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RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon?

Transformers News: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon?

Monday, January 17th, 2011 7:57AM CST

Categories: 3rd Party News, Rumors, Toy News
Posted by: Dead Metal   Views: 60,700

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There has been much talk of Reveal the Shield G2 Optimus Prime, which should be available soon, talk of it's...
Incredible amount of articulation
Good detail
Its engineering
The fact that it has a chest you can open to reveal a (non-removable) Matrix


However there have been complaints;

Horrible colour scheme
Not enough paint apps
Horrible looking head
Horrible looking hands
Horrible feet
No trailer
No gun
Flames (shall they burn in hell)


Do you want this toy but feel like a few of the above mentioned flaws should be corrected then, well you might have your wish come true!
A post over at HK-TF.com's forum gives us a look at what might be an upcoming 3rd party product meant for "completing" G2 Optimus Prime. It's currently unknown which company will be producing this set.

For simplicity's sake we'll just pretend that this is in fact an upcoming product. What we can tell from the images the set comes with;

A new sword
New feet
New Head
Possibly new hands (the position of them in the images makes it hard to tell if they are new or if it's just an optical illusion)
Oh and a trailer which can turn into a battle station and combine with Optimus Prime


The trailer looks pretty close to that of the original G2 Laser Optimus Prime figure, but the silhouettes of both modes do reveal a few differences.

We have mirrored all images, however you can click here and see the original post over at HK-TF.com.

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Credit(s): Blurrz, HK-TF.com
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Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170308)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:29am CST
SOLD! :D
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170309)
Posted by Love Dragon on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:30am CST
Looks like I am going to have to get this. Third party or not. My wallet is already begging for mercy.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170311)
Posted by kirbenvost on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:31am CST
Hmm, possibly interesting, if a little unnecessary. I'd personally wait until an RiD Scourge repaint.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170314)
Posted by whacko on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:41am CST
I am all for adding a trailer to Optimus Prime toys! :)

Now lets hope it doesn't cost $100+ to do so.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170321)
Posted by dragons on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:53am CST
i actually like the hands, & head, & sword, feet ok, paint job yes needed work i actulally liked other than fact it has no trailer.

i buy it if its avaliable at tfscource or bbts combined mode looks littel pointe less im sold
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170323)
Posted by Nemesis251 on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:53am CST
If it comes in Scourge or Nemesis Prime's color, SOLD!
I think Hasbro will release the repaint as Nemesis Prime since we have the Scourge name being used already.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170325)
Posted by El Duque on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:55am CST
Bought.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170336)
Posted by Rodimus Minor on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:15am CST
Cool he is getting an upgrade nice hope if they repaint him into RID Scourge he will get a repaint off this kit
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170340)
Posted by Rated X on January 17th, 2011 @ 9:24am CST
Need real pics to say any more...
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170356)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 17th, 2011 @ 10:05am CST
Unless it comes with a double barrel ion blaster i'll pass. To me, that's the only thing it was missing.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170365)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 17th, 2011 @ 10:41am CST
Nice looking upgrade but the super mode just doesn’t work for me. Kind of looks more like a battle suit…. also did anybody see that OP bot’s eyes are staring right out of super mode’s chest behind the orange panel.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170371)
Posted by UltraPrimal on January 17th, 2011 @ 11:05am CST
Scourge! RiD Scourge!
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170378)
Posted by Down_Shift on January 17th, 2011 @ 11:11am CST
godzillabot wrote:Nice looking upgrade but the super mode just doesn’t work for me. Kind of looks more like a battle suit…. also did anybody see that OP bot’s eyes are staring right out of super mode’s chest behind the orange panel.


it's supposed to do that. Think of it more like an exo-suit.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170392)
Posted by Optimus1138 on January 17th, 2011 @ 11:46am CST
Sounds quite interesting... I doubt that I'll be getting it, since like most 3rd party products, it'll probably be too expensive, but it does look like it could be pretty cool.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170407)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:25pm CST
I was more than willing to live with some of the problems presented by G2 Optimus given how well articulated he seemed to be as well as having a sword...

then we're presented with the possibility of having a bigger one... among other things...

