Recently Hasbro released images of the new Power of the Primes Jazz figured. On the figure, there are four Cybertronian characters under the Autobot logo.
Though the letters are only millimeters large, a sharp-eyed toy collector posted to twitter stating those characters appear to spell MAGA. MAGA could be nothing, but some speculate the small image could be a reference to Make America Great Again slogan that was made popular during Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. Hasbro’s statement was sent to io9 who originally reported the tweets regarding the characters.
I better be wrong about this pic.twitter.com/ePWyvumRQy
— Gherkin 🥒 (@TheLastGherkin) November 17, 2017
It was brought to our attention that a graphic appears on one of our Transformers figures that, when translated from Cybertonian letters to English, spells out MAGA. We investigated the issue, and discovered that one of our vendors inserted this as part of the design without authorization. We are addressing this with the vendor.
We do not intend for our products to carry political messages, and apologize to anyone who was offended by this message.