Top Gun x Transformers Crossover Maverick Revealed
Monday, July 13th, 2020 12:56pm CDTCategories: Toy News, Press Releases, Collectables
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While debuting on the Official Transformers Instagram, IGN also revealed him in an article.
Maverick also comes with two guns a volleyball, two alternate hands so he can mess around with the latter and a mini motorcycle to he'll recreate one of the iconic scenes from the first movie.
Here's the official press release from Hasbro:
TRANSFORMERS-TOP GUN COLLABORATION INTRODUCES ALL-NEW ‘MAVERICK’ ROBOT CHARACTER – AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER TODAY!
‘More than Meets the Eye’ Takes Flight
in Celebration of the original TOP GUN Film
PAWTUCKET, RI – July 13, 2020 – Feel the need… the need for speed! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS) and Paramount Pictures today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Top Gun collaboration, starring the all new character MAVERICK. Not to be confused with Captain Pete "Maverick" Mitchell, this new TRANSFORMERS robot makes an ideal wingman, taking form as the iconic Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat® jet from the original Top Gun film. This nostalgic Top Gun mash-up MAVERICK robot marks a celebratory moment ahead of the highly anticipated sequel to the iconic original film, Top Gun: Maverick, releasing December 23, 2020.
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s top aviators, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is where he belongs, pushing the envelope as a courageous test pilot and dodging the advancement in rank that would ground him. When he finds himself training a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick encounters Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster,” the son of Maverick’s late friend and Radar Intercept Officer Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose.” Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those who will be chosen to fly it.
TRANSFORMERS Autobot MAVERICK stands at 7 inches in robot mode and can convert from robot to classic Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat® jet mode in 25 steps (The F-14 Tomcat is a registered trademark of Northrop Grumman, and is used under license). He includes a screen-inspired miniature motorcycle accessory and 2 alternate hands that can hold the included volleyball accessory. This bot is always ready to go vertical in jet mode or dominate a slow-mo volleyball montage in robot mode. This MAVERICK robot figure also features folding jet wings, movie-inspired details, including a helmet design inspired by the 2020 Top Gun: Maverick film, and includes 4 missile accessories that can be mounted on figure’s arms in robot mode and under wings in jet mode. Even the packaging is inspired by the aircraft carrier!
TRANSFORMERS robots have always been more than meets the eye, but now, through the TRANSFORMERS Collaborative, fans can experience these larger than life characters as they team-up, mash-up, and meet up with other characters, teams and people who share this same special quality. It is a world of constant change where things are not what they seem.
The MAVERICK figure is available now for pre-order at HasbroPulse.com, while supplies last.
So far there's no word on any accompanying media like there was with the Ghostbusters and Back to the Future crossovers.
Will you be feeling the need to get this figure? Well get a Pre-Order in from Hasbro Pulse now!
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Credit(s): Mindmaster, Bacem, Sabrblade, Bud Grimlock and TF-fan Kev777 from Seibertron, Hasbro
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Posted by Brokebot on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:00pm CDT
Posted by Mindmaster on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:12pm CDT
I can totally see this being retooled as a GI Joe Skystriker, but granted it’d probably look too much like the same as Maverick to even justify making one, unless they make it in the colors of laterday Skystrikers (the dark colored one from a few years ago for their 50th anniversary comes to mind). Still hoping for a Cobra HISS Decepticon!
Posted by -WonkoTheSane- on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:14pm CDT
Posted by Black Hat on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:16pm CDT
Posted by Ravage2031 on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:20pm CDT
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:21pm CDT
Wait, did they do that on purpose so that we could make that pun?
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:28pm CDT
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:34pm CDT
Posted by TrukMunky on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:40pm CDT
Posted by zatara1701 on July 13th, 2020 @ 1:54pm CDT
The fighter mode and head is what really sold me... If ONLY they could've gotten McDonald-Douglas to ok the F-4 Phantom for SS Blitzwing!!! Ugh....so disappointed with that Jet mode. Hasbro has been pumping out F-15's for years, you would think they could get the ok for the F-4... BUT I digress.
So I ordered it... not sure how I feel about it lol.
Posted by Immortal Starscream on July 13th, 2020 @ 2:03pm CDT
However, I cant tell if this guy is retooled from anything else. maybe ss helicopter dropkick?
