Operating under the thesis that “transforming makes everything better”–recent Michael Bay movies showing all signs to the contrary–the Transformers “Crossovers” line of toys has sullied* everything from Star Wars to Marvel Comics characters.
But this Limited Edition Nike Megatron Transformer puts the icing of insult on the triple-layer cake of shame.
I see four problems here:
- Megatron transforms into a shoe. (A shoe!) Hasbro totally had a cooler design planned for this cross-licensed toy, but unfortunately, Nike doesn’t make doorstops.
- No one is going to take Megatron seriously when he has a huge half-shell of a sneaker–shoe lace and all–hovering over him like a nutty Japanese umbrella from the future.
- IT’S A SHOE.
- Air Jordantron costs a cool $190. (More than a pair of actual Nikes.) Thats $3 in parts, $2 in packaging, and a whopping $185 in idiot tax.
* My endorsement goes solely to the Marvel Legends Transformers Crossovers Hulk. It’s big, green, and looks like it could smash things. Mission accomplished.
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