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Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008

Post by dranoel » Wed Apr 16, 2008 11:18 pm

27-29 June 2008. Mark those dates on your calendar. More details will be shared here as we get the info. We hear that there will be some Star Wars related stuff there :wink:
http://www.sgtoyandcomiccon.com/index.html

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*updated on 20 June 2008*

Star Wars fans,
If you haven't heard... the Singapore Toy & Comic Convention [ http://www.sgtoyandcomiccon.com/index.html ] will be held at Suntec City next weekend 28 & 29 June 2008. And Star Wars fans are in for a treat!

From the moment the event kicks off on Saturday, witness the Imperial March by the 501st Legion in the Official Opening Show. Then pop over to the 501st Legion – Singapore Garrison (Booth B15) to find out more about these awesome bad guys who do good. While you are there, sign up for the Droid Hunt, and look forward to being spotted by the patrolling troopers later in the afternoon.

You will also want to visit the Hasbro (Booth E01) where you can get a sneak peek into the upcoming release of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars line of toys. Toys and memorabilia from the personal collections of fellow Star Wars fans will also be on display in the Collectors Corner.

Don't forget to count, count, and recount the number of Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers on display, and stand to Win yet-to-be-released Star Wars: The Clone Wars toys. And if you think you know everything there is to know about Star Wars, you can also take up the challenge in the Star Wars Quiz Show on Sunday.

Beside Star Wars, this inaugural Singapore Toy & Comic Convention will also feature a host of toys (general and designer), comics, animation, gaming, design, licensing and Cosplay from creative minds from all over the world. Our friends from Moviemania are also holding CosCon at the convention. http://www.sgtoyandcomiccon.com/coscon.html

See you there!

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More details on all the Star Wars events:

Official Opening Show
by 501st Legion – SG Garrison and Moviemania
Onstage – Saturday, 28 June from 11:30 to 12:00pm

Don't miss the official opening of the Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008! Witness the impressive spectacle of a Star Wars Imperial March by 501st Legion, as well as a costumed stunt show by Moviemania, featuring such characters as Iron Man and SnakeEyes from GIJOE!

"Droid Hunt"
by 501st Legion – SG Garrison (Booth B15)
Saturday and Sunday, 28 to 29 June between 1:00 and 2:00pm

"An escape pod has been jettisoned and landed at this Convention! Droids carrying these plans to the Rebels must be stopped. Assist your Imperial Forces in tracking down these droids. Descriptions will be posted in all Imperial News Holos. Participants caught harbouring these fugitive droids will be hauled to the nearest Imperial Detention Facilities for questioning. You will co-operate without fail!"

Come visit the 501st Legion (at Booth B15) to register for "Droid Hunt" and receive your droid tags (different pictures of various droids in different colours). Between 1:00 and 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, Imperial Troopers will be searching for these droid tags throughout the event and will be stopping to interrogate you if those are the droids in question. If you are caught by the Imperial Troopers, you will get a prize in exchange for your droid tag! Don't miss out on this highly interactive activity!

Star Wars: The Clone Wars Toy Showcase
by Hasbro (Booth E01)

Travel to a galaxy far, far away and get a sneak peek into Hasbro's highly anticipated upcoming release of the Star Wars: The Clone Wars line of toys before its global launch on July 26, 2008! Be among the first people to see how the newly animated Star Wars universe is getting translated into toys!

Star Wars Collectors Corner
by Hasbro (Booth E01)

Courtesy of local collectors of Star Wars toys and memorabilia…marvel at the toys that have accompanied the Star Wars Trilogy, dating back to 1977 and spanning 30 years!

"Count the No. of Storm & Clone Troopers" Showcase
by Hasbro (Booth E01)

Come to Hasbro's showcase and count the total number of Stormtroopers and Clone Troopers in Hasbro's booth! The lucky individual who guesses closest to the actual number will win a range of yet-to-be-released Star Wars: The Clone Wars toys from Hasbro! Join the count now!

Star Wars Quiz Show
by Hasbro
Onstage – Sunday, 29 June from 1:15 to 1:45pm

Pit your knowledge of the Star Wars universe against other Star Wars fans by joining the Star Wars Quiz Show! The Grand Prize winner will walk away with a life-sized Clone Trooper helmet, and two other lucky contestants will take home 2 Star Wars Mighty Muggs each! Arrive early if you plan on participating, as contestants will be selected on a first-come-first-served basis!
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Post by GenXstealth » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:39 pm

Cool can't wait. Any idea what we can do?
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Post by dranoel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 10:56 pm

Here's some info from this afternoon's press release:
• Get a sneak peak into Hasbro’s much anticipated upcoming new release STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS before its global launch on July 26, 2008.

