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New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned?

Transformers News: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned?

Sunday, January 13th, 2013 10:14AM CST

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Does Hasbro have plans to release a new updated G1 Optimus Prime mold in the Generations line? It seems possible based on a piece of art from the latest issue of Toy Hobby Retailer magazine. The Australian fansite Ozformers has shared an image from the magazine's Hasbro 90 years collage that features a redesigned G1 Optimus Prime holding what appears to be a Targetmaster type weapon with a Generations label. The weapon has a blue cab and windshield section, so it definitely transformers into something. Take it with the normal grain of salt, we should know more about the 2013 Generations lineup after next month's Toy Fair. Check out the images mirrored below.

New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned?

New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned?
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Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454715)
Posted by primehunter on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:21am CST
His gun looks like it turns into a small blue semi truck.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454717)
Posted by frogbat on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:31am CST
was hopin on something of the sort as i haven't got a voyager leader for my classics (missed out on the release and now they're a bit too exp)

the gun looks like it could transform into roller
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454718)
Posted by EnergonPoopShoot on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:31am CST
Doesn't look anything like G1 to me. Bayformer? Yes. Transformers Prime? Yes. G1? No.

Whats that? The head? Nah, I don't count 5% of its anatomy as making it G1. Not trying to be trollish with my observation, just hugely disappointed.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454719)
Posted by buddhaquest on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:33am CST
Roller? :shock:
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454720)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:35am CST
unless they have a bad ass new updated classics megatron planned i dont care. i love my classics prime.
i will still probably get this prime if it is a toy just cuz prime
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454722)
Posted by Rated X on January 13th, 2013 @ 10:44am CST
It's a TF Prime body with a G1 head.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454724)
Posted by El Duque on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:04am CST
If anything it appears based on the IDW redesign:

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Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454725)
Posted by warzon3 on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:05am CST
If this is the size of TW Hegemon, I would be extremely interested.

I'm not familiar with the IDW comics. If it has some g1 nuances I think this would be really a cool toy, however it seems IDW prime doesn't have smokestacks on his arms like G1, which is kind of a bummer for me?
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454726)
Posted by Varia31 on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:06am CST
It looks like the design of Optimus from the current ongoing IDW comics. I wouldn't mind having a figure of that design, I rather like it. Now just give us a figure of that series' design of Megatron to go with it. It IS an awesome Megatron.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454727)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:08am CST
primehunter wrote:His gun looks like it turns into a small blue semi truck.


Roller perhaps?
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454729)
Posted by President-prime on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:11am CST
It looks like the prime from classics line that came in a two box with the megaton tank. That tiny prime that has a knob on the back for his spinning action.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454730)
Posted by AdamPrime on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:12am CST
Yeah. It's got those distinctive tapered arms and the split windshield of Prime prime. Does it mean a new mold is planned though? Or could it be a GDO style new-head/repaint job?

....

Actually, now that you mention it.... it's just the IDW one. :-(
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454731)
Posted by President-prime on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:13am CST
Look at the gun. The back part looks like the gun from that line, just a little more exaggerated
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454736)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:23am CST
If this is Voyager sized, count me in. But if it's deluxe or(God forbid) that one from the two pack with Megs, I'll pass.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454737)
Posted by leokearon on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:26am CST
Another Optimus, yawn
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454739)
Posted by RAcast on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:31am CST
IDW inspired Optimus with a ROLLER MINICON? :michaelbay: Hasbro, DO IT!
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454740)
Posted by NovaSentinel on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:35am CST
Something tells me that this guy won't have a trailer, and roller is included as a substitute, a little like Hasbros MP Rodimus, giving us OffShoot instead of the trailer. Better be a figure though...
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454741)
Posted by RAcast on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:40am CST
NovaSentinel wrote:Something tells me that this guy won't have a trailer, and roller is included as a substitute, a little like Hasbros MP Rodimus, giving us OffShoot instead of the trailer. Better be a figure though...

I'm sure it'll be a deluxe or voyager, so there's no "instead of a trailer," since there wouldn't have been a trailer with it to begin with. If you had said "Targetmaster Minicon Roller instead of a regular gun or kibble-gun," you'd have been totally right though! :grin:
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454742)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:44am CST
Some actual images please. >:oP :VEHI:
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454744)
Posted by President-prime on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:45am CST
I'm gonna stick to my original assumption that its that tiny classic prime with the megaton. I think I have it laying somewhere on the floor, next to to junk transformers pile. That's how poor that mode is. Too small to display it anywhere
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454746)
Posted by RAcast on January 13th, 2013 @ 11:47am CST
President-prime wrote:I'm gonna stick to my original assumption that its that tiny classic prime with the megaton. I think I have it laying somewhere on the floor, next to to junk transformers pile. That's how poor that mode is. Too small to display it anywhere

