Originally released way back in 1986, Skylynx was one of the grander Transformers toys of its time, combining a walking, rolling mechanized lion with a bird that turned into a space shuttle. In retrospect, a robot griffin didn’t make a lot of sense, but that didn’t stop it from being awesome. And that’s obviously why Hasbro has chosen to revive Skylynx as part of its incredibly popular Combiners series.
The original version of Skylynx was actually able to walk on all four legs thanks to a battery-powered motorized mechanism in the lion, but that’s been scrapped on the new version—revealed just this past weekend at Botcon 2015—so that it can transform and serve as the torso for a Combiners bot called Sky Reign.
Deluxe class Autobots Hound, Trailcutter, Smokescreen, and Wheeljack serve as Sky Reign’s arms and legs, while the lion’s own head actually does double-duty for the massive bot as well. Pricing, availability, and all that important info is still to come, but you can safely assume these new Transformers will be hitting toy store shelves just in time for your holiday shopping later this year.