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Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale

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Greetings Seibertronians! Fellow Seibertron user, Flashwave has let us know that the Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Leader Class Alternative Universe Optimus Prime is now on sale for a limited time only!

Transformers News: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale

Alternative Universe Optimus Prime (Dead Prime to many) is a redeco of Transformers Earthrise's Leader Class Optimus, with the intention being to homage the famous scene in the 1986 animated movie where Optimus Prime sccumbs to his injuries and dies. The box of the toy even shows the scene with Hot Rod, Arcee and Ultra Magnus present.

While it normally $49.99, in this sale it can be yours for $34.99! It also has free shipping for Prime members.

The timer on this sale is currently set to end in 11 hours, so if you've been eyeing up this set, now may be the perfect time to jump on it!

Have you been waiting to get this Prime? Have you already got it? Let us know in the Energon Pub and stay tuned to Seibertron for all the latest news and reviews!
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Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086516)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 9th, 2020 @ 3:16pm CST
I clicked the link.
Thus here Canadian have been redirected to the Canadian page.
And this Optimus can be mine for the low low price of 100$+ taxes and fees shipping.

Joy! :HEADHURTS:
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086517)
Posted by Jeffrohurt on November 9th, 2020 @ 3:33pm CST
Exactly. It's things like this, where I'd love to get this because it's different, I get frustrated with collecting.
I do want this. Why can't Amazon have these kinds of sales up here? It's a true pissoff. That's why I cancelled my Prime account. :evil:
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086518)
Posted by ZeroWolf on November 9th, 2020 @ 3:43pm CST
-Kanrabat- wrote:I clicked the link.
Thus here Canadian have been redirected to the Canadian page.
And this Optimus can be mine for the low low price of 100$+ taxes and fees shipping.

Joy! :HEADHURTS:

Strange, I got sent straight on through to the usa site despite being in the UK.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086520)
Posted by Overcracker on November 9th, 2020 @ 4:09pm CST
ZeroWolf wrote:
-Kanrabat- wrote:I clicked the link.
Thus here Canadian have been redirected to the Canadian page.
And this Optimus can be mine for the low low price of 100$+ taxes and fees shipping.

Joy! :HEADHURTS:

Strange, I got sent straight on through to the usa site despite being in the UK.


Yeah, I get the U.S site too. Though I just get the "This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Please choose a different delivery location." and no actual price.

Amazon has a thing about shipping toys outside the U.S for some reason. Even if the localized Amazon websites are selling the same toys.

Anyway, don't really need Dead Prime. But just scored the Thundercracker and Skywarp Earthrise set for the equivalent of $35 US and free shipping from a local Department store's online store.

Seems like something got miss-tagged, since they had the same price as the Earthrise Clones for some reason. Not that I am complaining.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086521)
Posted by Munkky on November 9th, 2020 @ 5:07pm CST
Overcracker wrote:Amazon has a thing about shipping toys outside the U.S for some reason. Even if the localized Amazon websites are selling the same toys.


Oh no. Now you've got me worried that I'll never have the Prowl and Ironhide set I pre-ordered back in August, or either of the Galactic Odyssey sets I've also pre-ordered. I live in the UK but have an account on Amazon US for things like this. My order page says Prowl and Ironhide are coming this week, but I still haven't been charged for the transaction and the tracking info says it still hasn't been dispatched.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086523)
Posted by Flashwave on November 9th, 2020 @ 5:30pm CST
Munkky wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Amazon has a thing about shipping toys outside the U.S for some reason. Even if the localized Amazon websites are selling the same toys.


Oh no. Now you've got me worried that I'll never have the Prowl and Ironhide set I pre-ordered back in August, or either of the Galactic Odyssey sets I've also pre-ordered. I live in the UK but have an account on Amazon US for things like this. My order page says Prowl and Ironhide are coming this week, but I still haven't been charged for the transaction and the tracking info says it still hasn't been dispatched.

If I had to guess, the different regionals all work undividually together... So if Canada wants to carry an exclusive, US butts out of that and its entirely on them to set their stock, sales, etc. If they signal that they don't want to carry the exclusive, then Amazon US is open to ship internationally, if they have the stock and interest to do so.

