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New Generations G1 Optimus Prime Teaser

Posted on 01-13-2013 at 10:11 AM by ORIO under Generations / Classics
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Our good friends friends from down under at Ozformers have posted a picture from the latest issue of Toy Hobby Retailer Magazine. Along with several brands from Hasbro on the cover is a new image promoting Transformers Generations and the image is a Generation 1 Optimus Prime with a Targetmaster-type weapon! The weapon has wheels and appears to have a blue truck cab. Could the 2013 Generations line possibly see a have a gimmick of convertible weapons like the Powercore Combiners or Arms Micron figures? The design for Optimus is heavily inspired by the current design from IDW's comics.

Is this a sign of things to come? Or just placeholder artwork? It's all very interesting, and hopefully, we'll find out more info next month at Toyfair 2013. For now, click the title bar and speculate away at the possibilities this could hold!
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Chris McFeely
*squint* That... very much APPEARS to be IDW's current Optimus design.
G1Wheeljack
Is that Roller as a Targetmaster? Oh man I can't wait for Toy Fair now.
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by Chris McFeely View Post
*squint* That... very much APPEARS to be IDW's current Optimus design.
Yup.

http://tfwiki.net/w2/images2/2/20/RID6_cvrA.jpg
Shatterpoint
Oh yes, my body is, indeed, ready!
Optimal Primus
Hopefully this is a sign of the direction Generations will take after the're done with the FOC toys. Domestic release of TG Ratbat anyone?
Mechafire
Give me Deluxe Swerve and Voyager Tarn and no one has to get hurt
Ravenxl7
Makes sense, as they did say that future Generations figures would have pack-in IDW comics. Makes me wonder who all else they'll do, and what's all going on with that gun Optimus is holding. I'd love to see a Voyager Megatron made. While I'm not sure I would get this Optimus, I could use a new Megatron.
Sideswipe80
Hmm maybe we'll get that Stealth Body Megatron now? More Dinobots and Aerialbots too maybe?
Mechafire
I would buy the shit out of a Voyager stealth bomber Megatron too.
dj_convoy II
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Originally Posted by Ravenxl7 View Post
Makes sense, as they did say that future Generations figures would have pack-in IDW comics.
I hope that they are, uh, selective with the issues they choose.
ComicGuy89
That would be a sweet Prime if made into a figure.

Bring back the Ultra Class at least, if not the Leader Class! I want large figures again!
Transbot90210
How do we give Griffin of OZ a news credit for this, he was the first to post the link. And this is HUGE NEWS!!!

It's been a long time since we got official Classics figures and this Prime looks insane.


P.S. looks like Hasbro is about to trump TW-02 which is Toyworld's teased release of this very figure, IDW Prime.
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by dj_convoy II View Post
I hope that they are, uh, selective with the issues they choose.
"Here, have a Heart of Darkness issue with every figure!"
DJW107PRIME
Man thats curious. I'd go crazy for it if he looks good with Hegemon, if not I'll hold out hope for Toyworlds.
Ravenxl7
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Originally Posted by dj_convoy II View Post
I hope that they are, uh, selective with the issues they choose.
I could be wrong, but if my memory is correct, the way they worded it made it sound as though IDW would be making special comics for them to pack-in.
GreyFox787
Oh man...if Generations took a turn and they started pumping out new molds based on comic designs, I would be giving them as much of my monies as possible...
miscreant
If that Prime has a Roller, won't it need a trailer to go with it?

...in which case, sounds bigger than Voyager to me (?)
Fort Max
Toyfair just got a lot further away.
NemiMonkey
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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
Give me Deluxe Swerve and Voyager Tarn and no one has to get hurt
This times a frickin million.

I haven't really read any of the comics, but looking at images on tfwiki I would shit my pants if this is the direction generations was going after all FOC is done.
MetalicGrunt
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Originally Posted by GreyFox787 View Post
Oh man...if Generations took a turn and they started pumping out new molds based on comic designs, I would be giving them as much of my monies as possible...
Could this be Hasbro's plan to battle 3rd party companies? If Prime looks as good as the promo art, I think I'll bite
SUNSTREAKER318
All I Know is I Love Targetmasters,Headmasters,and Powermasters..I hope this is the beginning of a whole line of the concept..Two toys to combined I love this!!! Then the third party toys are awesome as well.. This is what I have been wanting.. I love Hasbro..
Omegax80
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Originally Posted by Optimal Primus View Post
Hopefully this is a sign of the direction Generations will take after the're done with the FOC toys. Domestic release of TG Ratbat anyone?
Not a chance. We are probably not getting FoC Skywarp either

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Originally Posted by Mechafire View Post
"Here, have a Heart of Darkness issue with every figure!"
Sad, but probably true.

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Originally Posted by GreyFox787 View Post
Oh man...if Generations took a turn and they started pumping out new molds based on comic designs, I would be giving them as much of my monies as possible...
Current comics have shown the bots and cons in their current toy/video game incarnations. In the latest issue of Robots in Disguise, many have the same appearance as they do in toys and in Fall of Cybertron. In a way, the comics have been following the toys.
Cyclonus79
Wow! This is some interesting news. That Optimus looks for real! Generations 3.0 may just be the line I'll want to pick up.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by MetalicGrunt View Post
Could this be Hasbro's plan to battle 3rd party companies? If Prime looks as good as the promo art, I think I'll bite
Could be, a 3rd part company was planning on making an IDW design based Prime, looks like Hasbro will be cutting them off if they're indeed putting this one out.

