Wizards of the Coast
has sent us a press release outlining the first expansion for the Transformers Trading Card Game
- and man, it really did expand! The Metroplex theme deck sports the usual oversized character cards for Metroplex's helpers Scamper and Sixgun - but then goes up another
size class for Metroplex himself who is 200 millimeters, or nearly 8 inches, in size! Keep reading for the press release along with the official image of the Metroplex theme deck in package!
METROPLEX THUNDERS INTO THE TRANSFORMERS TRADING CARD GAME
TRANSFORMERS TCG To Introduce First Expansion Deck and Titan-Sized Trading Card
PAWTUCKET, RI AND RENTON, WA–SEPT. 7, 2018 – Hasbro, Inc., a global play and entertainment company, and Wizards of the Coast, a subsidiary of Hasbro and the publishers of the seminal trading card game Magic: The Gathering, provided more details today about the METROPLEX Deck, the first expansion for the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game.
“The character METROPLEX is a Titan – he converts into an entire city and towers over most of the other giants of the TRANSFORMERS universe. Keeping that in mind, we knew that METROPLEX deserved an even bigger card than the game’s standard oversized character cards,” said Drew Nolosco, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Brand Manager. “The METROPLEX character card is 200mm tall – almost 8 inches. Whether in bot mode or alt mode, METROPLEX is one of the biggest TRANSFORMERS characters around, and now he has a suitably Titan-sized trading card.”
The METROPLEX Deck will see the AUTOBOT Titan enter the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game’s ranks for the first time, but he won’t be alone. During the game, players will be able to use the METROPLEX character card to deploy his three component bots: SCAMPER, SLAMMER, and SIX-GUN.
· METROPLEX Deck - The METROPLEX Deck contains the cards for one player to bring the Titan METROPLEX into the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game experience. It features the METROPLEX, SCAMPER, SIX-GUN, and SLAMMER character cards and a 40-card deck of battle cards including three battle cards--Rally the City, Height Advantage and Protected by Metroplex—not available in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set or the TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game Booster Packs. The METROPLEX Deck will be available for purchase at retailers in the United States beginning on Nov. 21, 2018, and in certain other markets later in 2018.
About the Transformers TCG
The TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game is a fast-paced trading card game inspired by the iconic TRANSFORMERS brand. Players build a team of TRANSFORMERS character cards and power them up with a customizable deck of battle cards. TRANSFORMERS character cards are huge – character cards in the AUTOBOTS Starter Set and Booster Packs are twice the size of standard playing cards, and can be flipped from bot mode to alt mode and back – and feature premium printing treatment on one of their sides. The deck of battle cards features Action and Upgrade cards to enhance TRANSFORMERS character cards. Designed for players ages 8 and up, TRANSFORMERS Trading Card Game products will be available for purchase in the United States beginning on September 28 and in certain other markets beginning later in 2018.
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