Autobirds Mount Up! Angry Birds Transformers IS Real and it’s Coming Soon!

Angry Birds Transformers Poster and Teaser
Click here for a labeled version showing the characters mappings we currently know

Just a few days ago we shared news about a mysterious Allspark looking egg that Rovio leaked. At the time we were unclear what exactly it was, but most thought it was an Angry Birds and Transformers tie-in. Well, you were right! Today Rovio and Hasbro announced that an Angry Birds Transformers game IS coming soon.

Details are sparse, but we do know a few things:

  • The Autobots and Deceptcons will now be the Autobirds and Deceptihogs
  • The mashup will include a game, Telepods, and likely toys, shirts, and more.
  • Awhile back @dr-omega posted news about the Angry Birds Transformers Telepods line-up. At the time the names of the toys made it sound like Angry Birds Transformers would be part of Angry Birds Go!

It also looks like we can match some of the birds to their Transformer counterpart:


  • Red: Optimus Prime
  • Chuck: Bumblebee
  • Terence: Heatwave
  • Hal: Anyone know?
  • Egg: Allspark

The Deceptihogs are a bit harder to map, so if guys have any thoughts please share them below and I will add them here..

Okay, with all that said, one BIG question remains …

What type of game will it be? Will be be a racing game like GO!, a RPG like Epic, a traditional flinger, or something completely different. Let us know what you think by taking the poll below and leaving a comment.

what type of game will angry birds transformers be poll results

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Want to know details as soon as we know them? You’re in luck, as we’ve created a Angry Birds Transformers news channel so be sure to check back often. At this point anything more that I post will be pure speculation, so let’s wrap this up with some details from the press release.

“We’re really excited to combine the iconic Transformers universe with the quirky world of Angry Birds” said Blanca Juti, Chief Marketing Officer of Rovio. “This mash-up is going to appeal to those who grew up with the brand in the 80s, as well as fans of the brand today. People are going to love it!”

“Angry Birds Transformers provides fans worldwide with a fun, new story and characters, and innovative ways, like our TELEPODS platform, for consumers to engage with the brand” said John Frascotti, Chief Marketing Officer at Hasbro. “We collaborated with Rovio to create opportunities for kids and families to experience Autobirds and Deceptihogs across multiple formats and entertainment platforms, for a completely immersive branded experience.”

Later this year Hasbro will introduce a product line featuring TELEPODS technology which will enable fans to teleport their favorite Angry Birds Transformers characters into the game and gain unique powers.

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One last thing ….

I LOVED Transformers as a kid. So much so that I collected pretty much all the toys. Fortunately, I happen to have almost all of them left, including the Dinobots! My kids will love playing with them even more now!

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Comments (75)

Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

I think it will be a racing game if chuck transformed into a car in the picture.

Rank: Champion with 3695 points
By Chuck the Yellow Bird (@ybird)

I think when the birds aren’t transformed and are seen as vehicles, their bird heads are still visable.

Rank: Master Slinger with 6770 points
By Hiri (@hiri)

But I think It can Be both Racing & Battle game.Not?

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By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

@hiri , I think you are right.

Rank: Master Slinger with 5725 points
By PK (@pokemonguy93)

I guess King Pig is Megatron.
Also, @birdleader, Hal is the bird counterpart of Knock-out, see here more about Knock-out:

Hope this helps!

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9660 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

@pokemonguy93 – if you look at the file name of Hal on . it says that he’s Grimlock.

Rank: Flinger with 95 points
By SlenderSphere (@slendersphere)

I wouldn’t know why, because in the other picture he turns into a motorbike.

Rank: Sling God with 54485 points
By Terribletom (@terribletom)

Boy Rovio is going full tilt!! Programmer’s have been very busy!! Should be a very interesting series!!

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By PiGurporal Porker (@mpg973)

Yup, also they’re working on Stella game too. I don’t think this game will come at near months.

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9660 points
By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

From what I understand, GO! and Epic were outsourced to other game companies. So I’m not sure how much of any game is being done by Rovio’s in-house programmers vs. 3rd Party Game companies.

Rank: Sling God with 21565 points
By dmsral (@dmsral)

Hopefully a flinger game but I’m guessing a racing game. Eventually though, why not both?

Rank: Gold Flinger with 9345 points
By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

My guess was a fighting/racing game.

Rank: Slinger with 1145 points
By PrincessStella (@yamacomur)

Maybe both flinger, racing and RPG game.

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By tinostar11 (@tinostar11)

Hard to tell who Hal is , closest thing I’ve seen is Ironhide

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By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

I think he’s based on one of those bike autobot.

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By astrolagarto (@astrolagarto)

Hal seems to be Grimlock.

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By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

Thought of that while doing my weights earlier lol

Rank: Fling King with 4535 points
By astrolagarto (@astrolagarto)

hahaha. I figured it out when i was doing a very important exam. This just ruined my future haha.

Rank: Explosive with 2300 points
By Lovableleaf (@lovable-leaf907)

I think hal is the new dinosaur robots in the new transformers movie.

Rank: Fling King with 4725 points
By This is SG (@sahil-gagrai)
By shuja

Robots with hand and legs don’t need to use slingshot so it might not be a traditional flinger.

