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New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime

Transformers News: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 5:50AM CST

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TF Yuki tweeted some new images of Takara Tomy's soon to be released Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime combined with G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisomaru. In addition to these combined modes, the figure can also transform into a bullet train, dragon and robot. Check out Daikenzan and Daigekisou mirrored below:

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer

Transformers News: Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus EX Prime Triple Changer
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Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544279)
Posted by griftimus prime on January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:56am CST
oh my lord... i do not think you could burn this thing in a fire long enough. what a piece of garbage. all of these figures could have been awesome if they did not have to combine with eachother.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544283)
Posted by mirageandjazz1197 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 6:18am CST
^ They don't *have* to its an option.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544287)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:06am CST
Good freakin' what? That's horrible. I'm sorry. Bleh.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544291)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:21am CST
DAIKENZAN ARMY!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544297)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 23rd, 2014 @ 7:52am CST
For a moment I thought from the preview pic that this was a Baan Gaan toy.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544305)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 23rd, 2014 @ 8:23am CST
These things have cool features, particularly in the upper body area. But then you look down and see those puny little thighs and the whole image is ruined.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544311)
Posted by euphoricallydead on January 23rd, 2014 @ 8:46am CST
My eyes. I love combiners but this is like they took all the things fans love and smashed them together into a muddy mess. Energon Superlink modes looked way better. This is more like the Power Rangers and a Mutant had babies.

Oh course, this means low sales and some day these will be worth a bloody fortune.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544320)
Posted by AutoBorst on January 23rd, 2014 @ 9:26am CST
Jesus H. Primus, that is one fugly-ass action figure. And here I thought the movie-based toys were hideous.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544322)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2014 @ 9:33am CST
Shadowstream wrote:For a moment I thought from the preview pic that this was a Baan Gaan toy.


I'm reminded more of Great Exkaiser, especially with DaiGekisou's new mane and the fact it's lion/dragon combo ;)

And they look... busy. I wonder how the combos would look with the black figures (and how many would go gaga over that :lol: )
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544332)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 23rd, 2014 @ 10:19am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Shadowstream wrote:For a moment I thought from the preview pic that this was a Baan Gaan toy.


I'm reminded more of Great Exkaiser, especially with DaiGekisou's new mane and the fact it's lion/dragon combo ;)

And they look... busy. I wonder how the combos would look with the black figures (and how many would go gaga over that :lol: )

All the Brave guys blend together after a point, I just saw the blue head on it's chest and that was the one that came to mind, I didn't even know it was supposed to be a lion head. Looking a bit closer at the other mode I see a bit of Fire Dagwon in it, so maybe the Brave look is intentional.

Have I mentioned I'm super tired right now and may not be remembering things strait?
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544352)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on January 23rd, 2014 @ 11:29am CST
There's an Optimus in there? Why's he hiding?
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544369)
Posted by EagleBot13 on January 23rd, 2014 @ 12:09pm CST
I actually don't think these are that bad. For what they do and budgets these days I think they are quite ingenious.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544370)
Posted by Mkall on January 23rd, 2014 @ 12:18pm CST
While I finally got some decent prices on all 6 of the Ninja and Samurai Autobots, this figure will not be on my shelf. Heck, I'm still not sure where I'm going to put the Ninja/Samurai teams yet.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544375)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 23rd, 2014 @ 12:48pm CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote:There's an Optimus in there? Why's he hiding?


He's in the middle, always. He has no top or bottom transformation due to the fact each member of the combined Samurai and Shinobi teams has two unique connectors (one each for the other team member), so members of a different team can't connect. Optimus ExPrime has a connector for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, and since these two can't connect unless there's a properly designed middle involved....
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544487)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 23rd, 2014 @ 5:02pm CST
This would look amazing if at least one of them could make a decent pair of legs.

Just feels like some wasted potential that they made them interchangeable instead of having them each make one decent part.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544631)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on January 24th, 2014 @ 5:04am CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
OptimusPrimeval wrote:There's an Optimus in there? Why's he hiding?


He's in the middle, always. He has no top or bottom transformation due to the fact each member of the combined Samurai and Shinobi teams has two unique connectors (one each for the other team member), so members of a different team can't connect. Optimus ExPrime has a connector for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, and since these two can't connect unless there's a properly designed middle involved....


Yeah, it's a shame there isn't an alternate Prime-looking face hidden in them then, because nothing about any of those combined modes suggests "Optimus". I'll get it probably, but I won't feel bad about not getting the combining parts.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544661)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 8:48am CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
OptimusPrimeval wrote:There's an Optimus in there? Why's he hiding?


