Our favorite TakaraTomy toy designer Hisashi Yuki has shared more images of TAV21 Optimus Prime through Twitter. With these new images he shows off the car carrier feature of this new Optimus figure that is due to release in July. You can see that in vehicle mode, the roof of the trailer section opens up and reveals space to fit a single warrior class figure in alternate mode. Several figures can also ride in the trailer section in robot mode as well for more variety of play.
Mr. Yuki comments that it is quite unusual to see an integrated trailer design for the Autobot Commander in Transformers history. The first example of this design that comes to mind would be Star Convoy from “Transformers: Return of Convoy” (which you can check out in our resources section through this link).
Staff edit: Now with images showing 5mm ports available on the figure.
Have a look at Mr. Yuki’s photos below, and let us know what you think on the boards.