TFcon Toronto 2014 Charity Auction raises $8000.37 for Make-A-Wish Canada

tfcon-buttonTFcon is very proud to announce that our 2014 charity auction was able to raise $8000.37 for Make-A-Wish® Canada. We are very proud of everyone in our community that contributed to make this amazing feat happen.

Make-A-Wish® Canada creates magical moments for children between the ages of 3 and 17, living with life threatening medical conditions, through granting a child’s one true wish. Make-A-Wish® strives to create hope, strength and joy by giving a child a much needed respite from being sick, allowing them to experience the wholesome enjoyment of just being a “kid” again.

Make-A-Wish impacts the lives of families when they need to know that their community cares about what they are going through, as their child battles for his or her life.

Make-A-Wish exists for one reason only – to grant wishes to children living with life-threatening medical conditions. Thanks for helping to share the power of a wish®!

TFcon Toronto 2014 attendee exclusive revealed: PESTILENCE

pestilenceALLEGIANCE: DESTRONS
FUNCTION: TOXIN CREATION

One of the many drones created by TOXIN to watch his skidplate while he plots something bigger then his fellow Destrons can ever understand. PESTILENCE much like the cyber laser he was forged from, is fast, exact and sharp. When many of these units are together, their AI become one and try to work as a team to destroy their target. Wearing 2 turbo boots on each side of it’s super structure helps PESTILENCE get that jolt of speed needed to knock-down it’s prey before snuffing out it’s spark or dragging it’s shell of a body to TOXIN for some experiments. Due to it being a drone, it’s not used to unique situations or bots that are straight up unpredictable. While in groups, their AI will try to work together, but also makes all surrounding units function in a similar fashion, making the pack as a whole very easy to read.

Still room available in the TFcon Toronto 2014 Customizing Classes

There are still spots available for the TFcon Toronto 2014 customizing classes that will take you through the real customizing process from start to finish, taking a toy and transforming it into a new character. Using paint, stickers and several hours of focus, all skill levels can learn how to create their own custom toy in this class where everything you need will be provided. Please report to South Studio 3 at 9 am on Friday if you are interested.

Change to Sue Blu appearance for TFcon Toronto 2014

It is with great regret that we must inform the attendees of TFcon Toronto 2014 that Sue Blu has broken her leg and will not be able to travel to Toronto for this weekend. Her doctor has told her absolutely no traveling. There are 10 screws in her leg and it would be dangerous to fly because of a potential blood clot.
As a result of this turn of events Sue is going to try and Skype into her scheduled panel times this year so she can join us remotely from LA. Please find the video that Sue has made for everyone below.

Final Call for TFcon Toronto 2014 Charity Donations – Donate to Win a Prize Pack!

TFcon Toronto 2014 is still needing donations for the 2014 Charity Auction in support of Make-A-Wish Canada, this time on Friday, July 11th, 2014. Admission to this event will be free for anyone that would like to attend.

The charity auction will feature many great unique donations and we hope our community will help us raise as much as possible for the Make-A-Wish foundation.

TFcon is also excited to announce an extra bonus for those who donate. Everyone that donates items will be automatically entered into a draw for a special prize pack! This prize pack will include a Big Bad Toy Store exclusive Dark Energon Knockout, a GI Joe 25th Anniversary Major Bludd, a special 2014 WWE Hall of Fame autographed Photo of Jake “The Snake” Roberts and the most exciting of all – A special pass for 15 minute early entry into the TFcon dealer room on Saturday morning!

You can donate your items in the panel room following registration on Friday night.

TFcon Toronto 2014 Customizing Class figure revealed: Crankedcase

crackedcaseTFcon is happy to reveal the 2014 custom class figure Classics “Crankedcase”. Instructed by customizing veterans DAK, Nemesis Predaking, Plowking and Chans formers, this class will take you through the real customizing process from start to finish, taking a toy and transforming it into a new character. Using paint, stickers and several hours of focus, all skill levels can learn how to create their own custom toy in this class where everything you need will be provided. There are still spots open for the Friday and Sunday classes which you can register for on the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page.

Transformers Voice Actor Gregg Berger to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

10338699_10152418893563468_2331109795950739190_nWe are happy to welcome the voice of Generation 1 Grimlock Gregg Berger to TFcon Toronto. He also voiced Skyfire (Jetfire), Long Haul and Outback in the same series. He returned to the character of Grimlock for the Fall of Cybertron video game.

Gregg will be taking part in Q&A panels and autograph sessions with the attendees of the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention all weekend long.

TFcon Toronto 2014 exclusive Masterpiece Shafter revealed

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ALLEGIANCE: Seibertrons
FUNCTION: Construction Engineer / Hero of Timelines

“The things I have seen….. it’s big…….. bigger then the Matrix”

Profile: It’s been a long and hard road for SHAFTER. Travelling from one time stream to another, visiting one “Animated” world, another “Primed” for action, while keeping one at “Bay” so that the powers that be don’t spill over into each other.  SHAFTER has been changing and engineering a new body for himself to match his surroundings.   He has seen some crazy stuff, and somehow his spark still keeps it all together.   Back in the early days on his home planet, SHAFTER was originally considered for the HERCULES sub-group due to his amazing body re-engineering skills and some even rumor he might have helped with the early concepts of combiner technology.   Cool, calm and collected, Shafter a real ladies’ bot, but if you cross him, you might end up on the receiving end of his CRAGUN; a chromed out pistol that while might be small, packs enough punch to take out even the most aggressive Destron.  He currently is carrying a rivalry with AXIS, the only Destron to sport the C-14 body type.

Strength: 7   Intelligence: 9   Speed: 5   Endurance: 9   Rank: 4 Courage: 9 Firepower: 7 Skill: 10

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Artist Marvin Mariano to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

rescuebotsTFcon Toronto is happy to welcome back Transformers toy designer and artist Marvin Mariano to the 2014 convention. Marvin’s involvement with the Transformers franchise includes Transformers: Rescue Bots (2013-2014), Star Wars Crossovers (2007 – 2010), as well as concept work for Armada (2001-2002) and Beast Machines & Beast Wars (1999) including the design of Obsidian. Marvin will be setup in the TFcon artist alley all weekend.

The Cybertronic Spree to perform at TFcon Toronto 2014

cybertronic-spree-posterWe are excited to announce that The Cybertronic Spree will be performing live at TFcon Toronto 2014 on Saturday July 12th. The Cybertronic Spree is a band that performs the soundtrack from the 1986 animated film, The Transformers: The Movie in full costume at full volume. This will be a free event for anyone with a weekend pass to the world’s largest fan-run Transformers convention.