Hot Wheels Optimus Prime In-Package image

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  1. Black Convoy

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    Via the Transformers Toys Facebook Group we have new images of the Hot Wheels x Transformers Track Fleet Optimus Prime toy. According to the user who posted the images, it doesn't have a molded Optimus Prime head underneath as it was with the Hot Wheels Bumblebee car. There's no information about where it was bought, but the user FB profile indicates he is from the UK.

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    Hot Wheels Truck Fleet Optimus Prime-01.jpg Hot Wheels Truck Fleet Optimus Prime-02.jpg Hot Wheels Truck Fleet Optimus Prime-03.jpg
     
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    Here is hoping for a bunch of pictures outside of the package as well! :) 

    Also now the hunt begins! LOL
     
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    Yep, need confirmation the trailer opens. Surely. Looks promising. Crossing fingers.
     
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    Ok so I have a question.  How come I can preorder prime for 6 bucks over at entertainment earth but if I want bumblebee I have to buy a $100 case of all the figures in the wave?  Hot wheels are weird man.  
     
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    Not that I would, but add this trailer to the transforming Hot Wheels Optimus...bellisimo!
     
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    Because Bumblebee is sold in a case of 72, not as an individual car, that's how Hot Wheels works, it is meant to be a hunt thing, they put special expensive cars in some of the cases.

    If people opened up those cases and took out the cars and sold them individually, then they would be sitting on a lot of undesirable cars like you see at the brick and mortar stores.

    At least with the Trucks it seems like they sell well individually.
     
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    Not compatible sadly :( 
     
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    That sounds like a huge miss.
     
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    Thats only because it is! LOL but this also has to be attached in a certain way in order not to fall off the truck hitch during a loop or sharp bend.
     
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    It's just the way the cases are. Full cases are 72 cars and are priced in a way where you can't really do individual online sales. Just the way it's always been with HW cars.
     
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    Anyone else prepping a display for that truck or just me?
     
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    This is useless without pics of it outside the packaging. I just wanted to see if the bottom of the cab has a prime head.
     
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    are you sure? The cabs are both 1/64 scale.
     
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    It's because of how the Track Fleet trailers are attached. The trailer has a ball joint peg and the truck has a locking cup that will secure the trailer to the truck. It needs this kind of connection since Track Fleet is meant to be used on the orange track. The Mattel Creations Optimus doesn't have the engineering to accept the Track Fleet trailer.
     
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    Ah thanks for clearing that up.
     
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    It’s been mentioned a couple times already by people who have the item in-hand from over seas that the bottom of the cab does not have an Optimus Prime head.
     
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    Are there any pics of it opened?
     
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    The original fb user who posted the images confirmed it doesn't have a Prime head. I mentioned it in the news story and the post on this thread.
     
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    I for one am glad there's no visible Prime head.
    I mean, sure, the RPM's were neat with the ability to stand up and show the robot mode, but these are meant to look like...dare I say...robots in disguise.
    *snicker*
     
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    No point showing other non transformer trucks oh well