Hasbro: Transformers Studio Series 1986
Just released from Hasbro is the Transformers: The Movie (1986) with a new set of figures. Three figures in total are now in Hasbro Studio Series format.
Dinobot Slug joins the fight and will include a Daniel Witwicky mini-figure. Fresh from the garbage piles of the planet of junk, it’s Voyager Wreck-Gar! (Actually, he’s not junk. He’s a transforming motorcycle inspired by Transformers: The Movie, where he was voiced by Eric Idle.).
Last but not least, we are getting the Sharkicon Gwar. Transforming from a robot to a bug-eyed big-mouthed underwater monster, this robot is ready to torment Hot Rod and Kup on behalf of the Quintessons.
This new set of figures is a perfect addition to relive moments from the iconic 1986 film, Transformers: The Movie and to team up with the already released Grimlock Dinobot figure.
In Transformers: The Movie, planning a massive attack against the Decepticons to take back their home planet, the Autobots, under the command of Optimus Prime (Peter Cullen), send some of their members to the Autobot city on Earth to get the resources to be able to attack finally.
Halfway there, however, they are intercepted, which leads to a Decepticon invasion of our planet. At the same time, far away, a robotic planet, Unicron (with the instantly recognizable voice of Orson Welles), which devours other stars, plans the destruction of Cybertron and later allies with Megatron to see the end of the Autobots.
Hasbro: Transformers Studio Series 1986 by Hasbro is already live and can be found at the links below. They are priced between $22.99 and $52.99 and are expected to ship in August 2021. You can see additional details and the new photos by reading on.
Transformers Studio Series 86 Leader Dinobot Slug and Daniel Witwicky
This Studio Series 86-07 Leader Class The Transformers: The Movie-inspired Dinobot Slug figure converts from robot to triceratops mode in 32 steps. Includes non-converting Daniel Witwicky figure that can sit on Dinobot Slug figure in both modes.
Remove backdrop to showcase Dinobot Slug and Daniel Witwicky in the Mockery of Justice scene. In the Mockery of Justice scene, the Dinobots storm the Quintesson Courtroom to save Hot Rod and Kup, as Slug stomps over a crushed Quintesson prosecutor. Pose the figures out and re-create this classic movie moment!
Transformers Studio Series 86 Voyager Wreck-Gar
This Studio Series 86-09 Voyager Class The Transformers: The Movie-inspired Wreck-Gar figure converts from robot to motorcycle mode in 22 steps. Remove backdrop to showcase Wreck-Gar in the Junkion Dance Party scene.
In the Junkion Dance Party scene from The Transformers: The Movie, Wreck-Gar and the Junkions team up with the Autobots after exchanging the universal greeting: “Bah-wheep-Graaaaagnah wheep ni ni bong!” Figure features an Armor Axe and 2 wheel accessories inspired by the scene in the film.
Transformers Studio Series 86 Deluxe Sharkticon Gnaw
This Studio Series 86-08 Deluxe Class The Transformers: The Movie-inspired Gnaw figure converts from robot to Sharkticon mode in 17 steps. Remove backdrop to showcase Gnaw in the Mockery of Justice scene.
In the Mockery of Justice Scene from The Transformers: The Movie, Gnaw and the Sharkticons lurk beneath the Quintesson Courtroom, ready to carry out the sentence of any bot unlucky enough to fall victim to Quintesson justice.
Now 35 years old, the film shows Megatron and the Decepticons making the final move to defeat Optimus Prime and the Autobots. At the same time, both have to deal with a new threat in the universe: Unicron, a monster planet that devours everything in its path and is heading towards Cybertron, the robots’ home planet.
Transformers: The Movie is considered a “watershed” in the chronology of the 1980s animated series. It introduces a new cast of robots on both the Autobot’s and Decepticons’ side and the Matrix of Leadership concept into the mythology. It sets a new direction for the following seasons.
The film took two years to produce and has a much deeper and more intense feel than the episodes of the seasons preceding its release.
In addition, it takes the characters off the Earth-Cybertron axis and into different parts of the galaxy, making the movie one big adventure in space. The story is set in the year 2005, twenty years after the end of the second season.
It already shows the Autobots settled adequately on Earth, now living in a city built exclusively for them: Autobot City. Both Optimus Prime and Megatron are determined to end the millennial civil war between the factions they both lead. In fact, the fight sequence between the two leaders is a definite highlight in the film.
Transformers: The Movie was, without a doubt, an epoch-making film, not only for introducing the first toys of the line with a completely new design, without being reissues of old Japanese toy lines but also for directing the animated series in a new direction and becoming the central element in the chronology of the classic series.
The narrative and script differentiated from the series. The more elaborate visuals made the film become one of the most remarkable experiences for fans of the franchise and remembered fondly until today, 35 years later.