Like all my other Transformers prototypes and factory samples this comes from the same collection of a Hasbro designer that specialized in both the G2 & Beast Wars production. His collection contain a boxed clear Optimus prototype of this toy and a boxed ivory Optimus prototype.(The clear sample can be seen by searching item # 172904388721). This is another stage of the production that same toy. The figure is the rarer purple version (sometimes referred to as the pink and purple variant). The figure looks like it is regular production figure in the rare purple color but it could be a FEP or VSP. Honestly, nearly everything in his collection was at minimum a VSP. The box is different than the regular issued one. The word "Transmetals" was printed in a prismatic coloring on the front of the package in the mass produce retail version; printing on this one as you can see is white. So you've got a rare pink / purple version which could be a (FEP) final engineering pilot or some type of (VSP) vendor supply product enclosed in an extremely rare box. Then again the figure could just be the regular production version in a rare color, but even that is incredibly hard to find. Like many of the items in his collection this was a sample that was used to review so it was opened at some point. On one side and the tape had been cut on the other side the tape is weak / falling off. So it is not a sealed box. But the box in incredible shape as you can see. I had duplicates of some of the items in this collection.... I only have one of this one. So if you're thinking about getting this you better get it fast. The item "Pink Purple PROTOTYPE Box Transformers Beast Wars Transmetals Optimus Primal" is in sale since Saturday, October 07, 2017. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Action Figures\Transformers & Robots". The seller is "z75sales" and is located in Lexington, Kentucky. This item can be shipped to United States.