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Wednesday, May 29th, 2013 6:36AM CDT

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With all new reveals of Autobot alt modes recently, It is about time we get to see the newish look for the big bot himself. Michael Bay has posted an image of Optimus Prime's new look. He takes on more of a hybrid look between previous movies and Transformers Prime.

Michael Bay wrote:The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America).


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Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491045)
Posted by Ironhide516 on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:45am CDT
Man look at all that chrome, so shiney I can see myself in it :D
The next question is, will his robot size be larger too :-?
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491047)
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:55am CDT
He'd better have a trailer... And it'd better be bitchin...

This one looks more aerodynamic and is probably a better truck technically than the Peterbuilt, but its just too curvy for Optimus. Prime needs to be a brick of a vehicle mode, this truck would better suit Rodimus Prime, if he ever appears in the movieverse.

I hope there's more of these to come, as Bay said a 'convoy' of autobots, and by my books, two cars and a truck doesn't justify a convoy.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491048)
Posted by guarayakha on May 29th, 2013 @ 6:58am CDT
It's as if they weren't standing out from the crowd already by being a convoy of shiny concept race cars. The movie Prime is like "Hey cons, I just beheaded your dear leader Megatron and destroyed Cybertron; If you have any problems with that, you won't have a hard time lookin' for me :BOT: "

Now if only the toy have that amount of chrome, otherwise we'll be seeing cheap grey plastics till the Asian Exclusives show up.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491050)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:05am CDT
All I can do is laugh! :lol:
NovaSentinel wrote:Rodimus Prime, if he ever appears in the movieverse.

NO! NO! NO! Anyone but that shite Autobot leader will do.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491051)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:11am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:Robots in DISGUISE? Some of the most stand out vehicles on the road.

Mind you G1 Mirage was single seater race car so that would have limited his area of operation.


Not to mention not even halfway through season one, EVERYONE knew about them, so the whole "Robots in Disguise" thing was pointless.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491055)
Posted by CBratetron on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:27am CDT
Didn't Michael Bay claim they were headed a different direction?
This looks like more of the same.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491056)
Posted by NovaSentinel on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:35am CDT
The Bugatti could be Bluestreak, if Bay took his name too literally...

Someone on TFW2005 has done a nice PhotoShop job on Prime that improves him a great deal (I can't upload the pic as im on my phone). I think the biggest problem with this truck is the oversized hood bump thing, and the ridiculously out of place car wing mirrors.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491057)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:39am CDT
Pretty slick. I like it.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491059)
Posted by Blackstreak on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:41am CDT
Can't wait to see who they are.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491060)
Posted by Windsweeper on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:43am CDT
I'd like to see Rodimus myself.

New direction? Maybe the main villain won't be a prime like the last 2 films.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491061)
Posted by rockman_fan on May 29th, 2013 @ 7:54am CDT
needs more flames. :michaelbay:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491065)
Posted by reluctantyouth on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:06am CDT
This is so awesome!!! I like the race look and the more exotic cars :grin: . I mean think about it...the Cons have more fliers but we get the ground speeders :-? . I'm looking forward to what will come of these new designs. I'm thinking with the added bulk of Prime's truck mode that we may actually get a movieverse figure that is proportionated properly and doesn't have exposed hands, arms, feet, head syndrome going on. There is a lot of area to work with in that extended cab to hide his robot parts. I'm hoping there is a snazzy new trailer to boot too. I'm not a Bay fan but let's see what happens as this line up looks promising. I'm trying to remain as "Optimus"tic as I can with this re-launch of the brand and movieverse. :BOT:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491069)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:18am CDT
Too much blue.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491071)
Posted by sdn1337 on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:21am CDT
Red_Sun wrote:Image
the new optimus prime. looks good.


Uh ohhh I love how this is one of the first things I woke up to today! Great way to start the day. :BOT:

I agree. I really like the way this looks.

It's very funny because recently I purchased a RTS Optimus and I love the figure.