He's in the middle, always. He has no top or bottom transformation due to the fact each member of the combined Samurai and Shinobi teams has two unique connectors (one each for the other team member), so members of a different team can't connect. Optimus ExPrime has a connector for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, and since these two can't connect unless there's a properly designed middle involved....


Yeah, it's a shame there isn't an alternate Prime-looking face hidden in them then, because nothing about any of those combined modes suggests "Optimus".
Because Optimus isn't the main unit of those combinations. The other two are. They're even called "DaiKenzan" and "DaiGekisou", showing that these are essentially Super Modes for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, respectively. While Optimus acts as the link between the two since they cannot combine together without him.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544666)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:01am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
OptimusPrimeval wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
OptimusPrimeval wrote:There's an Optimus in there? Why's he hiding?


He's in the middle, always. He has no top or bottom transformation due to the fact each member of the combined Samurai and Shinobi teams has two unique connectors (one each for the other team member), so members of a different team can't connect. Optimus ExPrime has a connector for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, and since these two can't connect unless there's a properly designed middle involved....


Yeah, it's a shame there isn't an alternate Prime-looking face hidden in them then, because nothing about any of those combined modes suggests "Optimus".
Because Optimus isn't the main unit of those combinations. The other two are. They're even called "DaiKenzan" and "DaiGekisou", showing that these are essentially Super Modes for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, respectively. While Optimus acts as the link between the two since they cannot combine together without him.


In other words, Optimus is the Magic Mushroom this time. :lol:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544845)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on January 24th, 2014 @ 6:21pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Because Optimus isn't the main unit of those combinations. The other two are. They're even called "DaiKenzan" and "DaiGekisou", showing that these are essentially Super Modes for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, respectively. While Optimus acts as the link between the two since they cannot combine together without him.


Oh yeah, I didn't clock that! Isn't that unprecedented, to have an Optimus combine into a not-Optimus? What a waste of a good Prime! They should have had some other mook link them together. I say "good Prime" but that dragon mode looks like a fairground ride. Bad Prime!
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544855)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:01pm CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Because Optimus isn't the main unit of those combinations. The other two are. They're even called "DaiKenzan" and "DaiGekisou", showing that these are essentially Super Modes for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, respectively. While Optimus acts as the link between the two since they cannot combine together without him.


Oh yeah, I didn't clock that! Isn't that unprecedented, to have an Optimus combine into a not-Optimus? What a waste of a good Prime! They should have had some other mook link them together. I say "good Prime" but that dragon mode looks like a fairground ride. Bad Prime!
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544859)
Posted by El Duque on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:22pm CST
Courtesy of the Toy Box of YO we have a whole slew of in-hand images of Takara Tomy's Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime! This figure has a lot going on:

  • He's a Triplechanger: Bullet Train, Dragon, Robot
  • He has light and sound features
  • He's a combiner: can combine with both G01 Kenzan and G05 Gekisomaru to become Daikenzan and Daigekisou

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Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544861)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:39pm CST
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544863)
Posted by rockman_fan on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
though i hate the GO! line in general, i like how they made optimus something other than a truck.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544864)
Posted by njb902 on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
How terribly frightening, it has scissors.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544865)
Posted by rockman_fan on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
though i hate the GO! line in general, i like how they made optimus something other than a truck.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544866)
Posted by rockman_fan on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:47pm CST
though i hate the GO! line in general, i like how they made optimus something other than a truck.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544867)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:54pm CST
if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544871)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 7:57pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544882)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:03pm CST
Also, FINALLY! Official English spelling of his name!

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Now I just wonder if it's meant to be either "Exprime" or "ExPrime". :-?
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544883)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:09pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
exactly!
commanders don't put themselves at the same level of their solders, they may sacrifice their lives for their troops to protect them and make sure they survive but never show that they are one of the guys that would be wrong the commander would then not be taken seriously and insubordination would take effect, sure optimus would be humble enough if he were not their leader, but he is and should be shown the respect a solder shows his superior! >:oP
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544887)
Posted by njb902 on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
exactly!
commanders don't put themselves at the same level of their solders, they may sacrifice their lives for their troops to protect them and make sure they survive but never show that they are one of the guys that would be wrong the commander would then not be taken seriously and insubordination would take effect, sure optimus would be humble enough if he were not their leader, but he is and should be shown the respect a solder shows his superior! >:oP


He's got ya there Sabrblade.

