Legends Wave 3 (Animated Prime, BB, and Prowl)

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  1. rattrap007

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    I just picked these guys up. Sorry I am nowhere near a camera, nor will I be all day, so no pics for now.

    Optimus Prime- Very nicely done Look good in both modes. Transformation is as follows:

    Rotate at waist. bring shoulders back together behind body, fold forearms against side of cab. Bring legs back and extend feet.

    Vehicle mode is nice. Tiny. But cool. Overall I give him a 4.5/5.

    Bumblebee - Wow Robot mode is captured very well! The arms ar what you'd expect with the doors stuck to them, but still to get the chest and face to look that good is very nice! Transformation is:

    turn Chest 180 so now the head is at the crotch. This will put the back part of the car in the proper place. Fold arms to the side. Now fold the legs backwards to form the front.

    Car mode is pretty good as well. Overall it is a great little figure. Another 4.5/5.

    Prowl - The star of the wave. He is AWESOME! Robot mode looks like a little prowl (except for the feet). He is tiny and if Dlx Prowl is an adult, this guy would be about 4-5 years old. Just a little clone of the big version. Transformation... well it is basically the same as the larger version. Yes the SAME transformation!

    You fold the head back a bit, bring the arms up and stick them together. This now covers the head. Bring down the waist and spin 90* and fold the legs in to form the lower half of the bike.

    Bike mode is great. It may not be exactly like the larger version, but for a complex toy like prowl to get THIS complex of a basic, WOW! This guy is a marvel of complexity for a tiny size. Normally you expect simplified transformations on tiny one like this. This show that complex transformation can be used in these tiny bodies. 5/5!! Perfection!
     
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  2. SoundMaster

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    I'm thinking about getting Prime, and mabye even Bumbles, but not sure about Prowl.
     
  3. rattrap007

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    Prowl is AWESOME man. Best of the bunch IMO.
     
  4. Ray Kremer

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    Will get them along with Banana Ratchet and Ghost Lockdown.
     
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    can prowl moves his arms forward at the shoulders?
     
  6. rattrap007

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    Don't think so. He is in my car at the moment. But his hinge flap shoulder go up and down in robot mode. But he has ball joint shoulder sockets so he is quite poseable
     
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    Shoulder hinges that move forawds as the move down. Ball joint elbows.
     
  8. Dupree

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    Picked up Bumblebee last night, decided to throw in some quick pics

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    Overall, he's awesome and I can't wait to get the others!!
     
  9. rattrap007

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    Here are some pics
     
  10. Shark Jumper

    Shark Jumper さあ、お前の罪を数えろ

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    maybe if the tan parts were painted it would look better.
     
  11. rattrap007

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    The tan parts are fine. The flash is reflecting off his tan and making it look bad.
     
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    I just got these today and WOW...... There are awesome for such small bots, they transform well and play ablility is great.
     
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    i saw these in the target excusive packs, they look really well made, much nicer than the previous universe legends of the last few years, the newer ones eg jazz seem to have a much better quality overall.
     
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    picked up the ratchet pack with starscream and prowl last night.....they look great, but are a little flimsy, maybe I just got a bad batch. A little superglue fixed the problem though
     
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    Prowl: impressive transformation for the size. Robot and especially bike mode are a little off, but forgiveable in a legend toy. Doesn't really hold together well in bike mode for me - needs pegs.

    Bumblebee: Both modes look surprisingly good. Transformation is kinda fiddly and tough to get everything lined up proper for car mode. Except maybe for the one-piece arms, an excellent rendition.

    Optimus Prime: Clever and surprising transformation. Both modes look good, truck mode more than expected. Paint is a little simple. Elbows, but no knees. Pretty excellent tiny Optimus though.

    Verdict: Prowl doesn't quite work for me, but both Optimus and Bumblebee are excellent tiny toys. I'd give maybe a slight edge to Optimus because the robot mode displays so well.
     
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    I just got Prime & BB from the Stealth Lockdown set. These retain the level of excellence from the last wave of Legends (Hound, Megs, Jazz). Both look really good in bot and alt modes, the transformations are clever and fun yet simple (I love how Prime transforms almost identical to his G1 toy), and the plastic quality seems to almost be higher than the larger Universe figures.

    My only real criticism is that Prime really could have benefited from knee joints. I think they left the joints out to retain a solid base for alt mode though. Speaking of his alt mode, he makes a better looking truck than the Activators and Deluxe versions do.

    While these guys do suffer from a bit of redundancy (there are so many toys of these characters out right now) it is nice to have them reprisenting Animated in my Legends collection, and this is by far the best looking Legends Prime of any of them.
     
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    I really love the prime and bee legends I got with my lockdown prowl. IMO, I would be happy to have legends bee as my main bee animated figure rather than the deluxe figure. (should have kept that packaging)...:banghead: 
     

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