Transformers Power of the Primes Optimal Optimus In Hand Images

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  1. Razzy

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    Interestingly enough, the promotional images of him holding the matrix are very much drawn with fur.

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  2. Neko-bot77

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    The promo art was most likely made before they got to the part of the design stage where they said "uh... how is the deluxe figure going to have an ape mode?" "eh, we'll just make him a shuttle! they'll never notice!"
     
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  3. Starscream Gaga

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    TBF, with the main figure turning into a gorilla anyway, and with gorilla Optimus Primals being a dime a dozen, I'm more than willing to sacrifice the smaller figure's gorilla mode for an easy-to-obtain pre-Earth Optimus Primal. The cute reference to Transmetal Optimus Primal is a welcome bonus too. Besides, a shuttle makes sense for Optimus Primal, given that he could fly in all three of his bodies it stands to reason that his Cybertronian mode was some kind of aircraft.
     
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    I have no desire to participate in the ongoing debate re: OpOp's Primal kibble in PotP. (And will not do so.) But people's posts did make me realize/observe something I hadn't before, which is how much said backpack can be thought of (if one chooses) as homaging the original toy's backpack.

    Until now, I've been thinking of the OpOp mode's backpack as just a necessary byproduct of the evolution play pattern design. But looking at these pics side by side:

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    ... while the appearance & shape are obviously different due to it being a second dedicated figure in this instance, and while those are two different modes (bot vs gorilla) it definitely feels (to me) like the shape and placement is intended to at least attempt to evoke the original figure's "rocket pack," or whatever one wishes to call it.

    Likewise with the jet mode.

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    How successfully or acceptably they've achieved this is subjective and not something I choose to put my two cents in about, since, as I said, I have no desire to take part in the ongoing debate. This also says nothing about the kibble on the deluxe Primal, of course.

    But this is just an observation I hadn't made before now.
     
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    Huh, now I’m surprised there haven’t been any pics of Primal left in robot mode while combined in Optimal mode.

    Or at least with his head left out and turned backward to recreate Luke hauling Yoda around the swamps off Dagobah in Empire or something similar.

    I’m totally going to be doing that as soon as I get this figure.
     
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    Or the artists weren't the same people who designed the toy, and there wasn't communication between the two of them.
     
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    I know that. I mean looking at the pics showing the robot chest close up makes it look like the gap in the gorilla back won’t be as bad as people say it is. I’m pretty sure I said that about looking at the robot chest.
     
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    Fantastic Observation!
     
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    I'm liking this guy so far, which makes me regret even more for missing Ratrap and Rhinox back in the day.

    My single issue with him are the hands, not really their shape/size, just those joints are a bit of a letdown nowadays.

    But I'm sure some third party will come to the rescue.

    Also not bothered about the backpack and little bot without gorilla mode one bit.
     
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    Love this podcost, no nonsense straight to the point, no bitching. Subscribed!
     
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    I’d say I’m good with this figure based on the pics above. On retail, this is gonna cost close to 1/3 of Perfect Effect’s equivalent so I’m not complaining on that point.

    I still want a Primal Prime repaint though.

    Have to admit that the larger beast shell gave me a Mega-Pretender vibe.
     
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    Thats possible though open the closer look at mini primal....I wonder if his heads a swivel or a Ball joint and if it could be swapes onto the Cybertron Optimus primal....hm.
     
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    I hope it comes out soon
     
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    Pass. :( 
     
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    First time I have seen the back of the combined mode - that back kibble does look awful. A robot folded up into a box just to make the gimmick work...
     
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    Two questions:

    1.) For those that have the original figure and this figure, how do they compare?

    2.) How does this guy scale with the Beast Wars MPs in bot mode?
     
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    We have been watching you Optimus Primal, since even before your core consciousness came online, we have seen you grow, we have challenged you, we have put you through the most rigorous of trials, we stripped you of your memories, we gave you status and power, we made you a king, yet in all of your power, you remained humble, you did not abuse your power, nor did you neglect your people, even without your memories to guide you, you were noble and honorable beyond measure. We again stripped you of your memories and we made you the guardian of the Requiem Blaster, we laid before you the ultimate weapon, ultimate power to do with as you please, we left you to this for millennia and yet your were steadfast in your mission, you were not tempted, you did not folly, you did not waiver, yet again you proved yourself to be humble, honorable and truly good. we have tested you time and time again and you have been triumphant at every turn, we fought to disprove you, we sought to oppose the will of Primus but your deeds and valor could not be overlooked, against all odds you have exceeded all of our expectations.

    In the eyes of those who have seen all, you have proven yourself worthy of the mantle of Prime, you have proven yourself to be more worthy than any Prime before you and as such we have chosen you to receive our full power.

    You have earned the respect of not only the original 13 Primes but also of Primus himself, he has seen your life, he has peered deep into the core of your spark and in his all knowing wisdom he has chosen you, now prepare yourself Optimus Primal, prepare to receive the full Power of the Primes.

    Accept our Power and achieve your Grand Ascension

    Take your rightful place as the One True Prime, the King of all Primes, the most worthy and the most powerful Prime of all time, past, present and future.

    Now Arise God King Optimal Optimus Primal Prime!

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    Man I wish this can happen in the actual POTP series. Such an epic way to bring back a beloved character.
     
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