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New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber

Transformers News: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber

Friday, November 16th, 2012 7:48AM CST

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Courtesy of site sponsor TFsource we have color images of Takara Tomy's ucpoming Supert GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber in their race car modes. Each is a remold of the Alternity Covoy mold that features sponsor logos and new race inspired weapons. Check out the images below. The figures can be pre-ordered from TFsource at the following links:

Transformers X - Super GT1 - GTR Optimus Prime

Transformers X - Super GT2 - GTR Saber

Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images
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Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440381)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 16th, 2012 @ 8:14am CST
Almost sold on OP. Aw, who am I kidding?! I'm definitely buying the toy! Alt mode looks nice, and it even comes with a race queen fig!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440400)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:16am CST
Sexy, and I haven't even seen the race queens yet. /snark
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440418)
Posted by omega666 on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:08am CST
I WANT! :grin:

But not for $119.95. :-( :BOOM:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440423)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440425)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:37am CST
Damn, these things look amazing in color. I want! But yeah, too rich for my blood. :(
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440430)
Posted by President-prime on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:44am CST
Yep! Preordered both. Got $20 off, plus free shipping. Yeah...gonna sell my unwanted to get new want.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440433)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CST
Shiny! But I need color images of the bot modes before I make a call.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440444)
Posted by Kibble on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
These actually look pretty good...but not $100+ a pop good. Maybe if they were alt/BT size they could get away with the asking price. Probably have 3rd Party to blame for that, though. We're dumb enough to pay those prices there, why not here, too? Glad these are pretty insignificant figures to anything outside their own strange continuity.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440447)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CST
President-prime wrote:Yep! Preordered both. Got $20 off, plus free shipping. Yeah...gonna sell my unwanted to get new want.


Thanks for the heads up, I did the same, great deal!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440481)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 3:31pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440485)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 4:03pm CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:


I mean the actual act of having those tampos put on the toy, that's a lot of paint, stickers, human labor per piece to do.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440488)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:


I mean the actual act of having those tampos put on the toy, that's a lot of paint, stickers, human labor per piece to do.


Oh yeah... Increased labor costs. #-o

I forgot that they are not producing all their pieces in China these days. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440558)
Posted by guarayakha on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CST
I might just cave in and get myself a prime...

StarSaber, as much as I love the guy, just looks off with the plain blue. Needs more white and red to balance it out, IMO.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440570)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:58pm CST
guarayakha wrote:I might just cave in and get myself a prime...

StarSaber, as much as I love the guy, just looks off with the plain blue. Needs more white and red to balance it out, IMO.


I was thinking the same about Star Saber! I mean with Ultra Magnus and Dai Atlas, their Alternity colors fit them like a glove (even though many thought that Dai Atlas should have gotten a head sculpt). But with Saber, I felt that they should at least have considered reversing the color scheme so the red would have better complicated the blue.

But on the bright side... They are not sporting a large Autobot symbol that tends to explain why most of the Autobots (*cough*Sideswipe*cough*) were killed off long before season 3 happened. :lol:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440703)
Posted by El Duque on November 17th, 2012 @ 7:45pm CST
From the twitter feed of Bluesmobile325 we have additional color images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber, who are currently on display at the Fuji Speedway, in their race car modes. These figure are remold/repaints of their previously released Alternity Convoy mold that will include a race queen figure. Images mirrored below.

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Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440707)
Posted by robotmel on November 17th, 2012 @ 7:52pm CST
:-?
Whos that silver fella to the right, is it Megatron? :D
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440710)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 17th, 2012 @ 8:02pm CST
robotmel wrote::-?
Whos that silver fella to the right, is it Megatron? :D
Looks like the regular Alternity Convoy Ultimate Silver figure. Same spoiler and such.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440754)
Posted by lonrac on November 18th, 2012 @ 12:50am CST
Mini race queen figure.......is this Kiss Players all over again???????

(stop kiddding myself, that's the clincher for the sale)
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440766)
Posted by Anonymous on November 18th, 2012 @ 4:54am CST
Gotta admit, these guys (and girls) are growing on me
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440786)
Posted by eyl on November 18th, 2012 @ 8:01am CST
I was very interested in the original Alternity Convoy until I saw the side profile. Shoulders not aligned with head and body, like Titanium Ultra Magnus. Not acceptable for such high priced toy.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440823)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 18th, 2012 @ 1:52pm CST
lonrac wrote:Mini race queen figure.......is this Kiss Players all over again???????

