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Saturday, 22 February 2014

Unique Toys Maniaking - Pictorial Review

It seems like forever since I've last done a review as I was busy at the office and also been involved with Malaysia's Transformers 30th Anniversary Expo early February. Thanks to a dear friend who's kind enough to lend me the figure that I'm about to review next. First, a little back story.

Earlier this month, Transformers : Age of Extinction (AOE) Teaser Trailer was released depicting some interesting cast with appearance of Transformers' iconic character, Galvatron.

Screenshot from AOE Teaser Trailer, showing Galvatron
Pic Credit : TFW2005

Not a newcomer, Galvatron is a character that almost all TF fans have heard of, be it from Transformers Generation 1, Armada, Energon, Cybertron or any other media (comics, etc). Let us explore Galvatron throught Generation 1 continuity.

Pic Credit : Web

After the fierce battle between Optimus Prime and Megatron in Transformers : The Movie (1986) that left most children then crying their eyes out (I still cringe everytime I watch the death fight), Optimus Prime died (for the first time, not the last) and Megatron suffered the most fatal blow ever, leaving him half dead and was evacuated from the battle by Soundwave.

Not long after, Megatron was betrayed (not the first time) by Starscream and was left in space to rust alongside with few others. There, the unfortunate few met Unicron which offer Megatron a new, stronger body in exchange for total obedience. Hence, Galvatron was born. Throughout Transformers history, Galvatron made frequent appearance as either an upgrade of Megatron or a separate entity.

G1 Galvatron (the non-accurate-color version)
Pic Credit : Web

As a CHURGs collector, I was pleased when Hasbro announced the release of Universe Galvatron back in 2008. Yet, the fact that he was only a Deluxe-sized figure was a small issue; compared to the nightmare of the figure design.

Universe Galvatron
Pic Credit : Web

Since then, there's a lot of news hinting that 'this' or 'that' company will be releasing their own Galvatron but only in 2013, Unique Toys showed their prototype and Maniaking was released in January 2014.

Monday, 10 February 2014

30th Anniversary Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014

It's been crazy these past 2 weeks, haven't been updating my blog since January. TransMY had been chosen to be part of the 30th Anniversary Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014, taking place in Genting Highland, Malaysia, from 31st January to 16th of February 2014. 

*not everything in the expo are featured here*


Me and my wife were welcomed by Kre-O Optimus Prime

Chronology and History



Detailed Transformers chronology since its conception





Write-up on Transformers Fall of Cybertron

Showcase

The Transformers Showcases are contributed fully by TransMY, by nearly 30 collectors. The 13 showcases are :-

A - Transformers Generation 1 (US and Japan)
B - Transformers Generation 2 and Transformers Micromaster
C - Transformers Beast Wars and Transformers Beast Machine
D - Transformers Robot In Disguise and Transformers Armada
E - Transformers Energon and Transformers Galaxy Force
F - Transformers Animated and Transformers Prime
G - Transformers Alternator/Binaltech and Transformers Masterpiece
H - Transformers The Movie (TFTM)
I - Transformers Classsics/Henkei/Universe/Reveal The Shiled/Generations
J - Transformers Revenge of The Fallen
K - Transformers Dark Of The Moon
L - Transformers Titanium Series, PCC and Bumblebee Showcase
M - Exclusives

The space are quite limited resulting some of the figures crammed together and so figures moved to other showcases

Showcase A







Showcase B







Showcase C












Showcase D









Showcase E
*Missing Pictures*

Showcase F










Showcase G







Showcase H
*Missing Pictures

Showcase I








Showcase J






Showcase K
*missing pictures*

Showcase L




Showcase M








Camaro Room





The Tunnel









3D Show



A 3D short film Transformers Series highlights

Laser Show






Others






There has been many comment regarding the Expo, some are good, some are bad. However, personally, this expo is great improvement in terms of exposing Malaysia to the world and also, showing the capacity of Malaysian Transformers collectors

More information can be obtained at Transformers Malaysia.

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