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Transformer handheld released

Transformer handheld released

The Power Up VT6 may have an awful name, but no other Transformer turns into a DS lite wanna-be.

The Transformers movie isn't even out yet, let alone the inevitable surge in new games and comics, but already there are some cool gadgets hitting the market to go alongside the remake of the classic series.

The Power Up VT6 is a robot whose special ability is to fold down into a cute little handheld game. Well, they can't all be as l33t as Optimus Prime, can they?

This little Transformer is billed by Hasbro as 'one of the most closely guarded secrets on Earth'and is apparently as 'dangerous as he is slick looking...a master of manipulation.'

We're betting pretty soon he'll be manipulating little kids into nagging their parents to get them one.

The Power Up VT6 is apparently aligned with the Decepticons in the Transformers storyline and uses special receptors in the screen to 'scramble your brain right through your eyeballs.' Jack Thompson would have a field day, we're sure.

From that point on the information about the toy gets a little weird, claiming that it is 'not a working video game' and that 'few Decepticons are as frustrating to have around.'

Still, no matter how frustrating or unreliable it is, at only $6.99 the toy is bound to sell like hotcakes and soon children everywhere will be playing them until the batteries run out. Of course, at that point it simply folds down and the make believe violence continues - the fun never ends!

Reckon the Transformers movie will be any good, or is it doomed to be a camp, robot-filled flop? Still have some old Transformers toys lying around at home? Do you know somebody who cried when Optimus Prime suddenly blew a circuit in the cartoon version? The answers to these questions and more await, in the forums.

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r-gator 5th June 2007, 14:56 Quote
No modern transformer toy will ever be as cool or as high quality as the originals. I still have my Gen 1 Optimus Prime and Megatron. Sometimes I fall asleep with them cradled in my arms.
Redbeaver 5th June 2007, 15:10 Quote
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Originally Posted by r-gator
No modern transformer toy will ever be as cool or as high quality as the originals. I still have my Gen 1 Optimus Prime and Megatron. Sometimes I fall asleep with them cradled in my arms.

r gator, whats ur parents name? i just wanna make sure ur not a clone of me..... :o

well i actually lost my megatron, but optimus prime is still there on the highest shelves in my bedroom.....

the movie? i dont care how crappy its gonna be, i will love it. trust me.

but thats just me...
C0nKer 5th June 2007, 17:52 Quote
Movie looks cool. Dreamworks + Steven Spielberg + memorable cartoon franchise.

The toy in the picture looks cheap though.
CardJoe 5th June 2007, 18:06 Quote
I actually had a friend who cried when OP died. Says its the saddest thing he ever saw, which is of course sad in and of itself.
Aankhen 5th June 2007, 22:21 Quote
An aside: could you guys please settle on a consistent target for your forum thread links? Some open in new windows, some don't… it's very disorienting. :( (I'd prefer the same window, FWIW.)
saxman 6th June 2007, 04:59 Quote
Ahhh that wonderful show that engrossed me as a child. I loved the toys too they were so much fun.
Perforated 6th June 2007, 13:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by Aankhen
An aside: could you guys please settle on a consistent target for your forum thread links? Some open in new windows, some don't… it's very disorienting. :( (I'd prefer the same window, FWIW.)


Seconded :)
CardJoe 6th June 2007, 13:56 Quote
We'll take it into consideration. With Tim and Bindi away at computex it's a little hectic right now with many people editing different articles and using what they think is best. No worries though :)
Perforated 6th June 2007, 14:33 Quote
Mneh, hardly the most important thing - I was surprised i wasn't the only one to pick up on it :p but since it was mentioned :)

Personally, I only notice because I tend to open the site & open every new article at once... so in a backwards way, think of it as a compliment via the number of articles read :)
gar 8th August 2007, 17:50 Quote
Won't the screen be easy to damage? After all, it's going to be used as a toy and will get allot of abuse!
Delphium 8th August 2007, 18:18 Quote
Dam it looks ugly!!

and yer i dont expect that screen to last very long at all, not without an adamantium casing.

Oh look mummy my transformer has transformed its self into hundreds of little building blocks.
Blademrk 8th August 2007, 21:27 Quote
apart from the fact it hasn't got a screen (it's a sticker ;))
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