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TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby El Duque » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:30 pm

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The official Transformers Collectors' Club has posted the bio for "Hero" Optimus Prime from the upcoming issue of their club magazine issue #49. Check out his "More Than Meets The Eye" bio below. This issue will also launch their new "Beast Wars Shattered Glass" story featuring Ultra Mammoth and crew.

In his home universe, "Hero" Optimus Prime was the sworn protector of Earth and its super energy source, forestonite. Along with fellow Autobots Electro and Volt, and the human boy Junpei, the Autobot Leader was able to repel Megatron and the Decepticons' attack. Although Megatron promised he would return to conquer not just the Earth but the entirety of the Milky Way galaxy, Prime stood vigilant, ready to thwart him at every turn!

Following the theft of the Rarefied Energon from the Classics Universe, chaos spread and soon found its way across the multiverse, threatening existence everywhere. Optimus Prime was selected by certain members of TransTech to leave his universe and travel to Axiom Nexus to be inducted into the newly formed group known as The Convoy - a collective of high-ranking Autobots from across the multiverse.


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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 8:57 pm

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TFCC wrote:...group known as The Convoy - a collective of high-ranking Autobots from across the multiverse.


Well played, FunPub...

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Loving that artwork. But isn't Hero Optimus supposed to be Generation 1 rebuilt in the original Generation 2 line back in the late 80's/early 90's?
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Rated X » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:20 pm

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Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP
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Postby Sabrblade » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:29 pm

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HOLY COW! :shock: This is G2 Convoy from the G-2 "The New Battle!!" manga one-shot story!!

Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP
Open mouth, insert foot, eh X?
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby MINDVVIPE » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:37 pm

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Sabrblade wrote:HOLY COW! :shock: This is G2 Convoy from the G-2 "The New Battle!!" manga one-shot story!!

Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP
Open mouth, insert foot, eh X?
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OOOHH SNAP! Haha... I used to have this figure... loved it. Was one of the best G2 figures in my collection.
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Bumblevivisector » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:23 pm

REALLY mixed feelings about this one: Nerfmaster Optimus was the first new (to the states) mold in G2 that I decided to never bother with...but it was also (sort of) the last Optimus body we see in the awesome G2 comic (canonize Alignment already!) so I do have a softer spot for this design that any other toy I have no intention of ever owning.

Cool as the pic is, I do sort of agree with X that the artist's unflattening of the chest somehow makes it look like an Optimus who put on the wrong trousers just before his tour of the multiverse; yes, it's an improvement, as was Senior's redesign, but that is the weird effect. Still, I'm sure he'll be a credit to the council.
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby RAcast » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:47 pm

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That art is awesome! =P~ I was just fiddling with Hero Optimus the other day whilst shuffling around my (small and cramped) G2 autobots display. :lol: Such a great mold!
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Flashwave » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:10 pm

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Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP


But you actually pose an interesting question there, inadvertintly. Is FunPub gonna cannonize the Hero Prime repaint from HTS, or are we to expect now a Botcon release of the Rodimus (thunderclash's) mold of him, because the similarites are really not far off...
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Mindmaster » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:13 pm

Motto: "For I have dipped my hands in muddied waters, and, withdrawing them, find 'tis better to be a commander than a common man!"
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Flashwave wrote:
Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP


But you actually pose an interesting question there, inadvertintly. Is FunPub gonna cannonize the Hero Prime repaint from HTS, or are we to expect now a Botcon release of the Rodimus (thunderclash's) mold of him, because the similarites are really not far off...


Only similarities I see are the legs and a teenee little bit of the truck. Other than that, Energon Rodimus as Hero Prime wouldn't look real good...
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Rated X » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:39 am

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Sabrblade wrote:HOLY COW! :shock: This is G2 Convoy from the G-2 "The New Battle!!" manga one-shot story!!

Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP
Open mouth, insert foot, eh X?
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Wow, thats a real figure ??? Im learning G2 one figure at a time. Im not a big fan of the fake cab windows on his chest just for the sake of looking G1.
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Postby RAcast » Sat Jan 12, 2013 12:51 am

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Rated X wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:HOLY COW! :shock: This is G2 Convoy from the G-2 "The New Battle!!" manga one-shot story!!

Rated X wrote:Looks like someone parted out Botcon Thunderclash's legs and put them on a G1 prime. >:oP
Open mouth, insert foot, eh X?
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Wow, thats a real figure ??? Im learning G2 one figure at a time. Im not a big fan of the fake cab windows on his chest just for the sake of looking G1.

