Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby shajaki » Sun Nov 27, 2016 4:44 pm

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I got THS02. It was a lot of hype and a huge let down at the time. Bad truck mode, bulky robot mode (but strangely doesn't compromise posability), and super fiddly. Couple the fiddliness with his super small stature makes him even more annoying. I'd suggest anyone on the fence do their research first.

All that said, he's a fantastic addition to a Legends class collection. But that all depends what he's going to cost. I honestly can't speculate how much this release would though.

I gotta say, this completely normal deco'd figure is a surprise though. I know people hate the weird "Year of" deco's, but I'm not a fan of this direction.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:42 pm

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shajaki wrote:I got THS02. It was a lot of hype and a huge let down at the time. Bad truck mode, bulky robot mode (but strangely doesn't compromise posability), and super fiddly. Couple the fiddliness with his super small stature makes him even more annoying. I'd suggest anyone on the fence do their research first.

All that said, he's a fantastic addition to a Legends class collection. But that all depends what he's going to cost. I honestly can't speculate how much this release would though.

I gotta say, this completely normal deco'd figure is a surprise though. I know people hate the weird "Year of" deco's, but I'm not a fan of this direction.


Robot mode being bulky may be subjective to the individual collector. In my case I don't find the robot mode bulky. Truck mode, I agree with your 100%. No one in his right mid would call the truck seamless. But if THS-02 was made a deluxe or Voyager class :x :x :x :x :x (on that note, a few years ago, there were said plans by the KO'ers to upsize him........then silence. It seems that it was not worth the investment to KO upsize him.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby fenrir72 » Sun Nov 27, 2016 6:43 pm

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Overcracker wrote:If anything I'd like to see them give Star Convoy a shot.


If HB does attempt a Starconvoy, maybe they should follow through with Grandus.
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In-Hand Images of Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime

Postby Va'al » Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:45 am

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Toy photography blogger masterandy has updated their Xuite with a slew of images of the recently revealed Tranformers Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime, which uses the THS-02 mold and accessories - and we've mirrored some of the images below for your viewing convenience (the full gallery is here). Check it out!

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Emerje » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:14 am

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It's such a normal, straightforward repaint of the original it hardly feels like a CNY figure. Makes me wonder if it was originally going to be a regular Platinum release, maybe for the movie's 30th anniversary, and they decided to make it a CNY release instead.

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Black Bumblebee » Wed Nov 30, 2016 6:27 am

That vehicle mode... ugh.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby RiddlerJ » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:39 am

The only Year of the X reissue I was ever really impressed with was Omega Supreme. Because it took a mold from one continuity and made a new figure out of it. It that case, WFC Omega.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby BERSEKAEL » Wed Nov 30, 2016 7:59 am

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Kurona » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:02 am

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Oh dear, that is a bad truck mode.

I'm really not liking how segmented the chest is either. Makes him look blockier and fatter than it should; I wish they'd gone for a similar stomach to Classics or MP-10.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Black Hat » Wed Nov 30, 2016 8:40 am

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A shame the truck mode is so OH GOD WHY because he's a really cool looking little figure. Emphasis on little- he's the size of the Generations Legends figure.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Kyleor » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:28 am

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I would have thought a cocky or pompous character, or someone with a plane or bird alt-mode would have been a better choice for a year of the rooster repaint.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Overcracker » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:07 am

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Kyleor wrote:I would have thought a cocky or pompous character, or someone with a plane or bird alt-mode would have been a better choice for a year of the rooster repaint.


Why?

All past Year of the X mainliners have been some type of Optimus Prime. (with a few years having a side character, such as Soundwave, and Omega Supreme) Really the only one to be a general reference to the Year of the X it was released in was the Air Attack Optimus Primal Mold used for Year of the Monkey. But even he was an Optimus Prime.

No reason to expect such a deviation from the pattern at this point.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Shauyaun » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:08 am

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Seibertron » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:50 am

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Kyleor wrote:I would have thought a cocky or pompous character, or someone with a plane or bird alt-mode would have been a better choice for a year of the rooster repaint.


I agree. Not to mention that I thought they missed the boat by not using a Beast Wars mold, or perhaps creating a new one, to honor the Chinese New Year.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Jeddostotle7 » Wed Nov 30, 2016 12:41 pm

Overcracker wrote:
Kyleor wrote:I would have thought a cocky or pompous character, or someone with a plane or bird alt-mode would have been a better choice for a year of the rooster repaint.


Why?

All past Year of the X mainliners have been some type of Optimus Prime. (with a few years having a side character, such as Soundwave, and Omega Supreme) Really the only one to be a general reference to the Year of the X it was released in was the Air Attack Optimus Primal Mold used for Year of the Monkey. But even he was an Optimus Prime.

No reason to expect such a deviation from the pattern at this point.


I gotta agree. There really was no reason to expect anything other than an Optimus Prime. Even if they're doing another character other than Optimus, they're definitely not making a new mold.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby KVO Prime » Wed Nov 30, 2016 1:18 pm

My chinese year is the Rooster, and I was really looking forward to getting a TF CNY rooster awesome toy. This is disappointing... very... they don't even have a beast wars character that turns into a rooster. :\
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby JelZe GoldRabbit » Wed Nov 30, 2016 3:03 pm

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Kyleor wrote:I would have thought a cocky or pompous character, or someone with a plane or bird alt-mode would have been a better choice for a year of the rooster repaint.


I agree. Not to mention that I thought they missed the boat by not using a Beast Wars mold, or perhaps creating a new one, to honor the Chinese New Year.


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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Ultra Markus » Wed Nov 30, 2016 9:49 pm

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Zeedust » Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:38 pm

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Yet another standard G1 Primw. Super uninspiring.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Overcracker » Thu Dec 01, 2016 11:35 am

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Zeedust wrote:Yet another standard G1 Primw. Super uninspiring.



"Yet another" ? This series has only had one other standard G1 colored Prime at this point. Year of the Snake Energon Optimus Prime

The rest have had weird colors, and only MP-10 could be considered G1-ish.

and even then, MP-10 had weird gold chrome and translucent plastic.

G2 Laser Optimus was translucent and candy gold,

Optimus Primal was translucent red and blue and was a monkey.

This is actually the first time this series has delivered and actual G1 looking prime in G1 looking colors.

I can understand not wanting a G1 Prime, but what else but an Optimus Prime do you expect from this line at this point?

This is a line devoted to Optimus Prime.
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Agamemnon » Fri Dec 02, 2016 12:35 pm

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Revealed

Postby Emerje » Sun Dec 04, 2016 1:54 am

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Zeedust wrote:Yet another standard G1 Primw. Super uninspiring.



"Yet another" ? This series has only had one other standard G1 colored Prime at this point. Year of the Snake Energon Optimus Prime


And that figure was still colored differently from the original figure, more similar to what they did with the Year of the Monkey figure. Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime is the closest they've come to a straight release that's about 98% the same as the original. The chrome seems to be of a better quality, that's the only difference I can see.

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