The official Transformers Instagram and Facebook accounts have uploaded a new video Leaked From Cybertron Video featuring Hasbro’s design manager Jhon Warden presenting the Power Of The Primes Leader Class Evolution Rodimus Prime. The video brings us some very interesting concepts and early ideas that were proposed for this figure.
First, we have a curious “enhanced vehicle mode” where Deluxe figures would integrate and combine over Rodimus alt mode. We can spot Dreadwind and Blackwing on the sides, and Deluxe Jazz on top. On the top rear part we can see a non-produced figure that seems to be in Starscream colors, but with some parts and design similar to Star Saber.
On the second concept art, we can see three of the Deluxe Dinobots attached to the sides and top of the trailer, but we also have a jet connected to the front of the truck. This jet seems to be the concept of Titans Return Prima we saw sometime ago (retool of the Black Shadow/Overlord mold).
To top it all, we have a look at a cool Armored Mode Rodimus Prime, which would have added extra parts to the robot mode.
Some very nice ideas, but designers chose to use the Hot Rod into Rodimus Prime gimmick in the final toy, activated by the Prime Masters (sold separately).
Today’s video follows previous detailed views of Studio Series Blackout and Grimlock & Power of the Primes Dinobots Slash, Sludge, Slug (G1 Slag), Snarl, Swoop, Grimlock, Predaking and Studio Series Jazz, Brawl, and Grimlock.
Check out the clip and some HD screencaps below and then join to the discussion on the 2005 boards!
#LeakedFromCybertron: See how the team experimented with some features of the Leader Class Evolution Rodimus Prime figure.
Posted by TRANSFORMERS on Thursday, August 9, 2018