New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime

Saturday, March 8th, 2014 9:06PM CST

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A new day, a new gallery! Yesterday's gallery of Platinum Edition Starscream was just the beginning, now we have Year Of The Horse Optimus ready to grace your screens! Based on the MP-10 mold, this redeco features the usual Optimus Prime colors in a much darker, tone, with gold chrome and black thrown in the mix. Makes for an eye catching and striking difference from the previous uses of the mold, especially that translucent trailer!

Unfortunately, the other major change to this version is a lack of Roller. But, it seems to be a small price to pay to make MP-10 Optimus available to everyone again, seeing as he was somewhat difficult to obtain in several US markets. Don't let this chance slip through your fingers! Take a look at our gallery, let it entice you (you know it will!) and then go and nab this guy for your collection!

Much like YOTH Starscream, this shared exclusive can be obtained through BBTS or TRU, and it's available now.

Here's a sampling to get you started, and clicking on any of the pictures below will take you to the full gallery:

Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers Platinum Edition Optimus Prime

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Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556134)
Posted by shajaki on March 8th, 2014 @ 9:52pm CST
nice galleries as always :)

stay puft starscream... i have once already. while hes got some fetching new colors i dont have the room. also his price point kills me. maybe if he warms my TRU's shelves long enough theyll put him on sale. i might consider it...

prime and his blingy chrome get a lot of hate, but i love him! i liked him in the first pics i saw, and fell in love with him when i got him in hand. that dark red is really nice. bits of black break it up nicely and isnt over done. not sure why i like the translucent red on the crotch piece so much. and most noticeable quality? those bright blue eyes! theyre so dreamy...
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556138)
Posted by Autobot032 on March 8th, 2014 @ 10:41pm CST
shajaki wrote:nice galleries as always :)

stay puft starscream... i have once already. while hes got some fetching new colors i dont have the room. also his price point kills me. maybe if he warms my TRU's shelves long enough theyll put him on sale. i might consider it...

prime and his blingy chrome get a lot of hate, but i love him! i liked him in the first pics i saw, and fell in love with him when i got him in hand. that dark red is really nice. bits of black break it up nicely and isnt over done. not sure why i like the translucent red on the crotch piece so much. and most noticeable quality? those bright blue eyes! theyre so dreamy...


Stay Puft Starscream! HAH! Love it.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556143)
Posted by zodconvoy on March 8th, 2014 @ 11:12pm CST
The only reason I'd get Pimptimus Prime is to use it as a G2 MP Prime.

Darker colors + garish gold = :G2BOT:
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556144)
Posted by omega666 on March 8th, 2014 @ 11:25pm CST
I only got it so that I can swap parts with my MP-10.



Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556153)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2014 @ 1:46am CST
Prime looks better in these colors.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556165)
Posted by Mykltron on March 9th, 2014 @ 5:39am CDT
Why would they call it 'platinum edition' and paint him gold?

Also, can anyone explain why the autobot logo is melted on one side of the trailer doors?
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556169)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 9th, 2014 @ 6:30am CDT
omega666 wrote:I only got it so that I can swap parts with my MP-10.


Hey, that's kinda brilliant. You "takaratised" the Hasbro version that way. Sure, straightly buying the Takara version would have been less expensive and less trouble. But now, you do have a spare MP-10. Do, you plan to keep the spare or sell it to someone who missed out on the mold?
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556175)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 9th, 2014 @ 8:08am CDT
Mykltron wrote:Also, can anyone explain why the autobot logo is melted on one side of the trailer doors?


The Autobot symbol is a special one as it incorporates (part of) the kanji for "Snake", 蛇 (hebi). Same goes for Prime's right shoulder.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556183)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 9th, 2014 @ 9:30am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Also, can anyone explain why the autobot logo is melted on one side of the trailer doors?


The Autobot symbol is a special one as it incorporates (part of) the kanji for "Snake", 蛇 (hebi). Same goes for Prime's right shoulder.


