The leader of the Autobots has been reimagined as an original PlayStation as part of a collaboration project celebrating the 30th anniversary of Transformers and the 20th anniversary of PlayStation (via Polygon). Coming in 2015 from toymaker Takara Tomy is the “Optimus Prime featuring Original PlayStation” to go along with the already announced Mega Drive Megatron (Mega Drive being the Japanese name for the Sega Genesis), which is due to be released in September 2014, in Japan.
In addition to the Transformers, Takara Tomy is also producing a line of mini replica PlayStation consoles, celebrating the history of the PlayStation brand.
Currently we only have a concept drawing of the PlayStation Optimus Prime, but according to the PlayStation Community Blog Japan, a functional prototype of the model will be shown at the Wonder Festival toy/hobby show happening this weekend in Tokyo.
With Takara Tomy now hard at work on the second of these console Transformers, can we expect more? Who would be next? An NES (or Famicom) Ratchet? A Dreamcast Jazz? Hopefully these consoles don’t run on Energon, that stuff is hard to find…