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Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013 9:42AM CDT

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Courtesy of the Tag Hobbywe have our first images of Takara Tomy's upcoming black version of Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime. A black redeco of the Transformer Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Optimus Prime with closed face plate, and apparently he's a Decepticon! Check out the new images mirrored below.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed
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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525214)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 22nd, 2013 @ 9:52am CDT
How is this mould to actually play with? Good/fun? I like the deco it's in.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525217)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2013 @ 9:58am CDT
He's a Decepticon? Wonder what his story is.

And what his name might be. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525218)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:00am CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:How is this mould to actually play with? Good/fun? I like the deco it's in.


I think it's a good, fun mold. Good transformation and nicely articulated/posable bot. His guns/boosters and wings provide a lot of options for posing. I've noticed a LOT of customizers have repainted this mold.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525220)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:How is this mould to actually play with? Good/fun? I like the deco it's in.


I think it's a good, fun mold. Good transformation and nicely articulated/posable bot. I've noticed a LOT of customizers have repainted this mold.


I agree, though I keep my 2-pack one in Robot Mode most of the time, not that impressed with Vehicle Mode. The Hasbro version lacks paint in certain areas, the 2-pack one lacks them on the top of the windshields and the hilt of the Star Saber (but funnily enough, I'm not that bothered by that), but does have correctly colored side windows. :)

"Optimus Prime Black Version" or "Nemesis Prime"... Such a difference a name makes. That black repaint of Henkei Convoy pulled a fast one, may happen again. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525222)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:18am CDT
Oh, man, I would buy that so hard.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525227)
Posted by Seibertron on October 22nd, 2013 @ 10:33am CDT
Looks awesome. Now, how about Optimus Prime with a slavish show accurate paint job with face shield Takara and Hasbro?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525234)
Posted by megatronus on October 22nd, 2013 @ 11:05am CDT
There go my plans to divest my Prime collection.

Seriously... now I HAVE to pick up Beast Hunters Prime to go with this magnificent specimen. Hopefully I'll be able to conjure the funds for regular & black Takara versions.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525245)
Posted by kirbenvost on October 22nd, 2013 @ 12:09pm CDT
Well damn, that is a fine looking robot. Of course, it had to be a Takara release. Now that I've discovered the joys of HLJ I may pick it up, providing it's not some sort of exclusive. Fingers crossed. Because dang, that is a fine looking robot!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525251)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on October 22nd, 2013 @ 12:49pm CDT
Sold!! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525262)
Posted by Venowtron on October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:34pm CDT
well if I know any thing,this is most likely Nemesis Prime

either way I'm getting it
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525266)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:45pm CDT
Venowtron wrote:well if I know any thing,this is most likely Nemesis Prime
Or Optimus undercover as a Decepticon.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525269)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Venowtron wrote:well if I know any thing,this is most likely Nemesis Prime
Or Optimus undercover as a Decepticon.


Like this guy:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525272)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:13pm CDT
Black optimus prime sounds effing cool, simply coz it sounds like he's literally the black guy version, bitchslapping BB, and with a new mission focused solely on fembots. But nah, with the con symbol, its more nemesis prime, at least in name.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525274)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:21pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:Black optimus prime sounds effing cool, simply coz it sounds like he's literally the black guy version, bitchslapping BB, and with a new mission focused solely on fembots. But nah, with the con symbol, its more nemesis prime, at least in name.


United Black Optimus Prime, as shown above, has :CON:, yet he's an Autobot undercover. :roll:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525275)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:23pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Black optimus prime sounds effing cool, simply coz it sounds like he's literally the black guy version, bitchslapping BB, and with a new mission focused solely on fembots. But nah, with the con symbol, its more nemesis prime, at least in name.


United Black Optimus Prime, as shown above, has :CON:, yet he's an Autobot undercover. :roll:

Yeah, which con won't recognize that typical truck and robot body, haha. Or which con would really believe he changed sides by his own free will. NO NO NOTHING ABOUT THIS SEEMS RIGHT AT ALL.

anyone have any idea how much this BH nemesis is gunna go for?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525278)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on October 22nd, 2013 @ 2:47pm CDT
That head sculpt is sweet :x , wish they had put that on the original release.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525283)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
Ok, you know what I'm calling Darkside here, right here and now! [-(
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525285)
Posted by Manterax Prime on October 22nd, 2013 @ 3:19pm CDT
YES! FACEPLATE! Buying.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525307)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2013 @ 4:30pm CDT
MINDVVIPE wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
MINDVVIPE wrote:Black optimus prime sounds effing cool, simply coz it sounds like he's literally the black guy version, bitchslapping BB, and with a new mission focused solely on fembots. But nah, with the con symbol, its more nemesis prime, at least in name.


United Black Optimus Prime, as shown above, has :CON:, yet he's an Autobot undercover. :roll:

Yeah, which con won't recognize that typical truck and robot body, haha. Or which con would really believe he changed sides by his own free will. NO NO NOTHING ABOUT THIS SEEMS RIGHT AT ALL.
Not unless Optimus just "claimed" to be an evil clone whilst undercover. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525311)
Posted by STngAR on October 22nd, 2013 @ 4:45pm CDT
Ughhhh, paint it black and I have to get it. I don't understand :-?

