First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail

First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015 5:05pm CDT

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Today we get news from he big man himself, Seibertron! This is the first sighting we were notified of for Mega Optimus, an upscaled and retooled leader version of the Hyperchange Optimus figure.

Here is what Seibertron had to share about his finding:

Found 3 step mega Optimus prime at target in rosemont, IL just outside of chicago. Price is 31.79


This means the toy should be coming to your area soon if not already be there.

Transformers News: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail

Transformers News: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail


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Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704784)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 30th, 2015 @ 5:22pm CDT
Lucky guy has vipers in his targets; wish cw would show up in my area :-x
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704824)
Posted by fenrir72 on June 30th, 2015 @ 6:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Today we get news from he big man himself, Seibertron! This is the first sighting we were notified of for Mega Optimus, an upscaled and retooled leader version of the Hyperchange Optimus figure.

Here is what Seibertron had to share about his finding:

Found 3 step mega Optimus prime at target in rosemont, IL just outside of chicago. Price is 31.79


This means the toy should be coming to your area soon if not already be there.

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Can this also fit smaller cars inside?
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704837)
Posted by william-james88 on June 30th, 2015 @ 6:50pm CDT
fenrir72 wrote:Can this also fit smaller cars inside?


Nope but it does interact with the minicons.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704841)
Posted by King Kuuga on June 30th, 2015 @ 6:57pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Can this also fit smaller cars inside?


Nope but it does interact with the minicons.

"Interact" in this case meaning "sit them down on his knees". No unlocked features or anything.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704864)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on June 30th, 2015 @ 8:45pm CDT
That Bot wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Can this also fit smaller cars inside?


Nope but it does interact with the minicons.

"Interact" in this case meaning "sit them down on his knees". No unlocked features or anything.

But, but... it's easier for kids to use it as a door-stop that way :BANG_HEAD:
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1704997)
Posted by RhA on July 1st, 2015 @ 4:41am CDT
Naysayers gonna naysay. :michaelbay:

I'll be looking out for this thing. It's glorious!
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705012)
Posted by ScottyP on July 1st, 2015 @ 8:28am CDT
Funny how the first official images of it had "1-step" on the package and now it says "3-step". Probably a 2-step and they just rounded up for no reason :HEADHURTS:
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705027)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 1st, 2015 @ 9:07am CDT
ScottyP wrote:Funny how the first official images of it had "1-step" on the package and now it says "3-step". Probably a 2-step and they just rounded up for no reason :HEADHURTS:


He shares engineering (he's not a retool!) with the regular 3-Step Optimus Prime, but even he's bending the definition. All you do is swing the chest back and around to the feet. Nothing else!
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705040)
Posted by william-james88 on July 1st, 2015 @ 9:51am CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
ScottyP wrote:Funny how the first official images of it had "1-step" on the package and now it says "3-step". Probably a 2-step and they just rounded up for no reason :HEADHURTS:


He shares engineering (he's not a retool!) with the regular 3-Step Optimus Prime, but even he's bending the definition. All you do is swing the chest back and around to the feet. Nothing else!


You've got to explain this to me, how is he not a retooled upscale? Was he really a new mold from scratch? What difference makes this more individual?

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Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705066)
Posted by ScottyP on July 1st, 2015 @ 10:45am CDT
william-james88 wrote:You've got to explain this to me, how is he not a retooled upscale? Was he really a new mold from scratch? What difference makes this more individual?
When literally every part is sculpted differently in some way, you're not in re-tool territory anymore. Shared transformation concept, but no enlarged "shared" parts from what I can tell.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705070)
Posted by william-james88 on July 1st, 2015 @ 11:01am CDT
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:You've got to explain this to me, how is he not a retooled upscale? Was he really a new mold from scratch? What difference makes this more individual?
When literally every part is sculpted differently in some way, you're not in re-tool territory anymore. Shared transformation concept, but no enlarged "shared" parts from what I can tell.