• Fans are about to travel to a galaxy far, far away as never before, and once again, Hasbro — as it has for more than 30 years — will translate all the excitement of the brand new STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS into toys that bring this new animated action to life.

• On the front lines of an intergalactic struggle between good and evil, fans young and old will join favourite characters such as Anakin Skywalker, Obi-Wan Kenobi and Padmé Amidala, along with brand new heroes like Anakin’s padawan learner, Ahsoka. Sinister villains led by Palpatine, Count Dooku and General Grievous are poised to rule the galaxy. Stakes are high, and the fate of the Star Wars universe rests in the hands of the daring Jedi Knights. Their exploits lead to the action-packed battles and astonishing new revelations that fill STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS. Watch out for the theatrical release in August 2008.

• Collector’s Corner: marvel at the toys that have accompanied the Star Wars Trilogies from local collectors themselves, dating back to back to 1977 and spanning 30 years.

• Look out for the largest diorama display of Stormtroopers in the Emperor's Arrival Scene.

• Lifetime chance to win the entire Star Wars Clone Wars toys that are exhibited in a Q&A contest!

• Star Wars Quiz Show By Hasbro: The Star Wars Quiz Show by Hasbro will be open to all loyal fans of the Star Wars saga. Groups of contestants will be invited onstage in a battle of wits, to prove their extensive knowledge of the Star Wars universe. The Star Wars Quiz Show by Hasbro will be a welcome test for all true Star Wars fans who dare to step up to the challenge!
No prizes for guessing whose collection will be on display in the Emperor's Arrival Scene :wink:

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Post by dranoel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:22 pm

Here's what it was like at the press conference...
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Post by dranoel » Thu Apr 17, 2008 11:49 pm

and here's a glimpse into more details on the convention :wink:
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Post by hunter » Fri Apr 18, 2008 11:43 am

at last....... :D ....

i couldnt believe when she told me and i could not find it in the papers,.......

let it be a yearly event..... :)

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Post by Haldir » Fri Apr 18, 2008 1:53 pm

Actually, news about it had been out since early this year but only on the Cosplay Forum (Organizer looking for someone to help handle the "Cosplay" Contest etc).

Am looking forward to it tho' I had kinda stop collecting figurings as long as not working that weekend. :wink:
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Post by redandblue » Fri Apr 18, 2008 4:47 pm

YES! I CANT WAIT TO SHOW MY CLONE> bwahahahaha :twisted:
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Post by Haldir » Wed Apr 23, 2008 2:14 am

For those interested in the Costume Contest, check out this:
CosCon @ Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008

Background
In conjunction with the first Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008, the organizer PI Events and costume specialists Movie Mania are holding the CosCon @ Singapore Toy & Comic Convention 2008 for fans of all things otaku and pop-culture!

Competition Themes
In line with the international flavour of the Convention, the Competition will fall under two main themes over the course of two days (i.e. Saturday and Sunday, 28 – 29 June):

a) MOVIE (Single & Group/Family)
b) ANIME (Single & Group/Family)

The MOVIE theme will include entries from Western pop-culture (e.g. characters from Superman, Star Wars characters, Harry Potter, Lara Croft of Tomb Raider etc.). Contestants may choose to dress up in costumes related to Western comics, cartoons, gaming and other common mediums of pop-culture.

The ANIME theme will include entries from Japanese pop-culture (e.g. Naruto, Cloud of Final Fantasy, Full Metal Alchemist, Bleach, Pokemon, Death Note, Sailor Moon, Neon Genesis Evagelion etc.). Contestants may also choose to dress up in costumes related to Japanese manga and gaming as well.
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Post by erase » Wed May 07, 2008 8:03 am

Yo all, we will be getting special guest from Philippines Outpost coming down to troop with us during the Toy Convention... They have contacted me. :wink:
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Post by Albert Leong » Wed May 07, 2008 8:13 am

erase,

Wow.... special guest from Philippines Outpost.

That's great, bro. :D
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Post by Haldir » Wed May 07, 2008 2:05 pm

Wooh! Cool! Finally get to meet them in person. :D
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Post by erase » Wed May 07, 2008 3:47 pm

You know them? :roll:
Haldir wrote:Wooh! Cool! Finally get to meet them in person. :D
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Post by GetzJedi » Wed May 07, 2008 9:20 pm

erase wrote:Yo all, we will be getting special guest from Philippines Outpost coming down to troop with us during the Toy Convention... They have contacted me. :wink:
Is a troop being planned at all?
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Post by erase » Thu May 08, 2008 8:11 am

Yes, the info for this trooping exercise will be released soon. :wink:
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erase wrote:Yo all, we will be getting special guest from Philippines Outpost coming down to troop with us during the Toy Convention... They have contacted me. :wink:
Is a troop being planned at all?
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