New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 10:57pm CDT

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Seibertron.com is proud to present two massive galleries of some very rare Transformers figures. We were able to get our hands on Generation 2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron, both of which were among a slew of products that were canceled in 1995. These versions are repaints of Hero Optimus Prime and Hero Megatron from 1994.

While there aren't many of these unreleased Optimus Primes and Megatron out in the wild, we decided to take this opportunity to open them up and photograph these figures for everyone to enjoy. This might be the first time that this version of Optimus Prime has been photographed like this and it might also be the first time that these two products have been featured together in a gallery. As an added bonus, we even busted out all 6 of the unreleased G2 Gobots for these galleries.

Unfortunately, these figures won't be staying with the Seibertron.com collection. You can find both items in the Seibertron.com Store by clicking on the following links: G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime on eBay and G2 Combat Hero Megatron on eBay

Without further ado, here are some teaser images from the galleries of Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron for your viewing enjoyment. Feel free to click on any of the images below to view the respective galleries of each figure.

After you check out these galleries, share your thoughts about these figures in our forums by clicking here.

Generation 2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron


Generation 2 Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron

Transformers News: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron


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Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610573)
Posted by Bounti76 on October 2nd, 2014 @ 11:29pm CDT
Ryan....just out of curiosity, why not keep these? Too rare? Not what you personally collect?
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610574)
Posted by Madeus Prime on October 2nd, 2014 @ 11:30pm CDT
Awesome. We need a repaint of a Megatron in those colors
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610581)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on October 3rd, 2014 @ 1:16am CDT
now I know, where this came from

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and Yes, before I get sarcastic coments, I might need more education on transformers, but as many here I got involved cuz the cartoons (30 years ago) and G2 wasn't on tv. >:oP
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610586)
Posted by RhA on October 3rd, 2014 @ 4:02am CDT
They are beautiful. If I where you, I'd keep them. If my bank account was in a better state, I'd buy them in a heartbeat.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610619)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 3rd, 2014 @ 9:36am CDT
BERSEKAEL wrote:now I know, where this came from

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and Yes, before I get sarcastic coments, I might need more education on transformers, but as many here I got involved cuz the cartoons (30 years ago) and G2 wasn't on tv. >:oP


Not quite, the original Legends was more directly based on this big fellow:

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Roughly the size of a Leader, the design was downsized into a Deluxe with added articulation. The big guy was never released in Jspan as is, but was repainted into BWII Megastorm, by changing some stickers, replacing the purple with brown and giving him a black "mask". Also, the purple and grey decos were used in Japan for the Legends figure in their EZ Collection. :)
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610645)
Posted by OptimalOptimus2 on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:51am CDT
How much did these cost? $10,000? $15,000? $115,000?
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610655)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2014 @ 11:13am CDT
Bounti76 wrote:Ryan....just out of curiosity, why not keep these? Too rare? Not what you personally collect?


I'd rather finish off my G1 Japanese collection with Galaxy Shuttle, Blue Bacchus, Black Shadow, Browning, Dai Atlas and the rest of the Big Powered guys, Battle Gaia, Guard City, or Grandus. I'm sure I'll regret selling them one day. I felt it was really important for Transformers fans around the world to have some of these rare unreleased G2 figures properly photographed before they headed off to someone's private collection. I usually keep everything but with another baby on the way in November and with Seibertron.com being a dealer at TFcon in a few weeks, the money from these will be better used elsewhere with my business at this time.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610672)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 3rd, 2014 @ 12:31pm CDT
Surprised to see the Prime's mouthplate isn't red.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610674)
Posted by Rated X on October 3rd, 2014 @ 12:45pm CDT
Ever since I first heard of these guys (and the combat here theme) I always figured these patriotic repaints might have been planned to support the Desert Storm in Iraq. Wasnt G2 going on around that time in 1992 ? I wonder if they got cancelled because the war ended before production ? Maybe someone who knows timelines better can elaborate...
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610676)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 3rd, 2014 @ 12:51pm CDT
Rated X wrote:Ever since I first heard of these guys (and the combat here theme) I always figured these patriotic repaints might have been planned to support the Desert Storm in Iraq. Wasnt G2 going on around that time in 1992 ? I wonder if they got cancelled because the war ended before production ? Maybe someone who knows timelines better can elaborate...


