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Console Wars Get Real With New Transformers Figures

posted on by Lynzee Loveridge

Toymaker Takara Tomy took the previous console rivalry of Sega Genesis (known as Mega Drive in Japan) and Sony's PlayStation One and literally transformed it. The seemingly run-of-the-mill replicas are actually Transformers. The PSOne turns into the Autobot's leader Optimus Prime while the Genesis turns into the Decepticon's Megatron. Both figures were on display at earlier this month at the Summer Hobby Maker Joint Products Exhibition.

"Optimus Prime featuring Original PlayStation" will be released this fall in Japan. "Mega Drive Megatron" will be released in Japan in October for 10,000 yen (US$98).

This console crossover comes on the heels for Takara Tomy's other Transformers tie-in with Evangelion.

The company opened a 30th anniversary site for Transformers in April and Nippon Television Network will held the Transformers Expo in this weekend.

[Via Radio Kaikan]

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