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Character Page Added in 1996

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Perceptor at 2007-01-06 6:49 am   (site update)
We've been going to Botcon for so many years, it seems like they've been going on since Transformers day 1.  Not true!  The first Botcon (/Exclusive) was started in 1994, a year in which there were fewer than a dozen new-molded TF toys on the store shelves....  Back in 1996, when Botcon was still in its infancy,  the convention was run by a group calling themselves, Men In Black and the convention exclusive toy was a recolor of the bat Optimus, called Onyx Primal.  Check out his all new character page recently uploaded in the 1996 section.

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Nevermore said,  - 2007-01-06 12:47:59
No TFs sold in the US in 1994? The sidebar on your very site's main page confirms otherwise. :-)
Perceptor said,  - 2007-01-06 16:01:36
Du-oh! Nice typo! You'll have to cut me some slack. It was ~6am when I typed that and I was still getting my brain in gear. My apologies! :P Ugh.
draconis of nebulos said,  - 2007-01-07 02:38:00
No offense, but I would have to dissagree with you, Nevermore. Perceptor is indeed perceptive; There were perhaps fewer than a dozen NEW-MOLDED TF's on the shelves, though there were plenty of remolds/retools/repaints up for grabs.(not that I'm complaining; I did miss my opportunity to get a decent 'official' Superion at a decent price. *sigh*) The only thing really going for them that year were-in my opinion-the very awesome Laser Rods and the almighty Dreadwind w/Smokescreen Decepticon duo. Those were good times...
Nevermore said,  - 2007-01-07 05:35:05
The current, fixed phrasing is okay. Perceptor previously claimed that there were NO Transformers on US shelves in 1994, which is obviously incorrect when the Generation 2 line was still going by that point. He admitted as much, too. :-)
Perceptor said,  - 2007-01-07 12:58:19
Nevermore's right. My original news posting was incorrect and I changed it. Oops, "my bad."
Byrer prime said,  - 2007-01-08 21:37:34
It's okay. If I had a nickel for every time my brain froze... I'd forget where I put them anyway.
draconis of nebulos said,  - 2007-01-09 12:29:47
Yeah...I'd lose my head sometimes if it weren't for the fact that it's attached to my shoulders. Good catch on that then Nevermore. :-) On a side note, does anybody know the current status on the new cartoon network Transformers series?
Lord Megatron said,  - 2007-01-10 08:37:04
hey does anyone know when the next time a botcon will be close to mossouri? if so please tell me because I am only 15 and dont have a full time job to have the money to travel to wherever.
danz said,  - 2007-01-11 10:50:05
how bout a bot con asia?americas toof ar away and too exp.i mean 200US$+ for the convention toy set even.i mean a bot con like in asia(s'pore,malaysia,etc)
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