Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Purple Heart, Feb 9, 2019 at 9:13 AM.
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Just a futile attempt to stop a stupid conversation. Do people seriously think that just because they’re standing next to one another they’re the same toy?
That was before we learned more about it.
I....have been waiting for a new Star Convoy for SO LONG.....this is....how did they know....how the hell did they know....it's like a higher power transferred my thoughts to them, and they were like: Ahhh, Puffy wants an updated Star Convoy- let's hop to it!
And here we are now.....even more shocking: I didn't expect this from them. I expected a 3rd party company to do it before they took a stab at it- but nope: The big boys are working on this one. This is an OFFICIAL project.
Based on photos, this is a massive retool of POTP Optimus Prime (Another BRILLIANT figure ^_^)- except Orion Pax is now G1 Optimus Prime, and the trailer merges with him to form Star Convoy.
Considering Star Convoy was created by G1 Optimus Prime being revived and reformatted by the Zodiac, it makes perfect sense that G1 Optimus Prime would be the smaller figure and Star Convoy the larger one. PERFECT! ^_^
As for Armada Prime: I'm not a big fan of Armada Prime, so I'm not really excited to see a new one- but seeing as how he has fists behind his legs, it's a safe bet to assume that he isn't complete and he'll most likely have a combining gimmick that will create Super Armada Prime. Something for Armada fans to look forward to. ^_^
And that JETFIRE! (Bites his pinky) Mmmmmmmm...naughty naughty naughty Takara, you dirty little minx.....you already got me- I'm in.
So Star Convoy is a PotP Optimus retool? Interesting and explains the hollow thighs.
so what are we thinking price-wise for Armada Prime? Because with the engineering at play I'd be shocked if he's under a hundred bucks.
$80 minimum for just the cab i'd say. it looks more high end than mainline, but is about siege voyager size
Theres nothing about that Armada Prime that suggests its anything other than a standard Voyager class figure.
except the split in his crotch and the fists in the back of his legs, indicating that he can at least form the torso of his super mode
In terms of price point, that is. Theres a lot of talk all of now that this looks like it looks like its going to be a premium item or more high end than the normal Transformer and I see no evidence of that. It looks rad as hell - and the combination possibility is exciting. But that doesn't necessarily mean it's going to be more than a leader class or something. Or that they wouldn't sell this on its own as a voyager and the trailer as some other price point. But I'd certainly LIKE to see them go all out and make no sacrificies and make it a premium price point figure.
Given he's lgex, and the size, and he's (presumably coming with trailer), I'd say hundred easy, maybe more. Hope not too much though. And are those minicon ports on his gun? I wonder if he'll come with a sparkplug? Maybe in the style of the new micromasters, but with a minicon port?
Is it confirmed he's LG-EX? If so, I'm very confused. All LG-EX releases up to this point have been Japan-exclusive repaints/retools of existing molds. As far as I know, they've never released a completely new mold with no existing tooling.
Very curious what their plan is for this guy and what line they're gonna put him in, but I'd be surprised if he wasn't a wide release.
its not confirmed
It isn't? Is that not what the name tags say? I don't read Japanese so i don't know. Hmmm. Then i wonder what line he's in.
It’s an assumption at this point due to standing next to star convoy (whose line isn’t confirmed either) who is a similar type of retool as dia atlas and crew
The name tags for those 2 just say "S Convoy" and "A Convoy".
I DO have an idea for Armada Prime's combination gimmick: What if they took the duocon design from Titans Return Overlord and remolded the tank/legs into his Armada trailer?
Maybe that's how it works...
For some reason, a lot of these images turn up as a blank , but when I try to reply to complain, the images pop up. Wonder what that’s about...
But yeah, I can see what appears to be a G1 Optimus head with vents below his eyes. Did he ever have that detail?
I don't recall that, at least not from the original toy which this is apparently based on, but I'm seeing this as a rough prototype.
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