A couple of days ago I'm just messing around with it and thought to myself "They should really have the next design be G2 inspired"

Which is kind of what it looks like to me. Considering this is the second generation of movies.

I would be very pleased if he looked like this
Image

With the sword too and Optimus will actully hold it, not having his arm transform into a sword.

I never really like the whole hand/arm transformers into weapon thing. But I guess it grew on me due to watching Prime. They are Transformers anyway.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491073)
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on May 29th, 2013 @ 8:34am CDT
When i first saw the Bugati...I immediately thought Mirage. But also Blurr it could be definitely as well :D These will be some awesome looking toys :D
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491083)
Posted by Noideaforaname on May 29th, 2013 @ 9:52am CDT
Is that a real truck? I know it's customized, but is it still close to the original truck or is it some crazy Hollywood fantasy truck? It just looks soooooo much like a dream truck a little kid would draw up (a compliment).
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491088)
Posted by Sideswipe 00 on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:04am CDT
Noideaforaname wrote:Is that a real truck? I know it's customized, but is it still close to the original truck or is it some crazy Hollywood fantasy truck? It just looks soooooo much like a dream truck a little kid would draw up (a compliment).



It is a completely custom made truck created just for the movie. So a Hollywood fantasy truck
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491090)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:07am CDT
He looks ridiculous flamed out to the tits like that. Like was mentioned earlier....i thought Bay was going a different direction with this movie? Looks like more of the same but a hell of a lot shinier.

I also very much dislike that style of truck. The aerodynamic front end has always been an eyesore with rigs for me. I much prefer the Peterbilt flat nose oldschool aesthetic of the first 3 Primes. Looks tougher.

Like i said before....looks like once again the autobots best defensive/offensive weapons in alt mode are super shiny paint jobs. :roll:

I'll stop bithching about this now. I'v said my peace....as flawed as some may think it is.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491092)
Posted by griftimus prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:14am CDT
just a truck. where is the image of prime?
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491096)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:21am CDT
I'm with Sabrblade with this: needs more red,, less blue.

Prefer the old Peterbuilt than this, but hey, if this is final, I guess I'll deal with it. Kinda stopped caring about the movie lines anyway. >:oP
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491097)
Posted by hinomars19 on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:34am CDT
Micheal Bay the ultimate troll; 'Fans hated the flames, so let's make em' bigger!' :michaelbay:

It's nice, just yeah, too blue. Shame the nose isn't red and the flames just spread from that. 'Cos let's face it, the flames are gonna stay now.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491103)
Posted by Metrosuplex on May 29th, 2013 @ 10:57am CDT
CBratetron wrote:Didn't Michael Bay claim they were headed a different direction?
This looks like more of the same.


This. :APPLAUSE:

The truck looks fantastic. The flames still look gay as hell. I mean, nothing says FLAMING like big, uhhh, FLAMES on your truck.

Seriously, what the hell is with the awful flames? Are they going for BADASS? Cause I don't see any badass trucker riding in that hideous paint job. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491106)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:06am CDT
>:oP Great now we have optimus with flames on flames on flames when is he gonna stop with the damn flames?? :BANG_HEAD: ...has for the sports cars I-) big woop you autobots can have them show us some earth mode decepticon war machines already!! :CON: if this is four years after dotm than theres a sh*% load of decepticons out there!!
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491108)
Posted by That Bot on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:12am CDT
griftimus prime wrote:just a truck. where is the image of prime?

He's probably still in the concept drawing stage.

MetroSUplex wrote:Seriously, what the hell is with the awful flames? Are they going for BADASS? Cause I don't see any badass trucker riding in that hideous paint job. :BANG_HEAD:

Red looks bad on film, so it's a way for Prime to retain his iconic red chest/blue legs in robot mode without having a hard-to-film truck.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491111)
Posted by D-340 on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:19am CDT
I likes Prime's new look. Hopefully we see the bot mode soon. Looks like my thoughts of not buying any more TFs for myself(still gotta get em for my son of course) after Prime is done went right out the window.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491112)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
[quote=Red looks bad on film, so it's a way for Prime to retain his iconic red chest/blue legs in robot mode without having a hard-to-film truck.[/quote]
We know that..well most of us but couldn't they have fix that with the new cameras they where talking about?
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491114)
Posted by Megatron Wolf on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:23am CDT
thats horrible, this is transfomers not pimp my ride. The basic truck while a cool truck is terrible for prime & the giant flames just kill it. So much for new direction, had a little hope that this one would be set in reality not in bayland but so much for that.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491116)
Posted by CaptainMagic on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:26am CDT
I object to this new Prime for oh-so-very-many reasons, but mostly as a guy who grew up around semi trucks. The flames on old movie Prime didn't really work as Prime, but they made total sense as a custom big rig that you could easily find going down the road. People actually do like to make their trucks look like that.

But this? This is just f-ing STUPID. That truck is several steps beyond customized to the point of uselessness. Plus, he's a Western Star? Really? Nobody even knows what those are. And they're garbage. About the only thing I liked about movie Prime was that he was a Peterbilt. I don't really care for driving those, but they have the go-to iconic semi truck look. This looks like nothing. Its all big shine and spectacle with no discernible point or purpose, just like the idiot who bought it.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491117)
Posted by El Duque on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:28am CDT
Joblo.com, the website that previously reported rumors regarding the identities of several new characters to be included in Transformers 4, is now claiming to know the names of the two Auotbot vehicles that were revealed yesterday. According to their source the Bugatti Grand Sport Vitesse is Drift, and the 2014 Concept C7 Corvette Stingray is Slingshot. Drift would be consistent with their previous report that one of the characters was a "Samurai" looking to regain his honor by joining the Autobots. Slingshot would really be out of left field considering his previous portrayal as an Aerialbot with jet vehicle mode.

nelson, the infamous admin of Michael Bay's Shoot for the Edit forum, was quick to point out that production names do not always end up being final names:

nelson wrote:This is the 4th movie, you would think these guys would've learned by now that production names DO NOT EQUAL final name.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491118)
Posted by Moonshot on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:32am CDT
I do hope the Bugatti is Blur, but Springer on the Corvette doesn't feel right. Tracks as the Corvette would work if it was blue with, the one place we need flames, on the hood. A green Tracks or Mirage is lame. That truck is super sweet looking as far as shape goes but the flames gots to go. I think its a load of scrap that red not "filming well" is an excuse. I see red all the time in movies on vehicles and other stuff that looks good to me.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491119)
Posted by Manterax Prime on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:34am CDT
Two problems.
1. Why is an aerialbot now a car?
2. Drift was not a Samurai as a decepticon.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491120)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:35am CDT
And with that, I'm sold on the Bugatti being Drift. Excellent choice, and if these are confirmed, I am delighted that he retains his noble samurai-like personality.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491123)
Posted by guarayakha on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:41am CDT
That Bot wrote:
griftimus prime wrote:just a truck. where is the image of prime?

He's probably still in the concept drawing stage.

MetroSUplex wrote:Seriously, what the hell is with the awful flames? Are they going for BADASS? Cause I don't see any badass trucker riding in that hideous paint job. :BANG_HEAD:

Red looks bad on film, so it's a way for Prime to retain his iconic red chest/blue legs in robot mode without having a hard-to-film truck.


Dino looks awesome in DOTM though. Maybe red looks bad only in Michael Bay movies :P Inb4greenrodimus
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491124)
Posted by Dagon on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:42am CDT
That Bugatti is excellent.
I like the new look Prime.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491125)
Posted by DEMEXICONZ on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:44am CDT
#-o jesus this is getting worst by the hour.... :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491131)
Posted by Eagleblaster on May 29th, 2013 @ 11:59am CDT
That new prime looks good to me. All of that flame details probably won't make it to the toy, that's a lot of paint for one figure.
And I'm ok with those super coupes being new characters because that's what they said they was going to do.

