It begins. With New York Comic Con 2016 underway in the Big Apple, we have our first official product from the upcoming Paramount movie Transformers: The Last Knight, due in cinemas in summer 2017. The news comes from the Hollywood Reporter
, who unveil the latest voice-changing helmet from Hasbro, of course modelled after the latest incarnation of Optimus Prime, though all we have so far is a simple image mirrored below. Stay tuned for more to come, possibly during the livestream from New York!
Transformers fans who have spent years wishing that they could roll out just like Autobot leader Optimus Prime get some good news this New York Comic Con, with Hasbro unveiling an Optimus Prime Voice Changer Helmet at the event to tie-in with next year's Transformers: The Last Knight release.
The helmet, which features 21 button-activated sounds and phrases from Transformers lore, will not be available until Spring 2017 but fans can see it in action — and more importantly, hear it in action as part of the #NYCCLive livestream at 1:15 p.m. ET Thursday.
The Voice Changer Helmet — the most sophisticated yet released by Hasbro — is the first announced collectible for next year's The Last Knight movie, which is currently in production for a June 23, 2017 release. Perhaps one of its phrases might explain what Optimus is doing hanging out with dragons in early promotional images for the movie…
New York Comic Con runs through Oct. 9 at the Javits Center and other locations in New York City.
TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT OPTIMUS PRIME Voice Changer Helmet
(Ages 6 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $79.99/Available: Spring 2017)
“Autobots, we are here… and we are waiting…” These epic words from OPTIMUS PRIME have inspired millions of TRANSFORMERS fans from around the globe to join the cause and fight for the freedom of all sentient beings. Now fans can issue the AUTOBOT call to arms themselves with the TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT OPTIMUS PRIME Voice Changer Helmet. This First Edition helmet leads the charge as the debut collectible for TRANSFORMERS: THE LAST KNIGHT, allowing fans to don the helmet and change their own voice into the iconic intonation of OPTIMUS PRIME. In addition to the power commanding OPTIMUS PRIME voice feature, the helmet comes loaded with 21 button-activated TRANSFORMERS sounds and phrases, including a screaming Cybertronian battle riff. Requires 3 AA batteries, not included. Available at most major retailers nationwide and on HasbroToyShop.com.