Hasbro’s Transformers Titans Return San Diego Comic-Con 2017 exclusive this year is the Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime Figure. The figure features a black and gold color scheme and comes with additional Titan Master accessory that turns from skateboard ramp into a cannon. The figure includes the ability to transform into a robot, truck with trailer, and a battle station/skateboarding ramp mode.
Transformers worked with Primitive Skateboarding, the company founded by legendary skateboarder Paul Rodriquez, to roll out this special edition item. The Transformers Primitive Optimus Prime figure was co-designed by Paul and features Primitive Skate’s classic black and gold colors for a more sophisticated and on-brand look. The figure is even placed in a Primitive Skate-inspired packaging that looks like a “skate shoe” box featuring grip-tape inspired texture!
TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure
(Ages 8 years & up/Approx. Retail Price: $49.99/Available at Booth #3329 at Comic-Con International in San Diego)
Before OPTIMUS PRIME was blasting DECEPTICONS in battle, he was greasing the wheels of his skateboard with fellow skater, SHREDDICUS MAXIMUS. Shredding rad gnar on the boardwalks of the Senti Rust Pier, they up their street cred while nailing down their signature trick, the Null-Ray-Ray, annihilating the competition into mere grime… Now get ready for the gnarliest TRANSFORMERS stunt of the 21st century… TRANSFORMERS has worked with Primitive Skateboarding, the company founded by legendary skateboarder, Paul Rodriguez, to roll out this special edition TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUS PRIME Figure convention exclusive. Co-designed by Paul, the figure features Primitive Skate’s classic black and gold colors for a more sophisticated and on-brand look. To up the skateboarding theme, the figure is placed in premium Primitive Skate-inspired packaging that mimics a “skate shoe” box featuring grip-tape inspired texture. As the ultimate twist, the pack features rail, ramp and hover board accessories! The pack includes a LEADER CLASS OPTIMUS PRIME figure, a TITAN MASTER SHREDDICUS MAXIMUS figure and eight accessories. Converts from robot to tractor trailer in 23 steps and from tractor trailer to battle station in 10 steps. The TRANSFORMERS PRIMITIVE OPTIMUM PRIME Figure will be for sale during San Diego Comic-Con 2017. Following the convention, a limited number will be available on HasbroToyShop.com.
Thank you to Hasbro and Hasbro PR for providing their Hasbro SDCC 2017 Exclusive Transformers Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime Figure for review.
Availability: San Diego Comic-Con 2017
The Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime Figure is painted in a black and gold color scheme and is a redeco from the Powermaster Optimus Prime Titans Return figure. Optimus Prime is a triple changer Transformers figure, with the ability to transformer from robot mode, truck with a trailer, and a battle station/skateboarding ramp mode. The robot mode has a Autobot symbols on the right shoulder, and the figure can hold two blasters, with a shoulder mounted cannon on top that is also the skateboarding ramp.The cannon can also be placed in one of his hands as long as the arm is kept straight.
In truck mode, the trailer can hold several blasters on top, two on the top of the back, and the sides of the trailer reads Primitive Skateboarding.The cab includes light blue wings on front, a peg for a Titan Master figure to stand on the roof, six rotating tires, the word Primitive on the roof, The extra accessories such as the ramps, and skate rail can be placed on top.
The third mode is a battle station that is also a skate park. The base is for Titan Master figures, and there are pegs for them to stand on, as well as some space in front for several of the Titan Masters and their vehicles. The skate park is added with including the skate ramps and railing. This is done by attaching the ramps to the sides, and then the railing on top of the ramps. In this mode, the ramps appear as if they are hovering in the air, and a Titan Master can use the included skateboard to skate across the railing.
Overall, this is nice re-deco and we love the additional accessories that you get. This is also an interesting idea for a co-brand crossover as well as an exclusive. Hasbro has once again offered fans another great Transformers figure with some extra pieces that are special just for this release.