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Transform and Roll Back in Time with Transformers/Back to the Future’s Gigawatt

Back to the Future Transformers logo

Great Scott! Hasbro, Universal Brand Development, and Amblin Entertainment have 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.

In addition to the collectible figure, from IDW comes Transformers / Back to the Future – the four-part, comic book series. The first issue cover is being revealed today, along with the story synopsis: 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 an adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!

The Gigawatt figure is available now for pre-order at Walmart.com with only 1,985 pieces available that feature an exclusive, limited edition numbered package in honor of the 35th anniversary of the first film’s release – July 3, 1985. A second variant release of the figure will be available starting October 1, 2020 via HasbroPulse.com and select retailers around the world; part one of the comic book also will be available October 1, wherever comic books are sold.

Preview: Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

(W) John Barber, James Roberts (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne (CA) Marcelo Matere
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $49.99

Presenting IDW’s Transformers comics in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series! OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to find his place on CYBERTRON where half the population hates him and the other half worships him. Meanwhile, on Earth, GALVATRON doesn’t care what anybody thinks. And, although Megatron has rejected his past, that doesn’t keep him safe from the Decepticon Justice Division. Plus, Getaway is staging a mutiny on the Lost Light, all leading to a climactic showdown, and not everyone will come out the other side.

In the one-shot special, the Dinobots battle for Redemption! Cybertron is dead. No new life has been created in millions of years. But when the Dinobots make a brutal play for a briefcase full of cash, they find something else: a chance for a better future… for their world, and for themselves.

Transformers IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

Preview: Transformers #20

Transformers #20

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Ed Pirrie
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Swindle’s.” If you’re looking for something in Cybertron’s black market, your best bet is almost inevitably Swindle’s, an illegal den of contraband energon, skitter racing, and more. It’s great for those looking for a way to get their hands on weapons and supplies, and greater still for the Security Operatives who know what’s going on and are about to start a raid…

Transformers #20

Preview: Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

(W) John Barber, James Roberts (A) Sara Pitre-Durocher, Andrew Griffith, Alex Milne (CA) Marcelo Matere
In Shops: Jun 17, 2020
SRP: $49.99

Presenting IDW’s Transformers comics in recommended reading order, including one-shots, crossovers, and event series! OPTIMUS PRIME struggles to find his place on CYBERTRON where half the population hates him and the other half worships him. Meanwhile, on Earth, GALVATRON doesn’t care what anybody thinks. And, although Megatron has rejected his past, that doesn’t keep him safe from the Decepticon Justice Division. Plus, Getaway is staging a mutiny on the Lost Light, all leading to a climactic showdown, and not everyone will come out the other side.

In the one-shot special, the Dinobots battle for Redemption! Cybertron is dead. No new life has been created in millions of years. But when the Dinobots make a brutal play for a briefcase full of cash, they find something else: a chance for a better future… for their world, and for themselves.

Transformers: The IDW Collection Phase 2 Vol. 11

Transformers: Battlegrounds Comes to Consoles in October

While everyone was paying attention to the Playstation 5 news, the Playstation 4 teaser trailer for Transformers: Battlegrounds dropped today. The game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, Steam, and XBox One.

As evil Megatron closes in on the Allspark, Bumblebee and the Autobots need a new commander to help save Earth – you! Assemble your squad and roll out for a battle that will rage from Central City to Cybertron… and even to the local multiplayer arcade!

Transformers is Getting an Animated Prequel

Transformers

Toy Story 4‘s Josh Colley is going to show us there’s More than Meets the Eye as he’s set to direct an animated Transformers prequel for Hasbro/eOne and Paramount.

The prequel is currently set for theaters and will to an origin story. Taking place on Cybetron the film will focus on the relationship between Optimus Prime and Megatron.

The script was written by Andrew Barrer and Gabriel Ferrari. They did production work on Ant-Man and were the credited writers on Ant-Man and the Wasp.

The film is separate from any live-action films which are still being worked on. The animated film has been worked on for several years and is being pushed as animation can be done under the current pandemic environment.

(via Deadline)

Celebrate Wondercon Online with the IDW Wondercon Exclusives Sale

IDW Wondercon Exclusives

Wondercon has been canceled but IDW Publishing is still offering the exclusives fans could have gotten there. And they’re running some deals on these too:

  • Free domestic shipping on all orders $35 and up!
  • Buy 2 Get 1 Free on all WonderCon Exclusive products!
  • Discount will be applied automatically to the least expensive product in cart. If all products are the same price, the discount will be applied to the last item.
  • Sale through Sunday, April 12th

Comics include special editions of:

  • Canto: If I Only Had a Heart
  • Judge Dredd: False Witness #1
  • Locke & Key #1
  • My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic #88
  • Sonic the Hedgehog #27
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Jennika #1 and #2
  • Transformers #18
  • Transformers vs. the Terminator #1
  • Usagi Yojimbo #8

Preview: Transformers: Galaxies #6

Transformers: Galaxies #6

(W) Kate Leth, Cohen Edenfield (A/CA) Alex Milne
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $3.99

“Wannabee,” Part Two! Deathsaurus’s ruse has worked-the Probats believe that Cliffjumper is Bumblebee and it’s really smoothed over the energon negotiations! Well… except for the part where Deathsaurus is now blowing Cliffjumper’s cover and framing him for a crime that he didn’t commit!

Co-written by Kate Leth (Transformers: Cyberverse, Patsy Walker, A.K.A. Hellcat) and Cohen Edenfield (Hiveswap)!

Art by beloved and renowned Transformers artist Alex Milne!
A tale of mistaken identities, wrong names, wacky mix-ups, and a guy named Deathsaurus who really can’t be good news.

Transformers: Galaxies #6

Preview: Transformers vs. Terminator #1

Transformers vs. Terminator #1

(W) David Mariotte, John Barber, Tom Waltz (A) Alex Milne (CA) Gavin Fullerton
In Shops: Mar 25, 2020
SRP: $4.99

It’s Skynet vs. Cybertron in a crossover for the ages! 1984: When a deadly race of machines emerge from another time, will a robotic guardian be able to protect the Earth from a dire future… or will the T-800 fail in his mission to prevent the world from becoming a plaything to the Decepticons?

Transformers vs. Terminator #1

Preview: Transformers #19

Transformers #19

(W) Brian Ruckley (A) Anna Malkova, Bethany McGuire-Smith (CA) Thomas Deer
In Shops: Mar 18, 2020
SRP: $3.99

A new arc begins here! “All Fall Down.” Cybertron is in crisis. Calamity has befallen the planet. This is Megatron’s moment to show just how much power he has and to deal with any problems accordingly…

Transformers #19
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