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Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Thursday, September 26th, 2013 10:45AM CDT

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Site sponsor Robotkingdom has posted some new images of Takara Tomy's soon to be released FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime. They expect to start shipping these guys out on the the 28th. Check out the images mirrored below.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520110)
Posted by mattyc1007 on September 26th, 2013 @ 11:33am CDT
Looks like those Semi Knock-Off transformers that came out a few years ago, which also Part-Transformed. But those came with a small price tag and better licensed vehicles, cough* Land Rover Defender :D

I'd pick one up for the right price, I like my 4x4 Transformers :)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520122)
Posted by EagleTron on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:05pm CDT
Not bad, not bad at all. I just might get this one. That alt mode looks good. I got to see how this figure turns out after a couple of months.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520132)
Posted by Rated X on September 26th, 2013 @ 12:46pm CDT
The Alternity/Alternators lines might actually be cool if they expanded it beyond ugly Japanese vehicles. Why not a Hummer ? An Avalanche or an Escalade ? Just saying...
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520157)
Posted by Manterax Prime on September 26th, 2013 @ 2:33pm CDT
Rated X wrote:The Alternity/Alternators lines might actually be cool if they expanded it beyond ugly Japanese vehicles. Why not a Hummer ? An Avalanche or an Escalade ? Just saying...


An Escalade huh?
"Jesus Christ! "What?!" Quick! Get the Escalade! We're outta here!" - Family Guy

Imagine if the Escalade turned into Optimus.

Anyway, gotta admit, the head looks better than I initially thought.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520194)
Posted by DTR69 on September 26th, 2013 @ 3:56pm CDT
Rated X wrote:The Alternity/Alternators lines might actually be cool if they expanded it beyond ugly Japanese vehicles. Why not a Hummer ? An Avalanche or an Escalade ? Just saying...


The Alternators line is American & Japanese vehicles. Corvette, Mustang etc. But I know you know that, I get what you are trying to say, but the world os bigger that Japan and America. There is an episode of American Chopper, the Tuttle family visits England, and one of them remarks, that he had no idea that Range Rover and Land Rover were Britich companoies. In fact Astin Martin, TVR and many more are all British and are way more deserving to be in the Alternity & Alternators line than any vehicle they have at the moment.
Anyway back to your comment, you said that the 4x4 that they have made prime is ugly, the fact that it is Japanese is neirther here nor there, as Japanese cars are proper nice, nissan gtr, mitsubishi evo, shall I go on?
Anyway, google Range Rover Evoque and I'm sure you will find that prime would look much better as an Evoque than any of the cars you have mentioned, not only is the design futuristic, but it's way above the ones you have mentioned, in fact the ones you have mentioned are poor imitations of Land Rovers and Range Rovers. G1 was mainly all european cars, and European cars are still where it's at today, it's a shame that there are only a few which get made into transformers now.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520200)
Posted by Nekoman on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:13pm CDT
Rated X wrote:The Alternity/Alternators lines might actually be cool if they expanded it beyond ugly Japanese vehicles. Why not a Hummer ? An Avalanche or an Escalade ? Just saying...


Alternators? Half of that line was American cars. Jeep Wrangler, Corvette, Ford GT, Mustang, Dodge Ram, Viper... That's not too bad especially when you consider how hard it was for them to negotiate with the car companies in the pre-movie era.

As for Alternity, it's a Japanese exclusive line, so it makes sense that most of the vehicles are Japanese cars.

DTR69 wrote:G1 was mainly all european cars, and European cars are still where it's at today, it's a shame that there are only a few which get made into transformers now.


Agreed, although that's mainly the fault of the European car companies. Most of them still don't want their cars being made into Transformers.

As for this figure, it looks pretty cool, but I wish it weren't OP. Pretty easy pass for me unless I catch it on sale.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520201)
Posted by DTR69 on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
Nekoman wrote:
Rated X wrote:The Alternity/Alternators lines might actually be cool if they expanded it beyond ugly Japanese vehicles. Why not a Hummer ? An Avalanche or an Escalade ? Just saying...


Alternators? Half of that line was American cars. Jeep Wrangler, Corvette, Ford GT, Mustang, Dodge Ram, Viper... That's not too bad especially when you consider how hard it was for them to negotiate with the car companies in the pre-movie era.

As for Alternity, it's a Japanese exclusive line, so it makes sense that most of the vehicles are Japanese cars.

