Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Thursday, December 1st, 2016 12:12am CST

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Seibertronian ScottyP has received his Platinum Edition Autobot Heroes set and has been kind enough to share some images with us, focusing not on the figures, but on a neat little Easter Egg that involved the packaging. The inner part of the packaging can actually be taken out and re-folded into a backdrop that you can display your Autobot Heroes in front of, mimicking the 1986 movie poster! This little feature has gone pretty much unnoticed until ScottyP got his hands on it, and funny enough, the instructions are posted on one of the inner flaps on the outside of the packaging!

The way this ends up working is: you take the inner packaging out, intact, and then fold out some flaps to make the backdrop deeper so your Autobots can all stand within the depth of the backdrop. Scotty was kind enough to send us some pictures as well, so you can check out the directions as well as the finished product below!

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Transformers News: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created

Credit(s): ScottyP @Seibertron


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Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844390)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 1st, 2016 @ 12:20am CST
It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844392)
Posted by shauyaun on December 1st, 2016 @ 1:16am CST
I SOOOO want this set
Even more now
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844395)
Posted by Bounti76 on December 1st, 2016 @ 2:50am CST
Oooh.....if they'd done all the colors in metallic paint, it might persuade me. As it is, just having random parts painted metallic and the rest just unpainted plastic looks a little silly to me- Ultra Magnus and Springer being the two most obvious offenders.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844398)
Posted by Emerje on December 1st, 2016 @ 4:24am CST
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.

Not really. I mean yeah, it's strange as a box set, but seeing as how we've already had Platinum box sets this year featuring both Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime I can understand why they would be left out of this set.

Emerje
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844402)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on December 1st, 2016 @ 4:51am CST
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.

Not really. I mean yeah, it's strange as a box set, but seeing as how we've already had Platinum box sets this year featuring both Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime I can understand why they would be left out of this set.

Emerje


Plus they literally just released a new version of him. To be fair they did the same with Blurr and he's in this set, but we do get Hot Rod's old mold in the Planet of Junk set with the Junkions anyway.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844409)
Posted by Mechastrike on December 1st, 2016 @ 6:17am CST
still waiting on a Voyager Class Rodimus Prime with trailer Hasbro! i thought you guys were sticking it to the third party.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844415)
Posted by Kurona on December 1st, 2016 @ 7:20am CST
It's pretty awesome... until you actually try and pose the figures doing it and, well, anyone but Magnus looks like a goddamn dork. Hopefully it'll work better with TR Kup and Blurr.

Also, is it just the lighting, or is the only metallic plastic on Magnus on his arms and chest? Because if it is that is really bad
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844417)
Posted by Hydrargyrus on December 1st, 2016 @ 7:23am CST
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.


I actually just looked, and he isn't actually in the foreground of the poster.

Also, if one were to purchase all of the most recent/upcoming platinum sets (not including Liokaiser), he or she would have the entire set of new main-cast characters, sans wheelie (and with an extra minimus ambus).
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844426)
Posted by RiddlerJ on December 1st, 2016 @ 8:09am CST
MagicDeath wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.


I actually just looked, and he isn't actually in the foreground of the poster.

Also, if one were to purchase all of the most recent/upcoming platinum sets (not including Liokaiser), he or she would have the entire set of new main-cast characters, sans wheelie (and with an extra minimus ambus).


Also missing the Sharkticons.

Luckily, both have new toys this year.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844427)
Posted by william-james88 on December 1st, 2016 @ 8:23am CST
Mechastrike wrote:still waiting on a Voyager Class Rodimus Prime with trailer Hasbro! i thought you guys were sticking it to the third party.

Hasbro has repeatedly said that they are not being influenced by 3rd parties. I think people arent seeing this the right way. there are not that many well known G1 characters left so as Hasbro keeps making toys, the amount of characters only available through 3p companies slowly dwindles. Look at the combiners, the 3p companies got to them first but eventually, hasbro got to them as well since they were well known characters they had not done yet. And for other cases, when they get wind that hasbro is doing something, 3p companies try to release theirs first since they know the demand for their toys will dwindle once an official version is out. So I think its the reverse relation. Hasbro plans toys out at least 2 years in advance and 3p tries to be ahead of them.

Pretty much, it seems Hasbro does its own thing and any relation you see is coincidental based on the fact that the amount of well known characters is not exhaustive.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844441)
Posted by Mechastrike on December 1st, 2016 @ 9:29am CST
william-james88 wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:still waiting on a Voyager Class Rodimus Prime with trailer Hasbro! i thought you guys were sticking it to the third party.

Hasbro has repeatedly said that they are not being influenced by 3rd parties. I think people arent seeing this the right way. there are not that many well known G1 characters left so as Hasbro keeps making toys, the amount of characters only available through 3p companies slowly dwindles. Look at the combiners, the 3p companies got to them first but eventually, hasbro got to them as well since they were well known characters they had not done yet. And for other cases, when they get wind that hasbro is doing something, 3p companies try to release theirs first since they know the demand for their toys will dwindle once an official version is out. So I think its the reverse relation. Hasbro plans toys out at least 2 years in advance and 3p tries to be ahead of them.

Pretty much, it seems Hasbro does its own thing and any relation you see is coincidental based on the fact that the amount of well known characters is not exhaustive.


yeah, but i'm still disappointed that still no Voyager Rodimus w/ trailer...
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844467)
Posted by mblase75 on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:21am CST
If I'd had it my way, Kup would've been packaged with Hot Rod instead and Minimus Ambus in this set would've been repainted/remolded into Wheelie.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844470)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:34am CST
Autobot Roadburn wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.

