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The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Friday, June 18th, 2021 11:34AM CDT

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To the completionists out there, how far will you go? We ask because Loot Crate just revealed one of the items inside an upcoming Transformers themed crate and it looks .... off.

This oddly proportioned 5 inch statue is an officially licensed product and will be exclusive to the crate on the month of July.

The box, which also includes GI Joe and other properties, goes live tomorrow 6/19/21 at 9PM Pacific and it costs $49.99. While it is in limited quantity, any unsold boxes will be destroyed, as we may assume from past instances.

We have many images of this figure that were sent to the TFW2005 website.

This will be up on the Loot Crate website.

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

Transformers News: The Oddest Looking Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive

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Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107678)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on June 18th, 2021 @ 11:58am CDT
*sees picture of Prime*
...
...
*slowly pours out drink convinced it is drugged*
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107680)
Posted by Big Grim on June 18th, 2021 @ 12:13pm CDT
That's ugly as sin.

~ Grim
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107682)
Posted by DeathReviews on June 18th, 2021 @ 12:18pm CDT
"Pull my finger! PULL IT I say!!"

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But... yeah. Not tempted by THIS thing. Gadzooks, that waist is narrow and dinky compared to the chestal area. That, combined with the enormous gorilla arms, 2-dimensional thighs, and those jester-like feet... what were they thinking? It's like Transformers Animated but... not GOOD
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107683)
Posted by That_Guy on June 18th, 2021 @ 12:27pm CDT
looks like he wore a corset longer than he should have lol
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107684)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on June 18th, 2021 @ 12:32pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:*sees picture of Prime*
...
...
*slowly pours out drink convinced it is drugged*


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :-(
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107685)
Posted by sparticus1701 on June 18th, 2021 @ 12:32pm CDT
Looks like Pat Lee designed it.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107687)
Posted by william-james88 on June 18th, 2021 @ 1:00pm CDT
Immortal Starscream wrote:*sees picture of Prime*
...
...
*slowly pours out drink convinced it is drugged*


I kept drinking instead
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107688)
Posted by Overcracker on June 18th, 2021 @ 1:03pm CDT
Its... uhhh... well... uhmmmm..

No words can describe that Prime...

8-} :shock: :BLACKEYE: :HALUC:
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107689)
Posted by angtre on June 18th, 2021 @ 1:34pm CDT
Was it designed by Pat Lee and Rob Liefeld? Not even the likes of "Animated" stretched proportions to this extent.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107691)
Posted by Wolfman Jake on June 18th, 2021 @ 1:55pm CDT
It’s a no from me, dawg. >:oP
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107692)
Posted by bluecatcinema on June 18th, 2021 @ 1:58pm CDT
You're taking that new diet of yours a little too far, OP...
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107693)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on June 18th, 2021 @ 2:01pm CDT
I would like to know who designed this and who they designed it for.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107697)
Posted by MeGrimlock78 on June 18th, 2021 @ 2:26pm CDT
I hear what you are all saying.

Truly.

But I kinda dig it...
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107698)
Posted by primalxconvoy on June 18th, 2021 @ 2:41pm CDT
This is so bad, that this won't end up in the bargain buckets, but rather the doggy chew-toy section, accompanied by a sachet of meat sauce to encourage the dog to go near it...
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107699)
Posted by SpaceEagle on June 18th, 2021 @ 2:50pm CDT
I am 100% certain they're referencing this AMAZING artwork of Prime done by Pat Lee. https://tfwiki.net/mediawiki/images2/2/ ... hatthe.jpg

Which is quite the deep cut if you ask me!
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107701)
Posted by o.supreme on June 18th, 2021 @ 3:04pm CDT
sparticus1701 wrote:Looks like Pat Lee designed it.


I was just going to say...Pat Lee art doesn't look so bad now does it ;) .

For the record though, I still think DW had the best Concepts for Transformers comics to date, it's just a shame the guy was a crook and ruined everything. There was a LOT of talent on that team.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107702)
Posted by Immortal Starscream on June 18th, 2021 @ 3:09pm CDT
bluecatcinema wrote:You're taking that new diet of yours a little too far, OP...


now I want to see him next to sumo prime from tf-energon, make a custom weightloss before/after poster lol
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107706)
Posted by ZeroWolf on June 18th, 2021 @ 3:26pm CDT
Well, this is...this is something :lol:
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107712)
Posted by meanguns on June 18th, 2021 @ 6:04pm CDT
"stylized"
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107716)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 18th, 2021 @ 7:00pm CDT
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Also, Lootcrate is STILL a thing?
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107718)
Posted by william-james88 on June 18th, 2021 @ 8:02pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:Image

Also, Lootcrate is STILL a thing?


