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Transformers 4 Optimus Prime New Look Revealed. Update: Confirmed!

Posted on 05-29-2013 at 01:16 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie (Just Movie) (All Transformers Movie News)
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A photo posted on Instagram (from the Transformers 4 set) seems to show off a new look for movie Optimus Prime. Based on the photo, Prime’s new vehicle mode is a mix between his G2 Laser Optimus Prime toy and his Transformers: Prime 1.0 vehicle mode (prior to Beast Hunters).

Props to Instagramer rezzieboi for the image.

Update: Prime's new look is confirmed by ComicBookMovie and Michael Bay.

"The completely upgraded, custom-built Optimus Prime from Western Star (a subsidiary of Daimler Trucks North America)."

Stay tuned with TFW2005 for more info.
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Images for Transformers 4 Optimus Prime New Look Revealed. Update: Confirmed!

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AutobotMirage
It looks awesome!
Crossfire-034
Anyone else getting a G2 Combat Hero/Laser Prime vibe from that truck?
[Wing_Saber-X]
wow. that's pretty sexy/. WANT.
sh002
I hope robot mode looks good.
SilverOptimus
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Originally Posted by Crossfire-034 View Post
Anyone else getting a G2 Combat Hero/Laser Prime vibe from that truck?
That's exactly what I thought when I first saw the image. I even mentioned that on the news post.
[Wing_Saber-X]
That's totally Powermaster Prime with Mark Wahlberg as HiQ/ Ginrai. OMFG>
Autobot Adam
Slimaximus
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Originally Posted by [Wing_Saber-X] View Post
That's totally Powermaster Prime with Mark Wahlberg as HiQ/ Ginrai. OMFG>
I could live with that
TCJJ
Looks like the RTS Laser Optimus Prime design, with the more rounded nose section and wheel housing. It looks neat, but it looks like it still has flames. Then again, so did G2 Prime..... I dunno how I feel about this. More Movie Prime, I guess.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Slimaximus View Post
I could live with that
Well, Bay did say that they will redo the robots and incorporate 'new' elements. We'll see...

holy sh*t. Prime's pimped up cab-truck did not look as sexy as this new version.

spiritprime
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Originally Posted by Autobot Adam View Post
OMG, Adam! That's much better! Gosh, he's so gorgeous up close!
OmegaPrime22
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Originally Posted by Autobot Adam View Post
Damn Optimus you sexy beast! lol. Looks really nice. Loving the tf4 pics. Glad production has finally started. This is going to be a hell of a year.
SlayerDarkCross
So much for subtly but that has already been lacking.

Otherwise out of that realm the design looks pretty awesome.

Freightliner > Peterbuilt > Western Star

Edit: Guess this means Mercedes jumped in
opt1musaber
Hmm
Paxtin
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Originally Posted by Autobot Adam View Post
Neat. It's just different enough to make me wonder how the robot-mode will end up looking.

I like how thye kept the flames, only because I know it's going to piss off some fans for no good reason.
Nightrain
Nice.
Galaxy Convoy
Holy crap, that is bad ass
Valkysas
I'm sad to see his old design go, since it's one of my favorites. But I'm excited to see what this will look like in robot mode.
typev3
Those are some hilariously small tires. Everything else looks great though.
prfctcellrulz
Where the (Expletive Deleted) is the trailer/Jetwing Armor?!
Golden Age
Bay Optimus is just a violent pimp.
[Wing_Saber-X]
guys, there's a thread on this topic already.

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...icle-mode.html
ThisGuy
Damn! That's nice...
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Golden Age View Post
Bay Optimus is just a *sexy as heck* violent pimp.
fixed!
Snaptrap
Oh joy, another flaming Optimus.
rattraprules98
I'm already done with this movie.
GAUGE
Looks.... interestingly overkill in terms of truck.

I hope this will translate well as a toy.

and no more of this voyager crap.

Leaders need to return.
Deonasis
This looks strange to me. Though this is probably the latest model of a real world truck I have never seen this one before and the pigdog nose frontend is quite different for me.

