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"Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released

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Wednesday, August 8th, 2012 12:59PM CDT

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Courtesy of ACToys.net we have very interesting information on a pair of exclusives for the Asian Market in 2013. To celebrate the Year of the Snake in February 2012, Hasbro/Takara will release Energon Optimus Prime and Energon Omega Supreme in Year of the Snake decos. No word on the pricing or the actuality of the release of these two figures, so take it with a grain of salt.

Re: GDO "Year of the Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme redecos
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Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408282)
Posted by Doubledealer93 on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:05pm CDT
i hope i can get that omega supreme. i never got one and prices these days are crazy.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408285)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:08pm CDT
I realized why they might've picked the Energon Omega Supreme mold. His super train mode is long and snake-like. They might even paint a snake head on the end of it.

I hope it's green.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408287)
Posted by Counterpunch on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:16pm CDT
MY BODY IS READY.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408290)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:19pm CDT
Bruce Brazos wrote:WTF to that!
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408291)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:21pm CDT
orangeitis wrote:Erm... what does GDO mean again?
General Direct Order

It refers to all the Hasbro Asia figures like those China Import Generations figure and the "Year of the Dragon" Ultimate Optimus Prime.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408293)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:22pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Erm... what does GDO mean again?
General Direct Order

It refers to all the Hasbro Asia figures like those China Import Generations figure and the "Year of the Dragon" Ultimate Optimus Prime.


FINALLY! Someone has solved the mystery! :BOWDOWN:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408296)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:23pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Erm... what does GDO mean again?
General Direct Order

It refers to all the Hasbro Asia figures like those China Import Generations figure and the "Year of the Dragon" Ultimate Optimus Prime.


More confused now ... what does General Direct Order mean and how is it relevant to the China Imports?
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408298)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:28pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
orangeitis wrote:Erm... what does GDO mean again?
General Direct Order

It refers to all the Hasbro Asia figures like those China Import Generations figure and the "Year of the Dragon" Ultimate Optimus Prime.


FINALLY! Someone has solved the mystery! :BOWDOWN:
Seems like he already had the answer but didn't say anything till one of us asked. :lol:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408300)
Posted by Blurrz on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:35pm CDT
Snake train it up.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408301)
Posted by ArmadaPrime on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:36pm CDT
All of my want.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408303)
Posted by Overcracker on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:40pm CDT
Oooooooh... That hits all the right spots. Definitely wanti....

With that said, wow that's totally unexpected....
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408304)
Posted by ScottyP on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:41pm CDT
Woah, slow the roll. GDO = Global Development Organization, iirc from "elsewhere" on the internet. Someone emailed Hasbro to get that information. The assumption is that it refers to products conceived by this internal organization.

Also,

Counterpunch wrote:MY BODY IS READY.


YES.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408306)
Posted by Seibertron on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:42pm CDT
ScottyP wrote:Woah, slow the roll. GDO = Global Development Organization, iirc from "elsewhere" on the internet. Someone emailed Hasbro to get that information. The assumption is that it refers to products conceived by this internal organization.

Also,

Counterpunch wrote:MY BODY IS READY.


YES.


That makes more sense than General Direct Order, and doesn't need any further explanation.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408308)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2012 @ 1:51pm CDT
Alright, yeah, that does make more sense.

Looking back at where I was told the answer I gave, I guess it was told sarcastically (and we all know how well the Internet translates sarcasm).
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408312)
Posted by GuyIncognito on August 8th, 2012 @ 2:02pm CDT
I'll buy both if Hasbro releases them stateside.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408317)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2012 @ 2:16pm CDT
If the year of the cock don't give us a Starscream redeco, I WILL be pissed.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408320)
Posted by cannonfodder4000 on August 8th, 2012 @ 2:29pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:I'll buy both if Hasbro releases them stateside.


I don't think they celebrate the Year of the Snake. :oops:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408347)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 8th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CDT
So can we expect all 12 years to be done? And will they all be Autobots and/or Primes?

And I think Year of the Cock would fit Megatron a little better. :P
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408350)
Posted by Anonymous on August 8th, 2012 @ 3:56pm CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:And I think Year of the Cock would fit Megatron a little better. :P
But Starscream's a chicken! :lol:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408362)
Posted by RAcast on August 8th, 2012 @ 5:00pm CDT
I hope these aren't super crazy expensive, I'd definitely be interested in these!
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408369)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on August 8th, 2012 @ 5:28pm CDT
orangeitis wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:And I think Year of the Cock would fit Megatron a little better. :P
But Starscream's a chicken! :lol:


