Thanks to our friends and guru's at The Spacebridge and Transformers At The Moon - www.transformertoys.co.uk we are proud to showcase a previously unknown preproduction alternate deco for Scorponok. This awesome alternate deco may have at one point been a consideration for the Italian market, via distribution through GiG under license from Takara directly in 1987. We hope you enjoy it and look forward to providing you with more awesome reveals in the future.
Omni Class 1/22 Scale Age of Extinction Optimus Prime
Optimus Prime is getting ready to roll out in end August, and begins to ship estimated in September.
We are in the midst of finalizing Prime’s packaging, and you should expect similar structural design to our iconic Omni Class series — Tri-fold packaging box.
The 1/22 Scale Optimus Prime is a 50% die-cast metal, fully articulated figurine with interchangeable accessories, and LED light features in the eyes. At over 15 inches in height, the figure itself weighs close to 3.5 pounds (1.6 kg). Extendable joints at key points of the figure enable extensive posability and playability.
Featured in Transformers: Age of Extinction, Optimus Prime is from the planet Cybertron, and is the leader of the Autobots in the film.
•50% die-cast metal
•Over 60 points of articulation
•LED lighted eyes and interchangeable masks
•Approx. figure height: 15.3 in / 38.8 cm
•Approx. figure weight: 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
•Articulated flaps on armor
•Die-cast metal legs, and arms
•Ball-jointed shoulders, and shoulder pads
•Double-jointed neck, elbows, knees, body, bendable at upper and lower torso
•Ball-jointed wrist and groin, ankles with bendable boot front
•Extendable joints at chest, thighs, and ankles
•1 die-cast metal Optimus Prime figure
•1 die-cast metal shield
•1 set of battle and face masks
•1 pair of fists (on figure)
•1 pair of sword wielding hands
•1 pair of articulated hands
Alpha Trion is awesome, He looks like a viking berserker was raised as a samurai or maybe the other way round, either way he doesn't give off an especially "Alpha Trion" vibe. Its not necessarily a bad thing, he does still feel very wise and learned but now there's no doubt he can kick some ass.
He has quite a boxy torso which limits posing a little bit, but I feel like you can get him into all the positions and poses you would want a character like this to throw out.
I thought these figures made good comparison toys not just for their alt mode similarities but also the similarities in design elements of the robot modes, which I'm sure I'm not the only person to have thought so.
Both alt modes have obvious elements of the other in their design, but that's kinda just the nature of the beast. As far as beast modes go, it's not bad, he can throw some fairly regal shapes if you need him to.
His spaceship mode seems very tame by comparison, but I like that aspect to it, it's almost like he has a Jekyll and Hyde motif to it, I hope this version is one we get to see in the comic's, as I would love an explanation for these alt modes. The other thought I'm left with is how are they going to reuse this mold?
Of the three voyagers in this line I own (Galvatron, Astrotrain and Alpha Trion) he is quickly becoming my favorite due to the uniqueness of his design, my eye is continually drawn to him because he's so weird. I'm looking forward to displaying him on metroplex's shoulder.
About Hasbro Brand Licensing & Publishing
Hasbro is committed to leveraging its beloved brands, including TRANSFORMERS, MY LITTLE PONY, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP, NERF, PLAY-DOH, MAGIC: THE GATHERING and our newest franchise HANAZUKI to Create the World’s Best Play Experiences. At Brand License Europe 2016, Hasbro will continue to bring our stories to life across multiple mediums including entertainment, publishing and branded experiences. Hasbro will also showcase a successful range of High End Fashion from industry taste-makers, as well as a broad range of consumer products including Toys & Games, Back to School and Apparel & Accessories at this year’s show.
Product Categories (8)
Character & Entertainment > Character & Animation
Character & Entertainment > Digital Content/Gaming
Character & Entertainment > Film
Character & Entertainment > Music
Character & Entertainment > Performance
Character & Entertainment > Theme Park
Character & Entertainment > Toys & Games
Character & Entertainment > TV/Broadcast
Burn wrote:The year was 1986, and The Transformers: The Movie was released on Boxing Day here in Australia. I was 10 years old. I remember going during the day to see it as this could very well have been the very first movie I got to see on my own. It was at "The Airdome Theatre", one of those 'old style' movie theatres with canvas seats, thick red drapes, and even a balcony area. Very old school. (This theatre would be demolished a few years later and the town has been left without a full sized theatre since.)
So there I was, 10 years old, on summer break. I went into the theatre as a burgeoning fan of The Transformers, and I came out an even bigger fan. Oh sure there was that traumatizing moment when Optimus died. But then, there was Ultra Magnus. "ULTRA MAGNUS IS AWESOME!" is all I could think right then. I left that theatre on a high and walked around the corner and up the street a bit to a newsagent, going straight to the comics section and that's where I found it: Marvel UK Transformers #74.
That began my collecting of the Marvel UK comics, which also had a tremendous influence on my life. So on the same day so many years ago, not only had I walked out of the theatre after witnessing what I considered to be the greatest movie ever, but I also became a comic book fan.
Just a few weeks ago, my girlfriend, who is a major Studio Ghibli fan sat me down to begin what my introduction to Studio Ghibli movies, "My Neighbour Totoro". It was one of the first Studio Ghibli movies she saw as a child and wanted to share that with me. So we watched it, and I decided that it would only be fair that I show her The Transformers. She'd never seen it before. She sat there watching, listening some of the greatest lines in cinema history ("Why throw away your life so recklessly?", "One shall stand, one shall fall", "Their defenses are broken, let the slaughter begin", "Megatron must be stopped, no matter the cost"), and it was just wonderful to be able to share something special in return.
To say this movie that is 30 years old had an influence on me would be an understatement. It turned me into a fan of comic books, it made me (and most of you may not even know this), a Ultra Magnus Fanboy and a hater of Hot Rod. As an adult I can watch it and see all the flaws. But I don't care, this movie, like collecting Transformers toys, reminds me of a simpler time in my life where I didn't have to worry about bills and other annoying adult things.
Happy anniversary to The Transformers: The Movie!
Bronzewolf wrote:"I'm not an 80's kid, far from it actually, so I didn't grow up with the original cartoon or the original toys, but Transformers is still a big part of my life. I first watched Transformers: The Movie with my brother. We were "Vacationing" to Kansas City at the time due to some issues in our family. It was stressful for all of us, especially my brother and I. We had heard of Transformers before. We had seen a bit of G1, a bit of Prime, we had a few toys, but when that movie came on TV, we both knew we were hooked. It gave us the ability to forget about what was troubling us for a moment and get sucked into a world of action, adventure, cool cars, and awesome robots. It was a world we knew we'd never leave, and years later, we still haven't."
News Categories: View All Categories, Toy News, Live Action Movie News, Comic Book News, Cartoon News, Site News, Rumors, Digital Media News, Event News, Collectables, Game News, Sponsor News, Store News, Company News, Site Articles, People News, Press Releases, Sightings, Reviews, Unlicensed Products News, Auctions, Interviews, Transtopia, Knock Offs, Editorials, Collector's Club News, Heavy Metal War, Podcast, Contests, Book News, Top Lists