15 Years of BotCon - 10 Years for Me
(griffin's 2008 BotCon report)



Art Contest Display & Costumes


Art Contest Display.

3D sections (Custom and Dioramas)

Fully transformable Movie Frenzy, that actually does turn into the radio in the photo (the owner transformed it at the close of the convention).

SWTFs Cody as Rodimus, and Autoscout from Gen1 cartoon (both photos from BotCon website)
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RiD Prowl as Sideswipe.

Titanium Pyramid Seeker Jet. (photo from BotCon website)

Mirror Universe Optimash Prime. (photo from BotCon website)

Water World Megatron (modified Armada Tidal Wave)  (photo from BotCon website), and a plush Grimlock.
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Beast Wars Inferno, recoloured Armada Demolishor.
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Cheetor, Hot Rod.

Trashed Transformers.

The Hunt, inspired by the Call of the Primatives scene in the Beast Wars cartoon.  Won the Diorama section of Art Contest.

Totally poseable Stunticons and Menasor.

Diorama battle scene outside the Cincinnati BotCon convention centre.

Cybertron Diorama.

More wrecked Transformers, titled 'Transformers Zombies'.

Headmaster Juniors Cab, Goshooter and Minerva, done from Energon Inferno, Downshift and Hotshot.

Energon Hotshot, RiD Sideburn, Cybertron Downshift, Armada Hotshot as Micromaster Hot Rod Patrol - Trip Up, Greaser, Big Daddy, Hubs.
Plus, Beast Wars Transmetal Megatron as Grimlock.
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Ultra Magnus ripping off his outer armour, like in the Dreamwave Gen1 comic. Ice Megatron as a Fire Galvatron (I think).

Figurines inspired by a piece of art, relating to girls (barely) dressed up as Transformers characters. (see the 2D section). (photo from BotCon website)

Close to WST size Springer.  The Goldbug was not mentioned on the entry card, but looks to be unique as well.

The winner of the Custom Figure section of the Art Contest - Nova Prime.

Recolours of Classics Ultra Magnus as Thunderclash and Gen1 Ultra Magnus.

More Potato Heads - Spudwave (with potato masher weapon) and Devas-tater.

Some of the kids-aged entries.

2D categories (Computer Art, Colour Art, B&W Art)

The Grimlock at the bottom of the first photo won the Colour Art category.
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Group shot of the originally planned and designed Animated Dinobot team (only 3 have been done as toys so far). Won CG Art category.

Very nice Megatron picture.

Poster of the Movie Cast, but everyone is in their recoloured-toy colours.

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The above mentioned Figurines were inspired by a piece of art done by the artist who did this one, based on the Movie cast. (photo from BotCon website)

The Ark transformed.

Wreck-gar (photo from BotCon website)

Costumes

In and out of the Dealer Room, there were a heap of people in costumes this year.

Soundwave, Blaster and Kremzeek.

Emirate Xaaron (I think), Dinobot, Perceptor.

Wheeljack, Ratchet, and a couple of Witwickys.

Starscream.

And one I have seen a few times in previous years, despite it being a Transformers convention - The Baroness. (photo from BotCon website)

 


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