35th Anniversary Optimus Prime

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    I didn't grow up with G1 and don't like the cartoon. But still prefer toon style because it's unique.
     
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    I give you one more chance to read again.
     
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    I didn't grow up with G1 (hell, I wasn't even alive for Beast Wars), and I'm not a fan of the cartoon. But it's kind of just how my brain defaults. I think of Optimus Prime, and even though the TFA version is my favourite for days, I think of Peter Cullen and that design, that altmode. It's like how even though I've barely read many Captain America comics, and I love Chris Evans and the MCU, I think of Cap as the cowl, the wings, the chainmail and that rich bright blue of the Golden Age. Some designs, though old, hokey, even off-model, embody that character. G1 Optimus Prime is the design that, in its simple, blocky and perhaps overly heroic build, will always BE Optimus Prime to me.
     
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    This MP 35th Anniversary Model, may actually surprise the nay sayers once it's final refined design and color are revealed. I can already tell, they are going for the most accurate and yet realistic balance to the botmode then they have done before.
    The problem with translating cartoon to toy, let alone transformer, is that there has to be a level of realism to the altmode and botmode that needs to also be present for those who also like that look and feel. This figure I feel from just the crappy images I see, does a good job, unlike that new 3rd party version which looks so wide, and cartoony without a realistic altmode, is the wrong direction for a multinational toy product company, while the 3rd party new release coming soon, is a niche brand, and has a different market in mind. It's actually nice that we have those 3rd and 4th party companies we can always reach out to get something we really want, that maybe TT and Hasbro don't do, while in some instances, TT shines like with Megatron, and we get a great original figure. So I think in the end, this new Prime is going to be very popular. Someone said it already, that the thighs actually look like the cartoon model. Tho I think the split in the middle of the crotch above the blue block needs to go! trust me..

    I prefer Prime male.. not both.. LOL

    Honestly, what's with these designers and their blowing the crotch design anyway? I mean, what was with that stupid Screw hole above MP-10s crotch? I mean, come on..Then this gets leaked, and we got a straight split up the middle...? WTF?? Can no one do a proper crotch at TT or Hasbro?
     
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    Thanks! I was going to put everything in up to the release date, then I decided was taking too long and someone had probably beat me to it. :D 
     
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    Wow, your dad DID raise you right! lol. Ive been doing the same with my son and he's about to turn 6. Would be nice to keep G1 going for other generations besides us 30-40 something geezers.
     
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    Take it from me, an excellent gift for a 6 year old geewunner is either New Year Special convoy or the 2001 God Ginrai reissue.
     
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    Love it! It’s fans like you that will keep the flame burning for G1 in years to come. ;) 
     
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    I certainly hope so. The folks over in the G1 Appreciation Thread know me well.
     
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    I'm taking notes too, although my daughter is currently only 9 months :) .
     
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    From Figure King magazine

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    The rifle has joints, so I guess it folds up for storage.

    The chest panels appear higher than the rest of the body behind it, making it look like the top of the shoulders are missing some mass.
     
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    Oh SHIT.

    I know everyone wants new characters, and I do too, but now I've just GOT to see Starscream, Sideswipe and Red Alert updated like this.
     
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    minstral It's all about G1 Masterpiece

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    We probably mostly won't be displaying it in alt mode but in the grey there's a tonne of panel lines. The price for super articulation I guess. Hopefully the lines are less obvious once this thing is out and in colour. With this clearer image it's much easier to see the fake chest, as in where'd the wipers go?
     
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    The head is exact. I can't believe a head is better than MP-10. Wowowow
     
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    Nooiiiiiiiiiccce!
    I guess his shoulders will be like with Megatron when using those joints the area will vacate, versus the big grey block of joint in MP-10.
    All i can make out is anime:lol , I cant read kanji to save .my life and too lazy to read the rest.
     
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