A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Monday, January 7th, 2019 10:51PM CST

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2019 will prove to be THE year for Optimus Prime toys. We are getting a record number of releases of this character with a G1 theme throughout most of them. It will indeed be his 35th Birthday and as you will see below, Hasbro and Takara are making sure this milestone is well celebrated.

Since there will be several Optimus Prime toys, often within the same line, I wanted to break them all down for you. Just so we get all our facts straight, I did not include anything outside Hasbro/Takara and nothing from Resue Bots, just the main lines and collector oriented toys. Also, it may be that we have more than these coming out this year.

Siege Voyager Optimus Prime: While this toy did come out in the US and Canada at the tail end of 2018, Siege is 2019's Generations line and Optimus Prime is one of the best toys from wave 1. Many countries have yet to get this line but it should be found soon.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Siege Leader Optimus Prime: Even though we are getting a voyager already, we know that a leader class Optimus will be coming too. It will be a retool of Ultra Magnus, as you can see in the art below. It will be a voyager sized Prime with a Cybertron/Galaxy Force themed cab. We do not know yet what the armoured version will look like, nor how his trailer looks like and how different it will be from Ultra Magnus.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Studio Series Voyager Movie 1 Optimus Prime: The Studio Series will also be releasing several Optimus Primes. This one is a very heavy retool of the first Studio Series Prime with different Transformations steps. This Prime can combine with upcoming Studio Series Leader Jetfire, the previous Optimus cannot.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Studio Series Voyager Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime: Fans really liked the G1 themed design of Optimus Prime in the Bumblebee movie and Hasbro will be releasing a voyager class toy of that design.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Studio Series Leader Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime: All we know about this toy is that it will be coming out this year. We do not know if the fact that it is a leader means it will be a big toy or if that means it will be a voyager with a trailer (such as with the Siege Leader). The images below are just for reference of the character's design and what we got in the past.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Masterpiece Ver 3: This is the third Masterpiece Optimus Prime, the one with the very high MSRP that made the fandom nearly faint. It will come with a trailer and a bunch of accessories, which you can see in the image below. It will also have a Japanese voice chip and Hasbro has confirmed to us by e-mail that even though they are importing it to be sold in the US, they will not be changing anything. Meaning their release will also be speaking Japanese.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Cyberverse Ultra Optimus Prime: It can be very confusing seeing all these similar looking Cyberverse Primes. While we had a leader class toy last year, this one is a voyager sized toy. It will have a Autobot Insignia shield gimmick.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

Cyberverse 1 step Optimus Prime (new mold): They will be releasing a new one step as well with an energon axe gimmick. The previous one step didn't have any gimmick aside from transforming in just one step.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

G1 Reissue without trailer: 2019 is bringing us lots of G1 reissues, one being none other than G1 Optimus. This figure has already been spotted at retail.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019

G-Shock Optimus Prime: Part of the big Prime anniversary is a cross over with G-Shock watched where the watch base can transform into Optimus Prime. This is Japanese exclusive.

Transformers News: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019
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Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003244)
Posted by bacem on January 7th, 2019 @ 11:10pm CST
that 1 step cyberverse is actually not a new mold, but a heavy retool of 1-step changers galvatron from AOE.

as for the leader SS optimus, i am hoping it will be voyager with a trailer, which in my mind, could be done as a redo of ultimate optimus prime from DOTM, except done better, with proper articulation this time.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003248)
Posted by Terrsolpix on January 7th, 2019 @ 11:28pm CST
Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:

bacem wrote:that 1 step cyberverse is actually not a new mold, but a heavy retool of 1-step changers galvatron from AOE.

No shared parts so it can’t be a retool. It’s like smokejumper and energon starscream; similar conversion with no shared tooling.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003251)
Posted by Nexus Knight on January 7th, 2019 @ 11:37pm CST
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003254)
Posted by Aimless Misfire on January 7th, 2019 @ 11:48pm CST
Optimus & Bumblebee, the 2 characters that don't need any more toys because we already have way too many.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003258)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on January 8th, 2019 @ 12:03am CST
Nexus Knight wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.


In Generations, 2 per year in the main Classes has been the limit, but other lines have different rules. Studio Series takes advantage of the many variations of the characters in the Movie's 10+ years life span, while Cyberverse has to have at least one version of all the main characters in each Size Class, Optimus included... Ho boy. The Bumblebee Movie line has a couple as well, 2 in Power and 1 in Nitro. 8-}

Robots in Disguise 2015, eat your heart out!
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003262)
Posted by Agent 53 on January 8th, 2019 @ 1:30am CST
bacem wrote:that 1 step cyberverse is actually not a new mold, but a heavy retool of 1-step changers galvatron from AOE.

as for the leader SS optimus, i am hoping it will be voyager with a trailer, which in my mind, could be done as a redo of ultimate optimus prime from DOTM, except done better, with proper articulation this time.


