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Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer!

Transformers News: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer!

Monday, February 7th, 2011 3:50PM CST

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It's the behemoth we've all been waiting for. Our insiders in Singapore state the 'Ultimate Optimus Prime' toy features a Voyager Optimus Prime with a large trailer. The toy's class size is still up in the air, but it doesn't really matter right now, we've got images of the biggest version of Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime. Behold!

Transformers Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime Action Figure
With the upcoming Transformers: Dark of the Moon movie, one of the most iconic characters in the Transformers lore will capture the spotlight as his heroic story becomes the focus of the first-ever 3D Transformers movie. Now, an action figure befitting such an icon will be available with the new Transformers Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime action figure. The figure includes the Autobot leader's classic trailer that doubles as a weapons arsenal and is an integral part of the figure's converting play pattern. The Mechtech Ultimate Optimus Prime figure features three modes of conversion – vehicle, robot, and robot with "mech suit." The trailer, which serves as a weapons depot and command center, also converts into a "mech suit" that Optimus Prime shows off when it's time to rumble. Featuring lights, launching projectiles, electronic battle sounds and Optimus Prime phrases, this is the must-have item for kids and fans alike.


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(Courtesy of io9)

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Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178962)
Posted by Kibble on February 7th, 2011 @ 3:51pm CST
I like how it's the "Ultimate" Optimus Prime with an $80 price tag, yet they can't manage to even paint the fuggin' wheels. But that's probably the least of this toy's issues. Yup, buying this would break my only rule of avoid buying suck...
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178966)
Posted by NOBODY LOVES WHEELIE on February 7th, 2011 @ 3:57pm CST
Oh very nice...Butterfly Princess Prime.

I swear to God I'm gonna get him a skirt.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178968)
Posted by RiddlerJ on February 7th, 2011 @ 3:58pm CST
So it doesn't do anything except become a set of bad wings?
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178972)
Posted by Burn on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:02pm CST
Hasbro designers once again come through with the laziness.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178973)
Posted by OlivusPrime on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:03pm CST
Looking pretty good thus far, robot is a LOT better than the Voyager version, so I'm glad I won't be getting that. Robot mode still only looks alright, the legs are very good, but the arms and back kibble seem to ruin it a bit. The truck mode looks fairly big, so perhaps (and here's hoping) ROTF Optimus can at least attach to the trailer. Combined mode is pretty disappointing, but I'll wait for better pictures before denying it completely. The description says that the trailer can form ye olde Combat Deck mode, so I can't wait for pics of that.

Look at the back of the combined mode wings - SO MANY MECHTECH PORTS!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178974)
Posted by Megazarak on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:03pm CST
It looks alright, albeit not as good as it could be. That being said, at that price, I don't know if a purchase could be justified.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178975)
Posted by griftimus prime on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:06pm CST
epic fail
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178977)
Posted by rpetras on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:08pm CST
Well, that isn't the voyager we've seen, and with the relatively simplistic transform on the main bot, I'm betting he'll be at or near deluxe-sized.

I don't mind the butterfly wings, but the MASSIVE FISTS OF JUSTICE!(tm) and the Super-Pants Prime styled legs kind of kill it for me.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178979)
Posted by Brilock on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:08pm CST
At least it looks way better than that voyager crap that we have been seeing, I just knew that hasbro wouldn't do prime that much in justice! It isn't a definate buy yet but so far looking to be right after megs and shockwave.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178982)
Posted by Blurrz on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:11pm CST
Obvious mistransformation.. should look like Freedom.

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Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178984)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:12pm CST
I didn't see an $80 price anywhere, did I miss it? It's a Voyager w/ trailer, so let's hope maybe $50. I'd buy it for that, maybe 60 with some good reviews.

I really wish they'd re-used the Battle Blades Optimus Prime mold and modded it as needed. The arms on this new one are lame, I jsut hope the movie model is not the same. The super mode is a little over the top, even compared to previous Super Primes like Powermaster and Cybertron, pretty nuts on their own. I want to see the command center mode.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178985)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:14pm CST
Thats the best they could come up with for a combined mode? So is every one happy he has a trailer now? Was hoping for a RID or or a Cybertron homage but i guess not. Thats a nice alt mode but not $80 nice.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178988)
Posted by dirk2243 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:16pm CST
I'd like to get one, but I'm thinking mine will stay in truck mode.

Optimus alone isn't bad, however I think they could have spent more time with it, especially the hands. Don't understand why it couldn't have almost been a copy of BB Optimus and added the trailer?
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178989)
Posted by Sodan-1 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:17pm CST
And just think, these are the Hasbro Photoshop images. The real thing will probably be so ugly that it'll make me eat my own face.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178990)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:17pm CST
Robot and alt mode look quite nice. COmbined... the hell?? :BANG_HEAD: :roll:
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178991)
Posted by kirbenvost on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:18pm CST
Huh.

TFM = We are n00bs at making Bayformers and therefore teh suck.
ROTF = Collectors' line, in other words, too complicated for kids.
DOTM = We overcompensate for ROTF by making Armada 2.0.

