Feast your eyes on over 1,600 Transformers toys and figurines, most of which are rare, displayed right before you in a nostalgic treasure trove at the 30th Anniversary Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014!
The exhibit is thanks to none other than the members of TransMY, who loaned their precious collections to be displayed at the expo, which includes toys and figurines from Generation 1 from US and Japan as well as from the movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon.
Here are our special picks from the exhibition:
Generation 1: 1984 - 1991
The toy line that started it all. Generation 1 started as a joint venture between Hasbro of America and Takara of Japan, giving each character a unique personality and special abilities. Hasbro’s idea was to create a fictional universe that serves as a backdrop for the Transformers storyline, which revolves around a never-ending conflict between two warring factions—the heroic Autobots and the evil Decepticons.
Beast Wars: Transformers (1996 – 2001)
A series consisting of robots able to transform into organically-styled animals.
Beast Machines: Transformers (1999 – 2001)
The successor of Beast Wars. The design for Beast Machines leans towards a techno-organic style, combining mechanical and organic aspects.
Transformers: Cybertron (2004-2005)
Known as Galaxy Force in Japan, it is another creation by Hasbro and Takara. They are the final installment of the Unicron Trilogy.
Transformers Animated (2007-2008)
Before the live-action movie was released, this animated television series was released in celebration of Transformers 25th anniversary.
Transformers: Armada (2002 – 2003)
The first series to be completely co-developed by Hasbro and Takara.
The Chromia Collection
Believe it or not, the Bumblebee Evolution series displayed at the expo is owned by a female Transformers collector, Nor Azlin binti Rosli from Klang! Among all the rare units she owns is a vintage special edition of Golden Bumblebee and a Polystone Bumblebee, which is one of only 1,000 units available worldwide!
This is a line of toys consisting of redesigned characters from the Generation 1 series produced using advanced engineering and technology. It includes toy cars that are licensed by Lamborghini. In the same series, there were also Nissan-licensed toy cars. The main difference between the Masterpiece toyline and the other line of Transformers toys is that they are much more detailed and complex. The most expensive MP8X model is on display at this expo too!
Toys from the movie – Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Convention Exclusives are Transformers toys that are only sold at annual Transformers conventions held around the world. There are 3 official annual conventions, namely Botcon, The Official Transfomers Collection Convention and Cybertron Con.
Transformers Expo Malaysia 2014 runs until 16 February 2014 at the Arena of Stars, Resorts World Genting. Tickets are priced at RM55 for adults and RM45 for children and senior citizens.
For more information, visit http://www.rwgenting.com/en/themepark/highlights/transformers.htm or call 03-6259 2697.
TransMY (www.transmy.com) also known as Transfans Malaysia (formerly Malaysian Transformers Fandom Group) is a local Malaysian Transformers collector and appreciation group aimed at gathering local Transformers fans and providing them with an avenue for interaction, networking, collection-expansion, information exchange and most importantly – sharing the fun of being involved in this universally-recognized fandom.