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Transformers News: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images

Wednesday, June 25th, 2014 9:58AM CDT

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Thanks to scans from the latest issue of Dengeki Hobby we have confirmation that Dual Model kit line is being resurrected for Transformers: Age of Extinction. Below we have prototype images of DMK03 Lost Age Optimus Prime, if other characters will get this treatment remains to be seen. Image below courtesy of TAG Hobby.

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Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1585767)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 25th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
Not sure how I feel about the Dual Model kit. I read many reports of tabs and pegs breaking off in crucial areas.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1585856)
Posted by TimothyR on June 26th, 2014 @ 1:34am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Not sure how I feel about the Dual Model kit. I read many reports of tabs and pegs breaking off in crucial areas.


don't let a few reports fool you.. DMK's are the GREATEST thing that EVER happened to the movie characters.

DMK prime is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE piece of merch from the movies.. out of all of the toys, games, and whatever else, DMK prime is EASILY the best. hands down.

if it was possible, i wish they made DMK's for every character. and my entire movie collection could be displayed like this.

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it will never happen, but it'd be a dream come true.

as for this prime.. i'm SOOO happy that it's just about the same size as the previous DMK prime. and it'll definitely be standing in my collection in place of AOE leader prime.

i just wish this thing was more accurate/more detailed. it looks like there's going to be far less parts on this than the previous version had, which is a shame because putting DMK prime together was VERY fun.

but still, i can't wait to get this, and i can't wait to see the finished/colored version.. i can't wait to see all of the chrome in the right places lol.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586006)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 26th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
I wonder if it'll be the same frame as the first Prime kit
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586109)
Posted by TimothyR on June 26th, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if it'll be the same frame as the first Prime kit


judging by the shoulders, the shoulder/torso connection, the shoulder/bicep connection, the pistons on the hip connections, and the elbows.. it looks like it's either the same or VERY similar.

i'm so excited for this.. i REALLY REALLY hope we get another autobot and AT LEAST one bad guy.. namely lockdown.

i'd be happy with prime and drift, lockdown and stinger... or lockdown and galvatron.

also, it'd be REALLY REALLY REALLY AWESOME to get a couple of the dinobots in scale.. in their dino modes... or hell, even their robot modes would be cool.

i just love these things and wish there were more.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586126)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 27th, 2014 @ 12:57am CDT
TimothyR wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I wonder if it'll be the same frame as the first Prime kit


judging by the shoulders, the shoulder/torso connection, the shoulder/bicep connection, the pistons on the hip connections, and the elbows.. it looks like it's either the same or VERY similar.

i'm so excited for this.. i REALLY REALLY hope we get another autobot and AT LEAST one bad guy.. namely lockdown.

i'd be happy with prime and drift, lockdown and stinger... or lockdown and galvatron.

also, it'd be REALLY REALLY REALLY AWESOME to get a couple of the dinobots in scale.. in their dino modes... or hell, even their robot modes would be cool.

i just love these things and wish there were more.


Maybe possibly Drift? Although if they do another one it'll probably be Bumblebee
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586300)
Posted by El Duque on June 27th, 2014 @ 9:55pm CDT
Waste Management have updated their Instagram account with a render of Junkheap in robot mode. Junkheap is a collaborative effort between Hasbro and Waste Management who will be receiving his own Power Battlers figure and makes a brief appearance in Transformers: Age of Extinction. Check out the render mirrored below:

You'll never see your collection truck the same again… Introducing JUNKHEAP: a rear-loader from our very own fleet! Watch him in action in #TRANSFORMERS: AGE EXTINCTION, out today in theaters! #WMtransformation


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Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586304)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 27th, 2014 @ 10:11pm CDT
Isn't he really 3 guys? I got the impression the garbage truck split into 3 separate bots, like Reflector.
Then again, he/they were there for a split second...
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586337)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 28th, 2014 @ 12:07am CDT
...And the aptly named, "Sir Barely Appearing in this Film".
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586357)
Posted by triKlops on June 28th, 2014 @ 1:11am CDT
Weirdly looking forward to this one coming out; same feeling as Dispensor.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586368)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on June 28th, 2014 @ 2:43am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Isn't he really 3 guys? I got the impression the garbage truck split into 3 separate bots, like Reflector.
Then again, he/they were there for a split second...


