Think paying P35,000 for a PlayStation 5 from a scalper is steep? That’s cute. This self-transforming Optimus Prime by Robosen will set you back at least P8,900 just to pre-order.
The actual price tag? It sits at a whopping P53,700 on Game Freaks. Considering there are only six units left available for order on the company’s website and that the deadline is today, it’s looking incredibly likely that only the most hardcore Transformers fans will be able to snag one of these.
If you happen to be one of the lucky few to be able to get one, you’re looking at quite the toy. Not only can it transform all by itself, but it can also be controlled via a smartphone app and features tons of iconic voice lines. Watch:
Robosen Auto-Converting Optimus Prime
Neat, right? It’s 19 inches tall and is made up of more than 5,000 components. Movement is controlled by 27 servo motors. Frankly, we could sit in an empty room for a good couple of hours just watching this thing transform itself.
Now, chances are some of you immediately jumped over to the Game Freaks website to try and snag one after reading this. Be aware, though, that any payments made are non-refundable and that the expected shipping date is still between August to September 2021.
P53,700 is a lot for a toy, but this definitely looks like it would be a blast to show off and play around with. If you can afford it, go right ahead and treat yourself—we know we would.