Activators Armor Up Optimus Prime as Star Convoy

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  1. Terrorsaur128

    Terrorsaur128 UNICRON

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    "Thanks to the Arker who has posted some new images of the a new new repaint of the Transformers Animated Activators class Optimus Prime action figure. The new figure named "Armor Up Optimus Prime" has been repainted in a similar red, white and blue motif but with some changes in apps to his body parts

    Most interesting is the yellow star on the chest that is dead ringer for Star Convoy character (see pic below) from the Battle Stars Japan only series. He's got a new character bio summary as well:
    "In preparation for a massed attack on the Decepticons, Optimus Prime orders his autobots to upgrade their armor. Working with Autobot Ratchet, he mounts improved armor plating on his frame, giving him the toughness he needs to withstand even the most powerful fusion blast."
    All of this information is from tformers.
     

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  2. Ratchet2007

    Ratchet2007 Neither Here Nor There

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    The fact he looks like Star Convoy is News ?
     
  3. Terrorsaur128

    Terrorsaur128 UNICRON

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    To the best of my knowledge these are new pics of an unreleased figure. Am i incorrect?
     
  4. Bgrngod

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    We've already seen everything here except for the back of the box (seems to be a theme today): http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...ated-activators-armor-up-optimus-prime-5.html

    ANOTHER BIO BREAK!!
     
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    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Intentional homage, or "we needed some color to break up all the red"?

    I'm going with the latter.
     
  8. jadtdt

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    Animated Prime's chest has always been a homage to Star Convoy's. Compare the shape of the windows. This redeco just makes it more obvious by adding the star.
     
  9. ams

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    Yeah, a few random similarities doesn't make an homage, from my perspective... but it's certainly more probable than some of the other supposed homages out there.

    "A green car! It must be an homage to <insert obscure Micromaster here>"
     
  10. Dran0n

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    Meh'ed.
     
  11. Optimus1984

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    star convoy yayyyyyyyyyyyy:drool: :bay  :bay :music 
     
  12. Optimus Sledge

    Optimus Sledge Yar har fiddle di dee

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    I kinda like Activators Prime, but this is nowhere near enough different from the original to be worth buying the mold again. Where's a black repaint when you want one?
     
  13. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] BATTLE GAIA!

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    Seconded.... :D 
     
  14. Chlorophillip

    Chlorophillip I'll always be green

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    I want the REAL Star Convoy-sort-of-Cybertron-Prime homage: Wing Blade Optimus.
     
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    IMHO: Adding a STAR doesn't make Prime Star Convoy. :lol 
     
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    I'm pretty sure it was intentional. The shape of the windows and the lights underneath are hardly a random similarity, both elements match pretty closely. Animated was riddled with fan wank. Also, if you consider the oft-mentioned similarities of Animated (earth mode) Megatron and Super Megatron, it seems even more likely.

    Perhaps "homage" is still too strong a description, as the entire design is not the same, but I think at the very least some partial inspiration is clear.
     
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  17. Dormamu

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    [​IMG]

    Fixed.
    (with apologies to the Arker)
     
  18. The Crazy Collector

    The Crazy Collector Well, that's just Prime! TFW2005 Supporter

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    I just wanna know where my Wing Blade Optimus is already! Want that toy NAO!!!
     
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    Considering that Animated has already included obscure Japanese-exclusive characters like Grandus and Sky Garry in the show, it's pretty damn obvious that this deco is a Star Convoy homage.

    zmog
     
  20. MrSoundwaveGuy

    MrSoundwaveGuy I've made a huge mistake

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    meh, what a lame repaint even as a Star Convoy homage. Seriously why can't we ge a good Activators repaint like Skywarp so we have all the seekers in Activators scale
     

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