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Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013

Transformers News: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013

Thursday, July 12th, 2012 1:32PM CDT

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Seibertron.com member and News Crew Emeritus DevastaTTor brings us a bit of news from SDCC 2012. Super 7 has signed a deal with Hasbro, and will be releasing a 2 foot Shogun-style Optimus Prime next year.

DevastaTTor wrote:Just spoke with a Super 7 rep at SDCC. They just signed a license with Hasbro to produce vinyl figures and collectibles. The big news is that they'll be producing a 2 foot Optimus Prime Shogun-style vinyl figure in 2013.


For those unfamiliar with Super7 here's a quick rundown from Rebelscum.com when they reviewed the Stars Wars SUPER SHOGUN STORMTROOPER:

Rebelscum.com wrote:Who the heck is Super 7?
Super7 was founded in 2001 by former Nike and Fossil designer Brian Flynn. As a lifelong collector of Star Wars and Kaiju vinyl figures, it was (somewhat) natural for Brian to take his toy interests and meld them with his unique design sensibilities to create a magazine devoted to the obsessive-compulsive world of Japanese toy collecting. The success of the magazine immediately led to collaborations with Japanese manufacturers to release exclusive toys, and evolved over time to us manufacturing our own original creations. To date, we've released over 350 original and exclusive toys by collaborating with Tim Biskup, Gary Baseman, Todd Schorr, and dozens of other renowned artists. First and foremost, our philosophy is to make products -toys, books, magazines, t-shirts, etc- that we would want to own ourselves.
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Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399715)
Posted by GuyIncognito on July 12th, 2012 @ 2:10pm CDT
That Stormtrooper looks like a piece of junk. I can't believe anyone would pay more than $50 for that, let alone $300! 8-}
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399722)
Posted by Chaoslock on July 12th, 2012 @ 2:26pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:That Stormtrooper looks like a piece of junk. I can't believe anyone would pay more than $50 for that, let alone $300! 8-}


Ditto. They should give the license to Kaiyodo to make more Revoltech figures.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399725)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 12th, 2012 @ 2:31pm CDT
Chaoslock wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:That Stormtrooper looks like a piece of junk. I can't believe anyone would pay more than $50 for that, let alone $300! 8-}


Ditto. They should give the license to Kaiyodo to make more Revoltech figures.

Thirded. Good lord, that looks horrid. Their Optimus ain't gonna be any better, methinks.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399735)
Posted by Burn on July 12th, 2012 @ 2:53pm CDT
So ... we're venturing back into the area of high priced non-transforming junk.

Awesome.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399742)
Posted by njb902 on July 12th, 2012 @ 3:00pm CDT
when I read the topic title I thought it said "24" shotgun-style optimus prime in 2013" lol.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399743)
Posted by Mkall on July 12th, 2012 @ 3:02pm CDT
Now if it transformed INTO something I may be interested, but it won't so I'm not caring.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399750)
Posted by craggy on July 12th, 2012 @ 3:19pm CDT
what, no Bumbleblah?
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1399846)
Posted by Mykltron on July 12th, 2012 @ 6:28pm CDT
If it looks as bad as this:
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then I'll be rendered speechless by the price tag. Did they design it on a napkin at lunch time? With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION it truly is a waste of money.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400053)
Posted by Botswanky on July 13th, 2012 @ 3:57am CDT
Don't worry fellas, you guys aren't the target demographic anyway. It's for people with broader tastes, than just transforming action figures.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400055)
Posted by Burn on July 13th, 2012 @ 4:07am CDT
Mykltron wrote:With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION


Don't knock it! It's more than I have when I first wake up in the morning.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400063)
Posted by RhA on July 13th, 2012 @ 5:03am CDT
Botswanky wrote:Don't worry fellas, you guys aren't the target demographic anyway. It's for people with broader tastes, than just transforming action figures.


