It would seem my favorite childhood toy and my favorite current toy have just collided in pure 1985 retro bliss. Behold, the official Men of Metal Transformer from MINI. What originally started as an off the wall viral ad campaign, has become a marketing vehicle for a toy. That sounds about right.

Interestingly there was a MINI transformer scheduled for release last November but that product was pulled before it hit the market due to copyright concerns. Yet, here is the official MINI transformer. And the best part? It should be available at your local dealer.

The downside? It doesn’t actually transform. But for $20, what can you expect?

Thanks to Ian for the heads up! BTW you can see more pics on Ian’s site ( here:

Box (front) / Box (back) / Unwrapping / Kung Fu action pose!