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Transformers Collectors' Club MTMTE Sneak Peek - Hero Optimus Prime

Posted on 01-12-2013 at 12:21 AM by ORIO under Conventions
Heroprime
The Official Transformers Collectors' Club has updated their website with a sneak peek at issue #49 of their magazine. The sneak peek includes a "More Than Meets The Eye" style profile for "Hero" Optimus Prime with art by Dan Khanna. Check out the bio from the Club's site below:

In his home universe, "Hero" Optimus Prime was the sworn protector of Earth and its super energy source, forestonite. Along with fellow Autobots Electro and Volt, and the human boy Junpei, the Autobot Leader was able to repel Megatron and the Decepticons' attack. Although Megatron promised he would return to conquer not just the Earth but the entirety of the Milky Way galaxy, Prime stood vigilant, ready to thwart him at every turn!

Following the theft of the Rarefied Energon from the Classics Universe, chaos spread and soon found its way across the multiverse, threatening existence everywhere. Optimus Prime was selected by certain members of TransTech to leave his universe and travel to Axiom Nexus to be inducted into the newly formed group known as The Convoy - a collective of high-ranking Autobots from across the multiverse.
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Spyne98
Interesting
thielmj
I wonder if this is a possible botcon exclusive spoiler, i kinda hope not mainly cause its a color scheme i would love seeing made into a toy
Josh
i saw MTMTE and got all excited :T
TCJJ
It.... looks just like Hero Optimus Prime. Yay? This may as well be the box art for the original G2 toy. I'm not saying it's bad, but...... just generic. And boring.
process
I demand a Classics update for that figure.
Arsenic
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i saw MTMTE and got all excited :T
(sees the title)
MTMTE and Optimus Prime!? Awesome! Maybe I will subscribe the magazine!
(few seconds later)
Wait a minute, "Optimus Prime"? But, he is under the name of Orion Pax in MTMTE and RID...
(read the article)
...It wasn't IDW's MTMTE comic series...
SamsHappyTime
Sorry to poop on this, but it makes no sense. Truck mode's windshield is shown on feet. Yet chest is crafted to like a windshield, obviously a G1 homage. Now, if this were a toy, I'd accept this as a false part(where the toy can't realistically be as complex as the fictional counterpart, so rules are bent for character design accuracy) but this isn't a toy. Did OP choose to have a glass-armored chest cavity, though vitals would be less protected? Or, is it so he is recognizible after a makeover? The only possible way this makes sense is if they were two vehicles combined to begin with. Also, the tires of the abdomen area and the feet area are likely not the same size. I don't typically like to point out flaws and stuff, but I saw the title and thumbnail and immediately thought this was a sneak peek one of their exclusive toys for the year. Oddly enough, I came to the computer seeking info on the original mold use for RID Scourge, so my mind was in a similar place. Really odd, don't you think?
process
I'm confused. It's based on the G2 Combat Hero Prime, fake windows and all.

GAUGE
If only Unicron would eat Funpub, so we didn't have to deal with all these stupid alternate reality stories. :/
Jalaguy
I don't get why everyone's so confused. This isn't supposed to be a new toy reveal or anything, it's just a new bio incorporating the G2 Hero Optimus Prime figure into FunPub's current fiction. He already appeared at the end of the Invasion Prologue webcomic they put out last year, and this is basically backstory for that.

They've long done club fiction-specific bios for general retail toys - for example, they did one for Clssics Mini-Con Swoop establishing him as G1 Swoop after being caught in a Nucleon explosion.
Samuraidaikon
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I demand a Classics update for that figure.
I second that but it would have to be better than the original for me to buy.

For example the Classics Laser OP/Scourge/Nemesis Prime mold disappointed me. Aside from wrist articulation the original was far superior imo in poseability, size, look and of course accessories. Even with the Maketoys upgrade I feel the original figure with it's disc and missile launchers was a far better overall.

So with that in mind for this to be an "update" of hero prime, he would need a giant missile launcher with 2 missiles that store on his back, have all the original poseability and then some (the original has pretty admirable poseability already) and be a decent representation with modern detailing added on. If that's not met I'm just sticking with the original.
Grimlocka go-go
lol Fun pub is getting way to DC in all the alternate universe stories.

I like the original toy, even if it is a pain in the ass to stand upright without it looking like he hyperflexed both knees.

