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New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Wednesday, August 13th, 2014 10:02AM CDT

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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!



Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime
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Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1598977)
Posted by MenaceRX on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
These look awesome, the details are just crazy cool.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1598988)
Posted by Ravage XK on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
The Playstation might work better as Ultra Magnus with those shoulder pads.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1598990)
Posted by RiddlerJ on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:59am CDT
They should've did this with Soundwave and Blaster, and then made individual games their cassette agents.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1598994)
Posted by Bouncy X on August 13th, 2014 @ 11:11am CDT
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.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1598998)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 13th, 2014 @ 11:24am CDT
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.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1599010)
Posted by Anonymous. on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
These are looking exceptional! Good stuff.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1599040)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 13th, 2014 @ 1:58pm CDT
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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.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610591)
Posted by Va'al on October 3rd, 2014 @ 5:37am CDT
We've seen the upcoming Playstation Optimus Prime from Takara Tomy in multiple images, but not in the official stock photos! Check them out below, mirrored from the Planet Iacon Facebook page, showing off the Sony Playstation PSX from 1990 alt mode as well as the transformation and robot mode.

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Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610603)
Posted by Autobot tap out on October 3rd, 2014 @ 7:42am CDT
this is what we have so far:
Genesis = Megatron
PlayStation = Optimus Prime


what i am wondering is what characters would be used for these consoles (and handhelds)
N64= ???
SNES / super Famicom = ???
HMM who would be the SNES : Starscream possibly due to coloration
NES/ Famicom=???
Game Boy family ( original, Pocket, color , advance, Advance SP, Micro, NDS, NDs lite)= ??? ( though who ever it is will have the best alternate mode)
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610621)
Posted by Rated X on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:37am CDT
Stupidest concept I have ever seen in my life. Im under the assumption that these things actually work and play vintage games available for download. With that being said, why not make an electric toothbrush that transforms into Bumblebee ?
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610622)
Posted by Siger on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:43am CDT
Sorry these things are stupid looking and kinda ugly. Pass. #-o
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610626)
Posted by paul053 on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:59am CDT
Another good example of letting Takara involve too much in this franchise? :roll:
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610636)
Posted by shajaki on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:29am CDT
sooooo.... has anyone seen the price point of this thing?

Transformers x Playstation Optimus Prime @ BBTS for $119.99

seriously. i thought it was neat. more interesting than the primes that turn into hats or shoes. but not for 120 bucks! jeezus not even for 60 bucks! whos buyin this?
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610641)
Posted by megatronus on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
NO.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610649)
Posted by Torneira on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
Ehm, not that I'm buying any of this, but would it not have been better to have Shockwave incarnated in this?

The cable to his armcanon would have made more sense IMHO.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610653)
Posted by megatronus on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:05am CDT
Torneira wrote:Ehm, not that I'm buying any of this, but would it not have been better to have Shockwave incarnated in this?

The cable to his armcanon would have made more sense IMHO.

Also, that chest is primed for Shockwave!


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Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610668)
Posted by Bouncy X on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
its definitely a retarded idea but i love that they actually included the A/V outlets on there. guess they wanted to be acurate!! lol
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610679)
Posted by Delta Magnus on October 3rd, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
It's kinda cool TBH. I do love the attention to detail on the PS1 mode. Not sure I'd buy it, but I like it.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610743)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on October 3rd, 2014 @ 6:44pm CDT
The gray plastic color of OPSX vs the black of Megatrondrive really hurts the alt mode, as you can see so much better all the "cracks" where parts line up. Still hella cool, tho.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610755)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:Megatrondrive
Segatron. ;)
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610774)
Posted by The Dude on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
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Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1610844)
Posted by Autobot032 on October 4th, 2014 @ 9:06am CDT
Rated X wrote:Stupidest concept I have ever seen in my life. Im under the assumption that these things actually work and play vintage games available for download. With that being said, why not make an electric toothbrush that transforms into Bumblebee ?


It would be really neat if these were emulator devices that could play Sega and PSX roms/disc images, but no, they're just straight up high end, expensive transforming action figures. Although, I do recall someone saying Megatron has a working USB port and is probably another Device Label Blaster kinda thing.