:MAXIMAL:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525317)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2013 @ 5:46pm CDT
Anyone fluent enough in Japanese wanna take a crack at this:

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525323)
Posted by ausbot on October 22nd, 2013 @ 5:58pm CDT
MINE!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525325)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 5:59pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Anyone fluent enough in Japanese wanna take a crack at this:

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I read "Hunter Nemesis Prime". There's our answer. As for why, I also read "Black Legendisk" and "Hunter Optimus Prime", maybe the power of the disk made that clone?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525328)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:17pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Anyone fluent enough in Japanese wanna take a crack at this:

Image


I read "Hunter Nemesis Prime". There's our answer. As for why, I also read "Black Legendisk" and "Hunter Optimus Prime", maybe the power of the disk made that clone?
I also read "Sanjou Gattai Transformers Go!"

If this were to be Nemesis, I wonder how/why the Black Legendisc would be connected to him since the same item made the Kuromusha and Kurojishi upgrades for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, repsectively. :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525329)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:19pm CDT
And I just noticed he's a Cybertron Satellite exclusive, and due for release in December. Go me :lol:
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525330)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on October 22nd, 2013 @ 6:58pm CDT
MightyMagnus78 wrote:That head sculpt is sweet :x , wish they had put that on the original release.
I agree. Takara makes like (in my opinion) better toys than Hasbro. Look at the new Optimus Prime for Transformers: Go!
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525359)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 22nd, 2013 @ 9:37pm CDT
Evil clone... hmm, I can dig it. Especially since I already have Classics Nemesis Prime with the backstory of being created by Straxus after he managed to remove the original prime from the body.

That vehicle mode is great in that colour too. So wierd how much better this looks in those colours, I thought the original looked derpy :-?
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525630)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2013 @ 7:33am CDT
TakaraTomy's website has posted official info on Hunter Nemesis Prime - http://tf.takaratomy.co.jp/toy/event/2013/10/h-neme.html

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Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525645)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 24th, 2013 @ 8:47am CDT
Oh, yes, Nemisis Prime/Black Convoy was destined to do that mold justice.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525701)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 24th, 2013 @ 1:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Anyone fluent enough in Japanese wanna take a crack at this:

Image


I read "Hunter Nemesis Prime". There's our answer. As for why, I also read "Black Legendisk" and "Hunter Optimus Prime", maybe the power of the disk made that clone?
I also read "Sanjou Gattai Transformers Go!"

If this were to be Nemesis, I wonder how/why the Black Legendisc would be connected to him since the same item made the Kuromusha and Kurojishi upgrades for Kenzan and Gekisoumaru, repsectively. :-?


And we both derped in forgetting MECH's Nemesis Prime. :oops: Maybe the Black Legendisc brought actual life into that chassis and upgraded it? He even retained part of his original title:

Arms Micron: 虚像兵士 (kyozou heishi) or "false soldier"
Go!: 虚像司令官 (kyozou shireigan) or "false commander"
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525708)
Posted by GuyIncognito on October 24th, 2013 @ 2:11pm CDT
Or, maybe it doesn't fit into the fiction, and Takara Tomy just wanted to get more use from the mold, and they knew people will by a black version of any OP mold, so they made this.
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525712)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on October 24th, 2013 @ 2:26pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:Or, maybe it doesn't fit into the fiction, and Takara Tomy just wanted to get more use from the mold, and they knew people will by a black version of any OP mold, so they made this.


But accompanying fiction automatically makes a toy 20% cooler. 8)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525713)
Posted by Mindmaster on October 24th, 2013 @ 2:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Or, maybe it doesn't fit into the fiction, and Takara Tomy just wanted to get more use from the mold, and they knew people will by a black version of any OP mold, so they made this.


But accompanying fiction automatically makes a toy 20% cooler. 8)


*45%. >:oP
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525715)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 24th, 2013 @ 2:34pm CDT
And Takara is usually decent at tying in their toy bios with the main fiction, even if the result is just something behind-the-scenes or offscreen of said fiction.

In this case, the characters connected to the Black Legendisc could potentially have some experience in these forms occur outside of the cartoon's episodes. After all, there's nothing in the show thus far to contradict this from happening later on. ;)
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525755)
Posted by Arctorro on October 24th, 2013 @ 6:55pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Or, maybe it doesn't fit into the fiction, and Takara Tomy just wanted to get more use from the mold, and they knew people will by a black version of any OP mold, so they made this.


But accompanying fiction automatically makes a toy 20% cooler. 8)


*45%. >:oP
0.01% :P
Re: Takara Tomy Transformers Go! Hunter Optimus Prime Black Version Revealed (1525773)
Posted by MINDVVIPE on October 24th, 2013 @ 8:09pm CDT
It'd be pretty sick to see a fiction where, oh i dunno, Nova prime amasses an army of nemesis primes (classics/prime/BH/G2/neog2laserprime/that black mastadon repaint prime and the tons of others) and uses them to colonize the universe or some crap... a prime per star system. Sometimes it's fun to make up your own fiction, even if your the only one to enjoy it on your shelf, haha.
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