Coming exclusively to Target, Universal is mashing its classic monsters with Hasbro’s Transformers to create something unique. Draculus is a cross between a Decepticon and the classic Lugosi version of County Dracula. He’ll be arriving on November 28th only through the retail chain.
We spotted this batty bot over at Figures.com. When checking Target’s website, we saw that pre-orders were already sold out for Draculus. However, don’t get discouraged. We’ve seen many toys sell out on Target’s site this past year only to end up on shelves not long after the launch date.
The Dracticon will retail for $31.49 and comes with one of those rare Transformers accessories, a cloth cape. His bat form is a little odd, but his robot guise is pretty cool. Hasbro managed to keep familiar Bela Lugosi elements, including the fancy evening wear and even the face resembling the famed actor.
Worlds collide in this Transformers-Dracula mash-up pack! The mysterious Count Dracula takes on a new form as a Transformers robot, called Draculus! We are dealing with the undead…an undead Decepticon! Draculus rises from stasis under the cover of darkness and feeds on the Energon of the living. The Draculus figure is inspired by the vampire from the 1931 Universal Pictures film, Dracula. Figure converts into bat mode in 23 steps. Figure features details inspired by the Dracula movie, including black and white deco inspired by the black and white movie release. Comes with cape, blaster, and Impaler claw accessories.
So, will this become an ongoing series? What could Hasbro/Takara Tomy do with this idea? The Creature from the Black Lagoon could turn into something like a Sharkticon. The Wolfman is obvious without explanation. What about Frankenstein’s Monster or the Invisible Man? I don’t think every classic Universal Monster could be a viable Transformer in a way that would make logical sense.
What are your thoughts on the possible future of this mashup line? Let us know in the comments.