25th Anniversary Universe Optimus Prime (pic heavy)

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  1. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I thought Id throw together a review of this guy. I hated opening it, but I couldnt wait to get inside :)  (thats what she said)

    First off, the box was beautiful. It is really well done and makes it feel ok to spend 70 bucks on a toy. I almost do not want to take out the comic because the boy in me loves thinking the comic is mint. I also do not want to open the dvd but I know I will.
    The trailer is great. I have had a huge smile since I took it out of the box. I’ve never owned a G1 prime so it was so fun taking it all out of the package. The trailer is made of really nice plastic that feels solid. Opening it up reveals some very nice detailing and I can see myself repairing many autobots with all the tools within it.
    Prime is awesome. Can you say rubber wheels? Yea.. Rubber wheels. (trailer too of course) Its obviously not very articulate and his head doesn’t turn but the chrome and paint apps are very very nice. My only complaint is as you can see in the pics, there is a red piece on his chest that does not match the rest of his body. All that chrome is so shiny that I get distracted anyway ;) 
    The stand is cool. It can be either a belt clip (just asking for an ass kicking if you wear it, but ill be wearing it to watch TF 2 ;) ) or just a stand that has a few popular prime phrases in cullens voice. It even plays a clip the o.g. transformers theme. Nice.

    This set as a whole is just really really nice. I’ve wanted this mold for a very long time and I have it! It is worth every penny in my opinion. I could take so many more pics of this set but enjoy!

    Feel free to ask any questions!
    I failed to mention that it does come with a sticker pack..
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  2. encline

    encline customizer of love TFW2005 Supporter

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    Cool find. That chest really stands out in the picks. Is it metal? What is the dvd of? I ma sure I will buy this. Maybe.
     
  3. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    I believe it is metal.

    The back of the DVD has the same synopsis as the side of the box and says that it includes:

    The first 3 episodes of the original animated series

    3 original desktop wallpapers

    Never before seen megatron and optimus prime character art!
     
  4. iron maniac

    iron maniac Help Uncle Sixshot, Help!

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    If you want the longer smoke stacks, Ages 3 & Up has them for only a few bucks. I bought a set for my TRU Ultra Magnus and my Pepsi Prime.
     
  5. Triformis

    Triformis Insecticon Fanatic TFW2005 Supporter

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    I'm a "gotta-catch'-em-all" TF comic collector, so when you do get around to opening it, do you think you might be able to take a close-up pic of the front cover, inside the front cover, the first page, inside the back cover, and of the back cover itself? I know,I know, it's a lot to ask, but I'm really curious as to what those things look like and how they differ from the original comic. Since I'm a comic completist I know I'll somehow get one someday, but there's no way I'm buying the entire Prime package to do it. Thanks! Good review!
     
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    Does the Roller launcher in the trailer work? They took the spring out of it for no good reason for the CS release, and I'm wondering if they put it in this time.
     
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    it looks real nice, and the packaging n all is beautiful..but that chest piece....its PINK! damn, it stands out n looks bad, imo..disappointing...awesome review, thanks
     
  8. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    The launcher does work! Roller shoots pretty far!
     
  9. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    its only that much brighter because of the flash.

    Looking at it in regular light, it looks fine.
     
  10. therealjondoe

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    your right!
    pinkimus prime.
    that sucks,it looks faded.:thumbdown 
     
  11. GreenScream

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    Congrats on owning your very first G1 Prime. One of the very best G1 figures ever made.

    The front of the cab, the off red color looks terrible. They really dropped the ball on that one. But man, if this thing ever goes on clearance.. I don't think I could resist. Hasbro did an incredible job with the packaging.
     
  12. iheartarcee

    iheartarcee Idonotheartbeastwars

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    It looks like this isnt the first time the chest piece has been off colored...

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  13. Razorclaw

    Razorclaw Are ya gonna draw pistols

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    OMG look at the missiles. OMG!

    And why do people forget to swing out the blue trailer stands for side supports? Almost all of pics showing encore or any other newest reissue of G1 OP has the same problem.
     
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    i see...well im gonna have a look at it for myself before i buy this one..i'd probably get it for the super awesome packaging
     
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    Nice. will definitely get this one when it comes out.
     
  16. all are dead

    all are dead Being a nerd is my game.

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    man i wnat him and if i see him i will go crazy.... i never got the first one and this is good enough for me. he is an x-mas present and im still on the hunt for animated magnus and universe tradbolt,ironhide!
     
  17. Dark_Convoy

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    It looks like a beautiful piece - I still remember getting G1 Optimus Prime when I was 9 years old - I have such fond memories of that toy.
     
  18. Liege Prime

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    It looks like a great set. I have several versions of G1 Prime though, and I want to get this one, but I'm not going to frenetically search for it. I really do think they would have hit a sweet spot if it was released at $49.99 and guarantee selling out before it hits clearance.
     
  19. Torque

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    kool toy and review-where you get him?
     
  20. kylash327

    kylash327 TOOOOOOYS!

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    trailers looks pretty flat gray, shouldnt it be molded in silver?
     

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