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Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival

Transformers News: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival

Saturday, July 26th, 2014 10:37PM CDT

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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.

Transformers News: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Fest
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Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1594185)
Posted by Delta Magnus 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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1594192)
Posted by Delta Magnus 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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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...
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597029)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Should Fort Max be an original Xbox or a 1st model PS3... hmmm... 8-}
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597030)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 6th, 2014 @ 12:09pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:Should Fort Max be an original Xbox or a 1st model PS3... hmmm... 8-}
He should be a full blown arcade machine.

OR the whole arcade itself.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597110)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 6th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Bollocks to that- he should be Sony HQ. Fort Max is meant to be the size of Mount Fuji after all, it's only befitting of his majesty.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597272)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 8:04am CDT
Thanks to Autobase Aichi's Facebook page we get to share with everyone our first look at a color prototype image of the Takara-Tomy Playstation Optimus Prime. We've mirrored the image below for your viewing pleasures and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597289)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
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?
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597293)
Posted by megatronus on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
I'm as pumped for this as I am for 16-bit Megatron, that is to say, not very pumped at all. >:oP
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597294)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
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.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597362)
Posted by Marcdachamp on August 7th, 2014 @ 12:44pm CDT
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.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597387)
Posted by YRQRM0 on August 7th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
He looks like regular Prime wearing a broken playstation as armor.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597448)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
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!
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597479)
Posted by procyon on August 7th, 2014 @ 6:49pm CDT
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.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597521)
Posted by WildclawPrime on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:44pm CDT
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.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1597685)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:24am CDT
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:
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1598964)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:57am CDT
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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1598977)
Posted by MenaceRX on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:30am CDT
These look awesome, the details are just crazy cool.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1599010)
Posted by Blurrz on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
These are looking exceptional! Good stuff.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1610622)
Posted by Siger on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:43am CDT
Sorry these things are stupid looking and kinda ugly. Pass. #-o
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1610641)
Posted by megatronus on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:37am CDT
NO.
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1610755)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2014 @ 7:39pm CDT
Optimum Supreme wrote:Megatrondrive
Segatron. ;)
Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (1610774)
Posted by The Dude on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
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Re: Playstation Optimus Prime on Display at Wonder Festival (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.
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