SS RotB Optimus Prime possible First look?

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Onilink, May 7, 2023.

  1. ziltama

    ziltama Mods, molds, and casts. Also full of hot gas.

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    It would be nice if Target would get more SS-102 figures, however, with posts about multiple Target employees saying it's been "discontinued", which means no more restocks, it's not very encouraging.
     
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  2. Shin Densetsu

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    I asked a Target employee less than a week ago and it wasn’t showing up as discontinued then. They weren’t able to find a restock date.
     
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  3. bellpeppers

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    I just went and watch Emgo review the mainline RotB Voy Optimus..l and I just can’t. That thing looks horrid.

    Might as well wait for the KO
     
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  4. Obnimaz

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    It's a fun transformation and sturdy and posable, I like that nothing falls off. They shouldn't have been priced the same as Voyagers though.

    If Target doesn't get more, I'm sure he will get Premium Seriesed and start popping up in 2 packs soon.
     
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  5. ManticButton

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    So any news on a release for canada
     
  6. RodimusZero

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    Now that TakaraTomy seems to be "back in the saddle" shall we say, I am hoping for an imminent announcement of a Premium Finish version of this guy right here :D  photoshop is a quick rough job, but I think proper metallic paint and dark colors would look incredible on this mold optimus.jpg
     
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  7. Mister Z

    Mister Z Owner of way too many Optimus Prime figures

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    At this point I might have to get that if Takara does make it (even if I think this design looks better with the yellow on the waist)
     
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  8. RodimusZero

    RodimusZero Steezin fo no Reason

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    I think what Hasbro delivered is good as an option--like the "cartoon paint edition" version of the mold... but tbh, I kind of liked the way that his whole midsection was toned down in greys and silvers for RotB, so I would really like a more "film accurate" paint job version of this figure too. I honestly have to think that they wouldn't waste such an opportunity, though it may be up to another year before we see anything. Who knows if Hasbro (maybe even Target?) have some kind of lock or restrictions on use of the mold.
     
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  9. Fc203

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  10. Shin Densetsu

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    @Jtprime17 any word on if restocks are arriving at stateside ports?
     
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  11. Jtprime17

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    No
     
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  12. Shin Densetsu

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    Damn!
     
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    @Jtprime17, can you confirm that this is true?
    Screenshot_2023-09-12-13-55-48-15_f69139cffc4d135a71392e13634f144a.jpg
     
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    I call bullshit on that 3-4 years exclusivity, we've had instances of Buzzworthy SS figures coming out in regular Studio Series 1 year later like ROTF Bumblebee. Plus, didn't Hasbro mention something during the reveal of ROTB Optimus Prime that he'd be coming in regular Studio Series later?

    If it were a Walmart exclusive I'd buy the 3-4 years claim, but I cannot recall any Buzzworthy mold being a Target exclusive for that long.
     
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    Technically the Origin Bee mold hasn't seen release outside of Target, but we know it was the original intended base mold for Velocitron Cosmos over at Walmart before Takara's engineers were like "yeah we can do a whole new figure entirely in a retool's tooling budget", so we know it isn't actually under an exclusivity contract or else it wouldn't have even been on the table to be the basis for a Walmart exclusive.
     
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  16. Fenrys

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    Origin Bee got released through Entertainment Earth within the last few months, complete in Buzzworthy Bumblebee packaging and is currently waiting for a restock.
    https://www.entertainmentearth.com/...mblebee-deluxe-class-origin-bumblebee/hsf1623
     
  17. Ilovetransformers22

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    Man oh man, never realized this figure was THIS hard to get.

    I walked into Target a few weeks ago and just took one off the shelf and went home with it. lol
    Never once thinking about how scarce it might eventually become.

    *shrugs*
     
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  19. Shin Densetsu

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    Would suck if this figure is discontinued. I hope preorders will be reopened for the Target Geekathon drop for Hasbro this Friday.

    As of a few weeks ago a few Target employees I talked to across different stores told me the figure wasn’t discontinued. Hoping that’s still the case. Wouldn’t make sense for it to be discontinued this soon.
     
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    My preorder was pushed out again yesterday, not cancelled. I’m still holding out hope it’ll ship eventually but this release is such a shit show. There had to be some sort of extenuating circumstances, right?

    I don’t like going third party outside of upgrade kits but I might. I suppose there’s always a chance Pulse opens up preorders again. It would be nice if they gave preference to people who preordered with Target…they won’t but it would be nice.
     
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