The Unofficial Transformers Club and Convention Exclusive Data Pages

Non-BotCon Convention Exclusives

This page covers official Hasbro (or TakaraTomy, as appropriate)-sponsored toy-based Transformers exclusives connected to San Diego Comic-Con and other non-BotCon/OTFCC conventions. I'm sure that there are gaps, as I'm less familiar with some of these conventions.

For now, this page will also cover HasCon, despite HasCon effectively taking the place of BotCon starting in 2017, but I'll wait for HasCon to have more than a single year's worth of exclusives before giving HasCon its own page.

If you're looking for convention exclusives from BotCon 1994 to OTFCC 2004, click this link
If you're looking for BotCon exclusives from the Fun Publications era of the convention (2005-2016), click this link.
If you're looking for exclusives connected to Fun Publications' version of 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 my blog, Blackrock's Toybox.

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 (*).

Please note the following "ground rules":
  • This page only includes toy-related exclusives that, themselves, are representations of Transformers characters. Other items like busts, statues, plates, Nerf blasters, etc., are not included. 
  • Toys that premiere at a convention, but which are always intended to be sold at other outlets, are similarly excluded. Thus, for example, HasCon 2017 Arcee is not on this list, as it was always intended for retail release with no changes afterward. 
  • Two columns typically included with BotCon and club exclusives are not included on this page: "Number of exclusives produced" has been removed, because I have never been able to secure this information for SDCC exclusives, and the column on exclusives selling out by the end of the convention is gone, because typical practice for SDCC exclusives is to intentionally hold some back to sell online after the convention.

(Links in this page all valid as of March 24, 2015, unless otherwise noted)


Exclusives produced for that convention

Price of exclusive at convention

Approximate multiple of price of toy using same mold at retail

Any remolding/retooling done for exclusive?

SDCC 2005 - July 14-17, 2005

Skywarp N/A - Free giveaway N/A

SDCC 2006 - July 20-23, 2006

Alternators Nemesis Prime $25 1.25 times

SDCC 2007 - July 26-29, 2007

Alternators Rodimus $24.99 1.25 times
Titanium Menasor $19.99 1.2 times

SDCC 2008 - July 24-27, 2008

Universe Nemesis Prime $24.99 1.25 times
Titanium Skywarp $19.99 1.2 times

SDCC 2009 - July 23-26, 2009

Soundwave w/ Laserbeak, Ravage, Buzzsaw, and Ratbat $49.99 ~1.25 times (have to estimate for retail value of cassettes)

Optimus Prime Mighty Mugg $14.99 1.2 times

SDCC 2010 - July 22-25, 2010

Blaster w/ Steeljaw, Ramhorn, and Eject $49.99 ~1.25 times (have to estimate for retail value of cassettes)
Prowl Mighty Mugg $15.99 1.2 times

SDCC 2011 - July 21-24, 2011

Matrix of Leadership "First Edition" Optimus Prime $19.99 1.8 times None, but worth noting that this was the mold's first release.
Ultimate Optimus Prime $79.99 1.2 times
Starscream Skystriker w/ Cobra Commander $49.99 1.25 times Megatron gun-mode accessory

NYCC 2011 - October 13-16, 2011

Bumblebee and Arcee, with/Raf and Jack $33.00 1.3 times

SDCC 2012 - July 12-15, 2012

Bruticus (FoC game colors) $99.99 1.5 times
Rust in Peace Cliffjumper $24.99 1.9 times Dark Energon shards
Shockwave HISS tank set $59.99 1.6 times Shockwave turret attachment. Soundwave tape deck accessory with cassettes

NYCC 2012 - October 11-14, 2012

Clear Energon Bumblebee Kreon N/A - Free giveaway N/A

SDCC 2013 - July 18-21, 2013

Metroplex $149.99 1.2 times PVC figures
Shockwave's Lab $49.99 1.7 times Laboratory playset
Set of 5 non-Transforming "Titan Guardians" figures $39.99 N/A All-new molds
GI Joe/Transformers "Epic Conclusion" set $99.99 1.25 times Booster accessories for Jetfire. New heads for the Baroness and Bludgeon. New arms for Bludgeon. All-new molds for non-transforming Ravage and Blaster tape deck (with cassettes) accessories.

SDCC 2014 - July 24-27, 2014

Knights of Unicron set $184.99 2.6 times
Dinobots set $159.99 2.4 times
Class of '84 Kreon set $59.99 1.0 times (or perhaps better! Try to find a Kreon for less than $2!)

TF Expo 2014 - August 9-17, 2014

Evasion Mode Nemesis Prime 5,000 yen TBD
Nemesis Grimlock 5,000 yen TBD

SDCC 2015 - July 9-12, 2015

Devastator $179.99
1.2 times
New head
Combiner Hunters set $74.99
1.5 times
None, but comes with weapons not originally assigned to these molds.
Class of '85 Kreon set $59.99 1.0 times (or perhaps better! Try to find a Kreon for less than $2!)

SDCC 2016 - July 21-24, 2016

Titan Force set $74.99 ?? times
Powerglide Rattler and Soundwave HISS tank with Scarlett and Zartan $99.99 1.8 times
Soundwave tablet $39.99 I'm not at all sure how to assign this one a multiplier. Mold created earlier as part of cross promotion between Hasbro and Xiaomi.  
Fortress Maximus $179.99 1.2 times None, but includes Master Sword and alternate version of Cerebros' head expected to be otherwise exclusive to Japan.

SDCC 2017 - July 20-23, 2017

The Last Knight Optimus Prime (with tire piece) $49.99
1.7 times
Primitive Skateboarding Powermaster Prime $50.00
1.1 times
Ramp, rail, and hoverboard
Revolution Set $99.99 1.1 times*Jetfire originally sold for $40-45 on its own. Joe figures have been going for $15 for two figures (when they've been made available at retail at all!). That's $85-90 right there. And I haven't even figured out how to price those little Micronauts! None for Jetfire. Probably some for the non-TF stuff, but I'm not really interested in tracking that down.

WonderFest 2017 - July 30, 2017

Dark of the Moon MB-EX Laserbeak 4,300 yen TBD

HasCon 2017 - September 8-10, 2017

Optimus Prime Power Bank $50.00 N/A All new mold

SDCC 2018 - July 19-22, 2018

Bumblebee Vol. 1 Retro Rock Garage (Movie Bumblebee, plus Diaru and Uruaz/Sauru)  $59.99 TBD
Throne of the Primes set $69.99
1.5 times-ish*Using $45 as an average for the Leader price point, but having trouble deciding how to account for the four Prime Master figures not available on their own. Still, 1.5 is going to be close.
Scepter of Sparks and crown accessories - At least one of the Prime Masters

SDCC 2019 - July 18-21, 2019

MP-10G Optimus Prime Ecto-35 Edition $149.99 Roughly 1.0 times, but also keep in mind this mold is almost a decade old. Ghost Trap add-on for Roller. Proton Pack weapon.
BotBots Con Crew 10-Pack $34.99 Roughly 1.75 times, given one can buy a 5-pack for $10. I don't really follow BotBots, but this looks to at least debut some new molds, if indeed they don't remain unique to this set.

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Other Data Sheet links:

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

Fun Publications Era BotCon Exclusives (2005-2016)

Official Transformers Collectors' Club Exclusives (2005-2017)