3A Age of Extinction Evasion Optimus

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  1. Red Goblin

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    It is refreshing to see Optimus actually have some damn truck parts and the window chest again, even if this is the older design.
     
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    This looks outstanding!
    How I've missed the non-manboob Optimus.

    I already have the DOTM Prime, so getting a slightly repainted and retooled version isn't a priority. However, should l get it at a discount or come in to a little extra moolah...I'm ordering one.

    Man! It looks awesome.
    "HERE I AM!"-Prime
     
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    Very nice. Out of my price range but good to see Evasion Optimus hasn't been forgotten.
     
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    Not a statue guy, but I really like this
     
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    Optimus now knows here what Megatron felt like during DOTM.
     
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    Right. AOE Prime (Knight gear) is cool and all, just goes out of character tho imo
     
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    Nice, but an easy pass. But on the bright side if they're doing this (very close to a repaint), I'd say that greatly increases the chances they'll give us black Bumblebee as well and that will be an instant buy. I may have to sell my current one in order to keep my wife from killing me, but 60's BB is my favorite design of the character through all the movies, so I'll be very happy if they do that. :D 
     
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    it's an articulated figure mate.
     
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    How is Optimus having a knight design out of character for him? Optimus usually has an almost Arthurian vibe going on so if anything him having a design that reflects that seems rather fitting for him.
     
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    There is where l disagree.
    Though his personality might reflect that, his appearance shouldn't. It's like a gimmick that became the norm.

    For example, what if they made a "Ninja" Optimus and from that point on he would speak with an Asian accent. It would be weird.
    That's how l feel about the "new" look.
    Optimus should always look like a transformed truck. Not a Man-boobed Samurai Knight.
     
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    Not sure how a knight looking Optimus is any weirder then the idea of Prowl being a ninja bot and Blitzwing looking like a Nazi in Animated. Also AOE Optimus doesn't have Samurai parts on him.
     
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    I'm not fond of the ones you listed neither. lol
    Additionally, AOE Prime's crotch guard plate things seem Samurai to me. So does his floating shoulder guards.

    Don't get me wrong though. I'm preordering one as soon as 3A makes AOE/TLK Prime available. It's just not my favorite rendition.
     
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    Ok fair enough. I mean we all have our personal preferences when it comes to how we like to see some of our favorite characters designed so I get it if you're not too big on Optimus or anyone evoking a certain type of historical warrior armor.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get the hate for AOE Prime. It's not my favourite design due to the lack of kibble, but Optimus has looked like so many things over the years it seems silly to say what he "shouldn't" look like. Why can't he look like a knight just once? The head design though is the best movie Prime head ever. It's everything the OT design was but streamlined and with more heroic, square proportions.

    Also his armour isn't samurai at all. I think people have a different mental image of samurai armour than what it actually was. His "skirt" armour is quite different from the very large, square linked plates samurai used. Drift is a better example of how samurai armour looks, with large/wide, square armour plates layered and linked to each other.
     
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    Cool. Probably a no-go since I have the dotm version. Would love to see Ratchet since they still have the AoE license.
     
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    As much as I have zero interest in this (I own no ratchet toys and seem to dislike him in most incarnations, especially Bayverse)- that would actually be really smart as he is a major character in the franchise and this will be the last chance at him. I doubt they'll do it though with so many other options.
     
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    I guess the main issue with AOE Prime is that other versions look like he transforms. The new version simply looks like a giant robot knight.
    Noone could accurately guess what his alt-mode is based on his robot-mode alone.

    I do really like this Evason mode Prime.
    Too bad we didn't get to see the fight leading up to the state we first see him in.

    I really hope Ratchet is being considered.
    Insta-buy for me.
     
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    I don't hate AOE Prime lol I just prefer one that looks like a truck turned into a robot. Unfortunately bay has a knack for progressively making them look less and less like that robot came out of the car. Just my opinion. Those it angers, I apologize in advance. I respect yours, respect mine
    Just my opinion. Prime is a knight in all the idea of the concept, just not the toy I prefer. Maybe I'll be more mindful of how I put things in the future. lol I just have my opinion of what I put on my shelves. Plus I think Michael Bay is poop
     
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    Yes, yes, yes. Love it. I'll be getting this for sure.
     

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