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griffin
11th June 2009, 10:28 AM
I'm guessing it's just some people dressed up, but I wonder how well the costumes would be to claim, meet 'the real' TFs characters.

http://www.toysrus.com.au/slideshow/70/2_2.jpg

Penrith and Cambletown Jun 13
Parramatta and Moore Park Jun 14

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 10:41 AM
Haha, I'll still be at the Penrith one on saturday.
I'll get photos and we'll see how well they look haha.

Paulbot
11th June 2009, 10:44 AM
I wonder if they'll have a suit like that Bumblebee at BotCon... that was a pretty impressive costume.

griffin
11th June 2009, 11:18 AM
Knowing TRU, it's probably just people wearing the Roleplay helmets and weapons...

RokDog
11th June 2009, 01:25 PM
In addition to the mascots, at the Penrith and Campbelltown stores there will be a real life Optimus Prime truck present at the times indicated by the TRU site ^_^

liegeprime
11th June 2009, 01:52 PM
maaan Im day off that day but from night shift, sigh:(:(. Hmm wouldnt hurt to take a peek prolly.

Oh and welcome back Rokdog, been aaaaageeeees!!

griffin
11th June 2009, 01:53 PM
THat would have cost a lot to have done. I wonder if it is someone's actual truck they own, or if it is just a temporary thing by Paramount (or some other interested party).

duster440
11th June 2009, 01:55 PM
Knowing TRU, it's probably just people wearing the Roleplay helmets and weapons...

Apparently the costumes are from Hasbro.. The Kenworth truck painted up as Optimus Prime (or similar) will be at Penrith and Campbelltown... I'll be down at Penrith to have a look. Long drive but should be fun!

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 02:03 PM
In addition to the mascots, at the Parramatta and Campbelltown stores there will be a real life Optimus Prime truck present at the times indicated by the TRU site ^_^

Apparently the costumes are from Hasbro.. The Kenworth truck painted up as Optimus Prime (or similar) will be at Penrith and Campbelltown... I'll be down at Penrith to have a look. Long drive but should be fun!

I'm confused, will it be Penrith or Parra?
Im bloody workin on sunday so can't make it to Parra if it's there (but where could they put it if it was there?)
At least Penrith has a big enough carpark for it.

So which is it, can anyone confirm which it will be?

i_amtrunks
11th June 2009, 02:16 PM
THat would have cost a lot to have done. I wonder if it is someone's actual truck they own, or if it is just a temporary thing by Paramount (or some other interested party).

Im not sure, but I do remember seeing it at the last Sydney car show, it wasn't with other special privately owned cars, but if Hasbro or Paramount owned it surely they would have used it in more promotional activities by now.

1AZRAEL1, I'm sure it would be Penrith, as they have their own private car-park, as opposed to Parra where they would have to try and squeeze it into a Westfields car park (that would be funny to watch :D)

1AZRAEL1
11th June 2009, 02:25 PM
1AZRAEL1, I'm sure it would be Penrith, as they have their own private car-park, as opposed to Parra where they would have to try and squeeze it into a Westfields car park (that would be funny to watch :D)

Yea I thought that might be the case.

Ah well, just have to turn up on the day and find out :D

(gotta get my photo with it :o)

RokDog
11th June 2009, 06:38 PM
Oops, sorry, i_amtrunks is correct, it's Penrith... definitely couldn't squeeze that truck anywhere near the Parra TRU!

maaan Im day off that day but from night shift, sigh:(:(. Hmm wouldnt hurt to take a peek prolly.

Oh and welcome back Rokdog, been aaaaageeeees!!

Thanks Liege... work and life have been hectic.. been ghosting around when I get a chance and thought I'd contribute this little tidbit of info =)

tron07
12th June 2009, 03:47 PM
In addition to the mascots, at the Penrith and Campbelltown stores there will be a real life Optimus Prime truck present at the times indicated by the TRU site ^_^

the truck doesnt look the same....

GoktimusPrime
12th June 2009, 07:00 PM
A meet at Parramatta TRU has already been organised here (http://www.otca.com.au/boards/showthread.php?t=4556) :)

griffin
12th June 2009, 07:32 PM
Not sure if you needed to start a new topic for it. But I spose something needed to be mentioned in the meetup section if there is enough interest for it.
The truck I'd check out, but the two in costumes would just be a morbid curiosity that could be satisfied by seeing someone else's photos.
Then again, if brisbane fans had meets like in sydney and melb, we'd use anything as a catalyst as well to meet up.
Sad as it is, having 3 Qlders meet-up at botcon is like a big turnout for us, and we had to go half way around the world to do it... :p

GoktimusPrime
12th June 2009, 08:23 PM
Sorry, I only found this thread today. :p

mknell
13th June 2009, 05:22 PM
I Went this morning to Penrith because I wanted to see the Truck as well, it was fun, I took some pics too

Click here (http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=115088&id=721178938&ref=nf) for the large versions

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GoktimusPrime
13th June 2009, 10:10 PM
I've seen that truck!! A few months ago I was at an intersection in Auburn/Silverwater and I drove past - my wife pointed it out to me. I thought it was some guy's private truck that he'd done up like that; didn't think it was part of some official promotion!