yes I saw it too, and Drift is a triple-changer, to bad he wasn't springer... I love this movie so much
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586381)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 28th, 2014 @ 4:04am CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Isn't he really 3 guys? I got the impression the garbage truck split into 3 separate bots, like Reflector.
Then again, he/they were there for a split second...


yes I saw it too, and Drift is a triple-changer, to bad he wasn't springer... I love this movie so much


I wonder if one could mod the deluxe toy just a bit to give him that 3rd form?
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586469)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 28th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
BERSEKAEL wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Isn't he really 3 guys? I got the impression the garbage truck split into 3 separate bots, like Reflector.
Then again, he/they were there for a split second...


yes I saw it too, and Drift is a triple-changer, to bad he wasn't springer... I love this movie so much


I wonder if one could mod the deluxe toy just a bit to give him that 3rd form?


I doubt it since there's a ton of car parts involved.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586694)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 29th, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
Age Of Extinction is now in theaters and with each new Transformers film, comes a slew of new Bumblebees. You've already seen High Octane Bumblebee at retail, but we've only seen the new concept Camaro Bumblebee in images with incorrect transformations and odd proportions.

Well, thanks to fellow TF fans Daim Choc and his buddies SiuGui Mok and Oscar Fung, we now have in hand images of the upcoming concept Camaro Bumblebee as seen in Age Of Extinction. Not only do we get to see the correct transformation, we also get to see all of his included gimmicks!

His featured gimmicks are as follows:
Flip out arm cannon
Flip down battle mask
Plus he comes with the spiked throwing stars we've seen in promotional images and on the CGI renders of both Bumblebee and the KSI Stinger.

He also comes packed with Generations Legends Bumblebee in a new deco and a re-purposed and redeceod Mech Tech weapon from the Dark Of The Moon toyline. You'll notice this Bumblebee has unpainted arms, while official images and the figure on display at BotCon are painted. As with previous Evolution releases, the included figure is the same as the wide release figures.

The Evolution 2-Packs are exclusive to Toys R Us stores and these first two sightings have occurred in Hong Kong. As previous releases show us, it's usually anywhere from 10 days to about 3 weeks before these items make their debut in US stores, so it won't be too much longer of a wait.

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Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586700)
Posted by Shuttershock on June 29th, 2014 @ 6:42pm CDT
That's certainly better looking than it was. Looks like some good articulation for poseability, plus I can dig a return to integrated arm cannons, especially when there's no where to store it in vehicle mode.

Funny how they still can't find something better to do with the hood/window kibble. Also, it's just occurred to me that BB doesn't have door-wings with the new design, just these ninja star things.

Also funny how he, in the movie, responds to being better than the "superior" Stinger model... by changing form into looking exactly like him. Oh well, it'll make the Stinger remold easier.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586703)
Posted by Noideaforaname on June 29th, 2014 @ 6:50pm CDT
Methinks the photographer could've cut back a little...

Too bad he's such a blatant shell-former, though I assume they're going to re-shell it for Stinger. Which strikes me as a weird concept, two identical bots with two different-but-kinda-the-same alt modes (i.e. they're both cars, it's not like one's a plane or something).
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586710)
Posted by RAcast on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:10pm CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Methinks the photographer could've cut back a little...

Too bad he's such a blatant shell-former, though I assume they're going to re-shell it for Stinger. Which strikes me as a weird concept, two identical bots with two different-but-kinda-the-same alt modes (i.e. they're both cars, it's not like one's a plane or something).


Stinger is, I assume intentionally, very Cliffjumper-esque.

As for the Bee? I'm actually really impressed. Might have to pick this one up after all.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586711)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:15pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Noideaforaname wrote:Methinks the photographer could've cut back a little...

