Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010 8:01AM CDT

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If the excitement of BotCon, Tokyo Toy Show and the various other events this summer have left you gagging for more, you're in luck! A new event has been announced in Japan: Transformers Museum. To celebrate 2010, famous stores around Japan will be running exhibitions, and an obvious but welcome repaint will be making an appearance; a black redeco of Voyager Class Animated Optimus Prime.

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So far not much is known about the event, though it will be occuring at Otsu Western Store in Kyoto from the 3rd of August to the 8th and at Yokohama Sogo Store from the 10th to the 16th. So far it is unknown if further stores and dates will be added. In addition to Optimus Prime Black Version being on sale in limited numbers for 4200 yen, attendees will be able to see a Camaro painted up as Bumblebee and two-metre-tall models of Prime and Bumblebee, and will be able to purchase Masterpiece Convoy as well as Transformers T-shirts and cups.

The Otsu Store's page can be seen here and a .pdf of Yokohama's event can be seen here (both are in Japanese but feature images).

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Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100622)
Posted by Jesterhead on July 20th, 2010 @ 8:12am CDT
Very cool! 4200 is a pretty fair price, I'll have to keep an eye out for one on ebay!
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100627)
Posted by Diem on July 20th, 2010 @ 8:20am CDT
Jesterhead wrote:Very cool! 4200 is a pretty fair price, I'll have to keep an eye out for one on ebay!

At the risk of playing the pessimist, that's 4200 for a figure that will be limited to Botcon-type numbers. Expect a healthy mark-up on that price.
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100656)
Posted by kirbenvost on July 20th, 2010 @ 9:54am CDT
Yeah, the Botcon 2010 toys are going for like 300% original cost, I expect this Prime to be even more. Maybe I should just stop buying exclusives altogether... it's the only way I can accept the fact that I can't afford most of them. :lol:
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100756)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 20th, 2010 @ 1:08pm CDT
The onslaught of exclusive and high priced figures will not end. This guy is gorgeous, but it's getting harrowing trying to afford it all.
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100777)
Posted by Blurrz on July 20th, 2010 @ 1:49pm CDT
Stuff me plenty. This figure is not only sexy black, but it's windows are tinted red instead of the original blue. Definitely worth it's price, whatever it will be...
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100783)
Posted by HighPrime on July 20th, 2010 @ 2:20pm CDT
I want this... =P~
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100792)
Posted by Midnight_Fox on July 20th, 2010 @ 2:54pm CDT
Love it. I want, but may swap the Autobot symbol for a Decepticon one.
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1100796)
Posted by joevill on July 20th, 2010 @ 3:02pm CDT
Is it okay to be bitter that we aren't going to get any of these? :-(
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1101074)
Posted by Razorclaw0000 on July 21st, 2010 @ 8:03am CDT
joevill wrote:Is it okay to be bitter that we aren't going to get any of these? :-(


Speak for yourself ;-)
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1101159)
Posted by Dagon on July 21st, 2010 @ 1:22pm CDT
That's actually pretty cool looking. I like the red windows.
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1101256)
Posted by UM Prime on July 21st, 2010 @ 5:10pm CDT
please be mine i want animated nemisis
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1101304)
Posted by Chupacabra Convoy on July 21st, 2010 @ 8:03pm CDT
Beautiful figure, but the mark up knocks out of my price range. I swear the mark up on exclusives is ridiculous for old molds. It is worth it for anybody to take the cheaper original figure and kitbash into said exclusive. Hell, in some cases you could even buy resin just to make copies of the original toy and still walk away with money in your wallet with some of these prices. :roll: Granted the starting cost is hefty, but once you spread it out across several figures, well, if you got the time and the skills, then who needs Botcon?
Re: Japanese Event: Transformers Museum With Black Animated Optimus Prime (1101451)
Posted by Blurrz on July 22nd, 2010 @ 3:24am CDT
Chupacabra Convoy wrote:Beautiful figure, but the mark up knocks out of my price range. I swear the mark up on exclusives is ridiculous for old molds. It is worth it for anybody to take the cheaper original figure and kitbash into said exclusive. Hell, in some cases you could even buy resin just to make copies of the original toy and still walk away with money in your wallet with some of these prices. :roll: Granted the starting cost is hefty, but once you spread it out across several figures, well, if you got the time and the skills, then who needs Botcon?


This isn't even bad for a Japanese Convention Exclusive, only around 2.3x the retail price of a Voyager, instead of the usual 5-6x

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