My wallet weeps. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170417)
Posted by OptiMagnus on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:51pm CST
Looks cool, but it will probably be too expensive. I like G2 Optimus as he is. Bay flames and all.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170418)
Posted by T-Macksimus on January 17th, 2011 @ 12:52pm CST
No no no no and again...NO! #-o :BANG_HEAD:

It's just a simple deluxe class figure. Keep the fixes simple and stop adding crap that's going to jack it up out of someones price range.
Good grief, if I wanted to be teased and then horribly disappointed I'd hook back up with my ex-girlfriend...
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170428)
Posted by WarGraver on January 17th, 2011 @ 1:23pm CST
I had hoped that Fansproject would design a trailer for this.

Hopefully whoever is behind this is of similar quality. I can't tell from just the silhouette whether or not I like it. Looks top heavy.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170435)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 17th, 2011 @ 1:57pm CST
I love this, however I'm probably never going to use the combined mode since the original didn't have that.

I may have to get 2 Primes now, one to use as is and one for this upgrade.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170447)
Posted by synthetik on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:23pm CST
A rid scourge upgrade would definitely be a better fitting
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170455)
Posted by DevastaTTor on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:30pm CST
Funny, a few years ago, we were screaming for a trailer for classics Prime/Convoy. Now I don't have enough shelf space for trailers and we have two potential trailer upgrades for lesser figures posted as news on the same day.

Looks interesting but my trailer days are behind me now that I have the Protector armor.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170464)
Posted by Pr1meSuspect on January 17th, 2011 @ 2:43pm CST
Wow, this upgrade looks awesome, though i don't have many problems with the actuall RTS G2 Prime I'm still going to buy him... And most likely this upgrade set once I see released pictures.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170484)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on January 17th, 2011 @ 3:12pm CST
This is very interesting. Hopefully more pictures will follow soon because i get rather tired of silhouettes. I hope the new features do not make him fall out of proportion or lose articulation. I am also very excited about the trailer and the combined mode looks interesting. Is that a monitor on the front of him?

Hasbro should never try to get rid of third party organizations. I think together, they help each other out incredibly. For many people including myself, if this set looks good, it will be the soul reason I buy Hasbro's G2 Prime. As is the IDW head iGear is putting out for Kup.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170491)
Posted by Shadowstream on January 17th, 2011 @ 3:29pm CST
*edit*
Ignore this.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170502)
Posted by Vicalliose on January 17th, 2011 @ 3:49pm CST
Shadowstream wrote:*edit*
Ignore this.

Dammit! I could swear I logged out and logged back in! Sorry.

Anyway, while I may be one out of 2 people who actually liked the original head, I'll still be getting this. I feel obligated to since I never owned an original G2 prime. G2 was what me and my brothers grew up with after all.

I doubt this is FPs doing (though I would prefer it be them) since they're already going to be incredibly busy. And if they have anything new on the horizon they usually just come out with it. It does take after their silhouette preview style though, so maybe they're trying to be like Fans Project.

This is the year of fan toys everyone. Are we blessed? Or cursed?
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170538)
Posted by Sodan-1 on January 17th, 2011 @ 5:06pm CST
Very interesting indeed. Looks promising from the silhouettes. Not enough for me to get G2 Prime but that's only because I don't really want a G2 Prime in my collection. The new feet make a huge improvement in my opinion. Here's (still) hoping for an evil repaint that this will work with.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170546)
Posted by NTESHFT on January 17th, 2011 @ 5:28pm CST
My wife is going to kill me. And if a RID Scourge comes out too...... :BOOM: :BOOM: :BOOM:
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170604)
Posted by Godzillabot Primal on January 17th, 2011 @ 7:44pm CST
Thanks Down_Shift. I'm looking into getting GEN G2 OP but probably won't get this upgrade set
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170627)
Posted by Ungie on January 17th, 2011 @ 8:37pm CST
His chest could open? When did I miss this?
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170730)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 18th, 2011 @ 4:58am CST
I'll probably get this if the price is right, almost looks like Optimus stepped out of the Brave series! but if the price is a little steep i'll probably only get it for the inevetable RiD scrouge repaint. :D
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170738)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on January 18th, 2011 @ 5:13am CST
Also

