Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime

Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime

Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 6:14am CDT

Categories: Movie Related News, Toy News, Reviews
Posted by: Va'al   Views: 27,720

Topic Options: View Discussion · Sign in or Join to reply

Fellow Seibertron.com user Transformermegazord has just returned from the BOTS convention in the Netherlands, and brought back some Takara Transformers: Lost Age loot! Check out below a video review for the Japanese version of Leader Class Optimus Prime - you can find the Hasbro Age of Extinction version here and in our galleries - with more chrome than you can shake a chromed stick at!

Credit(s): Benscollectables


News Search

Got Transformers News? Let us know here!

Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577420)
Posted by TimothyR on May 27th, 2014 @ 6:17am CDT
looks like they forgot to paint the center of grimlocks chest.. that looks terrible.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577423)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 27th, 2014 @ 7:58am CDT
TimothyR wrote:looks like they forgot to paint the center of grimlocks chest.. that looks terrible.


Yeah, that's just primer!

I do not like the rainbow legs on the bot mode, what were they thinking?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577425)
Posted by william-james88 on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:13am CDT
Ravage XK wrote:
TimothyR wrote:looks like they forgot to paint the center of grimlocks chest.. that looks terrible.


Yeah, that's just primer!

I do not like the rainbow legs on the bot mode, what were they thinking?



They were thinking exactly of this:

Image
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577427)
Posted by Ravage XK on May 27th, 2014 @ 8:28am CDT
Well, its hideous. Way too much colour used there, looks like Lego legs.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577431)
Posted by Transformermegazord on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:04am CDT
Thanks for sharing guys , i honestly love this version , cant believe people hate the paint lol, still thats the fun in this line one mans rubbish is another mans treasure
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577437)
Posted by Mindmaster on May 27th, 2014 @ 9:50am CDT
Oh yeah, that Grimlock is going to be a hard one to find. Damn, do I want it, though!
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577440)
Posted by Zobovor on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:01am CDT
Seibertron wrote:I love this comment from people. After 30 uses of the Classics Starscream mold, I think we should be able to finally move away from this thought process about molds degrading after time. Those molds are amazing and they will last the test of time. The only question should really be whether or not the original mold was made of "sturdy stuff" or made from a lesser material that gives way after time.


The Classic Starscream mold was heavily retooled a couple of years after its first use, probably to account for mold degradation. There is direct evidence in the toys themselves that the molds were retooled. (Look inside the cavity in the jets' forearms where their fists tuck away. Compare, say, Classics Starscream to Universe Starscream. Note the differently-shaped details.)

Take a look at the Takara reissue version of the G1 Combaticons some time. There are pock marks all over those toys as a result of the molds being reused repeatedly. Do a comparison with vintage G1 units and the difference is mind-boggling.

Mold degradation isn't some random fan theory; it's reality.


Zob
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577441)
Posted by ScottyP on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:06am CDT
Va'al wrote:
Image


Might those be Sunstorm boxes in the background :-?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577442)
Posted by KirbyForce1 on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:08am CDT
Felzbug already made a review of this guy. Why was there no news post about his review? There was one about his Sharkticon Megatron review some time ago, so why not this one?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577446)
Posted by Optimizzy on May 27th, 2014 @ 10:45am CDT
KirbyForce1 wrote:Felzbug already made a review of this guy. Why was there no news post about his review? There was one about his Sharkticon Megatron review some time ago, so why not this one?


There was I think. Isn't this the Target exclusive that's packaged with the DotM Deluxe Prime that's all chromed out?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577448)
Posted by Rated X on May 27th, 2014 @ 11:10am CDT
I dont know why they didnt just paint him like this to begin with. Too bad the upgrades for this figure are a different color plastic. Ill probably buy it anyway just to see how he looks with the wings.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577452)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 27th, 2014 @ 12:08pm CDT
Rated X wrote:I dont know why they didnt just paint him like this to begin with.


Because it was originally a WFC figure, not a G1 homage.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577454)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2014 @ 12:18pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:I dont know why they didnt just paint him like this to begin with.


Because it was originally a WFC figure, not a G1 homage.
And the deco might have been too kiddie for a video game that's supposed to be edgy with warfare and aimed at older audiences.
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577456)
Posted by Va'al on May 27th, 2014 @ 12:35pm CDT
Optimizzy wrote:
KirbyForce1 wrote:Felzbug already made a review of this guy. Why was there no news post about his review? There was one about his Sharkticon Megatron review some time ago, so why not this one?


There was I think. Isn't this the Target exclusive that's packaged with the DotM Deluxe Prime that's all chromed out?


I could not find any previous Target Grimlock or Takara Leader Prime reviews in the news section, could you please show me a link?

We're working on trying to get as much news out as possible, but some things just slip!
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577468)
Posted by Rated X on May 27th, 2014 @ 1:25pm CDT
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:I dont know why they didnt just paint him like this to begin with.


Because it was originally a WFC figure, not a G1 homage.



And who's to say WFC/FOC characters arent homages ?

Lets see...

