SS RotB Optimus Prime possible First look?

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

  1. Beast_Megatron

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    I understand the circumstances behind this, but it’s still crazy that the most important character in the film barely had a Studio Series release.

    If anything good comes from this, maybe the inevitable Studio Series re-release will be able to devote some budget to fixing the messy leg transformation in vehicle mode. The core expense of creating 90% of the figure is behind them.
     
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  2. IronWaveJRG

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    ROTF Bee was the only case in which a figure in Buzzworthy packaging got repacked in the mainline. But I think it was mostly due to the BB one coming out in early 2021, whereas the regular one came out in mid to late 2021.
    We're yet to get 86 Cliffjumper in regular Studio Series packaging.
    I wonder how Takara's gonna go with Optimus
     
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  3. Shin Densetsu

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    I know that’s been assumed a lot but did they actually say that?’
     
  4. maloney4playz

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    Not in the stream iirc but in the instagram comments, iirc they said that releasing him in mainline was "something they'd look into"
     
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  6. Kenneth Huynh

    Kenneth Huynh “ I Can’t Afford To Lose Everyones Counting On Me”

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    shesh this is honestly sad for people who never found the ss-102 optimus people who found it like me should be VERY LUCKY
     
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  7. DarkEyes

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    Can’t believe how hard to get is this figure in the US. I got several units in Colombia with 40% off.
     
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    Pray for a JP(but not TTMall exclusive) release! Or a Premium series version! I'm game! I too was fortunate to score one on special order from my usual plastic crack dealer.
     
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    There might be some hope. A Purchase Order of 2,004 pieces (668 Cases) of Prime arrived in port on 9/19.
     
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  10. Rogzilla

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    Oh sweet. That would explain why my order is still not cancelled. Hopefully they can at least get everyone with open preorders handled and maybe some to stores.

    2000 sounds like a lot to me but how many Target stores are there? How many preorders to still to resolve? Either way, it doesn’t sound like this is going to resolve distribution.
     
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  11. Mister Z

    Mister Z Owner of way too many Optimus Prime figures

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    Welp, my Prime just got canceled.
     
  12. MrJoshimusPrime

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    Why not get the Knock off version?
     
  13. Mister Z

    Mister Z Owner of way too many Optimus Prime figures

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    I'm honestly thinking about it. I'll have to get a sheet of Autobot stickers too so I can feel somewhat complete about it
     
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    I believe Show Z sell some Autobot sticker sheets
     
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    Oh Target, why are you so predictable?
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  16. Rob

    Rob Fanatic Films Supporter: Optimus Prime reborn!!!

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  17. Missing Sunset

    Missing Sunset i eat the figures lol

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    And there’s that cancellation for me too.
     
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    @Jtprime17 , you said a huge shipment of ss102 primes had gotten to port right? Do you think there will be more shipments, or is that the only one? Might point to a online only rerelease or, of there are more shipments, a in store stocking, probably around the holidays time.
     
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  20. Jtprime17

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    Hard to predict unfortunately.
     
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