In an image shared in a Facebook group, we get our first glimpse at the Siege Class Leader Optimus Prime figurine from Hasbro.
With this figure, it looks like Hasbro is continuing a trend of throwing in a flashback Leader class re-do into an otherwise G1-centric toy line. This is shown with the inclusion of Optimal Optimus last year, and now this Galaxy Force Convoy, which is a retool of the Siege Ultra Magnus.
Personally, I liked the original toy. In fact, much of the Galaxy Force line has great Cybertronian designs. I’m interested in seeing the base cab robot on his own. Though with that, I can pretty much tell what he’s going to look like since it’s on the cover of every upcoming IDW comic.
With this new Optimus Prime figure, it’s nice to see a whole generation of younger Transformers fans that grew up with the Cartoon Network trilogy (Armada, Energon, and Cybertron) finally getting some love.
Word has it that this new Optimus Prime figurine will be officially revealed at The New York International Toy Fair, which runs from February 16th-18th, 2019.