Takara Tomy Is Turning Optimus Prime Into An Original PlayStation

by Mike Futter on Jul 25, 2014 at 07:08 AM

This year is the 20th anniversary of Sony’s PlayStation. The console was released in 1994 in Japan (1995 in the United States), but it’s only now we are learning the console’s deepest secret. It’s really a Transformer.

Takara Tomy is preparing a special version of Optimus Prime that transforms into a replica of the original PlayStation. This isn’t the first time that the Japanese manufacturer has combined classic gaming and Hasbro’s beloved toy line.

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In September, a MegaDrive Megatron will hit the market. These won’t be available at standard retail here in North America, but there are a number of hobby sites that are sure to be importing them. 

For more Transformers fun, check out a Japan-exclusive Sega arcade cabinet and the enormous Metroplex figure from Fall of Cybertron.

[Source: Takara Tomy via Kotaku]