A while back Agora Models teased out a new Transformers themed project. For those that may not know, Agora Models make high end, large scale model kits, often including lights, sounds, working parts, die-cast and more. Now that project is getting ready to launch, set for April 2023. Optimus Prime will come in at a whopping 38 inches tall when complete. That’s 11 inches TALLER than Haslab Unicron. So a very, very big boy.
He’ll feature die-cast metal, light up eyes, matrix, gun, energy axe (and more). He’ll be fully articulated like a modern figure would be expected to, this is no statue. Op will also feature sound phrases and music clips, plus his mouthplate moves along with the speech. To cap it off he’ll also feature a numbered base. This isn’t even the complete feature set, so we encourage you to read on and check all the details from the official copy from the company.
Agora Optimus Prime will come in a subscription model. 1 box of parts a month will arrive for 12 months. Retail price for box 1 is $75 USD. Box 2+ will retail for $150 USD. Fans will be able to buy the complete set near the end of the run sometime in 2024.
Read on to check out all the details and pics, we’ll update when the project officially goes live!
Overview & Details From Agora Models:
Agora Models is delighted to announce a brand-new big-scale model kit of Optimus Prime. Based on the original TV series and movie character from Transformers: Generation 1 from 1984–1990
Launching 20th April 2023
Optimus Prime – the heroic and beloved character based on the original TV series and movie character from Transformers: Generation 1, 1984–1990.
BIG-SCALE MODEL KIT
This is the biggest scale model kit of Optimus Prime ever produced at 78 cm (38”) tall and over 600 pieces and weighs 11 kg (24 lbs). The Agora model of Optimus Prime includes many of the working features that you would expect in a big-scale model. Made from die-cast metal.
Available as a 12-month subscription box, allowing you to build and complete this museum-quality model within 12 months. At the time of launch, customers will subscribe to a 12-month plan, receiving one box of model parts to build each month for 12 months.
Pack 1 contains more than 85 pieces!
Later in 2023, customers will have the option to buy a full kit i.e. all 12 packs in one delivery.
Shipping from our 4 distribution hubs in the UK, US, Europe & Australia (contract pending for China & JINSEAK region)
“Optimus Prime is a rather special project for all of us involved in the creation, and as such, we are going to great lengths to ensure this model is the most detailed, accurate, electronically functioning, and biggest model kit ever to be produced…”
–Liam White, Founder
… at an impressively detailed 78 cm (38”) tall!. When standing on his base, the complete model display measures a whopping 1 meter tall.
As ever, our model will be produced using the highest quality materials and includes a variety of features and electronic functions to bring Optimus Prime to life.
Fully articulated fingers allow the model to be posed with or without blaster in hand, and with fists clenched or fingers pointing to give a dramatic sense of action and movement. This model will be a self-supporting structure with fully posable joints allowing Optimus Prime to be fixed in a myriad of action poses.
The all-important illuminating matrix of leadership is hidden behind a matrix chamber door. The matrix will be a ball shape with a crystal-like inner appearance like the anime design. The matrix will be removable, but as the appropriate scale is different for the internal and external matrix, a separate matrix will be included for Optimus Prime to hold aloft in his most iconic pose.
Optimus Prime comes with a blaster which customers will also assemble. The blaster will include moving parts and lighting effects. The illuminated battle axe will also be included which will work as a replacement for his hand.
Optimus Prime’s stunning paint work is red and blue metallic, like modern car paints.
Favourite Phrases – Optimus Prime’s faceplate moves in sync with his speech. Other sound effects and music clips are also
“Greetings, people of Earth”
“Freedom is the right of all sentient
“One shall stand, one shall fall
… and many more
Display bases will be individually numbered to give them a unique, personal, and collectable quality, and will bring the final model to 1 m tall!
• HEAD ARTICULATION provides maximum posability. FACEPLATE moves in sync with his speech. SELF-SUPPORTING model, but an exclusive display stand featuring characteristic Cybertronian terrain is also available.
• FOUR YELLOW SHOULDER LIGHTS simulate dipped and full beam.
• HANDS and fingers are articulated so he can grip, point, and clench.
• CHEST VENTS have detail visible through the vents, simulating a real vehicle radiator.
• ILLUMINATED MATRIX OF LEADERSHIP in two versions: one is removable, hidden behind a matrix chamber door; the second is slightly bigger, to be held aloft in his iconic pose.
• WHEELS rotate with some resistance so they feel like they’re connected to an axle inside. Tires are high quality soft rubber.
• TWO COLORED LIGHTS on his toes with blinking effect.
• SOUNDS include Optimus Prime phrases, sound effects and music clips.
• INTERNAL PARTS include brake disc assembly and suspension system parts.
We will be showcasing our 2nd generation prototype of Optimus Prime at the following events. This model will demonstrate the full posability of this extraordinary model: MCM Comic Con & Wonderfest 23
About Agora Models (www.agoramodels.com)
“ We create stunning, big-scale, authentic replica models which are delivered with outstanding customer care and support throughout every stage of building our models. We know how important good customer service is so we make this our priority to ensure all our customers enjoy the best possible Agora Models experience”.
Pricing: Pack 1 $74.99 / £59.99 / €69.99
Pack 2+ $149.99 / £119.99 / €139.99