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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

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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
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


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.

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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.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532493)
Posted by Overcracker on November 29th, 2013 @ 8:37pm CST
Burn wrote:
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.



I'm pretty sure there is no deluxe version of that mold. Supreme, which the YotH SS is made out of, Voyager and Legends class.

In any case, the Voyager mold is perfectly stable.

Don't own the supreme version of it but there's no reason to think hes unstable. He's just freaking huge.

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In any case, I like SS. Not sure how I feel about the Gangsta Prime with the bling. For some reason, I start hearing Mr. T's voice coming out of that thing. Ah.. Pity the foo that touches mah grill. Ah pity the foo.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532512)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:37pm CST
YOU HAVE TO FOLD THE POINTY BITS UNDER THE FEET, GODDAMMIT!

Now that this OCD tantrum is out of the way, that Starscream is one repaint that I really, really want. Unfortunately, I bet the price -with shipping to Canada- will be insane. Oh well, at least I have the original Cybertron Supreme Starscream.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532513)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:41pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:YOU HAVE TO FOLD THE POINTY BITS UNDER THE FEET, GODDAMMIT!

Now that this OCD tantrum is out of the way, that Starscream is one repaint that I really, really want. Unfortunately, I bet the price -with shipping to Canada- will be insane. Oh well, at least I have the original Cybertron Supreme Starscream.


So you live in Canada? Why are you worried about shipping then? ToysRUs Canada gets the Platinum Edition figs, including those not sold in the US.

So, just keep an eye on your local TRU.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532517)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 29th, 2013 @ 11:54pm CST
Burn wrote:
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.


Just pointing out that the "deluxe" version of the Starscream Cybertron mold does NOT exist. The smaller ones are the legends and voyager molds. Maybe you were thinking about the recent Generations FOC mold. That one is an awesome toy but like the Titanium version, even if it's similar to the Cybertron mold, they are completely different toys.

Back to the Cybertron Starscream mold. The Supreme Class is an upscale of the original voyager mold. The only fault of that mold is that the arms have very limited movement. Appart that, the transformation is simple yet effective. It's a very fun toy that is great loonk in all modes. Anyone who dont like their TF too big can go with the voyager. Many repaints of the voyager mold are available. If anyone want the big guy but don't feel like paying a fortune, the Cybertron Supreme class original is very easy to find everywhere for a very reasonable price.

Tl;Dr, your Strascream collection is not complete without the Cybertron mold. Voyager or Supreme.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532518)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 30th, 2013 @ 12:04am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:YOU HAVE TO FOLD THE POINTY BITS UNDER THE FEET, GODDAMMIT!

Now that this OCD tantrum is out of the way, that Starscream is one repaint that I really, really want. Unfortunately, I bet the price -with shipping to Canada- will be insane. Oh well, at least I have the original Cybertron Supreme Starscream.


So you live in Canada? Why are you worried about shipping then? ToysRUs Canada gets the Platinum Edition figs, including those not sold in the US.

So, just keep an eye on your local TRU.


Yeesh... Let's hope they are smart enough to put the damn French on the packaging because if they don't (like aLL the MP and TrU exclusives so far) I'll have to depend on a gentle soul to middleman it to me. I will still end up paying a fortune.

Why are Transformers the only TrU exlusives where they don't bother putting French on the packaging, making any Québécois unable to buy them, even online? At least, Target put French on their exclusives and guess what, TrU? THEY SELL S#!T HERE AND MAKE MONEY!!!


Sorry for ranting, but this is a subject that fill me with rage each and every times.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532771)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 1st, 2013 @ 12:53pm CST
Kanrabat I understand you perfectly:

I live in quebec and damn that french thingy makes me sick, all because of a stupid 101 Law that was voted ions ago.

we quebecois never get the real good big shit :(


anyway, I already have supreme class cybertron Strascream and its a great toy.
my only regret is that they didnt make a thundercracker and a skywarp variation.

Kanrabat, aren't you he same fella from superhomme's site?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532774)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 1st, 2013 @ 1:13pm CST
Deathscythetransform wrote:Kanrabat, aren't you he same fella from superhomme's site?


