How would you rate Machine Wars Optimus Prime?

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  1. Tenebrouser

    Tenebrouser Craft...or is it crap?

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    I finally nabbed one yesterday after years of futility. I had to have it to complete my Ops collection.

    It looks like a fun toy, and it comes with stickers, so that's always fun. How would owners of this figure rate it? Where would you rank it among other lines' Optimus figures?

    I can't wait to get this, though it doesn't seem to be discussed much.
     
  2. llamatron

    llamatron Shut up, Nigel. TFW2005 Supporter

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    I have a G1 Thunderclash, which I believe is essentially the same toy (although I heard that MW Optimus had the autoloading missile feature removed). He's fantastic. Great truck, sweet base mode with lots of weapons.
     
  3. Backscatter

    Backscatter Autobot Brainmaster TFW2005 Supporter

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    True, most if not all MW stuff is missing springs. I guess if you can get past MW Prime's unshielded face (the boxart shows him sheilded) it's not such a bad figure, though I do prefer the mold as G1 Thunderclash.
     
  4. Abrogate

    Abrogate Nondescript Former Poster

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    Isnt the boxart an editted version of Laser Prime?

    For a G1 toy, he's not bad at all. A nice cybertronic semi, a simple but fun trailer/missile platform, a unique color scheme. He might actually be my favorite of the MW figures, although Starscream is definitely impressive too.
     
  5. ambushbug74

    ambushbug74 Stroke me, Stroke me! TFW2005 Supporter

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    Starscream and Prime are the only Machine Wars figures I have. As a Prime I would have to rank him just above Armada Prime. There are so many good Prime figures out there that he is just kinda lost in the shuffle. You can tell he really was just slapped with Prime colors and shoehorned into it. He is a nice little figure and transforms well and all. But I don't really think he is all that great as a Prime figure. I do want a Thunderclash though as these garish colors are kinda neat.
     
  6. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    I love it, it has a unique transformation that should be revisited in the future with more articulation.
     
  7. NotoriousBIC

    NotoriousBIC Prime Suspect

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    Thunderclash :thumb 
    MW Optimus Prime :thumbdown 
     
  8. .SentinelPrime Is Dead.

    .SentinelPrime Is Dead. Banned

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    For the time it was released its a good figure. It still holds up against some of the new prime releases.
     
  9. Th0r4z1n3

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    never seen him before, looks like a repaint of the g-1 combaticons/bruticus (RID comandos/ruination) combiners set. http://www.tfw2005.com/gallery/showgallery.php/cat/669
    looks pritty dope though, imma have to keep an eye out for em, gotta love those combinrs sets.
     
  10. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    Looks like a good post-movie figure, but both color schemes suck. He'd look nice in a Ultra Magnus scheme (the head even resembles Ultra Magnus').
     
  11. ckhtiger

    ckhtiger old skool fool

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    like you, I've got a big optimus collection. I found it in a KB for retail price about 8 years ago. it's definitely one of my least favorites. that, hero, and g2 spychanger prime are tied in my book for the bottom of the barrel. the truck mode is cool, but the bot mode doesn't have that "prime" face, which is key. I'd actually like to see a recolor or digibash in "true" prime colors.
     
  12. Ruination04

    Ruination04 8 Years Old Since 1984!

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    Cool truck...hate the base.
    Needs a Prime face. 6.5 out of 10....
     
  13. SPLIT LIP

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    Shitty.
     
  14. Bendimus Prime

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    I really like the figure overall, but he's just not Optimus without the faceplate. I wish that Universe had been more successful. I think the mold would have made a perfect Rodimus Prime.
     
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    I like him as Thunderclash. Nice design, interesting transformation. As a Prime, he kind of makes me think "early years" for some reason.
     
  16. Chaos Muffin

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    6/10
     
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    He's a figure I plan on getting this year; he's one of a handful of Autobot leader moulds I don't have.
     
  18. Josh

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    i like him :D 

    i got a good deal on him too

    like $25 loose IIRC
    good stuff :D 
     
  19. Liokaiser

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    Funny you should post this thread. I just gave one away for free.
     
  20. LigerPrime

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    He's a decent toy and quite "fun" but he got 2 things against him...the lack of the infamous face-plate and the other is the colour scheme. I give him 6.5/10.
     

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