Turns into a T-Rex - check

Named Grimlock - check

Head with faceplate - check

Arms form T-Rex's legs - check

Grey and gold - check

Other than the added neo-weirdness to cater to the video game crowd, how is it not a G1 homage ?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577469)
Posted by Jelze Bunnycat on May 27th, 2014 @ 1:29pm CDT
Rated X wrote:
GuyIncognito wrote:
Rated X wrote:I dont know why they didnt just paint him like this to begin with.


Because it was originally a WFC figure, not a G1 homage.



And who's to say WFC/FOC characters arent homages ?

Lets see...

Turns into a T-Rex - check

Named Grimlock - check

Head with faceplate - check

Arms form T-Rex's legs - check

Grey and gold - check

Other than the added neo-weirdness to cater to the video game crowd, how is it not a G1 homage ?


The original release wasn't a 100% homage as it was missing the red pelvis and the colors on the legs. At the most it was 75% :P
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577472)
Posted by Sabrblade on May 27th, 2014 @ 1:38pm CDT
Let me ask you this, X. Would you be asking the same question if, instead of the FOC figure, they used the Animated Grimlock mold for this deco instead?

I'm not denying that FOC Grimlock was a G1 homage, but since Animated Grimlock also meets the same criteria (sans the mouthplate part) you've listed, would you still be asking the same about this deco if it had been given to a new use of the Animated mold instead of the FOC mold?
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577485)
Posted by GuyIncognito on May 27th, 2014 @ 2:40pm CDT
Sometimes I think Rated X argues just for the sake of arguing. The Generations Grimlock figure was designed to resemble FoC Grimlock, not G1 Grimlock. Here's a pic of the character. Notice the lack of "G1 style" details. For example, no red, green, and blue on the legs. Also notice the orange (not red) sword. This is what the Generations figure was designed to represent.

Image
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577506)
Posted by Genocide G2.0 on May 27th, 2014 @ 4:25pm CDT
=; Looks like Grimlock jizzed his pants .

Image
Re: Video Review - Takara Transformers: Lost Age AD01 Leader Class Optimus Prime (1577512)
Posted by Rated X on May 27th, 2014 @ 5:36pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Let me ask you this, X. Would you be asking the same question if, instead of the FOC figure, they used the Animated Grimlock mold for this deco instead?

I'm not denying that FOC Grimlock was a G1 homage, but since Animated Grimlock also meets the same criteria (sans the mouthplate part) you've listed, would you still be asking the same about this deco if it had been given to a new use of the Animated mold instead of the FOC mold?


Well let me start off by saying that I actually bought the animated mold of Grimlock because at the time I thought it was going to be the only time the Dinobots were going to get any kind of love from Hasbro. And yes, I would have loved to have that deco on the animated mold at the time when I bought it. It's just cooler in my personal opinion. On the flip side, I hate the idea of making the AOE Dinobots in G1 colors. Theyre so far from homages that I like them in the bright colors better. That Takara AOE Grimlock and Slag in G1 colors is like putting lipstick on a pig.

I would also have loved to have an Animated Starscream in G1 white instead of that horrible bluish purple with red stripes. If Hasbro could make that happen (and animated Thundercracker) Ive got my cash ready.

Featured Products on Amazon.com

Buy "Transformers Authentics Grimlock Action Figure" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Quintus Prime Prime Master" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Masterpiece Movie Series Barricade MPM-5" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Dinobot Sludge" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Twin Twist and Flameout" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers: Generations Power of The Primes Leader Evolution Optimus Prime" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Power of The Primes Deluxe Class Terrorcon Blot" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Toys Megatron Cyberverse Ultimate Class Action Figure - Repeatable Fusion Mega Shot Action Attack Move - Toys for Kids 6 and Up, 11.5-inch" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Deluxe Slugslinger and Caliburst" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Studio Series 04 Deluxe Class Movie 1 Autobot Ratchet" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Platinum RID Grimlock and Bumblebee - Exclusive" on AMAZON
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Titan Master Autobot Stylor and Chromedome" on AMAZON
Transformers Podcast: Twincast / Podcast #288 - Filler Episode
Twincast / Podcast #288:
"Filler Episode"
MP3 · iTunes · RSS · View · Discuss · Ask
Posted: Sunday, November 14th, 2021

New Items on eBay

Buy "Transformers Titans Return Wingspan Cloudraker Clones Walgreens MISB Sealed" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Titans Return Walgreens Exclusive & Wingspan Cloudraker" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Cyberverse Battle For Cybertron Quintesson Invasion Shockwave Prowl" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers SS-42 soundwave with laser beak Free Shipping w/Tracking# New Japan" on EBAY
Buy "Hasbro Transformers War for Cybertron Siege - WFC-S20 Deluxe Chromia" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Generations Selects Piranacon 1 Seacon TT-GS07 Overbite Shark" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Studio Series: #60 Scrapper Figure Unopened (Great buy!!)" on EBAY
Buy "Transformers Cybertron - Voyager Class: Vector Prime (2005) Complete" on EBAY