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RoboCon news: Fun Pub early samples & unmade Generations Kup

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RoboCon news: Fun Pub early samples & unmade Generations Kup

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 08, 2018 11:32 am

The RoboCon Facebook has announced the reveal of an unreleased headsculpt based on Kup that had been produced by Hasbro for the Generations Thrilling 30 Orion Pax mold as an alternate headsculpt, but which never saw release anywhere. Furthermore, both this headsculpt's class kit and many other preproduction samples of past Fun Publications-original exclusives are to be made available to purchase at the upcoming RoboCon 2018 convention. See below for the full announcement.

https://www.facebook.com/PetesRoboCon/posts/569672986709925
As most of you know, for the past several years many of the toys for various the Transformers lines are produced with two head sculpts allowing the Transformers team to offer fans two different characters using one base mold. In 2015, it was decided that the custom class for that years Official Transformers Convention would use the Orion Pax mold with the new head sculpt the former Official Collectors’ Club had commissioned, one that would be used to turn Orion Pax in to both Lio Convoy and Nova Prime. When the sample arrived however, the unassembled class kit included the original head sculpts of Orion Pax and the unreleased head sculpt that could have been used to make a retail version of Transformers Generations KUP! As we have been sorting the pre-production samples for display at RoboCon this year, we figured now would be a great time to show it off!

We here at Pete’s Robot Convention have taken that class kit, and with the customization skills of Shawn Tessman put together a very amazing representation of what Generations Kup could have looked like at retail complete with the unreleased production sample head. Here is the kicker… You will be able to purchase the class kit featuring the Kup head sculpt at Pete’s Robot Convention June 9-10 at the Cincinnati Marriott at RiverCenter! This, along with hundreds of other pre-production and final production Club and Convention samples will be available for sale starting at the Saturday Evening Preview Event. Check out the Kup preview as well as some of the other Club and Convention early samples that will be for sale at the show!

Pete’s Robot Convention is a show which places the emphasis on vendors, artists and the amazing robot toys and artwork they will have for sale. Like our show in 2017, we are looking to give fans another year at a great venue where they can come together and celebrate all things robots!

We will be offering Pre-Registration for anyone who wants to take part in both the Saturday evening activities as well as early admission to the full day show on Sunday. Pre-Registered attendees will also receive an exclusive t-shirt, free caricatures for the children, face painting, a badge and lanyard and more! There will also be additional options that can be purchased, including the Recycled Robots Workshop! We will also be offering at-the-door admission for Sunday. Adults and Teens are $10. Kids 12 and under are FREE!*

There are also three options for a custom class for 2018! Choose from Shattered Glass Swoop w/ new face sculpt, a Double Pretender Shell for your Legends class Gears figure and the option to add with additional Swerve Gorilla shell. Class times are Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm. If you want to customize both Swoop and at least one of the Pretender shells, you should select the Saturday and Sunday option. If you are interested in customizing two Pretender Shells make sure you select that option (which includes two variations of the same shell), which again is available on either Saturday from 12pm-4pm or Sunday from 8am-12pm.

You won't want to miss out on the first year of Pete's Robot Convention custom classes and the toy(s) you will get to paint and modify! Visit https://nightshininginc.com/robocon to register for the weekend and add your custom class(es)** today!
So what are you waiting for? Visit PetesRoboCon.com to make your Friday/Saturday hotel reservation, view the vendors already registered and order your preregistration and custom classes today. We'll see you all June 9-10, 2018 at Pete's Robot Convention!

* Limit two free kids admission per each adult paid admission.

** Pre-registration or a general admission ticket is required to participate in the customizing classes.

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