It was bought by a bigger company for peanuts after practically going bankrupt
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107719)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 18th, 2021 @ 8:19pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:It was bought by a bigger company for peanuts after practically going bankrupt


Amazing that they were rescued because they became overconfident in the market and they began making too much crates for too much things. Geeks couldn't keep up and just gave up.

Hopefully for those who still have their jobs, they are now under much better management. And as bizarre and ugly this Optimus is, at least it's something different.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107720)
Posted by Emerje on June 18th, 2021 @ 9:14pm CDT
-Kanrabat- wrote:
william-james88 wrote:It was bought by a bigger company for peanuts after practically going bankrupt


Amazing that they were rescued because they became overconfident in the market and they began making too much crates for too much things. Geeks couldn't keep up and just gave up.

Hopefully for those who still have their jobs, they are now under much better management. And as bizarre and ugly this Optimus is, at least it's something different.

The owner is Money Box LLC, which sounds like some kind of shady bankruptcy liquidator, but it's actually largely funded by NECA who uses it to sell exclusives.

This figure is definitely not going to endear Transformers fans into joining Loot Crate. No idea who they thought would buy this.

Emerje
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107727)
Posted by megamanfan on June 18th, 2021 @ 10:31pm CDT
hentai artists be like:
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107734)
Posted by ZeldaTheSwordsman on June 19th, 2021 @ 2:40am CDT
Some say Pat Lee, but I lean more towards this gem from "More than Meets the Eye, Part 3."

Although it could also be aimed at people who were fans of Bandai America's "Retrofire" Megazord action figures.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107736)
Posted by Emerje on June 19th, 2021 @ 3:13am CDT
ZeldaTheSwordsman wrote:Some say Pat Lee, but I lean more towards this gem from "More than Meets the Eye, Part 3."

Although it could also be aimed at people who were fans of Bandai America's "Retrofire" Megazord action figures.

That's quite the insult to the Retrofire line. I loved that line's Gainex/Studio Trigger aesthetic, this Optimus Prime is just an abomination.

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Emerje
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107742)
Posted by ausbot on June 19th, 2021 @ 5:30am CDT
Terrible
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107749)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on June 19th, 2021 @ 7:19am CDT
I can see a studio trying to "reboot" Transformers in this style with forced "politically correct" cultist preaching. With lot of crass "humor" of course, Like they did with Thundercats Roar, Teen Titans Go, PPG reboot, and so on.

Then as the show get completely rejected by the fans, they block likes/dislikes and comments, and you'll see articles from click-bait journos calling us "isms" and "phobics".

:lol:

Seriously though, it's a real shame that Optimus doesn't transform. If it did, with a vehicle that would still look like a truck (although super deformed) I'd be all over this thing. :-?
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107766)
Posted by BeastProwl on June 19th, 2021 @ 2:39pm CDT
He's got the itis

Seriously it looks like someone drew Optimus in that stupid "corporate" art style and they decided to make a toy out of it.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107768)
Posted by MCutter on June 19th, 2021 @ 2:44pm CDT
I've never before considered a Dreamwave comics / R. Crumb / yaoi hands Venn diagram, but here we are at the center.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107777)
Posted by First-Aid on June 19th, 2021 @ 6:26pm CDT
Geewunners be like: "WTF?"
Beast Wars fans be like: "WTF?
Bayverse fans be like: "WTF?"
Unicron trilogy fans be like: "WTF?"
Third part collectors be like: "WTF?"
Completists be like: "WTF"
TFA fans be like: "WTF?"


Ladies and gentlemen, Loot Crate has united the fandom in a single thought.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107788)
Posted by Lucky Logician on June 19th, 2021 @ 9:08pm CDT
Is this a crossover with Aeon Flux? Look at that tiny waist and tell me I'm wrong.

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Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107793)
Posted by WiseMan on June 19th, 2021 @ 11:45pm CDT
It looks like his front grill got hit by Doofenshmirtz's shrinkinator.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107795)
Posted by noctorro on June 20th, 2021 @ 1:08am CDT
I for one think it looks cool and different.

I'd love for this to be a Deluxe sized transformable figure, even if they mega cheat with making the lower front of the vehicle mode a detachable shield because they can't get rid of it properly in robot mode.

The choice for a statue is a damn shame, if the dude had this pose with shoulder/head articulation:
https://thefigureinquestion.files.wordp ... round2.jpg

Than I would like it more. But I'm an avid disliker of statues.

