TCCA Australia Day Party Melbourne 2017
On the Saturday after Australia Day the Melbourne crew got together for drinks and food. A massive thank you to Alan Jones for his hospitality, the layout was great and so was the company. We spent a good part of the afternoon combining Bruticus, which was a nice figure to play with.
TCCA Australia Day BBQ Perth 2017
Wa Rep Dave Stevens once again put on a tip top event on the banks of the Swan river
Melboure Christmas Meet Up Pleasant Surprises Nov 2016
Supanova Adelaide November 2016
Hello TCCA SA rep here to let you know that last weekend adelaide had its first tcca table at the supanova convention. We were given an amazing reception from local fans from all ages and walks of life a high point for me was the looks on the small childrens faces aswell as a few of the older fandom aswell. Many could not believe the large collection of varied bots in one place. Overall we seemed very popular in general and i hope we see the club flourish with new local members and look forward to hopefully seeing you all next year.
By Samuel Tatt, TCCA SA Rep
TCCA Birthday Meet-up Sydney November 2016
It was a great night. Thanks again to Jonno Sea for being a gracious and tireless host. The awesome coffee just kept on flowing!
Thanks also to Jonathan Tunhavasana for supplying a projector for us to show some Tf Prime and G1 classic episodes, and for supplying our lucky door prizes.
Congrats to Jonno Sea and new member Kate Cross for winning the lucky door prizes!
And finally, thanks to all those who came along, everybody got on really well, even though some of us have never met before.
Thanks also to those who couldn’t make it but sent along well wishes. We missed you!
By Michael Adamantidis, NSW Rep
Supanova Brisbane November 2016
For the second time in 2016 TCCA set up show at Brisbane Supanova. VP and Queensland Rep John and local member Jarrod were on hand to show off a fine range of figures, meet new members and answer questions from local transformers fans. It was a great turnout, thank you to everyone that came down and said hi.
TCCA 3rd Birthday, Albury NSW
We had some venue issues with the local parks underwater from recent flooding, but we found a great site B and some of the TCCA members from Albury meet up to talk transformers. It was a beast wars heavy meet up, one member brining a couple of tubs of loose beast wars figures, I wish I had money to spend lol.
TCCA 3rd Birthday BBQ Perth 2016
The sun shone brightly as our Perth members assembled to trade and talk Transformers for the TCCA 3rd Birthday. Thank you to all that attended. It was a great afternoon had by all
Melbourne Meet up, Plesant Surprises August 2016
TCCA Resently had its third meet n greet at Plesant Surprises in Diomand Ck, north east Melbourne. It was a great turn out with a dozen members coming out to have a chat and talk all things Transformers Australia. It was also the debut of TimeFormers, a speed challenge featuring a g1 Optimus Prime figure. Quickest Transformation from alt mode to robot won the special prize of a Junkion Matrix of Leadership.
There were some quick times, mainly from those having a second go at it, but in the end Boss Bot Brad took the gold with a time of 31 seconds. For he full feature and “TimeFormers” trailer be sure to check out the YouTube channel.
I’d like to thank Eugene at Pleasant Surprises for his generous hospitality once again. We have a great relationship and appreciate him opening his doors after hours for the club. Here’s to many more meet ups.
Nerdmania July 2016
Back again for thier second year, we ventured back to Nerdmania in the rural city of Shepperton. This time we had the largest booth space ever experienced at a event, and we made good use of it. Sadly because of only having 2 hrs to set up, we couldn’t have a large display of figures, the full 2 hrs was taken up setting up. But I think we had a good range of figures on display and they defiantly attracted the attendee’s attention.
We had a great day, meet a lot of new members and again a few current members. The venue was great with plenty of space and a lot of room to grow in future years. I’d like to thank Jason Murray for traveling up from a holiday in Melbourne to help Host the table, we had a great day and hope to do it all again next year.
Perth Supanova June 2016
A week after Sudneys Con, Perth was next and it’s a event we didn’t get to last year. Thankfully Our WA rep was there this year with a great display. Thank you also Jason Campey for taking time out of your weekend to help with set up and club promotion. At the time of posting this we’ve gained 15 new social members from WA which is a great first effort for the guys way out west. We will be back next year.
Sydney Supanova June 2016
After sown issues with our table booking, most of our figures for sale were left at home. But we had a Mateix of leadership and we put it to good use. Club members Jason Murray and Jonathan Tunhavasana joined NSW Rep Michael Adamantidis behind the table sharing all things TCCA with convention attendee’s and current members.
Our social member count rose by 30 in the week after, one of our best recruitment efforts. A big thank you to Michael and the guys for thier efforts, and Joel Freedman at Robo Toyz for teaming up with us to increase our presence.
Melbourne Comic ConMeet-up 2016
Without a presence at Melbourne’s comic con this year we decided we should have a meet up anyway. It was a great venue down by the water in doc lands.
A big thank you to all that attended, it was a great night out, can’t wait until the next one
DezaCon May 2016
May 28th 2016 we attended the first DezaCon in Narre Warren, SE Melbourne. The venue was large and gratefully indoors as it rained most of the day. Because it was a smaller afternoon event we didn’t take a lot of figures to display, with only 1 hr to set up having a large display would of been too time consuming.
But none the less some of the main g1 cast of figures were taken down and set up on the table. Thanks to Pleasant Surprises we once again had some nice new bits for sale including unite warriors gift sets and a couple of the much sort after Junkion Matrix’s of leadership.
Crowds were good for most of the afternoon, but come 6pm there was a noticeable drop off. We had a lot of people checking out the table, and e newly completed Fans Toys Dinobot team was a crowd favourite. The Team from Melbourne Transformers Entertainment Group also came down and thrilled the kiddies with their movieverse cosplay of Prime and Bee.
