Don’t you simply hate it while you decide up your trusty Canon EOS R5, solely to find it’s truly a sneaky Transformer? Effectively unhealthy information, as a result of this nightmarish future noticed by TFormers is definitely turning into a actuality subsequent yr because of a collaboration between Takara Tomy (the Japanese firm behind the Transformers toys) and Canon (the Japanese firm behind… nicely you get the thought).

The collaboration has resulted in a pair of Transformers collectible figurines that are in a position to fold away into surprisingly sensible wanting Canon mirrorless cameras. I say “surprisingly sensible” as a result of at first look I by some means mistook these for functioning cameras. However in case it wasn’t apparent from their ¥ 19,800 (round $147) pricing, they’re non-functional replicas that are solely 80-percent of the scale of the true factor. (The concept this may very well be a functioning digital camera isn’t so wild contemplating Takara Tomy has beforehand produced working MP3-player Transformer toys).

A Decepticon, full with its personal miniature digital camera.
Picture: Takara Tomy

In digital camera mode.
Picture: Takara Tomy

The surprisingly detailed rear of the digital camera.
Picture: Takara Tomy

Optimus Prime, utilizing a lens as a protect.
Picture: Takara Tomy

In all probability my favourite element is the lens cap, which in each instances remodel into shields for the Transformers to wield. However a detailed second is the miniature cameras each collectible figurines look like holding in a number of the promotional photographs, which is a delightfully foolish addition. One figurine is predicated on Optimus Prime, whereas the opposite is Decepticon Refraktor.

Each Transformers are scheduled to launch in Japan subsequent yr on February twenty fifth, and TFW2005 studies that preorders are open from now till September twenty eighth. It’s unclear in the event that they’ll see a world launch.

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