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This just in! Hasbro has dropped a major announcement regarding Cybertron Con 2016!
As outlined in the press release below, the Shanghai event running July 29th-31st will feature some major guests, including voice actors like Peter Cullen, IDW creatives like James Raiz, and designers like Hisashi Yuki! For more detailed info check out the press release below, and the Cybertron Con site. Here’s the quick TL;DR version:
• Toy Exhibit – Cybertron Con 2016 will treat visitors to a unique toy exhibit which will include hundreds of the most iconic Transformers toys from each point in franchise history
• Peter Cullen Appearances – The original Voice of Optimus Prime, Peter Cullen, will be in Shanghai to hold fan meeting panels and limited autograph sessions on each day of the convention
• Other Notable Appearances – Cybertron Con will include panel discussions and autograph opportunities with many of the most notable names in the Transformers franchise, including: Transformers Prime concept artist Walter Gatus, Hasbro Development director of Hasbro’s TV and film division Josh Feldman, Takara Tomy designers Shogo Hasui and Yuki Hisashi and veteran writers from the Transformers IDW comic series Sara Pitre-Durocher, James Raiz and Alex Milne
• Larger than Life Bots – The event will feature a five-meter high Optimus Prime statue, as well as a number of other costumed Autobot and Decepticon characters roaming the expo floor
• Limited Edition Collectibles – Attendees will have the chance to purchase many limited edition Transformers merchandise, including San Diego Comic-Con special edition products
• TF Tmall – Cybertron Con will include the launch of the TF Tmall flagship store, which will host a series of promotions and other surprises throughout the convention
• Fan Art Competition – Fans can share their Transformers-related works of illustration, coating and modeling and have them rated by special guests. Winners will receive huge prizes and the potential opportunity to work on official Transformers production
• Family Zone – A special area for the tiniest Transformers fans, the Family Zone will allow kids and parents to create their own Transformers characters at the 3D Brush Workshop, partake in a coloring game and much more.