Samurai Drift, sounds good. I hope that Bugatti becomes a leader class figure that would be :grin: or they could make it voyager size or even better make it a human alliance figure that came with a hubcap figure that fitted in the trunk or hood of the Bugatti.

New Idea: Car transformers with car transformers that fit inside them.

That Bugatti is just WoW. The fastest car in the world, a transformer :APPLAUSE:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491132)
Posted by leokearon on May 29th, 2013 @ 12:04pm CDT
Prime's alt mode reminds me of his G2 RTS toy.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491139)
Posted by dragons on May 29th, 2013 @ 12:31pm CDT
did everyone somehow forget this guy from first film they have his name in subtitles at end film bonecrusher enrouteImage

first we should have knonw by now movie is differnt from g1 like armadar bonecrusher, rid scourge which was truck evil prime movie verse same tie in as armada, rid, energon, and other anime series ironhide red van in series hes balck truck in film not much complaint about his look same wih rachet, definatly almost maybe no negative response about bonecrusher being minesweeper in film.

i would have perfer drift is race car wing on back would be his sword if he gets one in film but i almost dont care what they look like as long i recognize them from film to comics, or anime series with there famous iconic weapons and look in movie.

wheelie and jazz glad bay did not choose make those characters rhyme in movei
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491146)
Posted by RhA on May 29th, 2013 @ 1:05pm CDT
Manterax Prime wrote:Two problems.
1. Why is an aerialbot now a car?
2. Drift was not a Samurai as a decepticon.


Meh, these are production names. Names can change as well as alt. modes. Remember Scourge? Two completely different characters, both deserve lovin'.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491149)
Posted by Red 50 on May 29th, 2013 @ 1:25pm CDT
I got to say I'm not a fan of curvy trucks. I prefer the stronger look that the Peterbilt had. But then again I didn't quite like the first promo pictures of TFP Breakdown 'cause they made his model look like a flat and empty base to me. After seeing him, though, I liked his character-model as a whole. So if they manage to give OP a fitting character model and promote his truck in the installment, then who knows, maybe...
Although to me Optimus is Optimus, no matter what they give him as an altmode (as long as it's a truck) Either way I find him awesome. So I say: bring it on!

But I do find that those flames are nice. So kill me if you want to.
You'll never shake me.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491151)
Posted by Seibertron on May 29th, 2013 @ 1:31pm CDT
El Duque wrote:nelson, the infamous admin of Michael Bay's Shoot for the Edit forum, was quick to point out that production names do not always end up being final names:

nelson wrote:This is the 4th movie, you would think these guys would've learned by now that production names DO NOT EQUAL final name.


Oh we've learned alright. We've learned that the movie folks have a hard time getting names right, especially when it comes down to final names.

Brawl
Devastator
Mirage
Dino
Wheeljack
Que

Any of those ring a bell?
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491154)
Posted by megatronis on May 29th, 2013 @ 1:39pm CDT
Very G2ish isint it?? i kinda miss the old one but I'm sure this will grow on me... its nice lots of flames! when we gunna see the star of the show? BUMBLEBEE!! LOL jk :BOT:
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491160)
Posted by kirbenvost on May 29th, 2013 @ 1:59pm CDT
Well, it appears the flames are here to stay. Oh well, I'm used to it already. That truck is also a lot more... I dunno, 'trendy' looking, with all the curves and custom bits, but it could be cool.

I wonder if the 're-imagined' Autobots are just going to be the same guys with new alt modes.

I'm very reluctant to get into the next Bayverse toylines, but these are some nice alt modes to start with. And there's usually a place for Prime in my collection.

I kinda do hope the Bugatti is Blurr and not Drift. It fits Blurr more, being the fastest production car, and also the blue trim. Green Corvette, I have no idea. I hope it's a new character so I don't have to get used to green Hot Rod or something dumb like that.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491166)
Posted by MGrotusque on May 29th, 2013 @ 2:44pm CDT
CaptainMagic wrote:I object to this new Prime for oh-so-very-many reasons, but mostly as a guy who grew up around semi trucks. The flames on old movie Prime didn't really work as Prime, but they made total sense as a custom big rig that you could easily find going down the road. People actually do like to make their trucks look like that.

