Toy News: Takara Tomy Mall Reveals 35th Anniversary Convoy and Optimus Prime Set
Takara Tomy Mall has announced a surprise release to celebrate the 35th Anniversary of the Transformers brand: a limited edition Convoy and Optimus Prime set! This Takara Tomy Mall exclusive set will feature two figures:
- A G1 Optimus Prime reissue (cab only, possibly with both rifles included in the Vintage G1 release).
- A redeco of the Studio Series Optimus Prime from the Bumblebee Movie with a G1 themed deco.
Both figures will be packaged in G1 themed packaging, similar to what has been done with the Vintage G1 series of figures. Here is Takara Tomy's official product descriptions from their site (translated via Google with notes in brackets):
Special set commemorating the 35th anniversary of Transformers!
Over 35 years, the original and latest commanders appeared in sets. The original Convoy that appeared 35 years ago is bundled with the PKG image of the nostalgic release time, and reproduces the design with the header that imaged the car robot format at the time.
Optimus Prime (studio series version) that appeared in the latest movie, changed the color specification from the image base to the G1 toy version.
Thirty-five years ago, if this Optimus Prime had been released?!, It was packed as a Convoy in the original series image PKG, assuming that it was! Transformers It is a set that can enjoy the past of 35 years of history and the present.
Reprinted the convoy of 1985. The conboigan [Convoy?] is a special reprinted version (in which the container section is not included) that contains two types of early and late versions. ["Two Types" may refer to the rifles]
Optimus Prime is a special edition that has been modified based on G1 toys, such as coloring of the abdomen and emblems of the shoulders.
That nostalgic package design
The motif of the package design of Convoy released in 1985 was a special specification for the 35th anniversary, with a nostalgic illustration on the back. Furthermore, this time, the illustration of Optimus Prime is a super rare version drawn down! [This likely refers to the use of the Japanese Convoy packaging art versus the art used outside of Japan].
Takara Tomy Mall has this set listed at ¥ 10,800 (about $100 USD). It is scheduled for a late-December 2019 release. As this was just announced there are no retailers taking pre-orders just yet but that will likely change very soon. When that happens, Ben's World of Transformers will let you know!
*Image credits go to Takara Tomy Mall.