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SDCC 2013 - Dead Optimus Prime, Megatron, Sunstrom, Bait Loyal Subjects Convention Exclusives

By BaCon on Friday, July 12, 2013




If you were a fan of the Transformers Movie like we were then you might still be traumatized by the sad truth that befell us all and more importantly our great leader, Optimus Prime. Prime dies and as he dies he turns gray. The color of the powerful warrior is drained from his body, just like the spark which gives him life dims from his chest. So, in the best spirit of one of the more radical variations in the arch of Optimus Prime, we decided to go deep - we present to you in a very large format (8" tall and hugely wide), DEAD PRIME.

This piece is intense - beautiful and ornate deco, illsutrating the strains and punishment from the battle which claimed OP, as well as a detailed look into Optimus Prime's chest. Ultimately the life giving spark which boldly motivated this magnanimous hero. Primes ginormous blaster comes with this beautiful piece. Like the mini figures he has multiple points of articulation and he comes packaged in a special SDCC exclusive box. Available for $115.00/ea, Edition size 300. One of the more rare Optimus Prime pieces in this known Universe. Available Friday, July 19th from 1-2p coinciding with a signing by designer Les Schettkoe. A must have for any Transformers fan. Produced and Manufactured by yours truly (The Loyal Subjects) under License from the equally magnanimous Hasbro, Inc. Available at The Loyal Subjects Booth #5645. For those who can't make the Con, a limited number of pieces will be available online after 2p the same day. www.theloyalsubjects.com



Midnight on Cybertron. Sparkling with light, guiding factions to and from strife. As the Autobots and Decepticons struggle for power and balance, Megatron, the powerful leader of the Decepticons sits proud high up-top his fortified perch, sinking into his thrown, glowing, candescent with the power which surges through his alien metallic frame. Glowing, reflecting the colors of night on this alien planet. Blue. Hungry for power, starving to conquer, to destroy everything in his path. We give you a rare look into the natural candescence of this powerful leader as seen on his native planet.

Megatron - Midnight Cybertron Edition stands 3" tall with multiple points of articulation. He is armed with his blaster and scope. Blister pack and Exclusive to SDCC. Edition of 500. $15.00/each and available Thursday July 18th at 11-12p, coinciding with a signing by designer Les Schettkoe. A must have for any Transformers fan. Some quantities will be available online after 12p the same day. www.theloyalsubjects.com



Sunstorm - A Seeker in the Decepticon fleet. SUNSTORM, an F-15 Cybertronian Jet has a built in fusion reactor which powers at an extreme potency, giving SUNSTORM extreme speed, and energy in the form of heat and electromagnetic pulses and waves. A definitive threat to all he encounters, even his Seeker comrades. SUNSTORM believes he is powered by divinity, a super natural being in origin. However, he is a product of SHOCKWAVE's cloning experiments with STARSCREAM. SUNSTORM is coated with Electrum, which contains the extreme energy his fusion reactor generates.

The Loyal Subjects is proud to present the Series One TRANSFORMERS Generation 1 collectibles. The first series includes OPTIMUS PRIME, MEGATRON, BUMBLEBEE, JAZZ, SOUNDWAVE, GRIMLOCK, STARSCREAM, THUNDERCRACKER and three very sought after chase figurines. The TLS Transformers collectibles are 3" tall, foil bagged with a collector's stats card, and boast 7 points of articulation, detailed sculpts and signature weapons. The Series One line departs from the blindbox assortment with CYBERTRON MEGATRON and SUNSTORM, both blister pack and carded. SUNSTORM is an exclusive to the famed TOY TOKYO in New York City. TOY TOKYO will debut SUNSTORM for purchase at San Diego Comic this coming Wed -Sunday, July 17th-21st. TOY TOKYO is Booth #5337. An edition of 2500 with a retail of $15.00/ea. A must have collector's item in the Transformers Universe. Please contact Toy Tokyo for additional details. www.toytokyo.com



BAIT is one of our best retail partners . After developing the Transformers Universe we were talking with BAIT owner Eric Chang about doing something special, original which would blow people's socks off. I think we nailed it. BAIT supported the project and now it's their Exclusive. The Silver Bullet OPTIMUS PRIME is releasing at BAIT's booth Saturday July 20th at SDCC> Go pick one up. Retailing somewhere bewteen $110.00-$115.00USD. An Edition of 200. This thing is H U G E ! Literally, 8" tall, wide, articulated with a huge Ion Blaster. It should be $200.00 but it's not. It's half that price. How many 200 Edition size runs on OPTIMUS PRIME has there been? Probably not many. So here you go. Boom! Better info below.

OPTIMUS PRIME - "Freedom is the Right to all sentient beings" - OPTIMUS PRIME

OPTIMUS PRIME is the fearless and benevolent leader of the AUTOBOTS. A magnanimous General aimed to protect the Universe against the tyrannous threats and attacks from the destruction hungry DECEPTICONS and their leader, MEGATRON. OPTIMUS PRIME is armed with size, courage, intellect, and his Ion Blaster and Energon-Axe.

The Loyal Subjects is proud to introduce the 8" Vinyl Transformer Collectible Series featuring OPTIMUS PRIME. This HUGE collectible features several points of articulation and PRIME's trusty ION blaster. Several color ways outfit the Series ushering the collector through different eras in OPTIMUS PRIME'S journey - The Original OPTIMUS PRIME featuring OP's bright Red and Blue colors. DEAD PRIME - an hommage to the great AUTOBOT General. NEMESIS PRIME, a BLANK DIY PRIME, and the Bullet Series OPTIMUS PRIME - all of the Bullet Series are exclusive to Los Angeles retailer BAIT. The first of BAIT's Bullet series releases will be an SDCC Exclusive featuring ornate deco and Silver Bullet marks, an Edition of 200. The Bullet series is a testament and illustration to the battle hardened, tested, sturdy and victorious OPTIMUS PRIME. The 8" OPTIMUS PRIME series will sell in a range - $100.00-$115.00/item. Each color way is in significantly low edition runs. Check back with www.theloyalsubjects.com and http://www.baitme.com for additional details.

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