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Transformers meets Top Gun in latest franchise crossover figure

July 17th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Hot on the heels of the Transformers crossovers with Ghostbusters (here) and Back to the Future (here), another iconic ’80s property is meeting the robots in disguise… Top Gun.

The new toy, above and below, is a robot named Maverick who transforms into an F-14 Tomcat from the movie. This is a cracking idea and has us at FTN HQ wondering if we could be getting a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles van or an ’89 Batmobile at some point soon.

Unlike the Back to the Future and Ghostbusters releases, as far as we can tell there’s no planned IDW comic series… but I suppose there could be down the line.

As per the offical release:

He feels the need…THE NEED FOR SPEED! Maverick converts into the classic Northrop Grumman F-14 Tomcat from Top Gun and is the latest Transformers collaboration… and yes, a volleyball is included!

Photo courtesy of Hasbro
Worlds collide in this Transformers-Top Gun mash-up pack! The iconic Grumman F-14 Tomcat jet from the Top Gun film is now a Transformers robot, called Maverick! And who makes a better wingman than a Transformers robot? He’s always ready to go vertical in jet mode or dominate a slow-mo volleyball montage in robot mode.

This Maverick robot figure features movie-inspired details, folding jet wings, and includes 4 missile accessories that can be mounted on figure’s arms in robot mode and under wings in jet mode.

Also includes a screen-inspired miniature pilot on motorcycle accessory.

Converts from robot to jet mode in 25 steps.

Includes: Maverick figure, 5 accessories, and instructions.


Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….