In a recent tweet, LEGO teases a bizarre toy crossover with Transformers, revealing that an Optimus Prime toy will be arriving in the near future.
LEGO just announced a bizarre new toy crossover with Transformers. Initially starting as a line of toys from Hasbro and Takara in 1984, Transformers has since seen the creation of comics, animated shows, animated movies, and a series of live-action movies from director Michael Bay. The overarching story of the toys and the narrative-driven films and shows follows two warring groups of living, autonomous robots, the Autobots and the Decepticons, as they engage in an endless battle for supremacy while trying to remain hidden amongst general human society.
It was recently announced that a new show would be joining the large roster of Transformers content – Transformers: Earthspark. The show is expected to air on Nickelodeon later this year and will introduce audiences to a new generation of characters, both human and Transformer. The show is expected to be lighthearted and comedic in contrast to the Bay-directed live-action Transformers movies, which, while comedic, were heavily action and military-oriented. In addition to the new animated show, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, a new live-action feature film is also expected to release next year.
In a cryptic new tweet from the official LEGO Twitter account, a new toy crossover is expected to grow the Transformers franchise even further. The tweet includes a video that shows the Autobot icon transforming into the LEGO logo before text appears, saying, “It’s LEGO Optimus Prime time!” The video also unveils the release date for the crossover, with the toy line expected to come in June of this year. Check out the Tweet below:
While the Tweet doesn’t reveal a first look at the upcoming toy line (or potential pricing), it does confirm that Optimus Prime will be its central focus. Optimus has featured heavily in most Transformers stories to date, including every one of the live-action films, save for 2018’s Bumblebee. Although it’s possible that other iconic Transformers characters will also be getting the LEGO treatment, it would appear that right now Optimus Prime is the only option that will be available to fans and collectors.
LEGO has taken part in a number of crossovers and collaborations over the years, with LEGO’s partnership with Star Wars yielding a number of highly sought-after collectible pieces. Fans of Transformers are sure to be interested in LEGO’s latest offering, although it does remain unclear how the toy will function and what level of “transforming” will actually be possible once Optimus Prime is assembled. With a release date set for next month, it’s likely that LEGO and Transformers fans will be getting a first look at the upcoming toy line very soon with more official promotional imagery.
- Transformers: Rise of the Beasts (2022)Release date: Jun 24, 2022
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