Sony Computer Entertainment Japan and Asia announced today that the PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition and the Optimus Prime Featuring Original PlayStation will be exhibited and the Winter edition of the Wonder Festival 2015 held at the Makuhari Messe in Chiba, near Tokyo, this weekend.
We also get an update on release windows and on the products themselves, that are made by Takara Tomy Arts as officially licensed PlayStation merchandise.
The PlayStation History Collection 20th Anniversary Edition could look like a nice collection of PlayStation consoles at a cursory glance, but they’re actually 1:6 scale reproductions of the originals. They obviously don’t work (duh…), but they come with miniature accessories and controllers, and they even have mini-disks of some of their iconic games.
Each “console” is about 50 mm wide, and will cost 800 yen (roughly $7) plus taxes. They will be released in Japan in Late February.
We already had a glimpse on the Optimus Prime Featuring Original PlayStation, and below you can see the finished product.
If you’re unfamiliar with this lovely toy, it’s exactly what you imagine: a PlayStation Transformer that morphs between the classic console and Optimus Prime. It’s 19 cm tall and also comes with miniature disks. It’s not as affordable as the History collection, though, costing 10,000 yen (roughly 83 bucks) plus taxes. It will hit the Japanese shelves at the same time, in late February.
I don’t know about you, but my next trip to Tokyo will see me come home with a few new consoles, and those will fit in the luggage rather nicely.