Threezero is in Shanghai this weekend at a convention and they’ve brought along a new beast of a product – Premium+ Optimus Prime. Premium is the sub-line that means “the big ones” – usually 17 inches or more and sporting a larger price tag. Premium+ now kicks that up with Optimus Prime and his trailer armory from Dark of the Moon. It looks like their original DOTM release will get tweaks and new upgraded paint (see our in hand gallery for the original here), then come with the circular trailer armory from the movies. Which is a massive foot print, since the Prime is 19 inches tall himself. No other details are available yet, so stay tuned for the full run down.
Update: Optimus will be an all new sculpt with die cast and upgraded paint. More info after the break.
Update from decemberist – a threezero rep on the 2005 Boards:
Yes, the Premium+ OP is an entirely new sculpt. It is more screen accurate with better paint.
It will also utilize the die-cast metal and engineering grade plastic frame for a more durable experience and better articulation, unlike the original Premium version which was all plastic and pvc
We only have the one prototype. I’m not entirely sure why the old one is also on display, I wasn’t aware that one would be there too, but it might be there to help better illustrate the differences between the two