A special edition of the Premier Edition Voyager Optimus is going to be available in Japan exclusively from 7net. Available as a preorder with or without an advance-purchase movie ticket, Dark Optimus Prime is an iteration of the more screen-accurate Shadow Spark deco style seen on the Hasbro Asia exclusive Leader Class toy. Basic shots of the toy in robot and vehicle modes are shown, plus a package image. The starting cost for this is 5000 Yen, for toy-only, putting it a little higher than typical Japanese Voyager prices. For more on availability and delivery details, keep reading!
It's not unusual for the Transformers movies to have modified titles for their Japanese releases: Age of Extinction
was called Lost Age
, for example. But generally they aren't any more revelatory than the original English titles. So it might be for The Last Knight
, but we can't stay the change to its title for Japan isn't interesting at least, where it will be known as The Last Knight King
. "Knight King" as a rank or title is not unheard of in fiction, so is this giving away something extra of the plot, or is it just down to different preferences in terminology for the same idea? Summer will tell, most likely! Keep reading to see the Kanji form of the movie title.
Thanks to Prime135 we've got word that Toys R Us locations in the US are starting to put out Glyph Decoder cards with their stock of The Last Knight toys. These are free to take and depict the movie-use Cybertronian alphabet, with their associated real-world letters to allow translations. This ties in to the run of exclusive product Toys R Us is expected to carry, packaging snippets for some of which we have already likely seen. The use of the Cyber Glyphs looks like it will be a major part of this, on packaging or even the toys themselves. You can find Prime135's photo of the card below!
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Just in via Blasting TV we have word that the Transformers: The Last Knight soundtrack is wrapping up production for the June 23rd movie release.
According to an interview with electronic music and soundtrack artist, Celldweller (Andy, Klayton), the score that features his work as well of that of mainstay Steve Jablonsky, is in the stages of work that will include his various additions to the score.