DTR69 wrote:G1 was mainly all european cars, and European cars are still where it's at today, it's a shame that there are only a few which get made into transformers now.


Agreed, although that's mainly the fault of the European car companies. Most of them still don't want their cars being made into Transformers.

As for this figure, it looks pretty cool, but I wish it weren't OP. Pretty easy pass for me unless I catch it on sale.


Yeah I read that too, it was VW who strictly prohibited any ascociation with war violence et. Which makes me wonder how the Masterpiece Bumblbee is coming out. I was shockd to see Lambor etc. I would of thought the licenses were finished, or strictly for the original molds ie the g1 figures. Maybe there is a loop hole, or as the MP figures are based on the G1 figures the license still holds. I know licenses were not the complex barriers they are today. But it has caused some stupid compramises such as the reoval of windchargers exgaust pipe making the gun in the ALternator line.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520213)
Posted by Stormrider on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:43pm CDT
Is this the first yellow Prime?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520216)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 26th, 2013 @ 4:50pm CDT
Stormrider wrote:Is this the first yellow Prime?


No. A redeco of RID Prime back around the Unicron Trilogy era came out. It was an exclusive if I remember correctly. Garish looking, too.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520239)
Posted by MagnetarPrime on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:21pm CDT
Not a big fan of this figure, the vehicle mode looks fine and the best part in robot mode is the head sculpt,, why they can not choose a finer car,,, idk like a bugatti....
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520240)
Posted by fenrir72 on September 26th, 2013 @ 6:22pm CDT
Gonna get the red version! Looks awesome!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520266)
Posted by TimothyR on September 26th, 2013 @ 8:48pm CDT
mattyc1007 wrote:Looks like those Semi Knock-Off transformers that came out a few years ago, which also Part-Transformed. But those came with a small price tag and better licensed vehicles, cough* Land Rover Defender :D

I'd pick one up for the right price, I like my 4x4 Transformers :)


parts former? where do you get that from?

to me.. it looks like vehicle panels that you put on the figure.. which stay on when you transform it.

i could be wrong. but i don't see any parts-forming.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520285)
Posted by RAcast on September 26th, 2013 @ 10:17pm CDT
Is it just me, or does anyone else think it almost looks better without the car-shell bits? All black and trans-clear bits everywhere. And shoulder wheels!

Autobot032 wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Is this the first yellow Prime?


No. A redeco of RID Prime back around the Unicron Trilogy era came out. It was an exclusive if I remember correctly. Garish looking, too.

Gotta love Lemon Flavored Burning Justice. They did a yellow version of the spy changer mold too, for the Universe 1.0 line.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520299)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 27th, 2013 @ 12:23am CDT
RAcast wrote:Is it just me, or does anyone else think it almost looks better without the car-shell bits? All black and trans-clear bits everywhere. And shoulder wheels!

Autobot032 wrote:
Stormrider wrote:Is this the first yellow Prime?


No. A redeco of RID Prime back around the Unicron Trilogy era came out. It was an exclusive if I remember correctly. Garish looking, too.

Gotta love Lemon Flavored Burning Justice. They did a yellow version of the spy changer mold too, for the Universe 1.0 line.


Lemon Flavored Burning Justice... nice. lol
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520394)
Posted by Mindmaster on September 27th, 2013 @ 10:41am CDT
It looks cool, but unless they either redeco it into Nemesis Prime or they make a Megatron to compliment him, it's a no-go from me.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520538)
Posted by ausbot on September 28th, 2013 @ 3:13am CDT
Still want a Nemesis version.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1520968)
Posted by El Duque on September 30th, 2013 @ 11:53pm CDT
Courtesy of the Jungle we have quick in-package look at the grey version of Takara Tomy's newly released TF Cruiser Optimus Prime. All color variant outside of yellow and white are Toyota Japan Dealership exclusives. Customers who purchase an FJ Cruiser apparently receive an FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime in the same color of their actual vehicle. Due to stock levels and customer requests, it is highly likely that this won't always be the case.

