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Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction Generations Leader Class Optimus Prime Official Images

Posted on 10-10-2013 at 12:34 AM by SilverOptimus under Transformers Movie Toys & Products (All Transformers Movie News)
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Hasbro has sent us the Official Images of Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction Generations Leader Class Optimus Prime. The images came with a Press Release, which you can read below:

TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME Leader Scale Figure
(Ages: 4 & up /Approx. Retail Price: $44.99/Available: May 2014)
The Leader Scale OPTIMUS PRIME figure from Hasbro is part of the TRANSFORMERS brandís popular GENERATIONS action figure line and is inspired by the upcoming TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION movie from Paramount Pictures. This impressive figure is the first to be revealed from the highly anticipate 2014 TRANSFORMERS line. This extraordinary OPTIMUS PRIME figure features all new deco, converts from robot to vehicle and is styled in the characterís new look as he will appear in TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION. Additional features and accessories including an impressive new sword and shield let fans relive the action of the blockbuster movie series. The TRANSFORMERS GENERATIONS OPTIMUS PRIME LEADER SCALE FIGURE will become available at major retailers beginning in May, 2014 in advance of TRANSFORMERS: AGE OF EXTINCTION coming to theaters on June 27, 2014
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Checkout the images, after the jump.


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Images for Transformers 4: Age Of Extinction Generations Leader Class Optimus Prime Official Images

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KupCheck
Kind of looks like shellformer.
IronicHide
"highly anticipate" - couple of LOLs.

I really can't work out how that cab becomes that robot. Which is either impressive by the toymaker, or dumb-as-nails by me.
Ring3r
Disappointing. I can only hope it's not very screen accurate. Obviously the kibble is not, but it looks like they're going with even more of a samurai-inspired look for Prime. Maybe the sleeker look will work great on the other bots, but I REALLY loved the original movie prime design.
harrismonkey
Something is very wrong with that press release. I saw how they were possibly calling it Generations. Sure there could be Generations released preview figure- but may has traditionally been where the release happens for the movie main line. Why would a generations preview figure happen at the same time?

Also, a leader preview is a bit odd?
Soundwavedotm
Prefer the deco here with shield having red tints etc but i must say taste is everyone's choice and opinion but I like it.
SG Roadbuster
so the backpackey crapwings we saw on the in hand toy actually fold forward and form hip skirt armour? i'm ok with this. I wonder if they're gonna work in some stupid light and sound gimmick. or for that matter what kind of line wide gimmick aoe is gonna have. i see no obvious signs of one here.
Sol Fury
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Originally Posted by SG Roadbuster View Post
so the backpackey crapwings we saw on the in hand toy actually fold forward and form hip skirt armour? i'm ok with this. I wonder if they're gonna work in some stupid light and sound gimmick. or for that matter what kind of line wide gimmick aoe is gonna have. i see no obvious signs of one here.
Given the "back to basics" simplicity mindset we're seeing at Hasbro, I'd not be surprised if there wasn't a linewide gimmick and instead just a focus on simple and easy to play with toys.

If this level of articulation is standard across the line, then at least that one fear of simplifying the toys is assuaged.
Ring3r
And yes, that press release is quite odd.

Is Hasbro solving their "off season" toy slump pattern by going to ONE transformers line (Generations) and simply releasing the movie figures in it along side other in-scale non-movie bots, in some kind of continuous stream of toyness?
Xanatos1986
Idk... Seems lazy IF it is leader class... Seems like the rotf and dotm had more love in making it this just seems like"eh" but I don't think its hasbros fault its primes movie design plus the windows in the chest is iconic so I'm sure that made the toy designing difficult... Idk I'm on the fence.
grimlockgravez
Quote Hasbro "This impressive figure is the first to be revealed from the highly anticipate 2014 TRANSFORMERS line."

Impressive? Hardly

Highly anticipated 2014 TRANSFORMERS line? We have 3 or 4 figures that are anticipated. This is clearly not one of them.
Valkysas
I hope it keeps the chrome, but I don't expect it to.
kaiserlisk
Leader class? I'm a little worried now.
TheTFReview
Too much kibble for my liking. BUT The chrome and paint apps are very promising. Maybe we'll see slightly higher quality figures than what we got for the initiial DOTM/Prime main lines.
Dolza_Khyron
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Originally Posted by KupCheck View Post
Kind of looks like shellformer.
well MOST of the movie line, is shellformers.
reluttr
So I am gonna say it... he looks alot like the prime universe prima drawing from a while back. Just colored like optimus.

