RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue

Transformers News: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue

Saturday, December 15th, 2018 7:23AM CST

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We finally have some confirmation about an impending Walmart Exclusive G1 Reissue Optimus Prime. Following on from our rumor\leak earlier today, thanks to Seibertron member Jtprime17, we have a working SKU Code (210385764). This release currently appears to be sans Trailer, which would be a first for G1 Optimus Prime releases in the Western market. Below is a mirror of the original article's leaked image -

Transformers News: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optiums Prime Reissue

The listing itself can be found on Walmart's own website as well as on Brickseek. With Hasbro reissuing G1 Transformers again – Optimus Prime seemed more like an eventuality than a maybe, but another chance to grab this iconic character for yourself is always welcome.

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Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998983)
Posted by Amelie on December 15th, 2018 @ 7:43am CST
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1984forever wrote:2) If it doesn’t make dollars then it doesn’t make sense. Who profits from this hoax? It’s simply not worth the money to put something like this together.


2) It has been an issue in the past that knock-off releases have been spread as a rumor of a legitimate reissue. Its also been a problem that sometimes a reissue is faked before its even hit the shelves - Encore Metroplex being a good example

I'm also very glad I appear to be wrong. Even if that leaked image has all sorts of inconsistencies about the box...
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998984)
Posted by 1984forever on December 15th, 2018 @ 7:52am CST
Amelie wrote:
1984forever wrote:2) If it doesn’t make dollars then it doesn’t make sense. Who profits from this hoax? It’s simply not worth the money to put something like this together.


2) It has been an issue in the past that knock-off releases have been spread as a rumor of a legitimate reissue. Its also been a problem that sometimes a reissue is faked before its even hit the shelves - Encore Metroplex being a good example

I'm also very glad I appear to be wrong. Even if that leaked image has all sorts of inconsistencies about the box...

Yes, but not only was there photographic evidence of the re-issue, there was supporting evidence to back it up in the form of other as yet to be released toys surrounding it. You gotta look at these things on a case by case basis.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998985)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on December 15th, 2018 @ 8:10am CST
Amelie wrote:
1984forever wrote:2) If it doesn’t make dollars then it doesn’t make sense. Who profits from this hoax? It’s simply not worth the money to put something like this together.


2) It has been an issue in the past that knock-off releases have been spread as a rumor of a legitimate reissue. Its also been a problem that sometimes a reissue is faked before its even hit the shelves - Encore Metroplex being a good example

I'm also very glad I appear to be wrong. Even if that leaked image has all sorts of inconsistencies about the box...


I think you very well could be right about the box being a mock-up, though. My best guess, based on the Google translation of the original post, is that these pictures were taken at a booth of a trade show or expo in Taiwan. Hasbro may not have finalized the box design, which isn’t too hard to imagine if this release is still months away.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998987)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 15th, 2018 @ 8:14am CST
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Amelie wrote:
1984forever wrote:2) If it doesn’t make dollars then it doesn’t make sense. Who profits from this hoax? It’s simply not worth the money to put something like this together.


2) It has been an issue in the past that knock-off releases have been spread as a rumor of a legitimate reissue. Its also been a problem that sometimes a reissue is faked before its even hit the shelves - Encore Metroplex being a good example

I'm also very glad I appear to be wrong. Even if that leaked image has all sorts of inconsistencies about the box...


I think you very well could be right about the box being a mock-up, though. My best guess, based on the Google translation of the original post, is that these pictures were taken at a booth of a trade show or expo in Taiwan. Hasbro may not have finalized the box design, which isn’t too hard to imagine if this release is still months away.

I will second this, the reissue is real but this box will undergo other changes till it falls in line with the others.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998989)
Posted by 1984forever on December 15th, 2018 @ 8:25am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
Wolfman Jake wrote:
Amelie wrote:
1984forever wrote:2) If it doesn’t make dollars then it doesn’t make sense. Who profits from this hoax? It’s simply not worth the money to put something like this together.


2) It has been an issue in the past that knock-off releases have been spread as a rumor of a legitimate reissue. Its also been a problem that sometimes a reissue is faked before its even hit the shelves - Encore Metroplex being a good example

I'm also very glad I appear to be wrong. Even if that leaked image has all sorts of inconsistencies about the box...