Someone quite as stylish and and unique as yourself, no doubt.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400074)
Posted by Botswanky on July 13th, 2012 @ 6:33am CDT
You're suggesting that only shallow hipsters would buy such a toy? Pretty narrow view point pal.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400114)
Posted by Dead Metal on July 13th, 2012 @ 9:55am CDT
I don't mind not articulated Transformers, because those usually at least look damn good and have a wide range of articulation.
Looking at the Storm Trooper though and its price tag however, tells me that this will be an immensely over priced piece of crap.
That Storm Trooper has less articulation and detail than a standard Star Wars action figure, to top it off the proportions are horrible, they're neither realistic nor SD they just look bad.
What makes this even worse is that it's 2 feet high. Seriously, you try to sell such a huge expensive product and you can't even outclass a standard retail toy?

for that kind of money you can buy two Amazon Dual Model kit Optimus Primes, or an army of Revoltech Optimus Primes. All of which look way better than this piece of trash.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400122)
Posted by DevastaTTor on July 13th, 2012 @ 10:21am CDT
Mykltron wrote:If it looks as bad as this:
Image
then I'll be rendered speechless by the price tag. Did they design it on a napkin at lunch time? With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION it truly is a waste of money.

I can see why a lot of fans might really dislike/hate these. But if you grew up playing with Shogun Warriors prior to playing with/collecting Transformers (like me), I can see that there's a market for them. I actually regret not buying that stormtrooper warrior and may get this and their pending Boba Fett version too.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400138)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on July 13th, 2012 @ 11:03am CDT
Dead Metal wrote:I don't mind not articulated Transformers, because those usually at least look damn good and have a wide range of articulation.
Looking at the Storm Trooper though and its price tag however, tells me that this will be an immensely over priced piece of crap.
That Storm Trooper has less articulation and detail than a standard Star Wars action figure, to top it off the proportions are horrible, they're neither realistic nor SD they just look bad.
What makes this even worse is that it's 2 feet high. Seriously, you try to sell such a huge expensive product and you can't even outclass a standard retail toy?

for that kind of money you can buy two Amazon Dual Model kit Optimus Primes, or an army of Revoltech Optimus Primes. All of which look way better than this piece of trash.


This. A thousand times this. I don't mind the Action Masters or the non-transforming line from the movies because those looked good and had articulation. That stormtrooper looks bad and has... what, elbow joints?
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400546)
Posted by El Duque on July 14th, 2012 @ 2:16am CDT
Super7 has officially announced their new licensing deal with Hasbro. In addition to the previous reported Super Shogun Optimus Prime they will also producing Japanese Vinyl figures, retro glassware, T-Shirts, and limited art prints.

Super7 teams up with Hasbro to bring the most popular Japanese giant robots of all time to the Super Shogun format! OPTIMUS PRIME and other Autobots and Decipticons will be realized as jumbo-scaled, 24” tall retro-bot complete with rocket punch! These will be among the largest TRANSFORMER collectibles ever produced!


As part of this multi-year licensing agreement, Super7 will also produce TRANSFORMERS merchandise in a variety of categories, including Designer Japanese Vinyl Figures, retro-themed Glassware, Designer T-Shirts, and Limited Edition Art Prints! Stop by Super7’s booth (#4729) at the San Diego Comic Con for teasers of what is to come in 2013.

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Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400547)
Posted by RhA on July 14th, 2012 @ 2:16am CDT
Botswanky wrote:You're suggesting that only shallow hipsters would buy such a toy? Pretty narrow view point pal.


I didn't, you did when you said that it wasn't for us.

Pal.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400578)
Posted by Anonymous on July 14th, 2012 @ 4:03am CDT
Burn wrote:
Mykltron wrote:With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION


Don't knock it! It's more than I have when I first wake up in the morning.


LMAO. Gentlemen, I take my hat off to both of you :APPLAUSE:
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400685)
Posted by T-Macksimus on July 14th, 2012 @ 11:32am CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:
Mykltron wrote:If it looks as bad as this:
Image
then I'll be rendered speechless by the price tag. Did they design it on a napkin at lunch time? With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION it truly is a waste of money.

I can see why a lot of fans might really dislike/hate these. But if you grew up playing with Shogun Warriors prior to playing with/collecting Transformers (like me), I can see that there's a market for them. I actually regret not buying that stormtrooper warrior and may get this and their pending Boba Fett version too.



I'm totally with you there, Mykltron. I regret ever having sold my Mazinga Shogun Warrior but didn't have a lot of choice in the matter at the time. Getting a Fett one would be very cool and Optimus will be just over the top.

