It’s enough to make a geek’s head a’splode!

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:

STAR WARS TRANSFORMERS!

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.

Link found via Fark.com.

10 thoughts on “It’s enough to make a geek’s head a’splode!

  1. my fiance is an avid transformers collector.  we have a to/game room in our house which has run out of room to display his collection, which consists of more than a few thousand of them.  i ‘like’ them, but am not a huge fan. 

    i agree with him that as much as he wanted to see star wars transformers, these are super cheesy.  the figure forms look like crap.  boo.

  2. 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.

    … oh fark you, Les… and you’ve only NOW learned of these? You think Transformers are stupid… wait til you see some of these. Some things just shouldn’t be done…

  3. I must admit that I’m one of the people who let out a girlish squeal of delight when I read about it earlier tonight at Fark.  I used to love Transformers and still do have an unhealthy attachment to the old Star Wars movies (I rule at Star Wars Trivial Pursuit, as much as it embarasses me to admit).

  4. Enigma writes…

    … oh fark you, Les… and you’ve only NOW learned of these? You think Transformers are stupid… wait til you see some of these. Some things just shouldn’t be done…

    I admit it, I don’t keep up with the toy scene as much as I used to. I usually hear about stuff like this via my good friend Hairboy who tends to collect such things. I’m not going to be collecting these, but I thought it was a pretty funny melding of two franchises that often command a pretty big following on their own.

    Rabbi Optimus, you’re saying Optimus Prime was Jewish? I had no idea. Probably cause I avoided the show like the plague. How can a robot be Jewish? He was a tractor trailer for crying out loud, he should’ve been white trash redneck. That would be pretty funny. I might watch that.

    SS, try to keep your head from a’sploding. grin

    Ingolfson, I’ve been reading more and more of VG Cats as of late, but there’s more than a few strips there that I just can’t get my head around.

  5. Optimus Prime being Jewish is actually a joke from the TV show “Family Guy”.

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