AM01 Optimus Gallery

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  1. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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  2. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Thanks for the links! :thumb 

    Somehow I prefer the feet grey as it is without the black stickers covering it..
     
  3. TheosPrime

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    I wonder if the sword is a soft or hard plastic. It looks like it's hard plastic.
     
  4. PoweredConvoy

    PoweredConvoy Randy of the Allspark

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    The sword is the First Edition sword, this one doesn't come with one (just the Micron).

    Randy
     
  5. Smasher

    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    The minicons are nice, but I'm surprised by the stickers and overall lack of paint.
    I mean, the US releases suffer from sparse paint because of the 'powerizer' junk.
    Its weird to see the Japanese releases have even less paint.
     
  6. NICKBOT

    NICKBOT Entitlement? Piss off.

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    I don't know, I think looks all right. Wash, rinse, repeat that he's no FE Prime but he's still a solid toy. AND he has that new Takara smell!
     
  7. [Wing_Saber-X]

    [Wing_Saber-X] Fortress Maximus!

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    loving the blue used on AM01 Prime. pretty darn nice. should I pay import prices for him? :( 
    ah well, decisions , decisions. :D 
     
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    Does not like the stickers applying for AM01,still prefer FE Optimus Prime
     
  9. Transformed

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    The AM one doesn't look all that bad, I don't see what all the fuss is about. I might part with my FE version. Can't wait for my to come in the mail tomorrow so that I can see it for myself.
     
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    Stepper Well-Known Member

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    That is because all the suppose to be painted parts are replaced by stickers.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    I was impressed with the improved deco over the Hasbro version until I saw it next to FE Prime. :lol 
     
  12. NICKBOT

    NICKBOT Entitlement? Piss off.

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    I'd hold off, he'll be a site (shelf) warmer and will more than likely drop in price.
     
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    lol Next to the mainline Voyager Optimus, it looks great (I'd only glanced at RiD Optimus a couple times in stores, I hadn't realized what a bright blue they'd used for him).

    This also looks better than I anticipated, but outside of the micron I'm not too excited since I already have the FE Voyager.

    I hope Bumblebee, Cliffjumper and Megs galleries show up over the weekend, I'll be getting those three first since I preordered them from eToysJapan so I'm curious how they turned out.
     
  14. Deceptigtar

    Deceptigtar Sworn Decepticon Assassin

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    kind of want it.
     
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    Smasher HUNKY BEATS

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    I know it's supposed to be replaced by the stickers.
    I understand that they're going for a 'model kit' type aesthetic.

    But it doesn't make it any less weird to have a line that has been criticized in the US for its sparse use of paint have even less paint in the Japanese line.

    Even with all of Optimus' stickers applied he is still lacking in details on the wheels and other areas.
     
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    Improved deco?? The damn thing's paint apps have to be applyed manually!
     
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    That's the most frustrating part of this line - if they want to do stickers, then fine, just make sure all of the details are covered by stickers (or paint if it's something a sticker literally can't quite cover). Some of these figures are still missing details though (ahem, Ratchet).

    EDIT:

    I think Process was referring to the change in plastic colors.
     
  18. 03Mach1

    03Mach1 Reason Has No Voice

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    I need an FE Prime...badly. It's on my Botcon bucket list. But for now, my $11 RID Voyager will suffice.
     
  19. AngryChad

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    The thing with stickers is that they made sense in G1 because of the lack of detail on the figures. Flat blocks actually look better with stickers. Curved or detailed spaces however, look like complete garbage when you add stickers. I get trying to get back some of the model kit feel of the good ol' days, but it's an out dated solution.

    I feel bad for anyone who couldn't get their hands on FE figures, at least the voyagers.
     
  20. process

    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Oh yeah, the stickers are awful, but the deeper reds and blues are a step up.
     

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