Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail

Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail

Monday, July 4th, 2016 4:11pm CDT

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Another toy sighting from Cobotron (via his brother) in the Transformers Robots in Disguise later waves - as Power Surge Optimus Prime shows up on the shelves of the Glendale, CA, Toys R Us store, for $49.99! The new version of the big bot comes with lights, sounds, and the power up action brought on by the minicon application. Check out photo proof below, and make sure to flag any new sightings in our database and forums, too!

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803234)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 4th, 2016 @ 5:13pm CDT
Watched a video review of this guy. More for people who are into simple transformers, or people who only want it for the robot mode. For real, there are gobots with more involved transformations.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803239)
Posted by Sabrblade on July 4th, 2016 @ 5:27pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:For real, there are gobots with more involved transformations.
Despite the Hanna-Barbera cartoon's lower quality than the G1 Transformers cartoon (though, it wasn't pure garbage as it did have a few episodes and characters that were genuinely good), the GoBots toy molds were generally well done for the time, so it's not really a bad comparison to make.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803242)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 4th, 2016 @ 5:38pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:For real, there are gobots with more involved transformations.
Despite the Hanna-Barbera cartoon's lower quality than the G1 Transformers cartoon (thoughm it wasn't pure garbage as it did have a few episodes and characters that were genuinely good), the GoBots toy molds were generally well done for the time, so it's not really a bad comparison to make.



True enough. The toys can be pretty awesome. Like Tux. Still waiting on someone to do a custom of him using the TF:P Knockout figure!
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803248)
Posted by Ironhidensh on July 4th, 2016 @ 7:04pm CDT
Dr Va'al wrote:Another toy sighting from Cobotron (via his brother) in the Transformers Robots in Disguise later waves - as Power Surge Optimus Prime shows up on the shelves of the Glendale, CA, Toys R Us store, for $49.99! The new version of the big bot comes with lights, sounds, and the power up action brought on by the minicon application. Check out photo proof below, and make sure to flag any new sightings in our database and forums, too!

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I didn't realize this was news. TRU in Mishawaka has had this guy for a couple of weeks now.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803253)
Posted by william-james88 on July 4th, 2016 @ 7:22pm CDT
Ironhidensh wrote:I didn't realize this was news. TRU in Mishawaka has had this guy for a couple of weeks now.

If you see something thats new to you in a store and that you havent seen on the boards, then its always good to take a chance, take a pic and let us know.

Also, I think Gobots are just as good as G1 TF toys. They have more diecast too!
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803254)
Posted by Fires_Of_Inferno on July 4th, 2016 @ 7:28pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:Also, I think Gobots are just as good as G1 TF toys. They have more diecast too!


Was also easier to smuggle them around in your pocket when you go to movies, grocery shopping with your parents, to church, and many other places! Try fitting Optimus Prime in your pocket!
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803269)
Posted by william-james88 on July 4th, 2016 @ 8:23pm CDT
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Also, I think Gobots are just as good as G1 TF toys. They have more diecast too!


Was also easier to smuggle them around in your pocket when you go to movies, grocery shopping with your parents, to church, and many other places! Try fitting Optimus Prime in your pocket!

Such a wonderful post, beaming with childhood joy and innocence. I too took small toys to church :)
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803279)
Posted by LE0KING on July 4th, 2016 @ 9:25pm CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Fires_Of_Inferno wrote:
william-james88 wrote:Also, I think Gobots are just as good as G1 TF toys. They have more diecast too!


Was also easier to smuggle them around in your pocket when you go to movies, grocery shopping with your parents, to church, and many other places! Try fitting Optimus Prime in your pocket!

Such a wonderful post, beaming with childhood joy and innocence. I too took small toys to church :)

Growing up I always had an armada minicon or two in my pocket. My buddy and I would sit in the back pew and use hymnals as bases. Awww, Now I kind of wish these rid minicons had vehicle alt modes.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803578)
Posted by AbdullahQ on July 6th, 2016 @ 7:39am CDT
Honestly out of all the toylines over the years that Hasbro has put out, the 2015 RID line has been the worst in quite awhile. The toys look and feel cheap, they leave most of the main Decepticons out of the toyline and there are just too many repaints of molds that aren't even that old yet.

Seriously did we really need a G1 Grimlock repaint?
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803591)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 8:52am CDT
If we are talking about bad and chap toylines, RID doesnt hold a candle to Fall of Cybertron. That line had the smallest deluxes, the cheapest plastic, and a ton of redecos/retools. The transfrmations were also shitty and the alt modes didnt look good (and the robot modes wither for some). At least RID has great transformations (the best on the shelves right now) and some of the best alt mode and robot designs we've seen in a while.

