Now is the greatest time to be a kid. Honestly. I mean, could you imagine all the current toys coming out back in the eighties? How about this example from Chinese company Senpower. They’re building incredible self-transforming Transformer models.
You don’t even have to touch the Optimus Prime from this video to make him transform. He’ll be like a tiny-sized self-aware Optimus Prime that can walk and transform and be your buddy fighting your Decepticon toys.
Now this is probably one of the most requested Transformers toy people want to see go on sale, regardless of price.
Robosen T9 Self-Transforming Robot
The makers of the Optimus Prime took this concept and evolved it in the Robosen T9 robot toy.
This version can do much more. It can can walk, drive, dance, pose and its 22 programmable servo motors allow you to get your hands dirty and make it learn new tricks. There’s a few interfaces and programming languages (such as the kid-friendly Scratch) that allow you to program the Robosen further.
Self-Transforming Optimus Prime
Hasbro has now officially licensed the Transformers brand for the Robosen transformer and got the original Optimus Prime voice actor involved to record some dialog for it.
Paired up with a smartphone app for programming and executing poses and controlling your Optimus Prime and this is the ultimate robot toy in the making.
For anyone that lived through the original Transformers era in the eighties this is still a toy you’d want to have.
This Optimus Prime is made of over 5000 high-grade components with microchips for every joint, allowing full control over its body and the self-transforming capabilities it needs to turn into a truck.
- At an incredible 19″ tall when in robot mode, the TRANSFORMERS Autobot leader is awe inspiring in size and capability.
- Optimus Prime is equipped with 80 sound effects, voiced by the original voice of the Autobot leader, with genuine “converting” sounds, as you watch and interact with Optimus Prime.
- Authentic G1 design with detailed emblems, chrome accents and lighting throughout. Built in speakers and 1 microphone bring Optimus Prime to life!
- Witness each punch, blast, breathe and conversion, all done with seamless precision, right before your eyes. Enjoy the most amazing TRANSFORMERS experience the industry has ever interacted with.
- Optimus Prime is built premium throughout, with the world’s most advanced collection of premium materials assembled together with over 5000 components, 60 microchips and 27 servo motors making this a one-of-a-kind, Collector’s experience!
- Turn on and ROLL OUT! Optimus Prime speeds away in truck mode via voice or app. You can seamlessly control Optimus Prime in robot or truck mode via voice or mobile app commands.
Pricing and Availability
The Robosen T9 comes with a heavy dose of nostalgia and ditto price tag. It’s available to buy on Amazon via the link below.
Robosen T9 - Advanced Programmable and Convertible Robot - STEM: Fun, Educational with Voice and App control
- Both vehicle and robot modes, transforming instantly through Voice or App control.
- Three intuitive and easy programming platforms that make coding fun.
- T9’s advanced robotics and artificial intelligence.
- Bipedal walking ability in robot form.
- Race function in vehicle form.
The Robosen Optimus Prime collector’s edition is now available for pre-order on Hasbro’s website and estimated to roll out to your doorstep in Spring 2022.