This afternoon Hasbro revealed several upcoming products for 2022 including a new Optimus Prime figure! "Smash Changer" Optimus Prime transforms in eleven steps, with a "smashing motion" activating each step. Interestingly, its aesthetics seem to put it more in line with the live action movie universe, with some design elements from the Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime design. It could be possible this was meant to be a figure from the Rise of the Beasts line but was shifted into Cyberverse since the film has been moved to next year but that is purely speculation on my part.
Check out the official information and images below:
TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE CYBERVERSE ADVENTURES DINOBOTS UNITE SMASH CHANGER OPTIMUS PRIME
(Ages 6 and Up/ Approx. Retail Price: $31.49 Available: October 2022)
Smash into battle with TRANSFORMERS SMASH CHANGERS! This OPTIMUS PRIME figure stands at 9 inches and can convert from truck to robot mode in 3 steps by smashing! Each smashing motion activates a conversion step. Kids can manually convert back to OPTIMUS PRIME’s alt mode in 11 steps. This OPTIMUS PRIME toy robot is inspired by the Noble Leader character in the Transformers: Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures cartoon, as seen on the official TRANSFORMERS YouTube channel and Netflix. The war between heroic AUTOBOTS and evil DECEPTICONS continues in the 2-part series finale of Transformers: Bumblebee Cyberverse Adventures animated series. As a powerful new threat targets CYBERTRON, it is up to GRIMLOCK and his new friends, the DINOBOTS, to unite and save the planet! Discover the unique powers and skills of each BUMBLEBEE CYBERVERSE ADVENTURES character and see how those powers will be used to defend CYBERTRON… or threaten it. Collect other TRANSFORMERS: BUMBLEBEE CYBERVERSE ADVENTURES figures inspired by the animated series -- one of the best ways to introduce young kids and new fans to the exciting world of TRANSFORMERS (each sold separately, subject to availability). Available at most major toy retailers.