SDCC 2008 Classic Nemesis Prime Review

Discussion in 'Transformers News and Rumors' started by Red leader, May 21, 2008.

  1. Red leader

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    Well first off this isnt going to be super indepth as most of us own classic or Henkei Prime anyway however what makes this guy kick ass is the following
    1) he's black
    2) he has badass red eyes
    3) he hates autobots :) 

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    The figure looks a lot nicer than in the early photos we saw which appeared to show the colours not matching up very nicely, this guy is the purple window version and after initially being against it I think it works best with the light metallic green and silver of the upper body and the grey of the legs and thighs.
    This is a sample so there is some chance it may change but the eyes are a flat red rather than translucent like classic prime, this would originally allow the light to shine through the back of the head and give the appearance of the eyes glowing. Its not a big deal for me but for those of us that like trivia the translucent block is present in the head and is blue like the original prime

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    Prime can kick ass with the best animated figs :)  articulation was never a problem with this guy anyway.

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    Now for an evil prime this guy is the real deal and wipes the floor with botcon shattered glass prime, the colours work really well in truck mode merging into each other nicely, the purple windows are offset nicely with the slightly darker purple on the side of the legs and he looks nice without the ''till all are gone'' motto taking up space on the roof.

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    All round I'd say this is a worthwhile purchase for completists and classic fans alike, theres nothing new here apart from the paint apps but hey its a nemesis prime! now if I could only do something about that arm kibble :) 
     
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  2. chuckcjc

    chuckcjc Wheeljack Engineer Corp.

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    Spatula Crotch returns.

    Looks great... except for the Spautla.

    Wondered about the red eyes, but you have now put that wonderment to rest.
     
  3. Red leader

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    Sorry about the slowness in the pics being uploaded, god bless dial up :) 
     
  4. Erector

    Erector I ruined the Hall of Fame

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    You and your technological backwater, farm boy ;) 

    Nice pics though, and good review. This guy is 101% on my must buy list!
     
  5. Laser_Optimus

    Laser_Optimus Your opinion was noted. Now get lost. TFW2005 Supporter

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    Looks good. I'll have to track one down around SDCC time. Still, I think I'm more interested in Takara's Black Convoy release of this mold... I think it looks awesome, but I can't stand not knowing when it's going to be released! :lol 

    Anyways, Nemesis Prime looks great (much better than Botcon Prime, but hey, I like him too...).
     
  6. WhiteMocha

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    While I don't agree with the "mops the floor with Shattered Glass Prime" part (I loves me some SG Prime), this DOES look like a very nice deco. I still have a slight preference for the red-windowed version, but this blue-skewed version is REALLY growing on me. It looks cold and dead.... perfect for a Nemesis Prime.

    Thanks for the photos! I'm quite looking forward to getting this guy.
     
  7. Overenergized

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    I got mine today but havnt had the chance to check it out properly, the only think im not happy about is that in truck mode, the front bumper looks like it taken from botcon prime with its silver spray paint and green "lights", hopefully they change that for the official version.
     
  8. STL

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    It doesn't look bad at all but I'm going to hang out for the red windows version from Japan. Might cost a more than the SDCC version but red windows is so much better. Ideally, I'd get both. But yes, couldn't they get rid of the spatula crotch? :( 
     
  9. REDLINE

    REDLINE longer days, plz? Veteran

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    still hate the blue windows. red windows would also mean having lightpiped red eyes too.
     
  10. Gigatron_2005

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    Its nice, but Im not sure about buying it. If I have any friends going to SDCC this year I might ask them if they can snag one, but Im not going to go out of my way to get him or anything.
     
  11. Powersa

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    seconded
     
  12. Scourge_151

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    I like it, shall have to track one down in the summer to add to my evil/black prime collection
     
  13. Mixmaster

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    Lol at Spatula Crotch comment.
     
  14. Ktulu

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    Anybody else feel the gold crest is incredibly random? I can deal with the spatula, I can sort of deal with the windows, but that just looks crazy out of place to me.
     
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    Even though I have a custom one, I will still be picking this bad boy up.
     
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    The gold looks subdued enough for my tastes.
     
  17. shibamura_prime

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    I love this deco, especially the use of the dark gray/blue plastic. I do hope the hating for this guy keeps up, maybe I'll have an easier time getting one when he rolls around...

    ...ah, who am I kidding. I'm still gonna get timed out on the HTS page when I try to buy one. XD
     
  18. artiepants

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    i dig it, hope i can get it (my hook-up isn't working SDCC this year :( )
     
  19. G1Prowl

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    Get both, alcohol the eyes on Nemmy, and swap the head with the Henkei one. Simple
     
  20. Lumpy

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    that looks really cool...do we know if this is the final run of what he'll look like? cuz even if he has blue eyes, i might paint them red...i like the way this guy looks...alot...
     

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