Toy News: Takara Tomy and G-Shock announce "Master Optimus Prime"
Watch company G-Shock and Takara Tomy have officially announced a new collaboration bringing two famous brands together: G-Shock and Transformers! While this was leaked a few days ago, we now have clear photos and information right from Takara Tomy's web site! This Optimus Prime figure transforms into a "Resonant Mode" which is really a stand for the watch. There are two versions of the figure:
- Master Optimus Prime Resonant Mode (with G-Shock): This version includes the Master Optimus Prime figure, his "Star Drive Cannons", the "Chrono Matrix" and a G-Shock watch based on Optimus Prime's colors. This version has a suggested retail price of 29,000 Yen (about $257.19 USD).
- Master Optimus Prime: This version is a cheaper one aimed at fans who may want the figure more than the actual watch. This includes everything the "Resonant Mode" version has except the G-Shock watch. This version has a suggested retail price of 16,000 Yen (about $141.90 USD).
As part of the launch, Takara Tomy also released a commercial which you can see below:
Finally, Takara Tomy's product description site provides some additional information on the figure (as translated via Google Translate):
It transforms from Chrono matrix pedestal (pedestal · prime mode) to robot (master optimism prime). The attached weapon (Star Drive Cannon) is attached to the pedestal, in the robot state it is attached to the back of both shoulders, and both hands are also given.
The attached G - SHOCK is attached to the part where the attached Chrono matrix is attached, and it can be enjoyed by decorating it as a base of G - SHOCK. If you transform it, G - SHOCK can decorate as a chested robot and enjoy it.
For this product, G-SHOCK / DW-6900TF-4 is set for this product. It will also be exclusively for G-SHOCK digital 5600 series and 6900 series sold separately.
This product is due out in December 2018. So far none of the usual online sources such as BigBadToyStore have this up for order yet but once it does go up you can be sure BWTF will post about it!