9:00am PT by Graeme McMillan
New York Comic Con: Hasbro Unveils 'Transformers' Voice Changer Helmet
Transformers fans who have spent years wishing that they could roll out just like Autobot leader Optimus Prime got some good news at New York Comic Con as Hasbro unveiled an Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet at the event to tie in with next year's Transformers: The Last Knight release.
The helmet, which features 21 button-activated sounds and phrases from Transformers lore, will not be available until spring 2017, but fans can see it in action — and more importantly, hear it in action as part of the #NYCCLive live stream at 1:15 p.m. ET Thursday.
The Voice Changer Helmet — the most sophisticated yet released by Hasbro — is the first announced collectible for next year's The Last Knight, which is currently in production for a June 23, 2017, release. Perhaps one of its phrases might explain what Optimus is doing hanging out with dragons in early promotional images for the movie.
New York Comic Con runs through Oct. 9 at the Javits Center and other locations in New York City.