Hasbro Announces New Line of Transformer Collectibles, BotBots!
October 22, 2018

Announced today, a fun and exciting new line of collectible for Transformers fans of all ages, BotBots!

BotBots are mischievous little robots who came to life from everyday objects inside a shopping mall! This rare type of Transformers robot is tiny, mischievous, and great at hiding!

 

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!

When the Energon hit the objects inside, it made them More Than Meets the Eye. Candy, sports equipment, electronics, school supplies, and other things came to life as little Transformers robots. These robots hide in plain sight at the mall, disguised as the stuff we use everyday.

Each BotBots character belongs to a themed team based on what kind of store they belong in.

 

There are 61 unique 1-inch characters to collect in the first series of BotBots, each with their own individual personality. Like all Transformers, the characters change from an ordinary object into a little robot in just 3-5 easy steps.

 

The BotBots all belong to different tribes, inspired by product types you might find in a shopping mall, including the “Sugar Shocks” (sweet treats), the “Backpack Bunch” (school equipment), the “Toilet Troop” (bathroom items), the “Techie Team” (electronic gadgets), the “Greaser Gang” (fast food), the “Shed Heads” (gardening gear), and the “Jock Squad” (sporting goods).

GREASER GANG: These greased up and chilled out rulers of the food court put the fast and fast food.

BACKPACK BUNCH: A band of brainy bots who are cooler than school and sharper than a freshly sharpened pencil.

JOCK SQUAD: A crew of super sporty bots who love to win and are always ready to gear up and get their game faces on.

 

SHED HEADS: The tough-as-nails team of no-nonsense tools, plants, and home and garden bots.

SUGAR SHOCKS:  A squad of sweet treats and fun-to- eats who share their own unique sugar rush and kick things into overdrive.

TOILET TROOP: A clean-up platoon of bathroom defenders who take care of business by cleaning the bathroom and beyond.

TECHIE TEAM:  The cutting-edge crew of gotta-have-it phones, gadgets, electronics, and gamer gear.

 

BotBot Series 1 – Products

 

Transformers BotBots Series 1 Collectible Blind Bag Mystery Figure — Surprise 2-In-1 Toy!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $2.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!  Hidden inside each TRANSFORMERS BOTBOTS blind bag is a little mystery figure with a big personality! Collectable BOTBOTS figures are around 1-inch tall and change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps. Each blind bag randomly includes 1 of 24 available characters. BOTBOTS Series 1 features 61 characters across 3 assortments: blind bag assortment, 5-pack assortment, and 8-pack assortment. (Each sold separately. Subject to availability). Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Transformers BotBots Toys Series 1 Sugar Shocks 5-Pack — Mystery 2-In-1 Collectible Figures!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $9.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little  TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS! These 1-inch tall figures change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps.  The SUGAR SHOCKS are a squad of sweet treats who share their own unique sugar rush and kick things into overdrive. Each SUGAR SHOCKS collection pack includes 5 BOTBOTS figures: 2 from the SUGAR SHOCKS, 1 from the LOST BOTS, and 2 from other themed teams! Series 1 5-Pack SUGAR SHOCKS characters are SIPPY SLURPS, THE PLOP FATHER, WADDLEPOP, LOLLY LICKS, REMORSEL, SPRINKLEBERRY D’UHNUT, UNILLA ICEQUEENCONE, COCOA CRAZY, and NRJEEZ! Please note that not all SUGAR SHOCKS characters can be found in this SUGAR SHOCKS themed pack. Look for other SUGAR SHOCKS characters in blind bag assortment, other 5-pack assortment themed packs, and 8-pack assortment themed packs (each sold separately, subject to availability) to find different characters. Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Transformers BotBots Toys Series 1 Toilet Troop 5-Pack — Mystery 2-In-1 Collectible Figures!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $9.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!  These 1-inch tall figures change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps.  The TOILET TROOP is a clean-up platoon of bathroom defenders who take care of business by cleaning the bathroom and beyond. TOILET TROOP collection pack includes 5 BOTBOTS figures: 2 from the TOILET TROOP, 1 from the LOST BOTS, and 2 from other themed teams! Series 1 TOILET TROOP characters are SERGEANT SCRUBADUB, KING TOOTS, SUDSBEARD, NOBEEOH, STINKOSAURUS REX, POO SHAM, and FROHAWK! Please note that not all TOILET TROOP characters can be found in this TOILET TROOP themed pack. Look for other TOILET TROOP characters in blind bag assortment, other 5-pack assortment themed packs, and 8-pack assortment themed packs (each sold separately, subject to availability) to find different characters. Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

 

 

