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This Optimus Prime Toy Charges Your Phone

Transformers, robots charge your phone! If you could reread sentence that to the tune of the original theme song, that would be great. If not, well, you get the gist. This week, Hasbro has revealed some of the exclusive toys you can pick up at Hascon, the company’s very own convention, starting September 8th. Making a strong showing at the convention will be Transformers, one of Hasbro’s strongest brands, even if it’s been in disguise as five less-than-Oscar-worthy films. And one toy in particular stands out.

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Optimus Prime would be a cool toy in its own right, sporting both sword and shield, but this Optimus does not transform into an eighteen wheeler. Instead, he transforms into a portable power pack that will charge any device compatible with micro USB.

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The power pack supports 6,500 mAh of battery. To put that into perspective, the iPhone 7’s battery holds 1,960 mAh, so little Optimus can charge your phone more than three times over. The Optimus Prime Power Pack will set you back $50, which is actually pretty good for a charger of this size/super cool toy. However, if you don’t have a phone or for whatever reason hate having a charged phone, you can also get a simple Transformer.

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This one doesn’t pull any tricks and just transforms into a simple militarized car.


This toy costs $25 and will also be available at Hascon, but tickets are quite a bit more, coming in at $60 for a one day adult pass.

Do you need a sword-wielding robot to charge your phone? Who doesn’t? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter.

Image: Hasbro

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