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DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime

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Thursday, January 27th, 2011 4:41PM CST

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TransMY.com user, Onizuka Takahashi, has posted some new images of the upcoming DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime in various poses and a side by side with Voyager BattleBlades Optimus Prime. These are probably the most flattering images of the figure to date.

Forumer Onizuka Takahashi provided more pics of DOTM toys. This time it is the much critisised Voyager Prime. But according to Onizuka, the Voyager feels very sturdy when handled and has more points of articulation compared to Battle Blades Prime. The chest is not a faux cab, instead it is an armor plating covering the cab windows. There are side by side comparison shots for the Primes and also Starscream.


There is also an image of the new Deluxe Starscream posed next to ROTF Breakaway. Nothing all that new, but these do give us a little better idea of the size of the figures in the upcoming line.
Credit(s): Onizuka Takahashi of TransMY.com
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Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174507)
Posted by toddmitchprime on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:48pm CST
DOTM prime is just bad. Nothing more, nothing less. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174510)
Posted by Stockade on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:51pm CST
Why does the DOTM figures look like their getting smaller and smaller and getting less detail? and im sure price will be going up too and paying alot more for something you get less of!
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174511)
Posted by El Duque on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:51pm CST
I don't know if he's just grown on me or if I've just gotten used to him or what, but I'm actually starting to like him. I think he looks pretty good in these images.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174512)
Posted by omega666 on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:52pm CST
That is SMALLER than the ROTF figure? Is deluxe the new voyager now?
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174513)
Posted by Lord Onixprime on January 27th, 2011 @ 4:56pm CST
DotM is such a step backward. Worse then the original movie line in terms of engineering. I mean, RotF leader Optimus is one of the best engineered figured I own. Other RotF figures share the same quality. These figures have been chunky and far less intricate. So far the only figures I'm buying, for the character more than anything, is Ironhide and Shockwave.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174517)
Posted by im ruined on January 27th, 2011 @ 5:17pm CST
I'd hate to say it, but I think we are looking at what prime looks like combined with his trailer.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174519)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 27th, 2011 @ 5:19pm CST
Those pontoon things on Optimus might make good thrusters for leader class Starscream. I might pick it up on sale or something just for that.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174520)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 27th, 2011 @ 5:26pm CST
Looks like it should be a burger king toy. My theory behind primes look is thats how he looks combined with his trailer. Id really like to know how hasbro has the balls to charges us more and yet make the toys crappier, we all know that the dotm voyagers are going to be around $25 and deluxes will be $13. We're already seeing these price jumps in most stores with the current lines so i doubt hasbro will lower the price when these come out and they're all the rage with the public.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174530)
Posted by Autobot Genocide on January 27th, 2011 @ 5:50pm CST
Hmm well i dont like the front of the truck been on his arms and what ever them gray fire extinguishers are on his shoulders look crap so does his chest.
Thers not much detail and realy not that much to him worth buying it for,that bb o p looks naff aswell.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174535)
Posted by alternator77 on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:29pm CST
now thats just depressing :sad: :sad: :sad:

on the bright side ive got a new name for the dotm version
"pontoon prime" :lol: :lol:
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174536)
Posted by chrisc4 on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:31pm CST
despite the hate, i love the dotm toys. i cant wait til they are released! :grin:
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174541)
Posted by xtsaur on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:37pm CST
Before I rant let me say this: I LOVE the Transformers movies and the movieverse toys!

But, this new Optimus Prime is very upsetting to me. Again, not to harp about scale, but this toy isnt even in scale with itself!!! look at the fake wheels on the back portion of his thigh... yeah those tiny little fake gray wheels... they are out of scale with the wheels on feet.. *sigh :BANG_HEAD:

No offense but if they are gonna half ass this then I feel responsible to call them out on it. This toy is not good. If Hasbro is not gonna do a better job on the Leaderclass & Voyager Prime, then please just re-release the old toys and save these new molds for different Transformers. It really irritates me that we get 10 Bumblebees and 10 Primes, while we have yet to receive a decent Blackout Toy, or any Scrappers & Hightowers. Hasbro, do the right thing, make all of the Constructicons, it absolutely drives me nuts that we get Transformers movieverse toys that arent even in the movies, but Hightower and Scrapper, among others are not!

Send this Prime back to Hasbro, melt it down and make Constructicons!!! ALL HAIL MEGATRON! :CON:
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174543)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:45pm CST
I must say, I kinda like this new Voy OP. Certainly different, and the giant weapons look kinda cool in an overkill sort of way. Shame he has the high crotch problem as Battle Blades OP, I think that's my biggest complaint. I'll buy him.

I wonder how screen-accurate this mold is, recall that Prime was going to be changed slightly.

EDIT- xtsaur is right about the fake wheels, that's pure fail. Not enough for me to hate this figure, but still fail.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174545)
Posted by dirk2243 on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:51pm CST
Lord Onixprime wrote:DotM is such a step backward. Worse then the original movie line in terms of engineering. I mean, RotF leader Optimus is one of the best engineered figured I own. Other RotF figures share the same quality. These figures have been chunky and far less intricate. So far the only figures I'm buying, for the character more than anything, is Ironhide and Shockwave.