If you are still showing an order owed to you, its not going to be cancelled *only* because its coming international. They were free to make that commitment to you and will likely attempt to honor it.

Now, whether they have the stock to fill is another question.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086524)
Posted by Gauntlet101010 on November 9th, 2020 @ 5:45pm CST
I ordered this at the beginning of October from Amazon.com, so they do ship to Canada.

When I tried ordering Ratchet before it was available to Canadians it just didn't show up, so if they won't ship to Canada, I don't think you'd even see the order.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086525)
Posted by Overcracker on November 9th, 2020 @ 5:56pm CST
Munkky wrote:
Overcracker wrote:Amazon has a thing about shipping toys outside the U.S for some reason. Even if the localized Amazon websites are selling the same toys.


Oh no. Now you've got me worried that I'll never have the Prowl and Ironhide set I pre-ordered back in August, or either of the Galactic Odyssey sets I've also pre-ordered. I live in the UK but have an account on Amazon US for things like this. My order page says Prowl and Ironhide are coming this week, but I still haven't been charged for the transaction and the tracking info says it still hasn't been dispatched.


If they let you order it, then there’s no issue with your shipping address.

They won’t let you order it if they can’t actually ship it and tell you as much.

“ This item cannot be shipped to your selected delivery location. Please choose a different delivery location.‘
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Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086532)
Posted by CrillanK on November 9th, 2020 @ 10:15pm CST
o.supreme wrote:Okay so after opening up Arcee and my daughter coming to me that she can't get it to Transform correctly. I get it now. She has got to be one of the worst engineered designs of recent times. The look dosen't bother me, even the backpack I can forgive. But when it's impossible to get her legs in, so in car mode her wheels are useless as she skids on the back of her head and legs what's the point?

If Netflix Elita is based on this, I'm glad I kept my PotP version.


I would watch a video on transforming her. There are a couple important steps that the instructions aren't good at showing. I still couldn't get her legs in perfectly, but she seems to roll just fine.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086538)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 10th, 2020 @ 3:59am CST
CrillanK wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Okay so after opening up Arcee and my daughter coming to me that she can't get it to Transform correctly. I get it now. She has got to be one of the worst engineered designs of recent times. The look dosen't bother me, even the backpack I can forgive. But when it's impossible to get her legs in, so in car mode her wheels are useless as she skids on the back of her head and legs what's the point?

If Netflix Elita is based on this, I'm glad I kept my PotP version.


I would watch a video on transforming her. There are a couple important steps that the instructions aren't good at showing. I still couldn't get her legs in perfectly, but she seems to roll just fine.


I've yet to see the perfect instructions manual. Most of the time, some important parts are skipped. But ALL the time, the pictures are made for ants and the color they use hide things instead of highlighting them.

So, yeah. Video reviews that show the transformation clearly is the way to go.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086553)
Posted by o.supreme on November 10th, 2020 @ 2:53pm CST
CrillanK wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Okay so after opening up Arcee and my daughter coming to me that she can't get it to Transform correctly. I get it now. She has got to be one of the worst engineered designs of recent times. The look dosen't bother me, even the backpack I can forgive. But when it's impossible to get her legs in, so in car mode her wheels are useless as she skids on the back of her head and legs what's the point?

If Netflix Elita is based on this, I'm glad I kept my PotP version.


I would watch a video on transforming her. There are a couple important steps that the instructions aren't good at showing. I still couldn't get her legs in perfectly, but she seems to roll just fine.


Thank you. Yeah I did watch a couple videos, but I can "fake" that she rolls just fine on a video also, which I think some of these folks did.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086554)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 10th, 2020 @ 2:56pm CST
o.supreme wrote:
CrillanK wrote:
o.supreme wrote:Okay so after opening up Arcee and my daughter coming to me that she can't get it to Transform correctly. I get it now. She has got to be one of the worst engineered designs of recent times. The look dosen't bother me, even the backpack I can forgive. But when it's impossible to get her legs in, so in car mode her wheels are useless as she skids on the back of her head and legs what's the point?

If Netflix Elita is based on this, I'm glad I kept my PotP version.


I would watch a video on transforming her. There are a couple important steps that the instructions aren't good at showing. I still couldn't get her legs in perfectly, but she seems to roll just fine.


