The Unofficial Transformers Club and Convention Exclusive Data Pages

Fun Publications Era BotCon Exclusives

Welcome to the Unofficial Transformers Club and Convention Exclusive Data Pages! Now that Fun Publications has offered more than one hundred different Transformers toys since 2005, the old "data sheet" was getting too long to viably contain everything on a single page, and so it has now been expanded to three pages.

This page covers BotCon exclusives from BotCon 2005 to the present. 
If you're looking for pre-2005 exclusives, click this link
If you're looking for Fun Publications exclusives connected to the Transformers Collectors' Club, click this link
Although I have made an effort to be thorough, there are still a few places on each of the pages where information is less than solid, and I would greatly appreciate any information anyone is able to provide. Please send me an e-mail through the blog link.

Hyperlinks to sources are provided where possible, but many of my sources are simply not accessible online, and are thus referenced in notes. In many cases, there are various factors that should be taken into account with regard to how an exclusive should be assessed, and these are noted, as well. In an effort to keep this page comparatively simple and easy to navigate, I have placed notes within mouseover text that only becomes visible if you hover your cursor over the appropriate text. Places where such notes are available are marked with an asterisk (*).

(Links in this page all valid as of September 5, 2010, unless otherwise noted)

Convention

Exclusives produced for that convention

Price of exclusive at convention

Approximate multiple of price of toy using same mold at retail

Number of exclusives produced

Number remaining at convention close, if known

Any remolding/retooling done for exclusive?

BotCon 2005 - Sept. 22-25, 2005

Deathsaurus

$265 for set of 7 (for club members. $50 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $140.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $10 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts. 4.1 times (assuming all figures smaller than a deluxe count at the “basics” $7 price-point) / 2.2 times 1250 each of the first 7, sold in 800 box sets, and 450 bagged sets There were a number (believed to be several hundred) of boxed and bagged sets still available after the convention. The boxed sets finally sold out in 2010, leaving the club to decide what to do with remaining loose sets (which could previously only be purchased if a boxed set was purchased at the same time). New head

Fallback

 

Ricochet

 

Ironhide

New head

Dirge

 

Buzzclaw

 

Chromia

 

Flareup

$65 for 2-pack*Source: BotCon 2005 comic (the prices from the comic for BotCon 2006 are known to be erroneous, but I'm pretty sure the prices in the 2005 comic were correct).

3.8 times

500 each of Flareup and Ratchet, which were sold together in a 2-pack 0*All of the Flareup/Ratchet sets were sold off at the convention, except for a small number mistakenly held back (40 Flareup/Ratchet sets), which were subsequently offered online to convention attendees only. Source: E-mail from Brian Savage to Transformers Club members, dated September 30, 2005. New head

Ratchet

New head and weapon

Virulent Clones

$35 for 2 Virulent Clones*Source: BotCon 2005 comic (the prices from the comic for BotCon 2006 are known to be erroneous, but I'm pretty sure the prices in the 2005 comic were correct).

2.5 times

800 Virulent Clones (sold in 400 2-packs) 0*All of the Virulent Clone sets were sold off at the convention, except for a small number mistakenly held back (20 Virulent Clone sets), which were subsequently offered online to convention attendees only. Source: E-mail from Brian Savage to Transformers Club members, dated September 30, 2005.

 

Flamewar

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2005 boxed set. N/A Unknown *Since Flamewar was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.Unknown

Ramjet*NOT made by Fun Publications as one of their exclusives, but rather by Hasbro themselves, and given away at Hasbro's booth.

Free to attendees visiting Hasbro's booth N/A Unknown *Since Ramjet was a "free" toy, there may well have been more made than given away, but I've never seen reports of such being distributed by other means.Unknown

BotCon 2006 - Sept. 28 - Oct. 1, 2006

Optimus Primal

$249 for set of 5 (for club members.  $50 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $129.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $10 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts. 4.6 / 2.4 times 925 each of the first 5, sold in 750 box sets, and 175 bagged sets 38 box sets left. 0 bagged sets left.*A warehouse find made a few more box sets available on the evening of November 23, 2010, but this is an aberration. New head

Cheetor

New head

Rhinox

 

Rattrap

 

Dinobot

None, although no previous use of this mold has used this combination of features.