Transformers BotBots Toys Series 1 Techie Team 5-Pack — Mystery 2-In-1 Collectible Figures!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $9.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!  These 1-inch tall figures change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps.  The TECHIE TEAM is a cutting edge crew of gotta-have-it phones, gadgets, electronics, and gamer gear. TECHIE TEAM collection pack includes 5 randomized BOTBOTS figures: 2 from the TECHIE TEAM, 1 from the LOST BOTS, and 2 from other themed teams! Series 1 TECHIE TEAM characters are SCREEN FIEND, CHILLA GORILLA, SKILLZ PUNK, S.A. CHEEZ, RADDHAX, FOMO, GOOB TOOB, and DR. MOGGLY! Please note that not all TECHIE TEAM characters can be found in this TECHIE TEAM themed pack. Look for other TECHIE TEAM characters in blind bag assortment, other 5-pack assortment themed packs, and 8-pack assortment themed packs (each sold separately, subject to availability) to find different characters. Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Transformers BotBots Toys Series 1 Greaser Gang 8-Pack — Mystery 2-In-1 Collectible Figures!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $14.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!  These 1-inch tall figures change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps.  The GREASER GANG is a team of greased up and chilled out rulers of the food court who put the fast in fast food. GREASER GANG collection pack includes 8 BOTBOTS figures: 2 from the GREASER GANG and 6 from other themed teams! Series 1 8-Pack GREASER GANG characters are SHREDDER JACK, DUDERONI, S’UP DAWG, SPUD MUFFIN, ANGRY CHEESE, HAWT DIGGITY, FOTTLE BARTS, and TWERPLE BURPLE! Please note that not all GREASER GANG characters can be found in this GREASER GANG themed pack. Look for other GREASER GANG characters in blind bag assortment, 5-pack assortment themed packs, and other 8-pack assortment themed packs (each sold separately, subject to availability) to find different characters. Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Transformers BotBots Toys Series 1 Jock Squad 8-Pack — Mystery 2-In-1 Collectible Figures!

(Ages 5 and up/ Approx. Retail Price $14.99/ Available: Winter ’18)

Not long ago and somewhere close by, a glowing mist filled with TRANSFORMERS energy called ENERGON came down from the sky and covered a shopping mall. The things inside came to life as little TRANSFORMERS robots! These bots can hide in plain sight as everyday objects, meaning no one knows what’s a bot and what’s not! Mischievous, funny, and super silly, these are… BOTBOTS!  These 1-inch tall figures change from totally normal stuff to little robots in 3 to 5 easy steps.  The JOCK SQUAD is crew of super sporty bots who love to win and are always ready to gear up and get their game faces on. JOCK SQUAD collection pack includes 8 randomized BOTBOTS figures: 2 from the JOCK SQUAD, 1 from the LOST BOTS, and 5 from other themed teams! Series 1 Jock Squad characters are LACEFACE, BATSBY, KIDD KLOBBER, PUCKSIE, FIT NESS MONSTER, and ARCTIC GUZZLERUSH! Please note that not all JOCK SQUAD characters can be found in this JOCK SQUAD themed pack. Look for other JOCK SQUAD characters in blind bag assortment, 5-pack assortment themed packs, and other 8-pack assortment themed packs (each sold separately, subject to availability) to find different characters. Available at select retailers and on HasbroToyShop.com.

Daniel Pickett
Daniel “Julius Marx” Pickett has been around toys his whole life. The first line he ever collected was Mego’s World’s Greatest Super Heroes line back in the 70s. He has been surrounded by collectables ever since. In 1999 he was confounded by a lack of information and news about some of his favorite toy lines he was collecting. Since he couldn’t find the information he decided to pursue it himself thinking other people might also be interested in the same news. He started writing a weekly column on the toy industry and action figure for a toy news site and in a years time he tripled the sites daily traffic with his updates, reviews and product features. He built relationships with every major toy manufacturer and many sculptors, painters and mold makers. He grew his hobby into a world wide expertise that the industry has embraced. In 2004 he teamed up with his toy buddy Jason “ToyOtter” Geyer and they created their own website www.ActionFigureInsider.com. Daniel has been quoted in both industry and mass media press outlets. Over the years Daniel and AFi have been sought out as experts in the field. Daniel was regularly featured on “Attack of the Show” on the G4 network as the primary contributor to their “Mint On Card” segment, and our front page has been linked to from USA Today’s “Pop Candy” Blog twice. Daniel’s content has also been featured on MSNBC.com, Time.com, The Wall Street Journal, The Saturday Evening Post, CNN.com, AssociatedPress.com Wired.com, Fark.com, Boing-Boing, Gizmodo.com, Ain’t It Cool News, the Official Star Wars blog, Geekologie, G4, CNet and Toy Fare magazine, among many others. He has consulted on toy lines, books, documentaries and TV shows. But all of that really just sounds snooty and “tootin’ his own horn” – the long and short of it is that Daniel loves toys and he LOVES talking about them.
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