So...the first movie line was a lot of Energon re-deco's, (stongarm, wingblade, etc, etc) ROTF was seeing how many repaints we could get people to buy, and DOTM is mostly Blah, with the exception of Shockwave and a few others.

However I do like his poses in those pics.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174546)
Posted by 009* on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:51pm CST
I heard on the TFW boards that Hasbro's simplifying the new toys after getting complaints from parents that their kids can't play with the ROTF toys too well because of their complexity.

As much as we like the complexity, these are kids toys after all.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174548)
Posted by Baha08 on January 27th, 2011 @ 6:54pm CST
The engineering looks like what Transformers Prime's toyline should be.

Hopefully the Leader Class figures (We can hope Optimus, Megatron, Shockwave) will be better engineered.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174550)
Posted by Bogard on January 27th, 2011 @ 7:04pm CST
Sadly, it looks as if they're dumbing down most of the figures to compensate for the oversized weapons. I have little to no confidence in this line so far.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174551)
Posted by Baha08 on January 27th, 2011 @ 7:05pm CST
Bogard wrote:Sadly, it looks as if they're dumbing down most of the figures to compensate for the oversized weapons. I have little to no confidence in this line so far.


I don't even get the weapons, I mean the concept is cool but really? You can't think of better weapons Hasbro? I mean Barricade looks like he's carrying a huge rake
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174552)
Posted by Mykltron on January 27th, 2011 @ 7:10pm CST
The figure is shorter but the legs are longer. They've put fake wheels on the thighs with no paint apps. It looks cheap n nasty. I hate it. It has he aesthetic of a toy designed for a three year old.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174603)
Posted by Kingpun on January 27th, 2011 @ 8:57pm CST
I'm shocked that he's smaller than Battle Blades Optimus too. I thought for sure he'd be up scaled. Must meen Ironhide and Shockwave are pretty short too.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174623)
Posted by Autobot Strider on January 27th, 2011 @ 9:36pm CST
Baha08 wrote:The engineering looks like what Transformers Prime's toyline should be.


Very true... this Prime does look very "prime-ish". Wow, that might be the most obvious statement ever! ;)

009* wrote:I heard on the TFW boards that Hasbro's simplifying the new toys after getting complaints from parents that their kids can't play with the ROTF toys too well because of their complexity.

As much as we like the complexity, these are kids toys after all.


Quoted for truth. I mean, this DOTM prime is a nice balance between the simple transformation of '07 Voyager Prime and the much more movie-accurate BB Optimus, which looks pretty darn complex. Many little moving parts = easily broken by a child. Remember that you or I might carefully transform and display our figures, but our children want them to be converted quickly so they can be bashed together on the carpet battlefield.

That being said, my initial reaction to DOTM Prime was 'blech', but now with these pics I actually think the figure is quite nice. His legs look thicker and sturdier, which is something that I always liked about the '07 Voyager figure, but he has less obvious kibble, except the pontoons, but even with those his back looks much cleaner that BB Prime, who's back looks very crowded.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174639)
Posted by First-Aid on January 27th, 2011 @ 10:34pm CST
Autobot Strider wrote:
Baha08 wrote:The engineering looks like what Transformers Prime's toyline should be.


Very true... this Prime does look very "prime-ish". Wow, that might be the most obvious statement ever! ;)

009* wrote:I heard on the TFW boards that Hasbro's simplifying the new toys after getting complaints from parents that their kids can't play with the ROTF toys too well because of their complexity.

As much as we like the complexity, these are kids toys after all.


Quoted for truth. I mean, this DOTM prime is a nice balance between the simple transformation of '07 Voyager Prime and the much more movie-accurate BB Optimus, which looks pretty darn complex. Many little moving parts = easily broken by a child. Remember that you or I might carefully transform and display our figures, but our children want them to be converted quickly so they can be bashed together on the carpet battlefield.

That being said, my initial reaction to DOTM Prime was 'blech', but now with these pics I actually think the figure is quite nice. His legs look thicker and sturdier, which is something that I always liked about the '07 Voyager figure, but he has less obvious kibble, except the pontoons, but even with those his back looks much cleaner that BB Prime, who's back looks very crowded.


That's a very interesting point about the complexity of the figures...and it is true. Heck, sometimes we as adults can't get them right. If a child can't do it, they have a negative experience and they don't want to play with the toy anymore. Parents then see that the kids aren't playing with that toy and stop buying it for them. My 9 year old nephew asked for the TRU Devastator for Christmas. I gave it to him. Both he and my sister (his mom) were unable to correctly get things transformed so I had to come over and do it for him. He hasn't touched it since. I doubt this is a rare occurance. These are kids toys, after all, and if a kid can't play with them then they will not sell.

