Sports gear maker Nike has announced a collaboration with Hasbro and Football Champion Calvin Johnson, Jr. Johnson's nickname has been "Megatron", which led to the collaboration featuring "Transformers" styled shoes and an exclusive Megatron action figure based on the Generations figure with an additional football accessory.
From the press release: "Like the fictional TRANSFORMERS DECEPTICON leader, Johnson taps into his superhuman-like skills to push the limits of his position, and the game, in a relentless quest for dominance."
Click the thumbnails below for larger pictures of the figure. You can check out the entire press release on Nike's web site. No word yet on a release date (a call to the 21 Mercer Street store yielded no further information at this time).
- The Megatron Rises Box set carries a retail price of $550. (NOTE: The box set is the two pair of sneakers, a pair of cleats, and the special edition Megatron Transformers action figure.)
- All "Megatron Rises" items will be available at of November 26 with the Megatron Rises Box set available a few days earlier in limited quantities only at 21 Mercer in New York City.
- Outside of the Megatron Rises Box set, the special edition Megatron Transformers figure will be sold as a promotional item with the CJ Trainer Max Megatron (Calvin's signature shoe) ONLY. Only available with purchase of that particular model.