Maverick robot figure returns
In 2020, Hasbro released a Top Gun Maverick robot mashup in collaboration with Transformers to celebrate the original movie. This figure hasn’t been available for a while, but your second chance to grab one is coming soon. You see, a little movie called Top Gun: Maverick is currently flying high in theaters, and this presents a perfect opportunity to give this release another run.
Top Gun mashup Transformers Maverick figure stands 7-inches tall in robot form and rebuilds into a Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat jet from the original Top Gun movie in 25 steps. That said, accessories for this figure include a screen-inspired miniature motorbike, 4 flick flicks, and 2 alternate hands that can hold a small volleyball for Kenny Loggins’ shirtless builds. However, the figure isn’t just for the original Top Gun movie. The figure’s helmet design is based on the one worn by Tom Cruise in the upcoming Top Gun: Maverick sequel.
Pre-orders for the Transformers Generations Top Gun Mash-Up Maverick robot will be available from July 21 here at Walmart (exclusive – link will only be active at launch) for $44.99. If you don’t want to wait that long, you can find previously published numbers here on eBay. You can check out additional images of the figure in the gallery below.
Here’s what reviewer Spencer Perry says in his official Top Gun: Maverick review for Comicbook.com:
“The equivalent of the success of Top Gun: Maverick…is the awe-inspiring visual feast it provides. Directed by Joseph Kosinski and using IMAX quality cameras inside and outside the actual jets, the film has a level of visual fidelity and intensity that is second to none. you’ve never seen in a movie. Although the original film can be praised for creating its action scenes from footage given to production by the military, Top Gun: Maverick was actually able to coordinate and choreograph whatever it wanted in its footage, resulting in a more cohesive, interesting and unique stunt sequence that is thrilling from start to finish.
Top Gun: Maverick is a satisfying movie narratively, visually, and considering what the movie is actually about. The film is the rare sequel that surpasses the original in every way, delivering the ultimate theatrical experience that will convince audiences that they have just passed Mach 5 themselves.”
The synopsis reads as follows:
After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy’s finest airmen, Pete “Maverick” Mitchell (Tom Cruise) is in his place, pushing the envelope as a brave test pilot and dodging advancement. of grade that would ground him. When he finds himself forming a detachment of Top Gun graduates for a specialized mission the likes of which no living pilot has ever seen, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley Bradshaw (Miles Teller), call sign: “Rooster”, the son of Maverick’s late friend and radar intercept officer, Lt. Nick Bradshaw, aka “Goose”. Facing an uncertain future and confronting the ghosts of his past, Maverick is drawn into a confrontation with his own deepest fears, culminating in a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice of those chosen to pilot it.
Top Gun: Maverick is now playing in theaters.