Among the many fun things on display at the 2019 NY Toy Fair was this amusing mashup, courtesy of Hasbro. Yes, what you’re looking at is a 7″ long version of the Ghostbuster’s Ecto-1 that converts into a Transformer. Known as Ectotron, this awesome toy will ship 7/31/19.
Cybertronic Spree is a Transformers-themed tribute band, who plays a variety of cartoon, videogame, and anime theme songs dressed in awesome costumes. During a recent show, they also performed a truly entertaining cover of Led Zeppelin’s wailing Immigrant Song.
3A Toys is releasing a Bumblebee action figure based on his appearance in his solo movie. The figure stands 8″ tall and has 55 points of articulation. It has an extra masked head, three pairs of swappable hands and an extra right arm with a blaster. Drops 12/1/18 for $165.
Alpha Industries teamed up with Hasbro to create a special edition of its classic MA-1 bomber jacket for Transformers’ fans. The jacket features a Bumblebee yellow shell, black racing stripes, flight tag zippers, and is reversible to reveal an epic Transformers illustration.
Soundwave toy inferior, DIY Soundwave boombox superior. I Like to Make Stuff made a boombox-sized Bluetooth speaker that looks like his favorite Transformer, the Decepticon’s Soundwave. As he said, you can choose to tackle the project in a simpler way than he did.
PCS Collectibles is starting a line of statues that depict the Autobots and the Decepticons as they appeared in the original The Transformers cartoon. First in line is Optimus Prime. The 10.5″ tall polystone statue comes with swappable rifle and energy axe parts.
Great Big Story introduces us to Yu Zhilin and his son Yu Lingyun, both of whom are skilled at metalwork. Along the way, they found they had an affinity for building giant Transformers out of scrap parts from old cars. More recently, they started building amazing original designs.
“One shall stand, one shall fall.” Shout Factory will be releasing a remastered version of the 1986 classic Transformers: The Movie. The Blu-ray release contains both widescreen and full frame versions, as well as several behind-the-scenes docs, original trailers and more.
Chisel Pixel’s awesome fan film offers up action, drama, and excitement, all without spending the kind of dollars Michael Bay does. Inspired by the ’80s Transformers TV series and created by Lior Molcho and a group of Transformers cosplayers. Be sure to watch the BTS video.