#1010: TRANSFORMERS | PROTOFORM OPTIMUS PRIME
PROFILE (ROBOT MODE)
PROFILE (ALTERNATE MODE)
As part of the marketing strategy for the then-upcoming TRANSFORMERS live-action movie back in 2007, Hasbro released figures of Optimus Prime and Starscream prior to the main line and were branded as Movie Previews. Both are representations of each character’s Protoform / Cybertronnian appearances before assuming Earth-based vehicle forms. This incarnation of Optimus Prime transforms into its entry mode — designed to be a comet analogue while maintaining the truck-like features that previous alternate modes are modeled after. In robot mode, the figure invokes design points similar to other Optimus Prime releases combined with techno-organic aesthetics and a bluish-gray color scheme. Accessories for this figure include a rifle, and the comet tail attachment which doubles as a flame effect part when connected to the end of the rifle barrel.