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Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream

Transformers News: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013 8:15AM CST

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Thanks to Seibertron.com user daimchoc and courtesy of Facebook user Kiya Hayashi, we have some additional images of the upcoming Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream, showing off some of the smaller details of the two figures, including the modified faction symbols for each. Take a look below!

Transformers News: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream

Transformers News: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream

Transformers News: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream
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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533196)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:17am CST
Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533197)
Posted by Va'al on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:19am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?


That seems to be the case from the second image, but the third one shows them reversed. :-?
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533202)
Posted by megatronus on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?
Looks like it.

The overall color scheme is looking a lot more thought out. I actually like the relatively darker blues combined with the black, silver, and deep red tones.

If you can stand the gold chrome, this might make a nice G2 Prime stand-in.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533203)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:29am CST
Hm, I don't have Masterpiece OP (cause they sold out everywhere...) so maybe I should get this guy. The altered insignia is a bit of a pain, but not the end of the world (would have been cool if I'd been a horse, but I'm a monkey, maybe in 2 years we'll get a cool mold for our zodiac figure). I think I'll have to limit myself to a big discount, if that never happens I think I'll just wait for a reissue of regular Prime, which should come eventually.

Oh, and the insignia on different shoulders is probably just because the picture was mirrored. Wouldn't it be cool if they were switchable though and it came with a pair of each?
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533209)
Posted by megatronus on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:40am CST
Megazarak wrote:Hm, I don't have Masterpiece OP (cause they sold out everywhere...) so maybe I should get this guy. The altered insignia is a bit of a pain, but not the end of the world (would have been cool if I'd been a horse, but I'm a monkey, maybe in 2 years we'll get a cool mold for our zodiac figure). I think I'll have to limit myself to a big discount, if that never happens I think I'll just wait for a reissue of regular Prime, which should come eventually.

Oh, and the insignia on different shoulders is probably just because the picture was mirrored. Wouldn't it be cool if they were switchable though and it came with a pair of each?

Though places like TFsource have this guy on preorder for $165+, BBTS has stated that they'll list theirs for cheaper once the official preorder date comes along soon after the New Year - probably around $120, which is reasonable.

Plus, since this is a Platinum Edition and looks very, very Americanized to boot, we'll probably see this at TRU, too.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533210)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
Ya, of that I've no doubt. Just like all the other Platinum figures, it'll show up at TRU. And the only reason I want such a discount (besides the obvious ones) is because I'd really rather the original, but if this one were to be affordable, I'd go for it as a substitute.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533215)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:06am CST
Megazarak wrote:Just like all the other Platinum figures, it'll show up at TRU.


Platinum Omega Supreme
Platinum Optimus Prime
Platinum Predaking

None of them are available at TRU stores.

The only Platinum figures at TRU, as far as I know, are Ultra Magnus and the Grimlock/Bruticus set.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533216)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:09am CST
Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533219)
Posted by daimchoc on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:37am CST
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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533221)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:45am CST
Ah, looks like he has Cyber Keys. If anyone still collects those, there are 2 new ones to get! He looks okay but I won't need him.

I was also just going to ask what the symbols were in the insignias, but thought that the Autobot one kind of looked like a stylized version of the Chinese character for horse, 馬 (mǎ). So I looked it up and that's what they are, with the Decepticon one being an older form of the character. Pictured below for reference (the last two). This was probably posted before but I just found out now, and I think it's interesting enough to repost for others who might not know.
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That is very cool. Now I'm really hoping Monkey gets a cool figure. Fingers crossed for Masterpiece Optimus Primal! Yes, even though he's an ape.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533224)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:51am CST
Megazarak wrote:Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Canadian TRU stores got these toys, but U.S. TRU stores only got Grimlock/Bruticus and Ultra Magnus.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533225)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Canadian TRU stores got these toys, but U.S. TRU stores only got Grimlock/Bruticus and Ultra Magnus.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info. Strange how that happened. More often than not it's the other way around.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533226)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
In the U.S., Omega Supreme, OP, and Predaking were Amazon/BBTS shared exlusives. Where they available through Amazon.CA? Maybe in Canada they went to TRU instead of Amazon?
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533228)
Posted by SJ21 on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Not into the new badges and the gold chrome. I would have been all about a Mp Prime, but not with all the gold shiny stuff.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533230)
Posted by Ravage XK on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Megazarak wrote:Image


The right most horsey symbol is the only Chinese symbol I know, I am sure I saw it on a Sesame Street animation years ago.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533240)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on December 4th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
Must have this Starscream! Sold my original Supreme SS long ago, regretted it shortly afterwards. I think I like the colors on this one better too.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533252)
Posted by rpetras on December 4th, 2013 @ 11:46am CST
Nothing about these holds any allure for me.

Savin' money!
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533253)
Posted by Crystiallic on December 4th, 2013 @ 11:53am CST
If this was an Amazon/BBTS release, I'm actually thinking OP for $100 and SC for $80, matching the previous TRU release of masterpieces (Thundercracker instead of SC). That being said, I wouldn't mind paying $120+shipping for the OP.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533256)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CST
Crystiallic wrote:If this was an Amazon/BBTS release, I'm actually thinking OP for $100 and SC for $80, matching the previous TRU release of masterpieces (Thundercracker instead of SC). That being said, I wouldn't mind paying $120+shipping for the OP.


I'm pretty sure the last TRU MP OP was $119.99 or $129.99. I think the Amazon-BBTS exclusive "Platinum" repaint of ENERGON OP was $100 or less, but not the MP OP. IF TRU carries this new MP OP, it will surely be more than $100.

SS, on the other hand, is NOT a MP, so it will probably be priced lower than MP TC. I would expect it to be more in in line with something like Platinum UM: $59.99.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533266)
Posted by craggy on December 4th, 2013 @ 12:43pm CST
with the yellow chrome and ghost-y trailer, I think Horsey Optimus looks hideous, but not quite hideous enough to get him.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533282)
Posted by megatronus on December 4th, 2013 @ 2:00pm CST
Thinking about it, the translucent trailer is fairly bold, and very surprising.

I wonder if this willingness to go clear will result in a ghost MP-11 'Screamer.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533294)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 4th, 2013 @ 2:18pm CST
I can't be the only one that actually likes Optimus, am I? Probably because I don't own the original Hasbro/Toys "R" Us release.

My only thing against Starscream is that I wish the crown had more paint to make the detail pop. But then I guess it would be just a repackage of the original crown.

Just hope they will be available in retail stores. I don't even care if they're at Toys "R" Us again.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533296)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 4th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.

I for one will be picking these up, once I get the funds to do so.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533299)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 2:45pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.


No, it's a REPAINT of MP-10. You can like MP-10 and still dislike this repaint.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533302)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 4th, 2013 @ 3:00pm CST
That Optimus looks kinda interesting, incoherent as all hell, but still interesting.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533313)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2013 @ 4:12pm CST
The deco looks weird, but not "bad weird". Like "G2 weird".

The black face also reminds me of Prime's appearance is certain Marvel issues.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533314)
Posted by Crystiallic on December 4th, 2013 @ 4:24pm CST
GuyIncognito wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.


No, it's a REPAINT of MP-10. You can like MP-10 and still dislike this repaint.


Yep, I'd personally call it MP-10H or MP-10G. H and G stand for horse and golden respectively. :DANCE:
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533333)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 4th, 2013 @ 6:32pm CST
I'm a sucker for Starscream in his G1 colors. MAN, I WANT THAT STARSCREAM SO BAD!!!

Also, I have a humble request for HASTAK. Gimme a Prime Screamers in G1 colors.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533357)
Posted by daimchoc on December 4th, 2013 @ 11:17pm CST
From Weibo.

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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533360)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 12:14am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, I have a humble request for HASTAK. Gimme a Prime Screamers in G1 colors.
Wouldn't the bright G1 colors look tacky on a Prime Starscream? I mean, the Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker already walks the thin line between "gaudy" and "not gaudy", but bright red and white might push it over said line. ;)
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533363)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 5th, 2013 @ 2:21am CST
Well, somebody forgot to flip around the leg panels.
I like the blue axe more than the orange.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533369)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 5th, 2013 @ 3:45am CST
Wow. Masterpiece Pepsi Prime.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533370)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2013 @ 4:01am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:Also, I have a humble request for HASTAK. Gimme a Prime Screamers in G1 colors.

Wouldn't the bright G1 colors look tacky on a Prime Starscream? I mean, the Prime Arms Micron Thundercracker already walks the thin line between "gaudy" and "not gaudy", but bright red and white might push it over said line. ;)


Hell yes and he will look FABULOUS!Image
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533373)
Posted by Va'al on December 5th, 2013 @ 4:55am CST
Weibo user Geekv5 has posted two in-hand images of upcoming Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, showing off its translucent trailer deco and the blue Energon axe (rather than MP-10's blazing orange). It also seems to confirm that the figure's right shoulder features the Year of the Horse Autobot symbol, rather than remolding the left-hand one. Meanwhile, ACToys have posted a couple of shots of Year of the Horse Starscream, showing him off next to Unicron and towering over other versions of himself! Take a look at the images mirrored below.

