Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com

Transformers News: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com

Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 8:31PM CST

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Great news to all worrying fans, Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus is currently available for order at Walmart.com. With growing complaints that certain local Walmarts have abandoned stocking leader class figures, this is basically as retail as it gets for many Americans. And this is currently the best price any American can get this toy for, at $44.97 USD plus free shipping.

This comes in right on time to close off Power of the Primes, with every toy from the line accounted at either Target or Walmart, while War for Cybertron Siege takes over the shelves.

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Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992891)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 6th, 2018 @ 9:10pm CST
It's truly painful to believe that the fan voted Prime is the one whose distribution sucks so bad. Really, the one leader figure I saw more than any other was Rodimus Prime. I only saw SG Roddy 3 times, and I saw Optimus a lot, and I usually always saw a Rodimus and Optimus together or not at all. But the very few times I did see a solo leader, it was Roddy regular.

I'm glad I got my Primal, but man, maybe Hasbro should consider the Studio series approach: 1 wave of leaders per year (so far). Gives them distribution, and allows for stores to discontinue the larger size later in the year but get it back at the beginning of every year.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992908)
Posted by notirishman on November 6th, 2018 @ 11:22pm CST
Power of the Primes was a pretty short line, and many thought Optimal Optimus and Novastar were going to be the last figures of the line. But new listings on Midtown Comics tells us otherwise. These two listings use an interesting sub-title: "Select Series." Even more interesting: the two characters themselves. We have Red Swoop and Ricochet. Red Swoop seems to be a G1-toy redeco of Power of the Primes Deluxe Class, done up in the same colors as the one in the original stock renders for the figure. We also speculate Ricochet will be a redeco of Power of the Primes Deluxe Class Jazz, maybe even come with one of the new Battle Master figures.

The Red Swoop listing can be found here.
The Ricochet listing can be found here.

Thoughts? Be sure to tell us below!
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992909)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 6th, 2018 @ 11:25pm CST
Hmm. If these prove real, I'm gonna need to rethink my CW/UW/Potpie Combiner plans to see if I can fit them in somehow, which there is a possibility since I've given up my plans to make a definite Magnificent Six survivors combiner out of Inferno.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992911)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 6th, 2018 @ 11:31pm CST
If it's true we're getting Richoet/Stepper, I might actual retire my United Jazz from my Classics shelf and replace him with his Power of the Primes self. I like traditional mold-mates from G1 to match each other in my modern displays, so if I can get a "PotP" Richoet to go with Jazz, I'll be set. I love the RtS/United Jazz mold, but it's just getting to be too big compared to recent figures. He'll dwarf even Siege Ironhide and Ratchet, unfortunately. It's time to downsize to a more modern scale friendly version of Jazz. At least PotP Jazz is still a pretty good figure, and it's got an more cartoon accurate robot mode what with the lack of door wings.

This also gives me some hope that, through this so called "Select Series" line, we might get Greenlight and Lancer combiner limbs (probably from the Moonracer/Firestar mold) for Elita Infin1te, and if we're REALLY good, maybe Buster and Hydra repaints from Dreadwind and Darkwing to go with Megascream. I hope this is real.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992913)
Posted by Manterax Prime on November 6th, 2018 @ 11:58pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:This also gives me some hope that, through this so called "Select Series" line, we might get Greenlight and Lancer combiner limbs (probably from the Moonracer/Firestar mold) for Elita Infin1te, and if we're REALLY good, maybe Buster and Hydra repaints from Dreadwind and Darkwing to go with Megascream. I hope this is real.

Do keep in mind it could just be these 2 as they were "teased" via packaging, with Ricochet possibly being Elta Infinte's right leg and Swoop being red in his render.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992915)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 7th, 2018 @ 12:03am CST
Well, Elita-Infin1te will be officially complete if true, as her art shows a dark grey leg using Jazz' design:

Image

You can barely make it out. Also, toy Swoop head or bust!
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992916)
Posted by o.supreme on November 7th, 2018 @ 12:03am CST
YES YES YES!!!!! PotP may have a little life left. Just enough *hopefully* to finish those combiners. Though a Red Swoop holds no interest for me (unless it can somehow be head cannoned as a different character), but Riccochet definitely does. I was 5 Heroic Deluxes way from perfect completion, now It's down to 4. Today was a good day. 8-)
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992918)
Posted by joevill on November 7th, 2018 @ 12:35am CST
Got it, thanks!
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992923)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on November 7th, 2018 @ 1:20am CST
Optimal Optimus: Yes, please, THANK you, this is a load of rubbish that the FAN-VOTE Prime is so impossible to find here in the US.

