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.