MP Optimus Primal & UW Blast Off High-Res Images
After some low-quality images in the past days, large magazine images of the grey prototypes for the upcoming Masterpiece Optimus Primal and Unite Warriors Blast Off figures have surfaced, giving us the best look yet at these hotly-anticipated toys.
Optimus Primal, who kicks off TakaraTomy’s Beast Wars 20th anniversary celebrations, is shown in extensive detail, with looks at both modes, his weaponry, a face-swapping feature for his gorilla mode, and light-up eyes in robot mode.
For Bruticus, meanwhile, we get a look at the combined and vehicle modes, which highlight Vortex’s new four-blade rotor, but the main attraction is the completely-new Blast Off figure, who gets a whole page to himself.
The Combaticons’ G1 animation models are notorious for bearing very little resemblance to their original toys, and now for the first time we have a Blast Off figure who adheres to that divergent design – his chest comes from the nose of the shuttle, and his distinctive feet are formed from the rocket nozzles. What we can’t tell from this gray prototype is whether Takara will follow through on the famous coloring error that left poor Blast Off with part of his forehead colored as a visor!
We will no doubt be seeing a lot more of these figures as we draw closer to their release. For now, head over to the Allspark Forums to discuss the news!