New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime

Transformers News: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019 12:28PM CDT

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Greetings Seibertronians! Today, fellow Seibertron user, Riley Hoffman, has pointed us in the direction of a new video review of the forthcoming Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime figure! The review has been done by YouTuber Kevin Liu, and has been embedded below for your convenience. Check it out!



While SS-44 is actually just a redeco of SS-32 Voyager Transformers 07 Movie Optimus Prime, he comes with a trailer full of goodies to justify the Leader Class price point. The trailer opens out to transform into a Flight Pack and a weapons ring. It also includes several hand held weapons like his Axe, Shield and more.

As its the same mold as SS-32, this version is fully compatible with the previously released Studio Series Leader Class Jetfire, using the included Ab piece.

Is this the Prime you've been waiting for? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
Credit(s): Riley Hoffman from Seibertron.com, Kevin Liu from YouTube
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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031141)
Posted by o.supreme on July 23rd, 2019 @ 12:34pm CDT
So...If you did not purchase SS-32, you could purchase SS-44, and it would still be fully compatible with Jetfire? That is pretty cool.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031142)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 23rd, 2019 @ 12:34pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:As its the same mold as SS-32, this version is fully compatible with the previously released Studio Series Leader Class Jetfire, using the included Ab piece.


I totally forgot about that ab piece that came with Jetfire. I put it inside Jetfire's body like the Takara instructions show and rarely thought about it again. Damn good storage space for a piece that isn't even part of Jetfire. :P

o.supreme wrote:So, while I don't purchase studio Series figures, I do enjoy seeing them in store. Has anything been revealed as to #36 (Drift w/baby Dinobots) as to how it will be released?


That reminds me when I got Long Haul a week ago the store had that Drift with mini-dinos but I could only afford one purchase and went with Haul.
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It's cheaper online anyways. Often about £27 or so not this £32.99 voyager type pricing.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031157)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 23rd, 2019 @ 1:28pm CDT
o.supreme wrote:So...If you did not purchase SS-32, you could purchase SS-44, and it would still be fully compatible with Jetfire? That is pretty cool.

Yup!

@Carnivius_Prime I wish I had a store like that near me :lol: closest is Newcastle to me.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031160)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 23rd, 2019 @ 1:35pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:@Carnivius_Prime I wish I had a store like that near me :lol: closest is Newcastle to me.


Ain't as close as I'd like. 80 min bus ride each way which is tricky for me with my anxiety problems but I do it anyways cos i gotta push myself a little. Drift was gone when I was there today though. That MPM Megatron wasn't even anywhere near the Transformers section. Was up high at top of comic shelves with other boxed expensive stuff like statues and such. Their Transformers section is one column of Siege, Studio, a couple of left over PotP and some TF card game boxes.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031161)
Posted by ZeroWolf on July 23rd, 2019 @ 1:41pm CDT
Sounds like the Newcastle store, though Sixgun was clogging the shelves
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031163)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 23rd, 2019 @ 1:48pm CDT
ZeroWolf wrote:Sounds like the Newcastle store, though Sixgun was clogging the shelves


Yeah there were several Sixguns. Also a couple Shockwaves, galaxy thingy optimus, ultra magnus, laserbeak/ravage, some micromasters and from potp there was elita one, that black rodimus prime, sludge, moonracer, hun-grr

studio figures were just crowbar, crankcase, RotF Megatron, Thundercracker.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031167)
Posted by Drift082111 on July 23rd, 2019 @ 2:02pm CDT
I still can't get on board with labeling an accessory laden Voyager class figure as a Leader class. Maybe I'm just too much of a curmudgeon.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031169)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 23rd, 2019 @ 2:06pm CDT
Drift082111 wrote:I still can't get on board with labeling an accessory laden Voyager class figure as a Leader class. Maybe I'm just too much of a curmudgeon.


I really don't like it with Siege Shockwave cos that's a completely made up add on that's also rather goofy at times (like when it's a backpack of arms and legs), but at least with DotM Optimus it's an already establshed and much requested add on in all it's configurations.

I rest now. Night. :)
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031187)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 23rd, 2019 @ 3:25pm CDT
That backdrop that comes with DOTM Prime is awesome, probably my favorite so far. Maybe a future SS Shockwave will re-use it?

