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Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014 3:50PM CDT

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Thanks to Oscar Fung's Facebook page, via Seibertron.com user daimchoc, we get some in hand images of the Optimus Prime Evolutions 2-pack. This 2-pack contains repaints of the recently released Evasion mode Optimus Prime and a Fan favorite classics Optimus Prime released all the way back in 2006. Oscar was also gracious enough to post some comparison picture with the Japanese version of this mold, the Henkei Optimus Prime. Check out the images we've mirrored below remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!


Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images


Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images


Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images

Transformers News: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images
Credit(s): Oscar Fung's Facebook page, Seibertron.com user daimchoc
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Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598797)
Posted by Super Megatron on August 12th, 2014 @ 3:57pm CDT
Meh. Easy pass.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598801)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
Not too bad looking. If I had cash to spare or if a relative was looking for a gift idea, this could be one. I just need a proper repurposing destination for the Classics mold since I have the Henkei one.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598803)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:06pm CDT
Toy-accuracy right down to the yellow eyes!
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598811)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
I foolishly passed on the original " Classics" O.P. back in '06, so I really look forward to getting this. The coloring in robot mode is, IMO, nicer than the original.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598812)
Posted by Cyberpath on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:21pm CDT
Sigh, yellow eyes.

Still not liking the grey elbows. Wish they'd release this in the original Henkei colours.

And they ditched EMOP's face plate. But it' still lacking paint around the grill though.

Any chance there will be other variations of this set?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598821)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:38pm CDT
Maybe. Just for the classics prime. My fiancée may want one.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598824)
Posted by Legosrawsum on August 12th, 2014 @ 4:43pm CDT
When does this come out?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598829)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on August 12th, 2014 @ 5:08pm CDT
Like the deco on the regular EMOP much better than on this. The blue flames on the cab just seem wrong and weird.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598835)
Posted by TGDweezl on August 12th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
Will this be in North America? And do we have a price tag on it? I wouldn't mind getting it at all.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598841)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:07pm CDT
Soooooo getting this set. I HAVE TO HAVE THE CLASSICS PRIME!
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598844)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:12pm CDT
Meh. That set looks pretty unimpressive.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598851)
Posted by Lucky Logician on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CDT
Quick putting chrome on crotches only!!! Why do you want us all staring at robo-crotches, Hasbro?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598852)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:26pm CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:Quick putting chrome on crotches only!!! Why do you want us all staring at robo-crotches, Hasbro?

Because they support robo-porn? I don't know!
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598854)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:29pm CDT
Lucky Logician wrote:Quick putting chrome on crotches only!!! Why do you want us all staring at robo-crotches, Hasbro?

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Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598857)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:45pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Lucky Logician wrote:Quick putting chrome on crotches only!!! Why do you want us all staring at robo-crotches, Hasbro?

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Childhood: Ruined.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598860)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:54pm CDT
Can't wait to get this, I don't have any voyager Classics Optimus. Much less a shiny one. I might still pick up Tommy Kennedy Optimus, but this'll be my main one.
Anyone think this release has to do with the recent Botcon use of the mold?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598861)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
welcometothedarksyde wrote:Anyone think this release has to do with the recent Botcon use of the mold?
I don't see why it would, since the mold is still available for use by Hasbro, Fun Pub, or even Takara with their Cloud Optimus release.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598864)
Posted by kriksix on August 12th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
erm wouldn't a G1 Optimus make more sense with Evasion Mode Prime? 'twould show off the whole 'evolution' thing more, no?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598867)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2014 @ 7:18pm CDT
kriksix wrote:erm wouldn't a G1 Optimus make more sense with Evasion Mode Prime? 'twould show off the whole 'evolution' thing more, no?
Using a G1 mold for this set would clash with the other Evolution 2-Packs.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598888)
Posted by shajaki on August 12th, 2014 @ 8:58pm CDT
this will be bought on site.

EMOP's megatron gun is black this time around. dunno why that pleases me..
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598890)
Posted by Samsonator on August 12th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
Yellow eyes. This has been upgraded to must-purchase.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598892)
Posted by megatronus on August 12th, 2014 @ 9:37pm CDT
Presumably this Oscar Fung is overseas, and the 2-pack hasn't reached the States yet?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598901)
Posted by El Duque on August 12th, 2014 @ 10:47pm CDT
Our friends at the Transformers Columbia Facebook page have posted official images of the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Dinobots Unleashed set. The set, which is a BigBadToyStore shared exclusive, features Voyager Grimlock, Voyager Slog, Deluxe Slug, Deluxe Scorn, and Deluxe Strafe in a more unified deco. Check out the official images mirrored below:

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Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598902)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 12th, 2014 @ 10:52pm CDT
I can't tell if they really believed they were trying for something somewhat in the spirit of a vein similar to what in a way could be sorta kinda called close to resembling movie-accuracy with these... or if they simply wanted to do gunmetal Dinobots just because.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598903)
Posted by Flashwave on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:03pm CDT
My odds of aquisition are infinately better. No Snarl though...
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598904)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:06pm CDT
What is that fin-looking thing on Scor-- DEAR GOD HIS HEAD'S TWISTED UPSIDE-DOWN!

They all look pretty terrible. An ugly, boring mix of chrome, smokey "clear" plastic, and grey... blech.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598905)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
oh wow, that is a real good combo, perhaps I wish then on legends size :-(
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598906)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:15pm CDT
megatronus wrote:Presumably this Oscar Fung is overseas, and the 2-pack hasn't reached the States yet?



Hong Kong. no reports of it in the states yet.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598910)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 12th, 2014 @ 11:57pm CDT
Kinda bummed on the missing faceplate on the Evolution set. I passed on the Grimlock/Prime set since this one was supposed to have the faceplate too.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598911)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on August 13th, 2014 @ 12:01am CDT
Evolution 2-Pack Optimus Prime looks very G1 toy-accurate, but still, nothing beats the Henkei release. Even with more "stylized" paint applications, it's still my modern G1 Optimus Prime of choice for my display. Too bad they couldn't paint the fists blue for Evolution Prime. That's a knock against accuracy. I would have ditched the very sloppy red paint apps on the side flaps for his legs (I guess it was going for more alt-mode accuracy?), leaving the plastic blue, and painted the fists blue instead of leaving them black plastic. Otherwise, it's a nice piece to have in the collection. As for Evasion Mode Prime ver. 8,259, I appreciate the attempt at more "movie prime" deco touches, but it kind of makes the robot mode color layout look very odd. The blue flames on the cab of the truck look very tacky. I think the mold wasn't really meant for a full on "movieverse" Prime deco.

Sabrblade wrote:I can't tell if they really believed they were trying for something somewhat in the spirit of a vein similar to what in a way could be sorta kinda called close to resembling movie-accuracy with these... or if they simply wanted to do gunmetal Dinobots just because.


This is probably as screen accurate as we'll get for the Dinobots. What exactly aren't you liking about the set?
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598919)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 13th, 2014 @ 2:28am CDT
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:I can't tell if they really believed they were trying for something somewhat in the spirit of a vein similar to what in a way could be sorta kinda called close to resembling movie-accuracy with these... or if they simply wanted to do gunmetal Dinobots just because.


This is probably as screen accurate as we'll get for the Dinobots. What exactly aren't you liking about the set?

No idea.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598922)
Posted by megatronus on August 13th, 2014 @ 2:48am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Kinda bummed on the missing faceplate on the Evolution set. I passed on the Grimlock/Prime set since this one was supposed to have the faceplate too.

The Platinum Edition set is pretty good. Picked mine up at the K-Mart by Astor & 8th Street. The only real issue I have is they should have chromed the canisters on his legs instead of chroming his hands, but he's really nice nonetheless.

I think the best Evasion Prime so far is the Japanese mainline release. The Autobot 5-pack Evasion Prime might beat him though - and that version has a faceplate!
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598944)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:08am CDT
I'm really liking this Dinobot 5 pack and glad I didn't go for SDCC set...had the chance to get one right before they sold out. That's hilarious that Scorn's head is upside down...my gawd can anyone take appropriate pictures of any Transformers release?

I do not know what BBTS.com is going to be charging for this set, but Robotkingdom.com already has a pre-order listed for $159.90 with a release date of October 1, 2014 if anyone cannot wait. The shipping would kill most likely so I'll wait for BBTS.com

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598946)
Posted by noctorro on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:13am CDT
Eerm, mixed up about the Dinobots.
I will complete the regulars. But I think I prefer the g1 paint scheme over this one.
Close call though. Can't have 3 sets of Dinobots.
Wish they'd make a Supreme Grimlock (but not that stomp thing)
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598950)
Posted by MenaceRX on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:47am CDT
I dont really care for the gunmetal/chrome mix. It's ok and screen accurate as well will get but I kind of like the color standard versions. Gives each one its own personality in my collection. I am just waiting on Snarl and Slog then calling it done with AOE toys unless they give us a Voyager or Leader class Lockdown.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598951)
Posted by william-james88 on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:What is that fin-looking thing on Scor-- DEAR GOD HIS HEAD'S TWISTED UPSIDE-DOWN!

They all look pretty terrible. An ugly, boring mix of chrome, smokey "clear" plastic, and grey... blech.


the same thing happened to me. Is it hyperbole to call this the worst transformed stock photo? I mean they have the dinosaur's head upside down. How could no one at any point of the marketing process see this?!

Also, they don't look too bad, except for Grimlock which has a horrendous deco. That yellow makes no sense. The worst part is that a screen accurate Grimlock deco already exists for the Leader. And guess what, no f&%king yello!
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1598963)
Posted by shajaki on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:56am CDT
these are really nice. almost perfect. but i dont know if i want this set or takaras separate releases of "black knights". both are really nice.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 13th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
shajaki wrote:these are really nice. almost perfect. but i dont know if i want this set or takaras separate releases of "black knights". both are really nice.


I say if you can afford it, go for Black Knights, they appear more screen accurate to me and the contrast is really cool without being tacky at all
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599024)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 13th, 2014 @ 1:14pm CDT
Youtube reviewer and Seibertron.com member IJK Productions just dropped by to share with everyone a video review of Transformers Age of Extinction Voyager Drift. Voyager Drift is a retool of Voyager Skyhammer, transforming into an assault helicopter.

Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599054)
Posted by Rated X on August 13th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
Hasbro missed a great oppurtunity to use the generations springer mold for drift by retooling the car parts to resemble a Bugatti.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599060)
Posted by Dinoblaze on August 13th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
I thought evasion optimus was going to have the battle mask
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Posted by Crystiallic on August 13th, 2014 @ 3:22pm CDT
evasion OP's paint is a little too cartoon-ish, ah well, since this is like the only foreseeable chance to get a classic OP without paying extra, I'm 100% getting the pack.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599106)
Posted by dalekslayer96 on August 13th, 2014 @ 6:27pm CDT
I don't understand why people dislike the 5-pack. It's better (IMO) compared to the SDCC one, and it's cheaper than the Black Knight ones that Takara's releasing. Plus, we don't know if Takara we release a Black Knight Voyager Grimlock and Slog, or Black Knight Deluxes Slash, Snarl, and Strafe.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599113)
Posted by jgilkinson on August 13th, 2014 @ 7:49pm CDT
Skyhammer was the only mold I got from the DotM line and while I think it is a great mold I want to see this one in the stores first
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599116)
Posted by Ultra Markus on August 13th, 2014 @ 8:44pm CDT
how cool would a movie Drift triple changer toy be instead
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599119)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:01pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Hasbro missed a great oppurtunity to use the generations springer mold for drift by retooling the car parts to resemble a Bugatti.

Ultra Markus wrote:how cool would a movie Drift triple changer toy be instead

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Version 2.0:

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Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599123)
Posted by Mr O on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:25pm CDT
To Hell with screen accuracy, those both look awesome.
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599125)
Posted by megatronus on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CDT
Nice! I've been waiting for voyager Drift to hit retail. Hopefully I'll be able to get one soon. :D
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599132)
Posted by Noideaforaname on August 13th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CDT
I wonder if next movie line will give us a triple-changing Drift? Kinda surprised they didn't make one this time around, but the helicopter mode seemed like a last-minute change.


Sabrblade wrote:Version 1.0:
*snip*

It's a shame Hasbro doesn't really ever repaint Classics-style molds into Movie bots. No Springer->Drift, no adopting "tattoo" Starscream as a new Seeker, no Prowl->Barricade (there's that Prime/TFCC one, but I'm thinking of a "G1" version.)
Re: Evolutions Optimus Prime 2-pack in hand Images (1599162)
Posted by Va'al on August 14th, 2014 @ 2:27am CDT
Seibertron.com user Bounti76 reports a sighting from the Walmart in Layton, Utah, and it's the Cyberverse repaints part of the Age of Extinction exclusives line! Check out below for photo proof of the appearance at retail of Stinger and Grimlock, though we are told that Optimus and Bumblebee were also available, each priced at $5.96 plus tax. Make sure to flag up any of your own sightings in the appropriate section and forums, too!

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