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Prime Toys Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime Trailer

Posted on 08-07-2013 at 04:26 PM by Sol Fury under 3rd Party Unlicensed
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A new trailer for Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime has been released. Prime Toys have released their own unofficial version of the trailer which transforms into the circular weapons rack from the opening battle at Chernobyl in Transformers Dark of the Moon. This version can mount the numerous accessories of a Leader Class Revenge of the Fallen / Dark of the Moon Optimus Prime on the central ring, including the Jetwing pack at the top. Please remember though this one is not an officially licensed product from Hasbro or Takara-Tomy.

If you are interested, the trailer is currently listed on several eBay auctions, such as this one where the pictures are taken from.
Views: 8,484 / Credit: megatroptimus of the 2005 Boards!

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FatedLazarus
Very interesting. This came out of no where. However, it does not look nearly as good as the UFO one. Nice find!
megatroptimus
Yeah, to me, this one is to the UFO trailer what the BTS trailer was to the G3 trailer. I gave G3 + DIA Commander to Henkei Prime and BTS to Classics. I guess I'll be giving this to Buster Prime #1 (mouth version) and the UFO one to Buster Prime #2 (faceplate version).
Sol Fury
For info, a source link would be really useful (read: saves me doing a ton of legwork on something I'm indifferent about) for posting news stories.

Looks a nice set, and great if that's what you want to finish up the look of your DotM Prime, but I don't know, I prefer the look of the UFO one, and I was never big on trailers for Primes that didn't turn into armour anyway.
Sol Fury
Ah, should have guessed (was almost there, googled another auction but that one used images lifted from ACToys)

Cheers dude, much appreciated.
EnerJohn
I think this would have been more popular if this came out last summer. I would have been interested. But with TF4 coming out with new molds, I think people are going to skip this and save up for TF4 figures...I could be wrong...
Leather Elbows
The chrome wings on the jetpack look stupid
Power12354
This is cool and all, but I'm still waiting for someone to build 3rd party versions of some of that concept armor from DOTM...



Ktulu
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Originally Posted by Power12354 View Post
This is cool and all, but I'm still waiting for someone to build 3rd party versions of some of that concept armor from DOTM...

http://massiveblack.com/mbwp/wp-cont...WB-900x692.jpg

http://massiveblack.com/mbwp/wp-cont...WB-582x700.jpg
It'd certainly be interesting to see someone try
megatroptimus
Prime looks like he's wearing Megatron.
SPLIT LIP
Is this a WIP? Because it's... really not good.

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Prime looks like he's wearing Megatron.
He does! If someone tries it I hope they make the panels more geometric instead or curved and pointy.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
Is this a WIP?
It's out, as mentioned in the first post.
Cadbane
This is already for sale without preoeder? Very surprising for the extra option on top of the UFO offering. I am intrigued.
megatroptimus
Mine is on the way, should be here next week.
Timesynch
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Originally Posted by Power12354 View Post
This is cool and all, but I'm still waiting for someone to build 3rd party versions of some of that concept armor from DOTM...

http://massiveblack.com/mbwp/wp-cont...WB-900x692.jpg

http://massiveblack.com/mbwp/wp-cont...WB-582x700.jpg
The first one looks like bone armor. Weird design, that. The second definitely has Beast Hunters Optimus written all over it. I'm certain the TF Prime designers recycled parts of it for the show.

That said, this trailer looks OK as a trailer but it's not very accurate in armory mode. Seems pretty lazy, design-wise. Sticking with UFO for now.
Stygian360
Although not a complete fail, since it at least tries to mimic the look of the trailer as weapons cache' from the movie, major demerits for not getting the shape right. Not circular enough and at it's sure to be exorbitant price it's a pass.
JediTray
Agreed. UFO is still the way to go. This just looks lazy and not worth the cost. Bad timing for this attempt.
TFfanOP
I know I'm probably in the minority but I would actually buy a trailer that is a plain, empty plastic box (like voyager DOTM Prime has). For display purposes only, yet cheap enough.