Red Swoop and Ricochet: That's...really interesting, if that's true. It seems really likely to be true, given we already know that the toy-accurate Swoop head exists and the art for Elita-1's combined mode has had what appears to be a Ricochet on it from the start. I am really curious now though: Are these figures going to have different accessories than Swoop and Jazz, how exactly are they going to be released (are they exclusives?), and how many other previously unreleased PotP tooling remnants are going to see show up in this "Select Series"?
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992925)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on November 7th, 2018 @ 2:12am CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:(...) and how many other previously unreleased PotP tooling remnants are going to see show up in this "Select Series"?


:BOOM: WAVERIDER!!! :BOOM:
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992927)
Posted by ausbot on November 7th, 2018 @ 2:31am CST
I hope they finally release the demolishor headed onslaught.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992929)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on November 7th, 2018 @ 2:35am CST
notirishman wrote:[...] We also speculate Ricochet will be a redeco of Power of the Primes Deluxe Class Jazz, maybe even come with one of the new Battle Master figures. [...]
As both figures are at the same pricepoint I guess both come with a Battle Master or none of them.

[EDIT]:
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:(...) and how many other previously unreleased PotP tooling remnants are going to see show up in this "Select Series"?


:BOOM: WAVERIDER!!! :BOOM:
Maybe he's the additional figure for Red Swoop if Ricochet gets a Battle Master. But is that possible at this pricepoint because Arcee's, Grotusque's, Blast Off's, Repugnus' and Counterpunch's pricepoint has been at $25 and they only came with a Titan/Prime Master? And I know they also had better paintjobs.

ausbot wrote:I hope they finally release the demolishor headed onslaught.
That would be nice but I still want a War for Cybertron (2010 game) Demolishor. Would be awesome if they release him in the new WfC Trilogy.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992934)
Posted by Caelus on November 7th, 2018 @ 3:23am CST
Maybe Swoop will come with a Pteraxadon repaint.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992935)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on November 7th, 2018 @ 3:30am CST
Caelus wrote:Maybe Swoop will come with a Pteraxadon repaint.

...into a little Targetmaster Swoop? That really wouldn't make any sense.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992936)
Posted by Coptur on November 7th, 2018 @ 3:32am CST
If they do any Armada characters i would prefer they do a fresh take on the original designs and not just stick their heads on older moulds
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992942)
Posted by Flashwave on November 7th, 2018 @ 4:19am CST
Now that I have Blue Swoop, not sure I want to double dip on Swoop. Richochet could be tempting. But as someone else said, not quite ready to give up my RTS Jazz, even if the tampos are rubbing off.

Coptur wrote:If they do any Armada characters i would prefer they do a fresh take on the original designs and not just stick their heads on older moulds

Fresh Takes mean all new molds which mean far higher sales figures to break even than an Exclusive is going to bring in. We know about Demolisher because we have seen Demolisher. When they made the head for Onslaughtm they made the head mold for Demolisher as well. It already exists, its a matter of whether Hasbro follows through and uses them or not.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992944)
Posted by Caelus on November 7th, 2018 @ 5:04am CST
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Caelus wrote:Maybe Swoop will come with a Pteraxadon repaint.

...into a little Targetmaster Swoop? That really wouldn't make any sense.


Am I the only one that has Titans Return Deluxe Repugnus wielding Titan Master Repugnus?
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992946)
Posted by Lunatic Prime on November 7th, 2018 @ 5:37am CST
Caelus wrote:
Lunatic Prime wrote:
Caelus wrote:Maybe Swoop will come with a Pteraxadon repaint.

...into a little Targetmaster Swoop? That really wouldn't make any sense.


Am I the only one that has Titans Return Deluxe Repugnus wielding Titan Master Repugnus?

But he comes with a cartoon-accurate Repugnus head as well as TR Ptero comes with a cartoon-accurate Swoop head. Or the Mini-Con they released in G1 Swoop colors in an Evolution 2-Pack together with AoE Strafe for the movie line. Those actually make sense.
I mean of course it's not totally impossible but just because both are Pteranodons? That seems a bit too mindless to me. I would except that of a kids toys line but not for the stuff meant for collectors. Or at least not without a good background story but I don't think they'll do that just for a minor recolor.
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992961)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on November 7th, 2018 @ 7:56am CST
Will Red Swoop and Ricochet be exclusives for Midtown Comics or will they have a wider release?
Re: Power of the Primes Leader Optimal Optimus in Stock at Walmart.com (1992962)
Posted by william-james88 on November 7th, 2018 @ 8:06am CST
Rodimus Knight wrote:Will Red Swoop and Ricochet be exclusives for Midtown Comics or will they have a wider release?

nobody knows right now

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