Optimus Prime is joining Bumblebee thanks to a new figure from ThreeZero, who we previously covered here. The studio continues to produce Transformers that callback to the G1 designs and update the characters to have a more real-world feel.
Prime stands at 7″ tall and sports 48 points of articulation. Best of all, he’s not going to break the bank, at least not in comparison to the other toys I typically cover here. Optimus Prime will be $80 and will ship during the Summer of 2022, according to Sideshow.
The Transformers MDLX line of figures are based on the original 1980s The Transformers cartoon and toy line, as redesigned by Threezero Art Director Kelvin Sau. The iconic designs have been remixed to incorporate Threezero’s hyper-detailed mechanical aesthetic, offering a familiar and exciting new presentation. Transformers MDLX figures feature Threezero’s unique die-cast zinc alloy and engineer-grade plastic frame system, which retains the tactile playability and durability of the figure.
Transformers – MDLX Optimus Prime is approximately 7” (178 mm) tall, with approximately 48 points of articulation and a die-cast metal frame. Accessories include Ion Blaster, Energon Axe, Autobot Matrix of Leadership, and five pairs of interchangeable hands.
Prime has the following features and accessories:
- ~48 Points of Articulation
- Zinc alloy and metal Parts
- One (1) Ion Blaster
- One (1) Energon Axe
- One (1) Autobot Matrix of Leadership
- Five (5) pairs of interchangeable hands:
- One (1) pair of posed hand
- One (1) pair of fists
- One (1) pair for holding the ax
- One (1) pair for holding the blaster
- One (1) pair for holding the Creation Matrix
Prime has all the bits that make him unmistakably the Autobot leader of legend, but there’s something about that head. He looks a little too much like something Bandai would stick on a Gunpla model. There’s nothing wrong with it, but the angles and elongated antenna feel out of place. Odd considering how ThreeZero nailed both heads for Bumblebee.
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