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Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby El Duque » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:12 pm

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Kotobukiya will be delving into the Transformers franchise will a line of super deformed model kits. No images outside of the announcement that features Optimus Prime, which comes to us from Ami Ami.

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby megatronus » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:19 pm

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Can anyone comment on why super-deformed has become so popular? One or two lines or licensees, sure, but this seems to be a major focus of Transformers product, lately.
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby Shadowstream » Mon Feb 10, 2014 12:23 pm

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Some of the most complete yet fragile models I've ever put together. Pass =;
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby El Duque » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:20 pm

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megatronus wrote:Can anyone comment on why super-deformed has become so popular? One or two lines or licensees, sure, but this seems to be a major focus of Transformers product, lately.


I was thinking the same thing as I posted this. There does seem to have been a sharp increase in the amount of SD stuff lately. (shrugs)
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby Dead Metal » Mon Feb 10, 2014 2:43 pm

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Why SD? Why can't we have a super kick ass model that's normal looking? You know like the two DMKs?
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby Blurrz » Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:06 pm

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Super Deformed has always been a popular line in Japan. The SD subline for Gundam models is tallied up in the 300+ figure range, of course being cheaper ($5 compared to like $15 for regulars) catering to a younger age group. They also require a very very small amount of plastic, maybe 2-3 runners and some stickers at max, which in comparison to regular scale, which is maybe 8-10 at the least.

Also wouldn't doubt that this is to jump on the popularity of SD globally. The popularity in the East has always been high, but the West is just exploding exponentially, with the rise and popularity of POP! Funko figures and other blind bagged products.

I wouldn't mind this, if it weren't for the fact that this is the 50th TF subline that will likely start with Optimus Prime and end with Bumblebee.
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby jamiko » Mon Feb 10, 2014 10:06 pm

Don't know if the kit is gonna be anything like this but check it out, pretty cool stuff. I've seen a shattered glass version as well.

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Kotobukiya D-Style Optimus Prime Also on Display at Wonder Festival

Postby LOST Cybertronian » Sat Jul 26, 2014 9:51 pm

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More first look images are coming out of Wonder Festival. This time the Ami Ami gives us a look at the Kotobukiya D-Style SD Optimus Prime. Prime looks to come with his iconic blaster and energon axe as well as at least one extra hand and miniature version of his truck alt mode.

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby El Duque » Sun Jul 27, 2014 10:46 am

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More news from Wonderfest from the folks over at Autobase Aichi. Fewture have revealed they will be releasing Arcee and Elita-1 in their line of non-transforming EX figures, both come with alternate heads. Also on display: Ultimetal Optimus Prime, EX Optimus Prime, EX Grimlock, EX Alpha Trion, ES Rodimus, ES Optimus Prime, and Unicron head.

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Kubrick Bearbrick Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Starscream
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby EagleBot13 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:06 am

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Arcee please. Grimlock looks cool too.
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby MGrotusque » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:28 am

I like the pose that Arcee is in.
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby Mkall » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:46 am

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I kinda want the giant Unicron head for my office.
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby xyl360 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 11:59 am

Arcee and Elita-1 will be mine for sure :)!
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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Jul 27, 2014 5:33 pm

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Postby K2vox » Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:34 am

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