Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?)

Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?)

Thursday, February 13th, 2014 1:52am CST

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Seibertron.com staffer and talented voice over professional, jON3.0 conducted an interview with fellow voice actor Richard Sellers. Mr. Sellers made an appearance on our news page just the other day, which you can read about here: /transformers/ ... toy/29404/

In the included embed below, Jon discusses his various work with Hasbro and in doing so we find out that Mr. Sellers is the voice of Optimus Prime in the Rescue Bots toyline, Transformers greeting cards and ornaments, plus he's recording material for the Age Of Extinction toy line. Grimlock, as we found out in his previous news bit, is one of his toy projects, with 7 others he can't name at this time.

Also of note, Mr. Sellers had the chance to work with Peter Cullen and found out that Mr. Cullen will be doing all the voice work for the AoE line.



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Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550252)
Posted by MrDeflok on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:50am CST
Higher end version of the one of the bad guys? OH BOY!
Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550295)
Posted by Nemesis Maximo on February 13th, 2014 @ 10:44am CST
So, I'm confused. The News title suggests that Mr. Sellers might be taking over the role of Optimus. But at the bottom, it says that Peter Cullen will be doing all the voice work for AoE. Is Peter Cullen retiring After this movie, or is Sellers just going to be doing the toys, or will he actually take over as Optimus?

What am I missing here?
Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550316)
Posted by Mindmaster on February 13th, 2014 @ 12:46pm CST
Kinda want to hear his Optimus and Megatron now...
Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550350)
Posted by Emerje on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:31pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So, I'm confused. The News title suggests that Mr. Sellers might be taking over the role of Optimus. But at the bottom, it says that Peter Cullen will be doing all the voice work for AoE. Is Peter Cullen retiring After this movie, or is Sellers just going to be doing the toys, or will he actually take over as Optimus?

What am I missing here?


This is strictly talking about the voice for the actual talking toys, not the cartoons or movies.

Emerje
Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550353)
Posted by Flashwave on February 13th, 2014 @ 3:34pm CST
Nemesis Maximo wrote:So, I'm confused. The News title suggests that Mr. Sellers might be taking over the role of Optimus. But at the bottom, it says that Peter Cullen will be doing all the voice work for AoE. Is Peter Cullen retiring After this movie, or is Sellers just going to be doing the toys, or will he actually take over as Optimus?

What am I missing here?


Differnet toylines. In AOE, Peter Cullen is recording Prime, Mr. sellers is recording other voices. Butin the other toy and merchndise lines, Sellers records the voices. Different contracts, Jon went into more detail about that in a Podcast.
Re: Transformers: Spotlight - Rick Sellers (voice of Optimus Prime?!?) (1550399)
Posted by PrymeStriker on February 13th, 2014 @ 6:00pm CST
The General. :BOWDOWN:

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