Thank you. Yeah I did watch a couple videos, but I can "fake" that she rolls just fine on a video also, which I think some of these folks did.


Depends on the reviewers. Prime VS Prime and Emgo316 are great and honest reviewers who are not affraid to show flaws and kinks a figure may have.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086559)
Posted by Nuclearxpotato on November 10th, 2020 @ 4:43pm CST
The rumoured Astroworks Micron set was revealed... and it's actually Botropolis. Surprise!

https://www.facebook.com/transformers/posts/4576899309046894

Interestingly, it also includes Doubledealer's missile in a new deco for one image. Whether or not it makes it into the final product is unknown.
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Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086561)
Posted by o.supreme on November 10th, 2020 @ 5:01pm CST
That is pretty cool actually, the one and only GO set I'll be picking up. Does anyone know if these are new characters or based on previously existing ones?
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086562)
Posted by Sabrblade on November 10th, 2020 @ 5:17pm CST
o.supreme wrote:That is pretty cool actually, the one and only GO set I'll be picking up. Does anyone know if these are new characters or based on previously existing ones?
All existing ones, some of which already just got toys of in Earthrise.

The Ironworks redeco is just Ironworks himself in new colors.

The Airwave redeco is Overair, the Autobot version of him originally from Transformers: Zone (every Micromaster toy in that series, aside from the Race Track Patrol, was an Autobot). He previously got a toy in the Siege Micromaster 10-pack as a redeco of Siege Storm Cloud.

The red Micromaster Battle Squad redecos are the Astro Squad members Moonrock and Missile Master, getting their first new toys since 1990/1991.

The Micro Master Astro Squad redecos I assume are the same guys as before, Fuzer and Blast Master, but their decos keep reminding me of something else that I can't think of what. So they could be some other characters or the same ones in new colors like Ironworks.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086563)
Posted by o.supreme on November 10th, 2020 @ 5:21pm CST
Thanks for the info. Too bad they couldn't come up with a new character name for the Ironworks repaint, instead of just "being Ironworks" in a new paint job. C'mon Hasbro, we've been used to repaints form the very beginning, making them different characters is what keeps us coming back ;)
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086565)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on November 10th, 2020 @ 5:41pm CST
Amazing, easy pre-order, can't wait :michaelbay:
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086566)
Posted by Emerje on November 10th, 2020 @ 6:21pm CST
If you're collecting Micromasters like Pokemon and strive to build the largest base for them possible then you're going to want this set! Thanks to Seibertronians LinaNui and Nuclearxpotato we're getting our first look at the fifth and final Galactic Odyssey Collection entry Botropolis Rescue Mission at Amazon for $59.99. Release is planned for February 15, 2021, but as with all of the GO line that's likely to change. Turns out the rumors were true and we are indeed getting a white version of Ironworks (with no name change) along side a repainted Airwave now named Overair that changes things up with with two shades of dark gray plastic and added gold paint details. The colors of both were intentionally designed to complement Sky Lynx to really expand your launch base.

Along with the modulators we're also getting more Micromasters based on the Astro Squad. Individual names aren't given and the first is a simple repaint of the previously released space shuttle which replaces much of the shuttle's black outline with red. Names could be the same as the previous release as well like with Ironworks. The more interesting set is based on the team's missile truck members Missile Master and Moonrock (no telling what the final names will be), repaints of the Battle Squad figures Direct-Hit and Power Punch with the canon replaced by a missile launcher unique to this set. If you're after all of the unique Micromasters you will need this set to complete two-thirds of the Astro Squad.

A single photo shows a white version of Doubledealer's missile similar to the original Rocket Base that came with Countdown. None of the descriptions mention the missile so it remains a mystery if the missile will actually be included in this set or if it was borrowed from a possible Doubledealer redeco.

