Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

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Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby El Duque » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:39 pm

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It looks as though Transformers Dark of the Moon's Ultimate Optimus Prime will be getting a rather interesting repaint to coincide with the Chinese Year of the Dragon in 2012. The Planet Iacon - Singapore Transformers Fans Unite facebook page has uploaded a mock up for the repaint, which features dragon deco on the trailer. Check out the image mirrored below.

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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby MINDVVIPE » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:46 pm

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this so stupid im no even go to use grammar
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Noideaforaname » Wed Nov 16, 2011 11:48 pm

That's actually really cool looking. Loving how it blends in with Optimus in power-up mode, which happens to evoke "dragon."
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby IAmThePeej » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:01 am

I still see Butterfly Fairy Princess Prime when I see him combined with the trailer, but I must say, the colors work very well for this.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby starwarrior1227 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:05 am

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we can no longer call those butterfly wings
they are now to be known as dragon wings!
still looks like a terrible toy though...
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Burn » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:34 am

As someone born in the Year of the Dragon ... I want!

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If it's so stupid then maybe you should just not even post?
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby DreamersImperial » Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:53 am

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Doesn't look like the cab has changed at all. Just gimme the trailer for my existing Ultimate OP and I'll be happy. :)
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby sharkdude5 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:01 am

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would have looked better as a my little pony repaint...
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Blurrz » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:09 am

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I dig the Zodiac, albeit originating from my motherland. Will probably get this for kicks.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Evil_the_Nub » Thu Nov 17, 2011 1:32 am

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IAmThePeej wrote:I still see Butterfly Fairy Princess Prime when I see him combined with the trailer, but I must say, the colors work very well for this.

I am so sick of hearing that. The wings are adjustable, they go up, out, down, and everywhere in between.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby noctorro » Thu Nov 17, 2011 3:01 am

Looks cool, but I think Prime himself is the same.
Oh, remind me not to look up the chinese year when I was born ('85).

Also agree with above, quit bashing the wings. At least the thing is the actual trailer. I do wish they didn't make one big cannon but two arm guns like in the movie. The figure still looks great.

I really hope they make a Scourge/Nemesis Prime repaint. Or even an Ultra Magnus repaint.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby dinogeist » Thu Nov 17, 2011 4:22 am

even though I don't like it & won't buy it. I have to say it's a very creative & brillant recolor.

here's hoping Takara celebrates the 2012 year of the dragon with other transformers toys from the past that had dragon alt modes. by giving them updated homage new molds in 2011. like as few examples: (1) 1987 Snapdragon updated homage new mold in generations 2012 voyager size. (2) TM2 Megatron voyager sized updated homage new mold for 2012. more streamlined,more proportioned,no rubbery parts. get rid of the baseball cap & horns on the robot head. (3)deathsauras ultra sized updated homage new mold in 2012. (4) skylynx updated homage new mold in 2012.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby DevastaTTor » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:25 am

I'm more eager for "Year of the" Rattrap!
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Autobot032 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 5:27 am

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I like the colors, quite a bit I must say. I even like the packaging. I just don't like the toy. Still don't.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Sodan-1 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:26 am

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Tidalwavex wrote:here's hoping Takara celebrates the 2012 year of the dragon with other transformers toys from the past that had dragon alt modes. by giving them updated homage new molds in 2011. like as few examples: (1) 1987 Snapdragon updated homage new mold in generations 2012 voyager size. (2) TM2 Megatron voyager sized updated homage new mold for 2012. more streamlined,more proportioned,no rubbery parts. get rid of the baseball cap & horns on the robot head. (3)deathsauras ultra sized updated homage new mold in 2012. (4) skylynx updated homage new mold in 2012.


If that's what you want then I'd get to making them myself. As sure as Hell is slightly toasty, even Takara won't produce new figures of those characters unless Hasbro decides they are to be part of the Prime or movie universes.

Personally I quite like the colouring and the notion behind it. No where near enough to entice to me to get it, but still...
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Starscream GaGa » Thu Nov 17, 2011 6:49 am

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I really like this idea. Too bad it probably won't be worth the price attached...
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby griftimus prime » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:32 am

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like it was not lame enough before. good lord
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Counterpunch » Thu Nov 17, 2011 7:58 am

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That's the kind of big and off the wall redeco that I like.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby UltraPrimal » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:38 am

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Cool, it's Shenron Optimus Prime! He's even got a dragonball there. :lol:
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby RiddlerJ » Thu Nov 17, 2011 8:44 am

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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby TheTigerKing84 » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:32 am

Not bad. i blame whoever is in charge of marking for the lame wing photos. They are fully adjustable and don't have to be in that lame "X-wing/butterfly" look. I like this figure. The dragon prints pretty cool too. Any minute now like the energon combiners, this will get some add on that will make more desirable.Two handguns and a twin rocketpack for robot mode and a larger set of wheels(remove BFG and fold trailer wheels in, Attach new wheels in BFG holes) and hitch to hook up to the ROTF Prime molds.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby ShadowGinrai » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:33 am

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I actually like Ultimate Prime this looks like a perfect display piece too. :CON:
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Rated X » Thu Nov 17, 2011 9:52 am

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This goes well because it happens to be the year of the dragon, which is percieved as a powerful creature in the east and west alike. If it happened to be the year of the pig, rat, or rabbit, Takara probally wouldnt take a chance on the concept. ;)
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Kibble » Thu Nov 17, 2011 10:03 am

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starwarrior1227 wrote:we can no longer call those butterfly wings
they are now to be known as dragon wings!
still looks like a terrible toy though...


Dragonfly wings, maybe.

Remember when repaints used to have some sort of purpose...either being a different character or at least be relevant to the character? That's the problem with the movie repaints, they're mostly just the same character and have nothing to do with anything that's ever happened with the character. Then again, the entire 'ultimate' Prime figure never happened so I suppose it's a bit difficult to give the repaint a relevant deco... But the point remains, movie repaints suck pretty hard most of the time.
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Re: Year of the Dragon Ultimate Optimus Prime

Postby Dead Metal » Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:02 am

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Neat idea, I would buy this since I was borne in the year of the Dragon, buuuuuut I really don't like the looks of this mold. I would have preferred the deluxe with trailer, at least that looks like Prime in the movie and has articulation. I just can't justify the price tag this will have due to being a limited exclusive.
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