Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes

Transformers News: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes

Friday, November 22nd, 2019 12:44PM CST

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We have an English language review of the upcoming Transformers War for Cybertron Earthrise WFC E11 leader class Optimus Prime. This toy looks rather different from what we have seen previously. For comparison, we have posted below the official image from Takara (which should be the same as the Hasbro version). Not only are the hands in the review blue but the peg between his legs is split. This shows that there were indeed some last minute changes done here, and more than just one. Let us know what you think and if these changes are enough to woo you into paying 50$ for this figure. We thank fellow Seibertronian Madproject for letting us know of this review.




Transformers News: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands
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Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045237)
Posted by cirrusstratus1 on November 22nd, 2019 @ 1:41pm CST
The elbow pieces should've been red.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045240)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on November 22nd, 2019 @ 2:11pm CST
Ok, with Phamduc, the random Instagram pics, and Tonton all separately showing the hands and codpiece as painted blue, I think we can all safely assume it's not some other earlier version like a handful elsewhere were saying, and is in fact the final figure. I am SO grateful. So so so so so grateful. He's basically perfect. I could've done with the yellow eyes, but blue's fine too.

Now the only thing it needs is the middle pelvis rectangle to be yellow and to have the yellow arrow decal on the forearms, which Reprolabels will likely fix easily.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045242)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 22nd, 2019 @ 2:32pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:John Warden said the hands would be grey since day 1 and even said why. I wouldnt expect anything different.

Hope against hope.


You might get what you hope for afterall.


Sometimes hope pays off, Will! ;)
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045245)
Posted by sol magnus on November 22nd, 2019 @ 2:47pm CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
sol magnus wrote:
william-james88 wrote:John Warden said the hands would be grey since day 1 and even said why. I wouldnt expect anything different.

Hope against hope.


You might get what you hope for afterall.


Sometimes hope pays off, Will! ;)

Now I don't have to explain to my son why the hands are gray. WIN!
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045249)
Posted by toycave_studios on November 22nd, 2019 @ 3:10pm CST
I understand that they want to make it different than the Siege figure, but if you're going to make a seminal OP figure in the Earthrise line that comes with the trailer:

1: why break up the trailer with a shield gimmick and not have functional regular doors?
2: the colors of plastic and lack of paint literally make the trailer look like it died in the 86 movie.. lolz
3: eyes are blue now, but the face behind the mask is a dark blue? meh yay for blue hands at least.
4: elbows should be red, I agree with previous commenter
5: reprolabels can fix the yellow arrows and center rectangle on crotch piece, but couldn't they have too?
6: those gray panels on the insides of the legs where the trailer connector port REALLY bother me.. they were blue in one of the promo images, and it really made the legs feel cohesive. Now I can't unsee them.
7: where is ROLLER?
8: enough with the transforming gun gimmick..
9: definitely should've had the tires in the back fold up in a way that you don't see the rectangle in the back
10: final thoughts: the mold is good, but lack of Roller and the back door on the trailer bleh, and the need to get a professional custom painter to repaint it would be a hassle. do we even know if the siege cars fit inside the trailer? I hate to say it, but with the reprolabels on Siege Prime that I have... I think I'm going to pass on this one. :(
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045256)
Posted by TulioDude on November 22nd, 2019 @ 3:46pm CST
I wonder if studio series Optimus Prime can use this trailer?
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045258)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 22nd, 2019 @ 3:52pm CST
The trailer doors are like that likely to give the trailer base mode compatibility with the rest of the base playsets in Earthrise, like Ironworks. The friction hinges on the top of the shield are of the A.I.R. Lock style that is the new line-wide "gimmick" for Earthrise. I would have rather had the normal doors and have the shield be a pull out ramp for the trailer, but Hasbro likes to keep it's "parts count" low nowadays.

Blue eyes is always a yay for me with Optimus, though I can certainly agree that yellow provides a better contrast.

The elbow joints should be red in Optimus, yes, but the dark grey doesn't look bad, at least. Not like the blue plastic elbows we saw in some of the recent Takara Tomy photography! :SICK:

It would have been nice had they colored in the yellow rectangle on the pelvis. That's a weird omission, but the lack of yellow arrows on the wrists isn't as big a deal to me. That's not a detail from either the show or the original toy. I'd have to do some digging, but I think it's one of those weird things that happened because of the old Studio OX promotional drawings and such, kind of like the silver painted shin vents that should be solid blue like the rest of the lower legs.

The gray panels on the insides of the legs did bother me at first, but they bother me much less so now. I think the additional blue paint apps on the fists and pelvis have helped make that issue much less drastic instead of "one more thing wrong" with the deco.

It would be nice to have Roller with the whole package, but he might be a later Battle Master release, or part of a Micromaster set. There are a few other modern Roller options out there too, like the one that came with Legends Optimus Prime in Thrilling 30.