Amazon's description is as follows: As the Autobots and Decepticons speed through space during the events of Earthrise, special side missions take some of their members off course. Their duties lead them to unfamiliar planets where they encounter epic adventures and unknown dangers. Now fans can come along for the journey and explore the Transformers universe through the Galactic Odyssey Collection. Sky Lynx is in trouble. Overair, Ironworks, and members of the Astro Squad are tasked with the mission to find and rescue him. They encounter a roving comet called Botropolis,. They set up base on the traveling city and use it to search the universe for signs of Sky Lynx. Set up base for the Sky Lynx rescue mission with this Botropolis Rescue pack! Fans can convert Overair and Ironworks into their Modular Battle Station modes and connect them together to form a large base of operations. Astro Squad figures are to scale with the modular Battle Stations and are able to ride the tracks. Overair, Ironworks and the Astro Squad are redeco'd to match the color scheme of WFC-E24 Sky Lynx (sold separately, subject to availability). Once rescued, he can be attached to form an even larger Modular Battle Station! This pack is the fifth and final of 5 in the Galactic Odyssey Collection, available exclusively on Amazon. Collect all 5 to discover all 5 planets and top secret side missions! (Each sold separately. Subject to availability).

So what do you think about the final Galactic Odyssey set? Is the inclusion of more Modulators, Sky Lynx compatibility and two (four?) new Micromasters enough to get you to pre-order? Let us know in the Energon Pub forums!

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Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086567)
Posted by aronjlove on November 10th, 2020 @ 6:37pm CST
I'm trying to figure out how they got the shuttle to stick to the missile. I got Doubledealer and the Astro Squad. The shuttle has a 5mm post near the front like landing gear and the missile has a 5mm port, but in the pic, you can see the missile's port.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086568)
Posted by Emerje on November 10th, 2020 @ 6:39pm CST
I was trying to figure out if they based their colors on anything specific or if it was really just them trying to match with Sky Lynx (which the colors don't seem quite right for that). I've got two theories:

Japan's Landshaker and Sky Hyper vehicles:

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Or a much bigger long shot, Europe's Rescue Force (specifically jet and buggy):

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The Micromaster vehicles seem more likely, but this is a rescue theme so I won't entirely rule out Rescue Force. Though that depends on the current design team knowing any of these exist and I'm not so sure about that.

Emerje
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086570)
Posted by o.supreme on November 10th, 2020 @ 7:15pm CST
Supposedly it's an homage to Zone Base or at least part of it, https://tfwiki.net/wiki/Zone_Base , which was basically Countdown, but with more Micromasters as well as all 4 Micromaster Stations put together. (Thanks Sabre for the reminder on Zone) Too bad they couldn't have taken the Ironworks repaint and renamed it Glasspit . They could have included the Gas Station pieces (as an option) as well as the Hook unique to Ironworks to complete the illusion.

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Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086572)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on November 10th, 2020 @ 7:32pm CST
This is 100% an update to the G1 Rocket Base set that came with Micromaster Countdown. Just add the new Micromaster Countdown from Siege Omega Supreme to complete! On top of that, we get four extra Micromasters, repaints of the Earthrise Astro Squad and the Siege/Earthrise Battle Squad.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086573)
Posted by blackeyedprime on November 10th, 2020 @ 7:38pm CST
Looks really nice, just wish amazons outside of .com actually stocked them.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086574)
Posted by Nemesis Primal on November 10th, 2020 @ 7:39pm CST
Ooh, that's quite nice, don't think I can/should preorder that right away with both my birthday and Christmas coming up but I definitely am interested in getting my hands on this set. I am curious what this means for the rumored Glyph and Tap-Out though, as every other Pixelmaster rumor for the GO sets has now been true...maybe Glyph and Tap-Out will be what E28 turns out to be, or something?

o.supreme wrote:Thanks for the info. Too bad they couldn't come up with a new character name for the Ironworks repaint, instead of just "being Ironworks" in a new paint job. C'mon Hasbro, we've been used to repaints form the very beginning, making them different characters is what keeps us coming back ;)
I mean, if you (or anyone else for that matter) need alternate name suggestions that are suitably space-themed:
-Moonradar (Countdown's name in Japan)
-Comettor (Armada Jetfire's Mini-Con)
-Sky Blast or Payload (2/3 of the Armada Requiem Blaster)
-"Astroworks" (what a lot of individuals were calling this repaint when he was just a rumor)
Or if you don't want it to be space-themed, you could just call him Glasspit anyway like you mentioned in your more recent post.

