Following the 30th anniversary of the first fan-built bot, Hasbro is looking to replicate the winning formula, this time soliciting fans to help design a new cast of Transformers characters.
Thirty years ago fans around the world helped create the female autobot Windblade, who has her own comic series from IDW Publishing, in addition to a toy product.
Now they have the opportunity to help design a team of Transformers robots that will combine into one giant new character as part of the Transformers Generations: Combiner Wars toy line.
US retailer Toys ‘R’ Us will also host a bonus question on its Twitter account (@ToysRUS) on February 18 to let fans decide the new Combiner’s special power.
The full reveal of the latest fan-built bot’s characteristics is targeted for later this year, and toys are expected to be available in 2016.