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03/22/2006 Entry: "Darth Vader Was A Decepticon."

It's a match made in geek heaven. A marriage between Star Wars and Transformers. Two of the biggest perpetuators in keeping people from growing up, together at last. As Hasbro owns the rights to make toys for both franchises, they were free to commit to the most wonderful sacrilege ever by turning Darth Vader, Luke Skywalker and other classic Star Wars characters into robots in disguise.

It works like this: Take a Star Wars character who has strong affiliation with a certain Star Wars vehicle. Make said Star Wars character into an action figure than can be transformed into said vehicle. Now, I'm sure some of you are thinking that there's no way to do this without making both the figure and vehicle look really, really stupid. Put your fears to rest. Okay, they do look kinda stupid, but in all the right ways.

The vehicle forms are top notch, so much so that you'd have no reason to suspect their ability to transform if you didn't notice the big "Transformers" banner on the bottom of the packaging. (Admittedly, they're kinda clunky when you get them out of the package, but I've decided to overlook this.) The vehicle forms are reminiscent of the Kenner diecast vehicle line of the late '70s/early '80s, albeit larger and more plasticky. With price points above fifteen bucks, we'd of course demand something more than a few cool looking Star Wars vehicles. Our demands were met in a big way. The vehicles don't just transform into Star Wars characters -- they transform into totally Transformerized Star Wars characters.

Let's use the Vader figure as an example. Starts off as a superfine Vader TIE Fighter, complete with tiny-sized Darth Vader action figure that fits perfectly in the cockpit. After transforming, the figure looks like the end result of Vader and Starscream fumbling through Brundlefly's happy pod, with Vader's classic mask being the only unaffected body part. Everything else, from his legs to his arms to his Dark Jedi groin, have been robotized to the point where Obi-Wan's waxing about him "being more machine than man" now sounds duh-level redundant. While keeping the color scheme and trademark details of the Star Wars characters intact, the figures all draw from the much-loved template of any Transformers figure worth a damn, from big, blocky legs to fists that look like cute little pitted olives.

The still fairly new collection has already become pretty broad, with figures ranging from Anakin (transforms into his starfighter) to General Grievous (turns into a wheel bike). So yeah, they're covering the original trilogy and the prequels, partly because Hasbro likes spiting purists, partly because Hasbro bigwigs are often just drunk enough to think that anyone would want a transforming Anakin.

They even made a Boba Fett, who might just be the best in the set, transforming from the CULT SMASH Slave-1 vehicle into a CULT SMASH Boba Fett, and the kicker is, in robot mode, the tiny Boba Fett figure that's meant for the vehicle's cockpit visibly rests just under the big robot Boba's head. It's a sea of Boba Fetts, with heads of different sizes and other CULT SMASH surprises.

What I'm digging most about the figures is my newfound reason to introduce the many nephews in my life to Star Wars and Transformers at the same time. Every time one of their birthdays come up, I'm gunning to bring them a little piece of me with Star Wars and Transformers toys. Problem is, Hasbro's Star Wars line caters very much to collectors, and there's very little chance of getting an "OH FUCK YES" out of a kid who wasn't already enamored with the new movies. And the Transformers...well, whenever I try giving those out, the kids just cry at me when I can't figure out how to make them work. With these figures, you don't have to necessarily be in love with either franchise -- they just look so damn cool and totally personify the progressively-becoming-lost glory of the plain old action figure. Having a Darth Vader figure go apeshit on the rest of your toys is one thing. Having Darth Vader go apeshit on your other toys before transforming into a plane and flying away to skirt reprimand is something else, and that something is "OH FUCK YES."

UPDATE: Based on the comments, sounds like you're more interested in CULT SMASH Fett than Vader. Check out the pics below...

Note the tiny Fett trying to assert himself from within the cockpit.

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REPLIES: 100 comments

I need a better picture of that Boba Fett/Slave-1!

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 03/22/2006 07:04 PM EST

Picked a few of these up last week. Wasn't a big fan of the vehicle modes (don't hold together well), but the figures look like crossbred fan art come to life.

Chestnuts roasted by Coconut @ 03/22/2006 07:10 PM EST


Chestnuts roasted by Eddie Lightning Frog @ 03/22/2006 07:14 PM EST

I'm planning on picking up a Boba Fett when I see one and an Arc-170/clone pilot, when it comes out. At least, I don't think that the 170 is out yet. Any way, WOOOOO!

