Hasbro: Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom Battle Across Time Collection Deluxe WFC-K40 Autobot Mirage & Maximal Grimlock
Revealed on #TransformersTuesday, Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom – Deluxe WFC-K40 Autobot Mirage & Maximal Grimlock was released as a part of the Battle Across Time Collection.
First revealed at Hasbro PulseCon 2020, War for Cybertron: Kingdom is a 2021 toyline in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Beast Wars and the 35th anniversary of The Transformers: The Movie, featuring characters from both series. The Battle Across Time Collection allows fans to experience the clash between G1 and Beast Wars with Maximal and Autobot team-ups.
The G1-inspired Autobot Mirage converts to Earth racecar mode in 20 steps. It converts to raptor mode in 28 steps and comes with 2 blaster accessories. The Beast Wars: Uprising-inspired Maximal Grimlock converts from robot to raptor mode in 28 steps, and the figure’s tail detaches from raptor mode to become 2 sword accessories.
The two-pack is exclusive to Amazon and Hasbro Pulse in the US and the UK on Hasbro Pulse and several online retailers.
Transformers Generations War for Cybertron: Kingdom Battle Across Time Collection Deluxe WFC-K40 Autobot Mirage & Maximal Grimlock – Amazon Exclusive from Hasbro is priced at $52.99. Pre-orders are already live and can be found at the links below. Its release is scheduled for November 2021.
Nowadays, Transformers is known by almost everyone due to the movie series’ success, which started in 2007. However, the history of this franchise began much earlier, more precisely in 1980, when Hasbro bought from the Japanese Takara Tomy the rights to a robot toy line that transformed into vehicles.
Then, in 1984, Hasbro launched the toy line in the North American market under Diaclone and Microman. The name Transformers came about in 1984 when Hasbro and Marvel partnered to release a comic book based on these toys, and later these stories became a TV series of the same name.
The Transformers movie franchise started in 1986. Yet, Transformers: The Film was a failure. As a result, the series had a twenty-one-year hiatus. In 2007, they returned to the big screen with Transformers directed by Michael Bay, responsible for spreading the Transformers name to the five continents in a sweeping way.