Worst Optimus Prime

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  1. areaseven

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    Originally, I was gonna post a thread asking what the best Optimus Prime figure is, but I knew that a vast majority will say Masterpiece. So, instead of looking at the best, let's look at the bottom of the barrel.

    What is the worst Optimus Prime figure ever made in the entire TF franchise (official toys only; no KOs or bootlegs)?
     
  2. perithimus

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    For me it would have to be go bots Prime or Machine Wars Prime
     
  3. swampflight

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    Classics/Universe Optimus Prime

    Robot mode looks decent,vehicle mode looks like a mailbox with wheels.
     
  4. areaseven

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    I just saw Machine Wars Prime on the Resources section. What were Hasbro thinking with a crappy design like that?

    For me, the worst would probably be Armada Leader Class Optimus Prime. Right after the awesomeness that is Super Fire Convoy/R.I.D. Optimus Prime, you'd be expecting the next toy to be better. Unfortunately, not only is Armada Prime crappy, it's several steps back towards Machine Wars level in terms of design and engineering. Both modes look like crap, but the Super Mode takes the cake due to the sheer amount of kibble and zero leg poseability. If I wanted a brick, I'd get Fortress Maximus, which is over 20 years old and has more poseability than this POS. Hell, even the lame Animated Supreme Rollout Command Optimus Prime is better than Armada Prime.
     
  5. Nevermore

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    Well, it was originally designed for the European market and released as "Thunder Clash". Hasbro later decided to release a redeco in the US and name it "Optimus Prime".
     
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    puffy pants prime from armada
     
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    Roll Out Command Optimus Prime

    Gimmick is weak and it seems to just be made from several big blocks of plastic. A far cry from previous Primes and supreme class toys in general.
     
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    Out of the few I've got, Micron Legend Convoy Super Mode (Armada Prime). The base mode isn't too bad but it sucks as legs. I'm not a fan of his combined modes either, Jetfire is cool on his own though.
     
  9. TCracker

    TCracker おもちゃは今とても暑いです

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    Energon Fattimus prime...
     
  10. areaseven

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    A lot of people online have said that Classics Deluxe Optimus (from "The Battle Begins" gift set) is just garbage. Though he has that classic G1 look, he's been criticized for having a really poor build quality. Is this true?

    Other than that, his truck mode looks like crap.
     
  11. areaseven

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    Ugh! That's another one I can't stand. Even his truck mode sucks (what's with his arms just sticking out like that?).
     
  12. Ezilla82

    Ezilla82 Expect the Unexpected.

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    Well I have three that look awful, but I own them:
    Energon Optimus Prime or Fattimus same thing areaseven said earlier about his alt mode that his arms stick out like that and whatnot.
    Armada Optimus Prime when he transforms he basically laids on his stomach and the alt mode look worse, but that doesn't compare to his base that converts into brick for legs.
    Classics 2pk Optimus Prime: the power punch gimmick sucks and the truck mode is G1-ish of course, but the legs can't collapse. So you're stuck with a semi with a very long body or whatever.

    So those are my worst primes I've got.
     
  13. eisen

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    :rock  word, man.
     
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    No.

    Armada Leader Prime. Good grief, that thing sucks balls.
     
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    Armada Battletrousers Prime :( 
     
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    I think Classics Prime is one of the best Prime's out there, hands down...the ALT mode is a perfect update to the original design.

    I would say Energon Prime, for its blatant lack of an ALT mode...HELLO, my arms are sticking out...LAME
     
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    energon fattimus, armada superpants, and supreme animated are my worst favorite primes
     
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    I'm really quite surprised that Energon Optimus wasn't the first response. I mean, it got such a bad reception back in the day that this site had the word filter set up to change Fatimus to, what was it, Hasbro=Love or something?

    But yeah, that one pretty much takes the cake, so to speak. Aside from "Fatimus", "Superpants" (which isn't quite as bad but still not good), and Star Convoy (which does nothing for me at all), most other Optimuses are either good to excellent (Laser Rod, Fire Convoy, Galaxy Convoy, ROTF Optimus, etc.), rehashes of the G1 robot design with an inexplicably misshapen truck mode (Hybrid Style, Classics Deluxe, arguably Masterpiece), or largely unrelated with the Optimus name slapped on for extra marketability (Go-Bot, Machine Wars, Protoform).


    Or I could go the comedy route and say Built To Rule, but that seems like cheating.
     
  19. ILoveDinobot

    ILoveDinobot Arise Rodimus Prime

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    Energon Prime, followed by Movie '07 leader Prime.
     
  20. jametron

    jametron Release the Kraken!!!!!!!

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    Energon Prime and Classics Deluxe Prime (from the 2 pack with G2 Megs) are battling for top spot IMHO.
     

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