Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF

Saturday, February 17th, 2018 6:38PM CST

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Another gallery from Seibertron directly from New York City and the Toy Fair 2018 brings us the big, but not biggest, full colour reveal from the Hasbro Showroom - the protagonist of the Power of the Primes line under many aspects, and definitely the boss bot many will remember from childhoods: leader class Optimal Optimus, the winner of the 2017 fan vote!

The gallery, which you can view in full here, accompanies the initial look we reported on here and the official image posted by Transformers Facebook earlier today. Check out a selection below, spotlighting the two main modes for the Evolved version, and the Optimus Primal sk8r munky mode looking proud!

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus

Transformers News: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus
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Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939919)
Posted by ZeroWolf on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:39pm CST
Glarryg wrote:
Hellscream9999 wrote:
shocksound96 wrote:Still no star saber? WTF!!!

There's been nothing to substantiate that he's coming out, he's never even been rumored, I wouldn't get my hopes up too high >:oP


Well, nertz. Star Saber's a perfect candidate for the Evolution gimmick, and it's not like they'd have to make him a psycho like in IDW.

I hope we'll be getting some more combining Legends guys, though, because I'm super stoked for Battletrap. Come on, Flywheels/Slamdance/Beastbox/someone else!

Glarryg

I would have loved a star saber in this evolution gimmick but alas it was not meant to be apparently. Though I'm curious is primal getting put out on his own or is one of the other leaders being re-released alongside him.

Also I share yourhope for the other duocon and I think it would be neat if you could mix and match with them...wouldn't be that hard to pull off right?
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939920)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:39pm CST
I know many clues point to PotP not being long for this world, but I really hope we get enough deluxes to round out complete combiners. Abominus is already set, but we need at least one more Autobot or two more Decepticons in order to have more than ONE complete combiner in the whole toyline. Ideally, we'd get two more fembots to complete Elita Infin1te, three more carbots for the Inferno torso, and two more cons for Starscream. Unless they've really been keeping things under wraps, this isn't looking very likely. :(
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939921)
Posted by Zaries on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:41pm CST
predaking looks amazing just a little skinny looking, same thing with OPOP, looks a lil skinny but still looks awesome regardless, always been a fan beast wars, ambominus looks beautiful. also is it me or do those prime masters appear to have screws instead of the pins, bit strange to change over to pins for the next wave. the customs for this wave will be amazing :x
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939922)
Posted by Lore Keeper on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:43pm CST
I am in love with the Optimal Optimus. His grey cockpit doesn't bother me; it may actually be an improvement. The only negative IMO is the fact that he is a modern toy, which means hollow parts that will look very cheap next to the original toy (specifically the inner thighs, Hasbro's favorite place to hollow out a Transformer).
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939927)
Posted by Va'al on February 17th, 2018 @ 6:56pm CST
The next gallery from the Transformers: Power of the Primes section of the Hasbro Showroom at New York Toy Fair 2018 comes in the multitude that is the presence of the Terrorcons and their combined form Abominus, the deluxes Moonracer and Nova Star that will join the Elita-Infin1te combiner, plus Legend class Battleslash and Roadtrap and their combined form Battletrap.

Check out below a selection of the newer figures from the displays, including the original names of the Terrorcon team, with Voyager and torso Hun-Gurrr, and limbs Rippersnapper, Blot, Cutthroat, and Sinnertwin. You also get closeups of Prime Masters and Decoy Suits featuring Bludgeon, Octopunch, and more. Click on any image for the full gallery!

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Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939931)
Posted by Overcracker on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:02pm CST
Damn it Hasbro, making me want that Optimal so much., he looks really good. Need to set aside some cash for him now.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939932)
Posted by Ebonyleopard on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:05pm CST
Aw, you man the Inner Primal won't have a gorilla mode? I'm a little sad now (or am I looking at this wrong?)
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939934)
Posted by SG Roadbuster on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:08pm CST
Lore Keeper wrote:I know many clues point to PotP not being long for this world, but I really hope we get enough deluxes to round out complete combiners. Abominus is already set, but we need at least one more Autobot or two more Decepticons in order to have more than ONE complete combiner in the whole toyline. Ideally, we'd get two more fembots to complete Elita Infin1te, three more carbots for the Inferno torso, and two more cons for Starscream. Unless they've really been keeping things under wraps, this isn't looking very likely. :(


you could always take some rejects from other teams to fill out Inferno and Starscream.
Alpha Bravo and Rook are homeless now that Slingshot and deluxe Groove took their jobs back, so there's 2 limbs for Inferno.
if the rumors anout UW shuttle mode Blastoff getting a us release are true, then you can kick CW jet Blastoff off of your Bruticus, pair him up with Offroad and toss them onto Starscream.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939935)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:08pm CST
Do we have any proof that PotP is ending after Wave 4? That and I wonder if there is anything new in that wave or if it's repack-and-one-new-figure (which makes me damn glad I don't intend to chase down Novastar becasue Slugslinger was a P A I N to chase down at retail)? Is that reallly it for Potp?

