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Transformers News: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders

Tuesday, April 29th, 2014 2:41PM CDT

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Fellow Seibertron.com users mooncake623 and GuyIncognito have spotted two new pre-orders on online retailer Amazon.com, related to the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie: Leader class Optimus Prime and Grimlock! And in even more interesting news, both figures are priced at $25.67 and $26.18 respectively - now's your chance to try reserving these chrome filled figures, just click below.

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread


Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread

Transformers News: Re: Official Age of Extinction Products Discussion Thread
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569900)
Posted by craggy on April 29th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CDT
pre-orders :???: ...I'm not sure I'd worry about them selling out.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569902)
Posted by ishigoto on April 29th, 2014 @ 2:47pm CDT
"$25.00" That's a typo, right? I'm sure they meant to say "$45.00"
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569903)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 29th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
craggy wrote:pre-orders :???: ...I'm not sure I'd worry about them selling out.


Perhaps not, but $26 each is a good deal, assuming they're going to cost more at regular retail.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569908)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 2:55pm CDT
Thats a great deal. AlthoughI preffer the voyager Grimlock. With prices like that for eladers, I wonder if the voyagers will be even cheaper :-?

And can anyone tell me how this optimus differs from the first edition optimus that came out before. They look the same
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569910)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:10pm CDT
Shocked they're so cheap... Might buy one just to mess around with...
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569912)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:13pm CDT
Va'al wrote:Fellow Seibertron.com users mooncake623 and GuyIncognito have spotted two new pre-orders on online retailer Amazon.com, related to the upcoming Transformers: Age of Extinction movie: Leader class Optimus Prime and Grimlock! And in even more interesting news, both figures are priced at $25.67 and $26.18 respectively - now's your chance to try reserving these chrome filled figures, just click below.


Ok, so we now know that they both change in 18 steps, making Scourge still the most complex figure with 19 steps and he is simply a deluxe. This lets us know that the bigger the figure does not add to the complexity this time as well (too bad). Does anyone know how many steps are involved with the voyager transformations?


Edit

The voyager classes also change in 18 steps. So Scourge is officially the most complex figure documented so far. Too bad.

Although I will say taht I find it cool that the grimlocks have entirely different transformations. Do you guys preffer the tail being used as his legs or as a weapon?

And which version do you preffer overall?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569915)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:23pm CDT
Grrrrr...Curse you Amazon!!!!!!! :-x

I was soooo going to avoid ordering any AOE figures. [-( I bet Amazon has ordered so many of these that it makes sense to offer them discounted. I ordered to avoid a price increase. I had a $10.00 credit on one of my cards so with Prime and without tax (lovely living in Illinois for that)my total was $41.15. I ordered both Prime and Grimlock. I know the chrome will wear for sure. These just might stay in the box until I'm really really bored next winter. I cannot pass up a good deal when there is one. I do wonder though why the First Edition AOE Prime is still $59.99 :-?

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569918)
Posted by TimothyR on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:28pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Thats a great deal. AlthoughI preffer the voyager Grimlock. With prices like that for eladers, I wonder if the voyagers will be even cheaper :-?

And can anyone tell me how this optimus differs from the first edition optimus that came out before. They look the same


do a quick search for a photo of the first edition.. then put it side by side with the photo in this story.. and bam.. you'll immediately see the differences.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569923)
Posted by It Is Him on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:41pm CDT
Grimlock disappeared from my cart. I was a few seconds too late
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569924)
Posted by Va'al on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:42pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:Grimlock disappeared from my cart. I was a few seconds too late


Did he stomp (and chomp) off in a huff?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569929)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:45pm CDT
It Is Him wrote:Grimlock disappeared from my cart. I was a few seconds too late


Yeah, they are now unavailable. Did any of you actually get to purchase them?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569930)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:46pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
And can anyone tell me how this optimus differs from the first edition optimus that came out before. They look the same


First Edition:
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Regular:
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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569931)
Posted by Razieon on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Grimlock disappeared from my cart. I was a few seconds too late


Yeah, they are now unavailable. Did any of you actually get to purchase them?


