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Who’s up for the Auto Assembly 2012 Cosplay Competition?

July 4th, 2012 by Marc Comments

Since 2009 more and more fans have been attending Auto Assembly in costume and since 2010 they have held a Cosplay Competition as part of their convention and are continuing this once again for Auto Assembly 2012!

Last year they had some absolutely stunning entries including TWO G1 Optimus Primes, Drift, Shattered Glass Ravage and winner, Beast Wars Blackarachnia. The competition will take place as part of the Saturday night programme and it’s open to all weekend attendees and will be judged by some of the guests. There’s no limit to what your character can be as long as it is a Transformers or Transformers-related character and it is suitable for a family audience! Want to bring a fully transforming costume along? We’d love to see it!

This video should give you a better idea of what it’s all about (continues after video):


There are prizes on offer for the top three costumes chosen by the judges and this year the competition is being sponsored by Big D’s Toy Chest who will be providing some great prizes for the winners. The third prize winner will receive a signed Generations Perceptor toy. Second prize will be a signed G1 reissue Prowl and the first prize winner will receive a signed Tick and signed Transformers Animated Sentinel Prime figure!

Entry forms and rules are available to download HERE

Auto Assembly 2012 is Europe’s largest Transformers convention and is taking place over the weekend of 3rd – 5th August 2012 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole Hotel. To book your tickets or find out information about booking dealers tables, to sponsor the event or to enquire about advertising with us, visit the website at


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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….

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