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Saturday, February 9th, 2013 10:22PM CSTCategories: Event News, Toy News
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And those Generations a few posts ago make me tink if I would want them...
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I've got Omega Supreme sat in my Pile of Loot and I'm not regretting it at all. Optimus I have no place for in my collection, and while I ended up passing on the Weaponizer Optimus figure, I may be persuaded to get this Platinum Magnus even if Hasbro is taking the piss with the size of those shoulders.
Posted by Manterax Prime on February 12th, 2013 @ 8:01am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Any idea yet as to where these toys are supposed to fit categorically in our collections? Omega Supreme could be intended to represent his Fall of Cybertron self, or his Generation 1 self. Is that Ultra Magnus for the Prime line, or is this Hasbro's idea of a proper "Classics" Magnus? Is that Optimus Prime supposed to be Energon Prime, or some other new/old incarnation now?
TFWiki made a very good point regarding this. Since Optimus combines with Omega, who is clearly the WFC/Prime Omega, then Optimus is his TF Prime version. And that Magnus is clearly from the Prime continuity as well.
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 12th, 2013 @ 8:58am CST
Another point to consider, is now that we have Metroplex on the horizon, are we THAT sure that Platinum Omega Supreme is definitively his WFC representation and not a neo-G1/Classics rendition? I don't see Fall of Cybertron emblazened on the box for Omega Supreme. The new claw arm does not make that Energon mold look any closer to his WFC character model, while it does, with the new paint apps and head sculpt, help evoke his G1 self rather well, but with a modern update, as has been the mission statement of Classics designs for the past several years. Also remember that WFC was designed to be heavily G1-inspired BEFORE Hasbro decided to make that fiction the basis for their modern Transformers continuity moving forward. Metroplex was also heavily featured in the Fall of Cybertron game, he but could easily pass for a Classics version, especially with that "vehicle carrier" mode that looks suspiciously terrestrial. I don't think his box has any call-outs to FoC either, just the 30th Anniversary celebration.
I guess we'll know more when the toy bios are revealed, but they will probably be kept very ambiguous, as usual.
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 12th, 2013 @ 9:04am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:I guess we'll know more when the toy bios are revealed, but they will probably be kept very ambiguous, as usual.
The greatest part of that? Repurposing
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CST
Omega's toy bio makes explicit reference to Aligned Omega Supreme's character more than any other Omega Supreme.Wolfman Jake wrote:Another point to consider, is now that we have Metroplex on the horizon, are we THAT sure that Platinum Omega Supreme is definitively his WFC representation and not a neo-G1/Classics rendition?
Metroplex's bio makes him seem more like IDW Metroplex than anything else, despite his design being a more original one than like how IDW Metroplex looks (who resembles his G1 toy, but I wouldn't be surprised if IDW started drawing their Metroplex to look like the Titan Class toy)