Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime

Transformers News: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 3:57AM CDT

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Keeping up with the recent Takara Tomy exclusives for the Age of Extinction line, under the Lost Age title, Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999 has shared with us a video review of the LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime figure. One of the most intriguing in this line, designed to interact with the magnets in the smaller figures, comes with a jetwing pack/trailer, and can be viewed below!

Battle Command Optimus Prime is a real throw back to the early 2000's Transformers for me. Ultra class sized robots/vehicles with a chunky heavy feel loaded with gimmicks. I look at this figure as the center piece of Takara's simplified line since all the one step figures can interact with Prime in both vehicle and robot mold. By the way, if someone can explain to me what the heck shaking the toy does I'd really appreciate it.


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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603762)
Posted by bassal on September 3rd, 2014 @ 8:57am CDT
Va'al wrote:Keeping up with the recent Takara Tomy exclusives for the Age of Extinction line, under the Lost Age title, Seibertron.com member chuckdawg1999 has shared with us a video review of the LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime figure. One of the most intriguing in this line, designed to interact with the magnets in the smaller figures, comes with a jetwing pack/trailer, and can be viewed below!

Battle Command Optimus Prime is a real throw back to the early 2000's Transformers for me. Ultra class sized robots/vehicles with a chunky heavy feel loaded with gimmicks. I look at this figure as the center piece of Takara's simplified line since all the one step figures can interact with Prime in both vehicle and robot mold. By the way, if someone can explain to me what the heck shaking the toy does I'd really appreciate it.



I would have liked this figure a lot more if it wasn't 60% kibble.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603861)
Posted by Arrancon on September 3rd, 2014 @ 5:13pm CDT
So this new Prime is in scale with Voyager Galvatron and the rest of the Autobots? If it is, I'll have to consider picking it up so I can have a version of Optimus in this body.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603893)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 3rd, 2014 @ 8:56pm CDT
Age Of Extinction Dinobots in G1 decos seem to be all the rage at the moment, and much like Hasbro, Takara Tomy has dipped their toes into the repaint pool with G1 decos for their Movie Advanced Voyager Class Grimlock and Deluxe Class Slug. Both versions of the figures feature chrome detailing, while the Takara Tomy figures feature more of a matte finish in spots and slightly different paint apps than their Hasbro counterparts.

You can see the full gallery for either figure by clicking on their respective images below:

Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Grimlock G1 Color Version

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Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Slug G1 Color Version

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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603895)
Posted by bassal on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:01pm CDT
Autobot032 wrote:Age Of Extinction Dinobots in G1 decos seem to be all the rage at the moment, and much like Hasbro, Takara Tomy has dipped their toes into the repaint pool with G1 decos for their Movie Advanced Voyager Class Grimlock and Deluxe Class Slug. Both versions of the figures feature chrome detailing, while the Takara Tomy figures feature more of a matte finish in spots and slightly different paint apps than their Hasbro counterparts.

You can see the full gallery for either figure by clicking on their respective images below:

Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Grimlock G1 Color Version

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Takara Tomy: Movie Advanced Slug G1 Color Version

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Keep your optics tuned to Seibertron.com for the latest in news and updates, plus the best galleries around!

There goes the whole point of the SDCC set...
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603896)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:05pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:There goes the whole point of the SDCC set...
Not when Takara only made these two and only as exclusives for the Transformers Expo. Hasbro's got them beat in terms of member quantity (all five Dinobots rather than just two) and secondary-market availability.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603897)
Posted by bassal on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:09pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:There goes the whole point of the SDCC set...
Not when Takara only made these two and only as exclusives for the Transformers Expo. Hasbro's got them beat in terms of member quantity (all five Dinobots rather than just two) and secondary-market availability.

Well, that's true.
That also reminded me: is Takara producing anymore Black Knight Dinobots?
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603902)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 3rd, 2014 @ 9:48pm CDT
dalekslayer96 wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:
dalekslayer96 wrote:There goes the whole point of the SDCC set...
Not when Takara only made these two and only as exclusives for the Transformers Expo. Hasbro's got them beat in terms of member quantity (all five Dinobots rather than just two) and secondary-market availability.

Well, that's true.
That also reminded me: is Takara producing anymore Black Knight Dinobots?


