To help celebrate the 35th Anniversary of Back to the Future, Hasbro has announced a fun Transformers crossover figure, GIGAWATT!
Much like they did previously to celebrate the Ghostbusters‘ anniversary, Hasbro is back at it with a brand new crossover Transformers figure for fans to track down. Called Gigawatt, the new Transformer is based off the iconic DeLorean time machine.
Hasbro, Inc. 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.
If that’s not exciting enough, they’ve also announced a new four-part comic series coming from IDW that will tell an actual story of the Transformers encountering Doc and Marty:
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!
If you’re looking forward to picking this up, you can pre-order the figure from Walmart starting today for the limited edition numbered packaging (only 1,985 are being made for that one). There will also be another packaging variant released on October 1st, which is also when the first issue of the comic will drop.
Will you be picking this up?