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Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime

Tuesday, July 8th, 2014 6:05PM CDT

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Seibertron sponsor TFSource dropped us a line about a new figure in the Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced line. AD31 is Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime which looks to be a retooled version of Age of Extinction Leader Class Optimus Prime. The images are placeholders only.

TFSource wrote:Note: Color is not black as shown which is misleading, but it is the image Takara provided, instead this piece features additional metallic paint apps and/or chromed parts and details, unique to this piece. Takara is just using this image as a placeholder before they reveal the final pictures!

This Japan version of Optimus Prime features an updated head sculpt, and remolded body parts, as well as the face mask can be removed easily. There are bonus weapons, and the color is not black as shown but features metallic paint apps and/or chromed parts and attention to detail. It is assumed to be the regular Optimus Color scheme. Note: Details are subject to change, updated images to come.

Set for a November release date, preorders up for $79.95 at TFSource here:

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Transformers News: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1588867)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 8th, 2014 @ 6:08pm CDT
Huh, most curious. Wonder what this could be. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1588875)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on July 8th, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
im listening. im also listening for a possible hasbro release.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1588877)
Posted by Observedhalo on July 8th, 2014 @ 6:39pm CDT
Maybe the Toy wizards at Takara found a way to reduce his backpack. If so, Im hoping that he has a more solid truck bed. Hes probably going to be painstakingly recolored for movie accuracy. For the weapon, I assume its going to be the rifle he used until he found his sword and shield.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1588897)
Posted by Siger on July 8th, 2014 @ 7:17pm CDT
Work your magic Takara, make this undesirable mold appealing enough for me to buy it!
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589102)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 9th, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
Having seen Vangelus's review I'm actually quite taken with this mold. Seeing Takara work their engineering genius on it could prompt me to buy it.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589138)
Posted by Fifo on July 9th, 2014 @ 2:38pm CDT
There are only three significant i.e. named villainous Transformers in Age of Extinction, the least they could do is give them all a proper action figure. I hope Stinger gets a Deluxe release.

Would it have killed them to make Galvatron Leader Class?

Snarl looks great, but I don't really recall seeing him in the film, whereas Stinger featured heavily.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589159)
Posted by Observedhalo on July 9th, 2014 @ 3:11pm CDT
Fifo wrote:There are only three significant i.e. named villainous Transformers in Age of Extinction, the least they could do is give them all a proper action figure. I hope Stinger gets a Deluxe release.

Would it have killed them to make Galvatron Leader Class?

Snarl looks great, but I don't really recall seeing him in the film, whereas Stinger featured heavily.


Galvatron wouldn't really have been workable as a Leader Class. People don't like backpacks. I've heard rumors floating around that Stinger is going to be a re-shell of 2014 Concept Bumblebee with a new head, and that more will be shown at comic con.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589208)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on July 9th, 2014 @ 5:12pm CDT
the worst prime mold ive ever seen........i bought one like a moron and returned it that day.

hasbro and takara have dropped the ball on this prime big time! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589255)
Posted by Madeus Prime on July 9th, 2014 @ 8:46pm CDT
Observedhalo wrote:
Fifo wrote:There are only three significant i.e. named villainous Transformers in Age of Extinction, the least they could do is give them all a proper action figure. I hope Stinger gets a Deluxe release.

Would it have killed them to make Galvatron Leader Class?

Snarl looks great, but I don't really recall seeing him in the film, whereas Stinger featured heavily.


Galvatron wouldn't really have been workable as a Leader Class. People don't like backpacks. I've heard rumors floating around that Stinger is going to be a re-shell of 2014 Concept Bumblebee with a new head, and that more will be shown at comic con.


Fifo, Snarl was never in the movie. ;)

And my guess is they won't remold Stinger's head:

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Their battlemasks/faces are the same.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589309)
Posted by Spider5800 on July 10th, 2014 @ 1:03am CDT
Madeus Prime wrote:
Observedhalo wrote:
Fifo wrote:There are only three significant i.e. named villainous Transformers in Age of Extinction, the least they could do is give them all a proper action figure. I hope Stinger gets a Deluxe release.

