TRANSFORMERS PRIME: OPTIMUS PRIME

Fans of Transformers Prime can snag this great 6-inch figure based on the show and featured as one of San Diego Comic Con 2011’s signature EXCLUSIVE items. It’s a 6-inch tall rendering of Optimus Prime, featuring an amazing premium deco that’s unique to the figure and gives a great dramatic flair, sleek and metallic. Beyond the awesome transforming figure, though, this is one collectible where the package might actually be just as awesome. Called “The Matrix of Leadership”, the box converts into a wearable piece!

Optimus Prime vs Megatron

It’s Decepticon versus Autobot once again and you get to decide who comes out on top! Based on their dynamic new looks in TRANSFORMERS PRIME, these 8-inch Transformers can stage an epic battle on your toyshelf! The two-pack also comes with the show’s human protagonists and a DVD featuring the series premiere– perfect for converting the uninitiated.

The set is currently available for pre-order and will be shipping out in January 2012, so if you’re a fan of the series, you’ll definitely want to get this one on its way!

TAKARA PRESENTS: Rodimus Prime and Optimus Prime

Both OPTIMUS PRIME and RODIMUS PRIME are now available for pre-order for any fan of the famed Robots in Disguise. Check these out!


OPTIMUS PRIME


RODIMUS PRIME

The Takara collection is imported from Japan and generally boasts a higher quality construction, some improved materials and pretty awesome designs. They bring a retro sensibility to a new building technology and do a great job of recreating the feeling of the old-school Transformers for fans who love them. These guys are pre-orderable now and ship later this month!

COMING SOON – TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON

TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON promises to be just as big and loud as its predecessors and whether you’re a fan of the films or a cartoon purist, you might be happy to know that a new wave of robots on disguise will be riding in with the film’s launch!

As per usual, the collection is divided into classes and each figures a range of different characters and figures. In the following classes, look for the likes of Ice Pick, Sandstorm, Bumblebee, Sentinel Prime, Roadbuster, Ratchet and many, many more! Take look:

TRANSFORMERS: RODIMUS CONVOY

The RODIMUS CONVOY MP-09 12-inch figure is a real treat for long-time Transformers fans and based on the original, first-generation toys you may have fallen in love with years ago.

Part of the growing Transformers TAKARA collection, Rodimus is a big, bad figure and joins the likes of Ultra-Magnus, Suzuki Swift Bumblebee, Skywarp, Grimlock and a bunch of others from both the Autobot and Decepticon affiliations.

GHOST STARSCREAM and SLEEP MODE OPTIMUS by Takara

TAKARA produces some of the best renderings of the most popular and classic characters from the massive Transformers franchise. Now they’ve brought in a new pair of Masterpiece Collection figures of Starscream and Optimus Prime that is sure to please die-hard fans of the robots on disguise. Here’s a look!

GHOST STARSCREAM

Ghost Starscream measures 13” long in jet mode and 10” high in robot mode.

An intricate mixture of plastic and die cast, the almost completely translucent Ghost Starscream features a Gen 1-inspired color scheme. Extensively articulated, the figure is equipped with arm-mounted removable guns, and should be accompanied by decals, missile accessories, and a missile-rack display base configured to support both robot and jet modes; presumably this version will include the same switch-between facial expression feature found in Starscream’s non-spectral Masterpiece counterparts.

In Transformers: The Movie, Starscream seizes an opportunity to eliminate the badly-wounded Megatron, and is later, on Cybertron, amid pompous trumpet fanfare provided by the nonplussed Constructicons, crowned the leader of the Decepticons. Immediately afterwards, Galvatron, the reconstituted version of Megatron, arrives and matter-of-factly destroys the puzzled, crown-adorned Starscream with a single cannon blast. In the cartoon episode “Starscream’s Ghost”, the mendacious Air Commander, discovered by the fugitive Triple Changer Octane in a moldering Decepticon Crypt, returns as a semi-translucent specter. Starscream’s new insubstantial form enables him to take possession of Galvatron’s highest-ranking warriors, providing him with a unique path to vengeance.

SLEEP MODE OPTIMUS PRIME

Measuring approximately 12” tall, the MP-04S Masterpiece Convoy Sleep Mode & Trailer Complete Version is a mixture of plastic and die-cast, accompanied by Ion Blaster, gun Megatron with scope, stock and silencer, Energon Axe, the Matrix of Leadership, and Trailer/Combat Deck.

The flat-nosed truck mode is outfitted with rubber wheels and working suspension; the robot mode’s aesthetically-integrated articulation provides intricacies such as working finger joints and adjustable mouthplate. Convoy’s opening chest housing grants access to the Matrix of Leadership accessory.

This version of Prime is rendered in the lifeless shades of grey and black assumed by Prime’s chassis in the aftermath of the Decepticons’ assault of Autobot City. Arriving at a crucial moment, Prime plowed through multiple Decepticon warriors in the process of working his way to Megatron. In the ensuing hand-to-hand duel, Megatron, despite his initial boastful vow to destroy Prime with his bare hands, implements every oddly discarded weapon and piece of detritus he can find. When Optimus finally gains the upper hand, retrieving his gun, Hot Rod launches his own blundering attack against Megatron, enabling the Decepticon leader to use Hot Rod as a shield while he blasts Prime repeatedly with a discarded pistol. Prime finally delivers the decisive blow, crushing Megatron’s chest, although he succumbs to his own wounds immediately afterwards. As Perceptor delivers his sorrowful prognosis to the small handful of Autobots surrounding the ebbing Autobot leader, Optimus produces the Matrix of Leadership, bestowing the fabled artifact to the reluctant Ultra Magnus.

Transformers Generations: Four New Deluxe Figures

Just arrived!

Four new Transformers vehicles/figures have just come in, featuring new renderings of old favourites from the Transformers Universe. Sold as a set or as individual items, the first wave consists of four figures and leads the charge for a second wave due to hit shelves later this month (but pre-orderable now!).

Each of these figures is part of the deluxe line of toys, standing 6 inches and fully transformable from robot to vehicle and back! (This being as opposed to some other items, which are only the robot version of the character and do not transform–I promise I am well aware of the abilities of the average robot on disguise!)

In any event, here’s a look at 2010’s first wave of Transformers Generations figures.

THRUST

CYBERTRON OPTIMUS PRIME

CYBERTRON BUMBLEBEE

DRIFT

SET OF FOUR (WAVE 1)