Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition comes to South Africa


For the first time ever on the African continent, Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition will touch down to wow and excite fans of the globally popular movie, tv series, comic book, and toy-line franchise.

Meet Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, Star scream and many other bots in the flesh, or rather metal. The exhibition will be massive and impressive in size, featuring animatronic Transformers, sculptures scaled between 2m and 11m, and another statues varying in size – all made from re-used car parts, metal, and other repurposed materials.

The exhibition’s scale is itself worthy of the Transformers themselves. A minimum of 2,500sqm of floor space is needed over a 20-day build-up to bring the sculptures and statues to life, displayed against the scenery of the legendary planet, Cybertron, all brought to life through eye-popping performance technology.

In addition, an arsenal of weapons used by the Transformers characters will be showcased. Fans young and old can immerse themselves in the incredible universe of these otherworldly creations, from their origins in comic books to the television series and blockbuster movies that have garnered billions of dollars in revenue.

Autobots and Decepticons will also feature prominently, accompanied by the latest Dino Bots and famous Rescue Bots, the famed pre-school series that has expanded the Transformers fan base. Kids (and those young at heart) will get to enjoy a dedicated kids’ activation zone, where they can build their own Transformers using waste materials.

Following the sold-out South American tour Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition is currently traveling to South Africa in 7 shipping containers. After a 90 day transit from port to port Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition will be in South Africa for 11 months, exhibiting in three cities, Johannesburg, Centurion and Cape Town.

Keep an eye out for the school competition! Pick ‘n Pay School Club in association with Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition wants to see schools recycling. The school class with the best recycling campaign will win tickets to see Transformers Animatronics: The Exhibition.

Tickets are sold per one-hour timeslots. You can spend as much time as you like at the exhibition, but an average visit will take about two hours.

Date: Friday, 10 November 2017 – Sunday, 21 January 2018 – 10:00 – 18:00
Venue: GrandWest Casino and Entertainment World
Tickets: R89 – R99 available from Webtickets.

To find out more about the exhibition, venues, tickets and for FAQs, visit and join in on social media using #expoRSA and #TransformersAfrica