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First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade

Transformers News: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade

Monday, January 7th, 2008 5:05PM CST

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Images have emerged of the Blade attachment for the upcoming Premium Series Optimus Prime.

The blade is retractable, and it would seem that it will replace the Rifle that came with the standard series Leader Class Optimus Prime and Nightwatch Optimus Prime figures.





It should be noted that only the full plastic retractable blade is the one that will be released with the Premium series Prime, as the Translucent plastic version is a custom made blade.

More images can be found by clicking here.
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Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596917)
Posted by YoImLegend on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:11pm CST
Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596924)
Posted by First-Aid on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:17pm CST
Outstanding change! Wish they'd had it in the original...don't know If I have the cashflow to get the new one...
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596929)
Posted by Omega Charge on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:22pm CST
MatchTheyIgnite wrote:Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.
that's what I thought at first...

what's that little symbol? looks Japanese or Chinese... :-?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596932)
Posted by Overcracker on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:24pm CST
Its an Allspark symbol, I would guess.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596934)
Posted by Justicity on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:24pm CST
Omega Charge wrote:
MatchTheyIgnite wrote:Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.
that's what I thought at first...

what's that little symbol? looks Japanese or Chinese... :-?

Or Cybertronian :P
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596937)
Posted by Omega Charge on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:27pm CST
Justicity wrote:
Omega Charge wrote:
MatchTheyIgnite wrote:Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.
that's what I thought at first...

what's that little symbol? looks Japanese or Chinese... :-?

Or Cybertronian :P

Hmmm...I wonder what it means...

made in Chinatron? ;;)
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596938)
Posted by YoImLegend on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:28pm CST
They'd seriously make more money by making them. They could have like autobot sets or decepticon sets or whatever, add ons for the toys, it would be sweet. It reminds me of those things they made for Star Wars when I was younger. It came with like a crap load of guns, lightsabers, and some sort of grapple-hook backpack.

There was even that pimp-my-cliffjumper thing that came out a while ago, people were after it like crazy and it cost 3x as much as the actual figure!
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596939)
Posted by Dropkick14 on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:29pm CST
:shock: :APPLAUSE: I hope that I can find that sword :) =P~
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596956)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:45pm CST
MatchTheyIgnite wrote:Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.


I just have to completely agree with you!

Especialy snce they started standardizing rockets and gun grip sizes. (thank you AEC for doing that).

Make all types of guns, swords, replacement rockets, and everything else under the sun.

Sell them on carry cases so stray parts don't get lost(maybe a alt for the case too, like a gun placement or something) like the Sigma6 guys had and yeah that would sell, I'd buy it!
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596967)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 7th, 2008 @ 5:58pm CST
Oh and the should have rounded this witha lightpiping core to blade to make it look more like the movie weapon.

Normaly I wouldn't care, but this is the "Premium Series" so I would like to expect the extra mile...
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596973)
Posted by Blurrz on January 7th, 2008 @ 6:02pm CST
When I heard about the Blade replacement, I didn't think giant freaking huge blade. I am SO getting Premium Nightwatch Prime now.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (596975)
Posted by Raymond101 on January 7th, 2008 @ 6:07pm CST
Hm, so why is it on Nightwatch Prime? Did he just take it off the Premium Prime and attach it to N.W. Prime? Or will Nightwatch Prime have a blade/a Premium version?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597021)
Posted by Jazzz on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:01pm CST
nice blade!
but not worth 40 bucks. =; its not even clear.
gotta work harder hasbro. :wink:
I could just take an orange CD case and cut it up
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597029)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:06pm CST
Why doesnt hasbro make accessory packs? Oh i know why then we cant buy the same figure 3 god damn times. If it has the nightwatch colors then ill buy it. If it doesnt then ill try and make a blade for my Prime. Im sure they planed this out this way. They should have made the blade come with the first Prime along with the gun. But no they just want to milk this thing out for as long as they can.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597045)
Posted by Sonray on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:19pm CST
I love that blade! Its the most accurate version i have seen apart from the color of course. I heard the premium LDR Prime will come with a remolded head, anyone got any pics of that?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597054)
Posted by Liege Evilmus on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:30pm CST
Sonray wrote:I love that blade! Its the most accurate version i have seen apart from the color of course. I heard the premium LDR Prime will come with a remolded head, anyone got any pics of that?


What other (non kitbash) Blades have you seen?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597058)
Posted by Autobot Jazz on January 7th, 2008 @ 7:41pm CST
Man that sword's nice, just don't want to shell out another $40 for pratically the same Prime
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597408)
Posted by imotron on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:48am CST
Very interesting indeed, does it comes with Bonecrusher's head on a silver tray?

I like it :grin:
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597410)
Posted by underwear ninja on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:52am CST
imotron wrote:Very interesting indeed, does it comes with Bonecrusher's head on a silver tray?


