Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Unang Hirit features Transformers on Philippine National Television!

06.28.2011 - Transformers Philippines was the group invited by GMA 7 Network's morning show Unang Hirit, which was featured in their segment to coincide in promoting the upcoming movie Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

The film will be shown across the Philippines on June 29, 2011. Featured in the group where Philip Briones, Mark Cerbo, and Dark Lord Dungeon blogger Denis del Callar. They brought in their personal collections to be featured, and UH also has cosplayers that went out as movie based versions of Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.
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They also had an amalgamation of Generation One and Armada series Optimus Prime cosplayer.

The feature marks Transformers Philippines' first guest appearance on Unang Hirit. The last appearance by the group was last year on another morning show from the rival network television.

Most collections featured are Denis del Callar's massive Optimus Primes from the Unicron Trilogy. The segment features Philip Briones' passionate for collecting all known versions of Bumblebee and Jazz. For Mark Cerbo's collection he mostly brought some non-toy related merchandise like the shirts that are available at all SM Department stores as well as rare hard to find Transformers books. Especially the recently released Transformers Vault that is currently available in local book stores.

The surprising centerpiece of the feature was the Gold Optimus Prime based from the Leader Class version of the first movie. This particular collectible was seen during Toy Con 2010, and marks its 3rd appearance on television. This was acquired as a prize at the Singapore Toys, Games and Collectibles Convention 2009 (STGCC 2009) and has a stamped numbered at 44/88 ratio.

This version of the gold plated Leader Class Optimus Prime was released by Hasbro, and was made 88 pieces all over the world. As of this writing there where only two pieces sighted in the Philippines. The other one in particular was 12/88 stamped on its display base seen at The 8th Philippine Toys, Hobbies, and Collectibles Convention (Toy Con 2009).

The feature has Suzi Entrata-Abrera, Susan Enriquez, and Lyn Ching-Pascual interviewing the team that represented the group. Luanne Dy was featured with the Transformers cosplayers. The segment started at 8:05AM PHT (Philippine Time) and prior to the main feature Suzi had given the preview before going to commercial.

Special acknowledgements to the hardworking staff, who directly invited Transformers Philippines for the TV guesting. We got some more photos feature that was not seen in the segment...

If you missed the TV guesting check out some behind the scenes photos at our Facebook page HERE.

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