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New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014 2:18AM CST

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Just in, we have new images of the TF4 Leader Class Optimus Prime. We previously shared in-hand images from 11-11 of ACToys.com. We now have new pictures from the same source, showing the figure transformed into both vehicle and bot mode. Check them out below, and let us know what you think in the Energon Pub!

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime
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Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542053)
Posted by Unicronobot on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:26am CST
So basically all the vehicle mode is sitting on his back or wrapped around the back of his legs.... I'm sorry but this is what happens when you design a Transformer that DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT TRANSFORMS INTO ANYTHING. Yes I will admit that Optimus' new robot mode does look cool but when you make it look like he has no visible vehicle parts(smokestacks excluded) it makes it even harder for the toy designers to make a good representation of him in toy form! The vehicle mode looks amazing, I will give it that, but still the robot mode is just ugly.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542058)
Posted by Slashercon on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:35am CST
CHROME!!! GIMMIE,GIMMIE =P~ (THAT is how Hasbro expects people to react >:oP )
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542059)
Posted by EagleTron on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:39am CST
Paint details: good, truck mode: good, Everything else: monstrous.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542060)
Posted by Slashercon on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:40am CST
I mean honestly, this is a leader class figure? I bet he won't eve be as tall as the weaponizer Prime figure. I don't care that robot mode design based on art released earlier is appealing, this is a sorry excuse for a robot mode. Vehicle mode is accurate and OK looking though. I shudder to think what they did with Grimlock. Fingers crossed that they can make me eat my words.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542064)
Posted by FracturedKoi on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:56am CST
[quote="Unicronobot"]So basically all the vehicle mode is sitting on his back or wrapped around the back of his legs..../quote]

So, the vehicle mode itself is pants for Prime! That's like Armada...but worse :D
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542065)
Posted by Omega1975 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:01am CST
This is probably the ugliest Prime toy in existence! The stacks should definitely be somewhere else or even possibly a weapon. I hope this is a "work in progress" prototype. I've been mildly ok with a few of the Bay-verse toys but this is a total turn off :sad:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542066)
Posted by Omega1975 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:08am CST
Man just remold the existing movie prime with triple stacks (not like it's any better). Throw this in the trash.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542068)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:10am CST
Remember when Hasbro said that the simplified line would be out in full force for the movie? Maybe this is the leader class version of Prime from the simplified line. There will be a more mainstream one later
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542069)
Posted by Bounti76 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:11am CST
Unicronobot wrote:So basically all the vehicle mode is sitting on his back or wrapped around the back of his legs.... I'm sorry but this is what happens when you design a Transformer that DOESNT LOOK LIKE IT TRANSFORMS INTO ANYTHING. Yes I will admit that Optimus' new robot mode does look cool but when you make it look like he has no visible vehicle parts(smokestacks excluded) it makes it even harder for the toy designers to make a good representation of him in toy form! The vehicle mode looks amazing, I will give it that, but still the robot mode is just ugly.


THIS

I am not a fan of shellformers at all, and this looks like a shellformer to the MAX. It almost looks as if you could take JUST his kibble and just form THAT into the truck mode. Save the smokestacks, there's not a single thing on the robot mode that looks instantly recognizable as a truck part, not even his iconic chest windshield! If this is an indicator of the line as a whole, I probably won't be purchasing even ONE movie toy, and I've got most of the last two movie lines. They're what got me back into Transformers!

But this....sweet cheeses.... it's just revolting. :SICK:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542070)
Posted by Evil_the_Nub on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:28am CST
It's got more back kibble than the other one. It looks especially bad since there's that big flat area in the middle where it could easily be folded in. I hate that chrome too, it works for vehicle parts like the grill and smokestacks, but on the robot parts it's ugly as hell.

Is it just me or do those fist holes look a little big?
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542071)
Posted by Autobot032 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:32am CST
Terrible. Neither mold is worth having. What a shame.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542072)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:36am CST
Good glorious chrome! I had to put on sunglasses to check this thing ou... Holy kibbles 'n bits Batman! Op's got some junk in his trunk! Not sure how I feel about this figure. I think I'm honestly done with movie figures unless something catches my eye. To be honest, I'm anxious to find out what those beast formers figures from the movie line will look like. I likes me some beast formers. Either way, I think I'll concentrate on Generations for a while.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542074)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:47am CST
ROTF leader Prime was epic, this is an epic fail! :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542076)
Posted by noctorro on January 15th, 2014 @ 4:00am CST
I still like it!