I think you very well could be right about the box being a mock-up, though. My best guess, based on the Google translation of the original post, is that these pictures were taken at a booth of a trade show or expo in Taiwan. Hasbro may not have finalized the box design, which isn’t too hard to imagine if this release is still months away.

I will second this, the reissue is real but this box will undergo other changes till it falls in line with the others.
I doubt it. I think it’s too late in the game to make changes now. I expect this box to be the new design moving forward.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998993)
Posted by Lore Keeper on December 15th, 2018 @ 8:50am CST
blackeyedprime wrote:If they have improved the front wheel nubs then I might pick one up, might just be me but it feels like on some they atre more noticable than other versions and childhood memories do not remember it having any -which is obviously wrong. New years special is still the best version yet imho.
Not really a reissue if it doesnt include his trailer but nice to see and have different price points. Megatron with out his stock would be weirder tho even if it looks like that could be a possibility now.

I wouldn't get my hopes up on that one. Stock or not, he still turns into a realistic gun. Given the current climate around guns in the US, a reissue of the toy seems very unlikely.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998996)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 15th, 2018 @ 9:38am CST
Japan is a lot more chill about realistic toy guns than the US, presumably because they heavily restrict the real ones.

1984forever, you do realize that people can in fact perpetrate hoaxes merely for their own entertainment, right?

Biggest sign that this box is a mockup for demonstration purposes: No hole punched in it for a shelf peg
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1998997)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2018 @ 9:45am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Biggest sign that this box is a mockup for demonstration purposes: No hole punched in it for a shelf peg
Wouldn't it more likely sit on a shelf like Hot Rod's reissue?

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Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999001)
Posted by 1984forever on December 15th, 2018 @ 10:40am CST
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Biggest sign that this box is a mockup for demonstration purposes: No hole punched in it for a shelf peg
Wouldn't it more likely sit on a shelf like Hot Rod's reissue?

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Exactly what I was going to point out. I remember the G1 boxes being stacked on the shelves, not hanging from pegs. This box will wind up in the hands of many customers as is before changes -if any- are made.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999002)
Posted by 1984forever on December 15th, 2018 @ 10:41am CST
1984forever wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Biggest sign that this box is a mockup for demonstration purposes: No hole punched in it for a shelf peg
Wouldn't it more likely sit on a shelf like Hot Rod's reissue?

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Exactly what I was going to point out. I remember the G1 boxes being stacked on the shelves, not hanging from pegs. Optimus Prime’s box will wind up in the hands of many customers as is before changes -if any- are made.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999003)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 15th, 2018 @ 10:54am CST
Or you could be wrong...speaking of which didn't you make a bet with Burn regarding critical appraisal of Bumblebee?
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999004)
Posted by shajaki on December 15th, 2018 @ 10:54am CST
I can't find the quote right now, but someone said this would be a great compact novelty piece. I thoroughly agree with that. Not to mention what this trailer-less reissue means for the price. Sure you can hunt down second hand figures for a deal, but for a brand new retail release this can't be beat. I remember buying the TRU Commemorative Prime over ten years ago, and he was 100 bucks! CAD anyways. But imagine what a proper full reissue (retail release) would cost these days?

Burn wrote:Kids will be able to recreate all those famous "where did Prime's trailer go?" scenes.Image
It'd be pretty funny if they released him in the "with trailer" packaging, only to have an empty clam shell and call it "invisible mode" :lol:

Amelie wrote:If they reissue Bruticus again... 8-|
I'd actually love to see that. The quality of the last Brutireissue was awful. And these newest reissues have had top notch QC.

1984forever wrote:Who profits from this hoax?
I'm not trying to argue against this things legitimacy (since now it's confirmed), but I would like to point out that there's fan made custom boxes and reproduction boxes all over the interwebs. If someone wanted to fake this, they could. And it doesn't even mean someone was trying to "hoax" us. Just sayin.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999005)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 15th, 2018 @ 10:59am CST
I would be all down for a invisible trailer mode :lol: but let the speculation begin on who else will be reissued...Reflector? Soundwave with Cassettes? Octane?
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999006)
Posted by 1984forever on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:13am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:Or you could be wrong...speaking of which didn't you make a bet with Burn regarding critical appraisal of Bumblebee?
Yup, sure did. I bet a POTP Predaking that the Bumblebee movie wouldn’t make $400 million worldwide. Burn bet the removal of some unwarranted warnings or some such minor crap. It’s sad that fans expect this movie to be the lowest grossing of the entire lot :lol: , I didn’t come up with that number, I just agreed to it. It’s also sad that now people are arguing about how I could have been wrong about the G1 Prime reissue not being fake. Putting that particular pic together would cost a scammer a little bit of money to get those unreleased toys together along with his fake boxed Prime fig. I think a scammer would prefer his creation sell on eBay rather than be content to have it ogled for free on Facebook.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999007)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:20am CST
shajaki wrote:
Amelie wrote:If they reissue Bruticus again... 8-|
I'd actually love to see that. The quality of the last Brutireissue was awful. And these newest reissues have had top notch QC.

