New contenders are always coming up to the scene of third party toys, and Unique Toys has posted prototype images on their Weibo page of their newest contender titled UT R-02 Challenger, a homage to Optimus Prime as portrayed in the Transformers Live Action Film Age of Extinction and The Last Knight. Images of the grey prototype shows of a figure that transform from the Western Star 5700EX truck mode to a fairly model accurate robot mode. The figure appears to come with Optimus’ shield and Temenos Sword that can be pegged on the back in robot mode.
Unique Toys mentioned in their post that the figure will come with a diecast part that can be put in the figure’s chest, although they did not specify what that part is modeled after. More information will be revealed in an expo in Shanghai on the 28th according them, so stay tuned for latest update on this project. Until then, check out the prototype photos after the break.