EDIT: I also saw some TFW users throwing around Launchpad and Spaceport as options.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086576)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on November 10th, 2020 @ 8:05pm CST
That "GO" set would be perfect for my Skylinx and Omega Supreme team!
Whennever if I'll be able to afford it when it will come out will be another story.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086577)
Posted by Flashwave on November 10th, 2020 @ 9:49pm CST
aronjlove wrote:I'm trying to figure out how they got the shuttle to stick to the missile. I got Doubledealer and the Astro Squad. The shuttle has a 5mm post near the front like landing gear and the missile has a 5mm port, but in the pic, you can see the missile's port.

Like this.
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Both shuttle dudes have 5mm pegs that can flip out in shuttle mode, then its a matter of finding the right hole on DD's missile. There's only like 6.

So glad they are using Dd's missile, but I did it first [-(
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086578)
Posted by aronjlove on November 10th, 2020 @ 9:53pm CST
Flashwave wrote:
aronjlove wrote:I'm trying to figure out how they got the shuttle to stick to the missile. I got Doubledealer and the Astro Squad. The shuttle has a 5mm post near the front like landing gear and the missile has a 5mm port, but in the pic, you can see the missile's port.

Like this.
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Both shuttle dudes have 5mm pegs that can flip out in shuttle mode, then its a matter of finding the right hole on DD's missile. There's only like 6.

So glad they are using Dd's missile, but I did it first [-(

Lmao, now I feel kinda dumb. Literally never noticed the back half had a post even though literally all Micromasters do :BANG_HEAD:
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086579)
Posted by Flashwave on November 10th, 2020 @ 10:01pm CST
aronjlove wrote:
Flashwave wrote:
aronjlove wrote:I'm trying to figure out how they got the shuttle to stick to the missile. I got Doubledealer and the Astro Squad. The shuttle has a 5mm post near the front like landing gear and the missile has a 5mm port, but in the pic, you can see the missile's port.

Like this.
20201028_001423.jpg

Both shuttle dudes have 5mm pegs that can flip out in shuttle mode, then its a matter of finding the right hole on DD's missile. There's only like 6.

So glad they are using Dd's missile, but I did it first [-(

Lmao, now I feel kinda dumb. Literally never noticed the back half had a post even though literally all Micromasters do :BANG_HEAD:

See, what I need now is like 8 of Airwave/Overair's gun barrels, attached in sets of 4 and strapped to each side. Maybe someone can make some resin copies...
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086581)
Posted by WiseMan on November 10th, 2020 @ 10:05pm CST
I was excited for this set to be something about the Go-Bots from, you know, Botropolis. I thought Optimus Primal as Beast-Bot at the very least.

Oh, well. Saves me some money.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086584)
Posted by chuckdawg1999 on November 10th, 2020 @ 11:14pm CST
Heh, we got a Micromaster weapon rocket launcher, with a rocket.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086587)
Posted by Sentinel_Primal on November 11th, 2020 @ 1:27am CST
I'm definitely planning to pick up this set of Modulators and Micromasters. Kinda wish that it was just the Modulators, but I'm fine with the additional Micromasters for the Citybots.

Also, I have a bit of a strange question for those that own Scorponok. How deep is his city mode from the ramp to the back?
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086589)
Posted by SpikeyTigertron on November 11th, 2020 @ 1:33am CST
Going to have to tinker with Airwave and Ironworks this weekend... I wonder if we could build a convincing crawler/launch vehicle for the Rocket (booster) and Space Shuttle?
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086594)
Posted by Omegatron. on November 11th, 2020 @ 6:28am CST
I wish Overair was a little more distinct from Airwave, rather than just being blue, grey, and orange again. I'll still probably get this if I ever see it available.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086596)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 11th, 2020 @ 6:46am CST
This is finally a set that I have some stronger interest in, it looks really cool! I love the space theme here, the colors are cool, I like that they retooled the ground based micromaster team to include that little rocket in place of the gun, it looks like a great set. I'm glad i cancelled Hot House now, I only really want 1 of that mold, and don't even really want a 2nd, but this looks cool.

I like it. Here's hoping it actually comes with Doubledealers missile and that is not a fluke for the pictures here.

