What is the best G1 Optimus prime figure?

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  1. IronhideTF

    IronhideTF Give Stare Over There.-->

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    hi again.............. just wanted to buy a G1 Optimus Prime figure, my budget this time is 30$, any help is appreciated!:D 
     
  2. Optimus Scourge

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    You might want to put up a wanted ad in Junkion Exchange forum.

    I Don't think you'll get much for $30, though . Even fakes are twice more.
     
  3. Nightwind

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    I definitely wouldn't expect to get a G1 prime with all accessories for that price range. You may be able to find one that needs a little TLC on an auction site somewhere. Best of luck!
     
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    save up and get MP Convoy/20th Anniversary Optimus Prime
     
  5. bouncing boy77

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    ebay's youre best bet, althought you might need to cough up more than $30.
     
  6. Rod

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    theres always the new Encore edition. I think it comes out in August for about 45 bucks
     
  7. Op_Prime

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    Your pickings with $30 will be rather small. The original G1 toy will definitely be outside that range. You can however get other more recent representations of G1 Prime with that budget. Robotmasters G1 Convoy a simple toy based somewhat on the masterpiece version, the non-transformable Revoltech Convoy or perhaps even the World's Smallest Transformer line Convoy. Personally if I were in your shoes, I'd save another 15 and wait for the Encore Reissue of the Original G1 toy as Rod Suggested.
     
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    isnt he like a brick? his legs dont bend do they? and his arms look odd but car mode looks nice.
     
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    You may be able to get a G1'er without a trailer for around $30, but it'd be a stretch to get much more.

    The THS Convoy is small, but really nice (IMO). You could also maybe get a loose DVD 20th Anniversary version for $30-40, and that version is really nice. Most of the others IMO though are pretty weak (Robotmasters, Classics 2-pack, etc).

    My personal favorite of the G1 molds is the New Years reissue with the bue eyes, both gun variants, and matrix. He'll run you more than $30 though.
     
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    any pics or any idea of price or any more info? ty


    EDIT: oh and how big is THS convoy? any measurements or compares?
     
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    His legs can bend at the knee actually, but his hip can only rotate back due to his transformation. So I take it cartoon accuracy is what you're looking for is it? Most of the other most recent incarnations of G1 Prime all try to capture that to varying degreees so you can take your pick. As for THS convoy, he's around 10cm or 4 inches tall, but is really nicely sculpted in Robot mode though his vehicle mode leaves a bit to be desired.
     
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    >< thats a bit too much for something that small, but it looks really nice
     
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    $30 isn't too much for a piece of G1 Ops. You might be able to get the cab. Thats all I have from an original. Even missing a fist. Still love him. To get another fist would cost more than I paid for the whole bot (w/ decent stickers).

    If you're looking for a good value I suggest MP or 20th Prime. Even if you just go for a DVD Prime you're still getting a good deal. Still some around on clearance for less than $50.

    If you are seriously wanting a good toy.... save or make a trade :) 
     
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    I will probably need about 38 bucks, which will take me about a month since i got no job yet and im young. I am saving up for 20th anniversary, Will hasbro have them in august?
    I REALLY REALLY want one!
     
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    No. it was released twice, its likely not coming back. it had a hard time selling both times.
     
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    I found a pic here that shows the blue eyes and chest. I would vote New Years Prime as my favorite prime as well. The only thing that I wish he had was the energy axe that came with the TFC Prime. I looked at some completed auctions and New Years prime generally sells between $100-$150. Since you are on a budget I would recommend getting the new encore prime as that will be the cheapest way for you to get a mint g1 prime. Even cheaper than buying the KO.
     
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    That's the one I have (minus the matrix and Action Master).
     
  18. IronhideTF

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    I need to make 20 bucks FAST!
     

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