First Look at Studio Series SS 38 Optimus Prime from Bumblebee Movie
Wednesday, December 19th, 2018 10:25am CSTCategory: Toy News
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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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Posted by ThunderThruster on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:31am CST
Posted by galvatron00 on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:41am CST
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..
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 10:53am CST
Posted by steals_your_goats on December 19th, 2018 @ 11:02am CST
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.
Posted by What's Crackin'? on December 19th, 2018 @ 11:12am CST
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:01pm CST
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.
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:03pm CST
Posted by Overcracker on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:42pm CST
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.
Posted by TulioDude on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:47pm CST
Hopefully this one paves the ways for more of these Cybertronian designs(I'm thinking the seekers).
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:49pm CST
Posted by hausjam on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:51pm CST
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.
Posted by Sabrblade on December 19th, 2018 @ 12:55pm CST
I'm fully aware that the two live action Flintstones movies are hot garbage and I still like them.hausjam wrote:You are saying we like garbage.
Posted by galvatron00 on December 19th, 2018 @ 1:11pm CST
I see what you did there.hausjam wrote:But I am not Optimistic.
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.
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 19th, 2018 @ 2:56pm CST
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.
Posted by TargetmasterJoe on December 19th, 2018 @ 3:26pm CST
Posted by Emerje on December 19th, 2018 @ 3:36pm CST
Posted by .... on December 19th, 2018 @ 4:37pm CST
Cool toy, but still baffled that this guy reported this, lmao
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