Would it have killed them to make Galvatron Leader Class?

Snarl looks great, but I don't really recall seeing him in the film, whereas Stinger featured heavily.


Galvatron wouldn't really have been workable as a Leader Class. People don't like backpacks. I've heard rumors floating around that Stinger is going to be a re-shell of 2014 Concept Bumblebee with a new head, and that more will be shown at comic con.


Fifo, Snarl was never in the movie. ;)

And my guess is they won't remold Stinger's head:

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Their battlemasks/faces are the same.


Sure, their battlemasks are the same, but Bumblebee's toy only uses his face, not the battlemask. It would have to be a remolded head, since we never see a "face" for Stinger.

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Hasbro would probably then use that new head to make a "battle mode" version of Bumblebee, lol.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589347)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 10th, 2014 @ 5:51am CDT
Spider5800 wrote:
Madeus Prime wrote:
Observedhalo wrote:
Fifo wrote:There are only three significant i.e. named villainous Transformers in Age of Extinction, the least they could do is give them all a proper action figure. I hope Stinger gets a Deluxe release.

Would it have killed them to make Galvatron Leader Class?

Snarl looks great, but I don't really recall seeing him in the film, whereas Stinger featured heavily.


Galvatron wouldn't really have been workable as a Leader Class. People don't like backpacks. I've heard rumors floating around that Stinger is going to be a re-shell of 2014 Concept Bumblebee with a new head, and that more will be shown at comic con.


Fifo, Snarl was never in the movie. ;)

And my guess is they won't remold Stinger's head:

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Their battlemasks/faces are the same.


Sure, their battlemasks are the same, but Bumblebee's toy only uses his face, not the battlemask. It would have to be a remolded head, since we never see a "face" for Stinger.

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Hasbro would probably then use that new head to make a "battle mode" version of Bumblebee, lol.

Bumblebee already has a flip-out battle mask, though. Hasbro might still retool it, because Stinger never disengaged his mask in the movie.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589371)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 10th, 2014 @ 8:10am CDT
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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589471)
Posted by Spider5800 on July 10th, 2014 @ 11:45am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image



LOL, is that really his battle mask? That looks very little like the movie. I sure HOPE they retool that for Stinger. It should cover his whole face.

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589690)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 11th, 2014 @ 5:32am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Image

What the heck, Hasbro? That doesn't look like a battle mask, it looks like Bumblebee's wearing shades.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1589748)
Posted by CarWrapKid on July 11th, 2014 @ 11:30am CDT
ObservedHalo wrote:
Galvatron wouldn't really have been workable as a Leader Class. People don't like backpacks. I've heard rumors floating around that Stinger is going to be a re-shell of 2014 Concept Bumblebee with a new head, and that more will be shown at comic con.

I disagree. Even with the super-simplified transformations, they could have worked out a solution to hide the backpack/truck panels inside his limbs and chest. Just look at the Voyager Optimus Prime. Heck, even the Voyager Galvatron wasn't that far off, it was just flat from the back with kibble. If they spent their attention Voyager -> Leader into folding panels, it would make for a great figure I'm sure.


As for the Bumblebee mask, I'm pretty sure that picture was one of several and the mask is infact only half-pulled down his face. It does extend all the way to his chin - but it doesn't look that great regardless.

They would surely do a remold for Stinger's face. It's the most typical thing they do when re-releasing a mold, it's not difficult or anything near unusual for Hasbro to do - especially if they're going the hog to remold all the car chassis.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590320)
Posted by Va'al on July 13th, 2014 @ 10:10am CDT
An update to a piece of news we reported a while back, from Takara Tomy's Lost Age Movie Advanced Line Dinobot Micron Gift Campaign. The four translucent gummy dinos Microns, named after the initial coded retailer names for the Dinobots, will be given for free as of July 19th with any purchase of 3000 Yen or more on Transformers toys at selected stores, broken down as follows:

  • Ivan - Orange Classics Terrorsaur, Toys R Us Japan exclusive;

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  • Paulie - Blue Classics Swoop, Aeon exclusive. Available with the purchase of one of the three, LA-01 Battle Command Optimus Prime, AD-01 Optimus Prime or AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock;

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  • Thunderlips - Purple Classics Knockdown, Joshin Kids Land exclusive;

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  • Sling - Green and yellow Classics Nightscream, Edieon toy counter, Best Denki, Yamada Denki and Yodobashi Camera exclusive.

