UPDATE: Hasbro responded to our request for comment, and has confirmed that a small line of War for Cybertron figures will release this year.

The official statement reads: "In 2010, Hasbro will be introducing a limited assortment of Transformers figures tied to Activision’s War for Cybertron game.  At this moment, this is all that we can share with you.  We appreciate your understanding."

ORIGINAL STORY: Toy collectors will be happy to hear that Hasbro will likely release several toy figures connected to the upcoming Transformers: War for Cybertron video game.

If confirmed, the new line will include Autobots Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and Drift, while the evil forces of the Decepticons get new Megatron and Soundwave toys. All five of the figures are in the Deluxe class, a size that has traditionally been sold for between $10 and $20 (usually $12.99). The image shown here is supposedly an unfinished prototype of the Optimus Prime figure. The news comes via a post at Transformers World 2005 that has since disappeared, and the image via seibertron.com.

For now, the information should be considered a likely, but unconfirmed rumor.

There may be more figures on the way. The new toy line would represent the first time that a full line of Transformers toys had been created for an exclusively video game project.

Are you a collector? Would you pick up figures connected to the new game?