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Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime

Friday, November 18th, 2011 9:26AM CST

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Posted by: El Duque   Views: 58,805

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Japanese toy blogger Alfes 2010 has uploaded a couple of additional galleries of Takara's DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime. These images offer looks at the packaging, and much more extensive views of the figure's new weapons. The full galleries can be viewed here and here.

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Credit(s): Alfes 2010
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Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314082)
Posted by ClockWorkMecha on November 18th, 2011 @ 10:09am CST
I actually wanted this prime along with Jet Wing but this not releasing it over here business is getting god damned ridiculous. :evil: I want this but I'm having a super hard time justifying paying through the nose for it considering I have three movie verse OP's currently.

That said, I also like the look of the darker plastic, it gives OP a bit more of a realistic feel other than that super crappy gray they are using the hell out of on everything else in this current line. In his alt mode, he looks like he has road grit from a long haul and it actually improves his look IMO, especially since you don't see super clean tractor/trailers all over the place.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314090)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 18th, 2011 @ 10:47am CST
I chose to skip most of the posts but will this thing come with the blade as shown in the one pic? :VEHI:
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314110)
Posted by rpetras on November 18th, 2011 @ 11:38am CST
I like this, but I wish they would release similar upgrades for the Voyager mold ... the good voyager mold I mean. ;)
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314138)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on November 18th, 2011 @ 12:38pm CST
This set of pics sold me on it. Luckily, I managed to get one with the bonus Battle blades set before it was too late.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314139)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 18th, 2011 @ 12:48pm CST
Just got the shipping notice from BBTS for This guy, but I probably won't ship him until some of my December stuff comes into stock, included the Japan Exclusive Blades.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314140)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 18th, 2011 @ 12:52pm CST
Also, Just to make it clear, the sword in the pic is from the DMK Dual Optimus Kit. The Battle blades haven't gotten a clear picture of, but they are made to look as they are in the movies, literally being in place of the hands.


now we just need a 3rd Party to make the Energon Axe from DOTM to fight Sentinel and eventually have a Dead Megatron head with slit inti to fit the axe!
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314198)
Posted by Kibble on November 18th, 2011 @ 3:53pm CST
Whether you prefer the lighter or darker plastic, is it not safe to say the use of BOTH looks like shit?
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314199)
Posted by SlyTF1 on November 18th, 2011 @ 3:53pm CST
Damnit, Hasbro! Why can't you release something as cool as this!?
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314214)
Posted by DMSL on November 18th, 2011 @ 4:27pm CST
This figure looks great, but i still prefer my Buster Prime over this one.

Maybe if they had bothered to paint the grey parts silver or chrome some of it i would be inclined to buy it. As it is now i'll gladly pass.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314218)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on November 18th, 2011 @ 4:40pm CST
Only issue I have with the grey plastics (in this case anyway) is that since they've 'dirtied up' the tyres too (obviously supposed to be black), the wheels are nearly the same colour as some of the (previously) 'metallic' pieces...Ah well; still want it!
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314219)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 18th, 2011 @ 4:56pm CST
Kibble wrote:Whether you prefer the lighter or darker plastic, is it not safe to say the use of BOTH looks like shit?


Absolutely agreed. I don't get their motivation here. This is just...stupid.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314227)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 18th, 2011 @ 5:14pm CST
While I really like the new abdomen design, those paint apps are so far below par for Takara it's not funny. Glad I didn't bother with this.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314244)
Posted by Cyberseven on November 18th, 2011 @ 6:12pm CST
Some may love it, and some may hate it, but either way mine is on it's way, and is going to be sweet with my Original Buster Prime, and Old ROTF Jet Fire... :BOT:
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314249)
Posted by Turell on November 18th, 2011 @ 6:29pm CST
I was kinda tempted until i realised it didn't have the buster mold fuel tanks (and the silver abs clash with the grey body). Seems like a step backwards to me, the shield and guns are nice but i feel my money would be better spent towards the DMK or MP-10.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314256)
Posted by prowl123 on November 18th, 2011 @ 7:03pm CST
:BOOM: Triple-Changer my ass :BOOM:
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314302)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on November 18th, 2011 @ 9:49pm CST
I think it looks fun, especially the two guns. But, unless otherwised "counterpunched," I'm trying to pass on it.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314316)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 18th, 2011 @ 10:24pm CST
Does he come with that sword? Also is this the Buster mold with the removable canisters that become a cannon?
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314319)
Posted by El Duque on November 18th, 2011 @ 10:33pm CST
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Does he come with that sword? Also is this the Buster mold with the removable canisters that become a cannon?


