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New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game

Transformers News: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game

Thursday, April 12th, 2007 11:12AM CDT

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USAopoly has sent has a new image of their upcoming licensed Transformers edition of Monopoly. As you can see from the image below, it is clearly a G1-based game which makes heavy use of the Dreamwave artwork from the past few years. It also looks like the game pieces are the following characters: Optimus Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Soundwave, Jazz (?) and Bumblebee (?).

UPDATE: I just received a 2nd email from USAopoly confirming that this game will be available at specialty shops at the end of April. Specialty shops include stores such as Spencer Gifts or other similar stores or game stores (like the ones in U.S. shopping malls).

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    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82205)
    Posted by gothsaurus on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:23am CDT
    now I'll buy that! Glad to see a resurgence of the G1 characters we know & love along side the new.

    Because of the... shall we say "complex" movie designs, I don't think they would make for very good tiny figures. (Too many little pieces hanging off & not enough large car parts.) These figures and the art look great.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82206)
    Posted by Kimmer on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:23am CDT
    thank god it's not movie based. looks pretty good.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82208)
    Posted by Archanubis on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:25am CDT
    I might pick it up to have another board game other than Chess and Battleship hanging around.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82211)
    Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:28am CDT
    The Go To Jail picture should be Hot Rod and Kup in Manacles. And the In Jail should be Hot Rod grabbing the bars. I'm not trying to sound like a hater, I just don't think that classic Monopoly symbols belong in the board.

    Assuming I can afford this, I might pick it up.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82217)
    Posted by Caelus on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:34am CDT
    Glad to see they used locations for the properties rather than characters.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82219)
    Posted by Kayevcee on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:35am CDT
    That's more like it! Shame Megatron looks like he's skipping on the board :)

    I can just about make out the figurines. Prime, Megatron, Starscream, Jazz... Soundwave and Bumblebee? Nifty.

    -Nick
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82222)
    Posted by Megatron Wolf on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:41am CDT
    Nice. Im picking this one up if its not to much.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82232)
    Posted by Seibertron on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:55am CDT
    UPDATE: I just received a 2nd email from USAopoly confirming that this game will be available at specialty shops at the end of April. Specialty shops include stores such as Spencer Gifts or other similar stores or game stores (like the ones in U.S. shopping malls).
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82233)
    Posted by City Commander on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:56am CDT
    Now I'd buy that.
    As long as it's not much more than your average monopoly (hopefully £30 max), I'll buy it and treasure it!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82236)
    Posted by Lorekeeper on April 12th, 2007 @ 11:59am CDT
    Awesome! Tech specs decoder for the chance cards?
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82242)
    Posted by LuckytheWonderLlama on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:05pm CDT
    1337W422102 wrote:The Go To Jail picture should be Hot Rod and Kup in Manacles. And the In Jail should be Hot Rod grabbing the bars. I'm not trying to sound like a hater, I just don't think that classic Monopoly symbols belong in the board.

    Assuming I can afford this, I might pick it up.


    That can not be done. The Corner Squares are part of the Monopoly Trademark and can not be changed. All of the Special Edition Monopoly games that have been issued over the years have the same thing. Only slight modifications are made to the GO Corner if the theme uses something other than US Dollars. The Best Example I know of is the Star Wars Monopoly has the Credit Symbol insted of the Dollar Sign. And that is it.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82245)
    Posted by Hairball178 on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:07pm CDT
    Definately buying that.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82246)
    Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:08pm CDT
    LuckytheWonderLlama wrote:
    1337W422102 wrote:The Go To Jail picture should be Hot Rod and Kup in Manacles. And the In Jail should be Hot Rod grabbing the bars. I'm not trying to sound like a hater, I just don't think that classic Monopoly symbols belong in the board.

    Assuming I can afford this, I might pick it up.


    That can not be done. The Corner Squares are part of the Monopoly Trademark and can not be changed. All of the Special Edition Monopoly games that have been issued over the years have the same thing. Only slight modifications are made to the GO Corner if the theme uses something other than US Dollars. The Best Example I know of is the Star Wars Monopoly has the Credit Symbol insted of the Dollar Sign. And that is it.

    Didn't know that. Kind of a stupid rule, no? I find it really ruins the mood. Why have a human cop from decades ago when Prowl could be there aiming his rifle? Oh well...
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82258)
    Posted by Uncrazzimatic on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:19pm CDT
    I agree, the go to jail ect doesn't really fit in, but I'll get it anyway.

    Shame they didn't give us a more zoomed in pic really, would like to see what the squares are.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82262)
    Posted by Wreckgar on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:24pm CDT
    Looks cool. Probably gonna cost a small fortune to us brits though if its only gonna be released in specialty shops in the states.

    And I'd say that's Prowl, not Jazz
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82266)
    Posted by Savage Prime on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:33pm CDT
    http://www.amazon.com/USAOPOLY-MN056-18 ... 026&sr=1-1 go to this site it give a little more detail about the game it says you use a decoder to view the chance and community chest cards like tech specs pretty cool.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82279)
    Posted by trailbreaker on April 12th, 2007 @ 12:46pm CDT
    I wonder if there will be a "Space Bridge" or something that lets you warp to the other side of the board....

    Nah!!

    So what will be "Boardwalk"?? Cybertron perhaps??
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82293)
    Posted by Psychout on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:03pm CDT
    And by Boardwalk, of course you mean Mayfair? ;)

    This looks cool, shame the litle peices dont transform.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82295)
    Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:08pm CDT
    trailbreaker wrote:I wonder if there will be a "Space Bridge" or something that lets you warp to the other side of the board....

    If anything, the Railroads would be Space Bridges, though I don't think you are able to ride them.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82305)
    Posted by Decepticon Spike on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:16pm CDT
    I'm buying it!

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