is DOTM - Transformers - DA-15 Jetwing Optimus Prime! worth buying

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  1. CrashElements

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    is DOTM - Transformers - DA-15 Jetwing Optimus Prime! worth buying? i live in Shout Africa and to ship it to me it will cost close to $300 witch is close to R2463.00. Is this toy worth that much money?
     

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  2. SydneyY

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    $300 :eek:  I love that toy a lot, but probably not for that much.
     
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    It is a lot better 'in-hand' then it looks - it has a lot of heft to it, and the wingspan is very impressive in person - but $300 is a lot of money for it. It is very cool, but the jetpack does not especially 'do' anything on its own - at heart, this is still the basic Leader class ROTF Optimus Prime, with slight modifications. If you don't have another version of the mold, then it is probably worth getting - jet-pack notwithstanding, it is a great representation of movie-verse Optimus Prime. If you do have the 'main' figure, the jet pack is basically just an elaborate - but impressive - add-on.

    Good toy & fun to mess around with - but $300 is a lot, especially if the only 'new' thing that you'll get is the jet-pack.
     
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    its only $199 originally its the shipping that macks it so expensive its almost $100 for the shipping
     
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    Hmmm I think my local TRU still might have Jetwing OP for $100 or so (he was released in Australia).
     
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    i have no udder movie Optimus prime. the shops by us aren't really big on TF toys and wen they have the toys its only in store for the months witch its in the cinema. so never got the chans to get the normal TF ROTF Optimus prime and DOM Optimus prime just sucks
     
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    If you like the jetpack get it.

    The Jetpack looks gorgeous but I've never liked the fact that it doesn't transform.
     
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    Are toys r us dusnt have a single TF toy
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Nope. It's not really "worth" the retail + shipping i paid for it.
     
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    Why don't you look around? $300 is alot of money! I have Buster, JetWing and Striker and my favourite is Striker. IMO while Jet Wing looks nice, he feels to gimmicky for me.
     
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    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    Lack of paint is its biggest demerit, imo,
     
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    the review i saw of him Optimus prime does transform? or did you mean the jet pack?
     
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    what i like about the toy is the abdominal part it has more detail then the normal leader TF ROTF it has those metal ab plates
     
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    I think it was an awesome idea/add on for an already amazing toy, but I just couldn't buy it (even for $200) when it didn't have the Buster Prime paintjob. I do like how much detail they even put into the pack itself, but again, I think they kind of dropped the ball in terms of taking of advantage to really showcase it (painting, etc).

    This is all, of course, with complete disregard to the current exchange rate and inflation :eek: . Just my two cents.
     
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    Yes. I mean the jetpack.
     
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    You mean Jet Wing? If so yeah but I can live with it. Guess I was too distracted by the back pack! LOL!

    Yeah, its pretty cool. When my friends come over to my place they are impressed by JW but when they look at Striker, they prefer the colors. Get him the Energon swords and he's the "basic" Optimus you'll ever need! :) 
     
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    Wait, why did you have to add the! exclamation mark?
     
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    Hmm you sure? That was a while back when they were that price and I would highly doubt there'd be any left too.

    I picked mine up when it was 100 at TRU :D 

    To OP you should look around for a place that does 250 or less (including shipping)
     
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    i looked at OP Striker i like him its the same OP but just different paint app and the truck mode is really cool with the shield and it will work out cheaper then the Jetwing OP. But ..... all the places online i looked are all out of stock ;(
     
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    hahah sorry that's how i coped the name from the site
     

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