Something I did find interesting though, is that the painted prototype looked like it has rubber tires. If that and this paint deco make it to the final product then I will be really surprised.

Overall I dont think its complete rubbish now, I am just skeptical of paying $40 for what looks to be a voyager figure, although if it looks like the stock images I might bite. Plus I have a theory that at the size and pricing that hasbro might slip the smaller MP's into the generations "leader class" assortment since stores prefer things done that way. So this might end up benefitting everyone.
SPLIT LIP
DEFFINITELY looks better now that the kibble is folded away properly and it makes him look like a samurai.
ek9
Seriously Leader Class?????
All the kibbles wat the hack and WHAT ? Highly anticipated?????
This is by far the worst leader class in movie line
DELTAsnake
I bet the mass retail version will loose the chrome.
Crazy Ninjaman
I have a few problems with this mold. One is that it seems that the backpack doesn't compress in any way and just sits there lazily looking like the back half of the vehicle. For the price and size you would think they could achieve a far better looking (and possibly more movie accurate) figure. But my guess is that they are going to jam some lame and overly complicated electronic gimmick and cut the budget to the actual figure. Other than that the figure looks OK, nothing amazing (other than the possibility of having "chrome" parts again) and nothing absolutely terrible either. But to me this figure looks like an up-scaled voyager and definitely not a leader class figure.
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by ek9 View Post
Seriously Leader Class?????
All the kibbles wat the hack and WHAT ? Highly anticipated?????
This is by far the worst leader class in movie line


No, no it is not. Not when ROTF Megs exists.

The kibble armour is quite obviously meant to evoke armour he'll likely have in the movie, judging by the "skirt" piece in front. And really, hip and shoulder kibble aside, what's he really got? Wheels on his legs and back. Hardly the worst kibble ever. Last I checked pretty much Every Transformer ever has something on it's back.
Sso02V
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Originally Posted by Crazy Ninjaman View Post
I have a few problems with this mold. One is that it seems that the backpack doesn't compress in any way and just sits there lazily looking like the back half of the vehicle. For the price and size you would think they could achieve a far better looking (and possibly more movie accurate) figure.
Or maybe he just has his wheels on his back in the movie.
sages
All hail Hasbro!!
More craps like this and my wallet will be safe from the movie line
BB Shockwave
THIS is Leader Scale?!?

The ROTF Voyager Optimus was less of a backpack/shellformer than this... Seriously, the whole chest is fake, panels hanging on his shoulder and hips...

If a Leader has such a primitive transformation... I dread to imagine what the Deluxes will be like. Maybe the upsized BH legion deluxes are the new etalon?

Also, at Leader size class, having fake chest windows is inexcusable. DoTM was simplified already, but compare this guy and DoTM Leader Sentinel Prime!
SPLIT LIP
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Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
Or maybe he just has his wheels on his back in the movie.
I love how people just assume the movie design will have no kibble, and any visible truck parts on the toy shouldn't be there.

I mean granted it's not the best toy ever, but people are tearing it apart like it's the worst toy ever made when it's really not. It looks posbable, not bogged down with gimmicks, has cool weapons, and an incredible truck mode. How does that equal the worst movie leader ever when both megatron's turn into... I don't know what, and still can't manage decent arm articulation despite not needing to have an intricate, deliberate transformation as part of a real world vehicle.

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Originally Posted by BB Shockwave View Post
Seriously, the whole chest is fake, panels hanging on his shoulder and hips...
How can you possibly tell what parts are supposed to make the chest? Or that those panels aren't supposed to be on his hips and shoulders?

You people have no idea what the actual design will look like, yet you're claiming inaccuracies?
Timothy.R
whoever designed this should be fired.

whoever approved this should be fired.

whoever suggested a simplified movie design should be fired.

if a LEADER class toy is going to be this simple and this horrible looking.. i have a feeling the rest of the line is just going to look like upscaled cyberverse figures.. or even more simple than that..