Buzzsaw

$45.99 for 2-pack (link no longer valid.  Last checked on April 25, 2008.  Note that prices given in the BotCon 2006 comic are known to be incorrect)

3.6 times

500 each of Buzzsaw and Laserbeak, which were sold together in a 2-pack 0 Buzzsaw/Laserbeak 2-packs left

 

Laserbeak

 

Waspinator

$95.99 for 2-pack (link no longer valid.  Last checked on April 25, 2008.  Note that prices given in the BotCon 2006 comic are known to be incorrect)

3.2 times*Note that electronics present in the retail Cybertron Defense Red Alert are not present in Megatron, which uses the same mold.

500 each of Waspinator and Megatron, which were sold together in a 2-pack 0 Megatron/Waspinator 2-packs left

 

Megatron

New head

Tigatron

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2006 boxed set. N/A Unknown 0*Source: Message in the BotCon 2009 forum of the Official Transformers Collectors Club by member "Star Saber" dated 6/9/09. Apparently FP started to offer leftover Flamewars to people who got the 2006 attendee box set after the Tigatrons were nearly gone. New head


In 2007, there were exclusives declared "sold out" before the convention even started for the first time ever.  This trend has continued in subsequent years, warranting the addition of one additional column, and a modification of the "number remaining column." 

Convention

Exclusives produced for that convention

Price of exclusive at convention

Approximate multiple of price of toy using same mold at retail

Number of exclusives produced

Did exclusives sell out before end of convention? (Sold out date if known to have sold out before the convention)

* Unless otherwise noted, these may all be verified via e-mails from Fun Publications dated the same day listed. Date Pre-registration opened

Any remolding/retooling done for exclusive?

BotCon 2007 - June 28-July 1, 2007

Bugbite

$279 for set of 5 (for club members.  $50 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $179.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $10 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

4.65 / 3.0 times Either 1500 or 1450 each of these, sold in 1100 (or 1050) box sets, and 400 bagged sets.*The number of box sets was given as 1050 at www.botcon.com on May 4, 2007. Also, an e-mail from Brian Savage was sent that evening, confirming the number 1050 and revealing the number of loose sets at 400. NOTE: This number represents an increase from the number of 200 loose sets originally printed on the BotCon 2007 brochure. However, all is not so tidy. When BotCon finally took place at the end of June, the certificate that comes with the box sets said that the number of such sets was 1100, and this number has been used in various (unofficial) places since. Attempts to clarify whether the number of box sets is, in fact, 1050 or 1100 have not met with definitive success, although I have come to believe that 1100 is the correct figure. The number of loose sets, 400, seems not to be in question. Box sets sold out by May 4, 2007

Loose sets sold out by May 15, 2007 *Source: BotCon.com announcement on May 4, 2007 in regard to the box sets. Then, on May 15, 2007, BotCon.com was updated to reflect that the loose sets had also sold out. This is the first time in BotCon history that sets sold out even before the convention had taken place.

March 31, 2007

 

Dirge

 

Dreadwind

New head

Thrust

New wings

Thundercracker

 

Alpha Trion

$89 for 2-pack  (link no longer valid.  Last checked on April 25, 2008) 3.0 times*Note that electronics present in the retail Vector Prime are not present in Alpha Trion, which uses the same mold. 1400 each of Alpha Trion and Weirdwolf, which were sold together in a 2-pack. No*An e-mail from Brian Savage dated July 13, 2007 indicated that a "very limited number" of Alpha Trion/Weirdwolf sets would go up for sale at the club store on Monday. The Alpha Trion/Weirdwolf sets went up sometime between 3:00 & 4:00 pm, PDT, on Monday, July 16, 2007. I personally ordered a set at that time. There were still 19 sets left in the store according to a shopping cart check at 6:30 am, PDT on Tuesday, July 17, 2007. A post on the Official Transformers Club message boards suggests that there were 60-70 sets available the day before, but could not be more specific. New head

Weirdwolf

 

Huffer

$47 for 2-pack  (link no longer valid.  Last checked on April 25, 2008)

2.0 times

1400 each of Huffer and Springer, which were sold together in a 2-pack. Yes*An e-mail from Brian Savage dated July 13, 2007 indicated that a "very limited number" of Alpha Trion/Weirdwolf sets would go up for sale at the club store on Monday. No mention of the Springer/Huffer sets indicates that they sold out at the convention.

