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Yep, Transformers mania is going to be around for a while, and unsurprisingly, some of the nuttiest new stuff is coming out in Japan, in the form of Takara/Tomy's new "Transformers Music Label" line of toys/accessories. The rig above is Convoy (a.k.a. Optimus Prime), and while he converts to his familiar robot form, his trailer does double duty as a portable iPod dock and speaker system. He will go on sale July 27.

Before the new Convoy arrives, a new Soundwave will hit the shelves on July 19. Soundwave, many of you will remember, was a cassette player when we were kids. He's now an MP3 player with an SD card slot. Joining Soundwave are Frenzy and Rumble, who were the cassettes in the old-school days. Now that Soundwave has ditched the analog media, Frenzy and Rumble are the headphones (sold separately, natch) that go nicely with him, and yes, you can still wear listen to your tunes through them even when they're in robot mode. You'll just look weird.

Convoy's price is set at ¥15,570 ($127) , Soundwave goes for ¥10,500 ($85), and Frenzy and Rumble will set buyers back ¥3,150 ($25). Thanks to the web, if you want any of them, you should be able to find a place willing to ship them to you.

[Source: Carview]

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      • 7 Years Ago
      I really want that Ultra Magnus. I'm resisting the urge to buy a G1 version of both Optimus and Magnus on eBay.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Wow..that is way cool! I think they need to make a Transformer(s) that is your keyboard and mouse! LOL
      • 7 Years Ago
      Soundwave was my favorite Transformer as a kid... what a cool kit.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Optimus must have that heat resistant metal coating he had on when he was fighting the hate-plague. Either that, or its Ultra Magnus' inner robot.
      • 7 Years Ago
      i'm a geek I'll admit it but this is soooo frikkin awesome!!! and I agree they should make another optimus prime where the cab transforms into your mouse and the trailer into the heyboard. or something like that. maybe even Megatron as a computer tower case.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I always "loved" how you had to store Optimus's hands in the cab of the truck. Nice touch how he's looking at the camera.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I dunno...Soundwave as MP3 player? That's kinda of a stretch...(note sarcasm). The Prime trailer iDock is killer, although I would want it in his traditional colors. I'll take Soundwave too.

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