DotM Jetwing Optimus Prime (Black Ver.)

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  1. Mixmaster

    Mixmaster Chewbacca's chiropractor

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    This is a short mainly pictorial review of the black repaint of DA-15 Jetwing Optimus Prime. It doesn't need much writing about since it's a mould that has released and reviewed many times already.

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    It has the same areas of darker grey as the regular Jetwing Prime, which may indicate these parts are gang-moulded with the back pack. The metallic teal is nice, but I'm not sure many others would agree.

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    Note unmasked face.

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    For some reason this was the hardest of my three leader Primes to transform (the easiest being the first leader Optimus Prime), hence the lack of truck mode pictures. It was a real pain in the arse lining up the arms to form the nose of the truck. Having said that though, I've seen no evidence of mould degradation, distorted parts or degraded detailing etc., unlike the voyager Darkside Optimus Prime I purchased a while ago.

    For me, the chrome on the wings is okay, the metallic wings being reminiscent of the unpainted US military aircraft of the 40's and 50's. However the chrome on the guns is a bit much, hence being left in the box for the photos, still in their twisty-ties.

    Also of note are the instructions which are all in English, whereas the box is a mixture of English and Japanese text. Is this usually the case for Takara Asia exclusives?

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  2. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

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    I just picked up my figure this morning and I would add one thing to your review (nicely done btw, very concise). The teal is much much better in person. It doesn't photograph well and seemed to overwhelm the figure when I saw the pre-order pictures, but in person it looks quite nice and definitely gives this figure a more definitive Scourge/Nemesis Prime feel to it than the previous Amazon-Japan Black Prime. I very much prefer this black Prime to the previous version.

    Also, as with all the other versions except for the Amazon Prime, the LEDs for the eyes are yet again green and will momentarily be changed to the more appropriate red. However, the red windows when paired with the red LEDs in the chest look amazing. It is the single coolest lighting effect I have ever seen on a TF.
     
  3. Thenames9

    Thenames9 D-d-d-d-duel!

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    I hope this goes on sale, it looks so sexy, but not at current prices.
     
  4. Sentinel

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    I can't emphasize enough how much better this looks in person. The photos really don't do it justice. The teal looks bad in the photos and looks badass in person, and the red windows... pure awesomeness.
     
  5. encline

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    the arms are a new mold
     
  6. Sentinel

    Sentinel TF Museum Curator Moderator News Staff

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    The arms are the same as the previous release of Jetwing Prime that is a retool of the original Leader Prime updated for DOTM. They are indeed new compared to the Amazon-Japan Black Prime.
     
  7. opt1musaber

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    Takara/Hasbro play us for fools giving us these repaints ffs. Is this supposed to represent Nemesis prime or something? I am over these f#$@!n repaints! I bought pretty much most of the initial repaints of the 2009 mould but screw buyin anymore. I am pretty sure people can agree, instead of these overpriced repaints create a new leader mould already and you would probably see more sales of that than this shit.
     
  8. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Good thing i really dislike the no-faceplate version of that head, otherwise it would be another $200+ gone.


    Seems unlikely.


    Semi-limited Hasbro Asia repaint. Whether this repaint is created or not has no bearing on any plans Hasbro INC and Takara have for a new Leader Optimus.
     
  9. opt1musaber

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    I don't want to see a new leader optimus I want to see a leader Shockwave or Megatron. Optimus has been done enough with this and striker optimus prime and the jetfire/optimus DOTM pack not to mention all the repaints before DOTM...
     
  10. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Then replace the "optimus" in my last post with whatever you want to see as a leader.
     
  11. Abrogate

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    kinda wanna have visual sex with this toy tbh
     
  12. GavynN.X.

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    Pics looks underwhelming. Hope it looks better when it finally gets delivered!!!
     
  13. Sentinel

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    I took some pics of my own and I may post them here. I swapped heads with the other black Prime (Amazon Japan Prime). I also swapped air canisters with Buster Prime since he gets all the yummy chromed goodness. Despite all of that, I still very much like this figure and decided to display it with my Masterpiece figures. He is just so badass looking and he compliments Buster Prime very well.
     
  14. Robogeek28

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    Oh my, that looks much nicer than I was expecting.


    Thank goodness he has the maskless head though, otherwise he'd be harder to resist.
     
  15. jo7

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    Pls post the pics!i tink it will look awesome!
     
  16. nemesisconvoy

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    I would like to see alt mode pics.
     
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    GavynN.X. I want AM thundercracker

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    I would like to see more pics too
     
  18. Mixmaster

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    I added more pictures to my original post.
     
  19. Ray Kremer

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    Agreed. It's so preeeetty, but the original Jetwing Prime was hard enough on the wallet, this thing at the current price is highway robbery. And I do already have that black Amazon Prime anyway. (If you can't have both, gold > teal)
     
  20. Josh

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    i think that if this toy had the dark grey plastic instead of the regular light grey i'd totally be sold on this thing
     

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