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APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included!

Transformers News: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included!

Friday, August 31st, 2012 7:47AM CDT

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TransformersAsia.com have published the first images of the upcoming Asian market exclusive APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime. This limited edition will feature premium packaging, metallic paint, chrome, and his battle blades! He's scheduled for an Asian release on September 30th.

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Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415229)
Posted by Xephon0930 on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:54am CDT
Where can I pre-order?
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415242)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:33am CDT
wonder if this will be an amazon exclusive. Like the year of the dragon.


:) (:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415262)
Posted by STngAR on August 31st, 2012 @ 8:57am CDT
So done with movie toys. Its Optimus with some armor....for me boring. :roll:


Bring on Ultra Mammoth. :MAXIMAL:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415271)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 31st, 2012 @ 9:19am CDT
Well, it's exactly what I was asking for. If it ends up being within the realm of reasonably priced imports, I'm in. Looks nice, I am impressed.
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415292)
Posted by Sodan-1 on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:18am CDT
If only this had white outlines around the flames this would have been the ultimate version of a movie Optimus. I don't know what to do.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415300)
Posted by Sideswipe29 on August 31st, 2012 @ 10:34am CDT
Here's my problem with this, to me Optimus was never super shinny and chromed up, his legs and arms were a dirty metallic/metal. Yes his grill on his truck mode was chrome and looked cool but the main selling point of this is that his body is all silver and chrome but Prime never looked that way in the film. I'm not saying this dose not look good, the paint and such looks fantastic but I'm just not a fan of it. I missed the first striker but to me he looks a little more accurate. The darker plastic make it look more like the CGI. The only problem is the original cost an arm and a leg and if your like me and want the extra battle blades, his axe, and his shield it costs more than $200. If this is cheap enough I might get him, one of my main fears though is the chrome on the bottom of his feet getting scratched up, and right now I don't have enough space to make a proper display for him, so he'll end up in a box with the rest of my Transformers which will not be good for that chrome. Only time will tell, the price might completely sway my opinion but for now I'm sticking with the original....... Takara makes things so difficult.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415309)
Posted by RodimalToyota on August 31st, 2012 @ 11:07am CDT
seriously? Pre-order? where art thou?

BBTS?

TFSource?

Robotkingdom?


ANYONE?!
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415337)
Posted by XDMan on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:01pm CDT
Now that's a superior Movie Prime since Buster Prime.

So Takara, if the DOTM line is still active in your area, can you make DOTM Megs and Shockwave (in Leader size), Deluxe and HA Mirage, HA Que, Topspin, Armored Leadfoot, Crowbar, Leader Blackout (the size of Battle Ops Bee), and Leader Fallen? Pllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssse :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

I promise to give you some tips on designing your toys. ;) ;)
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415350)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:30pm CDT
Sideswipe29 wrote:Here's my problem with this, to me Optimus was never super shinny and chromed up, his legs and arms were a dirty metallic/metal. Yes his grill on his truck mode was chrome and looked cool but the main selling point of this is that his body is all silver and chrome but Prime never looked that way in the film. I'm not saying this dose not look good, the paint and such looks fantastic but I'm just not a fan of it. I missed the first striker but to me he looks a little more accurate. The darker plastic make it look more like the CGI. The only problem is the original cost an arm and a leg and if your like me and want the extra battle blades, his axe, and his shield it costs more than $200. If this is cheap enough I might get him, one of my main fears though is the chrome on the bottom of his feet getting scratched up, and right now I don't have enough space to make a proper display for him, so he'll end up in a box with the rest of my Transformers which will not be good for that chrome. Only time will tell, the price might completely sway my opinion but for now I'm sticking with the original....... Takara makes things so difficult.
he does have metalic greys in the movie. But what the toys get wrong is the shade of red and blue. The original striker has a great blue but wasnt dark enough, and the redneeds to be more like a ferrari red but darker. Then again red is a hard color to match. Adding a little black to darken red paint can make it look dull instead of just darkenin it
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415353)
Posted by RodimalToyota on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:32pm CDT
XDMan wrote:Now that's a superior Movie Prime since Buster Prime.

