The exhibit design and social media teams at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, the largest children’s museum in the world, are excited to share these preliminary design sketches for the upcoming exhibit Transformers: Robots in Disguise™. The exhibit opens at The Children’s Museum on March 7, in partnership with Hasbro.
These sketches are used to convey the overall experience of the exhibit in the early stages of development. They help illustrate the relationship between the displayed objects and the hands-on learning activities. You can learn more at http://www.childrensmuseum.org/future-exhibits, or follow the museum on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see the latest behind the scenes moments. (facebook.com/childrensmuseum, Twitter @TCMIndy, Instagram @childrensmuseum, #IndyTransformers.)
Enjoy this sneak peek!
Welcome to the Transformers Universe! The exhibit’s entry will ask you to “Choose Your Team,” with featured photo ops with Optimus Prime and Megatron.
Examine Transformers vintage toys and character images, which represent a sampling of the 6,000 characters developed by Hasbro over the past 30 years. This space includes a 10’ Optimus Prime statue from Transformers: Age of Extinction, an Autobot and Decepticon character display, and other interactives focused on the fantasy world of Transformers.
There will also be a display of full-size Transformers fan costumes, including The Children’s Museum’s own Bumblebee costume.
The Hasbro toy design area will allow you to participate in key phases of the toy making process including aspects such as conceptual design, engineering, and testing. Enter an immersive space emulating Hasbro designers at work and watch a 3D printer printing a grey model prototype.
Autobot Central is a facilitated program space featuring hands-on workshops where visitors design robotic creations using some of the same skills used by Transformers designers. The space will also feature vintage commercials and cartoons.
The Become Bumblebee interactive asks visitors to imagine if YOU were a Transformer as you virtually transform into a robot on screen.
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 7, 2015
Double Feature! Director & Crew Members In Person!
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE / G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE
Presented by the American Cinematheque and Dammaged Goods
Discussion between films with TRANSFORMERS story consultant Flint Dille and G.I. JOE director Don Jurwich, story consultant Buzz Dixon and story board director Larry Houston.
THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE
1986, 84 min, USA, Dir: Nelson Shin
The hit animated television series (and action figure toy line) makes its first leap to the big screen! In the year 2005, Optimus Prime and his heroic Autobots struggle to defend their home planet Cybertron from the voracious Unicron (Orson Welles, in his final role) and defeat the evil Decepticons and their ruthless leader, Megatron. The all-star cast giving voice to these battling ’bots includes Judd Nelson, Leonard Nimoy, Robert Stack, Eric Idle, Scatman Crothers and Casey Kasem. Released between the series’ second and third seasons, THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE killed off several major characters and featured a heavy-metal soundtrack and anime style that gave it a slightly darker tone than the TV program - but it’s still intergalactic fun for kids of all ages.
G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE
1987, 93 min, Japan, USA, Dir: Don Jurwich
In this feature-length spinoff of the beloved 1980s TV show, the G.I. Joe soldiers join newest hero Flint (Don Johnson) to take on the evil forces of Cobra, whose ancient Lovecraftian history is revealed as a new enemy, Serpentor, enters the scene. Featuring many of the same cast members as THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE, with Wally Burr once again directing the voices of Frank Welker, Peter Cullen, Chris Latta, Michael Bell, Dan Gilvezan, Neil Ross, Corey Burton, Jack Angel and Gregg Berger. Also features Burgess Meredith and wrestler Sgt. Slaughter.
Screening format: 35mm (THE TRANSFORMERS: THE MOVIE) and Blu-ray (G.I. JOE: THE MOVIE)
TF Expo wrote:Wichita, Kansas â€“ TFExpo returns for a fifth year! Our 2015 show will be held August 14th and 15th at the Holiday Inn here in Wichita (Kellogg and Rock location). This year's show celebrates not only our favorite transforming robots, but all action figures and 80's toylines. And to help us commemorate our fifth show, we're bringing in none other than fan favorite G1 Bumblebee voice actor Dan Gilvezan! Dan will be speaking and signing autographs throughout the show. But that's not all! Dan will be joined by one of the creative forces who helped shape many of our childhoods, writer Buzz Dixon! Mr. Dixon wrote episodes of Generation 1 Transformers, G.I.Joe, and many more animated shows from the 80's and beyond. He'll be hosting a Writer's Workshop at TFExpo as well, so stay tuned for details on that.
TFExpo 2015 will feature a Dealer's Room with an even wider variety of merchandise to shop from. We'll also once again be hosting our own Cosplay Contest, and a Customs Workshop. And TFExpo 2015 will close with our fan-favorite event, the Saturday Night Dinner and Script Reading, featuring Dan Gilvezan and a cast of lucky attendees! Expect even more announcements in the months ahead, including details on this year's exclusive offerings.
So when can you register for TFExpo 2015? Right now! Registration opens TODAY at tf-expo.com. There you'll find details on our registration packages for attendees, and information on purchasing a Dealer's Table or Artist's Table. As always our Ultra Packages, featuring first-class seating and dinner at the table of our Special Guests and souvenir photos with them as well, will be LIMITED and first come first serve. And this year, for the first time ever, weâ€™re offering EARLY BIRD PRICING for pre-registration! These discounted prices are available ONLY to those registering before May 1st! So don't delay! Head to tf-expo.com and secure your place at the premiere event for fans of Transformers, Action Figures, and all 80's Toys!
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