2008 is shaping up to be huge for Transformers fans. With a new animated show on the Cartoon Network as well as the 25th anniversary of the line, Hasbro is introducing scores of new Transformers toys that I will be previewing for Mania’s readers.
In the Fall, Hasbro will introduce Transformers Universe, a new “world of” Transformers segment that celebrates the nearly 25-year heritage of the brand. The Universe line will consist of several different assortments. The Deluxe series will feature Galvatron, Prowl, Sunstreaker, and a very cool and new version of Tankor, which will be a triple-changing figure. The deluxe line figures will run $9.99. The Transformers Universe Ultra Assorment are the big daddies and will run approximately $26.99 and feature Powerglide and Onslaught.
Following the Deluxe and Ultra assortments is the Transformers Universe Voyager series and this is one I am really excited about due to the all-new Blaster figure, one of my favorites from Transformers Generation One. Just check out the pics below of this figure! Blaster will have four different modes in all. No word yet on the Voyager line price but these will definitely be hot. The other Voyager release will feature Heavy Load, also with four different modes.
Next up, I will take a look at the new figures that tie into the new Transformers animated series.