I think the way this Earthrise Optimus Prime transforms is just fine. The kibble on the back is no worse than what we've seen with other iterations. He's had a big bumper butt before with "Classics," Combiner Wars prime had a bunch of combiner-related compromises, and Siege Prime has a huge flat panel on his back that you can see clearly from the front. The tires in the small of the back I think may be another Studio OX thing, too.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045259)
Posted by DMSL on November 22nd, 2019 @ 4:15pm CST
Great figure, hate the trailer, hope the Fansproject G3 trailer can attach to it.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045272)
Posted by blackeyedprime on November 22nd, 2019 @ 5:13pm CST
Would have been nice if the trailer control room could have all the options of the g1 toy plcement wise and if it could have had an opening canopy/fit a titan master. The hands being jointed doesnt really seem to have a purpose or to be able to pose fingers other than slightly open or closed fist with out it looking weird.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045274)
Posted by Jeddostotle7 on November 22nd, 2019 @ 5:49pm CST
blackeyedprime wrote:Would have been nice if the trailer control room could have all the options of the g1 toy plcement wise and if it could have had an opening canopy/fit a titan master. The hands being jointed doesnt really seem to have a purpose or to be able to pose fingers other than slightly open or closed fist with out it looking weird.

The hands open to hold the Matrix.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045275)
Posted by bacem on November 22nd, 2019 @ 6:21pm CST
This is actually interesting. The legs transformation is muck simpler than i expected, i was expecting it yo have few more folding like siege version, but it works, so, oh well. The upper body transformation is really neat. It use the same trick as siege where the front anf dide panels are opened and then folded it, except instead of bringing it to the back, it actually folds inside the chest, which really cleans his look. This actually reminds me of rid vehicon leg transformation. Not sure if i'm going to pick up, as i don't need multiple optimus, but this is definitely one of the best voyager optimus so far.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045279)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 22nd, 2019 @ 9:02pm CST
Yeah okay I'm sold. Though voyager Siege OP was cool this will easily replace him as I don't need the other...'nuff said! ;)^ :VEHI:
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045280)
Posted by Nemesis Destron on November 22nd, 2019 @ 9:30pm CST
I can see a 3rd Party making a decent looking trailer. :VEHI:
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045291)
Posted by frogbat on November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:29am CST
I ordered him but am still conflicted cos of siege prime... if only they made the latter more Cybertronian. Am pleased that the transformation is quite a bit more different that I had thought it’d be.

Still looking forward to him and hope they release some sort of roller figure. I recall his original long form bio stating that prime was in essence three components... cab, trailer and roller. Think the little guy deserves some chug homage.

Hope that if they do a megs, he’s even more diff than his siege form.... would in a way make sense if they attempt some kind of gun (nerf) gun again... or maybe a chopper form as a nod to TFA
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045301)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 23rd, 2019 @ 11:06am CST
frogbat wrote:Think the little guy deserves some chug homage.
He's had two:

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Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045306)
Posted by Skritz on November 23rd, 2019 @ 11:59am CST
So what do we even know of the 'mercenary' faction which gets mentioned? I assume those are the guys working for the Quintessons which have been also hinted at/leaked (if true!) for Earthrise? If they are a new feature of the line I'm a bit curious as to why none has been shown yet. Do they appear in later waves? Do they have their own logo? What is their roster? I'm willing to be its going to be extremely disappointing as to not get my hopes too high. :lol:
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045307)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on November 23rd, 2019 @ 12:02pm CST
Skritz wrote:So what do we even know of the 'mercenary' faction which gets mentioned? I assume those are the guys working for the Quintessons which have been also hinted at/leaked (if true!) for Earthrise? If they are a new feature of the line I'm a bit curious as to why none has been shown yet. Do they appear in later waves? Do they have their own logo? What is their roster? I'm willing to be its going to be extremely disappointing as to not get my hopes too high. :lol:

I mean, I'm currently hoping that Doubledealer and his Powermasters, in addition to Armada Sideways and his headmasters will get new figures as a result of the Mercenary faction, but I'm probably going to get disappointed :lol:
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045308)
Posted by sol magnus on November 23rd, 2019 @ 12:07pm CST
Deadlock would be great!
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045313)
Posted by frogbat on November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:23pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
frogbat wrote:Think the little guy deserves some chug homage.
He's had two:

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Forgot bout these cheers!, but somehow I still hope they release something to go more with the earthrise prime.
Re: Review of Earthrise Optimus Prime Shows Blue Hands and More Changes (2045314)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on November 23rd, 2019 @ 1:28pm CST
frogbat wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
frogbat wrote:Think the little guy deserves some chug homage.
He's had two:

Image
Image


Forgot bout these cheers!, but somehow I still hope they release something to go more with the earthrise prime.

I mean, personally, I'd love to see a voyager, maybe taller deluxe, based on IDW Roller, with one of his accessories being a G1 Roller drone or something to that degree. That way, IDW fans get a Roller that isn't only available through an expensive boxset, G1 fans get a Roller for Earthrise Prime, and Hasbro gets more money because some people will buy the figure exclusively for G1 Roller :lol:

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