I think they should have given the combiner a more Optimus like head.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544888)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:19pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
exactly!
commanders don't put themselves at the same level of their solders, they may sacrifice their lives for their troops to protect them and make sure they survive but never show that they are one of the guys that would be wrong the commander would then not be taken seriously and insubordination would take effect, sure optimus would be humble enough if he were not their leader, but he is and should be shown the respect a solder shows his superior! >:oP
As 30 years have shown, Optimus is not that condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is. If his teammates need his help, he'd help them in any way he can. In this case, that means making himself become the magic mushroom instead of someone else becoming his.

It wouldn't even make sense for Optimus to be on top in this since he's barely even in the show. He's a guest star, not the lead. It would make far more sense for the main hero(es) of the show to be the one(s) getting power-boosted than some newcomer who's kept the background for most of the show, even if said newcomer is the main heroes' commander.

Like, when Ultra Magnus came into Transformers Animated, he'd didn't all of a sudden overshadow everybody and take over the show. Optimus was still the lead despite being subordinate to Magnus. As is the case here with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru compared to Optimus.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544895)
Posted by njb902 on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:29pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
exactly!
commanders don't put themselves at the same level of their solders, they may sacrifice their lives for their troops to protect them and make sure they survive but never show that they are one of the guys that would be wrong the commander would then not be taken seriously and insubordination would take effect, sure optimus would be humble enough if he were not their leader, but he is and should be shown the respect a solder shows his superior! >:oP
As 30 years have shown, Optimus is not that condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is. If his teammates need his help, he'd help them in any way he can. In this case, that means making himself become the magic mushroom instead of someone else becoming his.

It wouldn't even make sense for Optimus to be on top in this since he's barely even in the show. He's a guest star, not the lead. It would make far more sense for the main hero(es) of the show to be the one(s) getting power-boosted than some newcomer who's kept the background for most of the show, even if said newcomer is the main heroes' commander.

Like, when Ultra Magnus came into Transformers Animated, he'd didn't all of a sudden overshadow everybody and take over the show. Optimus was still the lead despite being subordinate to Magnus. As is the case here with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru compared to Optimus.


I'm not even going to try to explain how wrong you are. You should be ashamed at generalizing so many good men and women.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544899)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 24th, 2014 @ 9:39pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:if an optimus prime needs to combine with something or someone at least have
him be the upper body! being the mid-section is kind of underwhelming for optimus #-o
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.
exactly!
commanders don't put themselves at the same level of their solders, they may sacrifice their lives for their troops to protect them and make sure they survive but never show that they are one of the guys that would be wrong the commander would then not be taken seriously and insubordination would take effect, sure optimus would be humble enough if he were not their leader, but he is and should be shown the respect a solder shows his superior! >:oP
As 30 years have shown, Optimus is not that condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is. If his teammates need his help, he'd help them in any way he can. In this case, that means making himself become the magic mushroom instead of someone else becoming his.

It wouldn't even make sense for Optimus to be on top in this since he's barely even in the show. He's a guest star, not the lead. It would make far more sense for the main hero(es) of the show to be the one(s) getting power-boosted than some newcomer who's kept the background for most of the show, even if said newcomer is the main heroes' commander.

Like, when Ultra Magnus came into Transformers Animated, he'd didn't all of a sudden overshadow everybody and take over the show. Optimus was still the lead despite being subordinate to Magnus. As is the case here with Kenzan and Gekisoumaru compared to Optimus.
even though hes not star of the show hes still their leader! however in animated even though optimus was the star and has his own troops optimus still showed ultramagnus the respect.
and as i recall optimus did give reprimands to his fellow autobots who disobey orders so what 30yrs have shown he is a leader first and foremost and he would have to be condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is to keep his fellow autobots in line maybe not has bad and ruthless as megatron sure, but optimus has to be that rock that everyone relies on for support and wisdom even if its taken as condescending or stuck up!
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544911)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 24th, 2014 @ 10:34pm CST
What a mess! I LOVE IT!
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544912)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 24th, 2014 @ 10:40pm CST
njb902 wrote:I'm not even going to try to explain how wrong you are. You should be ashamed at generalizing so many good men and women.
Yeah, I see I worded that pretty badly. I meant to say that he's more fatherly and less by-the-book than a more orthodox military figure would be like in real life. :oops:

Ultra Markus wrote:even though hes not star of the show hes still their leader! however in animated even though optimus was the star and has his own troops optimus still showed ultramagnus the respect.
and as i recall optimus did give reprimands to his fellow autobots who disobey orders so what 30yrs have shown he is a leader first and foremost and he would have to be condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is to keep his fellow autobots in line maybe not has bad and ruthless as megatron sure, but optimus has to be that rock that everyone relies on for support and wisdom even if its taken as condescending or stuck up!
Thing is, Optimus is their back up here. This isn't his fight nor his turf. The Swordbots have been fighting the Predacons here since the series began, and Optimus has come in to offer them his help, as they're the more experienced ones with the better familiarity to the situation. He's there to provide support for them, not the other way around.