Definite no on the sword, not too sure about the tanks.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314331)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 18th, 2011 @ 11:22pm CST
El Duque wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Does he come with that sword? Also is this the Buster mold with the removable canisters that become a cannon?


Definite no on the sword, not too sure about the tanks.


The tanks do not transform. This is ROTF Leader Optimus with mold modifications, not Buster Optimus, unfortunately.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314336)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 18th, 2011 @ 11:35pm CST
Uh, this is the DOTM leader figure, instead of the tanks turning into the gun he used in ROTF, they turn into the shot gun he uses when they arrive in Chicago.
This is the accurate DOTM figure.

Buster prime is a ROTF figure, because the buster cannon was used the most in it.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314339)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 18th, 2011 @ 11:42pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:Uh, this is the DOTM leader figure, instead of the tanks turning into the gun he used in ROTF, they turn into the shot gun he uses when they arrive in Chicago.
This is the accurate DOTM figure.

Buster prime is a ROTF figure, because the buster cannon was used the most in it.


*facepalms*
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314343)
Posted by dinogeist on November 19th, 2011 @ 12:00am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:Uh, this is the DOTM leader figure, instead of the tanks turning into the gun he used in ROTF, they turn into the shot gun he uses when they arrive in Chicago.
This is the accurate DOTM figure.

Buster prime is a ROTF figure, because the buster cannon was used the most in it.


*facepalms*


Hasbro never released the Buster optimus toy in ROTF nor in HFTD nor in DOTM.

The Buster optimus Prime toy & his smoke stacks that combined to form a huge riffle was exclusive to Takara Transformers ROTF toy line.

MY RANT: I'm really upset that Hasbro refuses to sell the DA-15 Jetfiwing prime toy & not selling the DA-28 striker optimus prime toy.
INSTEAD WE GET 2 GARBAGE DOTM Ultimate optimus prime toy & the 2012 Trilogy deluxe optimus prime with trailer.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1314363)
Posted by DevastaTTor on November 19th, 2011 @ 2:00am CST
I totally regret not preordering this!!! Hope BBTS has some up for sale when they arrive.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1317153)
Posted by Cyberseven on November 27th, 2011 @ 2:06pm CST
I received my Strikers Optimus, and love this figure. I wanted to try taking some pictures of my own. Sorry if they suck, I am not a photographer, and this is with my cell phone.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1317158)
Posted by Aerialbots on November 27th, 2011 @ 2:29pm CST
Where does it say the US is not getting this figure? It would seem there is going to be some leader class Optimus Prime for DOTM, it's just a matter of time right? In my opinion, the Striker Optimus is richer looking with the darker gray then the ROTF piece.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1317164)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 27th, 2011 @ 2:47pm CST
Aerialbots wrote:Where does it say the US is not getting this figure? It would seem there is going to be some leader class Optimus Prime for DOTM, it's just a matter of time right? In my opinion, the Striker Optimus is richer looking with the darker gray then the ROTF piece.


Nowhere, except Hasbro confirmed it will not import either Jetwing or Striker. If the packaging has Japanese writing on it, that's a tell-tale sign it's TakaraTomy only.
Re: Additional Looks at Transformers DSM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime (1317214)
Posted by dinogeist on November 27th, 2011 @ 5:30pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Aerialbots wrote:Where does it say the US is not getting this figure? It would seem there is going to be some leader class Optimus Prime for DOTM, it's just a matter of time right? In my opinion, the Striker Optimus is richer looking with the darker gray then the ROTF piece.


Nowhere, except Hasbro confirmed it will not import either Jetwing or Striker. If the packaging has Japanese writing on it, that's a tell-tale sign it's TakaraTomy only.


My opinion below,I state nothing as fact.

I think due to the price tag & size makes it impossible for hasbro to convince all the USA retailers to sell DA-28 or Da-15 so late in the game in early 2012. at best hasbro USA might luck out & have it as a store exclusive to TRU or walmart. TRU seemas like the best bet because they sell more bigger sized store exclusives TF items than Walmart

The negative thing is,the mold was already released in american stores twice. once in regular,second in battle damage with the hooks. the hooks HFTD version sold poorly & eventually showed up at discount chains for almost half price.

Hasbro USA seriously needed to release either DA-15 or DA-28 when the DOTM toy line first hits stores in america in june or at the latest july.

My guess is Hasbro USA didn't want to sell DA-15 nor DA-28 because it would have taken away sales & attention from the DOTM Ultimate optimus Prime toy.

expecting major usa retailers to stock a huge+exspensive DOTM item in 2012 seems like a impossible tash. because DPTM will be done releasing new molds around february/early march 2012.

At best we can all hope BBTS.com over ordered on DA-15 & DA-28 & has a mass reduced clearance sale on both items.
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