Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped?

Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped?

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 3:19am CST

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Last year, there were rumors that Takara was planning on producing a Henkei Black Optimus Prime. Pictures were shown that looked similar to Classics Nemesis Prime, but featured red windows and a slightly different paint scheme. At the time, people speculated that this mysterious black Prime would surface as an event exclusive. But a year has passed and nothing has appeared. We haven’t seen or heard anything. Was this just an apparition? A prototype produced by Hasbro? Or, a Takara project that never panned out?

eBay seller, Ultraconvoy, recently listed information that may shed some light on this elusive figure. According to the seller, this figure was due to be released as an exclusive, but this may never happen. In Ultraconvoy’s words, he had this to say:

This is an unreleased Classic Black Optimus Prime. I was told it was going to be released for a few conventions in Japan but none were true. I was also told it was coming out for winter fest January 2009 but winter fest is canceled due to building problems. We may never know if this figure will be released. Figure is a testshot/prototype.


It is difficult to confirm the truth at this point. This figure has a few differences compared with the Nemesis Prime version. It has Autobot insignias, red windows, and a slightly different paint scheme. Also the words “Not for sale?Eare stamped on the top.

You can discuss whether or not this is a Hasbro or Takara prototype and whether or not it will ever be produced here.


You can see the original auction here.


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Credit(s): Ultraconvoy


This article was last modified on Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 3:21am CST

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Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836302)
Posted by Mkall on November 19th, 2008 @ 6:20am CST
Probably for the best really. I would've probably spent another 150 bucks to get one. Now that money can go to other important things, like food
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836308)
Posted by Stormrider on November 19th, 2008 @ 6:29am CST
Eating is so overrated.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836329)
Posted by Prime Evil on November 19th, 2008 @ 7:28am CST
Nothing like a good steady diet of Raman noodles.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836422)
Posted by Solrac333 on November 19th, 2008 @ 10:30am CST
They ran out of chrome.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836425)
Posted by coolpop on November 19th, 2008 @ 10:44am CST
*sigh* I really wanted one... been trying to track it down forever and always non-fruitful, now I can only hope for miracles.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836480)
Posted by bvzxa on November 19th, 2008 @ 1:04pm CST
I dunno...it's not as impressive to me as the black convoy repaint they did for TF2000

I have had my Nemmy prime for a few months, and the idea of him being a decepticon makes for crazy possibilties.

I got Shatter Glass Prime to be from the other world.
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Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836546)
Posted by [JRX] on November 19th, 2008 @ 3:04pm CST
omega666 wrote:They ran out of chrome.


The lack of chrome makes me suspect this is a fraud :P (anyone remember my failed campaign against chrome?)
... but I do like the red windows. The blue-ish windows were the main thing stopping me from buying Hasbro's Nemmie.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836548)
Posted by Shadowstream on November 19th, 2008 @ 3:09pm CST
That's a bit of a downer. I was kinda considering getting the henkei version because I was so annoyed at the whole blue transparent parts thing. Even so, I wasn't keen on getting another black convoy anyway, as they tend to come very consistently with each new Optimus Prime release anyway.
Re: Henkei Black Optimus Prime Scrapped? (836650)
Posted by ThunderThruster on November 19th, 2008 @ 5:24pm CST
Looks like they were trying for the nucleon quest convoy!

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