Friday, July 03, 2020

Hasbro Reveals Their Back To The Future Transformer

Last year Hasbro had a Transformer based on Ghostbusters. This year it will be Back to the Future with Gigawatt whose alt mode will turn into the famed Delorean. There was a pre-order of 1,1985 numbered copies on Wal-Mart that immediately sold out. It was only the packaging that was numbered, the figure itself will remain the same when its released with only difference being the lack of numbering. Don't go to eBay and buy it as will not get it any sooner and the prices on the number version will only go down, not up in a few years. The figure will hit and some retailers on October 1st. Press release below and image gallery here.
‘More than Meets the Eye’ Collides with Time Travel
For 35th Anniversary of Iconic Back to the Future Franchise
An IDW Comic Book is Also Being Created for Back to the Future and Transformers Fans

PAWTUCKET, RI – July 2, 2020 – Great Scott! Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment today revealed the first-ever TRANSFORMERS-Back to the Future Collaboration, starring the all new character GIGAWATT. This new time-traveling TRANSFORMERS AUTOBOT commemorates 35 years since the groundbreaking adventure film, Back to the Future, took audiences back in time.

When fans of the iconic Back to the Future Time Machine look a little closer at this nostalgic interpretation of the car, they will be treated to a new “robot in disguise” named GIGAWATT, a converting time machine robot. The figure stands at 5.5 inches in Robot mode and can convert to Time Machine mode in 17 steps, plus it includes a blaster and whip antennae accessories, and features movie-inspired details from the film, including Doc Brown-style goggles, a flux capacitor chest piece, and time circuits. In time machine mode, the gullwing doors open and wheels rotate from vertical to horizontal to produce a hovering effect as seen at the end of the film.

In addition to the collectible figure, from IDW comes Transformers / Back to the Future – the four-part, comic book series. The first issue cover is being revealed today, along with the story synopsis: Marty McFly has just returned to his home sweet home, Hill Valley 1985, and everything’s looking up… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!

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 GIGAWATT figure is available now for pre-order at with only 1,985 pieces available that feature an exclusive, limited edition numbered package in honor of the 35th anniversary of the first film’s release – July 3, 1985. A second variant release of the figure will be available starting October 1, 2020 via and select retailers around the world; part one of the comic book also will be available October 1, wherever comic books are sold.


  1. Random comment, but I'm trying to find an early leaked image from the 2007 film. It was a practical prop of part of Optimus Prime. It was full size, blue, and it was sitting on the ground. I believe it was used for when Sam and Mikaela were climbing on Optimus' chest. Is this pic on your blog somewhere?

  2. In the top right column, there is a search box. Enter: Optimus Prop



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