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521105)
Posted by SLUGSLINGER81 on October 1st, 2013 @ 2:42pm CDT
I always thought the FJ cruiser would have made an awesome movie-verse Gears or Beachcomber...either way these look like cool figs.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521106)
Posted by UltraPrimal on October 1st, 2013 @ 2:48pm CDT
FJ Prime is the new Aveo Swerve?! :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521547)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2013 @ 2:15pm CDT
BUYER BEWARE! Just have to say that I am extremely frustrated with FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime. One of mine is broken in two different spots now. Extremely frustrating! The right arm broke at the elbow joint and now one of the feet broke off while I was transforming it. I was going to give the figure the benefit of the doubt after the elbow joint broke yesterday, but now that the foot broke just now while I was transforming it, I'd say this thing is a POS. It's too small of a figure to have this intricate of a transformation. The plastic they used is not forgiving at all and just breaks when too much pressure is applied. Couple that with a unique transformation and you are bound to end up with a pile of parts. Urgh!

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FYI ... after the elbow joint broke, I tried drilling a couple of holes in the arm to stick a pin through it but was unsuccessful in attempting to piecemeal it back together.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521562)
Posted by El Duque on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:00pm CDT
Glad I decided to pass on this guy. I've been getting a lot pickier about my purchases as of late.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521563)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2013 @ 4:21pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Glad I decided to pass on this guy. I've been getting a lot pickier about my purchases as of late.


Very fragile cheap plastic. Cheap KO quality. I'm pissed especially now that he broke in two spots. My white one is now permanently superglued into robot mode so that I can finish this gallery of him that has taken up two full days when I could have been working on galleries for Super GT Megatron and Fortress Maximus or Masterpiece Prowl or Takara Metroplex. My second one that I did in the yellow one has not broken yet fortunately so I should be able to finish this gallery. I had more luck with GPS on Black Zarak!

I can't believe this is the type of product that Takara Tomy wants to give away to customers who purchase FJ Cruisers. If a very experienced consumer like myself who owns over 6,000 Transformers toys is having these types of problems, I can only imagine what type of problems the regular non Transformers consumer will have with these. It's an unfortunate way to introduce consumers to the Transformers brand.

It's a bummer too because I actually really was enjoying the figure, despite being smaller than Generations Trailcutter. The ability to choose what color you want the figure to be is a new concept to Transformers. I liked the idea a lot better than building Arms Micron Microns because there didn't seem to be any clips that were easy to break like the Microns. It was simply a matter of snapping on parts to complete your figure. It was a very satisfying experience, similar to the sense of joy I get when finishing applying stickers to a G1 figure.

Maybe I got a bad one, I dunno, but I don't think that I did. Once you have it in hands and try to transform it, you can see how easy it is to break these pieces.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521708)
Posted by Va'al on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:25am CDT
Just a couple of days ago we were able to post some images from Takara Tomy about their recently released Toyota FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime. Seibertron.com is now happy to announce that two new galleries have been uploaded for the figure in its white and yellow variants! There have been a couple of complaints about this toy, so check out the discussion thread before you dive in. The retail version of FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime includes the main body plus panel pieces attached to sprues to complete the figure as yellow or white. Other color variations of this toy are apparently being given away at Toyota dealerships in Japan when a customer purchases a new Toyota FJ Cruiser. Click on the images below to view the full galleries!

FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime (White)

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FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime (Yellow)

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521724)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 12:38pm CDT
He is tiny. :shock:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521735)
Posted by hpfabe on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:12pm CDT
Any word from other purchasers whether these are all this breakage-prone, or if this was just a lemon? I really have my eye set on the white one.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521739)
Posted by AnnaChristine on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:20pm CDT
Its a great looking Prime. Its just too small, in the wrong colours and poorly built. But I really love the 'bot mode. :(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521744)
Posted by Down_Shift on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:40pm CDT
I love it! Can't wait to get one of my own.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521745)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 4th, 2013 @ 1:43pm CDT
I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521757)
Posted by leakin' lubricant on October 4th, 2013 @ 2:30pm CDT
Am I the only one who thinks this would make an ace classics Skids?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521784)
Posted by President-prime on October 4th, 2013 @ 4:52pm CDT
Too small. Even smaller than the tiny war for cyber from deluxes. Hope it's not made by the same cheap plastic. Easy pass. Even as an Optimus collector, this thing does not belong in my collection.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521857)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:32pm CDT
I wonder how this thing would scale next to the Hybrid Style figures. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521861)
Posted by DevastaTTor on October 4th, 2013 @ 11:48pm CDT
These are a lot better looking that I thought they'd be but still such a weird release; a tiny, hybrid model/figure of a vehicle design that's entering it's 8th year of production.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521916)
Posted by xyl360 on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:25am CDT
DevastaTTor wrote:These are a lot better looking that I thought they'd be but still such a weird release; a tiny, hybrid model/figure of a vehicle design that's entering it's 8th year of production.