And I'm not trying to be that douche who says The Dark Knight wasn't such a good movie, just to get attention.

I have most of the movie trilogy onscreen line and a lot of classics/Prime figures.

So I for one don't mind 1 movie line with easy as hell transformations. Yes, a lot will suffer and here it's the robot mode with its Batman truck cape thing. But still, from what I see I'm dig it.

Also psyched about the new "destroyer" class, how big or does it have some new feature?

I'll probably end up buying the whole onscreen cast + maybe 2 or 3 side characters that look really good in my opinion.



Let the hating and flamewars begin again!!! :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay: :michaelbay:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542077)
Posted by Mykltron on January 15th, 2014 @ 4:14am CST
Remember when leader class figures had individual finger articulation?
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542080)
Posted by noctorro on January 15th, 2014 @ 4:33am CST
MightyMagnus78 wrote:ROTF leader Prime was epic, this is an epic fail! :HEADHURTS:


Captain obvious to the rescue
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542082)
Posted by Cyclonus43 on January 15th, 2014 @ 5:19am CST
It's poop.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542084)
Posted by frogbat on January 15th, 2014 @ 5:35am CST
i'm really glad i'm not into the movieverse. I have a couple like the original TF1 leader prime and I thought he was awesome in spite of being kibblesome.

The truck mode on this guy looks ok, the robot is very weak. I am not a fan of chrome due to all the issues as a kid with the toys where both the paint and the plastic would be too brittle and get damaged easily. Also on an aesthetic level I don't care for it much.

One thing that surprises me though is the lack of chrome for the smokestacks - the one place i'd expect there to be chrome (maybe the toy pictured isn't the final production version?) Also, the face looks very off - almost as if there's a face within a face and the nostrils are a 2nd pair of eyes.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542085)
Posted by Actar on January 15th, 2014 @ 5:59am CST
Honestly, out of sheer curiosity, I would really, really love to know if ROTF Prime didn't sell well or if Hasbro got tons of complaints from parents.

Or is it the economy? Different designers? Please, tell me how a company capable of producing wonders of engineering like ROTF Prime, FE Prime Bulkhead, etc... can fall this low.

Again, I have to preface my comment with a disclaimer. For kids, it's perfectly fine, yada yada yada.

But personally, what I look for in a transforming toy is to be wowed by the engineering and marvel at it's accuracy to the show (looks AND transformation wise). The less 'cheating' the better and this is just disappointing.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542089)
Posted by autobotOG on January 15th, 2014 @ 7:36am CST
So let me see if I'm following.......chrome chest, although its NOT really needed.....no chrome smokestacks or gas tanks, although it IS really needed? And I wonder if prime will have little duck feet in the movie too?

Seriously tho, I am a prime collector. So no matter what angers me about this figure, ill buy it anyway. But the iconic chest windows are one of the oldest, most recognizable features of prime. You mean to tell me they couldn't TRY to fit them in somewhere on this cgi model?? I'm not a bay hater, I actually love watching the movies with my son....but I'm most disappointed about the chest windows. Kibble can be removed for display purposes, but you cant fix a lazy design. I mean.....I have a optimus prime shampoo bottle that has chest windows......just sayin....
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542091)
Posted by autobotOG on January 15th, 2014 @ 7:38am CST
So let me see if I'm following.......chrome chest, although its NOT really needed.....no chrome smokestacks or gas tanks, although it IS really needed? And I wonder if prime will have little duck feet in the movie too?

Seriously tho, I am a prime collector. So no matter what angers me about this figure, ill buy it anyway. But the iconic chest windows are one of the oldest, most recognizable features of prime. You mean to tell me they couldn't TRY to fit them in somewhere on this cgi model?? I'm not a bay hater, I actually love watching the movies with my son....but I'm most disappointed about the chest windows. Kibble can be removed for display purposes, but you cant fix a lazy design. I mean.....I have a optimus prime shampoo bottle that has chest windows......just sayin....
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542104)
Posted by dragons on January 15th, 2014 @ 8:27am CST
[img][http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Optimus-Prime-Revealed-Transformers-Age-Extinction-Cover-Empire-Magazine-40445.html[/img]

Looks close to empire magazine version we saw on cover seeing things are not there
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542105)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 15th, 2014 @ 8:32am CST
A tall drink of water, he is.

I like it, but I'm perfectly happy with my RotF Leader Optimus.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542106)
Posted by Spleenzorio on January 15th, 2014 @ 8:54am CST
noctorro wrote:
MightyMagnus78 wrote:ROTF leader Prime was epic, this is an epic fail! :HEADHURTS:


Captain obvious to the rescue


More like Obvious Prime, am I right?!
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542109)
Posted by rpetras on January 15th, 2014 @ 9:11am CST
This is just a really big Fast Action Battler.

And thus, not for me.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542115)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:00am CST
Actar wrote:Honestly, out of sheer curiosity, I would really, really love to know if ROTF Prime didn't sell well or if Hasbro got tons of complaints from parents.

Or is it the economy? Different designers? Please, tell me how a company capable of producing wonders of engineering like ROTF Prime, FE Prime Bulkhead, etc... can fall this low.

Again, I have to preface my comment with a disclaimer. For kids, it's perfectly fine, yada yada yada.

But personally, what I look for in a transforming toy is to be wowed by the engineering and marvel at it's accuracy to the show (looks AND transformation wise). The less 'cheating' the better and this is just disappointing.


I believe there was a story where a bunch of ROTF Leader class primes were returned with the sole reason being the transformations were to difficult for younger kids. Logic says to me..
"Then don't by such a complicated figure and get a Voyager class. why should the rest of us have to suffer?"
But after thinking about it that's not entirely fair. I think kids have just as much a right to enjoy these toys as we do. And like you said (and this is something everyone needs to remember). Kids are the target audience. They are the next generation of collectors.
I don't like this figure at all. I won't go into detail as everyone else has pretty much said it already. However, if this is a response to an over whelm of complaints of figures like ROTF Prime being to difficult to transform, then I understand Hasbro's reasoning.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542116)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:01am CST
Now this... just looks complete ass. It's basically a damn shell-former with minimal articulation. What the hell happened, Hasbro? What happened? It's like they sacrificed everything good... for chrome.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542117)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:04am CST
I don't know what the hell people's problem is. This figure looks like in kick-ass on ten planets. Looks incredibly poseable with all those joints I can see, though it seems the guy with the picture didn't bother to move him.

Unless the shoulders can't move outward, then I may retract my opinion. Reviewers, we need you. :D
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542119)
Posted by Noideaforaname on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:12am CST
That's a lot of chrome and kibble...
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542122)
Posted by GuyIncognito on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:18am CST
I don't know why people are freaking out. It's obviously mistransformed. Let's wait until we see proper pictures before we write it off.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542124)
Posted by guarayakha on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:20am CST
Image

The first thing that comes into my mind when i saw that:

Image

:lol: :HEADHURTS:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542125)
Posted by SlyTF1 on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:20am CST
PrymeStriker wrote:I don't know what the hell people's problem is. This figure looks like in kick-ass on ten planets. Looks incredibly poseable with all those joints I can see, though it seems the guy with the picture didn't bother to move him.

Unless the shoulders can't move outward, then I may retract my opinion. Reviewers, we need you. :D


My problem is that he looks too stiff. And all the vehicle parts just lie on his back. I really want to like it, and I definitely will buy it, but right now, I'm not too impressed.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542126)
Posted by YRQRM0 on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:22am CST
The chrome is quite nice. I feel like it can look better in robot mode, but only by so much (as far as the mistransformation goes). Hopefully there are some better Primes in the line.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542127)
Posted by njb902 on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:23am CST
The more of this I see the more the back kibble bothers me. I will wait though and see, I'm just prepared to be a firm no.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542128)
Posted by Toralei_De_Nile on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:23am CST
So glad I don't buy movie toys, or else I would be pissed. This thing looks like those crappy toys r us non-transforming, ridiculously tall, and flat optimus primes, but they gave it pant legs so it could transform.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542132)
Posted by Muscle Man on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:41am CST
This looks like it has all the articulation of a Barbie doll.
Difficulty level: Toddler

Thumbs down, bro's
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542167)
Posted by craggy on January 15th, 2014 @ 1:30pm CST
well, we knew from the first film that bots could pee, now this proves that they can take a dump too.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542168)
Posted by njb902 on January 15th, 2014 @ 1:37pm CST
craggy wrote:well, we knew from the first film that bots could pee, now this proves that they can take a dump too.


