Nike has teamed up with Detroit Lions superstar wide receiver Calvin Johnson and Hasbro to release an epic line of sneakers based on Calvin’s nickname “Megatron”, which he shares with a certain evil Decepticon leader. I can’t think of too many other official NFL x Transformers collaborations, but this one is pretty epic! The Nike x Hasbro Calvin Johnson “Megatron” Transformers Collection includes three different style of sneakers (CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II and CJ81 Megatron Elite TD Cleat), all of which feature a purple, silver and red color scheme and the Decepticons logo. But that’s not all! Each pair of sneakers also includes a 5” deluxe Generations Stealth Megatron in matching colors. This is the first ever Transformers action figure designed for an athlete in conjunction with a shoe release.
In celebration of Johnson’s athletic achievements, the limited edition Megatron Rises 3 Pack incorporates the Nike CJ81 Megatron Trainer Max, the Megatron Nike Air Trainer SC II, and a special edition Nike CJ81 Megatron Elite TD Cleat. Inspired by the Allspark from Transformers lore, the box of the Megatron Rises 3 Pack is a unique, converting cube-shaped design. Decorated entirely with original artwork, the lines of the box mimic robotic surfaces and are augmented by triangles, hash marks, x’s, and o’s in reference to the football field and offensive passing plays. The effect is, like Calvin Johnson, “More Than Meets The Eye” - a package that opens to reveal all three shoes and the Hasbro action figure.