You mean, from http://www.transformersfr.com/forum ?
Yeah, the very same. For some reasons, even if I'm 100% francophone, I spend 99% of my internet time in English.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532780)
Posted by megatronus on December 1st, 2013 @ 1:49pm CST
Seems to me you gentlemen aren't having a Transformers problem, but rather a Quebec problem. ;)
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532781)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 1st, 2013 @ 1:51pm CST
megatronus wrote:Seems to me you gentlemen aren't having a Transformers problem, but rather a Quebec problem. ;)


Yeah, but the strangest thing is only Transformers seem to be affected by it.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532800)
Posted by Tronus_Rex on December 1st, 2013 @ 4:03pm CST
I'm very tempted to quickly grab a video clip of Optimus from the 80's cartoon, dubbed by Mister Ed's voice...thing is, I don't trust YouTube enough, to not flag and ban me, for what is actually legally protected as parody.

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Love the copy-laundering, BS...now astroturfing too...
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532915)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 2nd, 2013 @ 1:53pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Deathscythetransform wrote:Kanrabat, aren't you he same fella from superhomme's site?


You mean, from http://www.transformersfr.com/forum ?
Yeah, the very same. For some reasons, even if I'm 100% francophone, I spend 99% of my internet time in English.



man its a small world! nice to meet you here,mon ami! :DANCE:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1532942)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 2nd, 2013 @ 4:38pm CST
Deathscythetransform wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Deathscythetransform wrote:Kanrabat, aren't you he same fella from superhomme's site?


You mean, from http://www.transformersfr.com/forum ?
Yeah, the very same. For some reasons, even if I'm 100% francophone, I spend 99% of my internet time in English.



man its a small world! nice to meet you here,mon ami! :DANCE:


Tabarnak d'ostie de câlisse de crisse, bienvenue en retard sur Seibertron!

(Note that the "******" is censoring the French word that mean "being late" instead of the bucket load of hardcore Québécois swear words.)
:lol:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533080)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on December 3rd, 2013 @ 1:57pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Deathscythetransform wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Deathscythetransform wrote:Kanrabat, aren't you he same fella from superhomme's site?


You mean, from http://www.transformersfr.com/forum ?
Yeah, the very same. For some reasons, even if I'm 100% francophone, I spend 99% of my internet time in English.



man its a small world! nice to meet you here,mon ami! :DANCE:


Tabarnak d'ostie de câlisse de crisse, bienvenue en ****** sur Seibertron!

(Note that the "******" is censoring the French word that mean "being late" instead of the bucket load of hardcore Québécois swear words.)
:lol:



ben non ca fait longtemps que je suis inscrit, mais c la premiere fois qu'on se croise :P

I've been around for a long time, buddy, but we just met on this topic :) :KREMZEEK:
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533195)
Posted by Va'al on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:13am CST
Thanks to Seibertron.com user daimchoc and courtesy of Facebook user Kiya Hayashi, we have some additional images of the upcoming Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream, showing off some of the smaller details of the two figures, including the modified faction symbols for each. Take a look below!

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Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533196)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:17am CST
Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533197)
Posted by Va'al on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:19am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?


That seems to be the case from the second image, but the third one shows them reversed. :-?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533202)
Posted by megatronus on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:26am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Was Optimus's molded left-shoulder Autobrand remolded into the "Year of the Horse" Autobrand?
Looks like it.

The overall color scheme is looking a lot more thought out. I actually like the relatively darker blues combined with the black, silver, and deep red tones.

If you can stand the gold chrome, this might make a nice G2 Prime stand-in.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533203)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:29am CST
Hm, I don't have Masterpiece OP (cause they sold out everywhere...) so maybe I should get this guy. The altered insignia is a bit of a pain, but not the end of the world (would have been cool if I'd been a horse, but I'm a monkey, maybe in 2 years we'll get a cool mold for our zodiac figure). I think I'll have to limit myself to a big discount, if that never happens I think I'll just wait for a reissue of regular Prime, which should come eventually.

