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TransformersBack to the Future Collaboration Introduces Gigawatt Figure and Crossover Comic

July 3, 2020 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
Transformers Back to the Future Gigawatt comic cover

Great Scott, indeed. Hasbro and Universal Brand Development and Amblin Entertainment officially revealed the previously rumored collaboration between Hasbro’s Transformers and Universal’s Back to the Future film franchise. The TRANSFORMERS-Back to the Future Collaboration introduces the new character Gigawatt, a time-traveling Transformers Autobot celebrating the 35th anniversary of the film series. An IDW comic book featuring Gigawatt is also in the works. In other words, they made an Autobot out of a time machine DeLorean.

The collaboration comes in the form of a new Transformers 5.5-inch scale action figure. He can go from Robot mode to Time Machine mode (The BTTF DeLorean) in 17 steps. The new figure includes a blaster and whip antennae accessories and has movie-inspired details, including Doc Brown-style goggles, a Flux Capacitor chest piece, and time circuits. In the time machine mode, the gullwing doors open and wheels rotate from vertical to horizontal to produce a hovering effect as seen at the end of the film.

Along with the figure, IDW will be releasing a four-part comic book miniseries crossing over Back to the Future and Transformers. You can check out the cover art for the first issue that was revealed this week below. Here’s a synopsis for the story:

Marty McFly has just returned to his home sweet home, Hill Valley 1985, and everything’s looking up… that is, until Marty and his friend Doc Brown’s time machine attracts the attention of the Decepticons! With one small mistake, Marty finds himself thrust into adventure to stop the Decepticon plot in the past, present, and future… all with the help of a new time machine: the Autobot, Gigawatt!

The Gigawatt figure went available for pre-order first on, with only 1,985 pieces available. However, the limited edition versions already appear to be sold out. The limited edition versions have a numbered package in honor of the film’s 35th anniversary, which was first released on July 3, 1985.

Fans who missed out on the first figure’s pre-order will be able to get a second variant release on October 1, which will be available on and select retailers worldwide. Part 1 of the crossover comic also hits the shelves on October 1, wherever comics are sold. You can view some images of the figure release and artwork for the first issue of the comic crossover below: