In March 2023 Paramount Pictures debuted its promotional statues for Rise of the Beasts at SXSW. Since then the statues have traveled around the world on a tour to promote the latest Transformers film. There were three statues: Mirage, Optimus Primal and Optimus Prime. I covered both Optimus statues appearing in Times Square earlier this summer here. The Mirage statue would later appear at the New York City Red Carpet premiere of the film. With the
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Ancient and wise, Airazor is instrumental in bringing together the Autobots and Maximals to battle the Terrorcons! Check out my review and gallery of "Studio Series" Airazor.
For live action Transformers movie fans, the event of the summer was Transformers: Rise of the Beasts, the live action film which brought together the Autobots and Maximals against Unicron and the Terrorcons. You can see my NON-spoiler review here and my SPOILER review here. For fans in the United States who were not able to see the film in theaters, you can now enjoy it from the comfort of your own home on
Rise of the Beasts has been in theaters for several weeks now and talk of its home release has already begun. One of the items that will be featured on its home release is a deleted scene featuring a different reveal for Optimus Prime than the one in the final cut. Thanks to IGN's Youtube Channel we now have our first look at this scene. Check it out in the embed below:
In April 2023 Takara Tomy held a promotion where the purchase of 5000 Yen worth of Beast Awakening/Rise of the Beasts product would include a free figure: the Burning Plasma Blaster! Check out my review and gallery of this special release.
When a Transwarp signal appears on Earth, Optimus Prime is called to action once again to lead the Autobots and investigate this mystery! Check out my review and gallery of the Rise of the Beasts "mainline" Voyager Class Optimus Prime figure.
Release Date: May 2023
Price Point: $34.97 (Depending on retailer)
Retailer: General Release (International), Walmart Exclusive (United States)
Cheetor is brave, loyal and ULTRA fast making him one of Optimus Primal's most valued Maximal warriors. Check out my review and gallery of the "Buzzworthy Bumblebee" Cheetor from the Jungle Mission 3-Pack!