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Year Of The Snake Omega Supreme Pictorial Review

Posted on 01-25-2013 at 01:27 AM by ORIO under Energon
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2005 Board member archieboy has been kind enough to share with us some pictures of his latest acquirement - Year of The Snake Platinum Edition Omega Supreme. This War For Cybertron inspired remold of Supreme Energon Omega Supreme is decked out in Generation 1 colors and features a new head and new claw weapon. If you've never owned the mold of this figure before, review these pictures to see what you have in store. archieboy has also supplied some comparison shots with Generation 1 Overlord and Maketoys Yellow Giant.

Click the title bar to check out his review of this highly anticipated and soon to be released figure.
Views: 12,156 / Credit: archieboy of the 2005 Boards!

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jayman118
My thoughts, in a nutshell: An AWESOME figure that is well worth its price.

Agreed! also got mine and i didnt expect the packaging to be this shiny lols, will you also get YOTS Optimus prime?
Megatron31
he has a lot of interesting color contrasts between the copper and gold
archieboy
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Originally Posted by jayman118 View Post
My thoughts, in a nutshell: An AWESOME figure that is well worth its price.

Agreed! also got mine and i didnt expect the packaging to be this shiny lols, will you also get YOTS Optimus prime?
No man, I already have two Energon Optimus Primes, one combined with Wing Saber. I won't be able to handle another one, lol

Have you fiddled with your Omega yet? Give us a heads up if you encounter anything wonky. But so far so good...
Cracka J
looks fantastic. can't wait til bbts has him in now.
jayman118
It seems like you really dont need another one, and i understand lols. i dont think ill open them anytym soon, but the thing that excites me is both toy is still unknown to me i never had any versions of them. i was supposed to skip prime but i cant resist to have them both especially with the packaging, was also surprised with the weight of prime. but one thing is for sure im happy with both of them.
archieboy
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Originally Posted by Cracka J View Post
looks fantastic. can't wait til bbts has him in now.
He does man. Kinda feel bad for Project Genesis, though.

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Originally Posted by jayman118 View Post
It seems like you really dont need another one, and i understand lols. i dont think ill open them anytym soon, but the thing that excites me is both toy is still unknown to me i never had any versions of them. i was supposed to skip prime but i cant resist to have them both especially with the packaging, was also surprised with the weight of prime. but one thing is for sure im happy with both of them.
I think you won't be disappointed if you do decide to open them, even with Prime. Especially since this version look better than the original. Colors are more cohesive, and more "Prime."

And yeah, keeping these sets MISB is something to think about, given the excellent packaging. But I had to have him in hand, it's my first experience with the mold.
archieboy
Left foot actually has a slight ankle tilt. HA!



The instructions are kinda crappy. Sorry for the stupid question, but how do I switch on the left arm's light and sounds gimmick?

EDIT:

I think they fucking neutered the guy. I tried to access his battery compartment, and lo and behold, a weirdly shaped screw notch that does not fit any of my screwdrivers. Not cool Hasbro. Definitely NOT COOL.

jayman118
I was going to ask if this have the same light up gimmick like the older version but even the reviewers didnt really bother how the gimmick works. also is it really a battery compartment? with a screw notch like that? tnx for keeping updated with this figure interested with your progess on the review.
archieboy
I'm pretty confident that it is the battery compartment because the other side of the forearm here (side that is visible in this pic)



is where the speaker is, or is supposed to be.
Snake_eyes1975
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Originally Posted by archieboy View Post
Left foot actually has a slight ankle tilt. HA!

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...69176600_n.jpg

The instructions are kinda crappy. Sorry for the stupid question, but how do I switch on the left arm's light and sounds gimmick?

