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Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime?

Transformers News: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime?

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 10:16AM CDT

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User Geminorum sent us information that YaHobby.com has posted a listing for the accessories to turn your Voyager Animated Optimus Prime into Wingblade Prime. See the listing here.

It is unsure at this time if this is a legitimate release from Takara-Tomy or if these are 3rd party accessories. The only images on the site are of the official Wingblade Optimus Prime. The set includes the following:

1 x Wingblade kit
1 x Hammer
2 x Fist
2 x Gun emplacements
2 x Missile
Credit(s): Geminorum
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Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140206)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 27th, 2010 @ 10:19am CDT
It is a great alternative to paying for another Animated prime. I hope it is Takara releasing this set but this came out of nowhere. I will consider getting this.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140207)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 27th, 2010 @ 10:20am CDT
Iiiinteresting. I wonder how they pulled that off, did they split a bunch of sets, or is this a repro?

Edit: Bought it. Will let you guys how it turns out, if I get it before anyone else.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140211)
Posted by Random on October 27th, 2010 @ 10:33am CDT
Well, that's nice. I have both fresh and minty in their respective boxes. We've known about Wingblade Optimus for awhile....why didn't they do this sooner?

Not like it matters, just strict curiosity.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140214)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 27th, 2010 @ 10:43am CDT
Random wrote:Well, that's nice. I have both fresh and minty in their respective boxes. We've known about Wingblade Optimus for awhile....why didn't they do this sooner?

Not like it matters, just strict curiosity.


If it's a legit Takara product, so they can make more money selling full figures instead of add-ons. Since HasTak haven't been known to release add-on kits, I think this may just be YaHobby filling the demand by selling split sets. I do see a listing for loose 'Sons of Cybertron' Primes, but of course they are not quite the same. Notably absent are any loose Rodimus figures, so that could be the answer right there.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140227)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:17am CDT
Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140235)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:43am CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140241)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:51am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.


"Hearsay"? Come on, surely you remember Animated Voyager Thundercracker's co-sells? That's the Deluxe.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140242)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:52am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.



Yeah I remember hearing that too, I had just never seen pictures of it. Hopefully Hasbro isn't mistaken.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140244)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 27th, 2010 @ 11:58am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.


"Hearsay"? Come on, surely you remember Animated Voyager Thundercracker's co-sells? That's the Deluxe.



Hmm, ever picture I see on your link appears to be the voyager. I may just be looking in the wrong spot though
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140253)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 27th, 2010 @ 12:07pm CDT
amcgrath929 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.


"Hearsay"? Come on, surely you remember Animated Voyager Thundercracker's co-sells? That's the Deluxe.



Hmm, ever picture I see on your link appears to be the voyager. I may just be looking in the wrong spot though


Then I think you're thinking of the Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime. That is not the one we're talking about. It's this guy:

Image

From The Battle Begins 2-pack.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140254)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on October 27th, 2010 @ 12:10pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.


"Hearsay"? Come on, surely you remember Animated Voyager Thundercracker's co-sells? That's the Deluxe.



Hmm, ever picture I see on your link appears to be the voyager. I may just be looking in the wrong spot though


Then I think you're thinking of the Cybertron Mode Optimus Prime. That is not the one we're talking about. It's this guy:

[img]http://www.seibertron.com/images/toys/files/45/r_optimusdlxearth030.jpg[/

Oh yeah. You nailed it. I completely forgot about thy figure. :BANG_HEAD:

From The Battle Begins 2-pack.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140268)
Posted by bigbadbello on October 27th, 2010 @ 12:47pm CDT
That is not an official takara product, i purchused the original Wingblade Optimus. Because Takara or Hasbro never release add-on kits. Thats for other companies like Crazy devy or Fansproject.
The takara "catalogue" is on:
http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF ... d/toy.html
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140304)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 27th, 2010 @ 2:55pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
kirbenvost wrote:
amcgrath929 wrote:Now this is pretty cool, and fairly reasonable. Does this set work for both the voyager and deluxe animated primes?


That's what they say, but I've never seen it combined with the deluxe version in pictures. All we know is Hasbro hearsay back when they revealed the thing.


"Hearsay"? Come on, surely you remember Animated Voyager Thundercracker's co-sells? That's the Deluxe.


