Don’t you simply hate it whenever you decide up your trusty Canon EOS R5, solely to find it’s really a sneaky Transformer? Well dangerous information, as a result of this nightmarish future spotted by TFormers is definitely changing into a actuality subsequent yr due to a collaboration between Takara Tomy (the Japanese firm behind the Transformers toys) and Canon (the Japanese firm behind… nicely you get the thought).
The collaboration has resulted in a pair of Transformers collectible figurines that are capable of fold away into surprisingly real looking trying Canon mirrorless cameras. I say “surprisingly realistic” as a result of at first look I someway mistook these for functioning cameras. But in case it wasn’t apparent from their ¥ 19,800 (round $147) pricing, they’re non-functional replicas that are solely 80-percent of the dimensions of the true factor. (The concept that this could possibly be a functioning digicam isn’t so wild contemplating Takara Tomy has beforehand produced working MP3-player Transformer toys).
Probably my favourite element is the lens cap, which in each circumstances rework into shields for the Transformers to wield. But an in depth second is the miniature cameras each collectible figurines seem like holding in a number of the promotional photos, which is a delightfully foolish addition. One figurine is predicated on Optimus Prime, whereas the opposite is Decepticon Refraktor.
Both Transformers are scheduled to launch in Japan subsequent yr on February twenty fifth, and TFW2005 reports that preorders are open from now till September twenty eighth. It’s unclear in the event that they’ll see a world launch.