|PerfectEffect has revealed another new take on Optimus Prime as part of their “PE-DX” line. That said, this isn’t based on any previous iteration of the Autobot leader and takes the concept of getting an armored upgrade. While the upgraded mode looks similar to the form he had in Revenge of the Fallen, this version instead uses his trailer for the armor components.
The cab makes up the unarmored Optimus Prime and stands voyager class-sized when transformed. It looks like a combination of his G1 and movie versions, complete with flame deco. Armored up, Prime stands similar to a Hasbro leader class figure. He also comes with his signature energy cannon and axe as weapons.
|With the recently released TRANSFORMERS Legends God Bomber set from Takara Tomy, those who wanted to have the best God Ginrai figure out there must only need PerfectEffect’s PC-16 Jinrai Prime figure. And so they have uploaded colored prototype shots of this figure for solicitation.
Its aesthetics clearly homages the original Generation 1 figure although liberties were made to the actual transformation process. Nevertheless, Jinrai Prime should look good and work well with either Hasbro or Takara Tomy versions of the Powermaster Optimus Prime / Ginrai release.
|After their well received 1/100 Gundam Deathscythe Hell kit, Dragon Momoko is set to release another kit of a design that Bandai has no immediate plans of making.
This time, it’s the Testament Gundam from the Mobile Suit Gundam SEED DESTINY ASTRAY side story manga. Between this and another mobile suit of the same design lineage, Gundam Astray Out Frame, the former is more popular. Heck, even its ROBOT Damashii figure got a regular release while the Out Frame was a web exclusive.
In any case, this is an interesting choice that Dragon Momoko did and opens more possibilities of such designs getting kits. Wonder if they’ll do another High Grade-esque kit like the Gundam Geminass 01/02.
|Advance of Zeta has produced many crazy, but appealing, designs during its run. Bandai got to release a few HGUC kits but those are about it. Heck, 1/100 scale collectors didn’t get any, at least until recently.
Magic Toys released their 1/100 Gundam TR-1 [Hazel Custom] in 2016 and it was received well. Apart from the Hazel and its variants, the Gundam TR-6 [Woundwort] has also become quite popular that another third-party group, CuteCube, decided to release one in 1/100 scale as well. The images here are presumably how the kit will come out of the box so it looks like minimal painting would be needed.
Now if only someone does this in 1/144 scale to continue what Bandai has started.
|This might be old news to Transformers collectors but PerfectEffect has posted more prototype shots for their Perfect Combiner PC-16 figure, now named Jinrai Prime. For the most part, the Perfect Combiner line is comprised of upgrade sets and weapons to existing Combiner Wars or TRANSFORMERS Legends sets, with Jinrai Prime being the first actual full figure release.
It is compatible with both Hasbro and Takara-Tomy versions of the Powermaster Prime / Jinrai mold thanks to the included new chest piece. Likewise, it can also use the LED head unit and ‘Master Jinrai’ figure from the PC-15 set for LG-35 Super Jinrai and upcoming LG-42 God Bomber figures. And looks like it’s a good Voyager-sized figure, perfect for the CATALOGUE.