I really don't want to spend so much money on gimmicky trailer that would look empty if I don't shell out even more money to fill it with Dr. Wu and similar other gear. It just adds up to the final cost of the complete display.
Micronautsdeep
Looks decent but UFO's looks better.
PrimulArchangel
yeahh this looks pretty bad, and that's bad as in bad.. The hinges being visible like that are awful, and that it makes an oval and doesn't make a circle when transformed. Looks very rushed and lazy. Ill wait for the other one..
megatroptimus
The one area this trailer wins is that Prime can actually stand in the middle of the ring like in the movie, which is not the case on the UFO trailer because the trailer wheels are in the way.
RedAlert Rescue
Anyone feel like posting a couple of DOTM screen captures ?

I'd like a trailer that can do the weapon display trick - can also turn into a flying chair and can also truncate in length and make a stealth force mode for striker Prime.

I would also like the jetpack & cannons to be storable on top of the trailer to mix it up a bit.

A bit to much to ask ?

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That Optimus has Chromed Replacement hands I notice. I don't think I've seen a striker shield that shiny before.

What do you actually get with the Trailer anything at all - Odd that they didn't bother to show a vehicle mode image at all.
neevnav
From what I've seen of the UFO trailer, I like the vehicle mode of this one more. Looks more screen accurate. The UFO one seems to have a better ring mode.
jru42287
I'll be holding out for UFO's much better looking version.
megatroptimus
More pictures (off Ebay, different seller):







hthrun
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From what I've seen of the UFO trailer, I like the vehicle mode of this one more. Looks more screen accurate. The UFO one seems to have a better ring mode.
I agree. I'd consider this one if it was cheaper than the UFO one...
megatroptimus
It's here.





Rubber tires... No visible die-cast so far (not expecting any). More later...
peachmizuki
I can't wait to see it installed onto Optimus. I am surprised to hear that this trailer uses rubber tires.
harrismonkey
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Originally Posted by PrimulArchangel View Post
yeahh this looks pretty bad, and that's bad as in bad.. The hinges being visible like that are awful, and that it makes an oval and doesn't make a circle when transformed. Looks very rushed and lazy. Ill wait for the other one..
I keep waiting for photos of one of these things that actually sell me. Between the cost and the crazy amount of space it will require to actually display it I'm just not sold. (especially since MP-10's trailer doesn't look bad parked on his back- and even though it's too short that's hard to find space for)
daimchoc
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It's here.

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...psad0d1c75.jpg

http://i87.photobucket.com/albums/k1...ps307cd04e.jpg

Rubber tires... No visible die-cast so far (not expecting any). More later...
Nice. More pics please.
megatroptimus
Sure enough my camera died after taking a few pics. Ugh!

It's great in trailer mode, especially with the chrome logos (not shown installed), but the ring mode doesn't feel all that good. A bit of a crude build with all the tiny hinges, bolts and nuts. You often have to readjust it once transformed even though both sides are locked, since it's more or less free to deform. To me, it looks more like a good (not great) kitbash sent to production in a semi-finished state. Transformation is not all that complicated, with panels to open up, fold an lock. It's pretty intuitive. This one will probably stay in trailer mode and the UFO one in ring mode.











I think the bolts for the upper rear panels will eventually have to be cut flush against the nuts because I can't fold them like on the pictures right now.

Honestly, I don't recommend it unless you're a Prime completist like me.
seali_me
La boite quasiment vide vaut plus que mon Optimus Prime. En plus il y a plein de defauts.

J'ai eu mon Prime for 3$ complet chez village des valeurs.

just kidding. I do love the the trailer mode. Looks fanastic.
megatroptimus
With the chrome stickers, it looks really good. Sadly, the chrome stickers can't save the ring mode.
seali_me
C'est combien exactement avec livraison?
megatroptimus
AU-DESSUS DE TES MOYENS!

($125 shipped)

I just wonder if that thing is going to be everywhere or just some hard to find piece like the (horrible) MP Ultra Magnus trailer.
hthrun
Haven't heard about the UFO one in a while...
jaraxel
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AU-DESSUS DE TES MOYENS!

($125 shipped)

I just wonder if that thing is going to be everywhere or just some hard to find piece like the (horrible) MP Ultra Magnus trailer.
hmmm? what MP Ultra magnus trailer...?
jaraxel
ah, merci.

That looks..... horrendous... though I can't fault the company for trying, back then 3rd party was still very new, no? If one of the 3rd parties make this for MP-10 mold, /that/ would be interesting :-)

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