Could Optimus be a plane?

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  1. bellpeppers

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    We are all used to seeing Optimus Prime being a truck. However, how many people would accept him being some type of plane? Could be military jet / fighter jet (I personally like A-10's)... Prime could be a turbo-prop.

    Primal had a flight mode... and it weren't all bad.

    So could Prime be a jet... or is that something that just wouldn't fly with the fandom?
     
  2. TheDemonDzko

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    Lulwhat? Optimus Cannot be Jet, Optimus is Munkah not Jet!!!
     
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    I'd have no problem with it. But I doubt HasTak would do it. Unlike Megatron who has had a range of alt modes since G2(due to toy laws iirc) Optimus is pretty much locked into some form of truck.
     
  4. Wheeljack_Prime

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    As long as he retains the window boobs...
     
  5. moreprimeland

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    Wheeljack Prime..:lol 

    Would be cool for Prime to be a jet..for a change. Maybe an alternate TF universe kind of thing. Or in a dream sequence ala TFA Human Error.
    It could be an awesome scene if Prime and Megatron have a no holds barred aerial dogfight, or if they come up with something for TFP then Prime and Starscream.
     
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    He's been a Monkey and a Bat so why the hell not?
     
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    Sure, I'd be all for it.
     
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    I have no problems whatsoever with Optimus possessing an aircraft altmode. The end result I'm picturing is something along the lines of G1 Star Saber.
     
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    Trukk not jett.
     
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    Not a plane, but I know I would personally LOVE to see some variation of this:
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    I would have no problem with it. It worked for Star Saber and Metalhawk so More Autobot leaders as jets.
     
  13. Sol Fury

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    Star Saber was who I thought of as well. It would make for an excellent and different approach to Optimus. The closest we ever got on a toy was the Action Master, which itself was a great approach to the concept.

    I'd happily accept Optimus as a jet - even a compromise where the jet folds up into a trailer and ejects a portion to serve as a truck would do me.
     
  14. Inikalord

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    Maybe perhaps have him as a Triple changer of sorts?

    From Truck to Aircraft to Robot.

    Hell, I wouldnt mind if there was an entire TV series where every character was a triple changer with a supportive toyline.
     
  15. Feralstorm

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    Seems unlikely to happen, but I'd love to see it tried once.
     
  16. wildfly

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    So long as it's a decent toy in itself, and not sold purely on the basis of 'Hey look it's Optimus Prime', why not?

    You mean something not limited by Takara engineers who were against the idea pretty much from the start?
     
  17. Leadfoot

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    After some careful consideration, I think so, but only if it was one of the Anime-style series ala Unicron Trilogy or Animated.

    The G1 inspired vein of Transformers has Optimus as a truck as a sort of symbol of North American earnestness and freedom. A John Wayne of the turnpike, if you will. Even Peter Cullen's voice invokes that vibe.
     
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    Sure scrap the truck, I'd be for it. Although I can only see Hasbro making Prime a non military plane only. Perhaps some type of helicopter could also work out for him. Sadly I dont see a change coming, the last change led to that stupid "Trukk not Munky".

    I also would prefer the Autobots drop the car modes altogether. We have Warpath as a tank, so it could work out.
     
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    I'd have no problem with Prime as a jet.
     
  20. Jochimus

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    This, or pull a Cybertron/GF type of thing where his trailer combines with the truck to form the aircraft.
     

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