Starting early January 2021 Transformers fans in the U.S. began to find some curious non-transforming Transformers "Zōteki" figures at Target. Created by Jazwares, the Zōteki figures feature several figures with interlocking bases that come together to create a battle scene. Interestingly, Jazwares makes no mention of this Transformers set on their site.
Fellow fan Michael Caffrey has posted images of an insane find on the TRANSFORMERS ADDICTS! group on Facebook. The photos show what appear to be the original "Birthday Party" costumes of G1 Jazz and Thundercracker. These were likely rentals used for kid's birthday parties. You can see the costumes in the commercial below:
Chalk Line is an apparel company that rose up in the 90's. They are known for representing entertainment brands and athletes on their clothing including their “Fanimation” jacket with entertainment graphics printed on it. Check out the photos of their Transformers offerings below. You can purchase the items on their site.
*This news item was originally intended to be posted on September 9, 2020.
*Note: This news post would have originally been posted on September 27, 2020.
Price Point/Size: Special Pricing ($2 each)
Retailers: Discount Retailers (Dollar General, Family Dollar)
Release Date: Summer 2005
Transformation Difficulty Level: Beginner
Purchased at: Family Dollar and Dollar General
Accessories: Each figure includes one gun