Great to see we're getting some new Generations figures! Hopefully Optimus is a rightfully designed Voyager!

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Originally Posted by dj_convoy II View Post
I hope that they are, uh, selective with the issues they choose.
It better be lots and lots of James Roberts' stuff Keep em coming back for the toys AND comics! That said, I hope Hasbro has the DJD in the works!
Smasher
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Originally Posted by GreyFox787 View Post
Oh man...if Generations took a turn and they started pumping out new molds based on comic designs, I would be giving them as much of my monies as possible...
Yeah, I would pretty much need a direct withdrawal system for my account.
webz
Would love a Masterpiece quality figure in Generations' size... MP10 is awesome, but too big for my desk at work... this looks interesting...
Spiderus Prime
Maybe we've are getting the IDW versions of G1 Characters in Toy Form.
deathsheadII
idw prime eh? fingers crossed for idw prowl then and stealth bomber megs
DisThunder
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Originally Posted by ComicGuy89 View Post
That would be a sweet Prime if made into a figure.

Bring back the Ultra Class at least, if not the Leader Class! I want large figures again!
I heard that! Give me a good Ultra class Prime and Megs (hell, maybe even bigger for dat Megs) and Hasbro will be back in the fight for some of that 3rd party money!
Ra88
oh god YES. I am all for an official IDW Optimus figure! And if this means more comic designs for Generations...*drool*
Shatterpoint
So if his gun is Roller, does that mean it's also a Barrelroller homage as well?

Effectivly making this Targetmaster Optimus Prime?
MetalicGrunt
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Originally Posted by DisThunder View Post
I heard that! Give me a good Ultra class Prime and Megs (hell, maybe even bigger for dat Megs) and Hasbro will be back in the fight for some of that 3rd party money!
Almost seems like Takara/ Hasbro is activly looking at what 3rd party companies are making, like the 3rd party MP soundwave, then we have an official mp soundwave.

if Hasbro does it right, they can basically spring board off what the 3rd parties are doing, because the 3rd parties need time to promo their items
DJW107PRIME
A new Galvatron would be welcomed as well as most of the MTMTE cast as long as we are talking IDW.
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by DJW107PRIME View Post
A new Galvatron would be welcomed as well as most of the MTMTE cast.
It'd be great to see the MTMTE and more of the comic designs cast in toy form. That said, I'd love to see that IDW Nova Prime design by Don Figueroa finally get made. It's already two figures in one! One Nova, one Nemesis Prime!
MetalicGrunt
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Originally Posted by DJW107PRIME View Post
A new Galvatron would be welcomed as well as most of the MTMTE cast.
MP Galvatron is comming out this year if the rumors are correct, so I would venture a guess to say that is possible for a new galvatron in the generations line. seems like Hasbro/Takara like to push characters under multiple lines
Mechafire
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Originally Posted by Star Saber View Post
It'd be great to see the MTMTE and more of the comic designs cast in toy form. That said, I'd love to see that IDW Nova Prime design by Don Figueroa finally get made. It's already two figures in one! One Nova, one Nemesis Prime!
Oh God yes
Sideswipe80
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Originally Posted by DJW107PRIME View Post
A new Galvatron would be welcomed as well as most of the MTMTE cast as long as we are talking IDW.
Nah I rather see Dinobots, Aerialbots, Stealth Bomber Megs, Thundercracker, Prowl. Only one from MTMTE I would want is Magnus, Hot Rod and maybe Drift.
YoungPrime
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LOL! I love this cover. I can't help but imagine the "Staying Alive" theme playing as he marches down the street with his gun.
PlanckEpoch
YEEEEEEEEEES! I can start buying retail toys again!
JAYSCREAM
this could be EPIC!
Yggdrasil
Oh god if we get some MTMTE toys I will cream myself.

Come on daddy wants Chromedome and Swerve!

And the DJD.

And the Scavangers

And Skids

And Whirl

And EVERYONE!
Grimlockimus
New Ratchet and Ironhide pleeeeeeeeeease, their classics toys are...lacking
RKillian
Why on Earth would Hasbro make figures for a comic that's popular amongst fans? Isn't there a two year old game or some low-budget play pattern they can go for instead?
RodimusDawg
I don't want to get my hopes up but I'd love to see this Optimus voyager classed and a Megatron to follow suit. But with the cuts and minimization of the figures I doubt it will happen.

Key thing that stand out is if this artwork is even "REMOTELY" like the figure in size and that being a arms-micron Optimus is holding the optimus fig is going to be a deluxe. Or they are going to make some bigger Arms-Mircrons lol.
biscuits
Cool concept, guaranteed that the toy will be bad in some way or another.
Astronut
Just when I thought I was out...
miscreant
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Cool concept, guaranteed that the toy will be bad in some way or another.
And even if Hasbro backpedal completely on their cost cutting, even if the toy is actually very good, there will still be somebody who thinks it was created to personally offend them.


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Just when I thought I was out...
Oh no. They usually do just enough to win us back for a while at least.
Jazz210
Optimus looks awesome! New classic generations toys in the form of idw? I hope so and I want........ TRAILBREAKER/trailcutter!! He deserves a deluxe figure
goodapollo4
I really don't want to get my hopes up, but I can't think of a reason that Hasbro would go through the trouble to create this, very specific, promotional art if there weren't any toys or new lines it was tied too...Therefore I am cautiously OPTIMUStic...get it? lolol

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