In fact, now that I think about it, when he first made contact with both of the Swordbot teams back in the two Episode 2s, he was addressed as only the Swordbots' "comrade" rather than "leader", suggesting that the Swordbots might not serve under Optimus's authority despite his still being the Autobot Commander. The Swordbots could be like the Wreckers, being two autonomous units of Autobots who will work with the Commander but not for the Commander.

In a way, Optimus's presence in this show is almost like that of Alpha Trion's presence in G1, being a wise and well-respected Autobot who offers his help and advice to the main cast, but not overshadowing the authority positions of the main heroes.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544917)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 24th, 2014 @ 11:47pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:I'm not even going to try to explain how wrong you are. You should be ashamed at generalizing so many good men and women.
Yeah, I see I worded that pretty badly. I meant to say that he's more fatherly and less by-the-book than a more orthodox military figure would be like in real life. :oops:

Ultra Markus wrote:even though hes not star of the show hes still their leader! however in animated even though optimus was the star and has his own troops optimus still showed ultramagnus the respect.
and as i recall optimus did give reprimands to his fellow autobots who disobey orders so what 30yrs have shown he is a leader first and foremost and he would have to be condescending or stuck up as a real life military officer is to keep his fellow autobots in line maybe not has bad and ruthless as megatron sure, but optimus has to be that rock that everyone relies on for support and wisdom even if its taken as condescending or stuck up!
Thing is, Optimus is their back up here. This isn't his fight nor his turf. The Swordbots have been fighting the Predacons here since the series began, and Optimus has come in to offer them his help, as they're the more experienced ones with the better familiarity to the situation. He's there to provide support for them, not the other way around.

In fact, now that I think about it, when he first made contact with both of the Swordbot teams back in the two Episode 2s, he was addressed as only the Swordbots' "comrade" rather than "leader", suggesting that the Swordbots might not serve under Optimus's authority despite his still being the Autobot Commander. The Swordbots could be like the Wreckers, being two autonomous units of Autobots who will work with the Commander but not for the Commander.

In a way, Optimus's presence in this show is almost like that of Alpha Trion's presence in G1, being a wise and well-respected Autobot who offers his help and advice to the main cast, but not overshadowing the authority positions of the main heroes.
i get this is a different story and optimus is not the star of the show and hes there to offer support but,
even Alpha Trion wouldn't reduce himself to being like a pair of pants for the autobots and neither should optimus, he can provide back up without being a tool and thats how this combination looks. optimus is a great and powerful leader it would be like asking patton to come over and help do your chores. remember in animated when Ultramagnus brought out his hammer and did the whole Thor thing with the lightning and everyone was in-awe, then went on his way, thats the kind of support he needs to be not this combine as a waist section it just seems lacking :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544918)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 12:00am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:i get this is a different story and optimus is not the star of the show and hes there to offer support but,
even Alpha Trion wouldn't reduce himself to being like a pair of pants for the autobots and neither should optimus, he can provide back up without being a tool and thats how this combination looks.
He's the most important part of the combination since he makes it possible and they can't do it with him. Even though he's not on top, he still the core component. :)

Ultra Markus wrote:optimus is a great and powerful leader it would be like asking patton to come over and help do your chores. remember in animated when Ultramagnus brought out his hammer and did the whole Thor thing with the lightning and everyone was in-awe, then went on his way, thats the kind of support he needs to be not this combine as a waist section it just seems lacking :HEADHURTS:
Yet, Magnus got curbstomped by Starscream thanks to Magnus dropping his guard and exposing his vulnerability in a moment of inattentiveness, giving Starscream a easy opening to get the drop on him. Whereas Optimus and the other lower Autobots bested the Seeker while Magnus was made a fool of. Even in all his greatness, Magnus was worthless here compared to his more experienced subordinates.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544928)
Posted by Heckfire on January 25th, 2014 @ 1:32am CST
Gotta chime in on this one since it's part of why I've always loved Optimus Prime and why I've felt he's been gotten so wrong in recent years: Optimus IS the commander and leader of his people, but he's ALSO extremely humble and does NOT put himself above them. It doesn't matter if that's how human military commanders act, that's not how Optimus Prime acts. This is the bot who took time to have Spike teach him basketball so he could play with his troops, for Primus' sake! Him willingly becoming the support unit of another team's commander is actually pretty much in-line with how he acts, MUCH more in-character than that "GIVE ME YOUR FACE!" nonsense.

