We've seen a lot of "chibi" Optimus Prime figures in our time, but it looks like Hong Kong toymaker Kids Logic is going to take the cake for coolest lil' Transformers Autobot leader of 2014. Due out this month, the 6" figure features a signature "super deformed" sculpt without sacrificing the kind of articulation and detail fans are used to seeing from Hasbro and Takara's much taller offerings.
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Hasbro and Takara's larger Transformers Optimus Prime figures have been sporting Autobot Matrix of Leadership-storing chest chambers for years now, but Action Toys' upcoming UM-1 Ultimetal Optimus Prime digs even deeper by giving toy fans a look at the Generation 1 version of the heroic leader's entire anatomy from the inside out via removable plates. Turns out robots-in-disguise are full of their own mechanical guts and black stuff.
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Art: Bart Sandel crafts Nutcracker versions of Optimus Prime, Skeletor and other fun characters.
Customs: Gregos Thomas imagines a Masters of the Universe line from LEGO with a CG rendered minifig poster.
I usually leave the fashion posts to Bethany Fong, our expert purveyor of all posts regarding sartorial splendor. But frankly, when I see a guy dressed as Grimlock, I call dibs. The folks at 80s Tees, just in time for Halloween, are providing Transformers fans with Optimus Prime and Grimlock inspired hoodies. And, if you can
TV: A new banner for the third season of AMC's The Walking Dead TV series assembles a cast of survivors including Michonne.
News: MoCCA (the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art), has reportedly transferred its assets to the Society of Illustrators, which include its art collection and the MoCCA Festival.
Customs: The notion of Optimus Prime transforming
Movies: The Wolverine has an official release date: July 26, 2013.
Manga: Nook and Nook Color users now have access to essentially up-to-date runs of several Viz series including One Piece, Naruto, Bleac