Takara DOTM DA-03 Voyager Optimus Prime w/ trailer

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  1. megatroptimus

    megatroptimus Translatorminator

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    PROS

    -a trailer for Movie Optimus Prime, at last!!!
    -41 MechTech ports on the trailer
    -can store up to 2 deluxe cars in trailer mode
    -can store up to 6 deluxe cars in base mode
    -painted trailer
    -new weapon has 2 modes that are more defined (gun + sword)
    -remolded Optimus figure is now more accurate and cleaner (smaller tanks, smoothed out and painted heatshield panels/windshield, new feet)
    -better paint job
    -now the tanks have somewhere to go in robot mode since they can fold in half and then in

    CONS

    -trailer sides are unsupported in base mode... they tend to sag a bit if you load them
    -gravity-driven (they're not spring-loaded) MechTech hole covers don't always work perfectly (1 or 2 sometimes stick a bit)
    -fake hip wheels are more visible in truck mode because of the smaller tanks
    -trailer doesn't turn much because of the rear fins on the truck
    -trailer is pretty empty
    -expensive rolling box

    Btw, the trailer is NOT compatible with HFTD Voyager Battle Blades/Voyager Autobot Alliance Optimus Prime, RTS Deluxe Optimus Prime, Movie 1 Voyager Optimus Prime or Classics/Henkei Optimus Prime.

    Also, I secretly hope some 3rd party company comes up with add-ons to put inside the trailer using the MechTech ports to give this trailer a better base mode and make it compatible with HA human figures...
     
  2. megatroptimus

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    Vehicle mode

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    Just the trailer...

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  3. megatroptimus

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    MechTech-ed!

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    Takara Voyager Prime vs Hasbro Voyager Prime

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  4. megatroptimus

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    Robot mode...

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    Neatly tucked tanks...

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    MechTech weapon...

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    Takara Voyager Prime vs Hasbro Voyager Prime...

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  5. megatroptimus

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    Base mode...

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    Repair bay... without repair tools

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  6. Mechafire

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    Want.
     
  7. rob_charb

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    While it's nice that we've finally got a modern mass-released Prime figure with a trailer, and the trailer looks great in alt mode, the "base" mode is absolutely useless. There is really no point to it, aside from being a Mechtech platform.

    What really sucks, is it will be used to base any future sales of trailer-toting Primes.

    The reworked Voyager Optimus looks much nicer than the Hasbro counterpart though, I'll give it that.
     
  8. StrifeZ

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    It's much better than the Hasbro abomination... but didn't we just get off the most amazingly detailed 3 years of transformers? Why is it with every figure, Hasbro or Takara, I feel like I stepped back to the worst of Beast Wars, where every figure was cast in 2 or 3 colors, with the slighest splash of paint here or there.
     
  9. megatroptimus

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    This Prime has lots of paint apps... maybe just not in the spots you were hoping for?
     
  10. Pravus Prime

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    Good review.

    It's a nice looking trailer (I actually LOL'd at the pic in alt mode with all those guns on both the trailer and Prime), much nicer looking Prime, but that price tag absolutely kills it.
     
  11. Rewind

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    Looks MUCH better than the Hasbro version. The new feet, tanks and lack of solar panels really go a long way.
     
  12. GAUGE

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    Nothing is going to sell me in the Takara version. the empty useless trailer just kills it for me every time.

    Can't wait for the "Ultimate Optimus Prime" Hasbro Version w00t!
     
  13. megatroptimus

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    ^ Oh, I'm getting that one too. I'm getting them all.
     
  14. Shin Densetsu

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    I find it surprising that Hasbro has not announced a stand alone release of this Prime figure sans trailer, as the one we have, and the flameblast one are technically Space Optimus figures. This one has a cool mechtech weapon too.
     
  15. megatroptimus

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    I'm surprised we never got the Buster Prime mold, even without any paint on it! :) 
     
  16. Shin Densetsu

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    I am too. Thing is, as we've seen in the trailers and posters, Prime is not on space all the time, so I figure there's reason to release this figure, even sans trailer, in the US. Admittedly I am tempted. I do dig the different parts, mechtech weapon, and the trailer has grown on me a bit. I wish it had more play features as opposed to just opening up and being a mechtech weapon warehouse.
     
  17. Soundwave2

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    any pics next to a G1 Prime, by any chance?
     
  18. megatroptimus

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    I'll try tomorrow, it's a bit late now.
     
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    I have the US version of that Prime, but this version seems to have way better paint apps and I dig how the tanks fold up neatly. The trailer doesn't do much for me at all.
     
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    Its a waaaaaay better looking optimus, but that trailer is pretty useless for anything besides alt mode. I think It looks pretty dumb with a ton of different mechtek weapons on it...and what the hell are those little things in the corners? are those mechtek points?

    Do you guys remember how much fun we used to have with G1 optimus's trailer?? I used to take the gold Zoids figures, and put them in spots on Primes trailer where they can sit, That main pod part had the spinning radar dish, and that kick ass claw, that I seem to remeber could hold optimus's gun somehow...That things fixxed SOOOoo many autobots that got slagged from deceps back then..
    And Roller....how he could launch right out in either mode?!?! and he had a mechtek point that could hold optimus's gun, or the refueler...yep...he went out on recon missions, and then refueled stuff...
    And the inside of the trailer...Remember those kick ass stickers that showed...I dunno...a mess of stuff goin on inside..

    It was built tough...had swing out legs to support the sides...that WAS my autobot base until I got Metroplex...


    I think about all that....


    And then I look at this....Wheres the creativity here??



    Lame
     

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