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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
    <b>UPDATE:</b> 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!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82309)
    Posted by Wheeljack35 on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:18pm CDT
    I will get it

    I was going to wait until it hit the big stores but since it will hit the specialty stores I will just order it from Diamond distribution
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82311)
    Posted by emeraldbeacon on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:20pm CDT
    OptimusPrive wrote:Awesome! Tech specs decoder for the chance cards?


    That is made of old-school WIN.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82316)
    Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 1:22pm CDT
    emeraldbeacon wrote:
    OptimusPrive wrote:Awesome! Tech specs decoder for the chance cards?


    That is made of old-school WIN.

    I'd have to agree. Made of WIN and old-school!
    Are all cards encrypted, or is it just the Chance/Community Chest?
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82368)
    Posted by Down_Shift on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:05pm CDT
    I'm really diggin' this. I love a rousing game of Monopoly and I loves me some DW art. I could even get my mom to play this and she'd have fun.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82391)
    Posted by Skowl on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:27pm CDT
    OptimusPrive wrote:Awesome! Tech specs decoder for the chance cards?


    Yeah, is that clever or what? I absolutely love this set, I'll be picking it up for sure!

    Big thumbs up!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82396)
    Posted by Sunstar on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:29pm CDT
    This looks awesome. I am not much of a game player, but i would have to get this.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82398)
    Posted by PrimulArchangel on April 12th, 2007 @ 2:30pm CDT
    They should have had Alpha Trion comming out of the O in monopoly insted of the Monopoly guy lol
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82527)
    Posted by Starscreams bad comedy on April 12th, 2007 @ 4:07pm CDT
    Cool!

    I will be picking this up. Hopefully its reasonably priced. :D
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82648)
    Posted by Roboto750 on April 12th, 2007 @ 5:37pm CDT
    I really like the set as well! I just wish that Hasbro and the other outlets wouldn't keep using the same DW artwork over and over. Especially since DW is gone and IDW does all that type of stuff now. It's not bad artwork at all, I just like some variety out there. Certainly going to get this!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82731)
    Posted by Grimshock on April 12th, 2007 @ 6:44pm CDT
    LOVE that it's G1 and LOVE the tech spec aspect. The only thing that might keep me from buying it is the places used.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82751)
    Posted by jgilkinson on April 12th, 2007 @ 7:00pm CDT
    im picking that up
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82813)
    Posted by Liege Evilmus on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:00pm CDT
    thats gonna look good on my seldom used game shelf
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82821)
    Posted by Basketball Jones on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:05pm CDT
    Yes, because the Autobots and Decepticons were fighting over real estate.

    What a lame cash-in.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82823)
    Posted by 1337W422102 on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:09pm CDT
    Basketball Jones wrote:Yes, because the Autobots and Decepticons were fighting over real estate.

    It would make sense. Fighting to protect/conquer/claim different areas/regions of space. How is that so hard to believe? Frankly, it's a lot more believable than Prime turning into a shoe, robots getting powers by making out with 8 year olds, or traveling through space in a protosperm mode rather than taking a spaceship.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82855)
    Posted by Mr.RobotoAutoMan on April 12th, 2007 @ 8:48pm CDT
    now this is better than the chest set.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82890)
    Posted by Nemesis_Apoc on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:00pm CDT
    meh. never have been a fan of the game itself, but this is still really cool!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82935)
    Posted by Collector Maximus on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:20pm CDT
    Coolness, I'll have to pick this up.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (82953)
    Posted by Screambug on April 12th, 2007 @ 10:28pm CDT
    Why not? :)

    Could be my very first OWN Monoploy board ever!
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (83204)
    Posted by Dclone Soundwave on April 13th, 2007 @ 12:52am CDT
    I cannot wait for this. It'll go next to my Simpson's & Scooby Doo Monopoly. I already have my favorite piece picked out. Guess who it is..............
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (83546)
    Posted by stocky on April 13th, 2007 @ 9:48am CDT
    If you look at the board closely, you can see that "Park Place" and "Boardwalk" are in fact "Earth" and "Cybertron" respectively. Two of the railroads are "The Ark" (lower left) and "The Nemesis" (upper right). The third (upper left) looks like the "Spacebridge" however I can't make out the fourth (lower right).
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (83617)
    Posted by Down_Shift on April 13th, 2007 @ 10:51am CDT
    Basketball Jones wrote:Yes, because the Autobots and Decepticons were fighting over real estate.

    What a lame cash-in.


    Isn't that technically what they were fighting over in the first place? Energon included in the mix that is.
    Re: New image of USAopoly's Transformers Monopoly game (83984)
    Posted by Leonardo on April 13th, 2007 @ 3:59pm CDT
    I'd say so.
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