Either way, too expensive, too silly for me.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1615924)
Posted by Va'al on October 22nd, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
Here's something a little different: a Vine 'review' clip by セガ・サウンド・ターミナル featuring the upcoming Transformers Megadrive Megatron figure, showing off the toy's transformation in full colour and some of the posability in the process. Check it out embedded below!

https://vine.co/#/v/ObLOLQmOjZH
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1615989)
Posted by RotorstormNZ on October 22nd, 2014 @ 2:45pm CDT
It's getting hard to resist buying Megadriveatron. His botmode looks to be bigger than I thought.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1615994)
Posted by Marcdachamp on October 22nd, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
I want both of these, but the asking price is really, really steep. Not sure I can justify it. :sad:
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1616012)
Posted by Emerje on October 22nd, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
RotorstormNZ wrote:It's getting hard to resist buying Megadriveatron. His botmode looks to be bigger than I thought.


It might be the small Japanese hands, but despite being a little over seven inches tall (about Voyager size) he looks really big here. I was all ready for him to come out this month but he's been pushed back to November now. :(

Emerje
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1616080)
Posted by hunter4life on October 22nd, 2014 @ 10:53pm CDT
i can just imagine the people who work at Sega get fooled by this machine. 8-} i think i would buy it with play-optimus-station-prime and reenact the console wars back in the 90s. or just have them transformed into console mode and put it near my TV.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1622823)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 18th, 2014 @ 7:29am CST
Alfes2010 has produced another Twitter gallery, this time focusing on the Mega Drive Megatron figure. He's posted several shots of the figure itself, a comparison photo, among others.

We've mirrored them below, and you can see all of Alfes's tweets by clicking here.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1622825)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 18th, 2014 @ 7:42am CST
I want that Megatron, fusion cannon is a bit hokey but can't fault the fact that he turns into a great rendition of my favourite childhood console next to the Saturn.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1622833)
Posted by RhA on November 18th, 2014 @ 8:46am CST
I'm bummed he's not the size of the actual Megadrive. But the robotmode turns out to be about voyagerish, so he's OK in my book. Depending on the price I'll decide wether or not he is going to be on my shelves.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1622916)
Posted by megatronus on November 18th, 2014 @ 4:34pm CST
I want that Cloud Prime :/
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623008)
Posted by Rated X on November 18th, 2014 @ 11:35pm CST
Does it actually play OG video games ? If not, whats the point ?
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623013)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 19th, 2014 @ 12:03am CST
Rated X wrote:Does it actually play OG video games ? If not, whats the point ?


I don't think it does.
It's just something fun for gamers to have.
I fakes unknowing people out. That Real Gear game controller, I can't tell you how many people ask what system it for. Pretty good practical joke when someone reaches for a controller and is like "Um.. how does this thing turn on?"
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623029)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on November 19th, 2014 @ 1:21am CST
:lol:

Don't see many call G-1 Reflector pointless as it isn't a working camera and can't take pictures.

Nobody called 1984 Soundwave and 1985 Blaster pointless because they were not working radios.

Didn't see any complaints that the cassettes-bots were pointless as they couldn't record anything.

Never saw any buyers complain they bought 1984 Megatron and called it pointless. As it didn't shoot real bullets and couldn't use it as a real firearm.

Nobody called the 2007 movie, Real Gear toys pointless, because they were expecting $6 dollar toys to have electronics in them and be fully functional real world things.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623049)
Posted by Almagnus1 on November 19th, 2014 @ 5:01am CST
Tsutsukakushi wrote::lol:

Don't see many call G-1 Reflector pointless as it isn't a working camera and can't take pictures.

Nobody called 1984 Soundwave and 1985 Blaster pointless because they were not working radios.

Didn't see any complaints that the cassettes-bots were pointless as they couldn't record anything.

Never saw any buyers complain they bought 1984 Megatron and called it pointless. As it didn't shoot real bullets and couldn't use it as a real firearm.

Nobody called the 2007 movie, Real Gear toys pointless, because they were expecting $6 dollar toys to have electronics in them and be fully functional real world things.


And yet, in 2014, we can put the entire console onto a chip the size of a quarter, and (most likely) have all the proper connectors wired within Megatron, yet they didn't do it.

I would have picked it up in a heartbeat if it would have done that, like the rest of the device label line, which is what I had hoped this would be a part of.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623062)
Posted by Treetop Maximus on November 19th, 2014 @ 7:37am CST
TakaraTomy didn't do with this thing that thing they did with those other things so that means this thing is bad even though that thing wasn't done with assloads of other things and said thing they didn't do this time is really nothing more than a gimmick.