Ah, I had forgotten there were pictures! Well done. :APPLAUSE:

bigbadbello wrote:That is not an official takara product, i purchused the original Wingblade Optimus. Because Takara or Hasbro never release add-on kits. Thats for other companies like Crazy devy or Fansproject.
The takara "catalogue" is on:
http://www.takaratomy.co.jp/products/TF ... d/toy.html


That's why I'm speculating YaHobby just took a bunch of Wingblade Prime sets and split them up so people who are only interested in the add-on can buy it. If it turns out I'm wrong and it's a 3rd Party product, well, I've spent $30 on worse things, so it won't bother me all that much.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140334)
Posted by Overcracker on October 27th, 2010 @ 4:47pm CDT
The pic on the co-sells is the deluxe:
http://www.tfw2005.com/transformers-new ... 647489.jpg

It can attach to Deluxe Prime. Peaugh gave us a look at it.
The back pack fits on very fiddly, but the arms lock in place fine.

http://www.youtube.com/user/peaugh#p/u/14/iieeRkcy_f8

As to whether this are just Wingblade Prime sets split apart or a real release or even a third party set I'm leaning towards it being a third party set.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140338)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on October 27th, 2010 @ 4:55pm CDT
The pics on the listing show a Voyager Prime, as evidenced by the circuit patterns on his chest windshields. The Deluxe figures did not have that little detail. In view of that, I'm actually allowing myself to hope that the ridiculously impulsive purchase I just made pays off with a nice quality set of VOYAGER-sized Prime armor.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140363)
Posted by Overcracker on October 27th, 2010 @ 5:59pm CDT
Cobalt Prime wrote:The pics on the listing show a Voyager Prime, as evidenced by the circuit patterns on his chest windshields...


Nobody was contesting that.

We were just pointing out the fact that the Wingblade pack can attach to the Deluxe, and that the Original Hasbro version, had it been released, was going to include the Deluxe mold instead of the Voyager.

The Pics on Thundercracker's Box as shown above are that very version with the Deluxe OP.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140452)
Posted by goshjosh95 on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:54am CDT
That's pretty neat if they are indeed splitting the packs for ppl to purchase. I got the full set off BBTS, and was originally planning on selling the crystal Prime, but he's pretty neat!

The armor kinda fits on the deluxe Earth-mode Prime (from Battle Begins 2-pack), but looks a little goofy on him (makes him look overly bulky, plus I like displaying deluxe Prime with the rest of the Animated deluxe Autobots for scale... looks great with Sentinel Prime & Rodimus Prime!), so I switched it back to the voyager one.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140512)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 28th, 2010 @ 8:15am CDT
Cobalt Prime wrote:The pics on the listing show a Voyager Prime, as evidenced by the circuit patterns on his chest windshields.


Wrong image, it's the second one below the Vortex Blurr image.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140595)
Posted by Anonymous. on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:24pm CDT
It looks freaking rank anyways

Image
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140604)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 28th, 2010 @ 12:44pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:It looks freaking rank anyways

Image


Big wings + Big fists = Pure win. ;)^

How does he look with battle damaged Prime?
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140613)
Posted by MidAge on October 28th, 2010 @ 1:03pm CDT
What a great equipment for the update of your optimus prime ~
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1140753)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on October 28th, 2010 @ 8:13pm CDT
Sold out now
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1141326)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 30th, 2010 @ 3:25pm CDT
Blurrz wrote:It looks freaking rank anyways

Image


I think it'll look fine on a non-clear figure.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1144801)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on November 9th, 2010 @ 9:10pm CST
Just got mine today. Came in a small brown box, was wrapped in 5 layers of bubble wrap, and was contained in a ziplock bag. No instructions, so I had to refer to the gallery for images of how to attach the backpack and guns.

These are the Takomy parts, just split off from the main set as mentioned here before. Still, not a bad deal. When you consider the cost of the accessories and the 12 bucks I spent on the extra Voyager Ani-Prime, I saved around 20 bucks total doing it this way.

The red and metallic blue parts look really good on him.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1145037)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 10th, 2010 @ 12:33pm CST
Cobalt Prime wrote:Just got mine today. Came in a small brown box, was wrapped in 5 layers of bubble wrap, and was contained in a ziplock bag. No instructions, so I had to refer to the gallery for images of how to attach the backpack and guns.

These are the Takomy parts, just split off from the main set as mentioned here before. Still, not a bad deal. When you consider the cost of the accessories and the 12 bucks I spent on the extra Voyager Ani-Prime, I saved around 20 bucks total doing it this way.

The red and metallic blue parts look really good on him.


Awesome! I'm so glad it's the real deal. :D Still haven't gotten mine, but everything takes longer to ship to Canada. Looking forward to it.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1147933)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 18th, 2010 @ 10:10am CST
Just an update, I got mine the other day and it's the same deal, they just split up a bunch of sets and sold the bot & Wingblade parts separately. Looks awesome on my Hasbro Prime, aside from the metallic blue not completely matching.
Re: Add On Parts for Animated Wingblade Optimus Prime? (1148076)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on November 18th, 2010 @ 7:13pm CST
Damn it, I should have got this but I hesitated the day it was posted and missed out.
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