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BotCon® 1997 Merchandise

Fractyl and Packrat
FractylTM and PackratTM (front)

Fractyl and Packrat
(back)

The toy two-pack featured FractylTM, a recolored TerrorsaurTM, and PackratTM, a recolored RattrapTM. Character artwork was supplied by comic artist Andrew Wildman. The comic book from this year (Tales From the Beast Wars #1) was also included. Click here to view Fractyl's tech spec. Click here to view Packrat's tech spec.


Til All Are One
'Til All Are One CD Set

This two-CD set featured music by Stan Bush and Vince DiCola. Included on the first disc were remixes of The Touch and Dare, as well as newly-recorded songs including Ground Zero, the BotCon® theme song. The second disc contained the previously-unreleased music score to TF:TM. This CD set sold out in 2001 and was replaced that year by Lighting Their Darkest Hour.

Click here for more information about this disc set, including track listings.


Tales from the Beast Wars
Tales from the Beast Wars #1: Ground Zero

The comic showcased Fractyl and Packrat in an original story written by Simon Furman with sixteen pages of grayscale artwork by Andrew Wildman. This was the first comic book created in the Beast Wars® universe. The comic was included with the toy two-pack and was also available separately. This item can be viewed in the Storyline section.


Shirt FrontShirt Back
Shirt

The shirt was available in three different colors: white, gray, and black. The front featured the matrix logo shown above on the left, while the back used the "Leader Montage" artwork by Andrew Wildman, shown above right. The text at the top reads "Beyond good. Beyond evil. Beyond your greatest expectation."


Badge
Namebadge

The namebadges were given to both preregistrants and walk-ins at the convention. There were different versions for staff and guests, dealers, Saturday-only, Sunday-only, and weekend admissions. The full weekend version is pictured here.


Program Guide
Program Guide

Each attendee received an official program. The program was sixteen pages and contained a greeting, events schedule, convention map, guest profiles, listings of auction items and preregistrants, and TF Universe-style profiles for the two convention exclusive toys. Click here to view Fractyl's Universe entry. Click here to view Packrat's Universe entry.


Highlight Video
Highlight Video

This video featured highlights from the weekend, including the Friday night dinner, the guest panels, and interviews with various attendees.


Concert Video
Concert Video

This video captured the Saturday night concert with Stan Bush and Vince DiCola in its entirety.


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Dinner Exclusives

These exclusives were given to the first one hundred people who signed up for the Friday night dinner. Each one was a decoy figure hand-painted by Dave Van Domelen that could be placed on a colored mirrored stand. Each exclusive also came with a laminated copy of a storyboard from the movie, some of which showed deleted scenes.


Fan Magazine
Fan Magazine

While not an official BotCon® item, this book was made available at the convention. It was a 102 page spiral-bound book containing fan-created stories, comics, and artwork. Compiled and printed by Raksha with cover artwork by Eva Gillmann.


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