IT was a dream come true for a group of kids lucky enough to meet the Transformers in Warrnambool.
Optimus Prime and Bumblebee paid a visit to Rafferty's Tavern for a school holiday special on Monday.
Rafferty's general manager Mark McIlroy said it was a sellout success.
"It was very busy and successful with a sold-out crowd," he said.
"It was good to have the Transformers back in town.
"The kids loved it, Bumblebee was their favourite I think. There were a few carpark shenanigans with them tapping on car windows and things, it was very good fun.
"We've had a great school holiday program even though it has been reduced because of COVID."
Mr McIlroy welcomed the further relaxing of COVID-19 restrictions over the weekend.
"It means we can operate the bistro and function room back to full capacity," he said. "There's still restrictions on our public bar and stand up area but we're getting closer.
"Like everything we want to be back to normal, no-one wants to be under any restrictions.
"I'm happy with the way it's all going, if we all do right thing and keep our noses dry hopefully we'll get to back to a normal operation soon."
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