Solicitations are up! Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-48P Optus Prominon (“War Within” Optimus Prime)

I challenge you to name another transforming Transformers figure (that's not Optus Pexus) that can do this pose, I'll wait. Last July, Mastermind Creations revealed a new addition to their Reformatted line, R-48P Optus Prominon, which is a retool of their hyper-articulated Optus Pexus figure and is based on how Optimus Prime appeared in the … Continue reading Solicitations are up! Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-48P Optus Prominon (“War Within” Optimus Prime)

This Looks Like a Model Kit! SND Returns with new “IDW” Optimus Prime Figure

Third-party group Shigeru Ningyo Do (or SND), who released upgrade kits for the Combiner Wars Optimus Prime/Menasor molds, is back after several years with a new standalone figure. Just like their upgrade kits, it's still Optimus Prime from the IDW comic books, but it will be based on another design. After quite a number of … Continue reading This Looks Like a Model Kit! SND Returns with new “IDW” Optimus Prime Figure

TFcon Toronto 2022: Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-48P Optus Prominon (“War Within” Optimus Prime)

TFcon Toronto 2022 happened last weekend, and one of the highlights of this Transformers-centric event is the third-party panel where, as you guessed it, we get a slew of new unofficial stuff announced. Unlike most Transformers collectors, I just focus on good old Optimus Prime, so my attention to these reveals immediately narrows down. And … Continue reading TFcon Toronto 2022: Mastermind Creations’ Reformatted R-48P Optus Prominon (“War Within” Optimus Prime)

MakeToys Battle Tanker Anyone? DNA Design DK-37 Transformers Legacy Laser Optimus Prime Upgrade Kit

(Left) Battle Tanker add-on set for Reveal The Shield/United Optimus Prime. (Right) Battle Sentinel - core robot Gento + Battle Tanker I don't usually cover third-party add-on kits on this blog, but this is especially notable. Ten years ago (oh my, that's already ten years ago?) MakeToys made their debut with the release of the … Continue reading MakeToys Battle Tanker Anyone? DNA Design DK-37 Transformers Legacy Laser Optimus Prime Upgrade Kit

One Shots / “That’s Just Prime, Part 2”

Two years ago, I made this One Shots entry called "That's Just Prime" to quickly account for the numerous Voyager class Optimus Prime figures being released at that time. Skipping forward to the present, I've been catching up on several third-party Optimus Prime figures and just like before, I wanted to quickly account those in … Continue reading One Shots / “That’s Just Prime, Part 2”