Hasbro, Inc. and Wizards of the Coast shared details and images for its upcoming Transformers Trading Card Game which will launch in the United States on September 28.  Special Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition packs will be available for purchase at San Diego Comic Con and Gen Con.

The Transformers TCG is a fast, easy-to-learn card game for two players.  Each player builds a team of Transformers characters, and powers them up with battle cards.  The character cards are extra-large – twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped over to transform from robot mode to alt mode.  The battle cards feature Action and Upgrade cards to augment the character cards.

The first releases will be the Autobots Starter Set and the Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs.  The Autobots Starter Set contains all the cards needed for two players to begin.  It will include foil character cards of Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Ironhide, and Red Alert as well as 40 battle cards, damage counters, and a rule set. MSRP is $14.99. Transformers Trading Card Game Booster Packs will include character cards and battle cards. Booster Packs are packaged 30 per Booster Box.  Each pack includes 1 foil character card and 7 battle cards, from a pool of 40 character cards and 81 battle cards. (Chance of Super Rare Transformers character card 1:79 booster packs. Most booster packs contain 1 Rare battle card.) MSRP is $3.99/ pack.

Transformers Trading Card Game Convention Edition packs will include two character cards (Cliffjumper – Renegade Warrior, Slipstream – Strategic Seeker) and two battle cards (All-Out Attack and Tandem Targeting System) not available in the Starter Set or Booster Packs.  If any are still available after the conventions, they will be put on sale online at the Hasbro Toy Shop.

"The TCG format lets us pull Transformers characters from across the brand’s massive history. From Bumblebee to Sunstorm – the game is digging deep into the Transformers lore," said Drew Nolosco, Transformers Trading Card Game Brand Manager.  "We can even focus on different aspects of the same character.  Optimus Prime, for example, is immensely powerful in combat, but he’s also a master tactician.  The Transformers TCG will let players explore the characters’ depth through engaging and tactical gameplay."

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