The Transformer Convention visits South East Asia for its first time07 March, 2012 by Chad
Singapore will play host to the second ever transformers themed convention starting this weekend with the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Transformers Cybertron Con 2012. With key creators in attendance and a variety of exclusive collectibles to be found, fans of the series will not want to give the event a miss.
Transformers is of course a Japan creation but was given life and made popular by the people at Hasbro. I remember their toys (both the Japanese and Hasbro versions) being rather popular back in my childhood during the late 80s and early 90s thanks to their novel concept, even though none of them had actually seen the animated series. Thanks to the success of the movies these days though, Transformers is experiencing a resurgence largely among adults who had grew up playing said toys and their own children.
After a successful first run in Shangai in 2010, Hasbro is collaborating with Resorts World Sentosa (which the new Transformers: The Ride calls home) to bring the Cybertron Con to Singapore shores. Advertised features include panel sessions with leader designer Yoke Hideaki, a giant 22-foot tall Optimus Prime statue, drawing classes from Hasbro artists and displays of various Transformers figures.
The event will stretch from this Sunday 11th March, all the way until Wednesday. Combination tickets with Universal Studios Singapore are offered but a single day entry to just the convention will cost $12. For more information and a preview of what to expect, visit the Transformers Singapore Facebook page.Get your favorite novelty toys and figures from Japan at PlayAsia.
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