Cybertron Con

12 Mar , 2012,
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It’s been hyped about for months, and just yesterday, Cybertron Con kicked off to a rousing start with fans thronging the Resorts World Sentosa Convention Center to catch a glimpse of toys and products from the Transformers franchise.

A "welcoming" Megatron at the ticketing area.

A quick look at the con interior.

Organized by Hasbro, the event featured convention exclusive swag, panel discussions and workshops by special guests from America and Japan, and for an ’80s kid at least, proved to be a bit of a trip down memory lane thanks to the toys on display. The Transformers Re-Imagined showcase was also a real pleaser, and the team was especially impressed by the fan interpretations of popular characters like Optimus and Bumblebee in diorama style.

The fluorescent lighting was a bit of a bother though, and that, coupled with the milling crowds made the con a bit of a letdown.

It was also a bit of a shame that we didn’t get to see any of the old Transformers comics by Marvel, Dreamwave or IDW on display, or any Transformers literature on sale.

We’ve only managed to take a couple pictures this time, and here’s a glimpse of them.

Unicron - the planet devourer from the classic Transformers movie.

Mickey Mouse x Transformers.

Something a little more practical - Transformers flash disks.

The centerpiece of Cybertron Con - a 22-ft tall Optimus Prime statue.

Exclusive con swag - a limited edition Optimus figurine.

One of the many customized pieces in the Transformers Re-Imagined showcase.

If you’d like to explore Cybertron Con, it’s held from now till 14th March and tickets are $12 at the door.

We’ve also got wind that some Transformers cosplayers might be making an appearance on Wednesday, so if  you’d like to catch a photo op, then the con’s the place to be for sure.


For ticketing information and more details, check out the official Cybertron Con website at http://www.cybertroncon.com/