I managed to order Optimus.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569932)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:49pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
And can anyone tell me how this optimus differs from the first edition optimus that came out before. They look the same


First Edition:
Image

Regular:
Image


Thanks! I am actually kind of torn as to which one I like better. For the main body sculpt, its obvious that the first edition is superior, just look at his shoulders. But that backpack is HUGE and its a bit better in the leader version. I am actually not that big a fan of either of these. It doesnt seem like they are trying to outdo themselves this time around (unlike with ROTF)
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569936)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:54pm CDT
Grimlock no longer available!!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569937)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 29th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Razieon wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
It Is Him wrote:Grimlock disappeared from my cart. I was a few seconds too late


Yeah, they are now unavailable. Did any of you actually get to purchase them?


I managed to order Optimus.



I did get both Grimlock and Prime...like 10 min ago or so. Grimlock went fast.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569942)
Posted by craggy on April 29th, 2014 @ 4:17pm CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Grimlock no longer available!!

heh. maybe I was wrong. :-? or they realised the price was wrong and pulled them :???:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569945)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on April 29th, 2014 @ 4:31pm CDT
Betcha the Leader Amazon prices were a fawk-up and all the orders will be cancelled. Still a bit less cruel than the 50$ MP-10 mishap a good while back.

BTW, for the newcomers Voyager Grimlock is WAY superior than the leader. All the proportions are just right. So the dino dont look like Longcat and the robot is actually intimidating.
Also, get the Voyager Optimus Prime. It's the G1 truck that change into Movie Prime!

Now guys, please just stop complaining about the simple toys. It's becoming redundant. So far, the deluxes look promising and THE VOYAGERS ARE THE TOYS TO GET FOR US ADULTS.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569955)
Posted by Sabrblade on April 29th, 2014 @ 5:54pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Ok, so we now know that they both change in 18 steps, making Scourge still the most complex figure with 19 steps and he is simply a deluxe. This lets us know that the bigger the figure does not add to the complexity this time as well (too bad). Does anyone know how many steps are involved with the voyager transformations?


Edit

The voyager classes also change in 18 steps. So Scourge is officially the most complex figure documented so far. Too bad.
Scourge? There's no Scourge in this line.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569963)
Posted by Zeek99g on April 29th, 2014 @ 6:01pm CDT
That Optimus Prime either was rushed being transformed, or the photographers just don't know how to transform something into vehicle mode. Prime's step by the door is not snapped into place.

Image
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569994)
Posted by eminefes on April 29th, 2014 @ 8:51pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
And can anyone tell me how this optimus differs from the first edition optimus that came out before. They look the same


First Edition:
Image

Regular:
Image


Thanks! I am actually kind of torn as to which one I like better. For the main body sculpt, its obvious that the first edition is superior, just look at his shoulders. But that backpack is HUGE and its a bit better in the leader version. I am actually not that big a fan of either of these. It doesnt seem like they are trying to outdo themselves this time around (unlike with ROTF)


The second Optimus is noticeably shorter. He would have looked much better if he was the same height as the first edition.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1569998)
Posted by Primeultimus on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:07pm CDT
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570001)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:15pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Ok, so we now know that they both change in 18 steps, making Scourge still the most complex figure with 19 steps and he is simply a deluxe. This lets us know that the bigger the figure does not add to the complexity this time as well (too bad). Does anyone know how many steps are involved with the voyager transformations?


Edit

The voyager classes also change in 18 steps. So Scourge is officially the most complex figure documented so far. Too bad.
Scourge? There's no Scourge in this line.


