First came the rumor, then came the confirmation, and now we can finally bring you our first look at G1 reissue Optimus Prime in all his glory thanks once again to Transformer Never Die. If you've handled a G1 Prime before there isn't a whole lot new to see here. Unless the lighting is throwing things off (it's entirely possible!) his colors appear to be based mainly on the 25th Anniversary version from 2008 in a slightly pink shade of red. He does have a small bonus in seemingly including both the skinny and chunky versions of his blaster, but that's apparently it.
Unfortunately these new pics also squelch a few theories about including the Music Label head, a Matrix, axe, or blue windows seen on other iterations. At least the stickers aren't pre-applied.
So what do you think? Still excited about the return of long stacks? Disappointed that he's a basic figure with no trailer? Let yourself be heard down in the Energon Pub!
We finally have some confirmation about an impending Walmart Exclusive G1 Reissue Optimus Prime. Following on from our rumor\leak earlier today, thanks to Seibertron member Jtprime17, we have a working SKU Code (210385764). This release currently appears to be sans Trailer, which would be a first for G1 Optimus Prime releases in the Western market. Below is a mirror of the original article's leaked image -
The listing itself can be found on Walmart's own website as well as on Brickseek. With Hasbro reissuing G1 Transformers again – Optimus Prime seemed more like an eventuality than a maybe, but another chance to grab this iconic character for yourself is always welcome.
Until an official announcement is made, why not take a moment to refresh your optics with a look at Seibertron.com's own G1 Optimus Prime gallery!
Are you excited for this release? Leave a comment on Seibertron's own Energon Pub!
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Hot on the heels of the new reveal of Transformers SIEGE Greenlight in box, we have some nice, new stock photos, care of 蓝色正午 on weibo.com, of Elita One's most verdant teammate! Enjoy these closer looks at Greenlight in both robot mode and vehicle mode. There is also a nice comparison between the original G1 cartoon model of Greenlight and her first ever toy since her introduction to the mythos over 33 years ago! These character models include both her robot mode and vehicle mode, a rare treat! Next, we have a nice group shot of Greenlight with all of her accessories, including a Power of the Primes style combiner hand and a repaint of Transformers SIEGE Lionizer as "Dazlestrike," a new Battle Master partner for Greenlight. Dazlestrike also seems to come with a nice fire effect not seen previously on any Transformers Siege Battle Master figure. Finally, we have a nice comparison picture of Greenlight with Power of the Primes Moonracer and Firestar, all three in their robot and vehicle modes! Enjoy these new pictures below!
What do you think of Siege Greenlight now after seeing these stock photos? Will you be adding her to your collection? How does she stack up to other uses of the "Moonracer mold?" Let us know what you think in the comments below! As always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!
Fellow Seibertronians, we have a very tantalizing rumor to pass along! Our own Shajaki has pointed us to some pictures gleaned from the Facebook group Transformers Never Die. The pictures depict none other than the most famous of all Autobots, Optimus Prime, in all his G1 glory (minus his trailer). He's packaged in the same style of retro "Vintage G1 Transformer" box that Hasbro has used this year for the Walmart Starscream and Hot Rod G1 reissues. Not a lot information is to be found yet about this mysterious addition to the "Vintage G1" line-up. These pictures may have been taken at a Taiwan trade show. If anyone is able to translate any of the information on the post on TFND or anything in the comments, please let the Seibertron New Crew know so that we can update this story! For now, enjoy what could very well be appearing on Walmart shelves in the near future in the United States and Canada!
Take particular note of the first picture. This alleged Vintage G1 Optimus Prime release is sitting atop the soon-to-be released Transformers Siege Leader Shockwave and Leader Ultra Magnus. You can just make out "Decepticon Shockwave" on the left box and WFC-S13 on the box on the right, which is the designation for Ultra Magnus in the War for Cybertron: SIEGE line.
What do you think of the possibility of getting another reissue of G1 Optimus Prime, but without his signature trailer? Is this a hoax? A clever knock-off? A Hasbro Asia exclusive? Tell us what you think in the comments below as we delve deeper into this mystery. As always, stay tuned to Seibertron.com for all the latest news on everything Transformers!
Like a phoenix raising from it's ashes the Seibertron.com Transformers Photo Challenge is back for another round, but this time it's war! Previous entries can be found here.
