We have our first Transformers product reveal for Takara Tomy 40th Anniversary Project “Our Origin”. The official website have been updated with images and videos of the new Karakuri Statue KS-01 Optimus Prime.
This is quite an original release, kind of a “transforming statue”. When you press the button on the pedestal, Optimus Prime transforms automatically from alt mode to robot mode and viceversa. After transformation, Optimus Prime speaks phrases from the Japanese Transformers dub (by Tesho Genda, the original Japanese voice of G1 Prime) and his eyes light up. It seems that the figure can’t be separated from the stand.
Pre-orders will be available from summer 2024 in Japan (between June and September) with an estimated release date in Spring 2025 (Between March and May). Price is yet to be determined.
See all the promotional images and video after the break and then join to the ongoing discussion on the 2005 Boards!