Transformers United Optimus Prime worth $33.99?

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  1. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Since I've only been into collecting for about six months now, the only Optimus Prime I have is the WfC version. I'd like a more G1-ish Optimus Prime, but the prices for a Classics version is a little more than I want to pay. I like the look of the Transformers United Optimus Prime, but I'm wondering if anyone out there can give me some feedback. I've watched the video review, but I'm looking for other opinions.

    I'll probably pass on the G2 RTS Optimus Prime, not a fan of the design.
     
  2. QmTablit

    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Oh, the Deluxe one.

    It's not the worst figure ever, but it's blown out of the water by the Voyager Prime. Just make sure you disable the punching gimmick. And don't bother with the alt mode.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's pretty underwhelming. Beyond my objections to the mold itself, the United version goes a step further by painting the feet a dark metallic blue, which does not match the rest of the legs at all.
     
  4. dasaffe

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    No, it's not worth $34.
     
  5. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    dude get a classic Optimus Prime!!! Hes way better!!
     
  6. xanthax

    xanthax choppaface

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    He's really not worth that price.
     
  7. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    So the classic Voyager would be the better way to go?
     
  8. Hyperoptic

    Hyperoptic G1-Junkie

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    IMO yes
     
  9. Jlogano20

    Jlogano20 Speed Gunner

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    i hate the figure no way 33 bucks voyagers way better
     
  10. Ishino

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    The deluxe Optimus from the Classics/United line is quite terrible. His poseability and robot mode look is decent enough, but his whirlwind gimmick is annoying and pointless, and his truck mode looks like absolute crap.

    If you want a Classics style Optimus, get the Henkei voyager. Might cost a little more, but it's worth every single penny.
     
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    Grimlock_13 Rattrap Teabag

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    Save up for the voyager. The Deluxe one isn't even worth $10.
     
  12. Alucard77

    Alucard77 Kaon Gladiator Champion

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    Get the classic voyager or match your set with the faith leader.
     
  13. FatalT 71

    FatalT 71 Mr. JazzHunter

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    Looked up the Henkei - might be the way to go. Thanks for the input!
     
  14. grimlock1972

    grimlock1972 "No Mas" My Wallet

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    This. I would not pay the United price for it though.
     
  15. terry981

    terry981 Well-Known Member

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    I got it for free from my cousin from Hong Kong and I say its not worth it. I'm seriously thinking about getting Henkei Convoy.
     
  16. tony77tony77

    tony77tony77 Well-Known Member

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    YES!!!
     
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    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Yea, either grab the Henkei from an online retailer, or look on the B/S/T boards for a classic one that may come in a little cheaper for ya. Definately a huge step up from the WFC figure.
     
  18. Alucard77

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    I was telling hailstarscream today that the wfc optimus looks like a zambonie machine.
     
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    QmTablit Disguise: Check. Robot...

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    Oh my God.
     
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    process Hanlon's razor Veteran TFW2005 Supporter

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