Only bummer is, again, we have a set that doesn't really make any sense compared to the planet it's on. I think they should have thought that through more
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086598)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on November 11th, 2020 @ 7:26am CST
Huh... neat... >:oP

I do still need that space shuttle team though...
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086602)
Posted by Wireless_Phantom on November 11th, 2020 @ 9:00am CST
Why, why did they make those sections blue on all 3 versions of the Airwave mold? It's not the same blue, but they do all have blue in almost all the same spots. Good thing they aren't going to be close to each other on the shelf.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086603)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on November 11th, 2020 @ 9:34am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Only bummer is, again, we have a set that doesn't really make any sense compared to the planet it's on. I think they should have thought that through more


The clones set makes sense if you factor in the previously released Decepticon clones. Since their Beast Planet bio talks about beast bots vs non beast bots. of course they don's include pounce and wingspan in their read-up, but it makes sense in a round-about sorta way.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086604)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on November 11th, 2020 @ 9:42am CST
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Only bummer is, again, we have a set that doesn't really make any sense compared to the planet it's on. I think they should have thought that through more

The clones set makes sense if you factor in the previously released Decepticon clones. Since their Beast Planet bio talks about beast bots vs non beast bots. of course they don's include pounce and wingspan in their read-up, but it makes sense in a round-about sorta way.

But I would like more than a roundabout answer. "Beast planet" = autobot clones because their archenemies are beastformers is just not as straightforward as I'd like it to be.

The micromasters and Paradron set are the only ones where I feel the theme and the bots included actually fit appropriately.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086605)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 11th, 2020 @ 9:46am CST
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Immortal Starscream wrote:
D-Maximal_Primal wrote:
Only bummer is, again, we have a set that doesn't really make any sense compared to the planet it's on. I think they should have thought that through more

The clones set makes sense if you factor in the previously released Decepticon clones. Since their Beast Planet bio talks about beast bots vs non beast bots. of course they don's include pounce and wingspan in their read-up, but it makes sense in a round-about sorta way.

But I would like more than a roundabout answer. "Beast planet" = autobot clones because their archenemies are beastformers is just not as straightforward as I'd like it to be.

The micromasters and Paradron set are the only ones where I feel the theme and the bots included actually fit appropriately.


It almost seems like they started out with an idea with the Paradon set, and then just ran out of time do develop any type of coherent backstory for the other 4 and just threw some figures they wanted to redeco or re-release and just made something up to sort of fit.
Re: Steal of a Deal- Transformers Earthrise Amazon Exclusive Alternative Universe Optimus Prime Sale (2086607)
Posted by o.supreme on November 11th, 2020 @ 10:20am CST
Nemesis Primal wrote:Or if you don't want it to be space-themed, you could just call him Glasspit anyway like you mentioned in your more recent post.


Thank you. Actually the space theme doesn't bother me, it's pretty cool actually, I just don't like repaints of the same character. I'll probably just call him Glasspit even though the colors and accessories dont match ;) .

I mean back in the day, if they just named all 3 Jets "Starscream", and you could just happen to get him in 3 different colors, I think the history of Transformers would be very different... ;) . Does anyone happen to remember Super Human Samurai Syber-Squad (The Westernization of Gridman), Playmates released the titular character in at least a dozen different colors (just straight repaints, nto even new accessories) instead of releasing more monster figures. Killed the line instantly. I'm not saying this example is the same by any means, but Hasbro has been pretty good about creating new character names and profiles for using the same mold on multiple occasions, they just need to keep doing it.
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Posted by aronjlove on November 11th, 2020 @ 10:27am CST
o.supreme wrote:
Nemesis Primal wrote:Or if you don't want it to be space-themed, you could just call him Glasspit anyway like you mentioned in your more recent post.


Thank you. Actually the space theme doesn't bother me, it's pretty cool actually, I just don't like repaints of the same character. I'll probably just call him Glasspit even though the colors and accessories dont match ;) .

I mean back in the day, if they just named all 3 Jets "Starscream", and you could just happen to get him in 3 different colors, I think the history of Transformers would be very different... ;) . Does anyone happen to remember Super Human Samurai Syber-Squad (The Westernization of Gridman), Playmates released the titular character in at least a dozen different colors (just straight repaints, nto even new accessories) instead of releasing more monster figures. Killed the line instantly. I'm not saying this example is the same by any means, but Hasbro has been pretty good about creating new character names and profiles for using the same mold on multiple occasions, they just need to keep doing it.
100% this. Adding a new name and a couple of sentences worth of backstory does so much more than just giving the figure a new deco.
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Posted by TF-fan kev777 on November 11th, 2020 @ 10:46am CST
So I just gat Runamuck yesterday and I have to say he is a really solid figure. The only real complaint are the fake wheels on the back of his feet. I appreciate what they were trying to do in mimicking his original toy, but it just looks dumb. Good intentions, but bad execution.

