'Transformers' and 'Back To the Future' Collide On Shape-Shifting Gigawatt DeLorean Figurine

The cross-franchise collaboration commemorates BTTF’s 35th anniversary.

By
Design
22,675 Hypes 3 Comments

In one of the most unexpected toy collaborations of the year, Transformers and Back To the Future have teamed up for a shape-shifting Gigawatt/DeLorean figure. Celebrating Back To the Future‘s 35th anniversary, the transforming toy seamlessly shifts between battle-ready robot and classic car.

When in its Gigawatt form, the 5.5 inch-tall toy features a plethora of BTTF-inspired details. These range from Doc Brown’s signature goggles to a flux capacitor ensconced in its chest plate — below which sits some memorable time travel dates from the film itself. The body is dressed in silver and black, and comes with a detachable blaster cannon.

Gigawatt can be broken down into a DMC DeLorean in 17 steps. When it’s transformed it features fully functional gull wing doors, wheels that can be rotated from a vertical to a horizontal position and even a lightning bolt hook on the back. The toy is limited to 1985 pieces to commemorate the year Back To the Future made its theatrical debut.

The limited Transformers x Back To the Future Gigawatt DeLorean figure recently released via the Walmart webstore for $30 USD and quickly sold out. It’s currently on eBay with prices north of $500 USD. However, it’s supposed to launch again in a non-numbered run this October via Hasbro Pulse. This second release will accompany a four-part Transformers/Back To the Future comic book series, the synopsis of which can be seen below.

“Marty McFly has just returned to his home sweet home, Hill Valley 1985, and everything’s looking up … that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future … all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!”

In another piece of unexpected IP collaboration, My Little Pony and Ghostbusters have joined forces for a new Plasmane figure.

Read Full Article

Transformers x Back To the Future “Gigawatt/DeLorean”

What to Read Next

Lee Bae Continues Decades-Long Exploration of Charcoal as A Medium in "The Sublime Charcoal Light" Exhibition
Arts

Lee Bae Continues Decades-Long Exploration of Charcoal as A Medium in "The Sublime Charcoal Light" Exhibition

Including selections from Bae’s famed “Issu du feu” series and more.

JSP and Standard Issue Tees Release Camo-Covered Capsule
Fashion

JSP and Standard Issue Tees Release Camo-Covered Capsule

Hoodies, sweatpants and sweatshorts made of French terry and inspired by classic army/navy surplus store garments.

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Emerges in Timeless "Black Cement" Colorway
Footwear

Air Jordan 11 Low IE Emerges in Timeless "Black Cement" Colorway

Directly inspired by the iconic Air Jordan 3 “Black Cement.”


Jayda G Shares New EP 'Both Of Us / Are U Down'
Music

Jayda G Shares New EP 'Both Of Us / Are U Down'

Offering the Canadian DJ’s contrasting influences.

Converse Japan All Star 100 DOUBLEPARTS Hi Features Twice the Details
Footwear

Converse Japan All Star 100 DOUBLEPARTS Hi Features Twice the Details

Beefed up branding, tongues and laces.

Shoreline Mafia Announces Debut Studio Album 'Mafia Bidness'
Music

Shoreline Mafia Announces Debut Studio Album 'Mafia Bidness'

Also releasing its lead single “Change Ya Life.”

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.

Help Support Us

We need ads to keep the lights on and to continue providing free news to our readers. We’d appreciate your support by whitelisting HYPEBEAST on your ad blocker. That way you can keep reading all the great stories for free.

If you have already whitelisted us, simply refresh this page. To find out how to whitelist us, click the button below.

Back

Add Us to Whitelist

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads. Most ad blockers have similar whitelisting steps and settings. If you need assistance, please contact us.

Adblock Plus

  1. Click on the red ABP icon in the upper right corner of your browser.
  2. Click “Enabled on this site” to disable ad blocking for the current site. In Firefox click “disable on HYPEBEAST”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Adblock

  1. Click the AdBlock hand icon.
  2. Click “Don’t run on pages on this domain”.
  3. A new “Don’t run AdBlock on…” dialog may be displayed in the middle of the screen.
  4. Move the “Site” slider to the right. After that, click “Exclude”.
  5. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

uBlock

  1. Click the uBlock icon.
  2. Click the large blue “power” button in the menu that appears to whitelist the current website.
  3. Reload the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.

Firefox Browser

Firefox Tracking Protection may activate our whitelist notice, which can be disabled temporarily for a browsing session by clicking the shield icon in the URL bar and following the instructions.

Disconnect

  1. Click the Disconnect icon.
  2. Click “Whitelist site”.
  3. Refresh the HYPEBEAST page that you were viewing.