Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US

Monday, February 8th, 2016 12:25pm CST

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While Platinum Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal has been available at retail in Canada as a Toysrus exclusive, it was unsure which retailer would be carrying this figure in the US.

It turns out this figure is NOT exclusive in the US since both Amazon.com and Toysrus are currently carrying this figure. They are both currently shipping and selling this figure for USD $149.99.

Transformers News: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon and TRU


At this price will you be picking it up? If not, what price would make you change you mind? Let us know in the discussion!

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This article was last modified on Tuesday, February 9th, 2016 8:28am CST

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Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764509)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 8th, 2016 @ 5:27pm CST
150 US Dollars! :lol:

That's around 209$CAN! So, our 200/CAN price tag is close enough.

Still about 75% WAYYYYYY too expensive. >:oP
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764524)
Posted by Amelie on February 8th, 2016 @ 6:21pm CST
At $150 he's competing with MP-10 or even (more importantly) MP Primal.

In fact, I could buy MP Primal and still have room left for Hot Rod.

Crazy, crazy prices.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764573)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on February 8th, 2016 @ 7:48pm CST
$40-$50 tops. It's not a Masterpiece figure, nor does it have complex engineering. It doesn't even have the excuse of being a convention exclusive.

While it's pretty and interesting... there are plenty of other things to spend my money on.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764602)
Posted by shajaki on February 8th, 2016 @ 9:53pm CST
Amelie wrote:At $150 he's competing with MP-10 or even (more importantly) MP Primal.

In fact, I could buy MP Primal and still have room left for Hot Rod.

Crazy, crazy prices.
For the price of YOTM Primal, I could buy a full set of CW Combaticons, and then still go out for a nice dinner. >:oP

I saw him at TRU today. Nice lookin box. I'll admit, if it were say 150 (as opposed to its 200 CAD price tag) I'd have considered it.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764604)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 8th, 2016 @ 10:05pm CST
shajaki wrote:
Amelie wrote:At $150 he's competing with MP-10 or even (more importantly) MP Primal.

In fact, I could buy MP Primal and still have room left for Hot Rod.

Crazy, crazy prices.
For the price of YOTM Primal, I could buy a full set of CW Combaticons, and then still go out for a nice dinner. >:oP

I saw him at TRU today. Nice lookin box. I'll admit, if it were say 150 (as opposed to its 200 CAD price tag) I'd have considered it.


Don't do it! You'd only show them that you endorse this behavior [-(
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764612)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 8th, 2016 @ 10:15pm CST
For me, that ape should go for 80$CAN top. At REGULAR PRICE.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764616)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on February 8th, 2016 @ 10:16pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:For me, that ape should go for 80$CAN top. At REGULAR PRICE.


Naw, they didn't even paint it, it should be less
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764620)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 8th, 2016 @ 10:29pm CST
Hellscream9999 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:For me, that ape should go for 80$CAN top. At REGULAR PRICE.


Naw, they didn't even paint it, it should be less


Well, it's based on the normal price for a leader figure is 60$CAN. So, an extra 20 bucks for Supreme class.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764687)
Posted by william-james88 on February 9th, 2016 @ 6:20am CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:For me, that ape should go for 80$CAN top. At REGULAR PRICE.


Agreed.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1764695)
Posted by gb10 on February 9th, 2016 @ 6:36am CST
It's available on ToysRUs.com too. Image isn't showing up right now for some reason but it's the same item:

http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.js ... age=search
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1765234)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on February 10th, 2016 @ 1:45pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:For me, that ape should go for 80$CAN top. At REGULAR PRICE.


Agreed.

Thirded. That is a ridiculous price for this toy.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766249)
Posted by Bridgemagnet on February 14th, 2016 @ 5:23am CST
Here is my Review for this figure.

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Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766258)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 14th, 2016 @ 6:34am CST
I'm pretty sure you are the first guy around to review the thing. I'll reported it for the news.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766300)
Posted by william-james88 on February 14th, 2016 @ 9:35am CST
Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it and tell us that it is not worth the price. He goes though the sound effects and a description of the deco and articulation. Note that the robot head in beast mode can be more hidden than it appears in the video, but that would mean that the gorilla head would be facing down.

Bridgemagnet wrote:Here is my Review of
Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Platinum Edition figure
As always, it is in 4K UHD.

For more pictures of this set and other reviews check out my blog
http://toys.bridgemagnet.com



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Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766301)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 14th, 2016 @ 9:43am CST
william-james88 wrote:Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it


Bridgemagnet, your sacrifice was not in vain.

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Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766307)
Posted by Bridgemagnet on February 14th, 2016 @ 9:58am CST
william-james88 wrote:Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it and tell us that it is not worth the price. He goes though the sound effects and a description of the deco and articulation. Note that the robot head in beast mode can be more hidden than it appears in the video, but that would mean that the gorilla head would be facing down.




Hunched over stance (called gorilla mode) is actually what they put in the official instructions.
I mentioned that in my video about the stances. I left it in this mode to give contrast to the robot mode otherwise it would just look exactly like robot mode cut off at the knees. :-D

Thanks for watching.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1766337)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2016 @ 11:55am CST
An Optimus Primal toy with sounds clips by Peter Cullen. =;

Nice review.

Although, with the original figure, the rotated chest sides seen in each mode here were meant for the opposite modes. The all-red side was originally all-gold and meant to be his robot mode chest, while the side with the circle was his gorilla chest. This is evident in the video as the Maximal :MAX2: symbol ends up being upside-down when seen in beast mode.

If only the toy hadn't been packaged with the beast mode's circle chest side visible in robot mode, which looks to be the source of this confusion.

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Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1767326)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2016 @ 11:50am CST
Dont know if everybody saw this yet, but Hasbro has come forward to announce that this Primal toy will be the only toy part of the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars offered at retail:

20th Anniversary Beast Wars...is there anything planned for this year beyond the Optimus Primal that has already been revealed?

Not for this year. I can say this and candidly to other fans that don't approach me, the Beast Wars universe began in 1996 but it continued arguably into the early 2000's and I think there's opportunities in the future to reconnect with that. I feel like even in the coming years that those bridges can be made even stronger as our fan base changes, as our fans that remember that have a nostalgic connection they want to share that with their kids, their family and they want to add that to their collection. There's no reason we would ever write off that era or any other...Armada, Energon, 2007 movie, there's no reason why we would never look at any other part of the Transformers universe.
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1767328)
Posted by Cobotron on February 17th, 2016 @ 11:56am CST
Wow! That statement is good proof that the nostalgia of parents is a strong marketing tool.
Alright all you Beast Wars kids, time to procreate! Then we can get some real nice updates to those toys. ;)^
Re: Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Now Available on Amazon for the US (1767339)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2016 @ 12:08pm CST
Cobotron wrote:Wow! That statement is good proof that the nostalgia of parents is a strong marketing tool.
Alright all you Beast Wars kids, time to procreate! Then we can get some real nice updates to those toys. ;)^


Hasbro doestn hide its formula, did you see this pic? It looks like the same thing you would see at a drug dealer conference:

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Just replace the TFs with bags of white powder and you can keep the writing the same.

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