Very sad news to report today – Hasbro subsidiary Wizards of the Coast have announced that Titan Masters Attack – which was released on the 29th of May – is to be the final expansion for the Transformers Trading Card Game.
According to the press release: “The Transformers TCG was truly a labor of love for the Wizards team, and we saw that enthusiasm and love echoed by players across the world,” said Drew Nolosco, Wizards of the Coast Global Brand Manager. “We are grateful to our fans, content creators, retailers, and distributors for the enthusiasm they brought to the game. The greater Transformers TCG fan community is perhaps the best TCG community I’ve had the privilege of working with.”
The Transformers TCG brought some absolutely brilliant innovations to the world of trading/collectible card games, with beautifully illustrated, oversized character cards (which got even bigger for the Titan characters), triple changers (folding cards with three sides), cards that could be joined together to make much larger Combiner characters and more besides. There was a clear passion for the lore and everything felt incredibly thematic; it’s a real shame to see the product line reach an end, especially when Titan Masters Attack was continuing to bring new innovations to the table, including interchangeable heads for the new character cards.
With Titan Masters Attack launching at an extremely difficult time due to the COVID-19 pandemic being in full swing, it sounds as if the retail challenges brought about by the virus was the final nail in the coffin for the product line. It’d be great to see the same mechanics and perhaps even the unique card types utilised in a non-collectible format going forward; it’d be fantastic to see some form of Living Card Game-esque products or even just single, pre-constructed decks. It’d be a shame to lose such a wonderfully developed game entirely.
The remaining stock of the Transformers TCG is of course still available online and in retail stores; once it’s gone, however, that’s it. ‘Til all are one.
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