Did anyone else remember the quote earlier from ILM where they said they were redesigning Prime and BB a little bit? Maybe he has gotten new chest armor...This doesn't look like a combined mode to me.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174821)
Posted by rpetras on January 28th, 2011 @ 12:56pm CST
First-Aid wrote:
Autobot Strider wrote:
009* wrote:I heard on the TFW boards that Hasbro's simplifying the new toys after getting complaints from parents that their kids can't play with the ROTF toys too well because of their complexity.

As much as we like the complexity, these are kids toys after all.


Quoted for truth. ...


That's a very interesting point about the complexity of the figures...and it is true. Heck, sometimes we as adults can't get them right. ...



It's a good point, but the failure is with Hasbro allowing the movie designs to be made of "thousands of moving parts" to begin with. It makes a translation into toys near impossible.

While Leader prime, and to a similar degree the newer RotF voyager Prime are marvels of engineering, they are a serious process to transform. Even the Deluxe Skids and Mudflap are a real pain to get back into their car modes.

My one nephew (9), who is a casual Transformers fan, simply can't do the newer transforms, and that frustration translates into him buying different toys instead.

For me, though, this new Optimus convinced me to go out and hunt down Battle Blades Op.
I wasn't going to get Battle Blades, but if the new go-to scale will be voyager for the bigger guys, and if the new voyager OP looks this crummy, I will be saying "no thank-you" to buying him.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174839)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 28th, 2011 @ 1:42pm CST
If transformers are too complicated for some kids they can just get the activators and FAB's, isn't that what they're for? There's no need to dumb down the entire line. Besides, Hasbro is actually using the skill level scale right, so it's their own fault for biting off more than their kid can chew.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174845)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 28th, 2011 @ 1:55pm CST
Evil_the_Nub wrote:If transformers are too complicated for some kids they can just get the activators and FAB's, isn't that what they're for? There's no need to dumb down the entire line. Besides, Hasbro is actually using the skill level scale right, so it's their own fault for biting off more than their kid can chew.


Actually, it would be the parents overestimating the skill level of a child, or underestimating the complexity of a toy. True, we have easier FAB's for the younger folk, but they can be viewed as too kiddish for the tough image pre-teen (7 to 12 years) to buy.

Back to Voyager Prime, aw crap. I'm starting to actually like him. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174848)
Posted by Red 50 on January 28th, 2011 @ 2:05pm CST
About the "smallifying" or "De-growing" of DOTM toys...

Since ROTF Deluxe Soundwave was short, immagine how he'll be in DOTM toyline.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174861)
Posted by Stockade on January 28th, 2011 @ 2:31pm CST
Red 50 wrote:About the "smallifying" or "De-growing" of DOTM toys...

Since ROTF Deluxe Soundwave was short, immagine how he'll be in DOTM toyline.



DOTM Soundwave will be a legends class only if the DOTM toys keeping shrinking.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174877)
Posted by prowl123 on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:02pm CST
He's so...small!

I like him without those giant platoons on his back, and i will get him.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1174880)
Posted by OptiMagnus on January 28th, 2011 @ 3:08pm CST
I hate to say it, but these pics make him look even better.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1175142)
Posted by suuemen on January 29th, 2011 @ 9:31am CST
I think this is his form before combining with the trailer.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1175150)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 29th, 2011 @ 10:18am CST
Where is the trailer anyway? Unless we're talking about movie trailers...
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1175161)
Posted by Kingpun on January 29th, 2011 @ 10:52am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Where is the trailer anyway? Unless we're talking about movie trailers...


It's going to be included with an Optimus figure that is going to be in his own price class. My guess is the figure will be Leader size. There haven't been any pictures of that one yet.

I think the Voyager figure isn't trying to replicate the combined look. I'm think its probably compromised so that the figure could possibly combine with a trailer that is yet to be released.
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1175181)
Posted by suuemen on January 29th, 2011 @ 12:19pm CST
Like I am thinking, the trailer for Voyager OP might be revealed later; Which would combine with OP, cuz the legs seem too bulky for a voyager figure IMO...
Re: DOTM Voyager Optimus Prime side by side with BattleBlades Optimus Prime (1175182)
Posted by OptiMagnus on January 29th, 2011 @ 12:21pm CST
Kingpun wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Where is the trailer anyway? Unless we're talking about movie trailers...


It's going to be included with an Optimus figure that is going to be in his own price class. My guess is the figure will be Leader size. There haven't been any pictures of that one yet.

I think the Voyager figure isn't trying to replicate the combined look. I'm think its probably compromised so that the figure could possibly combine with a trailer that is yet to be released.

1. There will be an Optimus Prime that will be in his own class. He will be the new Ultimate class figure. They have brought Ultimate Bumblebee down to a Leader Class and Leader Prime up to Ultimate, so they basically switched spots. He will probably be Leader size without the trailer but combined, my guess would say he'll be Battle Ops Bumblebee size or a little bigger.
2. I hope that Voyager class theory is right. But supposedly, Takara may release the Voyager class with the trailer but Hasbro won't.
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