Go Pre-order Those Optimus and Megatron Classic Console Transformers

Takara Tomy has found the best way to suck the cash from our wallets save for some kind of reverse-ATM tractor beam. First teased earlier in the year, you can finally pre-order the toymaker's homage to robots and classic gaming consoles with these updated Optimus Prime and Megatron figures that transform into the… » 11/01/14 10:18am 11/01/14 10:18am

Nike Has Put the Best Thing From the 1980s Into a Set of Sneakers

It's baffling to think that it's taken until the year 2013 for Hasbro and Nike—two of the most powerful brands from the 1980s and 1990s—to finally team up and pay proper tribute to one of the best cartoon bad guys of all time. And while this isn't the first Nike and Transformers mashup, this amazing Megatron-themed… » 11/20/13 11:10am 11/20/13 11:10am

New Zealand Transformer Coins Feature Heros We Actually Care About

For some reason the governments of the world think their constituents want to see images of political leaders and royalty. And while famous presidents like Abraham Lincoln certainly deserve recognition, New Zealand has decided to honor a couple of heros that are probably a lot closer to all of our hearts: Optimus… » 2/06/13 2:20pm 2/06/13 2:20pm

All Spark USB Hub Gives You Unwanted Responsibility

Captain Witwicky had an excuse; he didn't know the Decepticons were after the All Spark. In fact, he didn't even know what the Decepticons were. If you opt to purchase this All Spark USB hub, with four ports and retailing at £13.99 ($28), what exactly would be your excuse? Still, if you do decide the All Spark USB hub… » 4/13/08 5:00pm 4/13/08 5:00pm

Megatron Jailed for Smuggling Drugs, Probably Lubricant Too

Megatron has been jailed for six years and six months for a drugs crime. Not this one or this one, but Megatron Eardley-Wilmot, an Deceptimbecile from New Zealand who imported $100,000 of methamphetamine and ecstasy. His defense, according to his lawyer, is that he was a "normal guy" until "he had an accident and… » 2/25/08 6:16am 2/25/08 6:16am

Transformers Hand Fans Make You Cooler, But Not With The Ladies

Our colleague over at Prime Diary has hipped us to a pair of Transformers hand fans that serve a purpose while upping your geek-cred. Painted as either Optimus Prime or Megatron, each fan has a removable top revealing a soft fan blade that offers instant cool when you and your Autobots roll out. Judging from the box… » 8/23/07 10:19pm 8/23/07 10:19pm

Transformer-Themed Bearbricks Protect The All Spark, Steal Food From Campers

Considering that we love Transformers and toys, it's no surprise that we're drooling over these Transformer-themed Bearbricks. The foursome of Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee and Barricade were spotted at this year's Wonder Festival in Tokyo. The specialty toys from Japan come in various themes and colors, and this… » 8/17/07 5:43pm 8/17/07 5:43pm

Real Life Optimus Prime Challenges Megatron To Epic Battle

Click to viewYou may remember these two gentlemen, as we recently covered them in the run-up to the Transformers movie debut. Optimus Prime changed his name to honor his childhood hero, while Jason Burrows took the less drastic step of altering his middle name to Megatron. Now it seems that Optimus has had enough… » 7/06/07 11:08pm 7/06/07 11:08pm