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#1 NightViper

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 02:52 PM

http://nikeinc.com/news/megatron-rises

 

 

Nike Football champions the TRANSFORMERS “More Than Meets the Eye” qualities of Calvin Johnson, Jr. by teaming up with Hasbro on the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max. As a special addition, the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max is sold with a first ever Hasbro TRANSFORMERS action figure designed for an athlete in conjunction with a shoe release.

 

So if you can still buy the figures on eBay for $15, it'll be much cheaper for you :D



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:16 PM

This is the stupidest thing ever. Though I may be biased because I can give two jives less about football.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:18 PM

One thing I couldn't tell - does anyone know if the ones on ebay were complete?  Hard to tell with the way the gun forms (I don't own the figure though, maybe it makes more sense in person).


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:23 PM

i kinda like the shoes....



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:24 PM

One thing I couldn't tell - does anyone know if the ones on ebay were complete?  Hard to tell with the way the gun forms (I don't own the figure though, maybe it makes more sense in person).

 

They were complete. Both gun halves and the football.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:30 PM

I kinda want a pair



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 03:43 PM

Nice to see it finally coming out officially.  Do get one cheap on ebay, it's a neat figure.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:08 PM

As a nerd, I'm threatened and angry about sports appearing in my robot toys. They should have made one with Bob Budiansky's logo on it and sold it with Bob Budiansky-branded typewriter ink.

 

EDIT: In less facetious news, the Air Trainer SCIIs are awesome. I love how Action Mastery they are.


Edited by LV!, 19 November 2013 - 04:50 PM.


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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:38 PM

I actually kinda want that.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 04:44 PM

Seems to me Sports Label Megatron would've been a better fit.



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 05:05 PM

Who buys three shoes? CJ Megs is Nike-branded.

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Posted 19 November 2013 - 06:00 PM

So how long do you guys think this will be out before we hear a horrible toy swap story? "Um, I'm pretty sure these shoes weren't supposed to come with War for Cybertron Megatron. And I'm pretty sure the shoes weren't supposed to be a worn out pair of Adidas."



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:07 PM

"I thought I was buying a pair of shoes, but all I got were a couple of bee hives."



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Posted 19 November 2013 - 11:43 PM

Would not purchase again?

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:22 AM

I really like the presentation of this thing, from the ornate fold-open box to the Decepticon Nike logo.

The shoes are a bit too showy for my tastes, though.

 

Those Fox NFL robots are pretty cool, but if Hasbro partnered with the NFL..... they're opening themselves up to an entirely new market that spends billions upon billions annually on whatever crap they'll stick their logo on. Orange and navy transforming bear? Yes, please. And for the people who dislike sports, you'd potentially have some great beast Transformer custom fodder!


Edited by Strafe, 20 November 2013 - 01:12 AM.


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Posted 20 November 2013 - 03:31 AM

That huge set with the three pairs of shoes, transforming box, and Calvatron is limited to 81 sets or am I reading that wrong? Either way price will not be pretty...


In honor of Johnson’s number, 81 Megatron Rises Packs will release exclusively at 21 Mercer in NYC, select Nike Yardline doors, and Nike.com . The CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max and the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II will be available at select Nike retail locations and online at nike.com

MEGATRON is a trademark of Hasbro and is used with permission.  © 2013 Hasbro.   All Rights Reserved.  Licensed by Hasbro.

 

Glad there's just the straight forward shoes with Calvatron option, but naturally I'd rather have the other pair of shoes that doesn't include Megatron...grrr...

 

Also, this is just a brilliant move by Hasbro.   Hopefully, it does a lot to break down the barrier of negative stereotyping for toy collecting outside of fan circles.    Then again, I may be optimistic and we may see a lot of Calvatrons on ebay after some people get their kicks. 


Edited by Blacknife, 20 November 2013 - 03:33 AM.

Marvel Universe: Transformed Still in it's #80 in a four issue limited series phase.

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Posted 20 November 2013 - 12:00 PM

If Nike is only selling 81 full sets (or just 81 Megatrons?), that might explain why there are so many to be had on ebay.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 07:20 AM

I like the color scheme, the tiny 'con football, and the packaging. The shoes, however, look trashy as hell (I guess that's what's popular) and I don't really care for individual celebrities getting, essentially, custom TFs (I didn't care for LP Soundwave, either).


Repaints for teams sounds like a cool idea, though.

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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:45 AM

The purple is a bit much. Now if they came in the color of the Lions I'd be down. Imagine those shoes in a nice blue and grey.

 

Hell, I'd love a burgundy and gold Optimus Prime.  


Edited by Dirk Dinobot, 21 November 2013 - 08:46 AM.


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Posted 21 November 2013 - 08:49 AM

I am digging the shoes!  Would love a decepticon logo on my feet. :)





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