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Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail

Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 12:11PM CDT

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A sighting to kick off the weekend, all the way from Illinois and Seibertron.com user dahpadre: Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Two-Pack Optimus Prime and Grimlock is out there! This particular one was purchased at the Oak Lawn Kmart store - make sure to use the Sightings section to help out other collectors too, and happy hunting.

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail

Transformers News: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail
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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1595926)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 2nd, 2014 @ 1:00pm CDT
Of note is that it's the set with the Voyagers, not the Leaders.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1595929)
Posted by Alpha Weltall on August 2nd, 2014 @ 1:02pm CDT
Voyager two pack not leader as that's a BBTS/Toys R Us exclusive and not a K-Mart exclusive for those who were wondering. The box looks the same for both though.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1595938)
Posted by The Thuggernaut on August 2nd, 2014 @ 1:31pm CDT
Is k-mart the only one getting this platinum set?
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1595942)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 2nd, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
The Thuggernaut wrote:Is k-mart the only one getting this platinum set?


Sadly yes. Took me by surprise actually, I was expecting Kmart to go chapter 11 within a few years, then this pops up.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596005)
Posted by BonaNox on August 2nd, 2014 @ 6:35pm CDT
They are for sale on Kmart and Sears website if anyone is interested.... includes free shipping!
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596020)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 2nd, 2014 @ 7:35pm CDT
this set is not worth 60 bucks. 35 at most
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596086)
Posted by Kibble on August 3rd, 2014 @ 1:16am CDT
Was wondering why the hell it was priced at $60 till I realized it was Kmart... Funny how the biggest ghetto of a department store is also the most expensive.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596116)
Posted by Ddave on August 3rd, 2014 @ 7:19am CDT
This set is $130.00 AUD. Saw it and was shocked by the price. They had both these figures priced at $40, so an extra $50 just for a double pack? So stupid.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596122)
Posted by Hammer on August 3rd, 2014 @ 7:51am CDT
Ddave wrote:This set is $130.00 AUD. Saw it and was shocked by the price. They had both these figures priced at $40, so an extra $50 just for a double pack? So stupid.



The Australian retail on the OP & Grimlock set is $130, but they were $99 online during Myer's Toy Sale & you could also get a further 10% off when you entered the promotional code. Throw in free shipping for orders over $100 & it wasn't that bad of a deal. Never pay full price ;)
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596326)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 3rd, 2014 @ 9:45pm CDT
A word of advice, DON'T ORDER OFF KMART OR SEARS.COM! They have a terrible time sending you the right item because the clerks take it off the shelf and box it themselves. They'll grab anything that's the right size and price
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596791)
Posted by Maggotron on August 5th, 2014 @ 3:13pm CDT
OK, I'm slow, but I only now realized there were two versions of certain deluxe figures. One Battle Action version, and one well-sculpted version for the adults. I noticed it with Scorn and Strafe. And is Drift like this? Interesting how they did this divide and conquer method, though.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596797)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 5th, 2014 @ 3:39pm CDT
So you get two $20-$25 figures for... $60? Something's not right here.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596802)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 5th, 2014 @ 3:56pm CDT
Maggotron wrote:OK, I'm slow, but I only now realized there were two versions of certain deluxe figures. One Battle Action version, and one well-sculpted version for the adults. I noticed it with Scorn and Strafe. And is Drift like this? Interesting how they did this divide and conquer method, though.


That's with every single character so far, be they Deluxe or Voyager. The differences in packaging are minimal: to the point the Deluxes and Power Attackers share eachother's pegs! So you'd need to be really careful in avoiding the ones that call out the gimmick.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1596906)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 6th, 2014 @ 1:38am CDT
Maggotron wrote:OK, I'm slow, but I only now realized there were two versions of certain deluxe figures. One Battle Action version, and one well-sculpted version for the adults. I noticed it with Scorn and Strafe. And is Drift like this? Interesting how they did this divide and conquer method, though.


Yes he has a sword slashing gimmick. Check my you tube channel for the review. Thanks in advance.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597296)
Posted by Superwheeljack on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
So, weren't we supposed to get a Stinger?
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597298)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:11am CDT
Superwheeljack wrote:So, weren't we supposed to get a Stinger?


Noting was officially announced at either BotCon or SDCC. We are getting a One-Step Stinger (same style as Lockdown) and several Legion repaints, all exclusive to Walmart (though the One-Step has appeared at Target(!)).
That is it. No Deluxe, no mention of a Bumblebee reshell, nothing. And the red Sideswipe/Swerve that comes with FE Prime + Trailer set? Sideswipe with Swerve's head mold.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597304)
Posted by ZeroWolf on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:20am CDT
Speaking of the Wal-Mart Stinger exclusives, is it wrong that I want both of them? Especially since one is only £3 at the moment.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597422)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CDT
Site owner Seibertron is at it again, reporting sightings of the Evolution Bumblebee 2-Pack. This particular sighting coms to us from the Toys'R'Us store in Bloomingdale, IL, on Army Trail Rd and is priced at $16.99 each. UPC code is 630509239313. Check it out below, and make sure to note it in the Sightings section if you spot one close to you!

