Friday, October 25, 2013

Transformers New Era Cap Bot

This toy is a collaboration between New Era brand and Takara Tomy.  New Era is a company that specializes in making baseball hats, while Takara Tomy is a Japanese toy company that makes transformers.  I’m a fan of both, so I obviously had to buy this toy when it was released. This toy released in late 2012, or early 2013; depending on where you lived.  Two versions of these cap bots were released; Autobot and Decepticon.
I have the red Autobot version which is called Captimus Prime.  He is modelled after a similar transformers hat (fitted) that was released by New Era a few years ago.  In hat-mode the colorway is red, with a blue brim, and a white/red Autobot logo on the front and back.  When New Era hats are new they come with a sticker on the brim, and Takara Tomy paid attention to details by also adding this sticker as well.
To transformer Capatimus Prime all you need to do is press on the top button of the hat and he pops out into form.   From there you just turn some pieces around and he is ready to stand in robot mode.  Robot mode is very cool because he is also wearing a hat.  My only issue with this toy is transforming Capatimus Prime back to cap mode; he just seems a little loose on certain corners and edges.  Other than that this is another excellent collaboration toy from Takara Tomy, and I hope they keep doing this with other companies.  (I would suggest a Takara Tomy and G-Shock collaboration)
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