Warning: This would be a long post. Without further ado, here are my coverage on the STGCC Opening nights.
The Official opening started 630pm with the organizers and guest of honor Mrs Yu-Foo Yee Shoon, Minister of State, Ministry of Community Development. Youth and Sport of Singapore. If you want to witness the opening ceremony can be found on Joshua, Bayu and Adrian blogs. So that is the opening.
Now the coverage on the "What's so fun" about the event.
When we first enter into the convention, there was Nintendo with their Wii and NDS. One gal was playing Guitar Hero on Wii on stage.
I saw GTA Chinatown wars posters. Now that's marketing.
Did I said they are selling Wii? Lots of Wii?
And NDS for anyone to try their game? That's what convention is all about, trying of games.
Nintendo really have a big floor space this year in STGCC. The new games are free for all to try if their staff were not busy
Come to think of it, isn't this the best job in the world? Paid to play game? Man, if you have such opening, PLEASE let me know. I am all for it and maybe I will write a review and walkthru of the game too!
See the new Ben 10 Alien force game there? Hey! Are you looking at the gal or the game?
I liked the T-shirt tho. LOL
What wow me for games was none other than Hello Kitty Online!
I was thinking seriously? Hello Kitty Online?! Just went you think you can create a race of Hello Kitty or Badtz Badtz Maru, I was told that they are NPC... what's the fun of that? I was given a free game disc to take home to try. Nice packaging.
Maybe I should try it out to see how cute they are. I'm pretty sure my wife would like it. :P
I didn't see much Cosplay except for the 501st legion. I guessed the cos players will be there when it is open to public over the weekends. So here are the cosplayers of 501st legion.
Somehow I felt she was the one who cosplayed as a female Jedi during the Toy Carnival a month ago. Now she had joined the darkside? A sad day for the republic...
Now the Stormtroopers. I'm pretty sure Gordon was in one of these...
Wait a minute... isn't he a little short for a storm troopers? :P
If you are a fan in English comics, there are good deals as they are selling USD $1 is to SGD $1 and it's hard cover! How good is that?
Expect to see some comic artist such as Brian Bolland
and Tan Eng Huat
Here's some of the artist works you can get to see there.
Saving the best for last.
At one corner was Playmobil. ToyREvil did a write up for Playmobil at STGCC by the way.
Guess how many playmobil are in this one Giant Playmobil? You can try your luck there.
Domo were on sale too! Choose your favorites for just $15.90!!!
There even had Domo T-shirts! Nice! but if I wear this, it will expose my tummy! >.<
At Bandai stall stood a BIG BB Gundam with Gashapon machine as his body. He should be guard against anyone who try to crack the machines when it opened for public. :P
Around that area, tons of Gashapon Machine!!!
Pokemon? Pika Pika!
And then finally Dragonball!!! Now we are talking.
Just when I want to change my coins... the booth was empty!!! Great! forget it then.
ToysREvil are there too!
Here's their booth
There are some cute soft plushes
and some designers toys
As I said to Adrian, this look like a mix between Astroboy with wolverine...
There are lots of toys on sales but I was captured by the beauty of the Wonder women. Don't think can buy separately...
I was interested in the paper Keroro and Masked rider and so was Adrian who is into making paper toys. Adrian did a in depth coverage of the paper toys there.
Hasbro and ToyRus is there. How would they missed this convention?
There are just too much toys to cover but thankfully other blogger are making coverage on that. So head over to the bloggers who are there on STGCC opening night!
Adrian Little Plastic Man
Bayu Daily Silence
Dennis, COLLET'em ALL
Joshua, The StormTroopers Effect
Juliana's 's Toy Collecting Tips
Ken Moo Everything, Anything better than Nothing
Alex, Toy Haven
You still here? Good here's some extras.
When Animax come to know we as bloggers, we were invited to do a voice over for anime just for the fun of it.
You hear me. Voice over in a sound proof room like this.
to voice over this
We sent Bayu to go for a try and he did a hell of a job. LOL
Adrian make some purchases and was given a nerf gun. He was generous enough to gave it to me. Thank you Adrian! I will review this later.
We took a group bloggers with fellow bloggers like Alex and Ken Moo except for Juliana as she went missing during the phototaking.
I would be there tonight to meet with desmond to soak in the atmosphere for the first day for public opening. Will report that on the next post. See you guys there!
More of Designer toys coverage on STGCC 2009 here