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Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus

Friday, July 18th, 2014 10:27PM CDT

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The Takara-Tomy update train keeps chugging along! Takara Tomy has updated their website with information about the Toys R Us Japan exclusive Movie Advanced EX Optimus Prime "Rusty" Version. This figure is the Evasion Mode Optimus Prime Voyager Class mold in film accurate deco, unlike the G1 theme the current Hasbro figure is sporting. It also features a remolded head with the faceplate intact instead of the full faced version we have now.

Included are comparison photos of the original Evasion Mode and the upcoming Rusty version.

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus

Transformers News: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus

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Re: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus (1591695)
Posted by Autobot032 on July 18th, 2014 @ 10:37pm CDT
Another Takara Tomy update? You bet! They've updated their Transformers website with a listing for Movie Advanced EX Rollbar. Rollbar is a redeco of Generations Skids, made to look like Shane's rally car from Age Of Extinction. The Chevy that Shane drove turned out to be a plain old car and not a Transformer in the film, but thanks to Hasbro and Takara, we're still getting a toy out of it anyway!

Rollbar will be available for purchase in Japan in November of this year, exclusive to Toys "R" Us. Here in the states, we'll receive Rollbar as part of a figure multipack based off of the Cemetary Wind farm attack sequence in Age Of Extinction. That set will feature "Rusty" Optimus as well. (You can read up on the Rusty Optimus here)

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Posted by Fc203 on July 18th, 2014 @ 10:39pm CDT
This looks good in robot mode better than hasbro if it been compare in robot mode
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 18th, 2014 @ 10:55pm CDT
Wait, shouldn't all this Takara toy news be going into the Movie Advanced Series thread instead of this Hasbro AOE toy thread?
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Posted by Burn on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:06pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:I also hate the thread-merging BS. Maybe we should start a petition thread or something.

Thats an awesome idea. Where would we post it to ensure people see it ?

General Discussion.

We're open to ideas, just try to be civil about it.
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Posted by Autobot032 on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:34pm CDT
Burn wrote:
Rated X wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:I also hate the thread-merging BS. Maybe we should start a petition thread or something.

Thats an awesome idea. Where would we post it to ensure people see it ?

General Discussion.

We're open to ideas, just try to be civil about it.


Yes, please. Also, it's a matter of cleanliness. Do you have any idea how many duplicate threads and posts we have to deal with? How much space/data they eat up on the server? It's not the worst thing ever, of course, but it's certainly not efficient and makes it harder on the staff.

We merge threads so everything is as tidy as possible. It's not to make things harder for the users, quite the opposite, in fact. We are always open to suggestions, so please post them and we'll do our best to figure out a system that works for everyone.
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Posted by Flashwave on July 18th, 2014 @ 11:48pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I cant wait for slog to come out. But I will wait for retail. Im not gonna pay 75 bucks from bbts with a drift I dont need. I understand that bbts needs to make theyre money because they are going to get stuck with alot of grimlocks and primes when that wave comes out. But thats not my problem. Im confident ill find slog in Walmart by the end of August.

On a separate note, I would love to see "thread merging" abolished. Its so freaking annoying to see conversations about 10 different topics mixed together just because they are loosly related to Michael Bay.


Been saying that for the past several years. I can understand it for conventiony things, where there's a lot of news coming out of one thing, (and even then, it's extremely annoying) but when it's news topics days and weeks apart, no.

The thing that kills it for me isn't the forums neccesarily, it's the way the news page processes. 9 times out of 10, I'm commenting on a news article with the "click here to join the discussion", I'm not already in the forums themselves. So when the news article itself has three seperate news posts for other things, such as AOE FE Knight Prime's post in the article for Sludge, it's more than a little jarring...
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Posted by Rated X on July 19th, 2014 @ 7:18am CDT
I wish there was a happy medium but there isnt. I was reading the "rollbar" article and most of the comments are about thread merging, not rollbar. I dont know anything about servers, all I know is its annoying and discourages me from posting on front paged news articles. I like to follow up on my comments and cant do so when theres 3 pages of comments every few hours that dont pertain to the topic I posted on.
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Posted by Delta Magnus on July 19th, 2014 @ 9:57am CDT
Those "Black Knight" Dinobots look awesome. I love 'em!
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Posted by Seibertron on July 19th, 2014 @ 12:49pm CDT
For those of you having an issue with the merged topics, I posted my reply in the appropriate topic at seibertron-com-problem-reporting-thread-p1591794.php#p1591794

