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Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby El Duque » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:39 am

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Our friends over on the Planet Iacon facebook page have shared a prototype image of the Super GT Optimus Prime figure in vehicle mode. An official website has also been launched for the Super GT line by ToyHobby Market, to which this line appears to be exclusive to. Images mirrored below.

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Rushie » Fri Nov 02, 2012 8:58 am

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That image painfully reminds me of the dreaded Kiss Players :-(
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby President-prime » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:08 am

Does anyone know the size of these things. Alternityis too small for my taste. Would seem appropriate for the price point that it's binaltech size. Then I'll be all over it! That prototype looks awesome
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby fenrir72 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:26 am

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Those are just the typical racing girl or in video game terms, the booth babes. Nothing related to Kissing and the likes. Microsoft Japan has their own "babe mascot"for their various Windows OS releases so this should not come as a surprise.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Overcracker » Fri Nov 02, 2012 9:30 am

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President-prime wrote:Does anyone know the size of these things. Alternityis too small for my taste. Would seem appropriate for the price point that it's binaltech size. Then I'll be all over it! That prototype looks awesome


Well, since the figures are retooled Alternity Convoy figures (so far anyway)I.'d say there's pretty much no chance of them being bigger.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Flakmaster » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:03 am

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Rushie wrote:That image painfully reminds me of the dreaded Kiss Players :-(


...And now I remember that Kiss Players exists.

Bloody hell.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby dragons » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:05 am

ill wait to see better pictures of bot mode before i decide
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Kibble » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:30 am

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dragons wrote:ill wait to see better pictures of bot mode before i decide


Isn't the bot mode more or less the same as the other Alternity Prime figs? The head might be a little different and there's spoiler kibble on the legs, but otherwise it's pretty much the same, no?
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Overcracker » Fri Nov 02, 2012 10:39 am

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dragons wrote:ill wait to see better pictures of bot mode before i decide


Isn't the bot mode more or less the same as the other Alternity Prime figs? The head might be a little different and there's spoiler kibble on the legs, but otherwise it's pretty much the same, no?


Yup. Just retooled Alternity Convoys. Don't know why people act as if we've never seen these before.

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Ohh, and the robot mode is right behind the car to the right on a cardboard prop. So you can see it there.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Manterax Prime » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:08 am

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby hinomars19 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:21 pm

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Manterax Prime wrote:Am I the only one who doesn't hate Kiss Players?


Nope, I kinda liked it too. But we best keep our heads low in case we get shot... :grin:
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby President-prime » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:26 pm

@Overcracker. Just a hopeful question. Why the sarcasm? I can see that but was curious, since Alternityis is about 50, and these things are 115 (price wise). Wanted to see if they're worth spending double the money. Besides, I've never opened mine so don't really know what it looked like, ther then web images. And the proto image looks bulkier and bigger
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Swindle01 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:36 pm

i liked kiss players to

also remember in Japan a girl can legially have sex at the age of 13 if she wishes. I think thats why the kiss player girls looked so seriously young.....

Why are we getting this crap anyway? if its just a retooled Alty convoy....whats the point? did i miss something on this or are Takara just pretending alty convoy didnt happen so that they can re-release him again but with a spoiler
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:43 pm

Seeing how they are making Star Saber, I cannot pass on that. I also might as well not pass on Fortress Maximus... IF he is going to be made. Namely because I am trying to collect characters based on the Japan exclusive Supreme Commanders and and Deputy Supreme Commanders that appeared in any animated portion of the franchise. :-B

Oh... And anybody who speaks of Kiss Players again has to write a letter of apology to those traumatized by that series! :lol:
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Manterax Prime » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:50 pm

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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Handels-Messerschmitt » Fri Nov 02, 2012 12:50 pm

Swindle01 wrote:also remember in Japan a girl can legially have sex at the age of 13 if she wishes. I think thats why the kiss player girls looked so seriously young.....


Actually, no, the age of consent is mostly far higher than that and is decided by each region. It's just that the nationally mandated minimum age of consent is 13.

The figures looked like they did because the driving force behind them and the audience they were intended for are creepy people.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby kirbenvost » Fri Nov 02, 2012 2:04 pm

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I would be interested in Star Saber, but not for that price. I'd rather wait for a Masterpiece...as if it would ever happen. :lol:
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby KNM2012 » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:14 pm

kirbenvost wrote:I would be interested in Star Saber, but not for that price. I'd rather wait for a Masterpiece...as if it would ever happen. :lol:


Actually, the expected price of these happen to be a deal compared to how much a reissue of Star Saber - Much less a Masterpiece version - would cost. :lol:

Then again, you might get lucky and find this version at a reduce price on a online store. So I wish you luck if you go with that approach. ;)^
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby fenrir72 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:17 am

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The storyline is now irrelevant. In the first place you can't fit in a viable KP figure in its vehicle mode.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby DevastaTTor » Sat Nov 03, 2012 5:39 am

Goody: the same figures with more kibble! Just what they need to give them more balance issues!
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Overcracker » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:24 am

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President-prime wrote:@Overcracker. Just a hopeful question. Why the sarcasm? I can see that but was curious, since Alternityis is about 50, and these things are 115 (price wise). Wanted to see if they're worth spending double the money. Besides, I've never opened mine so don't really know what it looked like, ther then web images. And the proto image looks bulkier and bigger


No offense intended by the little quip.

Anyway, the molds look bulkier because they are retooled. They get what the car enthusiasts call a body kit. The spoilers, the lower fender, side skirts etc...

The price hike seems to be due to all the sponsor markings and the GT label. Since these are meant to represent real world racing Nissan Super GT's. They not only have to license the labels,and logos of all the sponsors for all the cars, they also need to license the general Super GT Cup name for the line.

At the end of the day, its a specialty line, with several things there that hike up the price.


However underneath all that they are still Alternity Convoys.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby President-prime » Sat Nov 03, 2012 1:11 pm

Thanks for the clarification :)
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby KNM2012 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:16 pm

Overcracker wrote:However underneath all that they are still Alternity Convoys.


And why should that matter? I mean after Takara put out Fortress Maximus, they also made Grand Maximus and Brave Maximus. Any fan could dismiss them and just say they are Fortress Maximus with added changes. But they do not. And we do not dismiss any of the original figures (as well as Raiden and others) because they were originally Diaclone and Microman toys. And how many people today complain about that, or even dismiss them with the samelevel of logic you are using to dismiss this line?

Point being is that the nearly 30 year history of Transformers, the Alternity/GT connection is just them continuing tradition and it should not matter. What should matter is how the final product looks, and how the story behind this line plays out. (Because with me, I am getting Star Saber at least. And for the same reason why I bought "Alternity" Dai Atlas.)
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby SKYWARPED_128 » Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:54 pm

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Since I've yet to get a red version of Alrernity Convoy, I'd love to get my hands on this GT Convoy.

My only problem is the price. Not sure it's worth that much; car-accurate decals be damned.
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Re: Super GT Optimus Prime Prototype Image

Postby Manterax Prime » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:56 pm

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In terms of the head, I'm really not liking the one on GT Convoy ang Fort Max. The head of the original Alternity looks much better.
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