Poor toy painters or poor us? Those flames look more complicated.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by Snaptrap View Post
Oh joy, another flaming Optimus.
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Originally Posted by rattraprules98 View Post
I'm already done with this movie.
and here come the critics. oi vei.
blackout501st
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
I'm sad to see his old design go, since it's one of my favorites. But I'm excited to see what this will look like in robot mode.
Couldn't agree more. I'm much more a fan of the box type nose of the peterbilt style of truck, as opposed to the curved one seen here. Just based purely on asthetic preferences. But I gotta admit, that is a bad ass looking truck, and I can't wait to see what the new robot mode looks like.
Ktulu
I dig the shape but I think the flames are pretty tacky. No big deal though.
electronic456
Sweet, a bit of nice change we got here.
bellpeppers
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Originally Posted by Autobot Adam View Post
Wow! The flames!

And different toys.
ThisGuy
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Originally Posted by GAUGE0001 View Post
Looks.... interestingly overkill in terms of truck.

I hope this will translate well as a toy.

and no more of this voyager crap.

Leaders need to return.
Agreed.
Jetbolt
Wow!
uruseiranma
Well, at least it doesn't look as nightmarish as those strange Japanese semis (seriously, if you've never seen one, google 'Japanese Semis.' They got so much extra crap on them, it's a wonder Bay hasn't tried to make Motormaster out of one!).
DJW107PRIME
That's kinda tight.
GAUGE
It appears to be a custom 2013 Western Star 4900 SB.
Grandum
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and here come the critics. oi vei.
Now, now - everyone has a right to their own opinion, even the ones that don't share your opinion.

Now to the topic at hand: Alt modes in general don't do much for me - the really big thing will be the design of the bots. I think parents who didn't pay much attention to the previous movies won't notice this subtle change and insist on previous toys being the representation of this OP (needs a drastic change to bot mode).

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Josh
Hmm. Not sure i like the shape of it. Never did care for the newer bubbly lookin trucks

I do like the kinda quasi-futuristic feel it gives off. That'd be an interesting setting for the movies.

Ah we'll. I'm sure it'll grow on me!
Fort Max
Evolution rather than revolution but it does look nice.
Starscreamer95
Oh my god, my level of hype.


Hasbro: 'Alright Micheal, we want to give Optimus a bit of an updated look for the next film, something even more unique.'

Micheal: 'Prime still has flames plz?'
bigpink
Movie Prime still sucks compared to ANY other Prime. Especially G1 Prime.
Crimson Dynamo
There goes my unrealistic 'Autobots adopt more subtle disguises to blend in better and stay hidden in plain sight' hopes and dreams.

Is this truck slightly stubbier, but taller? Probably won't affect 'bot mode.
RedAlert Rescue
The Bonette Bulge is a bit over the top. I can think of some other Modern Trucks which quite likely would have looked nicer.

If it's heavily customised to such an extent it might avoid some licencee and likeness fees though I suppose. The old one was better but if this one has a regularly used "Stealth Force" mode then it's a mode that might work quite well in practice.

Couple of small technical point silver/white edged flames would look nicer than the pale blue. and the rectangular side window looks like a caravan window. The triple Smokestacks ends are a wee bit odd too - I have to wonder what the whole truck would look like if it was Rodimus Prime deco with those smokestack present. (Photoshop someone ?)

I don't completely hate it - neither do I love it - when he drives on screen I shall not be gasping in awe especially much. but as I said if he's got an attack mode that might help a lot.

And on good thing is that no sane follow up Director to Bay would ever use a truck design like this one so they've left plenty of potential of places to go design wise for say Move # 6 or 7 for whenever Bay is gone for good.

Anyway the only think I really don't like is the hood bulge otherwise it's serviceable enough (though still less attractive than the previous one).

7/10
SlayerDarkCross
This is my take after making a couple tweaks in photoshop

Removed
-Cowl bump
-Car mirrors
-Side pipes (Why when you have stacks...)
-Door window visor
-Two funnels

Added
-Standard mirror from past movies

GAUGE
Optimus Prime is a heavily customized

2013 Western Star 4900 SB.

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