By way of some online store listings and an early image posted on our fellow fansite Fullmetalhero, we’ve got some more news of new toys coming your way next year as a part of the Transformers Prime Beast Hunters series. First things first, that early look image – what you’re looking at is the first picture of an all-new Beast Hunters Cyberverse Commander Optimus Prime. The new Optimus design is a bulkier, brawnier look with elements of the War / Fall of Cybertron design worked in, particularly the “wings” on the back with the wheels on.
Secondly, by way of new solicits at online store Kapow Toys, we can confirm that the “Ultra” scaled Weaponizers will be returning for Beast Hunters. Moreover, three Weaponizers are listed – Optimus Prime and Bumblebee are there, presumably remolds / redecos of the existing Weaponizers, and making his debut in this size class is Ultra Magnus. With the big guy getting his third toy in the Prime line, what do you think his odds of showing up in the series are?
Of course, new toys are no confirmation of the direction the fiction might take – but it’s a good gauge of what we might want to start saving some money up for once these start hitting! Those Beast Hunters Weaponizers are due in February 2013 according to the listings, so we hopefully will not need to wait long to see more of them.