Monday, December 30, 2013

Retro Recap: Robotcon 2007

Was looking at my posts labelled 'events' and just noticed I never posted these on this blog itself (despite posting them over at discussion boards), so here goes:

The last weekend of June, 2007, Malaysia had its 1st ever TF convention/event: Robotcon 2007 - thanks to Transmy.com (the local TF community) and Hasbro/UIP (who are doing it to market the premiere of the 1st movie by Bay) together with a buncha co-sponsors. Here's the setup at Cineleisure Mall's main foyer:

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And this was displayed just outside the main entrance:

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The event was held over 3 days, launched on a Friday, had a fan gathering with activities on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. The exhibition took up 2 areas around the Cineleisure Mall:

- Ground floor, where they had sponsors booth, a stage, and showed non-stop screening of the movie promos.
- Lower ground, where there was a toy exhibition, plus a booth selling convention swag.

Pics taken at the ground floor:

People crowding around the screening:

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This was where they had activities like a toy auction, TF transforming competition, etc.

Lower ground entrance to exhibit:

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Optimus Prime 6' statue display:

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Local Hasbro brought in a buncha these, even using one for a nationwide competition where the lucky bugger will get to bring back this sumbitch home.

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Goodies booth:

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Toy display:

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Japanese G1 TFs:

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Movie toys:

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Custom Lego TFs by Transmy member Alan Yap, Predacons:

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Lego Predaking:

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Lego Devastator (in yellow):

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Masterpieces and Binaltechs/Alternators

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Customs by Transmy's Ryukaze:

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Beast Wars stuff:

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Transforming Nikes from Takatomy's Sports Label line:

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God Ginrai(s):

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G1 Combiners:

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G2 Transformers:

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The gathering featured a lucky draw where Transmy members won some TFs, including custom works by Ryukaze. Kudos Ryu!

More Beast Wars TFs:

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TFs from the Cybertron line:

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Unicron (Armada) and Primus (TF: Cybertron)

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RID/Car Robots:

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Stuff from Armada:

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More stuff from TF: Cybertron:

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Primal(s):

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