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BAPE X Transformers 2013 Red Camo Optimus Prime

Posted on 03-19-2013 at 12:26 PM by Sol Fury under Japanese Transformers
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The third of the BAPE X Transformers Optimus Primes has been revealed. After a green Optimus and a grey Optimus, BAPE's third Generation 1 Optimus Prime exclusive is a red version, apparently based on the BAPE MILO shirt. It's a very red Optimus Prime - perhaps he's caught a touch of the hate plague? It's due for a release on Saturday 30th March 2013. Moreover, a 2 metre tall statue of Optimus Prime will also be on show at the BAPE store in Shibuya.

Check out the original page (in Japanese) at the other end of this link. There's also some new licensed Transformers clothing - sneakers and shirts - for you to check out there.
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Stepper
Bathing Ape will just keep on using this G1 mold to repaint over & over again
scubaboy31
Whats up with showing g1 rodimus and star saber at the bottom of that page?
PoweredConvoy
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Bathing Ape will just keep on using this G1 mold to repaint over & over again
Kind of the point no? This has done them well so far.

If you're going to redeco a figure as a promotion for your clothing store, what better one than the original G1 Convoy.

Randy
Stepper
A G1 convoy?? We can jolly well use MP01 mold or MP10 mold which is also can be a good representative for G1 Convoy
PoweredConvoy
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A G1 convoy?? We can jolly well use MP01 mold or MP10 mold which is also can be a good representative for G1 Convoy
Lot more expensive, and not as iconic / kitschy.

Randy
opt1musaber
Is that a pic of the Star Saber reissue??
adambman
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Originally Posted by scubaboy31 View Post
Whats up with showing g1 rodimus and star saber at the bottom of that page?
I'm curious about this too. I could bat back a few answers to Steppers queries of why they keep using the original G1 Optimus Prime mold, that might be moot if the other two molds shown get used at some stage. A translation would be greatly appreciated but I won't hold my breath.

The red colour scheme doesn't seem as loud - in these photos - as I might have otherwise thought. I only own the green camouflage version and to mea at least, that one pops visually.
Soundwave2
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Is that a pic of the Star Saber reissue??
Hopefully, it has something to do with the rumored re-issue.
PoweredConvoy
I think it mentions a display at one of the stores of the first 5 leaders in G1, which would be Optimus, Rodimus, Fortress Maximus, God Ginrai, and Star Saber. So perhaps that's why they show those 3.

Randy
sunlink
A green cab & green trailer redeco. Sure. It was different and overall cool looking.
A grey cab & grey trailer redeco. Still pretty cool looking.

From the pictures this new red version is just the trailer being red. Seems a tad pointless. All blue would have been neat but that would have infringed upon at least Powered Convoy's cab.
ex dtw2003
Green was awesome.
Grey was good.
Red just looks too much like the OG Optimus IMHO.
DrGrim
I'd dig having a G1 Prime in a camo deco, but I don't see myself shelling out the money for it. I dunno, maybe one day.
gothsaurus
They should have done orange. We had a fire guts version, but never a G1 cab in orange.
RedAlert Rescue
I quite like that ; But isn't it about time they stopped using the Ultra Magnus' front wheels on Optimus (Convoy) ?

How much does it cost and do you have to buy and expensive shirt to qualify to get it ?
GaussGunner
RAPE Convoy .
Metroplex79
Not much of a difference to the main body, obviously the trailer is different.

I think it would have been better if it was desert camo.
Girl Pants
Purple next please. Now that, I'd buy.

Optimus PRIDE!

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What's up with Rodimus and Star Saber at the bottom? Hints at future exclusives?
GAUGE
Hasn't this mold suffered enough?

Retire it already!
Paarthurnax
Will this look cool in your collection? HELL NO!

Unique? Maybe

Interesting? Not really

Cool? Hell no

Stupid? Highly likely

Pointless? For sure

Waste of money? Goes without saying
GeoKaiser
Oh wow, a red optimus prime!!!

Wasn't that hideous MP3 optimus red too?

I second purple next time please.
Squawktalk
If I can get one at the price on the page, let's do it.
Kraken
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Originally Posted by Paarthurnax View Post
Will this look cool in your collection? HELL NO!

