In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution

In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 4:56pm CST

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Via the Snakas blog, and reportedly from a private Philippines-based collector group on Facebook, we have images of the evolution gimmick of the new Leader class figures from the Transformers Power of the Primes toyline, Optimus Prime and Rodimus Prime - with their deluxe size inner robots, Orion Pax and Hot Rod!

We have seen the official stock photography and the images from the shows where the toys were first seen and revealed - in fact, you can check out our gallery here for Hascon 2017 and here for New York Comic Con 2017 - but this is a good look at the empty compartment that will house the inner figures, taken mid-way setup by employees preparing an exhibition. We also see how the arms will indeed be needing to separate from the body for transformation, though we don't know how they will be packaged. Check them out below!

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution

Transformers News: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution

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This article was last modified on Thursday, November 23rd, 2017 8:16pm CST

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Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923384)
Posted by Cheetron on November 23rd, 2017 @ 5:43pm CST
I want optimus so bad!
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923387)
Posted by Quantum Surge on November 23rd, 2017 @ 5:50pm CST
Hot Rod looks fine (if not a little simplistic), but there's something about Orion Pax that makes him feel like he's too round to go with the armor.
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923388)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 23rd, 2017 @ 5:52pm CST
I saw this and thought how cool it would be if the used the rodimus prime mold for it
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Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923394)
Posted by Skritz on November 23rd, 2017 @ 6:29pm CST
Burn wrote:
King Kuuga wrote:Sadly, us Beast Wars fans have to settle for table scraps.

I honestly don't get what you're complaining about. I mean realistically, the entire BW line was damn near perfect to the point they're nearly impossible to improve on.


Yeah well, even as a lifelong Beast Wars fan I'd have to diagree on some level. Certainly those who became show characters had good toys but the line was very hit and miss and its engineering is, in some respect, quite lacking compared to modern toys. Especially when it come to weight and stability, many of them being very backheavy.

Oh and don't forget: not all of these toys have survived our childhoods. In some respect, there are G1 figures which survived way better than those from the Beast Era, what with these ball joints which have eroded and came loose. Oh and let's not forget GPS, which claimed many iconic figures from that era, such as Megatron's transmetal form, Optimal Optimus and Dinobot II. Sure, all toys decay, but judging from my fairly large and well-preserved collection, even a careful childhood will result in toys that have disintegrated when removed from boxes.

In my case, a new Megatron is paramount since all my previous figures of the guy have broken. Had Transmetal megatron not been so fragile you are correct that its good enough 20 years later as a representation of the guy. Its engineering is good and its poseability decent and its very show-accurate. Unfortunately, the crappy brittle plastic prevents it from being so 'near flawless', as does flaking and turning to dust does to other figures, often breaking in ways that simply cannot be repaired.
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923405)
Posted by King Kuuga on November 23rd, 2017 @ 7:34pm CST
Va'al wrote:What is unclear is whether the arms will indeed be needing to separate from the body for transformation, or if that is just a shipping/packaging detail. Check them out below!

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What's unclear? Rodimus Prime's arms attach to Hot Rod's knees, with his shins pointing upwards to form Rodimus's shoulders. When Hot Rod is Hot Rod and not the torso of Rodimus Prime, the arms have nothing to attach to except in trailer configuration. We saw this at NYCC as well. Or Hascon. One of them.
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923406)
Posted by NOBLExGAMER on November 23rd, 2017 @ 7:44pm CST
Va'al wrote:What is unclear is whether the arms will indeed be needing to separate from the body for transformation, or if that is just a shipping/packaging detail.


The Rodimus Prime arms connect to the lower leg of Hot Rod for Prime Mode (pictured below) and are store on the part of the trailer above Hot Rod in vehicle mode. So it's not a a shipping/packaging detail it's parts-forming.

Personally I don't mind it, the figure is still the best looking Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime to date IMO.

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Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923408)
Posted by Mechastrike on November 23rd, 2017 @ 7:55pm CST
i can't wait. been wanting a Rodimus for YEARS!
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923410)
Posted by Overcracker on November 23rd, 2017 @ 8:13pm CST
That Orion Pax is dare I say it... mighty fine looking.

So want that PTOP Prime. :x =P~ :APPLAUSE:

I'm slightly disappointed on Hot Rod-imus Prime... who am I kidding, its Hot Rod, I'm gonna buy it anyway.Image
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923411)
Posted by Va'al on November 23rd, 2017 @ 8:17pm CST
King Kuuga wrote:
Va'al wrote:What is unclear is whether the arms will indeed be needing to separate from the body for transformation, or if that is just a shipping/packaging detail. Check them out below!

