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TheTransformers.net Website Meet – February 2011

Written by Duh_Prez on February 23, 2011 | News | Tags: , , , , ,

TheTF.net Meet

This past weekend, some of our forum members got together in the centre of Birmingham for TheTransformers.net’s most recent website meet – and what a meet it was.

Celebrating the occasion in true TheTransformers.net fashion, the TFnetters shunned Masterpiece Rodimus in favour of (exactly) 762 fake Micromasters. Well, in theory. Our plan didn’t *actually* become reality owing to the sheer amount of time we spent frequenting Birmingham’s bars.

Sounds good doesn’t it? Come and see what we got up to in our Transformers Forum.

More than meets the….side of a police car.

Written by sirlagerlot on October 12, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

With filming for Transformers 3 well underway in Washington D.C. you could be forgiven for thinking that this was all part of the movie.

Sadly, it wasn’t. While filming scenes, the Chevrolet Camaro portraying silent hero Bumblebee collided rather unceremoniously with a real-life police vehicle. The vehicle, according to D.C. Police is a part of the Explosives Ordnance Division, and was responding to a bomb threat. Although the roads were closed for filming, the emergency services will take the shortest route to an emergency – although as it turned out, the drivers shortcut was less than a perfect idea, as he obliviously drove into the path of the bright yellow Autobot

Evidently, Bumblebees voice isn\'t the only thing Ratchet needs to work on…

Masterpiece Rodimus Prime Confirmed

Written by Duh_Prez on July 31, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

TFW2005 have posted protoype images of the eagerly awaited Masterpiece Rodimus Prime… but with rumours apleanty that this figure could also have a SECOND robot mode, it seems there may be more to this figure than meets the eye.

Check out the original story here.

Or visit our forum.

Auto Assembly 2010 Announces More Guests!

We’re less than four weeks away from Auto Assembly 2010 but that hasn’t stopped us from adding even more to our line-up to make this the best convention we have ever put together…

We are now proud to announce the addition of TWO more guests to the convention in the shape of Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster, writers of the Allspark Almanac and it’s newly released follow-up! Making their European convention debut, they will be on hand all weekend to meet and talk to fans and sign autographs and they will be taking to the stage on the Sunday to give a presentation and take questions about their work on what is considered to be one of the best Transformers books released for years.

Their appearance at Auto Assembly 2010 has been made possible thanks to the incredibly generous sponsorship from Steve and David Mapes from Transformers At The Moon (www.transformertoys.co.uk) and means that the convention will have THREE major Transformers Animated guests this year, and all of them will be on stage in turn on the Sunday. If you have even the slightest interest in Transformers Animated, you won’t want to miss this year’s event!

That’s not all though, adding to that the convention exclusive edition of IDW’s Transformers Issue 9 with an exclusive cover by Nick Roche and Liam Shalloo, a concert by Garry Chalk, a live script performance featuring Garry Chalk and Scott McNeil from a BRAND NEW script written exclusively for the convention by Simon Furman, a Saturday night disco and karaoke with singing by Scott McNeil, dealers, 13 confirmed guests with talks, autographs, competitions, workshops, displays, and a video games area showcasing 25 years of Transformers video games… could you ask for anything more?!

The convention is taking place over the weekend of Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. There will be Friday and Saturday evening programmes that are exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a massive musical party, costume competition, and the script and disco / karaoke. And we still have lots more to announce…!

We have frozen the ticket prices for the convention from Auto Assembly 2009 and full weekend tickets are £45 for adults and £35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £145.

One day tickets for Saturday have sold out, but one day tickets for Sunday are still available and cost £25 for adults, £18 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5’s as always are free. However as they are limited, if you want to come along for just the day then you need to book NOW!

Because of the rate that bookings are coming in, and the popularity of the one-day passes last year, we cannot guarantee that single day tickets will be available to purchase on the door and it is looking likely that we may not have ANY on-the-door places available for the full weekend so pre-registration this year is a must!

