Image: Hasbro

During today’s Pulse Fanfest event, toy giant Hasbro revealed what appears to be the ultimate collector’s item for Transformers fans: a 19-inch replica of Autobots leader Optimus Prime that can be programmed to self-transform into his classic, G1 Freightliner FL86 vehicle mode. Designed in cooperation with programmable robot company Robosen Robotics, Hasbro’s Transformers Optimus Prime Auto-Converting Programmable Advanced Robot costs $699.99 and comprises a whopping 5000 components, 60 microchips, and 27 servo motors. The pricey “toy” even features 80 sound effects voiced by the one and only Peter Cullen.

Introducing an industry first Auto-Converting, Interactive, Programmable, Voice Activated, Mobile Controlled – Optimus Prime Robot. In collaboration with Hasbro – Robosen brings your favorite TRANSFORMERS hero, Optimus Prime, to life with a fully immersive experience through voice activated actions, mobile app controls, and endless hours of creative and fun ways to program Optimus Prime to walk, punch, blast, drive, and convert at the swipe of your finger, or command of your voice! The world has never seen an easier way to convert, and roll out!

Sources: Hasbro, Kotaku, CNET

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  1. Wow… just wow. If I were a toy collector it would be mine. But I’m not.. still all kinds of cool but not quite 700 worth. 200 or 300 maybe

  2. I imagine that would be worth a pretty penny if kept in the sealed packaging in about 20 years or so.
    Pretty cool.

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