(stop kiddding myself, that's the clincher for the sale)
Meanwhile, Binaltech Asterisk sobs alone in the corner. ;)
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440920)
Posted by daimchoc on November 19th, 2012 @ 7:58am CST
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440942)
Posted by El Duque on November 19th, 2012 @ 9:41am CST
Here's a small update for the previously reported news of the Takara Tomy's Super GT figures on display at the Fuji International Speedway, the prototype of Optimus Prime also made an appearance. Once again these images come to us from the Bluesmobile325 twitter feed. This figure along with Star Saber and Fortress Maximus versions will be released next year.

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Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440946)
Posted by optimuscarlos on November 19th, 2012 @ 10:03am CST
Is this mold bigger than the previous alternities, or is just me?
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440947)
Posted by President-prime on November 19th, 2012 @ 10:08am CST
It looks bigger and bulkier. May be worth it after all. Wow!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440948)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 19th, 2012 @ 10:13am CST
That's not the standard size, that's an Alternator size Alt.
Unless it is a one up, for detail analysis, this looks like a 1:24 line now.

I have Alt OP in my hands, and he is not the same size.

looks to be roughly 7.5- 8 inches tall.
Thats BT size!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440949)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 19th, 2012 @ 10:18am CST
RodimalToyota wrote:That's not the standard size, that's an Alternator size Alt.
Unless it is a one up, for detail analysis, this looks like a 1:24 line now.

I have Alt OP in my hands, and he is not the same size.


For the sake of establishing proper scale, here are the official dimensions of the box, as provided by Toy Hobby Market:

Width: 220 mm
Height: 210 mm
Depth: 90 mm

Or in Imperial:

Width: 8.7 inch
Height: 8.3 inch
Depth: 3.5 inch

Compared with Alternity boxes, they are larger in Width and Height, but not in Depth. This may indicate they'll be packaged in Robot Mode.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440952)
Posted by robotmel on November 19th, 2012 @ 10:36am CST
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Small boy passes by on his scooter.

Takara rep: "Hey small boy, would you like to play with this rare unreleased prototype?"

Small boy: "Wow this looks huge and possibly expensive. I'll give you my £$1 pocket money for it!"

Takara rep: "Security! SECURITY!"
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440992)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 19th, 2012 @ 4:01pm CST
Wait... What? One of my speculations might be coming true?! :-? I have no clue how to respond to this if it is true. :BOOM:

Besides that, it does make me wish I did not miss out on Binaltech Asterisk. And knowing my luck, I might also regret missing out on this as well. :lol:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440996)
Posted by Arctorro on November 19th, 2012 @ 4:33pm CST
robotmel wrote:Small boy passes by on his scooter.

Takara rep: "Hey small boy, would you like to play with this rare unreleased prototype?"

Small boy: "Wow this looks huge and possibly expensive. I'll give you my £$1 pocket money for it!"

Takara rep: "Security! SECURITY!"


It does look like a kid is holding it, which would make the toy look bigger than it is ;)
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440997)
Posted by Dorkimus on November 19th, 2012 @ 4:33pm CST
Note that it actually is a small child that is holding it. Size of the box doesn't tell anything and obviously the box is bigger if it comes with that race harlot figure and possibly other extra stuff. Prime AM figures have big boxes as well.

It might be larger scale, but I still doubt that, because of the reasons said like 10 times before so I don't repeat that.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441002)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 19th, 2012 @ 5:05pm CST
Dorkimus wrote:Note that it actually is a small child that is holding it. Size of the box doesn't tell anything and obviously the box is bigger if it comes with that race harlot figure and possibly other extra stuff. Prime AM figures have big boxes as well.

It might be larger scale, but I still doubt that, because of the reasons said like 10 times before so I don't repeat that.

Really. A "harlot"? That really helps us take what you said seriously. :roll:

But yeah... Some of us here own Arms Micron figures and others own Alternity. Some, like me, own at least one of both. So using a kid's hand as a scale does help some of us determine both the size and bulk of the figure. :-?

