Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit
Monday, February 10th, 2014 12:12pm CSTCategories: Toy News, Collectables
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Posted by megatronus on February 10th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CST
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Posted by El Duque on February 10th, 2014 @ 2:20pm CST
megatronus wrote:Can anyone comment on why super-deformed has become so popular? One or two lines or licensees, sure, but this seems to be a major focus of Transformers product, lately.
I was thinking the same thing as I posted this. There does seem to have been a sharp increase in the amount of SD stuff lately. (shrugs)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 10th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CST
Posted by Blurrz on February 10th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CST
Also wouldn't doubt that this is to jump on the popularity of SD globally. The popularity in the East has always been high, but the West is just exploding exponentially, with the rise and popularity of POP! Funko figures and other blind bagged products.
I wouldn't mind this, if it weren't for the fact that this is the 50th TF subline that will likely start with Optimus Prime and end with Bumblebee.
Posted by jamiko on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CST
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Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CDT
Posted by El Duque on July 27th, 2014 @ 11:46am CDT
Also on display:
Kotobukiya licensed products
Kubrick Bearbrick Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Starscream
Legacy of Revoltech Optimus Prime
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Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on October 24th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
I wonder if they'll make more.
Megatron could hold himself.
Soundwave could JaAm out to himself.
Wait, would Soundwave come with a minion? Probably not.
Posted by Lockdownhunter on October 24th, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
All joking aside,he is so cute!!!
Posted by Peridot on October 25th, 2014 @ 6:56am CDT
Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on October 25th, 2014 @ 6:51pm CDT
Well, depends on your point of view.
I don't think it is Angry Kirby, seeing as Transformers started in America.
This would mean that TakaraTomy is changing Optimus from sharp to more chibi.
Instead of America making Optimus more sharp and angry, it's the other way around.
So, kind of Angry Kirby, but not exactly.
Posted by Dead Metal on October 27th, 2014 @ 5:47pm CDT
Metro Prime wrote:Is it just me, or do Hasbro and Takara depict G1 Optimus differently? Takara tends to chibi-fy him slightly, while Hasbro often gives him the proportions of Movie Optimus. For instance, the head. Takara's version has rectangular eyes, a flat faceplate. and a rounder face, making him look slightly adorable. Hasbro's depiction normally has triangular eyes, an angled faceplate, and a thinner face, making him look quite aggressive. Is this the American Kirby is Hardcore effect at work?
It's not just you, it's actually what happens. But it's not to chibify him (except for stuff like this), it's to make him look more "Japanese". Takara's Optimus heads always seem to emulate the Gundam head look, which makes sense considering how popular Gundam is in Japan.
As for this thing here, gotta be honest, getting really sick of SD figures. These things are everywhere now. I mean seriously, it looks like every company on Earth is making an SD figure based on Transformers these day. And worst of all, this one looks really bland and boring compared to many of the others that came before it.