If you have issues with the topic merging, please keep your posts there. Thanks.
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Posted by Nemesis Maximo on July 19th, 2014 @ 6:17pm CDT
If I didn't already have the original Skids version, I would probably be into this. I dig the alt-mode's paint job.
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 19th, 2014 @ 6:28pm CDT
Regarding Rusty Prime and Rollbar, I wonder which idea came first: Hasbro's Breakout Battle set which includes an extra Crankcase, or TakaraTomy's single release. :-?

I'm also pondering repurposing possibilities for Rollbar, being a Generations mold and all.
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Posted by TransformersFan89 on July 19th, 2014 @ 8:54pm CDT
Hey guys. I hear that there is a Transformers: Age Of Extinction dinobot 5-pack coming. I saw the word limited in one of the posts. Does this mean that Hasbro is going to be making a limited number of sets and they will be hard to find?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 6:36am CDT
TransformersFan89 wrote:Hey guys. I hear that there is a Transformers: Age Of Extinction dinobot 5-pack coming. I saw the word limited in one of the posts. Does this mean that Hasbro is going to be making a limited number of sets and they will be hard to find?


Something like that is in the plans, yes, but further details like deco and availability are still pending.
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Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:06pm CDT
Anyone know what the 5-pack platinum dinobots look like yet? I already got 3 out of the 6 but I'm willing to buy the molds again if the paint apps are good enough. :???:
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Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:13pm CDT
The Dinobot 5 pack is really odd to me. I was guessing it be similar to the one at SDCC but this pack is missing Snarl for some reason. If it was the G1 colours or a simple reissue of the SDCC pack, then why would it not contain Snarl? Also, though none of us may care for it, this means there is no chance Slash will have a redeco.
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Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:33pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Dinobot 5 pack is really odd to me. I was guessing it be similar to the one at SDCC but this pack is missing Snarl for some reason. If it was the G1 colours or a simple reissue of the SDCC pack, then why would it not contain Snarl? Also, though none of us may care for it, this means there is no chance Slash will have a redeco.

You are right about Slash. Besides the toy, he has no comic/cartoon/movie char anywhere. Just who is this crappy huge velociraptor mold? :HEADHURTS:
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:34pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:The Dinobot 5 pack is really odd to me. I was guessing it be similar to the one at SDCC but this pack is missing Snarl for some reason. If it was the G1 colours or a simple reissue of the SDCC pack, then why would it not contain Snarl? Also, though none of us may care for it, this means there is no chance Slash will have a redeco.


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According to the silhouette, it will have Grimlock, Slug, Scorn, SwoopStrafe and Slog, all the Dinos that appeared in the movie plus Slog. I don't think it will be G1-themed set.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:50pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:According to the silhouette, it will have Grimlock, Slug, Scorn, SwoopStrafe and Slog, all the Dinos that appeared in the movie plus Slog. I don't think it will be G1-themed set.


So then this would be an independent set from what was hinted at from Hasbro:

G1 Dinobots set with Strafe, Grimlock, Slug, and Snarl (where's Sludge/Slog? Hasbro said they are working on it for a separate release)
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Posted by Siger on July 20th, 2014 @ 1:56pm CDT
Is there a problem with snarl redeco? why is it hard for him to be included in either sets?
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Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on July 20th, 2014 @ 2:06pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:According to the silhouette, it will have Grimlock, Slug, Scorn, SwoopStrafe and Slog, all the Dinos that appeared in the movie plus Slog. I don't think it will be G1-themed set.