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt, Jim Sorenson and Bill Forster’s appearances at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 is also sponsored by:-

Science Fiction Collectables – www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez – www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store – www.bbts.com
3 Darths Comics – www.3darths.co.uk
Hobby Link Japan – www.hlj.com

Auto Assembly needs You!

Written by Duh_Prez on July 15, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

Auto Assembly 2010 is happening in just 4 weeks time! Bookings are coming in so fast that we can’t update the site quickly enough – Please book now to avoid disappointment as it is looking very likely we will sell out completely soon.

Auto Assembly needs you! Volunteers are the life blood of Auto Assembly and we need as much help as possible on the day. If you wish to volunteer, please either fill in the form on www.autoassembly.org.uk or visit www.thetf.net forum and send a message to duh_prez who will guide you through the process.

We need you!

Auto Assembly 2010 Saturday Tickets Sold Out!

Written by Duh_Prez on July 9, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

Tickets for Auto Assembly 2010 selling at an incredible rate. We have just entered our “rush” period for the convention and while we are still five weeks away from the event, it is clear that we are well on target to shatter the European attendance record for a Transformers convention…

In fact, tickets have been selling so well that we have now SOLD OUT of our allocation of one day passes for the Saturday!! What this means is that for any of you who wish to attend Auto Assembly 2010 and have not yet purchased your tickets, you can now only buy FULL WEEKEND or SUNDAY ONLY tickets. Because of space limitations in the hotel, we will not be releasing a further allocation of passes for the Saturday so unless you have already registered, the only way you can now attend Auto Assembly 2010 on the Saturday is to buy a weekend pass. If you can’t make the convention at all, we still have our Non-Attendee Packs and there will be no restrictions on the availability of these.

We have frozen the ticket prices for the convention from Auto Assembly 2009 and the one day tickets for Sunday cost £25 for adults, £18 for children, students or senior citizens and under 5’s as always are free. However as they are limited, if you want to come along for just the day then you need to book NOW! Full weekend tickets are £45 for adults and £35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £145.

Because of the rate that bookings are coming in, and the popularity of the one-day passes last year, we cannot guarantee that single day tickets will be available to purchase on the door and it is looking likely that we may not have ANY on-the-door places available so pre-registration this year is a must!

Spanning the weekend of Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, the convention is playing host to a staggering 11 guests including three guests of honour (Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Derrick J Wyatt), and will feature toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and more! There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a massive musical party, costume competition, our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we still have LOADS more to announce…!

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt’s appearance at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 is also sponsored by:-

Science Fiction Collectables – www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Gamez – www.toyzandgamez.co.uk
Big Bad Toy Store – www.bbts.com

Auto Assembly 2010 Non-Attendee Pack Available Now!

Written by Duh_Prez on June 12, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

Ticket sales for Auto Assembly 2010 are doing incredibly well and we are on target to break all attendance records again for a European Transformers convention as fans join us to celebrate our tenth anniversary year…

We do appreciate that there are many of you who would love to be able to attend the convention but can’t attend either because of distance, personal circumstances or commitments, financial constraints or simply those of you who are unable to get time off work so once again we are offering a non-attendee package which will allow you to get involved in the convention and get your hands on all of this year’s convention goodies and a whole lot more besides…

The Auto Assembly 2010 Non-Attendee Packages are £70 for anyone living in the UK and £80 for the rest of the world and are fully inclusive of shipping costs. While these are more expensive than passes for the convention, we think they offer exceptional value for money. Why? Well, each non-attendee pack will get you:-

* A Personalised convention pass with your own ticket number
* The FULL Auto Assembly goodie bag containing a wide range of gifts (the earlier your ticket number, the more gifts will be in your bag. Visit the website to see the full details of what’s on offer this year!)
* Entry into all of the Auto Assembly 2009 Pre-registrant prize draws
* The Cybertronian Times Issue 11, signed by ALL our convention guests
* IDW’s Transformers Issue 9 convention exclusive variant cover comic
* Auto Assembly 2010 convention exclusive mug
* Auto Assembly 2010 Swindle keyring
* Auto Assembly 2010 Rattrap keyring
* A personalised sketch from a random Auto Assembly 2010 comic artist guest
* Three additional Auto Assembly 2010 fanzines from Transmasters UK
* The Auto Assembly 2010 Pre-Registrant CD-ROM
* A copy of the Auto Assembly official theme song, “Transform” 4-track CD single
* Ten entries into the Auto Assembly 2010 charity raffle
* Proxy bidding rights for the Auto Assembly charity auction

