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In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version

Transformers News: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version

Monday, September 30th, 2013 11:54PM CDT

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Courtesy of the Jungle we have quick in-package look at the grey version of Takara Tomy's newly released TF Cruiser Optimus Prime. All color variant outside of yellow and white are Toyota Japan Dealership exclusives. Customers who purchase an FJ Cruiser apparently receive an FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime in the same color of their actual vehicle. Due to stock levels and customer requests, it is highly likely that this won't always be the case.

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images
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Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521105)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on October 1st, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
I always thought the FJ cruiser would have made an awesome movie-verse Gears or Beachcomber...either way these look like cool figs.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521106)
Posted by UltraPrimal on October 1st, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
FJ Prime is the new Aveo Swerve?! :lol:
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521547)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
BUYER BEWARE! Just have to say that I am extremely frustrated with FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime. One of mine is broken in two different spots now. Extremely frustrating! The right arm broke at the elbow joint and now one of the feet broke off while I was transforming it. I was going to give the figure the benefit of the doubt after the elbow joint broke yesterday, but now that the foot broke just now while I was transforming it, I'd say this thing is a POS. It's too small of a figure to have this intricate of a transformation. The plastic they used is not forgiving at all and just breaks when too much pressure is applied. Couple that with a unique transformation and you are bound to end up with a pile of parts. Urgh!

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FYI ... after the elbow joint broke, I tried drilling a couple of holes in the arm to stick a pin through it but was unsuccessful in attempting to piecemeal it back together.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521562)
Posted by El Duque on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:00pm CDT
Glad I decided to pass on this guy. I've been getting a lot pickier about my purchases as of late.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521563)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Glad I decided to pass on this guy. I've been getting a lot pickier about my purchases as of late.


Very fragile cheap plastic. Cheap KO quality. I'm pissed especially now that he broke in two spots. My white one is now permanently superglued into robot mode so that I can finish this gallery of him that has taken up two full days when I could have been working on galleries for Super GT Megatron and Fortress Maximus or Masterpiece Prowl or Takara Metroplex. My second one that I did in the yellow one has not broken yet fortunately so I should be able to finish this gallery. I had more luck with GPS on Black Zarak!

I can't believe this is the type of product that Takara Tomy wants to give away to customers who purchase FJ Cruisers. If a very experienced consumer like myself who owns over 6,000 Transformers toys is having these types of problems, I can only imagine what type of problems the regular non Transformers consumer will have with these. It's an unfortunate way to introduce consumers to the Transformers brand.

It's a bummer too because I actually really was enjoying the figure, despite being smaller than Generations Trailcutter. The ability to choose what color you want the figure to be is a new concept to Transformers. I liked the idea a lot better than building Arms Micron Microns because there didn't seem to be any clips that were easy to break like the Microns. It was simply a matter of snapping on parts to complete your figure. It was a very satisfying experience, similar to the sense of joy I get when finishing applying stickers to a G1 figure.

Maybe I got a bad one, I dunno, but I don't think that I did. Once you have it in hands and try to transform it, you can see how easy it is to break these pieces.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521708)
Posted by Va'al on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:25am CDT
Just a couple of days ago we were able to post some images from Takara Tomy about their recently released Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime. Seibertron.com is now happy to announce that two new galleries have been uploaded for the figure in its white and yellow variants! There have been a couple of complaints about this toy, so check out the discussion thread before you dive in. The retail version of FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime includes the main body plus panel pieces attached to sprues to complete the figure as yellow or white. Other color variations of this toy are apparently being given away at Toyota dealerships in Japan when a customer purchases a new Toyota FJ Cruiser. Click on the images below to view the full galleries!

FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime (White)

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FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime (Yellow)

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Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521724)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
He is tiny. :shock:
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521735)
Posted by hpfabe on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Any word from other purchasers whether these are all this breakage-prone, or if this was just a lemon? I really have my eye set on the white one.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521739)
Posted by AnnaChristine on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:20pm CDT
Its a great looking Prime. Its just too small, in the wrong colours and poorly built. But I really love the 'bot mode. :(
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521744)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:40pm CDT
I love it! Can't wait to get one of my own.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521745)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521757)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on October 4th, 2013 @ 2:30pm CDT
Am I the only one who thinks this would make an ace classics Skids?
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521784)
Posted by President-prime on October 4th, 2013 @ 4:52pm CDT
Too small. Even smaller than the tiny war for cyber from deluxes. Hope it's not made by the same cheap plastic. Easy pass. Even as an Optimus collector, this thing does not belong in my collection.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521857)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:32pm CDT
I wonder how this thing would scale next to the Hybrid Style figures. :-?
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521861)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:48pm CDT
These are a lot better looking that I thought they'd be but still such a weird release; a tiny, hybrid model/figure of a vehicle design that's entering it's 8th year of production.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521916)
Posted by xyl360 on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:25am CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:These are a lot better looking that I thought they'd be but still such a weird release; a tiny, hybrid model/figure of a vehicle design that's entering it's 8th year of production.