Nerds sure can be a whiny bunch, huh?

TAKARATOMY PLEASE DO THING TO THING
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623107)
Posted by dukefett on November 19th, 2014 @ 12:12pm CST
Here's my rant:

I seriously don't understand you people. "What's the point if it doesn't play real games?" Hold on, let me drive my Masterpiece Sideswipe car to work. Oh that's right it's a transforming toy model of a car. Exactly what this is.

I don't see how that could be a make or break decision to buy it at all if you had any real interest; would you actually hook this up to your TV? Do you have Mega Drive carts laying around? It's just a thing you say you want but you'd never use it. If you want to play Mega Drive/Genesis games there's plenty of ways to go about that without requiring it be included in this voyager sized figure.

Sega has released TONS of Mega Drive/Genesis game packs on many consoles and PC. Go buy those and be happy for the 10 minutes you'd actually play them.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623178)
Posted by shajaki on November 19th, 2014 @ 4:52pm CST
yeah what he said.

anyways, these things are novelties. expensive novelties at that. and alas, i would have bought them both if the OP was a super nintendo.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623185)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2014 @ 5:04pm CST
Somehow I feel like there would be less criticism of video game console Transformers if this had come out about 10 years ago.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623189)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 19th, 2014 @ 5:15pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Somehow I feel like there would be less criticism of video game console Transformers if this had come out about 10 years ago.



Or if they just used more current consoles or devices
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623193)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2014 @ 5:25pm CST
DISCHARGE wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Somehow I feel like there would be less criticism of video game console Transformers if this had come out about 10 years ago.



Or if they just used more current consoles or devices
Even then, people would still complain about them not being able to play the game discs.

My point was that with these being novelties, they might have been more accepted about ten years ago when novelty Transformers weren't so commonplace as to be written off as meaningless.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623244)
Posted by Rated X on November 19th, 2014 @ 9:27pm CST
Tsutsukakushi wrote::lol:

Don't see many call G-1 Reflector pointless as it isn't a working camera and can't take pictures.

Nobody called 1984 Soundwave and 1985 Blaster pointless because they were not working radios.

Didn't see any complaints that the cassettes-bots were pointless as they couldn't record anything.

Never saw any buyers complain they bought 1984 Megatron and called it pointless. As it didn't shoot real bullets and couldn't use it as a real firearm.

Nobody called the 2007 movie, Real Gear toys pointless, because they were expecting $6 dollar toys to have electronics in them and be fully functional real world things.



The figures you speak of were all marketed as "make believe" and sold at Hasbro toystore prices. This thing is being marketed to adults and sold at Takara collectors prices.
So it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623250)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 19th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CST
Rated X wrote:The figures you speak of were all marketed as "make believe" and sold at Hasbro toystore prices. This thing is being marketed to adults and sold at Takara collectors prices.
So it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.
You saying adults can't have their own "make believe" stuff too?
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623292)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on November 20th, 2014 @ 1:35am CST
dukefett wrote:Here's my rant:

I seriously don't understand you people. "What's the point if it doesn't play real games?" Hold on, let me drive my Masterpiece Sideswipe car to work. Oh that's right it's a transforming toy model of a car. Exactly what this is.

I don't see how that could be a make or break decision to buy it at all if you had any real interest; would you actually hook this up to your TV? Do you have Mega Drive carts laying around? It's just a thing you say you want but you'd never use it. If you want to play Mega Drive/Genesis games there's plenty of ways to go about that without requiring it be included in this voyager sized figure.

Sega has released TONS of Mega Drive/Genesis game packs on many consoles and PC. Go buy those and be happy for the 10 minutes you'd actually play them.


In agreeance.

:lol: Didn't see many buyers of HasTak MP-13 complain that Soundwave wasn't a working radio with recoding cassettes. :lol:
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623295)
Posted by Tsutsukakushi on November 20th, 2014 @ 1:46am CST
Rated X wrote:
Tsutsukakushi wrote::lol:

Don't see many call G-1 Reflector pointless as it isn't a working camera and can't take pictures.

Nobody called 1984 Soundwave and 1985 Blaster pointless because they were not working radios.

Didn't see any complaints that the cassettes-bots were pointless as they couldn't record anything.

Never saw any buyers complain they bought 1984 Megatron and called it pointless. As it didn't shoot real bullets and couldn't use it as a real firearm.