For those of you bitching about "It doesn't transform, it only has 6 points of articulation, that Stormtrooper looks like crap, blah blah blah..." all I have to say is your childhood must have just sucked ass. I feel sorry for the younger generation that has to have everything done for them, has to have all their stuff do 5000 different things with bells and whistles because you people lack even the basic fundamentals of imagination and zero appreciation for anything that has come before.
If it weren't for Shogun Warriors and other giant fighting robot toys/cartoons there would be no Transformers...PERIOD! So quit your whining and show some GD respect. These toys kicked ass 40 years ago and I'm damn glad to see someone trying to give them a comeback. If someone offered me a choice between a MISB G1 Devastator or a Shogun Warrior, I'd pick the Shogun in a heartbeat, that's how cool they are.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400822)
Posted by Overcracker on July 14th, 2012 @ 9:02pm CDT
I have to say Wow, talk about having no regard for what others may like without knowing anything about the item in question.

I can understand not liking something, but simply saying its crap without even understanding what it is?

Personally The Shogun-Style figures aren't really my cup of tea, though I did like the Mazinger-Z released a while back.

I understand these things are produced in limited numbers which accounts for there high price tags.

With that said, Id still like to see what Prime looks like. They may be simple, but are a staple of giant robot toy history.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400887)
Posted by zodconvoy on July 15th, 2012 @ 12:08am CDT
"World's Largest Actionmaster"
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400942)
Posted by Anonymous on July 15th, 2012 @ 3:19am CDT
T-Macksimus wrote:
DevastaTTor wrote:
Mykltron wrote:If it looks as bad as this:
Image
then I'll be rendered speechless by the price tag. Did they design it on a napkin at lunch time? With a whopping SIX POINTS OF ARTICULATION it truly is a waste of money.

I can see why a lot of fans might really dislike/hate these. But if you grew up playing with Shogun Warriors prior to playing with/collecting Transformers (like me), I can see that there's a market for them. I actually regret not buying that stormtrooper warrior and may get this and their pending Boba Fett version too.



I'm totally with you there, Mykltron. I regret ever having sold my Mazinga Shogun Warrior but didn't have a lot of choice in the matter at the time. Getting a Fett one would be very cool and Optimus will be just over the top.

For those of you bitching about "It doesn't transform, it only has 6 points of articulation, that Stormtrooper looks like crap, blah blah blah..." all I have to say is your childhood must have just sucked ass. I feel sorry for the younger generation that has to have everything done for them, has to have all their stuff do 5000 different things with bells and whistles because you people lack even the basic fundamentals of imagination and zero appreciation for anything that has come before.
If it weren't for Shogun Warriors and other giant fighting robot toys/cartoons there would be no Transformers...PERIOD! So quit your whining and show some GD respect. These toys kicked ass 40 years ago and I'm damn glad to see someone trying to give them a comeback. If someone offered me a choice between a MISB G1 Devastator or a Shogun Warrior, I'd pick the Shogun in a heartbeat, that's how cool they are.




People have every right to "bitch" as you so succinctly put it. It's their opinion and their money, they'll speak and spend it as they see fit. But to state that their "childhood sucked ass"? That's an extremely ignorant statement. Just because they don't share the same enthusiasm as you do for a certain inanimate object doesn't justify their lack of imagination. I was never into Shogun Warriors, but that didn't stop me having a lot of fun as a child, even with my lack of and zero appreciation of what came before. And why should I? It's not as if a toy did something that deserved my gratitude and respect. They're just toys. What do I have to be grateful for? Originality? It's not like Shogun Warriors was the first influential robots in popular culture. Fritz Lang's Metropolis?
And just for the record, I'd have a MISB Devastator and the cross cultural success the TF brand has any day of the week.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1400945)
Posted by RhA on July 15th, 2012 @ 3:49am CDT
´You didn´t like broccoli? I feel sorry for you, your childhood sucked ass.´
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1401321)
Posted by Megatron000 on July 16th, 2012 @ 11:10am CDT
Even though they won't be able to Transform, I'm definitely stoked about this. I have a ton of Super 7 and Transformers figures so being able to pick up something that's a combo of both is pretty awesome imo
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1401333)
Posted by RodimalToyota on July 16th, 2012 @ 11:39am CDT
It's not a toy, It's culture.
For some of you who claim to love Japanese culture, you sure don't know it.
Re: Super 7 24" Shogun-style Optimus Prime in 2013 (1401485)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 16th, 2012 @ 9:15pm CDT
RodimalToyota wrote:It's not a toy, It's culture.
For some of you who claim to love Japanese culture, you sure don't know it.


A person can appreciate aspects of a culture without knowing or liking absolutely everything about it 100%.

But by all means, everyone keep making blanket statements about people who don't like what you like.
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