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Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:27 pm
by ScottyP
A post made on the official Transformers Facebook account yesterday, as well as on the Transformers Instagram page, have both teased a forthcoming Transformers x Back to the Future entry for the Transformers Collaborative lineup that has already featured last year's Ghostbusters themed Ectotron and appears to have a Top Gun themed Maverick on the way soon as well. While no confirmed information on the details has been made available, based on the teaser image which we've mirrored below it seems safe to assume a transforming version of Doc Brown's modified DMC DeLorean time machine is on the way.

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With Hasbro's Fan Friday event tomorrow at 12:30 PM EDT, it's possible we could see more information soon. Will John Barber write a crossover comic for this pair of franchises he's written hordes of books for? Could it be something besides a toy for some reason? Will Armada Megatron hop through dimensions and time to destroy it before it's revealed, or could it be that this news dropped today and you read it elsewhere yesterday, in the past, but only because you went back... to the future? We may find out soon, so keep it here at Seibertron.com and please be reminded that our forums allow no guns, no swords, no briefcases and now no DeLoreans.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:37 pm
by Quantum Surge
I bet the toy will be a retool of Ectotron

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:38 pm
by TulioDude
This is heavy.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:51 pm
by Rodimus Prime
Great Scott! First Maverick, now this? What's next, the Batmobile?

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:55 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Please no. Batman needs a fifteen-year hiatus.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:01 pm
by Gauntlet101010
Rodimus Prime wrote:Great Scott! First Maverick, now this? What's next, the Batmobile?

If it's the Burton version I'm all in.

Back to the Future 2 is my favorite movie of all time, so this is great news for me.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:04 pm
by LordBludgeon
YES!!!

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:19 pm
by Brokebot
Shut up and take my money. ;)^

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 4:40 pm
by ZeroWolf
I'll take it! Especially if they work in Googles/visor for the robot mode. I still need an Ectotron :-? Wonder if IDW would think of doing another comic crossover?

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:14 pm
by D-Maximal_Primal
Yep, another great setup for a crossover. If this ends up anything like Ghostbusters, we have something truly great in stock for us!

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:32 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
I'd love to see a Lupin III crossover myself.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:47 pm
by RK_Striker_JK_5
Rodimus Prime wrote:Great Scott! First Maverick, now this? What's next, the Batmobile?


I'd like KITT from Knight Rider, next.

Anyway, instant buy for me. I love those movies, and the soundtrack.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 5:51 pm
by DeathReviews
I just hope they don't try to make the head/face look like Marty or Doc Brown, like they did with those horrible Star Wars Transformers...

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:12 pm
by transformers_va
DeathReviews wrote:I just hope they don't try to make the head/face look like Marty or Doc Brown, like they did with those horrible Star Wars Transformers...

I actually liked Chewbacca's and General Grievous' head sculpts :D

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:39 pm
by Cobotron
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I'd like KITT from Knight Rider, next.
YES! And the A-Team van at some point.

But about this time bot, looks like Vector Prime has a new recruit!

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:40 pm
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Or someone to get annoyed at

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:45 pm
by Cobotron
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Or someone to get annoyed at

Depends on how good DeLoreatron is at his job I guess.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:20 pm
by Mindmaster
NEED

The timing of this is poetic; I just rewatched the trilogy over the weekend and thought how cool it’d be to have a Transformer that was a DeLorean. :-D

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:21 pm
by Sabrblade
Y'all are thinking DeLorean, I'm wanting that AND the Time Train! :D

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:22 pm
by TF-fan kev777
Cobotron wrote:
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:I'd like KITT from Knight Rider, next.
YES! And the A-Team van at some point.


Understandable, but still sad that the General Lee has zero chance of anything.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2020 9:34 pm
by TulioDude
Sabrblade wrote:Y'all are thinking DeLorean, I'm wanting that AND the Time Train! :D

That would look like badass in a shelf.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 1:48 am
by blackeyedprime
Hopefully it will be better than Ectotron. GB prime was great where as ectotron is probably my least liked figure since tr stripes.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 2:29 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
What's your problem with Ectotron?

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:28 am
by blackeyedprime
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:What's your problem with Ectotron?


Price (for a voyager that cost leader price it would have been nice to have lights and sounds), mixed color thighs, slightly loose knees/hips, the thin upper legs to the oversized lower legs (knee pads might have helped with the knees being set quite far back), lower legs feel like they are missing transformation and with the bulkiness could probbaly have held lights and sound. Shoulders, the bonnet should have been the chest. Protruding wheels feel like another transformation step or two could hav edone something with them. the head visor not being raisable (or removable), no prominant ghostbuster logo on the front of him in bot mode. Plus I sketched a robot mode/more ghostbusters outfittish for the ecto 1 years back that looks way better and would have suited repaints for each of the real ghostbusters uniform colors.

So quite a lot -even with it having the limitations of being a retool so much more could/should have been done with it and it's enough that I'd prefer to leave him in car mode or hide him behind other figures.

Re: Transformers Collaborative: Transformers x Back to the Future DeLorean Teased

PostPosted: Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:37 am
by ZeldaTheSwordsman
Regarding the price, you're overlooking the licensing + niche markup. "Thin upper legs with big upper legs" is NORMAL in Transformers and always has been. What toyline have you been buying for the past several years?

As for the robot mode not looking more Ghostbusters outfit-ish... this isn't Crossovers. The robot mode is supposed to be its own character, not a mech/Transformerization made in the image of one of the Ghostbusters or Hasbro miraculously making your fanart into a real toy.

And finally, why would you want him to be saddled with a AA battery box and a speaker that could quite possibly get in the way of transformation and/or articulation?