It’s that time of year again! As factories overseas are churning out the new toys to coincide with the release of Transformers 3 (with the goofy subtitle: “Dark of the Moon”), those factory workers with the baggiest pants are smuggling out samples of the toys and revealing them on the internet! The big spoiler is a truck that was seen rolling around alongside other TF vehicles during filing in 2010. It was speculated that this truck could be Motormaster, leader of the Stunticons in the classic 80’s show. These are the Bay movies, however, so nothing that fun is happening.
The toy photos make it obvious that the big truck is a new vehicle mode for for Megatron, leader of the Decepticons. As I will detail in later posts, I have given up on these movies, but I still follow the news so I know what I’m talking about when I complain. This version of Megatron has a tarp that he uses as some sort of hooded cape on the toy, so we’ll likely see that in the film as well. Because Megatron is known for skipping through the woods, delivering goodies to Grandmothers.
I have not included the robot mode photos, and have mostly obscured the truck image, as Hasbro would rather not have these toy images up so early in the game. They are relatively easy to find if you know where to look, but I don’t want to set out any lawsuit-bait and get my gracious hosts here at the ToT in hot water. S0 don’t look at smuggle-pants toys. Or else.