Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Can't Get Enough Of Transformers: My Life With Transformers

In 1986, something great happened in Planet Earth. The invasion of robots of Autobots and Decepticons into Planet Earth's TV sets. Yet, all this happened when the Americans discovered the robots of Diaclone Robots of Takara Japan in early 80s. They were amazed by how the toy could transformed from cars, trucks and even insects into robots.

From the toys, they came out with 3 pilot episodes of Transformers. It was a huge success! From there, the rest was history. The Transformers invade planet Earth.

Unlike many rich kids, I couldn't afford a Transformer toy when I was a kid. I could only play my neighbour's toys. Throughout my childhood I never owned a Transformers toy, only a few Thundercats toys.

The introduction of the Transformers (cartoon) the movie back then brought more attention to the series. From there, the series eventually went unpopular in years later on.

The series that came with Generation 2, Beast wars and Beast machines. Only then when Car Robots series were shown, it caught my attention again. My supported my younger brother to collect the series where later I got addicted to it.

I started my Transformers collections 6-7 years ago. Getting the right book to keep intact what to get and also hooked on eBay for the more vintage collections. From toys collecting, I met lots of collectors and fans. Many that wouldn't believe how huge my collections was.

* Ultra Rare G1 Collections include Headmaster Scorponok, Leokaiser, Star Saber, Omega Supreme and Overlord...

As time goes by, I joined Transmy, Malaysia's Biggest Transformers Fan Club. Later on, they made me a moderator.

At the peak of my Transformers collecting, I had around 600 pieces of different Transformers toys. I sold partial of them out as it put a lot of weight on my credit card bill.

*Generation 1 collections...
*Generation 1 collections...
*Complete Takara Book Reissues...
*Some of the boxes of the G1 Japanese Series Transformers includes Victory Series and Masterforce series...
*Some of the boxes of the G1 Japanese Series and American Hasbro Series...

I probably left around 300-500 pieces of Transformers toys now.

*Part of my toy room...

*My segment starts at 2:35 but there's some problem with this video, I will upload again once I'm free...

I was once interviewed by TV3's Remaja for my toys collecting passion. Something that I'm very proud of until today.

*Me being Optimus Prime wannabe with real Soundwave transformed to a mp3 player!

In 2005, a big news hit the Transformers fandom. A movie shall be made for Transformers. Millions of Transformers fans talked about it. The first initial director for the movie was Steven Spielberg! Everyone was happy when the rumors spread out. Yet, until Michael Bay (a non Transformers fan) announced as the director, many opposed. During the initial planning stages, some fans eventually hacked to Bay's computer and retrieved the original artwork of Transformers The Movie. The artwork then spreaded across the Internet and millions of Transformers couldn't believe what they've seen! Abuses and hate mails were then hurled to Michael Bay.

Yet, when the movie screened in 2007, it became an overnight success. Within the first few weeks, the trilogy was announced. Michael Bay didn't let the millions of Transformers fans down unlike Dragonball's James Wong. He revolutionised Transformers.

At the same time, United International Pictures Malaysia brought the movie in for the local fans. Without UIP, there's no Transformers The Movie in Malaysia. I'm really grateful because I watched the movie the same week as in US. In fact, I watched it a few days earlier in the Transformers Premiere organized by UIP for Transmy. In return, Transmy collaborated with UIP to produce the FIRST Robotcon in Malaysia at CineLeisure.

Local collectors (includes me) brought our toys to Robotcon to showcase our toys to the local public. We hired our own security guards to guard the "love of our lives".

*The Transmy Moderators...
*The collections of the rare Generation 1 toys...
*The Transmyians...

The movie's success also brought another problem. The shortage of the toys. Thousands of movie lovers flocked to local toy stores to find that most of the toys were sold out.

tf-movie-mad rush

People queued and rushed to any shop that had the toys. This was taken at a local toy shop and many were waiting for the Transformers toys.


Of course, I got prepared and had mine...

So then, Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen is coming by end month. I'm getting ready to watch the movie multiple times again.


And also I already made my move and purchased some of the Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen toys.

This could be my longest post I did in my blog.

After so many years, I still can't get enough of Transformers! Will UIP nice enough to give me some tickets for the Transformers 2: Revenge Of The Fallen Premiere Tickets as well as the toys?

It will all depends on them.

But at the mean time, I'll get entertain by my beloved Bumblebee....

With over 190,000 hits on Youtube, MY Bumblebee still sings to me!


I'll be THERE!!


Me with my Transformers Shirt on top of Broga Hill @ 14th June 2009. One more week to go!


Simon Seow said...

LOL. Bee dancing to Thai song. *salute* You're really a great Transformers fan and collector.

Ren said...

Power collector showing his power collection!!!
i drooling all over ur shinning victory leo and star saber T_T

nemesisjazz said...

really show off.....I know you have a lot.....:(

Wilson Ng said...

simon: thanks

ren: thanks

nemesisjazz: thanks as well

Joyce said...

SW - ur one crazy collector. Must admire you for your zest n passion for collecting Transformers but still think you're one crazy fella. I'm pretty sure Rach will secretly agree wid me !!