Too bad he's such a blatant shell-former, though I assume they're going to re-shell it for Stinger. Which strikes me as a weird concept, two identical bots with two different-but-kinda-the-same alt modes (i.e. they're both cars, it's not like one's a plane or something).


Stinger is, I assume intentionally, very Cliffjumper-esque.

As for the Bee? I'm actually really impressed. Might have to pick this one up after all.


Yeah, I hate to admit it, but I agree: I'm tempted to pick him up as well. Out of the hundreds of movie-verse Bumblebees they pumped out in the past seven years, I've only gotten two: the first Camaro Concept Deluxe from 2007, and the Human Alliance figure. I've fought long and hard fighting the Yellow Plague, but so far, the Age of Extinction Camaro Concept Deluxe, the Human Alliance, and the Battle Blades figures are the best 'Bees there are.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586715)
Posted by grimdragon2001 on June 29th, 2014 @ 7:58pm CDT
I kinda want this more for the legends Bumblebee than the deluxe, he and legends Clffjumper will look great on my classcs shelf
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586716)
Posted by HiddenElephant on June 29th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CDT
I have to admit, I'm finding it more and more interesting that Hasbro is including waists with peg-holes in them to support being put on a stand. Scorn has it, Strafe has it, it only too me to find the peg-hole on the dino-jaw for Voyager Grimlock.......
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586720)
Posted by Ultra Markus on June 29th, 2014 @ 9:12pm CDT
the more complicated the AOE robot designs are the more simplified the transformations of the toys get!!
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586726)
Posted by Flashwave on June 29th, 2014 @ 9:43pm CDT
I'm getting tired of buying Bumblebees... Does he have two wrist guns?
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586740)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 29th, 2014 @ 10:20pm CDT
The first AoE Bee is pretty meh. I'll get it on clearance only. However, that new Bee look BAD-ASS! I may buy the set on sight at full price if I ever see it in store. And I WILL see it. There's --gasp!-- FRENCH on the packaging! On a TrU exclusive no less! Now, if only they would do the same on their Platinums editions and MPs...
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586757)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 29th, 2014 @ 11:17pm CDT
Simplicity was mentioned, and it looks like the transformation might be a bit more involved than we're lead to believe. At least in the legs. As for reshelling, yeah, looks like that's what's going to happen with the KSI Stinger, but you know what? As long as we get both of them, I have zero complaints.

Noideaforaname wrote:Methinks the photographer could've cut back a little...


There were two, actually. Both Oscar Fung and SiuGui Mok took pictures of their finds, that's why there are so many pictures. Still, we get a good look at the figure and I'm more impressed than I was at first. The back kibble is awful, no doubt, but the mask and cannon sold me. Plus, he looks rather posable.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586758)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on June 29th, 2014 @ 11:20pm CDT
Does anyone know what stand they used?
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586766)
Posted by Observedhalo on June 29th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CDT
My reaction when I first saw the mold in promo shots. >:oP

When I saw it in person at Botcon. :-?

When I saw this gallery. =P~

At first I was just going to get him for completion sake but I'm actually exited for him now. I would gladly buy a Stinger re-shell, but only if it has a new head. Hope the mold has two arm cannons. Hoping the TakaraTomy and Platinum edition has a more consistent paint job and the Battle Mask eyes painted.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586788)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on June 30th, 2014 @ 2:27am CDT
I think he's only got one arm cannon. There's a rectangular cut on his right arm that isn't on the left. I'm assuming that's where the cannon flips around.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586791)
Posted by Autobot032 on June 30th, 2014 @ 2:35am CDT
Observedhalo wrote:My reaction when I first saw the mold in promo shots. >:oP

When I saw it in person at Botcon. :-?

When I saw this gallery. =P~

At first I was just going to get him for completion sake but I'm actually exited for him now. I would gladly buy a Stinger re-shell, but only if it has a new head. Hope the mold has two arm cannons. Hoping the TakaraTomy and Platinum edition has a more consistent paint job and the Battle Mask eyes painted.


The face with the visor down is the accurate Stinger head, as far as I can remember. So, we'll probably end up with a redecoed head and remolded shell. If they're smart, the mold the head all one piece to help differentiate between the two uses of the mold.

