2012 Transformers Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa - Media Preview - Alvinology

2012 Transformers Cybertron Con @ Resorts World Sentosa – Media Preview

Note: The pictures in this blog post do not represent the full set-up of the convention. The media preview tour was held on 10 Mar, one day before the convention is open to public from 11 to 14 Mar 2012.

It is finally here in Singapore!

RESORTS WORLD SENTOSA SINGAPORE TRANSFORMERS CYBERTRON CON 2012 (Cybertron Con) opens its door to the public today. This is the first time such a convention is being held in Singapore and in fact, the whole of Southeast Asia.

Giant Optimus Prime!
Giant Optimus Prime!
Back view
Back view

Held at the Resorts World Convention Centre from 11 to 14 March 2012,TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con will be a TRANSFORMERS brand extravaganza for fans, with different exhibits and activities that promise to bring smiles to everyone; from the casual visitor to the most hardcore TRANSFORMERS fan.

Here are some pictures to share from a media preview tour I attended yesterday, before the convention was open to public:

Cardboard standees of various Transformers greeted us as we enter the convention hall
Cardboard standees of various Transformers greeted us as we enter the convention hall
The entrance portion of the convention hall
The entrance portion of the convention hall
The Decepticons
The Decepticons
The Autobots
The Autobots
Decepticons vs Autobots: Semantic Evil vs Good
Decepticons vs Autobots: Semantic Evil vs Good
Unwrapping Transformers toys contributed by collectors from their shrink-wrap
Unwrapping Transformers toys contributed by collectors from their shrink-wrap
Collectors busy at work, preparing their toys for display
Collectors busy at work, preparing their toys for display
Collectors at work
Collectors at work
The history gallery
The history gallery
Small Transformers cars
Small Transformers cars
Green Transformers
Green Transformers
Assorted Transformers
Assorted Transformers
More assorted Transformers
More assorted Transformers
Purplish set
Purplish set
A worker setting up the display shelves
A worker setting up the display shelves
Winged Optimus Prime
Winged Optimus Prime
Two larger Transformers
Two larger Transformers
Fixing the toys in place
Fixing the toys in place
A large Transformer robot
A large Transformer robot
Transformers with human-like features
Transformers with human-like features
Transformers trio
Transformers trio
Assorted Transformers toys on display
Assorted Transformers toys on display
Transformers with swords and other weapons
Transformers with swords and other weapons
Heavy machinery Transformers
Heavy machinery Transformers
Cartoony set
Cartoony set
Transformers in various poses
Transformers in various poses
Mixed collection
Mixed collection
Leader of the Decepticons, Megatron
Leader of the Decepticons, Megatron
Nike shoe Transformer
Nike shoe Transformer
Buzz Lightyear Transformers!
Buzz Lightyear Transformers!
Mickey Mouse Transformers
Mickey Mouse Transformers
Donald Duck Transformers
Donald Duck Transformers
Takara Tomy Transformers
Takara Tomy Transformers
Japanese Transformers toys under Takara Tomy
Japanese Transformers toys under Takara Tomy
Transforming the pieces
Transforming the pieces
Staff setting up the pieces
Staff setting up the pieces
Putting the toys into the perfect positions
Putting the toys into the perfect positions
More Japanese Transformers
More Japanese Transformers
My friend Mark, a hardcore Transformers collector was salivating over this super rare toy
My friend Mark, a hardcore Transformers collector was salivating over this super rare toy
Another super raw Transformers toy, according to Mark
Another super raw Transformers toy, according to Mark
Close-up of the giant Optimus Prime
Close-up of the giant Optimus Prime
Front and back view of the giant Optimus Prime
Front and back view of the giant Optimus Prime
Mark and I posing with Optimus Prime
Mark and I posing with Optimus Prime
Special exhibition where Transformers designed by famous local celebrities like movie director Eric Khoo will be displayed
Special exhibition where Transformers designed by famous local celebrities like movie director Eric Khoo will be displayed
The truck head of Optimus Prime
The truck head of Optimus Prime
Gift shop getting their stocks ready
Gift shop getting their stocks ready
Optimus Prime masks
Optimus Prime masks
Some of the toys on sale
Some of the toys on sale

Paying tribute to the popular entertainment brand that has taken the world by storm through its animated TV series, comic book and movie franchise, the convention features an extensive display of TRANSFORMERS toys; cartoon animation and video games.

To showcase the history of the brand, an exhibit presented by Hasbro features an extensive collection of historical TRANSFORMERS items from throughout the brand’s 27 year history.

Other than the historical retrospective, TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con features a wide variety of displays, interactive experiences and special events. TRANSFORMERS brand leaders and designers will be in attendance to meet with fans and attend special events and panel discussions.

Special events and exhibits include:

– Panel Sessions with special guest, Mr. Hideaki Yoke and TRANSFORMERS brand experts from Hasbro;
– A 22-foot tall OPTIMUS PRIME character statue, one of the largest TRANSFORMERS statues ever;
– TRANSFORMERS drawing classes by top Hasbro artists (at select times);
– Three-dimensional action figure dioramas capturing scenes from popular TRANSFORMERS entertainment including the blockbuster movies
– National “Fastest Fingers First” Challenge, testing convention goers’ skills at converting TRANSFORMERS action figures from “robot” to “vehicle” modes.

Convention-goers will receive limited edition 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con souvenirs while supplies last, and see premium TRANSFORMERS collectibles. Hasbro will also display the latest line of TRANSFORMERS toys and products, available for purchase during the convention.

Tickets for the convention are priced at S$12 for a Day Pass and S$68 for a four-day VIP Pass. To complete the TRANSFORMERS experience, a special 3D2N TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con The Epic Battle Package – comprising hotel accommodation, a pair of one-day passes to Universal Studios Singapore, admission to the TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con 2012, and the Maritime Experiential Museum & Aquarium (MEMA) – has been rolled out. The Battle Pass, consisting tickets to Universal Studios Singapore and Cybertron Con, are available at S$77 (Adult), S$62 (Child) and S$48 (Senior Citizen).

For more on 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con, please visit www.cybertroncon.com.

About Hasbro

Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS) is a branded play company providing children and families around the world with a wide-range of immersive entertainment offerings based on the Company‟s world class brand portfolio. From toys and games, to television programming, motion pictures, video games and a comprehensive licensing program, Hasbro strives to delight its customers through the strategic leveraging of well-known and beloved brands such as TRANSFORMERS, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAYSKOOL, MY LITTLE PONY, G.I. JOE, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and MONOPOLY. Come see how we inspire play through our brands at http://www.hasbro.com © 2010 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Resorts World Sentosa

Resorts World Sentosa (RWS), Singapore’s first integrated resort is located on the resort island of Sentosa. Spanning 49 hectares, the resort opened in January 2010 and welcomed 15 million visitors in its opening year. RWS is home to the region’s first-and-only Universal Studios theme park, a Maritime Experiential Museum and Aquarium, a casino, luxurious accommodation in six unique hotels, the Resorts World Convention Center, celebrity chef restaurants as well as specialty retail outlets. The resort also offers entertainment ranging from its resident theatrical circus spectacular Voyage de la Vie, to public attractions such as the Crane Dance and the Lake of Dreams. Still to come are a destination spa and the world‟s largest oceanarium, the Marine Life Park. Resorts World Sentosa is wholly owned by Genting Singapore, a company of the Genting Group. For more information, please visit www.rwsentosa.com.

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