Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Friday, July 25th, 2014 5:09AM CDT

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Kotaku reports that TakaraTomy is producing an upcoming figure of Optimus, based on the original 1990's Sony PSX Playstation. Much like Mega Drive Megatron, this figure will look as authentic as possible in alt mode and a nice nod to the old skool gamers and collectors.

It will see release in early 2015, as far we currently know.

Currently, there is only an artist rendering, but this 19cm Optimus Prime will transform into the first generation PlayStation. It is slated to be announced in early 2015, so it will be a while until there are more details.


Mega Drive Megatron is due to see release in September, so we only have to wait a little while longer for him, while the wait for Optimus will be a bit longer, but he seems to be worth the wait.

And now, the images:

Transformers News: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime

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Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593505)
Posted by Slashercon on July 25th, 2014 @ 6:43am CDT
Hmm, As much of a fan of the original Playstation I am, I don't think I'm necessarily interested in it coming alive. (hehe) Besides, I still have my original PS1 in a relatively good condition.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593548)
Posted by procyon on July 25th, 2014 @ 8:47am CDT
So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593556)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593557)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:17am CDT
So is this going to be a series of figures then? I may get this if I decide to pull the trigger on the megadrive Megatron. I like how they cross over my main two areas of collecting.

What's next I wonder...A game gear/game boy Soundwave with cartridge minions.

Also maybe Nintendo didn't want to license their console designs to Takara.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593558)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 9:19am CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:So is this going to be a series of figures then? I may get this if I decide to pull the trigger on the megadrive Megatron. I like how they cross over my main two areas of collecting.

What's next I wonder...A game gear/game boy Soundwave with cartridge minions.

Also maybe Nintendo didn't want to license their console designs to Takara.
I'd imagine that this might be the extent of the line, if not maybe one more figure or two, since these kinds of lines really don't last that long. Take the various Label lines or the Cap Bots, for example.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593594)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
I'd get this and the Megatron... if they actually functioned as gaming devices. I was saddened to learn that they do not play the games. Seeing as how portable game systems have shrunk over the years, they should be able to get a working system in the chests of those things.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593607)
Posted by JetOptimus23 on July 25th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
Didn't the AVGN use a famicom transformer in his review of that awful japanese TF game? Anyway this is an...interesting choice. But at least it makes more sense than that one time they released shoe transformers.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593638)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 1:57pm CDT
damn i really want one, they should sell these at gamestop. I really hope they do a soundwave gameboy,gamegear or PSP, been wanting someone tpo make one for years.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593642)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 25th, 2014 @ 2:02pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(


How much you wanna bet Nintendo's royalties were a bit on the high side or that Nintendo utterly refused?
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593690)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
procyon wrote:So incredibly disappointed that it's not going to be Super Fami-Convoy. That was my favorite system, and more of a rival to the Mega Drive than the PSX ever was...
Oh man, yeah, Super FamiConvoy would have made so much more sense, having been the main competitor to the Mega Drive and a fun play on the two names. Such a pity. :-(


How much you wanna bet Nintendo's royalties were a bit on the high side or that Nintendo utterly refused?

My bet is refusal >:oP

What would of been amusing is if prime was the snes and Jetfire (or any other preferred prime power up) was the PS, then you could combine them to create the original snes CD drive that Sony was working on that led to the creation of the PlayStation :lol::lol:

...

I'll get my coat...

(Nintendo messed up the deal by working with Panasonic instead....yeah....)
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593692)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 25th, 2014 @ 3:52pm CDT
"We shall call him "PlayStation Prime", or "PSP" for short. :P
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1593750)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 25th, 2014 @ 6:25pm CDT
Playstatimus Prime!!
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594025)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:36pm CDT
Thanks to the twitter account of @vapwaazu we get a look our first look at the upcoming Playstation Optimus Prime. Seen just the other day as an artist rendering, this test shot is on display at summer Wonder Fest which is just kicking off in Japan.

Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594185)
Posted by Black Hat on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:04pm CDT
Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594189)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:19pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594192)
Posted by Black Hat on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?


Simple. Like Starscream, the Saturn tried to take on the leader and failed miserably. :lol:
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594194)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 27th, 2014 @ 3:32pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:Ha! I love it. Now we just need to hope for a Sega Saturn Starscream, or maybe a Dreamcast Soundwave.

(A Gamecube Arcee would be great too, but >Nintendo licensing)


Why make a figure out of the worst performing Sega console?


Simple. Like Starscream, the Saturn tried to take on the leader and failed miserably. :lol:


So very apt it would have been then :lol:
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594762)
Posted by WolfSpider1979 on July 29th, 2014 @ 8:37pm CDT
Funny, but I thought Soundwave / Soundblaster and Blaster / Twincast would have been a better choice for a game system. Smeg, even Jazz and/or Bumblebee would have been a better choice. I just don't see Optimus Prime as having that kind fun side: As a basketball hoop, maybe, but that's a stretch.

Wolf-Spider
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594777)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 29th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
WolfSpider1979 wrote:Funny, but I thought Soundwave / Soundblaster and Blaster / Twincast would have been a better choice for a game system. Smeg, even Jazz and/or Bumblebee would have been a better choice. I just don't see Optimus Prime as having that kind fun side: As a basketball hoop, maybe, but that's a stretch.

Wolf-Spider
Megatron started it by being a SEGA Mega Drive.
Re: Coming Soon: Playstation (Original) Optimus Prime (1594788)
Posted by procyon on July 29th, 2014 @ 10:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Megatron started it by being a SEGA Mega Drive.

And that's why Super Fami-Convoy would have made so much more sense. But yeah, I bet JelZe was right, Nintendo probably wanted way too much money to make it worth Takara's time. So, just like Sony did back when they ditched Nintendo and made the first PlayStation, so too did Takara. I guess it is fitting after all...

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