Hasbro introduced a new Transformers line today over at Wired’s Geek Dad. This new line of Transformers is called Construct-Bots and will be on display tomorrow at the UK Toy Fair. These look like Hasbro‘s answer/competition to LEGO Bionicle or Hero Factory. Interesting to say the least. The initial line-up looks to feature the standards, Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, Starscream, Soundwave, along with Ironhide, Blitzwing and Wheeljack. These will come in four different sets and feature interchangeable parts. Something I do find interesting is that they made Bumblebee a triple-changer. Is that to match him up with Blitzwing? Kind of odd. Well we should know more about these in the coming days, or next month at Toy Fair in New York. (Source: Wired.com)
Construct-Bots will come in four different sets, but all of them will have parts interchangeable with the rest, and each will come with a re-sealable case to ensure your kids (or you) don’t lose the parts:
- The Scout assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $9.99, and will have 10 characters, including Starscream and Ironhide seen above.
- The Elite assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $14.99, and will have 10 characters, including Wheeljack and Soundwave seen above.
- The Triple Changer assortment of Construct-Bots will each retail for $24.99, and will be just Bumblebee and Blitzwing (seen above) — but they’ll each transform into both a car and a jet.
- The Ultimate assortment of Construct-Bots will retail for $34.99, and will come with both Optimus Prime and Megatron, both seen above. Both Transformers will include projectile-firing launchers.
All Construct-Bot assortments are scheduled to hit store shelves in August of this year.