That's right fellow Seibertronians, it's time to suit up and hit the battlefield. The new Siege toyline's "back to basics" weapons as gimmicks approach has moved fans to get creative. How about a little inspiration to get the energon flowing? Here are a few recent submissions from our very own brilliant user base.
Need a little more fodder for the war machines? Feel free the check the Transformers War for Cybertron: Siege discussion thread here!
Wait, what's that you say? You don't have any Siege figures yet? That's OK, the Transformers have a long history of shooting each other in the face and blowing things up. Grab your favorite bots, get equipped and enjoy the smell of spilled energon in the morning. OORAH!
Following on from the news earlier about new guests joining the TFcon in Los Angeles in March, We have received word from TFcon that another voice actor has signed up to appear. This time it's Dan Gilvezan! Who performed voice acting duties for several G1 characters like Bumblebee himself. He was also Spiderman in the Spiderman and his Amazing Friends cartoon.
Here's the full press release:
TFcon wrote:TFcon is very happy to announce Dan Gilvezan the voices of Bumblebee, Goldbug, Hot Spot, Outback, Rollbar, Scamper, Skids and Snapdragon in Transformers Generation 1 will be joining the G1 Reunion event happening at TFcon Los Angeles 2019. He is also known for his role as Spider-Man in Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends.
Dan will be taking part in autograph sessions with the attendees of America’s largest fan-run Transformers convention on both Saturday and Sunday of the convention. Please check the TFcon website for the full guest signing schedule prior to the event for exact times. Dan Gilvezan is presented by Ages Three and Up.
Will you be attending this convention? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Please note that the text has been translated with Google Translate and cleaned up by TFW2005 member opoptimus. Here is the translation.
1: When did the project planning start?
We normally start planning for an MP project a long time in advance, this was started from back in December 2016. At that time we still thought MP10 (Convoy 2.0) was the best/definitive OP, but looking at the time line from 1.0 to 2.0, a 3.0 would be on the table sooner of later, so we started planning real early.
2: Where did you start？
The first thought was "to surpass OP 2.0", but we couldn't quite imagine exactly what counts as "surpass" at the beginning. We thought of areas of improvement, for example a more accurate mouth plate, better articulation etc. Also the comparability with MP 36. we wanted to do a cartoon accurate Optimus just like MP 36 Megatron. So we drew up an Optimus with ideal proportions then started to think about the mechanism within,
3: It'd be difficult to recreate a cartoon accurate Optimus?
For example the truck wind shield and the 'bot mode chest. The angle and height-width ratio are both different. In the past we would find a middle ground between truck and bot then achieve a balanced look by detail design. But this time around, we really wanted to recreate this difference in physical form. Although MP 10 has quite an involved transformation, the parts placement actually follows the G1 toy. But in order to create the definitive Optimus, we were willing to change it up this time around. If it couldn't surpass OP 2.0 this project would be pointless.
4: Proportions have evolved too!
From past experience designing Optimus, the balance in the cab and back section is very tricky. First it's the size of 'bot mode chest; it'd be too wide to be toon accurate if using the truck wind shield directly. Also the trailer hitch section needs to be thin in order for the trailer to sit at a proper height, but on the other hand Optimus' legs are long and thick in the cartoon so kind of mass shift between modes, it's very difficult to achieve a balance.
5： How did you solve this?
We had a flash of genius to move the mass as solution, so that in 'bot mode the volume in the legs is increased and volume in the chest decreased. So we came up with the transformation to move some of mass on the side of the cab to the lower half of 'bot mode. We used to have to put a lot of effort into concealing the arms seamlessly into the cab, with this design it's automatically solved as well.
6: What an amazing idea!
But here comes the color problem: the upper body (cab) is red and the lower body is blue. So we had to hide the red surface within the legs, with the rear tires too.
7: The tires have finally disappeared
The rear tires are narrow and rotate to conceal inside the legs. We felt this is a must.
8: Another evolution in design is a clean and flat waist.
Finally able to make the waist flat (LOL). Initially we though of the same mechanism as Megatron. Then we wanted to achieve better articulation without breaking up the sculpt, so this time the waist doesn't have the articulated front skirt pieces but has an automatic mechanism where if the thighs move up the skirts retract. And we made them pop back up automatically as well.
