Optimus Prime--Faceplate Or No Faceplate? (Or A Retractable Faceplate.)

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  1. GrimlockAutobot

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    I personally love the retractable faceplate on movie and TF Animated Prime. I thought it was a great idea and I love that he uses the faceplate in battle-mode. It also made for a nice gimmick on the Animated Voyager toy.

    So in your opinion, should Prime have a faceplate or not? Or Should he have a retractable faceplate? If so, should he only put it up in battle mode?

    This question includes all incarnations of Prime who did/didn't have a faceplate including Primal etc. Thanks for posting.
     
  2. red00wolf

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    primal = yes

    G1 optimus = no

    all others = whatever
     
  3. Insane Galvatron

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    BW Primal = retractable plate

    G1 Prime = faceplate ( no mouth )

    All others, it doesn't matter to me.
     
  4. rizuan76

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    Same here.
     
  5. seeker311

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    Didnt we already do this? :horse: 
     
  6. Tekkaman Blade

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    yes but it'll pop up again

    Prime=faceplate
    Primal=Retractable

    A series with both characters would be cool.
     
  7. GrimlockAutobot

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    I wasn't sure if we did this or not so......I thought we didn't so I started a new thread. Maybe this one should be merged or closed? ;) 
     
  8. LigerPrime

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    I will settle on this also! :) 
     
  9. DethPike

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    I dunno... maybe I'm just too old-school. But I always get a little bummed when I see an Optimus that has a mouth. I think they oughta all have the faceplate. I just feel like that was part of his whole gimmick. Like Megatron - everytime I see a Megatron I want it to be sporting a humongous cannon on his arm :) 
     
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    Eh, I'm not particular either/or in any case, frankly. If he's got the faceplate, fine; if he's got an actual face, fine.

    What I've never cared for, though, is the "slotted faceplate" thing where you can see the mouth. IMO they've never been able to do that in a way I'm comfortable with.
     
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    G1 Prime should have one, he'd look weird without one.

    BW Primal should have a partial one or retractable, as he can look weird without one. (Looking at you, TM Primal. No awesome monkey-surfing can make up for your toothy grin, but I still love you regardless)

    Movie Prime sould have the retractable one, as he would look weird if he left the faceplate on for too long.

    Animated Prime (IMO) shouldn't have one, as it makes his face look incomplete and not Optimus-like. Plus he just looks more friendly without it.

    I don't really hold any other Primes in high enough regards or have enough emotional attachment or interest to warrant any mention on this subject further than this indirect statement.
     
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    Faceplate. Always faceplate. If it retracts, I'm always tempted to glue it in place.
     
  13. Johnator

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    This.
     
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    IMO its not Optimus unless he has the faceplate, it just doesn't look like him without it.
     
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    I agree with this.
     
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    Plate that face.
     
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    No Prime without a faceplate will ever evoke the same feel as G1 Prime did. The faceplate is one of his crucial features imo.

    The idea of a retractable face-plate is not a bad idea though. It becomes a bigger deal and cooler-looking when movie Prime puts on his 'battle mask'. But i would like to see him, or any Prime with a retractable face plate, leave it on for longer. It always seems too brief.
     
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    Gotta have the faceplate...
     
  20. Grimlock_13

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    Doesn't matter to me.
     

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