New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst

Transformers News: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst

Sunday, February 24th, 2019 5:58PM CST

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You've seen the figures, you've seen the pre-orders, and now we're getting our first look at the packaging of Siege Leader Galaxy Upgrade Optimus Prime and Battle Masters Smashdown and Caliburst. Posted by both DaimChoc on Facebook (thanks to Albatross250 in the Energon pub forums for the tip) we see Optimus really filling out his box leaving little room inside. Newcomer Smashdown has some truly fantastic art going on as he smashes the ground, while Caliburst is blasting away at Autobots (is that Red Alert getting blown up in the background!?). These are turning into must-have figures so get a good look at what you'll be searching for when you're out on the hunt later this year.

Transformers News: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst

Transformers News: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst

Transformers News: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst
Credit(s): Albatross250 on Seibertron.com, DaimChoc Reports on Facebook
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Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012239)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:08pm CST
Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime. Hope some 3rd Party company is already planning an upgrade kit for him to give him Cybertron Prime's base head and better cannons or at least cannon fillers
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012243)
Posted by william-james88 on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:19pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012244)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:23pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.


Kinda, aside from the mouth slit and accented crest:

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Transformers Cybertron Optimus Prime (Galaxy Convoy) Gallery
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012246)
Posted by Skritz on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:30pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.


Hardly! Cybertron Prime is as far removed from the G1 design as it gets:
-Cybertronian Fire Truck vs '80 Square Cab with trailer
-Silver and yellow head details
-Optimus Primal-esque mouth
-Arm wheels
-Fake chest windows of a completely different shape
-Has the shoulders made from the front of the cab

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Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012247)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:30pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.

I'm just meaning the inner bot, specifically the head. It's a small thing, but for some reason it really bothers me that even in a big new non-G1 figure, there still had to be some G1 for it to be made. Cause Cybertron Prime had a mouthplate similar to Optimus Primal where he still had the mouth, but also plating around it, and this new version is just G1 Prime inside armor that makes him look like Cybertron Prime, rather than Cybertron Prime and his Supermode
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012248)
Posted by Skritz on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:32pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.

I'm just meaning the inner bot, specifically the head. It's a small thing, but for some reason it really bothers me that even in a big new non-G1 figure, there still had to be some G1 for it to be made. Cause Cybertron Prime had a mouthplate similar to Optimus Primal where he still had the mouth, but also plating around it, and this new version is just G1 Prime inside armor that makes him look like Cybertron Prime, rather than Cybertron Prime and his Supermode


I'm sure 3P and/or Shapeways will try to rectify this as best they can. >:oP
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012249)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:33pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.

I'm just meaning the inner bot, specifically the head. It's a small thing, but for some reason it really bothers me that even in a big new non-G1 figure, there still had to be some G1 for it to be made. Cause Cybertron Prime had a mouthplate similar to Optimus Primal where he still had the mouth, but also plating around it, and this new version is just G1 Prime inside armor that makes him look like Cybertron Prime, rather than Cybertron Prime and his Supermode


I'd like to think of him as G1 Prime, but with armor and power derived from his Galaxy Force counterpart... Like Kamen Rider Zi-O :lol:
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012250)
Posted by Skritz on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:34pm CST
Frankly the G1-esque chest does not bother me, I understand the limitations of retooling. However the lack of Cybertron Optimus/Galaxy Convoy head in the smaller mode really bugs me.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012251)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:35pm CST
Skritz wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.


Hardly! Cybertron Prime is as far removed from the G1 design as it gets:
-Cybertronian Fire Truck vs '80 Square Cab with trailer
-Silver and yellow head details
-Optimus Primal-esque mouth
-Arm wheels
-Fake chest windows of a completely different shape
-Has the shoulders made from the front of the cab

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I mean, Bayverse Prime or Armada Prime would probably take the title of "Farthest Removed from G1" because Armada Prime doesn't have the chest windows in any capacity, with yellow and more angular designs, and Bayverse Prime is... Well, as much as I love the Bayverse designs (pre AOE and TLK), even I can't really find any outstanding similarities until it gets to the mouthplate and ears
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012252)
Posted by Skritz on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:37pm CST
I find early Bayverse Prime to be more G1-accurate in the kibble placement than Cybertron Optimus, but that's just me.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012254)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 24th, 2019 @ 6:57pm CST
I was really hoping they would do his arms in blue like they did at TFNY. I know it was never going to happen, but I hoped.

Guess I’ll have to pull out the Testors and the brushes.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012255)
Posted by Randomhero on February 24th, 2019 @ 7:07pm CST
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Skritz wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.


