Everyone knows, the best kind of robot is one that transforms… unless they’re a Go-Bot! Cy-Kill and his buddies will NEVER compare to the Decepticons! Thankfully, today we’ve got some breaking news of the Transformers-variety from the upcoming 2011 BotCon! Transformers Animated was a great cartoon, but the toys’ ability to mimic the style of the show were what blew us away; and broke our hearts when they were cancelled. Good thing for us that animation isn’t required to continue the Animated look. Just what the hell are we babbling about? Well, at this year’s BotCon, fans have the opportunity to not only read an all new comic book story set in the Animated universe; but, can also purchase a set of exclusive figures based on new characters from the issue – The Stunticons!
We here at MTV Geek! are excited to be bringing you the news about the Stunticon set, along with an EXCLUSIVE piece of preview art from the story that will be appearing in the Transformers: Timelines comic!
BotCon 2011 brings back Transformers Animated for one more adventure!
Fort Worth, TX – March 8th, 2011 – Fun Publications, Inc, licensee for Hasbro’s Official Transformers Collectors Convention “BotCon”, is pleased to announce that BotCon 2011 will feature an ALL-NEW Transformers Animated story! Tying in to the theme of this year’s Animated Stunticon Convention set, this special one-shot story (dubbed Season 3.5) is written by Marty Isenberg, Story Editor for the critically acclaimed Transformers Animated cartoon series. The new 22 page story, with art provided by Marcelo Matere, will be featured in the pages of the annual Transformers: Timelines comic and will debut at BotCon 2011.
“We are very excited to be adding a new chapter to the Transformers Animated Universe” said Pete Sinclair, Managing Editor for Fun Publications. “Marty and Derrick have crafted an amazing cast of characters, and with Marcelo doing the art, fans of Animated will be excited to read this new adventure!”
The last time fans saw Optimus Prime and his crew from Animated, the Autobots had captured Megatron and had returned him and his minions to Cybertron. With Cybertronians finally able to relax, focus has turned from the fears of war back towards some of the recreational events their planet has to offer. And the next big thing has just rolled into town; the Motormaster and his traveling Stunt Convoy! But are these mysterious robots here to put on a show or are they planning a real demolition derby?
BotCon 2011 is being held in Pasadena, Ca from June 2nd – June 5th. Collectors and fans of all ages can register for the show this March when online registration begins. There are different registration packages available, the most popular being the Primus package, which includes an exclusive 5-piece convention set featuring toys of the Animated Stunticons! Each Primus package also comes with Transformers Timelines Issue 6 featuring the Transformers Animated “Season 3.5” story. Walk in Admission is also available for BotCon and the convention edition of the comic will be sold at the Transformers Collectors’ Club store and online after the show.
For more information on BotCon 2011 and all of its offerings, please visit www.BotCon.com.
Check out the figures below, in all their death-defying glory:
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