So then this would be an independent set from what was hinted at from Hasbro:

G1 Dinobots set with Strafe, Grimlock, Slug, and Snarl (where's Sludge/Slog? Hasbro said they are working on it for a separate release)


That latter set would be the SDCC one.
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Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2014 @ 2:25pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
That latter set would be the SDCC one.


I know but this is not what I meant. There being Slog in this set of 5, I first thought that this would be where we see Slog in the new deco they said they were working on. But that cant be the case because this set of 5 is missing Snarl who already has the right deco. In the end, this is a weird set and I have no clue what the decos would be. So far, every platinum set has had different decos so then if this is not using G1 decos, and not using the already existing decos, then I have no clue what it is or its purpose.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 20th, 2014 @ 3:50pm CDT
I don't see what any of the confusion is a about. One is an SDCC G1-themed 4-pack set with all of the G1-based Dinos minus Slog/Sludge. The other is a Platinum Edition 5-pack with all four of the movie Dinos plus Slog. Is it too hard to consider that the inclusion of Slog in the movie dino set might be Hasbro's attempt to give fans the G1-based Slog toy that was missing from the SDCC set? The other four in the 5-pack could be in movie-accurate decos with Slog being the unique standout.
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Posted by dalekslayer96 on July 20th, 2014 @ 7:15pm CDT
Is anyone else here who live in Korea (SOUTH, not NORTH) noticing the extreme lack of AOE toys? We're still stuck with Wave 1, and everywhere else is stacking up with Wave 2 and 3. Anyone else noticing that?
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Posted by william-james88 on July 20th, 2014 @ 9:48pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:Is anyone else here who live in Korea (SOUTH, not NORTH) noticing the extreme lack of AOE toys? We're still stuck with Wave 1, and everywhere else is stacking up with Wave 2 and 3. Anyone else noticing that?


Its the same with all of Canada
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Posted by User897 on July 21st, 2014 @ 2:37am CDT
Well I wanted to post an observation I made from the pics of the rusty Evasion Mode Prime, but with all of these thread mergers and people talking about multiple things at once, I think I'll pass. I would think the ol' Rustbucket would deserve it's own thread.

C'mon staff. Ya gotta see that things ain't all that pretty in here nowadays.
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Posted by Va'al on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:07am CDT
Two fellow Seibertron.com users have spotted some previously unreported products from Transformers: Age of Extinction at US retail: BERSEKAEL found blankets and two types of backpacks at K-Mart (images below) while Cdavid3 took a quick shot of the Mega One-Step Bumblebee figure from Toys'R'Us - though we do not have locations for either sighting, unfortunately! Make sure to keep the sightings page updated to help out other fans and collectors, and check out the images below.

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Re: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus (1592168)
Posted by Sideshow Sideswipe on July 21st, 2014 @ 6:55am CDT
This is not a kids movie. I just don't get the level of merchandise targeted to kids.
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Posted by That_Guy on July 21st, 2014 @ 7:12am CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:This is not a kids movie. I just don't get the level of merchandise targeted to kids.



To be technical neither was Batman with Michael Keaton, nor Jurassic Park at the standards then (obviously not now, then again look at TV now compare to today, shoot radio even); look at the merchandise those two movies put out. I was in 2nd grade when Jurassic Park came out, dads way to see if I were ready for the mayhem was letting me watch Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country. Joker killing that one guy in Batman was pretty gruesome. I had a lot of the batman toys, same with Jurassic Park, had model kits, and the gigantic jaw breaker that came like a necklace.
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Posted by Metro Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 7:36am CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:This is not a kids movie. I just don't get the level of merchandise targeted to kids.