Edit: Btw I may be in the minority but I actually think this Optimal Optimus is looking quite nice. It was never intended to be a 1:1 remake of the original toy and I'm fine with the compromises it take given that beside the new gimmick they fully committed to keeping it's overall design very close to the original. Plus, in spite of how little he used in in the show, the robot and beast mode were always the main attraction for a Beast Wars figure. And, oh man, does he look like one.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939936)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:21pm CST
Skritz wrote:Do we have any proof that PotP is ending after Wave 4? That and I wonder if there is anything new in that wave or if it's repack-and-one-new-figure (which makes me damn glad I don't intend to chase down Novastar becasue Slugslinger was a P A I N to chase down at retail)? Is that reallly it for Potp?

Edit: Btw I may be in the minority but I actually think this Optimal Optimus is looking quite nice. It was never intended to be a 1:1 remake of the original toy and I'm fine with the compromises it take given that beside the new gimmick they fully committed to keeping it's overall design very close to the original. Plus, in spite of how little he used in in the show, the robot and beast mode were always the main attraction for a Beast Wars figure. And, oh man, does he look like one.



Hmmm. some of the bots on the wave is missing, Flywheels and other Duocons were missing in this wave.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939938)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:23pm CST
And i just realized Novastar was a redeco of Moonracer with only the head retool.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939939)
Posted by Vic Zanzibar on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:25pm CST
I just can't seem them ending the theme at wave 4. I can see Inferno just being a single figure with no limbs designed for him, but if it ends at wave 4, then only two of the five Voyagers would be complete combiners. I think we probably do get a final wave with two Decepticons to complete King Screamer and one Autobot to complete Elita InfinONEte.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939940)
Posted by Overcracker on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:26pm CST
Ebonyleopard wrote:Aw, you man the Inner Primal won't have a gorilla mode? I'm a little sad now (or am I looking at this wrong?)


No. The inner Primal turns into a skateboard for the larger monkey mode.

Combined they form the full Optimal Optimus Robot Mode.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939942)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:27pm CST
As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939943)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:27pm CST
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... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)

But fear not:

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Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939945)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:30pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)


This guy right here is such a tease. I bet they had some Wildfly/Yokuryu plan down the line but scrapped it, at this point.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939947)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:35pm CST
JelZe GoldRabbit wrote:Image

... and this is evidence Hasbro just reuses display models from the previous show ;)

But fear not:

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i wish one of these have a running change. :x
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939949)
Posted by Skritz on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
As for those wondering why I was hoping so much for Piranacon and Monstructor: I grew up with Beast Wars toys, especially those from season 2 onward. Mechanical animal and monsters are my jam so you can imagine how much I wish I could build whole combiner themes of these kind of figures.

To the child in me, they're the coolest stuff ever. Even the lackluster (by comparison) Dinobots of PotP have been a blast.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939950)
Posted by EmirateXaaron on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
Just found the Wave 2 deluxes (minus Blackwing) at a Wal-Mart in Evansville, IN for $16.82.

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I picked up the Rippersnapper, but didn't have the money or desire to get the Dinobots.
Re: Toy Fair 2018 - Gallery of Transformers: Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus #HasbroToyFair #NYTF (1939951)
Posted by Albatross250 on February 17th, 2018 @ 7:40pm CST
Skritz wrote:As much as people complained about retool abuse in CW, I'd say it would be a serious shame if those new Dinobot and Terrorcons molds aren't reused for Piranacon and Monstructor. The two of which seem sadly less and less plausible, especially since they scrapped those big boxset halfway into Titans Return.

It's a shame because these are both combiners which are well within the possibility of (relatively) cheap engineering. Especially since we've seen that Hun-Gurr shares a skeleton with Silverbolt. Snaptrap would have been plausible out of Grimlock or Hun-Gurr, really. The rest of the Seacons are a joke to retool compared to that. Alas, it seems unlikely unless they announce them in Wave 5. Which may not even exist.


Don't forget, Leozack for the Starscream/Elita-1 mold too.

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