I meant Scorn my bad. Scorn is 19 steps and thus the most steps seen so far
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570002)
Posted by Ravage2031 on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
Grimlock preorder is back up
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570003)
Posted by william-james88 on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:18pm CDT
the 26$ Grimlocks are back on amazon by the way
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570006)
Posted by mtma on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:40pm CDT
Any details on pricing of the Platinum Voyager Grimmy and Prime pack?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570008)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 29th, 2014 @ 9:53pm CDT
preordered. those are some low prices for leader class toys. also free shipping..
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570043)
Posted by mooncake623 on April 30th, 2014 @ 2:03am CDT
craggy wrote:
reluctantyouth wrote:Grimlock no longer available!!

heh. maybe I was wrong. :-? or they realised the price was wrong and pulled them :???:



They're back up and at the same price as before as well.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570081)
Posted by william-james88 on April 30th, 2014 @ 7:56am CDT
The shipping and customs advance payment for canada is ruining the good deal. I hope ebay.ca lists them soon at a comparable price
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570082)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 30th, 2014 @ 7:58am CDT
Now the prices for each are back up to $26.99. This is still a good price for a Leader Class...even if these have more chrome than retail release. My first edition AOE Prime had some of the worst chrome apps I have ever seen and started coming off within 3 days of getting him.I bought from Amazon and returned to Hasbro. Hasbro gave me the full refund...probably more of a hassle, but did not have the packaging to send the item back to Amazon and/or was sure it would be accepted.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570083)
Posted by william-james88 on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:01am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Now the prices for each are back up to $26.99. This is still a good price for a Leader Class...even if these have more chrome than retail release. My first edition AOE Prime had some of the worst chrome apps I have ever seen and started coming off within 3 days of getting him.I bought from Amazon and returned to Hasbro. Hasbro gave me the full refund...probably more of a hassle, but did not have the packaging to send the item back to Amazon and/or was sure it would be accepted.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:


So its confirmed that the retail release do not have the chrome apps? I thought only the voyagers didn't have the chrome.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570096)
Posted by william-james88 on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:31am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Evasion Mode Prime is a Voyager Class figure, not Deluxe. >:oP And I can't say I don't dig him. Grimlock on the other claw, I'll wait for comparisons between Voyager and Leader.


Now that you can compare, what do you think? They are both fine in robot mode for me and I like how they are totally different transformations but I dont find that either of them nail the beast mode (which should be the main draw for a movie dinobot). The voyager Grimlock has this weird hump in it's back and no neck while the Leader Grimlock has too long a neck (to store the legs since they no longer make up the tail). And they are both as complex. I preffer the dinosaur head of the Voyager while I preffer the tail of the Leader. So I dont know which one I would own myself. How about you?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570098)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on April 30th, 2014 @ 8:34am CDT
Anyone notice it says available on may 1st 2022? So i should expect to see them shipped in 8 years?
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570133)
Posted by reluctantyouth on April 30th, 2014 @ 10:31am CDT
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william-james88 wrote:
reluctantyouth wrote:Now the prices for each are back up to $26.99. This is still a good price for a Leader Class...even if these have more chrome than retail release. My first edition AOE Prime had some of the worst chrome apps I have ever seen and started coming off within 3 days of getting him.I bought from Amazon and returned to Hasbro. Hasbro gave me the full refund...probably more of a hassle, but did not have the packaging to send the item back to Amazon and/or was sure it would be accepted.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:


So its confirmed that the retail release do not have the chrome apps? I thought only the voyagers didn't have the chrome.


Looks like Leader Prime has the same chrome, but check out Grimlock and the lack thereof when compared to the Amazon version.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570140)
Posted by william-james88 on April 30th, 2014 @ 11:02am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:
Looks like Leader Prime has the same chrome, but check out Grimlock and the lack thereof when compared to the Amazon version.


But wasnt it covered that those non chrome images have been replaced by these new one which include the chrome?

http://www.seibertron.com/transformers/ ... ons/29905/
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570147)
Posted by It Is Him on April 30th, 2014 @ 11:28am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Betcha the Leader Amazon prices were a fawk-up and all the orders will be cancelled. Still a bit less cruel than the 50$ MP-10 mishap a good while back.


Yeah, definitely possible. I'm also half-expecting to receive Voyagers instead of Leaders.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570150)
Posted by GuyIncognito on April 30th, 2014 @ 11:55am CDT
There's been no indication that Amazon is getting exclusive chromed versions.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570151)
Posted by Uncontrolable_myosin on April 30th, 2014 @ 11:56am CDT
Not sure if anyone else saw this, but on the Amazon mobile site for the two leaders, it says the release date is May 1, 2022. Maybe the $26 is how much they'll be worth then
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570292)
Posted by cqcsnake on May 1st, 2014 @ 1:45am CDT
Must have been an error on Amazon's part - links are now dead.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570311)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on May 1st, 2014 @ 4:31am CDT
cqcsnake wrote:Must have been an error on Amazon's part - links are now dead.


