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Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images

Transformers News: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images

Thursday, December 5th, 2013 4:58AM CST

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Weibo user Geekv5 has posted two in-hand images of upcoming Year of the Horse Optimus Prime, showing off its translucent trailer deco and the blue Energon axe (rather than MP-10's blazing orange). It also seems to confirm that the figure's right shoulder features the Year of the Horse Autobot symbol, rather than remolding the left-hand one. Meanwhile, ACToys have posted a couple of shots of Year of the Horse Starscream, showing him off next to Unicron and towering over other versions of himself! Take a look at the images mirrored below.

Transformers News: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime - In-hand Images

Transformers News: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime - In-hand Images

Transformers News: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime - In-hand Images

Transformers News: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime - In-hand Images
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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533378)
Posted by SKYWARPED_128 on December 5th, 2013 @ 5:23am CST
YotH Starscream's not half bad in those G1 colors. I might just pick one up if only to display a decently in-scale Starscream beside MP Megatron. Or would he end up towering over MP Megs? :shock:

Either way, I just don't quite like his stubby forearms and the lack of articulated fingers on a toy of this size.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533392)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 5th, 2013 @ 6:58am CST
geesh, it finally happened, Optimus prime has been turned into a ghetto-mobile with sll that tacky gold chrome and bad pallet of colors overall.

and I agree about Starscream... in this day and age there is no excuse for using a junk mold with crappy proportions and a supreme lack of pose ability.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533397)
Posted by reluctantyouth on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:22am CST
I totally agree with others who stated that in this day and age a subpar ultimate size figure like this Starscream has no business being utilized :BANG_HEAD: .

I rember he was a major shelf warmer at Target and I ended up getting mine for $17.99 at Target. A year later I turned around and sold it on Ebay for $35.00.

I'm not wasting my money on this huge hunk of plastic. I do kind of like Prime though, but with the gold I would never open him for fear of chipping so both are a pass for me.

~reluctantyouth~ :BOT:
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533405)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:10am CST
reluctantyouth wrote:I totally agree with others who stated that in this day and age a subpar ultimate size figure like this Starscream has no business being utilized :BANG_HEAD: .
But it's so fun! :)
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533409)
Posted by hinomars19 on December 5th, 2013 @ 8:43am CST
Mistransformed in hand images :D Prime's leg flaps are not wrapped around to the front :P
He is interesting to me...I won't afford him but...he looks nice... :shock:

Supreme Starscream is chunky and odd around the arms, but I don't regret having him (the original that is) Huge fun toy. Do I wish his arms were better? yes, yes I do. I do agree it's an odd choice to pull out now though.

These pictures need to be cursed forever for yet again making me want MP-11! I have 2 mp screamers already, stop tempting me! :BOOM: And also...wish I had grabbed Takara Unicron...I didn't because official images made him look too black and saturated in colour scheme, but here he looks nice :BOOM:

If it was cheaper, I would probably get horse Prime. I'd love to paint the trailer black and go for a 'G2' inspired crazy look. But I digress.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533415)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:33am CST
Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.

I'll wait and see if I can get it on sale/clearance down the road. If it doesn't work well in my display, it can be something for nieces/nephews/my future kids to play with. It's probably great for kids since it's big and chunky and doesn't have a complex transformation or little fragile joints.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533425)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:02am CST
GuyIncognito wrote:Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.
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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533427)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:04am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:Wow, I had no idea that SS mold was so freakin big! It looks like it would be a lot of fun to play around with, but the scale would make it tricky for display. I'm not a stickler for scale, but this figure would just look out of place in my display. Essentially it's a jet that's as big as a planet (since it's as big as Cybertron Primus and Unicron.
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Damn, you beat me to it. :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533435)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 10:36am CST
Well of course he looked like that in the cartoon. The whole point of the cartoon was to advertise the toys. I pay no attention to them. All I care about is what the toys look like on display.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533458)
Posted by mooncake623 on December 5th, 2013 @ 1:07pm CST
I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533461)
Posted by ScottyP on December 5th, 2013 @ 1:36pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.


