Commemorative Series Reissue Optimus Prime Package . . . with the 25th Anniversary Figure?

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Generation One variant collectors take notice! In a bit of . . . interesting news to say the least, the Commemorative Series Optimus Prime is seeing a re-release. While this in itself isn’t odd news in light of some of the other re-releases we’ve been seeing, the nature of this one is a bit more interesting. From our Cybertron.CA forums, member Bruticus (G1_Bruticus here) reports that this reissue is in the Commemorative packaging . . . but it’s the 25th anniversary Optimus Prime figure! The notable differences of the figures are the shades of reds, blues, and grays used for the toy parts. The Autobot symbols appear to be tampo-stamped onto the figure as well (whereas the Commemorative issue has a label sheet).

You can view the original thread at Cybertron.CA by clicking here, and you can view the mirrored images here after the jump!

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  1. Blackout32's Avatar Blackout32 says

    Really cool news, Thanks for posting my friend. Are these going to be in-stores are just online.

  2. Dinobots Rule's Avatar Dinobots Rule says

    it might be the same figure but i just compared my 25th optimus to the new reissue i received from bbts and the shades of red and blue are different. the new reissue i received has the darker colors than the 25th but the autobot symbols are tampo'd as reported.

  3. wildfly's Avatar wildfly says

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    Originally Posted by Blackout32 View Post
    Really cool news, Thanks for posting my friend. Are these going to be in-stores are just online.
    Almost definitely import retailers only.

  4. TCJJ's Avatar TCJJ says

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    Originally Posted by Rotorstorm View Post
    If only they would just give us long smokestacks again.
    This. I know there are third-party ones, but between that and getting a G1-accurate blue roller (because I'm that guy), there's only one G1 Optimus that I would buy at the moment, and that's the Takara Collection one (which, as far as I know, is the most accurate to the original cartoon, colours not included, of course, but I don't mind either colour scheme), and that's why I still don't have a G1 Optimus Prime (also because I saw the 25th Anniversary one here once, when I was on holiday elsewhere in the country, and couldn't afford to buy it at the time, and I NEVER saw it again. Ever).

  5. G1_Bruticus's Avatar G1_Bruticus says

    Thanks to the Mods for posting this (I'm "Bruticus" on the Sister Site).

    There have been some reports that I have heard since this where people are getting the correct color cabs, but almost 100% of the time, it's always been the lighter shade of trailer, which to me is a major turn-off. It's also been confirmed that it's definitely not the same quality as the original Commemorative release, and you may notice they don't even refer to it as that on the packaging, either. Not sure what HASTAK's thinking is with this.

    To answer the other question posted, this will definitely be an online retailer-only release, as there has been no word of any relationships with Toys R Us, WalMart, Target or any other retailer carrying any of the re-re-releases.

  6. Sovietbot's Avatar Sovietbot says

    And why at republished Optimus Prime box art of Japanese Convoy?

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