Thursday 26 December 2013

Season's Greetings from Outpost Productions

Season's Greetings and Happy Holidays to all our fans and followers.

We also take this opportunity to relabel our branding to Outpost Productions (from Outpost Events & Services) to better reflect our current range of services on costuming & props, marketing support, and mascot engagement. Unfortunately our online social media channels will have to remain as Outpost Toys, Events & Services for Facebook and MySciFiFanOutpost as we are unable to rename these. Plus OutpostHoloNet on Twitter.

Outpost Productions officially setup a Premium Artbooth at Comic Fiesta 2013. Malaysia's largest ACG convention over last weekend 21-22 December took over the entire KLCC Convention Centre with tens of thousands of visitors and flocks of cosplayers. It was a busy 2-days as we caught up with many long time friend and associates as well as showcase some of our stuff to the local cosplay scene. Our crew did not have much time away to explore more of Comic Fiesta, so most of our photos below are limited around our immediate booth area.

Our first visitor for the day may not have been especially good "feng shui".

One of our custom-made costume props inspired from the movie Elysium.

Loki, God of Mischief sets up his shrine at our booth.

Captain Hook and Peter Fan get ready to set sail.

The friendly neighboorhood Spider-man swings by with Klingon Warrior N'Gel.

Batman and Wolverine cosplay from our associate, Movie Mania SG.

Asgardians Thor and Loki recruiting worshipers for the Battle of Asgard Live-Action Role Play (LARP) sessions.

Tactical cosplay as our Clone Trooper teams up with a "Praying Mantis" PMC.

Continuing the journey to the Lonely Mountain, Thorin, Bilbo and Gandalf are joined by Bard and Thranduil.

Cobra Commander with his minion.

Deadpool Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. shows his credentials.

Other than costuming & props, we also had a free stuff to giveaway and unveiled the outcome of our #CosplayFightClub series of online videos where viewers voted for winners of fight matchups between pop culture characters. Check out the results here:

Spidey poses for our Magic Hammer prop giveaway with Loki giving "encouragement".

Crowds gather for our free stuff. Toys and posters given away just by answering a few simple trivia questions.

Happy giveaway winner.

Congratulations to Zymz, winner of our Helmet prop giveway to cosplayers.
Our long time supporter comes wearing a MySciFiFan tshirt which dates back almost 10 years ago.

Here are a few other cosplay photos caught on our camera:

Thor and Loki solicit for their followers.

Captain Hook wants to hammer Tinkerbell (held by Peter Pan).

Klingon N'Gel has issues with Pokemon, worst than Tribbles!

Spider-man and Wolverine team-up for photos.

Clone Trooper reporting for duty.

Klingon ready for battle... "Today is a good day to die!"

Every fan seems to be wishing Gandalf "You Shall Not Pass!"

Asgardians take the Biforst to Middle-Earth... "these are not the followers you are looking for"

Loki gives product placements.

Loki's illusions present female versions of himself and Thor.

Kneel before Loki!

Loki's no. 1 worshipper!

Loki having a bad day.
Time to party!

Plenty more photos online from Comic Fiesta that we can't take credit for. Just search on Google, Facebook or YouTube for other epic (and strange) cosplays seen last weekend... like the Gundam cosplayer and the huge Mortal Kombat group cosplay!

Disclaimer: Trademark characters are copyright to their respective intellectual property owners, referenced here for fan entertainment only and not for profit.

Monday 16 December 2013

Chance to Walk with Dinosaurs in Malaysia!

The original Walking with Dinosaurs comprises of a 6-part TV documentary produced by BBC in 1999. Dinosaurs from the Mesozoic Era (252 to 65 million years ago) were brought to life by computer imagery and animatronics, state of the film art of that time such that Walking With Dinosaurs was the most expensive documentary ever made. The highly praised series earned BAFTA and Emmy awards with its narrative style of prehistoric life and has subsequently spawned live show adaptation touring the world.

Now Walking with Dinosaurs comes to life in 3D as a US$85 million family movie coming to cinemas in December 2013. During the Late Cretaceous period 70 million years ago, the Alexornis bird Alex narrates about three Pachyrhinosaurus named Patchi, Scowler, and Juniper who grow from infants into adulthood. Patchi leads the herd in migrating, and they also encounter the predator Gorgon the Gorgosaurus. The production features computer-animated 3D dinosaurs in live-action settings with actors John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone providing voice-overs for the main characters.

Directed by Barry Cook and Neil Nightingale from a screenplay by John Collee, Walking with Dinosaurs is distributed by Twentieth Century Fox and will be hitting Malaysian cinemas on 19 December 2013 in time for Christmas.

Meet the dino characters:

Find out more about Ankylosaurs, Alexornis, Gorgosaurus and other dinosaurs from the Dino Files.

For all things dino, head over to the official Walking with Dinosaurs website and stay tuned on their Facebook Page.

If you like to have a virtual pet dinosaur (like above), download the Walking with Dinosaurs Photo Adventure App. Plus other Apps available for various dinosaur activities. 

For fans of dinosaurs and/or paleontologists, head over to the Walking with Dinosaur roadshow at GSC 1 Utama and Plaza Gurney this weekend for photo opportunities with animatronic dinosaurs, family fun games and the chance to walk a "live" dino!

Activities with Walking With Dinosaurs memorabilia to be won.

Walk with live "Dino"!
Live walk with "Dino" will be taking place at GSC 1 Utama this Saturday 21 December at 2pm, 4pm, & 6pm and Sunday 22 December at 12pm, 2pm, & 4pm. Then later in Paradigm Mall on Saturday 28 December 2013.

Pet "Dino" the dinosaur.

Lucky "Dino" isn't getting hungry while surrounded by live "food".
Walking with Dinosaur movie memorabilia are up for grabs on Cathay Cineplexes Malaysia Facebook Page and MTV website.

For kids and dino action figure collectors, the Outpost Movie Recon Team (M.R.T.) has located official Walking with Dinosaur toys at Toys R Us and other leading toy stores.

Stocks of dinos at local Toys R Us.

Recreate epic battles between Pachyrhinosaurus and Gorgosaurus.

Yes, it ROARS!

One of the more stranger toy role-play products the Outpost M.R.T. has come across...

Here's some toy reviews to help choose your dino to take home:


Disclaimer: Walking With Dinosaurs and its trademarks are copyright to BBC and their respective owners, referenced here for fan service announcements without intent to infringe.