Chestnuts roasted by Darth Poop @ 03/22/2006 07:16 PM EST

WOW. My son is so getting those.

Chestnuts roasted by kb @ 03/22/2006 07:22 PM EST

I got the Darth Vadar for my bro. It rocks smile I still gotta get the rest of them, especially Boba Fett since he loves him. Seems I'm never at work when they put out a new case! Grr.

I knew it was only a matter of time before I saw them here. big grin

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 03/22/2006 07:30 PM EST

OH FUCK YES CULT SMASH IS RIGHT!!! I've seen Vader at the store but I don't think I can resist (CULT SMASH) Boba Fett/Slave-I combo.
So did you take the afternoon off to go to TRU or what? wink

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 03/22/2006 07:48 PM EST

They look nice, but I prefer my old Transforming TMNT Splinter that turns into the turtlevan.

Off-Topic but related to the commercial article: Rerfidgerator Perry is being inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

Chestnuts roasted by JLAJRC @ 03/22/2006 07:52 PM EST

OH MY GOD- Those are the coolest toys I have seen in a long time- they're like REAL toys, you know? Old school. Awesome- I think I need one.

Chestnuts roasted by Muppet Baby @ 03/22/2006 07:56 PM EST

That Boba thing blew my mind. Bobas within Bobas within...

Chestnuts roasted by Mara @ 03/22/2006 07:56 PM EST


Chestnuts roasted by phunqsauce @ 03/22/2006 07:58 PM EST

I picked up the X-Wing/Luke Skywalker along with a Spudtrooper a couple weeks back.

Damn things made me geek out, and I'm not even a big Star Wars fan.

Chestnuts roasted by Jeff @ 03/22/2006 08:01 PM EST

Being a transformers fan, I suggest you get the Obi Wan and/or the Millenium Falcon combiner (Han and Chewie) soonish.

Chestnuts roasted by Boomstick McChainsawhand @ 03/22/2006 08:22 PM EST

I wish I were a Transformer.

More importantly, I wonder what would happen if Darth Vader showed up and told Megatron he was taking over?

Chestnuts roasted by The Wukong Effect @ 03/22/2006 08:35 PM EST

Have to check with the missus first, but I'm pretty sure I can die now.

Chestnuts roasted by Rhino @ 03/22/2006 08:48 PM EST

To tell you the truth, I wasn't really that impressed with this toy line for most of the article. I mean, yeah, Transformer Darth Vader is noteworthy, but not really that cool. But then when you described the Boba Fett version, I got this really kickass mental image of Boba Fett driving around a giant robot version of himself. It kinda screws with the whole dignity of the character. Which is the essence of comedy. I need one.

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 03/22/2006 08:59 PM EST

I currently have two collections on display: Star Wars & Transformers. I've got to get these just for the sake of tying things together....

Chestnuts roasted by Ragnarok @ 03/22/2006 10:02 PM EST

Do they have a Han Solo/ Millenium Falcon one?

Chestnuts roasted by Hoju @ 03/22/2006 10:06 PM EST

Actually, I'm not a Transformers fan, but I AM a "Star Wars" fan, so...if there IS a Han Solo/Millenium Falcon, I MUST get it!

And come to think of it, my birthday is less than a month...

Chestnuts roasted by starwenn @ 03/22/2006 10:15 PM EST

"...Be careful?"

Chestnuts roasted by Theta @ 03/22/2006 10:26 PM EST

I pray to God there is an Admiral Akbar/Calamari Cruiser version.

Chestnuts roasted by Somethin' Funny @ 03/22/2006 10:50 PM EST

I was wondering if you were going to mention these Matt, I'd been seeing them in the toy aisles for the past few weeks/months.

Has everybody noticed the other new Star Wars trend with making everyone ride choppers?


Fuck that.

OH and the build your own lightsaber kit looks sweet, I wanna get it, but right now rent comes before toys. (sick world)

Chestnuts roasted by Tommy @ 03/22/2006 11:41 PM EST



Chestnuts roasted by JLAJRC @ 03/22/2006 11:56 PM EST

Ha! Tommy, I checked out that link. I like how it says the bikes are built to the specifications of their owners. Like maybe Darth Vader spent a couple months of impatience getting his garage ready and calling the bike shop every other day.

