Fans of the original Transformers cartoons will be very excited to learn that Optimus Prime and Megatron are being reimagined as toys that transform into vintage gaming consoles.

Optimus Prime has been reimagined as the iconic PlayStation
Optimus Prime has been reimagined as the iconic PlayStationRadio Kaikan Press

According to Japanese website Radio Kaikan Press, to mark the 30th anniversary of the Transformers and PlayStation's 20th anniversary this year, Sony Computer Entertainment and Takara Tomy have teamed up to release new toys of the iconic robots in their first generation forms (known as G1 to fans).

Evil villain Megatron is reimagined here as a SEGA Megadrive
Evil villain Megatron is reimagined here as a SEGA MegadriveRadio Kaikan Press

Autobot leader Optimus Prime will transform into the original 1994 PlayStation instead of a container truck, while ultimate villain Decepticon leader Megatron will transform into a 1988 SEGA Genesis Megadrive instead of a Walter P38 semi-automatic gun.

Optimus Prime toy that transforms into iconic PlayStation console
Optimus Prime toy that transforms into iconic PlayStation consoleRadio Kaikan Press

Although the new robot toys will only be released in Japan next year, they were on show at the UDX Summer Festival held in Akihabara last month.

30th Anniversary Optimus Prime toy display card
30th Anniversary Optimus Prime toy display cardRadio Kaikan Press
The back of Optimus Prime's body features vintage RGB cable and scart ports
The back of Optimus Prime's body features vintage RGB cable and scart portsRadio Kaikan Press
Robots in disguise: Optimus Prime as the original 1994 PlayStation
Robots in disguise: Optimus Prime as the original 1994 PlayStationRadio Kaikan Press
Megatron Megadrive in his robot mode, a slight modification on his usual all-grey G1 design
Megatron Megadrive in his robot mode, a slight modification on his usual all-grey G1 designRadio Kaikan Press
Robots in disguise: Megatron as a 16-Bit SEGA Genesis Megadrive 1980s game console
Robots in disguise: Megatron as a 16-Bit SEGA Genesis Megadrive 1980s game consoleRadio Kaikan Press
Megatron's Megadrive 30th Anniversary display card
Megatron's Megadrive 30th Anniversary display cardRadio Kaikan Press

And just for nostalgia's sake, here's a video of all the various Transformer cartoon intros from 1984 to 2012: