Optimus Prime - Transport Truck or Fire Truck?

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  1. cheetorBWORG

    cheetorBWORG Cheetor Fan

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    Through out the Transformers meta-verse, the many incarnations of Optimus Prime have been mostly transport trucks. But in a few, we see that he's taken on an alt mode of a fire truck.

    My question, fans... Your choice: What would make Optimus... Optimus?

    Would the heroic factor of the Fire engine be more suited for the Autobot leader? Or do you absolutely love the Geewunny goodness that is the Transport truck?

    Leave your opinions. I'm really curious.

    For me, Cybertron Prime really does it. I mean... Transformers are sentient, futuristic machines. And being the leader of the HEROIC Autobots, the futuristic fire engine depicted by Optimus in the Cybertron series really hits it home for me than any other design.
     
  2. Prisoner1138

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    As long as he's a truck, it's fine with me. I prefer him being a transport truck, not just because "OMGEEWUN!", but because I prefer the thought that optimus was a plain old regular non heroic robot soldier to start with.

    Yes, I know that's g1, but I actually have a reason behind it rather than having the preference just for the sake of it.
     
  3. Silent_Magnus

    Silent_Magnus Taint of Primus

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    Animated Optimus is both, so hah.

    I prefer cybertronian/futuristic trucks though.
     
  4. Nachtsider

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    If I had my way, the definitive Optimus Prime would be a futuristic fire truck with a trailer module. The trailer would be transformable into a battle station, and Prime would also be able to combine with it to form a super robot mode, ala Powermaster Optimus Prime. Throw in an improved Roller as a plus.
     
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    I honestly prefer the normal truck altmodes for prime, but the firetrucks are okay once in a while, too. In TFA Prime we get both transport and fire tucks, at least the cab portion.
     
  6. Sound Blaster

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    Another one of these threads?

    Rig w/Trailer the only Firetruck should be Hot Spot OR Inferno...Case Closed
     
  7. Soundwave84

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    A regular ol working robot for me G1 style or hell the movie version is fine for me!
     
  8. Ramrider

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    I like both. Conceptually, I'd say I prefer him as a transport rig. But the RiD and Cybertron lines starred two of my favourite Prime figures...
     
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    Freightliner, Frieghtliner, Freightliner!

    Okay, I'll stop now. Especially since Classics Prime is one of the best made, and he seems to be based more on a Peterbilt. I preffer Prime as a semi truck. Preffereably, a cab over.

    He did make a pretty cool loking guntruck in Cybertron, though.
     
  10. cheetorBWORG

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    Your opinion, dude. Just not any of ours. Though, I respect the transport rig. You know, transport rigs bring us food and other various stuff every day, so truckers are somewhat heroes as well.
     
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    This. But only if he also turned into a munkey.
     
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    I know it's G1(call me an oldschooler)but I gotta go with Sound Blaster on this one guys.
     
  13. Sound Blaster

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    No it's not my opinion about 3 of these threads have showed up in the past 2 months...Did people forget about the search feature?

    :confused: 

    Thanks Allsparky!

    Sometimes the first is the best.....:thumb 

     
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    I like both. RID Prime is one of my favs, but When I think optimus, I think "semi truck".
     
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    Munky Truck!
     
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    the reason i prefer him as a semi-truck is because it seems more him. iunno, when i think "firetruck" characters like Inferno come to mind.
     
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    Personally, as RID is the series that got me into TF's, and the fact that my favorite version of Optimus Prime is RID Prime, I'd have to say that my choice for his alt-mode would be that of a firetruck. Cybertron Prime was ok, but it just didn't look like a firetruck (being "futuristic" didn't help one effing bit). Animated Prime isn't too bad, but he's not as good as RID Prime, imo. Transport trucks are too plain, and they just don't make sense for him, imo (though Classics Prime looks good, imo, oddly enough).
     
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    TRUKK not TRU-

    Oh.
     
  19. -Mainframe-

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    Optimus Prime should be a semi or like his "War Within" Cybertron semi mode.
     
  20. MROptimusPrime

    MROptimusPrime LEGAL NAME: OPTIMUS PRIME

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    For the 07 movie, I would have liked a firetruck better, unless it would have been a cab over. The one used for the movie/leader toy is one of THE best toys I have ever played with, but more suited for Rodimus Prime.

    That Fireblast Fast Action Battler proves my point as the figure for Rodimus.
     

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