"Did I remember to say I want red wheels? I NEED RED WHEELS!"

Chestnuts roasted by Welsh Rabbit @ 03/23/2006 12:13 AM EST

its almost like tying star wars with transformers with robotech. smile I was keen on this line more being into transformers alternators, but matt sold me with the fett flying fett thing. ts tru here I come. another lunchtime used for buying toys smile

Chestnuts roasted by Double G @ 03/23/2006 12:31 AM EST

Boba inside Boba is beyond words.

Chestnuts roasted by Dohopoki @ 03/23/2006 01:29 AM EST

Oh God, let's, please for the love of all that's sacred, not even acknowledge those Star Wars Chopper things even exist! The person that decided it would be a good thing to even SPEAK of that idea needs to be kicked, many many times ... and punched.

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 03/23/2006 01:36 AM EST

I see those every time I go into Hell-Mart, but I never buy them. I only like to buy Alternators, and Hell-Mart never has those. Although I did find some at Shopko just before Christmas. Alternators are the shit, I just wish they were a little more true to gen1, but oh well. The Jeep ones are my fave, Hound and whatever the yellow one is. They're all still at my ex's house, along with my 20th Anniv. Optimus...*sniff* I miss you Optimus...

Chestnuts roasted by kidneyboy @ 03/23/2006 01:56 AM EST

Eh.....I'm not that impressed. I wasn't a Transformers or Star Wars kid. When I became the action-figure age, Transformers were on their way out.

In fact, if I mention the age that I saw Star Wars for the first time, I'll probably have broken bottles thrown at me.

So much Vader mention in this blog tonight, and no one......NO ONE has mentioned Darth Chef.


Well, it's up to me then. DARTH CHEF!!!

Chestnuts roasted by Mars @ 03/23/2006 03:05 AM EST


Chestnuts roasted by Fark @ 03/23/2006 03:50 AM EST

I was never a huge Transformers fan, but I like these Star Wars versions a lot. When a Star Wars toy is within another Star Wars toy, that's a good toy. I like that the vehicles are coloured differently too, as they look better when they're transformed.

Chestnuts roasted by Dr. Acula @ 03/23/2006 03:55 AM EST

Oh man. Ooooohhh man. More money I can't use for Nana's operation.

Chestnuts roasted by Jackson Johnson Jefferson @ 03/23/2006 03:59 AM EST

You got Star Wars in my Transformers!

You got Transformers in my Star wars!

Chestnuts roasted by Tetsu Deinonychus @ 03/23/2006 04:43 AM EST

My son already has a couple of these and he loves them. They are just as cool as they sound.


Chestnuts roasted by Vic @ 03/23/2006 06:30 AM EST

I just woke up... and I see this... and I think to myself, "I must be dreaming."

Strangely sacreligious, yet strangely appealing.

Chestnuts roasted by Mr. Boligarky @ 03/23/2006 07:17 AM EST

Check out Fett's tiny feet.

Chestnuts roasted by ZERO @ 03/23/2006 08:19 AM EST

I believe the technical term is "sacrelicious."

Chestnuts roasted by Jedoc @ 03/23/2006 08:23 AM EST

We got the build your own lightsaber kit for my son, he hasn't put it down since Christmas. I went out and bought myself one so we could duel. Surely worth the $20

Chestnuts roasted by Ivory @ 03/23/2006 08:27 AM EST

Boba Fettformer: Ohhh... i've gotta tummy ache!
Boba Fett: Musta eaten a bad lugnut!

Chestnuts roasted by James @ 03/23/2006 08:50 AM EST

I want to see the Darth Maul one. I think that will be quite difficult to pull off.

Chestnuts roasted by DJ Boba Fett @ 03/23/2006 08:53 AM EST

The Boba Fett transformer is actually extremely gay looking. The only ass he'd kick is Baryshnikov's; it looks like a giant robot ballerina.

Chestnuts roasted by Chief Rokka @ 03/23/2006 09:16 AM EST

I am waiting for the Knight Rider version where Kit becomes David Hasselhoff. I am talking instant boner......

