Via NOTRAB on Weibo, we have an image of a rather bizarre new reveal. It is the 2007 Movie toyline’s Leader Class Optimus Prime, but it is a new deco we’ve not seen before with a chromed front grill and no flames on the nose of the truck. It’s pointed out that this version of Optimus is probably not an earlier release who is flying under most radars, as only one version previous – the Japanese MA-21 release – featured chrome, and its deco was not the same as we are seeing here. Given it is the original movie’s 10th anniversary, it is possible this is a special edition release to celebrate – perhaps as an Asian market exclusive.
That’s not all, though. The Optimus is perched on top of a box of what appears to be a three pack of Bumblebees. It’s hard to glimpse what it is as it’s out of shot, but it looks like this might be another tribute “evolution” pack. The 2007 line’s 1967 beat-up Camaro is shown alongside the forthcoming The Last Knight Wave 3 Deluxe, and some speculate that the set may also include the Age of Extinction High Octane Bumblebee, as what looks like part of the Age of Extinction logo is visible in the bottom right of the image.
San Diego Comic Con is just around the corner, so we suspect we’ll learn more then.