New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 7:43pm CST

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Thanks to some tips from Seibertron.com forum members Nathaniel Prime and bacem, we've got some exciting news for anyone looking forward to the Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime figure, due out in the first quarter of 2020. These in-hand pics were found on the Facebook page of Vector Sigma. They give us some nice, up close looks at the sculpted detailing and "greebling" on the new Optimus Prime figure, as well as some comparisons shots with the recently released Transformers 35th Anniversary Voyager Class Optimus Prime, a repaint of the War for Cybertron Trilogy - Siege Voyager Class Optimus Prime done up in Sunbow animation colors from the G1 cartoon with cel shading effects replacing the "battle damage" paint apps. There is also a shot of Earthrise prime with his trailer in alt mode along side the newly released Transformers Generations Studio Series Dark of the Moon Leader Class Optimus Prime, and Road Police, one of the Micromasters available from a special Siege 10-pack released earlier this year.

The most interesting aspect of these pictures, though is the fact that we have some differences from the at show samples shown off last month at New York Comic Con (NYCC 2019). The hands now appear to be painted blue. They were unpainted gray plastic at the show in October. The eyes are also now painted blue, instead of yellow as in the initial Hasbro stock renders and at show samples. The lower square on Optimus Prime's pelvis is also now painted blue, a detail that is often missed in G1 Optimus Prime releases. What is unclear is if these paint additions are new operations being done at the factory to increase the screen accuracy of the figure, or if the person who procured this figure customized it with additional paint before posting pictures. It may be a while before we can solve that mystery, but until then, take a look at the photos below!

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

You can compare these new pictures of Earthrise Optimus Prime to the ones from our own Seibertron.com Galleries, taken at the New York Comic Con this past October 2017. Click on the image below to be taken to our gallery, which also includes the rest of the new Earthrise releases slated for the first wave of product!

Transformers News: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime

Are you more excited than ever for Transformers Generations: War for Cybertron Trilogy - Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime? Do you think these additional blue paint applications are legitimate production changes or a fan showing off some customization skills? Let us know in the forums and stay tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest news on all things Transformers!

Credit(s): Victor Sigma (Facebook), Seibertron.com (Nathaniel Prime and bacem)


This article was last modified on Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 9:01pm CST

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Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043895)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 5th, 2019 @ 7:49pm CST
Siege Prime definitely has the better-proportioned robot mode.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043898)
Posted by Terrsolpix on November 5th, 2019 @ 8:07pm CST
I don’t have it in hand and can’t say this is 100% the case, but the back of the head is painted the same blue as the hands and pelvis. I highly doubt a customizer would put any superfluous paint there unless it was factory applied.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043900)
Posted by Randomhero on November 5th, 2019 @ 8:41pm CST
I’d say the most interesting thing is the controversy behind these photos
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043901)
Posted by syntax_error25 on November 5th, 2019 @ 8:58pm CST
This is a relief. I doubt that I am the only one to be happy about the decor changes.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043902)
Posted by Emerje on November 5th, 2019 @ 9:00pm CST
They did effectively delay the figure by adding another wave to Siege, maybe they've taken the extra time to touch him up? If that's paint on Prime's hands that's some super impressive work on their part, I can't see even a hint of gray on them.

Emerje
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043903)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 5th, 2019 @ 9:03pm CST
Terrsolpix wrote:I don’t have it in hand and can’t say this is 100% the case, but the back of the head is painted the same blue as the hands and pelvis. I highly doubt a customizer would put any superfluous paint there unless it was factory applied.


You know what? I think you're right about the head being painted, at least the back of it. This picture from the Seibertron.com galleries of NYCC 2019 shows that this was likely the case even at the show, though the hands were left unpainted then. Take a look!

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Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043909)
Posted by william-james88 on November 5th, 2019 @ 11:02pm CST
I think the Siege Prime has a much better robot mode than Earthrise prime. That's a Prime I simply wont be needing.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043910)
Posted by william-james88 on November 5th, 2019 @ 11:11pm CST
It took a while but Walmart Canada is making a big deal of their exclusive 35th Anniversary figures in stores. Siege cell-shaded Optimus Prime and Megatron as well as Bluestreak and Soundblaster were all spotted in a new display at a Walmarts in Ontario. The picture below comes from Markville and was posted on Cybertron.ca by Primetyme.

