Super7 is excited and proud to introduce the addition of Super Shogun Optimus Prime to the Super Shogun world! Toy collectors will already know the influence and historical significance the Shoguns from Japan had in the 1970s and 1980s. Iconic characters like Mazinga to Raydeen profoundly inspired and influenced a generation of, not only toy fans, but also those of us who grew up to be toy makers like our Founder and Owner Brian Flynn.
This year is the 10th Anniversary of the original Super7 Shogun release. The Super Shogun Stormtrooper was a unique collaboration and was important not only because it was an amazing creation, but also because it was the first major release for our company. To mark this anniversary, Super7 could not think of a better iconic subject for a Super Shogun than TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime!
Optimus Prime will be blow molded polyethylene just like the original Shogun Warriors of the 1970s. This is not a high tolerance manufacturing process, meaning it's an unbelievably difficult and delicate process. It's not an exaggeration to say simply no one is making things using this process anymore. The same design and craftsmanship that made that release legendary is now being applied to the Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime pre-order!
At Super7, our manifesto is We grew up with giant monsters, comic books, punk, science fiction, skateboarding, robots and rebellion. No one made what we wanted. So we make it ourselves. This couldn't be more true than for the Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime.
Brian Flynn said this is the toy he wanted, the next Shogun he wanted to collect, which is why the Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime is our love letter to toy history. Alongside its authentic manufacturing process, it features:
- A design is inspired by the 1970s Shogun Warriors toy line.
- Stands 24-inches tall.
- Super Shogun TRANSFORMERS Optimus Prime has G1-era accurate paint job and detailing.
- Three points of articulation.
- Features wheels on feet for rolling combat action.
- Armed with a spring-loaded, “rocket firing” left fist.
- Removable Ion Blaster.
- Chest opens to reveal removable Matrix of Leadership.
- Will include sticker sheet for customizable display.
Note: The Super Shogun Optimus Prime in these images is the prototype and not the final figure.