If you have handled the Hasbro Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Optimus Primal figure, you will not it is not the best. Hell, you don’t even need to handle it to know that because the color is a dead giveaway that isn’t great. I mean how is Optimus Primal gray? In the movie, it is clearly in black. Well, for that, Takara Tomy has gotten it right with its take on the action figure.
Much like the Masterpiece line, the Takara Tomy Transformers: Rise of The Beasts Beast Awakening Optimus Primal, as it is called, is presented in premium deco and detail and comes in original packaging with Japanese-language instructions.
The figure is fully jointed and highly articulated which allows it to make a variety of poses, and it converts from robot to gorilla mode.
The figure further features two face types (with or without a battle mask), hidden arm cannons, and shoulder blasters with firing missiles, and it comes with the hero’s signature cyber blades that can be joined together to form a single, large weapon.
The Takara Tomy Transformers: Rise of the Beasts Beast Awakening Optimus Primal is not limited to Japan (8,580 yen, tax included).
It was available to order on Hasbropulse.com (US$59.99) but it has since “sold out”. Fret not though because you can still find it in many online toy retailers including Big Bad Toy Store (US$61.99) and Hobby Link Japan (US$64.90). Recommended for ages 6 and up (according to Takara Tomy).
Images: Takara Tomy [JP].