With fava beans and cianti? ff-ff-ff-ff~

Joke aside, I honestly agree with the accesory pack idea. I mean, we've had Transformers Playsets in the past (they rampant in some parts of G1 and Beast Wars) and they looked pretty sweet- so why not go with something every Transformer could use? That's essentialy what minicons were too, and those things sold like hotcakes (note to self: make hotcake minicon, it'll sell itself...)

There's that guy that's pushing for a petition to get TF:Animated out on shelves sooner- I say we start one to get accessories for our figures, starting with individual swords for this guy :b
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597414)
Posted by imotron on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:59am CST
underwear ninja:


I agree with you 100%, an accessory pack will be just perfect instead of spending another $40.00 (I am not planning on do it by the way) Where do I sing this petition -not for animated they s##k-
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597479)
Posted by Zeds on January 8th, 2008 @ 8:29am CST
Sweet! They would made that as part of the official release if kids were prone to poking their eyes out and swallowing things they shouldn't!
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597513)
Posted by underwear ninja on January 8th, 2008 @ 9:18am CST
imotron wrote:underwear ninja:


I agree with you 100%, an accessory pack will be just perfect instead of spending another $40.00 (I am not planning on do it by the way) Where do I sing this petition -not for animated they s##k-


Ah, no petition just yet :[ But if there's enough people interested than perhaps there should be one... :-?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597525)
Posted by Sonray on January 8th, 2008 @ 9:35am CST
underwear ninja wrote:
imotron wrote:underwear ninja:


I agree with you 100%, an accessory pack will be just perfect instead of spending another $40.00 (I am not planning on do it by the way) Where do I sing this petition -not for animated they s##k-


Ah, no petition just yet :[ But if there's enough people interested than perhaps there should be one... :-?


Do people actually care about petitions?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597528)
Posted by imotron on January 8th, 2008 @ 9:36am CST
Petitions are like dreams or nightmares... are they real?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597590)
Posted by underwear ninja on January 8th, 2008 @ 10:49am CST
Sonray wrote:Do people actually care about petitions


I wouldn't underestimate the power of a well done petition. If presented and thought out well, they can really help. Also here in the U.S petitions are partially protected under the constitution, so they're also reasonably safe to do :) Might not always work, but I've seen them work pretty well when they do.

If I could keep it organized online, I'd honestly be having that sucker filled out. But if anyone else does it, I'll gladly help ya!
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597923)
Posted by i_amtrunks on January 8th, 2008 @ 5:04pm CST
Hrmm, maybe I should re-iterate that the Blade will only come with the Premium line Optimus Prime and not the regular Nightwatch Prime?
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (597990)
Posted by Sonray on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:05pm CST
i_amtrunks wrote:Hrmm, maybe I should re-iterate that the Blade will only come with the Premium line Optimus Prime and not the regular Nightwatch Prime?



Is there any news on the premium prime or some pics, im interested to see what this head resculpt looks like.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (598040)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:29pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:
MatchTheyIgnite wrote:Dude, accessory packs, I'm telling you.


I just have to completely agree with you!

Especialy snce they started standardizing rockets and gun grip sizes. (thank you AEC for doing that).

Make all types of guns, swords, replacement rockets, and everything else under the sun.

Sell them on carry cases so stray parts don't get lost(maybe a alt for the case too, like a gun placement or something) like the Sigma6 guys had and yeah that would sell, I'd buy it!


Hasbro was questioned at a Joe con during the Sigma era about doing accessory packs for the figures instead of releasing another figure. Many collectors were upset at this point over the over saturation of many different Dukes. Hasbro responded that they did consider doing something along those lines but decided against it once they figured out the cost would be only a few dollars cheaper than releasing a figure with it. A Transformers kit would probably have the same problem.
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (598057)
Posted by Wheelimus Prime on January 8th, 2008 @ 6:50pm CST
underwear ninja wrote:
Sonray wrote:Do people actually care about petitions


I wouldn't underestimate the power of a well done petition. If presented and thought out well, they can really help. Also here in the U.S petitions are partially protected under the constitution, so they're also reasonably safe to do :) Might not always work, but I've seen them work pretty well when they do.

If I could keep it organized online, I'd honestly be having that sucker filled out. But if anyone else does it, I'll gladly help ya!


i will if the mods dont lock it as a spam
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (598880)
Posted by Robo-Chugster on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:46pm CST
Liege Evilmus wrote:
Sonray wrote:I love that blade! Its the most accurate version i have seen apart from the color of course. I heard the premium LDR Prime will come with a remolded head, anyone got any pics of that?


What other (non kitbash) Blades have you seen?


well i just ordered this, they keep popping up on ebay in orange (for OPs), in blue (for NW OPs) and black (for Leader Brawl):
http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?icep_ff3=2&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&icep_item=140195678116&ipn=psmain&icep_vectorid=229466&kwid=902099&mtid=824&kw=lg
he still has 4 left at time of posting
Re: First look at Premium Optimus Prime Blade (600852)
Posted by imotron on January 11th, 2008 @ 9:35am CST
Now is time for all us to vote for Optimus Prime for PRESIDENT