The next generation of toy robots is finally here.
This time around, Toyota is introducing its first robot named Optimus Prime.
The robotic companion of the new Ghostbusters film is the first toy to feature fully articulated hands and a head with a 3D printer.
The robot, which debuted in the film, can also turn its head, flip its head and perform other movements.
It’s the first time a fully articulated robot has appeared in a toy line, and it marks the first foray into 3D printing, Toyota announced.
This is not the first full-body robot in a movie franchise.
The Toy Story franchise has featured two robots in the form of a giant panda and a dragon, but those were robots built by Pixar, not Toyota.
In fact, it took six months to make the robots in that movie.
The toy line has been in production for more than two years, and Toyota’s first robot, called Toy Story 2, is slated to be released in theaters in November 2019.
Toyota is hoping the Optimus Prime announcement will spur more toy manufacturers to embrace 3D technology.
The company said it had signed deals with the likes of Lego, Mondo and LEGO Group to build its next-generation robots.