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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597428)
Posted by mooncake623 on August 7th, 2014 @ 3:47pm CDT
Fresh from his recent trip to Kmart Seibertron has more sighting information to share with everyone. From Des Plaines Il, Kmart he found Construct-Bots Dinofire Grimlock. Priced at $39.99, check it out below! and make sure to note it in the Sightings section if you spot one close to you!

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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597438)
Posted by nuttylover101 on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:04pm CDT
Huh... Weird, over here in England we already have the evolution pack for bumblebee...
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597440)
Posted by Spleenzorio on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:05pm CDT
Weird how they don't use his new robot mode art for the packaging.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597447)
Posted by Rated X on August 7th, 2014 @ 4:30pm CDT
I like the way the painting on his helmet looks like horns and they give him twin pentagrams. They should repaint it in red as Cliffjumper.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597476)
Posted by Yweggo on August 7th, 2014 @ 6:11pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I like the way the painting on his helmet looks like horns and they give him twin pentagrams. They should repaint it in red as Cliffjumper.

Nah, if they do repaint this figure people are saying that it will be retooled into Stinger, witch makes sense, seeing as how all the artwork for Stinger so far is red Bumblebee.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597522)
Posted by welcometothedarksyde on August 7th, 2014 @ 9:46pm CDT
They had that Construct-bots Grimlock in a ToysRus on Tuesday. I always forget what has and hasn't been found yet
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597538)
Posted by TulioDude on August 7th, 2014 @ 10:19pm CDT
The Bumblebee pack looks cool
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597578)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:37am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Superwheeljack wrote:So, weren't we supposed to get a Stinger?


Noting was officially announced at either BotCon or SDCC. We are getting a One-Step Stinger (same style as Lockdown) and several Legion repaints, all exclusive to Walmart (though the One-Step has appeared at Target(!)).
That is it. No Deluxe, no mention of a Bumblebee reshell, nothing. And the red Sideswipe/Swerve that comes with FE Prime + Trailer set? Sideswipe with Swerve's head mold.


Sadly, this seems to be the case. However, Takara Tomy's been known to bring us what Hasbro can't or won't, so we may yet still see a Stinger at some point. If nothing else, I'll take the 1-Step. It's better than nothing, at least.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597579)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:50am CDT
Fellow fan Blacklai has obtained the yet to be released (domestically, that is) Dinobot Snarl from Age Of Extinction. Snarl is a toy only creation and never made it to the big screen, unfortunately, but we are getting him in toy mode and he looks pretty darn good!

Blacklai posted his thoughts on the figure, here.

Much like FOC Bruticus had in the past, it seems the Dinobots are receiving the many repaints treatment. Domestic retail: Multicolored.
Domestic exclusive: G1 deco (SDCC and Amazon exclusives.)
Who knows? Might be more redecos down the line.

We've mirrored the images below:

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597611)
Posted by MightyMagnus78 on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:05am CDT
Snarl for the win! :DANCE:
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597619)
Posted by Yweggo on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:59am CDT
He makes me think of Animated Waspinator...
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597632)
Posted by Rated X on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:00am CDT
Wheres the damn hasbro version ? The movie hype is already over and still no sludge or snarl in stores.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597634)
Posted by Marcdachamp on August 8th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
Checked my Toys R Us yesterday, but no sign of Bumblebee. Definitely want that two-pack!

Odd question, though: why is it that we never get the Camaro in the accurate yellow? The "G1" Bumblebee in the package has a yellow that's pretty spot-on, but, to the best of my knowledge, every Bumblebee we've ever gotten from the movies has looked closer to orange than the actual Camaro does in real life.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597676)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:14am CDT
That looks nice. Shame the wrists still suck, but I suppose I could fix that with a revoltech joint or 2.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597702)
Posted by IJK Productions on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:43am CDT
So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cell
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$100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is unless it's gonna be an exclusive or AD-31+
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597705)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597755)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 8th, 2014 @ 1:51pm CDT
Anyone else reminded of BBTS Dark Energon Prime toys? Way too much transparent plastic compared to the others, in my opinion.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597812)
Posted by xyl360 on August 8th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CDT
Shuttershock wrote:Anyone else reminded of BBTS Dark Energon Prime toys? Way too much transparent plastic compared to the others, in my opinion.

Actually, yeah. It looks to sport an identical deco to BBTS' Dark Energon Knockout (which I LOVED, BTW):
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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597833)
Posted by IJK Productions on August 8th, 2014 @ 7:51pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.



