this really pretty figure by clicking the title bar.

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Transformers Game have updated their Facebook page with a new video featuring the rage-filled Stunticon leader, Motormaster! This boss is shown wielding some pretty intense ranged attacks that are generated by his mighty sword and from the looks of it, is giving the Autobots a run for their money. He’s also shown transforming into his alt mode which is just his truck cab based on his Combiner Wars toy, making Optimus the only one with a trailer.

Motormaster will be one of the many bosses in the upcoming Transformers: Devastation game which is available for pre-order for Xbox 360, Xbox One, Playstation 3, and Playstation 4.

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Reports are starting to float in regarding what will be a very popular Generation 1 reissue: Platinum Edition Trypticon! Thanks to TFW2005 boards vproject and Michael Maghirang on Facebook, we’ve learned Trypticon has been released in The Philippines at Toys ‘R Us.

No word yet on when this reissue will be seen at North American retail, but this is a good sign for the figure itself. As a reminder, for US residents this figure will be a Target exclusive, so keep your eyes peeled while your out on your toy hunts.

Happy hunting TFW!

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Thanks to the Falcon’s Hanger on Facebook, we can now put to rest the information and reveal of a figure first teased back in 2012 at TFCon. Fansproject Function X-09 Positum will be a Headmaster reuse of their Crox mold, but as Optimus Prime as he appeared in the Generation 1 episode “City Of Steel”. This episode featured the Decepticons tearing Optimus part and using his body parts to thwart the other Autobots. In this particular instance, a majority of Optimus’ body parts were used to make an “Alligaticon”. Gruesome.  This figure will be a Falcons Hanger Singapore Toy Game & Comic convention exclusive. It will run you roughly $130.00 SGD at Booth G19 and is limited to one per attendee.

Now that this figure is making it’s way out, as well as Function X 8 (Skullcruncher) & 10 (Highbrow), maybe we can set our hopes on the other 2012 reveal from TFCon – Fansproject Function X Minerva!

 

We’ll keep you posted as news rolls in. You can check out the official reveal of Positum by clicking the title bar and joining the discussion thread.

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Thanks to the Play With This Too Facebook page, we’ve received painted prototype images of JetStrike! Jetstrike will be part of Play With This Too’s September Kickstarter along with Boneyard (who is also featured here in the same update, designed to be a Pretender Grimlock homage). Jetstrike is an homage to the Pretender Starscream and can be seen here geared up with plenty of weapons, accessories, and a new abdomen crunch action!

We’ve mirrored the gallery for your viewing pleasure after the jump. Hit the discussion link below to carry on the talk of this figure!

 

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Well, this is a bit of a surprise. The Hasbro edition of Masterpiece Starscream has already been found at retail! So far we have two confirmed sightings of this Masterpiece Seeker: TFW2005 boards member AzT has reported one being purchased in California, while Matt Guzy on Twitter has reported seeing them in Arizona. So these are apparently hitting a month early, but the even better news is the price rings up at $59.99!

Happy Hunting TFW!

 

Devastation Motormaster

Thanks to the Transformers Game Facebook page, we’ve got a brand new character profile update for Transformers: Devastation. This update features Motormaster: Defeating Motormaster won’t be easy. Are you ready? Unlike previous character profiles, this one does not go into as much detail, probably given the fact Decepticon characters will not be playable in Devastation.

Are you still excited to see Motormaster featured in Devastation? Hit the discussion link below!

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