Now that we have confirmation of the final color scheme, I painted up SS-05's legs with a brighter red so now they're ready for swapping when DOTM Prime gets here.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031193)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on July 23rd, 2019 @ 4:01pm CDT
Finally got around to snagging Rampage after a while of debate. He's better than I expected. Instructions were hellish to try and understand to the point where I just fiddled with it to understand roughly where things go. While I didn't expect much from him, he is kinda fun to mess with. Can't wait for the other Constructicons to show up, particularly the big chunk that is Long Haul :lol:
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031201)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 23rd, 2019 @ 5:00pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Finally got around to snagging Rampage after a while of debate. He's better than I expected. Instructions were hellish to try and understand to the point where I just fiddled with it to understand roughly where things go. While I didn't expect much from him, he is kinda fun to mess with. Can't wait for the other Constructicons to show up, particularly the big chunk that is Long Haul :lol:

Did you get Scrapmetal yet? Because if not he is definitely worth the pick-up! ;)^
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031203)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on July 23rd, 2019 @ 5:06pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Finally got around to snagging Rampage after a while of debate. He's better than I expected. Instructions were hellish to try and understand to the point where I just fiddled with it to understand roughly where things go. While I didn't expect much from him, he is kinda fun to mess with. Can't wait for the other Constructicons to show up, particularly the big chunk that is Long Haul :lol:

Did you get Scrapmetal yet? Because if not he is definitely worth the pick-up! ;)^

Nope! I was going to but the Target I was at didn't have him in stock. But I figured picking up the Constructicon I was least excited for was a good idea because I'd either be pleasantly surprised with him, or I'd at least be able to guess the quality of the other Constructions considering none of the other Studio Series figures have a combination gimmick. Definitely picking up Scrapmetal next time I see him ;)^
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031206)
Posted by TrypticonCarne on July 23rd, 2019 @ 5:19pm CDT
Look who I found, Image Long Haul :D Image I do love how the sculpting on his feet make it look like it's scraped metal
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Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031211)
Posted by Ig89ninja on July 23rd, 2019 @ 5:32pm CDT
TrypticonCarne wrote:Look who I found, Image Long Haul :D Image I do love how the sculpting on his feet make it look like it's scraped metal
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:shock: Woah, where did you find him!?!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031215)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on July 23rd, 2019 @ 6:06pm CDT
Sentinel_Primal wrote:Finally got around to snagging Rampage after a while of debate. He's better than I expected. Instructions were hellish to try and understand to the point where I just fiddled with it to understand roughly where things go. While I didn't expect much from him, he is kinda fun to mess with. Can't wait for the other Constructicons to show up, particularly the big chunk that is Long Haul :lol:

Rampage is an excellent figure, glad you like him! He is my favorite SS figure of this year so far, and definitely my favorite con of the line!
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031255)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on July 23rd, 2019 @ 7:37pm CDT
Drift082111 wrote:I still can't get on board with labeling an accessory laden Voyager class figure as a Leader class. Maybe I'm just too much of a curmudgeon.

Yes, yes you are and the Laser Rod, RiD, and Unicron Trilogy Optimus Prime toys would like to have a word with you :P Heck, the basic idea goes back to the original G1 Optimus and Megatron toys. The idea of a "consolidated large figure" Leader didn't really crystallize until Galvatron (although Shockwave might be considered a precursor).

The jetpack is once again minus the correct wing pivot and the engines seem a bit too far out, but the integration is fairly clever. A shame that it completely crowds the trailer. The lack of paint on the trailer is also a shame, but having to paint that much surface would probably drive him up to Commander class so...
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031268)
Posted by TrypticonCarne on July 23rd, 2019 @ 9:18pm CDT
Ig89ninja wrote:
TrypticonCarne wrote:Look who I found, Image Long Haul :D Image I do love how the sculpting on his feet make it look like it's scraped metal
Image

:shock: Woah, where did you find him!?!

Toywiz preorder when he was for MSRP
and he's so chunky and goofy looking, like an evil mecha mario
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031273)
Posted by Ultra Markus on July 23rd, 2019 @ 9:43pm CDT
his trailer should transform with a spring loaded mechanism or at least the ring part should be so when its straight its under tension then have a release button to make it spring into a ring
that would be neat ;)^
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031276)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 23rd, 2019 @ 10:00pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians! Yours truly has discovered some exciting news, this time being about the new Transformers Studio Series SS-45 Age Of Extinction Helicopter Mode Autobot Drift (phew!). Thanks to the TFND Facebook page, we now have in hand images of this new figure to show you. Despite being a retool of the very lackluster (and still shelfwarming) Helicopter Dropkick, this figure manages to pull off an accurate representation of Drift as he appeared in Age Of Extinction. These photos show off the detail of the robot mode, helicopter mode, packaging, and some comparisons with the previous Studio Series Drift, as well as Copter Drift's retool, Dropkick.

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This figure is slated to be released late August of this year, along with Car Mode Dropkick and Constructicon Hightower.

Will you be picking up this figure? Are you content with your other Drift(s)? Tell us in the discussion below.
Re: New Video Review of Transformers Studio Series Leader Class SS-44 Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime (2031277)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on July 23rd, 2019 @ 10:29pm CDT
If this Drift is any indication of us getting a rerelease of AOE Drift in screen accurate colors or even a new mold, then I'll buy him. Otherwise, I'll probably just stick with the TLK repaint

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