Curious on how they'll play with the character though.
primeone
Energon rodimus with a little chest remold and a new head would make an excellent hero optimus prime update. I wonder if they will make it happen
Scaleface
Wow some people just don't seem to understand this news article.

This is a preview for a page in the upcoming Transformers Collectors Club magazine, where they write up a full page biography for an old G2 toy who has been making appearances in their comics. This isn't a toy announcement! The toy came out a 19 YEARS AGO, but didn't really get to appear in much fiction back then.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f48-pMp8KS4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slb72_GHXxU

In the TF club comics there is a team of transdimensional heroes called "The Convoy" who is made up of a lot of obscure Autobot leaders. This guy is one of the team.

The story mentioned in the bio is from an obscure G2 Japanese Comic Bon Bon story:

http://tfwiki.net/wiki/The_New_Battle!!

That comic story is the place where Forstonite first appeared, the energy source that was used to give the Transformers their new powers and form in the Botcon "Generation 2 Redux" story. Cute little tie-in that about a dozen Transformers geeks on the planet would have noticed!
Gryph
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If only Unicron would eat Funpub, so we didn't have to deal with all these stupid alternate reality stories. :/
Would you prefer the Takara "everything is G1, even when it's not" timeline?

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Energon rodimus with a little chest remold and a new head would make an excellent hero optimus prime update. I wonder if they will make it happen
Energon Rodimus as Machine Wars Optimus would be more amusing.
VokVisitor
I love Hero Optimus Prime. He was the first "car" Transformer I ever had, I think.
LegendAntihero
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Originally Posted by Grimlocka go-go View Post
lol Fun pub is getting way to DC in all the alternate universe stories.

I like the original toy, even if it is a pain in the ass to stand upright without it looking like he hyperflexed both knees.

Curious on how they'll play with the character though.
DC makes excellent stories which push the boundaries of the imagination. What's wrong with alternate universes?
Star Saber
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DC makes excellent stories which push the boundaries of the imagination. What's wrong with alternate universes?
You meand DC used to

That said, DC apparently finds a lot of things wrong with alternate universes. Since the 80s, they've cut the Infinite Earths concept to 52 a few years ago and now down to 2. Their current initiatives seem to try and shun the multiple universes of ages past, which runts contrary to the one being done in the Club comic. Sad really, since they were one of the first to popularize the parallel earths concept, and it was part of what made some of their classic stories really special.

If ever, what the club is doing actually reminds me more of Marvel's Exiles. a team of heroes pulled from across parallel universes helping to stop crises across all realities, a great comic until Marvel ran out of writers that could write it properly. I still believe the concept was a great one.

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Energon rodimus with a little chest remold and a new head would make an excellent hero optimus prime update. I wonder if they will make it happen
That would be an interesting update. I really like the concepts they did for the original TF Universe line, where they could push all sorts of repaints and reissues out with some minor tooling. Doing one with Rodimus would be in the spirit of the original line.
Shin Densetsu
I'd love a new Hero Optimus figure.
Stepper
Yah,from the looks of it,it is the G2 Combat Hero Prime
G.B. Blackrock
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
You meand DC used to

That said, DC apparently finds a lot of things wrong with alternate universes. Since the 80s, they've cut the Infinite Earths concept to 52 a few years ago and now down to 2. Their current initiatives seem to try and shun the multiple universes of ages past, which runts contrary to the one being done in the Club comic. Sad really, since they were one of the first to popularize the parallel earths concept, and it was part of what made some of their classic stories really special.
Well, if we're going to talk about DC and whether they like the alternate universe concept, we should remember that most of the period between the original "Crisis" and the "Infinite Crisis" that spawned the 52 you're referencing, there was only one DC universe. We've actually seen them RETURN to the concept in recent times (only to largely toss it out again).
CodeXCDM
To think I was working on a custom that made me think of Hero Prime the other day...

Have a junker RotF Brawn with no legs... an Energon Checkpoint who pretty much only the legs... and with Cybertron Override's thighs serving as the connector for the two... Slap that spare Maketoys Tanker head on it, cut up a Deluxe Ultimate Battle Prime's chest onto Brawn's... and yea...



Partial digibash ATM... don't have tools to cut the chest into the figure... and I don't know where that Tanker prime head is now... doh...
Ricochet
Comic BonBon-Verse G2 Optimus Prime!
deaculpa
so... he's half optimus.... and half ratchet...?



mrclean08
I remember getting the original G2 figure from KB toys on clearance for $6.99.

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