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Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype

Transformers News: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype

Tuesday, June 7th, 2011 10:25AM CDT

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Transformers fan site and 3rd Party toy producer/distributor TFClub have a new auction over at TaoBao.com. The auction is for a rare prototype of the Deluxe Class Classics Optimus Prime from the Optimus Prime vs Megatron DVD 2-pack. According to TFClub probably no more than 20 in existence.

Just click the images to get to the original auction translated with google.com translate!

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Credit(s): El Duque, TFCLub, TaoBao
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Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235484)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:27am CDT
No paint = test shot. For what is a different question altogether.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235485)
Posted by RiddlerJ on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:27am CDT
Ugh, that mold is the worst. Repaint the Laser Rod Prime in Scourge already.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235486)
Posted by El Duque on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:29am CDT
They just keep trying to polish that turd don't they?
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235489)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:42am CDT
You know, I would probably buy that if I saw it. Black, red windows... Some how it makes it all better.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235491)
Posted by originaldave77 on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:45am CDT
I always thought this figure had a really excellent robot mode, save for the kibble on the back. It's the alt mode that looks awful. Almost Kreo-ish.

I'm tempted to pick him up, if only to display in bot mode.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235492)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:48am CDT
Oh no, not that mold..
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235496)
Posted by kirbenvost on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:50am CDT
Probably just a KO.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235499)
Posted by Mykltron on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:51am CDT
Haters gonna hate...
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235501)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 7th, 2011 @ 10:53am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:Probably just a KO.


It is, the news is going to be updated, ASAP.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235507)
Posted by juxtapose519 on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:03am CDT
This is a stupid question, but what's wrong with this mould?
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235508)
Posted by Tigertrack on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:05am CDT
juxtapose519 wrote:This is a stupid question, but what's wrong with this mould?


It's waist rotates 360 for the 'battle action' and does not always click into place front forward.

The alt mode is very piece meal, and not a very smooth rendition of the truck. And it's small.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235517)
Posted by TFGnome on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:20am CDT
thats strange
shucha' shitty mold, and in black and red, it looks...well
it looks almost, ok
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235520)
Posted by rpetras on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:29am CDT
I would totally get this, but only because I have a giant pile of black Prime repaints.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235524)
Posted by paul053 on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:32am CDT
I did mine already. So thanks.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235527)
Posted by D-340 on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:37am CDT
Ok, a few minutes ago, the headline said this was a KO. Now it says it's a rare prototype? :-? Wha happen?

As far as the mold, twisty chest gimmick aside, I like it. Great robot mode, truck mode is ok. I prefer the voyager mold for Nemesis though, more fitting.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235541)
Posted by El Duque on June 7th, 2011 @ 11:54am CDT
D-340 wrote:Ok, a few minutes ago, the headline said this was a KO. Now it says it's a rare prototype? :-? Wha happen?

As far as the mold, twisty chest gimmick aside, I like it. Great robot mode, truck mode is ok. I prefer the voyager mold for Nemesis though, more fitting.


There was some confusion with the translation initially. One of staff members who can read Chinese straightened it out. According to TFClub it's a prototype of the original.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235546)
Posted by Dead Metal on June 7th, 2011 @ 12:06pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
juxtapose519 wrote:This is a stupid question, but what's wrong with this mould?


It's waist rotates 360 for the 'battle action' and does not always click into place front forward.

The alt mode is very piece meal, and not a very smooth rendition of the truck. And it's small.

Plus the head is ugly.
The weapon however, is made of win.
And this proves that everything looks better in black.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235604)
Posted by Overcracker on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:15pm CDT
tigertracks 24 wrote:
juxtapose519 wrote:This is a stupid question, but what's wrong with this mould?


It's waist rotates 360 for the 'battle action' and does not always click into place front forward.

The alt mode is very piece meal, and not a very smooth rendition of the truck. And it's small.


Not the waist, the upper chest. And as long as you pull the tab to lock the mechanism he stays facing forward just fine, and gets a ratchet chest swivel for extra posing.

The truck mode on the other hand is really poor, no argument there.

But his robot mode is sweet, and quite poseable.
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Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235619)
Posted by juxtapose519 on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:38pm CDT
Overcracker wrote:
tigertracks 24 wrote:
juxtapose519 wrote:This is a stupid question, but what's wrong with this mould?


It's waist rotates 360 for the 'battle action' and does not always click into place front forward.

The alt mode is very piece meal, and not a very smooth rendition of the truck. And it's small.


Not the waist, the upper chest. And as long as you pull the tab to lock the mechanism he stays facing forward just fine, and gets a ratchet chest swivel for extra posing.

The truck mode on the other hand is really poor, no argument there.

But his robot mode is sweet, and quite poseable.


In that case I would definitely buy this just for the robot mode. It's much better than the Voyager mould, size aside.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235635)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on June 7th, 2011 @ 1:57pm CDT
I've had four different versions of this mold and NONE of them have ever not just spun around constantly. I really hate "action features". They almost always ruin the figure's aesthetics. It's really not such a bad interpretation aside from that flaw, there are worse.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235682)
Posted by LittleDickens5 on June 7th, 2011 @ 2:58pm CDT
You can stop the torso from spinning by pulling the action feature's button till it clicks. Locks it into place nicely. I think that was left out of the instructions.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235737)
Posted by Overcracker on June 7th, 2011 @ 4:53pm CDT
NemesisMonkeySupreme wrote:I've had four different versions of this mold and NONE of them have ever not just spun around constantly. I really hate "action features". They almost always ruin the figure's aesthetics. It's really not such a bad interpretation aside from that flaw, there are worse.


The action feature can be disabled, as has been said many times since the mold first debuted, pull back on the black tab with a little force until it clicks and the torso will stop spinning and lock in place. It does have a little but a very little give though, but its for the most part static.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235764)
Posted by craggy on June 7th, 2011 @ 5:37pm CDT
I like this robot mode, a really good nicely sized rendition of G1 Prime. Not concerned about a black repaint mind you. G2 Prime is the one I want repainted black, even if they must call it Nemesis Prime, it'll be RiD Scourge to me.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235773)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on June 7th, 2011 @ 6:33pm CDT
originaldave77 wrote:I always thought this figure had a really excellent robot mode, save for the kibble on the back. It's the alt mode that looks awful.


Same. Though I still wouldn't use it for repaints or redecos.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235794)
Posted by NemesisMonkeySupreme on June 7th, 2011 @ 7:41pm CDT
LittleDickens5 wrote:You can stop the torso from spinning by pulling the action feature's button till it clicks. Locks it into place nicely. I think that was left out of the instructions.

I think at one point I discovered this without knowing the cause, but could never recreate the effect so quit trying. Not exactly intuitiveā€¦ Live and learn.

Still dislike "action features" though ;)
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235818)
Posted by dinogeist on June 7th, 2011 @ 9:03pm CDT
looks ugly,looks like someone dipped the toy in black tar or spray painted it black.

I agree with some in this thread. that classics deluxe prime is a awful mold in every way possible.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235839)
Posted by Captziltoid on June 7th, 2011 @ 9:52pm CDT
yea as much as i dont really like this mold i wouldnt mind having thid guy
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1235973)
Posted by CrimsonPrime on June 8th, 2011 @ 6:44am CDT
Meh this mould sucks...That's all I'm gonna say.
Re: Auction for Rare Deluxe Classics Optimus Prime Prototype (1238584)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on June 13th, 2011 @ 8:37am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:No paint = test shot. For what is a different question altogether.


Actually i like the full on black and red windows.... give it a dark and contrastic look :D
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