EDIT:

I think they fucking neutered the guy. I tried to access his battery compartment, and lo and behold, a weirdly shaped screw notch that does not fit any of my screwdrivers. Not cool Hasbro. Definitely NOT COOL.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...52906754_n.jpg

Holy shit!! Did they really do that?!?! that's like locking the fat kid in the car and going into McDonald's...holy shit. You can turn those with a good detail screwdriver set, but the correct one NEEDS to be the perfect length, otherwise you can round that screw. I would suggest get that thing out, and replace it with another screw.

That is SO bad...

Anyways...damn..omega looks pretty damn good. Really gives me a WFC vibe with the colors goin on.

WTH is with you?!?! This is a TRANSFORMERS site! How the hell can you just show off bot mode and NOT transform it? That's bullshit...its like I'm the fat kid locked in the car now...aaaahhhhh....ok...I see what you did there. Well played. Taking your vengeance from the screw out on us. Well played.
JukeOutlander
He looks pretty good, but would all those gold-yellow colored plastic on him be subject to GPS? I'm not too familiar with it.
Timesynch
That's a big mama-jama! He looks pretty cool but I'm still unsure where he would fit in my collection, even against Raged Hercules.
Dinodigger97
He looks nice. I was going to get that 3rd Party guy, but the pictures have changed my opinion,. He's going to look a lot better with my Omega Sentinel anyways.

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Originally Posted by JukeOutlander View Post
He looks pretty good, but would all those gold-yellow colored plastic on him be subject to GPS? I'm not too familiar with it.
I think that's just gold-ish paint. Simple paint can't fall victim to GPS. As far as I know....
archieboy
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Originally Posted by Snake_eyes1975 View Post
Holy shit!! Did they really do that?!?! that's like locking the fat kid in the car and going into McDonald's...holy shit. You can turn those with a good detail screwdriver set, but the correct one NEEDS to be the perfect length, otherwise you can round that screw. I would suggest get that thing out, and replace it with another screw.

That is SO bad...

Anyways...damn..omega looks pretty damn good. Really gives me a WFC vibe with the colors goin on.

WTH is with you?!?! This is a TRANSFORMERS site! How the hell can you just show off bot mode and NOT transform it? That's bullshit...its like I'm the fat kid locked in the car now...aaaahhhhh....ok...I see what you did there. Well played. Taking your vengeance from the screw out on us. Well played.
Thanks man. I hope someone else who has him in hand (and has the right tools) can shed more light on the matter.

I actually already transformed him to alt mode, but there really isn't much to say about those two vehicles. He's now back in bot mode. And I was too lazy to take pics...

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Originally Posted by JukeOutlander View Post
He looks pretty good, but would all those gold-yellow colored plastic on him be subject to GPS? I'm not too familiar with it.
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Originally Posted by Dinodigger97 View Post
He looks nice. I was going to get that 3rd Party guy, but the pictures have changed my opinion,. He's going to look a lot better with my Omega Sentinel anyways.


I think that's just gold-ish paint. Simple paint can't fall victim to GPS. As far as I know....
Yep, painted plastic, it seems. So no GPS.
T4mercustomz
Does the 4-fingered claw hand rotate?
archieboy
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Originally Posted by T4mercustomz View Post
Does the 4-fingered claw hand rotate?
Yes, but freely, no ratchet. It can be spun like a wheel.
megatroptimus
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Originally Posted by archieboy View Post

I think they fucking neutered the guy. I tried to access his battery compartment, and lo and behold, a weirdly shaped screw notch that does not fit any of my screwdrivers. Not cool Hasbro. Definitely NOT COOL.
Electronics removed. Duh. I was hoping for new sound effects or something.
citoria
That is too bad that he doesnt light up. Ah well, can't have it all can we Hasbro?
Star Saber
Great review, love your pics! Interested in seeing if you found anything new with the vehicle mode. Perhaps a way to partially recreate his old alt mode?
Ezilla82
I'll be definitely getting this since I have at hand Energon Omega Supreme...now dubbing Omega Maximus. I do know what to expect, so great pictures and thoughts about it.
archieboy
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Originally Posted by citoria View Post
That is too bad that he doesnt light up. Ah well, can't have it all can we Hasbro?
Yeah, it's a bit of a bummer.

