BotCon 2013 Kicks It Into Top Gear!
June 29, 2013
Greetings, TRANSFORMERS fans!
This morning at The Official TRANSFORMERS Convention — BotCon— in San Diego, California, Hasbro’s TRANSFORMERS brand team revealed several amazing new TRANSFORMERS toys, as well as the 2013 inductees to the TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame.
This year’s TRANSFORMERS Hall of Fame class, as entirely voted on by TRANSFORMERS fans online, consists of the following two characters:


An insane, hyper-intelligent criminal mastermind who led a group of renegade PREDACONS to Earth in search of the Energon they would need to conquer CYBERTRON, MEGATRON became so much more than a petty felon. When the search led to the discovery of alien artifacts, MEGATRON launched an assault on Time itself, seeking to change history to his benefit. He nearly destroyed CYBERTRON in his mad quest to exterminate the TRANSFORMERS, and was stopped only when OPTIMUS PRIMAL brought him down. He returned, determined to have his vengeance, and his battle with the MAXIMAL leader raged across the multiverse!


As the commander of the most elite AUTOBOT special forces unit ever assembled, you’d expect ULTRA MAGNUS to be just about one of the most unstoppable warriors this side of the galactic core. You’d be right. If there is any AUTOBOT the DECEPTICONS fear as much as OPTIMUS PRIME, it is ULTRA MAGNUS. His battle hammer has crushed chassis from one side of the galaxy to the other. No battlefield on which his armored feet have stepped has ever been yielded to the DECEPTICONS.

Click the “read more” to see everything revealed during the BotCon panel!



The following new 2013 toys were also revealed during the panel:
TRANSFORMERS Generations Legends 2-Packs
·         A5485 – Swerve w/Sky High
·         A5486 – Cosmos w/Blast Master
Blast Master Robot A Blast Master Robot Blast Master Vehicle Cosmos Robot A Cosmos Robot Cosmos Vehicle Sky High Robot A Sky High Robot Sky High Vehicle Swerve Robot A Swerve Robot Swerve Vehicle
TRANSFORMERS Generations Deluxe
·         A5478 Dreadwing
·         A5479 Waspinator
·         A5480 Skids
·         A5481 Goldfire
Dreadwing Robot Dreadwing Vehicle Goldfire Robot Goldfire Vehicle Skids Robot Skids Vehicle Waspinator Beast Waspinator Robot
TRANSFORMERS Generations Voyager
·         A5483 Doubledealer
·         A5484 Rhinox
Doubledealer Blaster Doubledealer Robot A Doubledealer Robot B Doubledealer Sword Doubledealer Vehicle 1 Doubledealer Vehicle 2 Rhinox Beast Rhinox Robot A Rhinox Robot B Rhinox Weapon copy
TRANSFORMERS Prime Beast Hunters Legion
·         A6422 Dragon 1
·         A4699 Dragon 2
·         A4701 Bluestreak
·         A4700 Elite Air Vehicon
Bluestreak Robot Bluestreak Vehicle Bluestreak Weapon Dragon 1 Beast Dragon 1 Robot Dragon 1 Weapon copy Dragon 1 Weapon Dragon 2 Beast Dragon 2 Robot Dragon 2 Weapon Elite Air Vehicon Robot Elite Air Vehicon Vehicle Elite Air Vehicon Weapon
TRANSFORMERS Prime Beast Hunters Commander
·         A4706 Megatron
·         A4705 Ultra Magnus
·         A4704 Bludgeon
Bludgeon Robot Bludgeon Vehicle Bludgeon Weapon Megatron Robot Megatron Vehicle Megatron Weapon Ultra Magnus Robot Ultra Magnus Vehicle Ultra Magnus Weapon
TRANSFORMERS Prime Beast Hunters Deluxe
·         A4689 Prowl
·         A6214 Bumblebee
·         A6215 Twinstrike
·         A6216 Smokescreen
·         A6217 Windrazor
Bumblebee Robot Bumblebee Vehicle Smokescreen Robot Smokescreen Vehicle Twinstrike Beast Twinstrike Robot Windrazor Beast Windrazor Robot Dragstrip Exploded Dragstrip Robot A Dragstrip Robot Dragstrip Vehicle Shockwave Robot A Shockwave Robot Shockwave Vehicle A Shockwave Vehicle Smokescreen Exploded Smokescreen Robot A Smokescreen Robot Smokescreen Vehicle
TRANSFORMERS Prime Beast Hunters Voyager
·         A6212 Beast Hunter Optimus
·         A6213 Predaking
Beast Hunter Optimus Prime Robot Beast Hunter Optimus Prime Vehicle Predaking Beast Predaking Robot
Jason "ToyOtter" Geyer
AFi Editor-In-Chief Jason Geyer has been part of the online pop culture world for nearly 20 years, having founded some of the very first toy sites on the web including Raving Toy Maniac, ToyOtter, and now Action Figure Insider. Along the way he helped pioneer online coverage of industry events such as San Diego Comic Con, E3, Toy Fair, and CES. He is also a former toy designer who is now a marketing genius. If he does say so himself. And he does.
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