'Evolution of Optimus' shelf

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  1. gtf316

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    With the new movie toys failing to catch my interest, I've decided to invest the funds from my tf budget this summer elsewhere.

    I've been thinking of doing an Optimus Prime shelf but with a difference, left to right it will show the evolution of Optimus Prime from G1 right up to his imminent incarnation in Transformers Prime.

    I'll be focusing on Primes from the shows/comics, so figures like Alternators and Alternity won't be included, though Optimus Primals will be.

    So, does anyone have any thoughts on the best figures to use to display the character's progression?

    Update May 30th: 14 down, 4 to go.

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    Will movie-verse be included?
     
  3. Jetbolt

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    Would the Beast Wars Bat Primal count? I heard they were going to have it as Optimus Prime before they went a different path.
     
  4. Thundershot

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    My Prime shelf is a little more simple than that... I have the most up-to-date version of the various Prime/Convoy characters from each universe, or sometimes just the toy version I like best (in the case of movie Prime, who doesn't have new bodies like several others)

    Classics Optimus Prime in DIA armor and faceplate and G3 trailer.
    Optimal Optimus
    Big Convoy
    Lio Convoy
    RID Optimus Prime
    Cybertron Optimus Prime
    HFD Battle Blades Optimus Prime
    Animated Voyager Optimus Prime
    Generations WFC Optimus Prime
    Shattered Glass Optimus Prime

    Eventually the WFC one will get replaced with a proper TFP voyager one.
     
  5. Dinobot747

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    Promise us you will post pictures when you are done.
     
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    My suggestions would be:
    • G1
    • G1 Powermaster
    • G2 Laser prime
    • RID Prime
    • Cybertron Prime (The best one from the AEC trilogy)
    • Classics Prime
    • Animated Prime (voyager)
    • War for Cybertron
    • ROTF Leader Prime (I know you don't like the movie stuff, but it is such a well engineered figure)
    • Prime Prime
     
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  7. Kuma Style

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    I have this poster framed on a wall. Use this as your guide OP:

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    It's pretty much every Prime through BWII, so it's definitely a good start.
     
  8. TFPrime

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    I used that poster for awhile too..I was glad when I finally was able to get everyone on it..and then some.
     
  9. Thundershot

    Thundershot The guy with 28 Sweeps

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    That poster is missing some though... (mostly because it's outdated now) I can think of a few obvious ones right now:

    Lio Convoy
    Big Convoy
    Star Convoy
    Energon Prime
    Cybertron Prime
    Movie Prime
    Animated Prime
    Prime Prime

    No clue why Optimus Minor is on there... I don't even know why he's called that.
     
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    I think it's funny that I stated the poster was up through BWII, and then you say, "You're missing some" and proceed to list the primes from BWII on.

    ... come on now guy.
     
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    You'd need Alfa Trion in there too wouldn't you? (think that was his first body / mold).

    Optimus has had a rough transition over the years hasn't he? lol
     
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    There is that eHobby Orion Pax, if you want to count "previous forms" of Optimus.

    Alternators/Binaltech and Alternity had fiction for each line in Japan, so I think technically those figures could be included too.
     
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    Someone needs to post that "Ascent of man" optimus primal spoof pic
     
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    I actually do like the movie figures, ROTF leader Prime will be on the shelf, just don't fancy the new stuff.

    Never seen any of the japanese beast wars, need to study up before I decide if I should splash the cash on Lio and Big.

    Although Alternators and Alternity do have fiction supporting them, they just don't feel like part of the progression to me. Not enough of an impact on the tf universe. Just a personal thing I guess.
     
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    I have a Prime shelf that's somewhat similar, but only with the G1 Optimus/Convoy character.

    G1 (25th Anni., hope to get the Encore or a better Reissue soon)
    MP (DVD)
    Classics (Henkei being on another shelf)
    WST
    RotF Leader
    SDCC Mini-Bust
    Mega SCF
    3 Mighty Muggs (G1, G1 SDCC, and Movie)

    And that's about it so far. I have the Mickey Mouse Convoy in that display also. Couldn't think of anywhere else that would belong.
     
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    You mean Orion Pax?

    Alpha Trion was Prime's creator.


    I would say try and keep the sizes of the figure as even as possible, so probably go for all deluxes or maybe voyagers at a push. i just feel that having a couple of leaders alongside figures half the size would not make for an aesthetically pleasing display in this context (especially if you are looking to compare like against like).
     
  17. gtf316

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    So far they're all ultra/voyager or bigger.

    Beast Wars Primal, Armada Prime, Cybertron Prime, MP Prime, Animated Prime and Classics Prime. Should have a God Ginrai by the end of the week.

    Bought Transmetal Primal, but no idea how big he is til he arrives.
     
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    He's about voyager size.

    Surprised to hear you're super-sizing this display. Should be an imposing end result though :thumbs2: 
     
  19. gtf316

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    Definitely super-sizing, picking up figures for combined modes too so I can change it up now and again ie. Armada Jetfire, RID Magnus etc.
     
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    I hate that thing, got a broken one kicking about. Insult to the name of Optimus.
     

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