Deceptic_Optic
14th June 2009, 05:15 AM
I've seen that truck!! A few months ago I was at an intersection in Auburn/Silverwater and I drove past - my wife pointed it out to me. I thought it was some guy's private truck that he'd done up like that; didn't think it was part of some official promotion!

Guess what Gok I saw the truck on the way to work yesterday just didnt have my usb cable to post, took photos of it when driving cant get a proper focus dont want to crash hehehe... but here are some photos from behind

http://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0080.jpghttp://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0079.jpghttp://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0078.jpghttp://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0077.jpghttp://i612.photobucket.com/albums/tt202/Deceptic_Optics/IMG_0075.jpg

1AZRAEL1
14th June 2009, 10:10 AM
I've seen that truck!! A few months ago I was at an intersection in Auburn/Silverwater and I drove past - my wife pointed it out to me. I thought it was some guy's private truck that he'd done up like that; didn't think it was part of some official promotion!

I was speaking to the owner, says he does use it as well.
He did have a Spiderman one but sold it a little while back.

I'll post the pics my fiance took yesterday as well, once the workload here dies down a bit.

1AZRAEL1
14th June 2009, 02:35 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/SANY0218.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/SANY0227.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/SANY0245.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/SANY0236.jpg

There is about 40 odd of them, all here (http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/)

Sorry bout the ones that were sideways, couldn't be bothered flipping them haha

The_Damned
14th June 2009, 04:33 PM
would any1 know why the pics appear broken and i cant see them in this thread?

GoktimusPrime
14th June 2009, 05:28 PM
Piccies from Parramatta TRU this morning :)

kup and I with Bumblebee and Optimus Prime (evidently Micromasters :p)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots1.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots1.jpg)

Optimus Prime
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots2.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots2.jpg)

Bumblebee and Optimus Prime with the RotF toy display
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots3.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots3.jpg)

Bumblebee's back
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots4.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots4.jpg)

Optimus Prime's back
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots5.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots5.jpg)

Optimus Prime waving at a child
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots6.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots6.jpg)

Optimus Prime and Bumblebee posing with another young fan
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots7.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots7.jpg)

Bumblebee and Optimus Prime holding their own toys. ;)
http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/th_meettheautobots8.jpg (http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y227/goktimusprime/Transformers/Transfan%20Meets/Meet%20The%20Autobots%20May%2014%202009/meettheautobots8.jpg)

Afterwards we went to Kmart then had lunch where kup showed us the fan-made Ultra Magnus accessories garage kit and gamblor916 showed us his BotCon 2009 toys. We then checked out Phantom Zone and went to gamblor916's place where we admired his nicely presented collection and watched his BotCon videos. Seeing that massive movie prop Bumblebee suddenly made meeting "Micromaster" Bumblebee and Optimus Prime at TRU seem not so great (but gamblor916 graciously pointed out that at least the Autobots we met today could move about whereas the one at BotCon was just a prop). :)

liegeprime, kup and I then checked out Target and Big W at Blacktown - then I went home.

Deceptic_Optic
14th June 2009, 06:13 PM
man bloody work, its barricades to my social life hehehe, i missed out!:( you guys seen anything new? or anything new? anywhere?

FFN
14th June 2009, 09:47 PM
That is one ugly truck. And it's a Kenworth, which is what Voyager Movie Prime was based upon (and apparently this influenced TakaraTomy to such an extent that they evidently declared prime to be a Kenworth W900, if I read right).

Prime's a Peterbilt.

GoktimusPrime
14th June 2009, 10:54 PM
The truck is fan made, not professionally done. It's a pretty good effort. :) Sounds like the guy's a regular truckie who's decided to decorate his truck as a rolling tribute to movie OP. (^_^)

i_amtrunks
15th June 2009, 12:00 PM
I feel sorry for the poor buggers in suits, no protection from kids to be found.

I'm assuming that prime and Bumblebee were mutes?

