Back in June 2023, Takara Tomy, JAXA and Toyota announced the JAXA Lunar Cruiser Optimus Prime figure based on the real life vehicle. This vehicle was funded via a crowd funded project via CAMPFIRE. Preorders on BWTF sponsor BigBadToyStore sold out in one day but now Amazon Japan has posted a listing for this unique item. Amazon Japan has the figure listed at ¥ 9,805 (about $68.36 USD). It is due for release on March 30, 2024. For now, check out the product info below (as translated by Google Translate) and images mirrored from the Amazon Japan listing.
JAXA and Toyota's joint research "Luna Cruiser" is now available as a transformer! The manned pressurized rover "Luna Cruiser" for lunar exploration activities transforms into the robot mode "Luna Cruiser Prime".
A product that transforms into a robot has appeared from the manned pressurized rover "Luna Cruiser" under joint research by the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) and Toyota Motor Corporation.
The vehicle mode faithfully reproduces the appearance of the Luna Cruiser that was pre-exhibited in 2019.
Solar panel parts are included, and it is possible to reproduce the deployment state of the roll-up solar.
"Luna Cruiser Prime" in robot mode incorporates the characteristic design of Optimus Prime in various places while retaining the image of Luna Cruiser.
A matrix, a symbol of the leader, is designed on the chest and can be seen through the window.
The solar panel parts can be attached to the robot's shoulder or back, and can also be hand-held.
*This product has the same specifications as the "Luna Cruiser Prime" that was pre-ordered on the crowdfunding site "CAMPFIRE".
[Set contents] Luna Cruiser Prime body (1), solar panel parts (1), antenna parts (1), instruction manual (1),