So Takara, if the DOTM line is still active in your area, can you make DOTM Megs and Shockwave (in Leader size), Deluxe and HA Mirage, HA Que, Topspin, Armored Leadfoot, Crowbar, Leader Blackout (the size of Battle Ops Bee), and Leader Fallen? Pllllllllllleeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaassssssssssssssssse :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY: :PRAY:

I promise to give you some tips on designing your toys. ;) ;)


not to throw this off topic, but I am disgruntled at knowing we won't be getting figures that need to be done, like Leader Blackout, HA Topspin and Voyager Crankcase/Dred.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415358)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on August 31st, 2012 @ 12:40pm CDT
one of the leader class figure i wanted but never got, if this is priced fairly i might have to look into it.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415371)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on August 31st, 2012 @ 1:14pm CDT
Sideswipe29 wrote:Here's my problem with this, to me Optimus was never super shinny and chromed up, his legs and arms were a dirty metallic/metal. Yes his grill on his truck mode was chrome and looked cool but the main selling point of this is that his body is all silver and chrome but Prime never looked that way in the film. I'm not saying this dose not look good, the paint and such looks fantastic but I'm just not a fan of it. I missed the first striker but to me he looks a little more accurate. The darker plastic make it look more like the CGI. The only problem is the original cost an arm and a leg and if your like me and want the extra battle blades, his axe, and his shield it costs more than $200. If this is cheap enough I might get him, one of my main fears though is the chrome on the bottom of his feet getting scratched up, and right now I don't have enough space to make a proper display for him, so he'll end up in a box with the rest of my Transformers which will not be good for that chrome. Only time will tell, the price might completely sway my opinion but for now I'm sticking with the original....... Takara makes things so difficult.
he does have metalic greys in the movie. But what the toys get wrong is the shade of red and blue. The original striker has a great blue but wasnt dark enough, and the redneeds to be more like a ferrari red but darker. Then again red is a hard color to match. Adding black to darken red paint can make it look dull instead of just darkenin it
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415448)
Posted by Blurrz on August 31st, 2012 @ 5:55pm CDT
The new Buster!
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415476)
Posted by freaky777 on August 31st, 2012 @ 7:21pm CDT
I actually prefer the original striker prime, like what Blurrz said it's like Buster prime all over again and since I have both DA-28 and Buster prime, I see no real reason to get this. But of course for those who missed DA-28, this is a good buy for them.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415531)
Posted by KNM2012 on August 31st, 2012 @ 9:12pm CDT
Hmmm... >:oP

Even though I am not a fan of the movie line, I actually like this. :grin:

...I mean...

Yeah. It looks cool. >:oP
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415703)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on September 1st, 2012 @ 9:55am CDT
I simply MUST have this figure! =P~

I wonder when it will be available for pre-order, and where?
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1415710)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on September 1st, 2012 @ 10:37am CDT
I already own Buster, and Black Jetwing...

Having a shield and gun did not sell me previously, and the shiny paintjob is still not working for me. With Ultra Magnus priced around $85, I doubt this will be anywhere within my price range, plus, 3 ROTF Prime molds are abit too much IMO.

Unless this thing is below $140USD, I have no interest. >:oP
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417421)
Posted by El Duque on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:09am CDT
TransformersAsia.com has posted some larger and clearer images of the Asian market exclusive APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime. As previously reported this redeco of DOTM Striker Optimus Prime will see limited production, comes in premium packaging, features metallic paint/chrome, and comes with the exclusive battle blades. Images mirrored below.


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Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417423)
Posted by Flux Convoy on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:16am CDT
Looks reeeally good. I need to get some money together for that guy.
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417434)
Posted by mattwhite924 on September 6th, 2012 @ 8:48am CDT
I'd like a version of this mold that has both the Striker and Jetwing accessories. Heck, I'd even take a version of Jetwing prime that has chrome parts.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417441)
Posted by f-primus-unicron on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:04am CDT
i wonder if you can use the buster gun on this version( i mean, replace the gas tanks) that would make this the ultimate movie optimus version(well, the striker with the swords, the buster gun, jetfire and the jetwing XD) but seriously, i have wondering that since the first striker version came out
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417448)
Posted by Micronautsdeep on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:22am CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:Pre-order please? Man I could only hope for a chromed up version like Buster on the striker mold.



I already have this mold with another on the way...I wish they'd just sell the add-on kit. I'd definitely go for that.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417462)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on September 6th, 2012 @ 10:07am CDT
Great.

You just HAD to show the high quality images, didn't you?

I wanted him, but was conflicted about the price.

