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First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime

Transformers News: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013 7:54AM CST

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With gracious thanks to the TF Upgrader Facebook page, we finally have our first look at the Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime! This Optimus Prime features gold chrome on his grill, exhaust pipes, gas tanks, and Matrix chamber, a translucent trailer, and an altered Autobot faction symbol.

Transformers News: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime

Keep up with Seibertron.com, as we should have our first look at the other Year of the Horse exclusive, a suped up Cybertron "King" Starscream, very soon!
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Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1531993)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 27th, 2013 @ 7:58am CST
Reminds me of the old Lucky Draw Convoy Gold Version toy:

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Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1531995)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 27th, 2013 @ 8:04am CST
Sabrblade wrote:Reminds me of the old Convoy Gold Version toy:

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Probably made in homage to that (well, without the trailer, obviously).
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532005)
Posted by Ravage XK on November 27th, 2013 @ 9:09am CST
Hmm, I don't think I like the gold chrome. Looks odd.

Ghost trailer?
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532006)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on November 27th, 2013 @ 9:13am CST
I shall call him Rustimus Prime
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532009)
Posted by Trikeboy on November 27th, 2013 @ 9:45am CST
I'm sure the one or two Optimus Prime/Convoy collectors out there are very happy. As a regular Masterpiece collector, I'm not that interested.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532011)
Posted by megatronus on November 27th, 2013 @ 9:53am CST
I think I'll get this guy.

I'm somewhat reluctant, but I'll get him. At the very least, I'll be able to swap out the eyes with my dead-eye Takara version...
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532017)
Posted by SentinelA on November 27th, 2013 @ 10:51am CST
Pass
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532021)
Posted by EdabanG on November 27th, 2013 @ 11:30am CST
:APPLAUSE: Translucent trailer!?
I wonder if it will come with Roller and/or Spike... :-?
I wish I has waited and ordered from TFSource instead of jumping on the RK one.
Would've saved 10 bucks. :HEADHURTS:
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532026)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on November 27th, 2013 @ 12:17pm CST
How about they release the normal masterpiece version, and this time send it in large enough amounts so that scalpers don't buy them out.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532030)
Posted by Hoitytoity on November 27th, 2013 @ 12:41pm CST
This looks hideous, the gold chrome doesn't match the figure at all. Just... no.

...I think I need to have this.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532035)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on November 27th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CST
looks bad man.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532043)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 27th, 2013 @ 2:22pm CST
Second chance at MP-10 huh? ok....I'll bite.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532061)
Posted by Sodan-1 on November 27th, 2013 @ 4:36pm CST
The gold looks like tobacco stains.

Uber passage.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532076)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on November 27th, 2013 @ 6:13pm CST
Thank you, for helping me to save my money! Pass go, save quite a bit of long green.
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532078)
Posted by Arctorro on November 27th, 2013 @ 6:23pm CST
Thankfully I have no need of a second MP OP as this thing looks horrid!!! :SICK:
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532089)
Posted by Autobot032 on November 27th, 2013 @ 9:19pm CST
....that's not as bad as I thought. In fact, the gold chrome looks pretty nice on him. It's that translucent trailer that ruins it for me. -_-
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532371)
Posted by Mindmaster on November 29th, 2013 @ 7:37am CST
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!

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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!

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

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Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532380)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 29th, 2013 @ 9:21am CST
And I supposed he's #12 of 30 ;)
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532385)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 10:11am CST
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (1532419)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 29th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CST
Re: First Look at Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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 Year of the Horse MP Optimus Prime (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:

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