Yeah, it's led to some face-palmingly stupid moments (his death in the Marvel comic is a PRIME example, pun intended), but that's part of what makes him Optimus...as far as he's concerned, he is first among equals, and that's SOLELY because they want him there. Honestly, THAT'S the Prime I love, not the flawless military commander or the borderline space messiah of Primus.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544965)
Posted by MR Optimus Prime on January 25th, 2014 @ 8:00am CST
So after 30 years, the dragon mode has NEEDED snap on parts? This isn't a triple changer.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544967)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 25th, 2014 @ 8:04am CST
this is objectively the ugliest "transformer" i have ever seen. :SICK:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544968)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2014 @ 8:12am CST
MR Optimus Prime wrote:So after 30 years, the dragon mode has NEEDED snap on parts? This isn't a triple changer.


Nope, he's a Triple Changer and Combiner rolled into one. A bit more sophisticated. Besides, the only required snap-on part is the head, which doubles as DaiGekisou's helmet. The rear is made from DaiKenzan's helmet :-B

Judging from another gallery I'm looking at, Optimus' electronics will provide all the sounds for both combined forms, triggered by either helmet (technically kabuto, so get off my case already). Makes sense, as the other two have electronics as well, only dedicated to either team.

Here are the links, courtesy of Alfes2010:

Train and Dragon Modes
Robot Mode
Renketsu Sanjou Gattai DaiKenzan
Renketsu Sanjou Gattai DaiGekisou
Comparisons and other silly stuff
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1544976)
Posted by joevill on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:44am CST
That Optimus EX Prime looks awesome!!!!
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545013)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 25th, 2014 @ 12:36pm CST
Yeah, one persons hot garbage is another's hot garbage. :P It wouldn't be so bad if it had a better looking head sculpt but eh, what the hell do I know. I do know I'm not digging this one, sorry Takara no hard feelings of course. :VEHI:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545066)
Posted by OptimusPrimeval on January 25th, 2014 @ 5:32pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.


Of course Optimus would gladly act as a belt and backpack for his comrades, he's just that kind of prime, by why would TakaraTomy even ask such a thing of him? And you literally can't tell he's even involved, he could have at least been visible from the front!
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545071)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 25th, 2014 @ 6:04pm CST
OptimusPrimeval wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Are you saying that Optimus isn't humble enough to lend his power to his friends for their benefit? If others have combined with Optimus before to power him up, shouldn't it be only common courtesy for Optimus to take a turn at powering up someone else? He's a team player.


Of course Optimus would gladly act as a belt and backpack for his comrades, he's just that kind of prime, by why would TakaraTomy even ask such a thing of him? And you literally can't tell he's even involved, he could have at least been visible from the front!


I know I shouldn't be saying this for several reasons, but hey, I'm going to:

In the Japanese Masterforce cartoon, the Powermaster Optimus Prime design was repurposed into a new character named Ginrai. Same overall archtype though, he even had his own combination gimmick in the shape of Godbomber. In the Victory series Ginrai was killed off and turned into Victory Leo, who for all purposes was a power-up for the new leader, Star Saber.

In short, from mighty leader with magic mushrooms, to a mere magic mushroom for a new leader. It has been done before folks. >:oP

P.S. Sabrblade, I already know about the human + transtector thing and the transtectors being given proper life, so don't you dare.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545089)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:P.S. Sabrblade, I already know about the human + transtector thing and the transtectors being given proper life, so don't you dare.
Why should that matter? Whether human or SRL (the latter was still the same person as the former in essence), Ginrai was a leader who was upgraded into a magic mushroom for the next leader, like you said.
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545103)
Posted by njb902 on January 25th, 2014 @ 9:20pm CST
Jelze GoldRabbit vs Sabrblade! Who will win in this battle where there Can BE No WINNERS ?
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545116)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:04pm CST
njb902 wrote:Jelze GoldRabbit vs Sabrblade! Who will win in this battle where there Can BE No WINNERS ?
...But I was expressing my agreement with JelZe. :???:
Re: New Combined Mode Images: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! G26 Optimus Exprime (1545124)
Posted by njb902 on January 25th, 2014 @ 10:37pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
njb902 wrote:Jelze GoldRabbit vs Sabrblade! Who will win in this battle where there Can BE No WINNERS ?
...But I was expressing my agreement with JelZe. :???:


Which is what makes it funny, at least to me.

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