You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Feel free to discuss anything about any of the thousands of Transformer toys here. Anything from Generation 1 all the way to the soon to be released, the never to be released or the hope to be released is fair game! Want to show off your stuff? Please post your's and see others in the Transformers Collections Forum.

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby Emerje » Sat Apr 10, 2021 2:10 am

Motto: "Spellcheck's antithesis."
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
I remember that one, but the new one does everything much better. The head lights fold into the arms instead of sitting on his back, the front wheels stay on the hips rather than hanging off the arms, the working lights and sounds, and the overall fit of everything looks much more solid like I would expect from a finished product. If pre-orders are still open in few months I seriously might go for it, just need to do some financial juggling first (which I'm already doing, it has nothing to do with this).

Emerje
User avatar
Emerje
News Staff
Posts: 6641
News Credits: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am
Location: Maine
Alt Mode: Lobster Moose
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 10
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby GeekyGamer Gal » Sat Apr 10, 2021 6:46 am

I would just like to add for people concerned about the life expectancy of the app, but I'm certain once this guy gets released that there will be some hobbyist robotics groups that would jump at the chance to hack one of these guys. I know the one I was apart of, before they fell apart due to some strong personalities, would probably already be pre-ordering two or three apiece to take one apart, one to hack, and one to keep as original, but still functioning, as possible. The good thing about most of these groups is that the steps and software used to hack this OP will be available for free.
You know, as a kid I never made the connection between the G1 Sideswipe toy my brother passed down to me and the characters in the Beast Wars show on TV, until Michael Bay had Sideswipe as a Corvette.
User avatar
GeekyGamer Gal
Fuzor
Posts: 225
News Credits: 4
Joined: Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:26 pm
Location: Near a river in Missouri? Missoura? Missouria? Eh, whatever.
Watch GeekyGamer Gal on YouTube
Alt Mode: Corvette

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby primalxconvoy » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:41 am

Motto: "私はルールに違反している"
GeekyGamer Gal wrote:I would just like to add for people concerned about the life expectancy of the app, but I'm certain once this guy gets released that there will be some hobbyist robotics groups that would jump at the chance to hack one of these guys. I know the one I was apart of, before they fell apart due to some strong personalities, would probably already be pre-ordering two or three apiece to take one apart, one to hack, and one to keep as original, but still functioning, as possible. The good thing about most of these groups is that the steps and software used to hack this OP will be available for free.


That's great, but I'm not sure if it's an option for everyone. Of course, we cannot say for certain about any of these possible problems, as it's not known if it is cloud based, but regardless, here's an article about the "death" of a cloud-based robot:

- https://www.kinvert.com/anki-robotics-c ... ting-down/

And let's not forget about the original Aibo:

- https://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech ... -in-japan/
Image
User avatar
primalxconvoy
Headmaster
Posts: 1214
News Credits: 11
Joined: Thu Dec 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Location: 日本

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby DeathReviews » Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:17 pm

Motto: "No matter where you go, always remember, I'm right behind you!

https://www.youtube.com/c/DeathReviews"
Pretty neat. But 'walking Optimus' looks more like 'shuffling/wobbling Optimus'. The walking action doesn't seem any more advanced than the old wind-up toys of yesteryear. They just set the figure wobbling, and hope that some of it somehow carries the figure in a vaguely forward-ish direction.

Ah well. Neat figure, anyway. I share the concern voiced by others about how well the app will be supported in the future. Sure it's brand new NOW - but many apps become defunct and unsupported in less than a year. Before plunking down any of your mortal 'skretch', we'd want some pretty solid promises that the app will REMAIN supported indefinitely.
"No matter where you go or what you do, always remember, I'm right behind you!" - Death

Click - Like - Subscribe - Awesome!
User avatar
DeathReviews
Transmetal Warrior
Posts: 873
News Credits: 21
Joined: Tue Oct 20, 2015 9:45 am
Location: Everywhere
Watch DeathReviews on YouTube
Strength: ???
Intelligence: Infinity
Speed: ???
Endurance: Infinity
Rank: N/A
Courage: N/A
Firepower: N/A
Skill: ???

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sat Apr 10, 2021 7:48 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Apparently it has pre-order sold out.
Image
User avatar
chuckdawg1999
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6810
News Credits: 259
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 3:51 pm
Location: New York
Watch chuckdawg1999 on YouTube
Buy from chuckdawg1999 on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby Emerje » Sun Apr 11, 2021 5:55 am

Motto: "Spellcheck's antithesis."
Weapon: Saw-Edged Pincer
chuckdawg1999 wrote:Apparently it has pre-order sold out.

Still showing up as available to pre-order for me.