Eh, don't back down that easily. Your point was valid. (That's not to say Sabr's wasn't valid either.) The SDCC set was meant to be exclusive and therefore expensive, and when you make the main figure available like that, well, it kinda mucks things up for those who put big money into a set for that exclusivity and it's gimmick. (And let's face it, when you mention the word Dinobot, and G1, the first name that comes to mind is Grimlock. If you can get this guy and don't want the set, you're golden. No need to buy the set when you can buy this.)

It reeks of the whole Classics Seeker fiasco nearly a decade ago. (Wow. A decade! *smh*)

A bit of consistency would go a long way to appease the fans. I don't think we're asking that much.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603906)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:12pm CDT
To be fair, Takara did announce their G1-deco'd figures before Hasbro announced theirs.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603909)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:17pm CDT
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603910)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:18pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:To be fair, Takara did announce their G1-deco'd figures before Hasbro's announced theirs.


Hasbro has a knack for screwing with exclusives and making the fans angry.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1603911)
Posted by Autobot032 on September 3rd, 2014 @ 10:25pm CDT


I had it typed up and in the correct forum before he did, but he got it published before I did. I retracted my news and left the post not thinking.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604085)
Posted by -Kanrabat- on September 4th, 2014 @ 5:56pm CDT
In my own humble optinion, Takara win this round regarding G1 colored Grimlock and Slag. The chrome is not exagerated, more red on the Takara ones bring out more details and separate the body parts more effectively. Also, Takara have some more bits of paints that is also better placed.

If that G1 colored AoE voyager Grimlock is somewhat reasonably priced, I might consider it.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604177)
Posted by Va'al on September 5th, 2014 @ 8:38am CDT
Who doesn't love a Black Repaint? As Seibertron.com prepares its various Age of Extinction Nemesiseses characters galleries, Yodobashi.com has listed the Takara Tomy Movie Advanced Black Knight Dinobot Slug, with nice images to accompany it, on which we reported a while back. Currently listed at 3456 Yen (approx $34), the figure appears to be set for a November release. Check out images below!

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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604184)
Posted by monstrinhotron on September 5th, 2014 @ 9:18am CDT
i do love a black repaint. My bright purple slug just got thrown over my shoulder to land in the trash through a tiny, comedy basketball hoop to make space on the shelf for this bad boy.

I will probably regret that, when i find out the only way i can buy it is importing it at great personal cost, waiting months for it to arrive only for it to be seized by Royal Mail until i pay the import tax and £20 ransom fee.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604254)
Posted by Sabrblade on September 5th, 2014 @ 3:15pm CDT
I really can't tell if this is supposed to be Takara's answer to a movie-accurate redeco of this mold, or if they just wanted to do it in black for fun.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604264)
Posted by shajaki on September 5th, 2014 @ 3:26pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:I really can't tell if this is supposed to be Takara's answer to a movie-accurate redeco of this mold, or if they just wanted to do it in black for fun.
i assumed it was their version of movie accuracy.

at the end of all this... im going to have so many AOE dinobots...
retail fruity dinos, sdcc, platinum 5pack, and MAYBE these bastards too...
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1604275)
Posted by RSDADDIMUS2 on September 5th, 2014 @ 3:48pm CDT
Shiny!! I just showed my wife.If I don't get it for her..she says apparently I never loved her. lol
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1606954)
Posted by mooncake623 on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:26am CDT
Thanks to Takara Tomy's Transformers Twitter account, We get new images of the Lost Age LA-13 Nemesis Prime. This figure is a black and teal redeco of the Power Battlers Optimus Prime and is expected to be released in Japan this weekend. Check out the images we've mirrored below.

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Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1606962)
Posted by RhA on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:47am CDT
It's like Takara wanted some kind of exclusive deco, but couldn't find s decent toy to put it on. Welcome to the Age of Extinction toyline.
Re: Video Review - Takara Tomy Lost Age LA01 Battle Command Optimus Prime (1606964)
Posted by JelZe GoldRabbit on September 17th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
RhA wrote:It's like Takara wanted some kind of exclusive deco, but couldn't find s decent toy to put it on. Welcome to the Age of Extinction toyline.


More like, "We already have an Optimus toy, what do we do with the Power Attacker to avoid duplicate characters outside of Grimlock?"

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