Other than that, I find him to be a really fun figure to transform. I really like how between Wheeljack, Sunstreaker and Runamuck, they came up with 3 similar yet different transformations.

Wave 3 deluxes turned out really solid.
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Posted by Munkky on November 11th, 2020 @ 11:31am CST
The Botropolis set looks nice, but I'll probably skip it. I'd probably be more interested if it was an off-the-wall homage to the Playskool Gobots cartoon (they even went to the trouble of designing the Botropolis emblem to look like that one tower from the cartoon), but more Micromasters does make a lot more sense I suppose, and I like how it's a complimentary piece for Sky Lynx.
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 11th, 2020 @ 11:56am CST
o.supreme wrote:I mean back in the day, if they just named all 3 Jets "Starscream", and you could just happen to get him in 3 different colors, I think the history of Transformers would be very different... ;) .
You know, if they had done that, I bet the fiction would have depicted him as some sort of camouflaging spy with color-changing powers, or as having three different colorations for different missions: Black for space missions, gray for sky missions, and blue for sea missions.
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Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on November 11th, 2020 @ 12:54pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:
o.supreme wrote:I mean back in the day, if they just named all 3 Jets "Starscream", and you could just happen to get him in 3 different colors, I think the history of Transformers would be very different... ;) .
You know, if they had done that, I bet the fiction would have depicted him as some sort of camouflaging spy with color-changing powers, or as having three different colorations for different missions: Black for space missions, gray for sky missions, and blue for sea missions.


Kinda like an expanded RiD 2015 "desert camo" and "arctic camo" thing, only limited to one single character? :-? *imagines a box set of 25 different decos*
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Posted by AcademyofDrX on November 11th, 2020 @ 11:54pm CST
TF-fan kev777 wrote:So I just gat Runamuck yesterday and I have to say he is a really solid figure. The only real complaint are the fake wheels on the back of his feet. I appreciate what they were trying to do in mimicking his original toy, but it just looks dumb. Good intentions, but bad execution.

Since he has to have heel parts for stability anyway, I like that they engineered the fake wheels. I wish they had painted the hubcaps, but since that part slides into a narrow space, I guess the paint would get rubbed off anyway.
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Posted by RK_Striker_JK_5 on November 12th, 2020 @ 12:19am CST
I so want that rocket base. :D It'll be nice for COuntdown to get a place of his own and he won't have to bum a room from Omega Supreme anymore. :michaelbay:
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Posted by Sabrblade on November 12th, 2020 @ 10:35am CST
Okay, it's been pointed out to me what the Botropolis space shuttle Micromasters are based on, deco-wise, and boy is it super obscure!

Like, not even "Japanese G1" obscure, but "Universe 2003 Big Lots/CVS Pharmacy exclusive" obscure!

Their deco is based on Universe Storm Jet, the Hasbro redeco of the 1992 Japanese Sixwing space shuttle component Micromaster Raker.

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Posted by Overcracker on November 12th, 2020 @ 12:56pm CST
Sabrblade wrote:Okay, it's been pointed out to me what the Botropolis space shuttle Micromasters are based on, deco-wise, and boy is it super obscure!

Like, not even "Japanese G1" obscure, but "Universe 2003 Big Lots/CVS Pharmacy exclusive" obscure!

Their deco is based on Universe Storm Jet, the Hasbro redeco of the 1992 Japanese Sixwing space shuttle component Micromaster Raker.

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How incredibly Random. Who even remembers that release?
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Posted by o.supreme on November 12th, 2020 @ 1:01pm CST
The color matches, for sure, but it also matches Armada Jetfire in Energon colors...Whether it's a direct call back , or just an attempt at a color match is anyone's guess. I actually had the universe Combiners when released through KB, not sure if the Big Lots/CVS were the same, or slightly different. As I posted in a different thread, I am kicking myself now for selling those, as they would have went well with my current collection. :-(

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