Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Monday, July 21st, 2014 4:50am CDT

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An update for the Angry Birds Transformers new venture by Hasbro, and it's toys! But not only is it toys -- they transform! Check out below a couple of mirrored images from the Toys'R'Us website, with the Optimus Prime Bird Race Set ($29.99) and Energon Racers Pack ($19.99), both shipping in October. The listing also show the two redesigned faction symbols for the Autobirds and Deceptihogs.

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than high-flying birds and villainous pigs re-imagined as Transformers characters? Use the launchers to send your bird and pig racing down the 35-inch raceway! The loser crashes while the winner gets to change the Optimus Prime bird into a robot! It's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base, which lets you teleport your bird and pig into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers bird and pig!

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Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders

Transformers News: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders


Build - destroy - win! The Angry Birds Transformers toys put you in charge of your own bird-on-pig battles. And what could be better than a battle that pits the Autobirds against the Deceptihogs? This battlepack features Energon Soundwave, Energon Lockdown and Energon Starscream pigs and Energon Optimus Prime and Grimlock birds. Each speedy racer converts from figure to vehicle and back again! Send them charging into battle against each other. Then it's easy to take your games online with the Telepods base! It lets you teleport your birds and pigs into the Angry Birds Transformers app. Just put one of them on the base and put the base on your device (sold separately) and scan it into the app. Now you can play as that converting pig or bird! It's going to be total destruction in the battle between your Angry Birds Transformers birds and pigs!

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Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592156)
Posted by Skywarp64 on July 21st, 2014 @ 4:55am CDT
I wish they didn't look like Bayformers.

Not just because I hated the latest film, but also because G1 is just way easier to adapt into Angry Birds's cartoonish aesthetic.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592165)
Posted by leokearon on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:47am CDT
So they are basically mutated Bot Shot toys.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592179)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
Skywarp64 wrote:I wish they didn't look like Bayformers.

Not just because I hated the latest film, but also because G1 is just way easier to adapt into Angry Birds's cartoonish aesthetic.
The Grimlock and Soundwave ones are G1-based.

And the Starscream one, I think.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592190)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:21am CDT
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KO Bot-Shots. :roll:
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592212)
Posted by Optimizzy on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:19am CDT
I guess this MAY be more successful than bot-shots...but Angry Birds is dumb. It's an app game, but if you followed the Star Wars cross-over those toys were just jenga with balls and they didn't seem to sell.

But what do I know?
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1592409)
Posted by Zeedust on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:08pm CDT
At least they transform, even if all of them transform the same way. I might pick up one of these at some point.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593087)
Posted by El Duque on July 24th, 2014 @ 9:55am CDT
The official Transformers YouTube channel has uploaded the Angry Birds Transformers trailer, which we've embedded below. Enjoy!

Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593090)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:09am CDT
Man these stupid games need to stop.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593095)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
Pig sacrifice, Autobots and Decepticons fighting together (I mean, Astrotrain dumping out Optimus, who then calls what looks to be Quake to help him defeat a giant robot...?), mass hysteria!

So what is this game's gameplay even supposed to be, anyway? Skylanders style, or something? Because I think the Angry Birds theme has strayed a bit too far away from what it was originally intended if that is the case.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593097)
Posted by FracturedKoi on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:35am CDT
No sir, I don't like it.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593100)
Posted by Noideaforaname on July 24th, 2014 @ 10:48am CDT
Say, weren't there GoBots that turned into rocks? Is this just some big "hurr gobots were DUMB" joke?
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593116)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:17am CDT
I think it's adorably awesome. I liked the original version of Angry Birds, and this trailer is enticing me. Wasn't expecting what looks to be a co-op mode with the Autobirds and the Deceptihogs.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593121)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 11:21am CDT
Oh my goodness, they NEED to make a cartoon with that animation! If only TF: Prime had looked as bright, colorful, and FUN! Image

Though, I am very confused about the end. I don't play Angry Birds, but I thought that the pigs were the bad guys. So why did Megahog come to help out Optimus Red like they were best buddies or something? :???:
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593189)
Posted by EunuchRon on July 24th, 2014 @ 1:42pm CDT
Well, Megatron... er, Megahog.... the pig tank, did do a "too slow" hand shake fake and laughed at Optibird or whatever he's called, so it's not totally friendly? Not sure why they'd be cooperating after Birdimus just offed a few pigcopters, but hey, it's $$$ for Hasbro and Rovio I guess? Totally does look like Skylanders with birds and pigs.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593251)
Posted by Burn on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Though, I am very confused about the end. I don't play Angry Birds, but I thought that the pigs were the bad guys. So why did Megahog come to help out Optimus Red like they were best buddies or something? :???:


Telepods.

Basically when you buy the figures they have a little QR code on the bottom of them, put them on the Telepod then place that on your phone/tablet and it scans the QR code and "teleports" the figure into the game.
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593254)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:18pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, I am very confused about the end. I don't play Angry Birds, but I thought that the pigs were the bad guys. So why did Megahog come to help out Optimus Red like they were best buddies or something? :???:


Telepods.

Basically when you buy the figures they have a little QR code on the bottom of them, put them on the Telepod then place that on your phone/tablet and it scans the QR code and "teleports" the figure into the game.
"Why?" not "How?"
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593255)
Posted by Va'al on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:21pm CDT
Another update from the Hasbro booth at SDCC 2014, and it's Angry Birds / Transformers related: check out these two convention exclusives, only available today from the booth (and it seems the t-shirt has already sold out, too!), featuring Angry Bird art takes on some iconic Transformers characters.

Today from 1:30-2:30p you can snag #AngryBirdsTransformers posters #1 & 2 while supplies last. #HasbroSDCC #SDCCSwag


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Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593265)
Posted by Burn on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, I am very confused about the end. I don't play Angry Birds, but I thought that the pigs were the bad guys. So why did Megahog come to help out Optimus Red like they were best buddies or something? :???:


Telepods.

Basically when you buy the figures they have a little QR code on the bottom of them, put them on the Telepod then place that on your phone/tablet and it scans the QR code and "teleports" the figure into the game.
"Why?" not "How?"

Because you bought the figure. Is that better? :roll:
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593271)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 24th, 2014 @ 3:57pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Burn wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Though, I am very confused about the end. I don't play Angry Birds, but I thought that the pigs were the bad guys. So why did Megahog come to help out Optimus Red like they were best buddies or something? :???:


Telepods.

Basically when you buy the figures they have a little QR code on the bottom of them, put them on the Telepod then place that on your phone/tablet and it scans the QR code and "teleports" the figure into the game.
"Why?" not "How?"

Because you bought the figure. Is that better? :roll:
Is it so hard to believe that someone could find it confusing that a guy who's supposed to be a Megatron analogue was willing to come to the rescue of a guy who's suppose to be an Optimus Prime analogue, for seemingly no other reason than that the Optimus bird was in trouble and needed his help?
Re: Hasbro Angry Birds Transformers Optimus Prime Bird Race Set and Energon Racers Pre-Orders (1593274)
Posted by Burn on July 24th, 2014 @ 4:03pm CDT
So that answers your question then? >:oP

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