When I first discovered the titanic Autobot Metroplex would be making an appearance in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, I experienced a brief rush of excitement — maybe Hasbro would make a new proper Metroplex toy! They’d reused the name for a silly giant from the Transformers: Cybertron line, why not?
Eventually I convinced myself this would never happen. He’s too large, too pretty. Besides, I asked Hasbro PR guy Joe Moscone if there was a Metroplex in the works at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, and he told me there were no plans to make a new Metroplex toy. That’s the same Joe Moscone that sent out the press materials today for the new Transformers debuting at the New York Toy Fair this week. Toys including the Titan-class Metroplex, standing over two feet tall and priced at $US125.
He’s the tallest official Transformer ever, standing slightly higher that former title holder Fortress Maximus. He’s also beautiful. Just look at him.
That’s his robot mode, obviously. Like the original Metroplex he also has a vehicle form…
…and a city mode.
Metroplex isn’t the only cool toy coming out of the Transformers Generations line this year. Triple Changers Springer and Blitzwing triumphantly return to store shelves, which is incredibly exciting. The purple Megatron from Fall of Cybertron makes an appearance, and my goodness — the first official figure of Orion Pax, the Autobot that would one day become Optimus Prime.
That’s an exciting line-up, but Metroplex — Metroplex wins everything. Thank you, Hasbro. My children are in the mail.