Drew and Optimus Prime at BotCon 2003

Andrew “Transformer” Bennett (yeah I actually signed that in my eighth grade yearbook.) If you didn’t know I was a geek by now then you haven’t been paying attention. This past year I went to the Ultimate in Geekdom Conventions. The Official Transformers Collectors Convention in Chicago, IL at the Hyatt Regency.

This year is a special year for Transformers, it marks the 20th anniversary of the line. There are some fantastic things happening in that little shop in Rhode Island. For one thing fans will finally get their ultimate desire. A Masterpiece Optimus Prime. The Masterpiece Optimus Prime is just about the best and most accurately constructed Transformer ever. Optimus comes with his signature plasma rifle, a “Megatron” in gun form, his Energy Ax from season one and the Matrix of Leadership. This year Hasbro is making the Transformers Alternators line which will feature scale model contemporary vehicles with distinctly Generation 1 themes. Already announced have been a Subaru WRX Rally Car (SmokeScreen), a Dodge Viper (Sideswipe), a Jeep Wrangler (Hound) and another Subaru WRX (SilverStreak). If you were ever a Transformers fan or want to tell your children about the greatest series of toys ever, now is the year to get these toys.

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4 Responses to “Drew Meets Longtime Idol”

  1. […] I just updated my profile on Seibertron too. It still said that I was eagerly awaiting Botcon 2003. That was last time I attended Botcon. I have a picture from that trip over on The BenSpark. […]

  2. Jonathan rally says:

    I can’t wait to see the upcoming Transformers movie with the new Subaru WRX Rally car one of the robots. It would be a great press release for the Subaru company because of the movie…

  3. Drew says:

    Jonathan “Rally”,

    I tell you that comment was a pretty good try at populating some killer keywords onto my post. However your information is wrong, the Subaru WRX will not be in the movie as the movie just has GM products. Nice try, I removed your links and e-mail.

  4. […] I just updated my profile on Seibertron too. It still said that I was eagerly awaiting Botcon 2003. That was last time I attended Botcon. I have a picture from that trip over on The BenSpark. […]

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