Saturday, 6 December 2014

Transformers 30th Anniversary Exhibition, Singapore : Review continues...

What a good movie...despite watching it many times already and boy, was the theatre packed...well, this first movie from Bay really started growing the fandom again...

"ok, leaving the theatre now..."

(In case you've not read the 1st part of the review, please click here. Otherwise, please proceed)

Following the Saturn moon visit to The Nemesis and the aftermath of the battle that ensues between the Autobots and the Decepticons, it is time for repairs and recuperation... Some of the highlights in this exhibition are in this Zone by the way...

Zone 6 : The Nest


Behold...the 7m tall Optimus Prime and Bumblebee!



Remember the metal Transformium? Yes, the metal from which the Transformers are made from...only found in Bay's world...

Detailed description of Transformium

Instead of seeing it in the movie world, witness the real "Transformium" in action...reacting to the beats of various songs...(they are actually, iron fillings taking on different shapes through the use of electro-magnets...)

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Zone 7 : The Panel


This is actually the activity zone, you may release your creativity prowess here...try your hands and create your own masterpiece...


You don't need Transformium...playdoh will do..haha..

To your right, prototype displays and their artwork...





We are nearing the end of the exhibition. Last stop being the collectors' showcase. So, try to recognize the series and the characters as proof that you are indeed an avid fan...

Zone 8 : Collectors Showcase

Masterpieces...

More Masterpieces...




Movie characters...



Complete collection of Alternity

Complete collection of Binaltech

Encore

Some big bots...mine pale in comparison...shy...

Titan Metroplex

Scorponok (left), Fort Max (right)

Unicron (left), 2010 Primus (centre), Cybertron Primus (right)

Rojak display of Beast Wars, Music Label, Nike Label, THS...

Superlink collection

E-hobby exclusive collection

Finally...some G1s...(that gold box looks familiar)

In a glance...


Remember these commemorative boxsets? Released in conjunction with the 1st movie...




Bathing Ape (Bape) collection...what has apparel got to do with Transformers?



We must inculcate the reading habit, start them young with Transformers...haha...some of the Transformers related materials on display :




Transformers are supposed to transform right?

Ultimetal Optimus Prime...one of the expensive non-transforming Prime

My least favorite series...Beast suxx! err...Neo Convoys excluded...


Chronicles

TF : Prime collection

TF Generations

Kidslogic

TF : AOE collection

MISB collectors would love this...just admire the boxes, ok?



Customized collection, mainly from Macau / HK-based customizers...was momentarily blinded with all those bling-blings...




Awesome piece...Autobots Ark by Li Yunfeng

On the left, the "wall of fame"...comic covers over the years.


"Which version do you prefer? Recycled or AOE? Haha..."

"My preference actually...heheheh..."

One final photo shot opportunity before the exit..."package" yourself in the latest TF : AOE packaging as a souvenir...


It's time to say goodbye...I believe it has been time well-spent, better here than hours window shopping in Orchard Road. Whether money well-spent, questionable...was expecting more toys on display (especially those from earlier series such as Unicron trilogy, RID etc.), so in this aspect, it's a let-down for me. Probably here, collectors are more private or reserved as most of the displayed collection came from 3 collectors (namely David, Chee Seong, Tyron)...hmm...maybe that's the reason for the limited displays.

Anyhow, if you have not been to the earlier 2 Expo, then don't miss this final leg of the 30th Anniversary Exhibition at the Singapore Science Centre. Exhibition ends 1 March 2015.

Exit

After spending S$30, this is the only lunch I could afford thereafter...haha...

"Bon Appetit"