“It’s Alive! Hasbro and Universal Unite ‘Transformers’ and ‘Frankenstein’ in a Monster Mash-Up
In a crossover that’s as electrifying as Dr. Frankenstein’s lab, Hasbro’s Transformers Collaborative line has brought to life Frankentron, a monstrous Decepticon inspired by Universal’s Classic Monsters. This fall, get ready to witness the fusion of iconic pop culture as Frankentron stomps its way into stores.
Bringing Frankenstein to the Transformers Universe
Frankentron, as the name suggests, is a brilliant fusion of the Transformers universe and the classic horror of Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s monster from the 1931 film. This mechanical marvel transforms from a terrifying robot into a patchwork tank in just 16 impressive steps. But that’s not all; it also wields a weapon straight out of Dr. Frankenstein’s laboratory, adding a touch of science fiction to the mix.
Capturing the Classic Pose
One of the standout features of Frankentron is its open hands, which allow it to replicate the iconic outstretched-arms pose made famous by Karloff in the classic film. It’s a nod to the cinematic history that inspires this unique Transformer.
A Familiar Aesthetic
Not only does Frankentron embody the spirit of Frankenstein’s monster, but it also arrives in packaging that pays homage to Universal Horror VHS tapes. This nostalgic touch makes it a collector’s dream, with a price tag of $44.99.
Continuing the Legacy
Frankentron is not the first Universal Classic Monster to join the Transformers Collaborative line. In 2021, we saw the release of Draculus, inspired by Bela Lugosi’s portrayal of Dracula. Frankentron, on the other hand, is a substantial retooling of Impactor, a character with roots in the ’80s UK Transformers comics and later featured in Netflix’s War for Cybertron Trilogy.
Crossovers In Disguise
Hasbro’s Transformers Collaborative line, which kicked off in 2019 with Ectotron, has been a playground for crossover enthusiasts. It’s transformed iconic vehicles like the Ghostbusters’ Ecto-1, the DeLorean time machine from Back to the Future (Gigawatt), Maverick’s F-14 Tomcat from Top Gun, and even vehicles from G.I. Joe, Cobra, and Tonka trucks. In a giant robot twist, six Tonka trucks combined to form the formidable “Tonkinator.” They’ve even ventured into Jurassic Park territory, bringing the franchise’s dinosaurs and vehicles into the world of Transformers.
The excitement doesn’t stop with Frankentron. The Transformers Collaborative line has more surprises in store, including Code Red, a Transformer based on the Surfer Boy Pizza delivery van from the fourth season of Stranger Things.
Preorders Open Soon
If you’re already itching to add Frankentron to your collection, you can start preordering on Amazon.com and Hasbro Pulse. Keep your antennas tuned to FilmSweep for future updates, and take a peek at the enticing new images below.
In the world of Transformers, it seems there’s no limit to the imaginative crossovers that await us. So, gear up, because this fall, the monster mash-up of Frankentron is set to take center stage in your Transformers collection.”
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Frankentron Transformers
Q: What is Frankentron in the Transformers Collaborative line?
A: Frankentron is a Decepticon Transformer inspired by Boris Karloff’s Frankenstein’s monster. It’s a crossover between Transformers and Universal Classic Monsters, transforming from a robot to a patchwork tank and even replicating the iconic outstretched-arms pose from the classic film.
Q: How much does Frankentron cost?
A: Frankentron is priced at $44.99, making it an affordable addition to your Transformers collection.
Q: Where can I preorder Frankentron?
A: You can place your preorders for Frankentron on Amazon.com and Hasbro Pulse, ensuring you don’t miss out on this unique collectible.
Q: Is Frankentron the first Universal Classic Monster in the Transformers Collaborative line?
A: No, Frankentron follows in the footsteps of Draculus, a Transformer inspired by Bela Lugosi’s Dracula, released in 2021.
Q: What’s special about the packaging of Frankentron?
A: Frankentron comes in a box that resembles a Universal Horror VHS tape, adding a nostalgic touch to its presentation.
Q: Are there other crossovers in the Transformers Collaborative line?
A: Yes, the Transformers Collaborative line features a wide array of crossovers with pop culture icons, including vehicles from Ghostbusters, Back to the Future, G.I. Joe, and even Jurassic Park.
Q: What’s next in the Transformers Collaborative line?
A: The line continues with Code Red, a Transformer based on the Surfer Boy Pizza delivery van from the fourth season of Stranger Things, promising more exciting crossovers to come.