G2 Laser Optimus and Hero Optimus are both that way. :P They look great, and that's all that matters to me! You should really check out the G2 line more, there were a ton of pretty great (and oddball) figures! For example, remember that Generations giftset with the redeco of RtS Prime, Jazz, legends Thundercracker, and legends Motormaster? Jazz's deco is of course inspired by G2 Jazz. Prime's deco is the unreleased redeco of this guy here! G2 "Combat Hero" Optimus Prime was to be a blue and red redeco of Hero Optimus Prime. :grin:
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby MINDVVIPE » Sat Jan 12, 2013 1:19 am

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On the subject of G2 figures, you guys can keep your PRIME Dreadwing, can't beat the G2 version :CON: (The right one... the Left I call Darkwind)
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby Burn » Sat Jan 12, 2013 2:01 am

Wasn't really a big fan of that mold, good idea, but there's a couple of points that break easily (legs, arms clips).

"Darkwind" however is a great mold and a great inspiration for Energon Starscream.
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby robotmel » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:35 am

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Who is that little fella to the left? I have seen him before but unsure who he is/was and what series did he come from?
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From that picture, he looks really well articulated in all areas which is what I love from a Transformer, the more the better! :D
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Postby Flashwave » Sat Jan 12, 2013 7:41 am

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Who is that little fella to the left? I have seen him before but unsure who he is/was and what series did he come from?
Also has he been repainted elsewhere and as whom? (I dont ask for much me! :lol: )

From that picture, he looks really well articulated in all areas which is what I love from a Transformer, the more the better! :D


Perhaps you saw him in green? That's thesame mold that gave us the RID Smokejumper/Dread figures at Target.
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Postby RAcast » Sat Jan 12, 2013 9:54 am

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Flashwave wrote:
robotmel wrote:Image
:shock:
Who is that little fella to the left? I have seen him before but unsure who he is/was and what series did he come from?
Also has he been repainted elsewhere and as whom? (I dont ask for much me! :lol: )

From that picture, he looks really well articulated in all areas which is what I love from a Transformer, the more the better! :D


Perhaps you saw him in green? That's thesame mold that gave us the RID Smokejumper/Dread figures at Target.

And of course it's the inspiration for Energon Starscream and Cybertron Thundercracker/Skywarp. Of course you could argue for the sake of G2's Cyberjets in general too, more in the latter case than the former.
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby AdamPrime » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:24 am

In my eyes, this is the best Optimus ever. ;) He turns into a badass missile transport thing instead of a pansy truck, has his name/rank splashed across his chest to remind you who's boss, and he's wearing awesome pants. And that missile really flew - if you smashed those bellows for all you were worth.
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Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sat Jan 12, 2013 10:28 am

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robotmel wrote:Image
:shock:
Who is that little fella to the left? I have seen him before but unsure who he is/was and what series did he come from?
Also has he been repainted elsewhere and as whom? (I dont ask for much me! :lol: )

From that picture, he looks really well articulated in all areas which is what I love from a Transformer, the more the better! :D


They're a good pair of molds, aren't they? So much they've been repainted up to three times:

- G2 Dreadwing & Smokescreen (Stealth Assault & Ace Evader in EU)
- BWII Starscream & BB
- RiD Dreadwind & Smokejumper
- Robot Masters Smokesniper & Gigant Bomb

As for this Hero Prime, it looks like this guy comes from either Primax 388.0 Gamma, or Primax 787.3 Alpha, the two main Japanese G1 continuities, judging from "Forestonite", hailing from G-2, and especially Junpei
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby MagnusPrimal » Sat Jan 12, 2013 3:47 pm

Since we got Destructicon Scourge, I've badly wanted a reissue of this figure, with maybe a better paint job. And no "Optimus Prime" across the chest.
I wouldn't mind a modern update either, such as we got with Laser Prime.
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Postby Sabrblade » Sat Jan 12, 2013 4:17 pm

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JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:As for this Hero Prime, it looks like this guy comes from either Primax 388.0 Gamma, or Primax 787.3 Alpha, the two main Japanese G1 continuities, judging from "Forestonite", hailing from G-2, and especially Junpei
He's from Primax 895.0 Gamma, since "The New Battle!!" was part of no pre-existing continuity. ;)
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:53 am

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MagnusPrimal wrote:Since we got Destructicon Scourge, I've badly wanted a reissue of this figure, with maybe a better paint job. And no "Optimus Prime" across the chest.
I wouldn't mind a modern update either, such as we got with Laser Prime.


The Hero was released in Europe without the (obnoxious) "Optimus Prime". As a trade-off, he was renamed Sureshot, and in modern fiction he seems to be a sufferer of Primus Apotheosis :lol:
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Re: TFCC Magazine #49 "More Than Meets The Eye" Hero Optimus Prime Bio

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Sun Jan 13, 2013 9:58 am

Motto: "The only good is knowledge, and the only evil is ignorance."
bleh, double post... :sad:
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