Chestnuts roasted by Junior Cheese @ 03/23/2006 09:30 AM EST

Transformers + Star Wars

Two great tastes that go great together


Chestnuts roasted by Stephanie @ 03/23/2006 09:38 AM EST

Transformers + Star Wars

Two great tastes that go great together


Chestnuts roasted by Stephanie @ 03/23/2006 09:38 AM EST

I wanna know where I can get this for my nerdy boyfriend. =)

Chestnuts roasted by Cassie @ 03/23/2006 09:38 AM EST

I love Darth Vader. I want to be him. He makes me happy. Damn, I wish I was Darth Daver. And I really wish that I could transform. I want blocky legs to fists that look like cute little pitted olives.

Chestnuts roasted by Barf Vader @ 03/23/2006 10:19 AM EST

Matt didn't mention the kicker. It is not as if Darth Vader used the force to transform himself into a TIE fighter. Nope, he commissioned the evil Empire to build a gigantic robotic replica of himself that transformed into a TIE Fighter. Now that is cool...

Chestnuts roasted by Nate Dawg @ 03/23/2006 10:33 AM EST

I agree the idea is sweet. However, I bought two of these when they first came out (Skywalker and Obi-Wan) and I was surprised how poorly made they are. These are definitely not as sturdy as recent Transformers, and the canons on Skywalker broke off on the first transform. I think these were rushed to market.

Will still buy Vader, but that's about it.

Chestnuts roasted by Galvatron @ 03/23/2006 10:37 AM EST

Hrrm, I dunno, doesn't seem like my sorta thing. Although the pictures give me a giggle. Boba Fett's just too weird. With the little Boba Fett inside I can just imagine that he's piloting a giant robot version of himself. Possibly in Tokyo, smashing small toy buildings.

The sad thing is that SOMEBODY had to come up with the idea of melding Star Wars with Transformers. Some random toy designer actually had to sit down and think about what makes a good toy... and came up with this. Actually, this looks more like a group effort. So a whole GROUP of toy designers sit down... have a pitching session... and come up with this.


Chestnuts roasted by Sucrose @ 03/23/2006 10:49 AM EST

Got Vader, Got Fett, Also Got Darth Maul... Now waiting for the OMFG GEEKGASM that is the Han Solo/Chewbacca that combine to form the Millenium Falcon with amazing lights and sounds


Chestnuts roasted by No Less than a God @ 03/23/2006 11:23 AM EST

wow. i had no idea these were out, i think you just made me cream my pants. hah, no really though these are sweet!

Chestnuts roasted by Squegee @ 03/23/2006 11:51 AM EST

Thanks Matt! I was trying to save money, and now this. I'm going to Target right now. Literally. Hasboro should send you a check for referal

Chestnuts roasted by Fox @ 03/23/2006 12:00 PM EST

The best part of Darth Chef is, if Isaac apologizes and makes peace, then the boys can "Rescue" him. If not, then they have a credible villain that's second only to Professor Chaos.

I am going to get Vader, General Grabass, Fett, Maul, and maybe Luke. I'm holding judgement on the others. Depends on how I think they might look among my regular TransFormers. I just bought Cybertron Optimus. Of the recent four versions of OP, this one's my favorite, just edging out RID Prime. I need to go to some Flea Markets and such and find Megatron from RID and Armada, I'm kinda dissapointed by how Energon Megs turned out.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 03/23/2006 12:08 PM EST

I bought the wheelbike that transforms into General Grievous for my son. Cool - yes, but it takes like twenty-three maneuvers to transform the damn thing...the instruction booklet is a thirty page manual. I recommend these toys for children with a degree in engineering...

Chestnuts roasted by Billa @ 03/23/2006 12:11 PM EST

Ol Norbert turns 19 Today! Whoo!

And I have yet to get any of the SW Transformers, because I lack the funds to do so.

And speaking of Vader, did anyone watch tonight's South Park? Wow...just wow.

Chestnuts roasted by Invader Norbert @ 03/23/2006 12:29 PM EST

This isn't really that new these things have been out since around Christmas. they're on the 2nd or 3rd wave now. The Millenium Falcon is a Deluxe it's Chewie and Han and they combine to form the falcon. It's due out early summer.

Chestnuts roasted by Danbtherockstar @ 03/23/2006 01:10 PM EST

"I agree the idea is sweet. However, I bought two of these when they first came out (Skywalker and Obi-Wan) and I was surprised how poorly made they are. These are definitely not as sturdy as recent Transformers, and the canons on Skywalker broke off on the first transform. I think these were rushed to market.

