How would you like to design a toy that took vengeance upon the person who did almost everything within his power to destroy the legacy of that toy and its franchise? No, I’m not talking about whatever demon seed designed Rubik’s dodecahedrons, I’m talking about Michael Bay. Let’s all come together and design a Transformers toy that looks exactly like Michael Bay, so what we can attach a toilet brush to it, and every time he says stuff, we can make it explode. I guess the toilet brush is a detonator. I haven’t gotten far into the blueprints.
Toy company Hasbro is in fact crowdsourcing their next toy design for a release in time to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Transformers brand. It’s a first for the company, and a pretty novel idea all around.
Jay Duke, VP of the Transformers brand, says:
This is the perfect way to kick off our anniversary celebration and the ‘Thrilling 30’ line of special edition figures. It will be tremendous fun for everyone to keep track of the entire process from the designing of the character; leading up to its introduction as a toy and watching it become a part of the TRANSFORMERS brand.
Of course, you won’t really be able to submit any design you want, as the resulting toy would probably have a male appendage dangling from it should that have been the case. No, the voting website has a list of descriptive features for fans to choose from.
Autobot or Decepticon? What kind of a vehicle do you want it to be, and what kind of a weapon should it have? What about a color scheme? And should it be a sneaky boy or a wildman? The choice is yours. My choice of a witty, black & white, snake-shooting hearse named Beetlejuice did not fit any of the requirements, sadly, so it’s up to you guys. At some point, Hasbro will also allow the fans to name the new toy, but details on that are to follow. The results will be announced at the next San Diego Comic-Con.
You can go here to vote.
If only there was a way to vote the next Transformers movie from “shorter” to “non-existent.”