I've theorized that Takara may have created this as part of a contract negotiation with Toyota to secure the licensing rights to do a figure or two which are based on older model of Toyota's, namely the Hilux (Hoist & Trailbreaker) for their Masterpiece line. Basically, Takara creates a figure to promote a vehicle which Toyota is currently selling so that they (Takara) can create licensed reproductions of a vehicle which they are not currently selling (the Hilux).

I'm really bummed. Both about the small stature of this (I thought it was going to be Voyager size at least) as well as the QC issues. This figure looks awesome and I was totally planning on buying at least one (probably multiple if BBTS could get their hands on the dealer exclusive colored ones), but with these serious QC issues, it's just not worth it I don't think.

Ryan, is there any chance that if I bought one of these, assembled it, and posed it in bot mode without ever transforming it into vehicle mode and just stood it up on my shelf that it would hold together OK, or is it so fragile that doing even that would be likely to cause breakage?
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Posted by xyl360 on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:30am CDT
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521918)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2013 @ 7:37am CDT
xyl360 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Not mine. My Swerve is in good condition and hasn't suffered any plastic quality issues.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1521962)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on October 5th, 2013 @ 11:53am CDT
An easy pass for multiple reasons:

too small
too pricy
bad quality
I HATE everything from Toyota, espacially this soapbox they call a cruiser
looks nothing like prime...

next please
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522001)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 5th, 2013 @ 5:11pm CDT
Deathscythetransform wrote:looks nothing like prime...
But... but...
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522018)
Posted by TulioDude on October 5th, 2013 @ 8:01pm CDT
He looks pretty nice.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on October 5th, 2013 @ 9:48pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
xyl360 wrote:
chuckdawg1999 wrote:I hate to say that since these are for the most part give away figures they won't be made with the top shelf plastic like mainline release figures.

Is that why? Did Aveo Swerve suffer from similar issues?
Not mine. My Swerve is in good condition and hasn't suffered any plastic quality issues.


Mine too. But those were made with more of an influence by Hasbro so they may have wanted mainline quality.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522089)
Posted by Deathscythetransform on October 6th, 2013 @ 7:10am CDT
TulioDude wrote:He looks pretty nice.


yeah okay the head looks a little like prime...but the rest?


evreybody is entitled to his/her opinion. i respect that 8)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522282)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 7th, 2013 @ 3:16am CDT
Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.
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Posted by Autobot032 on October 7th, 2013 @ 4:18am CDT
magnusalpha wrote:Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.


Shattered Glass Soundwave (Autobots and Decepticons are switched, in that universe in case you don't know.) That version is an eHobby exclusive out of Japan. A joint venture with BotCon. Came in a 2-pack with SG Blaster. Plus some cassettes.

You can find the info here: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... der/25814/
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522332)
Posted by 5150 Cruiser on October 7th, 2013 @ 10:28am CDT
Good morning Everyone. :D

As an owner of Sun Fusion (yellow) FJ cruiser, this was a must for me. So when it was announced a couple months back and i immediately pre-ordered. Mine arrived last week and i'm happy to announce that i haven't had any of the quality issues Seibertron experienced. Transformed it a couple times without issue. To be honest while putting on the panels I felt it had a much higher level of quality that no other TF figure i own. Granted i don't have the collection that most here have, and my collection is limited to movie, generation, Prime and Animated figures, but the fit and finish of the panels is top notch. Would have preferred that more undercarriage was hidden in vehicle form, but what you gonna do? :P
My main complaint so far has to be its size. This thing is reallllly small. Much smaller than I was expecting. But that's my fault for not actually reading the full description before ordering.
Overall I'm very happy. :grin: Hopefully Siebertron's figure was just a lemon and isn't the majority of figures.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers FJ Cruiser Optimus Prime Images (1522353)
Posted by magnusalpha on October 7th, 2013 @ 12:34pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:
magnusalpha wrote:Hey folks, what's the white Soundwave in the 3rd and 5th pics? I'm usually pretty up to speed but haven't seen that before.

Thanks.


Shattered Glass Soundwave (Autobots and Decepticons are switched, in that universe in case you don't know.) That version is an eHobby exclusive out of Japan. A joint venture with BotCon. Came in a 2-pack with SG Blaster. Plus some cassettes.

You can find the info here: http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... der/25814/


Ahah, Shattered Glass. Don't know why that escaped me. Very cool...might have to try & get that set.