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Transformers Prime Dark Guard Optimus Prime Exclusive In Package Pictures

Posted on 11-29-2012 at 08:09 AM by Sol Fury under Transformers Prime
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Our sponsors Robot Kingdom have updated their Facebook with in-package pictures of the Takara-Tomy Cybertron Satellite campaign exclusive Dark Guard Optimus Prime. This black redeco of the First Edition Voyager Optimus Prime is a limited edition only available at select Yodobashi Camera stores in Japan.

On a related note, are you curious about the backstory behind this black version of Optimus Prime? 2005 Boards staff member SydneyY has your back and has shared with us a translation of the bio:

To save his comrades who are infected with Dark Energon, Optimus Prime had his body covered with Energon Defence Coating. This black coating is an alloy Ratchet created by analysing and converting MECH's equipment, and is capable of shielding Transformers from Dark Energon or any biological weapons such as a virus. Optimus' mobility is reduced due to the added weight, but this is the only form he can guard himself from Dark Energon...
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Deceptigtar
yawn on the box. and those legs look really weird brownish gold.
Lbsammills51
It looks like they should've used the box from the Tokyo Toy Show Shining Optimus for Dark Guard Optimus instead.

The legs do look brownish in the pics. Still looks alright, but for some reason I'm not as excited for this release as much as other black redecos, and I'm a black redeco whore so I find this strange.
rattraprules98
I kinda want it...
LegendAntihero
I'll buy it and purpose it as my MECH Optimus clone.
miscreant
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Originally Posted by rattraprules98 View Post
I kinda want it...
Me too.


But it's the usual, too much other stuff demanding my cash response.
Dolza_Khyron
i like it. I'd rather get this then the other black prime out there.
GrimlockAutobot
I definitely want this.

I'm a whore for the FE Optimus Prime mold.

But, I'm tapped out because of Xmas and usually when we start seeing in package images that means it'll be out really soon.

Does anyone know if this is going to be an end-of-the-month release like most of the recent Takara releases?
Pravus Prime
Still liking this and prefering it to the Nemesis Prime alternative.
SydneyY
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Originally Posted by GrimlockAutobot View Post
I definitely want this.

I'm a whore for the FE Optimus Prime mold.

But, I'm tapped out because of Xmas and usually when we start seeing in package images that means it'll be out really soon.

Does anyone know if this is going to be an end-of-the-month release like most of the recent Takara releases?
His release date in Japan is 1 December

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Originally Posted by Pravus Prime View Post
Still liking this and prefering it to the Nemesis Prime alternative.
I like them both! Looking forward to getting him.
GrimlockAutobot
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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
His release date in Japan is 1 December



I like them both! Looking forward to getting him.
Thanks Sydney.

Do you know what this figure is an exclusive to?
SydneyY
He's Cybertron Satelite (selected toy stores, there are 16) exclusive in Japan, but seeing how Robotkingdom is selling him at below Japanese retail, I'd say he is to be released to Asian market as well. The number shouldn't be very limited

Also a quick translation of his bio -
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To save his comrades who are infected with Dark Energon, Optimus Prime had his body covered with Energon Defence Coating. This black coating is an alloy Ratchet created by analysing and converting MECH's equipment, and is capable of shielding Transformers from Dark Energon or any biological weapons such as virus. Optimus' mobility is reduced due to the added weight, but this is the only form he can guard himself from Dark Energon.
hardreturn
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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
He's Cybertron Satelite (selected toy stores, there are 16) exclusive in Japan, but seeing how Robotkingdom is selling him at below Japanese retail, I'd say he is to be released to Asian market as well. The number shouldn't be very limited

Also a quick translation of his bio -

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To save his comrades who are infected with Dark Energon, Optimus Prime had his body covered with Energon Defence Coating. This black coating is an alloy Ratchet created by analysing and converting MECH's equipment, and is capable of shielding Transformers from Dark Energon or any biological weapons such as virus. Optimus' mobility is reduced due to the added weight, but this is the only form he can guard himself from Dark Energon.
ah nice, almost like an updated nucleon quest bio…
Yellowduck
I bet nemesis prime would look awesome in this mold.
It is still a very nice figure, but it's just that there are so many dark primes out there.
Necro Prime
His back story sounds like it goes along with the BBTS Dark Energon exclusives here in the U.S.. And I want it, but I don't have the money for it right now What with the Uranos Phantom just being released.
GrimlockAutobot
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Originally Posted by Yellowduck View Post
I bet nemesis prime would look awesome in this mold.
It is still a very nice figure, but it just that there are so many dark primes out there.
Nemesis Prime really should've been the FE mold instead of that POS RiD Voyager Prime mold.

