Transformers Geeks Assault Hasbro, Take Over Production

Really, it’s the only explanation for the news of the Target Exclusive that dropped earlier today. Y’see; back in 87 we had Transformers characters that looked like this:

Children of the early 90s! Fear me!

Children of the late 80s! Fear me! For I am your neon doom!

Except their toys didn’t look like that at all, they looked like pink and yellow atrocities like this:

Abominus struck fear into his enemies by his shocking lack of fashion sense.

Abominus struck fear into his enemies with his shocking lack of fashion sense.

Abominus was the combined form of the Terrorcons, a team of dragons and monsters that couldn’t even be controlled by their own faction. In concept, they were pretty cool. In execution…you know who loves hot pink toys that transform into sentient robotic monsters? If you raised your hand and said that one kid in middle school Science who liked to make the frogs “dance” when you dissected them, you’d be right. So how in the Allspark is THIS getting made:

Target Abom

Coming this Fall exclusively to Target, with fairly accurate homage colors. I’m not going to question it; but I sure will buy the hell out of it.

(pics are care of the ridiculously detailed TFwiki.net)

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4 thoughts on “Transformers Geeks Assault Hasbro, Take Over Production

  1. Some of the names of the individual dragons are just horrid. Hun-Gurr sounds like the name of a barbarian floozie in some X-rated Conan spoof, and Rippersnapper just sounds like something that happens to me after too many chili cheese dogs. MMMMMM chili cheese dogs.

    • Hun-Gurr is actually unchanged from the original character. Some of the others have slight modifications; but they’re generally as bad as they were in 87…which makes this even more head-scratching.

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