Special Edition Primitive Skateboarding Optimus Prime

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  1. kaijuguy19

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    Loving these new pics of this figure. It's making me considering wanting the buy it more and more. :D 

    After looking at the new pics this could also make a good stand in for Energon/Super Link's Grand Scourge.
     
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    The paint on Shreddicus' head mode is sexy.
     
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    This is sort of tempting atm, because I see this guy popping up on Ebay...but for like 100% markup prices :eek: 
     
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    No, it just seems I had a very bad morning at spotting pics that had turned up before! Apologies.
     
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  7. artiepants

    artiepants Just over here punching Unicron.

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    The gold accents are working really great - kind of a shame the shoulder cannons don't match.
     
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    Transformers Primitive Optimus Prime | Transformers

     
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    I hope they KNOW how cringe that all sounds. :lol 
     
  10. spartan 3764

    spartan 3764 I'm a schoolgirl on the inside. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Seriously.
     
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    I'm 100% sure they do and that it sounding cringe the point.
     
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    :bowdown: :lol  Said the Hasbro box blurb writing team... never: "Let's see, it's a black and gold Prime, can't we really just stop there? They'll buy it anyway!"
     
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    We're talking about the same Hasbro that gave us Knights of Unicron... pretty sure someone is having a blast there.
     
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    Think I'll exchange Primitive OP's weapons with Ultra Magnus. About time he had white-ish guns...
     
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    Posted on the Ozformers fansite here.

    Thanks to Hasbro Australia, who sent me a Primitive Skateboarding Optimus last month, in return for helping them do a Transformers toy commercial earlier this year. Despite that, I still want to do a quick photo review for the fans, just so that I can make sure that I definitely earn this toy.

    As noted in a previous post, this will be an exclusive at SDCC next week, for US$50.
    Considering the regular retail price of Leader Class Generations toys are currently RRP of US$45 in America, this is probably one of the best value SDCC Transformers toys, for only being $5 more, but having a fancy display box and extra accessories.

    Since it is partnering with an actual American skateboarding business, I would be surprised if it shows up in other countries (some SDCC exclusives do, particularly in Asia, and occasionally in Australia - the last one showing up here was Devastator from the 2013 SDCC).

    The box - very nice in black and gold... and the watermark effect on the front and back is actually embossed (textured to the touch), which is also a very nice touch.
    The black eyes makes me think of the dead Optimus in the 1980s cartoon (post-movie episodes), and I think the eyes should have been done in grey or gold.
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    The toy is also black and gold, but under bright light (and camera flash), it looks more like the colour of dark chocolate.

    A flip-lid, like you get with several past SDCC exclusives and the Japanese Combiner boxsets. The writing inside the lid is the bio for this toy.
    The contents inside the box is the black and gold Leader Class Titans Return Optimus Prime toy, with the regular four weapons and Titanmaster, plus two ramps, a skate rail, and a hoverboard. Those four extra items all appear to be newly created for this exclusive SDCC set, as they combine to form a gun for the robot mode of Optimus, and attach to the other two modes in specific ways.
    (one of the ramps had come loose in the box)

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    The tray of toy and accessories. With Optimus packaged in robot mode and the Titanmaster (Shreddicus Maximus) on the hoverboard, the head of Optimus looks eerie with nothing inside the helmet.
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    The instruction sheet.
    The descriptions listed with the "trick names" on the back don't make much sense, as they don't seem to describe skater actions or tricks.
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    Primitive Optimus with regular Titans Return Optimus (with Hasbro Asia stickers).
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    Primitive Optimus with the Japanese Nucleon Quest Super Ginrai, and Black Gen1 Convoy (Jafcon reissue).
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    The Titanmaster Shreddicus Maximus is exactly the same as Autobot Apex (from the regular Optimus), done entirely in black, with some gold and blue paint on it.
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    The four exclusive accessories, combined into the gun.
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    The new gun being used. (the camera flash really makes it look a lot lighter in colour to the Optimus toy, but in-hand they are both very black)
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    The skate ramps and rail.
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    And the two ramps, which can be plugged together to form a quarter pipe.
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    Truck mode, with the two Japanese toys from above (Super Ginrai and Black Convoy).
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    And with the regular Titans Return Optimus (with the Hasbro Asia stickers flaking off a little in some parts).
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    Another place for the skate accessories is to plug them onto the top of the truck mode, to turn Optimus into a mobile skate park, complete with half-pipe.
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    And the third mode, the base mode, the ramps and skate rail plug into the holes near the trailer wheels, to make it look more like a skate park, but the ramps just end up hovering in the air.
    Which is fine for a hoverboard, but not for a skateboard with wheels on it.
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    Speaking of skateboards... looks like word of this new skate-park on Cybertron has spread, and a couple have shown up to see if they can drop in and do some tricks.
    Actionmaster Jazz said that he and his turbo-board were too cool for this Primitive skate-park.
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    That's all for now.
    Is there anything else I should photograph of this toy, or with something else?
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    I love how the skating rank makes for an awesome rail gun cannon. :)  This is making me want to get this guy more and more.
     
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    This is turning out to be the coolest exclusive in a very long time. I supremely hope I can grab on on HTS for $50.
     
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    He SOOOOO reminds me of the Knight Rider truck. What if Shreddicus Maximus is Devon Miles ? lol.

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    Weirdly interesting.
     
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    Dammit... I want one.
     

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