Why "snake"? Isn't it the year of the HORSE?
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556185)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on March 9th, 2014 @ 9:44am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Mykltron wrote:Also, can anyone explain why the autobot logo is melted on one side of the trailer doors?


The Autobot symbol is a special one as it incorporates (part of) the kanji for "Snake", 蛇 (hebi). Same goes for Prime's right shoulder.


Why "snake"? Isn't it the year of the HORSE?


O crap, got my years and kanji mixed up. It's indeed "horse", 馬 (uma). :BANG_HEAD:
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556195)
Posted by Siger on March 9th, 2014 @ 11:34am CDT
Ok, I'm tired of seeing the same "why is Optimus gold?" questions over and over again so here is the answer as completely as I can explain it. Optimus is gold and red more because it has more to do with the "Year of the Horse" than "Platinum Edition." Red means happiness and luck. Gold means prosperity. If you look at anything that has to do with Chinese new year, it's always red and gold in color. Just Google it and look at the pictures. The autobot symbol on Optimus is merged with horse in Chinese character.

There are also 5 elements that associates with each year along with the zodiac animals. Water, Fire, Metal, Wood, and Earth. This year is the year of the Horse but also the year of Metal. So since metal is associated with gold and shares the same character in Chinese, it is considered a lucky element for getting rich. The toymakers probably wanted to have the luck of prosperity so they smacked the golden horse symbol on Optimus. It may look tacky to westerners but it's the thousands year old colors of luck and prosperity in most of Asia.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556205)
Posted by megatronus on March 9th, 2014 @ 12:40pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
omega666 wrote:I only got it so that I can swap parts with my MP-10.


Hey, that's kinda brilliant. You "takaratised" the Hasbro version that way. Sure, straightly buying the Takara version would have been less expensive and less trouble. But now, you do have a spare MP-10. Do, you plan to keep the spare or sell it to someone who missed out on the mold?

I mainly got the YOTH Prime to swap eyes with my Takara MP-10 (who looks GREAT with bright baby blues), but YOTH Prime is pretty awesome in his own right. Glad I got him.


Autobot032 wrote:GALLERY ANNOUNCEMENT

The gallery is appreciated, as always!

I looked through, and was wondering if Ryan took any shots comparing the 4 matrices. I only saw YOTH's in the gallery.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556210)
Posted by typerice on March 9th, 2014 @ 1:10pm CDT
I got this guy for cheap at ToysRUs with a 20% off coupon, ordered online with coupon #965620 but your account can only use it once
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556232)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on March 9th, 2014 @ 3:02pm CDT
Siger wrote:What you said.


Wow! way to go for a 1st post! Welcome to Seibertron and keep contributing like this.
Also, yeah, you're right on the money.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556250)
Posted by Siger on March 9th, 2014 @ 4:46pm CDT
Thanks Karanbat. :)
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556262)
Posted by Manterax Prime on March 9th, 2014 @ 5:51pm CDT
Wait? Starscream doesn't have a waste? Well then where does all the excess oil go?

Oh, you meant he doesn't have a waist. Ahh.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556269)
Posted by omega666 on March 9th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
typerice wrote:I got this guy for cheap at ToysRUs with a 20% off coupon, ordered online with coupon #965620 but your account can only use it once

I hate that. I also tried to use the 15% off coupon for online and got the same thing. Yet, I bet that I could have printed it and use it at the store.
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556291)
Posted by skidflap on March 9th, 2014 @ 8:21pm CDT
I going to get him. I don't think I'll get him at that price ever again, plus he would be my first masterpiece figure I would ever have. :grin:
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556295)
Posted by Seibertron on March 9th, 2014 @ 8:38pm CDT
megatronus wrote:I looked through, and was wondering if Ryan took any shots comparing the 4 matrices. I only saw YOTH's in the gallery.


I didn't do a close up shot but they're all in this shot at
Re: New Gallery: Platinum Edition Year of the Horse Masterpiece Optimus Prime (1556412)
Posted by El Duque on March 10th, 2014 @ 11:12am CDT
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