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For previous crossovers with the Transformers franchise, see HASCON and Heroes of the Realm.

For the actual Magic: The Gathering mechanic, see Transform.

Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description Half Autobot mask, half Decepticon mask
Design Glenn Jones (lead)
Ian Adams
Corey Bowen
Tony Sharma
Matt Smith
Scott Van Essen
Development Same as design
Release date November 18, 2022
Keywords/​ability words Convert, Living Metal, More Than Meets the Eye, Bolster, Goad, Monarch, Formidable, Connive, Adapt, Modular
Set size 15 + 14
Expansion code BOT[1]
Universes Beyond
Secret Lair Drop Series: Warhammer 40,000 Transformers The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth
Magic: The Gathering Chronology
The Brothers' War
Commander Decks
Transformers 30th Anniversary Edition
BOT symbol

Expansion symbol: half Autobot mask, half Decepticon mask

Transformers is a booster insert set in the Magic: The Gathering Universes Beyond series that was released with The Brothers' War on November 18, 2022.[2][3][4][5]

Set details[ | ]

This is a cross-over product based on the Hasbro-owned Transformers franchise. The franchise encompasses toys, animation, comic books, video games, and films. Between Summer 2018 and Summer 2020, Wizards of the Coast already had published an original Transformers TCG.[6] Several of the designers of that game were also involved with the 2022 product.

Like all Universes Beyond products, the Transformers cards of this set are only playable in Commander, Legacy, and Vintage formats. However, this is the first time that UB cards are distributed through the release of a premier (Standard) Magic: The Gathering set. The cards can be found in Set Boosters, Collector Booster, and Bundles of The Brothers' War. Approximately 10% of Set Boosters will contain a Transformers card.[7]

The set consists of 15 double-faced cards. There are two versions of each card, one regular and one "Shattered Glass Universe" version that depicts the two factions of the franchise in reversed roles. The "Shattered Glass" showcase versions are numbered #16-29 and can only be found in Collector Boosters. There is no Shattered Glass treatment of Arcee, Sharpshooter // Arcee, Acrobatic Coupe.[4] Approximately 12% of Collector Boosters will contain a Shattered Glass treatment card.[7]

Note that these are original designs, and not skinned cards. There are currently no plans to create Universes Within versions of the cards.[3]

Storyline[ | ]

The story primarily follows the Autobots and the Decepticons, two alien robot factions at war that can transform into other forms, such as vehicles and animals.

Mechanics[ | ]

New mechanics are:

Returning mechanics are: Bolster, Goad, Monarch, Formidable, Connive, Adapt and Modular.

New counter types include Intel counters.

Card list[ | ]

# Card Description
1 Prowl, Stoic Strategist // Prowl, Pursuit Vehicle Prowl, an experienced militia and police officer of the Autobots.
2 Ratchet, Field Medic // Ratchet, Rescue Racer Ratchet, medical officer of the Autobots.
3 Jetfire, Ingenious Scientist // Jetfire, Air Guardian Jetfire, an Autobot with flight capabilities
4 Blitzwing, Cruel Tormentor // Blitzwing, Adaptive Assailant Blitzwing, a psychotic Decepticon Triple Changer.
5 Starscream, Power Hungry // Starscream, Seeker Leader Starscream, Megatron's right-hand, who dreams of seizing leadership of the Decepticon faction for himself.
6 Slicer, Hired Muscle // Slicer, High-Speed Antagonist Slicer, a Decepticon filled with rage, who usually fights in the front lines.
7 Arcee, Sharpshooter // Arcee, Acrobatic Coupe Arcee, a female Autobot Cybertronic sports car.
8 Blaster, Combat DJ // Blaster, Morale Booster Blaster, an Autobot who loves music.
9 Cyclonus, the Saboteur // Cyclonus, Cybertronian Fighter Cyclonus, a loyal Decepticon.
10 Flamewar, Brash Veteran // Flamewar, Streetwise Operative Flamewar, a mercurial and opportunistic Decepticon serving Megatron on Earth.
11 Goldbug, Humanity's Ally // Goldbug, Scrappy Scout Goldbug, a rebuilt version of Bumblebee. One of the smallest Autobots. He easily communicates with humans.
12 Megatron, Tyrant // Megatron, Destructive Force Megatron, the cruel and tyrannical leader of the Decepticons.
13 Optimus Prime, Hero // Optimus Prime, Autobot Leader Optimus Prime, the powerful and compassionate leader of the Autobot faction.
14 Soundwave, Sonic Spy // Soundwave, Superior Captain Soundwave, the communications and surveillance chief of the Decepticons. Cold and almost completely devoid of emotion.
15 Ultra Magnus, Tactician // Ultra Magnus, Armored Carrier Ultra Magnus, the hammer-wielding commander of the Autobot Wreckers, and one of Optimus Prime's closest lieutenants.

Tokens[ | ]

See also[ | ]

References[ | ]

  1. Information below the text box
  2. Hasbro Pulse Con 2022, DAY ONE (Video). Hasbro Pulse. YouTube (September 30, 2022).
  3. a b Ryan Dinsdale (September 30, 2022). "Exclusive: Optimus Prime and Other Transformers are Joining Magic: The Gathering".
  4. a b Adam Styborski (October 6, 2022). "TRANSFORMERS Arrive with The Brothers' War". Wizards of the Coast.
  5. WPN (October 11, 2022). "Transformers Roll Out to The Brothers' War Battlefield". Wizards Play Network.
  6. Transformers TCG News With Matt Smith & Matt Tabak At PAX Unplugged 2019 (Video). Really Dicey. YouTube (December 19, 2019).
  7. a b Max McCall (October 27, 2022). "What's Inside The Brothers' War Boosters?". Wizards of the Coast.
  8. Kendall Pepple (November 7, 2022). "The Tokens of The Brothers' War".

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