^This comment pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with the Transformers fandom these days. It's a movie based on a series of KID'S TOYS. The main reason these movies are being made is to sell KID'S TOYS. Hasbro's main demographic is KIDS. What part of that do you not understand?
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Posted by Va'al on July 21st, 2014 @ 7:40am CDT
With that latest piece of news about Mega One-Step Bumblebee, let's take a look at its smaller cousin in the Age of Extinction Robots in Disguise line, courtesy of Seibertron.com member and regular reviewer chuckdawg1999! Check out the embedded clip below.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Right off the bat let me mention that the sliding gimmick really doesn't work, you'll end up sliding the panel back and then disengaging the clip. With that said this is by far the best one step figure to date and a ton of fun. Highly recommended.


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Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 7:53am CDT
Metro Prime wrote:
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:This is not a kids movie. I just don't get the level of merchandise targeted to kids.

^This comment pretty much sums up everything that is wrong with the Transformers fandom these days. It's a movie based on a series of KID'S TOYS. The main reason these movies are being made is to sell KID'S TOYS. Hasbro's main demographic is KIDS. What part of that do you not understand?
Yeah, the abnormality here isn't that the film's merchandise is being marketed to kids, it's that the movie meant to sell to kids wasn't kid-friendly.

I mean, what's next, an R-rated Sesame Street movie that misses the point of that show?
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Posted by GuyIncognito on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:14am CDT
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Posted by robotmel on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:50am CDT
:D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:51am CDT
I had written a few sentences on my view on this thing but I have deleted them and can replace them with this.

Neat idea poorly/cheaply executed.
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Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:52am CDT
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Wonder what happens when you scratch the surface? ;)
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on July 21st, 2014 @ 8:56am CDT
Yeah I knew that this Bumblebee was going to have problems when I first saw the official images.
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Posted by Optimizzy on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:01am CDT
Sideshow Sideswipe wrote:This is not a kids movie. I just don't get the level of merchandise targeted to kids.


Kids dont really like "kid-friendly" stuff. They want to feel older, like they are getting away with something. They like things that feel like they are not supposed to be watching it.

It's why MTV's major demographic is 12-16.

that said, I actually love this little guy. I thought about getting one for my son...but I may have to pick me up one too. Kinda neat.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:05am CDT
Optimizzy wrote:Kids dont really like "kid-friendly" stuff. They want to feel older, like they are getting away with something. They like things that feel like they are not supposed to be watching it.

It's why MTV's major demographic is 12-16.
Speak for yourself. I hated MTV at Age 12-16, and I still hate it.

Fox Kids, Kids WB, 4Kids TV, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Toon Disney were my main things at Age 12-16.
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Posted by Optimizzy on July 21st, 2014 @ 9:09am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Optimizzy wrote:Kids dont really like "kid-friendly" stuff. They want to feel older, like they are getting away with something. They like things that feel like they are not supposed to be watching it.

It's why MTV's major demographic is 12-16.
Speak for yourself. I hated MTV at Age 12-16, and I still hate it.

Fox Kids, Kids WB, 4Kids TV, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Disney Channel, and Toon Disney were my main things at Age 12-16.



lol. I agree with you. I hated MTV. However, I do not think we are or were typical kids. At least we would not be today.

My point is, that kids like to feel older than they are. A good example of this was when the Avenger's toyline was out. The commercials for the role play toys were all kids 16 and older. Possibly 17. Kids like that. It makes them feel like what they do is mature, and thus, important.
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Posted by cdavid3 on July 21st, 2014 @ 10:28am CDT
The mega one-step BB was at the Toys R Us in Fremont, CA.
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Posted by KirbyForce1 on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:31am CDT
He reviewed this weeks ago, and you're only now making a news post about it?
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Posted by Va'al on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:35am CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:He reviewed this weeks ago, and you're only now making a news post about it?


Yep.
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Posted by Convoy on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
What thread am I in? I don't know what to talk about.
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Posted by Ravage XK on July 21st, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
Convoy wrote:What thread am I in? I don't know what to talk about.


Confusing isn't it. :D
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Posted by Delta Magnus on July 21st, 2014 @ 4:09pm CDT
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Looks fake to me. The grey seems oddly inconsistent from part to part. Probably just had the paint scraped off and the plastic was painted/dyed grey.
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on July 21st, 2014 @ 5:00pm CDT
Va'al wrote:
KirbyForce1 wrote:He reviewed this weeks ago, and you're only now making a news post about it?


