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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Black Bumblebee » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:50 am

I'd buy these both in a second if they could actually play the games. The emulator programs are soooo small... how hard would the hardware be with today's technology?
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby megatronus » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:58 am

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I'm as pumped for this as I am for 16-bit Megatron, that is to say, not very pumped at all. >:oP
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:58 am

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Black Bumblebee wrote:I'd buy these both in a second if they could actually play the games. The emulator programs are soooo small... how hard would the hardware be with today's technology?


Probably something you can do yourself? Customizers? would be pretty sick.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Marcdachamp » Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:44 am

Am I the only one that thinks he looks pretty small in that picture? I assumed that he was the same size as Megatron. Maybe he won't cost an arm and a leg to import. I love the idea of these, but $120 for Megs is incredibly steep.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby YRQRM0 » Thu Aug 07, 2014 1:47 pm

He looks like regular Prime wearing a broken playstation as armor.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Delta Magnus » Thu Aug 07, 2014 3:30 pm

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Looks pretty sweet.

As for him being able to play games, remember that a lot of space in a PS1 is taken up by the CD drive- they're big, bulky things (and you can't miniaturize them because, well, they have to fit CDs) and they're fragile too. Plus, the PS1 was a lot more complicated than, say, the Mega Drive. If you managed to cram the necessary components to make this play games, the robot mode would suck. people complain about intrusive gimmicks on figures, and, well...this would be the ultimate intrusive gimmick!
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby procyon » Thu Aug 07, 2014 5:49 pm

Raspberry Pi + ePSXe + a SDHC card to store ISOs = done. Whether you can find a spot on the toy to cram the motherboard in there (3.37″ x 2.21″ x 0.83″) and make holes for the HDMI connection is another matter, but complexity and size constraints are not an issue in this day and age. Hell, they crammed one in a Game Boy Pocket and it worked great.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby WildclawPrime » Thu Aug 07, 2014 8:44 pm

Love this concept of both Prime and Megatron transforming into old school video game consoles. I was expecting Optimus to transform into a Super Nintendo (or Super Famicom outside of the US), since that was a competitor to the Sega Genesis back in the early to mid 90s, still the PS1 mode is a nice choice. Wonder if Prime will get a replica PlayStation disk, just like Megatron did with the Sonic 1 cartridge.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Delta Magnus » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:24 am

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procyon wrote:Raspberry Pi + ePSXe + a SDHC card to store ISOs = done. Whether you can find a spot on the toy to cram the motherboard in there (3.37″ x 2.21″ x 0.83″) and make holes for the HDMI connection is another matter, but complexity and size constraints are not an issue in this day and age. Hell, they crammed one in a Game Boy Pocket and it worked great.


Yes, but a Game Boy Pocket doesn't have to transform into a fully-poseable robot, does it? :lol:
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New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Postby mooncake623 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 8:57 am

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From ajipMcJikenMekdi's Twitter page we have some clear new images of both Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime from the 2014 summer hobby goods make joint exhibition! We've mirrored the images below. Enjoy!



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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby MenaceRX » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:30 am

These look awesome, the details are just crazy cool.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Ravage XK » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:57 am

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The Playstation might work better as Ultra Magnus with those shoulder pads.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby RiddlerJ » Wed Aug 13, 2014 9:59 am

They should've did this with Soundwave and Blaster, and then made individual games their cassette agents.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Bouncy X » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:11 am

RiddlerJ wrote:They should've did this with Soundwave and Blaster, and then made individual games their cassette agents.


yeah that would have worked better. i have the USB hub they made with Blaster where he turns into a toshiba laptop. and also have the Soundwave MP3 player.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby ZeroWolf » Wed Aug 13, 2014 10:24 am

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Problem is, blaster and Soundwave are recognizable, they're not the faces of the brand. Prime and Megatron are.

But they may make a blaster vs Soundwave set down the line, maybe out of the gamegear and gameboy.
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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Blurrz » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:30 am

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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Postby Optimum Supreme » Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:58 pm

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It's interesting (to me anyway) that Prime's the very first PSX model, only released in Japan, with an S-video port built in.
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