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3/24/2006

Vadermus Prime

Filed under: General,Pics — Dangerous Dan @ 11:47 pm

I just discovered the collission of two major toy franchises. Hasbro makes Star Wars toys and Transformers toys. Now it also makes Star Wars Transformers. Behold the Darth Vader Transformer that "converts from Advanced TIE Fighter vehicle to Jedi-crushing Sith Lord and back!" Oh yeah.

Sith Lord Vader

TIE Advanced Vader

Packaged Vader

There's actually a series of these. The Darth Vader is probably the best rendered in robot mode. The others look pretty good as vehicles, but are strange as robots. Aside from Vader, there's also:

Anakin/Jedi Fighter
Boba Fett/Slave I ship
Darth Maul/Sith Infiltrator
General Grievous/Wheel Bike (actually, this one looks great, but he was a transforming robot to begin with, so it's kinda cheating)
Luke Skywalker/X-Wing fighter
Obi-Wan/Jedi Fighter (pretty much the same as the Anakin one but in different colors)

X-Entertainment
, where I found out about these, has a nice write-up on them and some bigger pictures.

While looking at the latest Transformer lineup, I discovered that Hasbro is rereleasing some of the old classics, like the original version of Optimus Prime. I also discovered that the line is staying current and has a Transformer version of a Scion XB.

Anyway, the Star Wars transformers are nice, but I'll hold out for a U.S.S. Enterprise that transforms into Captain Kirk. A U.S.S. Defiant that transforms into Captain Sisko would also be pretty sweet.
(/geekiness)

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