I think this Prime looks great and Nemesis Prime looks horrible.

You can't take a POS and dress it up in black, silver, and red and act like it's not a POS anymore because it still stinks.

Plus, the Nemesis Prime colors aren't even show accurate. Nemesis Prime was more of a purple/maroon/burgundy not black.
Stepper
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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
He's Cybertron Satelite (selected toy stores, there are 16) exclusive in Japan, but seeing how Robotkingdom is selling him at below Japanese retail, I'd say he is to be released to Asian market as well. The number shouldn't be very limited

Also a quick translation of his bio -
Yah,the quantity will not be limited,just like the Bic Camera & Joshin Stores Exclusive - Takara Tomy Transformers Prime Arms Micron Deluxe Orion Pax,it seems like still flooding in the market.
[Wing_Saber-X]
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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
His release date in Japan is 1 December



I like them both! Looking forward to getting him.
Ahh, thanks for the release date confirmation Syd!

this. great minds think alike!
Yellowduck
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Originally Posted by GrimlockAutobot View Post
Nemesis Prime really should've been the FE mold instead of that POS RiD Voyager Prime mold.

I think this Prime looks great and Nemesis Prime looks horrible.

You can't take a POS and dress it up in black, silver, and red and act like it's not a POS anymore because it still stinks.

Plus, the Nemesis Prime colors aren't even show accurate. Nemesis Prime was more of a purple/maroon/burgundy not black.
Yeah, I know right? Nemesis prime isn't black, he is just an Optimus with a much darker color scheme.

I think the voyager RID isn't a bad toy but when you compare him with this version it just falls short.
Girl Pants
I think it's really funny that for the first time since Armada (not counting IDW), we have an actual Nemesis Prime appearing on-sceen and we end up with TWO black Prime redecos and neither look like he did on the show.

Not saying I don't like the colors on this or the PRiD-mold one, but it felt like they just did their normal quota of black Primes and didn't even bother to notice that there was an actual Nemesis Prime in the show this time.
Starfire22
Looks cool, but I'm tapped out of money at the moment.
DarkSkyfire
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Originally Posted by Yellowduck View Post
I bet nemesis prime would look awesome in this mold.
It is still a very nice figure, but it's just that there are so many dark primes out there.
I love the FE Prime mold, but would much prefer the Nemesis colors. No idea what they were thinking when they came up with this color scheme. Looks like the Jetfire color scheme from the Buster-Jetfire two pack with the brown and black.
MisterGuyMan
I can't wait to get mine.
blue death
Not sure that I dig those gold accents...
Star Saber
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Originally Posted by DarkSkyfire View Post
I love the FE Prime mold, but would much prefer the Nemesis colors. No idea what they were thinking when they came up with this color scheme. Looks like the Jetfire color scheme from the Buster-Jetfire two pack with the brown and black.
It's not exactly the first time a "Black" Optimus Prime has come in these colors. Black Fire Convoy and Black Big Convoy are just some examples of some using the Black/Gold scheme instead of the Black/Red scheme so prevalent these days.
DarkSkyfire
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It's not exactly the first time a "Black" Optimus Prime has come in these colors. Black Fire Convoy and Black Big Convoy are just some examples of some using the Black/Gold scheme instead of the Black/Red scheme so prevalent these days.
Or this:

http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transf...mus-prime.html
Roller81
hmmmmm.....yeah I'm gonna have to pass in hopes of a release of a FE Nemisis Prime.
Knightdramon
Interesting to note is that the FE mould has as many, or even more [depending on how you count them] releases than the mainline version.

Will probably get this, price is quite cheap for what it is. Barring the hasbro versions, I have every takara version produced for this mould.

It still probably has the misplaced ball joint on the neck, right?

Will kill for proper, show accurate Nemesis Prime colours [which were more in line with SG Prime].
Outsider4Life
umm are the legs actually brown? they look brown in most of the pictures. If so then this will be an easy pass.
Autovolt 127
I want him but not at an expensive cost.
[Wing_Saber-X]
Bah, Robotkingdom and their bad lighting on all pics taken!
Galaxy Convoy
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Originally Posted by SydneyY View Post
Also a quick translation of his bio -
It's like a cross between Nucleon Quest and the Hate Plague. Hey, I'd love a white FE Prime actually.

I'd love to have this fig. Hopefully it does end up releasing in plentiful numbers and causes the current e-tailer prices to drop.
Skeeve
Black Energon?!
moreprimeland
Ehhh...can't say I have to have it, but he is pretty nice looking. Just never been a fan of the all blackish Primes.

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