And even then... I think those who are being serious about the size are not substitute NFL referees. :lol:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441011)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 19th, 2012 @ 6:19pm CST
just because there is a scooter, does not make it a child, nor small by any means.
It's japan, it's acceptable there.

Besides I've never seen a "Kid" with old beat up long finger hands.

meh, whatever, we will know soon enough.



it's still all speculation.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441049)
Posted by robotmel on November 20th, 2012 @ 2:14am CST
RodimalToyota wrote:just because there is a scooter, does not make it a child, nor small by any means.
It's japan, it's acceptable there.

Besides I've never seen a "Kid" with old beat up long finger hands.

meh, whatever, we will know soon enough.

it's still all speculation.

:lol:
Ok, stay calm and call the hand Police!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441080)
Posted by VioMeTriX on November 20th, 2012 @ 8:01am CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus ---- you are still wrong, these are not bigger, besides the fact ive actually seen these with my own eyes, look at the pics, see the one with the silver car in the corner of the shot? yeah thats alternity Convoy in ultimate silver, see they are the same size? i know, youll say the upscaled him too.

sheesh being that i saw it with my own eyes should be enough... IT IS NOT BIGGER.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441233)
Posted by President-prime on November 21st, 2012 @ 12:35am CST
Bigger or not. Seems like many fans like what they saw. BBTS' preordered is sold out.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441259)
Posted by Rushie on November 21st, 2012 @ 4:08am CST
Might be the angle where the picture was taken, but compared to the pair of legs to the left, this seems like a much shorter person. Could still have big hands though...
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441618)
Posted by El Duque on November 22nd, 2012 @ 9:27am CST
Site sponsor BigBadToyStore just sent over a new set of images for Takara Tomy's upcoming Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber. We finally get to see color images of both figures in their robot modes and the race queen figures that so many of you have been waiting for. The 90mm race queens are fully articulated. Images mirrored below.

Pre-orders can be found at the following links:

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

http://www.bigbadtoystore.com/bbts/prod ... ode=retail

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Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441622)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2012 @ 9:47am CST
Prime and Saber, two walking advertisements. :lol:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441624)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on November 22nd, 2012 @ 9:56am CST
The knees and ankles look awful, they hurt the whole look. Yes, articulation good, but there must be a better way, like Barbie doll knees. Less range of motion, but much better appearance.

And speaking of appearances: yowza.

That is all.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441628)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 22nd, 2012 @ 10:19am CST
Holy crap! Microman Race Queens!
I love it!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441635)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 22nd, 2012 @ 10:30am CST
At least they're better than HA figures. :lol:

Man, I really wish I could get Star Saber, but he's just too expensive.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441639)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 10:36am CST
I just want the girls, the girls......must have! =P~
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441645)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 10:54am CST
So Star Saber has a gun sword? I hope theres a way to hold it up right.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441647)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2012 @ 11:02am CST
The Race Queens are Microman figures using the Micro Action Series body. They're 3.75" tall.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441650)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 11:19am CST
Well the race queen figures certainly explain the price hike. Defitnetly getting them now I know I'm not paying silly prices just for a quick retool. :grin:

But 90mm? So they are no way in scale/meant to interact with the TF? I thought maybe we were gonna get something about the size of MP Spike who could ride around in them :D Not complaining though :KREMZEEK:

Saber is pretty.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441670)
Posted by Hiryu02 on November 22nd, 2012 @ 1:02pm CST
I thought folks were just being a bit petty about the mold, but now that I've seen in it close to final form, it really isn't that great.

The shins, feet, forearms and hands in particular just don't look good.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441681)
Posted by craggy on November 22nd, 2012 @ 2:06pm CST
dagnabbit, the more i see of Star Saber the more I like. He comes with the blue girlie, yes?
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441716)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 22nd, 2012 @ 5:02pm CST
Posable Race Queens? THANK YOU TAKARA! That has officially sealed the deal for me.

Though, they could've done better. They're not bad, they just could be better. Still, nothing major to complain about.

Totally getting Prime and Saber. Wonder what Fort Max's Race Queen will look like.

And are the Kiss Player haters rejoicing yet?
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1441717)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 22nd, 2012 @ 5:09pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:The Race Queens are Microman figures using the Micro Action Series body. They're 3.75" tall.


Leave it to TakaraTomy to have Transformers and Microman crossbreed again :lol: Would those figures be in scale with 1:32 though?

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