sticking to your guns

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  1. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    Recently pictures of DotM ultimate optimus prime has surfaced and its kinda tough for me to swallow but do you guys think this is a step up from RotF LEADER CLASS prime or Rotf prime still remains the undisputed champ?
     
  2. Sioce

    Sioce Radicon in training

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    Gonna have to wait and see either a review or at least more pictures.

    Buster Prime is an absolutley delicious piece of toy. Gonna be hard to top it.
     
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    I'm probably one of the few people that thinks RotF Leader Prime sucks and the TFTM07 Leader mold is better, so DotM Ultimate Prime is going to have to surpass the TFTM07 version for me. But the few pictures of DotM UPrime just aren't enough for me to decide one way or the other as whether it's better than the original or not.
     
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    I'm curious (not trying to start anything) but why is this? I had both at one point and ROTF Prime was as much a step up from TFTM Prime as Classics is over G1 IMHO that is.
     
  5. awesomem131

    awesomem131 Well-Known Member

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    well i for one thought the gimmick was better for movie 1 but that was it to me.
     
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    No worries. I just think the TFTM07 version is a better toy, functionally. RotF Leader Prime's transformation is frustrating as hell, the swords get in the way of the arms something fierce and (on my copy at least) there are multiple locations that don't peg/clip together very well. The TFTM07 mold holds together very well in both modes, the sound effects are better (IMO) and the transformation is challenging without being a pain in the butt. I'll grant that the wheels get in the way of the hips, so they're even in terms of kibble getting in the way.

    Not sure if it's what you mean by saying RotF Prime is a 'step up', but one of the main points I hear in support of the RotF Leader mold is that it's more screen accurate. Which I admit is true...but that's something I personally care very little about. I'm willing to trade some 'accuracy' for a better (IMO) toy.
     
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    I'm not impressed with Ultimate Prime from what I've seen so far, but things can change.
     
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    I do feel the frustrating transformation for sure. I actually have Battleblades Prime for truck mode and Buster for Bot :D 

    I honestly just can't get over the uber sex that is Buster prime. Takara knows what they are doing for sure.

    For some reason the look of TFTM Prime just did not appeal to me.
     
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    I agree.

    ROTF Buster OP is the BEST we will ever get of a movie accurate Prime...

    The DOTM UOP looks OK. But out of proportion. I understand they made certain parts big and certain parts small to accomodate the trailer armor.

    But it looks kinda flat, clunky and cheap... And I undertsad the trailer is essentially a big box. But I think Takara Tomy can design armor, guns, weapons, etc. to upgrade Prime nicely...

    I am VERY interested to see more of this fig...

    But Buster Prime is made of sterner stuff.
     
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    I'll be buying this guy just to have a cool movie prime with a trailer
     
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    What if there's another DOTM Prime with a trailer, one that looks less... awful?
     
  12. awesomem131

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    Lol I'm probably gonna have to jetwing prime online atleast
     
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    I'm still waiting to see 2 things:

    - if those wings can be moved at least on a fan mode
    - how he looks with different mech tech weapons on
     

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