GoktimusPrime
15th June 2009, 03:31 PM
Yes. The kids were all too scared to get too close to them. :p Optimus Prime's codpiece kept half-falling off for a while until kup pointed it out and one of the minders fixed it (with Optimus Prime turned around so it wouldn't look sussed to the kids ;))

liegeprime
15th June 2009, 08:35 PM
Yes. The kids were all too scared to get too close to them. :p Optimus Prime's codpiece kept half-falling off for a while until kup pointed it out and one of the minders fixed it (with Optimus Prime turned around so it wouldn't look sussed to the kids ;))

yeah Gok fixed it first ( you know him and janglies :P) but it just keep fallin off.
I only got 1 pic of the event, well 2 including the little play time we had at the foodcourt with Re: the Quints making of Actionmasters prime but ran out of budget... hence he cant transform anymore and was downsized :D:p

It was hard really to stay awake, I was from nightshift and went straight from work to Parramatta. Actually walked from Westmead to Parramatta thru the park ( thought the crisp cold air would wake me up) but got there 2 hours early , so I had brekky at Hungry Jacks then went to one of the courtesy sofas scattered in Westfield mall and slept there heheheh:o:o til it was nearly time for the meet-up. Texted Gok who was finding parking and met with him at TRU but it was still closed, we actually saw the guys who wore the costumes before they put it on... they're kinda short.
We, well I decided to wait on the nearest sofa since it was still closed so that I can snooze a bit more. Kup then arrived and joined us and I finally got my natobot roadbuster kit... which was underwhelming :( plastic quality wise. I actually managed to snap the locking head piece when i was attaching it when I got home :eek:. But I was too sleepy to care, so I just went like meh, I'll glue it tomorrow. Gamblor showed up and yay! Botcon stuff with him! :D Quintesson Judge and we picked up later at his place - Botcon Elita -1! Score one more for my Fembot shelf! She's my 15th fembot. As gok said went to Westfield Blacktown after gamblors place and then we partd ways....

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions006.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions007.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions008.jpg

Deceptic_Optic
15th June 2009, 11:28 PM
yeah Gok fixed it first ( you know him and janglies :P) but it just keep fallin off.
I only got 1 pic of the event, well 2 including the little play time we had at the foodcourt with Re: the Quints making of Actionmasters prime but ran out of budget... hence he cant transform anymore and was downsized :D:p

It was hard really to stay awake, I was from nightshift and went straight from work to Parramatta. Actually walked from Westmead to Parramatta thru the park ( thought the crisp cold air would wake me up) but got there 2 hours early , so I had brekky at Hungry Jacks then went to one of the courtesy sofas scattered in Westfield mall and slept there heheheh:o:o til it was nearly time for the meet-up. Texted Gok who was finding parking and met with him at TRU but it was still closed, we actually saw the guys who wore the costumes before they put it on... they're kinda short.
We, well I decided to wait on the nearest sofa since it was still closed so that I can snooze a bit more. Kup then arrived and joined us and I finally got my natobot roadbuster kit... which was underwhelming :( plastic quality wise. I actually managed to snap the locking head piece when i was attaching it when I got home :eek:. But I was too sleepy to care, so I just went like meh, I'll glue it tomorrow. Gamblor showed up and yay! Botcon stuff with him! :D Quintesson Judge and we picked up later at his place - Botcon Elita -1! Score one more for my Fembot shelf! She's my 15th fembot. As gok said went to Westfield Blacktown after gamblors place and then we partd ways....

http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions006.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions007.jpg
http://i205.photobucket.com/albums/bb313/liegeprime/2009%20Purchases/JuneAcquisitions008.jpg

dre did you get my pm?

liegeprime
15th June 2009, 11:33 PM
dre did you get my pm?

Yup, we were at TRU when I got it. told the others already at that time. di bale next time - Aug 23 mark your calendar!:D

Deceptic_Optic
15th June 2009, 11:37 PM
Yup, we were at TRU when I got it. told the others already at that time. di bale next time - Aug 23 mark your calendar!:D

ok!:D dont you have work today?

mknell
16th June 2009, 09:46 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v502/1AZRAEL1/SANY0245.jpg



I think I remember seeing you there, thats awesome they took pics in front of the truck too I wish I stuck around and did the same

1AZRAEL1
16th June 2009, 09:58 AM
I think I remember seeing you there, thats awesome they took pics in front of the truck too I wish I stuck around and did the same

Yea you look familiar as well, I was there from pretty much 9.30, left bout 10.30 to get breakfast from hungry jacks. Didn't have alot to do that day so we figured we'd hang around a bit.

mknell
16th June 2009, 10:04 AM
Yea you look familiar as well, I was there from pretty much 9.30, left bout 10.30 to get breakfast from hungry jacks. Didn't have alot to do that day so we figured we'd hang around a bit.

Yeah my girlfriend & I had some things to get done so we didn't really hang around too long