Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

Monday, February 10th, 2014 12:12pm CST

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Kotobukiya will be delving into the Transformers franchise will a line of super deformed model kits. No images outside of the announcement that features Optimus Prime, which comes to us from Ami Ami.

Transformers News: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549457)
Posted by megatronus on February 10th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CST
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.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549458)
Posted by Shadowstream on February 10th, 2014 @ 12:23pm CST
Some of the most complete yet fragile models I've ever put together. Pass =;
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549494)
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)
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549498)
Posted by Dead Metal on February 10th, 2014 @ 2:43pm CST
Why SD? Why can't we have a super kick ass model that's normal looking? You know like the two DMKs?
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549536)
Posted by Blurrz on February 10th, 2014 @ 5:06pm CST
Super Deformed has always been a popular line in Japan. The SD subline for Gundam models is tallied up in the 300+ figure range, of course being cheaper ($5 compared to like $15 for regulars) catering to a younger age group. They also require a very very small amount of plastic, maybe 2-3 runners and some stickers at max, which in comparison to regular scale, which is maybe 8-10 at the least.

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.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1549614)
Posted by jamiko on February 10th, 2014 @ 10:06pm CST
Don't know if the kit is gonna be anything like this but check it out, pretty cool stuff. I've seen a shattered glass version as well.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/321237613142?ss ... 1423.l2648
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594026)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2014 @ 10:51pm CDT
More first look images are coming out of Wonder Festival. This time the Ami Ami gives us a look at the Kotobukiya D-Style SD Optimus Prime. Prime looks to come with his iconic blaster and energon axe as well as at least one extra hand and miniature version of his truck alt mode.

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594128)
Posted by El Duque on July 27th, 2014 @ 11:46am CDT
More news from Wonderfest from the folks over at Autobase Aichi. Fewture have revealed they will be releasing Arcee and Elita-1 in their line of non-transforming EX figures, both come with alternate heads. Also on display: Ultimetal Optimus Prime, EX Optimus Prime, EX Grimlock, EX Alpha Trion, ES Rodimus, ES Optimus Prime, and Unicron head.

Also on display:
Kotobukiya licensed products
Kubrick Bearbrick Optimus Prime, Megatron, Bumblebee, and Starscream
Legacy of Revoltech Optimus Prime


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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594131)
Posted by EagleBot13 on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Arcee please. Grimlock looks cool too.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594145)
Posted by MGrotusque on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:28pm CDT
I like the pose that Arcee is in.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594151)
Posted by Mkall on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CDT
I kinda want the giant Unicron head for my office.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594152)
Posted by xyl360 on July 27th, 2014 @ 12:59pm CDT
Arcee and Elita-1 will be mine for sure :)!
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594242)
Posted by fenrir72 on July 27th, 2014 @ 6:33pm CDT
Finally! An official, not hard to find, straight out of the box playable Elita-1! Instant buy!
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1594301)
Posted by K2vox on July 28th, 2014 @ 2:34am CDT
that bearded Alpha Trion is the best action master ever.. we're getting quite a lot of them this year!!! wow! :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1616544)
Posted by mooncake623 on October 24th, 2014 @ 12:06pm CDT
Thanks to Japanese retailer Amiami we get new images of the D-Style Convoy by Kotobukiya. This release is a licensed, non-transforming, super-deformed version of Optimus Prime/Convoy. Check out the images we've mirrored below and remember keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

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Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1616618)
Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on October 24th, 2014 @ 7:09pm CDT
Oh, god is this guy cute!
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.


- :CON:
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1616678)
Posted by Lockdownhunter on October 24th, 2014 @ 11:46pm CDT
I hereby dub thee: Cutiemus Prime! :lol: :D
All joking aside,he is so cute!!!
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1616715)
Posted by Peridot on October 25th, 2014 @ 6:56am CDT
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?
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1616881)
Posted by CombaticonsCombine? on October 25th, 2014 @ 6:51pm CDT
Actually, no.
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.
Re: Kotobukiya Announces D-Style Optimus Prime Model Kit (1617479)
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.

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