And Megatron is a d**k. :P
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408385)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2012 @ 6:39pm CDT
That thing's gonna sell like crazy, especially in those colors.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408390)
Posted by Flux Convoy on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:14pm CDT
In what colors? The image is in black and white. I am assuming, on purpose. I doubt the original decos are what's coming. Kinda shocked that these would ever be revisited. I was just thinking the other day how Omega Supreme in a G1 deco would look nice. Maybe remold the boat hand for a sort of rocket. That would be great! The Prime would have to blow me out of the water to buy that one again though.
:BOT:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408393)
Posted by Autobot032 on August 8th, 2012 @ 7:35pm CDT
Flux Convoy wrote:In what colors? The image is in black and white. I am assuming, on purpose. I doubt the original decos are what's coming. Kinda shocked that these would ever be revisited. I was just thinking the other day how Omega Supreme in a G1 deco would look nice. Maybe remold the boat hand for a sort of rocket. That would be great! The Prime would have to blow me out of the water to buy that one again though.
:BOT:


There was an unreleased black and white deco Optimus during Energon. People liked the uniform color scheme, rather than the mix of colors the original had. It never made it to store shelves.

Seeing the pics, I figured it was safe to assume that the figures would be black and white, like the unreleased version. I mean, the page itself is colored, so why on Earth would the pics be black and white unless the toys were? It's not an unreasonable leap.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408412)
Posted by Mkall on August 8th, 2012 @ 9:30pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Seeing the pics, I figured it was safe to assume that the figures would be black and white, like the unreleased version. I mean, the page itself is colored, so why on Earth would the pics be black and white unless the toys were? It's not an unreasonable leap.

To me, it looks like someone took promo shots of Energon Prime and Omega Supreme, switched the image colour to greyscale and sent it in a solicitation. Taking a close look, there's very little uniformity about the shades in either of those pictures. Prime's drones are all different shades instead of uniformity.

This could mean three things:
1) They don't want to reveal the colourscheme yet (most probable IMO)
2) They dont know/haven't agreed on a colourscheme yet
3) It is going to be monochromatic in colour but the marketing shots aren't ready yet.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408427)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on August 8th, 2012 @ 10:02pm CDT
Butter my biscuits and call me "Sally"! I'm in, a thousand times, yes, I'm in. I may be the only one on Earth, but I <3 the Energon Prime mold. And I double <3 the Omega mold. I haven't been this excited since BotCon Double Punch.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408429)
Posted by RAcast on August 8th, 2012 @ 10:08pm CDT
Razorclaw0000 wrote:Butter my biscuits and call me "Sally"! I'm in, a thousand times, yes, I'm in. I may be the only one on Earth, but I <3 the Energon Prime mold. And I double <3 the Omega mold. I haven't been this excited since BotCon Double Punch.

Well you're not the only one. :P I haven't been fortunate enough to own either of them, but I'd definitely love to!
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408431)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on August 8th, 2012 @ 10:20pm CDT
Prime is a mediocre mold, don't get me wrong... But I have a soft spot for most of Energon.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408437)
Posted by Super Megatron on August 8th, 2012 @ 10:34pm CDT
Year of the Snake? Appropriate for these two characters.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408443)
Posted by freaky777 on August 8th, 2012 @ 11:30pm CDT
Sorry not so familiar with the Energon series, but do these 2 combine or something?
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408446)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 8th, 2012 @ 11:41pm CDT
freaky777 wrote:Sorry not so familiar with the Energon series, but do these 2 combine or something?

Image
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408447)
Posted by harvester on August 8th, 2012 @ 11:58pm CDT
Transformers no matter the series has a problem with scale but Energon seemed like it threw it out the window the most. The combined mode looks awesome but omega supreme and prime? Same with megatron and tidal wave.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408470)
Posted by noctorro on August 9th, 2012 @ 3:16am CDT
Wow, never thought I'd see an Energon Prime recolour.
He is the most G1 ish in transformation, still has flaws (a lot).
I already have 2 Energon Omega's, Supreme Takara version and Sentinel. And they're staying all the way :)
If the colors are interestingly perhaps I'll hunt for it online. But if it costs like 200 incl. transport meh.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408471)
Posted by robotmel on August 9th, 2012 @ 3:27am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
freaky777 wrote:Sorry not so familiar with the Energon series, but do these 2 combine or something?

Image

:shock:
Well, you learn something new every day! I have seen the Energon Omega Supreme before and kinda like his general appearance but Energon Prime is pretty odd looking, but I never knew they combined to form a chunky Optimus Supreme!! 8)

This form makes me appreciate E Prime a little better, but only combined.
It will be interesting to see the new redecos but I doubt we'll see them combined until they are in-hand?

Im off to look around the toy galleries to see what else Ive missed out on over the last umpteen years!!! :D
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408530)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 9th, 2012 @ 10:40am CDT
I like how the News Crew just started throwing around GDO but no one even knew what it meant, not even the Bossman. XD. Well, mystery solved!