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590338)
Posted by Mkall on July 13th, 2014 @ 11:41am CDT
I would've had more interest if they weren't simply transparent plastics. If they were actually painted I might've gotten them.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590349)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:13pm CDT
Mkall wrote:I would've had more interest if they weren't simply transparent plastics. If they were actually painted I might've gotten them.


Their faces seem to be painted. :)
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590352)
Posted by Yweggo on July 13th, 2014 @ 12:22pm CDT
Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590381)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 2:41pm CDT
Sling is the only one whose name isn't from one of the Rocky movie codenames, so he's extra special. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590387)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 2:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Sling is the only one whose name isn't from one of the Rocky movie codenames, so he's extra special. ;)


...because he's not based on any of the AoE Dinbots at all (unless one can see a dragon in the movie). :lol: I'll hazard a guess as say they choose the name "Sling" because it starts with "S", is one syllable, and it's been used before for a "Dino" (actually a Dimetrodon) in Beast Wars Neo. The other candidate would be "Saberback" from the same line, were it not for its 3 syllables.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590396)
Posted by Blackstreak on July 13th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
And how do I get a set if these in America? I hope this is available through online purchases also.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590400)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 3:38pm CDT
Blackstreak wrote:And how do I get a set if these in America? I hope this is available through online purchases also.
I'm sure places like TFSource and BBTS will try to get a hold of some of these to sell themselves.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590406)
Posted by soundwave14 on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:18pm CDT
Has the AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee been released yet?

I would really be interested in getting this.

I can see it is sold out wherever I look but not sure if this is pre-order items.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590408)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 13th, 2014 @ 4:23pm CDT
soundwave14 wrote:Has the AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee been released yet?

I would really be interested in getting this.

I can see it is sold out wherever I look but not sure if this is pre-order items.


All items up to AD17 Darkside Soundwave have been released, with AD08 Bumblebee having been released in May.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590446)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:14pm CDT
Thunderlips? Seriously? Wow. That's right up there with Drill Nuts..

I still say there was a better option than the dragon. After all, there's a wolf mini-con and there's wolves in AOE, so why not fill out the set that way instead?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590471)
Posted by griftimus prime on July 13th, 2014 @ 6:56pm CDT
so the advanced line is just the name for the takara line of age of extinction figures?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590475)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:00pm CDT
griftimus prime wrote:so the advanced line is just the name for the takara line of age of extinction figures?
Yep. "Movie Advanced Series" = Takara's release of the Age of Extinction Generations figures.

And "Lost Age Series" = Takara's release of the Age of Extinction simplified toys.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590491)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:33pm CDT
Yweggo wrote:Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."

How funny. I'm guessing he's named Thunderlips since he's good at kissing. :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590492)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 13th, 2014 @ 7:35pm CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
Yweggo wrote:Heh, I want Thunderlips just so I can tell people "His name is Thunderlips."

How funny. I'm guessing he's named Thunderlips since he's good at kissing. :lol:
You'll have to ask Hulk Hogan about that one. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590579)
Posted by Va'al on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:17am CDT
Courtesy of Seibertron.com user and YouTube reviewer chuckdawg1999, we get a look at another figure from the Takara Tomy Lost Age Movie Advanced line - and it's one of the cheating ones, brought back from the Movie Line that wasn't: Darkside Soundwave, already a Soudblaster-esque repaint of DotM Soundwave! Check out the embedded clip below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:A new coat of paint doesn't change that this is a cool looking figure with a horrible transformation. Robot and vehicle mode looks great like we've come to expect from Takara/Tomy. Keep in mind that while the Mech-Tech ports are still there, there isn't a weapon included.


Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590582)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 4:27am CDT
No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590688)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 1:59pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590736)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:05pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590738)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:30pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590742)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on July 14th, 2014 @ 5:37pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590755)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 6:38pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590775)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 14th, 2014 @ 8:26pm CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590810)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 14th, 2014 @ 11:39pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:No weapon? Is that because he got it this way, or is it the official release?

