If there’s one thing about the good’ol Transformers, i.e. the 80s cartoon variety, which boggles my mind is how the heck the huge-ass Decepticon, the equivalent of Autobot’s Metroplex, Trypticon, is not a human-like robot but a dinosaur (specifically, a T-rex)? This question lingered in my mind for quite sometime and gradually took a backseat until recent when we heard Hasbro has announced a new version of the good’ol classic Trypticon and man, does it look awesome. I’d be lying if I say I weren’t stoked. Targeted to be released this Fall, this $149.99 Decepticon monstrosity is not nearly as enormous as the Metroplex (that thing stands 2 feet tall!), coming in at 20 inches tall and 9 inches wide in Dino mode, and 36 inches across, 30 inches long, and 16 inches tall as a city.

Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Trypticon Dino Mode

Ok, it is still huge, but big isn’t the only highlight; our eyes are on the details this bad-ass dino city has to offer. At the first glance, it is noticeably more detailed than the original Trypticon toy (obviously) and needless to say, a lot more refined. Like the Metroplex which I have already acquired in 2013, this is definitely going to be in my to-buy list this Fall. I don’t care what missus has to say. It is mine! *cue sinister laugh… Granted I don’t quite know what tricks it has up its sleeve, apart from what our source has to offer which include the ability to swallow Titan Master figures which can be retrieved from the robot’s stomach, and it will come with a deluxe-sized Full-Tilt figure which can roll across the dino city, or when in dino mode, stay affixed to the dinobot’s chest.

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Furthermore, a Titan Master Deception Necro Figure is also included and like the original, it has a spaceship mode too (a mode which I was never a fan of, just saying…), but it is what it is and it is good to know Hasbro has stayed faithful to the original. Man, I can’t hardly wait. You’re welcome 🙂

Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Trypticon City Mode

Hasbro Transformers Decepticon City Trypticon Spaceship Mode

For the uninitiated, here’s a video to bring you up to speed on this crazy sized Decepticon ‘action figure’.

Images and source via Kotaku.


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