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Weirdness: This Optimus Prime PlayStation Definitely Has the Touch

Posted by Sammy Barker

But does it have the power?

The original PlayStation proved that it had real market leadership qualities when it exceeded sales in the region of 100 million units before being discontinued in 2006. That’s probably because the console was an Autobot in disguise – and not any ol’ Autobot, but faction frontman Optimus Prime.

Alright, so the embedded toy is actually just a crossover designed by Takara Tomy to promote the 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise and the 20th anniversary of the PlayStation brand. We actually posted some concept art earlier in the month, but here is the real thing.

As snapped by Japanese website Radio Kaikan at a showcase in Tokyo’s technology district Akihabara, the photos show the extraordinary amount of detail that’s gone into this limited edition figurine. For example, Optimus Prime’s rear includes all of the AV outputs that you’d expect to find on a real PSone.

There’s no word on when this particularly neat adaptation will roll out just yet, but be prepared to import if you want one. Don’t worry if you’re more of a SEGA person either, as a Megatron Mega Drive is also on the way. The console wars have never looked this good.

[via radiokaikan.jp, kotaku.com]

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User Comments (11)

ModernMARVEL

#1

ModernMARVEL said:

Wow, just when I get the song nearly outta my head.

This figure looks really great, A/V ports and all. Even a memory card! Maybe I should start collecting again.

stalepie2

#2

stalepie2 said:

Still hoping for a Super Famicom Galvatron. The colors are perfect! (Well like the Super Nintendo, not SFC, but "Super Famicom Galvatron" sounds better :)

RawShark

#5

RawShark said:

@get2sammyb PS2, inferior. GameCube, superior.

Hell, the original Xbox looked like a transformer even at the time. That should be an easy one to do. Given the size... Bruticus, I guess.

chazaroonie

#6

chazaroonie said:

This looks ace! When all hell's breakin' loose this guy will definitely be riding the eye of the storm. Absolutely brilliant, just need a dualshock bumblebee now, or a megadrive Megatron. 😃

GamerZack87

#7

GamerZack87 said:

@stalepie2: I was just considering possibilities for a Super Nintendo-themed Transformers toy, including Ultra Magnus and Rodimus, but Galvatron would be a superb choice! ;)

They should also do other characters in the form of controllers. Personally, I think the best option for a DualShock is Starscream, but since the PlayStation's an Autobot... :|

stalepie2

#10

stalepie2 said:

@GamerZack7 hehe actually wait if Rodimus is orange and gray (more like red, orange, yellow!) then Atari Lynx might be the best fit??
Actually a lot of these are hard to think of systems for. hm

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