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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533374)
Posted by daimchoc on December 5th, 2013 @ 4:57am CST
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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533378)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 5th, 2013 @ 5:23am CST
YotH Starscream's not half bad in those G1 colors. I might just pick one up if only to display a decently in-scale Starscream beside MP Megatron. Or would he end up towering over MP Megs? :shock:

Either way, I just don't quite like his stubby forearms and the lack of articulated fingers on a toy of this size.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533392)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 5th, 2013 @ 6:58am CST
geesh, it finally happened, Optimus prime has been turned into a ghetto-mobile with sll that tacky gold chrome and bad pallet of colors overall.

and I agree about Starscream... in this day and age there is no excuse for using a junk mold with crappy proportions and a supreme lack of pose ability.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533397)
Posted by reluctantyouth on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:22am CST
I totally agree with others who stated that in this day and age a subpar ultimate size figure like this Starscream has no business being utilized :BANG_HEAD: .

I rember he was a major shelf warmer at Target and I ended up getting mine for $17.99 at Target. A year later I turned around and sold it on Ebay for $35.00.

I'm not wasting my money on this huge hunk of plastic. I do kind of like Prime though, but with the gold I would never open him for fear of chipping so both are a pass for me.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533405)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:10am CST
reluctantyouth wrote:I totally agree with others who stated that in this day and age a subpar ultimate size figure like this Starscream has no business being utilized :BANG_HEAD: .
But it's so fun! :)
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533409)
Posted by hinomars19 on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:43am CST
Mistransformed in hand images :D Prime's leg flaps are not wrapped around to the front :P
He is interesting to me...I won't afford him but...he looks nice... :shock:

Supreme Starscream is chunky and odd around the arms, but I don't regret having him (the original that is) Huge fun toy. Do I wish his arms were better? yes, yes I do. I do agree it's an odd choice to pull out now though.

These pictures need to be cursed forever for yet again making me want MP-11! I have 2 mp screamers already, stop tempting me! :BOOM: And also...wish I had grabbed Takara Unicron...I didn't because official images made him look too black and saturated in colour scheme, but here he looks nice :BOOM:

If it was cheaper, I would probably get horse Prime. I'd love to paint the trailer black and go for a 'G2' inspired crazy look. But I digress.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533415)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:33am CST
Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.

I'll wait and see if I can get it on sale/clearance down the road. If it doesn't work well in my display, it can be something for nieces/nephews/my future kids to play with. It's probably great for kids since it's big and chunky and doesn't have a complex transformation or little fragile joints.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533425)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.
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Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533427)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.
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Damn, you beat me to it. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533435)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Well of course he looked like that in the cartoon. The whole point of the cartoon was to advertise the toys. I pay no attention to them. All I care about is what the toys look like on display.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533458)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 5th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CST
I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533461)
Posted by ScottyP on December 5th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.


I feel the need to second this. If you wait for BBTS, Amazon, and (maybe) HTS to get them, you will pay less than elsewhere. Do NOT buy from someone sourcing these from the asian market - you will pay too much! These will be domestic, albeit e-tailer, exclusives like the other Platinum editions. No idea if they'll be in TRU.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533466)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
In the U.S., the only Platinum figures that TRU has carried have been the ones that were repaints of recent figures: the UM repaint of Prime OP, and repaints of FoC Grimlock and Bruticus. The Platinum figures that are repaints of older figures (Predaking, Omega Supreme, Energon OP) were all sold through Amazon and BBTS. That might just be coincidence, but if I had to bet money on it, I'd put my money on Starscream being an Amazon/BBTS exclusive because it's an older mold, and I'd bet on MP OP being a TRU exclusive because for the past few years ALL the MPs have been TRU exclusives.
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533514)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CST
That Optimus is an easy pass for me. However, I NEED THAT STARSCREAM!
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533522)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:10pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.


If I remember correctly, Optimus is a shared exclusive between BBTS and Toys R Us. I don't think Amazon/HTS will be carrying it. I think I have that right...
Re: Additional Images of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream (1533564)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 6th, 2013 @ 5:57am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.




who the hell are you to be telling us what we can and cant like? that is like saying since I don't like the color pink, I cant like any color... what a narrow path of thought you have...

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