Hardly! Cybertron Prime is as far removed from the G1 design as it gets:
-Cybertronian Fire Truck vs '80 Square Cab with trailer
-Silver and yellow head details
-Optimus Primal-esque mouth
-Arm wheels
-Fake chest windows of a completely different shape
-Has the shoulders made from the front of the cab

Image
vs
Image

I mean, Bayverse Prime or Armada Prime would probably take the title of "Farthest Removed from G1" because Armada Prime doesn't have the chest windows in any capacity, with yellow and more angular designs, and Bayverse Prime is... Well, as much as I love the Bayverse designs (pre AOE and TLK), even I can't really find any outstanding similarities until it gets to the mouthplate and ears


No that would be Beast Wars bat Optimus because that was intended to be Optimus Prime. Pretty sure he’s got that title if there was one
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012256)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 24th, 2019 @ 7:39pm CST
Randomhero wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:
Skritz wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime is still looking amazing. Still disappointed that Hasbro decided to make it just G1 Prime but with armor instead of going all out and doing a new Galaxy Convoy/Cybertron Prime.

Wasnt the original similar to that? I remember it being the most G1 prime since G1 prime.


Hardly! Cybertron Prime is as far removed from the G1 design as it gets:
-Cybertronian Fire Truck vs '80 Square Cab with trailer
-Silver and yellow head details
-Optimus Primal-esque mouth
-Arm wheels
-Fake chest windows of a completely different shape
-Has the shoulders made from the front of the cab

Image
vs
Image

I mean, Bayverse Prime or Armada Prime would probably take the title of "Farthest Removed from G1" because Armada Prime doesn't have the chest windows in any capacity, with yellow and more angular designs, and Bayverse Prime is... Well, as much as I love the Bayverse designs (pre AOE and TLK), even I can't really find any outstanding similarities until it gets to the mouthplate and ears


No that would be Beast Wars bat Optimus because that was intended to be Optimus Prime. Pretty sure he’s got that title if there was one

I think the most far removed optimus prime would be machine wars optimus prime and the first transmetal optimus primal as there is nothing similar to compare with any other optimus prime
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012258)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2019 @ 7:47pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I think the most far removed optimus prime would be machine wars optimus prime and the first transmetal optimus primal as there is nothing similar to compare with any other optimus prime
Optimus Primal in any of his forms can get away with it by virtue of his being a separate person from Optimus Prime.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012259)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 24th, 2019 @ 8:00pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I think the most far removed optimus prime would be machine wars optimus prime and the first transmetal optimus primal as there is nothing similar to compare with any other optimus prime


Don't forget G2 Go-Bot Optimus Prime and the G2 Autoroller General Optimus Prime. ;)

But you know? Those two plus Machine Wars get a pass because they were redecos of non-Optimus Prime figures. :lol:
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012260)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 24th, 2019 @ 8:04pm CST
Ultra Markus wrote:I think the most far removed optimus prime would be machine wars optimus prime and the first transmetal optimus primal as there is nothing similar to compare with any other optimus prime


The farthest I can thing of from G1 Optimus is the Movie KNIGHT Optimus as seen in AoE and TlK. That Optimus is a long nose truck, but the bot is a dude wearing a wetsuit with absolutely no hint of a truck anywhere on his body.
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012262)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 24th, 2019 @ 8:07pm CST
Y'all are forgetting the most radically-designed Optimus (Prime or otherwise) of them all. ;)

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Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012275)
Posted by Ultra Markus on February 24th, 2019 @ 8:28pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Y'all are forgetting the most radically-designed Optimus (Prime or otherwise) of them all. ;)

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Ah yes him most of all
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012279)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on February 24th, 2019 @ 8:40pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:So we're looking at the following for the classes, right?
Voyagers
Wave 1: Prime and Megatron
Wave 2: Starscream and Soundwave
Wave 3: Thundercracker(?) and Springer
Wave 4: Thundercracker(?) and Apeface(?)
Wave 5: Apeface(?)


How did you come up with this projection for the Voyager waves? I would just assume Wave 4 is Apeface for now. Why repeat Thundercracker and then have have a fifth wave with Apeface again?

I was trying to base these off the release dates. All of the classes have some wonky release dates really.

also, Galaxy Prime looks fantastic! And Smashdown as the mascot of the Wreckers who happens to be a Minotaur Hammer is everything I could ever have wanted. I'm buying 3.

Also got Shockwave this weekend. Passed on him upon seeing him initially Friday night, but went back and got him tonight. They even added the SS leaders in that time, so triple leader score!

Will pass on some thoughts later this week once I open him. I still need to fully appreciate megs and Prime. And Prime truly is fan-frikkin-tastic
Re: New stock images of Siege Leader Optimus Prime, Smashdown, and Caliburst (2012283)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on February 24th, 2019 @ 9:04pm CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:So we're looking at the following for the classes, right?
Voyagers
Wave 1: Prime and Megatron
Wave 2: Starscream and Soundwave
Wave 3: Thundercracker(?) and Springer
Wave 4: Thundercracker(?) and Apeface(?)
Wave 5: Apeface(?)


How did you come up with this projection for the Voyager waves? I would just assume Wave 4 is Apeface for now. Why repeat Thundercracker and then have have a fifth wave with Apeface again?

I was trying to base these off the release dates. All of the classes have some wonky release dates really.


I think it's because those are actually the release dates for the character specific cases. So, when you see "September" for Springer or something like that, it's the release date for the all-Springer case, not the retail wave that goes to brick-and-mortar stores that will contain Springer and Thundercracker together, for instance.

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