The folks over at BotCon have posted details for the 2009 convention that will be happening in Pasadena CA from May 28th to 31st. The news gives us our first details about the exclusive figures that will be offered by the Transformers Collectors Club.
Named the “Wings of Honor” the set is said to be about the formation of the Elite Guard that we learned about in the Transformers Animated cartoon series. It is unclear if the molds will be from Animated or another series. The action figure characters that were named for the Wings of Honor set include:
Wings of Honor Convention Set: A five-figure boxed set which includes Kup, Thunderclash, Landshark, Flak, and Scourge, all presented in an illustrated display box. Also included with the set is a certificate of authenticity, tech specs and figure weapons.
This year’s chronicle embarks on a journey of discovery about an elite group of Transformers that have guarded over peaceful Cybertronians all the way back to the early days of the Great War! No one can explain this story better than the old war hero himself, Kup!
“Gather ‘round, lads. Now, did I ever tell you the story of the Battle of Beta 9? You see, long before you were brought online, we Autobots lived alongside the Decepticons. We’d had our tussles in the past but the Autobot High Command was able to keep peace between the two sides. We had a pretty good thing going in those days. Back then, I had no idea that the life I knew would soon change or that I would be a part of the events that shaped a planet-wide civil war!
I may be an old timer now, but every veteran starts off as some rookie kid. Our leader Thunderclash, he was truly one of a kind. I wouldn’t be half the ‘bot I am without him. The other mechs in the unit, Flak, well, he was what we called a strut-in-the-mud. A very heavily armed strut-inthe- mud. But Landshark, he caused trouble like a ‘bot half his age. That didn’t keep him from looking out for me from the start, though. The four of us made quite a team…
Now, where was I, oh, the Battle on Beta 9. So, there we were, all four of us, backs against the wall, fighting one of the creepiest Decepticons I’ve ever had the misfortune to meet! Between him and his cronies, it looked like we were due for the scrap heap. But we were quite the team back then, and what went down on Beta 9 was big enough to change all of us forever…
Now lads, let’s finish what we were workin’ on here and I will tell you how four reconbots became the Autobots’ first Elite Guard and how I lived to tell you the tale!”
Don’t miss out on the all-new 2009 convention set Wings of Honor, the BotCon Convention set that celebrates the 25th anniversary of Transformers!
What’s really cool is they will be offering a special Party at Paramount event:
Party at Paramount-the culmination of our festivities celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Transformers! Tour the back lot, have dinner, and enjoy the camaraderie of fans from all over the world! Watch for more announcements about this event. This will be a night you’ll never forget!
Also posted was information that BotCon registration forms will be made available as coon as next week. Additionally, they will have Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen available for sale at the convention. Check out these and more details now in the convention brochure at BotCon.com.