Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Friday, October 28th, 2016 8:29am CDT

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We have a better look at MB-11 Leader Optimus Prime from the movie anniversary line Takara is releasing. He has been reviewed on Japanese site Digimono. Through this review, we learn what weapons he comes with, we see some new images, and we learn that he will have new sound clips from Japanese G1 (and movie) Optimus Prime voice actor Tesshō Genda (who is also the Japanese counter part of Kevin Conroy). You may be wondering how this toy is already finished when he is coming out March 2017 and all the images for the other toys in this line are just digitally painted. Well, that's because this toy already exists as Asia exclusive APS-01 Ultimate Optimus Prime, which so far has been a toy with an MSRP of over $200. With this Japanese release of this toy, they have improved him by giving Optimus a mouthplate and they reduced the amount of accessories to bring the pricepoint down to the $70-$100 range. The acessories he does have are two swords, two hooks, the gas tanks which turn into a gun and the knuckle accessory Optimus used against Shockwave is Dark of the Moon. This accessory was new and exclusive to the APS-01 release so far, as were the articulated hands, and all these features can now be obtained for a much lower price. This item is currently on preorder everywhere Takara toys are sold online.

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime

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Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837386)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 28th, 2016 @ 8:44am CDT
I'm mildly interested in the Starscream figure as its a mold if Screamy I don't have. That would, however, require me to financially support the movie side of the business. I swore a long time ago never to do that again. Such a pickle......
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837389)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 28th, 2016 @ 8:55am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I'm mildly interested in the Starscream figure as its a mold if Screamy I don't have. That would, however, require me to financially support the movie side of the business. I swore a long time ago never to do that again. Such a pickle......
At the very least, it's a good mold.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837390)
Posted by TulioDude on October 28th, 2016 @ 8:55am CDT
THey released this mold many times,but it still looks so good!Even with the slight modifications over the years.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837400)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2016 @ 9:16am CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I'm mildly interested in the Starscream figure as its a mold if Screamy I don't have. That would, however, require me to financially support the movie side of the business. I swore a long time ago never to do that again. Such a pickle......

The way I see it, you are supporting Takara's practice to celebrate anniversaries and give us awesome paint apps, more than anything else. These are older molds and Hasbro already got all the support for those so this wouldnt really count in their numbers (at least not nearly as much as when that mold first came out).

I encourage whatever I like, and I like these. So I am buying 3 :)

And guys, I cannot stress it enough how awesome it is that we are getting this leader Optimus at that price.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837445)
Posted by Sharkticon Soup on October 28th, 2016 @ 1:37pm CDT
This version looks so nice. Does anybody know if it can still combine with ROTF Jetfire? I assume he can but you never know. I sold my ROTF leader Prime awhile ago, but I still have Jetfire and I was thinking about picking this one up.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837451)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2016 @ 1:58pm CDT
Sharkticon Soup wrote:This version looks so nice. Does anybody know if it can still combine with ROTF Jetfire? I assume he can but you never know. I sold my ROTF leader Prime awhile ago, but I still have Jetfire and I was thinking about picking this one up.

Do you remember where Jetfire connects with prime in that belly area? I ask because the 5 areas retooled for this release are the following:

Forearms: no longer have swing out sword (thank GOD)
Hands: now have articulated fingers
Gas tanks: now removeable
Abdominal area: those red hook pieces have been cut and the abdominal area was resulpted to look like organic abs.

Jetfire hooks onto the feet (no problem) and pelvis. Now I do not know if the reworked abdominal area means any change to the pelvis. If it does, then he cant connect, but if it doesnt and the pelvis is intact, then it would still be able to connect.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837461)
Posted by Ironhidensh on October 28th, 2016 @ 2:25pm CDT
So it isn't a straight reissue of buster prime?
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837467)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2016 @ 2:52pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:So it isn't a straight reissue of buster prime?

No way, its much better, its a "straight" reissue of this guy with a retooled head:

https://tfsource.com/transformers-asia/aps01u/

It has the most intricate paint apps so far. Just check all the details from the top shoulder to the forearm. Buster has that all in silver while this guy has individually colours gears and rivets. Its gonna be insane.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837481)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 28th, 2016 @ 3:36pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Sharkticon Soup wrote:This version looks so nice. Does anybody know if it can still combine with ROTF Jetfire? I assume he can but you never know. I sold my ROTF leader Prime awhile ago, but I still have Jetfire and I was thinking about picking this one up.

Do you remember where Jetfire connects with prime in that belly area? I ask because the 5 areas retooled for this release are the following:

Forearms: no longer have swing out sword (thank GOD)
Hands: now have articulated fingers
Gas tanks: now removeable
Abdominal area: those red hook pieces have been cut and the abdominal area was resulpted to look like organic abs.