They really should've stuck with one of the existing voyager molds, because this thing is pathetic. The alt mode and regular robot legs look decent, but that's about it. Arms are fail. Shoulder kibble is fail. Combined is just... not good. Like Armada Prime! I dunno. The only way I could ever see myself picking this up is if it's mistransformed in this pic and gets a Magnus repaint & remold.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178993)
Posted by Kibble on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:20pm CST
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:I didn't see an $80 price anywhere, did I miss it? It's a Voyager w/ trailer, so let's hope maybe $50. I'd buy it for that, maybe 60 with some good reviews.


I saw the price listed on TFW...
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178996)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:21pm CST
I WAS looking forward to this...The robot mode is such a let down...

Hasbro needs to focus on quality rather than silly gimmicks. :BANG_HEAD: (They improve upon Star Wars every time, so what gives?)

This DOTM line is taking a step backwards. But as long as they sell (which they most likely will) to the young'uns of the target customer, it'll be fine(!)

Really hope this isn't the one we've heard will have motion-sensors and such! (If it is, oh dear...)
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1178997)
Posted by Blurrz on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:23pm CST
Hip-Hoptimus Rime wrote:I didn't see an $80 price anywhere, did I miss it? It's a Voyager w/ trailer, so let's hope maybe $50. I'd buy it for that, maybe 60 with some good reviews.


io9 said it's going for $79.99
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179001)
Posted by dirk2243 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:28pm CST
You can kind of see this mode in the superbowl commercial when Prime comes flying in and then he seems to rip it off right about the 24-25 second mark. But this looks in no way as good as that did.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179003)
Posted by Love Dragon on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:31pm CST
I like it.

But that doesn't matter, because I buy ALL Optimus Prime molds.

If they ever made an Optimus Prime that transformed into a turd, I would have to buy it, as well.
Actually it might be interesting to display it together with the shoe.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179005)
Posted by WeatherManNX01 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:32pm CST
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAT???

Wow, where to start?

1. "Ultimate" means freaking Voyager class with a trailer? Call me when they make one for Leader class.
2. Fairy Princess Prime mode looks...off. It certainly doesn't look right.
3. The trailer deco leaves a lot to be desired - lots of plastic with a smudge of paint.
4. Fairy Princess Prime mode gives him one hell of a backpack.
5. Fairy Princess Prime mode makes him look like one hell of a shellformer.
6. I was hoping that maybe we'd get a battle station trailer. I'd sooner have the trailer be a brick than to be bot mode accessory.
7. Primes fists now come out of his grill? Boy does that look stupid.

Long story short: Thanks Hasbro! You just helped me decide on whether or not to get this figure. (Hint: the answer rhymes with "snot".)
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179006)
Posted by ultraprimer on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:32pm CST
WOW, nice lookin figure..most likely its a leader because of the light and sound.I may buy this if its on a sale. I noticed Prime's ankle doesnt have the wheel anymore. I guess thats a minus on movie accurate prime. I think I'll stick w/ my buster prime
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179008)
Posted by metalformer on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:34pm CST
Chaoslock wrote:Image

Did they try to copy this?


:shock: :shock: :shock: :shock:

I notice a great resemblance there! Thanks for pointing it out!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179009)
Posted by Mkall on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:35pm CST
Burn wrote:Hasbro designers once again come through with the laziness.

^ This
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179010)
Posted by Redimus GTS on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:35pm CST
Yey! How I've missed you, Superpants Prime!

Anyway, if it's $80, it'll be somewhere between £60-£100 (depending on just how optimistic Hasblo UK are) which is frankly too much for me for anything other than an MP size and quality TF. I do however oddly want it.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179011)
Posted by Astrofizix on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:36pm CST
man, Stilts Prime was not the use of the trailer I was hoping for. I don't think his knees will bend, or his elbows in powerup mode. Also, they have cleverly hidden the wheels which are on his forearms, so the arms in powerup are going to be even more over the top. sigh. I like some of the molding, but just like ROTF powerup Prime, he will have one pose, standing...
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179013)
Posted by soundwave1994 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:48pm CST
ok here is my full opinion of the toy
1. the chest is better than the other one
2. the head is as good as its going to get
3. the arms are a cheap cop out they could have atleast found a way to hide the wheel arch somewhere and the same goes for the bumper so the arms dont look so stupid
4. i have no problem with what the trailer does to the arms and legs
5. it should have added to the chest and it should have had a base rather than those silly wings.they couldhave atleast allowed the wings to reduce in size by folding or detatching th form four different weapons
also the feet look riddiculus
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179015)
Posted by Powermaster Jazz on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:49pm CST
Excuse me, but where does it say that the main bot is voyager size? if it is voyager size wouldn't that put him in the same size class as Energon and Cybertron Primes making the whole thing Leader class?

I expect the combined mode will be more in Unicron's size class.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179016)
Posted by First-Aid on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:50pm CST
I'd bet those top wings are supposed to go down and angled more. Nobody that isn't a fairy princess has wings like that. Very interesting. We'll see once some better pictures come out.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179017)
Posted by Noideaforaname on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:50pm CST
The resemblance to a moth is startling.