 

Springer

 

Clear Mirage

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2007 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Since Mirage was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.

 

BotCon 2008 - April 24-27, 2008

Evil Jazz

$285 for set of 6 (for club members.  $50 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $189.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $10 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

3.9 / 2.6 times 1150 each of these, sold in 950 box sets,*Source: Certificate of authenticity packaged with BotCon 2008 box set. and 200 bagged sets. Box sets sold out by February 25, 2008 (if not earlier).*On February 15, 2008, a notice went up at BotCon.com indicating that all remaining box sets were to be sold to attendees only, and that any non-attendee orders made after February 14th would be put on a waiting list, and filled if sets remain after the convention. A post made on the TFW2005 boards, dated February 25, 2008, cites an e-mail from Angie at FP saying that the sets had sold out that day. This is the same date as the last two figures of the box set, Starscream and Razorclaw, were revealed at BotCon.com. The "SOLD OUT" announcement was not made official until February 28th, at which point Brian sent out an e-mail with this information to TCC members, and the announcement was posted at BotCon.com. The text of the e-mail contains this additional announcement: "If you have sent in a registration since February 14, we will be emailing or calling you to find out which package you want to switch to." This makes it seem possible the sets were sold out as early as the 14th. However, several people have indicated that they registered later than this date, and were charged or otherwise received confirmation for the boxed set, so this seems unlikely. A warehouse find made a few more available on the evening of November 23, 2010, but this is an aberration.

Loose sets sold out by February 13, 2008.

January 31, 2008 New head

Evil Grimlock

 

Evil Goldbug

New head

Evil Optimus Prime

 

Good Starscream

 

Good Razorclaw

 

Good Megatron

$116 for 3-pack

 

4.2 times*Note that electronics present in the retail 2-pack Energon Megatron are not present in Shattered Glass Megatron. For the purposes of determining value, Energon Megatron has been valued at $15, but it should be noted that this mold has never been available separately in the US.

 

1100 Megatron / Rodimus / Divebomb 3-packs*Note that the image here incorrectly states that Rampage, not Divebomb, was included with this set. However, the numbers are believed to be correct. Yes*Allspark threads immediately after the convention suggested that the Megatron/Rodimus/Divebomb sets definitely sold out. On May 7, 2008, Brian sent an e-mail announcing BotCon merchandise on sale at the club store. The lack of mention of the souvenir sets is taken as evidence that they did, in fact, sell out by the end of the convention itself. New head

Evil Rodimus

 

Good Divebomb

 

Evil Blurr

$78 for 4-pack

 

3.5 times

 

1100 Blurr / Sideswipe / Rampage 3-packs (4-pack if you count Whisper)*Note that the image here incorrectly states that Divebomb, not Rampage, was included with this set. However, the numbers are believed to be correct. Yes*On May 7, 2008, Brian sent an e-mail announcing BotCon merchandise on sale at the club store. The lack of mention of the souvenir sets is taken as evidence that they did, in fact, sell out by the end of the convention itself. New head

Evil-turned-Good Sideswipe

 

Good Whisper

 

Good Rampage


Evil Ricochet

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2008 boxed set. N/A Unknown Yes*Source: E-mail from Brian Savage dated April 4, 2008, informing club members that the supply of attendee exclusives (i.e. Ricochet) had been exhausted, and that any orders received after April 1, 2008 would not receive this figure. New head

BotCon 2009 - May 28-31, 2009

Kup

$295 for set of 5 (for club members. $65 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $199.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $25 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

