The Transformers toy line has certainly come a long way. Created by Hasbro and Takara Tomy, the shape changing robots originally appeared as toys that could be ‘transformed’ into a particular shape: car, truck, fighter plane.
With the mass success of the Transformer toys, Marvel developed them into comic book characters making them a part of the Marvel Universe. Transformers comic books had cameos by other Marvel characters such as Spider Man and Nick Fury. In one particular issue, Megatron took on the web slinging Spider Man.
The Transformers then found themselves being hailed as TV stars with an animated series that lasted 4 seasons and 98 episodes. The animation series even spawned a full-length animation film, which was a critical and commercial flop.
In 2007, Hollywood heavyweights Michael Bay and Steven Spielberg collaborated to bring the Transformers to screen. A sequel followed in 2009 and the shape changing bots became certified movie stars. The third installment is already under production and will released in 2011.
Just when you thought the Transformers have done everything- from toys to comic books to an animation series to video games to movies- they are back in a new avatar.
The success of Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen has spawned a Transformers 3D head magnet collection featuring Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Megatron, and the Decepticons and Autobots logo.
Though they are magnets that could be stuck anywhere from your locker to your fridge, the 3D modeled heads are rendered with an artistic touch.
Each magnet head has been designed to reflect its screen version. The Optimus Prime magnet head has a somber blue finish to it with articulated lines on its steel hood. Complementing the blue finish is the blue eyes of the Prime magnet head.
Bumblebee is often seen as a bubbly, lively character. Its magnet replica though has a slightly different take. Under the traditional yellow helmet, the robot’s face has a rusty steel finish to it giving the character a darker undertone.
Megatron is pure evil and would have given the design team a hellish time to render its head on top of a magnet. The Megatron head magnet has two layers: the top one acts as a protective helmet and has a grey finish to it, the second layer is the actual face of the villain with an iron finish and bloodshot eyes.
If you are a fan of Prime, Bumblebee, or Megatron the Transformers 3D magnet heads are a definite collector’s item and run for only $7.