WFC Darkside Optimus Prime + Megatron

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  1. Deceptigtar

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    JP Exclusive Dark Side Prime and Megatron

    Here is the pictorial review for the Tokyo Toy Show Darkside Prime and Megatron.

    I think at this point we have all seen or own a version of these figures so this will mainly serve as a reference for images of the pair.

    Of course Prime showcases a traditional Scourge or Nemesis Prime decor. Megatron is very similar to the idea of the Animated Leader class Shadow Blade Megatron with the black, gray, and purple accents. A black Megatron repaint is always a bit odd, but it certainly does look nice, especially the purple.

    No mods or new parts added. Straight repaints.

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  2. Lbsammills51

    Lbsammills51 Well-Known Member

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    Soooo pretty. That Megs came out better than I ever expected it too. Mine's in my PoL, but I may not ship it until whenever Encore Devastator comes in so I have a long wait until I get to enjoy these.
     
  3. Sentinel

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    That Megatron looks absolutely sick with that purple. Seriously, I am considering picking up the set just for Megs, and I love Scourge/Black Prime repaints.

    Prime looks good and the colors really work, plus it is always nice to see an official Scourge with the Decepticon symbols on him.

    Oh, and I never noticed that Megs had The Fallen/Decepticon symbol on his back similar to Prime having the Aitobot symbol. That is pretty cool.

    Great pics. Very well done.
     
  4. Matty

    Matty @StayingInTheBox Moderator News Staff

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    Man am I glad these are sitting in my POL.
     
  5. barrelks

    barrelks Captain Funtastic

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    Damn, I really may have to reconsider picking these up. As much as I am not a huge WFC fan, these turned out really nice. That Prime looks amazing IMO. Thanks for the review and glut of pictures.
     
  6. QuickswitchRoKs

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    I was more looking forward to the Optimus (especially after seeing the metallic black paint), then I saw your pics of Megs. Wow. He is brilliant.

    My set is coming in the mail today. Can't wait to crack it open!

    Thanks for getting me even more excited than I already was. Great review!
     
  7. Ray Kremer

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    I am underwhelmed by these. It's nice to be able for once to pass on the Japan show exclusive du jour.

    Why is Prime a decepticon? Aren't Takara's black Prime repaints always still Autobots? Huh. Go figure.
     
  8. Gligamesh51

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    Prime is the standout in the set. I wish Megs was a darker color.
     
  9. NGW

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    Really liking the Nemesis Prime.

    Not fond of black repaints of Megatron personally though.
     
  10. Powersa

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    Received my set today. Megs looks fantastic, metallic purple with clear red pieces, very impressive, much better than I expected.
    Optimus is typical black repaint, not bad. I have trouble with the fists holding the weapon though.
     
  11. Depthcharge

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    Just got these today and wow do they ever look stunning. My only criticism is that Optimus in vehicle form is a little plain which draws attention to the odd angled seam lines along the sides of his truck mode. A little extra paint such as a teal or even crimson (matching his chest plate) stripe or two would have drawn your attention more than the gaps and made it that much better.
     
  12. Depthcharge

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    I also had this problem. The gun does go into either fist but you have to work for it. My Optimus was also a bit floppy feeling but I wasn't sure if that was just from the heat due to the box sitting in my car all day while I was at work.
     
  13. Pravus Prime

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    No, they're not.

    While Nucleon Quest Superconvoy, Black Big Convoy, Alternity Black Convoy, and others are good guys (Superconvoy is G1 Prime upgraded), they also have their fair share of bad guy redecos.

    Black Lio Convoy, Black "Battle" Convoy, Black "G1" Convoy, Alternators Convoy, and many others are bad guys.

    Anyway, really looking forward to the set, I should be getting a shipment notice any day now.
     
  14. MrSneis

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    Got these guys in today! Paint looks crazy awesome. Megatron is VERY metallic. OP's gun is plain black just like regular WFC version.

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  15. BraveMax

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    Got mine today, too. It's worth noting that the purple on Megatron is a BRIGHT purple - like the purple on Henkei Megatron - NOT the blue shown in the pictures above. It doesn't photograph well.

    I'm kinda disappointed that these look nothing like the initial photos, but they still look quite good!
     
  16. Pravus Prime

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  17. BlueAngel_Bolt

    BlueAngel_Bolt I'M REALLY FEELING IT

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    I like the fact they changed them up from the initial images. I didn't like them at all at first until they showed the newer pain jobs.

    Nemesis Prime is the gem of the set IMO. But they both are great, and it's the best $90 I've ever spent.
     
  18. Pravus Prime

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    Finally got mine, I couldn't help but declare out loud, "You sexy thing!" when I opened it.

    I'm a black Prime collector, and I've got several black Megatrons, plus I love WFC on the DS, so this set was right up my alley, but Megatrons metallic purple is just incredible. Prime is sharp and great and all that, but Megatron is just gorgeous.
     
  19. sixpointsinspace

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    I got just the Megatron in this set, Prime does nothing for me. Can't wait for it to get here. With that red-ish orange and the purple, he will be my Classics Galvatron. Someone needs to make Galvatron head add on for this set and maybe a more Galvy Cannon.
     
  20. AnimeMasterB

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    the prime is lovely
     

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