If this guy is a new mold, could he be retooled into somebody else? and if so, who?
Posted by zatara1701 on July 13th, 2020 @ 2:05pm CDT
TF-fan kev777 wrote:So I pre-ordered right away, but I think I've over half way talked myself into cancelling already. Jet mode is stellar, bot mode is not, but the head is nice. Looks to be Voyager, so why the $20 markup instead of the $10 that Ectotron and Gigawatt received? The timing also isn't great in that I have a crap-ton of pre-orders due in October (sorry wallet).
Scientology gets a cut??
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 13th, 2020 @ 2:21pm CDT
1. Did you mean Cyberverse? You have clearly never held a Cybertron toy in your life if you make that mistake.zatara1701 wrote:Ok I ordered it... Why> Cuz as a Gen X'er I have become a sucker for nostalgia, especially when it comes to cross overs (I am looking at you Alien/Pokemons lol). I cannot help feel a bit duped though... $50?? Just from the pictures I can tell the plastic and design are very "Cybertron" -like... as in light plastic and hollow body parts. That's cool for a $10 figure intended for small children, but this really should be some Studio Series level stuff here... With the exception of the F-14 mode and the head sculpt....meh.
2. Looking at the photos, the only obvious hollows are in the forearms, where the hands fold away. Cover panels for that have long been a luxury design-wise.
3. News-flash for you, buddy: Everything these days, Studio Series included, uses lightweight plastic. If they didn't, regular deluxes would cost $40.
4. Funny you should bring up the F-14 mode. Given the source movie, the looks of the jet mode are obviously very important. So it seems very probable to me that the robot mode design was dictated by trying to have as clean a jet mode as possible.
5. A lot of the markup is probably licenseflation, with the movie rights owners wanting their cut.
I thought Ectotron (who used a Voyager mold as his base) was $50 as well?TF-fan kev777 wrote:So I pre-ordered right away, but I think I've over half way talked myself into cancelling already. Jet mode is stellar, bot mode is not, but the head is nice. Looks to be Voyager, so why the $20 markup instead of the $10 that Ectotron and Gigawatt received? The timing also isn't great in that I have a crap-ton of pre-orders due in October (sorry wallet).
Posted by TulioDude on July 13th, 2020 @ 2:57pm CDT
This makes me wonder if Hasbro can use this mold for something else,or if is just a one off.
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on July 13th, 2020 @ 3:07pm CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:I thought Ectotron (who used a Voyager mold as his base) was $50 as well?TF-fan kev777 wrote:So I pre-ordered right away, but I think I've over half way talked myself into cancelling already. Jet mode is stellar, bot mode is not, but the head is nice. Looks to be Voyager, so why the $20 markup instead of the $10 that Ectotron and Gigawatt received? The timing also isn't great in that I have a crap-ton of pre-orders due in October (sorry wallet).
$40, at least from the original Pulse release and current restocking listing on entertainment earth.
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on July 13th, 2020 @ 3:09pm CDT
I don't know, I was probably just expecting more.
Also, is it just me, or are the red and white on the helmet misaligned with each other? I hope they fix that for final.
Posted by Counterpunch on July 13th, 2020 @ 3:11pm CDT
There is no way the current brand/design team made this...thing.
I can already feel how disappointing it will be in hand from that nearly translucent plastic, to the junky forearms, down to the 1980's engineering knee joint.
I'd ggpo this, but it wasn't a good game at all. This figure is Tom Cruise's personal politics if they were made from plastic and given the opportunity to sit on your shelf.
Posted by Betenoire on July 13th, 2020 @ 3:36pm CDT
I'll probably still get it, but that reminder just screams "CHEAP" in my subconscious when I look at this.
Posted by Emerje on July 13th, 2020 @ 4:06pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:If this guy is a new mold, could he be retooled into somebody else? and if so, who?
Some are saying a Skystriker for the SDCC G.I.Joe crossover set, I'd like to see it used for Hooligan, but I wouldn't pay more than $40 for that.
Posted by Burn on July 13th, 2020 @ 4:17pm CDT
Most likely will pass on him due to overpriced exclusiveness, plus the only good thing about the original Top Gun was the soundtrack.