Those of you not able to bust out your cardboard box Optimus Prime costume
and make a scene at your local theaters next month when the new Transformers movie hits can at least comfort yourselves with the most amazing onslaught of merchandise tie-ins and cross-promotions we've yet seen out of Hollywood -- Hasbro's Real Gear line of bots are an Engadget editor's geeky wet dream mashup of gadgets and Transformers. See: Speed Dial 800 (pictured), which seems to have copped his look from a Star Trek
, or Power Up VT6, which from what we can tell is the unholy marriage of Sega Game Gear and first-gen Game Boy Advance
. Pics of all the new Real Gear Transformers (with our guesses as to which devices they likeliest correspond to) in the gallery.
Hasbro unveils Real Gear Transformers based on real life gadgets