A look at one of the toys from this summer’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon over at i09 has revealed a surprising variation to the look of Optimus Prime in the sequel, likely pointing to a plot element that will have the Autobot leader donning a mechanical pair of wings.
How this ties into the film itself remains to be seen, but the wings appear to be the result of something called “Mechtech”, described by Hasbro as being additional armor stored in Prime’s trailer. The official description includes the following:
“The Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime figure features three modes of conversion vehicle, robot, and robot with “mech suit.” The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a “mech suit” that Optimus Prime shows off when it’s time to rumble.
Check out the figure below and click on the image for more shots over at i09.