Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Transformers Mania Has Begun in Singapore!!

Singapore, 17 February 2012 – Singaporeans were greeted by a surprising yet familiar sight earlier today as two iconic characters from popular entertainment franchise, TRANSFORMERS, took to the streets in their pre-Cybertron Convention 2012 tour of Singapore. Autobot leader Optimus Prime and his trusted brother-in-arms, Bumblebee, arrived early into Singapore and wasted no time in getting to know the Lion City, their home for the next three weeks.

Here for the Resorts World Sentosa Singapore Transformers Cybertron Con 2012 (‘Cybertron Con’) due to take place from 11 to 14 March, the two began their tour of Singapore ahead of the event’s Southeast Asian debut with a visit to locations such as the Old Airport Road Food Centre, the market at Kallang Centre, Chinatown and even Raffles Place, stopping to rub shoulders with the locals who have made such locations a common feature in their daily lives.

Indeed, there was more than meets the eye at Old Airport Road Food Centre this morning for breakfast regulars as Optimus Prime and Bumblebee sat down to a hearty traditional local breakfast complete with Kaya Toast, Kopi, and fried dough, known to many a Singaporean as ‘You Tiao’.

A tradition breakfast: Kaya Toast, Kopi and ‘You Tiao’.

Captivating onlookers with their sudden and unexpected appearance, the two posed for pictures with eager TRANSFORMERS fans who recognised the two almost instantly.

Said Daniel Tan, 30, designer, who was ecstatic about the Autobots’ visit, “Who are they? Optimus Prime and Bumblebee of course! The TRANSFORMERS was a programme that I grew up watching. I had their toys and almost never missed an episode”.

Referring to the upcoming Cybertron Con, Tan added, “It will be amazing to see what the upcoming Cybertron Con will bring. It’s something that will be hard to miss”.

Here’s a quick look at Optimus Prime and Bumblebee’s journey through the streets of Singapore.

A visit to Kallang Estate :)

Lunch at Maxwell Food Centre..Optimus and Bumblebee were trilled by the selection of food..

Even long queues fail to deter our two heroes and patience finally pays off with a bagful of yummy goodness!!

Next Stop, Chinatown :P

A quick ice cream sandwich stop followed by a mid-afternoon trishaw ride..

And finally Raffles Place MRT Station to meet their adoring fans!!

(All contents and images credit to Hasbro Singapore)

Fans who wish to attend 2012 TRANSFORMERS Cybertron Con are encouraged to reserve their packages and tickets fast through the Resorts World Sentosa website at, ticketing booths located at Universal Studios Singapore, RWS Ticketing and Membership Hub and MEM, via reservation hotline +65 6577 8888, or through authorised travel agents now. Tickets for the Cybertron Con are priced at S$12 for day ticket and S$68 for VIP 4-day package.

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Monday, February 20, 2012

CmToys "Roman Gladiator" H004

~ Front and back of the outer box ~

Inner box design and accessories given with the figure :)

The figure resembles Andy Whitfield as "Spartacus" in the TV drama series 'Spartacus: Blood and Sand'.

Though the likeness of the head sculpt to the actor is bad, the paint job is pretty good. The eyes, eyebrows, moustache and lips are well sculpted. I personally think the skin texture is what makes the head sculpt looks more realistic :P

Friday, February 17, 2012

Mens Hommes "Fall Collection 2011" Vol.002

Scored this wardrobe set for future kit bash figures :)

Monday, February 13, 2012

WWE "Cody Rhodes" Mattel Elite Series 13

Love the new packaging Mattel has produced :P

Rhodes wears a clear protective mask. He sometimes took off the mask to use it as a weapon in the ring. The accessories are: 1 paper bag that made of soft rubber and 1 black jacket with hood.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Hasbro Leader Class "Starscream" HFTD Ver. Part 1

The standard box packaging for a leader class figure :)

Starscream in F-22 Raptor Mode..Press the square button printed with Decepticon symbol to make jet engine and air combat sounds!!

Love the "body tattoos" that Starscream has :)

~ Rear view of the jet fighter ~

~ Front and side view ~

The body has lots of great details and the colour application is nicely executed :P

Basic feature...

The above shows where the battery compartment is...