RiD Prime - A good buy?

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  1. delta7890

    delta7890 Well-Known Member

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    I've seen pics of this guy for years and the design's really grown on me. Armada and Energon Primes seem a bit disappointing in comparison, and I already have Cybertron, so I was just curious if RiD Prime is worth digging into the wallet for. Any glaring problems that make him a headache?
     
  2. Kouri

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    MAKE SURE YOU GET THE SHOULDER BITS!

    The first one I ever owned was missing them, and because of that he can't transform into his truck mode. Now he's sitting in my junker pile after I stripped him of his ladder. >.>

    He'd probably be hella fun if you found him complete, though.
     
  3. TJOmega

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    The figure is awesome, one of the better Prime figures of the modern era. The only thing you need to look for is splitting on the tires, with age on the rubber comes drying and fractures that can spoil the figure. Make sure they're in good shape first, or try to get the more recent release of the figure that was out during Cybertron, nearly identical and the tires wont be any worry.
     
  4. delta7890

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    Nice. Too bad he's apparently rather hard to find on Ebay..
     
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    My 1980s Prime still has rubber tires as firm as the day the toy was made. My RID Prime's tires cracked like chapped lips about a year after I bought it.

    Aside from that, RID Prime is probably my favorite Prime toy ever.
     
  6. TheIncredibleHulk

    TheIncredibleHulk Find Gary Busey!

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    Get him, then find RID Magnus. Then combine them for Omega Prime
     
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    He's one of my all-time favorite primes. Even without his Super Mode armor, he's a great figure. I got mine for $50 MISB at a comic shop a couple months back, and it totally made my weekend, because I wanted him for a long while. I'd say he's closely tied with Laser and Cybertron Primes as my fav. Get him if you can find a complete one, since he's got lots of removable parts to lose.
     
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    I'd just like to echo the responces so far RID Prime is an awesome figure, a real gem of modern TF design. Obviously be mindfull of the tire issue and the fact that he's a bit of a 'puzzleformer' (requires taking appart into peices and reconstructing to form his super mode) and therefore has many loose parts, if your buying loose make sure you get them all. TFU.info is a good guide to what should included with the figure.

    Yours AK
     
  9. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    RiD Prime is awesome. Like I told you before, him and C. Prime are my favorite toys ever. I've been able to find them for around $20 both on TFW and on another Transformers forum. Buy him now!!!

    ~X
     
  10. delta7890

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    Well, I guess it's settled then! I'll have to hunt him down somehow.
     
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    You definitely should. RID Prime is a fantastic toy.
    Incidentally, the tyres on my Car Robots version of him are still perfect.
     
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    Mine too. I had to have this mold when I first saw it online and wound up buying nearly the entire Car Robots line all in one shot: Fire Convoy, Magnus, Super Car Bros, JRX, Build King, Black Convoy, Gigatron and Brave Max all at once.

    Bwa ha ha.
     
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    Heh. Sounds familiar. ;) 
     
  14. Prowl2000

    Prowl2000 Keep it sealed TFW2005 Supporter

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    The only problem is space if you only display the base robot, the "trailer" part of him that makes him the super robot is a pain to store. But pretty much all Primes have that problem. The RID Prime is in my top 5 of best designs.
     
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    Well, I manage to keep both the Rid trailer and the Cybertron in a drawer. Not so hard to do.
     
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    How does it compare to the 6" Titanium version?
     
  17. XJunky

    XJunky Howdy Ho Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    Aside from the obvious fact that it's bigger, it has much more play value given all the modes and accessories. And it has sounds and flashing lights. I don't really play with my Transformers figures, but I did with this one. Also, it's still pretty cheap compared to lots of other figs (you can get it for $10 more than the Titanium version).

    ~X
     
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    RID prime is an excellent figure to add to any TF collection. As XJunky so astutely pointed out, RID and Cybertron Prime are two of the best main line Prime figures.
     
  19. Renidragon

    Renidragon Toys on my table!

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    Yeah, RiD Prime is fantastic, I like him a LOT better than Cybertron Prime. His super mode is really cool, it's kinda like putting armor on him. And whoever said it above is right, you'll want an Ultra Magnus to go with him... Omega Prime is clunky, but very, very cool.

    In short, YES.
     
  20. Neo-Bombshell

    Neo-Bombshell Proudly Peruvian Transfan

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    RID Prime AKA Car Robot Fire Convoy is by far one of the best Prime figures ever. He's the second best mold for me after the Masterpiece of course.

    You have to get it. Good luck!
     

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