Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal

Sunday, February 14th, 2016 9:38am CST

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Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it and tell us that it is not worth the price. He goes though the sound effects and a description of the deco and articulation. Note that the robot head in beast mode can be more hidden than it appears in the video, but that would mean that the gorilla head would be facing down.

Bridgemagnet wrote:Here is my Review of
Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal Platinum Edition figure
As always, it is in 4K UHD.

For more pictures of this set and other reviews check out my blog
http://toys.bridgemagnet.com



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Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1766301)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on February 14th, 2016 @ 9:43am CST
william-james88 wrote:Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it


Bridgemagnet, your sacrifice was not in vain.

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Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1766307)
Posted by Bridgemagnet on February 14th, 2016 @ 9:58am CST
william-james88 wrote:Fellow Seibertronian Bridgemagnet took a bullet for all of us and bought Transformers Platinum Optimus Primal to review it and tell us that it is not worth the price. He goes though the sound effects and a description of the deco and articulation. Note that the robot head in beast mode can be more hidden than it appears in the video, but that would mean that the gorilla head would be facing down.




Hunched over stance (called gorilla mode) is actually what they put in the official instructions.
I mentioned that in my video about the stances. I left it in this mode to give contrast to the robot mode otherwise it would just look exactly like robot mode cut off at the knees. :-D

Thanks for watching.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1766337)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 14th, 2016 @ 11:55am CST
An Optimus Primal toy with sounds clips by Peter Cullen. =;

Nice review.

Although, with the original figure, the rotated chest sides seen in each mode here were meant for the opposite modes. The all-red side was originally all-gold and meant to be his robot mode chest, while the side with the circle was his gorilla chest. This is evident in the video as the Maximal :MAX2: symbol ends up being upside-down when seen in beast mode.

If only the toy hadn't been packaged with the beast mode's circle chest side visible in robot mode, which looks to be the source of this confusion.

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Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767326)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2016 @ 11:50am CST
Dont know if everybody saw this yet, but Hasbro has come forward to announce that this Primal toy will be the only toy part of the 20th anniversary of Beast Wars offered at retail:

20th Anniversary Beast Wars...is there anything planned for this year beyond the Optimus Primal that has already been revealed?

Not for this year. I can say this and candidly to other fans that don't approach me, the Beast Wars universe began in 1996 but it continued arguably into the early 2000's and I think there's opportunities in the future to reconnect with that. I feel like even in the coming years that those bridges can be made even stronger as our fan base changes, as our fans that remember that have a nostalgic connection they want to share that with their kids, their family and they want to add that to their collection. There's no reason we would ever write off that era or any other...Armada, Energon, 2007 movie, there's no reason why we would never look at any other part of the Transformers universe.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767328)
Posted by Cobotron on February 17th, 2016 @ 11:56am CST
Wow! That statement is good proof that the nostalgia of parents is a strong marketing tool.
Alright all you Beast Wars kids, time to procreate! Then we can get some real nice updates to those toys. ;)^
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767339)
Posted by william-james88 on February 17th, 2016 @ 12:08pm CST
Cobotron wrote:Wow! That statement is good proof that the nostalgia of parents is a strong marketing tool.
Alright all you Beast Wars kids, time to procreate! Then we can get some real nice updates to those toys. ;)^


Hasbro doestn hide its formula, did you see this pic? It looks like the same thing you would see at a drug dealer conference:

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Just replace the TFs with bags of white powder and you can keep the writing the same.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767343)
Posted by Cobotron on February 17th, 2016 @ 12:14pm CST
:lol: I did see that! The word "recruit" is an interesting choice.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767644)
Posted by Seibertron on February 18th, 2016 @ 12:25pm CST
$116 shipped!

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Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767647)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2016 @ 12:34pm CST
Seibertron wrote:$116 shipped!


You went for an e-bay listing from china?

I dont like this deco, but I got to admit, you make him look awesome!
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767669)
Posted by Seibertron on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:14pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:$116 shipped!


You went for an e-bay listing from china?

I dont like this deco, but I got to admit, you make him look awesome!


I did get it on ebay from asia. With the exception of a small few, that seems to be how I'm getting most platinum editions.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767674)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:25pm CST
Seibertron wrote:
william-james88 wrote:
Seibertron wrote:$116 shipped!


You went for an e-bay listing from china?

I dont like this deco, but I got to admit, you make him look awesome!


I did get it on ebay from asia. With the exception of a small few, that seems to be how I'm getting most platinum editions.


I agree and the free shipping helps a lot. That's where i got my Blaster and perceptor set when I realized they werent coming to Canada. It was cheaper to ship it from asia then use Target's new international option :lol:

So, are we to expect to never have the galleries for the upcoming platinum Galvatron and Rodimus set? Dont worry, I would understand.
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767675)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:26pm CST
oh...oh since you've got him, any chance of a video review of him?

please :-D
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767676)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:27pm CST
Stuartmaximus wrote:oh...oh since you've got him, any chance of a video review of him?

please :-D


scoll to the top of the page
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767678)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 18th, 2016 @ 2:32pm CST
william-james88 wrote:
Stuartmaximus wrote:oh...oh since you've got him, any chance of a video review of him?

please :-D


scoll to the top of the page


aye i really meant Seibertron's review, but i'll check that one out too, thanks ;)^
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767741)
Posted by Sabrblade on February 18th, 2016 @ 5:29pm CST
Seibertron wrote:$116 shipped!

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Thank you for transforming his chest correctly. :APPLAUSE:
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767805)
Posted by LegendaryAntiHero on February 18th, 2016 @ 8:17pm CST
The packaging for the toy looks fantastic. I should try to remember to order this when it hits amazon
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767830)
Posted by william-james88 on February 18th, 2016 @ 9:09pm CST
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:The packaging for the toy looks fantastic. I should try to remember to order this when it hits amazon


It was on amazon before but not anymore. Your best bet now is this http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Plat ... mus+primal
Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767897)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:25am CST
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Re: Video Review of Hasbro Platinum Edition Year of the Monkey Optimus Primal (1767899)
Posted by william-james88 on February 19th, 2016 @ 8:34am CST
LegendaryAntiHero wrote:The packaging for the toy looks fantastic. I should try to remember to order this when it hits amazon


My mistake legendaryher, is it still available from amazon directly. Here is the link:

http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-Plat ... B011MIX0YQ

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