DOTM VOYAGER Fireburst Optimus Prime

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  1. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    Hey all.

    I passed on the first DOTM Voyager Prime, but picked this one up because I liked his mechtech weapon. I'm not going to go into a big review on the figure as its the same mold as the first and has plenty of feedback.

    My quick thoughts on the figure: The transformation has some very neat moments, but I don't love either mode. The robot chest is a bit odd looking and the vehicle has the oversized tanks and lots of gaps. Mine also has a pretty serious production error. The rotating post that keeps the truck hood onto Optimus' right arm is molded improperly around the pin and refuses to stay flush in truck mode. I have managed to shave it down slightly, but it is hard to get to and the arm can not be disassembled due to numerous pins. I have got it most of the way, but my truck cab will never be flush at all the seams because of this. When this guy hits widespread retail I may try to secure a replacement if I can not fix it before then.

    The new paint is nice. "Fiery cracks" on the sides of the truck and the solar panels are done in translucent plastic with a magma like pattern, very similar to TFA Grimlock's sword. The blue plastic is darker than the first release. The red plastic might be the same, but I am not sure. Transparent red cab windows look wicked.

    The mechtech weapon is why I primarily picked him up. It is a rifle that morphs into an energon axe. Its pretty fun to fiddle with. Unfortunately I think they put too much bulk and detail into the rifle mode that the axe mode suffers. Still a neat weapon. I think I will be giving it to WFC Prime.

    Sorry for the terrible phone pictures. I am on the road. If I have time in the next day or so I will try to update it with better ones.

    quick twitvid of the mechtech try me: Nikolos Sardos - DAT AXE - TwitVid
     

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  2. UnicronFTW

    UnicronFTW Don't blink.

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    I'm buying that. First chance I get... I hate the look of the first release, but this deco is just too good.
     
  3. big hank

    big hank Resident Slacker-Basher

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    There is my DOTM Scourge/Nemesis Prime. EEeeeeeeexxxxcellent.
     
  4. GAUGE

    GAUGE In Art, Nothing Is Impossible.

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    I am all over this sucker. (if I ever find one of course)
     
  5. Shin Densetsu

    Shin Densetsu I WILL DESTROY YOU Super Mod

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    Where did you find this guy?
     
  6. SAF7

    SAF7 LOVE this game!

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    Not really a fan of how the eyes are painted, but everything else about this guy is looking pretty nice.
     
  7. T16skyhopp

    T16skyhopp Well-Known Member

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    I have been doing some part time work at hasbro. They had him at their "toy boutique".
     
  8. Stryker055

    Stryker055 Josh Boyfriend

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    WANTTTTT

    That Mechtech Axe looks glorious.
     
  9. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    Kickass deco and weapon. Sold.
     
  10. Ribieconvoy

    Ribieconvoy It's pronounced "ribby"

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    look at that, a 20 dollar WFC Optimus axe with a free DOTM Optimus redeco!
     
  11. T16skyhopp

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    I ot him for a bit cheaper but that's the plan.
     
  12. Anguirus

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    Damn, that's a SWEET weapon. Both modes look great to me. But I don't care about the toy itself.

    :lol 

    Maybe I should put him with Walmart BB Moon Prime and have a battle of the stupid color schemes?
     
  13. knoted

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    Ah ok,... so his main colours are still red and blue....from the promo pictures i thought the blue was black....so it's actually a really dark blue.
     
  14. Ravenxl7

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    Not bad, but if I get a copy of this mold, I'll either stick with the original release, or wait for a different repaint (more are bound to be on the way). This one's Mechtech weapon doesn't interest me at all, tbh, so if I were to get this guy, I would probably just sell/trade it.
     
  15. Anguirus

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    I'll give you money for it!
     
  16. Red leader

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    want this badly! the original Op figure is a kick ass toy, having an axe and that paintjob just makes him awesome
     
  17. Powersa

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    clear plastic axe looks great, wish there's more clear plastic on the figure itself
     
  18. T16skyhopp

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    The solar panel style parts are all clear.
     
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    Grabbed this guy at retail today. Solid buy. I like him so much better than the first DOTM Voyager Prime on account of the deco and the mech tech weapon.
     
  20. Shin Densetsu

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    I think I will feel the same, the paint and weapon on this one look great
     

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