New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber

Transformers News: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber

Friday, November 16th, 2012 7:48AM CST

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Courtesy of site sponsor TFsource we have color images of Takara Tomy's ucpoming Supert GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber in their race car modes. Each is a remold of the Alternity Covoy mold that features sponsor logos and new race inspired weapons. Check out the images below. The figures can be pre-ordered from TFsource at the following links:

Transformers X - Super GT1 - GTR Optimus Prime

Transformers X - Super GT2 - GTR Saber

Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images

Re: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber Prototype Images
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Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440381)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on November 16th, 2012 @ 8:14am CST
Almost sold on OP. Aw, who am I kidding?! I'm definitely buying the toy! Alt mode looks nice, and it even comes with a race queen fig!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440400)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:16am CST
Sexy, and I haven't even seen the race queens yet. /snark
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440418)
Posted by omega666 on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:08am CST
I WANT! :grin:

But not for $119.95. :-( :BOOM:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440423)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:26am CST
That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440425)
Posted by kirbenvost on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:37am CST
Damn, these things look amazing in color. I want! But yeah, too rich for my blood. :(
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440430)
Posted by President-prime on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:44am CST
Yep! Preordered both. Got $20 off, plus free shipping. Yeah...gonna sell my unwanted to get new want.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440433)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 16th, 2012 @ 12:01pm CST
Shiny! But I need color images of the bot modes before I make a call.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440444)
Posted by Kibble on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
These actually look pretty good...but not $100+ a pop good. Maybe if they were alt/BT size they could get away with the asking price. Probably have 3rd Party to blame for that, though. We're dumb enough to pay those prices there, why not here, too? Glad these are pretty insignificant figures to anything outside their own strange continuity.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440447)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 1:20pm CST
President-prime wrote:Yep! Preordered both. Got $20 off, plus free shipping. Yeah...gonna sell my unwanted to get new want.


Thanks for the heads up, I did the same, great deal!
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440481)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 3:31pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440485)
Posted by RodimalToyota on November 16th, 2012 @ 4:03pm CST
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:


I mean the actual act of having those tampos put on the toy, that's a lot of paint, stickers, human labor per piece to do.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440488)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 4:12pm CST
RodimalToyota wrote:
KUMA-NIN Maximus wrote:
RodimalToyota wrote:That price is all the paint tampos and stickers.
Look how much work will have to go into each model coming out.
Those are basically 1:32 scale replica's, that transform into highly articulated robots.


Actually, the extra price goes towards both the content and share of profits. The tampos and stickers are said to be part of the collaboration, while everything else will cost money.

More importantly, I am wondering if they had made an extra effort into fixing the issues tied to the original Alternity model. However... I have to pull out of the race, when it comes to these, for two reasons.

1) I have one of two possible 2013 trips to plan out and pay for.

2) In three weeks, my first anniversary (as a collector) will be here, and I have decided that I want to be focusing on Generation One for most of "Year Two." :-B

Now if you do not mind...I have a conundrum to figure out. :BOOM:


I mean the actual act of having those tampos put on the toy, that's a lot of paint, stickers, human labor per piece to do.


Oh yeah... Increased labor costs. #-o

I forgot that they are not producing all their pieces in China these days. :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440558)
Posted by guarayakha on November 16th, 2012 @ 10:39pm CST
I might just cave in and get myself a prime...

StarSaber, as much as I love the guy, just looks off with the plain blue. Needs more white and red to balance it out, IMO.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440570)
Posted by KNM2012 on November 16th, 2012 @ 11:58pm CST
guarayakha wrote:I might just cave in and get myself a prime...

StarSaber, as much as I love the guy, just looks off with the plain blue. Needs more white and red to balance it out, IMO.


I was thinking the same about Star Saber! I mean with Ultra Magnus and Dai Atlas, their Alternity colors fit them like a glove (even though many thought that Dai Atlas should have gotten a head sculpt). But with Saber, I felt that they should at least have considered reversing the color scheme so the red would have better complicated the blue.

But on the bright side... They are not sporting a large Autobot symbol that tends to explain why most of the Autobots (*cough*Sideswipe*cough*) were killed off long before season 3 happened. :lol:
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440703)
Posted by El Duque on November 17th, 2012 @ 7:45pm CST
From the twitter feed of Bluesmobile325 we have additional color images of Takara Tomy's upcoming Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber, who are currently on display at the Fuji Speedway, in their race car modes. These figure are remold/repaints of their previously released Alternity Convoy mold that will include a race queen figure. Images mirrored below.



















Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440707)
Posted by robotmel on November 17th, 2012 @ 7:52pm CST
:-?
Whos that silver fella to the right, is it Megatron? :D
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440710)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 17th, 2012 @ 8:02pm CST
robotmel wrote::-?
Whos that silver fella to the right, is it Megatron? :D
Looks like the regular Alternity Convoy Ultimate Silver figure. Same spoiler and such.
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440754)
Posted by lonrac on November 18th, 2012 @ 12:50am CST
Mini race queen figure.......is this Kiss Players all over again???????

(stop kiddding myself, that's the clincher for the sale)
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440766)
Posted by Anonymous on November 18th, 2012 @ 4:54am CST
Gotta admit, these guys (and girls) are growing on me
Re: New Color Images: Super GT Optimus Prime and Star Saber (1440786)
Posted by eyl on November 18th, 2012 @ 8:01am CST
I was very interested in the original Alternity Convoy until I saw the side profile. Shoulders not aligned with head and body, like Titanium Ultra Magnus. Not acceptable for such high priced toy.

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