Amazon-Japan Exclusive: ROTF Black Leader-Class Optimus Prime

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  1. Sentinel

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    I just received my Amazon-Japan Exclusive: ROTF Leader-Class Optimus Prime. This figure was released along with the ROTF DVD in Japan on December 18, 2009. To my knowledge, he came in the same packaging as the original release of ROTF Optimus Prime.

    He is a black repaint of the original Optimus Prime mold from the ROTF line. He does not come with the gas-tank gun and his head mold has the battle mask.
    Overall, I would say he is a pretty nice repaint. He is predominantly black w/ gold flame detailing. There is some turquoise coloring in the plastic, specifically in the shoulders, the ribs, the upper thighs and the feet. Looking at the original release of Jetfire, I would say that the turquoise/blue that is used for Jetfire is the same that was used in Black Prime. That should make the Prime/Jetfire combination match pretty well overall.

    His swords are a uniform translucent blue that doesn't quite match the turquoise, but nonetheless fit the coloring of the figure quite well. They are not painted like the original version of Prime, but rather, look to be cast in the translucent blue.

    The sound effects are the same as all the other releases of Leader-Class Optimus Prime. He still says, "I am Optimus Prime" when you activate the mech-alive feature. His eyes flash green and his chest lights up red when this feature is used.

    EDIT: I just noticed that the red LEDs used in Black Prime are more of an orange tinge than the original Prime. I think they are the same color as Buster Prime, but my version of the original Prime has LEDs that are a little more pure red in color.

    If you are into black repaints of Optimus Prime, I would recommend getting him, however he definitely does not evoke the Nemesis Prime feeling that I was hoping for. He can only be identified as an Autobot due to the symbol on his sun-visor, but his coloring ordinarily might make me think "Nemesis Prime" but he just doesn't quite get there. I still highly recommend him if you are into Prime recolors as the coloring does work pretty well, it just isn't as menacing as I would like for a Nemesis Prime.

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  2. Sage o' G-fruit

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    Oh, that's one really nice looking toy!

    Any pics of him combined with Jetfire?
     
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    He looks good but I canceled my order. I just can't bring myself to drop the $160, considering you can get Buster Prime for a little over half the price or you can get the upcoming two pack of Buster Prime and Jetfire for the same price. I know a lot of the price is shipping + the DVD, but I still won't do it. Maybe if they go on sale I will pick him up.
     
  4. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

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    Sorry, not quite yet, I just got him less than an hour ago. I'll work on it.
     
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    Here are some pics:

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    Definitely my favorite version of RotF Leader Optimus Prime; the black and gold deco is just awesome.
     
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    Aww, you beat me to it. I was gonna do the 3 version comparison. I had to go out of town this morning right after I got him.

    Oh well, very nice pictures sir.
     
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    lol, I'll leave the Jetfire Combo pics to you, and Buster OP in truck mode comparison.
     
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    Good god that looks sexy.
     
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    Nice review and pics.
     
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    this will look nice with the new 2 pack jetfire coming out.
     
  11. Sentinel

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    Go right ahead. I've got to teach classes all day tomorrow and I like your photo background better anyway.

    Personally, I wasn't interested in this guy when we was first announced (I didn't and still don't really care for the flames, I think he would look better in straight black), but I am glad I got him and especially for the relatively great price I got for ordering directly from Amazon-Japan. He makes a fine addition to my collection.
     
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    Pics for you in the first post.

    The combination really does work. The turquoise is definitely the exact same shade and everything works well together. I didn't do the "traditional" combination, I obviously did the fan combo simply b/c I think it is more accurate and definitely looks better.
     
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    I really don't care for this guy at all, but the powered-up mode is just so.. menacing! Like that, he looks way more falleny than the Fallen.
     
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    any idea how many units of this version of prime were made?

    I thought i read somewhere...2000?

    just wondering if anyone knew?
     
  15. KING KONVOY

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    I got my yesterday as well. Incredible. I got two so I can combine one with Jetfire. Nice edition to my Black Figure Display Case. I been waiting for a long time.
     
  16. Sentinel

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    I would bet that this is the main reason that many people buy one of these. I personally really like the black Prime repaints but he just isn't as good as say Universe Nemesis Prime or Alternity Black Convoy. I said somewhere on here that it took me awhile to decide to order this guy, but I am glad that I did.

    He does look pretty sweet combined w/ Jetfire.
     
  17. KING KONVOY

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    can the dvd play in english? I wish it was a Blu-ray
     
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    ? The figure comes either with the dvd or bluray.
     
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    Holy crap that thing is sweet.
     
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    im sooooooooooooo gonna get him!
     

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