And more surprise items! To see more details of some of the items in the goodie bag, you can see a full list, including an exclusive first look at this year’s convention exclusive postcards, on the Auto Assembly website.

This is the best non-attendee package we have EVER put together and is an ideal way for you to get involved with the convention if you can’t make it this year and potentially your ONLY chance to get this year’s convention exclusive comic which features cameos on the cover from our guests of honour Garry Chalk, Scott McNeil and Derrick J Wyatt!

Once you have paid your £70 (or £80 if you live outside the UK) there is nothing more to pay. The only additional charges are for additional postage charges that may be incurred should any competition prizes be won that we may need to ship, or relevant amounts for any auction items that you may win.

We do admit that we had some difficulties with our packs for AA2009, but we have managed to resolve all of these so we won’t experience the shipping delays that we experienced last time. We will have most of the content ready to ship well in advance of the convention itself with just the autographs and final few items being collected over the weekend itself with the packs being shipped a week or two after the convention.

To purchase your non-attendee package, visit the Auto Asembly website NOW! If you are able to join us, full weekend tickets are available and are £45 for adults and £35 for children/students/senior citizens with under 5s being FREE. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are just £145 saving £15. Limited numbers of single day passes are also available starting from £18. Don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of what is going to be a great weekend for Transformers fans everywhere!!

For more details on the convention taking place over the weekend of 13th-15th August 2010 in Birmingham, England, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt’s appearance at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 is also sponsored by:-

Science Fiction Collectables – www.sf-collectables.co.uk
Toyz And Games – www.toyzandgamez.co.uk

Auto Assembly 2010 News Update Episode 5 Released…

Written by Duh_Prez on May 16, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

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Even though an incredible amount of information has already been announced about Auto Assembly 2010, Europe’s largest Transformers convention, we are not resting on our laurels and we are back with another announcement to keep all our attendees up-to-date on all the latest developments with the convention and to hopefully persuade some of you who are still undecided about what con to attend this Summer…

Episode 5 of our series of news videos is now LIVE on Youtube and you can check it out here:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BhMXE-KpipI

In this week’s show, we have details of the latest news on dealers tables at the convention, ticket sales, our new Costume Competition, and much more besides! If you want to know the full details, you’ll just have to watch the video and find out for yourselves!

Spanning the weekend of Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England, the convention is playing host to a staggering 11 guests including three guests of honour (Garry Chalk, Scott McNeill and Derrick J Wyatt), and will feature toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and so much more to be announced! There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a party, a concert by rock band Next Of Kin (including a Transformers themed set with music from the 1986 animated movie!), costume competition, our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we still have a few more surprises in store…!

Because of the venue size, we are restricting attendance to a MAXIMUM of 550 people at the convention per day which can be made up of a combination of weekend and one-day attendees and once we hit that total we will be closing registrations so if you want to attend Europe’s largest Transformers convention, you need to hurry and get your tickets now as we have already had over 325 pre-registrants so tickets are likely to be a complete sell-out!