Given their emphasis on scale in the studio series line, and the fact that aside from his abs, 07/ROTF Prime and DOTM Prime are basically the same design I would assume that it will be a voyager+ armour deal simmilar to Seige.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003266)
Posted by JazztfLaw on January 8th, 2019 @ 2:52am CST
Prime certainly needs a leader class figure for the S.S line because the current Voyager is just too small compared to the rest of the Autobots, not the Decepticons however. I think now it's just about debating to get the new Voyager or hold out for the leader... :-?
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003273)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on January 8th, 2019 @ 4:31am CST
william-james88 wrote:Studio Series Voyager Bumblebee Movie Optimus Prime: Fans really liked the G1 themed design of Optimus Prime in the Bumblebee movie and Hasbro will be releasing a voyager class toy of that design.


Not all fans.

Prime certainly needs a leader class figure for the S.S line because the current Voyager is just too small compared to the rest of the Autobots, not the Decepticons however. I think now it's just about debating to get the new Voyager or hold out for the leader...


SS32 (the revised upgrade of SS05) is actually a bit taller than the original figure. Probably done since Ironhide made Prime look too small before. I think it's fine now. Don't need a larger figure cos he scales fine overall with the vast majority of Studio figures. A DotM version with retooled version of SS32 and a transforming trailer at Leader class price point would be fine though yeah.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003281)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on January 8th, 2019 @ 5:37am CST
All these lovely Primes, yet I will probably only pick up one of these for me; SS38 Bee Optimus Prime. Hopefully, I can afford the Siege Voyager too, even if it's the same as SS38.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003286)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 8th, 2019 @ 5:54am CST
A whole lotta Primes there :lol: good thing I talked myself out of an earlier want to collect all the Primes I could ;)
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003289)
Posted by william-james88 on January 8th, 2019 @ 6:31am CST
bacem wrote:that 1 step cyberverse is actually not a new mold, but a heavy retool of 1-step changers galvatron from AOE.

Its not, you are thinking of a different one step prime
https://www.smythstoys.com/ie/en-ie/toy ... /168507004
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003292)
Posted by carytheone on January 8th, 2019 @ 6:56am CST
2019, more like 20-Primeteen, amiright? I have this weird feeling they will all sell just prime :roll:

Siege is amazing and the SSGeePrime is looking good, makes me glad I skipped last year's Legendary rescale. The only other one that has my interest is that oddball G-Shocktimus.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003306)
Posted by Ironhidensh on January 8th, 2019 @ 8:02am CST
For me personally, SS Bumblebee Prime is the Prime I'm most looking forward to!



Well, yes and no. I still really love the looks of the new MP Prime, and want it, but that price, even the Amazon.jp one, is still ridonkulos. Plus, the chances of a high quality KO is now in jeopardy.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003308)
Posted by william-james88 on January 8th, 2019 @ 8:25am CST
Nexus Knight wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.

You know of another year where we had 10 different Prime toys scheduled for release?
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003310)
Posted by carytheone on January 8th, 2019 @ 8:44am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.

You know of another year where we had 10 different Prime toys scheduled for release?
Hasbro should celebrate with a Year of the Prime Optimus Prime figure. YotP OP :lol:
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003346)
Posted by IHaveQuestions on January 8th, 2019 @ 1:51pm CST
Really hoping that the Siege Leader Prime will be a thing. Cybertron Prime was one of my favorite toys as a kid!
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003366)
Posted by ScottyP on January 8th, 2019 @ 3:19pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.

You know of another year where we had 10 different Prime toys scheduled for release?
There were 17 last year and I wasn't even thorough. Could have been more.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003371)
Posted by ZeroWolf on January 8th, 2019 @ 3:43pm CST
17? Wait a minute.. :-? He could be on to something
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003405)
Posted by william-james88 on January 8th, 2019 @ 6:23pm CST
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Nexus Knight wrote:
Terrsolpix wrote:Man, Optimus is starting to look like early movie bee nowadays! :lol:


>:oP Oh, please. OP seems to have always gotten this many toys.

You know of another year where we had 10 different Prime toys scheduled for release?
There were 17 last year and I wasn't even thorough. Could have been more.

Woah, 17 different Optinus Primes?! Why does it seem like this year is crazier?

Edit: i know why, its because the majority of 2018 Oprimus toys were relegated to lines specifically ained at kids and not fans like Bumblebee and Cyberverse while this year we are seeing several Optimus toys in lines older fans care more for like Studio Series.
Re: A Rundown of all Known Optimus Prime Releases of 2019 (2003413)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on January 8th, 2019 @ 6:44pm CST
Obviously the only way Hasbro could make this better is an Amazon Prime subscription service. One Prime a month chosen at random and shipped to you through 2019

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