Transformers Cybertron Con – a Toy Boy’s Fantasy

March 11th, 2012   •   2 comments   

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Lovers of the hugely popular Transformers franchise have more reasons to smile this March school holidays with the launch of the first Transformers Cybertron Con in Southeast Asia. The event kicked off with speeches by dignitaries from Hasbro (Singapore) and Resorts World Sentosa, followed by a precision drill display by some talented secondary school boys.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa
Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Held at Resorts World Sentosa’s Convention Centre from now until 14 March, the convention brings together exhibits, activities, toys, video games, and more from the sci-fi world of changeable alien robots.  Tickets are priced at S$12 for a Day Pass and S$68 for a four-day VIP Pass, with special bundled packages with hotel stays and Universal Studios Singapore entry.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Appearing at the convention is a museum-like display of toys, cartoons and artworks from the 27 year history of the Transformers brand. 

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

They range from the from the classic “Generation 1” era, originals from Takara Tomy, the famous “Beast Wars” series, right up to the most recent blockbuster movies and the current “Transformers Prime” animated series.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Other than the toy displays, an extensive gallery of works by street artists and dioramas can be found in the convention. Here, various fighting scenes and specially “modified” robots are proudly displayed by modelling enthusiasts for your viewing pleasure.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

The centrepiece of event must be the 22-foot tall Optimus Prime character statue – one of the tallest ever made. For $20, you can take a photograph with the character from a nice vantage point as a souvenir to bring home.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Other highlights include drawing classes by top Hasbro artists (for the die-hard fan artists!), a 3D mini theatre, panel sessions with the original creator of the robot series back in Japan – Mr Hideaki Yoke, and a national ‘fastest fingers first’ challenge to see which convention visitors can ‘transform’ an action figure from “robot” to “vehicle” mode in double-quick time.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Talk about hardcore! Wait, there’re more great stuff rolling into the convention.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Younger robot fans can fix their own Transformers figures with the Kre-O workshop, or they can “dance” with Bumblebee in a Kre-O Augmented Reality Interactive Zone. That looks pretty fun for the young ‘uns.

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Finally, and perhaps most importantly, you can bring home a Transformer robot or 2 or 10 at the huge merchandise zone. I heard that there are some new recently minted toys that are launched just for the occasion, so don’t miss out on this opportunity all ye Transformer toy boys (and girls).

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Oh, and if you’re lucky, you can get them autographed by Mr Hideaki Yoke too!

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

For more details of the Transformers Cybertron Con 2012, check out this link here.  Are you ready to “transform” yet?

Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa

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2 comments

  1. Anonymous
    posted on Mar 14, 2012 at 2:49 AM

    why i just looking to spg…? LOL

    Just FYI, there’s an event for bloggers and the prizes are iPad2 and Cash Find the info here

  2. posted on Jul 09, 2012 at 7:15 AM

    Great show. Wish I were there…

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