DotM Darkside Optimus Prime

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  1. Mixmaster

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    The Darkside Optimus Prime is a straight redeco of the HftD Battle Blades Optimus Prime. There's not even a single Mechtech port on him, which is odd. So there's nothing really different to him aside from the deco and the box.

    The figure is nearly fault free but the shin of the left leg likes to come away from the rest of the leg. The detail on the head could've been crisper, but that's probably down to the choice of plastic.

    The Box

    Not a bit of colour on it, and it's clear this is another evil clone, unlike it's Amazon exclusive predecessor.

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    With Other Figures

    With a couple of other evil voyager trucks.

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    With Megatron he looks positively gaudy (or Megatron looks dull).

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    With Amazon exclusive RotF Optimus Prime, unsurprisingly whom he pales in comparison to.

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    Nice pics and review. My wife picked up one for me recently as she's traveling in Tokyo with mom. Black Animated, WFC, and this Movie Darkside, recent black repaints all came with red chest. This one's red and gold paint job reminds me of BFC.
     
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    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    I think grey smoked windows would have been a bit better, but still looks really neat
     
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    does the grill have a con logo
     
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    Snake_eyes1975 Peace through Tyranny!!

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    thats a damn good question...would they have molded that whole part for just that?
     
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    ^Looks like it still is Autobot insignia.

    I love the look of mine, but yeah the defective leg really sucks. It affects the way he stands, too.

    The gold on vehicle mode is beautiful.
    I know, I'm still not too keen on red chest black Primes in general.
     
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    why cant this stuff be released in the US?
     
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    No, it's an Autobot symbol. That would've been nice attention to detail if Takara had changed that, still, it's barely visible.
     
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    or for spying :wink: 
     

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