Ticobot 2008 - First Transformers convention in Costa Rica

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  1. mdverde

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    Hi guys.

    Thanks to a Transformers fan group, on November 1st and 2nd 2008, Costa Rica will have the first Transformers convention event ever.

    This event is called "Ticobot", because we costaricans are called "Ticos".

    There will be a lot of activities including:
    • Transformers toys exhibition (more than 1,000 of toys together)
    • Movies and animated series projections
    • Draw contest
    • Build your transformers and robots with legos (for children)
    • Mud masks workshop
    • Trivias
    • Real transformers-related cars exhibition
    • Talks
    • A show with the rock band Tres16, playing Transformers-related songs and 80s cartoon themes.
    • Styrofoam models
    • Dealers area

    The event will take place in at the Museo de los Niños, a place with a lot of space and facilities.

    We already have the support from Hasbro for the event and some others local sponsors.

    The web page for the event is ::TICOBOT.COM::La verdadera web de los Transfans, but it’s in spanish.

    Thanks for reading this.

    - mdverde
    - Ticobot organization group
     
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  2. encline

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    No se Costa Rica tiene Transformers fans. (Mi espanol es malo)

    MMMM. Just when I thought I would move back to Dominican Republic.
     
  3. Backstop

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    Damm we are now everywere, I tell ya TF fans will rule the world!!! Bwahahahaha
     
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    mdverde lo hubieran anunciado antes y me monto en un Ticabus el 31 para alla. Lo haran el proximo año tambien? Saludos desde Panama.
     
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    Secundo este post, deberiamos tener una como esta en Panama.....
     
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    Wow, that looks like it will be a lot of fun, enjoy!!
     
  8. Segor

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    Aro mae, ahora si se esta poniendo tuanis aqui, at last transfans here in Costa Rica will have the chance to get together to do crazy transfans stuff hehe

    Optimus para presidente, va jalando Oscar Arias :) 
     
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    Conozco a algunos transfans aqui, pero lastimosamente al parecer somos minoria con respecto a los que solo les gusta el anime :( 
     
  10. Alexmagnus

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    Ticobot

    That's right guys; we're planning on having a Ticobot convention every year from now on. You will definitely notice it when the time for it approaches! The next one will be pretty close afterwards the first screenings of the Transformers: Revenge of the fallen movie.
    We will, of course, post pics of this year’s Ticobot with an invitation to the entire Transfan world to come visit and enjoy with us the concept that we all love, the Transformers!

    Til all are one!
     
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    Mucha suerte ticos, espero que el evento sea un exito para que continue y se haga en el resto de Latino america.
     
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    I wonder how the turn out will be ... I suppose the fanbase size in San Jose should be similar to the one in Caracas, but I digress.

    I'll keep checking this thread for more info.

    -airfox
     
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    si yo estuvera in costa rica yo hubera hedo pero estoy en USA. quesas el proximo ano.
     
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    Awesomesauce. Have a great time, Costa Rican fans!
     
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    uy mae si que va a estar rajado, manda el proximo año tienen que venir panameños y latinos! jejej
     
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    This week, the main media in Costa Rica have published several notes about Ticobot.

    For example, Diario La Extra, a daily newspaper, published half a page about the event. Although the picture they included shows some Go-Bots, the Transformers are in the right section of it.

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    Also, one of the most important TV Stations in the country, broadcasted a note about the convention. Obviously in spanish.

    YouTube - Ticobot en Reportaje de Repretel
     
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    Felicidades maes, esta bien tuanis que los medios los esten ayudando a promocionar la exposicion. Favor para la proxima avisar con antelacion para asi poder hacer el viaje desde Panama. El viaje no es lo malo, es que conseguir la estadia con la fecha tan encima es el problema.
     
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    Ticobot

    I guess the TICOBOT has been a success, I went yesterday and it was full of people. Didn´t take pictures, but I´m sure there will be many from others.
    Congratulations to the organizers!
    'Till all are one!
     
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    Ticobot was a HUGE success beyond all expectations.

    Soon... review and tons of pictures.
     
  20. mdverde

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    Ticobot 2008 review

    Ticobot was a huge success beyond all expectations.

    Early in the morning on Saturday, November 1st, it was noted that this won’t be a normal weekend at the Children’s Museum. The crowd seemed eager to enter to the building where the first Transformers convention in Costa Rica will be held. A long queue of about 600 feet was formed out of the former stronghold and the people stream was constant during the day and even was increased during the Sunday.

    At the main lounge of the Youth Complex of the Children’s Museum, named “Kaopakawe” (by its aboriginal name), several sponsors and mini-stores were located, with a lot of Transformers related products, among comics, mecha and anime stuff. In the back yard of the building, some real cars were shown, including a Shelby GT500 2008 that left with their mouths open to many people, by for its resemblance to the Camaro Bumblebee from the live action Movie. Also a classic Volskwagen Beetle was shown homage to G1 Bumblebee, and a Transformer-themed Nissan Sentra.

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    The display of thousands of figures from characters from all Transformers eras, from 1984 to 2008, talks, movie and cartoon projections, contests, trivias, video games, face painting for children, and even a Soundwave costume, gave a lot to talk about to attendants and the media, telling that the event was a total success, even exceeding the organizing group expectations.

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    The event closed with a little concert with the excellent Costa Rican band Tres16, who performed several songs from the Transformers cartoons and movies, and also from other 80s cartoons.

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    According to official numbers from the Children’s Museum, 7,000 people attended Ticobot 2008 during the weekend, breaking all assistance records. Long queues were made to enter the main attraction of the event, the figure display area.

    Entire families came to enjoy the convention, even from the most remote cities of the country and they left very satisfied, asking why there wasn’t an event like that before, and when will be the next one.

    Right now, the Ticobot group is working in the “Ticobot 2009” that will be held on July 2009, some weeks after the premiere of the film “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen”. See you next year!

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    Photo Galleries:

    Ticobot 2008, day 1 by mdverde
    Ticobot 2008, day 2 by mdverde
    Figures by Jason Brenes
    Ticobot 2008, professional gallery by Andrés Guevara, day 1
    "Robots took over Costa Rica", gallery in Viva Magazine, La Nación newspaper
    Gallery in Guia2.cr

    Videos:

    Tres16 performing "The touch"

    Tres16 performing "Transformers Theme" from the 1986 motion picture
     

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