Either way, it suck big time. I'll keep my money.


The figure didn't come with a weapon which is a shame since it was one of the best Mech Tech weapons. I've heard the Advanced Wheeljack will be the same, none of Que's weapons included.


Now, that's just bullshit.
I bet they want us to pay an extra 20$ for one of those "special edition" Mechtech weapons. :BANG_HEAD:

I mean, not even a random gun or something? The figures just come naked? Is it just me or Takara are starting to get cheap?
I think it has more to do with the MechTech gimmick of the DOTM line no longer being a thing. And many people did hate them, in general.


Overquoting to say that fine, no Mechtech, but at least some gun, any gun to go with them. For the price you pay, no gun at all, gimmick or not, is really "scroogy".


I hate to say the money for weapons might have gone into the extra paint and detail. For what it's worth Dino comes with a new head and arm blades.
To be fair, though, Soundwave was gonna come with this same deco when Hasbro had originally planned to release him in the Movie Trilogy Series, MechTech weapon and all.


Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590872)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 15th, 2014 @ 7:49am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1590998)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 15th, 2014 @ 4:44pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Technically true but we only ever saw photo shopped pics and when are those accurate?
User Primeultimus owns a sample version or two of the canceled Hasbro figure and has posted pics of it on this site. It looks just like the Takara Darkside Soundwave figure.


Well there went the only reason I had for it not coming with a weapon
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591124)
Posted by Cobalt Prime on July 16th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
Just ordered the Dino and preordered the Wheeljack exclusive the other day from RK. On the one hand, no weapons for WJ is really cheap of them, but on the other hand, you couldn't even have Que hold any of his weapons without causing stress marks and cracks on his hands, so it's not like I'd ever use them anyway.
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Posted by duoduotea on July 19th, 2014 @ 4:14pm CDT
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591905)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 19th, 2014 @ 11:36pm CDT
TFND user 多多綠茶 has posted some nice in-hand images of Movie Advanced AD-20 Black Knight Grimlock. Grimlock which uses the Leader Class mold is presented here in more movie accurate colors. We have mirrored a sampling of the many images, click here to see the rest.

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591930)
Posted by Xephon0930 on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:52am CDT
Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591931)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591970)
Posted by xyl360 on July 20th, 2014 @ 11:14am CDT
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591984)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
xyl360 wrote:
Xephon0930 wrote:Yeah. He isn't that more screen accurate as Takara claimed. I am starting to think that Takara's remold of AoE Leader Prime isn't going to fare much better.

Where did Takara claim that? I thought this was just supposed to be one of those oddball exclusives they tend to do (like Dark Guard Optimus Prime was in the Transformers: Prime line etc.). Usually when they put out a more show accurate deco of a figure from a main line, it gets released in the main line, not as an exclusive. At least if my recollection is correct, that's generally how they do it. The exclusives are usually just oddball repaints or homages to more obscure stuff/different continuities etc. like with the G1 colored Dinobots they're releasing.


Black Knight Leader Grimlock is a main line release, numbered AD20. He's not an exclusive like Black Knight Scorn and Slug are. :-B

He looks interesting, but the Platinum Leader Grimlock looks just a tad better:

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Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591988)
Posted by MegaDump on July 20th, 2014 @ 12:26pm CDT
"He has proven difficult to capture and nearly impossible to defeat. When an enemy does get the best of him, it's never for long." Hmmm... Unless you think about how he was imprisoned by Lockdown. Clearly he was defeated, and with a Dinosaur beast mode he'd presumably scanned and reformed into at least 65 million years ago, when dinosaurs were around. "Never for long," unless you count this 65 million year imprisonment. Then there's the "nearly impossible to defeat," although Optimus Prime manages it with one knockdown? :HEADHURTS:
Re: Takara Tomy Movie Advanced AD31 Ultimate Mode Optimus Prime (1591993)
Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:Wow, that dino mode actually looks good with that deco. And the robot mode is sublime.

Don't know what pictures you are looking at buddy but whatever floats your boat. :lol:

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