Now that you mention it it does look like they copied the Hasbro box since it doesn't look like the Japanese print for translations is on it like my AD Dino did, unless thats what they're doing for this wave, which I doubt.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597933)
Posted by Stockade on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
I really like Snarl and yes I plan to pick him up at retail or online, but also when I look at Snarl, I see Slugfest as well, I'm sure a repaint will be coming down the pike.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1597944)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:25am CDT
IJK Productions wrote:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
IJK Productions wrote:So Takara is releasing the AoE Hot Shot/Tracks there according the Also Available bottom cellImage. $100 says thats what the unidentified AD-19 is (or AD-29 since BBTS doesn't have that listed between AD-28 and AD-30)


If anything it's directly copied from Hasbro's card back, so it's possible that it's an oversight. Should Hot Shot get released, either he'll be exclusive and get no number at all, or he'll be AD-32 or higher, with this list in mind:

AD28 Snarl
AD29 Clobber (has to be Slog)
AD30 Drift Helicopter
AD31 Ultimate Power Mode Optimus Prime (Leader retool)

And we still don't know who AD18 and AD19 are, aside from the fact that they're based on Dark of the Moon. That Wheeljack is an exclusive, so no ID number.



Now that you mention it it does look like they copied the Hasbro box since it doesn't look like the Japanese print for translations is on it like my AD Dino did, unless thats what they're doing for this wave, which I doubt.


They added Japanese only for the "Legacy Releases", AD08 through AD17 since there was no US packaging to copy. So they made their own, which also includes the logo of the movie they refer to:

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AD08 Battle Blade Bumblebee
AD09 Protoform Optimus Prime
AD10 Starscream
AD11 Dispensor

Transformers: Revenge
AD12 Revenge Optimus Prime
AD13 Devastator
AD14 Jolt
AD15 Ratchet

Transformers: Darkside Moon
AD16 Autobot Dino
AD17 Darkside Soundwave
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598049)
Posted by El Duque on August 9th, 2014 @ 3:31pm CDT
Courtesy of the Hobbybase we some in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toys"R"Us exclusive "Rusty" Optimus Prime, a more screen accurate version the Voyager Class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. Check out the images mirrored below:

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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598067)
Posted by TulioDude on August 9th, 2014 @ 4:59pm CDT
Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598073)
Posted by Shuttershock on August 9th, 2014 @ 5:44pm CDT
El Duque wrote:Courtesy of the Hobbybase we some in-hand images of the Takara Tomy Transformers: Lost Age Toys"R"Us exclusive "Rusty" Optimus Prime, a more screen accurate version the Voyager Class Evasion Mode Optimus Prime. Check out the images mirrored below:

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I see what they're going for, but sweet Primus that light gray plastic. I've yet to see it look good when implemented for a whole figure. And they did the same thing with "Platinum Knight Prime". Is the gray plastic just that inexpensive? Did no one put their hand up and say "that looks kind of cheap and unappealing"?
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598078)
Posted by Madeus Prime on August 9th, 2014 @ 6:05pm CDT
I really want to love Snarl, but those damned hands, those are the hands of a evil, sloppy, toy designer.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598085)
Posted by dragons on August 9th, 2014 @ 6:41pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:Robot mode looks accurate,not sure about vehicle mode.



think you may have reversed your comment do you mena truck accuate bot mode half accuate?
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598099)
Posted by User897 on August 9th, 2014 @ 9:38pm CDT
Preorder cancelled. Both Hasbro and Takara obviously have done a shit job, so I'll just keep enjoying my cheapie one from Walmart. So much for the bullet and shell marks on the prototype. The rust has turned into blood, too. Absolute shit.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598110)
Posted by TheVenocWarlord on August 9th, 2014 @ 10:44pm CDT
If he just had some rust on his head, I would buy him. His head looks too plain as-is.

EDIT: Hmmm, it's really starting to grow on me already. I may pick him up anyway...
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598145)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 10th, 2014 @ 5:03am CDT
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Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598174)
Posted by Delta Magnus on August 10th, 2014 @ 9:39am CDT
To be fair, his rust/battle damage detailing in the movie was way too complex for a mass-release toy- they'd probably have to be individually hand-painted for a remotely accurate look, and that's not practical for mass-productions toys.
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598175)
Posted by shajaki on August 10th, 2014 @ 9:42am CDT
if anyones wondering, it appears the pricepoint for the upcoming platinum dinobot 5-pack is apparently $159.90.

Movie 4 Platinum Edition Generation Dinobot 5 Pack. Preorder. Available on 1st October 2014. $159.90 @ RobotKingdom.com
Re: Transformers Age of Extinction Platinum Edition Optimus Prime and Grimlock Set at US Retail (1598196)
Posted by MGrotusque on August 10th, 2014 @ 11:58am CDT
I really like this rust mode OP. I hope the actual product you get in hand looks as nice in that alt mode.
I'm wondering if each figure will basically have it's own rust design to a degree. Is it done by hand would ya think?

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