At the end of the day we sold some figures, meet some new and old members and had a great time. Taking 10 minutes to check out the customisers tables was a big benefit, learning line art tips which I never knew was soo easy. A big thank you to all the members that attended. We gave away a 25th Anniversary Prime as a prize to one lucky member that attended so thank you and see you at the next event.
TCCA Melbourne Meet-up April 2016
Saturday Night between Con days we got together at the Waterloo Cup Hotel for drinks and dinner. Thank you to the members that came along for the night. It was very enjoyable and a good night was had by all.
Supanova Melbourne April 2016
This past weekend we loaded up and hit Supanova Melbourne without largest display set up to date. First up a massive thank you to TCCA Secretary Simon Chambers for the use of his personal collection and Glass Display. The selection of g1 and Masterpiece figures on display was impressive, and proved to be a massive draw to the table. However “Not For Sale” or “Display Only” signs really need to be printed up because I think ode were the most asked questions across the weekend.
Another big thank you needs to go out to Eugene and Pearce from Pleasant Surprises in Diamond Ck. They supplied us with a massive selection of new figures from MP10 to Mp seekers and even some g1 and Takara Combiner Wars Gift sets. We sold a lot of it, with very little TF related available on the con Floor it was good to supply fans with some of thier childhood favourites or new must have bots. Some even sold before the doors even opened.
Friday night I was delayed leaving home so didn’t arrive at the Showgrounds until 7:50pm. We had a great location on the floor, and even were able to drive into the building to unload stock and Simon’s large display case. There were some set up issues, the power supply for one hadn’t been set up, but that was fixed quickly and they even gave us two more tables so we could position all the stock behind us. We didn’t stay for long, with a podcast to record and a motel to check into we soon left to set up in the morning.
We left set up too late, arriving at 8am the con floor was loud with the sound set up. Unpacking figures and preparing the display case was time consuming, and ate up most of the prep time. With half an hour to go until doors open, we finally got around to the cable displays, laying out club merchandise and some of the small figures donated by club members son and out to the kids, and they all left with smiles on their faces so thank you to those that send is unwanted figures, they do go to a great cause.
Saturday flew by, going for a more g1 theme on display was proven in The Gold Coast to be a big draw. But in Melbourne we went to a hole new level. Fathers showing thier sons or daughters the figures they played with when hey we’re young,and even mothers seeing figures they had, still have or sold not knowing what they had done. A big thank you to all the club members that attended and came around to say hi. It’s always great to meet members first hand and put a face to a Facebook account. By closing we had sold over $700 in figures and made a small percentage for the club.
Sunday I call Family Day, with sports and other events done, families come down for a look around and we had a lot of kids call last the table. With some spare time we did a small rework of the display, loading the front tables up small loose figures for the kids. We also had a returning visit from Cliff Jumper, Sound wave and Shockwave. A big thank you to Melbourne Transformers Cosplay Page and the lovely lady who overheats just to share her Cliff Jumper love. It’s always great to see returning visitors.
As the day Progressed so did the sales, nostalgic trips to the past and meeting of club members. When 3pm hit I needed to pack up and head for home. It’s always sad packing up, and saying goodbye to friends. It was drawn out for a hour and a half. But The boys still had figures to sell so the table stayed set up until closing time.
In summery a big thank you needs to go out to Vic Rep Jordan Trevorah, Benny Broughton and Pop Curio Owner Chris Bell for helping man the tables over the weekend. A big thank you again to Simon Chambers for the use of his display and G1 collection and Pleasant Surprises for supplying us with figures to sell. Hopefully by the next event we will have Hasbro Retail stock to sell also.
Time will tell wether the member count will jump because of last two Cons, But it’s been a great experience and the countdown is now on to e next line up of Conventions.
So stay tuned.
After Con Drinks with some of the SE Queensland members. It was a great night of food and drink and transformers discussion on the hole. A big thank you to those that attended. We hope to do it again in the future.
Gold Coast Supanova April 2016.
This was out first table on the Gold Coast, and it was a great weekend. We meet a lot of new and current members and talked transformers to those reliving childhood memories. Thank you to all those that are down and said hi, it was great to meet you all in person.
This time we went for a more g1 Nostalgia display. While Masterpiece figures were in plentiful supply, having the g1 figures on display was a first and come Sunday it was very noticeable with attendee’s reactions to the display.
Shockwave Meetup 8th April 2016.some of the Queensland Crew got together for drinks and some hands on time with Masterpiece Shockwave and his predecessors Quakewave and Quakeblast.
It was a fun Afternoon, we all had out likes and dislikes with the figure. Afterwards we headed to the Gold Coast Convention Centre to set up for Supanova.
February 28th seen our first official con attendance for 2016 at ComiXpo in Collingwood Town Hall, Melbourne. It was a great venue, and we were made welcome by the organisers and some table and early exit requests were meet with understanding. Once again it was great to meet past and present club members, some even took up the opportunity of a free ticket to enter. We also got to talk to a lot of new members and the day was a great success.
On Feb 27th TCCA attended a local trade day in Narre Warren, SE Melbourne. Hosted by Roy Condeza and the team behind Melbourne toys, games and comic book Facebook group, it was a great day with some lovely weather. We meet a lot of franchise fans and sold some figures aswell. It was great once again to meet club members face to face and talk transformers.
TCCA Christmas a meet Up.
Pleasant Suprises, diamond Ck, Melbourne. Social members check out the gallery for more images from the night. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.499591823534759&type=1
Our third and final con appearance for 2015, Supanova Brisbane had a great turnout, and we found another 40 new members. Social members click the link below to head to the gallery. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=oa.499686960191912&type=1
Supanova Melbourne April 2015