Now I HAVE to get him!
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417463)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on September 6th, 2012 @ 10:07am CDT
They thinned out the pinstripe on the flames which is good but its blue again.looks better white.
I liked the darker blue and grey on the original mold
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417473)
Posted by Megatronsdemise666 on September 6th, 2012 @ 10:32am CDT
If only hasbro would release this through universal studios =;
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417510)
Posted by Bubbah on September 6th, 2012 @ 12:07pm CDT
Oh man I wish they'd release this stateside. I'd much rather have this than that "Year of the Dragon". C'mon Amazon and Hasbro, let's get something worked out, ok? :grin:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417530)
Posted by rpetras on September 6th, 2012 @ 1:29pm CDT
Micronautsdeep wrote:I wish they'd just sell the add-on kit. I'd definitely go for that.


^^ This

I refuse to shell out for another version of the movie Op, but I'd love this as a kit.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417534)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 6th, 2012 @ 1:36pm CDT
At first, I wanted him because he is a very impressive piece. Then I saw how much he would cost me if I wanted to add him to my collection. Now I am thinking "Maybe not" because he costs more than what I paid for my "2010" Predaking set.

Okay... Granted, I got that piece on sale. But even then... It is the same price as the set originally cost! :michaelbay: I mean... I guess I'll look for another piece to add to my collection. :grin:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417586)
Posted by XDMan on September 6th, 2012 @ 5:22pm CDT
You see Takara, this is why you are the real Transformers brand creator and not Hasblame: You are good at making superior exclusives!
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417652)
Posted by TulioDude on September 6th, 2012 @ 9:59pm CDT
Its...beautiful...
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1417684)
Posted by KNM2012 on September 7th, 2012 @ 12:07am CDT
XDMan wrote:You see Takara, this is why you are the real Transformers brand creator and not Hasblame: You are good at making superior exclusives!

Expensive, superior exclusives! But still... Stuff like this makes me wish that Hasbro would step up their game. If not, then I need to make one of those commercials showing poor collectors who get stuck with what Walmart (who had a nice, basic exclusive of this version of Optimus Prime) and Target give us! ;)

Besides, I am hoping that if Takara Tomy reissues this into the Japanese market, that they use the same gold detailing used on the Walmart exclusive variant of him. =P~ I mean... :michaelbay:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1418208)
Posted by Sodan-1 on September 8th, 2012 @ 1:00pm CDT
I'm having a real hard time ignoring this now. There's still not one version of a movie Optimus which contains all the features that I like, but this one might have the most prominent ones. I don't like the handheld blades, but I do like that they've got the silver detailing. It's got a facemask, pinstriping (albeit pale blue and not white) and the DoTM abdomen. Yeah it doesn't have the Buster's brilliant gun, but if that fella here on the forums mass produces his custom guns that'll sort that out.

Argh! I want it!
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1418558)
Posted by bolleiii on September 9th, 2012 @ 7:04pm CDT
Can someone tell me why Robotkingdom sells these for $50 less than TFSource or BigBadToyStore? And do all of those sites ship to the U.S.? And is there a customs or import tax coming from Japan?
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1418585)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on September 9th, 2012 @ 9:09pm CDT
bolleiii wrote:Can someone tell me why Robotkingdom sells these for $50 less than TFSource or BigBadToyStore? And do all of those sites ship to the U.S.? And is there a customs or import tax coming from Japan?


First off, it's only a $40 difference and this is an asian market exclusive which doesn't include Japan. Robotkingdom is based in Hong Kong and yes they do ship to the U.S. which will run about $26 and some change.

BBTS and TFSource are both U.S. based so it goes without saying they ship to the U.S. They also have higher importing costs as well as your usual mark up for profit which accounts for the difference in price. There may or may not be other factors that I am not considering but those are the main ones.

The U.S. also doesn't have any customs or import tax so that question is no.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1418633)
Posted by bolleiii on September 10th, 2012 @ 2:48am CDT
Thanks, LOST Cybertronian. Two other questions for anyone that owns one of these:

U.F.O. Unknown Factory Originals - War Axe For DOTM Leader Class Optimus Prime.

Can you remove some of the grey paint around the edges to make it appear to be glowing? If so, is there a "right" way, or just paint remover and patience?
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428055)
Posted by El Duque on October 8th, 2012 @ 8:29am CDT
We have a couple of new images of the upcoming Asian market exclusive APS-01 Striker Otpimus Prime. Our first image comes to us from the Hobby Ark Toy Store facebook page, and gives a look at the figure's packaging. The second image, courtesy of the Planet Iacon facebook, is of the actual figure. The figure is scheduled to release on November 7th.

