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I'm not really sure how everyone missed this. I couldn't find anything about it on any other big news websites, and it was posted on BotCon's website two days ago! The convention will be held at American Dream in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Anyways, here is the post with all the details and hotel registration links:



New City, New State, and a whole new BotCon experience! This years show is being held August 24-27 at American Dream, the new 3.1 million square foot family entertainment center located in East Rutherford, New Jersey. If you unfamiliar with East Rutherford, the city is located near the Hudson River, right across from Manhattan!

This years BotCon will not only be easily accessible to the thousands of Transformers fans in New York/New Jersey, but also to the fans in the neighboring areas of Baltimore, Philadelphia, DC, and Boston.

Regardless of where you live in the U.S. or abroad, you will want to join us at BotCon this year for a Transformers convention like never before!

American Dream is a massive indoor entertainment facility featuring the western hemispheres LARGEST indoor amusement park, North America’s largest indoor water park, two Miniature golf courses, a ski slope and resort with REAL snow, Aquatic attractions, a skating rink, a 300 ft Ferris Wheel (featuring an amazing view of Manhattan), and so much more!

You will also be able to visit Legoland, the two level flagship Toys R Us store, and dozens of other themed stores and activity locations. Food options obviously are not an issue as well, with everything under the sun available to your and your friends/family.

The convention itself will be held in the all-new 27,000 square foot Dream Live, a space within American Dream dedicated to exhibits and trade shows!

And all of this is JUST the location for the show! All of the sites and tourist options are right next door for you to see in the incredible city of New York!

Get ready for a Transformers convention like you’ve never experienced before! We will be updating daily with additional details about what you can experience at American Dream while attending the original Transformers convention, BotCon!

For details on American Dream visit 
here and then be sure to book your hotel stay here.

Please be sure to read the Guarantee and Cancellation Policy while making your reservation.

See you this summer August 24-27 at BotCon ‘23!



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BotCon has posted two new updates on their socials related to the upcoming 2023 event. First, when asked about ticket pricing, they replied saying it will be available in April. Additionally, they said the convention box set will be revealed next month, along with a possible sneak peek at the box art?




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Still no info on tickets, but BotCon has posted an update about a very special guest. The one and only Scott McNeil will be attending BotCon this year! View the tweet below for more info:



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Big news today, as BotCon has shared ticket info as well as our first look at the BotCon 2023 convention exclusive box set. Tickets are available here:


And for those of you wondering about the box set, it is still a set of four BeastBox toys produced by company 52Toys. Image below.

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BotCon has just posted images for all of the members of this year's box set. This includes the following:

  • "The team captain," Magma - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51A Roarmeo
  • "The Lieutenant," Smolder - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51B Boney
  • "The Firefighter," Slagge - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51D Clawde
  • "Spotty McSpotterson," Spot - a repaint of BeastBox BB-51C Jawliet
  • The five combine into Dinostorm

Despite the individual members being canines, they combine into a dinosaur, leading to a very clever choice on BotCon's part to repaint the original BeastBox toys in Dinobot colors! Images below:





















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Following the attendee teaser, BotCon has posted images showcasing the two souvenir figures that will be available at the show:

  • "Terrascorcher Ground Leader," Scales - a repaint of BeastDrive BD-03 Naughty Saur
  • "Terrascorcher Skydiver Leader," Rodimouse - a repaint of a currently unnamed and unnumbered BeastDrive rat

Clearly the folks at BotCon and 52Toys are paying attention to the Transformers fandom, as "Rodimouse" has been a character long joked about. Images below.







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With BotCon 2023 only a week away, here are a few more announcements before the convention starts.

First of all, for the first time in 7 years, the Custom Class figure will feature a brand new head sculpt! I think that we can all agree that Azim Venksta did an amazing job digitally sculpting and rendering it.


To all our crafty friends out there, we have a couple new Custom Class updates for you! Starting with a look at the NEW head sculpt for the Class figure! Digitally sculpted and rendered by the very talented Azim Venksta, the head represents a brand new take on a previously established character. Who is it? You’ll have to wait until the Class to find out!
Speaking of the Class, the Thursday PM Class is now completely SOLD OUT! And only four (4) seats are left in the AM Class. Act fast to be a part of this awesome, staple BotCon event!
The AM Class is Thursday, August 24 at 9:00am - 1:00pm. The PM Class is 2:00pm - 6:00pm. Both classes take place in the Dream Live area of the American Dream Mall. We can’t wait to see you there!
For Weekend Passes and to purchase the Custom Class: Agabyss.com/BotCon