In short, I like the wacky design and that cranked up to 80% to really go with it, hot halfway there.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107797)
Posted by JustaPear on June 20th, 2021 @ 6:41am CDT
Who the HELL decided that this was a good idea? Someone had to actually approve of this, which may or may not mean we get more figures like this in the future. You'd also think that it would have more articulation than a head and wrist swivel.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2107841)
Posted by Papa_prime on June 21st, 2021 @ 8:15am CDT
Autobots, deform and stand still!
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118867)
Posted by william-james88 on October 19th, 2021 @ 11:07pm CDT
We all had a good laugh at the terribly proportioned Optimus Prime statue from Lootcrate a few months back. Well, the good folks there didn't want the fun to end there so now they are bringing that style to the Beas era. To celebrate the 25th anniversary, they are giving us a Beast Wars Megatron in the very same vein. You'll let us know what you think and if you'll pick it up. Remember, loot boxes that are not sold will be shredded and stuck in a landfill, as can be seen in the video here.

You can grab it here on November 21st.

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Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118871)
Posted by cloudballoon on October 20th, 2021 @ 1:00am CDT
Honestly, this lootcrate BW Meg is not as bad as G1 OP, if this BW Meg's head sculpt is done with his signature "Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeees" smirk, it might even beo so bonkers it's awesome.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118873)
Posted by ZeroWolf on October 20th, 2021 @ 1:43am CDT
By the looks of it, he's got a very plain expression
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118874)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:09am CDT
Not as bad as Optimus. I can say it almost look good. As if Megs went a bit overboard through a diet.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118875)
Posted by Mistaken_Table on October 20th, 2021 @ 4:42am CDT
What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.

Having said that, all creative expression is art, be it a song, movie, video game or painting no matter how controversial, simplistic or limited.

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Look! He's actually there at that sunset! I don't think I can afford as many of these as I actually need.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118877)
Posted by QuagDaddy on October 20th, 2021 @ 5:29am CDT
This received Licenser Approval on that sculpt. …and given that, I’m curious how it was presented. …It could be that it was shown as a set that as a whole doesn’t look bad. …It’s just when seeing them individually things look way off.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118880)
Posted by TF-fan kev777 on October 20th, 2021 @ 6:50am CDT
This is what happens when you skip leg day and arm day.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118883)
Posted by Rodimus Knight on October 20th, 2021 @ 8:33am CDT
BW Megatron isn't near as bad as Optimus was. It's still bad though.
Loot Crate has really gone downhill.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118884)
Posted by Giant Purple Griffin on October 20th, 2021 @ 9:02am CDT
I don't think the intent of these is to make a screen accurate figure of the character, but rather something more surreal or abstract (or whatever the appropriate art genre term is). I'm not into it, but there are tons of intentionally strangely proportioned statues of things in art, so some people must be into it. I'm not sure why it seems so odd to see it done to a TF character.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118885)
Posted by DeathReviews on October 20th, 2021 @ 9:39am CDT
Actually, this doesn't look much worse than the original ;)
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118888)
Posted by o.supreme on October 20th, 2021 @ 10:27am CDT
I couldn't find a good clip or pic online, but anyone who remembers, that old Tex Avery cartoon where an alligator comes out of the water with a normal sized head and really tiny body and says "I've Been Sick"...that's what this reminds me of :lol: .
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118889)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2021 @ 10:42am CDT
Giant Purple Griffin wrote:I don't think the intent of these is to make a screen accurate figure of the character, but rather something more surreal or abstract (or whatever the appropriate art genre term is). I'm not into it, but there are tons of intentionally strangely proportioned statues of things in art, so some people must be into it. I'm not sure why it seems so odd to see it done to a TF character.


It's a thing in modern art, sure, but I don't see it much in action collectibles aside from super deformed toys that have well defined proportions (ie bigger head). And as to why it seems extra odd on a TF character, it's maybe because geometry is at the core of the Transformers brand, unlike any other toy in the action figure department. Non transforming stuff is already a stretch for some people, so adding in the extra element could push it over the edge.
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118942)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on October 20th, 2021 @ 2:08pm CDT
Mistaken_Table wrote:What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.


And your source for that is?

As for the unsold boxes... Nope, not investing in loot crates at all. >:oP
Re: The Oddest Looking G1 Optimus Prime Figure is a Loot Crate Exclusive (2118959)
Posted by william-james88 on October 20th, 2021 @ 3:29pm CDT
Jelze Bunnycat wrote:
Mistaken_Table wrote:What you guys need to remember is that this took a whole 5 minutes to design and all the designer had for reference was some DeviantArt search results and 1 of the new comics with the cheap Transformers Animated style.


And your source for that is?


He is making a joke

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