Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt

Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt

Thursday, June 4th, 2020 12:41am CDT

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A new video on youtube shows us a good look at the upcoming Sleep Mode Optimus Prime figure (also known as dead Optimus Prime). So firstly, that confirms that we are getting one. Secondly, we get a good look at the robot mode and it features a new headsculpt based on his look in the movie when he died. This would be the very first time the concept of a dead G1 Optimus Prime was sold by Hasbro since so far it was always exclusive Takara redecos.

You can watch the video from Swift Transform below which features a comparison with Transformers Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime.


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Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066357)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on June 4th, 2020 @ 1:35am CDT
I can't help but feel dead Optimus is pointless. It looks fanatic but it's so niche I can only see it appealing to a very small group in the hobby.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066358)
Posted by Bounti76 on June 4th, 2020 @ 1:36am CDT
Thanks to Seibertronians nickster563, mattysan, and AcademyofDrX, we've been made aware that two highly anticipated Earthrise 2-packs have had listings put up on Target's website. Both the Skywarp and Thundercracker Voyager set, as well as the Decepticon Clone set of Pounce and Wingspan have been listed, though as of publication time for this article, neither has been in stock or been put up for preorder.

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There's no release date listed for either one, but they likely should be available sometime this summer. You can click on either set of pictures to be taken to the product page, and you can also sign up for in-stock alerts.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066359)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on June 4th, 2020 @ 1:45am CDT
Hm... Dead Prime's head is a little off putting for some reason. I know it's accurate, but I think it's just a little out of place because there's not more damaged parts. I'll probably still get it just because it actually looks kinda neat, but it's a little weird there's not more damage done
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066360)
Posted by Flashwave on June 4th, 2020 @ 1:48am CDT
Rodimus Prime wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Rodimus Prime wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Armor or battle station. I would personally hope for him to be taller than WFC Optimus since WFC Optimus comes up a bit short scale-wise. It shouldn't be hard, since the most complex thing Roddy would need is struts to make the spoiler not partsform.
Based on the assumption that the price point of a figure depends on the amount of materials used and not the size of the figure itself, if Rodimus is sold as a leader and is the same size as Optimus, as he should be, does that leave enough material for his battle platform that includes the dual barreled cannon and is able to fold up to actually attach to Rodimus in vehicle mode from the flimsy excuse for a trailer that "leader" Optimus got?

Depending how many hollow bits, I'd say so. Rodimus's platform is technically smaller than Prime's trailer, especially as it would hook up to the main figure, leaving a hollow area for the connection point for vehicle mode, it might be close, but it's possible


I would assume the Dual Barrel Gun would not use any more parts than the Drone in Prime's trailer. From there, Roddy's Trailer would be a 1x1 parts copy of Prime's. 2xSide Wall and Roof, 1xFloor, 1xDoor with shield thingy, 4x wheels, 2×axle bogey parts.
But remember, Optimus's trailer was pretty much a simple box that folded open. Rodimus's trailer would have to have more smaller and differently molded parts to attach to the actual figure in vehicle mode. If they did it right, it would be a modern update of the original G1 toy, where Rodimus himself doesn't turn into a vehicle, just the front half of one. If Hasbro commits to a Rodimus figure, let it be a Rodimus figure, not a Hot Rod/Rodimus figure.

No it doesn't. Instead of a single 5mm peg for Prime's 5th wheel you cast the trailer deck with 2 5mm pegs that go into the calves of Rodimus Prime. Either cast the legs to blend with the body or cast the deck with longer side edges to hide the legs between.

Or just make it a Cybertronic Truck and give him a 5th wheel and be done with it.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066361)
Posted by Rodimus Prime on June 4th, 2020 @ 2:01am CDT
Flashwave wrote:just make it a Cybertronic Truck and give him a 5th wheel and be done with it.
Not gonna happen. Not if they're sticking with the G1-accuracy they've had until now. And the 2 peg option wouldn't work either, because the trailer itself has to be redesigned. Rodimus can't have a box trailer because it wouldn't be G1-accurate. I know Magnus and Galaxy Prime aren't technically G1-accuratein vehicle mode either, but at least their vehicle modes are based on existing design. I don't know of any toy line or continuity where Rodimus has a box trailer. (I'm not saying there isn't one, I'm saying I haven't seen it.)