3.7 / 2.5 times*Retail prices are especially in flux in Spring 2009, so it's worth spelling out that I'm assuming the following: Deluxes@$11 each, Voyager@$20, and Ultra@$27. Note that electronics present in the retail Energon Landmine are not present in Landshark, which uses the same mold. 1750 each of these, sold in 1350 box sets,*Source: Certificate of authenticity packaged with BotCon 2009 box set. and 400 bagged sets. "No" for box sets*Extras were made available at the club store June 8, 2009. The store only lets you see up to 20 units in a cart, so there's no definitive word on how many more than 20 were left, but based on comments made toward the end of the convention, there couldn't have been too many left over. An e-mail dated May 18th, 2009, said there were less than 60 sets left. Unofficially, I'd say that there were between 30-40 sets left when the convention ended on May 31st.

Loose sets sold out by March 2, 2009.
*Source: Announcement at BotCon.com on March 2, 2009. This is a mere 5 days after pre-registration opened up. The same announcement also said that non-attendee sets were also sold out. It was never suggested before this date that non-attendee sets were only available as a limited number, nor had it yet been suggested how many box sets were made, although an announcement at BotCon.com on March 3rd suggests that several hundred box sets remained available for attendees, who were now only allowed one set per attendee. Non-attendee wait lists were announced, however, in case box sets remained after the convention attendees got theirs. Since the sets didn't actually sell out by the end of the convention, it is believed that anyone who asked to be put on the non-attendee wait list was able to get a set.
February 25, 2009 New head

Flak

New head

Landshark


Thunderclash


Scourge

New head

Razorclaw

$79 for 2-pack*I was at this convention, and had access to the sales sheet myself. 2.5 times*Note that electronics present in the retail Cybertron Leobreaker are not present in Razorclaw, which uses the same mold. 2000 2-packs No*Razorclaw and Elita-1 sets were made available at the club store on June 8th, 2009. While the number remaining at convention close is uncertain, Brian Savage made an announcement over the loudspeaker about two hours before the convention ended, saying that there were 500 of these sets left at that time.

New head

Elita-One


Banzai-Tron

$69 for 2-pack*I was at this convention, and had access to the sales sheet myself.

2.2 times*Note that electronics present in the retail Energon Mirage are not present in Banzai-Tron, which uses the same mold.

1400 2-packs No*VERY FEW LEFT, however. On June 8th, 2009, packs including Banzai-Tron/Skyquake sets (in addition to other BotCon 2009 items) were made available at the club store. The earliest announcement of these sets I can find is posted that day at 1:06 pm, PDT. As of 1:14 pm, PDT, there were 8 of these sets left in the club store. An eyewitness account at BotCon 2009 suggested that the club store was down to their last case of Banzai-Tron/Skyquake sets. A case contained 18 sets.

Skyquake


Sweeps $49 for 3 Sweeps*I was at this convention, and had access to the sales sheet myself. 1.5 times 1000 3-packs Yes

New head

Leozack

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2009 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Besides the Leozacks given away "free" to attendees only, Fun Publications gave away two Leozack toys to any attendee who bought a 2005 box set. While it was believed for some time that this enabled them to give away all Leozacks that were made, Fun Publications sold a couple of Leozack figures on the MCAX.com site upon its launch in 2011.

BotCon 2010 - June 24-27, 2010

Autobot Spark

$305 for set of 5 (for club members. $70 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $210.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $30 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

3.9 / 2.7 times*I've modified the retail estimates somewhat from last year (to reflect the ways that prices seem to have settled down): Deluxes@$11 each, Voyager@$20, and Ultra@$25. Note that electronics present in the retail Universe Onslaught are not present in Clench, which uses the same mold. 1800 of each of these, sold in 1400 box sets, and 400 bagged sets. Box sets sold out by June 9, 2010*Source: E-mail from Brian Savage dated June 9, 2010. Although attendee and non-attendee sets were counted separately for at least part of the process, both seemed to sell out the same day. A warehouse find made a few more available on the evening of November 23, 2010, but this is an aberration.

