Xiaomi now even have their own transformer!


xiaomi mi pad transformer

Xiaomi have a range that is expanding to cover almost every base, and now they even have their own robot in disguise!

Transformers is a big deal in China, and we don’t mean the new Michael Bay Explodathons, but the original 80’s cartoon show. 80’s China was a very different place that it is today, and most of the TV shows were China or Hong Kong made until Transformers hit the small screen. The 1980’s cartoon show was one of the first U.S cartoons to be translated in to Chinese and it took the country by storm.

Fast forward 30 years and those boys and girls who watched Bumble Bee (when he could speak) and Optimus Prime, are now family men and women with a little expendable income to splash out on all those transformer toys they didn’t own when they were little.

xiaomi mi pad transformer

In typical Xiaomi style, the Beijing mobile internet company has seen this as an unlikely niche area to expand their range of products, so have introduced the Xiaomi Mi Pad transformer!

This isn’t your typical Chinese knock-off though, but a real Hasbro licensed transformer, a Decepticon no less, that can shape shift from a battling robot to Xiaomi’s 9.7-inch tablet. This is just a 169 Yuan toy so the tablet is just for show, but the special edition character is sure to be a hot seller in China.

xiaomi mi pad transformer

What do you make of this latest Xiaomi product? Do you expect the company to also launch an Autobot model, and do you think the next Transformers Movie would see a cameo from the Mi Bot?

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18 Comments

  1. Adam Irvine
    April 5, 2016

    Haha… Who’s ‘Optimum Prime’???

    I only know of a Optimus Prime…

    LOL

    • Mesterio
      April 5, 2016

      Must be the Chinese version 🙂

    • balcobomber25
      April 5, 2016

      I think I saw them selling him at the Toys N Us stores in China.

      • King
        April 5, 2016

        Would be fun playing with it while munching marshmallows.

  2. Chico Migraña
    April 5, 2016

    Oh shit! I want that!!

  3. April 5, 2016

    dope

  4. sai bhagavan
    April 5, 2016

    No words to describe Xiaomi……better than apple in innovation…

  5. MattD
    April 5, 2016

    Ahahah that’s awesome! I want it!
    That surely brings the definition of “dual boot tablet” to a new level: windows 10?! Android?! Bi*ch please, my tablet can boot as a tablet or as a badass robot ready to conquer the world! ?

  6. bro-reac
    April 5, 2016

    Wow love the concept:
    Tablet – ROBOT Mode attack or
    Tablet – Tablet Mode perform.

  7. Assefa Hanson
    April 5, 2016

    loove this

  8. Angry Mobile Nerd
    April 5, 2016

    I’ll give Xiaomi bonus points for this only because they did the running around and got the Transformers license.

    • MaxPower
      April 5, 2016

      Did they? That’s a news!
      I guess Ericsson is the only one that don’t get paid by Xiaomi.

      • balcobomber25
        April 5, 2016

        if it’s being produced by Hasbro, it is under license. Hasbro owns the exclusive license for Transformers toys.

  9. HBK
    April 5, 2016

    A 9.7 inch tablet? Why not a transformers version of their 4k tv. 😛
    Portable tv, transformer can walk with you and transform back to tv whenevr you need. 😉

  10. balcobomber25
    April 5, 2016

    This will look great on my desk next to my actual Mi Pad 2.

  11. BotondKisKovacs
    April 5, 2016

    LOL!
    OK I’ll buy it!!!

  12. G'n'T
    April 5, 2016

    Awesome. Seems most of us here are of similar vintage and enjoyed the Transformers back in the day. This would make an awesome desktop display. Sign me up!

  13. giftermania
    April 6, 2016

    So where are the specs then?:)))