The self-transforming Optimus Prime is even cooler
If you’re an extremely well-funded nerd, you might remember around this time last year, when Hasbro and robot company Robosen released the world’s first “self-converting” Optimus Prime toy. Yes, a Transformers action figure that finally transforms.
With the press of a button, the entire toy transformed from truck to robot and included 80 sound effects (plus the voice of Optimus Prime actor Peter Cullen). This damn thing was supposed to be made up of 5,000 components, 60 microchips and 27 servos.
But what’s a self-converting Optimus Prime without a self-converting tractor-trailer to go with it? The original toy didn’t include one — even though it cost $749.99 — but now, a year later, you can get one from Hasbro’s official website. The trailer, which is also priced at $749.99, is said to be three feet long and “automatically converts into maintenance and combat mode by folding, swinging upwards and exposing its massive firepower from the combat deck”.
It also includes a Roller that docks inside the trailer and can be controlled remotely via an app, and the trailer doors can also be controlled via voice commands. You can see it in action with the Robosen auto-transforming Optimus Prime in the video below.
I mean, it’s the toy of every literal ’80s kid’s dream. So we can finally put a price on dreams: it costs $1,500 to make them come true.
If you’re interested in the trailer, it’s up for pre-order on HasbroPulse.com with an estimated delivery date of December 1, 2022. The auto-transforming Optimus Prime that goes with it is back also on sale again. If you get one, invite me to play with it because I really can’t afford it myself.
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