Will still buy Vader, but that's about it.

Chestnuts roasted by Galvatron @ 03/23/2006 10:37 AM EST"

Just so everyone knows, that wasn't me. I'm the original Galvatron that changed my name just in time for the Holidays. I believe that other one is from the comic book timeline that Unicron sends back with Hook, Line, and Sinker. Although, that whole thing still confuses me...

Anywho, being a huge TF fan AND SW fan, I really was not impressed with these toys. When I first heard about them, I almost creamed (I know, gross, but seriously, I almost did. Ok I really did...)

I just think they are ugly and really don't do either franchise justice. They all look very fat and bloated. Very Armada Primish, and they've been out for some time. The TF Fandom has known about them for quite a while. As long as they sell and help propel both franchises, then I'm all for it. I just think they are ugly compared to even some of the G1 stuff, and especially the Binal/Alt line.

Now those are some great updated figures.

And the yellow Jeep is Swindle, fromt the Stunticons. They actually did a re-color of him, but I don't remember who it was supposed to be.

P.S. That Mortal Peep Fight was hysterical!! I was laughing out loud, especially the ending "Fatalityyyyy....." line.

Chestnuts roasted by Darth Galvatron @ 03/23/2006 01:38 PM EST

Cool, something nobody asked for, and didn't want, now making two kinds of geeks bust a nut!

I think they look ridiculous, especially Boba Fett, whom I never thought was that fucking great to begin with.....

Chestnuts roasted by JA Huntsman @ 03/23/2006 02:51 PM EST

I tells yas, I must be getting old or something, because the apparent backlash against these figures is just totally lost on me. It's not like they're retconning existing lore, or even adding an out-of-bounds chapter to -- they're just figures. smile I can understand someone not liking them AS figures, but not liking them because they screw up some purebred great white story by existing? That's just silly.

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 03/23/2006 03:03 PM EST

Yeah, you silly bastards!

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 03/23/2006 03:09 PM EST

I agree Matt. Seems there's a bunch of haters hating just for hating's sake.

Chestnuts roasted by kb @ 03/23/2006 03:14 PM EST

I hate haters hating just for hating's sake!

Chestnuts roasted by Grouchy Smurf @ 03/23/2006 03:16 PM EST

Must have Cult Smash Fett....TO WAL-MART I WILL GO!!!!

Chestnuts roasted by TC Falcon @ 03/23/2006 03:29 PM EST

Ehh ... that's the problem when dealing with purists. They truly enjoy pissing on any derivative joy you may get out of something like this.

Chestnuts roasted by LemurCat @ 03/23/2006 03:38 PM EST

I don't agree with the complete hate for the toys. IMO, I think they're ugly, and they just look silly, other than that, they do combine 2 of the biggest toy influences in memory together. I obviously won't spend my cash on them, but if you like 'em do it. Like I said, as long as they sell and further both franchises, then I hope people buy them by the boatload.

I think people need to realize that these toys are just that, toys. As such, made for kids.

Sad thing about all thee backlash is the people who are really complaining about them are adults...yup mostly grown men....

Chestnuts roasted by Darth Galvatron @ 03/23/2006 03:42 PM EST

I like the Darth Vader figure and will probably pick it up later today; the Fett figure looks pretty good, but I'm not a big fan of the character, so I probably won't be getting that one since I'm not planning on collecting the entire series.
The Han and Chewie figues, in my opinion, are awful looking...but that's just my two cents.
Not seen any good pictures of any of the other figures yet, so I'll save my judgement on them. The Grievous figure, even though I don't care for that character either, sounds promising as just that...a figure. It may be interresting to see how that one works.

Chestnuts roasted by Ragnarok @ 03/23/2006 03:51 PM EST

I love transformers and all but what I really want to see is a Chewbacca Furbie.

Chestnuts roasted by MadCatX @ 03/23/2006 03:52 PM EST

Grouchy Smurf: I hate haters hating just for hating's sake!

Yeah, Moe, that team sure sucked last night. They just plain sucked. I've seen teams suck before but they were the suckiest bunch of sucks who ever sucked.

Chestnuts roasted by Gozer @ 03/23/2006 03:57 PM EST

i wanna get one for my ubergeek star-wars-loving boyfriend, but i'm not cool enough to know which one. he's all about the star wars, kinda bout the transformers. what to do?

