This year, the inaugural Cybertron Con 2012 was held in my home country from 11 to 14 March 2012 - Singapore. For perhaps the first time ever, an event of Transformers toy collecting significance has been held in Asia.
I unfortunately could not attend, but saw it vicariously through the eyes of my buddy ET (not the extraterrestrial, but his initials, you know who you are). I won't talk too much about it because I haven't been there, but if you'd like to read about it, there is plenty written in the links below:
Ok, that's the boring stuff out of the way, 'nuff said.
Since I'm predominantly interested in G1, I'll only be showcasing the G1 goodies from the convention. heh!
1984 and 1985 G1 Autobot cars
1984 and 1985 Decepticons. Pre-rub Soundwave, Thundercracker and Skywarp, impressive! Where's Starscream?
Collection was contributed by Don Tan as seen from the tag. Definitely a very respectable if not drool-worthy collection. Why is Top Spin and Twin Twist's bubbles always yellowed?
My favourite Headmaster - the Horrorcons Snapdragon and Apeface. But Apeface is not a USA box, which is slightly disappointing.
Targetmaster Cyclonus. Missing the very rare and hard to find TM Scourge.
1987 Autobot Headmasters. Very nice, these are.
1988 Pretenders, very nice and hard to find in boxes with their bubbles. Impressive!
1988 'junior' Headmasters.
1988 'junior' Targetmasters
Combiner cassettes Squarktalk and Beastbox - why does this deserve a special place?
Combiner cassettes Grandslam and Raindance - again, why the special place?
1989/ 1990 Micromasters.
Oh yawn, ActionMasters.
Many people commented that they are missing Takara or Japanese Transformers - there was not a single one of them (other than pre-Transformers).
Well, they could have approached me, and to be honest, they did. I said 'sure, but we need to iron out the details', but then they never got back to me. Perhaps there were other things that demanded more priority or it was the trouble of having to ship display pieces from overseas or perhaps it was because its a Hasbro convention and had no place for Takara pieces, one can only speculate.
Thanks once again for the photos ET!