First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie

First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie

Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 10:25am CST

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What should we call this upcoming toy, Transformers Bumblebee Optimus Prime sounds odd but Optimus Prime from Transformers: Bumblebee movie is a real mouthful. Regardless, we knew we were getting another voyager Optimus Prime in 2019 (along with the Movie 1 voyager Optimus Prime and the DOTM Leader Optimus Prime) and we just learnt that it was going to be Optimus as he looks in the Bumblebee film, which is a hybrid design of the movie-verse and G1 (what many fans have been asking for).

And now we get a good look at the toy. It looks like G1 Optimus but with more bits and bobs jutting about (almost like robotic innards at the articulation points). We currently do not know if the alt mode will be cybertronian or earth based. Some have mentioned that it may borrow transformation from the Siege voyager Optimus Prime, with the windows beign the only parts that the alt mode and robot mode share. What do you think? Let us know! We thank Seibertronian Mad Project for sending us the image below.

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Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999742)
Posted by ThunderThruster on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:31am CST
Based on this one is image, this new Optimus figure doesn't bad, but I think we need to see more before we condemn/praise it any further.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999744)
Posted by galvatron00 on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:41am CST
Holy cats. Another voyager Optimus.

So..has anyone established why the mixed scale of leaders/voyagers of the same characters? I thought we were going with a pretty good close to accurate bot height difference in this line throughout the movies. I could see DotM leader Optimus being a leader due to his "trailer flight kit" included similar to how Siege leader Shockwave/Ultra Magnus are leader due to the add-ons.

Has this already been talked about? I'm being lazy on the searches..
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999749)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:53am CST
Dotm op, I suspect will be a voyager op with trailer so, so far anyhow, they've all kept to the same scale.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999751)
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 19th, 2018 @ 11:02am CST
Not a huge fan of the large feet with the skinny calves. Forearms look a bit like TR Voyager Optimus.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999753)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on December 19th, 2018 @ 11:08am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:No, they weren't all identical. The Generic Decepticon Protoform Mooks were identical, yes (what else is new?), but there were still unique designs for non-generics. Like, say, MEGATRON. Or Soundwave's ROTF design. Or Shockwave in DOTM. Lockdown's goons and the Dinobots in AoE. The ancient knights and the Infernocons in TLK. Bottom line is, we have established Cybertronian robot and vehicle modes and they're the same BM Vehicon-ish alien look as earth-mode Bayformers, just even more alien because they don't have Earth-altmode kibble. Travis Knight IS being a GEEWUNNER by suddenly having the Cybertronian robot modes look like G1-but-with-more-tech-detailing instead of like the established movieverse aesthetic. Especially Ravage.


Ok, you're right. There are some differences. Sorry I was in a hurry while writing that. Anyway, so many people are freaking out about it. It's not a huge deal at all. After TLK the franchise was dying and tf6 got cancelled. Now it seems to be back, but they needed a new look that would appeal to both audiences and this to me at least makes a lot of sense. Peoples problems with the last Knight are that the aspect ratios kept changing, the story made little to no sense, the dialogue was horrible the decepticons were kinda cool, and then they all died. The jokes didn't land, and Grimlock was reduced to a stupid car eating moron for a bad joke. Hot Rod was overhyped and did some cool things. The story was just real hard to follow. It wasn't just a bad movie, it was a garbage film. A temporary change was needed. Having these G1 inspired designs and an overall brighter look isn't as bad as people are making it out to be. Having another prime in the line isn't a huge deal either. These toy lines don't come out back to back. They come out over the course of several months and this Optimus will most likely come out towards the end of 2019. The design is also different enough from the original movie design. This was a one-time thing, and Travis Knight isn't this horrible guy for wanting to make a better looking, better-written film. They look more like the cartoon, and that to me is awesome. Critics gave this change more praise which means Hasbro gets more money, which means more Transformers film. This scene lasts 5 minutes. Why are people so mad? This franchise has enough characters to last another couple of years. Bumblebee still looks like his movie counterpart. I think the BumbleBee movie soundwave looks worlds better than the rotf and dotm ones. Also, Ravage looks like ravage and not this horrific cat demon. I did like that design. If he was this "Butt head GEWUNNER" he would've thrown out everything Michael Bay had any influence in and would've made bumblebees feet the front of the car. He didn't. Travis Knight gave us two Decepticons with actual personality traits. He did some house cleaning if anything. Also, wheeljack is actually Wheeljack this time and not a renamed Que. Arcee I guess I kinda wish ironhide still had his canons in this film, but it's whatever. It's not trying to be an episode of the original cartoon, it's still its own thing that tries to be like an old 80's movie, with a heart and soul. The loss of skeleton-like designs isn't the end of the world. Again, the scene lasts for 5 minutes. Travis also left to go continue his projects at lyka Studios,so it's not like this G1 inspired touch will last in these movies till the end of time.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999754)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on December 19th, 2018 @ 11:12am CST
I think this new figure looks great. I've wanted a toy of this design since the first time I saw it. I think this will be a real highlight of 2019.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999758)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:01pm CST
MadProject wrote:
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This actually looks like a retool of Siege Prime, which is interesting. Makes some sense given his new design being a lot more G1 looking.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999759)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:03pm CST
I'm not quite convinced in that as there looks to be a lot of differences but as more of these leak out I'm sure we'll get comparisons aplenty
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999763)
Posted by Overcracker on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:42pm CST
Looks very interesting. It was fairly obvious Hasbro would want to capitalize on yet another Prime design when it showed up in the trailer.

