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Nice! I've kept telling

Nice! I've kept telling myself not to buy any more Optimus toys, but I'll be damned if I can pass up an awesome sword like that.

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Posted by Alexx on 6 June, 2014 - 22:43
There is a truck on his back.

There is a truck on his back. A truck on his back. An action figure with a truck on his back. Not a transformer.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 6 June, 2014 - 23:29
From what I've seen of this

From what I've seen of this figure's transformation, it is still pretty intricate save for the back of the truck doing nothing. The front of the truck especially does a lot to become the legs. I think we can forgive it for some kibble considering that the movie designs have left the realm of plausibility entirely.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 June, 2014 - 07:32
Fine..... I will look at it.

Fine..... I will look at it. I have been pretty disappointed considering what they are able to accomplish with Masterpieces. I am sure a lot of that chassis could be dealt with.

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 7 June, 2014 - 18:46
I agree it's not on the same

I agree it's not on the same level as the Masterpieces. They did a lot for the main body of the truck but just gave up when it came to doing anything with the back. However this review and others have shown me while this Optimus may be a step back in some ways, there is more to it than meets the eye.

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Posted by VF5SS on 7 June, 2014 - 19:40
^^ I see what you did there!

^^ I see what you did there!

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Posted by TattooedRobot on 8 June, 2014 - 10:20
I think as far as redesigns

I think as far as redesigns go, this is a refreshing take on Optimus and I really do love all of the knight like elements to him. It really makes me think of Optimus like a Paladin or something.

He needs a way bigger sword though.

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Posted by Dkun on 7 June, 2014 - 09:21
Truck and Robot

Great review, but I'm still on the fence with most of the movie line except for the Dinobots and Evasion Mode Optimus.

Prime's new design is brilliant, and it crosses over from what was the standard of the movie'verse aesthetic into something easier to the casual viewer to identify ("Is that a mouth? What am I looking at?" etc) but the toys suffer from having to create two unique things; a truck and a robot. It succeeds in many respects, however the hanging rear wheels on Prime's back just kills it for me.

Personally, I'd like to see a more Robot Mode centered figure. I'm sure if the designers had more time and a collector focused complexity (beyond Hasbro's 8-16 step transformation limit for younger audiences), we'd see something like the Revenge of the Fallen "Voyager" figure.

I know there's an import company making articulated non-transforming figures, but I'm curious to see if Takara will do another "DMK" model unless Kotobukiya gets to do something since they're making an Super Deformed G1 Prime.

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Posted by Rob on 7 June, 2014 - 10:03
If you mean

If you mean this:

http://myfigurecollection.net/item/220159

It's a non articulated, crane prize figure but it looks exactly like it should.

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Posted by VZMK2 on 7 June, 2014 - 11:49
Oops

Huh. I thought these were articulated, my bad.

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Posted by Rob on 7 June, 2014 - 15:27
The truck mode looks great.

The truck mode looks great. The robot mode looks horrific. It is a major step backwards from previous Leader class movie Primes. Put this one next to RotF Prime and tell me which one looks more modern. It's the five year old toy!

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Posted by djinniman37 on 8 June, 2014 - 09:01
The toy is good, but I just

The toy is good, but I just can't appreciate it.

I still find the ROTF prime much better designed of the two .

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Posted by kurochan_24 on 8 June, 2014 - 22:50
 
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