New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game

Transformers News: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game

Monday, February 12th, 2007 12:03PM CST

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Ryan was again at Toyfair today and he got a look at the upcoming Transformers Monopoly game. He was able to speak with a rep from Usaopoly and get some details and see the game but wasnt able to take any pictures. So without further ado here is what Ryan told me.

Transformers monopoly:
*Based on G1 Cartoon and comics.
*Box artwork is Dreamwave #1 G1 Autobot and Decepticon cover.
*Pewter characters shown on the box were Optimus Prime and Megatron.
*Properties are planets. We are speculating that Cybetron and Earth will be used as Boardwalk and Park Place.
*Only available at specialty retailers (similar to Spencer Gifts and other RPG Shops)
*Due to be released in May.
*Made by: http://www.Usaopoly.com
Credit(s): Ryan
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Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19324)
Posted by Thanos on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:31pm CST
Where's the preorder? Ring one up for me!
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19325)
Posted by TheMuffin on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:31pm CST
Huh so that guy about 8 months ago was actually serious when he said this would be made. Interesting.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19332)
Posted by Brakethrough on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:47pm CST
What other planets will we be seeing?
I bet that Charr and Junk get to be the cheapo lots.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19338)
Posted by Down_Shift on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:49pm CST
I've seen a few pics myself and it looks pretty good. I can't wait to actually own a Monopoly board game of my own, let alone a TF one.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19342)
Posted by Hairball178 on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:54pm CST
I bet the Ark and the Nemesis will be railroad spaces, or maybe even a spacebridge. Even though it will probably remain unchanged (copout!!!), the jail space should have the Combaticons in it.

I just played the Marvel Monopoly game Saturday. If it's anything like that then the spaces will be the high-profile TF's like Prime, Megatron, Shockwave, and then have some factions like the Dinobots and Insecticons.

Looks like I'm buying me a Monopoly game.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19346)
Posted by Wheeljack35 on February 12th, 2007 @ 12:56pm CST
Spencer Gifts? Frac that will cost a fortune
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19365)
Posted by City Commander on February 12th, 2007 @ 1:15pm CST
What does G1-based actually mean these days. For all I know we will probably get a movie-style boardgame.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19382)
Posted by Kayevcee on February 12th, 2007 @ 1:33pm CST
"Based on G1 Cartoon and comics."

It doesn't get much clearer than that, without them actually naming Marvel and Sunbow in the press release. I think Monopoly qualifies as something directed more at the nostalgia market (like Optimash Prime and the plush figures) so it's only sensible to assume it'll be based around the sterling work of Floro Dery and Uncle Bob Budiansky.

TRANSFORMERS MONOPOLY! WOO!

-Nick
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19425)
Posted by Nico on February 12th, 2007 @ 2:07pm CST
Uh? You gotta be kidding?
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19471)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 12th, 2007 @ 2:46pm CST
Nico wrote:Uh? You gotta be kidding?


Nope. They are very serious. That is awesome!
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19483)
Posted by Anonymous on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:06pm CST
Oh great stupid g1
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19488)
Posted by wavelength on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:14pm CST
is boardwalk the american version of mayfair?
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19491)
Posted by hot rod 907 on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:26pm CST
Why Monopoly? I would expect a game of Transformers Generation 1 Risk.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19495)
Posted by dragons on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:31pm CST
heh that didnt take long what other monoply games are they going to make , matrix, and piatrites of the carribian i buy it but i have no one to play with but i woulnd mind looking at it when it comes out.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19504)
Posted by Air Commander Starscream on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:38pm CST
hot rod 907 wrote:Why Monopoly? I would expect a game of Transformers Generation 1 Risk.


That was actually featured at Toyfair but I have no idea what universe it is in and any details of it, I was only told about the Monopoly set.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19508)
Posted by First-Aid on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:41pm CST
They ARE doing a TF Risk game too.

I'm looking forward to this...normally I don't buy all the Monopoly versions except for the new MegaMonopoly version (has 12 additional spaces, 9 properties, and you can build skyscrapers!), but I'm definitely in for this one. With this in production, how long will it be before TF Trivial Pursuit? Stratego?
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19510)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 12th, 2007 @ 3:43pm CST
This sounds great. G1 has a rich history and backstory that will translate well into these games - as mentioned, the ships, planets, etc. I'll be picking one of these up, as well as the Risk game - so long as it's G1, too.

The movie head sculpts may keep me from jumping in on too much of the merchandise, but trying to be open minded till I see the flick.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19532)
Posted by Hairball178 on February 12th, 2007 @ 4:34pm CST
Would Unicron be the equivalent of Australia in Risk?
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19551)
Posted by Autobobby1 on February 12th, 2007 @ 4:51pm CST
Hairball178 wrote:Would Unicron be the equivalent of Australia in Risk?


I hate to break it to you, but...Unicron is a CHARACTER. He transforms readily and could never be a Risk planet.
Re: New Information on Transformers Monopoly Game (19601)
Posted by i_amtrunks on February 12th, 2007 @ 5:24pm CST
Interesting... Im a little surprised that Hasbro let them do a G1 version of Monopoly when they are so focused on everything movie related for the next 9 months or so.

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