Transformers Prime Dark Guard Optimus Prime Exclusive In Package Pictures

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Our sponsors Robot Kingdom have updated their Facebook with in-package pictures of the Takara-Tomy Cybertron Satellite campaign exclusive Dark Guard Optimus Prime[/url]. This black redeco of the First Edition Voyager Optimus Prime is a limited edition only available at select Yodobashi Camera stores in Japan.

On a related note, are you curious about the backstory behind this black version of Optimus Prime? 2005 Boards staff member SydneyY has your back and has shared with us a translation of the bio:

To save his comrades who are infected with Dark Energon, Optimus Prime had his body covered with Energon Defence Coating. This black coating is an alloy Ratchet created by analysing and converting MECH’s equipment, and is capable of shielding Transformers from Dark Energon or any biological weapons such as a virus. Optimus’ mobility is reduced due to the added weight, but this is the only form he can guard himself from Dark Energon…

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  1. Deceptigtar's Avatar Deceptigtar says

    yawn on the box. and those legs look really weird brownish gold.

  2. Lbsammills51's Avatar Lbsammills51 says

    It looks like they should've used the box from the Tokyo Toy Show Shining Optimus for Dark Guard Optimus instead.

    The legs do look brownish in the pics. Still looks alright, but for some reason I'm not as excited for this release as much as other black redecos, and I'm a black redeco whore so I find this strange.

  3. wildfly's Avatar wildfly says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rattraprules98 View Post
    I kinda want it...
    Me too.


    But it's the usual, too much other stuff demanding my cash response.

  4. Dolza_Khyron has no avatar! Dolza_Khyron says

    i like it. I'd rather get this then the other black prime out there.

  5. GrimlockAutobot's Avatar GrimlockAutobot says

    I definitely want this.

    I'm a whore for the FE Optimus Prime mold.

    But, I'm tapped out because of Xmas and usually when we start seeing in package images that means it'll be out really soon.

    Does anyone know if this is going to be an end-of-the-month release like most of the recent Takara releases?

  6. Pravus Prime's Avatar Pravus Prime says

    Still liking this and prefering it to the Nemesis Prime alternative.

  7. SydneyY's Avatar SydneyY says

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by GrimlockAutobot View Post
    I definitely want this.

    I'm a whore for the FE Optimus Prime mold.

    But, I'm tapped out because of Xmas and usually when we start seeing in package images that means it'll be out really soon.

    Does anyone know if this is going to be an end-of-the-month release like most of the recent Takara releases?
    His release date in Japan is 1 December

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Pravus Prime View Post
    Still liking this and prefering it to the Nemesis Prime alternative.
    I like them both! Looking forward to getting him.

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