In the US, Generation 2 ran between 1992 and 1995, X. The first Gulf War was in 1990 and 1991, and with the repaints conceived in 1995 (all canceled figures were for that year) there's no link at all to that war.

It is pretty weird that the canceled Hero and Autoroller repaints were army themed, and it can't be coincidence. In fact, the whole G2 run happened during the Yugoslav Wars, with Bosnia being of particular interest.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610678)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2014 @ 1:01pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Surprised to see the Prime's mouthplate isn't red.


If I recall correctly, it was in one of the catalog pictures of this figure, which is probably what hasbro referenced when coming up with color scheme for the generations combat hero optimus. I'm on my cell phone at the moment so I can't verify due to limited connectivity at the restaurant I'm at right now.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610681)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 3rd, 2014 @ 1:12pm CDT
Allow me:

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Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610691)
Posted by Seibertron on October 3rd, 2014 @ 2:14pm CDT
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Allow me:

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Bingo. And that's why generations combat hero optimus has a red face.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610759)
Posted by SW's SilverHammer on October 3rd, 2014 @ 7:56pm CDT
As a G2 enthusiast, you'd not believe how amazingly awesome/ridiculous I find the four star general O. Prime. I genuinely love the generations G2 hero prime from hasbro's Ultimate gift set a few years back, even more because of these galleries. You know if the club made this G2 Combat Hero Megatron from of the deluxe tank megatrons, i'd buy it, even if that mold is a bit crap XD
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610780)
Posted by Ultra Markus on October 3rd, 2014 @ 10:50pm CDT
i wish i hadnt missed out on the g2 figures back in the day!
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610881)
Posted by MaverickPrime on October 4th, 2014 @ 12:32pm CDT
Huh, he does look better with a silver mouthplate! I think I'll try to paint that on my GDO Combat Hero Optimus, I love everything about that toy except for the red on his face.
Also, congratulations on your baby, Ryan!
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610910)
Posted by RhA on October 4th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
SW's SilverHammer wrote:As a G2 enthusiast, you'd not believe how amazingly awesome/ridiculous I find the four star general O. Prime. I genuinely love the generations G2 hero prime from hasbro's Ultimate gift set a few years back, even more because of these galleries. You know if the club made this G2 Combat Hero Megatron from of the deluxe tank megatrons, i'd buy it, even if that mold is a bit crap XD

I'll just never understand the dislike for the Classics tank Megatron. It makes me sad.

Thinking about it, it was a missed chance to have tank Megatron in those colors in the Botcon G2 redux set.
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1610942)
Posted by BATTLEMASTER IIC on October 4th, 2014 @ 7:14pm CDT
Awesome galleries of unreleased figures. It's nice getting a look at these rarities!

Can anyone here tell if the service ribbon's on Optimus Prime's chest mean anything?
Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1613167)
Posted by Va'al on October 11th, 2014 @ 12:19pm CDT
Continuing the Seibertron.com look at some Transformers Generation 2 exclusives, we are pleased to share two new galleries of European releases Archforce and Sureshot, in our highly detailed high-def high-quality galleries! These ain't your parents' Transformers kids - though they do look uncannily similar to Megatron and Optimus Prime...


Generation 2 Sureshot

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Generation 2 Archforce

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Re: New Galleries: Transformers G2 Combat Hero Optimus Prime and Combat Hero Megatron (1613172)
Posted by Deadput on October 11th, 2014 @ 12:30pm CDT
Who and who?

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