At the New York Comic-Con going on this weekend, Hasbro provided the first public look at a figure from next year's Transformers: Age of Extinction toy line. The leader class Optimus Prime toy does seem to indicate that Hasbro is keeping with their intent to simplify the transformation sequence, similar to the recent waves of Beast Hunters and Generations toys. It also seems to show that the "new" approach to the look of the movie version of the characters is very close to the previous three films. Still one figure is not a pattern so too early to draw concrete conclusions about the movie design approach. Here are the images and description from Hasbro's press release from Hasbro while a gallery of images from the 'Con floor of the toy is here.
TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME Leader Scale Figure
(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: May 2014)
The Leader Scale OPTIMUS PRIME figure from Hasbro is part of the TRANSFORMERS brand’s popular GENERATIONS action figure line and is inspired by the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie from Paramount Pictures. This impressive figure is the first to be revealed from the highly anticipate 2014 TRANSFORMERS line. This extraordinary OPTIMUS PRIME figure features all new deco, converts from robot to vehicle and is styled in the character’s new look as he will appear in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. Additional features and accessories including an impressive new sword and shield let fans relive the action of the blockbuster movie series. The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME LEADER SCALE FIGURE will become available at major retailers beginning in May, 2014 in advance of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION coming to theaters on June 27, 2014.