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Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby Va'al » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:38 am

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Every year in February, the Asahikawa festival takes place, in which sculptors and snow enthusiasts join for a week of white-covered fun. Last year, we saw Autobot leader Optimus' Prime towering over the festivities, in his TF: Prime incarnation, but it looks like official sponsors Takara Tomy has big plans for the 30th Transformers Anniversary: an early release of TF4 toys, probably the First Edition Optimus Prime, and a Transformers Room in the hotel! Check out the machine translated information and mirrored images below, including a couple from last year's festival.

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55th Asahikawa Winter Festival × Transformers collaboration confirmed - 6-11 February 2014
This year marks the 55th iteration of the "Asahikawa Winter Festival", and will feature huge snow sculptures of Transformers, this being their 30th anniversary! In addition, there will be a range of fun collaborations!


The third collaboration between Transformers and Asahikawa Winter Festival is confirmed!

In addition, projection mapping is also implemented this year! Convoy of heavy snow begins to move in the image projection mapping! ?

Period 6 February to 11 February 2014
Time (Until 20:00 last day) 9:00 to 21:00
Venue Asahikawa, Hokkaido Ishikari River Asahi-bashi

Asa~tsupiー× Transformers also collaboration!

In addition, the Asahikawa mascot "Asa~tsupiー" will also collaborate with Transformers this time! Asa~tsupiー will be wearing Convoy styled armor, and will also become a hero - you can liven up the winter festival as "Asa~tsupiー Transformers"!

Sale: Asa~tsupiー Transformer was designed to be "55th Asahikawa Winter Festival original pin badge". For the "55th Asahikawa Winter Festival original pin badge" here refer to.

Japan's fastest! The pre-sale at the venue of the new movie toy!

Prior to the general release, new toy movie "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Optimus Prime First Edition" will be sold in the country at the fastest selling-out winter festival venue! Visual of "Optimus Prime First Edition" public expectation .. this page in early February.

Transformers Room appearance in Asahikawa hotels!

Hotels in Asahikawa, Room Transformers Dzukushi, "Transformers Room" appearance! ?
More information coming soon on this page! Stay tuned for further news!


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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby gothsaurus » Thu Jan 30, 2014 2:40 pm

Starscream and Jetfire sunk in the snow. Hilarious and awesome idea.

And anyone know about this funny Optimus critter? Who's the guy in the helmet?
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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby Va'al » Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:11 pm

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gothsaurus wrote:Starscream and Jetfire sunk in the snow. Hilarious and awesome idea.

And anyone know about this funny Optimus critter? Who's the guy in the helmet?


That's the mascot of the festival (a bear, I think?) with Optimus armour! :D
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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby El Duque » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:53 am

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Courtesy of Twitter user Akira T 2716 and YouTube user North44asahi we have images and video from the 55th Asahikawa Snow Sculpture Festival. Takara Tomy has a presence at this event and had several Transformer snow sculptures created including an over 20 meter tall depiction of Optimus Prime/Convoy, which took center stage during the laser and fireworks show. Check out the images and video embedded below.




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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby njb902 » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:08 am

That's pretty awesome.
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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Feb 06, 2014 8:28 am

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Postby EagleTron » Thu Feb 06, 2014 12:53 pm

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Looks like there is not going to be a shortage of them Chrome Optimus figures on the market and that Megatron is a ok work of art. Would have liked to see Megs in a action (shooting Canon) pose.
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Re: Asahikawa 55th Snow Sculpture Festival Featuring Transformers Sculptures and Toys

Postby STngAR » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:56 pm

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That video was pretty awesome

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