He looks really angular and even blocky. A lot of parts seem like they should fold in on themselves some more. He's almost certainly mistransformed, but to what extent?

The jetpack/armor doesn't resemble what we've seen. Perhaps Prime gets two?
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179018)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:51pm CST
bad ass! dont like the regular bot mode though
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179023)
Posted by gothsaurus on February 7th, 2011 @ 4:58pm CST
I dub thee.... Mothtimus Prime!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179025)
Posted by meowshk on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:01pm CST
I personally like the combined mode. I've seen worse and it's probably at least a little mistransformed. My one problem is the bars attaching the suit's legs to the backpack.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179027)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:02pm CST
its super ginrai!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179034)
Posted by Street-Convoy S0S on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:07pm CST
So i guess this is what we all saw in the Superbowl ad? at the end of the trailer for Transformers DOTM. Prime flying and kicking ass on the ground.... hmmm?
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179037)
Posted by BigBotPrime on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:09pm CST
I'd give it a 7/10 I mean hasbro should hire the guys from Bandai who design PG Gundams to put their gundam knowledge designs into the Transformers movie design. (>_<);
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179041)
Posted by LordOfAnnihilation on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:18pm CST
I think they could do a lot better with this one. Optimus' legs are practically THE trailer. Don't Get me wrong, the trailer's great but I wish it broke up more. Voyager Megatron looks better!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179042)
Posted by DISCHARGE on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:19pm CST
The trailer seems huge(height) compared to the cab, may just be the pic though.
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Definitely not an $80 toy(to me). It sounds like you may need this to make Prime combine with other bots though, so he may become a necessity.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179043)
Posted by SFTFAN on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:19pm CST
NOTHING about this looks good or right! TOTAL EPIC FALE!

it looks NOTHING like the Prime from the recent superbowl movie trailer that flies in and kills three cons in one swoop....no huge jets on his back, instead just a flat pannel...what? is he supposed to flap those ferry wings to fly? no BFG at all...instead some pants and gloves to put on him?? just awful looking!

the only thing that looks remotely OK is the ALT mode...and even that is pretty poor and the scale of the trailer and the cab looks way off....the cab is tiny, the trailer is massive. suck.

this figure is so horrible looking that it has forced me to make my 2nd post in four years to express my displeasure!

BRING ON THE LASERBEAK FIGURE! (looking to be my only DOTM purchase...unless they botch it too)
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179049)
Posted by First-Aid on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:28pm CST
meowshk wrote: I've seen worse and it's probably at least a little mistransformed.


What? NO! Hasbro PR NEVER makes mistakes in their pictures! They are teh genyuses! They don't even need directions...

...by the way, their PR department consists of two trained chimpanzees and a lemur.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179050)
Posted by paul053 on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:30pm CST
So he is now Gundam X? Can he fire the solar laser? No, no, no, no.

:BANG_HEAD: :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179051)
Posted by BATTOUSAIXD on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:30pm CST
The robot and alt modes look good to me, but that power-up thing is terrible! It may just be mis-transformed though, or you can fix it to look pretty good to look like the Jetfire/Optimus from ROTF. I'll wait for more pictures, but not holding my breath. And if it really isn't leader class, I probably won't want it anyways. I really hope Megatron and Optimus do get leaders...
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179052)
Posted by Optillamanus on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:33pm CST
dirk2243 wrote:You can kind of see this mode in the superbowl commercial when Prime comes flying in and then he seems to rip it off right about the 24-25 second mark. But this looks in no way as good as that did.

Well no wonder he rips it off. Looks like one of those cyber stompin things.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179054)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:38pm CST
Should have guessed this wouldn't be any more impressive than Jetfire-Optimus Prime. Oh well, I may pick him up to display him as a tractor trailer.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179059)
Posted by alternator77 on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:43pm CST
robot mode-hideous
powerup mode-can someone say rid magnus
trailer- its sad when FP does it better. :roll: :roll:
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179060)
Posted by jaws on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:45pm CST
Why does Hasbro keep changing the voyager OP? Movie 1 or ROTF/HFTD version would have been better than that thing! After watching the new trailer this is an epic fail. Where are the Jetfire engine boosters, the huge cannons, swords? What is up with the forearms, look like the big "backpack" that hangs off movie 1 voyager.

I just hope the TF: Prime figures look better than this. Things were looking so good until this abomination today.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179064)
Posted by Alex Jones on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:49pm CST
A couple of things:

1. I am curious of the actual size of the figure it self. Someone brought up the the possibility that it might be a slightly bigger than deluxe figure. Definitely would like to know and see if Hasbro is really sizing down its line.

2. The robot mode looks good except the arm kibble kills it for me. But at least the transformation looks like an ode to the G1 figure :grin:

3. I am wondering, if in combined mode, is it the same as the jet powered powered prime featured in the teaser and if the "butterfly" wings are removable.
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179068)
Posted by Seibertron on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:52pm CST
Butterfly Optimus Prime -- attack!
Re: Behold, Dark Of The Moon Optimus Prime With Trailer! (1179070)
Posted by Mykltron on February 7th, 2011 @ 5:53pm CST
The only surprise is that it doesn't have monkey arms.

Pass.

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