Next, special guest announcements were finished up. Look forward to meeting Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Simon Furman, Bob Budiansky, Dick Terhune, Susan Blu, Venus Terzo, Jessica Digiovanni, Travis Artz, Jaime Lamchick, Laurie Hymes, Ryan Andes, Jeremy Levy, Benson Yee, and Geoffrey The Giraffe! Yes, the Toys "R" Us mascot. In the artist alley will be Candice N. Santora and Robby Musso! Autograph and selfie prices for each guest can be found on https://www.botcon.com/2023-guests


Additionally, the full BotCon 2023 schedule is now available, both on https://www.botcon.com/2023-schedule or below:


9:00am - 1:00pm - AM Custom Class
10:30am - Vendor Registration/Exhibit Hall Set-up
2:00pm - 6:00pm - PM Custom Class
4:00pm - VIP/Premium Package Pick up
4:15pm - BotCon Store Opens for VIP/Premium/Class
6:00pm - Weekend Package Pick up/Weekend Pass BotCon Store Access
10:00pm - Registration/BotCon Store Closes
11:00pm - Exhibit Hall Set-Up Closes
8am - Late Package Pickup
9am - Late Registration
10am - VIP/Premium/Weekend Pass entry
10:30am - 12:30pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (VIP/Premium FIRST ACCESS)
11:00am - 11:50am - Robby Musso: From Transformers to Divine Circuits
11:30am - General Admission
12:00pm - 12:50pm - Simon Furman & Bob Budianski
1:00pm - 2:00p - Sue Blu G1 Panel: Meet G1 Arcee
2:00pm - 4:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS)
2:00pm - 2:50pm - Cyberverse Script Reading
3:00pm - 3:50pm - Podcasters & Youtubers Panel
4:00pm - 4:50pm - Harmony Gold Panel
5pm - Vendor Room Closes
5:30pm - BotCon Opening Ceremony (American Dream Main Stage*)
7:30pm - VIP Meet & Greet (Located at Hilton Meadowlands)
8:30pm - ROC Fan Event
*Full American Dream Main Stage Schedule will be released next week.
Events at the Dream stage, including the Opening Ceremony, interactive play for kids, and a presentation by Robosen, will be open to the general public from 11-6 on Friday.
9am - VIP/Premium/Weekend Pass entry
9:30am - General Admission
10:00am - 12:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph Session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS)
10am - General Admission
11am-11:50 am - G1 Comic Panel Bob Budiansky & Simon Furman
12pm - 12 :50am - Realm of Collectors Panel
1:00pm- 3:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (ALL)
1:00pm- 1:50pm - Benson Yee
2pm - Cosplay Contest
2:00pm - 2:50pm - Harmony Gold
3:00pm - 3:50pm - Beast Wars panel w/ Scott McNeil, Garry Chalk, Venus Terzo, & Sue Blu
4:00pm - 4:50pm - Product Reveal
5pm - Vendor Room Closes
9am - Showroom opens - All
10:00am - 12:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph Session (VIP/Premium/Weekend FIRST ACCESS)
10:00am - 10:50am - Cyberverse Q&A
11:00am - 11:50am - Harmony Gold
12:00pm - 12:50pm - 50 questions with Scott McNeil
1:00pm - 1:50pm - BotCon panel
2:00pm - 3:00pm - Scott McNeil Autograph session (ALL)
3pm - Vendor Room Closes


Information for the Cosplay Contest has also been posted, and can be found below.


Some might notice on the schedule a "Podcasters & Youtubers Panel." Two of the people that will be appearing on this panel have been announced, that being RodimusPrimal and Deluxe Baldwin. Hopefully more podcasters and Youtubers will be announced soon.

We're thrilled to announce the first two of our YouTuber/influencer guests: RodimusPrimal and Deluxe Baldwin! We're excited to have them on hand for the weekend and are looking forward to hearing what they have to say about the world of toy reveals, retrospectives, and video discussions!


And last but not least, Robosen themselves will be present at the convention! They will be presenting on the American Dream Main Stage sometime on Friday, and will be selling products in the Vendor Room.


Next week we will be spotlighting our numerous exhibitors for BotCon '23, but this one can't wait! Straight from Dinobot Island, we are thrilled to announce that one of our featured vendors is none other than Robosen, the company behind the all-new Flagship Grimlock figure. Robosen Grimlock is the world's first Dual-form, BiPedal walking robot!
Check out the amazing video again here and now and then in two weeks get ready to see this amazing masterpiece of robotics and engineering in person at BotCon '23!









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