Loose sets sold out by June 5, 2010*Posts on the Official Transformers Club forums, dated June 5, 2010, noted that loose sets were no longer an available option during the online registration process. Although Fun Publications never officially confirmed this, an e-mail dated June 8th which stated that there were fewer than 20 each of attendee and non-attendee box sets (with no reference to loose sets) would seem to argue that loose sets were indeed gone. A warehouse find made a few more available on the evening of November 23, 2010, but this is an aberration.
May 12, 2010 (attendees only)

June 2, 2010
(non-attendees included)

Breakdown

New head

Clench

New head

Sky-Byte

New head

Streetwise

Cindersaur

$72 for 2-pack 3.3 times 1500 2-packs No*The sets went up at the club store on July 2, 2010. The club store announced that there were only 24 left as of August 24th. It is assumed that a significant number of purchases would have been made in the first hours after the figures were made available to club members.
Rapido

New head

Double Punch $79 for 3-pack 2.2 times*Note that electronics present in the retail Energon Scorponok are not present in Double Punch, which uses the same mold. 1500 3-packs Yes*According to a post by Pete Sinclair on the club forums on July 2, 2010, these sets "sold out at the close of the convention." Club member "swinetrekkie" says (in a post in a different thread dated the same day) that the sets were purchased by dealers after the convention closed to regular attendees. A warehouse find made a few more available on the evening of November 23, 2010, but this is an aberration.

Scorch


Shattered Glass Ravage


Sharkticons

$59 for 3 Sharkticons

1.8 times

1000 3-packs Yes

Slice

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2010 boxed set. N/A Unknown Yes*Slice was a "free" toy given to attendees only, with "extras" traditionally given to volunteers at the convention. In a post on the TCC forums on 1/21/12, custom class organizer Shawn Tessmann confirmed that some volunteers received the molds for the "G2 Sideswipe" custom figure because supplies of Slice ran out.

G2 Sideswipe*Prior to 2010, I did not include Customizing Class figures in this list, because such figures were just unpainted samples of a either a retail toy or another toy produced by Fun Publications, and thus there wasn't anything "new" about the custom figure that a skilled customizer couldn't do at home. However, starting in 2010, the Customizer Class "raw materials" have been produced in unique colors, warranting their inclusion.

$85 for class (or free to some volunteers) N/A* The $85 paid for the class is at least as much for the experience as for the figure itself. It would therefore be improper to guess at a multiplier in this case. 75?*There were 50 people total enrolled between the two Customizer Classes. The number 75 represents an estimate to allow for the fact that extras were provided to at least some volunteers, and is based on a "less than 75" number given for the 2011 custom figure--Minerva--in a November 2011 press release for a club contest. However, this estimate remains unconfirmed in regard to G2 Sideswipe. N/A*Traditionally, the attendee-only figure--Slice in the case of BotCon 2010--was given to volunteers at the convention. The fact that some of the G2 Sideswipe molds were given to volunteers after supplies of Slice ran out confirms that more molds were made than class attendees, but there is still no way of knowing the exact number.

BotCon 2011 - June 2-5, 2011

Dead End

$315 for set of 5 (for club members. $70 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $210.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $30 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

4.9 / 3.3 times*Animated Deluxe molds represented in this set ranged from $10-15 on their original releases. For the sake of simplicity, I am using a formula that considers Deluxes@$11 each and the Voyager@$20. 2000 each of these, sold in 1600 box sets, and 400 bagged sets. Box sets sold out by March 27, 2011*Source: E-mail from Brian Savage dated March 27, 2011. On August 4, 2011, a limted number of sets left over after final post-convention inventory were made available at the club store, but those sold out within a few hours.

Loose sets sold out by March 22, 2011
*Source: E-mail from Brian Savage dated March 22, 2011. Some sources suggest the loose sets were gone in less than half a day. The e-mail notes that some loose sets may become available as duplicate orders are processed. This eventually happened on August 4, 2011. It was not immediately apparent on the club store whether or not these were still available, as one had to call a phone number to even order them, but it is assumed that these sold out quickly thereafter.
March 21, 2011

Breakdown

New head

Drag Strip


Wildrider

New head

The Motormaster

New head

Toxitron

$89 for 2-pack 2.9 times 1500 2-packs Yes*Although these were indeed announced as SOLD OUT by the convention's end, an extremely limted number of leftovers were made available at the club store on August 4, 2011. These quickly sold out, as well. Within a few hours.