Dead Metal wrote:However there have been complaints;

Horrible colour scheme
Not enough paint apps
Horrible looking head
Horrible looking hands
Horrible feet
No trailer
No gun
Flames (shall they burn in hell)


I can understand having no gun and no trailer being a bad thing, but how come the flames are considered a con as well? I mean, the original laser Prime had them, RTS G2 Prime is only trying to be accurate, and if he didnt have the flames you would still find people complaining about that since, like I said, the original had them. >.>
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170765)
Posted by Dead Metal on January 18th, 2011 @ 7:47am CST
cannonfodder4000 wrote:Also

Dead Metal wrote:However there have been complaints;

Horrible colour scheme
Not enough paint apps
Horrible looking head
Horrible looking hands
Horrible feet
No trailer
No gun
Flames (shall they burn in hell)


I can understand having no gun and no trailer being a bad thing, but how come the flames are considered a con as well? I mean, the original laser Prime had them, RTS G2 Prime is only trying to be accurate, and if he didnt have the flames you would still find people complaining about that since, like I said, the original had them. >.>

I simply listed all the things people have been bitching about, and strangely most people complaint about the flames.
The only thing I don't like about him is the ugly alt-mode and the missing gun.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1170823)
Posted by Kirkimus Prime on January 18th, 2011 @ 10:49am CST
The original G2 Prime was and still is one of my favorite Transformers toys of all time! When I heard that we were getting an updated version in the Reveal the Sheild line, I may have squealed just a little bit...

I admit that the new sword, while definitely well designed, was a bit puny, but otherwise it looked good to me. That said, I will DEFINITELY look into this one if it isn't too expensive.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1171071)
Posted by decepticon_lol on January 18th, 2011 @ 9:32pm CST
DO WANT
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1206344)
Posted by Nemesis251 on April 7th, 2011 @ 9:49pm CDT
Any new info regarding this upgrade...?
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1239288)
Posted by Vector Maximus on June 14th, 2011 @ 10:55am CDT
For those that went to Botcon, TFSource had the greys for this on display at their booth. Here are the quick pics I took to show my friends...

Armored up...

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Armor and trailer on display... along with the Powerglide and Seaspray...

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The trailer behind the Insecticons...

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Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1239576)
Posted by craggy on June 14th, 2011 @ 5:37pm CDT
do quite like the look of this. sadly, no G2 Prime here, and the price will have shot up since these pics were shown.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1239894)
Posted by robofreak on June 14th, 2011 @ 11:29pm CDT
I'm buying this.

Now we need to beg hasbro to give us Nemesis Prime so we can get a black version of this cause I want a RID Scourge darn't.

(Even though the original RID Scourge is awesome as is. Love that figure)
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1240103)
Posted by Pot Bot on June 15th, 2011 @ 10:55am CDT
craggy wrote:do quite like the look of this. sadly, no G2 Prime here, and the price will have shot up since these pics were shown.


Kapow toys here in the UK is selling RTS Prime for £8.99. Also i picked one up from Smyths toystore on saturday for £9.99. I must admit the picture on the back of the box sold it too me, only to find out it looks pants due to lack of paint in robot mode....so annoys me when they do that
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1247008)
Posted by Exileman on June 25th, 2011 @ 5:29pm CDT
does anyone have a concept of how long it takes to go from "grays" to release? Cause I can't wait for this thing.
Re: RTS G2 Optimus Prime upgrade set on the horizon? (1247135)
Posted by Doctor McGrath on June 25th, 2011 @ 11:15pm CDT
Exileman wrote:does anyone have a concept of how long it takes to go from "grays" to release? Cause I can't wait for this thing.


No one knows yet but I'd expect to see Seaspray and Powerglide first.
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