Chestnuts roasted by not a geek @ 03/23/2006 04:05 PM EST

I really have to say, I think this thread has taken a turn for the terminally strange today. Just a really weird vibe overall...

Chestnuts roasted by Rhino @ 03/23/2006 04:06 PM EST

I agree, Matt. I mean, Jesus Christ people, it's ... A Tie Fighter turning into Darth Vadar! Of course he's not going to look 100% perfect. I would love to see the haters do a better job, or even try to come up with something as creative.

Chestnuts roasted by Ryane @ 03/23/2006 04:06 PM EST

Rhino -- this article got on Fark, so we're getting plenty of people outside the usual crowd. smile

Chestnuts roasted by Matt @ 03/23/2006 04:07 PM EST

Grown men getting upset about toys makes Baby Jesus cry...

And makes Mare VERY horny.....

Chestnuts roasted by Darth Galvatron @ 03/23/2006 04:08 PM EST

not a geek, Darth Vader anything is probably pretty fail safe. Cool character and known by people who even never watched Star Wars, thus the most expected in the gift department.

Chestnuts roasted by dohopokie @ 03/23/2006 04:30 PM EST

I've loved the idea of these things since I first saw them in the store. Not entirely sure about the quality, I convinced a co-worker to buy some. He got Darth and Luke. I have to say, I'm really impressed with Vader...TIE and Robot modes. Luke... eh... not so much. But to find out that there's a Boba Fett!!! Awesomeness!!! And a Chewie + Han combo?!!! HELLZ YAH!!!

Chestnuts roasted by bad karma @ 03/23/2006 04:41 PM EST

dohopokie , I still laugh everytime i see your name. smile

Chestnuts roasted by bad karma @ 03/23/2006 04:43 PM EST

There is only one Transformer I would love to own: The vacuumm robot from Spaceballs. SUCK SUCK SUCK! smile

Vader looks like he has a shield. I watched SP last night for the first time in a couple years. Not bad.

Chestnuts roasted by JLAJRC @ 03/23/2006 04:43 PM EST

SP was really interesting, not an attack on Issac, but on the "Fruity club that scrambled his brain." If someone calls the X that at my funeral, I'll come back to life right then and there and yank their lips back over their head. Then go get a pizza.

Chestnuts roasted by kingklash @ 03/23/2006 04:49 PM EST

Holy snap...

Never since some guy with peanut butter and some guy collided in a flavor explosion have two things gone so bitchingly well together.

I want that Vader.

Chestnuts roasted by mtrox @ 03/23/2006 06:37 PM EST

South Park has been hit or miss for me the last few seasons, with the occasional gems. The last one I really dug was the fourth wall breaking newscasters episode. Maybe the new season will be back up at that level...sounds like last night's was pretty good.
Welcome new people! Hang out, try some refreshing Kool-Aid instead of haterade. smile
I agree, Boba is bloaty but that doesn't diminish the cool factor. Darth does pull off the look a little better. The chopper toys ARE kind of dumb, but I'm still laughing over the image of Vader calling up OCC to specify what kind of rims he'd like.

Chestnuts roasted by squee4242 @ 03/23/2006 06:55 PM EST

Errr....the second guy in my comment had chocolate.

Chestnuts roasted by mtrox @ 03/23/2006 07:06 PM EST

Hasbro link.
Amazon.com link to Boba Fett.

Chestnuts roasted by Timo @ 03/23/2006 07:08 PM EST

FIFTHTEEN DOLLARS!? Why don't I just buy a speed boat and a dinosaur while I'm at it?

Chestnuts roasted by dohopoki @ 03/23/2006 07:13 PM EST

Just got back from Wal-Mart and Toys R Us, after picking up two of these figures. I must say I was disappointed with the Grievous figure, but I was most impressed with one I hadn't seen any pictures of...Darth Maul. The two I got were him and Darth Vader. Maybe I just have some sort of Sithicon fetish...

Chestnuts roasted by Ragnarok @ 03/23/2006 08:24 PM EST

These look pretty pretty good, I wish I had a reason to get them

Chestnuts roasted by IHAQ @ 03/23/2006 08:58 PM EST

Would you guys STFU about all the "OMG IT SI A TRAEVSTY!!1" because they don't officially follow every dimension of Boba's waist and Vader's jock? THEY'RE TRANSFORMERS, TARD FARMERS, NOT ANATOMICALLY-CORRECT STATUES.