The robot mode is really nice, even if it's a bit derpy in altmode. :lol: I wouldn't mind having it myself, he's the perfect size for a computer desk! I could easily live with a remold of that.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454752)
Posted by President-prime on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
I don't mind the mode, but the swivel action on the waist makes it extremely difficult to display in any pose. Sorry, I'm kind of biased regarding size. Like leader and supreme class transformer. :)
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454753)
Posted by Jazz813 on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
El Duque wrote:If anything it appears based on the IDW redesign:

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I thought exactly the same thing, but that's cool finally we got more IDW Comic Toys, maybe. I wouldn't mind also for the IDW G1 based Megatron or Megatron from Tarn and all the other great IDW Transformers characters.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454755)
Posted by REMINATOR on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CST
warzon3 wrote:If it has some g1 nuances I think this would be really a cool toy, however it seems IDW prime doesn't have smokestacks on his arms like G1, which is kind of a bummer for me?

Yeah, that's my issue too with IDW Prime. I don't mind the change in design, but the smokestack is his signature character identification. Just like UM with his long shoulder post and missile at the side, or Red Alert/Sideswipe with shoulder rocket missile, etc. Despite this, I thought it's a good approach by Hasbro. If I have the space, I would certainly support the line.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454756)
Posted by President-prime on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:07pm CST
Any voyager or bigger for Optimus is a must buy though. Gonna keep my fingers crossed
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454758)
Posted by noctorro on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:10pm CST
EnergonPoopShoot wrote:Doesn't look anything like G1 to me. Bayformer? Yes. Transformers Prime? Yes. G1? No.

Whats that? The head? Nah, I don't count 5% of its anatomy as making it G1. Not trying to be trollish with my observation, just hugely disappointed.


I call trollish, seeing ur sig ;)

I really hope he's not so Gundam like the first Classics Prime. Chest looks pretty flat which is good. This is the first new Generations figure I see and I already really like it.

Hopefully they'll make a good megz as well. Glad that I didn't sell my whole Generations/Classics line.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454759)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:11pm CST
it would make a good figure but im sick and tired of optimus, seriously do we really need another one? I know hes the most iconic character in the franchise but still give us a break, but its still better than another bumblebee.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454761)
Posted by Jazz813 on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
Yeah as a Voyager toy it would be even better, but let's see what Hasbro will show us in the next month or weeks.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454762)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:12pm CST
RAcast wrote:
President-prime wrote:I'm gonna stick to my original assumption that its that tiny classic prime with the megaton. I think I have it laying somewhere on the floor, next to to junk transformers pile. That's how poor that mode is. Too small to display it anywhere

The robot mode is really nice, even if it's a bit derpy in altmode. :lol: I wouldn't mind having it myself, he's the perfect size for a computer desk! I could easily live with a remold of that.

I agree with Mr. President - Prime. The mold look cool, but in practice, he's even more loose jointed than Titanium War Within O.P. and his double - punch gimmick was...really bad. His had my favorite gun, though!
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454763)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:15pm CST
no were near a bay-former(don't know were people got that from) more like a TF PRIME design made to look more Generation one which is pretty cool
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454764)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 13th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CST
I was just thinking about something like this. A new mold Prime that looks more G1
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454772)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:15pm CST
I say bring it on Hasbro, this has got me excited for the return of more G1 classics. As to an earlier post about too many Optimus Primes? Naw, you can't have too many.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454776)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CST
If it is a new figure, I'm all for it, be it Deluxe or Voyager. Which begs the question: what should I put him under? I already have Henkei Prime for the Leader spot in Classics... Ginrai-san, doko desu ka?
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454777)
Posted by RhA on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:33pm CST
Slightly psyched about this.

Don't fill my brainmeats with thoughts of a possible Ginrai, please.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454780)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 13th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CST
Where are people seeing two pack prime from that picture? It's completely different. The gun, for example has blue piece on the back with what looks to be windows or more likely, it's part of the trailer attachment in vehicle mode. It does look a lot like IDW ongoing Prime, which I'm fine with. Well drawn and defined character.

Just stay away from the stupid new Megatron design and it's all gravy.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454783)
Posted by EnergonPoopShoot on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:06pm CST
Wanna hear something inflamatory? Perhaps not popular opinion? IDW designed Transformers are artistic abortions.

Sorry, couldn't resist. Love MTMTE and RID, but the character designs are a travesty.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454784)
Posted by EnergonPoopShoot on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:12pm CST
noctorro wrote:
EnergonPoopShoot wrote:Doesn't look anything like G1 to me. Bayformer? Yes. Transformers Prime? Yes. G1? No.

Whats that? The head? Nah, I don't count 5% of its anatomy as making it G1. Not trying to be trollish with my observation, just hugely disappointed.


I call trollish, seeing ur sig ;)

I really hope he's not so Gundam like the first Classics Prime. Chest looks pretty flat which is good. This is the first new Generations figure I see and I already really like it.

