Well I was lucky enough to be able to attend this year's BotCon convention in St. Charles IL. I had every intention of attending as many panels as possible, but unfortunately that only turned out to be two of the Friday panels... before the dealer room opened up. Long story short; I sold quite a bit of stuff, and spent quite a bit more.
While I only collect G1 figures, I did like the Animated line a lot. While they were aesthetically quite different from what we've become accustomed to in the Transformers franchise, their simplicity of design really grabbed me. In an era where Transformers are getting more and more complicated, their transformations really harkened back to the days of yesteryear, and was very reminiscent of the simplicity of the Generation 1 toys. It was really interesting to hear Derrick Wyatt talk about the line, and learn a bit about the "behind the scenes" stuff. I used my tablet to record the audio for those of you who were unable to attend.