With all the Transformers Live Action Movie news these days and with the recently concluded Toy Fair, there had been another event which had gone unnoticed last week.
Hasbro (specifically the Transformers Franchise) has generated a huge presence in South Africa recently and to celebrate, a team of organizers has initiated a traveling Transformers Exhibition project to gather up fellow fans from SA. The event will take place from March 2017 to January 2018.
Named as Transformers: Animatronics – The Exhibition, the official description for the first location is as follows:
“From March to May 2017 Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and the Rescue Bots will invade the African continent for the first time in Transformers Animatronics at Emperors Palace. Following a massively successful Latin American tour, visitors can look forward to breath-taking sculptures, made from wrecked cars, on display against the scenery of the legendary planet, Cybertron, that will be brought to life through eye-popping performance technology.
Transformers Animatronics is a unique event based on the popular Hasbro saga that has broken box office records for both movies and television. And now it will head to Emperors Palace with a spectacular display that has been enjoyed by millions of people on tour across the globe. This travelling exhibition of international standards will feature 12 animated Transformers, 9 sculptures scaled between and 2m and 11m made from car parts, and a further 20 statues varying in size. In addition, an impressive arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters will also be showcased. Young and old will immerse themselves in the incredible universe of Optimus Prime and his companions, from its origins in the world of comics to the television series and blockbuster movies. Autobots and Decepticons will also feature prominently, accompanied by the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base.”
Check out exhibition dates, videos and images, after the jump.
Johannesburg – 11th March 2017 to 28th May 2017 @ Emperors Palace
Centurion – 10th June 2017 to 15th Octomer 2017 @ Centurion Mall
Cape Town – 10th November 2017 to 21st January 2018 @ Sun International Grand West