Just in from the deepest, darkest reaches of the retail inventory world, we have news and product information on the possible Transformers Reactivate Voyager Optimus Prime and Deluxe Soundwave listings. These are said to be the outcome of the previously leaked "Tra Shine" listings.
So it appears there will be some toys for the Transformers: Reactivate game line. This listing is for a 6.5" Voyager Optimus Prime Vs 5.5" Deluxe Soundwave set. We should also be getting a Bumblebee vs Starscream set as well, according to the leaked listings. Read on to get the preliminary details thanks to JTPrime17.
• TRANSFORMERS: RISE: When the Quintessons attack New York City, an unlikely alliance must be forged to stop the alien threat. In Transformers: Rise, Autobots and Decepticons team up to stop the Quintesson menace before they take over the universe
• CHOOSE YOUR PLAYERS: Fans can add an unlikely co-op to their collections! This 2-pack includes an Autobot-Decepticon team-up of Optimus Prime and Soundwave figures
• VIDEO GAME-INSPIRED ALT MODES: Optimus Prime figure converts to Earth truck mode in 37 steps. Soundwave figure converts to SUV mode in 16 steps
• BATTLE DAMAGE DECO AND ACCESSORIES: Both toys feature premium metallic battle damage deco. Includes Sonic Cannon, Concussion Blaster, Ion Blaster, and Energon Axe weapon accessories, and Matrix of Leadership accessories
• RISE-THEMED PACKAGING: Rise figures feature special packaging inspired by Transformers: Rise. Look for more Transformers: Rise figures to capture moments from the game (each sold separately, subject to availability)
Includes: 2 figures, 5 accessories, and instructions.
When the Quintessons attack New York City, an unlikely alliance must be forged to stop the alien threat. In Transformers: Rise, Autobots and Decepticons team up to stop the Quintesson menace before they take over the universe. This two pack includes an unlikely team-up: the noble Autobot leader, Optimus Prime, and the calculating spy, Soundwave. Optimus Prime figure converts to Earth truck mode in 37 steps and Soundwave figure converts to SUV mode in 16 steps. Includes Sonic Cannon, Concussion Blaster, Ion Blaster, and Energon Axe weapon accessories, and Matrix of Leadership accessories. Both figures feature premium metallic battle damage deco reflecting the character graphics in the video game. Rise figures feature special packaging inspired by the Transformers: Rise with image stills from the game. Look for other Transformers: Rise figures to capture iconic moments from the game (each sold separately, subject to availability). Transformers and all related characters are trademarks of Hasbro.
I like this Optimus design. I don't usually play video games, so I probably won't play the game; but I do very much like the designs. I have been looking for an Optimus with the Matrix of Leadership and this one looks perfect. So far the only problem that I see is the handle shape design on the ax, and the fact that it comes in an overpriced two-pack. Other than that, I think this is a solid figure.
Okay...what's with the decos? Is that supposed to be scorch marks and battle damage or something? I'm not quite feeling whatever that is. I don't mind the asymmetrical nature of it so much. It's more that it doesn't seem to belong. I don't think the figures are designed to be asymmetrical like a Transmetal 2 or Energon Starscream. Nor is this intentional for twins like Combiner Wars Stormclash and Skyburst.
It's not quite as noticeable on Bumblebee as black is in his color scheme normally and it's seemingly not as prominent on him. With Starscream though it's very noticeable in a bad way. There's several Starscream figures that have black on them but that's due to some kind of stupid shit for cheaper figures and it always looked out of place.
Sure would like to know if there's ever going to be "clean" versions before committing to getting this set as I like that Starscream so much better than the Earthrise mold. It looks like the IDW T30 legends class/CW leader class Starscream design and I really liked that updated look. With a bit of SSBB Cybertronian Starscream oddly enough or maybe I'm seeing SSBB Blitzwing.
The price is a bit weird too. It's more than what a deluxe and voyager would be by $12. Is this representative of another price increase? Is this maybe licencing fees to the game designers? Does this mean that this isn't a standard deluxe and a voyager? The box dimensions are 9.5 inches tall by 13 inches wide by 3.2 inches deep and a little over 1 pound in weight. So that would make me think that these are indeed a voyager and a deluxe at most.
So that makes me want to know if/when we're getting "clean" versions all the more. I wouldn't want to pay the prices on upcharged figures just for them to be released later with decos I like better. This isn't a Siege and Premium Finish Starscream situation either where they're both fine and have the exact same decos but in different color saturations and shades. This also isn't a case of Kingdom vs Legacy Galvatron or Siege vs Legacy Soundwave either where it's just a little bit of battle damage paint apps that are not applied for the newer versions and can be removed from the older versions.
Looking forward baby, wanna play this game with my cousin and friends. Can't wait for the details.
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