Jetfire hooks onto the feet (no problem) and pelvis. Now I do not know if the reworked abdominal area means any change to the pelvis. If it does, then he cant connect, but if it doesnt and the pelvis is intact, then it would still be able to connect.


Jetfire doesn't connect to the pelvis, per se. The pieces just "rest" there, via the circular indents and the bottom of the windshield panels. The main connection is on the back, hooking onto the hinge and snapping onto the roof panel.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837488)
Posted by william-james88 on October 28th, 2016 @ 3:48pm CDT
then in that case, they connect.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837523)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on October 28th, 2016 @ 5:31pm CDT
I have to be honest, I wish he had a little more paint on his head. He looks a little bland around the eyes and he has no silver on his ear antennae. The promo shot on BBTS shows he has those, but they aren't present here, so I don't know what to think. That's not to say I'm not impressed with the rest of the paint, but his face just looks a little barren.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837709)
Posted by Sharkticon Soup on October 29th, 2016 @ 6:05pm CDT
Wow, I didn't realize they changed so much on this mold. Thanks for the info, William, JelZe. I think I'm going to have to preorder this guy.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837724)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 29th, 2016 @ 7:45pm CDT
Going on the wishlist. I need a new version of this mold soon, especially now that my 2009 one is used since I first got it. I do hope I can get him at some point with how my job is currently, though. But if there's a KO of this at a lower price tag, I'd get it.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1837979)
Posted by BluePhirePB on October 31st, 2016 @ 9:32am CDT
Happy to finally pull the trigger on this Leader class Prime! The only one I have is the one from the first movie which is good but a bit chunky.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842692)
Posted by Va'al on November 22nd, 2016 @ 9:07am CST
Via Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook, who have scanned the latest issue of hobby magazine Figure King, we have some more images of the Takara Tomy 10th Anniversary Transformers Movie figures, with special spotlight on Leader class Optimus Prime. You can check out the images mirrored below, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

Note: the scans also include extra information on MP-36 Megatron - we'll be covering this in another story shortly

Hi-Res Scan Figure King No. 226 Transformers

This month Japanese Magazine "Figure King" of Transformers covering the reformat of the Leader Class Optimus Prime which is originally from ROTF. The latest retool version featuring movable hands with the knuckle parts and weapon accessories.


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Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842810)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 22nd, 2016 @ 9:24pm CST
Dr Va'al wrote:Via Loopaza Mega Store on Facebook, who have scanned the latest issue of hobby magazine Figure King, we have some more images of the Takara Tomy 10th Anniversary Transformers Movie figures, with special spotlight on Leader class Optimus Prime. You can check out the images mirrored below, and join the conversation in the Energon Pub!

Note: the scans also include extra information on MP-36 Megatron - we'll be covering this in another story shortly

Hi-Res Scan Figure King No. 226 Transformers

This month Japanese Magazine "Figure King" of Transformers covering the reformat of the Leader Class Optimus Prime which is originally from ROTF. The latest retool version featuring movable hands with the knuckle parts and weapon accessories.


Image

Image

Image


Not a lazy re-issue but actually with new features! Takara can suck at times with their ambitious Tracks/Roadrage mold but this one looks like a home run!
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842816)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2016 @ 9:36pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:Not a lazy re-issue but actually with new features! Takara can suck at times with their ambitious Tracks/Roadrage mold but this one looks like a home run!
What's new in this release that wasn't already in previous Asia Premium Series releases?
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842826)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 22nd, 2016 @ 10:18pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Not a lazy re-issue but actually with new features! Takara can suck at times with their ambitious Tracks/Roadrage mold but this one looks like a home run!
What's new in this release that wasn't already in previous Asia Premium Series releases?


Fingers? At least that's what the headline in another site tformers.com presented.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842829)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 22nd, 2016 @ 10:30pm CST
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Not a lazy re-issue but actually with new features! Takara can suck at times with their ambitious Tracks/Roadrage mold but this one looks like a home run!
What's new in this release that wasn't already in previous Asia Premium Series releases?


Fingers? At least that's what the headline in another site tformers.com presented.
From the latest APS version.
Re: Japanese Pictorial Review of Takara 10th Anniversary Movie MB11 Optimus Prime (1842835)
Posted by fenrir72 on November 22nd, 2016 @ 11:16pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
fenrir72 wrote:Not a lazy re-issue but actually with new features! Takara can suck at times with their ambitious Tracks/Roadrage mold but this one looks like a home run!
What's new in this release that wasn't already in previous Asia Premium Series releases?


Fingers? At least that's what the headline in another site tformers.com presented.
From the latest APS version.


What I stated. Poseable fingers.What is the issue then? Accuracy of my post? >:oP Was it inaccurate with the fingers thingie?

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