Didn't see a thread for this in the index or in the past 10 pages of the feedback thread so I figured it would be safe to make one of these. Surprised no one has done it yet. If they have please redirect me to that thread and lock this one up. United Laser Prime is probably one of the only United figures that is different enough and doesn't abuse random slaps of shiny paint to warrant a purchase. Tried getting some lamps and lighting working for my lightbox. One of my lights went super nova and burnt out during the shooting though. I'm not the best photographer on here so I hope I covered everything clearly. BORING STUFF: You've probably already have seen this, but the packaging is standard United flair. Explosion death glare and a whole lot of white. Oh and you get a robot inside the plastic bubble! Nifty. The back is cool. I think that's poor ol' Lugnut getting sliced and diced. Ouch. Looks like Prime was done taking faces. "I'm ok!" FIGURE STUFF: Dig the clear blue, looks much better and doesn't clash so badly in bot mode. As a downside the head doesn't stick out as much with the orange lightpiping. The red on the arms is different than the dark blue of the RTS version. The grey on the shoulders doesn't stick out, and the little dab of red on the kneeguards help break up the black on the legs. You can see the orange flames from the back here. The red/orange on the front of the cab reaches up higher than the RTS version. The flame decals are a different shade though as you can see where they end. Oh yeah and the weird stuff on the elbow? That's blue lightpiping. Looked strange when I snapped the picture. It almost looks like a sticker. Some sexy blue sword. I think I prefer the amber of the RTS version, but it's kinda cool seeing the blue sword. Bit of a different take on Prime. Also from here you can see the extra paint work and detail on the arm kibble that later becomes the side doors. The sword was really hard to get into the left hand, but the right was fine. No major stress marks or anything yet, just mold flash on mine. The Matrix gimmick-thingy is quite cool, but left unpainted even in this version. It would have been cool to see something there, but its fine. Also some lightpiping in the shoulders. The eye do something really awesome though when you line it up right. Upclose with the headsculpt. Really cool and different for Prime. Loving that crown like head detail and the new take on the face shield. Notice the light on the eyes, you can see something in them. However, the blue doesn't stick out as well as the RTS version's amber, thus twisting it at just the right angle... ..got me to snap that. That's some friggin' jawsome lightpiping man. Also twisting the head more.... ...keeps the death glare following you. Which is a really creepy effect. Seems like pupils moving. Now I don't think it was my reflection because I couldn't get it to work shining light in front of him, the light in the head pictures is coming mostly from behind. Again I never noticed this on any RTS Prime pictures, so it might have been how I set it up or something. Moar sword. I do like it. If you've seen RTS Prime you know all there is to know about the articulation and range of motion. He can pull off some great stuff with his hinged and balljointed hands. Though the lack of a double jointed elbow and more shoulder range really does hurt the range more than you would think. Drift and Bludgeon have more options I think. That doesn't stop him from doing some cool things though. His large feet and ankle joints allow him to balance incredibly well. This was effortless to get him to stand like this and I could even tug around on the cloth I was using to position him better without him toppling over. Dislike the limted range on his knee as well, but he's got surprising amount of leg motion when doing the splits. His Waist joint is almost worthless, but its there. He's got excellent hands, feet and hips, but average knees and arms. Vehicle mode is by far the largest improvement. The doors and windows look much MUCH better, and the lack of blue anywhere on the back of the cab is equally as pleasing. Tiny Autobot logo works out, and the tiny silver detail on the metal grate detail breaks up the side much better than the RTS version. I think the gray plastic on the tank and sword/hitch is less carmel and pearly than the Hasbro one, but don't quote me on that. The front grill as you can see here is picked out to go with the blue lightpiped headlights. I think it looks better than the overdrive meltdown look they were trying with RTS Prime. So that's it. Overall just from picture comparisons I think the United deco and plastic is definitely the superior one by a far margin. Out of the United figures, I think he's certainly the biggest improvement from the Hasbro deco. Is he worth the jump though? If you want the definitive version of the the two, yes it is. If you like the mold or amber color and don't care for the paint apps and the extra cash you fork over for it, the RTS will suit you just fine.