Yep.


It actually works out well since most people will start finding this figure in stores now.
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Posted by Sabrblade on July 21st, 2014 @ 10:56pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Looks fake to me. The grey seems oddly inconsistent from part to part. Probably just had the paint scraped off and the plastic was painted/dyed grey.
But what about that solid translucent sword and windows colored clear instead of yellow? How would they extract the color from the plastic?
Re: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus (1592419)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 21st, 2014 @ 11:31pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Looks fake to me. The grey seems oddly inconsistent from part to part. Probably just had the paint scraped off and the plastic was painted/dyed grey.

What inconsistencies? The color looks pretty uniform to me. Also, do you realize how hard it is to remove paint in a way that won't damage the figure? It's especially improbable on a figure of that size.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus (1592563)
Posted by Delta Magnus on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Looks fake to me. The grey seems oddly inconsistent from part to part. Probably just had the paint scraped off and the plastic was painted/dyed grey.
But what about that solid translucent sword and windows colored clear instead of yellow? How would they extract the color from the plastic?


I would have thought they'd just take the parts and make clear resin recasts of them. Recasting in resin is a very quick and easy way of duplicating parts, and is very common with counterfeits/knockoffs. It happens a lot with model miniatures and scale garage kits. And clear resin is hardly difficult to come by.

And this is assuming it isn't a photoshop, of course.

I mean, it COULD be the real deal, but I'm always wary of things claiming to be test shots. I know a lot of really rare toys and prototypes have been sold online only to turn out to be fakes/recasts- it happens a lot within the Jumbo Machinder fanbase/market.

Eh, I dunno. I'm always paranoid about these things, especially after nearly buying a fake Animated Arcee.
Re: Takara Tomy Website Provides Updated Info On Toys "R" Us Japan's Movie Advance EX Rusty Optimus (1592574)
Posted by Metro Prime on July 22nd, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
Delta Magnus wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Delta Magnus wrote:
robotmel wrote::D
Ebay seller lena81822 has listed a bunch of what are listed to be 'Transformers 4 AOE Leader Class Optimus Prime Test/Unpainted versions'.

From the photos in the Ebay listing we see a grey coloured 'test shot' of the Leader scaled Optimus Prime with grey shield and clear sword.

The listed figures are all being auctioned apart from one which has a Buy It Now for £83.02!

Check the link below for more info!

http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?ff3=4&pub=5574891718&toolid=10001&campid=5336631220&customid=transformers&mpre=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.ebay.co.uk%2Fitm%2FTransformers-Movies-4-AOE-Leader-Class-Optimus-Prime-Test-unpainted-version-%2F231286178096%3Fpt%3DUS_Action_Figures%26hash%3Ditem35d9bb0130%23ht_9625wt_1142

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Looks fake to me. The grey seems oddly inconsistent from part to part. Probably just had the paint scraped off and the plastic was painted/dyed grey.
But what about that solid translucent sword and windows colored clear instead of yellow? How would they extract the color from the plastic?


I would have thought they'd just take the parts and make clear resin recasts of them. Recasting in resin is a very quick and easy way of duplicating parts, and is very common with counterfeits/knockoffs. It happens a lot with model miniatures and scale garage kits. And clear resin is hardly difficult to come by.

And this is assuming it isn't a photoshop, of course.

I mean, it COULD be the real deal, but I'm always wary of things claiming to be test shots. I know a lot of really rare toys and prototypes have been sold online only to turn out to be fakes/recasts- it happens a lot within the Jumbo Machinder fanbase/market.

Eh, I dunno. I'm always paranoid about these things, especially after nearly buying a fake Animated Arcee.

Well, lena usually seems to get figures straight from the factory. It's possible that some Chinese factory worker is cranking out unauthorized copies when nobody's looking.
Actually, a lot of these "test shots" and other high quality KOs seem to be created that way.

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