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There’s Bad, Then There’s the Nike Megatron Transformer for $190

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. IT’S A SHOE.
  4. 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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3 comments… add one
  • Tigergulp October 16, 2009, 7:25 am


    See, this is why I liked the 80s and 90s; there was no crap like this. Megatron was a freaking RAYCANNON of doooom. Then got demoted to a gun. Then made into a jet/helicopter. Poor guy, can’t even keep his identity straight anymore.

  • Shayera October 17, 2009, 3:55 pm

    190 quatloos and you can’t even put the rotten things on? What a travesty of a mockery of a sham!
    How are the kids today supposed to appreciate the classics if they’re perverted in this way?

  • Jace October 20, 2009, 2:01 pm

    If this was a working pair of shoes, Megs and Optimus, then this would be a hillarious, if smelly, toy.

    How you can build the toys to take the hundreds of pounds of pressure that normal running shoes endure is beyond me, though.

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