Hot on the heels of their first Transformers premium scale figure, Bumblebee, 3A Toys will have the big bad himself, Megatron, up for pre-order tonight. Like Bumblebee, Megatron features a movie-accurate, detailed sculpt, is super-articulated with over 70 POA, and features light-up LED eyes. You won’t be transforming him into a vehicle mode, but with this amount of detail you’d probably need the Allspark itself to pull that off.
Megatron stands over 1.5 feet tall (Bumblebee checks in at 15 inches), so he’s appropriately massive. Want to roll out with Megatron? Check out Bambalandstore at 8PM EST tonight. The Bambaland exclusive Megatron comes with the Matrix of Leadership and a tattered cloak to cover up that battle damage. Can’t wait for more? Expect Optimus Prime and Starscream right around the corner.
Hasbro recently announced they would be asking fans for their input in another edition of the “Fan Built Bot” poll. This time around it’s the “Fan Built Combiner” – fans will be creating a team of Transformers that combine into a single massive new character.
Starting today, fans can download the official Transformers apps (on iOS and Android) to participate in weekly design stages, three in total. In addition, Toys R Us will have a bonus design question on the Toys R Us Twitter feed on February 18. Hasbro will reveal the full results later this year, and the new Combiner will join the Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars toy line, which debut this month.
You may still be recovering from the holidays, but to Hasbro and the online retailers, it’s a new year. And that means new toys designed to part you from your hard earned cash!
Hasbro has given the green light for online retailers to list new product assortments for the first quarter of 2015, and so we’re seeing pre-order pages for new Marvel Legends, Star Wars Black Series, and Transformer Combiner Wars… My wallet’s about to take a beating. Who’s with me?
Hasbro’s upcoming “Fan Built” poll takes it to the next level. This time around, you won’t just be designing one bot – you’ll take part in creating a Combiner, with all the vehicles that comprise it.
And, instead of using traditional web polls, Hasbro will be updating their existing Transformers: Age of Extinction apps (on iOS and Android) to incorporate the design questions. Over the course of three weekly stages, you’ll get to determine the features of the new Combiner, including the types of vehicles involved, the faction it will join, and eventually the name of the new character. And as they did with Windblade, Hasbro will release the Combiner as a toy, in 2016.
Stay tuned for an official launch date, and in the meantime download the app to play the Transformers: Age of Extinction games and to view movie content. Roll out!
3A Toys has the first figure from its Transformers license available for pre-order starting tonight. It’s the premium scale Bumblebee. He stands 15-inches tall and is hyper-articulated, with 65 points of articulation. Despite the articulation, Bumblebee does not transform – but with this level of sculpted detail I don’t think you would really expect that. He features LED lights, but does not feature sounds – so thankfully there’s no radio soundbites cobbled together so he can “talk” to us. (Thanks for that, Michael Bay!)