Oh, and the insignia on different shoulders is probably just because the picture was mirrored. Wouldn't it be cool if they were switchable though and it came with a pair of each?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533209)
Posted by megatronus on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:40am CST
Megazarak wrote:Hm, I don't have Masterpiece OP (cause they sold out everywhere...) so maybe I should get this guy. The altered insignia is a bit of a pain, but not the end of the world (would have been cool if I'd been a horse, but I'm a monkey, maybe in 2 years we'll get a cool mold for our zodiac figure). I think I'll have to limit myself to a big discount, if that never happens I think I'll just wait for a reissue of regular Prime, which should come eventually.

Oh, and the insignia on different shoulders is probably just because the picture was mirrored. Wouldn't it be cool if they were switchable though and it came with a pair of each?

Though places like TFsource have this guy on preorder for $165+, BBTS has stated that they'll list theirs for cheaper once the official preorder date comes along soon after the New Year - probably around $120, which is reasonable.

Plus, since this is a Platinum Edition and looks very, very Americanized to boot, we'll probably see this at TRU, too.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533210)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 8:44am CST
Ya, of that I've no doubt. Just like all the other Platinum figures, it'll show up at TRU. And the only reason I want such a discount (besides the obvious ones) is because I'd really rather the original, but if this one were to be affordable, I'd go for it as a substitute.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533215)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:06am CST
Megazarak wrote:Just like all the other Platinum figures, it'll show up at TRU.


Platinum Omega Supreme
Platinum Optimus Prime
Platinum Predaking

None of them are available at TRU stores.

The only Platinum figures at TRU, as far as I know, are Ultra Magnus and the Grimlock/Bruticus set.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533216)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:09am CST
Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533219)
Posted by daimchoc on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:37am CST
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Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533221)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:45am CST
Ah, looks like he has Cyber Keys. If anyone still collects those, there are 2 new ones to get! He looks okay but I won't need him.

I was also just going to ask what the symbols were in the insignias, but thought that the Autobot one kind of looked like a stylized version of the Chinese character for horse, 馬 (mǎ). So I looked it up and that's what they are, with the Decepticon one being an older form of the character. Pictured below for reference (the last two). This was probably posted before but I just found out now, and I think it's interesting enough to repost for others who might not know.
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That is very cool. Now I'm really hoping Monkey gets a cool figure. Fingers crossed for Masterpiece Optimus Primal! Yes, even though he's an ape.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533224)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:51am CST
Megazarak wrote:Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Canadian TRU stores got these toys, but U.S. TRU stores only got Grimlock/Bruticus and Ultra Magnus.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533225)
Posted by Megazarak on December 4th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Megazarak wrote:Is that right? I could have sworn I at least saw that Optimus in stores. I'm pretty sure I actually still see him. (Edit: yup, I'm not crazy. http://www.cybertron.ca/boards/showthread.php?t=46315) Don't think I ever saw Omega. And Predaking was/is on the online TRU site (at least in Canada). http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=28391916 But sure, I could be wrong. Overall the Platinum figures aren't selling all that well so TRU might not want them anymore (though for the MP-10 mold they'll probably want some).
Canadian TRU stores got these toys, but U.S. TRU stores only got Grimlock/Bruticus and Ultra Magnus.


Ah, I see. Thanks for the info. Strange how that happened. More often than not it's the other way around.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533226)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
In the U.S., Omega Supreme, OP, and Predaking were Amazon/BBTS shared exlusives. Where they available through Amazon.CA? Maybe in Canada they went to TRU instead of Amazon?
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533228)
Posted by SJ21 on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Not into the new badges and the gold chrome. I would have been all about a Mp Prime, but not with all the gold shiny stuff.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533230)
Posted by Ravage XK on December 4th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Megazarak wrote:Image


The right most horsey symbol is the only Chinese symbol I know, I am sure I saw it on a Sesame Street animation years ago.
Re: First Look at Packaging of Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, Small Glimpse at YotH Starscream (1533240)
Posted by Hip-Hoptimus Rime on December 4th, 2013 @ 11:07am CST
Must have this Starscream! Sold my original Supreme SS long ago, regretted it shortly afterwards. I think I like the colors on this one better too.

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