Part of the problem there is mold wear. Let's see, the Combaticons have been used how many times?
* Hasbro G1 Bruticus
* Takara G1 Bruticus (counting separately because of Onslaught)
* Battle Gaia
* G2 Bruticus
* Car Robots Baldigus
* RiD Ruination
* Urban Camo Ruination
* Desert Camo Ruination
* Encore Bruticus
Kinda a lot. So it's no wonder the molds are worn. However, even if Hasbro did do another reissue and refresh the molds into the bargain... I would still be inclined to save up for the Encore version instead. Unless Hasbro had a change of heart about the base-mode launcher and actually included the darn thing instead of the dummy filler piece.

shajaki wrote:
1984forever wrote:Who profits from this hoax?
I'm not trying to argue against this things legitimacy (since now it's confirmed), but I would like to point out that there's fan made custom boxes and reproduction boxes all over the interwebs. If someone wanted to fake this, they could. And it doesn't even mean someone was trying to "hoax" us. Just sayin.

Also, as I said before, Hoaxes. Are. Also. Done. For. Pranks. Profit is not a necessary part of the equation.
Not that it matters in this particular case since it's legit, but your logic was still faulty 1984forever.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999008)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:21am CST
I think you're underestimating trolls on the net who would revel in everyone believing it, then just pulling the rug out from everyone. Still I'm not convinced that the box won't change as I suspect that these are meant for spring release (judging by Astrotrain is spring 2020) they still have a couple of weeks to clean the box up and then hit production.
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999010)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:31am CST
ZeroWolf wrote:I think you're underestimating trolls on the net who would revel in everyone believing it, then just pulling the rug out from everyone.

Well, I'm not. I was pointing out that 1984forever was completely ignoring that possibility.

So, these are just stacked on the shelves instead of hung from pegs? Then the box design is f***ing stupid. The whole smegging point of having the top flap is to hang the box from a peg! If they're not doing that then the flap is a needless counterproductive protrusion! And of course it means you can't cut it off to allow for better stacking and storage without ruining the art on the back... Nice planning, Hasbroken!
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999011)
Posted by Sabrblade on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:34am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I think you're underestimating trolls on the net who would revel in everyone believing it, then just pulling the rug out from everyone.

Well, I'm not. I was pointing out that 1984forever was completely ignoring that possibility.

So, these are just stacked on the shelves instead of hung from pegs? Then the box design is f***ing stupid. The whole smegging point of having the top flap is to hang the box from a peg! If they're not doing that then the flap is a needless counterproductive protrusion! And of course it means you can't cut it off to allow for better stacking and storage without ruining the art on the back... Nice planning, Hasbroken!
The flap has been a staple of G1 toy boxes since the beginning. The G1 Optimus w/ trailer box even had one.

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Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999013)
Posted by ZeroWolf on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:39am CST
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:
ZeroWolf wrote:I think you're underestimating trolls on the net who would revel in everyone believing it, then just pulling the rug out from everyone.

Well, I'm not. I was pointing out that 1984forever was completely ignoring that possibility.

So, these are just stacked on the shelves instead of hung from pegs? Then the box design is f***ing stupid. The whole smegging point of having the top flap is to hang the box from a peg! If they're not doing that then the flap is a needless counterproductive protrusion! And of course it means you can't cut it off to allow for better stacking and storage without ruining the art on the back... Nice planning, Hasbroken!

Oh my message was aimed at 1984Forever :)
Re: RUMOR UPDATE\CONFIRMATION: G1 Optimus Prime Reissue (1999014)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on December 15th, 2018 @ 11:47am CST
Doesn't make it any less dumb to put it on boxes where it won't be used, Sabrblade.

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