So its the equivalent of Combiner Wars streetwise if he was upscaled to a voyager and then compared with Dead End?
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705099)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 1st, 2015 @ 1:24pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:You've got to explain this to me, how is he not a retooled upscale? Was he really a new mold from scratch? What difference makes this more individual?
When literally every part is sculpted differently in some way, you're not in re-tool territory anymore. Shared transformation concept, but no enlarged "shared" parts from what I can tell.


So its the equivalent of Combiner Wars streetwise if he was upscaled to a voyager and then compared with Dead End?
Think of it more like G2 Smokescreen/BWII Starscream/RID Smokejumper/RM Smokesniper, Energon Starscream, and Generations FOC Starscream. All three molds were engineered to transform the same way, but are each their own individual mold rather than the same mold.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705103)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 1st, 2015 @ 1:31pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
ScottyP wrote:
william-james88 wrote:You've got to explain this to me, how is he not a retooled upscale? Was he really a new mold from scratch? What difference makes this more individual?
When literally every part is sculpted differently in some way, you're not in re-tool territory anymore. Shared transformation concept, but no enlarged "shared" parts from what I can tell.


So its the equivalent of Combiner Wars streetwise if he was upscaled to a voyager and then compared with Dead End?


This is Beast Hunters "Upscales" all over again. Basically they share transformation and detailing, but the "upscale" disqualifies it from the main definition of "retool". We have:

- Retools: some modified parts
- Reshells: changes the outward appearance while keeping transformation and some minor parts intact
- Down-/Upscale: changes the size of the basic design, but not the toy.

The last one involves changing designs on paper, no actual existing parts are modified.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705142)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 1st, 2015 @ 3:39pm CDT
They convert from one mode to at least one other mode. on occasion they transform exactly the same and other times they look the same but are different sizes. i'm not too technical here, so let's just say SCRAP THIS and think about how we can create new designs for the characters so we don't have to worry about "similar engineering" :lol: :BOT:
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705146)
Posted by william-james88 on July 1st, 2015 @ 3:48pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
This is Beast Hunters "Upscales" all over again. Basically they share transformation and detailing, but the "upscale" disqualifies it from the main definition of "retool". We have:

- Retools: some modified parts
- Reshells: changes the outward appearance while keeping transformation and some minor parts intact
- Down-/Upscale: changes the size of the basic design, but not the toy.

The last one involves changing designs on paper, no actual existing parts are modified.


Yes, I definitely think of this more like the upscales. The other examples listed are more coincidences from separate start up points. This was planned at the same time for the same line. There is definite cost cutting involved unlike the G2 smokescreen and Energon Starscream.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705743)
Posted by william-james88 on July 3rd, 2015 @ 2:06am CDT
Here is another video review coming our way from chuckdawg1999. It is the first review we were made aware of for Deployers Fractor and Airazor.

Here is what Chuck had to say about the figure:

Fracture is a nice shade of Decepticon purple, and that's really the only nice thing I can say about this toy. Keeping in mind that it's intended for children I'm concerned about how long it would take the average child to break a figure made from such flimsy plastic, with a play feature that has a tendency to jam. Airazor looks good but is a static brick making its clear parts somewhat useless. Collectors move along, nothing to see here.


Enjoy!

Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705869)
Posted by Ravage XK on July 3rd, 2015 @ 12:12pm CDT
God bless you Chuck for buying this crap so nobody else has to. I am shocked this was actually produced.
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705876)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on July 3rd, 2015 @ 12:53pm CDT
How come one step Fracture is his earth motorcycle mode.....but yet his Minicon Deployer is his Cybertronian form?
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705888)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 3rd, 2015 @ 1:46pm CDT
Stuartmaximus wrote:How come one step Fracture is his earth motorcycle mode.....but yet his Minicon Deployer is his Cybertronian form?
Variety?
Re: First Sighting of Transformers Robots in Disguise (2015) Mega Optimus Prime at retail (1705889)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on July 3rd, 2015 @ 1:53pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:How come one step Fracture is his earth motorcycle mode.....but yet his Minicon Deployer is his Cybertronian form?
Variety?


Same goes for Drift.

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