As for the 2-packs, I'm looking forward to the Seekers, if and when I can preorder them. I'm curious about the boxes, they both have "Cybertronian Villains" on the front. I wonder if we'll get Autobot 2-packs with "Cybertronian Heroes" on them. And why bring up Cybertron in a line called "Earthrise?"
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066362)
Posted by FigureGunplaFan on June 4th, 2020 @ 2:05am CDT
Are those weapons part of the figure or it's from somewhere else?
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066363)
Posted by blackeyedprime on June 4th, 2020 @ 4:53am CDT
Sleep optimus looks better than the normal version with his legs being all black, still passing on it as I'm still yet to find a standard optimus to my liking.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066364)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on June 4th, 2020 @ 4:54am CDT
Yup I got zero interest for this Dead Prime. I can only hope :HASBRO: / :TAKARATOMY: will still give heavy consideration for a Nemesis Prime for this mold just like Siege! :PRAY: :VEHI:
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066367)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 4th, 2020 @ 5:22am CDT
Zombie Optimus look amazing!
I wonder if it will be a Select exclusive, or a regular non-exclusive release?
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066368)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on June 4th, 2020 @ 5:37am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Zombie Optimus look amazing!
I wonder if it will be a Select exclusive, or a regular non-exclusive release?

I'm thinking that, as I've seen suggested elsewhere, this was gonna be the SDCC exclusive, and now that that's not happening, like with how the toy-colors Refraktor set was gonna be the Hascon exclusive last year, it's gonna be a non-Selects "Fan Channel" exclusive.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066372)
Posted by Master Farr 1 on June 4th, 2020 @ 7:55am CDT
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066373)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 4th, 2020 @ 8:10am CDT
Master Farr 1 wrote:


Quote me to see how it works.

Now care to explain what you're referring to?
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066374)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 4th, 2020 @ 8:12am CDT
I've got a feeling it's sleep mode Prime he's on about
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066375)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on June 4th, 2020 @ 8:18am CDT
I like the sleep mode optimus. With the new head sculpt, I'd like to get it. The only thing that seems off about it is giving him battle damage on his head, but not putting any on his body. IT would be cool if they added that damage as well.
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066377)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on June 4th, 2020 @ 8:23am CDT
I just got images from a personal source who has just got the exclusive Seeker 2 Pack in hand, which confirms a sighting in Hong Kong.
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Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066380)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2020 @ 9:08am CDT
What were they thinking by making Skywarp's shoulders purple!?!
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066384)
Posted by Artork312 on June 4th, 2020 @ 9:40am CDT
Trying to be accurate to animation model?
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066386)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 4th, 2020 @ 9:42am CDT
Sabrblade wrote:What were they thinking by making Skywarp's shoulders purple!?!

That they could hokld us over for now before fleecing us with a couple more versions that are even closer to perfect to milk us for all we've got >:oP
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066387)
Posted by Sabrblade on June 4th, 2020 @ 9:42am CDT
Artork312 wrote:Trying to be accurate to animation model?
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Huh.

Somehow, I completely forgot that he had purple shoulders in the show.

:oops:
Re: Better Look at Earthrise Sleep Mode (aka dead) Optimus Prime Figure with New Headsculpt (2066388)
Posted by YRQRM0 on June 4th, 2020 @ 9:43am CDT
The had on sleep mode prime is pretty cool, but the rest of the battle damage is completely underwhelming by comparison. I might have been more interested with more damage. Also, would've been a lot more interested if he had normal colors with the trailer, or didn't have the trailer with his death colors. I don't see the point of it with this scheme.

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