Weaponizer Optimus Prime Video Reviews

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  1. Wallas

    Wallas The Polish Toy Guy

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    Courtesy of Polish division of Hasbro, I present you the newest addition to my Transformers collection, the Weaponizer Optimus Prime. Hope you like it.

    Available in 720p HD.

    Weaponizer Optimus Prime - Wallas Toy Reviews - Transformers Prime (English) - YouTube

    Personally, this toy's redeeming qualities are very subject to what you like in your toys. Front views of both vehicle and robot modes look astonishing on the shelf and the weapon gimmick is neat too, but some might be turned off by the back (back pack and hollowed out lower legs). I know that as a person keeping my toys on the shelf most of the time I will be keeping mine because it serves the frontal display purposes more than well.
     
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  2. ComicGuy89

    ComicGuy89 Well-Known Member

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    Wow, that's pretty early a review! It's rather late so I just managed to catch a bit of it, but really lovely footage and very detailed. I loved that view of the back, at least I know the arms aren't that conspicuous now, at least not as much as I feared. Thanks for this early look!
     
  3. wildfly

    wildfly Right notes. Wrong order.

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    A very thorough review. Just too simplified for me.
     
  4. Sol Fury

    Sol Fury The British Butcher Administrator News Staff

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    Very very nice! Many thanks for sharing this with us!
     
  5. Primal Sabbath

    Primal Sabbath Well-Known Member

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    Awesome and very thorough review. But the magical backpack world of gimmick on this thing kills it for me. Might just get it to go with my other Primes/Convoys. Do better, Hasbro.
     
  6. phoenixliger

    phoenixliger Ogre

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    im not realy bothered by all his faults and the thing that bothers me the most is the light blue that they used on the head and legs. I like his size, i like the detail, theres a better paint apps on him. the weapon gimmic is pretty neat too. also i see a ultra magnus repaint in weaponizer primes future
     
  7. Knightdramon

    Knightdramon Hasbro LIES to the US

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    Great video, not so great figure. Thanks!!!!
     
  8. Timothy.R

    Timothy.R Well-Known Member

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    i HIGHLY doubt it.

    there is so much ridiculous kibble.. it's ridiculous.

    absolutely no thank you.. the only way this thing would come home with me is if someone broke into my car and put it in there.
     
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    Thinktank Well-Known Member

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    Neat gimmick, but 'Damn' them legs are lazy. Especially in truck mode.
    It's like they just gave up.
     
  10. Liege Prime

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    I really appreciate the review!

    The figure itself has its ups and downs, but when comparing with other more kid friendly, larger bots, I think this one has a good balance. His legs being hallow is probably the worst part, but at least they maintain good posability, and the gimmick looks actually pretty good. I'm ok with the backpack.

    Not necessarily as good as FE Prime, but if this really turns out to be $29.99, I think he will be worth the money.
     
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    unicronic TFW2005 Supporter

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    It's an ok figure. But essentially it's all about the deployable shoulder weapons. The shoulder weapons are cool but worth shelling out for a leader price point? Probably not.
     
  12. Liege Prime

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    I agree, but leaders, at least in the US, go for $45 now. If this really goes for $30, it's only two thirds the price of a leader. I would certainly feel better getting him for $30.
     
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    Thank you for the excellent review Wallas. I actually like this toy better after seeing the review. It isn't the leader Prime Optimus Prime that we collectors want, but for such a large $30 figure, I'm willing to overlook some flaws. I look forward to getting it and Weaponizer Bumblebee. I wonder if there will be an Arms Micron version?
     
  14. Wallas

    Wallas The Polish Toy Guy

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    If anything there will be an Arms Matrix version for this, if Takara adds a Matrix compartment that fits behind the chest plates and uses the already existing diode (just blue), it might work.

    Also, sorry for not getting any comparisons with Powerizer Prime, but I have not yet received one or bought it, Prime is in Poland some 3 weeks as of now, toywise.

    And I wouldn't call him a leader, he's 1/3 lighter and the overall engineering solutions would make him an Ultra at best to me. Seems like Weaponizer will be a whole new class of its own rather than sucessor to Leader.
     
  15. Liege Prime

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    It does look like it lacks the material and weight (if you can really tell weight by looking) of a leader, but I'm still glad he has good height and articulation. The articulation in particular is what is usually lacking from more play/child oriented figures, so it's nice to see a decent level retained here. He's only really lacking the head range and heals of the voyagers Prime Primes.
     
  16. Death333

    Death333 Otherwise known as Dx3

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    That certainly is a pile of fail.
     
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    Roanstalker Great Baan Gaan fan

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    Looks ok. The backpack is a mess but understandable. Might get it if it really is 29.99
     
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    Feralstorm I ship Nick & Judy TFW2005 Supporter

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    Thanks for the review. Looks like some fun features, though this is a special TF toy where "don't look at it from the back" applies to BOTH modes. :) 
     
  19. GAUGE

    GAUGE Transformers Fan since 1985

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    First thing my wife said is WTF, He has a Penis?

    I have to agree, I now can't unsee it at all, it's very off putting.

    And I hope to god Hasbro fixes that somehow before the final release state-side.

    Because I can totally see mothers having a field day with it.

    Especially if he's displayed in the box in Robot Mode.

    All kids are gonna do is point and go mommy he's got a red pee-pee and they will shriek in horror.
     
  20. Tiller

    Tiller I don't know nothin'

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    Like the size, but I think that's the first time cab kibble has ended up on Optimus's ass. Truck mode looks like they just gave up on the back, and the kibble in robot mode is understandable, but still way too much. At least the gimmick is pretty damn cool (for once), its accurate enough, and the transformation is very different from what we have gotten before.
     

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