HELL.. WHY EVEN MAKE THEM TRANSFORM HASBRO?? .. just release a bunch of hot wheels type cars.. and a few more of those non transforming crappy figures .. like the TFP prime's and bumblebee's that just sit on the shelf looking cheap and stupid.

THANK TAKARA FOR MASTERPIECE FIGURES.
barrelks
Just want the best of each on-screen character in my collection, so I can pass on this thing. Not paying $45 for this. I just hope the deluxes aren't upscaled Legend class figures like next year's Prime toys. Really gonna save a load of cash next year.

May be good for kids, but as an adult collector, I am more then willing to pay for a complex figure. The size really doesn't factor into my purchasing decisions as much as the complexity and overall look. Paid a lot more for a lot less plastic both from Takara and 3rd Parties.
Cheebs
Holding out hope for this. Will wait for better photos from more angles. Could be OK. Will probably buy. Disapointed at the simplicity.
Crazy Ninjaman
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Originally Posted by Sso02V View Post
Or maybe he just has his wheels on his back in the movie.
You might be right or you might be wrong the only way we will find out is when the official pictures of the cg models are released and when the movie comes out.
Also as a side note I looked closer the the myriad of pictures taken. From what I can derive from this is either this is going to be one of the smallest and disappointing leader class figures ever or someone at Hasbro messed up the listing.
Timothy.R
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Originally Posted by SPLIT LIP View Post
I love how people just assume the movie design will have no kibble, and any visible truck parts on the toy shouldn't be there.

I mean granted it's not the best toy ever, but people are tearing it apart like it's the worst toy ever made when it's really not. It looks posbable, not bogged down with gimmicks, has cool weapons, and an incredible truck mode. How does that equal the worst movie leader ever when both megatron's turn into... I don't know what, and still can't manage decent arm articulation despite not needing to have an intricate, deliberate transformation as part of a real world vehicle.
ughh.. it's a prime.. NOT MEGATRON.. so it's going to be compared to the previous primes.. both of which were WAY better than this.

sure movie figures are going to have kibble.. but not the size of this kibble.. no leader figure just has big pieces of plastic just hanging out with no purpose.

you're right.. it's not bogged down with gimmicks.. it doesn't need the gimmicks to be bogged down, it does that well enough on its own.

you can't deny that this looks like a voyager figure compared to the other leader figures.

this is just horrible. leader prime should be one of the gems of a movie line. this however sucks. and if this is the gem of the line.. this is going to be one atrocity of a toy line.
kaiserlisk
Actually, looking at it again, I guess it's not too bad. It's not going to be one of my top priorities, but it looks like it manages some degree of complexity, although definitely not to the extent of ROTF. I'm cautiously optimistic.
kjeevahh
Inevitable:

Hot Shot.
Leader class? That's a hoot.

Wait, Generations?

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The Leader Scale OPTIMUS PRIME figure from Hasbro is part of the TRANSFORMERS brand’s popular GENERATIONS action figure line
If that's not trying to mislead retailers, I don't know what is. Why are they trying to piggyback a movie figure on the Classics multi-line's latest name, anyway?
BB Shockwave
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Originally Posted by Timothy.R View Post
ughh.. it's a prime.. NOT MEGATRON.. so it's going to be compared to the previous primes.. both of which were WAY better than this.
But it is better than the combining-trailer dOTM Prime, that's for sure. (Not like that's a big accomplishment).
SG Roadbuster
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Originally Posted by Sol Fury View Post
Given the "back to basics" simplicity mindset we're seeing at Hasbro, I'd not be surprised if there wasn't a linewide gimmick and instead just a focus on simple and easy to play with toys.

If this level of articulation is standard across the line, then at least that one fear of simplifying the toys is assuaged.
my thoughts exactly.
Lbsammills51
Not sure how to feel about it...it looked great until I saw the tail end of the truck hanging off his back. Hasbro's answering one concern (fear of reduced posability/complexity a la the upscaled Beast Hunter Legends "Deluxes") while exacerbating another (budget issues/quest for simplicity in transformation leads to compromises I'm not thrilled with).
Valkysas
I just want to say, in this sea of negativity, that I think the figure looks awesome.