Not really. I mean yeah, it's strange as a box set, but seeing as how we've already had Platinum box sets this year featuring both Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime I can understand why they would be left out of this set.

Emerje


Plus they literally just released a new version of him. To be fair they did the same with Blurr and he's in this set, but we do get Hot Rod's old mold in the Planet of Junk set with the Junkions anyway.
My point was that, for a set called "Autobot Heroes" that celebrates the movie, the movie's main Autobot hero is omitted from this set and relegated to other ones instead.

And now that I think about it further, one of those other sets he's in is based on a fight scene from the movie that he wasn't in until after said scene's fight was over. :P
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844473)
Posted by Kurona on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:38am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Roadburn wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.

Not really. I mean yeah, it's strange as a box set, but seeing as how we've already had Platinum box sets this year featuring both Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime I can understand why they would be left out of this set.

Emerje


Plus they literally just released a new version of him. To be fair they did the same with Blurr and he's in this set, but we do get Hot Rod's old mold in the Planet of Junk set with the Junkions anyway.
My point was that, for a set called "Autobot Heroes" that celebrates the movie, the movie's main Autobot hero is omitted from this set and relegated to other ones instead.

And now that I think about it further, one of those other sets he's in is based on a fight scene from the movie that he wasn't in until after said scene's fight was over. :P

True, but this is based on the movie's poster. Better to call it 'Autobot Heroes' than... 'Autobots That Were On That Cool Poster You Liked'
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844474)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:43am CST
Kurona wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
Autobot Roadburn wrote:
Emerje wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:It's kinda funny how the actual protagonist main Autobot hero of the movie is omitted from the movie-honoring "Autobot Heroes" set.

Not really. I mean yeah, it's strange as a box set, but seeing as how we've already had Platinum box sets this year featuring both Hot Rod and Rodimus Prime I can understand why they would be left out of this set.

Emerje


Plus they literally just released a new version of him. To be fair they did the same with Blurr and he's in this set, but we do get Hot Rod's old mold in the Planet of Junk set with the Junkions anyway.
My point was that, for a set called "Autobot Heroes" that celebrates the movie, the movie's main Autobot hero is omitted from this set and relegated to other ones instead.

And now that I think about it further, one of those other sets he's in is based on a fight scene from the movie that he wasn't in until after said scene's fight was over. :P

True, but this is based on the movie's poster. Better to call it 'Autobot Heroes' than... 'Autobots That Were On That Cool Poster You Liked'
I know what it's based on. The title just makes its lack of Hot Rod more ironic than it probably intended. ;)
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844480)
Posted by nycPrime on December 1st, 2016 @ 11:57am CST
Mechastrike wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Mechastrike wrote:still waiting on a Voyager Class Rodimus Prime with trailer Hasbro! i thought you guys were sticking it to the third party.

Hasbro has repeatedly said that they are not being influenced by 3rd parties. I think people arent seeing this the right way. there are not that many well known G1 characters left so as Hasbro keeps making toys, the amount of characters only available through 3p companies slowly dwindles. Look at the combiners, the 3p companies got to them first but eventually, hasbro got to them as well since they were well known characters they had not done yet. And for other cases, when they get wind that hasbro is doing something, 3p companies try to release theirs first since they know the demand for their toys will dwindle once an official version is out. So I think its the reverse relation. Hasbro plans toys out at least 2 years in advance and 3p tries to be ahead of them.

Pretty much, it seems Hasbro does its own thing and any relation you see is coincidental based on the fact that the amount of well known characters is not exhaustive.


yeah, but i'm still disappointed that still no Voyager Rodimus w/ trailer...

I share your disappointment. We've recently gotten MP and non-MP updates to Hot Rod. Maybe we'll get the update to Rodimus Prime after TR?
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1844488)
Posted by Kurona on December 1st, 2016 @ 12:31pm CST
I just want a toy of the IDW version. At least TR/MP Hot Rod still looks like G1 Rodimus because, well, they had the exact same character model. Just one was a slightly different colour and had lines on his face.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1845479)
Posted by Bronzewolf on December 5th, 2016 @ 11:28am CST
Seibertronians, today we bing you some additional shots of the upcoming Platinum Edition Unicron! Coming to us from Twitter User @BfqeO, the images give us a better look at the figure's exterior box art, the box art in the fold-out leaf, as well as Unicron in his bubble, and the figure himself. The user also shows off the lighting effects Unicron comes with.

There has been some discussion about how similar this figure is to it's previous releases, so tell us in the comments: do these additional photos sway your opinion in any way? Please, let us know, but first take a look at the images themselves below!

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Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1845480)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 5th, 2016 @ 11:35am CST
Okay, now that we can see it in good lighting, the blue is definitely a few shades lighter than on the Amazon version, but that seems to be the extent of the differences, new packaging aside.
Re: Platinum Autobot Heroes Packaging Easter Egg: Movie Backdrop Can Be Created (1845482)
Posted by Kurona on December 5th, 2016 @ 11:43am CST
Very quick and rough comparison.

At most they're using different shades of paint. The applications, it seems, are the exact same (aside from the eyes which are red instead of green unless I'm looking at the light-up feature wrong)

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