Pictorial Review of Tokyo Toy Show United Black Optimus Prime

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  1. pingth

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    Here is a pictorial review of the Tokyo Toy Show United Black Optimus Prime. This is a mold which many classic line collectors are familiar with, so I am not going to touch on the mold itself but this review will be mainly comparing with the similar SDCC Nemesis Prime.

    Before comparison, here are some pictures of the United Black OP in both vehicle and robot mode:

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    For comparison purpose, the left is the United Black OP and the right is the SDCC Nemesis Prime. Here are some comparison pictures in vehicle mode:

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    And comparison in robot mode:

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    The main obvious difference between these two is the colour of the windows, for the United Black OP, the colour is red while it is blue on the SDCC Nemesis Prime. Also, the light piping of the head of the United OP is obviously red as well but the thing to note about the SDCC Nemesis Prime is that while the light piping on the head is blue, the eyes are actually painted red...

    Other subtle differences will the stripe patterns on the wind vane, the body of the truck itself in vehicle mode and the insignia. United Black OP does not have decepticon symbol in vehicle mode whereas the SDCC Nemesis Prime has one on his left side. And in robot mode, United Black OP has symbols on both shoulders whereas SDCC Nemesis Prime only has it on one shoulder. Basically if you have a Henkei Classic OP, you will find that this United Black OP has stripes, symbols that are consistent with it.

    Also, the handgun is mainly silver in colour whereas the SDCC Nemesis Prime's is all black.

    United Black OP, features very much darker grey on the thighs and his shin are black in colour as well, unlike the SDCC Nemesis Prime where his shin are midnight grey in colour. Hence overall, physically you can see that United Black OP is a very much darker prime.

    And here are more pictures and group shots with SDCC Nemesis Prime(s):

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    And also group shots with Henkei OP where you can see the consistency in paint apps patterns etc:

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    And with some other accessories and upgrades like the BTS trailer and Fansproject Shadow Commander:

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    This pic is to highlight that the Fansproject Shadow Commander still match the SDCC Nemesis Prime better due to some portions of it using midnight grey which is consistent with the legs of SDCC Nemesis Prime:

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    Overall, I love this figure and I love this mold. The red used on the windows and light piping on the head works for me. As a classic line collector, I find this piece to be a great addition to the collection despite having multiple figures with the same mold already. Hence, I do recommend this figure and for some reasons, the United black OP and Henkei OP tabs on well for me in vehicle mode but no so on two of my SDCC Nemesis Primes, hence I am not too sure if it is just my SDCC figures or it does known to have this problem.
     
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    Whatever you did to the SDCC's bumper and grill, looks good.
     
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    I'm starting to feel like black/teal is Nemesis, black/teal/red is Scourge. Shrugs.
     
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    Those were from Reprolabels.
     
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    I didn't think of it that way initially but now that you said it...it does seem to fit the bill, now we need some 3rd party to come out with a tanker trailer or something for this guy!
     
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    I thought that's been the consensus for several years?
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran

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    Behind the curve as usual. :lol 
     
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    here's a couple of it in the shadow commander armour
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    How well do the teal accents match?
     
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    pretty close actually. look at the knee and the arm in that last pic.

    it's just in the wrong spots.
     
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    Just got mine today. Dose anyone else have a bent neck? Mines looking up and at an angle. I'm trying to take the eyes out to see if I can fix it but its a pain.

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    Hey, don't take the eyes / light piping out....I tried that when I was doing some mod to my SDCC Nemesis Prime, for this mold, it will be very very difficult to put the light piping on the head back in (requires some light hammering) even if you can get it out. If you think the neck is spolit, request for an exchange from whom you purchased from.
     
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    Optimist_Prime The Original Optimist!

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    I'll tell ya that Hasbro Nemesis Prime has always screamed Motor Master to me. I can not wait to get this United Black Prime though. Then I can get rid of the Kold version I have.
     
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    Some more pics. I need to get another scourge sword for this guy.
     

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    I still think that it should be called Nemesis Prime instead of Black Optimus Prime.
     
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    Came home after work today and saw my package at front. Very nice. A straight repaint of Henkei Convoy in black and red, totally rocks. Looks great next to each other.
     
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    Must own united black convoy!!!!
     
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    Anyone have pics of this with the BTS Nemesis Prime trailer?
     
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    I probably won't be getting this one, because I already have a SDCC Nemesis Prime, but I do like this color scheme better.
     

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