CEO of threezero, Ken Kwok, is giving us an update on the status of their figures for Transformers: Rise of the Beasts.
The figures were first announced more than a year ago along with other figures from the Transformers franchise.
- Three DLX figures are planned.
- ROTB Bumblebee will be announced in June 2023.
- The second figure (Optimus Prime) is to be announced in mid to late June.
- Optimus Primal will be announced in early to mid July.
- The company highlights that future plans will include Mirage and Scourge.
- In addition to the above DLX figures, threezero will be developing a Premium Optimus Primal. Preorders will begin around September and October.
Product features for Bumblebee:
- Light up eyes – Blue color and Red color LEDs
- Two ion blasters with LED.
Product features for Optimus Prime:
- Silver effects on the body.
- Large ion blaster with LED lights.
Note: A prototype of ROTB Optimus Primal can be spotted on Mr. Kwok’s office desk (news post image).
You can check out the interview, after the jump.
Primal looks amazing so far. The money in my wallet is getting warm just thinking about it. I'd love to see a gorilla mode release as well.
Give me other beasts as well, either robot mode or beast mode!
It’s really ironic how Hasbro always makes thin characters way too wide, but with battletrap who is beefy and wide, they made him too thin.
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They did and I was thinking the same yesterday.
These guys did a BB blitzwing in G1 colours right? Would be really cool if they do Primal in OG Beast Wars toon colours.
Kinda like the feet on the threezero more
If I were collecting these, I dare say that there'd be solid market for ThreeZero to be able to sell highly articulated versions of both the bot and beast modes of the beast characters. That way one could display extremely clean and detailed versions of both modes without the compromises transforming figures have to make.
So, unless they specifically said they weren't doing it, I think they may investigate the possibility of making beast mode figures provided the movie is a success and sales are strong of the existing efforts.
Yeah, share the same feelings. Not taking anything away from what we're seeing of the robot as it looks like it could be an absolute classic, but I had high hopes we might see beasts in the DLX line.
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Since they didn't show it off on the video, probably not.
Does Prime have a Matrix opening feature? I'd imagine a piece as this would have one
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It’s sad they haven’t been done yet 5 years later and still nothing (did Arcee before either). 3P company is the only one trying to do one. Also shocked no Starscream still since they had Blitzwing.
I wish the SS figure was as bulky limb wise as the film mode is. Because the SS in comparison to the film is lanky. Obviously what they had at the time is what they had but still.
Yeah, I guess we’ll see. I’d really appreciate Trumpeter kits of the Terrorcons as well. I’m hoping to track down the SS version of Battletrap, but after seeing the recent movie stills compared to the figure, the CGI design definitely has a more athletic silhouette than the figure (although it still looks great)
There's no question that execution-wise the dlx rotb Prime is superior to the dlx BB one. Not so much design-wise imo.
Also, am I the only one disappointed that we're not getting a gorilla mode for Primal? I was actually much more hyped for that one than the robot mode.
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Possible, I know the outer leg bar piece someone told them about and they said they would try if they can to fix it before promo photos go up. So hopefully they can.
The amount of work EZero put into their stuff is amazing.
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Pretty much and I love it so much.
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Can really see this version of Bee’s evolution from Beetle to Camaro while still keeping core parts.
Same I’ve grown to like it despite still preferring his bbm design. Looks better than when we first saw it imo.
They would be great. I’d dig to see Arcee (if not while not the same, Yolopark could do it), but Battletrap would be fantastic looking.
If only, I would love a battletrap. Unfortunately it likely won’t happen, just like Shatter and dropkick didn’t
All of these look great.
Bumblebee looks awesome, and I never got the Bee movie version. This design perfectly blends the Bayverse Camaro with the Knightverse. Optimus I initially didn’t care about, bc I already own the Bee movie version and still prefer that design. However, the more I look at this new one, the more I like it. I kind of want to get it to pair it with the Bee movie one. Primal looks great too. Probably the best looking figure of the design so far.
I hope they make DLX Battletrap and Nightbird, seems like they already have Scourge planned which is exciting
I need all three of these in my mouth.
maybe there’s still time for revisions ?
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View attachment 29966649 Inaccuracies being the outer shoulder piece, the outer foot bar, and no leg cover
Primal instant buy. Optimus probably.
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Oh wow. Not only does the shoulder blades mode but when you crunch the abs, the pistons toward his bottom back move also.