Official Renders for Transformers: Power of the Primes Orion Pax / Optimus Prime
Tuesday, September 12th, 2017 10:43am CDTCategory: Toy News
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Posted by Quantum Surge on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:02am CDT
Posted by o.supreme on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:14am CDT
Anyway...I love the box sets, but from what's been reported, they generally don't sell well. I still maintain that if they were offered at B&M in the United States, they would sell fairly well if the CoV set has shown us anything...Yes I see the pics from Canadian toy stores where they just sit, and the fact that HTS pretty much sold all their CW sets at some point up to 70% off, which are all detractors.
however we know we are getting Predaking next year, as the Titan for summer 2019. There are still several Combiners that could be developed. Also the CW toyline had 6 waves, TR had 5 (I'm not counting Slugslinger, since he easily could have been included in wave 5...) .
Most all of the first 2 waves have been revealed...and portions of waves 3 & 4 have been leaked...Is anyone holding out any hopes for any other box sets besides Predaking in this line? I know I am, but I know Hasbro doesn't want to lose money either, so we may not...
Posted by galvatron00 on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:24am CDT
Posted by Kurona on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:25am CDT
I'm fully expecting to get Combiner boxsets like we did back in CW since, well, this is basically CW redone (and from what we've seen, I'd argue it's being done better). Since Legends no longer form guns or chestplates or what have you though, we might not see those as part of Combiner boxsets -- maybe we'll get two Prime Masters per boxset instead?
I do wonder exactly what boxset Combiners we'll get, though. Abominus and Predaking don't have G2 or even prototype G2 colourations to call upon like the 1986 guys, and most other Combiners are completely original ones made up of old characters. There's also not a fan-made Combiner this time around either.
I still like the idea of G2 Defensor though, especially since Inferno aside none of those molds are in use in the line and hence you're getting something which feels a little more fresh. Moreso if you started with TR or this line. ... also, I want to see everyone's reactions to another use of the Alpha Bravo and Dead End molds
G2 Dinobots could also be a thing since we had some of those guys released in G2 while the others at least had G2 concept colours.
Maybe they'd save some retools for an eventual Pirhanacon or Monstructor boxset?
Posted by Tyrannacon on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:54am CDT
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on September 12th, 2017 @ 11:56am CDT
And that Optimus Prime... It just looks so good
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on September 12th, 2017 @ 12:05pm CDT
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on September 12th, 2017 @ 12:21pm CDT
Stormshot_Prime wrote:We've seen Prime's "matrix master" quite a lot now, but have we had a chance to see its robot mode?
That's Micronus, largely based on Pretender Cloudburst, and is available separately.
He's merely used as an example in how he can replace the (non-transforming) Matrix Core.
Posted by Stormshot_Prime on September 12th, 2017 @ 2:20pm CDT
He's merely used as an example in how he can replace the (non-transforming) Matrix Core.[/quote]
Ah, I was mistaken. I though this whole time the Matrix of Leadership would be another "master," and I was really curious about what that'd look like. Plenty of G1 material on the Mateix they could used in an homage. I'm thinking something from Rodimus's Matrix dream from Face Faces of Darkness.
Posted by steals_your_goats on September 12th, 2017 @ 2:55pm CDT
Posted by DMSL on September 12th, 2017 @ 3:19pm CDT
Posted by Qwan on September 12th, 2017 @ 8:25pm CDT
steals_your_goats wrote:I think people are so quick to jump on the hate train that they forget to use common sense. The combined mode that was shown off is a resin prototype, not plastic. Resin is very light and would most likely fall apart if not supported. That's why it was being held up. That's why the torso looks so cobbled together. It has nothing to do with the design of the figure it's the materials it's made out of.
I'm sure that's true to some extent, but you can't say it doesn't look at least a little worrying. Admittedly it's possible that Grimlock's robot arms/dino legs/combiner shoulders will have CW-Long-Haul-strength ratchets, but from what we've seen they appear to be basically all that's holding the entire combined arms up - so if they're even a little bit too weak on the final toy, Voluptuousicus is probably going to be frustrating to say the least.
(Man, I'm starting to run out of dumb things to replace Volcanicus' name with. But I've already locked myself into this awful running "joke"; I can't just give up now! )
Posted by X3ROhour on September 12th, 2017 @ 10:11pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I am so glad to see that that Orion Pax was not given the kissy lips that he had in the cartoon.
nothin' wrong with full, kissy lips!
i would know
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 13th, 2017 @ 2:48am CDT
I'll wait and see for the Dinobots. Individually, the bots are amazing, but that combined for look awkward. Plus, who bet the team will be in a 150$CAN set?
Posted by ExciKaiser on September 13th, 2017 @ 4:10am CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Plus, who bet the team will be in a 150$CAN set?
With gold chromed parts...
Posted by Va'al on September 13th, 2017 @ 4:25am CDT
People taking the lead are John Warden, Mario Carreiro, IDW's Marcelo Matere, Space Ape's Adam Kramarzewski and David Erwin and the material included in the clip, and the gallery that accompanies it, range from the blueprint of the Prime Wars concept, running through used and unused concepts and designs (including Megatronus, Prima, a SkyShadow looking Thunderwing and more), plus the clips we've seen from Machinima's Titans Return and Transformers: Earth Wars. Check it all out below!
Enjoy designs behind the celebrated Combiner Wars chapter of the Prime Wars Trilogy, animated in partnership with Machinima, as well as a peek at the upcoming Titans Return animated series. Learn how Hasbro enlisted the fan universe to expand their story world and the beloved characters that have brought the story to life. Fans in attendance will also be the first to see exciting reveals from the popular mobile game Transformers: Earth Wars published by Backflip and developed by Space Ape games.
Posted by Insurgent on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:32am CDT
Posted by noctorro on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:39am CDT
DMSL wrote:Dinobots combined mode doesn't look good, but that's not a big deal for me as they will never be in that form once on display. I do still think deluxe class is too small for them. They should bump them all up one class, so that would make Grimlock a leader and the rest voyagers. In my opinion that would make more sense and they will look better next to the other figures.
Eh, they can't scale everything up bro.
I was very surprised we even got Combiner Wars with deluxe limbs.
Posted by noctorro on September 13th, 2017 @ 5:45am CDT
However, I just ordered that Third Party Titans Return Power Master Prime cab to replace that hollow thing it has. So...
Anyway this Optimus looks a lot more like G1 Optimus.
The thing that bugs me, why the faux/fake chest?
Just like the Third Party Ginrai, why can't they just make a true G1 Optimus torso again?
I do hope they remold Orion Pax into a more G1 looking Optimus Prime at some point. But overall like this version and will pick him up (like all the other Power of the Primes figures as soon as I finish collecting all of the Titans Return figures, damn you Hasbro everything you made from Combiner Wars on is pure win in my eyes)
Maybe that's why the movie sucked, because they poured all their efforts into their Classics/Generations line.
Little bit on the fence about Starscreams tiny head and fake chest. But it's a lot better looking than the Combiner Wars seekers which I'm replacing the heads for self made 3d prints.
As for the new beast combiners... just awesome.
I need to clone myself because I don't have enough time to enjoy all the awesomeness they've been making in recent years. It's just too much for one Transformers fan :s
Posted by LE0KING on September 13th, 2017 @ 7:18am CDT