Autobots, transform and roll out. The new Hasbro Studio Series has been a massive hit with Transformer fans. Without emptying your bank account, the Studio Series have been doing a fantastic job at bringing Michael Bay’s Transformers to life with more on-screen accuracy. Now, the classic designs from the original 1986 movie have joined the Studio Series line.
The Transformers: The Movie featured Peter Cullen as Optimus Prime, Frank Welker as Megatron and two massive Hollywood stars. Star Trek‘s Leonard Nimoy voiced Galvatron- he then went on to voice Sentinel Prime in Dark of the Moon. Orson Welles, acclaimed director behind Citizen Kane, voiced the movie’s giant villain, the transforming planet known as Unicron.
So which Autobots and Decepticons have joined the SS line?
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And there you have it! The rest of Studio Series Wave 1 revealed, which includes some of the most iconic Autobots and fearsome Decepticons to ever grace the silver screen! We DARE you to not be excited 😉. Available for pre-order starting now at most major retailers or in stores starting February 2021. #Transformers #Hasbro #MORETHANMEETSTHEEYE #MTMTE #Autobots #Decepticons #StudioSeries #Grimlock #Blurr #Kup #Scourge #Devastator
First of all, we have Grimlock, Blurr, Kup, and Decepticon Scourge. Then we have Hot Rod, who comes with his very own Matrix of Leadership, and Jazz.
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They got the touch. They got… you know the rest. Just revealed on @comicbook, for the first time ever, characters from the 86 movie are joining the Studio Series line! With deco inspired by their appearance in the animated movie, Autobot Hot Rod and Autobot Jazz are ready to light our darkest hour! Check out Hasbro Pulse Fan First Friday tomorrow at 11:00am ET to catch more Transformers reveals. Pre-order will go live Friday, 10/16 at Noon ET at most major retailers. #Transformers #Hasbro #MORETHANMEETSTHEEYE #MTMTE #Autobots #HotRod #Jazz #StudioSeries
As a massive fan of the impressive Studio Series line, it is fantastic to see Hasbro revisit the original movie that is an absolute favourite among fans. Taking this announcement into consideration, it is very likely that we will receive more Studio Series figures from both the Bayverse and the original movie. With this in mind, which Transformers would you like to see join the line? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
If the line continues to expand it would be great to see Hasbro release boxsets. Each set includes a Studio Series of the same character but from different time periods- The Bayverse & the 1986 movie. Although, considering how some fans and audiences respond to the mention of Michael Bay’s movies, it may not be a good idea. What do you think?