|Following up on Mega Drive Megatron, Takara Tomy A.R.T.S. will not let the Autobot leader trail behind as he’ll be getting his own console-turn-robot type of deal with PlayStation Optimus Prime, still part of the Transformers’ 30th Anniversary, as well as the 20th Anniversary of Sony’s PlayStation console.
Along with this figure, they’ll also release the PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition. These will consist of 1/6 scale replicas of all iterations of the PlayStation.
No price or release information has been revealed though both projects would most likely make an appearance in the next Wonder Festival.
|Seems like Hasbro is finally giving in to the combiner brouhaha after their Fall of Cybertron Bruticus set, and numerous third-party stuff as "Combiner Wars" is revealed as the main theme for the 2015 TRANSFORMERS Generations line.
On display at the San Diego Comic-Con 2014 show floor are Menasor and Superion, the combined forms of the Stunticons and Aerialbots respectively.
Hasbro has also made it clear that these sets will keep the Scramble City gimmick so any combination is virtually possible. Also, they will not use the same combination engineering used in their previous Bruticus release. Finally, these will coincide with the current IDW comic stories.
|Hasbro did a slew of reveals for this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, one of which is a teaser footage for their 2015 upcoming series TRANSFORMERS Robots In Disguise.
In contrast to first impressions based on initial production images, the series will be presented in 3D, though cell shaded. Animation will still be handled by Polygon Pictures, the same guys who did TRANSFORMERS Prime.
The story takes place years after the events of the last series where life in Cybertron is prospering once more. And while Megatron has denounced his evil ways, there are still Decepticon factions scattered around. Bumblebee is then summoned back to Earth to lead a new group of Autobots to counter this threat.
Ghost Optimus Prime is a ghost.
|More and more licensed Optimus Prime figures are coming outside Hasbro/Takara Tomy. This time it’s Hot Toys with Optimus Prime (Starscream Ver.).
As to why Starscream’s wings are there, it refers to the Generation 1 episode "Megatron’s Masterplan" where the Decepticons disguised themselves as Autobots. Looks like Starscream forgot to cover some parts.
The fully detailed figure stands 30cm tall, includes a fitting diorama base, and yes – Starscream’s wings. Those who’ll order in SDCC will also receive Starscream’s severed head. And no, it doesn’t transform.
So Optimus Prime first wore Starscream before he did Jetfire in Revenge of the Fallen?
|ThreeZero just keeps on rolling license after license, this time around from the cult classic The Matrix Trilogy. Appearing in the latter two movies are the APUs or the Armored Personnel Units which are essentially power suits used to shoot the crap out of the enemies, or at least that’s their intended purpose.
Nothing has been revealed outside of this teaser, but knowing ThreeZero, this would probably be a 1/12 release that would include a pilot figure similar to their Titanfall Atlas release.