Leader Optimus or Leader Sentinel?

Discussion in 'Transformers Toy Discussion' started by Sideways77, Jul 19, 2012.

  1. Sideways77

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    I was just messing with some old leaders of mine and dug out RoTF Optimus. I compared him to DoTM Sentinel Prime, and tried to find out whose better. So I got the idea to make this topic. In your opinion, which figure is better?

    I personally like Sentinel better. He has an intricate transformation, accurate weapons, and neat features.

    Who do you like better?
     
  2. Driskull98

    Driskull98 World's Only Snarler Fan

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    I never bought Sentinel, but I did manage to toy around with one at a friend's house. His transformation was hard, as was Optimus', but I personally like ROTF Prime more.
     
  3. Gilgamesh

    Gilgamesh Mostly Harmless

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    Both are near-masterpieces in my opinion. They're very well engineered and detailed, with complex and amazing transformations. I think Prime ranks just a bit higher since he's more "solid" overall, but Sentinel is amazing too.

    However... "No one can defewt stawsqweam!"
     
  4. Flyby33

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    Prime is better...oh optimus that is!
     
  5. xanthax

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    I think RotF Optimus is better. Sentinel isn't bad though.
     
  6. Frognal

    Frognal Prodigal Son Returned

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    I'd say Sentinel beats regular RotF Prime. Buster, Jetwing, or Striker Optimus on the other hand...
     
  7. rxlthunder

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    Optimus
     
  8. hoosierdaddy04

    hoosierdaddy04 The Lord of Diecast

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    ROTF Optimus hands down. I figured out Sentinel no prob, needed to refer to instructions for Optimus. Optimus just seems to "tab in" a bit better.
     
  9. jjtitus

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    I'd say Optimus wins. Sentinel is awesome but with the way the kibble sits, it's hard to get a good stance outta him.
     
  10. Powersa

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    Optimus wins but he's easier to get. Look at all the versions. More on the way. Sentinel is unlikely to be produced again.
     
  11. wolfe

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    Optimus. I like both figures, however.
     
  12. doctajones428

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    Optimus. If you can get Buster or Jetwing (Amazon has him up for preorder) go for that, the standard gray plastic on him is pretty bland but he's still a great figure. The arm blades are a pain.

    Sentinel is a very awesome figure too, and he's much cheaper right now. You can get Optimus for $80+ and Sentinel for $50
     
  13. Cheebs

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    They're both amazing.

    Buster Prime is better than Sentinel is better than regular Ops.

    Both molds are a world above other TF toys.
     
  14. Bountyan

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    ROTF Prime. I find Sentinel a frustrating toy. I can't get him to stand, I have to fiddle a lot just to get him to hold his weapons, and I wish his chest parts held together tighter.
     
  15. kibble

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    Sentinel's panels are annoying. ROTF Optimus Prime is probably the best movie toy out there between engineering and accuracy. I would be ecstatic to sell my entire movie collection for cost shy of that Optimus. I'd keep him.
     
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    I really like sentinel for his bot mode posability, mostly because he has really nice ankle articulation. Overall though I prefer optimus. I only have the rotf and hftd molds (one combined with jetfire), but my ultimate plan is to grab third party accessories like fakebusker hands, ko/cast axe and sword and hopefullythe cannons that were shown in radicons to make my "ultimate" optimus. And amazon jetwing, definitely preordered that!
     
  17. opt1musaber

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    Both are awesome
     
  18. Erland

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    I have Sentinel and have loved him since day 1, which was Christman last year..

    I'm currently looking for a ROTF Optimus to pair up with Jetfire. I have currently found a HFTD Battle Hooks for $35 and i'm about to pull the trigger but, out of all the ROTF Optimus but not Night watch, dark, or clear version which one looks best with Jetfire? Does the Jetwing Prime also Pair up with Jetfire?

    I want to find one of the best version of ROTF with out going to Striker or Buster Prime since those are really expensive for me. Oh and no Asian Releases US only. I just need a list of all the different versions.. It sounds like it's such a great mold I want one.
     
  19. jru42287

    jru42287 Where are my testicles, Summer?

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    If I were you, I'd honestly sell your Jetfire and buy the DotM two-pack with Buster and Jetfire. Buster is definitely worth it (especially that version, because he's got the movie-accurate blue pinstripes), and you'll get a pretty penny for your Jetfire if he's in good condition, which would help towards the purchase. Seriously.


    And on topic: I like Sentinel, but I find him more frustrating. I can hardly get him to stand, even without the batteries weighing him down in back. Optimus is just beautiful.
     
  20. Molina00

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    I have the mainline ROTF Prime (with the flip out blades) and Jetfire. I have them combined right now so I could try to take some pics if you want to see it.
     

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