Stsausser has found out some interesing information about a new movie exclusive that will be available in Japan.
According to source Mei Morishita's blog, the Winter Wonder Festival 2008 takes place on February 24th and this exclusive toy will be made available for purchase at the TakaraTomy booth. There are going to be a limited number of pieces and price is still TBD.
The MegaCon Comicbooks convention will be held on March 7th through the 9th in Orlando, FL. Aside from a whole host of comicbook talent, Guests include William Morgan Sheppard who played Captain Archibald Witwicky in Michael Bay's Transformers and (again) Neil Kaplan. If you intend to swing by on March 9th, do not forget to wish the Robots In Disguise star a happy birthday!
Variety has announced that the 2007 Transformers movie is still in the running for an Oscar Award in the catagory of Visual Special Effects. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will determine the final 3 nominations for the award on January 16th. The competition for Transformers are, The Bourne Ultimatum, Evan Almighty, The Golden Compass, I Am Legend, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End and 300.
A new promo video for Toronto based Transformers fan expo, Transformerscon, is now online. This is Canada biggest and best Transformers convention that brings fans in from miles around. This year will feature a special Q&A panel from the good folks at Hasbro Canada.
The 7th annual Transformers Convention will take place Saturday June 21st at the Doubletree International Plaza in Toronto.
Tokyo kicks off of the year with one of the largest Toy Festivals in the world - The Winter Wonder Festival 2008. This year, an estimated 43,000 people are expected to attend. The Wonder Festival is a biannual event that features all of the latest toys on the market including Transformers.
Date: Feb. 24th, 2008
Location: Big Site Convention Center, Tokyo
Time: 10 AM - 5 PM
Cost: Y2,000 which includes the entry fee + guide book
Some of the attending Press: (These usually cover Transformers)
Hyper Hobby Magazine
Dengeki Hobby Magazine
Information on vendors, show casers, and toy exclusives will be announced soon.
Click here to see some of the pictures from last season’s event.
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