Sideswipe

New head

Shattered Glass Galvatron

$92 for 2-pack

3.0 times

1800 2-packs Yes*Although these were indeed announced as SOLD OUT by the convention's end, an extremely limted number of leftovers were made available at the club store on August 4, 2011. These quickly sold out, as well. Within a few hours.

Shattered Glass Thundercracker


Autotrooper $89 for 3 Autotroopers 2.7 times*I had trouble deciding if it was more consistent to use "Deluxe=$11" or "This mold only ever sold for $15 in the US." I went with the former. 1500 3-packs Yes*Although these were indeed announced as SOLD OUT by the convention's end, an extremely limted number of leftovers were made available at the club store on August 4, 2011. These quickly sold out, as well. Within a few hours.

New head

Fisitron

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2011 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Since Fisitron was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.

New head

Minerva*Customizing Class figure

$85 for class N/A*The $85 paid for the class is at least as much for the experience as for the figure itself. It would therefore be improper to guess at a multiplier in this case. <75*There were 60 people total enrolled between the two Customizer Classes. One assumes that the extras cited in this link were to facilitate extra parts. N/A*There were 60 people total enrolled between the two Customizer Classes. Even allowing for a few extras needed for parts, I'd expect that to leave a few left over. One was used as a prize for a club contest in August/September, 2011. None, but Shawn Tessmann created 2 styles of custom antennae to add to the figure's head.

BotCon 2012 - April 26-29, 2012

Shattered Glass
Ultra Magnus

$340 for set of 6 (for club members. $75 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $250.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $35 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

4.0 / 2.9 times*Formula for this year: Deluxes@$13 each and the Voyager@$20. 2300 each of these, sold in 1800 box sets, and 500 bagged sets. Yes January 6, 2012 (attendees only)

January 18, 2012
(non-attendees included)
1st use of pre-existing alternate head

Shattered Glass
Turbo Tracks


Shattered Glass
Treadshot

1st use of pre-existing alternate head

Shattered Glass
Soundwave

New head

Classics Gigatron

New head

Classics Metalhawk

New head

Shattered Glass Octopunch

$89 for 2-pack 2.7 times 1500 2-packs No

Classics Spinister

None, although no previous use of this mold has used this combination of features.

Shattered Glass Optimus Prime (G2)

$95 for 2-pack

3.7 times

2000 2-packs Yes

Classics Kick-Over

New head

Shattered Glass Wreck-Gar

$99 for 3 Junkions 2.5 times 2000 3-packs Yes

Shattered Glass Scrap Iron

 

Shattered Glass Junkheap

First use of correct head configuration.

Shattered Glass "The Bard of Darkmount" (aka Straxus)

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2012 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Since Straxus was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.

Shattered Glass
Longarm*Customizing Class figure

$115 for class N/A*The $115 paid for the class is at least as much for the experience as for the figure itself. It would therefore be improper to guess at a multiplier in this case. ~120*There were 120 people total enrolled between the four Customizer Classes. One assumes that there will be extras. N/A*There were 120 people total enrolled between the four Customizer Classes. Even allowing for a few extras needed for parts, I'd expect that to leave a few left over. One was used as a prize for a club contest in August/September, 2011. None on the figure itself, but came with extra Shockwave head and gun arm (available in 2 colors each).

BotCon 2013 - June 27-30, 2013

Hoist

$365 for set of 5 (for club members. $85 more for non-members). Loose sets available for $275.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs $43 less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

4.1 / 3.1 times*Over the past year, Deluxes have started to settle down to roughly $15 at retail. Voyagers are finally showing signs of inflation as well, so I'm counting those at $22. Note that a weapon containing electronics included with the retail Prime Dreadwing toy, which uses the same mold as Megaplex, was not included with Megaplex. ??? each of these, sold in ??? box sets, and 550 bagged sets.*For the first time ever, the total number of box sets made was not mentioned at any point in the convention materials, leaving this number a mystery. No*"Tarheels" at the TFW2005 boards ran an inventory check on July 3, 2013, and found at least 125 Boxed sets and 130 Loose sets left at that time. March 14, 2013

New head

Skywarp

New head

Strika

New head

Obsidian

New head

Megaplex


Electron

$92 for 2-pack
2.5 times 2000 2-packs
No*"Tarheels" at the TFW2005 boards ran an inventory check on July 3, 2013, and found at least 800 sets of Electron and Sandstorm left at that time.

