Takara Transformers APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime Ready for Preorder on Robotkingdom!

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  1. Robotkingdom

    Robotkingdom Well-Known Member

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    Takara Transformers Asia Premium Series APS-01 Striker Optimus Prime. Preorder.
    USD149.9
    Preorder.
    Available in October 2012.

    This is a Brand new version of Takara DOTM DA-28 Striker Optimus Prime.
    Special features include:
    Brighter Colour scheme
    (The Dark Grey parts on Da-28 are tuned into Silver including the shield and Weapons.
    Red and blue colour are brighter instead of the dark colour tone in DA-28.)
    Chromed bumper in Vehicle mode.
    Special Designed Packaging
    Bonus Weapon (Battle Blades)
    Limited Production
    Final Product is subject to Takara's Final confirmation.

    robotkingdom.com -- Online Toys Company
     
  2. Starscream Gaga

    Starscream Gaga Protoformed This Way

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    Damn! I'd preorder this in a second if it wasn't for having to pay as soon as you preorder it...
     
  3. Valkysas

    Valkysas Attack Buffalo

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    I'd really like to order it, but its a stupid expensive quarter for transformers. five masterpiece figures, club subscription... just can't do it. :( 
     
  4. archieboy

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    Now to think about whether to get one or not. 150 USD is really appealing, but I already have the original Striker and a Buster...
     
  5. Detroa

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    Preordered! :) 

    87 left only, it looks like this is going to be a very limited run.
     
  6. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Maybe.....maybe not. Robotkingdom have been known to randomly add extra stock.
     
  7. Cheem The Rup

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    Mineeeeee
     
  8. Avengers

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    I'd only buy this,if it sold at USA retail stores for under $50.

    Paying tripple prices,no thanks. I can buy three of this ROTF Leader optimus toys for this price.
     
  9. Deonasis

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    This will look sweet with a chrome Nightwatch Jetwing backpack on.

    EDIT: Dammit, someone must've made that striker/jetpack combination work by now :( 
     
  10. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    There's one of two explanations for your above post.

    Neither is enviable.
     
  11. opt1musaber

    opt1musaber Victory Saber's Recruit

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    This is so bought, when I have the money....
     
  12. archieboy

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    That's not possible because you can't remove the gas tanks on Striker Prime. The all chrome Striker/Jetwing alt-mode would be sweet, though.
     
  13. Cheem The Rup

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    aaaaaand pre-ordered :D 
     
  14. Squall42080

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    Just placed my preorder. It looks like a great set. I'm glad some version of Hasbro somewhere is giving us cool stuff.

    Might be time to part with one of my Buster Primes though (once I see bigger pictures of this one). The question now is which one? The single packed Buster with the open faceplate and white pinstriping, or the two-pack Buster with the faceplate and blue pinstriping? Damn we need bigger and better pics of this new version and quick.

    With the massive break in spending thanks to the unappealing Collector's Club subscription, and the unappealing off-screen Prime characters, I've been itching to reward myself with something nice! Hell, if it really does come with the Battle Blades, I can sell this set of U.F.O. reproductions. Nice.

    Also bit the bullet on the U.F.O. battle axes for Prime. It's gonna be nice when this order rolls in. Plenty of accessories to make this old mold feel new!
     
  15. Theprimeoflegen

    Theprimeoflegen Til all are gone!!!!!!

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    I prefer the original striker.
     
  16. Timesynch

    Timesynch Go For Broke! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Better price than I was expecting, though I'm sure if BBTS carries this, it'll probably be closer to $170-$180 in price. Decisions, decisions.
     
  17. Sentinel

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    Preordered.

    This price is pretty reasonable I think, even with the extra shipping cost. In fact I was expecting this to go for at least $200 and probably closer to $225, before shipping.

    This makes Leader Prime #11 for me.
     
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  18. Obsidian X

    Obsidian X Dork of the moon

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    ... and preorderd!
    Awesome! I don't collect much of the movie toys but this is one of the molds I didn't have but really wanted.
     
  19. Anguirus

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    Dammit! That's less than what I paid for my Striker & blades.

    ...fortunately, I actually like the normal Striker color better. Still.
     
  20. escutler

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    Is this based on the Buster mold? I don't have any Buster Primes, nor do I have the original Striker DA-28. How does this compare to the Jetwing Prime? I am so confused as to what is what! I only have the two US Hasbro leaders (ROTF & HFTD). Can someone please give me a quick rundown on what these different Asian Primes are? Thanks!
     

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