Tuesday, August 04, 2009

"Monopoly: Transformers": More Than Meets The Eye...

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Following their collectible "Monopoly: Star Trek" board game, USAopoly have now infused classic "Monopoly" game play with Hasbro's "Transformers".

Based on the "Generation 1" comic book and animated series, the special collector’s edition lets players battle it out for control of cities, bases and planets in the "Transformers" universe, furthering the cause for peace as 'Autobots' or hungering for power as 'Decepticons'.

Six new collectible pewter tokens include 'Optimus Prime', 'Megatron'
'Shockwave', 'Ravage', 'Ironhide' and 'Grimlock'.
The customized "Monopoly" game board features planets, bases locations and transports including 'Cybertron', 'Autobot City' and 'Dinobot Island'.

'The Ark', 'Space Bridge', 'Nemesis' and 'Transwarp Drive' replace traditional railroad spaces while 'Teletran-1' and 'Victor Sigma' replace 'Electric Company' and 'Water Works'.

Players can also collect purple 'Energon Cubes' and red 'Anti-Matter', (traditionally 'Houses' and 'Hotels'), in an effort to improve properties and bankrupt opponents, with the game centre image pitting 'Optimus Prime' against 'Megatron'.

Players will also be able to decipher directives on Autobot and Decepticon cards (replacing 'Chance' and 'Community Chest'), with alternate rules for double number rolls, creating new Transformers, removing Energon Cubes from other players or attacking to control another player’s property.

The DreamWorks/Paramount feature film "Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen" has so far earned over $800 million worldwide in only 6 weeks of release...