Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime

Saturday, February 11th, 2012 11:22AM CST

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Today's official reveal from the Transformers Facebook page is none other than Mr. Prime himself. This Optimus looks to be entirely different from the Robots in Disguise Voyager and shows no signs, yet, of a mechtech styled weapon or sword. Also missing are the poorly received translucent blue forearms. Check him below or head over the Transformers Facebook page by clicking here.

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Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345697)
Posted by Dr Va'al on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:25am CST
...are those articulated fingers?

And where is his neck?!
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345698)
Posted by Che on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:30am CST
What size will he be? Voyager?
Funny, he is called weaponizer but Arcee has a bigger gun than him >P
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345700)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:32am CST
Unless the come up with a Weaponizer Megatron, it's a pass for me. Those shoulders don't do him justice for me.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345701)
Posted by craggy on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:32am CST
Weaponizers are the new Leader Class, IIRC. He looks decent enough. Better than Bumblebee anyway. Don't see myself getting it though.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345702)
Posted by DISCHARGE on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:34am CST
Che wrote:What size will he be? Voyager?
Funny, he is called weaponizer but Arcee has a bigger gun than him >P


His gun does seem kind of puny. He looks good though, I like the dark colors
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345703)
Posted by Dr Va'al on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:35am CST
This guy is the one with the pop-up gatling style guns, right?
I guess it's the switch on the chest panel.

And I agree with craggy, this should be Leader class.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345704)
Posted by crazyjeffy on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:36am CST
I'll reserve judgement for when I see the transformation. If it's good then this is a definite for me because of the lack of FE in America, and the powerizer has it's problems too.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345706)
Posted by mattwhite924 on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:44am CST
Looks like he's got quite the backpack there. I'm assuming that's where the pop up guns are stored.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345707)
Posted by YoungPrime on February 11th, 2012 @ 11:45am CST
Ugh!

I'm hoping this Toy Fair footage isn't just a Shrek-former (TF: Prime) sausage fest...But sadly odds are we wont get any info about Generations FOC Shockwave until Botcon despite rumors of his release in May.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345719)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CST
Looks good. Though, the FE Voyager still looks to have the best body proportions of the CGI model.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345720)
Posted by Hypershock on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:09pm CST
nice :), still, the backpack.....
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345721)
Posted by Skywarp64 on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:14pm CST
Ugh, not Energon Optimus Prime again. :evil:
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345736)
Posted by Mykltron on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CST
Thanks for revealing something we've already seen....

I'll stick with the FE.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345737)
Posted by GetRightRobot on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:33pm CST
YoungPrime wrote:Ugh!

I'm hoping this Toy Fair footage isn't just a Shrek-former (TF: Prime) sausage fest...But sadly odds are we wont get any info about Generations FOC Shockwave until Botcon despite rumors of his release in May.


Cheer up YoungPrime, you might want to tune into the homepage tonight. You will probably get to see all 8 Generations and maybe, a little more. :D
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345740)
Posted by Mkall on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:36pm CST
Mykltron wrote:Thanks for revealing something we've already seen....

I'll stick with the FE.

I think this is the first we've seen of Weaponizer Prime.

Either way I'll stick with the FE version too.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345747)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:52pm CST
ta hell with these crap leaders. first editions will always be superior.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345750)
Posted by Anonymous on February 11th, 2012 @ 12:59pm CST
Wow! And I thought that the firste edidtion voyager optimus prime was going to be the best looking prime we'd see. I have to admit this one is a worthy contestent.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345752)
Posted by Autobot032 on February 11th, 2012 @ 1:01pm CST
Wow, uh....just....wow.

He's a box with limbs and head, basically. Those legs look awful.

How is it that they took an evolutionary step back on almost everything??

2006: Classics. Not perfect (Rodimus), but impressive (Jetfire)
2007: TF1. Not perfect, had gimmicks that were neat the first time.
2008: Universe 2.0. Now...we're getting somewhere. Impressive original molds.
2008: Animated. Mixed bag for the fans, but incredibly show accurate.
2009: ROTF. Complexities that were sometimes necessary, sometimes not, but most could agree that the engineering, at least, was spectacular.
2010: RTS/HFTD. Repaints, repaints, repaints. Of the few new molds, some were really impressive and stood out above the rest.
2011: DOTM. Some figures were nice upgrades, though undersized, while other molds were completely WTF territory.
2011: Generations. Figures look good, but some are waaaay too simplistic, not enough oomph.
2011: First Edition. Figures look good, rather complex, gives you hope.
2012: PRID. Takes several steps back, adds gimmicks that are a waste of money and useless.

The pattern seems to be "We got to a point where we peaked, now we're downhill." Followed by "Oooh, we're gonna try!" followed by "Naw. Let's phone it in."

The Leader Classes are one set of figures that usually impress and wow. They have for quite some time. Energon was a mixed bag, but no one can deny how awesome the Megatron/Galvatron mold was. Cybertron? Optimus and Megatron rocked. Hard. Movieverse, mixed bag, but when they did work, they really wowed everyone.

...now we have a box that unfolds to a truck that looks something like Optimus.

I can't wait to see what's next, at Toy Fair.
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345757)
Posted by SlyTF1 on February 11th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CST
Now THIS I would buy. You better straighten out your ass and give us a Weaponizer Megatron, Hasbro. Or I'll be on your ass until it does straighten out... >:oP
Re: Transformers Prime Weaponizer Optimus Prime (1345759)
Posted by Vicalliose on February 11th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CST
Autobot032 wrote:The Leader Classes are one set of figures that usually impress and wow. They have for quite some time. Energon was a mixed bag, but no one can deny how awesome the Megatron/Galvatron mold was. Cybertron? Optimus and Megatron rocked. Hard. Movieverse, mixed bag, but when they did work, they really wowed everyone.

...now we have a box that unfolds to a truck that looks something like Optimus.

I generally steer away from the idea of leader and ultra class figures. Because lets face it, electronics almost always hinder the figure in some way or another. What's worse is that they're trying it on the oddly proportioned and slender designs of TFPrime, at least in the past many of the bots who used electronics were meant to be boxy.

On the other hand there were cases in the past where all the electronics were relegated to a weapon or trailer. For instance, Hasbro is market testing play sets now, how about a voyager Optimus with electronic trailer? Preferably he should not combine with it and hinder the figure, it's not necessary and honestly they've managed to make the trailer a separate gimmick package in the past.