The Transformers convention BotCon 2010 brought fans of the popular TV, movie, and toy series to Orlando from June 24-27 at the Walt Disney World Dolphin hotel, offering a chance to purchase collectibles, play games, meet celebrities, and, as with any sci-fi/fantasy convention, show off costumes.
Here’s a video over view of BotCon, including a look at an impressively tall Starscream costume and a trip through the “Autobot Alliance” combat simulator, putting visitors head-to-head against Decepticons:
The BotCon 2010 convention floor was home to plenty of exciting sights for any Transformers fan. An actual 2010 Chevy Camaro was parked alongside a life-size statue of its Transformers counterpart, Bumblebee:
Some fans have taken their love of Transformers to the next level, permanently tattooing the familiar Autobot and Decepticon logos onto their bodies:
The Autobot Alliance simulator allowed fans to shoot at evil Decepticons with suction dart-loaded guns:
On the night of Saturday, June 26, inductees were made into the new Hasbro Transformers Hall of Fame:
Peter Cullen, voice of Optimus Prime, was in attendance at BotCon 2010 to accept his induction into the Hall of Fame. I had the pleasure of meeting and interviewing Cullen:
Look for the complete exclusive interview with Peter Cullen here at InsideTheMagic.net later this week!
More photos from BotCon 2010: