First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream

Friday, November 29th, 2013 7:42AM CST

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TF Upgrader is at it again! Following up on our earlier story where we got our first look at Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, TF Upgrader's Facebook page uploaded another image of the exclusive figure, this time being the suped up Autobot leader in his packaging. We can expect the packaging to be a book box, similarly to the previous Platinum Edition releases. Check him out below in his golden chromey glory!

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream

UPDATE: Sabrblade pointed us in the direction of the eBay auction where TF Upgrader found the images, which not only include the package's front flap and accessories, but the origin of the original image where we first saw Year of the Horse Optimus Prime: the bottom of Year of the Horse Starscream's package, which can be barely seen on the top of the toy availability callout!

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream

The image containing the glimpse of Starscream has been cropped to help make it easier to point out.

Transformers News: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream
Credit(s): TF Upgrader, eBay user kit11670, Seibertron user Sabrblade
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Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532380)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 29th, 2013 @ 9:21am CST
And I supposed he's #12 of 30 ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532385)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Here's the original source of the image, with more pics - http://www.ebay.com/itm/271330655464
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532390)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:30am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Here's the original source of the image, with more pics - http://www.ebay.com/itm/271330655464


Updated.

Also reveals the origin of the first image of YotH Optimus: it's from the bottom of YotH Starscream's package! :grin: :grin: :grin:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532393)
Posted by El Duque on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:34am CST
Courtesy of the CYBERGEEKS Alliance Facebook page we have nice clear, and probably official, packaging shots of the upcoming Transformers Platinum Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream. Optimus Prime is a redeco of the popular MP-10 mold, and Starscream is redeco of his Cybertron Ultimate Class figure.

Update: We also have an official image of the Starscream figure, which boast a more G1 inspired deco. Image courtesy Weibo user 小白哥乌拉诺斯.



Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532395)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:43am CST
No words to describe how much I love that Starscream right now. :x :x :x

Also, Starscream's altered Decepticon symbol uses the original Generation One design! :KREMZEEK:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532405)
Posted by Triptykon on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:06pm CST
Wanting that starscream to stand next to MP thundercracker. Anyone know what stores we can expect these in or are they order only?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532407)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:10pm CST
Triptykon wrote:Wanting that starscream to stand next to MP thundercracker. Anyone know what stores we can expect these in or are they order only?


We don't know, but we can expect to know more sometime around the first quarter of 2014, maybe at Toy Fair 2014. ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532419)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CST
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532420)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:48pm CST
That's either a really bad photoshop or I've been had.

Is that official? And what's the source?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532424)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:59pm CST
The watermark in the pic, but the pic itself was found on TFW. Scroll up and the same guy posted the packaging pics, different pics from the ones posted here.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532426)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:19pm CST
Also, according to the (horribly) translated page, some of the users claim that both exclusives will be available soon for preorder on Hasbro Toy Shop.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532427)
Posted by 2scraplets1kup on November 29th, 2013 @ 1:53pm CST
FUGLY! They should just reissue the TRU MP10 Optimus Prime for those that didn't get one and don't want to pay 300 dollars to SCALPERS. This is garbage.

:evil: :HEADHURTS:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532434)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 29th, 2013 @ 2:23pm CST
2scraplets1kup wrote:FUGLY! They should just reissue the TRU MP10 Optimus Prime for those that didn't get one and don't want to pay 300 dollars to SCALPERS. This is garbage.

:evil: :HEADHURTS:


Hey, guy. Maybe you haven't been following, or you can't read, or maybe you're blind, which would be unfortunate, but THAT IS MP-10! It's MP-10 with new paint apps.

Seriously people. Enough complaining. You wanted another MP-10. Well, HERE YOU GO!!

Also, Starscream's thighs are backwards.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532442)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 29th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
2scraplets1kup wrote:FUGLY! They should just reissue the TRU MP10 Optimus Prime for those that didn't get one and don't want to pay 300 dollars to SCALPERS. This is garbage.

:evil: :HEADHURTS:


Hey, guy. Maybe you haven't been following, or you can't read, or maybe you're blind, which would be unfortunate, but THAT IS MP-10! It's MP-10 with new paint apps.

Seriously people. Enough complaining. You wanted another MP-10. Well, HERE YOU GO!!

Also, Starscream's thighs are backwards.


Fairly certain he means he wants it in the original colours ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532444)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 3:13pm CST
hinomars19 wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:
2scraplets1kup wrote:FUGLY! They should just reissue the TRU MP10 Optimus Prime for those that didn't get one and don't want to pay 300 dollars to SCALPERS. This is garbage.

:evil: :HEADHURTS:


Hey, guy. Maybe you haven't been following, or you can't read, or maybe you're blind, which would be unfortunate, but THAT IS MP-10! It's MP-10 with new paint apps.

Seriously people. Enough complaining. You wanted another MP-10. Well, HERE YOU GO!!

Also, Starscream's thighs are backwards.


Fairly certain he means he wants it in the original colours ;)


To be honest though, the core figure itself's deco is virtually the same, just the chrome is blinged out. But as a whole, yes, there are significant differences.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532453)
Posted by hinomars19 on November 29th, 2013 @ 3:44pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
hinomars19 wrote:
Fairly certain he means he wants it in the original colours ;)


To be honest though, the core figure itself's deco is virtually the same, just the chrome is blinged out. But as a whole, yes, there are significant differences.


Deco, yes, I meant that not colours. :KREMZEEK: It's Starscream that intrigues me though, if it's going for a G1 look, why red and blue on the thighs? He looks neat though. Prime not so much for me, but a cool release nonetheless.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532466)
Posted by starwarrior1227 on November 29th, 2013 @ 4:07pm CST
I never did get to see how good the Cybretron mold of starscream was.
Looks clunky and unstable. Anyone have experience with the mold?
Beautifully colored by the way, now if only i could afford such gems...

Now that MP-10 is perplexing. I cant tell if i like the gold or not...
And since i missed the first MP-10, i won't really complain about the trailer that was
never in the show to being with...

Will these things sell? Did the year of the dragon collectibles sell?
Thanks in Advance!
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532468)
Posted by Burn on November 29th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CST
starwarrior1227 wrote:Anyone have experience with the mold?


Stability wasn't really an issue. His shoulders however were INCREDIBLY limited in movement. Otherwise though it's a nice figure, but if you don't have this particular iteration of Starscream ... I'd go the deluxe. Cheaper, essentially the same.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532471)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 29th, 2013 @ 5:04pm CST
starwarrior1227 makes a point. The trailer was virtually nonexistent. Maybe this represents what happens to it when Prime transforms. It cloaks.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532484)
Posted by MenaceRX on November 29th, 2013 @ 7:42pm CST
The gold while I dont care for it, would really pop if they did it all gold instead of leaving the chrome wheels and silver metallic body paint. Should all be gold to match with a dark blue that is almost like a midnight metallic blue. That would be sick.

Gold face shield and all. This however doesnt do it for me, MP 10 and 10B are sleeker looking and more pristine in my opinion.

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