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Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428075)
Posted by Bubbah on October 8th, 2012 @ 9:46am CDT
Oooooo shiny!! :x
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428080)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 8th, 2012 @ 10:07am CDT
I put this on my Christmas list. My girl keeps pretty much assuring me I'm getting it. We'll see. Looks pretty awesome.
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428090)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 8th, 2012 @ 10:36am CDT
It's just buster with a shield and gun... >:oP
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428100)
Posted by Xephon0930 on October 8th, 2012 @ 11:06am CDT
I still want the option to pull out the smokestacks to use the Jetwings backpack and the Buster Gun.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428119)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 8th, 2012 @ 11:59am CDT
You can, just de-pin the blue pieces with the smoke barrels, and swap.
That's what I'm doing.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428170)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 8th, 2012 @ 2:57pm CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:It's just buster with a shield and gun... >:oP

Not quite so simple. It is the remolded, arguably better chest for DOTM from the ROTF mold. The swords are separate pieces from the arms. They are no longer a gimmick in the figure. This is a welcome change for me. The shield transforms and can be added to the truck for an armored mode. The gun breaks down into smaller guns. It's got enough new things going for it that I'm committed to it. I already own the Buster Prime/Jetfire combo and that is a lovely set of toys. This looks just as good if not better to me. The pictures aren't clear enough to me to see if it actually comes with the buster cannon too.
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428173)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 8th, 2012 @ 3:00pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:It's just buster with a shield and gun... >:oP

The pictures aren't clear enough to me to see if it actually comes with the buster cannon too.
:BOT:


No Buster gun, the Mufflers are permanently attached.
Like i said above, they can be swapped with jet-wing Prime, if you want the Buster cannon, but then you can't attach the small guns.

it's one or the other.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428177)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 8th, 2012 @ 3:08pm CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:It's just buster with a shield and gun... >:oP

The pictures aren't clear enough to me to see if it actually comes with the buster cannon too.
:BOT:


No Buster gun, the Mufflers are permanently attached.
Like i said above, they can be swapped with jet-wing Prime, if you want the Buster cannon, but then you can't attach the small guns.

it's one or the other.

I was scouring the galleries to find our for myself and just saw your response, thanks. I'll be fine with the figure as is. It has plenty of weaponry already. Two swords, a large cannon (or two smaller guns, depending on taste) and the shield. I'm not swapping out pinned pieces on my TF figures. It would end in tears. I don't have a Jetwing anyway. :grin:
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428181)
Posted by RodimalToyota on October 8th, 2012 @ 3:19pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:
Flux Convoy wrote:
gavinfuzzy wrote:It's just buster with a shield and gun... >:oP

The pictures aren't clear enough to me to see if it actually comes with the buster cannon too.
:BOT:


No Buster gun, the Mufflers are permanently attached.
Like i said above, they can be swapped with jet-wing Prime, if you want the Buster cannon, but then you can't attach the small guns.

it's one or the other.

I was scouring the galleries to find our for myself and just saw your response, thanks. I'll be fine with the figure as is. It has plenty of weaponry already. Two swords, a large cannon (or two smaller guns, depending on taste) and the shield. I'm not swapping out pinned pieces on my TF figures. It would end in tears. I don't have a Jetwing anyway. :grin:
:BOT:


Yeah, I may not, Besides the ROTF Upgrade kit for Prime, I bet a 3rd P will come out with a movie accurate Jetpack, which would be nice, as the Takara version is about as accurate as a Turd. It's cool for a Gundam style Prime, but not movie accurate.

I like that the packaging, will fit in with Tak MP's.
That sells it for me.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428186)
Posted by XDMan on October 8th, 2012 @ 3:27pm CDT
I have always wanted to have a Prime like this! :grin:
But it is an Asian exclusive. :-(
And Hasbore makes too many BB's. :oops:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428201)
Posted by Flux Convoy on October 8th, 2012 @ 4:10pm CDT
XDMan wrote:I have always wanted to have a Prime like this! :grin:

So buy it!
XDMan wrote:But it is an Asian exclusive. :-(

So what?
XDMan wrote:And Hasbore makes too many BB's. :oops:

Again, so what? If you can use the internet, you can figure out how to buy this fella. I can think of at least one store off the top of my head that is selling them.
:BOT:
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1428375)
Posted by Sodan-1 on October 9th, 2012 @ 8:45am CDT
If I had the money I'd jump on this one in a heartbeat.

It's got an interesting box. Has there ever been a Transformers figure that comes in a box with a shoebox type lid.
Re: APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Images, Battle Blades Included! (1437189)
Posted by daimchoc on November 5th, 2012 @ 10:13am CST
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