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Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure

Transformers News: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013 9:17AM CDT

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Thanks to Todd Ferguson, who shared this via the Reprolabel's facebook, we bring you word of a Transformers Prime 18" Optimus Prime figure that it showing up at Toys"R"Us stores in Canada. This a hollow non-transforming figure with limited articulation. Kind of a fun find in a retro sort of way! Check him out below.

Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure

Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure
Credit(s): Todd Ferguson
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Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494622)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:19am CDT
Is Hasbro going for Jumbos now? Is that even real? :???:
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Posted by El Duque on June 12th, 2013 @ 9:24am CDT
It appears to be an official product, yes.
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Posted by griftimus prime on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:10am CDT
wow. no paint at all on this thing
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Posted by welcometothedarksyde on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:42am CDT
I saw these two days ago in a ToysRus, there was a Bumblebee too. The packaging was extremely plain, although with the Transformers Prime logos and everything. They didn't really have much about the toy written on them like normal packaging would. I found them quite hilarious because the packaging claimed that the toy was 'well detailed'. Wait till you guys see the Bumblebee, it's eyes will scar you forever.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494652)
Posted by dragons on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:46am CDT
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Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494654)
Posted by Valandar on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:55am CDT
Yeah, seen 31" movie Batman and new Superman. Horrible articulation, horrible price.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494665)
Posted by Metrosuplex on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:20am CDT
It goes without saying that this is a cheap Chinese toy that will sell at a premium for maximum profit per figure. As mentioned by others, however, not the first franchise to suffer such an assortment...

But I would like to add that I can definitely see how TRU, Target, Wal-mart, etc. are to blame for the proliferation of Optimi and BB figures. As mentioned by others, CLEARLY THESE STORES ARE ORDERING TOO MUCH OF WAVE 1 AND HASBRO IS NOT AT FAULT! :lol:

I feel quite terrible for even suggesting it was Hasbro's responsibility to include more variety in stores! I mean, it's not like Hasbro is producing Optimi/BB sets with no variety at all per wave! They wouldn't do that. :roll:
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494666)
Posted by Mindmaster on June 12th, 2013 @ 11:25am CDT
Eh, no thanks. I'm not one for merchandise like this. Now if it were better sculpted and had better detailing (not to mention being released in the states), I might bite.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494689)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on June 12th, 2013 @ 12:39pm CDT
oh Goody, more garbage that's gonna make sure that Metroplex or Masterpiece Soundwave never sees the light of day.

I'm predicting that Ultimate Optimus and Predaking are gonna shelfwarm. factor in the continued shelfwarming presenced of the Botshot dragon track, the invasion of Marsbots in tf shelf space. and recently announced Optimus vs predaking voyager 2 pack, which is almost certainly not gonna sell well.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494705)
Posted by GuyIncognito on June 12th, 2013 @ 2:10pm CDT
If they cut it in half at the waist, they could call it a "bust" and sell it at twice the price.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494770)
Posted by RAcast on June 12th, 2013 @ 6:49pm CDT
This is...actually real...? Somehow I'm not convinced...though it's more of me HOPING it's some terrible knockoff. It looks like garbage.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 12th, 2013 @ 10:07pm CDT
I've actually seen 3D printed statues with better detailing than that. >:oP

You'd think that a non-transforming toy would have better detailing and paint to compensate for it. The detailing/greebles on Prime's "collar bone" area is missing entirely.

How much is this going for? The only thing this has going for it is size--the transforming toys totally trump this one in every other aspect, except maybe kibble.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1494863)
Posted by Mykltron on June 13th, 2013 @ 5:34am CDT
I like how it has a pic of how he SHOULD look beside the window so you can see that he lacks detail, has the wrong proportions, almost no paint and some of it is wrong anyway (notice the red on his hips).
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:52am CDT
Mykltron wrote:I like how it has a pic of how he SHOULD look beside the window so you can see that he lacks detail, has the wrong proportions, almost no paint and some of it is wrong anyway (notice the red on his hips).


That's the same case with the first wave of the Generations FOC line.
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1495062)
Posted by 5ky7ynx86 on June 13th, 2013 @ 5:46pm CDT
....am I the only person who likes this? This is AWESOME! It's an homage to those old, giant Mazinger Z figures! That's pretty neat.

Alright, it is lacking a feeeew paint aps, and the articulation is almost nonexistent, but who cares? That isn't the point of this! I quite love it.

Now, how much is it, and do they sell it in America? I would buy it in a heartbeat!
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:09pm CDT
This is like those 12" Iron Man and Clone Trooper figures. (There may also be an Anakin Skywalker.) They are official, although may not be produced by Hasbro. They've got basic forward and backwards movement at the hips and shoulders and head rotation. And they cost £15!!! 8-} I've seen better articulation on novelty children's bubble-bath bottles.
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Posted by Mindmaster on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:16pm CDT
Sodan-1 wrote:This is like those 12" Iron Man and Clone Trooper figures. (There may also be an Anakin Skywalker.)


But aren't those very well-articulated, compared to this? :???:
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Posted by RAcast on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:23pm CDT
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:This is like those 12" Iron Man and Clone Trooper figures. (There may also be an Anakin Skywalker.)


But aren't those very well-articulated, compared to this? :???:

Those are also by a well-known and popular brand, who cater to enthusiasts of highly detailed, high quality over-sized (slightly articulated) statues.
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Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on June 13th, 2013 @ 7:57pm CDT
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:This is like those 12" Iron Man and Clone Trooper figures. (There may also be an Anakin Skywalker.)


But aren't those very well-articulated, compared to this? :???:

Those are also by a well-known and popular brand, who cater to enthusiasts of highly detailed, high quality over-sized (slightly articulated) statues.


Exactly. Comparing this overpriced piece of plastic to Medicom and Hot Toys is like comparing a kid's pedal car to a Lamborghini.
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Posted by Sodan-1 on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:15pm CDT
SKYWARPED_128 wrote:
RAcast wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
Sodan-1 wrote:This is like those 12" Iron Man and Clone Trooper figures. (There may also be an Anakin Skywalker.)


But aren't those very well-articulated, compared to this? :???:

Those are also by a well-known and popular brand, who cater to enthusiasts of highly detailed, high quality over-sized (slightly articulated) statues.


Exactly. Comparing this overpriced piece of plastic to Medicom and Hot Toys is like comparing a kid's pedal car to a Lamborghini.

What Medicom and Hot Toys figures do you know of that sell for £15? I'm referring to these:
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 127647.htm
http://www.argos.co.uk/static/Product/p ... 115185.htm

I've seen some refer to them as Titan Hero Series.
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Posted by Dead Metal on June 16th, 2013 @ 3:33pm CDT
I clicked on this hoping it would be an awesome well articulated show accurate representation, I am not amused. :-(
Re: Transformers Prime 18" Non-Transforming Optimus Prime Figure (1495883)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on June 16th, 2013 @ 4:23pm CDT
5ky7ynx86 wrote:....am I the only person who likes this? This is AWESOME! It's an homage to those old, giant Mazinger Z figures! That's pretty neat.

Alright, it is lacking a feeeew paint aps, and the articulation is almost nonexistent, but who cares? That isn't the point of this! I quite love it.

Now, how much is it, and do they sell it in America? I would buy it in a heartbeat!

You may not be the only one, but I'm guessing you'd be in the minority. I'm sorry, but this is an overpriced piece of crap.
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