Hasbro, Xiaomi to Update Transformers' Shockwave

Hasbro has teamed up with Chinese electronics company Xiaomi to give a classic Transformer character a 21st century makeover.

The company’s has chosen Decepticon member Soundwave for the project. It originally transformed to its robot form from a microcasette recorder, but will not transform from one of Xiaomi’s Mi Pad 2 tablets.

A 30-step process turns the tablet into a 190mm replica of the Soundwave.

Originally a crowdfunded project, the Hasbro x Xiaomi toy should roll out soon.