Similar to what they did with Transformers and Ghostbusters last year, the folks at Hasbro and IDW Publishing are teaming up again for another toy and comic mini-series. Last year was the celebration of the 35th anniversary of Ghostbusters, this year is the 35th anniversary of Back to the Future. The collaboration was teased last week:
The 35th anniversary of Back to the Future, which lands on July 3, but you can pre-order a special edition of the toy from Walmart starting today, limited to 1985 copies. A second variant will be available for a wider release in October. The toy, of course, is a transformable DeLorean time machine named Gigawatt. Here’s a description of the toy:
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.
The comic 4 issue mini-series will be titled Transformers/Back to the Future and the first issue will also land on October 1. Here’s a series 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!