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New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:45 am

We have pictures of Hot Toys' Optimus Prime Starscream Version

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152201015822344.1073742114.58690437343&type=1

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Under license from Hasbro, Inc., Hot Toys is proud to present the Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure stands approximately 30cm tall, featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream’s wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo.

THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 fans shouldn’t miss the chance to pre-order this cool collectible figure!

Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a Starscream head as bonus accessory.

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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby william-james88 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:37 pm

Hey guys, just curious for future posts, is a post like this a worthy news item?
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Jul 23, 2014 2:57 pm

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Hot Toys Transformers G1 Optimus Prime - Starscream Version

Postby Dr Va'al » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:01 pm

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Fellow Seibertron.com member william-james88 has come across a very interesting offering by figure company Hot Toys. The toy in question is a non-transforming replica of a G1 styled Optimus Prime, with add-on wings and backpack.. modelled on Starscream! Check out more info and images below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub.

Under license from Hasbro, Inc., Hot Toys is proud to present the Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure stands approximately 30cm tall, featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream’s wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobots’ logo.

THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1 fans shouldn’t miss the chance to pre-order this cool collectible figure!

Pre-ordering at Ani-Com will include a Starscream head as bonus accessory.


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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:13 pm

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I'm pretty sure he's going to use Starscreams skull as some sorta coffee mug when all's said and done.
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Peridot » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:23 pm

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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby RAcast » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:23 pm

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Hey, look, someone found a job Starscream('s corpse) can't screw up! :lol:
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Skywarp64 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 3:58 pm

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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby YRQRM0 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:00 pm

Might just be the first Hot Toys figure I get! Starscream thing is so random though, is that from anything? Seems like an excuse to make more parts and thus jack the price.
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Brown-bug » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:05 pm

Starscream in disguise is a nice touch. Hopefully they reveal that Optimus' head is really a mask for SS. If they were gonna go the non-transforming route, they shoulda done AOE Optimus.
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby vectorsigma757 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:25 pm

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OPTIMUS PRIME, perhaps the greatest leader of the Autobots has grown weary of war. Desperate to end the eons long conflict with the Decepticons, Optimus adopts extreme measures. In battle, he dons the corpse of the notorious air commander, STARSCREAM.

Most of the Decepticon ranks flee in terror from the visage of Optimus. Those with more courage are unable to land a hit against Optimus as he is now the master of the skies and road. When these foolhardy decepticons are depleted of energon from trying to keep up, the last image they process is a blast from their former 2nd-in-command's Null Ray Cannons. :BOT: :CON:
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby welcometothedarksyde » Wed Jul 23, 2014 4:40 pm

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At first I thought this was an homage to that episode where Starscream wears an Optimus Prime suit. This seems alot less impressive than what Hot Toys usually offers. As far as Transformers go, alot of the details on this figure are inaccurate
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby shajaki » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:02 pm

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just odd...
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Zeedust » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:41 pm

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vectorsigma757 wrote:Bio:

OPTIMUS PRIME, perhaps the greatest leader of the Autobots has grown weary of war. Desperate to end the eons long conflict with the Decepticons, Optimus adopts extreme measures. In battle, he dons the corpse of the notorious air commander, STARSCREAM.

Most of the Decepticon ranks flee in terror from the visage of Optimus. Those with more courage are unable to land a hit against Optimus as he is now the master of the skies and road. When these foolhardy decepticons are depleted of energon from trying to keep up, the last image they process is a blast from their former 2nd-in-command's Null Ray Cannons. :BOT: :CON:


...Are you making this up, or is that for real?

I think this is a sign. Time to move on. Maybe we can get some Beast Wars minifigs or something?
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby SW's SilverHammer » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:03 pm

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vectorsigma757 wrote:Bio:

OPTIMUS PRIME, perhaps the greatest leader of the Autobots has grown weary of war. Desperate to end the eons long conflict with the Decepticons, Optimus adopts extreme measures. In battle, he dons the corpse of the notorious air commander, STARSCREAM.

Anyone else get the feeling Prime made a starscream suit like Buffalo Bill was making a woman suit :-s
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:35 pm

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For the record fellas, the reasoning behind Optimus Prime coming with Starscream's parts is apparently to evoke this particular scene from the original Generation One cartoon, from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan":

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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby xyl360 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:49 pm

Eh, as nice as the paint apps are on this thing, I like MP-10 better (plus it transforms :P).
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby fenrir72 » Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:59 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:For the record fellas, the reasoning behind Optimus Prime coming with Starscream's parts is apparently to evoke this particular scene from the original Generation One cartoon, from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan":

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Hopefully this is the case and not the Optimus from the alternate universe using the spare parts of his foes as trophies.
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Shuttershock » Wed Jul 23, 2014 9:20 pm

SW's SilverHammer wrote:
vectorsigma757 wrote:Bio:

OPTIMUS PRIME, perhaps the greatest leader of the Autobots has grown weary of war. Desperate to end the eons long conflict with the Decepticons, Optimus adopts extreme measures. In battle, he dons the corpse of the notorious air commander, STARSCREAM.

Anyone else get the feeling Prime made a starscream suit like Buffalo Bill was making a woman suit :-s


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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:07 pm

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Mindmaster wrote:For the record fellas, the reasoning behind Optimus Prime coming with Starscream's parts is apparently to evoke this particular scene from the original Generation One cartoon, from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan":

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that was acually star scream wearing an optimus prime costume
not the other way around
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Mindmaster » Wed Jul 23, 2014 11:32 pm

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Ultra Markus wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:For the record fellas, the reasoning behind Optimus Prime coming with Starscream's parts is apparently to evoke this particular scene from the original Generation One cartoon, from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan":

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that was acually star scream wearing an optimus prime costume
not the other way around


You think I didn't know that? I never said that it was Optimus Prime "cosplaying" as Starscream. >:oP
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Judas_Warlord » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:05 am

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I GOT IT! This was made as a homage to when Prime wore Jetfire's body as armor in Revenge of The Fallen. In other words, ROFL was a homage to G1 and this figure is a homage to both G1 and the scene in ROTF, but for reasons unknown Starscream was used instead of Skyfire/Jetfire. In a way this makes sense. Can't wait for them to release an "Ironhide" version of Megatron. Maybe they'll have his fusion cannon mount somewhere on Ironhide's battle platform. (a nod to Ironhide's original toy) :CON:
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby Sabrblade » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:06 am

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Mindmaster wrote:For the record fellas, the reasoning behind Optimus Prime coming with Starscream's parts is apparently to evoke this particular scene from the original Generation One cartoon, from the episode "Megatron's Master Plan":

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There's definitely a dead, decapitated Starscream head included in this. This is Optimus wearing the wings of Starscream's corpse, not Starscream dressed up as Optimus.

It's like if someone saw the Optimus/Jetfire corpse combo in ROTF, mistook Jetfire for Starscream, and then made a G1 version.

Either that or someone decided that G1 Optimus should be just as psychotic and sick as his Movie and SG counterparts, and had him kill Starscream to wear as a trophy or something.
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Re: New Hot Toys Optimus Prime Starscream Version

Postby fenrir72 » Thu Jul 24, 2014 12:18 am

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Just as I said. G1 Optimus who never used a power up mushroom could easily kick Megatron's tail across the galaxy would be out of character doing a freakzoid thing like mounting the body components of his foes like trophies on his body. It may be bad@ss but really out of character.
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