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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
Great review, love your pics! Interested in seeing if you found anything new with the vehicle mode. Perhaps a way to partially recreate his old alt mode?
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Originally Posted by Ezilla82 View Post
I'll be definitely getting this since I have at hand Energon Omega Supreme...now dubbing Omega Maximus. I do know what to expect, so great pictures and thoughts about it.
Thanks guys! Nothing new in alt mode, just colors and the claw. I don't think they're bad, I just think bot mode is much awesomer.
zephon
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Originally Posted by archieboy View Post
Left foot actually has a slight ankle tilt. HA!

http://sphotos-e.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...69176600_n.jpg

The instructions are kinda crappy. Sorry for the stupid question, but how do I switch on the left arm's light and sounds gimmick?

EDIT:

I think they fucking neutered the guy. I tried to access his battery compartment, and lo and behold, a weirdly shaped screw notch that does not fit any of my screwdrivers. Not cool Hasbro. Definitely NOT COOL.

http://sphotos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...52906754_n.jpg
Try to use an "allen wrench" or one of those "star-shaped" screwdrivers. If you have a precision screwdriver kit there, try to use the ones which are not the flat-heads and not philips type.
Mr.Deflok
Yeah, this thing is pretty amazing. Thanks for the photos!

Would love to see him in botmode with some classics figures.
Batman
He looks pretty great. Energon Omega Supreme was one of my favorite molds from that line. If I still collected Classics I would totally pick this one up.
Bountyan
I'm waiting for BBTS to get this in stock. I have about $50 store credit so I'll only have to pay about half price.
archieboy
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Originally Posted by Mr.Deflok View Post
Yeah, this thing is pretty amazing. Thanks for the photos!

Would love to see him in botmode with some classics figures.
Here you go IMO he's perfect for a classics/WFC display.

slugslinger2004
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Originally Posted by archieboy View Post
Here you go IMO he's perfect for a classics/WFC display.

http://sphotos-a.ak.fbcdn.net/hphoto...57047528_n.jpg
Nice! I forgot how big Energon OS is. The paint scheme and remolded parts definitely look good, but I miss the headmaster gimmick. This will be bought ASAP!
unicronic
Any chance of a pic with cyberverse figure(s)?

Also, what figure out there makes an appropriate nemesis in terms of size for Omega Supreme?
archieboy
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Originally Posted by unicronic View Post
Any chance of a pic with cyberverse figure(s)?

Also, what figure out there makes an appropriate nemesis in terms of size for Omega Supreme?
Sorry man. All my Cyberverse/Legends figures are in the office, and my OS is at home

I think the most suitable opponents for him would be Unicron and Hercules. Giant can try, but he'd be ripped to shreds. A tag-team of Giant and FP Colossus would be better
unicronic
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Sorry man. All my Cyberverse/Legends figures are in the office, and my OS is at home

I think the most suitable opponents for him would be Unicron and Hercules. Giant can try, but he'd be ripped to shreds. A tag-team of Giant and FP Colossus would be better
Yup that's what I thought.

I'm guessing that Omega's official size is Supreme class like Cybertron Starscream or is he bigger than that?
Snake_eyes1975
Still no alt mode pics?
Skeeve
So excited for this. Probably the last big hurrah for me before I stop collecting for awhile.
archieboy




Alucard77
The only thing I wish they did was create some tracks for his back. Other then that, I am more then happy with this guy. Saves me at least $200 to not buy the 3rd Party one.

Also, these Alt mode pics are great too. I like the Aircraft carrier/train update. Don't mind it so much.