New head

Sandstorm


Mirage

$87 for 2-pack

2.9 times

2000 2-packs
No*"Wheelimus" at the Allspark boards ran an inventory check on July 3, 2013, and found at least 780 sets of Mirage and Thundercracker left at that time.

Thundercracker

New head

Sunstorm

$99 for 3-pack 2.2 times 2500 3-packs Yes

Hotlink

 

Bitstream

 

Kreon 5-pack $30 for 5-pack 2.0 times*Note that this estimate is based off of the $2.99 retail price of Kreon Micro-Changers, the only single-pack Kreons currently available. However, as this 5-pack includes non-Micro-Changer Kreons, the true retail multiplier could be theoretically higher. 1500 5-packs No*"Wheelimus" at the Allspark boards ran an inventory check on July 3, 2013, and found more than 400 Kreon 5-packs left at that time.

Starscream

Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2013 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Since Starscream was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.

Blastcharge*Customizing Class figure

$120 for class including figure, or $75 for unpainted assembled figure 5.0 times*Assuming the $75 price for the figure by itself. Unknown*For the first time, pre-registrants could order an unpainted, assembled version of the custom class figure without being part of the class. No*"Tarheels" at the TFW2005 boards ran an inventory check on July 3, 2013, and found at least 465 assembled Blastcharges left at that time.

New head. Also, a flag accessory is available through Shapeways.

BotCon 2014 - June 19-22, 2014

Cannonball

$? for set of 6 (for club members. $? more for non-members). Loose sets available for $?.*Because registration for the convention (with boxed set of toys) plus joining the Transformers club costs ? less overall than the “non-members” price for registration with the boxed sets for most members, I do not list non-member prices. For boxed sets, it should be noted that the cost of attending the convention is included in the price. A purchase of a boxed set is required before a loose set may be purchased. Between this and the relative scarcity of loose sets, just going with loose set numbers is not a reliable measure of how the toys compare to their retail counterparts.

? ? each of these, sold in ? box sets, and ? bagged sets. ? ?

New head

Ferak


Tornado


Devcon

New head

Scorponok with Olin Zarak

New transforming head and neck

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$? for 2?-pack ? ? ?

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?

$? for 2?-pack

?

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?

? (pirate troopbuilder)

$? for 3? troopbuilders  ? ? ?

? (pirate troopbuilder)

? (pirate troopbuilder)

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Free to attendees buying the BotCon 2014 boxed set. N/A Unknown N/A*Since this figure was a "free" toy given to attendees only, it is assumed that more were made than were given away, but these will never be sold separately by the convention owners.

?*Customizing Class figure

$? for class N/A*The money paid for the class is at least as much for the experience as for the figure itself. It would therefore be improper to guess at a multiplier in this case. ~120*There were 120? people total enrolled between the four? Customizer Classes. One assumes that there will be extras. N/A

"First 100 Pins"

2005
2006
2007
2008
2009
BotCon 2009 "First 100" Pin
* This year was a bit different. There were a total of 150 pins. 100 for the first pre-registrants, but because non-attendees were barred from pre-registering for about a week after the pre-registration period began, an additional 50 pins were made to give to the first 50 non-attendee pre-registrants. 2010
BotCon 2010 "First 100" Pin

"First Day Pins"

2011
BotCon 2011 "First Day" Pin
2012
BotCon 2012 "First Day" Pin
2013
BotCon 2013 "First Day" Pin
2014
BotCon 2014 "First Day" Pin
The Future?

Transforming Seminarian




Other Data Sheet links:

Pre-Fun Publications Era Convention Exclusives (1994-2004)

Official Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives (2005-present)