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Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2020 12:45 pm
by GoktimusPrime
EVENT TYPE: Fan meet. Have a chinwag, play with toys, go toy hunting etc.
DATE: 19/1/20
LOCATION: Dunedin, NZ
MEETING TIME: 12:00 @ Kmart entrance

G'day, Kiwis!

I will be visiting New Zealand and I'd really love to meet some fellow Transformers fans in Dunedin on Sunday 19/1.
Zippo, it'd be great if we could meet again. The last time we met was in Sydney back in 2010 -- hooley dooley that was a decade ago!

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Anyway, I will be in Dunedin on 19/1 and hope to see other TF fans. :) LMK if there are any Transformers toys that anyone would like me to bring to the meet.

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 2:51 pm
by Zippo
Wowzers, that was a long time ago.

I am free before 3pm on Sunday 19th, so we can organise something; most people on here are from everywhere else other than Dunedin .. so it might be a low turnout.

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 6:38 am
by omegaprime
heck yeah im keen

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:50 pm
by GoktimusPrime
Yay! Shall we kick off at 10:30?
Also, where's a good meeting spot?

Update: how about outside the entrance to Kmart?
I have a rental car so we can drive about wherever. You guys will be my guides. :)

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Tue Jan 14, 2020 8:50 am
by Zippo
10.30, Kmart - sounds good.

Just don't expect to see anything on the shelves of the local stores; I have long since given up

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Wed Jan 15, 2020 10:56 pm
by GoktimusPrime
Heheh, I've spotted Transformers twice in Frankton; at Kmart and The Warehouse. Nothing new but I grabbed the Off-Road Patrol from The Warehouse as Australia skipped that set! So I might get lucky and find something wise that's not technically new but something that I don't have anyway. We'll see. :)

Anyway, hanging out with you guys will be the highlight of the meet. :)

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Fri Jan 17, 2020 8:10 pm
by GoktimusPrime
Update: the meeting time has been changed to 12:00

Thank you

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Sat Jan 18, 2020 8:06 pm
by Zippo
See you there :-)

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 11:45 am
by GoktimusPrime
Just arrived in Dunedin. On my way to Kmart now. Hopefully be there before 12:30

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Sun Jan 19, 2020 9:53 pm
by Zippo
Nice to catch up with you Goktimus (again)

Hopefully its not another 10 years...

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Tue Jan 21, 2020 10:02 pm
by omegaprime
Yes this was a great meet up all of us need to do this more, next time ill leave the lil monster at home lol

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:25 pm
by GoktimusPrime
Back in Oz now, but here's my report of the Dunedin Meet :)

(19/01/2020)
I had spent the night at Oamaru and had a quick toy hunt at the local The Warehouse without finding anything new. Meh. I had previously scored the Siege Micromaster Off Road Patrol from The Warehouse in Queenstown a week before. I then checked out of my motel and made the 113km drive to Dunedin. I checked into our accommodation first and dropped my family off before heading off on my own to Kmart for the meet. I arrived at about 12:15 and saw Zippo, omegaprime and his boy (Ω Jr. :p). We had a look inside Kmart and there was nothing new. We then walked over to Farmers and saw nothing new. They were selling Deluxes for the same price as Voyagers there! :o I wanted to check out The Warehouse, but omegaprime said that he'd already been there on Friday and there was nothing new so it wasn't worth checking out.

It was then decided to head over to The Warehouse at South Dunedin, so we hopped into my rental car and headed down there. When we arrived, both omegaprime and Zippo warned me not to get my hopes up as they were absolutely sure that there would be nothing new there. They even said that I didn't need to bother bringing my wallet, but I did anyway. We walked past some TF stickers which I thought I would by as a souvenir purchase if there were no new toys.

Then we headed over to the toy section and saw this...
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Dun dun dunnnnn(edin)! New Cyberverse Warriors! So naturally I grabbed a whole assortment for myself. :p

omegaprime put these 3 Cyberverse Megatrons together for comparison... remarkable how terrible the Warrior Class figure looks next to the Warrior. Same price point. Same age range. :roll:
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We then headed over to Maccas for a place to sit down and have a chin wag/toy play :)
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L-R: Zippo, omegaprime, Ω Jr. and me.

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Maccaddam, the Build-Your-Own Action Master. :p
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omegaprime stuck Siege Ultra Magnus' guns underneath his feet as platform shoes.
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Cyberverse Deluxes -- making the ordinary seem extraordinary. :p
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My NZ haul
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Many thanks for attending this meet. I had heaps of fun. :)

P.S.:
To omegaprime -- I tried sending you a private message on this board but for some reason it didn't work. :(
If you would like a copy of the group photo with your boy's face unobscured, you can email me at goktimus@hotmail.com :)
Or if you're on FaceBook you can find me here: https://www.facebook.com/goktimusprime - please PM me confirming that you're omegaprime (so I know you're not a spambot ;)). Cheers.

Re: Dunedin Fan Meet

PostPosted: Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:29 pm
by Zippo
Ah, there is a picture of me on the internet, quick, burn it with fire :-)