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

I don’t know the first thing about Transformers, except, well, they transform (I am a 60’s kid). Can they fly like a plane, do they have jets? Maybe instead of a sling, there is some other method of propulsion? A rocket launcher sort of setup? Never mind me, I don’t know what the heck I am talking about ;)

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By SouperBrick (@souperbrick)

They need to stop releasing new games every two months, and just simply update their current games like Seasons or even the Original!

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By Aidbirds11 (@aidbirds11)

Bad Piggies deserves one. It’s been 7 months, half a year.

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By Xano2323 (@xano2323)

What he said.

By shuja

Robots with hands and legs don’t need slingshots so it might not be a traditional flinger. Just imagine like flinging robots, looks weird right

Rank: Debriefed with 1400 points
By Toby (@tobyv)

I voted with my heart, and chose a flinger. It would certainly be the easiest to develop, and with Epic already in 2014, and Stella due out later, effort load matters.

However, another racer seems more natural, plus we have the toy names as an indicator. If it IS a racer, though, I sure hope they ditch the energy meter, since I plan on playing non-stop for hours :) .

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By Arth (@arthromod)

I would like to see a fighting like game sorta like Epic, but not in a RPGS sence.

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By rost (@rost)

I voted for something different. Rovio just released an RPG, and a racing game would probably only have the Transformers transformed as cars. A traditional flinger would be awesome, but like shuja said above, it would look funny seeing things with arms and legs being flung.

Should be fun, although I haven’t seen a Transformers film before. But according to the Nest, its awesome.

Rank: Fling King with 4535 points
By astrolagarto (@astrolagarto)

Hal is going to be Grimlock. Super duper excited about this game!

By alireza

HI,i guess this game will be a combo of: bad piggies & angry birds GO & EPIC & CLASSIC :)

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By Joey (@joeyba)

a bit too much new games?? Some older games r totally forgotten: Seasons, Bad Piggies, to name a few..

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By Aidbirds11 (@aidbirds11)

really love a BP update, but i rather wait than see new features on it that isn’t really fun to use or something like that.

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By Jay (@jaythecanadian)

I wonder what autobot Bomb bird, Matilda, Blues, Bubbles and Stella will be? :p

Rank: Fling King with 4535 points
By astrolagarto (@astrolagarto)

I think Bomb will be Ironhide.

Rank: Flinger with 95 points
By SlenderSphere (@slendersphere)

Stella could be Arcee.

Rank: Debriefed with 1400 points
By Toby (@tobyv)

Given that there are no male characters in the upcoming “Stella” game, I wouldn’t be suprised if Matilda and Stella aren’t even in the game, since Hasbro (and apparently Rovio now) makes a clear distinction between “boy toys” and “girl toys”. :( I hope they prove me wrong — in both games. We need more female characters overall, not just a dedicated game for them, IMHO.

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By Chris (@chriss)

I wonder how soon is soon.

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By WHou2000 (@wendy12)

I have to admit I wasn’t a big fan of Transformers, but this is amazing!

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By DH Kim (@dh-kim)

Hal is Grimlock. Official image’s file name was characters-grimlock anyway.

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By sparty83 (@sparty83)

At approx 12:30 eastern, PCMag even posted on FB about this release

I would hope that this game would be like SW2, but with a distinction of whether or not telepods/swaps were used.

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By trainman2012 (@trainman2012)

I knew it!!!!! I asked this question to @dr-omega a long time ago and I had this gut feeling we were getting a new game.

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By Dr. Omega (@dr-omega)

Based on the information from the Hasbro leak, the toy names were all associated with AB GO! It will be interesting to see if this is still a sub-GO! game or something new entirely..

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By wrw01 (@wrw01)

I have to go with the traditional game because Epic was just released and they may need to appeal to the next market population of just flinging birds and pigs.

I think with the addition of telepods, like Star Wars II, the traditional game format might be the logical “crystal ball” prediction.

Not quiet sure how racing would fit transformers but who knows, let the imaginations run wide at Rovio because we all benefit.

Just another great day for flinging with this announcement.

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By bonneypattycat (@bonneypattycat)

Sadly, for me (I know, I am being selfish), another flinging game with Telepods. Coming late to AB, I missed out on the first releases of ABO, Seasons, SW, Rio and Space. I would so much like to get in “on the ground floor” of a traditional flinging game *without* Telepods. Guess that will never happen, and I should just be grateful the darn Telepods, and the whole “swappable” business, haven’t yet invaded the games I do play. When they do, time for a new hobby.

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By PiGurporal Porker (@mpg973)

I guess there will be an Adventure in 3D Theme + RPG Battle Game, like Tekken games.
Angry Robotic Birds are friends, they will have a great Adventure to find their Metal Eggs. Bad Robotic Piggies will come and thieve their Eggs. Birds and Piggies will encounter in a place and will have a great RPG battle. The winner group should move those Eggs. Now, what do you think about that theme? Piggy Island, Space and Galaxies or…?

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By rodrigol (@birdron)

I love Angry Birds Epic! It’s epic for me.

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By Aidbirds11 (@aidbirds11)

Not really much for me. If only the audio did not refuse to download everytime i open the game…

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By Au (@arushss)

OFFTOPIC: Rovio Stars jumps on the Clash of Clans bandwagon with Plunder Pirates. Here is the link:

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By Sandeep (@sandeep-kamath)

RPG or Racing or both

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By LaurenM (@thislilpiggy)

I’d rather have Seasons updates, to be honest :/

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By PiGurporal Porker (@mpg973)

Plus Bad Piggies :)

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