Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC

Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC

Thursday, September 11th, 2014 9:08am CDT

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The lovely folks at IZ Reloaded were recently in Singapore for SGTCC, and took a good look at the exhibited full colour version of the upcoming Hot Toys licensed G1 Optimus Prime (Starscream version) - check out the clip they sent us below!

Spotted at Singapore Toy, Game & Comic Convention 2014 (STGCC 2014), is this Hot Toys Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) Collectible Figure from the classic and highly popular THE TRANSFORMERS GENERATION 1.

The Optimus Prime (Starscream Version) collectible figure stands approximately 30cm tall featuring a highly detailed mechanical structure and remarkable painting applications with distress effect, a pair of Starscream's wings, weapons, and a rocky ground diorama base with Autobot logo.


Credit(s): IZ Reloaded


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Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605668)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2014 @ 9:12am CDT
It both looks cool and makes no sense. :P
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605688)
Posted by Blozor on September 11th, 2014 @ 11:49am CDT
Is anybody else disturbed by Optimus Prime now taking trophies of his kills?
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605715)
Posted by AutoBorst on September 11th, 2014 @ 1:43pm CDT
I'm just not impressed by this. Yes, HT makes some really great movie-based figures, but this Optimus Prime just doesn't make sense. Taking wings from Starscream is silly as a concept. And at that size, if he can't transform then what's the point? It's just another super-overpriced toy for people who can't say "No". I'll stick with my perfect MP01, thank you.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605717)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:00pm CDT
Yeah, this is still stupid and a total money sink. =; =; =;
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605718)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:15pm CDT
I still think this is the result of some weird version of prime, taking starscream and locking him up in his creepy basement.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605721)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:28pm CDT
Cool. Now let's see the alt mode, which I assume it has, because it's a Transformer.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605722)
Posted by cramoptimus maximus on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:29pm CDT
I own every mp takara has made including every coin and all of the variants... and seeing this figure makes it very hard not to acquire it, and i think it is because of the expected quality that hottoys is known for... U come to trust them that they are going to make a product that u r going to love. Afterall, most of the mps that i own have been preordered months or even a year in advance without even knowing what the final version is going to look like! Its insane! But i must say, i've had no regrets and im always pleasantly surprised that i did when i open the box...

I am not getting this figure, mainly because, I know its going to be awesome and it will only lead to more awesomeness and more figures as a line, seen those pictures of optimus prime megatron version yet? Im sure there is a starscream "megatron" version in the works too, in short, i have to limit what i collect now days... Ill pass on this line of awesomeness to preserve space and hold on to my money. Threezero and masterpiece transformers are an expensive hobby to have :-( having fullmetalghost on my bedstand, waiting on fullmetalghost captain form and that awesome atlas figure as well, makes me think that the 300-400 dollar figure segment is hard at work to get u hooked.. Sorry hottoys transformers, ur too late! I got my fix!
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605724)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:34pm CDT
AutoBorst wrote:And at that size, if he can't transform then what's the point?
To be a good-looking display piece.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605726)
Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:51pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:And at that size, if he can't transform then what's the point?
To be a good-looking display piece.

Then there is no point to this.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605728)
Posted by Siger on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:52pm CDT
I still want to see someone get both this and the Megatron Prime, then combine all the weapons/parts on him and have him hold some decepticon heads in one hand.

About time Optimus got as evil as the rest of the Primes. :DANCE: :DANCE: :DANCE:
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605729)
Posted by GuyIncognito on September 11th, 2014 @ 2:57pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:And at that size, if he can't transform then what's the point?
To be a good-looking display piece.


All of the TFs in my collection are good-looking display pieces, and they all transform. Buying a TF statue that doesn't transform is like buying a luxury sports car with no engine. "But it looks good parked in the driveway!" I'd rather have a Toyota I can drive than a Ferrari I can only look at.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605734)
Posted by Crystiallic on September 11th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
They made an untransformable transformer with a less impressive look. Good for them.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605768)
Posted by Mr_Autobot411 on September 11th, 2014 @ 6:02pm CDT
i think most ppl that are passing on this are using the "it doesnt transformer exuse" is funny to me.......maybe its cuz all of my TF are kept in Bot mode........and thats why i buy tfs cuz of their bot modes.......i never found it interesting to keep a bunch of cars in my display cabs, thats what my hot wheels were all about. lol

Ok sure their are some awesome car and plane modes, but seriously thats boring to look at lol

this piece isnt gonna be for every collector, but for me, i have a feeling that the materials used will be better then anything takara has used, the detail so far to me smokes mp 10, the head scalp the paint apps etc

i got mine on pre-order and i think he will blow away a lot of my primes..........

mp10 i love, but i always knew something will test it soon enough.