I feel the need to second this. If you wait for BBTS, Amazon, and (maybe) HTS to get them, you will pay less than elsewhere. Do NOT buy from someone sourcing these from the asian market - you will pay too much! These will be domestic, albeit e-tailer, exclusives like the other Platinum editions. No idea if they'll be in TRU.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533466)
Posted by GuyIncognito on December 5th, 2013 @ 2:20pm CST
In the U.S., the only Platinum figures that TRU has carried have been the ones that were repaints of recent figures: the UM repaint of Prime OP, and repaints of FoC Grimlock and Bruticus. The Platinum figures that are repaints of older figures (Predaking, Omega Supreme, Energon OP) were all sold through Amazon and BBTS. That might just be coincidence, but if I had to bet money on it, I'd put my money on Starscream being an Amazon/BBTS exclusive because it's an older mold, and I'd bet on MP OP being a TRU exclusive because for the past few years ALL the MPs have been TRU exclusives.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533514)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on December 5th, 2013 @ 7:58pm CST
That Optimus is an easy pass for me. However, I NEED THAT STARSCREAM!
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533522)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 5th, 2013 @ 9:10pm CST
mooncake623 wrote:I can't wait for these. waiting on BBTS and amazon to get them as they will be cheaper from them and amazon.


If I remember correctly, Optimus is a shared exclusive between BBTS and Toys R Us. I don't think Amazon/HTS will be carrying it. I think I have that right...
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533564)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 6th, 2013 @ 5:57am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.




who the hell are you to be telling us what we can and cant like? that is like saying since I don't like the color pink, I cant like any color... what a narrow path of thought you have...
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533568)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 6th, 2013 @ 6:44am CST
VioMeTriX wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.


who the hell are you to be telling us what we can and cant like? that is like saying since I don't like the color pink, I cant like any color... what a narrow path of thought you have...


I understand people being angry with what Manterax said, and the counterpoints given are very valid, that being said...this part of the conversation had died. There's no need to stir the pot days later "just because".

And I'll be fair... People shouldn't post things like that, provoking others. Believe me, I see the side of those countering the point. I'm just saying, once it's addressed, let it die. Or, better yet, ignore it. Posts like that just lead to trouble.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533569)
Posted by VioMeTriX on December 6th, 2013 @ 6:47am CST
Autobot032 wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.


who the hell are you to be telling us what we can and cant like? that is like saying since I don't like the color pink, I cant like any color... what a narrow path of thought you have...


I understand people being angry with what Manterax said, and the counterpoints given are very valid, that being said...this part of the conversation had died. There's no need to stir the pot days later "just because".

And I'll be fair... People shouldn't post things like that, provoking others. Believe me, I see the side of those countering the point. I'm just saying, once it's addressed, let it die. Or, better yet, ignore it. Posts like that just lead to trouble.



sorry i didn't know it had been beat to death already.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533570)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 6th, 2013 @ 6:58am CST
VioMeTriX wrote:
Autobot032 wrote:
VioMeTriX wrote:
Manterax Prime wrote:Alright people, if your gonna bash Year of the Horse Optimus, you have no reason to be praising MP-10. Want to know why? YotH Optimus IS MP-10.


who the hell are you to be telling us what we can and cant like? that is like saying since I don't like the color pink, I cant like any color... what a narrow path of thought you have...


I understand people being angry with what Manterax said, and the counterpoints given are very valid, that being said...this part of the conversation had died. There's no need to stir the pot days later "just because".

And I'll be fair... People shouldn't post things like that, provoking others. Believe me, I see the side of those countering the point. I'm just saying, once it's addressed, let it die. Or, better yet, ignore it. Posts like that just lead to trouble.



sorry i didn't know it had been beat to death already.


Believe me, I want you to have your chance to say your piece, I do, but you have to admit, posts like what started this whole thing have the chance to unravel and turn bad quick. Sometimes, it's better to ignore them and just let it slide. Rise above it. I know it's difficult, believe me.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533594)
Posted by AutoBorst on December 6th, 2013 @ 9:21am CST
That Starscream was terrible looking then, and it's still terrible looking now.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1533604)
Posted by SJ21 on December 6th, 2013 @ 10:22am CST
AutoBorst wrote:That Starscream was terrible looking then, and it's still terrible looking now.


I thought they did a nice job of making him look like a G1 pre-Earth Starscream. He has all the Starcream visual cues, his face is good, his colors are good, he has the weapons on his arms, and his silhouette is undeniably Starscream, ad his alt mode is a triangular flying thing.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534172)
Posted by daimchoc on December 10th, 2013 @ 4:09am CST
Weibo/Actoys

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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534188)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 10th, 2013 @ 7:06am CST
Wow, that Prime just gets better and better looking with each new pic, damn it looks fine.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534213)
Posted by daimchoc on December 10th, 2013 @ 8:46am CST
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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534277)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 1:04pm CST
I'll be honest, YotH OP looks better than the original Prime IMO.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534358)
Posted by Autobot032 on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:07pm CST
ACtoys.net has posted two new galleries of the upcoming Year Of The Horse Supreme Class Starscream and Masterpiece Optimus Prime. This set of galleries show off their new decos and special edition packaging in fine detail.

