Someone out there is trying to kill off geeks everywhere by combining two of the geekiest toy franchises ever into one mind-blowing combo that’s sure to have some folks lining up outside their favorite toy stores for weeks on end: Star Wars Transformers.
Yes, you read that right:
Let’s use the Vader figure as an example. Starts off as a superfine Vader TIE Fighter, complete with tiny-sized Darth Vader action figure that fits perfectly in the cockpit. After transforming, the figure looks like the end result of Vader and Starscream fumbling through Brundlefly’s happy pod, with Vader’s classic mask being the only unaffected body part. Everything else, from his legs to his arms to his Dark Jedi groin, have been robotized to the point where Obi-Wan’s waxing about him “being more machine than man” now sounds duh-level redundant. While keeping the color scheme and trademark details of the Star Wars characters intact, the figures all draw from the much-loved template of any Transformers figure worth a damn, from big, blocky legs to fists that look like cute little pitted olives.
I heard that! Some of you people out there just let out a girlish squeal of delight at the very thought of such a thing. Didn’t you! Don’t lie to me, I can see you drooling on your keyboards! You’re probably thinking I’m kidding, that this can’t possibly be true, but it is!
Fortunately for me, their cross-toy mind tricks won’t work on me. I’ve always hated the Transformers and I was quite overjoyed when they killed that over-moralizing pompous ass Optimus Prime off. So what if they brought him back eventually? It was good while it lasted.
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