Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime

Thursday, October 10th, 2013 3:56AM CDT

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Thanks to Hasbro, we now have an official press release with new pictures, one of a correctly transformed robot mode, included. It should be noted that the figure on hand at NYCC has yellow deco on the accessories and the official pictures show red decos on said accessories. Chances are, final colors have not been determined and may change on the final production figure. Also of note, and this is the biggest piece of this newest info, is that he will be released in the Generations line. It's unknown what this means for the Age Of Extinction toyline.

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME Leader Scale Figure
(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: May 2014)
The Leader Scale OPTIMUS PRIME figure from Hasbro is part of the TRANSFORMERS brand’s popular GENERATIONS action figure line and is inspired by the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie from Paramount Pictures. This impressive figure is the first to be revealed from the highly anticipated 2014 TRANSFORMERS line. This extraordinary OPTIMUS PRIME figure features an all new deco, converts from robot to vehicle and is styled in the character’s new look as he will appear in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. Additional features and accessories including an impressive new sword and shield let fans relive the action of the blockbuster movie series. The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME LEADER SCALE FIGURE will become available at major retailers beginning in May, 2014 in advance of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION coming to theaters on June 27, 2014.


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Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522953)
Posted by njb902 on October 10th, 2013 @ 4:12am CDT
That does look better.
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Posted by gavinfuzzy on October 10th, 2013 @ 4:15am CDT
InB4 a better mold. If its the only prime there is, I'm sure it will sell. But if there is a voyager or deluxe, this thing's gonna shelfwarm forever.

Though I'll probably pick it up on clearence. Might look better in hand. (I'm someone who actually likes DOTM Voyager prime.)
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Posted by njb902 on October 10th, 2013 @ 4:48am CDT
gavinfuzzy wrote:InB4 a better mold. If its the only prime there is, I'm sure it will sell. But if there is a voyager or deluxe, this thing's gonna shelfwarm forever.

Though I'll probably pick it up on clearence. Might look better in hand. (I'm someone who actually likes DOTM Voyager prime.)


I liked his gun, hell I think I bought him just for the BFG.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522957)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:26am CDT
MUCH better.

Still waiting for the actual CGI model for comparison, though.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522958)
Posted by MNsor on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:41am CDT
The toy in itself isn't bad I think. And those arms somehow give him a Godsigma vibe...
HOWEVER, considering this figure as part of the movie universe and movie toyline:
1)Seeing the samurai/cartoony look of it I'm really worried that this could be a hint of Michael Bay yet again exagerating in giving TFs human characteristics (oh well, we already had bearded robots, sexual harassment, cigar smoking, what else?)
2)Why everytime a new TF movie comes out do they have to change the scale? Ok ok, because then scale-freaks like me wouldn't buy the latest version of barricade or sideswipe to make it fit in the latest movie toyline... :KREMZEEK:
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522960)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 10th, 2013 @ 5:50am CDT
Why is this part of the Generations line and not the Movie line? Did I read that correctly?
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Posted by KnightStrike on October 10th, 2013 @ 6:16am CDT
I am also wondering why thi is part of the Generations line, unless they plan to release the movie figures under the Generations line so Generations and movie figures share shelf space this time around? In my area every movie year they always pull all other TF merchandise around the end of April and then all they stock is movie stuff until about the following March, meaning I have to resort to hunting online to track down anything I am looking for. Maybe since its the 30th anniversary Hasbro doesn't want stores to do that and hopes to mix Generations/Classics stuff with movie waves under the Generations banner, since it would suck for the 30th anniversary to find stores filled with movie only bots?
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522965)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 10th, 2013 @ 6:22am CDT
Looks much better than originally thought. I'm still not attracted, though.

This? As a preview figure in the Generations line? Nope, unacceptable, completely unacceptable. If they want to do a "preview" figure, put it in the actual line, not Generations.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522968)
Posted by guarayakha on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:06am CDT
Still a tad too simple for a Leader Class figure. Looks like I'll have to wait till the 5th movie to see if they pull another ROTF Prime thing, because the was the pinnacle of Bayformer toys :michaelbay:
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522969)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:22am CDT
probably a preview figure they're probably doing the same thing they did with the FoC figures, put it in the generations line then slap a series sticker on it. But even correctly transformed it still looks stupid & is still a pass.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522970)
Posted by reluctantyouth on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:26am CDT
O.....M.....G :shock: = Translation = EPIC fail

This is the leader calss treatment we have to look forward to from Bayverse? This figure screams simplistic deluxe at best. You have a rear axle backpack and the entire friggin truck cabin is hanging off the back legs. Here is what I see happening...