Despite our running costs increasing for this year, we have frozen ticket prices from Auto Assembly 2009 and they are £45 for adults and £35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £145. Single day passes are available at reduced rates but these are VERY limited.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt’s appearance at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 Announces Its Third Guest Of Honour

Written by Duh_Prez on April 10, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,

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Europe’s largest Transformers convention, Auto Assembly, has already confirmed ten guests for Auto Assembly 2010 including two guests of honour but we are now able to end months of speculation and confirm the identity of our third and final guest of honour and the second voice actor who is attending this year’s convention…

The actor is… well, you’re going to have to visit our channel on Youtube and watch the latest episode of our news videos to find out for yourself here – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7M0TCTNxPqs

After watching the video, we’re sure you’ll all agree that Auto Assembly 2010 has the biggest and best guest line-up ever for Auto Assembly. Prior to this announcement, we already had two guests of honour confirmed (Garry Chalk and Derrick J Wayatt) and no less than 8 comic guests (Simon Furman, Nick Roche, Guido Guidi, Simon Williams, Liam Shalloo, Kris Carter, Jason Cardy and Kat Nicholson) and all our guests will be signing autographs and available to meet fans all weekend and each will take to the stage for a Q&A session during the convention.

The convention is taking place between Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. It will be a packed weekend featuring toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area, free workshops run by many of our guests, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and so much more to be announced! There will also be Friday and Saturday evening programmes, exclusive for weekend attendees and the Saturday evening will play host to a party, a concert by rock band Next Of Kin (including a Transformers themed set with music from the 1986 animated movie!), costume competition, our voice actors will take to the stage to perform a BRAND NEW script written by Simon Furman and we have a few more surprises in store…!

Because of the venue size, we are restricting attendance to a MAXIMUM of 550 people at the convention per day which can be made up of a combination of weekend and one-day attendees and once we hit that total we will be closing registrations so if you want to attend Europe’s largest Transformers convention, you need to hurry and get your tickets now as we have already had over 230 pre-registrants with over 4 months to go!

Despite our running costs increasing for this year, we have frozen ticket prices from Auto Assembly 2009 and they are £45 for adults and £35 for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for £145. Single day passes are available at reduced rates but these are VERY limited.

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt’s appearance at the convention possible.

Auto Assembly 2010 Confirms Nick Roche As Guest Number Ten!

Written by Duh_Prez on April 4, 2010 | News | Tags: , , ,
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People have been asking us to bring him back since his debut last year and we are now pleased to announce that IDW artist / writer Nick Roche will be making a welcome return to Auto Assembly 2010 joining our extensive line-up of guests bringing the total to ten!

Nick will be with us for the whole weekend and will be signing autographs and sketching for attendees all weekend and as well as this he will be joining all of our other comic guests on stage for a Q&A session on the Saturday and running a rather special workshop on the Sunday and – as he did last year – he will be joining our voice actors on stage on the Saturday evening taking part in our script reading. So if you want to see everything that Nick will be involved with at the convention, you will need to be with us for the full weekend.

To see the official announcement, and to see the latest episode of the Auto Assembly News Update where you can find out the latest updates on the convention, watch our video which is embedded at the top of this news post.

Tickets are selling well for the convention and are for adults and for children, students and senior citizens, with under 5s admitted free. Family tickets (2 adults and 2 children) are available for . Reduced prices are available for the one day passes although these are limited.

Nick joins an extensive line-up off guests including Garry Chalk, Derrick J Wyatt, Simon Furman, Guido Guidi and a host of UK comic guests and the convention will be taking place between Friday 13th – Sunday 15th August 2010 at the The Holiday Inn Birmingham City Centre, Birmingham, England. There will be a massive Saturday evening programme with a party, live band, costume competition and more, and durig the whole weekend there will be a toy and art displays, dealers, comic guests, free autograph sessions, a video games area charting 25 years of Transformers games, free workshops, dedicated childrens programming, video screenings and so much more to be announced!

For more details on the convention, to see a full list of all the guests and activities taking place over the weekend, or to book your tickets, visit the website at www.autoassembly.org.uk

We hope to see you all in August 2010.

The Auto Assembly 2010 Team

Web: www.autoassembly.org.uk
Youtube: www.youtube.com/autoassembly
Twitter: www.twitter.com/auto_assembly
Forum: http://autoassembly.proboards.com
Email: autoassembly@aol.com
Tel: +44 (0)7860 948296

Auto Assembly 2010 is sponsored by www.transformertoys.co.uk and www.transformersanimated.com whose generosity have made Derrick J Wyatt’s appearance at the convention possible.

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