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Video Review - Age of Extinction Power Battler Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Video Review - Age of Extinction Power Battler Optimus Prime

Monday, August 18th, 2014 10:02AM CDT

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Continuing in his video review streak, fellow Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999 brings us another Age of Extinction Power Battler toy to look at, and it's Optimus Prime's turn! See what he has to say about this multilimbed, sword-wielding figure below.

When early promo pics of this figure surfaced I knew I had to get it in hand. They thought of an Optimus Prime with 4 hands just sounded cool. With a sword slashing action that looks like it belongs in the Masters of the Universe line Prime is a fun figure that's an all around cool toy.


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Re: Video Review - Age of Extinction Power Battler Optimus Prime (1600188)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on August 18th, 2014 @ 10:44am CDT
how tall is that toy? any size comparizon?
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Posted by Killerewok on August 18th, 2014 @ 2:48pm CDT
He does look pretty cool compared to the other Power Battlers. At least he is proportionate. I wouldn't hold out for retail though, seeing as the Power Battlers are up there with Dino Sparkers as "stuff that hasn't moved since release". All my local stores are still packed with wave 1. I did see a Scorn (Wave 2)at Target, who doesn't seem to have made such a large initial order of this stuff as Walmart did. Same goes for 1-Steppers. They have culled the hundreds of 1-Steppers at Walmart, but there are still ALOT left. I think the later waves of Power Battlers and 1-Step are going to be what we see at TJ Max and the like this Christmas.
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Posted by hunter4life on August 18th, 2014 @ 6:03pm CDT
totally...........WANT IT!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the best representation of the dinobots in movie accuracy. only thing is.. why is slog released in a way that reminds me of his regular voyage variant? they wasted a good opportunity for slash to appear in the grayish colour/ stupid colourful mix :-( ?

but still they have my damn money :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:
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Posted by chuckdawg1999 on August 19th, 2014 @ 1:10am CDT
Killerewok wrote:He does look pretty cool compared to the other Power Battlers. At least he is proportionate. I wouldn't hold out for retail though, seeing as the Power Battlers are up there with Dino Sparkers as "stuff that hasn't moved since release". All my local stores are still packed with wave 1. I did see a Scorn (Wave 2)at Target, who doesn't seem to have made such a large initial order of this stuff as Walmart did. Same goes for 1-Steppers. They have culled the hundreds of 1-Steppers at Walmart, but there are still ALOT left. I think the later waves of Power Battlers and 1-Step are going to be what we see at TJ Max and the like this Christmas.


I was thinking that too hence why I jumped on it off of Amazon. The later waves are up there for pre-order now too.
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Posted by Dr Va'al on August 19th, 2014 @ 4:09am CDT
Catching up on all the sightings that fellow Seibertronians have been sending the staff (make sure to flag them up in the Sightings section and forums too!), here's a later Age of Extinction one: Nikko Radio Controlled Bumblebee and Optimus Prime. Sightings come from Target stores in Michigan, via xRotorstormx, and Illinois, via reluctantyouth [and via myself in the UK, Toys'R'Us] prices at $49.99 each, require additional batteries and transform at the touch of a button - photo proof below!








Re: Video Review - Age of Extinction Power Battler Optimus Prime (1600388)
Posted by reluctantyouth on August 19th, 2014 @ 8:42am CDT
Thanks for the included news credit on these...thought I posted it a couple of weeks ago. The two at my Target have not budged in 3 weeks. The Transformer section is looking very poor too. No Generations of any kind...what happened to Target :sad: ?!? I use to be able to count on them quite a bit.
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Posted by Dr Va'al on August 19th, 2014 @ 9:58am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Thanks for the included news credit on these...thought I posted it a couple of weeks ago. The two at my Target have not budged in 3 weeks. The Transformer section is looking very poor too. No Generations of any kind...what happened to Target :sad: ?!? I use to be able to count on them quite a bit.


You did, but we got a buttload of emails and had to work through them in order of ugency. ;)
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Posted by william-james88 on August 19th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
reluctantyouth wrote:Thanks for the included news credit on these...thought I posted it a couple of weeks ago. The two at my Target have not budged in 3 weeks. The Transformer section is looking very poor too. No Generations of any kind...what happened to Target :sad: ?!? I use to be able to count on them quite a bit.


Target has only been around in my area for about a year so I can understand the poor distribution but it still stands that they are by far the least dependable for anything transformers related. Their generations line is still at HOIST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 19th, 2014 @ 10:57am CDT
These would be cool to get, if they didn't look like gigantic electronic Bot-Shots. :roll:
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Posted by TulioDude on August 19th, 2014 @ 5:50pm CDT
I knida missed the news on these guy,so I wanted to know if they can make turns for both sides this time.Can somebody answer?
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Posted by TransformersFan89 on August 20th, 2014 @ 8:34pm CDT
Anyone out there any closer to knowing the date(s) the AOE platinum sets will be released?
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Posted by megatronus on August 20th, 2014 @ 9:17pm CDT
TransformersFan89 wrote:Anyone out there any closer to knowing the date(s) the AOE platinum sets will be released?

Some already have been released, i.e. the Kmart exclusive Voyager Prime & Grimlock 2-pack.
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Posted by TransformersFan89 on August 21st, 2014 @ 6:18am CDT
Ok cool thanks!
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Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 8:40am CDT
megatronus wrote:
TransformersFan89 wrote:Anyone out there any closer to knowing the date(s) the AOE platinum sets will be released?

Some already have been released, i.e. the Kmart exclusive Voyager Prime & Grimlock 2-pack.

No I think he means the Leader Class and the Autobot 5-pack platinum sets. I might be wrong, but I believe that they'll be released in September or October.
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Posted by william-james88 on August 22nd, 2014 @ 9:38am CDT
OptimalOptimus2 wrote:
megatronus wrote:
TransformersFan89 wrote:Anyone out there any closer to knowing the date(s) the AOE platinum sets will be released?

Some already have been released, i.e. the Kmart exclusive Voyager Prime & Grimlock 2-pack.

No I think he means the Leader Class and the Autobot 5-pack platinum sets. I might be wrong, but I believe that they'll be released in September or October.


Do we know the exclusivity of these platinum sets? Like who will be distributing them? Will it all be KMart?
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Posted by Stockade on August 22nd, 2014 @ 11:00am CDT
I don't know about anyone body else, but I'm not much into the movie line, however I have to say these two rock with the chrome! For Prime I get the G1 feel with the chrome and the face plate makes him look a hell of a lot better! I hate the open face look. Prime's gun should either be chrome or black, preferably black, not that cheap grey material.

Grimlock looks like a badass with the chrome highlighted parts and the painted black face really does it for me and make Grimlock stand out, more a demon/samurai warrior than a dinobot, but I'll take it.

I just feel with the chrome and extra paint here and there, really makes these two stand out compared to their counter-parts that's sold individually.
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Posted by Primeultimus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
Toys R US Canada has the Leader Class Grimlock and Optimus Prime Platinum Edition set up for Pre Order!
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=42056696
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Posted by Primeultimus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:03pm CDT
Toys R US Canada has the Dinobots Unleashed set up for Pre Order!
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=42056716
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Posted by Primeultimus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
Toys R US Canada has the Breakaway Battle set up for Pre Order!
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=42056766
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Posted by Primeultimus on August 22nd, 2014 @ 1:04pm CDT
Toys R US Canada has the Optimus Prime Leader Class w/ Trailer and Sideswipe set up for Pre Order!
http://www.toysrus.ca/product/index.jsp ... d=42056756

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