Unique? Maybe

Interesting? Not really

Cool? Hell no

Stupid? Highly likely

Pointless? For sure

Waste of money? Goes without saying
You're a fan then?
Sovietbot
Red Convoy is cool!!!
AAarcher221
I want to see a neon green Prime, but red is cool.
Applesauce
really expensive super hipster clothes
GaussGunner
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Originally Posted by sovietbot View Post
red convoy is cool!!!
rape :d
Kidreaper
Really dug the green Camo but wasn't able to get a hold of any. The gray Camo was alright. May pick it up if it goes cheaper. Idk about the red Camo.

Hope to own one pair of bapes but right now, just ain't happening.
Lbsammills51
I wouldn't mind a black/gold or gold/black version, to play off of some of the other black Optimus redecos (Black Big Convoy, Dark Guard Optimus, Amazon JP RotF Optimus).
Kidreaper
This is Bape we are talking about, they like to make funky color ways and use loud colors or urban camo.
DrGrim
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This is Bape we are talking about, they like to make funky color ways and use loud colors or urban camo.
Sort of like Generation 2.
Kidreaper
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Originally Posted by DrGrim View Post
Sort of like Generation 2.
Dolza_Khyron
should of did it for ultra magnus instead.
grymg
Just watch - bbts preorder will be like 180.
Dolza_Khyron
why? the other one is STILL at 300 dollars?
Mewtwo
Why is Devastator in that pic? As far as I remember/know he was never there originally in that scene.
Sanchimaru
About the pictures of Rodimus and Star Saber, and the battle scene: Those aren't hints at releases (which doesn't deny the possibility of a re-issue, it's just that those have no relation whatsoever with re-issues or exclusives.)

At the beginning of the page there is an announcement of an event taking place at the Shinjuku Bape store next May 23 until April 4, where they will be showing 5 selected original artwork sheets, and a display of the 27 years of Transformers in which other Autobot commanders will be shown too. (The pictures of Rodimus and Star Saber are shown as examples of other commanders)
It also says that at the Shibuya store they will be displaying a 2 meters tall Optimus Prime statue.

If any of the board members from Tokyo can get there and take some pictures for us that would be nice
Lbsammills51
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Sort of like Generation 2.
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Originally Posted by Dolza_Khyron View Post
should of did it for ultra magnus instead.
If they do a BAPE Magnus in funky colors I'm totally in. I'd just use it as the "G2 Magnus that never was (well, outside of that eHobby Laser Magnus release, of course)" like I'll use the SG Soundwave/Blaster set whenever I get around to picking that up.
SwalSTAR
The t-shirts cost as much as the toy!?!
opt1musaber
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RAPE Convoy .
Raped wallet mode. I don't see the appeal in any of these bape figures and even more so for their prices.
adambman
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Really dug the green Camo but wasn't able to get a hold of any. The gray Camo was alright. May pick it up if it goes cheaper. Idk about the red Camo.

Hope to own one pair of bapes but right now, just ain't happening.
It may be because of the interval between the green and grey BAPE Convoys but your (and many other fan's) opinion on this seems to be reflected in the after market prices. I bought the green version off ebay last year, weighing getting a cheap one against building a surplus of savings, and it still put my collecting into slow motion for a couple of months.
The_Black_Sheep
Meh. I liked the prior Camo paintjobs (they actually looked pretty good) but Red Camo? Really?
Squawktalk
The grey one is totally sleep mode..
Grandum
I wish they would design something that appeals to straight people too.
Michel_Beckers
one word....UGLY!! but maybe Prime collectors would want this
Star Saber
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one word....UGLY!! but maybe Prime collectors would want this
I don't think it looks that bad, it does remind me of the red Music Label Prime. That said, I don't know why BAPE doesn't go with the obvious choice and put out an exclusive Optimus Primal, that one's a match made in heaven!
Stepper
Red Music Label Prime looks much better than this Red Bathing Ape Prime
joebot.
I think this looks pretty cool
Esquilax79
Hmmm ... looks more like Cosmic Rust Prime....
joebot.
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Originally Posted by Applesauce View Post
really expensive super hipster clothes
It would actually be hypebeast/ streetwear
Streetwear - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

I got into streetwear due to hardcore punk but quickly realized how lame it was, and it was way too expensive. I like this out of nostalgia but would not object to picking up a ko if need be

P.s. I just remembered I need to find my old Cold War hoodie that ripped off Bape

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