Leader= smaller, now deluxe configuration transformation
Deluxe= smaller, now legend class configuration/limited movement and detail
Legends= smaller yet, arm rotation eliminated, might as well be a POS pvc figure at this point

Are we really reverting to G1 simplicity for economic reasons? :BANG_HEAD:

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522972)
Posted by DEANO85 on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:55am CDT
Takara jetwing Optimus Prime is proabably the best movie Optimus. Will be interesting seeing what other toys come from the new movie. Otherwise i'll be saving my money for the new masterpiece figures. Waiting on my bluestreak to arrive since I didn't get Prowl.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522973)
Posted by Ravage XK on October 10th, 2013 @ 7:56am CDT
This gives me that Transscanning vibe, odd.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522974)
Posted by Trikeboy on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:04am CDT
That would be passable as a Deluxe or Voyager but as a Leader it just isn't impressive enough. ROTF still has the best Leader class in the movie toys.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522975)
Posted by Flakmaster on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:17am CDT
Though it doesn't look awful, I'm disappointed that this is a Leader class figure. It looks more like it should be scaled down to Voyager size.

I hope the Deluxes and Voyagers are not equally simple, nor simpler.

As Trikeboy above me said, ROTF Optimus really set the bar for ideal Movie Leader Class figures, and anything that's so dramatically simpler by comparison leaves me with a feel of it lacking something.

Who's willing to bet that this thing's brick of a torso is filled with gimmicks?
ROTF Optimus had them, too, but for that figure the designers were able to get their acts together and combine gimmicks with a decent transformation, without sacrificing one for the other.

Ah, well, all the more money to get my MP Soundwave a new shelf buddy. (Assuming that Hasbro releases any during the exploitation of TF:AOE audiences)
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522978)
Posted by Metroplex79 on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:27am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:......Are we really reverting to G1 simplicity for economic reasons? :BANG_HEAD:

I'm a G1er, and I would rather these new figures go back to the best of the Unicron Trilogy figure's simplicity.

This is getting rediculous. I'm not asking for super advanced and articulated figures, but with the Iron Man 3 "action-less" figures, and the more recent "early 80s template" Star Wars figures, it's getting harder to justify buying stuff from Hasbro. They really deserved to lose to Lego from that recent article.

It's kind of sad that I'm buying 2013 TFs for their weapons more than their figures. I weep for the future of TFs.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522979)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:31am CDT
Now that someone pointed it out, the lack of headlights is really bothering me. But I'm not rushing to judgement on this figure. It could look much better in person. I'm still not sure we're seeing the correct transformation.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522981)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:37am CDT
:HEADHURTS: I don't see why he would be released as a generations figure when he is clearly not, he is a movie line toy figure not a generations figure, Hasbro is very sneaky on putting TF figures from one toy line into another so next thing you know you have this guy from 'another' TF toy line and then you want to get the rest,,, like,,, Generations Soundwave being actually a FOC figure and then boom,,, what did we get ? the FOC line with a bigger soundwave figure wtf.... so this is clearly a strategy for them to mix up the toy lines up a bit and get us all on board... I'm not happy that he will be released in the generations line because I feel 100% sure they will also use him on the TF movie 4 line... however I may end up getting him at some point down the road once he goes on clearance. LOL :evil:
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522982)
Posted by Rated X on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:38am CDT
No more Leader Primes for me. I bought the original 2007 mold and it's blue repaint. Then I bought the ROTF version on sale for 35 bucks and to this day haven't opened it.
Re: Official Images of Transformers: Age of Extinction Optimus Prime (1522983)
Posted by Homerjay14522 on October 10th, 2013 @ 8:41am CDT
IDK....I think I still need to see a good hands on look at it correctly transformed. Yes, this time around he does look better than what we saw on the Show floor. But still, for a Leader, still has alot of back kibble, the same reason I didn't get the TFP Optimus. At that size, they should be able to reduce the kibble. I'm looking forward to see if there are any Dinobots coming and maybe depending on how they look, might make me change my mind. But until I see hands on looks.....

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