Hopefully they'll make a good megz as well. Glad that I didn't sell my whole Generations/Classics line.


With fully articulated fingers like that, how could I resist. Trollish? You should see some of the photos I havent published. XD

As for IDW designed figs, cool. Can we pic designs that suck less tho? Like Don's Prime and Megs...
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454788)
Posted by EnergonPoopShoot on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:28pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:no were near a bay-former(don't know were people got that from) more like a TF PRIME design made to look more Generation one which is pretty cool

:???: But TF Prime designs are nothing but toned down Bayformer design language... ? Sorry, totally disagree. TF Prime designs fit comfortably next to Bayformers and awkwardly next to G1 designs. Solid bricky block'yness vs splintered organic humanoid gundamness.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454791)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:32pm CST
3 things that we will have to know.

1, is it real?
2, will it be a deluxe or a voyager?
And 3, will it be some exclusive bullshit that only a few select customers will be able to get, or will it have a regular release and be available everyhere?

Let's play the wait-n-see game.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454792)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:35pm CST
EnergonPoopShoot wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:no were near a bay-former(don't know were people got that from) more like a TF PRIME design made to look more Generation one which is pretty cool

:???: But TF Prime designs are nothing but toned down Bayformer design language... ? Sorry, totally disagree. TF Prime designs fit comfortably next to Bayformers and awkwardly next to G1 designs. Solid bricky block'yness vs splintered organic humanoid gundamness.


The TF Prime design is the magnificent love child of momma Animated and Poppa Bayverse!

And I'm perfectly okay with that.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454797)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:56pm CST
OH HOLY FREAKING GOD PLEASE MAKE IT SO!!!! :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK: :KREMZEEK:

And make it Voyager-scaled while you're at it. My Classics Megatron is feeling quite lonely. Or, if Hasbro really loves us, make it a Leader class and have an equally-scaled Megatron to accompany him.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454798)
Posted by Ginrai Minor on January 13th, 2013 @ 2:59pm CST
Just be a flat nose semi and I will buy you.... >:oP (damn my love for prime)
an opening chest matrix gimmick would be nice for my classics hasbro.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454800)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 13th, 2013 @ 3:13pm CST
LOST Cybertronian wrote:As to an earlier post about too many Optimus Primes? Naw, you can't have too many.


Nah, not too many whatsoever.

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The worst part is that Hasbro most likely has released more Bumblebees in the past five years, while this sucker took the entirety of the Transformers franchise.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454812)
Posted by fenrir72 on January 13th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CST
Heck, they even haven't officially released the "iPod" version of the G1 for the international market yet. As for the gun, reminds me of "Leader One" And that Optimus with the Tomy gun........pass!
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454814)
Posted by joesaysso on January 13th, 2013 @ 4:47pm CST
I guess I'm the only one who hated the classics Prime mold. The alt mold was passable. The bot mode had so much potential that was ruined by kibble, particularly the forearm kibble. Totally ruins the mold for me. I'm digging this new artwork minus the autobot insignia on the chest. I bet if a toy were to ship that way, a little alcohol and a reprolabels sticker would take care of that lickity split. This could potentially be the figure that ends my longtime purchasing drought.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454817)
Posted by Erailea on January 13th, 2013 @ 5:10pm CST
Wouldn't surprise me if this guy got released. It's rather evident that MP Prime was a smash hit, but not everyone could afford him (never mind finding him TO buy), so it would seem logical to release a standard priced version of G1 (-esque?) Prime in it's wake.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454819)
Posted by Optimum Supreme on January 13th, 2013 @ 5:22pm CST
President-prime wrote:I don't mind the mode, but the swivel action on the waist makes it extremely difficult to display in any pose. Sorry, I'm kind of biased regarding size. Like leader and supreme class transformer. :)


Yank out the lever and the swivel problems are eradicated.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454824)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:03pm CST
If it turns out to be true, then it's great news to me. I've been really looking forward to seeing some IDW designs made into toys.

But with that said, IMO MP-10 Optimus is pretty much my definitive G1 Prime (not trying to showboat here.) It would still be nice to have an IDW version of G1 Optimus, though.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454827)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:11pm CST
Optimum Supreme wrote:
President-prime wrote:I don't mind the mode, but the swivel action on the waist makes it extremely difficult to display in any pose. Sorry, I'm kind of biased regarding size. Like leader and supreme class transformer. :)


Yank out the lever and the swivel problems are eradicated.


And some hot glue. That's pretty much what I did to my mini Optimus.
Re: New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Planned? (1454829)
Posted by Sabrblade on January 13th, 2013 @ 6:16pm CST
If they're making a toy of IDW G1 ongoing Optimus, could there be an IDW G1 ongong Megatron toy also in the works? ;)

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