TFcon’s expansion to a 2 day convention was originally made possible through merging with the Canadian 80s Toy Expo on the Sunday of the event. This was necessary due to many dealers completely selling out of merchandise on the Saturday requiring a dealer room restock if a 2nd day was to be added. This year is no different with the Sunday bringing us one of Canada’s largest dealer rooms for 80s toy related merchandise consisting of dealers selling Super Heroes (Marvel, DC etc), Star Wars (new and vintage), Transformers (vintage and Japanese imports), G.I. Joe (vintage and modern), Masters of the Universe (vintage and classics), Wrestling, and tons of other Action Figures and collectibles.
The tentative TFcon 2012 event schedule is now online. Check out the full list of programming by following the Event Schedule for TFcon 2012 link.
This is your last opportunity to preregister for TFcon 2012 and preorder the TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter limited to 500 pieces. Online registration closes Sunday, July 15th at 11:55pm.
Due to the success of last years event, TFcon will host the 2nd Annual 3rd Party Product Panel at TFcon 2012. We have invited 3rd party product manufacturers to contribute to a panel focusing on new 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 fans around the world.
Speaking of which there is now less than a week to preorder the TFcon 2012 exclusive SHAFTER figure and preregister for TFcon 2012!
Check out these two special sneak-peek advance reviews of SHAFTER by Peaugh and Vangelus.
Due to the sale of 3rd party figures at TFcon the Hasbro New Product Preview and Q/A has been pulled from our programming. Hasbro Canada is still scheduled to attend TFcon 2012 and will have a product display and interact with the fans. We at TFcon apologize for any inconvenience and thank Hasbro Canada for all their help over the years. You can find below the official statement from Hasbro’s Corporate Communications team:
“Although it was communicated by TFcon that Hasbro would host a panel at TFcon this year, Hasbro will unfortunately not be able to participate in a panel. However, we continue to look forward to meeting fans on the convention floor on Saturday.”
TFcon is still looking for volunteers to help run this summers largest Transformers Collectors Convention, and you can help. If you are interested in being apart of the show email email@example.com
We are also still accepting donations for the charity auction July 28th, 2012 for Make-A-Wish Canada. If you have something to donate please email firstname.lastname@example.org Even if you can not make the event you can donate via this sponsorship link. Anyone who donates an item valued at $20 or more for the TFcon 2012 Charity Auction will be entered into a draw to win 1 of 3 Exclusive Chevy Aveo Swerve figures. Anyone that has already donated will be automatically entered into the draw.
The TFcon 2012 dealer room has sold out all available tables with just under a month until the convention. This is a new record for Canada’s largest dealer room for Transformers merchandise. The room will be packed with exhibitors selling Transformers toys from all eras including but not limited to Generation 1, Generation 2, Machine Wars, Beast Wars, Beast Machines, Robots in Disguise, Armada, Energon, Cybertron, Universe, Classics, Animated, Crossovers, Commemorative and Encore Reissues, Alternators and Binaltech, Masterpiece, Titanium, Alternity, Generations, Transformers Prime, plus Movie toys from all 3 films; Transformers, Revenge of the Fallen and Dark of the Moon and all 3rd party companies.
TFcon is pleased to announce the addition of Andrew Griffith to the 2012 guest list. Andrew is the artist on IDW’s current Transformers: Robots in Disguise comic book and is one of the fans who was discovered through IDW’s comic cover contest. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.
TFcon is pleased to welcome back Matt Moylan to the convention this year. He is best known to Transformers fans as the man behind LilFormers. You can meet him in the TFcon 2012 artist alley all weekend long.
TFcon is pleased to announce the addition of a Transformers Fan-Made Media Panel this year to our programming. Hosted by Chris Ho (Vangelus) and Ben Dolle (Peaugh) they will discuss media-making within the Transformers fandom, and how you can do it too!
TFcon is pleased to announce the return of Alex Milne to the TFcon guest list. Alex is the artist on IDW’s current Transformers: More than Meets the Eye comic book, and has also worked on Megatron Origins, the Transformers (2007) Official Movie Adaptation, Spotlight: Arcee, The Reign of Starscream, Transformers: Alliance, Transformers: Drift, various issues of The Transformers and many more.
UPDATE: Alex sends his regrets as he will not be able to make the convention this year.
The voice of several characters in the Transformers Generation 1 series including Bonecrusher, Crosshairs, Hook, Pointblank, Sixshot, Slag and Springer; Mr. Ross will be taking part in Q&A panel and autograph sessions with the attendees of the Canadian Transformers Collectors Convention.
You can reserve your figure and register for TFcon 2012 via the online registration page.
TFcon is happy to announce the addition of Silas Zee to the TFcon 2012 guest list. Making his first Canadian convention appearance, he is known in the fandom for his My Little Transformer videos and his artwork under the screen name of shibamura_prime. Silas has also lent his unique style to the box art of the TFcon 2012 exclusive Shafter. He will be selling prints and offering commissions to attendees all weekend long.