FOC Deluxe Optimus Prime

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  1. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Let's get down to the nitty gritty, shall we?

    Firstly, to point out one of my observations - In my FOC Jazz review, he was hampered by him legs and feet, making him very difficult to pose and play. FOC Shockwave on the other hand was nicely done in terms of plastic durability and sculpt. Prime on the other hand beats Shockwave in terms of articulation.

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    Few things that I like:-
    1) The headsculpt is nice. Even tho there is no light piping present, the detail of the headsculpt is marginally better than the WFC version of Optimus prime. They even painted the eyes.
    2) There is a thigh/bicep/wrist/waist swivel which helped greatly in the articulation department. The feet are on a ball joint and so are the shoulders and head.
    3) the plastic colors, while looks muted, does the job nicely.
    4) Transformation is satisfying and he Tfs into a serviceable Cybertronian truck

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    5) Overall articulation is quite good.

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    Here are the not so nice observations:-
    1) His gun - While it does the job nicely, it is not as 'hefty' as the WFC version.
    2) He seems to have a serious case of extreme pelvic thrust. The distance between the waist and the head is kinda funny (as you can see in the pic, which I removed the arm to illustrate the point)

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    Overall, he is a decent figure. But there is a size decrease in his bulk compared to WFC Prime. But if you are not picky about scale, size and whatsnot, he should make a fine addition to those who collect the FOC or Optimus Prime in general.

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    And one more thing...

    Ger-truck!
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    Addendum - Seems I missed out another step. the Smokestacks folds down in bot mode and folds up in Truck mode.
    Here are the corrected pics. It doesn't really affect transformation, whether it is up or down is a matter of preference.

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  2. Bountyan

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    I can't get over that dumb design. Fatimus Prime is more like it. And dat pelvic thrust.

    Toy seems okay but looks way inferior compared to WFC Prime.
     
  3. Dinodigger97

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    I don't like the huge red gap between the windows. It's just pointless and makes him look fatter than he really is.
     
  4. shamanking282

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    Looks pretty cool. Can't wait for Magnus!
     
  5. theestampede

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    he has a simplicity and chunkiness i find appealing. looks to be a good toy just to fiddle with while watching tv or something.

    wish the head looked as nice as wfc prime's. wfc prime has what is easily one of my fav optimus head sculpts.
     
  6. KA

    KA PENIS GOES WHERE?!!

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    Im gonna wait for magnus but i gotta admit there something appealing abt the simplistic/kibble free design compared the WFC prime.
     
  7. KnightHawkke

    KnightHawkke Flynn Lives TFW2005 Supporter

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    I can see some potential here with some good reprolabels love!

    Middle window, some glow strips, some circuitry detailing perhaps.
     
  8. theestampede

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    any chance of a photo of his back? thanks.
     
  9. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Addendum - Seems I missed out another step. the Smokestacks folds down in bot mode and folds up in Truck mode.
    Here are the corrected pics. It doesn't really affect transformation, whether it is up or down is a matter of preference.

    Updated in 1st post

    Sure.

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  10. Powersa

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    So Optimus is just... looking down. Reminds me of Ironhide.
     
  11. TCracker

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    Nah, it's just my pics. His head has full ball jointed movement.
     
  12. sages

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    Lol at the back fake wheels. Again, better than expected. Will probably get it at sale price even though I am confident there will be a voyager version eventually.
     
  13. TFtoycollector

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    He looks cool. Definitely a step back from WFC Optimus, but still a great looking figure. I'll be picking him up if i see him.
     
  14. Cheebs

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    Wow, that's some odd dedication to...something...bothering to sculpt fake wheels into his back.

    I dunno. On one hand, the video game continuity already has a Prime toy that is "wizards did it" great. This new Prime toy obviously can't touch that old one. FoC character designs also just kind'a suck in general compaired to WfC.

    On the other hand I buy Optimus Prime toys until they shoot out of my ears, because...Optimus Prime.
     
  15. JackHammer

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    There is something about this mold that find great but at the same time kind of lame
     
  16. Sumner Sturgeon

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    I like it, for sure. It's Optimus, and recognisable as such, but there's a certain...quirkiness to it that works for me.

    I don't get the complaint about the gun lacking visual heft, though; if anything, I think WFC Prime's tiny rifle looks rather anemic compared to this guy's weapon.
     
  17. pingth

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    I thot he looks better to me compared to the earlier pics from botcon. Will definitely have him.
     
  18. Lewa1267

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    I think it's better than the WFC toy and it's actual game model on FOC. WFC Prime is alright, but I wish he was more bulky and his back kibble really detracts the look of the figure to me.
     
  19. theestampede

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    thanks for the pic.

    seriously, what the hell is up wth the current design team and fake wheels. its absurd.
     
  20. seekerblackout

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    Huh. I kinda like it more now.
     

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