For the last few years, Hasbro has had a GI Joe vs. Transformers set as an exclusive for the San Diego Comic Con. This summer the company has completely outdone themselves.
The set comes with three figures. The Snake Eyes is pretty forgettable, but the rest are amazing. It comes with a figure of the Decepticon Bludgeon’s Pretender exterior. The Pretenders aren’t just Chrissy Hynde’s backing band; they were a sub-line of Transformers that gave the robots a humanoid exterior. And in Bludgeon’s case, it was a zombie samurai. I’m also loving that Baroness comes with the evil Ravage in the right scale to the rest of the GI Joe figures.On the vehicular side, it comes with two Autobot inspired vehicles for the GI Joes. The classic VAMP jeep is decorated to look like Hound, who turned into a military jeep.
And to protect the sky, the GI Joe Skystriker attack plane is made up to look like the Autobot Jetfire. This is extra awesome, as Jetfire himself was a re-decoed Valkyrie plane from the old Robotech toy line, and this vehicle is in scale with the old Robotech action figures. Nerd bliss, I tell you.
It also comes with Blaster, who transformed into a boom box and you can ‘t get more 1980s then that. But Blaster also comes with the cassette tapes that turned into tiny Autobot spies. How cool is that!
My birthday is coming up and I would love any of these!