I was kind of hoping it would be leader class, but what can you do. Not sure why it has the Siege "battle damage" on his shins though.

It doesn't look like Siege Prime at all however IMHO.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999765)
Posted by TulioDude on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:47pm CST
Optimus is looking great!

Hopefully this one paves the ways for more of these Cybertronian designs(I'm thinking the seekers).
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999766)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:49pm CST
That new Optimus looks like somebody smooshed together the tops and bottoms of two different Optimus toys to make that.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999768)
Posted by hausjam on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:51pm CST
Everyone who likes to call the transformers movies garbage films; you are garbage jerks. It's one thing to say you don't like a film. Even that you hated it. That's cool. No problem. But to call a movie garbage, a movie that many, many people thought was okay (even if they didn't love it) and that many, many people worked very hard to create, is to be a world class scumbag. You are saying we like garbage. And that's just an arrogant, horrible, sanctimonious thing to say. You are presuming you know what's best for everyone. You do not. And you never, ever will.

But since we are doing that, fine. This Optimus Prime, as designed for Bumblebee; is just a garbage design. It's a very hastily modeled Frankenstein. It takes the G1 incarnation, which was originally drawn in a simplified form (for obvious reasons) and adds a lot of exaggerated details that are out of place, and logistically ridiculous. (Truck windows on a Cybertronian was fine on a cartoon made for 8 year olds.) If you are a fan of this design, then you are a simpleton who has no sense of aesthetics and is easily placated by nostalgic nonsense.

And as for the toy, it looks every bit as cheap and clunky as its wave-mates. Will it feel as cheap? I don't know. But I am not Optimistic. If Hasbro wants to keep marketing overpriced kids toys to collectors, they should be eternally grateful to those of you who are indeed placated by nostalgic nonsense.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999769)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:55pm CST
hausjam wrote:You are saying we like garbage.
I'm fully aware that the two live action Flintstones movies are hot garbage and I still like them. ;)
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999772)
Posted by galvatron00 on December 19th, 2018 @ 1:11pm CST
hausjam wrote:But I am not Optimistic.
I see what you did there. 8-)
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999775)
Posted by Burn on December 19th, 2018 @ 1:38pm CST
hausjam wrote:Everyone who likes to call the transformers movies garbage films; you are garbage jerks. It's one thing to say you don't like a film. Even that you hated it. That's cool. No problem. But to call a movie garbage, a movie that many, many people thought was okay (even if they didn't love it) and that many, many people worked very hard to create, is to be a world class scumbag. You are saying we like garbage. And that's just an arrogant, horrible, sanctimonious thing to say. You are presuming you know what's best for everyone. You do not. And you never, ever will.

Do yourself (and everyone else) a favour and go read the forum rules.

If people want to call a movie garbage, that's their right. They're not breaking any forum rules.

But when YOU turn around and call people "garbage", "simpleton" and "scumbag" just because you don't agree with them, well, you're the one breaking the rules, and it just won't be tolerated.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999787)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 2:56pm CST
Thanks to fellow Seibertron users, Nemesis Primal, EvasionModeBumblebee, What's Crackin'? and Dan, we have learned that YouTuber TonTon Reviews has uploaded a new video review of forthcoming Transformers Studio Series Leader Class figure #35 Revenge of the Fallen Jetfire!

One thing to note is that TonTon does not show off the combined form of Voyager 2007 Movie Optimus Prime and Jetfire and it appears as though that will get a video of its own.

We have embedded the video below for your convenience:



What do you think of Jetfire? Will you be adding him to your collection? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews.
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999791)
Posted by TargetmasterJoe on December 19th, 2018 @ 3:26pm CST
I was bummed when it dawned on me that TonTon wasn't doing the Jetwing Optimus combination... :(
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999792)
Posted by Emerje on December 19th, 2018 @ 3:36pm CST
I like the new Prime, though the big chunks on the back of his arms and the kibble on the inside of his legs aren't great. It could almost pass for an IDW design. Those elbows are really messing with my brain since they bend on the what looks like the wrong axis. I sure hope he's a good figure because I really like the looks of him.

Emerje
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999796)
Posted by .... on December 19th, 2018 @ 4:37pm CST
MAD-Project? The Transformers porn artist? o_o Wtf?

Cool toy, but still baffled that this guy reported this, lmao
Re: First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie (1999800)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 4:56pm CST
SillyMcGilly wrote:MAD-Project? The Transformers porn artist? o_o Wtf?

Cool toy, but still baffled that this guy reported this, lmao

Wait... What?

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