We knew that in ROTF :lol:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542169)
Posted by njb902 on January 15th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CST
Lots of double posting today.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542176)
Posted by Swiftknife24 on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:10pm CST
First thoughts; robot mode looks a bit...Garish! Truck mode looks okay, but the truck looked like a toy to begin with...! Second thoughts; chrome grill but no chrome smoke stacks...? I know sticky-outy things need to be ABS when possible, but...!

Not too excited about this film's toy line, to be fair (still want more Fall of Cybertron figures...! XD). I think I'll just see about the Dinobots this time 'round. ^^

Hence, I'm awaiting Leader Grimlock! (I think this is tactical; they may not be going to show him until after the rumoured Super Bowl trailer appearence...!)

AM
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542178)
Posted by Skyscythe427 on January 15th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CST
I had ROTF Leader Class Prime until about 6 months ago and I LOVED that figure (other than the missing faceplate)but this....... It's beyond hideous! The robot mode is one of the worst I have EVER seen. I'm now extremely nervous about how Grimlock is going to look. I was hoping there would have been more than one dinobot figure for FOC but that dream died, so I had new hope for AOE dinobots to really shine. Not giving up yet, but if simple is the new look for generations I might be done collecting new figures.... Looks like the only ones who get it lately are the 3rd party toy companies who are making quality representations of fan favs, like Scoria. Sell your Hasbro stock before June.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542187)
Posted by Kapiko Customs on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:05pm CST
Seriously?! This is the lamest Leader class ever !!!
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542192)
Posted by Optimizzy on January 15th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CST
Man the first leader class movie prime was much better than this. He is just so...stiff. The chrome actually makes him looks cheap.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542217)
Posted by PrymeStriker on January 15th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CST
SlyTF1 wrote:
PrymeStriker wrote:I don't know what the hell people's problem is. This figure looks like in kick-ass on ten planets. Looks incredibly poseable with all those joints I can see, though it seems the guy with the picture didn't bother to move him.

Unless the shoulders can't move outward, then I may retract my opinion. Reviewers, we need you. :D


My problem is that he looks too stiff.


That's what I'm saying. From all looks of it, this Optimus looks like he can move in all kinds of directions. I even look at it now and find that one shoulder is slightly moved outward in comparison to the other.

The guy handling him likely put Optimus in a stiff position while he may have the ability to move freely.

That's why I'm waiting for reviews to check out the articulation.

As for the whole kibble-on-his-back thing everyone's talking about, give me a break. :roll:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542225)
Posted by Ultra Markus on January 15th, 2014 @ 6:13pm CST
[img]i thought of this when i saw it
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542226)
Posted by Mindmaster on January 15th, 2014 @ 6:16pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:[img]i thought of this when i saw it


Ugh, make them go away... I got it and its partner, the Scariest Bumblebee Ever Made, haunting the shelves at all my local retailers except Target (I bet they were smart enough not to carry them)
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542228)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on January 15th, 2014 @ 6:37pm CST
This makes me feel better about giving up on the movie line and selling off my movie collection. The downscaled figures and premature cancelation of the DotM line was bad enough. Now it looks like AoE will be a disaster for fans. If kids love it, fine, but I hope Hasbro will continue to keep collectors' tastes in mind for the Generations line.
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542246)
Posted by autobot1979 on January 15th, 2014 @ 7:38pm CST
I will probably buy this one as well, even thinking that the last Leader class is way better than that.
The design is alright, but got difficult for the engineers, make a descent toy. The chrome one it looks amazing, and the head sculpt too. The vehicle mode is really cool, but it sucks the kibble behind the robot mode. But anyway, like I said , I will probably end up buying it. >:oP
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542257)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 15th, 2014 @ 8:18pm CST
You know what this is? This is 10 minutes before "Last Call" and you look at your only prospect at the end of the bar, you look to your wing-man, he looks at you and says "Dude, you're on your own... and may god have mercy on your poor, sorry soul!" and laughs as he walks out of the bar.

I wouldn't add this to my Prime collection using my worst enemies wallet. :SICK:
Re: New Images: Transformers: Age of Extinction Movie Leader Class Optimus Prime (1542289)
Posted by ILL-Star on January 15th, 2014 @ 10:09pm CST
I'm all for simple as long as its good and accurate. This however, looks absolutely cheap and nasty. Fortunately, the preview one looked a lot better.

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