:BOT: :CON:
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605802)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 11th, 2014 @ 11:45pm CDT
I get the feel that if this thing had come out 20 years ago or so, people would be more interested in something like this. Maybe not specifically an "Optimus Prime wearing mutilated Starscream parts", but a good-looking display piece in general. Back then, the pre-BW era, we didn't have all the nice looking things we have now. There were no collector-oriented lines. No Masterpieces, no Alternators, no Human Alliance figures, nothing prettier than a Japanese G1 leader figure or G2's Laser Optimus Prime toy, which were arguably the best-looking things back then.

Nowadays, we have all these nice collector-aimed figures that serve as both fully functional toys with playability and as good-looking display pieces. It just shows how spoiled fortunate we are as a fandom to have all these nice things at this time, when other lines aren't always so lucky and sometimes only get good-looking display pieces in instances such as the release of this Hot Toys statue.

Remember in the 2000s when all of the following (and more) were released?

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There was more of a market for these kinds of things back then since the idea of Transformers toys for collectors was still a fairly new and fairly unexplored concept. Hot Toys is just carrying on with the same kind of agenda as the folks who made all of the above. If there seriously isn't enough of a market for an item like this in this day and age for Hot Toys to make a decent profit off of, then I guess the only thing to be said is that it came out at the wrong time. But, the fact that it even is getting made shows that someone still believes there's a market for this thing, however small and/or unspoken it might be.
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1605803)
Posted by Ultra Markus on September 12th, 2014 @ 12:02am CDT
RK_Striker_JK_5 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
AutoBorst wrote:And at that size, if he can't transform then what's the point?
To be a good-looking display piece.

Then there is no point to this.
then you miss the point...
its not to have a mere toy but to have an actual collection piece to display
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1606041)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 12th, 2014 @ 10:26pm CDT
I like this, if it was more affordable I would definitely buy because it looks absolutely beautiful. The SS gimmick doesn't make sense, and kinda sucks since that jacks up the price, but I don't think this is pointless or anything. Maybe one day they'll give us one more reasonably price.

I wonder if the tires are rubber?
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1606042)
Posted by YRQRM0 on September 12th, 2014 @ 10:26pm CDT
I like this, if it was more affordable I would definitely buy because it looks absolutely beautiful. The SS gimmick doesn't make sense, and kinda sucks since that jacks up the price, but I don't think this is pointless or anything. Maybe one day they'll give us one more reasonably price.

I wonder if the tires are rubber?
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1715622)
Posted by william-james88 on August 3rd, 2015 @ 9:44pm CDT
It's been while since we had some news on Hot Toys' Optimus Prime Starscream edition figure. He was actually up on BBTS a year ago and is still on preorder. He is out in Hong Kong though and the snakas blog has some picutres of how this figure looks like in the box as well as some in hand images. Hot Toys themselves posted a TON of HD images of this new figure and you can see them all here. Some have been posted below as well. I know what you are thinking. True, it doesn't Transform, it isn't an outright G1 reference and 345$ is quite a bit of money to spend... but you can't deny how good he looks!


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Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1715630)
Posted by .... on August 3rd, 2015 @ 10:26pm CDT
"Starscream Version"??? What the hell is going on! Why does Optimus Prime have Starscream's wings and null rays??? I DON'T GET IT! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Hot Toys G1 Optimus Prime Starscream Version Video Clip Look from STGCC (1715631)
Posted by Siger on August 3rd, 2015 @ 10:33pm CDT
SillySpringer wrote:"Starscream Version"??? What the hell is going on! Why does Optimus Prime have Starscream's wings and null rays??? I DON'T GET IT! :BANG_HEAD:

You are a year late to the party, perhaps read the previous posts to catch up? Either way Murderous-Prime does look pretty good. He needs to hold more Decepticon heads like a robot voodoo witch doctor to complete the insane look. Will I even consider buying this? HELL NO!

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