Transformers live-action films may be dead (for now), but that doesn’t mean that interest in the franchise was waned. There is a new line of comics, and Hasbro has pulled out all the stops in ramping up the brand. The company debuted its biggest transformer ever, Unicron, at Comic-Con International in San Diego last month. The toy maker isn’t stopping, either, as it showcased the brand even further today at Canada Fan Expo in Toronto.
John Warden and Ran Sun were live, on hand to provide more details about what Hasbrobhas in store. They of course discussed the Unicron project and other, upcoming Transformers offerings. First up was the a sneak preview of the Transformers Cyberverse: Power of the Spark animated show’s second season. Intended to introduce younger audiences to fan-favorite and new Transformers characters alike, Season 2 focusses on the all-spark and its power. “Being able to harness weird vehicular forms” from the show and bring them to the corresponding toys was a design goal for Cyberverse, said Warden.
Transformers Reveals at Fan Expo 2019
Warden and Sun also debuted some new additions to the Studio Series, including TF1 – Megatron! They also revealed TF2- Scavenger, the core piece to the new Devastator mega-transformer. The toyb maker wasn’t shy about giving nods to both the original characters and new. It also revealed its new commercial for its War for Cybertron: Siege line, based on the final battle between the Autobots and Decepticons. Those figures are now available for preorder.
On of the biggest Transformers reveals was the Generations Select line figures. The new line features some of the most-requested Hasbro figures outside of their conventional toy lines. Nightbird and Powerdasher Zetar highlights the Gen-Select line, exclusively available at EB Games.
But, of course, lastly, there’s Unicron. “This is our moment… a once in a lifetime opportunity,” Warden said excitedly of the opportunity to create the most extensive toy in Transformers history.
Between new shows and a slew of new toys, there’s no question that Transformers will live on for generations to come.