TFcon Toronto 2014 exclusive Masterpiece Shafter revealed


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.

TFcon Toronto 2014 Charity Auction for Make-A-Wish Canada

MAW_Logo_CanadaTFcon Toronto 2014 is pleased to announce that we will once again be hosting a charity auction for 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. If you wish to donate an item for the auction please email us.

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 Registration Information Online

TFcon Toronto 2014 preregistration is now online.  This is the only way to reserve the 2014 exclusive MASTERPIECE SHAFTER and to sign up for the FRIDAY and SUNDAY customizing classes (limited to 45 people each day).

TFcon Toronto 2014 admission includes the following:
-Early entrance to Canada’s Largest Dealer Room for Transformers Merchandise
-All access pass to all TFcon panels and events
-Entrance into the hourly door prizes
-Copy of the TFcon 2014 program featuring the 2014 comic

You can visit the Admission/Registration/Ticket Information page to the right to register online now.

Transformers Voice Actor Sue Blu to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Arcee-G1We are very happy to welcome voice actor and director Susan Blu to TFcon Toronto 2014 for our 30th anniversary of Transformers celebration.

Sue is known to fans as the voice of Arcee in  Transformers the Movie and Seasons 3 and 4 of The Transformers (Generation 1), and reprised the role in Transformers Animated). Additionally she was the voice director for Beast Wars, Beast Machines and Transformers Animated. Ms. Blu 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 announces Fourth Annual 3rd Party Product Panel

TFcon-3rd-Party-PanelDue to the success of the past 3 years, TFcon will host the Fourth Annual 3rd Party Product Panel at TFcon Toronto 2014. We have invited 3rd party product manufacturers to once again contribute to a presentation focusing on new information and images of upcoming collector focused toys. We encourage all 3rd party companies to contact us to be involved in this presentation that will have information shared to thousands of fans at the event and then online around the world.

Transformers Voice Actor Garry Chalk to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

garry-chalkWe are happy to welcome back Transformers voice actor Garry Chalk to TFcon Toronto 2014 for our 30th anniversary of Transformers celebration.

The voice of Optimus Primal in Beast Wars and Beast Machines and Optimus Prime in the Armada, Energon and Cybertron cartoons, he also voiced Generation 1 Megatron in an episode of Beast Wars.  Additionally he is known to GIJOE fans as the voices of Pathfinder and Metalhead in G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero and He-Fans as the voices He-Man in The New Adventures of He-Man and Man-at-Arms in the 2002 He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. Mr. Chalk 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.

The 2014 Canadian 80s Toy Expo is May 4th in Mississauga Ontario

80s-Toy-Expo-Logo_1306011265The 2014 Canadian 80s Toy Expo will be May 4th at the Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario.

The show features a huge selection of vintage 80s toys and all the latest releases from today such as Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), Star Wars (new and vintage), GIJoe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and modern), Super Heroes (Marvel Universe/Legends, DC Universe etc), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.

Aaron Archer to attend TFcon Toronto 2014

Aaron_ArcherAaron Archer is an illustrator and creative professional who spent over 18 years at Hasbro, Inc. designing for toy brands like TRANSFORMERS, GI Joe, STAR WARS Episode One, and various Batman lines. Aaron worked on the TRANSFORMERS brand for over 13 years, collaborating with Takara/Tomy on hundreds of toys. Aaron acted as the Creative Lead for all TRANSFORMERS partnerships including four feature films, four video games, five animated series, theme park rides, and countless publishing projects. In 2013 Aaron retired from Hasbro in order to pursue independent projects. You can check out some of his art here:

At TFcon Toronto 2014 fans will have the opportunity to interact with Mr. Archer for the first time since his retirement from Hasbro via Q&A Panels as well as one on one on the exhibitor floor.