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Voyager-class Autobot Optimus Prime (Earth Mode)

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Nice review, and my thoughts

Nice review, and my thoughts on the figure are almost exactly the same as yours, heh! I don't plan on putting any water in my water cannon either.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 4 October, 2008 - 15:25
I'm glad to see that they've

I'm glad to see that they've continued to add light piping, even for such nontraditional transformers.

Great review as always.

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Posted by Jetjagaa on 5 October, 2008 - 02:28
i like this figure.. bar

i like this figure.. bar from that ridiculous axe and gun. hasbro have done really well with the animated line in making the toys look so close to their animated counterpart. but then they give him an axe like that. shame... leader class ultra magnus is my pick for best animated toy. but then i might be slightly biased towards UM.

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Posted by godmagnus1 on 5 October, 2008 - 08:10
"Tell my tale to those who

"Tell my tale to those who ask. Tell it truly - the ill deeds along with the good, and let me be judged accordingly. The rest... is silence."

Ah- the last words of Dinobot. ...or was it Hamlet?

That scene and the ceremony afterwards was one of the very few times a TV series brought a tear to my eye. And then we turned right around and got the really-depressing "Transmutate" episode right afterwards for a hard 1-2 punch. You'd've thought the Maximals would've shown a little more remorse than the writers let them.

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While I was a little letdown that we didn't get the Energon ax, I didn't think the big-f'ing Ion Axe was too bad either.

Oh, that reminds me- and I can't think of the site, dang it- there's an amateur-built Energon Ax that's for sale right now that is to-scale with Earth-Mode Prime here, and can expand! They also provide two handles that are different sizes, and a small removable rocket thrust part for the back of the ax!
It doesn't connect to the figure in Vehicle Mode, and it's limited to something like 2000pcs, but it looks pretty awesome... in prototype form, that is.

. . .

And don't worry- you're not the only one drolling right now for that "...Animated" Leader-class Ultra Magnus figure... ;)
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 October, 2008 - 13:11
I teared up for Dinobot as

I teared up for Dinobot as well. What an awesome show!

Also, Animated Ultra Magnus certainly does look sweet. I love hammers as a weapon.

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Posted by Gareth Infinity on 5 October, 2008 - 14:34
ahhh Dinobot easily the most

ahhh Dinobot easily the most awesome character in beast wars. i think there were some other refrences to hamlet by dinobot in another episode..... victory?? i remember dinobot doing some monologue thing about tarantulas an cheetor with "to be or not to be in it somewhere".. then again i could be completely wrong.

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i know the axe which you speak of. saw something about it on seibertron. looks good and its only like $10. http://www.cybertronianbiosystems.com/... nato's bot shop? anyway if i was heavly into the animated line i might be tempted however i only have the likes of a few, leader megs(awesome), leader ultra magnus(turbo awesome)and this prime.

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Posted by godmagnus1 on 5 October, 2008 - 15:03
Honestly, while he was a

Honestly, while he was a great sparring partner to Rattrap ("The Low Road" is hands-down the funniest episode of the whole series!), I thought Dinobot was a bit of a moper in the second season; he became annoyingly-philosophical after he got his claws on the Golden Disks. This was a definite change in the writing of the series as well- more focused, but lacking some the antics of the previous debut season.
(BTW, "Coming of the Fuzors, Pt.1" is where Dinobot quotes "To be, or not to be...", as he's contemplating the Disks he'd just stolen.)

And, to be honest I never really liked his robot mode's appearance in the series, nor his toy form. Dinobot-2, on the other hand was really awesome, though lacking the in-depth personality of his predecessor because we saw him so little.

On the other hand, I didn't choose to be that in-depth when it came to the characters' psyche(s), which is probably why I liked Waspinator, Tarantulus (sp?), Inferno, Depth Charge, Rampage, & Megatron (he got really creepy in the 2nd season, wow!) more.
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Posted by EVA_Unit_4A on 5 October, 2008 - 15:57
I really must revisit beast

I really must revisit beast wars. havent seen it in its entirety since i was a wee lad. its a series that always seems like so much effort to complete. or become distracted by a shiney new release. though was never much for the BW toy line. out of all of my TF's i only have about five from the line. and even then mostly the later toys like transmetals and fuzors.

one toy i would definatley not pay for is dinobot. that transparent fleshy orange colour plastic was horrible. the transmetal 2 dinobot like you said was a much nicer toy bar from that tail that was hard to do anything with.
season 2 megatron was creepy, but i found him hard to take seriously while he hovered around as a t-rex with rollerskates.

there is a new dinobot toy being released for the current universe line, supposedly to be released with the new cheetor mould around december.

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Posted by godmagnus1 on 6 October, 2008 - 07:58
this toy rocks!!!

I wanted one of this but my uncle gave me optimus prime VS megatron with a free DVD.

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Posted by dragonoid_660 on 7 June, 2009 - 01:11
 
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