Recently we reported on
a rare Beast Wars Optimal Optimus prototype being discovered by eBay auctioneer z75sales as part of the same collection that yielded the G2 Stunticons. Now, that figure is up for auction. It's already up to $660 with fifteen bids after roughly 15 hours of bidding. Keep reading for the link, photos, and info on the other Transformers prototypes up for auction!
Transformers collectors everywhere has been drooling over the amazing vintage unproduced figures and other arifacts showing up on Ebay from seller z75sales such as the G2 Menasor set that sold for a whooping $27,000 USD!!! Not surprising, it turns out these items came from the estate of a Kenner / Hasbro employee who's got much more to show us. Thankfully, z75sales has taken to YouTube with their own channel to begin sharing these amazing pieces. Watch the first videos presenting an unknown Black Optimal Optimus Prototype and more from the Mackey-Florence toy collection.
One particular Ebay seller has been liquidating a large number of unreleased product samples and test shots for several weeks. While most are well-documented items and not especially notable, this one really caught our eye. Transmetal Optimus is presented in full packaging, but in colorless clear plastic and of course no chrome. Whether this was a typical test shot piece or possibly had another intent behind it, it definitely stands out ...by being almost invisible! Keep reading to see the pictures!
Rattrap getting on the list of Generations remakes was a surprise at the time. But not really an unwelcome one. Plus it brings us close to the main first season Maximal cast of Beast Wars being completely remade. We're only short an Optimus Primal taking after the style of the original. But it might be nice to see the Predacons get some more attention... Continue reading
TFormers.com's Featured Toy of the Month is Robot Masters Optimus Primal! Not quite Deluxe-sized and thus in scale with your Generations Beast Wars figures, Optimus Primal loses most of the gimmicks of the original Ultra-class toy while keeping- or gaining -articulation.