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803593)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:00am CDT
Robots in Disguise Power Surge Prime has recently hit US shores and if any of you are unsure about getting him, fellow Seibertronian Chuckdawg1999 has reviewed this figure for us fans.

chuckdawg1999 wrote:Here's a little lemon sorbet to cleans the pallet between Titans Return reviews, Power Surge Optimus Prime. The big bot is the central figure in the Weaponizer sub line featuring lights and sounds, that are somewhat hard to control and can go off at random. Transformation is simple, but not simple enough to justify the small sheet of instructions, that are only one sided. Overall the figure looks cool, and thanks to some well placed swivels, can get into some good sword wielding positions. Most collectors will turn their noses up at this figure, but Prime cuts an imposing pose and is a lot of fun.

Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803599)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:12am CDT
william-james88 wrote:If we are talking about bad and chap toylines, RID doesnt hold a candle to Fall of Cybertron. That line had the smallest deluxes, the cheapest plastic, and a ton of redecos/retools. The transfrmations were also shitty and the alt modes didnt look good (and the robot modes wither for some). At least RID has great transformations (the best on the shelves right now) and some of the best alt mode and robot designs we've seen in a while.

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Transformers Fall of Cybertron Ultra Magnus Gallery

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Transformers Fall of Cybertron Air Raid Gallery

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Transformers Fall of Cybertron Sideswipe Gallery

Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803601)
Posted by Cobotron on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:13am CDT
My brother who spotted the sighting of PS Prime dicribed it as very "Playschooly" feeling. Not nessicarly a bad thing. This toy is totally meant for the kids. And that's fine. Some 7 year old is definitely going to have an AWESOME Christmas.

Oh, and God forbid a toy company make kid's toys. :roll:
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803612)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:31am CDT
Cobotron wrote:My brother who spotted the sighting of PS Prime dicribed it as very "Playschooly" feeling. Not nessicarly a bad thing. This toy is totally meant for the kids. And that's fine. Some 7 year old is definitely going to have an AWESOME Christmas.

I see him in the same vein as that giant Beast Hunters Optimus they released last time. This is the same thing. What sucks though is that due to that removeable cab, I dont think I will ever find one in decent shape at a thrift store :(
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803613)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:34am CDT
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803620)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 9:53am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803621)
Posted by william-james88 on July 6th, 2016 @ 10:04am CDT
Kurona wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.

Agreed. I am looking forward to see how he looks next to the upcoming Voyager Megatron.
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1803634)
Posted by Kurona on July 6th, 2016 @ 11:04am CDT
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Kurona wrote:Did the Soundwave mold just come out as the lucky gem in the rough, then? Because I've got Soundblaster & Buzzsaw and they're really solid and large.
Then again it is the Takara version so maybe they had different plastic? It just feels almost Cybertron/Galaxy Force quality to me.

If that is the feeling you get when touching them then they are definitely made of different plastic. Hasbro's Soundwave was porous, its really a slimey feeling compared to other plasics I have felt when collecting. He is extremely light too. And that gimick didnt work as intended, the disks always get stuck in my version. And he too wasnt spared of a cheap redeco.

Oh yeah, the gimmick's pretty terrible; but I really just wanted a CHUG Soundwave/Soundblaster. And for that he works very well - better than anything bar Music Label right now.

Agreed. I am looking forward to see how he looks next to the upcoming Voyager Megatron.

Most certainly; that Megsy looks beautiful

Though... on the subject of CHUG in a way that doesn't detract from the thread, is anyone else thinking of using the upcoming Ratchet as their CHUG/MTMTE Ratchet? I mean, he'd probs need some reprolabels, but...
Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1804504)
Posted by Hellscream9999 on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:23pm CDT
Fellow Seibertronians, courtesy of yours truly, there appears to be a new Transformers Robots in Disguise Minicon Mega Pack available for pre-order on Robot Kingdom, priced at $55, it includes: Beastbox, Velocirazor, Sawback, Sandsting, Ratbat, Swelter, Divebomb, Back, Hammer, Lancelon, Tricerashot, Lord Doomitron, Bashbreaker, Undertone and Anvil - but it does not, seemingly, include the sprue's with the armor and weapons. So what do you think of this new pack? Planning on getting it? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Re: Transformers: Robots in Disguise Power Surge Optimus Prime Sighted at US Retail (1804507)
Posted by Bronzewolf on July 10th, 2016 @ 10:30pm CDT
Those almost seem like new decos, though it's really hard to tell. This might be interesting to watch.

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