I just received this bit of press about an awesome new collectible Transformers figure of Optimus Prime and I couldn’t wait to share it with you. As you know, we’ve been hitting Toy Fair for seven years now and just love to present these kinds of items for our fellow collectors and geeks. Dig into the provided press copy and images. I’ll close up with some thoughts at the end of it all.
The Press Release:
One of the biggest TRANSFORMERS products of 2017 was just revealed at the Beijing and Guangzhou Midnight Sales Event-the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure, the latest figure from the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES line! The figure is enclosed in a special glass window display, and fans are given the opportunity to take photos with it at this exclusive unveiling.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of Paramount and Michael Bay’s first Transformers blockbuster movie. We’re celebrating this milestone with the release of the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure which is inspired by the iconic OPTIMUS PRIME character in the original 2007 TRANSFORMERS film. Co-created by Hasbro and Tomy, the figure converts from robot to classic truck mode and features eye-catching detail, articulated fingers and an interchangeable mask – perfect for fans and collectors alike.
Get in the action with the latest figure from the MASTERPIECE MOVIE SERIES, the OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure! Co-created by Hasbro and Tomy, the figure is inspired by the iconic OPTIMUS PRIME character in the original 2007 TRANSFORMERS film and celebrates the 10th anniversary of the TRANSFORMERS movie franchise. Pay homage to the great AUTOBOT leader with all the detail you expect from a MASTERPIECE product, including die cast parts! The OPTIMUS PRIME MPM-4 figure converts from robot to classic truck mode and showcases Earth’s greatest protector with eye-catching detail, articulated fingers and an interchangeable mask – perfect for fans and collectors alike. The sleek, signature flame design is emblematic of his inextinguishable drive to fight for freedom. Converts in 43 steps and comes with a Matrix of Leadership accessory and other exciting weapon accessories.
PiercingMetal Thoughts: Gimme! This figure looks fantastic from the provided images and who doesn’t want a majestic Optimus Prime in their collection of figures. This will appeal to not only the collectors of the Transformers line of everything but with the Shared Universe coming at us in the comics and eventually in film, this is the perfect thing to pair up with your 3.75″ GI Joe’s. You might even want to create some clever scenes with Hasbro’s “Marvel Legends” figures of either size. Depending on your creative plan of course. This massive figure will run you about $100 and I will guess that it will move quickly once its available in the summer. If I get my hands on one, I will do an unboxing of my own on our YouTube Channel. That said, what do you collectors and Transformers maniacs think of this new Optimus? Is it on your list of “must have” collectibles? Let me know in the comments section below.