Furthermore, all I have to say about the SW choppers is "NOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!"

Chestnuts roasted by Red Machine D @ 03/24/2006 06:05 AM EST

Cool. Its like Transformers... but with Star Wars

Chestnuts roasted by I don't like Star Wars @ 03/24/2006 09:54 AM EST

This is the LAMEST idea for a toy line I have ever seen. Shame on Lucas and Hasbro for trying to shovel this s*** to the public!

Chestnuts roasted by psychomofo @ 03/24/2006 12:03 PM EST


(crickets chirping)

...thought so.

Chestnuts roasted by Ziggy Zaggy Poopy @ writing.com @ 03/24/2006 02:34 PM EST

Boba looks preggers with that belly. Having a smaller Fett inside him doesn't help the image.

Chestnuts roasted by oddbodkins @ 03/24/2006 05:41 PM EST

Where's my Jabba that transforms into a sail barge?? Well??

Chestnuts roasted by skasem @ 03/24/2006 08:04 PM EST

I've seen these. Thought they were a cool idea. I've actually often thought how cool many different franchises based on characters with recognizable vehicles would be if they were transformerized. Like Jacee and the Wheeled warriors.
Hey, they did the one thing right that I was hopeing for.
The marvel toys where hero's become...whatever the hell the designer could think of was horrible.
At least these are the actuall characters in Vehicles. Awesome. Incedentally, I just saw the Han/Chewie combo. I was to a greater degree a Trans fan and definately a Starwars Fan. Never really gave a crap about Han or Chewie or the Millenium Falcon. But those two are not only the best Transformery looking transformes (as I remember them) but look the best in general as robots. And they connect. Not up to Devestator levels but awesome. I might just have to have those. Ok, probably not, just Vader, but damn. Han/Chew look great.

Chestnuts roasted by spooky @ 03/24/2006 11:06 PM EST

That Han/Chewie set looks so good I won't believe it until I see it in person, that looks like some really cool artistic rendering those toys are freakin awesome!!

Seriously I'm not even a toy person but I gotta have that set, I can only assume it'll set me back $109384932104983240923.

Chestnuts roasted by doc bong @ 03/25/2006 07:52 AM EST

Just in case it hasn't been mentioned yet, these are VERY much like mecha. It is not a big jump from transformers to mecha when you see Boba Fett piloting the transformed Slave-1 like it's a fucked up Mazinger.

Chestnuts roasted by The Undersigned @ 03/26/2006 12:47 PM EST

I think your posting of this entry has caused a shortage of these in Southwest Missouri or something.

I first noticed a fairly big selection of them at Wal-Mart a couple weeks ago but didn't have any money to spare. Then this gets posted and I decide to go out this weekend and grab Vader - and of three Wal-Marts and one TRU I visited over the weekend, none of them had anything left but Luke.

And I wept.

Chestnuts roasted by lugnut @ 03/27/2006 10:06 PM EST

Hmm...when I hit up Target for Robot Chicken and Kong tonight, these might be worht a look.

That Boba Fett is pretty darn funny-looking, though.

Chestnuts roasted by The ORIGINAL Paul @ 03/28/2006 07:35 AM EST

these would be perfect for my 6 day old daughter!

Chestnuts roasted by teletran2 @ 03/28/2006 04:41 PM EST

I hate those damn things. They should have done Star Wars vehicles that turn into Transformers characters. As it stands, the Transformers logo is needless, because the gimmick of transforming alone is not exclusive to that property. Anyway, I think they're crap, but I'm glad that some people out there are appreciating them.

Chestnuts roasted by Ktulu @ 03/29/2006 07:40 PM EST

My cousin told me about these transformers but I haven't seen them yet. Thanks for the photos.
I love Dart Vader Decepticon!!!
big grin big grin big grin

Chestnuts roasted by yelinna @ 04/02/2006 09:03 PM EST

Wow. Just...wow. One of the oddest things I've ever seen. But as my husband is Fett-obsessed, it looks like I'll be scouring every store that sells toys within a 100 mile radius to get one. Oh, and JLAJRC, I almost spit water all over my laptop when I read your Mega-Maid post. I'd buy one of those, that would be freakin sweet!

Chestnuts roasted by Kieran Alexis @ 04/09/2006 01:21 AM EST