Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images

Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016 10:58am CST

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So far, every Platinum Edition Transformer toy part of the Chinese New Year line was a Toysrus Exclusive in Canada. However, 2017 will be different with Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime being the first figure in this Chinese New Year line to be a Walmart exclusive instead. We know this since there is now a detailed listing on Walmart.ca. The price is not written yet and it is currently not available for ordering, but there is a dense toy description copied below along with official images for all of you to enjoy. What is odd is that it describes a special edition deco and yet it does not seem to be any different from the previous release. We do not know which retailer will be getting this figure in the US at this time, let us know if ever you come across that information.

Description & Features

Transformers Generations Platinum Edition sets feature figures with a high level of detail, plus premium features and packaging. This Platinum Edition Chinese New Year figure celebrates the Year of the Rooster by showcasing the Autobot Leader, Optimus Prime, with special edition deco and die-cast parts.

Optimus Prime battles the Decepticons whenever they threaten the cause of freedom.. Since the beginning, Autobot Roller has been his ally. With the scout car by his side and a combat deck housed within his trailer, Optimus Prime is unstoppable.

This Platinum Edition figure features die-cast parts and a converting trailer. It comes with an Autobot Roller vehicle, 6 additional figure hands, converting blaster, Matrix of Leadership, jetpack, and Energon axe accessories, plus a figure stand.

Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
© 2016 Hasbro. All Rights Reserved.
Manufactured under license from TOMY Company, Ltd.


Transformers News: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images

Transformers News: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images

Transformers News: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848050)
Posted by Cobotron on December 20th, 2016 @ 11:00am CST
There is a part of me that really wants this for my Legends/Legions collection.
Is that so wrong?
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848051)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 20th, 2016 @ 11:02am CST
Cobotron wrote:There is a part of me that really wants this for my Legends/Legions collection.
Is that so wrong?
Not if you leave it in robot mode forever. :P
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848053)
Posted by william-james88 on December 20th, 2016 @ 11:06am CST
Cobotron wrote:There is a part of me that really wants this for my Legends/Legions collection.
Is that so wrong?

Your not the only one.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848092)
Posted by Ultra Magnus on December 20th, 2016 @ 2:14pm CST
This was one of the best incarnations of OP. With the incredible design and engineering involved, I am VERY surprised that the Cab mode was compromised so. Still, the accessories and range of articulation make this figure INCREDIBLE. It really does scale well with Legion class figures and IronFactory/War in Pocket figs too. Probably gonna get this on General Principle, even tho I already have the THS Convoy that this is a remake of. I wish they would do some THS Decepticons now!

8-)
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848096)
Posted by Randomhero on December 20th, 2016 @ 2:21pm CST
Ultra Magnus wrote:This was one of the best incarnations of OP. With the incredible design and engineering involved, I am VERY surprised that the Cab mode was compromised so. Still, the accessories and range of articulation make this figure INCREDIBLE. It really does scale well with Legion class figures and IronFactory/War in Pocket figs too. Probably gonna get this on General Principle, even tho I already have the THS Convoy that this is a remake of. I wish they would do some THS Decepticons now!

8-)



I wouldn't put too much hope on the Hybrid line being resurrected. This is more hasbro saying "well we were going to do it a couple years ago in a two pack and didn't and we still have the mold so let's finally release it for our 'Chinese year of' figure
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848538)
Posted by Mykltron on December 23rd, 2016 @ 5:51am CST
Amazing as this li'l guy is (his truck mode doesn't look so bad in real life if you get it just right) he's not worth that price. Especially when the box is nowhere near as pretty as the original.

Randomhero wrote:I wouldn't put too much hope on the Hybrid line being resurrected. This is more hasbro saying "well we were going to do it a couple years ago in a two pack and didn't and we still have the mold so let's finally release it for our 'Chinese year of' figure


I agree.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848558)
Posted by william-james88 on December 23rd, 2016 @ 12:07pm CST
$159.97, that is what this toy is priced at right now on Walmart.ca. Those are canadian dollars, which mark this toy at the $120 price point in USD. For those who do not know, this is a 4 inch toy, comparable to the legends class in height but comparable to MP01 in terms of complexity. This is the first ever Hasbro release of this toy (as well as its first release in North America, of course) and it is currently available for purchasing off the site as well. For those unaware, the original Japanese release was available for 4,200 yen, around the $40 price point, back in 2006.