I'm glad we're getting a leader class figure that's not going to be insanely complex. Those aren't fun. ROTF Optimus? Not fun. DOTM Sentinel Prime? Not fun. They're both terrible toys, despite being cool "collector's things". I can't tell how this thing transforms, but I'm not seeing any reason to start yelling about how simple it is, as it doesn't look all that simplistic. It probably has a good flow to the transformation like the current Generations figures do.
Kantus Prime
BW megatron
It looks nice on picture! .....Now take away all the chrome, replace it with dull grey or brown and also take away half the paint apps and you get the end product... Not so fantastic any more.

The waist looks one solid piece, so articulation wise it will be limited.

Now why does hasbro wanna mess up the generations name with movie products? Do they thing it will sell better when a name with good connotation is placed on (lets face it) highy likely mediocre products?
Cheebs
Wow.... Don't take a look at photos of the back of this thing. It isn't pretty. That's just one solid kibble frame that goes most of the way down his legs. Yikes.

I pray this simple transformation thing passes quickly.
Cheebs
I am especially bummed that the robot doesn't use a single truck part in it's construction.
Unicron9
Leader Class?!!?? With what very much looks to be the detail and complexity of a deluxe? Plus the higher prices now days? NOPE.
I'm pretty sure he won't have the entire rear of the truck on his back or long shoulder wings in the movie. Looks like Bay finally got rid of the chest windows though, thus killing what little remained of the G1 influence aside from having a blue head and mouth plate, hah.

I like the truck mode but that's about it. ROTF leader and even the HFTD Voyager blow this away.
Zer0
lol... Leader Class.
Valkysas
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Originally Posted by Unicron9 View Post
Looks like Bay finally got rid of the chest windows though, thus killing what little remained of the G1 influence aside from having a blue head and mouth plate, hah.
One of my favorite things about this design. To hell with conventions, I want brave and creative character designs.
Ravenxl7
The official pics aren't bad. I still don't want to buy it, but it doesn't look bad. I would say that I'm dissapointed by all the hate the figure is getting, but honestly, coming from this fandom, I'm not at all surprised.
scoobsterinc
Its not as bad as people are saying mostly because we haven't seen the actual movie design yet and for all we know this is 95% accurate. Plus now with the official pictures it looks like there is less kibble.
Hiro Prime
An interesting thing to point out (that was pointed out in the other thread) is that the toy's truck mode has no Headlights painted on despite the fact that the toy has the Headlights molded into the fenders. A big hmmmmm on that one.
SouthtownKid
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Originally Posted by Valkysas View Post
I just want to say, in this sea of negativity, that I think the figure looks awesome.

I'm glad we're getting a leader class figure that's not going to be insanely complex. Those aren't fun. ROTF Optimus? Not fun. DOTM Sentinel Prime? Not fun. They're both terrible toys, despite being cool "collector's things".
Yeah, those two look excellent, I love both, they're great display pieces. RotF Optimus in particular is one of the greatest Transformers figures of all-time, imo. But the amount I fiddle with them is zero. The number of times I have transformed Buster Prime or Leader Sentinel just for the hell of it is zero. I love them both, but the idea of putting Sentinel back in fire truck mode is not a decision to be taken lightly. I've really got to consider if I want it to be in fire truck mode. And probably stay in fire truck mode for a very, very long time. Because it's not fun. At all.
opoptimus
If this was released in the main movie line, given what Hasbro has indicated with the simplifying trend I'd be okay. But this is apparently Generations according to the press release, and we've got so many fantastic Generations figures recently and many on the horizon. I feel like it's a major step back, at least in terms of engineering.

Oh that backpack reminds me awful lot of DotM Ultimate Prime, which maybe indicates potential combining capability?
PlanckEpoch
I just can't get over the back kibble. Even with the skirt I can't get over the fact of the rear of the truck just sits on Optimus' back. Hell, even if that is part of the character model, I highly doubt that the CGI is just going to be...well, half the truck on the back.

TOY WISE it just doesn't look really appealing. As I said in the other thread, if this is a sign of what is to come in the TF4 toy line, I'm going to skip out on it entirely.

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