Nobody called the 2007 movie, Real Gear toys pointless, because they were expecting $6 dollar toys to have electronics in them and be fully functional real world things.



The figures you speak of were all marketed as "make believe" and sold at Hasbro toystore prices. This thing is being marketed to adults and sold at Takara collectors prices.
So it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.


:lol: Device label Blaster is not a working lap top computer. :lol: It's a Faux toy designed to homage a lap top that in reality is a, Functional working USB Port box. :lol:

Takara MP-13 soundwave is a adult catered toy at adult prices that you speak of. It is not a working radio. Nor can any of the MP cassetes record or play anything.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623355)
Posted by Delta Magnus on November 20th, 2014 @ 10:36am CST
With Mega Drive Megatron, if you scaled him up to 1:1 scale, you might be able to fit the necessary parts into him for him to be a functional console into him. However, the extra gubbins would probably compromise his poseability, as there would need to be wires running through him for the connectors, controller ports etc.

Playstation Optimus Prime though? Forget it. You couldn't possibly fit the disc tray mechanism in it and still have it transform into a functional action figure. You could maybe store the game ISOs on an SSD, but the cost of acquiring the license for the Playstation brand AND the licenses for the games would be astronomical. Also, there's the issue of how well a "system on a chip" could emulate the PS1- the Mega Drive would be OK as it's fairly simple hardware, with all the software contained within the cartridges, but with a disc-based system like the PS1 it's not so easy. Even my PC struggles to emulate disc based consoles, and it's a veritable monster with an HD 7970 graphics card.

Also, acquiring the license to make something that looks like the hardware and acquiring the license to make something that actually replicates the original hardware would be...impossible, really.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623411)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on November 20th, 2014 @ 1:47pm CST
Rated X wrote:The figures you speak of were all marketed as "make believe" and sold at Hasbro toystore prices. This thing is being marketed to adults and sold at Takara collectors prices.
So it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.


You're beyond help, the fact that you're allowed to post on this website astounds me.

You expect someone to design an fully articulated humanoid figure that transforms into a fully functioning console, do you realize how much something like that would cost to manufacture?
Just to put things into context, this toy costs about a hundred bucks, and the Megadrive retailed for twice that much

Rated X wrote:it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.


His screen splits into three halves that alone should tell you he's a functioning, deluxe scale laptop

Next thing you'll tell me Music Label Soundwave can play cassettes
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623422)
Posted by DISCHARGE on November 20th, 2014 @ 2:32pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:
Rated X wrote:The figures you speak of were all marketed as "make believe" and sold at Hasbro toystore prices. This thing is being marketed to adults and sold at Takara collectors prices.
So it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.


You're beyond help, the fact that you're allowed to post on this website astounds me.

You expect someone to design an fully articulated humanoid figure that transforms into a fully functioning console, do you realize how much something like that would cost to manufacture?
Just to put things into context, this toy costs about a hundred bucks, and the Megadrive retailed for twice that much

Rated X wrote:it would make sense for it to actually work just like device label Blaster actually works.


His screen splits into three halves that alone should tell you he's a functioning, deluxe scale laptop

Next thing you'll tell me Music Label Soundwave can play cassettes


Y'know.. last year around this time you could get Genesis machines preloaded with games, wireless controllers and the ability to plug in additional cartridges for about $30.. and the machine is at least half the size of the smaller Genesis machine.. It's not impossible.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623460)
Posted by Rated X on November 20th, 2014 @ 5:21pm CST
Tsutsukakushi wrote:Device label Blaster is not a working lap top computer. :lol: It's a Faux toy designed to homage a lap top that in reality is a, Functional working USB Port box.



My point exactly. At adult collector prices, it should turn into something that actually works. I never said device label Blaster turned into a working laptop. I just said it actually "works" as in it's not just a toy.

Since video game data can be stored in a microchip the size of your fingernail, making this thing actually work isn't really that far off. Maybe not with OG cartridges, but it definitally has enough space to hold the components needed to connect to a real TV and interface.
Re: New pictures of Megadrive Megatron and Playstation Optimus Prime (1623461)
Posted by Rated X on November 20th, 2014 @ 5:29pm CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:You're beyond help, the fact that you're allowed to post on this website astounds me.


I post on this website because I collect Transformers like you. The fact that guys like you don't like guys like me is just extra incentive to keep posting.

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