9: The double knee joint gives off an action figure impression
This is a modern construction we only started to pay attention to recently. The friction resistance in the the two joints is different, so only when the first joint is bent to a certain degree then would the second joint engage. So that in normal posing only one joint is engaged to keep the body proportions. Because MP 36 has incredible articulation, this Optimus definitely needs to be able to match up with that.
10: The trailer has several new gimmicks, a lot more play value
We thought if the trailer isn't re-made properly, it wouldn't be called Optimus 3.0, so we can't have a similar trailer to MP 10's. So we thought about what gimmicks hadn't been done before. For example the mobile artillery in "Fire in the Sky". We thought it could be formed from the battle station with wheels added.
11: Using Roller to drag the artillery; seems like a very Takara-esque Sci-Fi design
Yeah we wanted to include this kind of Takara-esque Sci-Fi gimmick similar to Diaclone. The figures included have magnets on the bottom of their feet so they can stand on the deck etc. Although it's not an official way to play, you can have this interact with the Diaclone figures as well. This sort of product cross over play pattern is something we'd love to see.
12: There are two styles of head sculpt..lots of accessories!
Because there's two drawing styles in the G1 cartoon so we made two head sculpts. And the head is removable so that scene from "City of Steel" where Bumblebee is holding Prime's detached head can be recreated.
13: I almost forgot there's that episode where Prime had a jet pack...
Yup he sure did.
14: What's with Starscream's head and the intakes
To recreate that certain scene lol.
15: So technically it's not Prime
Yep, so yeah these can't be stored inside the trailer (does it sound like an excuse? lol)
16: Which part to design has most effort gone into?
The trailer. Although the cab is always more important and the trailer just kinda needs to be a square box, its thickness is quite hard to get right. Making it too thick would effect the overall height, so it took several tries to get to where we are.
17: Something not in the cartoon?
We've made slight changes to the toes and added bumper-like details so they look more realistic.
18: Would this product be the benchmark for future releases just like MP 10 did before?
MP 10 already had the design philosophy of "recreating the cartoon". In a sense we finally arrived at a time where we can face the origin of Transformers, where staying true to that source material without modifying or compromising can be viewed as a good thing.
19: Now that the project is finally done and dusted, how do you feel?
Feel like "we've done everything we could". This is Optimus Prime after all, so we put in our heart and soul. At the same time even if we overdid it, Prime would forgive us (LOL). After MP44, the MP benchmark might have been raised again!
What do you think of the interview? Do you think they've gone too far on this or that this is the pinnacle of the Masterpiece line to date? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Thanks to a tip off from fellow Seibertron user, What's Crackin?, we've learned that YouTuber TonTon Reviews has reviewed another forthcoming Studio Series voyager class toy, this time it's #32 2007 Movie version Optimus Prime! This toy is a redeco and a retool of the Revenge of the Fallen Optimus Prime that released as part of wave 1. You can see that the new Optimus Prime is bigger than the previous release. You can see this and more differences between the two figures in this new review, including several comparisons.
Remember, it's this version of Optimus Prime that combines with the soon to be released Leader Class Jetfire.
We've embedded the video here for your convenience:
Does this change your mind about this figure? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Then there was one...Following yesterday's final today Hasbro crowned a winner... G1 Astrotrain! Thanks to fellow Seibertron user, Carytheone for bringing this to our attention.
This means that Astrotrain will be the lucky con who is returning to Walmart shelves in Spring 2020.
He overcame Skywarp in the finals, who had beaten Thundercracker. Astrotrain himself saw off Perceptor in Round 1. Now we'll have to wait and see just what form his reissue will take as he was released a few years ago but in an odd colour scheme as part of a platinum edition that also included fellow triple changer Blitzwing.
What do you think of this result? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
With the Bumblebee film releasing wide soon, Toysrus Canada has reorganized to move ALL Transformers toys to the front of the store to set up a massive display. What you will see below can be found as soon as you walk into the store with huge Bumblebee Banners atop the plentiful pegs. While the Bumblebee toys are heavily featured and stocked, all Transformers toys can be found there, including the latest releases like Siege (Canada only has the Battle Masters so far) and BotBots. It is definitely striking to see this display amidst the holiday seasons since every Transformers live action film until now was a summer release, but it defintely makes for a more fun display and centers Transformers as the toys to get this holiday season.
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