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A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France

Transformers News: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France

Saturday, February 26th, 2022 8:08PM CST

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This is some pretty cool news. Do you still see those periodicals in Walmarts and Newsstands where the first "volume" has a very low introductory price encouraging you to pick up the whole set as it continues? Well a new type of periodical like this is being offered in France where by the end you get to build a 20 inch Optimus Prime figure from the first Bay film with metal parts and lights. The first "volume" has Optimus Prime's head as well as a booklet and is only 1 euro. We have a French video below showing you the parts and building involved with the head.

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Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128276)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on February 26th, 2022 @ 10:11pm CST
they have a megazord like this too. There are some companies here stateside that do similar build up kits. Eaglemoss comes to mind. strange that these, which are both hasbro licensed are france exclusive.
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128283)
Posted by primalxconvoy on February 27th, 2022 @ 4:23am CST
Looks similar to the kits/magazines sold in Japan by DiAgostini.

However, I'm good. You can get a fully transforming KO Optimus Prime with more detail, and for much less from websites like "ShowzStore", "TFDirect" or "Sirtyoys". I'm sure even a 3P figure will work out cheaper in the long-run.

I suppose, if someone REALLY wanted to make a kit, in installments, it might be fine? Isn't Baltmatrix doing a YouTube series on making a Diagostini "Ecto 1" model kit?
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128292)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 27th, 2022 @ 9:14am CST
This seems really neat, I like the idea, still haven't done one of those myself, but I'd like to someday for the fun of it
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128299)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 27th, 2022 @ 11:39am CST
primalxconvoy wrote:Looks similar to the kits/magazines sold in Japan by DiAgostini.


OMG, is that company still going? I know that company from my kids days in the Netherlands (80's and 90's)!

The whole "Magazine + Collectible Model Kit" had quite the market in the 20th Century, I specifically remember a magazine series about dinosaurs with a buildable glow-in-the-dark T-Rex skeleton plus outer shell! Sure, takes patience and dedication, but the finished product was nothing to sneeze at, especially when it comes to size. I mean, almost 2 feet? That Optimus Prime will be almost the size of a Supreme or Commander! :shock:
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128302)
Posted by william-james88 on February 27th, 2022 @ 1:52pm CST
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
primalxconvoy wrote:Looks similar to the kits/magazines sold in Japan by DiAgostini.


OMG, is that company still going? I know that company from my kids days in the Netherlands (80's and 90's)!

The whole "Magazine + Collectible Model Kit" had quite the market in the 20th Century, I specifically remember a magazine series about dinosaurs with a buildable glow-in-the-dark T-Rex skeleton plus outer shell! Sure, takes patience and dedication, but the finished product was nothing to sneeze at, especially when it comes to size. I mean, almost 2 feet? That Optimus Prime will be almost the size of a Supreme or Commander! :shock:


I remember that T-Rex. The fact that it then came with outer skin blew my mind. Only got the first number though, since it wasn't expensive. I feel these things are way too pricey. Would be fun if there was a way to buy the entire thing after the fact in one package. Plus there's the risk you don't get one of the "volumes".
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128345)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on February 28th, 2022 @ 7:28am CST
That head alone is well worth a Euro! I bet they sell a lot of the first issue.
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128360)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on February 28th, 2022 @ 12:45pm CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote:That head alone is well worth a Euro! I bet they sell a lot of the first issue.


Hook, Line and Sinker.
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128386)
Posted by GrangerPerry on February 28th, 2022 @ 7:40pm CST
Seriously though does anyone know how to get this in the US? I’ve been trying to figure it out and email them but I’m getting nowhere. These are nice because they’re usually diecast and completely painted. They take like 3 or more years to complete but will be so impressive once finished!
Re: A New 20 Inch Optimus Prime Model Kit is Being Released Periodically in France (2128443)
Posted by TulioDude on March 1st, 2022 @ 6:23pm CST
This looks cool!
It would've been neat to also have mouthplate-less version of his face.Maybe in later issue? :-?
Also after seeing this video below I got an idea for this version of Optimus:

Since this kind of magazine seens to use existing toys for inspiration,for Do you think this mold will be based on any of the previous super articulated versions,like ThreeZero ones?

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