Looks like Transformers fever still hasn’t quite left Shanghai. The hero’s robot of choice, Bumblebee, was recently spotted standing outside the Shanghai East Asia Exhibition Hall in anticipation for the 2010 Cybertron Annual Meeting.
What IS the 2010 Cybertron Annual Meeting? Apparently, something that will “display different generations of transformer toys to Chinese fans,” according to Xinhua. Googling the name (in Chinese) reveals that it will be held from July 30 to August 3 and is some sort of fan convention for people who really, really like Transformers. From the website introducing the event:
I believe that every fanatical Transformers fan, in reality, will always experience loneliness. This is because people around us often find it difficult to understand or agree with our hobby. So, we group on the internet, and met at Actoys [the website]…
I believe that every Transformers fan must have longed for the day that these web usernames would become actual faces, become close friends to drink and talk with.
Because this was my, a fanboy’s, deep hope! This is the greatest dream for me, an avid Transformers-loving person!
The Bumblee standing outside the convention center to welcome these “fanatical Transformers fans” is 7-meters tall and weighs a whopping 8-tons. These pictures, of workers putting the robot together, are from Xinmin.
The third Transformers movie is currently being filmed in Chicago and will allegedly include car chases, gunfire and explosions. Surprise. Not mentioned if it will include another scene in Shanghai to rile up oversensitive Chinese movie watchers.