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What's unclear? Rodimus Prime's arms attach to Hot Rod's knees, with his shins pointing upwards to form Rodimus's shoulders. When Hot Rod is Hot Rod and not the torso of Rodimus Prime, the arms have nothing to attach to except in trailer configuration. We saw this at NYCC as well. Or Hascon. One of them.


NOBLExGAMER wrote:
Va'al wrote:What is unclear is whether the arms will indeed be needing to separate from the body for transformation, or if that is just a shipping/packaging detail.


The Rodimus Prime arms connect to the lower leg of Hot Rod for Prime Mode (pictured below) and are store on the part of the trailer above Hot Rod in vehicle mode. So it's not a a shipping/packaging detail it's parts-forming.

Personally I don't mind it, the figure is still the best looking Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime to date IMO.

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We do, you're both right. I wasn't paying attention to my fingers pre-breakfast this morning. Fixed!
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923417)
Posted by william-james88 on November 23rd, 2017 @ 9:16pm CST
Overcracker wrote:That Orion Pax is dare I say it... mighty fine looking.

In both modes? :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923424)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on November 23rd, 2017 @ 11:09pm CST
Optimus looks fine in large robot mode but damn Orion Pax has always looked so dorky and lame. Hot Rod looks ok I suppose (his usual arm exhaust/guns look crappy though, like some cheap cosplay of a child who's just spraypainted some cardboard tubes silver and stuck them to his arms)
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923444)
Posted by ThunderThruster on November 24th, 2017 @ 7:36am CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I saw this and thought how cool it would be if the used the rodimus prime mold for it
PicsArt_07-25-09.31.59.jpg


Where do I buy this?!
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923453)
Posted by Overcracker on November 24th, 2017 @ 10:26am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Overcracker wrote:That Orion Pax is dare I say it... mighty fine looking.

In both modes? :lol:


Yup. Image :lol:
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923464)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 24th, 2017 @ 2:04pm CST
ThunderThruster wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I saw this and thought how cool it would be if the used the rodimus prime mold for it
PicsArt_07-25-09.31.59.jpg


Where do I buy this?!

its just a digibash but it does look like a possibilty ;)
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923477)
Posted by megamanfan on November 24th, 2017 @ 4:56pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I saw this and thought how cool it would be if the used the rodimus prime mold for it
PicsArt_07-25-09.31.59.jpg


this would be a great counterpart to that armada megatron we got in CW
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923482)
Posted by Ultra Markus on November 24th, 2017 @ 5:17pm CST
And armada starscream and generations hot shot
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923483)
Posted by ThunderThruster on November 24th, 2017 @ 5:24pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:
ThunderThruster wrote:
Ultra Markus wrote:I saw this and thought how cool it would be if the used the rodimus prime mold for it
PicsArt_07-25-09.31.59.jpg


Where do I buy this?!

its just a digibash but it does look like a possibilty ;)


I'm aware, but it looks like a decent modern interpretation.
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923515)
Posted by william-james88 on November 24th, 2017 @ 11:02pm CST
While it seems we know so much about the upcoming Transformers Power of the Primes toys, there is one part we know very little of: how their backs look like. While Leader Optimus Prime may look like MP10 from the front, no one knows how he looks like from the back? Well, a Transformers hands on event was held in Hong Kong and thanks to several posts on HK-TF 變形金剛香港網盟 and Hobbymizer Hong Kong Discuss, we now know that it looks like and ... it's not like MP10. We also have some great shots of Voyager Grimlock's back which has also not fully been revealed yet, along with more torso shots of Voyager Starscream. We also get our first shot of Starscream fully combined. There are also several images showing where the combiner heads are hidden which can make for some very wacky poses. Plus, we see the interchangeable Titan/Prime Master gimmick with the Matrix that comes with the leaders in full force and used in fun ways.

These items are all due to come to retail in December 2017/January 2018, depending on your distribution channel of choice and the price points we have seen so far are not consistent from one retailer to the next.

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Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923517)
Posted by bodrock on November 24th, 2017 @ 11:33pm CST
Well, Orion Pax as a bot looks great....the truck looks a bit rough. :/
Re: In-Hand Images of Transformers Power of the Primes Leader Rodimus and Optimus Prime Mid-Evolution (1923518)
Posted by NOBLExGAMER on November 24th, 2017 @ 11:43pm CST
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This picture seems to confirm the "Deluxe" modes of the Leaders will be closer to a Voyager in scale than a normal Deluxe. I'm super okay with this, especially in Hot Rod's case as, in my opinion, he'll scale perfectly with my CW Ultra Magnus and T30 Springer and Arcee! :APPLAUSE:

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