As for these, the idea is cool but I can never afford these Japanese exclusives, so if they come to fruition, I shall have to pass.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408540)
Posted by gavinfuzzy on August 9th, 2012 @ 11:11am CDT
kirbenvost wrote:I like how the News Crew just started throwing around GDO but no one even knew what it meant, not even the Bossman. XD. Well, mystery solved!

As for these, the idea is cool but I can never afford these Japanese exclusives, so if they come to fruition, I shall have to pass.


Asian. :lol: Hasbro releases them. I'm sure they will end up going over to the US too, like the current deluxe (Springger, Wheelie...) and voyagers (Hotspot, Megatron...). I have no idea what GDO stands for...

I hope Omega gets a G1 paintjob... No interest in Prime though, I hate that mold.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408770)
Posted by kirbenvost on August 10th, 2012 @ 1:59am CDT
My bad, yes, Asian exclusives. Still, import figures are almost always beyond my budget.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408941)
Posted by craggy on August 10th, 2012 @ 4:23pm CDT
>:oP


!
:shock:


:michaelbay:
Snake!
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408946)
Posted by Mkall on August 10th, 2012 @ 4:46pm CDT
So which Rattrap will they release in 2020?
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408949)
Posted by Rushie on August 10th, 2012 @ 4:56pm CDT
Hopefully a redeco of a new Generations mold that's part of a wave to celebrate the 20th ann. of Beast Wars :grin:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408955)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on August 10th, 2012 @ 5:06pm CDT
Mkall wrote:So which Rattrap will they release in 2020?


Well, since the basic mold is gone, all we have is Transmetal and Beast Machines. I don't care which one, for I'm a rat in Chinese Astrology. ;)
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1408983)
Posted by craggy on August 10th, 2012 @ 7:46pm CDT
I like the Transmetal. I suppose Omega's alt mode is vaguely snake-like. Lord knows Optimus Prime's movie-look with the trailer wasn't very dragon-like. Year Of The Rat could just be a redeco of Starscream or something. Or...A blue Universe 2.0 Powerglide, because it's a RATtler.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411092)
Posted by El Duque on August 18th, 2012 @ 3:38pm CDT
Courtesy of HK-TF we get our first color image of the recently discovered "Year of the Snake" reissue of Energon Omega Supreme. The image, which appears to come from a solicitation, looks to be the same as the original release. Though this could just be a placeholder image, time will tell. Check him out below.


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Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411094)
Posted by craggy on August 18th, 2012 @ 3:41pm CDT
hmmmm...I think I've been GDO recoloured "underwhelmed" with "disappointed" aspects.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411102)
Posted by Mkall on August 18th, 2012 @ 3:54pm CDT
Rather disappointed with this. The only change seems to be the blue highlights on his shoulder door thing.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411118)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on August 18th, 2012 @ 4:27pm CDT
Yeah this seems pretty pointless, unless your someone that missed out on this mold. Funny thing is I recently parted with mine about a month ago cuz I really wanted the much better looking Omega Sentinel. The powers really should have considered G1 paint apps but oh well it's still a awesome TF...'nuff said! :VEHI:
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411120)
Posted by Bumblevivisector on August 18th, 2012 @ 4:38pm CDT
Yeah, if the Year of the Snake just happened to be associated with the shade of purple used on the Dark Guardians in Forever is a Long Time Coming, then we'd have something to get excited about.

Then again, every time this guy gets any attention, it just reminds me that we'll probably never get Animated Omega Supreme, so I'd still be depressed at the end of the day...like a snake eating it's own tail...and a balloon and...something bad happens...
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411181)
Posted by Sabrblade on August 18th, 2012 @ 7:54pm CDT
It's probably a placeholder, guys. As in, it's an existing image standing in for the real one.

Mkall wrote:Rather disappointed with this. The only change seems to be the blue highlights on his shoulder door thing.
Those highlights were on the Energon Omega Supreme stock photo, which is what this is.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411183)
Posted by craggy on August 18th, 2012 @ 8:00pm CDT
ah, that's a bit better then. G1 Omega, or Guardian Robot blue and white would be my preferred colour-schemes, but if they wanted to switch it up a little the pre-TF red and black was pretty nice too.
Re: "Year Of The Snake" Energon Optimus Prime and Omega Supreme To Be Released (1411204)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on August 18th, 2012 @ 8:43pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:It's probably a placeholder, guys. As in, it's an existing image standing in for the real one.


We can only hope. Any how this figure set has quite a bit of potential; so I have my fingers crossed for something gody and awesome. Also I missed out on the mold when it was first released sooo yeah been looking.

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