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Black Optimal Optimus prototype on Ebay

Posted by:
Sabrblade at 2008-10-13 2:53 pm

TFW2005 SashaShame has listed an Ebay auction for a Black Optimal Optimus unpainted prototype from Beast Wars. This item is one of only two that known to exist, and is an "unpainted injection-molded hardcopy test shot prototype". Here is the forum thread where the news was first heard, but click the above link to view the auction and the figure in all four modes.

lord megatron said,  - 2008-10-13 17:30:07
IMPRESSIVE! 10 years later and it has finally resurfaced on ebay.
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-10-13 18:01:51
The first thing I thought about when I first saw this thing was that mech suit that Quikestrike used to control Optimus's body widy in the episode "Master Blaster".
lord megatron said,  - 2008-10-13 18:22:03
I made a custom of the Quickstrike Mech a while ago out of a few spare Optimal Optimus parts and some Krylon Fusion Spray paint.
Jumpercliff said,  - 2008-10-13 18:26:04
That was one thing I didn't expect to see.
Agent X said,  - 2008-10-13 20:53:23
looks more like Optimal Nemesis Primal
Unknown said,  - 2008-10-13 20:57:37
It came out just in time for halloween.
Knightwing said,  - 2008-10-13 20:59:11
I'm entirely willing to belive this is one of only two known to exist. I completly accept this is an offical Hasbro un-painted prototype. You might even be able to convince me that it is worth in excess of $950. But, I don't know if he's being realistic with an asking price of $2K. I hope he's not as disapionted as the lady who wanted $1,000,000 for her nearly complete G1 collection a while back. She ultimatly settled for $50K.
Cheetor2 said,  - 2008-10-14 00:46:45
I'm sorry but I can make the same thing with some black spraypaint. And the starting price..... Some people.
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-10-14 09:36:07
This seriously reminds me of Black Big Convoy because he was black and orange, too.
Sabrblade. said,  - 2008-10-14 10:31:43
And he's the only black Prime/Convoy redeco that is NOT evil. All the others are evil: Black Lio Convoy, RiD Scourge, every Nemesis Prime.
Inferno said,  - 2008-10-14 14:21:39
I'm not to heart-broken about this one because it's missing the weapons and second of the ridiculous price being asked for it.
I AM THE OWNER OF UNICRON.COM said,  - 2008-10-14 15:02:44
I already have the regular one and i dont like repaints that much. I think that repaints should have a little change in them of the body and legs!
TriPredRavage said,  - 2008-10-14 15:05:28
Actually, wasn't there a black repaint of Powermaster Optimus Prime that was Nucleon Quest Convoy, or something, that was a non-evil black repaint? That might not be what it's called. I have to admit, I'm not very knowlegeable about the G1 black repaints. For one thing, I know there are black repaints of Starscream and Megatron, but that's kinda redundant, because they're evil anyway...
Sabrblade said,  - 2008-10-14 15:27:44
I meant clone-wise/lookalike-wise. Those who are black redecoes and are also separate characters. The rest are just the same guys in a different color schemes.

Black Big Convoy is the only black Prime/Convoy double who is not evil.
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