Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

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We have an update from Hasbro, and just in time for San Diego Comic Con 2018 next week, about their collaboration with Wizards of the Coast to produce a Transformers themed trading and playable card game, à la sensationally successful Magic the Gathering style! Check out more details and images below, featuring the likes of Slipstream, Bumblebee, Ironhide, Cliffjumper, Optimus Prime, and the booster and starter packs, with a mixture of art styles, from Legends to packaging art, to IDW comics, and let us know what you think!

Today, Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast revealed new details of the upcoming TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game. Players build a new deck composed of TRANSFORMERS character cards (which are twice the size of standard cards and can be flipped from bot-mode to alt-mode and back) and power them up with battle cards.

At launch, players can look forward to the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs to enhance their decks, though fans can get their first look at the game with the Convention Edition at San Diego Comic-Con 2018 where fans can get exclusive cards that are available in limited quantities.


Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC

Transformers News: Hasbro Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition at #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC


TRANSFORMERS TRADING CARD GAME IS MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

TRANSFORMERS TCG from Hasbro and Wizards of the Coast to Launch Later in 2018; Fans to Get Sneak Peek with Convention Edition Item at San Diego Comic-Con and Gen Con

PAWTUCKET, RI AND RENTON, WA–JULY 10, 2018 – Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro and the publishers of the seminal trading card game Magic: The Gathering, provided more details today about a trading card game inspired by Hasbro’s iconic TRANSFORMERS franchise: the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game. Designed for players ages 8 and up, the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game will be available for purchase in the United States and certain other markets later in 2018.

The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast, easy-to-learn action battling card game designed for two players. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards.

“The TCG format lets us pull TRANSFORMERS characters from across the brand’s massive history. From Bumblebee to Sunstorm – the game is digging deep into the TRANSFORMERS lore,” said Drew Nolosco, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Brand Manager. “We can even focus on different aspects of the same character. Optimus Prime, for example, is immensely powerful in combat, but he’s also a master tactician. The Transformers TCG will let players explore the characters’ depth through engaging and tactical gameplay.”


At launch, TRANSFORMERS fans can look forward to the following:

· AUTOBOTS Starter Set - The AUTOBOTS Starter Set contains cards for two players to begin gameplay, and features OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, IRONHIDE and RED ALERT character cards. It will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.

· TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs - Players can add to their character card teams and battle card decks for full gameplay with Booster Packs. Each Booster Pack contains 1 TRANSFORMERS character card and 7 battle cards from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. Booster Packs will be sold separately and available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Sept. 28, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.


Fans can get a first look at four cards for the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game in July with the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at Comic-Con International 2018 in San Diego, Gen Con 2018 in Indianapolis and through the Hasbro Toy Shop at HasbroToyShop.com, where available, after the conventions. The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Convention Edition contains two TRANSFORMERS character cards (CLIFFJUMPER – RENEGADE WARRIOR and SLIPSTREAM – STRATEGIC SEEKER) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs.
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Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1970531)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 12th, 2018 @ 8:32am CDT
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That's what I thought. Not that I find Transformers or robots particularly sexy but it does seem an odd choice of artwork there.
Re: Hasbro's Transformers Trading Card Game Details, plus Convention Edition at SDCC 2018 #SDCC2018 #HasbroSDCC (1972153)
Posted by #Sideways# on July 18th, 2018 @ 10:52pm CDT
For those who don't know, Wizards of the Coast is producing a Transformers TCG. Wizards of the Coast is best known for Magic: The Gathering and the early years of the Pokemon Trading Card Game.

If you want to know what some of the cards look like, look HERE for an IGN article and HERE for preorders from the Hasbro store. It seems to be an interesting mix of DC Deckbuilding with a bit of Magic -- and personally, I'm really quite excited as I simply adore card games.

But assuming everyone knows about this already, is there any information that I missed? I would really like to learn as much as I can about this game so I can keep my hype satiated.

It will never be satiated.

EDIT: Thanks for the move. I couldn't find this thread. :oops:
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