Emerje
User avatar
Emerje
News Staff
Posts: 6641
News Credits: 156
Joined: Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:15 am
Location: Maine
Alt Mode: Lobster Moose
Strength: 9
Intelligence: 7
Speed: 4
Endurance: 8
Rank: 6
Courage: 10
Firepower: 3
Skill: 6

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby JohnHope » Sun Apr 11, 2021 7:35 am

Does anyone have any idea if it will be available outside of America? Im trying to get it to the UK, but the official site doesn't allow you to preorder outside of America or Canada. doesn't look like the usual suspects have it available to either. Not even BBTS which I usually use.

John.
JohnHope
Mini-Con
Posts: 6
News Credits: 2
Joined: Sat May 10, 2003 8:08 pm

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby ZeroWolf » Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:48 am

Motto: "My past no longer binds my future..."
Weapon: Battle Blades
JohnHope wrote:Does anyone have any idea if it will be available outside of America? Im trying to get it to the UK, but the official site doesn't allow you to preorder outside of America or Canada. doesn't look like the usual suspects have it available to either. Not even BBTS which I usually use.

John.

At the moment, I think you're sadly out of luck at the moment (seemingly it's the one thing that was revealed that you can't preorder on the UK site). Might be best to wait a little bit and see if any thing changes
Got news for Seibertron? Share it here!
ZeroWolf
News Admin
Posts: 12699
News Credits: 1115
Joined: Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:58 am
Location: North East UK

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby AgeEighty » Sun Apr 11, 2021 11:41 am

I believe the reopened preorders are for a later batch. Originally the page said they ship in August, but now it says October.
AgeEighty
Mini-Con
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:59 pm

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby Barricade.it » Mon Apr 12, 2021 1:07 am

Uhm... I think this kind of TFs will be a line of its own in few years: at this moment, the project is good but not eanough to worth all' the money it will cost fo sure.

Anyway: in the video, for few istants, OP has a plate behind his head which is not shown in the other images. How will He look in the end?
Barricade.it
Micromaster
Posts: 68
News Credits: 2
Joined: Thu May 19, 2011 10:46 am

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby AgeEighty » Mon Apr 12, 2021 11:22 am

Seems the October batch is now sold out, as well.
AgeEighty
Mini-Con
Posts: 7
Joined: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:59 pm

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby Nemesis Reformatted » Sun Apr 25, 2021 9:46 am

$700 & I would get bored with it in a week. lol
User avatar
Nemesis Reformatted
Minibot
Posts: 161
Joined: Sun Nov 08, 2020 10:13 am

Re: You Can Own an Auto-Converting Programmable Optimus Prime for $699

Postby chuckdawg1999 » Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:45 pm

Motto: "The man, the myth, the legend... yeah right."
Weapon: Saber Blade
Any idea what the warranty is like?
Image
User avatar
chuckdawg1999
Guardian Of Seibertron
Posts: 6810
News Credits: 259
Joined: Wed May 26, 2004 3:51 pm
Location: New York
Watch chuckdawg1999 on YouTube
Buy from chuckdawg1999 on eBay
Strength: 10
Intelligence: 10
Speed: 10
Endurance: 10
Rank: 10
Courage: 10
Firepower: 10
Skill: 10

Previous

Return to Transformers Toys Discussion

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Autobot Tailgate" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Megatron" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Attacker 15 Kramer Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Authentics Starscream" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Toys Optimus Prime Cyberverse Ultimate Class Action Figure - Repeatable Matrix Mega Shot Action Attack Move - Toys for Kids 6 & Up, 11.5"" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Legends Class Cindersaur" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 11 Deluxe Class Movie 4 Lockdown" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Combiner Wars Blast Off Megatronus Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Master Sawback" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Robots in Disguise Warriors Class Sideswipe Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Legends Class Autobot Rewind" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Autobot Perceptor and Convex" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #284 - Welcome to 2010
Twincast / Podcast #284:
"Welcome to 2010"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, September 12th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "*Transformers Lot* Mechtech Prime Beast Hunters Bumblebee Starscream Wheeljack" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Voyager Class Autobot Ultra Magnus" on EBAY
Buy "Year 2012 Transformers Prime Beast Hunters Series Deluxe Class 6" #9 SKYSTALKER" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Beast Hunters 2013 SDCC SHOCKWAVE'S LAB Exclusive Purple" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Beast Hunters PREDAKING Prime Commander Cyberverse - Complete" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Selects Voyager WFC-GS24 Ramjet" on EBAY
Buy "TRANSFORMERS BEAST HUNTERS PREDACONS RISING AUTOBOT NOVA BLAST BUMBLEBEE - NEW" on EBAY
Buy "Arctic Rescue BOULDER Transformers Rescue Bots Rescue Teams Graham Burns" on EBAY