Called it. #-o
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570315)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:23am CDT
Seibertron member BERSEKAEL found the first wave assortment of 1-Step figures at a K-Mart in Key West Florida, yesterday and sent us a news submission with visual proof of his findings. The actual street date is May 17th, but with more and more stores releasing the figures early, take a chance and see if you can find them! If you do, please post your sightings in our sightings forum.

BERSEKAEL wrote:AoE toys at Kmart, Key West, Florida. Walk in today and saw this, looks nice so far, just to big toys to fit on my collection.

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570318)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:28am CDT
Seibertron member Primeultimus has pointed us in the direction of a US based list of eBay auctions from seller Kokomo Toys, consisting of Dino Sparkers. We don't know whether or not this seller received their stock directly from Hasbro, or if they bought these at a local store, but it's official folks, the street date is being broken all over the place it seems. First in Canada, then Wal*Marts in the US, K-Mart (as seen here), and now sellers on eBay.

We've mirrored the images and provided the link below, so you can see for yourself.

Kokomo Toys

Drift and Slug
Optimus Prime and Grimlock
Bumblebee and Strafe

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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570319)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:30am CDT
Courtesy of Time To Play Magazine (AKA TTPM), we have two rather short, but to the point video reviews of Leader Class figures Grimlock and Optimus Prime. These are the first video reviews for both figures and they give you a pretty good, but slightly rough idea of what to expect with both figures. They've also written more in depth reviews of both figures, which can be read in full at their website.

Click here for Grimlock
Click here for Optimus

Both Grimlock and Optimus, along with the rest of wave 1 (and possibly wave 2), will see release at retail on May 17th. However, some stores have already broken the street date, such as K-Mart, which we reported on here. So keep an eye out, might see them sooner!

We've embedded both videos below:





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Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570327)
Posted by Mykltron on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:50am CDT
It took them TWENTY FIVE MINUTES to transform it?! Was that WITH instructions?! They need to play with Transformers more. 8-}
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570329)
Posted by Autobot032 on May 1st, 2014 @ 5:55am CDT
Mykltron wrote:It took them 25 mintues to transform it? They need to play with Transformers more.


Well, they're not used to the magic of robuts, it seems.

Robuts. Tee hee.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570346)
Posted by Dseptykon13 on May 1st, 2014 @ 7:32am CDT
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Does no one else remember seeing this thing saying May 1st? I'm headed to Wal-Mart to check anyway.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570351)
Posted by mblase75 on May 1st, 2014 @ 7:57am CDT
Nice find. Don't forget that old toys have to go on clearance before new ones can go on the shelves -- yesterday I found Beast Hunters Abominus at my local Target store (Mundelein, IL) for 50% off, and several of the remaining Beast Hunters and Construct-Bots toys were similarly discounted.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570361)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on May 1st, 2014 @ 8:36am CDT
Found the Deluxe at the Prattville, AL K-mart:

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EDIT: K-Mart would NOT let me purchase them because the system won't ring up items before release and these have a release date of May 17th.
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570364)
Posted by ScottyP on May 1st, 2014 @ 8:49am CDT
May check out Kmart at lunch. Not expecting jack crap, but you never know. There are only two around here now (there were 4 that closed since the last movie, RIP), one of them is garbage but the other is pretty nice, so who knows!
Re: Transformers: Age of Extinction Leader Optimus Prime and Grimlock Pre-Orders (1570366)
Posted by reluctantyouth on May 1st, 2014 @ 8:58am CDT
Sure nice to see that someone did any kind of review on these guys. Out of the box neither look very impressive in my opinion. I'm not going to cancel my preorder with Amazon, but after that look I think the figures will just stay in their respective boxes. The box art is great. >:oP

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:

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