Evil_the_Nub wrote:I think he's only got one arm cannon. There's a rectangular cut on his right arm that isn't on the left. I'm assuming that's where the cannon flips around.


You are correct, it's his right arm only.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586801)
Posted by Observedhalo on June 30th, 2014 @ 3:03am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Observedhalo wrote:My reaction when I first saw the mold in promo shots. >:oP

When I saw it in person at Botcon. :-?

When I saw this gallery. =P~

At first I was just going to get him for completion sake but I'm actually exited for him now. I would gladly buy a Stinger re-shell, but only if it has a new head. Hope the mold has two arm cannons. Hoping the TakaraTomy and Platinum edition has a more consistent paint job and the Battle Mask eyes painted.


The face with the visor down is the accurate Stinger head, as far as I can remember. So, we'll probably end up with a redecoed head and remolded shell. If they're smart, the mold the head all one piece to help differentiate between the two uses of the mold.

Evil_the_Nub wrote:I think he's only got one arm cannon. There's a rectangular cut on his right arm that isn't on the left. I'm assuming that's where the cannon flips around.


You are correct, it's his right arm only.


I'm fine with the one arm cannon, that's how it was in the movie, I just like symmetry. Just checked out Stingers head. Its more streamlined under the visor then toy Bumblebees, and I think it would be to much effor for them to mold Bee's head in one piece. Basically, only the top half is the same. Also, do you think that he will get a release overseas?
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586804)
Posted by ALCblackout2498 on June 30th, 2014 @ 3:10am CDT
That's one fugly looking bumblebee... I'm really hating the whole "simplified" path Hasbro is going.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586808)
Posted by TimothyR on June 30th, 2014 @ 3:58am CDT
i'm excited for this figure.. i'm glad that after 7 years we're finally getting a new bumblebee mold without reused legs.

but..

i don't understand how any of you can like this "battle mask".. it is ABSOLUTE garbage compared to what it actually looks like.

i'd MUCH rather have a molded mask rather than this sorry excuse for one. .. i'd also like some of his other weapons.

like i said, i'm excited for this figure, but the mask sucks.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586837)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on June 30th, 2014 @ 7:47am CDT
Actually, I kinda like this. If it wasn't for his cheap looking arms, i would probably get him.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586875)
Posted by autobot1979 on June 30th, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1586890)
Posted by Madeus Prime on June 30th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CDT
autobot1979 wrote:It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.


It's been implied that Stinger will just be Wal-Mart or Target exclusive. And I seriously hope they reshell this guy to look like a Pagini in stead of a generic repaint or blah sports car. That is the sweetest looking vehicle besides Drift in the whole movie.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587076)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 1st, 2014 @ 2:00am CDT
Observedhalo wrote:I'm fine with the one arm cannon, that's how it was in the movie, I just like symmetry. Just checked out Stingers head. Its more streamlined under the visor then toy Bumblebees, and I think it would be to much effor for them to mold Bee's head in one piece. Basically, only the top half is the same. Also, do you think that he will get a release overseas?


I doubt they'll go to the work of molding a new head when the visor down will do the job for the most part. I could be wrong, but it's cheap and easy and I'd think that's the route they'll go for.

As for an overseas release, I'd say it's more likely to happen than it is here, honestly. We tend to miss out on later waves as of late, while Asia and Europe seem to get some of the stragglers a bit easier than we do nowadays.

Nemesis Maximo wrote:Actually, I kinda like this. If it wasn't for his cheap looking arms, i would probably get him.


I think the Platinum Edition (comes in the 5 piece box set) has all the paint apps everyone's looking for. That might soften the blow on the looks a bit.

autobot1979 wrote:It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.


Well, in all fairness, the CGI render of the KSI Stinger and Bumblebee are the same from the neck down in robot mode. Only the face (not so much the head) and the outer shell of the car are different. Just redeco it in red and slap on a Pagani shell and the KSI Stinger, in Deluxe Class, is born. To give it a new mold and new design just doesn't fit what was seen in the film.

Madeus Prime wrote:
autobot1979 wrote:It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.


It's been implied that Stinger will just be Wal-Mart or Target exclusive. And I seriously hope they reshell this guy to look like a Pagini in stead of a generic repaint or blah sports car. That is the sweetest looking vehicle besides Drift in the whole movie.


I keep hearing Wal*Mart. It seems they have an exclusive on releasing some, if not all, of the Stinger merchandise.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587077)
Posted by Observedhalo on July 1st, 2014 @ 2:22am CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
Observedhalo wrote:I'm fine with the one arm cannon, that's how it was in the movie, I just like symmetry. Just checked out Stingers head. Its more streamlined under the visor then toy Bumblebees, and I think it would be to much effor for them to mold Bee's head in one piece. Basically, only the top half is the same. Also, do you think that he will get a release overseas?


I doubt they'll go to the work of molding a new head when the visor down will do the job for the most part. I could be wrong, but it's cheap and easy and I'd think that's the route they'll go for.

As for an overseas release, I'd say it's more likely to happen than it is here, honestly. We tend to miss out on later waves as of late, while Asia and Europe seem to get some of the stragglers a bit easier than we do nowadays.

Nemesis Maximo wrote:Actually, I kinda like this. If it wasn't for his cheap looking arms, i would probably get him.


I think the Platinum Edition (comes in the 5 piece box set) has all the paint apps everyone's looking for. That might soften the blow on the looks a bit.

autobot1979 wrote:It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.


Well, in all fairness, the CGI render of the KSI Stinger and Bumblebee are the same from the neck down in robot mode. Only the face (not so much the head) and the outer shell of the car are different. Just redeco it in red and slap on a Pagani shell and the KSI Stinger, in Deluxe Class, is born. To give it a new mold and new design just doesn't fit what was seen in the film.

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autobot1979 wrote:It looks good I think by the way they designed hasbro did a nice job. We need Stinger now. I will be very annoyed if they don't make deluxe Stinger. Like Dino they should invent a mode and call it Italian sport car , instead of give a mold we already had. I won't buy Dino for me is just a different head. But this Bumblebee I like.


It's been implied that Stinger will just be Wal-Mart or Target exclusive. And I seriously hope they reshell this guy to look like a Pagini in stead of a generic repaint or blah sports car. That is the sweetest looking vehicle besides Drift in the whole movie.


I keep hearing Wal*Mart. It seems they have an exclusive on releasing some, if not all, of the Stinger merchandise.


Target has Silver Knight Optimus Prime, Toys R Us has Platinum Edition, and Walmart has Stinger. It's all over their signage and everything. They even have an adorable Stinger Plush Doll. If they are re shelling Bumblebeen, I would hope they would go the extra mile and give him a new head. If this is made, it will be buy on site.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587119)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2014 @ 9:08am CDT
I'd seriously like to know where this Walmart rumor came from, as the only Stinger toys we know them to be getting are redecos of Prime Cyberverse Legion Knock Out and ROTF Legends Sideways toys.

And there's the 1 Step Changer toy for Stinger that's gonna be mass retail.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587120)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 1st, 2014 @ 9:13am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I'd seriously like to know where this Walmart rumor came from, as the only Stinger toys we know them to be getting are redecos of Prime Cyberverse Legion Knock Out and ROTF Legends Sideways toys.


Which happen to be exclusive to Walmart.

And there's the 1 Step Changer toy for Stinger that's gonna be mass retail.


And the rumor there are no current plans for a Deluxe Class Stinger, slipped from a Hasbro guy off-panel.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587319)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 1:24am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I'd seriously like to know where this Walmart rumor came from, as the only Stinger toys we know them to be getting are redecos of Prime Cyberverse Legion Knock Out and ROTF Legends Sideways toys.


Which happen to be exclusive to Walmart.

And there's the 1 Step Changer toy for Stinger that's gonna be mass retail.


And the rumor there are no current plans for a Deluxe Class Stinger, slipped from a Hasbro guy off-panel.


I'll be honest, if it was just a re-shell of that new Bumblebee I'd pass
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587333)
Posted by Observedhalo on July 2nd, 2014 @ 2:29am CDT
But a reshell would be appropriate. Aside from the head, their Bot modes are identical. It would be a waste of money to engineer a new figure with a new vehicle mode, but the same bot mode as Bee. Just give him a new shell, head, and the proper colors, and boom, Stinger.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587380)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 11:59am CDT
Observedhalo wrote:But a reshell would be appropriate. Aside from the head, their Bot modes are identical. It would be a waste of money to engineer a new figure with a new vehicle mode, but the same bot mode as Bee. Just give him a new shell, head, and the proper colors, and boom, Stinger.


You're right but for me with so much stuff coming out this would be a way to save a bit.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587381)
Posted by El Duque on July 2nd, 2014 @ 12:01pm CDT
Remote control vehicle company Nikko has updated their YouTube channel with a new commercial for their officially licensed Transformers: Age of Extinction RC vehicles, which include:

  • Optimus Prime - Western Star 4900 Phantom Custom
  • Bumblebee - 2014 Chevrolet Concept Camaro
  • Lockdown - 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP 700–4 Coupe
  • Drift - Helicopter Mode

Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587461)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:12pm CDT
Once again from infamous eBay seller lena81822, we have another in-hand image first: Rollbar from the upcoming Age of Extinction "Breakout Battle" exclusive set! Rollbar, a redeco of Generations Skids, is based on Shane Dyson's Chevrolet Sonic rally car that appeared in the recently launched Transformers: Age of Extinction film, and will be included in a three pack with a screen-accurate Evasion Mode Optimus Prime and a seemingly Generation One-inspired redeco of Crankcase. Check out the images below!

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Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587463)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:17pm CDT
Looks good but that mold isn't worth a third dip
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587473)
Posted by Optimizzy on July 2nd, 2014 @ 4:59pm CDT
I like the colors but the lack of detail in the white just makes him a little bland
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587486)
Posted by prjkt on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:43pm CDT
I agree with the bland comment, the "wings" look unfinished and the chest is just a block of solid colour, nothing exciting there - I wonder how it would look with the shoulder "missiles" deployed?
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587487)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:50pm CDT
What is this set exclusive to again? TRU? WalMart?

I agree it's a bit bland, but since I actually don't have any of the three molds yet, I'll gladly pick this up, even if screen accuracy does indeed make Skid-bar look pretty bland. Dry-erase marker, anyone?

Or maybe a future set will have this guy battle-damaged, and come with a charred human corpse, frozen in mid-stride? I still can't believe that made the final cut. I mean, I'm happy about it, but still...
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587488)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 2nd, 2014 @ 5:58pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:What is this set exclusive to again? TRU? WalMart


Anywhere Platinum Editions are sold I think, as Breakout Battle is one such set.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587490)
Posted by Mindmaster on July 2nd, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:What is this set exclusive to again? TRU? WalMart


Anywhere Platinum Editions are sold I think, as Breakout Battle is one such set.


If it's Platinum Edition, it's Toys "R" Us. I don't think they've ever been sold anywhere besides Toys "R" Us and/or Big Bad Toy Store.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587491)
Posted by Optimizzy on July 2nd, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
Bumblevivisector wrote:Or maybe a future set will have this guy battle-damaged, and come with a charred human corpse, frozen in mid-stride? I still can't believe that made the final cut. I mean, I'm happy about it, but still...



they would have been stupid to cut that. An actual emotional scene in a Bay movie. Rare gem that.
Re: Dual Model Kit Transformers: Age of Extinction Optmus Prime Prototype Images (1587499)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 2nd, 2014 @ 7:05pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
Bumblevivisector wrote:Or maybe a future set will have this guy battle-damaged, and come with a charred human corpse, frozen in mid-stride? I still can't believe that made the final cut. I mean, I'm happy about it, but still...



they would have been stupid to cut that. An actual emotional scene in a Bay movie. Rare gem that.
What are you talking about? The previous three films were ripe with scenes conveying the emotions of depression, misery, horror, and disgust. :P

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