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New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Friday, October 4th, 2013 11:27AM CDT

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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)

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions


FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime (Yellow)

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions

Transformers News: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions
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Re: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (1521724)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
He is tiny. :shock:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (1522001)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CDT
Deathscythetransform wrote:looks nothing like prime...
But... but...
Image
:???:
Re: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (1522018)
Posted by TulioDude on October 5th, 2013 @ 8:01pm CDT
He looks pretty nice.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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.
Re: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (1522286)
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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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: New Galleries: Takara Tomy Transformers Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime White and Yellow Versions (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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