These figures are expected 1st quarter 2014 and hopefully this little nibble will tide you over until they get released.

Click on any of the pictures to see the full gallery.

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534378)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 10th, 2013 @ 6:58pm CST
Yep, that Optimus Prime will do juuuuuust fine for me, since the Hasbro release never even showed up here in Wilmington. :-x
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534401)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on December 10th, 2013 @ 9:37pm CST
No Roller or Spike with this version of Prime? Booo. I was thinking this might be my chance to finally pick up a version of this mold, but if they've taken stuff out of it, what's the point?
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534403)
Posted by Manterax Prime on December 10th, 2013 @ 9:58pm CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:No Roller or Spike with this version of Prime? Booo. I was thinking this might be my chance to finally pick up a version of this mold, but if they've taken stuff out of it, what's the point?


Because Prime and his trailer are the main attraction while Roller and Spike are mere afterthoughts?
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534404)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 10th, 2013 @ 10:06pm CST
Well, I dunno about Roller... Spike, I can see being an afterthought, but not Roller.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534433)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 12:52am CST
Manterax Prime wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:No Roller or Spike with this version of Prime? Booo. I was thinking this might be my chance to finally pick up a version of this mold, but if they've taken stuff out of it, what's the point?


Because Prime and his trailer are the main attraction while Roller and Spike are mere afterthoughts?

It is a fact that 100% of the people who purchase Optimus Prime toys do so just to get Roller and they throw the Optimus Prime figure and trailer in the garbage once they've got Roller.

It is also a fact that the above statement is not a fact :P.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534459)
Posted by daimchoc on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:44am CST
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Posted by daimchoc on December 11th, 2013 @ 4:47am CST
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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534462)
Posted by Arctorro on December 11th, 2013 @ 5:56am CST
xyl360 wrote:It is a fact that 100% of the people who purchase Optimus Prime toys do so just to get Roller and they throw the Optimus Prime figure and trailer in the garbage once they've got Roller.

It is also a fact that the above statement is not a fact :P.
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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534471)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 7:18am CST
@daimchoc - all those pics are already in the galleries that the news post links to.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534495)
Posted by daimchoc on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:06am CST
Is it?... Sorry, I didn't know.. How about this?

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Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534507)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 11th, 2013 @ 11:26am CST
It would be more helpful to also include a link to the source instead of just posting pics without sources.
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Posted by Mindmaster on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:09pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:It would be more helpful to also include a link to the source instead of just posting pics without sources.


Please do. It would make the lives of the news team and I much easier.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534560)
Posted by Hoitytoity on December 11th, 2013 @ 2:39pm CST
I love the clear trailer, but the gold parts just seem... out of place. Like if they wanted to go for gold, they should've adjusted the colors to have it mesh well, y'know?

Of course, this could be Linkin Park's new Bling Bling G-Prime! He's got gold all up in his grill, yo! Yeah, I'm white.

Crap... I also may have just uncovered a conspiracy o_o;
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534570)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 3:27pm CST
At first I hated this Prime, but it's really growing on me just because of that darker red they used and the black bits in the abdomen don't hurt either. I'd definitely have to paint the gold bits silver if I got him though, or perhaps even black. I bet black chrome would look badass on those metallic parts with this deco.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534626)
Posted by Mindmaster on December 11th, 2013 @ 8:16pm CST
xyl360 wrote:I bet black chrome would look badass on those metallic parts with this deco.


Has there ever been a Transformer figure with black chrome? Genuinely curious here.
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534637)
Posted by xyl360 on December 11th, 2013 @ 9:22pm CST
Mindmaster wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I bet black chrome would look badass on those metallic parts with this deco.


Has there ever been a Transformer figure with black chrome? Genuinely curious here.

Beast Wars Metals X-9 Ravage has some black chrome. It looks sick (in a good way :P).
Re: Year of the Horse Optimus Prime and Starscream - In-hand Images (1534784)
Posted by Dead Metal on December 12th, 2013 @ 1:29pm CST
xyl360 wrote:
Mindmaster wrote:
xyl360 wrote:I bet black chrome would look badass on those metallic parts with this deco.


Has there ever been a Transformer figure with black chrome? Genuinely curious here.

Beast Wars Metals X-9 Ravage has some black chrome. It looks sick (in a good way :P).

Henkei Voyager Megatron has Black Chrome on his legs, and the Henkei Seekers have black chromes thrusters.
Black chrome rocks.
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