dharmacon dropped by our 2005 Boards to share something that is doubtless going to be of interest to all you fans in the South Florida area - from June 2 to August 3 2012, there will be an exhibition charting the evolution of Optimus Prime at the Nelson Poynter Memorial Library, University of South Florida, St. Petersburg. This cool exhibition in dharmacon's own words "features roughly 100 figures, including many of the major Optimus Prime toys that have been released in the U.S. since 1984, along with plenty of toys from more ancillary product lines (e.g., Heroes of Cybertron, MyClone, Kre-O, etc.). It also features products and merchandise, narrative text and facts, a selection of comic books featuring Prime on the cover, and a display case devoted to the four voice actors that have given life to Optimus Prime over the years.
As an added bonus, there are also letters from three of Optimus Prime's four voice actors in the exhibit. Garry Chalk (voice of Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime 2002-2006), Neil Kaplan (Robots in Disguise Optimus Prime) and David Kaye (Transformers Animated Optimus Prime) have all contributed some honest and heartfelt thoughts about Optimus Prime, the fans and the greater Transformers Legacy.
It's pitched at a general audience, so it may not have anything that fans like us do not already know, but if you are in the area then head on by and take a look - it genuinely sounds like a great way to spend an afternoon. Check out the University library opening hours here