But this? This is just f-ing STUPID. That truck is several steps beyond customized to the point of uselessness. Plus, he's a Western Star? Really? Nobody even knows what those are. And they're garbage. About the only thing I liked about movie Prime was that he was a Peterbilt. I don't really care for driving those, but they have the go-to iconic semi truck look. This looks like nothing. Its all big shine and spectacle with no discernible point or purpose, just like the idiot who bought it.

Couldn't have said it better myself.

Go home Bay....your drunk. Leave Transformers alone already.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491168)
Posted by RiddlerJ on May 29th, 2013 @ 2:47pm CDT
What's the point in their names? It's not like they're going to resemble their previous counterparts in any fashion anyway. Might as well call them Flippy and Floppy.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491170)
Posted by Sodan-1 on May 29th, 2013 @ 2:57pm CDT
Not digging the new Optimus. He's put on weight and pimped himself out with ridiculously extravagant trimmings. All he needs now is to start drinking excess amounts of Energon and take an unhealthy interest in 18 year old hatchbacks and we're dealing with 'Mid-life crisis' Optimus Prime.

Have to admit I'd be a touch impressed if the Veyron is indeed Drift and they'll be touching on his IDW origin story. We'd actually see a Transformer get some character development. So yeah, it's probably not Drift. ;)
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491173)
Posted by Hardspark on May 29th, 2013 @ 3:01pm CDT
Oh dear. He we go again. I could accept Prime going from a cab over truck to a long nose tractor but this? WTF is that? It looks more like Energon Rodimus! I was hoping we might see some vehicle modes that weren't either A - Absolutely ridiculous ( OP ) or B - adverts for car companies.

What about Warpath, Cosmos, Gears, Huffer, Trailbreaker, Hound, Ultra Magnus, Hoist, Grapple, Inferno, Pounce & Wingspan, Outback, Brawn, The Aerielbots, The Technobots, The Protectorbots - the list could go on and on. What is wrong with any of these characters instead of ANOTHER parade of boring but cool looking sportscars? - Oh yeah. They won't be as easy to tie into some lucrative sponsorship.

I mean - The franchise is certainly in need of the money to the point when it will affect the character choices and vehicles sooooooooooo much aren't they?

Disappointed.

Again.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491182)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 29th, 2013 @ 3:10pm CDT
Brakethrough wrote:Bugatti's gotta be Blurr. Fastest car, fastest Autobot. AND Bay will love the speech gimmick.

The Vette is more wide open. Tracks maybe? Smokescreen's been a popular character lately. Perhaps Sunstreaker shows up at last? Outside chance it's green because that will assist with later CGI shenanigans?

Now gimme a Jeep named Hound.

It might be blurr since it has that hint of baby blue
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491183)
Posted by Hotrodimust on May 29th, 2013 @ 3:16pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:Not digging the new Optimus. He's put on weight and pimped himself out with ridiculously extravagant trimmings. All he needs now is to start drinking excess amounts of Energon and take an unhealthy interest in 18 year old hatchbacks and we're dealing with 'Mid-life crisis' Optimus Prime.

Have to admit I'd be a touch impressed if the Veyron is indeed Drift and they'll be touching on his IDW origin story. We'd actually see a Transformer get some character development. So yeah, it's probably not Drift. ;)

It would actually suck if the veyron is drift because a veyron is all wheel drive and it can't drift lol. And it would be a bulky bot it's a very round car and its heavy that's why it needs 4 turbos and 1001 hp the hit 253mph. So as a Samurai IMO its not the best choice but we are talking bay here lol. Also I have to agree primes new look not that great and why still all the flames.
Re: Transformers 4 Optimus Prime Revealed (1491194)
Posted by Hardspark on May 29th, 2013 @ 3:37pm CDT
I kind of hope it isn't going to be Drift because I think he should really be a Japanese car.

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