Women. These nefarious creature have come for our videogames, they’ve come for our comic books, and now they’re coming for the Transformers. An entire team of six new female Transformers debut in the IDW Combiner Hunters comic and then be released as toys later on.
Like so many Transformers teams, these six new characters will combine to form one giant robotess named Victorion, a “Gestalt” who will no doubt enforce the terrifying matriarchal dystopia men currently find themselves living in. According to Sarah Carroll, senior brand manager for Hasbro’s Transformers toys and unapologetic female woman, “Our female fans have demanded to be part of the story. To have them be represented as well is something that’s only natural.”
Obviously, these six new character completely invalidate the overwhelmingly male cast of the 30+ year franchise. It is likewise obvious that Hasbro has included these female characters not as a gesture towards actual gender equality on toy shelves, but to satiate the shrieking, histrionic Social Justice Warriors of the world, whose horrifying mandate to erase all masculinity from modern society most certainly includes the task of giving certain fictional robots somewhat larger chest pieces, which can possibly be interpreted as breasts.
[Via USA Today]