The Last Knight Premier Optimus Prime

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  1. Soundwinder

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    Vehicle mode: It's a truck. Decent size, storage for both the shield (on the trailer hitch) and sword (mounted under the cab). Note that the transformation is INCREDIBLY fiddly so getting all the panels to align is a near-hopeless task. He also does not roll well. I know that matters to a lot of people. Handling him too much makes the panels untab occasionally. Also, kudos to the guy who was in charge of paint matching. The blue plastic and paint are a nigh-identical metallic blue that looks great.

    Transformation: Hoo boy. In a word, fiddly. In two words, shell former. Though I must say, I do love the leg transformation which has the wheels and fuel canisters and entire side of the truck come out from the legs. But getting the cab perfectly lined up is a nightmare.

    Robot mode: This is where he shines. He looks so great. The paint is excellent, the plastic is solid, and he just looks good. The shield is a little small, but it leads to making the figure feel agile and dynamic. Articulation is only so-so, though. No swivel wrists (something that is preferred for my sword-wielding bots), elbows only go 90 degrees. Due to the transformation, he does have a waist, though. I can't compare him to any post-DOTM Prime figures but it's a very nice robot mode. He is also very light, lighter than any Voyager I've handled. This is a double edged sword since he holds poses really well.

    Bottom line: Great looking robot mode, fiddly transformation, fun toy (that I don't see going into vehicle mode any time soon).
     

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  2. Seth Sunthay

    Seth Sunthay ElusoryMonk

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    The vehicle mode voyager have better proportions than the leader class imo.
     
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    divinecomedy Well-Known Member

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    No ankle tilt?
     
  4. SPLIT LIP

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    I like the way this toy looks. Probably going to be the only AOE/TLK Prime I get so I'm glad it seems to be decent. The sculpt really is nice and overall the paint's actually not bad, it just needs better detail on the head mostly.
     
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  5. JohnRedcorn

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    Where can I get one early?
     
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  6. Soundwinder

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    Nope, no ankle articulation at all.
     
  7. SouthtownKid

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    Seeing it in action... humm, maybe not. I'd be more inclined if it had a waist swivel, but oh well. And the head seems proportionally too big for the body. It just doesn't look right to me. Truck mode is okay, though.
     
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    It does, though. He mentions that due to the transformation:
    Also, the head seems proportionately fine to me, though maybe a little small compared to the CGI model.
     
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    Oh, cool. Then that guy just sucks at posing. But good news. Maybe I will get it after all lol

    The head does look large, though. I'm surprised you don't see it.
     
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    I mean, compare it to Classic Prime and the head's not much bigger despite TLK Prime being slightly taller.

    I think it's because I know AOE/TLK Prime goes for slightly more normal human proportions and actually does have a pretty "large" head compared to most TFs which go for more mecha robot proportions.
     
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    It's a lot bigger than Classics Prime's head, but that's not what I'm getting at. This Prime's head is about in proportion for a human, but it makes this toy seem too short. Like an adult Optimus head on a kid Optimus body.

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  12. Soundwinder

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    Then you just suck at reading.
     
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    Thanks for the review! Looks super awesome, I'm really excited to get this figure! Any photos of the back/from the side in robot mode to see the size of the backpack? Thanks!
     
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    This guy looks pretty good. If he shows up at local retail, I'll pick him up. This guy and voyager Megatron are the only figures I want from this line. For now anyway
     
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    Head looks a bit big and the paintjob is very meh. I wonder if one day either one of the two companies will release a second version with Armor Knight level paintjob - I'm pretty sure he will really shine then. For now...hmm no thanks. :) 
     
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    This and Megatron look like two darn solid voyagers. Actually most of the new mold voyagers for this line seem very neat.
     
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    The mold looks really good, hopefully Takara will spoil it.
     
  18. Seth Sunthay

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    I mean, we got primes who had worse backpack than this guy in voyager...
     
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    Actually the Takara version has the exact same paint job. No difference.
     
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    Well, maybe in a future release then.
     
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