Six Years For The Fans And By The Fans!


For the past six years Transformers Philippines have kept its limelight for the fans. Not limiting our reach for those who have grown up and watch the cartoons. Some people may have all the toys in the world, but the question is would that make you a true fan?

Where not hardcore for the toy collectors only group. Because we are fans and some might think that the meaning of a fan is all about toy collecting.

Being a fan is not about the plastic hardware that's in your display or you have a comic book in your collection. That's not necessary you becoming a fan claiming since then, when you just recently jump in the bandwagon and saw the live action movie last year.

Being a fan is the kid in the corner who had just watched the animated but never had any toy or collection. But knows every story of each character in that cartoon by heart, that he/she shares because you love just watching it. We don't talk about the toys primarily and neither don't make toys part of our life. When you look at the images of countless gatherings, and meet-ups we have every month do you think that we are as much as a community as what others self-proclaims them to be?

We've been here for the past six years and growing strong, and to think where running out of ideas others copied and said that it was theres? If you add the "unofficial years" Transformers Philippines has been around for the past 22 years.

Originally was a group of kids in a local suburban town in Manila, who just hangs out on weekends. Founded by VJ Platon and Mark Cerbo in the summer of 1986 two guys, who got into watching the cartoons inviting neighborhood friends. When VJ out grew the hobby Mark was a fan from the start, but he also lost interest when G.I. Joe, Centurions, Sky Commanders, Mask, and countless toy properties came in until the the late 80s with there own cartoons.

But interest came back in the mid 90s when then known Star TV started showing Japanese Transformers series Headmasters, God Masterrforce, and Victory dubbed by the Chinese in kung-fu accent speaking english on weekdays early in the morning. Beast Wars came and the passion for the fandom have grown.

A student graduate from Ateneo had put up a personal website tribute about the Japanese Transformers back in 1999. Actually he might be The First Filipino to put up a Filipino Transformers website, who had recorded all the Star TV episodes and began selling them in the states. So far that particular website has been out of limbo.

One of the sites that inspired this group to be founded on JUNE 6TH, 2002 officially by Azrael Coladilla and Mark Cerbo, which started in the yahoogroup mailing list. The rest as they say history that continues up to now.

When you mention Transformers Philippines IT IS A TRANSFORMERS FAN GROUP.

But we don't bank on the group's name because we most primarily put the importance with the enjoyment amongst fans. The casual ones who just loved seeing the old cartoons, and who grew up but never get the chance to have anything Transformers.

Transformers Philippines is about friendships, camaraderie, and just having fun among fans who share a common interest. So basically we are not a corporation that gets tied up to anyone, we are fans and we have unlimited imagination.

And we thank you for being part of the drive that makes this group even more fun for the past six years.

I'm sure we will be around just drop by our regularly monthly meet-ups you don't need to be Optimus Prime or Megatron. Or pass by the Transformer Philippines display area and get to play the upcoming animated toys in the upcoming Toy Convention (which we've been participating since 2003).

Because this is for the REAL TRANSFAN IN YOU.


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Transformers Philippines REVIEW

"Transformers Philippines is the Vector Sigma of Pinoy TF fandom" - Ruel De Vera,

"Transformers Philippines online forum, the largest and most prominent Transformers-related forum in the country." - Alex Villafania, Hackenslash

"Collectible for the Big Boys" - ANC Dateline

"theyre doing a great job having a site, an egroup, and especially holding screenings." - Jomike Tejido, artist and Kzone Foldabots creator

"They can help remember and, ultimately, relive the days when robots had the ability to control their bodies in order to resemble other objects" - Gadgets Magazine

"The Place where TF is Alive and kicking!!!!" - D.A.R.K. Corp Alliance


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