A new image has been posted on ACToys.net
by site member lixinzheku that gives us our first look at an upcoming remold of the ROTF leader class Optimus Prime. It's clearly a more simplified version of the 2009 release of the figure
and, thanks to an anonymous tip, we've now confirmed it's because it will be part of Takara Tomy's upcoming exclusive "Jetpower" leader class Optimus Prime set. The original idea for this set was introduced in late 2009 when Takara Tomy revealed plans to introduce a ROTF voyager Prime with seperate Jetfire bits to give him his flight mode-that version, titled "Unite for the Universe" Optimus Prime (also pictured below) was cancelled early last year
This revised version will feature a similar concept but for this newly molded leader class figure. Still no images of the Jetfire parts or combined mode yet nor do we have a release date confirmed. However, once we find out more, we'll definitely let you know.
To view the original post on ACToys, click HERE
EDIT: We've now confirmed this is actually a KO and not the rumored Leader Prime for the exclusive "Jetpower" set.
The original "Unite for the Universe" Optimus Prime