I think an easy 3rd Party upgrade kit can be made for this guy:
- Replacement head (for those who want that)
- Tracks for the back
- Possible new hand, but G1 never had a hand (Mitten hand is fine with me)

BTW, how did you guys get it so early?
Skeeve
I do like the train mode a lot better in this version. Looks like something from a Godzilla movie. The combined vehicle mode makes me think this figure could also easily be remolded into Skorpinok, while retaining the headmaster gimmick.
megatroptimus
Can we get a picture combined with the Energon Prime mold?
Snake_eyes1975
Thanks man!
That's pretty cool looking. Like a space train and SDF-1 or something. Cool update!
Ejack37
Is there a picture of this thing with MP10?
Ra88
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Originally Posted by Alucard77 View Post
The only thing I wish they did was create some tracks for his back. Other then that, I am more then happy with this guy. Saves me at least $200 to not buy the 3rd Party one.

Also, these Alt mode pics are great too. I like the Aircraft carrier/train update. Don't mind it so much.

I think an easy 3rd Party upgrade kit can be made for this guy:
- Replacement head (for those who want that)
- Tracks for the back
- Possible new hand, but G1 never had a hand (Mitten hand is fine with me)

BTW, how did you guys get it so early?
I'd totally be down for a new arm that's a giant blaster. Can you imagine a battleship that's half enormous cannon?
jayman118
Any update on the light up gimmick? I didnt expect him to be this bigger when i saw it personally.
Ezilla82
You know its amazing that one of OS vehicle modes looks like a maser cannon either separated or combined..its awesome. Skeeve, you definitely hit the nail on the head on what you said it just took me awhile to realize that. And also I think a 3rd party upgrade for this figure would be cool.
Kaijumaster
Omega does come with Missiles right? I'm not seeing them loaded in the pictures.
MidnightBliss
I am so on the fence with this guy.

Pros:
- love the mold
- the new arm looks great
- fits perfectly with WFC/FOC

Cons:
- I thnk the head is too small
- I really worry about all the gold/brown/mustard plastic

Do I really need another Giant bot that will just get packed away?
ex dtw2003
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Originally Posted by MidnightBliss View Post
I am so on the fence with this guy.

Pros:
- love the mold
- the new arm looks great
- fits perfectly with WFC/FOC

Cons:
- I thnk the head is too small
- I really worry about all the gold/brown/mustard plastic

Do I really need another Giant bot that will just get packed away?
This is the exact reason I haven't ordered this guy yet.
Mr. Chaos
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Originally Posted by MidnightBliss View Post
I am so on the fence with this guy.

Pros:
- love the mold
- the new arm looks great
- fits perfectly with WFC/FOC

Cons:
- I thnk the head is too small
- I really worry about all the gold/brown/mustard plastic

Do I really need another Giant bot that will just get packed away?
Welcome to my world. I have ONE shelf for giant figures set aside, but so far only one (ROTF Jetfire) is there. I want Omega, but I don't want him separated from my WFC/FOC figures and the price is just killing me. 20 dollars cheaper, and I would be leaning more towards making the investment
Ezilla82
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Originally Posted by MidnightBliss View Post
I am so on the fence with this guy.

Pros:
- love the mold
- the new arm looks great
- fits perfectly with WFC/FOC

Cons:
- I thnk the head is too small
- I really worry about all the gold/brown/mustard plastic

Do I really need another Giant bot that will just get packed away?
I think they made the head small was to create the illusion of him being massively powerful and those colored plastics you mentioned its actually paint, so that might ease your conscience a little.
Angelwave
Can't wait to get this guy. I remember during the time of Energon that they (Hasbro) toyed with the idea of making one half of the body a rocket, but decided to do a Battleship instead. Too bad they didn't do it this go around...but I guess even remolding the battleship portion might have driven the price up to undesirable levels.

BTW OP, thanks for the pics.
rego0012
ive always hated this mold so its a very easy pass for me. the new deco looks great though
nelodiavolo
Nice pics! Won't be picking this up unless there are any left in stock at Amazon and they do a crazy $40-50 off like Jetwing Prime. I'd pick it up in a heartbeat for 50-60 bucks.

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