In celebration of Back to the Future’s 35th anniversary, Hasbro, Universal Brand Development, Amblin Entertainment, and IDW have announced a new collaboration that will deliver a brand new Transformer to the ranks of the Autobots — Gigawatt. The new time-traveling Transformer will help commemorate 35 years of audiences enjoying Back to the Future franchise.
Gigawatt joins the Transformers franchise as the newest member of the Autobots and makes his debut as a new toy that transformers into the iconic DeLorean that Marty McFly and Doc Brown used to travel through time.
The newest Autobot stands at 5.5 inches in Robot mode and can transformer to his time-traveling DeLorean mode in 17 steps. Fans will notice that Gigawatt spots Doc Brown style goggles, the infamous flux capacitor as a chest piece, time circuits, and a trusty blaster. As with all DeLorean’s this Transformer’s gullwing doors open just like you’d expect them to, vertically, and the wheels rotate from vertical to horizontal just as Doc’s time machine did when it was ready to fly through the air.
In addition to the new toy, Gigawatt is also receiving a four-part comic book series courtesy of the lovely folks over at IDW.
Read the synopsis here:
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!
Hasbro is producing 1,985 collectible Gigawatt toys in honor of the 35th anniversary of the first film’s release – July 3, 1985. You can pre-order Gigwatt today through Walmart.com today. A second variant release of the figure will be available starting October 1, 2020 via HasbroPulse.com and select retailers, while the comic book will also release on October 1, wherever comic books are sold.
Check out a gallery of the new Gigawatt Transformer below.