Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts is still several months from release, but Hasbro has announced that pre-orders are open for the film’s first two action figures. Unsurprisingly, one of the Studio Series figures is a Deluxe 100 Bumblebee. The other is a Voyager 99 Battletrap.
Bumblebee is 4.5″ tall and will run you $24.99. It’s a bit of a steep price for something pretty light on detail. Thankfully the pictures shown on Hasbro Pulse are of the physical toy and not renders of the model. Still, the lack of paint and overall mechanical detail is a bummer. The vehicle mode does have a lot of charm, though. What worries me is the visible parts under the front axle.
“Convert the action figure from robot to Chevrolet Camaro mode in 23 steps and pose the Bumblebee toy in the included Volcano Showdown removable backdrop scene.”
Battletrap, on the other hand, is $34.99 and 6.5″ tall. This Terrorcon is the more interesting of the two. Battletrap’s GMC towtruck mode is slightly clunky, but the robot mode looks great. However, the pictures of Battletrap are only renders, so this whole thing could be a bust when it sees the light of day in April 2023. Hopefully, we will see what this Transformer looks like before then since he’ll arrive only two months before Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts hits theatres.
“Battletrap fires a barrage of blasts at Noah and Elena to secure the Transwarp Key. Transformers Studio Series toys are collectible action figures for 8 year old boys and girls that feature movie-inspired details and accessories. Convert the action figure from robot to licensed GMC tow truck mode in 30 steps and pose the Battletrap toy in the included Attack at the Museum removable backdrop scene.”
Transformers: Rise Of The Beasts will premiere in theatres on June 9th, 2023. Creed II director Steven Caple Jr. will helm the project written by five different people. Really? Did it really take five people to write a crossover film between Transformers, Maximals, Predacons, and Terrorcons? Oh, well. At least Peter Cullen returns to voice Optimus Prime and Ron Perlman is joining the series to play Optimus Primal. Check out the trailer below:
[Source: Hasbro Pulse]