In other Platinum news, the Platinum Edition Autobot Heroes set is available again on Walmart.ca, at $200.

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848560)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on December 23rd, 2016 @ 12:23pm CST
Okay, no. That's absurd.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848597)
Posted by MrBlack on December 23rd, 2016 @ 2:05pm CST
Yeah, no.

Maybe if it hits the bargain bin for $50, like all Platinum releases eventually do.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848632)
Posted by RAR on December 23rd, 2016 @ 6:42pm CST
You can go pick the original up on eBay for $50.00 or so.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1848646)
Posted by Chillyn on December 23rd, 2016 @ 11:40pm CST
Hahaha hahaha $120 hahaha hahaha oh I'm glad to see they have a sense of humor
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1850653)
Posted by Bridgemagnet on January 5th, 2017 @ 10:39am CST
Video Review!


this guy is small
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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857106)
Posted by Sigma Magnus on February 4th, 2017 @ 8:20am CST
We've been informed by fellow Seibertronian AzT that Platinum Edition's Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime - the first Hasbro release of Takara's Hybrid Style G1 Convoy mold first released more than a decade ago, if you weren't already aware - has finally been added to Hasbro's US online catalog, at a reduced price to boot! Previously thought to be around $120, here it is listed as $99.99.

Does this price drop make this figure more appealing to you, or is it still a bit of a stretch? Let us know in the Energon Pub!

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Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857113)
Posted by Black Bumblebee on February 4th, 2017 @ 10:09am CST
I got MP Optimus Prime for $99 when he came out. Why would I spend $99 for a far inferior, far small figure?
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857114)
Posted by Kurona on February 4th, 2017 @ 10:16am CST
Black Bumblebee wrote:I got MP Optimus Prime for $99 when he came out. Why would I spend $99 for a far inferior, far small figure?

Sad thing is, I bet due to the price a lot of people are gonna think it's some huge, awesome figure at least the size of a Leader or some such and that'll entice them to get it... and then when it arrives at their door they're sorely disappointed.

Honestly I'd just get the Thrilling 30 Legends Optimus if I wanted him in that scale.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857157)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on February 4th, 2017 @ 1:11pm CST
junky. especially the truck mode.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857158)
Posted by KVO Prime on February 4th, 2017 @ 1:24pm CST
This thing is absolutely atrocious. I love collecting Optimus Primes, and although if you have MP-10 (which I do), then you really don't need any other, especially some inferior, grotesque creation. I'm really disappointed too, because I was born in the year of the Rooster, so I was really hoping for something special, maybe a beast wars rooster? This is so lackluster, and it's a DECADE+ old toy that Takara is just now giving to Hasbro? Give me a break. NOPE. Do not buy.

:SICK: :BANG_HEAD: :BOOM: :HEADHURTS: :michaelbay: >:oP

KVO Prime :MAXIMAL:
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857178)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 4th, 2017 @ 3:48pm CST
It's available for a while on Walmart.ca
http://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/transformer ... 0196611276
But holy crap, that price is RIDICULOUS. I'll wait for clearance and even then, I'm not sure if I'll ever buy. I already have over 9000 Optimuses afterall.
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857190)
Posted by BERSEKAEL on February 4th, 2017 @ 5:42pm CST
how tall is? will it fit with my Legion class collection?
Re: Platinum Edition Year of the Rooster Optimus Prime Listed on Walmart.ca with new Images (1857191)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 4th, 2017 @ 5:50pm CST
BERSEKAEL wrote:how tall is? will it fit with my Legion class collection?


I was about to point out a video review of the old Takara version. But no one seem to have bothered to make any comparison shots! At least, I know it's 4" tall so it's scout size.

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