Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Thursday, July 26th, 2018 7:02am CDT

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Some more news from the ACG Hong Kong 2018 event comes in the form of a new Takara Tomy product for the Transformers Bumblebee Movie toyline - or rather, a repackaging and reuse of a previous mold, and a popular one at that, for the live action movieverse Optimus Prime, the Evasion Mode from Age of Extinction!

Featuring a new deco, new gun accessory, and what seems to be swappable faceplates (or entire headsculpts), the Autobot leader - seen in the movie at least in hologram form for now - is ready for his super bendy posable self arrival in the new Paramount movie instalment. Check out the images from TFND on Facebook below!

Update: A new image shows that this is not a retool of the Age of Extinction Evasion Mode Optimus Prime toy but instead an upscale with new sculpting details. Yentai Lang stated the following on Transformers Never Die:

BB-01 MV Evasion Optimus Prime
Leader Class!!! Enhanced detail and design.


Staley Cheung posted an image of this toy on the Hobbymizer page where we see it compared to Shadow Panther, where its leader scale is revealed.

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

Transformers News: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated

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This article was last modified on Thursday, July 26th, 2018 10:18am CDT

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974102)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2018 @ 7:10am CDT
This looks cool. Notice the forearms look all new too, the hands are better looking and no longer have truck panelling blocking the underneath of them (I hated that on the original mold).
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974106)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2018 @ 7:41am CDT
That actually looks really nice and it's interesting to see Takara Tomy has some original stuff coming for this line. Since it's all in Japanese packaging I'm assuming Hasbro isn't releasing this, otherwise it'd be a SS release. Then again I could see it as an exclusive from Hasbro like the Target Bumblebee stuff. :-?

Emerje
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974108)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2018 @ 7:45am CDT
Also am wondering what the two blue sections are on his back shown on the top left of the back of the box. I don't see anything shaped like that on my AoE Evasion Prime. Also look at the wheels on the legs. It has one of the lower one raise up to meet the higher ones like on the Studio figure and not like on the Evasion figure.

This is certainly a more interesting product than a simple redeco.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974112)
Posted by Emerje on July 26th, 2018 @ 7:59am CDT
The side door windows are different, instead of a small one and an angular one it's a single square one. The truck mode as a new grill as well. They've really done a lot to make this look more like G1 Optimus in movie style.

Emerje
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974113)
Posted by Nathaniel Prime on July 26th, 2018 @ 8:01am CDT
Carnivius_Prime wrote:Also am wondering what the two blue sections are on his back shown on the top left of the back of the box. I don't see anything shaped like that on my AoE Evasion Prime. Also look at the wheels on the legs. It has one of the lower one raise up to meet the higher ones like on the Studio figure and not like on the Evasion figure.

This is certainly a more interesting product than a simple redeco.


All of the new changes make this a heck ton more similar to Weijiang's upscaled knockoff. Although, I am really happy for this. If we can get an american release at all, even if this is just an exclusive, I will most definitely get him. :x ;)^
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974117)
Posted by EvasionModeBumblebee on July 26th, 2018 @ 8:06am CDT
Suddenly I don’t feel so bad about not having the original evasion mode Optimus! I hope this gets a US release somehow.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974121)
Posted by bacem on July 26th, 2018 @ 8:31am CDT
I just noticed that among all the thing they improve, smokestacks is not one of them. They improve a lot of parts, but still use the one side, impaired smokestacks which while it make sense on AOE, not so much here.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974165)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2018 @ 10:19am CDT
News story updated with MAJOR update:

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BOUGHT!
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974167)
Posted by Carnivius_Prime on July 26th, 2018 @ 10:27am CDT
oh man... Leader class? Well, my interest in it has dropped significantly. I've no use for Leader Class Optimus Primes. :(
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974172)
Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2018 @ 10:48am CDT
Leader Class... are we sure? :-?

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974177)
Posted by LOST Cybertronian on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:01am CDT
I have the Wei Jiang version which is brilliant but will check this out.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974181)
Posted by william-james88 on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:10am CDT
shajaki wrote:Leader Class... are we sure? :-?

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Your Cheetor needs some straighening out in that pic.

Here is a composite someone did on TFW, which shows that this is an upscale:

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974182)
Posted by Va'al on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:17am CDT
william-james88 wrote:News story updated with MAJOR update:

Image

BOUGHT!



Well.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974186)
Posted by MadProject on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:30am CDT
I hope they'll release an american version of this, with different paint apps.
Sincerely, while the mold is great, I don't like much the blue feet and the chromed abdomen.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974189)
Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:47am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
shajaki wrote:Leader Class... are we sure? :-?
Your Cheetor needs some straighening out in that pic.

Here is a composite someone did on TFW, which shows that this is an upscale:
But I don't waannnnaaa un-pose my Cheetor :lol:
And the new Prime wasn't standing up straight either, so I figured it would all cancel out.

Anyways, if it is an upscale, it's very slight. Kinda odd.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974192)
Posted by NTESHFT on July 26th, 2018 @ 11:53am CDT
This is an absolute buy for me. I too wonder if this will be released in the states, but I will pick him up regardless...
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974201)
Posted by What's Crackin'? on July 26th, 2018 @ 12:58pm CDT
I'm really hoping we get this over seas!
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974208)
Posted by CdogCdog4 on July 26th, 2018 @ 1:31pm CDT
What's Crackin'? wrote:I'm really hoping we get this over seas!


No if we were getting this in this line, it wouldn't have it's own Japanese text covered packaging. That's a dead giveaway in today's day & age that it's TakaraTomy only. Let alone THE paint aps and many gimmicks plus the parts count on this I'm betting is higher then todays leader classes.

It may however be exclusive down the road.
Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974216)
Posted by shajaki on July 26th, 2018 @ 2:04pm CDT
Posable fingers!

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Re: Transformers Bumblebee Movie Takara Leader Optimus Prime Revealed #ACGHK2018 Updated (1974218)
Posted by Autobot Roadburn on July 26th, 2018 @ 2:06pm CDT
Yeah I'll be doing my best to get this guy, import cost or not. They upscaled/modded my favorite movie Prime mold, gave him chrome in the right places (finally) and he should scale near perfectly with VW Bee. I love it.

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