Robosen Robotics (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd, a leading innovator in the field of robotics, today announced at Hasbro Pulse Fan Fest they have teamed up with Hasbro to bring the world’s most advanced and programmable robots to market through the Transformers franchise. Transformers Optimus Prime Auto-Converting Programmable Advanced Robot – Collector’s Edition is now available for pre-order at Hasbro Pulse (www.HasbroPulse.com) retails for $699.
After over 11 years of rigorous R&D, the talented team at Robosen was able to produce the first-ever consumer robot that features a comprehensive set of functions, including automatic convertible movement from vehicle to robot, bipedal walking ability in robot form, race function in vehicle form, programmable/code development, and robot control/commands by either voice or via mobile app.
Now together with Hasbro, Robosen will be able to provide an unparalleled interactive experience for the millions of fans of the Transformers franchise, with new products and collectibles being announced in the months to come.
Great Scott! Hasbro, Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment today revealed the first-ever Transformers-Back to the Future Collaboration, starring the all new character Gigawatt. This new time-traveling Transformers Autobot commemorates 35 years since the groundbreaking adventure film, Back to the Future, took audiences back in time.
When fans of the iconic Back to the Future Time Machine look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated to a new “robot in disguise” named Gigawatt, a converting time machine robot. The figure stands at 5.5 inches in Robot mode and can convert to Time Machine mode in 17 steps, plus it includes a blaster and whip antennae accessories, and features movie-inspired details from the film, including Doc Brown-style goggles, a flux capacitor chest piece, and time circuits. In time machine mode, the gullwing doors open and wheels rotate from vertical to horizontal to produce a hovering effect as seen at the end of the film.
In addition to the collectible figure, from IDW comes Transformers / Back to the Future – the four-part, comic book series. The first issue cover is being revealed today, along with the story synopsis: Marty McFly has just returned to his home sweet home, Hill Valley 1985, and everything’s looking up… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!
Transformers robots have always been more than meets the eye, but now, through the Transformers Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem.
The Gigawatt figure is available now for pre-order at walmart.com with only 1,985 pieces available that feature an exclusive, limited edition numbered package in honor of the 35th anniversary of the first film’s release – July 3, 1985. A second variant release of the figure will be available starting October 1, 2020 via HasbroPulse.com and select retailers around the world; part one of the comic book also will be available October 1, wherever comic books are sold.
Transformers robots have always been More the Meets the Eye, but now, through the Transformers Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams, and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change, where things are not what they seem. It is the world of the Transformers…and the Ghostbusters…a world of heroic Autobots and evil Decepticons…and ghosts!
Discover how these worlds collide in this Transformers-Ghostbusters mash-up pack! The iconic Ecto-1 Cadillac from the 1984 Ghostbusters movie is now a Transformers robot — a converting Paranormal Investigator, called Ectotron! This Ectotron figure comes with his own Proton Pack accessory and a Slimer accessory, and converts between Ecto-1 and robot modes in 22 steps.
– Commemorate 35 years of both Transformers and Ghostbusters with 1 awesome figure! – Convert Ecto-1 Cadillac mode to Ectotron robot mode in 22 steps. – Features classic Tech Specs showing the capabilities of Ectotron, including strength, speed, and ghostbustabilty. – Includes Proton Pack accessory – Figure scale: 7 inches
Acid Free Gallery is excited to finally release these amazing variant prints by Tom Whalen celebrating the 30th anniversary of Transformers! Robots in disguise have been a part of our lives for 30 years and what better way to celebrate than to “roll out” an amazing set of limited edition screen prints! This is the first time that Tom Whalen has ever released a screen print on foil. This isn’t just a variant print, this is a completely updated 9 color screen print remastered for printing on foil and metal. The prints are in hand and ready to ship.
With every order that includes a Whalen 30th anniversary print, you will get one free random print from Acid Free Gallery’s collection!
The print release date is Monday May 12, 2014 at 12:30 PM EST
Transformers 30th Anniversary Foil Variant by Tom Whalen 24×36, 9 colors on Holographic Foil Limited Edition: 150 – $80.00 Signed by the artist and hand numbered Produced by Acidfree Gallery Printed by D&L Screen Printing Officially Licensed by Hasbro (Foil – limit 2 per household per order)
Transformers 30th Anniversary Metal Variant by Tom Whalen 24×36, 9 colors on Metal Limited Edition: 12 – $250.00 Signed by the artist and hand numbered Produced by Acidfree Gallery Printed by D&L Screen Printing Officially Licensed by Hasbro (Metal – limit 1 per household per order)