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September 24-25, 2005: BotCon


Annual Collector Gathering To Feature "More Than Meets The Eye" Costume Contest

August 2005 - For more than 20 years, TRANSFORMERS toys have been mesmerizing kids and collectors alike. Celebrating this pop culture icon that's "more than meets the eye," thousands of TRANSFORMERS enthusiasts from all over the world are expected to gather in Frisco, Texas, to attend the 2005 International TRANSFORMERS BotCon Convention. Sponsored by Hasbro and the TRANSFORMERS Collectors' Club, the convention is open to the public and will be held from September 24-25 at the Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco.

All attendees are invited to come to the convention dressed as their favorite TRANSFORMERS characters -- OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, etc. as part of a special "TRANSFORMERS: More Than Meets The Eye" costume contest on Saturday morning. Fans should come dressed in their best, most authentic TRANSFORMERS costume for a chance to win cool prizes and TRANSFORMERS toys. First prize is worth $600 ($300 in show dollars that you can spend at the convention and a $300 gift certificate to Hasbro's online store, www.hasbrotoyshop.com); second prize, $300 ($150 show dollars, $150 gift certificate); and third prize, $150 ($75 show dollars, $75 gift certificate).

Convention-goers can also view the new 2005 TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON toy line, take photos with a 16-foot standee of OPTIMUS PRIME, attend collecting seminars (including special voice actor readings), and browse through the sales area filled with new and vintage TRANSFORMERS merchandise. The schedule also includes diorama-building and art contests.

WHAT: International TRANSFORMERS BotCon Convention

  • TRANSFORMERS costume contest
  • Diorama and art contests
  • Hundreds of vintage action figures on display and for sale
  • More than $2,000 in prizes available

WHEN: Convention: Saturday, 9/24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, 9/25, 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

TRANSFORMERS Costume Contest: Saturday, 9/24, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Embassy Suites Dallas-Frisco
7600 John Q. Hammons Drive, Frisco, TX 75034

COST: Adults: $9; Children: $5; Children under 4: Free

INFO: www.transformersclub.com or 817-448-9863

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