Also just a reminder for those who preffer shopping online, Bluestreak is now up on Walmart.ca for $29.99, which is the standard price of deluxe toys in Canada (it comes out to $23 USD). For those wanting all three, Prowl is rather easy to find at both Toysrus and Walmart stores in Canada while Smokescreen is still available at Toysrus.ca.

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Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043911)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 5th, 2019 @ 11:17pm CST
william-james88 wrote:I think the Siege Prime has a much better robot mode than Earthrise prime. That's a Prime I simply wont be needing.


Each mold has its own pros and cons. Siege does look better proportioned, particularly in the torso and pelvis. Plus, it hides the back wheels in robot mode. Earthrise, though, doesn't stick the front wheels on the "love handles," has no arm kibble, adds articulated hands, and has better smokestacks. I'm giving the edge to the Earthrise figure because it has the classic truck cab alternate mode, not a stylized "Cybertronian" truck mode, and it has cleaner paint apps. You pick your poison with the Siege version's paint jobs, either battle damage silver paint smears or weird "cel shaded" paint effects. If there were a version available with just screen accurate apps and no gimmicks, I'd be very tempted to keep that as my display piece. Also, looking at MP-44, Earthrise Optimus does seem to be more or less in proportion with the animation model (long legs, short torso), which may be what they were going for. MP-10 engineering cues with MP-44 proportions and Siege levels of sculpted detail and greebling all at the Voyager scale.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043913)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 6th, 2019 @ 1:39am CST
I'm suprised you can see any differences between the two robot modes (paint apps nonwithstanding) only thing I see in Earthrise is the windows being slightly different shape
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043914)
Posted by frogbat on November 6th, 2019 @ 1:52am CST
Siege prime was one of my favourite primes and toys. Absolutely adore the figure... great robot mode and fun transformation. Something some of my other favourite primes lacked. The main critisicism on my part was that the cybertronian mode didn’t look alien enough. I ended up having a long internal debate as to whether I should get earthrise prime or not. Was taken aback at how soon and similar they were. Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out... they will have to battle it out for supremacy of the shelf. Or take turns cos it’s prime not megatron.
And am still annoyed at how they released the cell shaded figures afterwards.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043922)
Posted by wdw4757 on November 6th, 2019 @ 6:17am CST
It looks like Earthrise Prime is going to have a high chest swivel like Impactor.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043926)
Posted by syntax_error25 on November 6th, 2019 @ 8:22am CST
Can the guy who did this show him with SS 38?
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043944)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 6th, 2019 @ 3:54pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:Earthrise, though, doesn't stick the front wheels on the "love handles,"


That is actually one of my favorite parts about Siege prime. That and hiding the back wheels in the legs make Siege Prime my favorite of the whole line. That transformation is just plain fun.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043945)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 6th, 2019 @ 4:18pm CST
*looks at the comparisons between Siege and Earthrise Prime*

Casing of the lower legs, and the feet.

:EDIT: and elbows.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043946)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on November 6th, 2019 @ 4:20pm CST
frogbat wrote: Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out...


Don't worry, neither HasTak nor Warden will ever let a Prime sell out.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043950)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 6th, 2019 @ 4:28pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
frogbat wrote: Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out...


Don't worry, neither HasTak nor Warden will ever let a Prime sell out.


CW Red Prime would like to disagree.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043959)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2019 @ 5:21pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
frogbat wrote: Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out...


Don't worry, neither HasTak nor Warden will ever let a Prime sell out.


CW Red Prime would like to disagree.
That was a shelfwarmer 'round these parts.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043961)
Posted by AllNewSuperRobot on November 6th, 2019 @ 5:22pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
frogbat wrote: Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out...


Don't worry, neither HasTak nor Warden will ever let a Prime sell out.


CW Red Prime would like to disagree.
That was a shelfwarmer 'round these parts.


Indeed. Typically Prime and Bumblebee are always shelfwarmers over here.
Re: New In Hand Images of Transformers War for Cybertron Trilogy Earthrise Leader Class Optimus Prime (2043962)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 6th, 2019 @ 5:23pm CST
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
TF-fan kev777 wrote:
AllNewSuperRobot wrote:
frogbat wrote: Decided to get the earthrise figure out of fear of missing out...


Don't worry, neither HasTak nor Warden will ever let a Prime sell out.


CW Red Prime would like to disagree.
That was a shelfwarmer 'round these parts.


Indeed. Typically Prime and Bumblebee are always shelfwarmers over here.


Siege Optimus didn't stick around here. Megatron on the other hand...

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