I've theorized that Takara may have created this as part of a contract negotiation with Toyota to secure the licensing rights to do a figure or two which are based on older model of Toyota's, namely the Hilux (Hoist & Trailbreaker) for their Masterpiece line. Basically, Takara creates a figure to promote a vehicle which Toyota is currently selling so that they (Takara) can create licensed reproductions of a vehicle which they are not currently selling (the Hilux).

I'm really bummed. Both about the small stature of this (I thought it was going to be Voyager size at least) as well as the QC issues. This figure looks awesome and I was totally planning on buying at least one (probably multiple if BBTS could get their hands on the dealer exclusive colored ones), but with these serious QC issues, it's just not worth it I don't think.

Ryan, is there any chance that if I bought one of these, assembled it, and posed it in bot mode without ever transforming it into vehicle mode and just stood it up on my shelf that it would hold together OK, or is it so fragile that doing even that would be likely to cause breakage?
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521917)
Posted by xyl360 on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:30am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521918)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:37am CDT
xyl360 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Not mine. My Swerve is in good condition and hasn't suffered any plastic quality issues.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1521962)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on October 5th, 2013 @ 11:53am CDT
An easy pass for multiple reasons:

too small
too pricy
bad quality
I HATE everything from Toyota, espacially this soapbox they call a cruiser
looks nothing like prime...

next please
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522001)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CDT
Deathscythetransform wrote:looks nothing like prime...
But... but...
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Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522018)
Posted by TulioDude on October 5th, 2013 @ 8:01pm CDT
He looks pretty nice.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522037)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 5th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Not mine. My Swerve is in good condition and hasn't suffered any plastic quality issues.


Mine too. But those were made with more of an influence by Hasbro so they may have wanted mainline quality.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522089)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on October 6th, 2013 @ 7:10am CDT
TulioDude wrote:He looks pretty nice.


yeah okay the head looks a little like prime...but the rest?


evreybody is entitled to his/her opinion. i respect that 8)
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522282)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 7th, 2013 @ 3:16am CDT
Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.
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Posted by Autobot032 on October 7th, 2013 @ 4:18am CDT
magnusalpha wrote:Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.


Shattered Glass Soundwave (Autobots and Decepticons are switched, in that universe in case you don't know.) That version is an eHobby exclusive out of Japan. A joint venture with BotCon. Came in a 2-pack with SG Blaster. Plus some cassettes.

You can find the info here: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... der/25814/
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522332)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 7th, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
Good morning Everyone. :D

As an owner of Sun Fusion (yellow) FJ cruiser, this was a must for me. So when it was announced a couple months back and i immediately pre-ordered. Mine arrived last week and i'm happy to announce that i haven't had any of the quality issues Seibertron experienced. Transformed it a couple times without issue. To be honest while putting on the panels I felt it had a much higher level of quality that no other TF figure i own. Granted i don't have the collection that most here have, and my collection is limited to movie, generation, Prime and Animated figures, but the fit and finish of the panels is top notch. Would have preferred that more undercarriage was hidden in vehicle form, but what you gonna do? :P
My main complaint so far has to be its size. This thing is reallllly small. Much smaller than I was expecting. But that's my fault for not actually reading the full description before ordering.
Overall I'm very happy. :grin: Hopefully Siebertron's figure was just a lemon and isn't the majority of figures.
Re: In-Package Images Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Gray Version (1522353)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 7th, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
magnusalpha wrote:Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.


Shattered Glass Soundwave (Autobots and Decepticons are switched, in that universe in case you don't know.) That version is an eHobby exclusive out of Japan. A joint venture with BotCon. Came in a 2-pack with SG Blaster. Plus some cassettes.

You can find the info here: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... der/25814/


Ahah, Shattered Glass. Don't know why that escaped me. Very cool...might have to try & get that set.
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